Weird news 11.15.15
weird and strange news.
Peter Robbins, the former child actor best known as the voice of the beloved character Charlie Brown, could spend up to five years behind bars, the LA Times reports.
The report says 59-year-old Robbins, who was the voice in the “Peanuts” TV specials, pleaded guilty to making criminal threats. At the time he was living in Oceanside, California.
Those threats reportedly included threatening to hire a hitman to murder San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, as well as a mobile-home park manager. In Gore’s case, reports say Robbins offered to pay $50,000 to have him killed.
This isn’t the first time Robbins has been accused of criminal threats. Just two years ago the LA Times says Robbins pleaded guilty to threatening a former girlfriend and the plastic surgeon who enhanced her breasts. He was then accused of violating his probation by cutting off his GPS tracking device, drinking alcohol, and failing to finish a domestic violence class.
Robbins reportedly told a judge he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
At the time of his arrest, the LA Times reports, he was living with Snoopy, his dog. He also sold real estate in Van Nuys and hosted a radio talk show.
Robbins is set to be sentenced next month.
An Oklahoma woman was clearly high on something as she plowed her stolen SUV into a cop car, then called herself “God, bitch” and began singing “Jesus Loves Me” as officers tased her. An officer’s body cam caught it all on tape.
Stacey Ann Bunsey, 41, seemed to be in fine — if insane — spirits when she drove her stolen SUV straight into Sand Springs Officer James Matthew Stacy on Friday during a car chase through the Tulsa suburbs. The officer had been pursuing her because of the stolen vehicle, but Stacey refused to stop or pull over.
She finally “braked in a ditch and popped out of the car’s sunroof” before yelling “I’m God, b—h! Welcome to hell!” as she stood and waved proudly from the vehicle as cops began to circle.
She then began singing Bible hymns and behaving more and more erratically, yelling things like, “This house is on fire! Burn this motherf–ker!” and calling herself “the Holy Spirit, b—h.”
According to NYDN, she told cops later that she did a “line of ice” before the incident. The officer was taken to the hospital after the crash but is doing fine, though his supervisor gave him a few days off work “because of the ordeal.”
Bunsen was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer, eluding a police officer, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.
A pregnant British woman reportedly performed oral sex on her husband…at a mall…with their young children present.
Akeela Ali and Fahad Bilal were seen on surveillance footage getting a little too close for 10 minutes on a couch at the mall. Specifically, Metro claims the tape showed Ali’s head bobbing up and down and pleasuring her husband with her right hand. Their 3- and 5-year-old kids, playing nearby, reportedly interrupted them “several times.” In fact, one of the kids was apparently sitting next to Bilal during part of the incident.
When the deed was done, Ali allegedly spit into a tissue, which she chucked in a nearby potted plant.
The couple had a great explanation, though: it “just happened.”
“She [Ali] said she was pregnant and as a result her hormones were everywhere. She said they started kissing as their kids were running around playing,” Prosecutor Arlene De Silva told the South Wales Argus.
According to Metro, the handsy couple admitted to outraging public decency and represented themselves in court. Ali admitted she was “ashamed” and “not happy” about her actions. The couple ended up being banned from London (yes, the entire city) for two months.
District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe also had some parting words: “Fortunately I have been told no one in particular has seen it, but you are the adult and you should know better.”
A New Orleans man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a woman who rejected him, then keeping her hostage in a house full of chains, zip-ties, and locks.
Mario Perez-Roque is accused of going to a 36-year-old love interest’s home with an accomplice, throwing a bag over her head, and taking her to his “house of horrors,” according to NY Daily News.
“Basically, the ‘house of horrors’ is what we call it because there was two-way mirrors inside the house. There was trap doors, false walls,” Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor told WVUE-TV.
The Times-Picayune reports the morning of the abduction, the 56-year-old’s accomplice threatened to kill the victim if she didn’t comply. From there, her hands and feet were bound and she said she could hear a gun being loaded. When she was able to get the bag off her head and get free, she claimed she saw pictures of herself inside the home. She then ran out Perez-Roque’s residence, jumped a fence, and ran into the street screaming for help.
When Perez-Roque tried to abduct her again, a Good Samaritan saw and confronted him. The man fled, and the witness contacted police with his license plate.
Perez-Roque was arrested and charged with kidnapping. He’s being held without bond at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on fugitive charges.The second kidnapper is still at large.
She’s been convicted of keeping mentally disabled victims in a “basement of horrors,” and now she will spend the rest of her life in prison.
The Huffington Post reports that Linda Weston and four co-conspirators locked four adults inside her boiler room in her Philadelphia home. The victims were being held captive against their will so Weston could collect on their disability and state benefits.
The disabled victims were often drugged with depressants, isolated, and deprived of food and water, the report said. If they fought back, they were stabbed, beaten, and burned. During court testimony, the court learned that the victims were sometimes even forced to eat their own or each other’s waste when they didn’t have enough to eat. For 10 years, according to the Huffington Post, 33-year-old Tamara Breeden said she had to drink her own urine.
In addition, the victims were also forced to live in a hole without ventilation or sunlight, CBS said.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports those victims even begged law enforcement not to rescue them because they did not want to be punished by Weston later. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey in 2011 told CBS this was “absolutely the worst thing you will see in terms of what one individual can do to another.”
One of the victims, 23-year-old Beatrice Weston — who is Weston’s niece — claims she was beaten, had her teeth knocked with a bat, and was forced into prostitution. When Beatrice sued the city, she claimed her aunt should have never been given custody of her because Weston had previously been convicted of murder in 1983. During that murder case, according to published reports, the man starved to death.
Reports say Weston pleaded guilty to a number of charges prior to her sentencing. In Weston’s defense, her attorney argued she was not in fact a monster, but acted the way she did because of the sexual and physical abuse she endured as a child.
The Huffington Post says co-conspirator Eddie Wright pleaded guilty in April to similar charges and two other co-defendants have not gone to trial yet.
UPDATE, Nov. 12, 2015:
Police have arrested a Las Vegas woman in connection with the infamous convenience-store twerking incident, the Washington Post reports.
Ayanna Marie Knight was nabbed after a passerby spotted her and called police. Knight has been charged with third-degree sexual assault. Her accomplice in the Oct. 7 incident — in which the two women grinded and touched a random man in a DC Shell station food store — is still on the loose.
The victim reportedly filed a complaint after the event occurred.
Police are now searching for the scantily clad ladies, who were caught on tape grinding against a man who looked like he wanted no part of their antics. The man repeatedly tried to avoid contact with the laughing women, but to no avail.
At one point one of the women reaches for the man’s money and phone, and at another point, they even try to smooch the unsuspecting gent.