Tag Archive: new-york

Craigslist ad for hoverboards leads to strange NY robbery

Yeah, I know. It doesn't actually hover. Get over it.

Yeah, I know. It doesn’t actually hover. Get over it.

Two Long Island men are lucky to be a live after responding to a craigslist ad for the latest hot gadget, the so-called hoverboard. After going to the home in Jackson Heights, Queens where they thought they were buying hoverboards they were instead robbed at gunpoint, tied up with duct tape and thrown into a pile with other victims. The two men, who did not arrive together, were both robbed of cash and their phones. Luckily the suspects ran off without further harming their victims.

Criminals will use the latest trends in order to get you to meet them with handfuls of cash by placing ads on craigslist. This has occurred in more than one murder when people have been killed after responding to a craigslist ad for whatever was the hot item at the time, historically iPhones.

The old adage still holds true after all these years when it comes to craigslist, if it appears too good to be true it probably is.

Kik kreeper busted for child porn also kept woman prisoner as sex slave

Calvin Patrick

Calvin Patrick

34-year-old Calvin Patrick of Mt. Morris, New York, was recently charged for allegedly displaying child porn through his Kik messaging account. He is also believed to have been in contact with minor girls from other states.

What makes Patrick so reprehensible is not just the child porn charges but the child porn was probably discovered while he was being investigated after he was arrested for allegedly holding a woman prisoner repeatedly raping her for months. Unfortunately as the old slogan goes, but wait, there’s more.

Patrick was supposedly a level one sex offender. Level ones are considered the least likely to offend, in theory. Obviously that was not the case with Patrick since he went from pleading guilty to child porn possession in 2008 to not only torturing his victim for months but according to reports he was said to have been talking to an 11-year-old girl on Kik and commenting to a witness about how he wanted to keep the girl locked up.

Sadly it appears that keeping victims imprisoned is becoming a trend for Kik kreepers.

As usual, and it’s a shame we have to call this usual, this is the type of story that your kids need to see in order to understand the consequences for talking to adult strangers not only on Kik but any social or messaging app.

Lastly this should show that there should be no ‘levels’ when it comes to sex offenders and pedophiles. I’m reminded of Michael Jacques of Vermont from back in the MySpace days. He raped and killed his own niece, Brooke Bennett. He was also a sex offender who completed a ‘program’ in order to get an early release from prison. There’s only one level of sex offender and they’re all capable of committing barbaric atrocities such as this.

New twist in NY roommate killing

In my last post about the murder of 66-year-old Michael Wimbert in West Nyack, New York, I said that it did not appear to be ‘roommate with benefits’ situation. I may have been wrong about that. The Rockland County Times is saying that this could be the ad placed by victim Michael Wimbert…

wibertad

In my opinion that looks exactly like a roommate with benefits ad.

This is important now because the alleged killer, 19-year-old Dylan Lentini, has pleaded not guilty and is claiming that Wimbert tried to molest him and he acted out of self-defense. However I have doubts about that too since Wimbert was recovering from eye surgery and I wonder if lethal force was a necessary self-defense.

I’m still not ready to classify this as your ‘normal’ craigslist killing. Also how sad is it that there are craigslist killings that are considered normal?

Suspect shot and killed by off duty NYPD officer during craigslist robbery

Or "Never bring a pellet gun to a New York robbery"

Or “Never bring a pellet gun to a New York robbery”

30-year-old Devon Holder was shot and killed by an off-duty New York City cop when Holder allegedly tried to rob the cop. The policeman was responding to a craigslist ad for a used car but when he arrived to meet the sellers in Queens he was met with a gun pointed at him and his wallet stolen. Feeling that his life was in danger the officer drew his weapon and fired striking and killing Holder. Another suspect is still on the loose as of this posting.

The gun that Holder was using turned out to be a realistic looking pellet gun. That’s right he robbed someone who was armed with a real gun by using a fake gun.

Again here is someone using the used car scam to try to rob someone. In the past year or so several victims have been killed by craigslist robbers luring them to their deaths with fake used car ads and back in November one of these robbers was killed by civilian in South Carolina acting out of self-defense.

So if you’re in the market for a used car you might want to avoid craigslist altogether.

19-year-old charged in possible NY craigslist killing

Dylan Lentini

Dylan Lentini

19-year-old Dylan Lentini has been charged with allegedly stabbing 66-year-old Michael Wimbert to death after responding to a craigslist ad for a roommate. Lentini responded to the ad last Friday with the murder taking place this past Tuesday in the West Nyack, New York, home of the victim.

This doesn’t appear to be a ‘roommate with benefits’ situation either…

He may have needed a roommate to help pay his rent and bills. His landlord said Wimbert had been recovering from eye surgery and had problems finding work.

