Because you just can’t make stuff like this up.
Man charged with fatal stabbing in Alexandria thought victim was a werewolf, attorneys say https://t.co/QZzgazBvsZ
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) March 20, 2019
Man charged with fatal stabbing in Alexandria thought victim was a werewolf
Defense attorneys say a man accused of brutally stabbing a man to death in Alexandria last July did so because he thought the victim was a werewolf.
On July 13, 2018, police were called to an Old Town window replacement business in the 1200 block of King Street after receiving reports for a suspicious death.
Once officers arrived at the scene, they found Pankaj Bhasin locked inside a Mercedes Benz with no pants on covered in blood.
Inside the business, officers found the owner, Brad Jackson, 65, suffering from 53 stab wounds, among other injuries.
On Tuesday in court, the defense pleaded to strike the murder trial from the court stating a more appropriate charge of voluntary manslaughter should be applied.
The defense claimed Bhasin suffered from mental health issues and that he thought Jackson was a werewolf at the time of the incident.
Read it HERE.
NEW: A date discrepancy led an arbitrator to overturn the dismissal of a San Antonio police officer accused of giving a homeless man a feces sandwich. https://t.co/M4gKBT89Lz
— KSAT 12 (@ksatnews) March 24, 2019
Officer accused of giving homeless man feces sandwich wins appeal
A San Antonio police officer fired in October 2016 after he allegedly gave a homeless man a sandwich with dog feces had his dismissal overturned by an arbitrator earlier this month.
Bike patrol Officer Matthew Luckhurst won his appeal due to a provision in the local government code that prevents law enforcement from disciplining an officer for conduct that occurred more than 180 days before they are disciplined.
Arbitration documents state that Luckhurst testified the incident occurred on May 6, 2016, when he and two other officers on bike patrol were clearing transients from a parking lot near Houston Street and Interstate 35.
As the officers asked the individuals to leave the area, which was marked with “no trespassing” signs, Luckhurst said he noticed dog feces, condoms, vomit, personal hygiene products and a discarded slice of bread. He said that he grabbed the dog feces with the piece of bread to avoid stepping on it and placed the feces, wrapped in the bread, into a nearby food container which he said he viewed as trash.
He said he left the container “in close proximity” to a transient who did not clear the area and that the person picked up the container containing the feces and threw it on the ground after smelling it.
Another bike patrol officer who was on patrol with Luckhurst told him, “You can’t be doing that. You have to go pick that up,” arbitration paperwork states. The officer told authorities Luckhurst biked back to the area, returned and said he had disposed of the container, the documents state.
Read it HERE.
"Did they just kick Batman out?" Police responding to a domestic incident were surprised by an unusual offer for backup—a man dressed as Batman, with his Batmobile in tow. Police stressed the risk of distracting officers in such situations. https://t.co/YOe8ns1Txc pic.twitter.com/4vgjLI7OsJ
— ABC News (@ABC) March 29, 2019
Man dressed as Batman is turned away by police in British Columbia after offering them his help
This is a job for Batman! Or, maybe not?
He may be the caped crusader but even Batman is not allowed to cross a police line no matter how honorable his intentions.
The realistic-looking comic book superhero appeared to have traded in his usual Batmobile for a pickup truck, but there was no mistaking who he had come to help – the local police force in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The fearless fighter was caught on camera by a fellow motorist who managed to capture the humiliating turnaround after being told to return to the Batcave.
Batman was seen walking back across the street to his car looking rather sullen and rejected – his cape not flowing quite as majestically as usual.
If he’d have listened to his police scanner, he would have realized that the police were responding to a domestic incident and likely didn’t need his help.
Upon approaching the armed Kelowna officers during the incident to offer them assistance, cops assured him that they ‘had it under control’.
Read it HERE.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 29, 2019
The Florida Man Allegedly Found Biting Face Off Victim Thought He Was ‘Half Dog, Half Man’
A Florida man believed he was “half dog, half man” on the day he allegedly attacked and killed two people in 2016, according to a mental health report released Thursday.
Police reportedly found Austin Harrouff biting John Stevens, 59, on Aug. 15, 2016. Stevens and wife Michelle Mishcon, 53, were allegedly beaten to death as well, the Palm Beach Post reported Thursday.
Forensic psychologist Phillip Resnick determined Harrouff had “severe mental illness,” “clinical lycanthropy delusions” and was not aware what he was doing was wrong, according to the 38-page report given to The Daily Caller News Foundation by Martin County State Attorney’s Office.
Clinical lycanthropy is a disorder in which the person believes he or she is a nonhuman animal, most commonly a werewolf, according to Britannica.
Harrouff allegedly believed during the attack he was part-dog. The then-19-year-old also thought he was half-horse on the day of the alleged attack.
Harrouff reportedly told officers to shoot him, that he deserved to die and that he “ate something bad.”
A deputy asked what he ate.
“I ate humans,” Harrouff allegedly said, according to the report.
A drug screening found Harrouff did not have any designer drugs — just a trace of marijuana. Resnick wrote that it was unlikely that the attack was a “drug induced psychosis,” nor did Harrouff fake any symptoms.
Harrouff feared evil spirits like the devil were out to get him days prior to the alleged attack, the report said.
Read it HERE.
— New York Post (@nypost) March 15, 2019
Arrest warrant issued for man seen attacking pelican in Florida
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Maryland man who posted a video on Facebook that shows him jumping on top of a federally protected pelican in the Florida Keys, authorities said.
State Attorney Dennis Ward said a judge in Monroe County issued the warrant Wednesday for the arrest of William Hunter Hardesty, 31, of Riva, Maryland, in connection with a 21-second Facebook video posted on March 7 that shows him taunting a large pelican in Key West before jumping atop the animal, eliciting a cackle of laughter from witnesses.
“Excuse me, if you don’t get out of there right now I’m going to call security,” a woman can be heard off-camera before the pelican popped Hardesty with a beak to the face before fleeing.
Read it HERE.
— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) March 28, 2019
Probation For Model Recorded Stomping On Dog
An Instagram model who was recorded kicking and stomping on her tiny dog was sentenced yesterday to serve four years of probation in connection with the attack Florida court records show.
In a plea deal, Keevonna Wilson, 26, was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and pay about $600 in court costs in the felony animal cruelty case. Additionally, a judge ordered her to undergo a mental evaluation and write a letter to the court addressing “how and why the offense situation occurred and what was learned from the experience.”
Wilson, seen at right, was arrested in late-2017 after an elevator security camera recorded her abusing her dog Chasity, an 18-month old Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix that weighed about 10 pounds.
Read it HERE.
What the hell is wrong with these people?