Ky. craigslist kidnapper and robber kills self after police chase

The Late Michael Crandell

Search Over For Robber:

Lexington Man Kills Self After Chase In N.Y.:

I had trouble finding details on this one but from what I can ascertain 28-year old Michael Crandell of Lexington, Kentucky posted an ad for a motorcycle on craigslist. When someone that he knew showed up at his home about the motorcycle that person was tied up and taken to another county to be robbed.

Crandell was on the run until a few days ago when police spotted him in Clinton County, New York trying to cross over into Canada. A police chase that included Crandell driving on the side walk ended when police surrounded him and Crandell committed suicide by shooting himself while his girlfriend was in the car with him.

The girlfriend, 22-year-old Erica Felix, was arrested for marijuana possession and hindering prosecution. No word on if she was adorned in the chunks of her boyfriend when she was arrested.

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Craigslist crime post #1443
Kidnapping post #2
Robbery post #152

David Bradt sentenced for Facebook child rapes

David Bradt

I last posted about David Bradt here.

Bradt, of Colonie New York, pleaded guilty to raping 4 underage girls that he met through Facebook. On some of them he used booze and weed in order to subdue them.

Back in January he pleaded guilty to the four rapes under a plea deal that would only get him 12 to 13 years in jail. This past Thursday he was sentenced to the 13 years with 10 years of supervised release. No word if this puts him on the sex offender registry but I imagine it would.

Normally I would be bitching about a plea deal like this however Bradt has not only waived his right to appeal but he probably has more victims than just the 4 that he pleaded guilty to and prosecutors could still try him for those if more evidence is obtained.

Hopefully he will be and that the sentences won’t be concurrent. Concurrent sentences shouldn’t even be a term in law.

And remember what I said in my last post about Bradt, just because Facebook isn’t as low rent as MySpace it doesn’t mean that parents should let their guards down about sexual predators.

A view of 2011 from 1964

Last night I watched an episode of The Outer Limits called The Duplicate Man.I thought the episode was set in 2011 because they had a plaque at a museum that read 2011 AD. While the episode actually took place in 2025 it was still interesting to see what the 1960s thought the 21st century would be like. Here’s what I posted on my Facebook while watching the episode.

  • Watching an episode of The Outer Limits that takes place in 2011. Apparently we were visited by space aliens in the 80s and 90s.
  • It seems we have cords on our picture phones in 2011 and we still drive cars from the 60s. The cars also have two phones with 1960s like cradles mounted on the dash. What is the 2nd phone for?
  • $100K gets you a clone. Bargain.
  • We have ray guns that look amazingly like .38 revolvers with 50s looking sci-fi crap glued to them.
  • Police cars still have the gumball machine lights on them and police will gladly give you a ride home.
  • We use mine cars instead of stairs to get to our flying saucer shaped homes.
  • The picture phones are rotary dials.
  • Ray guns are still good for an old fashioned pistol whippin’.
  • Bootlegged clones will get you life in prison.
  • My bad, we brought the aliens back to Earth. Or Erf, if you will.
  • Clones only live for 5 hours and will stalk your wife.
  • Garage door openers are the size of bricks.
  • An iPad is an actual pad of paper.
  • Ring tones are still annoying.
  • We haven’t conquered cobwebs yet.
  • Clones will shoot an alien in the dick.
  • Then the alien will body slam you and impregnate you.
  • Your clone will let you die and steal your wife.
  • The End.

Not enough time for Julie Carr

Julie Carr

Woman sentenced after streaming sex abuse of daughter over webcam:

I originally posted about the slagtastic 30-year-old (really?) Julie Carr here. She’s the axe wound from Maine who was busted for web streaming herself ‘performing oral sex’ (ie molesting) her youngest daughter who at the time of Carr’s arrest was 18 months old.

Carr was sentenced recently to 15 years for child abuse and 20 years for child porn. It’s only the 20 year sentence that matters though because some dumbass in a black robe decided that the sentences should be served concurrently instead of consecutively.

I never understood the point of concurrent sentences especially for the lowest form of scum like this who inserted her tongue into the vagina of her own 18-month-old daughter. I gagged just typing that. Concurrent sentences should be reserved for people in minor crimes that are looking at some county time not child molesters who internationally broadcast herself molesting her own child.

