Category Archives: Non-Felons Behaving Badly

The Mary Kay Crook picks up her first felony

I have an aunt that sells Mary Kay Cosmetics. They don’t make much. My aunt isn’t what you would call wealthy, in fact she’s far from it. But I can’t imagine my aunt stooping to something like this.

The victim said that she had given her debit card number to (Suspect), an independent Mary Kay consultant, for the purpose of ordering Mary Kay products.

Upon further investigation, it was found that (Suspect) used the victim’s debit card number to make several fraudulent purchases from a company called Propay, a service similar to Paypal.

That’s because my aunt has standards, honor, and some self-respect.

Suspect

Looks like she’s a fraudster, and now she’s collected her first felony.

And if anyone lives near Erie, PA and wants some Mary Kay, let me know and I’ll point you towards someone who won’t steal your credit card info.

Murder right around the corner

I heard the sirens last night. This is what they were going to.

Police have charged a man with the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old woman at an apartment complex.

Investigators called the shooting was “domestic related.”

Strangely enough, neither were felons

Suspect

Victim

The story tells that he had two DWIs, but they ignore the pair of Assault on a Female charges he was convicted of in 2001. Many domestic violence misdemeanors in NC are charged as “assault on a female.”

It would be interesting to see if he was subject to any protective orders, or if those assault charges were domestic related.

Pay Attention to Me, I am GRIEVING!

While looking for MAIG “Day of (stupid) Action” stories, I chanced upon this one from Greensboro.

Fifteen years later, it still hurts for Dana Lee Hines to talk about her daughter’s father.

(Victim) was 27 when he was fatally shot outside a High Point nightclub after an argument in 1998. He left behind a 5-year-old daughter.

That’s horrible! We should pay attention to Ms. Hines because as a Gun Violence Survivor™ she has Absolute Moral Authority™

Let’s see. 27 + 15 = 42, and most of High Point and all of Greensboro are in Guilford County.

Victim

Or it could be that her baby daddy was a jerk who brought his fate upon himself and his death is a symptom of the life he led rather than my choice to own a firearm.

Choose whichever point of view you like.

William Peace University must have unusual entrance requirements

William Peace University in Raleigh, NC just went co-ed. Up until Spring of 2012 it was an all women’s college, Peace College. They started admitting men in the Fall semester of 2012.

They must have some interesting entrance requirements.

Three people walking past William Peace University did not expect what they told police they saw in a dormitory window, and it led to a student’s arrest on a charge of indecent exposure.

So why do I say that they must have unusual entrance requirements?

Suspect

He was convicted of his previous charges of indecent exposure, as well as marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession in August of 2012, two days after classes started. The first charge stemmed from an incident that occurred almost a year prior. 

William Peace University costs about $33K a year and graduates a whopping 30% of its students in 4 years. They have a total undergraduate enrollment of 657, of which 2.7% are male. That seems to indicate that Peace enrolled 18 men for this year. So 17 out of 18 male students enrolled in the first class of men at Peace were not convicted criminals.

As far as I know.

At what point do you stop accepting excuses?

Excitable boy?

Authorities charged (Suspect), 44, 310 W. Meadowview Road, Unit 519, with arson. (Suspect) set fire to his home on Jan. 30, while he and a woman were inside, investigators said.

Oddly enough, he doesn’t have a felony conviction

Suspect

But that’s not for lack of trying.

At what point does society throw up its collective hands and just lock a person up? It’s not like he hasn’t had a few dozen chances.

Didn’t he know that schools are “Gun Free Zones™”

Kid in a Raleigh high school got caught with a gun today.

An Athens Drive High School student was caught at school with a handgun today, according to Raleigh police.

A school resource officer with the Raleigh Police Department discovered the gun while investigating a theft, according to a letter to parents from William Crockett, the school’s principal.

“While there was never a direct threat of harm to anyone, bringing a weapon to school is a very serious offense,” Crockett wrote.

They will likely update the article soon. I’ve got the press release from the Raleigh Police. It’s not posted electronically, so I can’t link it.

Officials at Athens Drive High School and the Raleigh Police Department’s school resource officer assigned to the school were conducting a follow-up investigation that stemmed from a disturbance in the cafeteria this morning.

During the course of that follow-up work, a student at the school, (Suspect) (DOB 7/11/95), was found to be in possession of a handgun and was taken into custody by the SRO. The gun had not been reported to have been displayed by the suspect or reported to have been involved in any incident at the school today.

(Suspect) was transported to the Wake County Jail and was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a gun on educational property, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer, and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.

The investigation of the incident is continuing.

So what sort of person brings a gun to school

Suspect

17 years old and already convicted of, and on probation for, a Class 1 Misdemeanor Larceny conviction. 

Good thing there was an armed guard on the school. Too bad we can’t have one guarding the smaller children.

Committing the crimes Americans won’t commit

So you’re driving along, minding your own business when all of a sudden,

A Garner man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday on Garner Road in Southeast Raleigh.

But it gets worse.

According to an immigration report, (Suspect) returned to the U.S. illegally from Mexico after a previous deportation. His record shows a DWI conviction from 2008.

It must be this guy

Suspect

So we live in a country that can’t even keep people from smuggling themselves in. And the crazy gun haters think they can ban whole classes of firearms? In the unlikely event that semi-auto rifles are banned, I predict that floods of fully automatic rifles will be smuggled across the border along with the drugs and the illegals.

I, of course, will not have a full auto rifle. I won’t be giving up my semi-auto in the first place.

Woman beating scumbag stabs deaf man

Any ordinary person, seeing two people talking with their hands, would think they were either deaf or Italian. Not this pillar of the community.

The victim, a 45-year-old Burlington man, was using sign language with another deaf man as he walked down East Morehead Street at 5:10 p.m., Burlington police staff Sgt. Mark Yancey said.

Police said a man in his yard at 715 E. Morehead St. thought the two deaf men were showing gang signs and stabbed one of them several times with a kitchen knife

Because stabbing a person throwing gang signs is the right thing to do.

Suspect

This clown has so many convictions you start to wonder how he manages to fit all the crimes into his busy schedule. Just looking at them all you know he was a crime waiting to happen. Well now he’s got his first felony charge. Let’s hope he gets a very long time in prison, if only to protect the people around him.

Maybe they should have taken his previous actions seriously

There’s not much to say here.

A city man with a history of assaulting his longtime girlfriend shot and critically wounded her, then engaged police in a dramatic armed confrontation before surrendering.

The people involved

Suspect

Victim

You wonder why, with all those convictions, none were felonies. Well he’s got a felony charge now.

Not a felon, too good to pass up

Generally my criminal stories are about felons behaving badly. Not this time. I thought this story illustrated a point about who you let be your roommate.

A Robeson County man is accused of setting a fire in September that heavily damaged an apartment and destroyed the property of his then-roommate, authorities said.

The jerk got pissed at his roommate and set his clothes on fire in the yard. The fire did $15,000 damage to the apartment.

Suspect

Here’s a tip. Check your roommate’s background before letting him stay with you.