Classifieds crime blotter 12/5/2017

Classifieds crime blotter 12/5/2017

Apartment Manager Finds Stolen Fridge For Sale On Craigslist:
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Craigslist)

Home rental scam steals mom’s Christmas money:
(Cincinnati, Ohio, Craigslist)

Lehigh Valley police discover nationwide sex trafficking ring including cities like Chicago, San Diego and more:
(Pennsylvania, Backpage)

El Paso men charged after stolen cellphone shows up on selling/purchasing app:
(Texas, Craigslist and OfferUp)

Couple warns rental scam has resurfaced in Central Maine with new twist:
(Craigslist)

Rental scam ruins vacation in Naples:
(Florida, Craigslist)

Officials warn public of online rental scams:
(Moorpark, California, Craigslist)

Huntsville police warn about ‘movie money’ counterfeit bills:
(Alabama, Craigslist)

Police: Stranger harasses woman with threatening texts, negative Craigslist ad:
(St. Louis, Missouri, Craigslist)

Sandy Hook truther sentenced for threatening victim’s family

Sandy Hook truther sentenced for threatening victim's family

Lucy Richards

(Story broke 6/7/2017)

57-year-old Lucy Richards of Tampa, Florida, was expected to enter into a plea deal with prosecutors for threatening a man by the name of Lenny Pozner. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Mr. Pozner lost his son Noah at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at the hands of Adam Lanza. He’s also taken up the unenviable task of taking on Sandy Hook truthers, or people who believe Sandy Hook was a hoax perpetrated by the government in order to erode the 2nd Amendment. Because of that, he’s been the target of many attacks by the tin foil hat wearing crowd. Richards was one of those loons who had made threats against Mr. Pozner saying…

…“you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon,” according to federal court documents. The statements were made in January. She also wrote, “Look behind you it’s death,” according to the documents.

That is actually one of the more mild threats that Mr. Pozner has received.

As I was saying, Richards was expected to enter into a plea deal, but the presiding judge threw out the plea agreement and sentenced Richards to 5 months in prison, 5 months under house arrest and three years on probation.

Upon her sentencing, Mr. Pozner said it best…

People like Lucy Richards, who torment victims of violent crime by denying and mocking their pain are a sad reality. Her sadism is evident in her statements and the twisted joy she gets in pouring salt in our wounds and adding to our pain.

“Whatever demons drove her to threaten me, she needs to be held accountable for her crime.”

It will be interesting to see if she continues to cling to her conspiracy-laden lunacy once her sentenced is completed.

Woman posts ‘rape me’ revenge ad on craigslist with picture of mother and 5-year-old girl

Woman posts 'rape me' revenge ad on craigslist with picture of mother and 5-year-old girl

In Eagle Point, Oregon, police have charged 28-year-old Sarah King with menacing and recklessly endangering another person after allegedly posting a revenge ad on craigslist against an estranged friend. King is said to have posted an ad entitled ‘Rape Me’ that included a picture of a woman who King had a falling out with and the woman’s 5-year-old daughter along with the victim’s address and phone number.

So what caused King to supposedly get so angry that she allegedly tried to send strangers to her former friend’s house to rape her? Dogs in a truck. No, really.

The victim’s husband said King, who was his wife’s best friend in the past, previously had worked for his wife at the adult care home. He said the relationship with King soured after she borrowed his pickup, and he told her not to allow her dogs in the truck.

But King did bring her dogs in the truck, and after he told her he wasn’t happy about it, she became rude and ignored the couple, he said.

“My wife ended up terminating her,” he said.

Is this how far we’ve fallen as a society that we actively try to arrange the rape of another woman and possibly her 5-year-old daughter? While some may think this is a prank on the level of lighting a bag of dog crap on fire and leaving it on someone’s doorstep, ads like this have resulted in real rapes in the past. That’s not even taking into account how craigslist is crawling with pedophiles who probably would have liked to have gotten their hands on the woman’s daughter.

While King has only been charged with misdemeanors, it’s only by the grace of God that we’re not looking at a much more catastrophic story.

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Sandy Hook truther no-shows court date for death threats

Sandy Hook truther no-shows court date for death threats

Lucy Richards

57-year-old Lucy Richards was expected to appear in court today, in order to enter into a plea agreement that would spare her jail time. Richards was accused of harassing Lenny Pozner whose son Noah was killed at Sandy Hook. She is a conspiracy theorist who is said to believe that Sandy Hook never happened and was made up by the government in order to take the guns of citizens. Please allow me to refresh your memory as to what Richards is accused of saying to Mr. Pozner.

