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Entries for March, 2009

Our Twenty Top Selling Self Defense Items

Many people agree that it would be a good idea to purchase some sort of personal protection device for themselves or someone they know. But then, many people are unsure of which of the many available options would be right for them.
It really is a personal preference decision. The best product on the market will [...]

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Two teen girls arrested in accidental pepper spray discharge

Two 14-year-old girls from Westover Middle School have been charged with possessing a weapon on campus and simple assault after a canister of pepper spray discharged in a classroom this past Monday in Fayetteville, NC.
A teacher was taken to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment and thirteen students received medical attention at the [...]

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Violent Altercation at Bowling Alley

I have not gone to a bowling alley in a long time, but I do bowl an occasional Nintendo Wii bowling game here and there. Of course, the kids usually beat me since they play a whole lot more.
However, if I did go to the local bowling alley, I do know some of the informal [...]

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Tips for Surviving an Angry Mob by AIG Corporate Security

American International Group is apparently warning their employees to take “protective measures” due to the public outrage over AIG’s retention-bonus payments. Supposedly a company spokeswoman has confirmed that the memo was indeed legitimate.

MEMORANDUM
To: AIG Employees
From: AIG Corporate Security
Subject: Enhanced Security Notification
Date: 3/18/09
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Due to a growing sense of public attention fueled by increased media scrutiny, AIG [...]

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Double Jewelry Heist in Wisconsin

Times must be tough in Wisconsin. Robbers are now ripping off other robbers. Is there no honor among thieves?
Two burglars leaving a jewelry store got mugged by another set of thieves before they even left the crime scene in Milwaukee.
Police reported a fight broke out between the two sets of men over the cash and [...]

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McDonald’s in North Carolina Not Lovin’ It

Two men armed with a power saw cut their way into a McDonald’s this past Tuesday morning in NC and rob the place.

According to Police reports and store surveillance video, a couple guys climbed on the roof, sawed a hole through and entered the restaurant at 2:12 AM. McDonald’s apparently does not have any motion [...]

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71-year-old man fights off knife-wielding robber

It’s starting to warm up a little bit and finally feel like spring. I did have some frost on my windshield this morning, but it was nothing that the windshield wipers and some washer fluid couldn’t handle.
But it looks like there are still some frigid spots around the country.
A 71-year-old man from South Dakota successfully [...]

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Long driving trip? Don’t forget your chili peppers.

Everyone has experienced at least slight drowsiness while driving. Some of us have even fallen asleep only to be awakened by the blaring horn of an oncoming car.
According to a Chinese newspaper, Police in southwest China are encouraging drivers to spice up their pit stops with raw chili peppers in an attempt to stop them [...]

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Happy Friday the 13th

A man bought a brand new Mercedes to celebrate his wife leaving him. He was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive.
The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up. As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he [...]

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Inmate Arrested Trying to Break Back IN to Jail

Apparently there is a little racket going on down in Georgia where inmates sneak out into the prison exercise yard and collect contraband items tossed over the fences. It seems the contraband is usually non-dangerous items, but lockup luxuries such as cigarettes. I suppose it could just as easily be a weapon, which is more [...]

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Kangaroo Intruder Terrorizes Family in Australian Home Invasion

Only in Australia…
An unsuspecting Australian couple thought they were being attacked by an intruder this past Sunday night. It turned out that it was a kangaroo that crashed through their bedroom window and started bouncing on their bed.
Only half awake, Beat Ettlin and his partner Verity Beaman had no idea was going on in their [...]

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Dirty Mouth? Clean it up.

A guy from Connecticut has been charged with stealing hundreds of packs of Orbit chewing gum from area stores.
He must have had a very dirty mouth.
21-year-old Kenneth McManus surrendered himself to police after a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of fourth-degree larceny.
On a Jan. 22, McManus was accused of stealing $500 worth [...]

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Mountain Dew Does a Would-Be Robber In

We have another “Be a Better Criminal” tip: If you are going to rob a store, do not use your debit card during the holdup.
I know, it seems common sense to most folk, but 33-year-old Shawn Thomas Lester from West Virginia gets credit for this useful bit of information, much at his own expense.
Apparently, the [...]

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McGruff the Crime Dog becomes a Crime Statistic in DC

Fresh off yesterday’s story of mascot rage on Chuck E. Cheese, today we have McGruff the Crime Dog getting clocked in the face down in DC.
District of Columbia Police officer Tyrone Hardy was wearing the full McGruff ensemble and passing out flyers to a group of kids on the corner of 14th Street and Spring [...]

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Chuck E. Cheese Assaulted in Gaming Area

We haven’t had a good Chuck E. Cheese story since the Whack-a-mom article last March. This incident happened soon after in May 2008, but the details from the court hearings are just coming out.
This time it was it was “Chuck” who was assaulted. Twice in the same day, at a Dartmouth Towne Center Chuck E. [...]

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Mom Sentenced to Three Months in Jail for Beating Sex Offender with Baseball Bat

Whether she was protecting her children or assaulting a neighbor, a Tacoma woman will be spending the next 3 months in jail for introducing her baseball bat to a Level-3 sex offender.
Tammy Gibson said she had no remorse for the beating last June but pleaded no contest to the assault charges. She could have received [...]

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