Cop run over by LetGo thieves in amateur sting attempt

Cop run over by LetGo thieves in amateur sting attempt

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An Indianapolis woman had her cell phone stolen after trying to sell it on LetGo. In an attempt to try to catch the thieves she placed another ad, then told the people she believed robbed her to meet her at a local hospital parking lot. The woman informed hospital security to be on the lookout for these men. Among one of the security guards was an off duty police officer. For some unexplained reason, the security guards went along with this plan.

When the alleged thieves arrived, the security guards tried to apprehend them. Instead, the suspects fled in their car, striking one of the security guards. That guard happened to be the off-duty officer who fired at the fleeing suspects. Fortunately, his injuries were minor, but his shot hit the windshield of the suspects’ car. The suspects didn’t get away for long as they messaged the woman again saying they were still interested in buying the phone. This led to the arrest of 29-year-old Christopher Johnson and 33-year-old Brandon Hayworth.

Even though this comedy of errors led to the arrest of two alleged thieves, this woman’s plan could have had disastrous results. Only by the grace of God was the off-duty officer not killed. Hospital security guards are not your personal police force. If you were to have something stolen in this manner, contact police and let them coordinate any attempts to recover your property or identify the culprits. If you take the law into your own hands it could get you, or somebody else, killed.

Vigilantes hit wrong man with car in Detroit Kik kreeper case

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Recently in Detroit authorities have been looking for a suspect who allegedly targeted an 11-year-old girl on mobile messaging app Kik among other possible victims. Instead of letting police do their job one member of a victim’s family allegedly took it upon themselves to hit a 19-year-old male with their car who they thought was the suspect. Detroit police say the man had nothing to do with the crime but that didn’t stop an actual mob from forming and ending up with a man being literally hit by a moving vehicle. Even if this man had happened to be the suspect this act would have more than likely damaged any kind of prosecution against him. Now as it stands members of the initial victim’s family could be facing criminal charges. Vigilantes are only cool in comic books and on TV, leave their actions there.

No word on if this man was first wrongly blamed on Facebook but I wouldn’t doubt it.

Mercades Nichols back in jail

Mercades Nichols

Mercades Nichols

Teen in notorious videotaped beating back in jail:

The so-called ring leader in the videotaped beating of Victoria Lindsay is back in jail.

18-year-old Mercades Nichols was arrested this past Wednesday for violating the terms of her probation.

It seems that Ms. Nichols got into some kind of dispute with a neighbor then drove her grandmother’s car up on to the neighbors’ lawn aiming towards the neighbors.

She is currently being held without bail.

Personally I’m surprised it took this long for her to violate her parole.