The motive for the murder has not been made public at this time so I’m hesitant to call it a ‘craigslist killing’ just yet. I’ll post more details as they become available.

Craigslist pulls ads for synthetic weed but other ads get a pass

k2spice

This is an article our of the state of New York about how happy state legislators are that craigslist has pulled all ads for the synthetic marijuana substitute known as K2, spice, and several other different names. K2 is much more dangerous than normal marijuana and has been known to cause very detrimental side effects including psychotic episodes. This is reminiscent of when craigslist pulled all the ads for the malt beverage Four Loko when it was first pulled from shelves.

Don’t get me wrong. Craigslist should be commended for pulling these ads. My only question is if craigslist can pull all the ads for K2 then why can’t they pull all the ads that have titles like “Any dads like to perv over their young sons?” or “Donate for the Mom and daughter fantasy”. That’s not even considering all the people who advertise on craigslist for sex with dogs. I don’t mean ugly people either. I mean actual dogs.

Craigslist shows they can pull these ads but it has to be asked why won’t they?

Bronx teacher not so smart as craigslist creeper

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27-year-old Jonathan Blum is a high school teacher in the Bronx although that may not make him the brightest bulb. New York investigators say that Blum posted a craigslist ad allegedly looking for sex with someone underage who was “interested in messing around with a licensed real teacher.” He might as well have just called the police to turn himself in to eliminate the middle man. Instead police posed as a 14-year-old girl and were able to arrest Blum at a pre-arranged meeting place.

At least this exposed a teacher as an alleged predator before he could hopefully harm any kids.

NYPD looking for Brooklyn craigslist rapist

Suspect in hotel surveillance footage

Suspect in hotel surveillance footage

The NYPD are looking for a man accused of raping a woman who was providing massages on craigslist back in October. The suspect is said to have flashed a badge after getting a massage at the woman’s motel room. He then allegedly raped the woman and robbed her before fleeing in a black Mercedes.

The suspect is described as an adult black male wearing a black T-shirt with yellow lettering, light-blue ripped jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

I know some of you might think that the victim may have been working as a prostitute and got what she deserved. No, she didn’t. No woman no matter what their line of work, legitimate or otherwise. deserves to be raped.

Chuck Schumer wants childproof caps for all e-juice

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United States Senator Charles Schumer from the Blommbergist Commonwealth of New York has never been one to shy away from over-regulation. So it should come as no surprise that Chuck wants to require all nicotine e-juices to come with childproof caps.

According to the article calls to New York state poison control went up from 46 calls in 2013 to 70 in 2014, in a state of almost 20 million. I would lay odds that they get more calls about poisonings from things that already come with childproof caps like prescription medication and bleach.

Schumer also has to trot out the candy flavors trope as well…

“With flavors like bubble gum and chocolate, it’s no wonder children are attracted to e-liquid in the hopes that it’s candy,” Schumer.

The thing is Chuck you can get childproof bottles from most reputable vaping outlets and if your local one doesn’t have one they can be ordered online. Not to mention that most kids can open child proof caps anyway.

Once again clueless politicians are too willing to waste taxpayer money over trivial B.S.

One of the principles this country was founded on was freedom of choice. Apparently choice has been replaced by ‘mandates’.

State of New York looking to ban e-juice

New York State House in Albany. Doesn't it look like a super-villain should live here?

New York State House in Albany. Doesn’t it look like a super-villain should live here?

Not happy with just trying to ban vaping indoors for ludicrous reasons the state of New York is now looking to ban e-juices all together.

The current bill is called Bill S6939B-2013 and here’s what it says…

Prohibits the sale or provision of any quantity of electronic liquid used to refill an electronic cigarette or cartridge; defines “electronic liquid” as any liquid composed of nicotine and other chemicals that is sold for use in electronic cigarettes.

Not only would that effectively kill the vaping industry in New York but it would put a lot of people out of work not to mention the business owners themselves. Is the state going to reimburse them for their losses? I seriously doubt it. For some reason pre-filled e-cigs like Blu are exempt from this ban.

The state claims they’re doing this for health reasons. So why don’t they ban smoking too or instead of? As I’ve said before there are too many people in the government making money off of tobacco whether it’s the politicians themselves or doctors and scientists doing tobacco studies. None of them want to see the money disappear.

If you live in the Empire State and want to contact you representative to tell them how stupid this bill is you can find their information here. I would recommend either writing an actual letter to them or making a phone call to their office. This is what gets their attention the most. Don’t forget to always be polite when dealing with government figures. It makes us appear more credible in discussing our opinions.