Richards is accused of telling the parent “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon,” according to federal court documents. The statements were made in January. She also wrote, “Look behind you it’s death,” according to the documents.

The last we had heard from Richards, she was expected to enter into a plea agreement that would see her plead guilty and would only receive house arrest as a sentence. Instead, she decided to just not show up to her court date. She allegedly told the Federal Court in Palm Beach County, Florida that she would not be attending today’s hearing with no reason being given.

“Miss Richards called my investigator and said she’s not coming,” Assistant Federal Public Defender Robert Berube told the judge. “That’s all I have.”

“Did she give a reason?” the judge asked.

“No,” said Berube. He told the judge his office gave Richards a written and verbal notice of the court hearing.

Now she has a warrant out for her arrest and prosecutors could possibly back out of the deal. If she is found guilty, she could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

If you were to ask me why I thought she no-showed her court appearance, I would say that she is going to mount some conspiracy theory-laden defense that will try to draw attention to her supposition that Sandy Hook never happened. If I had to hazard a guess, she is going to try to force the federal government to prove that Sandy Hook happened, because why should she enter into a guilty plea when the instigating incident ‘never occurred’? To be honest, I hope she does try this defense as it usually never works out well in court for these conspiracy theorists. If that happens, I really hope the judge throws the book at her and makes an example out of her. These nutjobs need to be shown that there are repercussions for absurd actions.

UPDATE 4/3/2017: Richards was arrested again over the weekend. She offered no explanation for the no-show other than she doesn’t want her fate to be in the hands of a judge, indicating that she now wants to go to trial. She is now in the custody of the FBI and will appear in Federal Court within the next few days.

My mind is running wild at the possibilities of shenanigans that could happen during the trial.

Woman who was accused of trying to set up craigslist rape was framed

Woman who was accused of trying to set up craigslist rape was framed

Angela Diaz

Last July, I posted about how Michelle Suzanne Hadley was arrested for trying to set up he rape of her ex-boyfriend’s pregnant wife through craigslist. In a twist that is normally reserved for TV dramas, it turns out that the so-called victim in the plot was actually the suspect.

31-year-old Angela Diaz of Anaheim, California, has been accused of allegedly setting up the craigslist rape fantasy ad against herself in order to frame Hadley. Investigators say that Diaz used special software to make it look like Hadley had posted the ad and sent harassing e-mails to Diaz. Police were eventually able to determine the true IP address that the craigslist ad was posted from. Supposedly, Diaz wanted Hadley out of the way to put the brakes on any feelings that her husband may still have had for Hadley. Diaz seems to appear to be a serious con artist as well…

Along with attempting to frame Hadley, Diaz is accused of faking a pregnancy and cervical cancer, forging a check, posing as an attorney and as two of her husband’s ex-girlfriends, and forging doctors’ notes.

While this story is tailor-made for TV crime shows like Dateline and 48 Hours, this is the exception and not the rule. In the overwhelming majority of criminal cases where a suspect claims that they’ve been framed they haven’t.

UPDATE 1/16/2017: Late last week Diaz was extradited from Phoenix to California to stand trial. She could be sentenced to as much as 14 years behind bars. Diaz has also pleaded not guilty.

UPDATE 7/20/2017: Michelle Hadley is now suing the Anaheim Police, Diaz and Diaz’s husband who Hadley was once engaged to.

UPDATE 10/17/2017: Today, Diaz pleaded guilty to kidnapping, false imprisonment, forgery and perjury, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison under a plea deal.

Sandy Hook truther charged with making death threats against victim’s family

Sandy Hook truther charged with making death threats against victim's family

Lucy Richards

57-year-old Lucy Richards of Tampa, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly sending death threats to a Sandy Hook victim’s family. If you’re not familiar with the Sandy Hook truthers, they’re a bunch of conspiracy theorists who believe that the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School never took place and was a hoax perpetrated by the government designed to confiscate guns from gun owners. In the past, I’ve posted about one such individual who confronted Vickie Soto’s sister and told her that she never existed.

Richards is accused of telling the parent “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon,” according to federal court documents. The statements were made in January. She also wrote, “Look behind you it’s death,” according to the documents.