I can’t decide if she should have a giant Wile E. Coyote sized boulder dropped on her or if she should be bound by her hands and feet in the prison yard naked and let both male and female inmates take their turns with her anyway they see fit.

Weiner busted for soliciting kids on craigslist

Kevin Weiner

Man Accused Of Using Craigslist To Solicit Sex From Teenage Boy:

Sad Panda with the long face over there is 42-year-old Kevin Weiner of Columbus, Ohio. He was picked up by ICE agents for allegedly posting an ad on craigslist looking for sex from a teenage boy. ICE agents responded to the ad posing as a 14-year-old boy.

When investigators raided his place they say they also discovered child porn on Weiner’s computer.

So the ad was probably either posted on the personals section or the casual encounters section. Both sections are still not moderated by craigslist and predators continue to use them unabated to find their victims.

Common sense would normally dictate to moderate these sections but apparently craigslist is lacking in that in spades.

Geebo.com eliminated their personals section to prevent this so why can’t craigslist at least monitor their’s?

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Craigslist crime post #1442
Predators post #216

Abortion vs. guns in South Dakota

In South Dakota a law was recently enacted where women seeking abortions would have a 3 day waiting period before getting the procedure done. Of course the pro-abortion crowd has an issue with this.

However I have to ask how this is any different from the 48 hour waiting period needed to purchase a handgun in South Dakota?

While I’m not a fan of guns purchasing a gun does not guarantee someone’s death. An abortion does.

Bear sprayed for Blackberrys in Burnaby, BC

Not in the face!

Man bear sprayed and BlackBerrys stolen after posting on Craigslist:

Two brothers from Burnaby, BC (not AD) were bear sprayed by assailants in a craigslist deal gone bad.

The brothers were selling two Blackberry smart phones that they no longer needed and arranged to sell them through craigslist.

They met the supposed buyers in a well lit public place in front of many witnesses but that didn’t stop the suspects from spraying the brothers in the face with bear spray and stealing the Blackberrys before running off.

As has been stated before meeting someone in a public place do make a craigslist transaction is no longer a guarantee of safety.

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Craigslist crime post #1441
Robbery post #151

Craigslist condemned house scam leaves family homeless

Condemned home leaves family homeless:

A family from Cleveland, Ohio rented a home in Decatur, AL that they found on craigslist. The family moved south in order to find work but when they got to the house it wasn’t exactly in the condition they thought it would be.

Not only were there repair workers living in the house but the house was in such bad condition it’s been condemned leaving the family homeless.

The homeowner is saying that he has never had any contact with the family which wouldn’t be surprising considering how craigslist real estate scams work and the scam artists have no heart whatsoever and don’t care if a family is left homeless. All they care about is stealing the money from their victims.

Again a moderated classifieds site with user profiles would go a long way in discouraging these scams.

Safer classifieds at Geebo.com.

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Craigslist crime post #1439
Real Estate post #103

Shooting at Martinsville West Middle School in Indiana

One person has been shot at Martinsville West Middle School in Martinsville, Indiana.

The suspect is said to be an expelled 15-year-old and his brother was supposedly detained as well.

No word yet on the identity of the shooter or the victim. The victim was shot in the stomach and flown to an area hospital. The victim’s condition has not been released.

The incident is said to have stemmed from a previous incident at a school dance that took place earlier in the week.

I’ll have more as details are released and as time allows.

UPDATE: The victim is said to be a male student from the school.

UPDATE 2: The gunman allegedly posted on his Facebook that “today is the day”.

UPDATE 3: The victim is said to be 15-year-old Chance Jackson and he is said to be in critical but stable condition. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family at this time.

UPDATE 4: The suspect’s name is Michael Phelps and the two allegedly had a confrontation over a girl.

Review of Firefox 4

It’s ok. 4 is nowhere near as drastic a change as 3 was.

It’s faster than 3 and it has more screen space which is good for netbook users.

Basically if Opera and Chrome had a baby it would be FF4.

Not enough to unseat current champion Rock Melt.