Category Archives: Crime

A Personal Alarm – Why you should carry one

PAL-130L personal safety alarmA personal security alarm is one of my favorite non lethal self defense weapons you get on the market today.

The reasons for this are simple: They are cheap to buy, easy to carry and even easier to use plus they are effective and we will discuss all of this in more detail in this post.

Is a Panic Alarm inexpensive?

You can find one online right now for as little as 10 bucks and usually they don’t get more costly than 20 bucks. So yes, for 10-20 dollars you can get one of these devices for yourself so I am sure you can see just how affordable they are even if you get the top of the line model.

This also makes a personal alarm key-chain a really great for gifts for people you love of all ages.

Is a Personal Safety Alarm easy to use?

To operate the device you simply press the panic button if it is equipped with one, if not then it will be a pull pin. In other words, you will yank the wrist strap out of the device pulling the safety pin and activating the device.

When activated it sounds off, depending on your model, from an average of 110-130 decibels of siren which is extremely loud.

Are Personal Alarms very versatile?

The numerous uses for this device is why I mentioned it was one of my favorites. A personal protection alarm can be used to scare off an attacker. It can be used should you find yourself lost somewhere wanting people to be able to hear and find you like when camping or even should your vehicle run off the road and trap you.

It can also be used to ward off some dogs, not all, but some. It is so loud it hurts their ears and they may bark but usually they will stay away.

Another benefit is that a personal alarm is good for the young and old as well as both males and females.

This is a little extra insurance that you can be heard when you need to be in case of emergency so you should consider adding it to your self defense arsenal.

You can see more personal panic alarm choices here if you’re interested in one.  http://getselfprotection.com/personal-safety/panic-alarms

Bullied teen expelled for taking stun gun to school for protection

Lipstick Stun GunHaving our children be armed, even with non-lethal self defense weapons is a risky proposition due to immaturity and peer pressure to do something stupid. This has been shown time after time by kids firing off pepper sprays in school, not to defend themselves mind you they were just screwing around. So when a case like this young man who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school for protection, it leaves you thinking as to what else we can do to protect our kids.

This young man is an openly gay student and although it shouldn't, it opened him up to ridicule and bullying by other kids in his school. In fact, the stun gun was found because he was cornered by 6 or more kids and pulled it out and fired it in the air to protect himself. Now since it seems the schools and the parents don't seem to be doing enough to stop bullying, what else was he to do?

Kids are dieing by their own hands because they can't take being bullied anymore and we should be ashamed of ourselves that this is a problem that has not been resolved by now. You can read more on the story below.

A bullied teen who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school for protection is suing Indianapolis Public Schools, WISH-TV reports.

Darnell “Dynasty” Young, 17, says he was bullied because he is openly gay and that his mother, fearing for his safety, gave him a stun gun to ward off bullies at Arsenal Technical High School.

The incident that led to Young’s expulsion occurred on April 16, when six students allegedly surrounded him during a passing period and threatened to beat him. Young then pulled the weapon from his bag and fired it into the air. He was first expelled until January 7, 2013 for having the device, but the district reduced the penalty so Young could start the fall semester on time, according to the Indianapolis Star

WISH-TV reports that Indianapolis Public Schools initially assigned him to the New Horizons Alternative School, but Young declined this invitation to return to the district, electing instead to finish his senior year at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, a charter school.

In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, Young and his mother, Chelsea Grimes, claim district officials did nothing to stop the “relentless, severe harassment” he was subjected to at school….More at Darnell 'Dynasty' Young, Gay Student Expelled For Firing Stun Gun At School … – Huffington Post

This has been an issue for a long time and far too many good kids have died as a result of complacency. Check out the links below for more stories to prove the point, bullying has caused suicides, school shootings and substance abuse. This is exactly why we our students falling on the list in the world showing our education levels drop to other countries.

Without a strong educational system our country is doomed and providing a safe environment for them is key. All schools should be uniformed to get the whole using school as a fashion show crap. School is where you go to learn…period! Anything else other than school groups, are a waste of time. Schools should also have surveillance cameras in every classroom and hallway so there is no getting away with bad behavior. Schools and the parents of school aged children, need to get tough!

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73 year old woman beaten, raped and robbed in daylight

Sadly I write over and over again about attacks that happen during daylight hours as do many others yet people still let their guard down. It doesn't matter if it is day or night, a public or secluded place, you can still fall victim of crime if you are not careful.