The parent that she was allegedly threatening was Lenny Pozner whose young son Noah was killed at Sandy Hook. Pozner has become the target of the tin foil hat wearing nutjobs because he took on the unenviable task of engaging these morons in discussing the reality of Sandy Hook.

Mr. Pozner has previously said the following about the Sandy Hook truthers

“Conspiracy theorists erase the human aspect of history,” Pozner told the magazine.

“My child — who lived, who was a real person — is basically going to be erased.”

If convicted, Richards is looking at 20 years behind bars.

With the fourth anniversary of the tragedy approaching in the next couple of days, I’d imagine that a number of these cretins will start emerging from the fetid swamps of their unreasonable imaginations.

UPDATE 12/16/2016: Richards has pleaded not guilty to making death threats against Mr. Pozner.

UPDATE 3/7/2017: Richards is now expected to plead guilty in a change of plea hearing scheduled for March 29th.

Woman tries to have ex’s pregnant wife raped through craigslist

Woman tries to have ex’s pregnant wife raped through craigslist

Michelle Suzanne Hadley

UPDATE: All charges have been dropped against Michelle Suzanne Hadley. New post here.

29-year-old Michelle Suzanne Hadley, of Ontario, California, was arrested for allegedly trying to arrange a rape of her ex-boyfriend’s pregnant wife through craigslist. Police say that Hadley placed ‘rape fantasy’ ads on craigslist posing as the victim…

“Hadley is accused of telling the responders that the victim wanted the responders to have forcible sexual intercourse with her, even if she screamed or resisted,” the district attorney’s office said.

In case you were wondering, yes, there are desperate enough losers who think ads like this are real. Unfortunately men did start showing up at the victim’s home in Anaheim. One suspect even physically attacked the woman before she could call for help. That man is still on the loose.

Hadley had been arrested for these ads back in late June but was recently arrested again, while out on bail, for allegedly continuing to harass and threaten the victim with violence. She’s now being held on $1M bond.

Sadly, this is hardly the first case of craigslist being used for what I call rape by proxy. Just off the top of my head I can remember Jebidiah James Stipe who had his ex-girlfriend raped through craigslist three states away, the unidentified man from Kannapolis, North Carolina, who had his wife raped by another man through craigslist, and Justin Crawford who tried to have his wife raped through craigslist, but she was able to fight off her attackers.

Again, it comes down to the fact that craigslist continues to leave their ads largely unmoderated unless it suits their needs, as Hadley was reportedly able to continually post ads soliciting men to try to rape her victim.

Facebook vigilantes harass wrong woman in gorilla killing

Facebook vigilantes harass wrong woman in gorilla killing

Since the greater American public at large seems to value the life of an animal over that of a child, Facebook lynch mobs rose up to seek out Michelle Gregg. That’s the name of the woman whose son fell into the gorilla cage at the Cincinnati zoo which led to one of the zoo’s gorillas being killed in order to protect the child. The outraged masses took to Facebook in order to send hate mail and death threats to Michelle Gregg, except they were sending their vitriol to the wrong Michelle Gregg. The Michelle Gregg involved with the zoo incident is said to have quickly deleted her online presence after the story hit the media, so an innocent woman was harassed in her stead. The Ms. Gregg that was still on Facebook took it all in stride and handled the harassment with style and aplomb as can be seen here courtesy of FAIL BLOG Continue reading

Father of victim deals with Sandy Hook truthers

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The following link is a great story from The Trace about Lenny Pozner entitled “What Kind of Person Calls a Mass Shooting a Hoax?” Mr. Pozner is the father of Noah Pozner who was tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Mr. Pozner also decided to take it upon himself to engage the people, and I use that term loosely, who believe the conspiracy theory that Sandy Hook didn’t happen.

This is just a sampling of how the ‘truthers’ reacted to him…

Pozner looked to engage in some sort of dialogue with the people who, around this time, made him their chief target. (One video montage that started making the rounds showed images of Noah set to a soundtrack of pornographic sounds.) In June 2014, Pozner accepted an invitation to join a private Facebook group called Sandy Hook Hoax. He told its members that he was willing to answer their questions. “I think I lasted all of eight minutes,” he recalls. One participant said, “Man, I’m gonna have to coach you up if you wanna go on TV and make money Lenny.” Another typical attacker proclaimed, “Fuck your fake family, you piece of shit.”

