Weird News 3/13/16
Weird news of the week.
A Maine woman is facing several charges for allegedly stabbing her husband when he returned from work — then continuing to allegedly stab him in the leg and torso while she drove him to the hospital.
WMTV reports that one of the couple’s three children watched while Tracy Flesicher of Augusta attacked her husband. The 34-year-old is believed to have discarded the knife while en route to the hospital.
“[Flesicher] called for help, admitted she stabbed him and while on the way to the hospital stabbed him again,” Prosecutor Francis Griffin commented.
According to the New York Daily News, the argument was possibly sparked over an Instagram post. One of the daughters allegedly told Officer Brett Lowell that their father was concerned that Flesicher had seen something on his Instagram account.
The victim underwent surgery for his injuries and is expected to be OK. Flesicher was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault. Her bail is set at $75,000.
Barbara Arellano definitely had an interesting drive on Saturday morning — and it was one that ended with her behind bars.
It all began after New Mexico police received 911 calls that a woman was driving recklessly on Interstate 25 and then on Highway 599 near Santa Fe. She was also allegedly throwing unnamed items out of the vehicle as she drove. One officer had already tried to stop the car, but Arellano allegedly just kept driving faster and faster.
Eventually, Arellano’s Toyota Rav4 hit another car, bringing the whole crazy chase to a halt.
According to the police report, Arellano — who was completely naked — got out of the car and began to bolt across the highway. Police report that they did subdue her, but she fought and spat at them the entire time. Lapel camera video also shows that she repeatedly shouted “Jehovah!” while she was being subdued.
When they got her in for questioning, the interrogating officer notifed that she appeared to be on some form of drug. When he asked, she said that her name was Mary Lou, and she’d been in a fight with her husband, so she picked that morning to leave. She reportedly said that she had also taken heroin, other pills, and washed them down with some whisky before getting behind the wheel. She reportedly also told police that she had “several” mental disorders, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She seemed to make a point to note that the pills she’d taken weren’t for her mental illnesses, they were for pain. That added a DWI charge to her list for the day. When the officer asked why she’d been naked when she got out of the car, her response was simple. It had been too hot for them.
Arellano initially agreed to have blood drawn for drugs testing, but reportedly revoked that consent before it could be taken. She was booked into jail, but was repeatedly combative with police as they tried to get her through the process. Eventually, after at least one officer was struck in the face twice an another was kicked in the legs, Arellano was restrained and processed into jail.
Ultimately, she was charged with reckless driving, fleeing from police, drunk driving, and battery on a police officer. In addition, there was reportedly an outstanding warrant on her for child abuse. Fortunately for her, the driver of the car she hit was also uninjured.
A Romanian woman was so livid that her husband forgot to give her flowers for International Women’s Day (IWD) and that he refused to help with housework, she allegedly ripped off his testicles.
The woman in question is Marinela Benea, who after directing her hubby to carry out a few chores, said “I told him he was not any kind of man and I grabbed his balls.” ThoughThe Sun reports that Benea ripped off his testicles, The Independent claims that she used a knife to stab his, um, area.
Nevertheless, Ionel Popa somehow turned up to a nearby emergency room with his scrotum torn open. Benea claimed his injuries were the result of her punishing him for his less-than-considerate actions.
“It was not my fault that he pulled away and that’s when it happened,” the unapologetic 40-year-old commented.
Though she originally put ice on the wound thinking it would do the trick, Popa’s injuries were pretty serious. So serious that he had to be moved to another hospital to undergo emergency surgery, Metro reports.
Popa remains hospitalized in stable condition. Police are currently investigating the attack.
Four people have been arrested in Chihuahua City, Mexico — all accused of being part of a brutal ritual sacrifice that claimed the life of 24-year-old Edwin Miguel Juarez Palma.
Palma, who worked in a local restaurant, was found dead on March 1. His body had been wrapped in trash bags in what police believe was an attempt to pass the death off as a drug-related homicide.