Take for example this story below about a 73 year old woman who was out bird-watching when she was attacked, raped and robbed in broad daylight in central park with tons of people all over the park. It seems she had a run in with the freak previously when she inadvertently filmed him while he was masterbating in the park.

A 73-year-old birdwatcher strolling through Central Park was raped in broad daylight Wednesday by a monster who she said began his assault with four words: “Do you remember me?”

Then he dragged the petite woman into the brush and brutalized her just steps away from the tourists and sun worshippers gathered at tranquil Strawberry Fields, police said….More at Woman, 73, robbed and raped in Central Park in broad daylight – New York Daily News

She made a couple of crucial mistakes and I don't mean to pick on her or blame her in any way but there were things she did that did not help out her situation. 

First, when she encountered him previously masturbating in daylight hours in a heavily used park like Central Park and had that bad encounter with him coming over to her after she filmed him, she should have called the police to let them know this pervert was running around the area.

Second, having seen this sicko before during daytime, it would have been prudent to keep an eye out for him and also to have carried a pepper spray or personal panic alarm. Anything might have helped to fend him off long enough for someone else in the park to come to her assistance.

When they catch this scumbag he should be castrated as he will only do this type of thing again to someone else and the next woman might not be so lucky and might wind up dead because this guy isn't right in the head.

Just remember, daylight and public does not equal safe! 

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Another perfect example why elderly people should have something like Life alert. In this case it saves elderly woman from her attacker. God only knows what his real intentions were and what might have happened to her had she not had the life alert. Every penny she ever spent for that service was all justified in this one action alone.

No matter what you choose to do to increase your personal safety, just do something!

 

Cab driver pepper sprays unruly passenger

Being a taxi cab driver can be dangerous work even outside of the big city settings. Thankfully, most drivers are smart enough to carry some type of protection in case of trouble. 

I came across a story of a taxi driver that had to do just that, use non-lethal force in the form of pepper spray to protect himself from a allegedly drunken and unruly passenger. Check out the story below.

The cab driver told police that he gave Osborne a ride to a few local businesses Monday afternoon, and then took him back to Osborne’s home on Turkey Creek Ridge Road in York.

Osborne tried to use his debit card to pay but it was declined, the report states. The taxi driver told police his passenger then refused to pay and “became unruly when asked to get out of the taxicab,” according to the report….More at Police: Rock Hill taxi driver subdues drunk passenger with pepper spray – The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Alcohol, $35. New shoes, $80. Pepper sprayed and arrested after a night of drunken stupidity…..priceless! LOL. 34 years old and still acting the fool. Guarantee he was sitting in his cell saying why didn't I just pay the guy and sleep it off at home. It just shows that man or woman, it doesn't hurt to carry a pepper spray or some other type of self defense weapon, just in case.

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Some college students get a taste of what it is like to get pepper sprayed. I can tell you from personal experience it isn't fun at all. Your eyes want to clamp shut so bad it is unbelievable. It hurts for sure and although there are some rare individuals that eat so much hot stuff they can withstand the spray but I have yet to meet one.

Home invasion suspects caught after one is shot by the homeowner

I wanted to share this story because it usually doesn't play out this well for the homeowner during a home invasion but this time it did for sure. The suspects were caught because the homeowner shot one of the criminals during the crime. 

The reason I say it doesn't usually play out this way is because a home invasion has the element of surprise and getting to a loaded weapon after being basically bum rushed, is not an easy thing to do if you have kids. I mean can you leave a loaded gun out where you can get to it fast with kids in the home? Not generally. Check out the story.

Defensive action taken by a victim of an armed home invasion appeared to help lead to the arrests of four people when an eventual suspect turned up at a hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after the crime.

Topeka police Capt. Brian Desch on Wednesday said a man suffering from a gunshot wound arrived by private vehicle early Tuesday at a local hospital while officers were en route to the 1300 block of S. Kansas Avenue on a report of an armed break-in by three white men.

That man, along with a woman who went to the hospital with him, subsequently were taken to the Law Enforcement Center to be questioned about the break-in, Desch said….More at Wounding of intruder aids in arrest of home invaders – Topeka Capital Journal

Like I said, it went very well for the homeowner and I am glad he hopefully taught these idiots that being a scumbag criminal is a dangerous occupation to choose.

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I personally prefer to have multiple weapons in various parts of the house that I can get to quickly if needed. Things like large pepper sprays on the wall like a fire extinguisher and also a retractable steel baton or two, all in easy to get access.