This is not unlike the jackass that approached Vickie Soto’s family in public to tell them that she never existed.

I urge you to read the entire article to see what these dregs who refuse to believe in reality do to further their preposterous conspiracy fantasies.

I really would love to know what’s broken in the brains of conspiracy theorists that make them believe the garbage they spew.

UPDATE 12/21/2015: One of Mr. Pozner’s detractors, James Tracy, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, has been fired by the school for allegedly harassing Mr. Pozner.

In case you’re wondering the level of Tracy’s harassment…

‘Tracy even sent us a certified letter demanding proof that Noah once lived, that we were his parents, and that we were the rightful owner of his photographic image.’

Firing isn’t enough karma for this assclown. If I were the Pozner’s I would be suing him for every last piece of tin foil.

UPDATE 1/14/2016: In the wake of Tracy’s firing the Washington Post is reporting that the threats against Lenny Pozner have only increased.

A few days after Tracy’s firing was announced, Pozner got several death threats. A woman (judging by the voice) left messages on his phone that sounded like, “You’re gonna die you [expletives and slurs deleted] …And what are you going to do about it? You can do absolutely nothing. … this is coming to you real soon [expletive deleted]. You going to die,” and “You [expletive deleted] look behind you, justice is coming to you real soon.”

I’m actually dumbfounded for once because there’s nothing new that I can say about these crackpots that I haven’t said already. It’s just so pathetic that they’ve taken to harassing a man who lost such a young child in one of the worst crimes in recent history.

UPDATE 4/26/2016: James Tracy is now suing Florida Atlantic University claiming that his termination violated his First Amendment rights. On the one hand, FAU is a state-run university so it could be argued that the government curtailed his speech. On the more realistic hand, harassment is not a form of protected speech. Also, I have to add that I love how these conspiracy nuts will use the courts for their own gain but if they were the one being brought before a judge wouldn’t recognize the authority of the court.

Sandy Hook truther assails victim’s family

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I actually have somewhat of a fascination of conspiracy theories. I think they can be fun little works of fiction. What I can’t stand are the conspiracy theorists themselves who ignore all basic tenets of logic and science just to put forth whatever the latest tripe is that Alex Jones is pushing. It pisses me off even more when these dim-witted troglodytes feel the need to interject themselves in places they’re not welcome with their outrageous accusations.

Recently in Stratford, Connecticut, the Vickie Soto 5K race was being held with the purpose of raising money for educational scholarships in her name. For those of you who may not remember, Vickie Soto was the teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who selflessly put herself between gunman Adam Lanza and her students. She died protecting little lives.

So leave it to some false flag believing asshat to ruin this event. 32-year-old Matthew Mills of Brooklyn and went to the event allegedly with the sole purpose of approaching Vickie Soto’s family

Police said Mills approached Vicki’s Soto’s younger sister, Jillian. They said Mills shoved a photograph in the younger Soto’s face and began angrily charging that not only did the Sandy Hook tragedy not take place, but that Vicki Soto never existed.

Can you imagine walking up to a family at a memorial for their love one who died a tragically violent death to tell them that their daughter/sister didn’t even exist? I’m almost positive that the belief in conspiracy theories is an indication of sever mental illness. The kind that gets you a padded cell with daily electroshock treatments and possibly a frontal lobotomy.

If I were in charge I would round up all the conspiracy theorists and place them in secret FEMA prison camps. That way they’d be separated from the rest of society and they’d probably finally be happy since they told us all along.

UPDATE 12/21/2015: Mills’ lawyer is claiming ‘free speech’ as his client’s defense. Last time I checked, harassment is not a protected form of speech.

As much as patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel so is claiming free speech in order to violate the rights of others.

UPDATE 3/19/2016: Mills no-showed a court hearing last week. The judge has offered the ultimatum to Mills that he accept a plea deal from the state or go to trial. Knowing these conspiracy nuts I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t recognize the judge’s authority.

UPDATE 4/18/2016: Mills entered into an Alford plea and was sentenced to a one year suspended sentence and will have no further contact with Victoria Soto’s family.

In true truther douchebag fashion Mills told a reporter that “I think that the Sandy Hook family members need better acting lessons.”

It’s a damn shame that this assclown didn’t spend any lengthy amount of time in a cell.