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  1. wwkirk

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    It looks like they won't be.
     
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  2. nivek

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    Its common for pit bulls to be aggressive...

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  3. wwkirk

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    In this instance they really handled their business.
     
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  4. pigfarmer

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    About twenty years ago a neighbor had a pit bull for 5 years. Nice, friendly dog. One day she had her 5 year old nephew over and without provocation the dog mauled the child and literally destroyed his face. As in, removed and consumed. For years there were donation buckets and so forth around here for the plastic surgery. The dog was euthanized.

    Glad these two went back home and they certainly did their job well but I just don't trust that breed and never will. Not sure I'd feel comfortable being that family in Georgia's neighbor.
     
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  5. nivek

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    Virginia woman steals Good Samaritan's car with 5 kids inside when he stopped to help after collision

    A Virginia woman stole an SUV with five children still inside when the driver stopped to help those involved in a multi-vehicle collision in North Carolina on Sunday, authorities said. Markell Hancox, of Chesapeake, Va., stole the Suburban and sped away after the accident happened around 12:40 p.m. at an intersection in Grandy, N.C., the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office said.

    The SUV driver had left his vehicle to check on those involved in the multi-vehicle collision when Hancox, one of the drivers involved in the accident, "jumped into the driver seat of his Suburban and stole it with his 5 children still inside," the sheriff’s office said.

    Markell headed north on Caratoke Highway and pulled into the Hop Inn in Grandy, where she jumped out and tried to flee. However, deputies quickly apprehended Hancox before she could escape.

    "The children were extremely shaken, but not harmed," the sheriff’s office said.

    Hancox was charged with five counts of second-degree kidnapping, leaving the scene of an accident and larceny of a motor vehicle. She was being held at the Currituck County Detention Center on a $210,000 bond.


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  6. wwkirk

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    So,
    1. Wanted fugitive?
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    2. Just nuts?
     
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  7. nivek

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    Maybe a bit of both?...

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    US man sues psychic who 'promised to remove ex-girlfriend curse'

    A California man is suing a psychic who he says falsely claimed she could remove a curse put on his marriage by a witch hired by his ex-girlfriend.

    Mauro Restrepo said Sophia Adams promised she could save his marriage if he paid $5,100 (£3,742) to exorcise the spell, according to a fraud suit filed with the Torrance Superior Court. Ms Adams allegedly told Mr Restrepo he and his family would be "unhappy and in danger" if the curse was not lifted. He is now seeking $25,000 in damages.

    Included among several other allegations made by Mr Restrepo are charges of negligence, civil conspiracy and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Mr Restrepo said that he contacted Ms Adams after searching for psychics on Google. Ms Adams' website bills her as a "psychic love specialist" and "Ph.D Life Coach," which the suit claims "made plaintiff more confident that he was speaking with a professional that could help him".

    During the session, Ms Adams read his tarot cards and told him he had "mala suerte", or "bad luck", placed on him "by a witch hired by his ex-girlfriend" and unless the curse was removed it would ruin Mr Restrepo, his children and his marriage, the court papers say. Despite making an initial deposit of $1,000, Mr Restrepo says that Ms Adams' "did not in any way help" his marriage and he had been suffering from sleepless nights, anxiety and anguish. The lawsuit also names as defendants Ms Adams' husband, daughter and landlords.

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  9. Standingstones

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    Something tells me she doesn’t have the $210,000.
     
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    Zodiac Killer identified, linked to sixth murder: cold-case squad

    Zodiac Killer identified, linked to sixth murder, cold-case squad claims
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    Joshua Rhett Miller October 6, 2021

    A cold-case task force claims it has identified the notorious Zodiac Killer, who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and taunted authorities with cryptic notes.

    Investigators with the Case Breakers told Fox News that the group — led by former FBI agents and retired law enforcement officials — has identified the infamous killer as Gary Francis Poste, who died in 2018.

    They also tied the infamous serial killer to a sixth murder in Southern California.

    The Zodiac Killer had already been linked to five murders in 1968 and 1969 in the San Francisco area by the FBI.

    During his spree, the madman sent a series of letters to local newspapers, in which he coined his nickname and threatened more slayings if they weren’t printed. Some letters included ciphers — with some puzzles still unsolved decades later.

    One cipher received by the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969 was finally cracked in December, revealing a message that said he wasn’t scared of being executed if ever caught.

    But years of digging led to new forensic evidence in the case, including photos from Poste’s darkroom that show scars on his forehead match scars on the sketch of the Zodiac, the team told Fox News.


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    Deciphering letters sent by the Zodiac also revealed Poste as the killer who had claimed to have slaughtered as many as 37 people.

    In one note, the letters of Poste’s full name were removed to reveal an alternate message, a Case Breakers investigator told Fox News.

    “So you’ve got to know Gary’s full name in order to decipher these anagrams,” former Army counterintelligence agent Jen Bucholtz said. “I just don’t think there’s any other way anybody would have figured it out.”

    The team also believes Poste killed Cheri Jo Bates on Halloween in 1966, some 400 miles away from San Francisco and two years before the first slaying was linked to the Zodiac Killer.


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    During his killing spree, the madman sent a series of letters to local newspapers, in which he coined his nickname.
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    Bates, 18, was found dead with more than 40 stab wounds in an alleyway on the campus of Riverside City College after her father reported her missing, according to Fox News.

    Authorities got a handwritten letter the following year that led them to later believe Bates’ slaying might be tied to the Zodiac Killer — until investigators got another anonymous letter in 2016 claiming the earlier note was a “sick joke,” Fox News reported.

    “The author admitted that he was not the Zodiac Killer or the killer of Cheri Jo Bates and that he was just looking for attention,” Riverside police said.