Now people say this is just being paranoid but I would rather have the weapons and never need them then the other way around. Homeowners are often beaten, raped and killed during home invasions so it seems smart to err on the side of caution.

As you can see in the video, things can go bad for men or women when these types of criminals force their way into your home. Does my idea still seem so paranoid? 

 

If you have any information on the crime linked to in the above tweet, be sure you notify police cause these people need to be arrested.

It kills me when someone who has the world by the preverbial balls, does stupid things like this and throws it all away for nothing.

Police use pepper spray on man after he resists arrest

Police had to use pepper spray on a criminal in order to subdue him. Only thing is it wasn't his first police encounter of the week.

It seems this guy was busted in May and in July 3 times! It doesn't surpise me this idiot resisted arrest and had to be sprayed. You'd think being in his mid twenties that he would get the idea. Check out the full story below.

Two days later, Hicks was arrested again, this time in East Somerville.

At about 3:30 p.m. on July 25, an officer was at the corner of Pennsylvania and Minnesota avenues writing a citation for a moving truck when he saw a “suspicious male” on Connecticut Avenue looking into driveways, according to another police report.

The officer, who “previously had at least two encounters with him,” recognized the man as Hicks, who had just been arrested two days earlier and in June and May.

The officer wrote in his report: “Based on Mr. Hicks' suspicious behavior, I believed him to be scouting the neighborhood for criminal purposes. In fact, earlier in the afternoon I saw Mr. Hicks acting very suspicious as he walked back and forth [on] Broadway in East Somerville.”

When the officer tried to question Hicks, the 24-year-old tried to flee and push the officer away, according to the report.

The officer brought Hicks to the ground, Hicks continued to struggle, and the officer used a short burst of pepper spray to subdue him, the report says….More at Police: Man Arrested for Laptop Theft, Is Pepper Sprayed Two Days Later – Patch.com

Although this guy will probably wind up in jail this time, he should be sent to a work camp. Prison is too easy for the criminals and they need to start making these scumbags pay their own way by working for the state.

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Hopefully this woman will get the book thrown at her for assaulting that old woman like that with pepper spray, how nutty must she be to do this type of thing. She seems like the perfect candidate to go off the hook and kill someone she gets mad at. This may be a good thing in the long run if she gets the jail time she deserves.

21 year old Maryland Man arrested for Cannibalism

You may be thinking “is this another one of those so-called zombie attacks”? Well the answer is no, this is just some severely psychotic whack job that decided to munch on some other guy.

21 year old Alexander Kinyua was arrested and has confessed to killing and eating the heart and brains of 37-year-old Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie who was a Ghanaian national and a former master’s degree student in a local college.

Agyei-kodie disappeared “after going out to jog” according to the Kinyua family. The police got a call from Alexander’s father stating that his other son had found human remains in the basement of their home.

After being confronted by his family Alexander tried to say they were animal remains not human. He also tried to hide them in another part of the house and clean out the metal containers that he had them in.

After executing a search warrant the police were able to find where he had hid the head and hands and Kinyua was arrested.

Here’s what bugs me about all of this. First the victim was here on a student visa but went to jail in 2008 for a fourth-degree sex offense, harassment and stalking conviction for which he served 18 months yet was still in the country.

Second was the fact that Kinyua has been showing signs of upcoming issues for a while before this happened. He used to be a decent student and was even in ROTC. Although classified by other students as “always in his own little world, preaching everywhere he went and talking about how he was writing a book”, he sounds pretty normal.

Well I guess I should have said used to seem pretty normal. Earlier this year in January he was dismissed from ROTC following a “disciplinary incident”. In may he took a baseball bat to the skull of a fellow classmate in what was classified as a random attack and not to mention crazy writings including on his Facebook page. There were definite signs of trouble brewing.

For the baseball thing alone he should have still been in prison. Whenever you decide to take a baseball bat to the cranium of someone you are deciding you want to kill them as that will often be the result.

The poor kid he attacked is reported as to have lost sight in one eye from this horrendous attack as well as having numerous skull, arm and shoulder fractures. It sounds like he really tuned up this poor kid who is reportedly named Joshua Ceasar.

In my opinion many people dropped the ball here from family, friends and the justice system that let 2 people put up their homes to bail this nut bag out. Someone should have done something. I guess we should feel lucky he only killed one person who seems to have been of questionable character himself.