According to police, Palma may have been lured into an initiation ceremony for the Sons of Baphomet cult. They suspect Palma was convinced the ritual would turn him into a vampire. Evidence suggests that Palma was lured into the restroom of a local cyber cafe called Freak Shop.
At that point, they say his hands were tied behind his back, and he was brutally beaten before being stabbed and slashed in the neck with a broken bottle. Officials finally determined that Palma died from strangulation.
Bloodstains led police to the cafe. Evidence also suggested that whoever killed Palma had tried to clean the place with bleach. Thanks to witnesses as well as social media, Iveth Nayeli Lopez Hernandez and Gustavo Adolfo Dorantes, both just 18 years old, as well as 25-year-old Omar Sanchez Garcia, were arrested within days. (Sanchez is reportedly the owner of Freak Shop.) Calep Josefath Acosta Loera, the accused ringleader of the group, was arrested last Friday, and all four face charges in the gruesome and bizarre death.
Police in Montana say they arrested a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and then texted her ex-husband, “I just killed the whore.”
The NY Daily News said the victim had two active restraining orders against the suspect, and the most recent one was issued only a couple weeks ago.
The NY Daily News claims 37-year-old Darcy Buhmann was found shot dead inside her house on Wednesday. Right after the murder, according to the report, 35-year-old Anthony Tobias Fagiano sent multiple text messages to family members.
Of those messages, the most disturbing reportedly went to Buhmann’s ex. The message in its entirety read: “I just killed the whore it’s best for you, she’ll never be faithful.”
The NY Daily News said when authorities arrived to the home, Fagiano was casually sitting outside smoking a cigarette and admitted to his alleged role in the killing.
When asking more questions, Fagiano said, “No man, she’s dead, I popped her in the head.” The report said the victim’s body was found in a closet. It appeared she had been attempting to hide and beg for her life.
According to court documents obtained by Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Buhmann may not have stood a chance; the suspect had been planning the murder for “several months.” Buhmann was shot around 4:30 a.m. in the stomach, then she was shot in the face.
At this point, Fagiano is currently being held on a $1 million bail and is charged with deliberate homicide, the report said. Buhman was described as a loving, devotedmother who leaves behind two daughters.
A 96-year-old California man is behind bars after being accused of removing his diaper in front of two young girls, inappropriately touching them, and allegedly masturbating in front of them. Ack.
KABC reports that Kenneth Leroy Collins allegedly molested the 11- and 12-year-old girls between Jan. 1 and Feb. 24 in Laguna Woods. Prosecutors claim that Collins touched the victims through their clothing, according to CBS News.
The 96-year-old is facing molestation charges. Held at Orange County Jail on $1 million bail, Collins is one of the oldest inmates in the county’s jail system.
Word of advice to anyone who might wish to date Latosha Ann Wilbourn in the future: do not cross this woman.
Wilbourn, 34, entered a guilty plea last week to a felony charge of failure to appear, as well as second-degree domestic battery. Those charges stemmed from an argument that took place on January 13, 2015. According to reports, Wilbourn allegedly hit her 55-year-old live-in boyfriend with a stick, then grabbed a knife and sliced open his left hand (he required 12 stitches). He was reportedly released from the hospital about three hours after the fight began.
When he came home from the hospital, they reportedly got into it again. Wilbourn then allegedly pushed him onto the bed, got on top of him, and somehow bit off a hefty chunk of his right eyebrow. Ouch!
In addition, the brawl repoortedly ripped open the stitches in his hand. Another ouch.
This is not Wilbourn’s first run-in with the law. Reports show she has a rap sheet of multiple burglaries and at least one assault conviction since 2002.
She’s been sentenced to five years in prison for the eyebrow attack.
A Roselle, Illinois woman who was pulled over by Illinois police officers last week had quite a handful attached to the front of her car.
See, the allegedly wasted woman had reportedly hit a tree and kept going — with an entire 15-foot mess of branches stuck to the grille of her vehicle.
The police department posted the insane picture online, where it obvs went viral … and is serving as a lesson to never ever drink and drive, kiddos.