    The Zodiac Killer was ultimately never linked to Bates’ murder — and the case still remains open, Riverside police told Fox News.

    However, the Case Breakers believe Poste is a “very strong suspect” in Bates’ murder and are urging investigators to compare her DNA to his.

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    Bates was killed on Halloween in 1966, and the task force believes Poste could be connected.
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    A wristwatch with paint splatter thought to have been worn by the killer was recovered at the scene of Bates’ murder — and Poste had painted homes for more than four decades, according to the cold-case squad.

    In addition, a heel print from a military-style boot at the murder scene matched his and others found at the Zodiac crime scenes, Fox News reported.

    FBI investigators had even identified Bates as the Zodiac Killer’s “sixth victim” in a 1975 memo obtained by the team.

    But the first known slayings linked to the Zodiac Killer occurred in December 1968 when a couple were shot dead in a car in Benicia, California.

    Another couple was shot in Vallejo in July 1969, with the man surviving. Later that year, a couple was stabbed near a lake and the man survived, while a cab driver was gunned down in San Francisco.

    An FBI spokesperson told The Post Wednesday the bureau would look into the Case Breakers’ claims regarding Poste.

    Meanwhile, San Francisco police told Fox News they could not comment on potential suspects in the Zodiac investigation because it is ongoing.


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    Photos reveal that Poste’s forehard scars match the scars on the sketch of the Zodiac Killer.
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    A $50,000 reward was offered earlier this year by the Riverside Police Department for a conviction in the unsolved Bates slaying.
     
  11. wwkirk

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    Interested to see if this claim is corroborated.
     
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    New Jersey man survives nine-story plunge by landing on a BMW

    Man plunges nine stories from NJ high-rise, lands on BMW — and survives Natalie O'Neill and Reuven Fenton October 7, 2021 2:31pm

    A man plunged nine stories from a high-rise in Jersey City, New Jersey, landed on a BMW — and miraculously survived, according to officials and a witness.

    The 31-year-old crashed through the roof of the black Beemer 330i parked below 26 Journal Square at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, then stood up with his right arm dangling at his side and asked, “What happened?” onlooker Christina Smith, 21, told The Post.
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    “I heard a big boom and I didn’t think it was a person at first,” said Smith. “The back window of the car just busted out — exploded. Then the guy jumped up and started screaming. His arm was all twisted.”

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    “I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I was shocked. It was like being in a movie,” said Smith, who works in sales and had been strolling to a nearby McDonald’s.

    “He was like, ‘What happened?’ And was like, You fell,” she said.

    “I was thinking, thank God, it probably helped that he had a fluffy jacket on,” she said, adding she thought the coat may have shielded him from deeper wounds.

    She quickly called 911, then took jaw-dropping photos and videos of the aftermath, including graphic footage of the man screaming in pain with upper body injuries. The video also shows a face mask strap still dangling from the guy’s ear, despite falling roughly 100 feet.

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    The man, who jumped from an open window on the ninth floor, was rushed to a hospital by ambulance and was in critical condition Thursday, said Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

    The man didn’t work inside building and it was unclear why he was there, workers and witnesses said. He has refused to give cops his name and was not being cooperative as of Thursday afternoon, according to a source familiar with the case.

    “He fell into the car through the sunroof, then climbed out of the car and fell on the ground. He was trying to get up but people were trying to get him to stay down —‘You don’t know how hurt you are,’” said Mark Bordeaux, 50, who works in the building and saw the aftermath of the jump.

    “So he stayed there until the police and ambulances came. He kept saying, ‘Leave me alone, I want to die.’ You saw one of his arms was clearly broken, but he was conscious, he was moving,” he said.

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    “He wanted to die. That was his agenda. But God had something else in mind.”

    Police were investigating Thursday but said the incident does not involve suspicious circumstances, according to Wallace-Scalcione.

    People who have plunged from much lower heights have died or killed others in recent months, including a man who jumped from a parking garage in San Diego, Calif., in September and landed on a woman below — killing them both.

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    The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and did not give his name to police.
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    In November 2019, a 7-year-old Bronx boy survived a harrowing nine-story fall from his family’s apartment but later died as a result of his injuries.

    On Wednesday, Jersey City police briefly shut down roads near the high-rise, including the Journal Square PATH Station and Hudson County Community College.
     
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    I pity the poor bastard who owned the BMW.
     
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  17. pigfarmer

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    BMW ? Bah. Not so much, he'll get a new one.
     
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    This isn't common but isn't unheard of. They were quick to make it plain it wasn't another sub it hit, which is a game changer. Whether it was or not who knows. Weird thing is, as I read this I became aware that this same multibillion dollar fast attack sub apparently has a bedbug problem. Ick. I can only imagine the nicknames that boat has earned for itself.
     
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    Shooting victim is saved... by The Hulk! Bullet bounces off of man's Marvel hero phone case during armed robbery in Brazil

    A Brazilian man has survived being shot during an armed robbery after the bullet hit his Incredible Hulk case placed on his mobile phone. The victim was admitted to the University Hospital in the city of Petrolina in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco on the afternoon of Thursday, October 7.

    When the doctors heard the victim had been shot, they began to prepare for the worst. However, upon examining him, they found the bullet did not even penetrate his skin.

    The bullet had grazed the victim's hip before being stopped by his Motorola mobile phone, which fittingly was encased in a cover displaying a likeness of the Marvel Comics fictional bulletproof character the Hulk. The Hulk is a green-skinned superhero possessing an incredible amount of power and the ability to handle being shot with his impenetrable skin.


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    LOL amazing...

     
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