I can only say other than the “bath salts zombies”, you don’t get many people who actually consume their victims which I have to admit is little comfort to me.

This guy is the perfect example of how sick we can be as a human race and it behooves us to take some precautions with a good keychain pepper spray or even a civilian Taser. Anything you can do to give you that edge should you ever run across one of the crazies out there you should do!

Stay safe and in one piece,

Charles Dougherty

Murdered jogger was pregnant

31-year old Sarah Hart was murdered last week while out jogging with her sister by 28-year old Christopher Allman according to police.

It seems that the two women were jogging when Sarah began to feel ill. She decided to go back to the car and told her sister to keep going. By the time the sister returned to the car Sarah was no where to be found.

Eventually her body was found and she and her fetus were both dead. Truly a tragic loss for her husband and children and I am sure she will be greatly missed.

It appears that both women knew of Allman in passing and would see him walking to work as they went on their jogs and are said to have occasionally chit chatted with him.

As of yet no motive has been given for this guy although he has admitted to the crime. He is being charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery and tampering with evidence in this tragic event.

I hope they fry this freak considering he murdered two people that day and stole the mom from her kids.

This story should serve as a wake up call for all women out there. I guarantee Sarah thought she was safe walking back to the car by herself and sadly that is the case with most victims of crime.

The reason to jog with someone is for the improved safety in numbers but that only holds true if you stay together. Also anyone into outdoor life needs to think of their safety and utilize the tons of inexpensive things you can use to up your safety level.

A Pepper Spray for joggers created by Mace is perfect for exercising outdoors and for less than 20 bucks it can help to save your life while not infringing on your fun so it is a no-brainer choice.

You can read the whole news story here http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Police_Murdered_jogger_was_pregnant_159246075.html.

RIP Sarah.

Stay safe out there!

Charles Dougherty

Woman attacked at the Smoky Mountain National Park

Last weekend a 44 year old woman was sexually assaulted and stabbed during the attack. All of this took place in the massive and heavily utilized Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

It appears that she was hiking alone on one of the trails when she was attacked by a man who looks a lot like Michael Douglas’ character in Falling down but with a mustache.

She managed to make it out to the road and flagged down a passing motorist and was then airlifted to the hospital and then released over the weekend.

You can see a picture of the suspect on the new site here http://abcnews.go.com/US/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-patrols-increased-attack/story?id=16550269#.T9_R18UuE3w

I am glad it seems like the victim will be okay although I am sure she will have some emotional scars from this vicious attack.

People think it can never happen to them. “It’s safe”. Sadly though as this shows, it does happen. With a little precaution you can lower your odds of failing prey to this type of attack.

* Never walk, jog, run or hike alone. No place is safe and you need to have someone there with you in case of the unexpected.
* Carry a self defense weapon like a Pepper Spay for walkers or in case of hiking get a Bear Pepper Spray Repellent which will work on both bears and humans. This way you’re covered from attack from both types of animal.
* Pay attention to who and what is around you. Many instances can be avoided by paying attention to your surroundings making you look like a bad target.

No matter how safe an area you think you are at, you still need to be aware and smart to help ensure you don’t fall victim. Don’t be paranoid, just cautious and smart.

Stay safe out there!

Charles Dougherty

Parents refuse treatment to 4 year old after being shot

21-year-old Tyshonna Mercedez Blades and 20-year-old Thomas Charles Sumlin are in it deep now after their 4 year old got a hold of a gun and shot herself.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, these two idiots decide the wound isn’t that bad and that it would cause them too much trouble with the law if they took her to the hospital or a doctor for help.

The parents tried to say that the child must have found the gun at the Days Inn hotel room they were all staying in together. They both are swearing up and down it wasn’t their gun.

The problem? The cops allegedly found a matching holster, clip and ammo for the gun at the home of these two rocket scientists.

While this is all being investigated the child and her two siblings were all taken in to state’s custody.

At least for now those children are safe. They need to neuter and spay these two so that they are unable to procreate ever again with anyone.

They have both shown that neither is worthy of being a parent to any child.

Hopefully these two will do a lot of time and those children will finds a foster home far away from those two idiots.

It also stated in the news story that Sumlin’s mother, Deanna Edwards, also was arrested for allegedly attempting to stop investigators from getting to her son.

Read the entire news story here http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/cops-child-shot-parents-1458209.html

Stay safe out there!

Charles Dougherty