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Teen Caught Shoplifting with Dead Baby

Shoplifting with Fetus

Where’s Paul Blart: Mall Cop when you need him? On Thursday afternoon two 17-year-old girls were caught shoplifting at a Victoria’s Secret with a stillborn fetus inside one of their bags. And before you ask, no, this did not happen in Florida – it was midtown Manhattan.

After the mall security guard stopped the two teenagers on suspicion of shoplifting sexy lingerie, he asked to see what was in their foul smelling bag. Inside he found his own worst nightmare: the decomposing corpse of a baby boy wrapped in clothes inside a black plastic bag.

The baby belonged to 17-year-old student and mother of a 2-year-old boy, Tiona Rodriguez of Crown Heights in Brooklyn. The clearly unfit mother said she gave birth on Wednesday and didn’t know what to do with the premature stillborn baby. So logically she just decided to tote it around while shoplifting lingerie.

The security guard alerted the NYPD and the teen was taken to the hospital to get checked out and hopefully have a psych evaluation.

Rodriguez, who was described as “heavy set,” may not have known she was 6 months pregnant. On Wednesday, the same day she said she gave birth, she complained in a Facebook post about painful period cramps.

Police haven’t charged her with any crime relating to carrying around a dead fetus but the two teens were charged with petty larceny and possession of stolen property.

But her real mistake was not shutting down her Facebook page when the news hit. Internet commenters are not known as the nicest people in the world and this case was no exception:

“Just so you know, if it turns out that the baby was born alive, I sincerely hope that you get what’s coming to you. No matter the situation, holding on to a dead body and carrying it around in a shopping bag is not normal by any means,” wrote one angry poster.

“I don’t see how she could be a good mom to her other child after going about her day like her newborn baby isn’t dead. It makes me sick that we live in a world like this!” another vented.

Hmm. Maybe they shouldn’t have released her name. After all, she is a minor and if she didn’t handle the miscarriage very well, she probably won’t be handling this like a pro either…

Via: Christian Post

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US Rep. Renee Ellmers Needs Her Paycheck… And Other News

Renee Ellmers

Furloughed employees – blah blah blah. The bottom line is that Renee Ellmers NEEDS her paycheck.

The US government shutdown has furloughed some 800,000 federal employees who must go without pay until the Republicans and the Democrats become friends. But since they President and the members of Congress are considered “essential” to the country, they are still being paid. In lieu of this, some members of the Republican party have announced that they will be foregoing their paychecks during the GOP-led shutdown. But not North Carolina’s Renee Ellmers! The Republican congresswoman said that she needs her $170,000 annual salary too much to donate it. “I need my paycheck. That’s the bottom line,” Renee Ellmers said to Raleigh’s WTVD Channel 11. “I understand that there may be some other members who are deferring their paychecks, and I think that’s admirable. I’m not in that position.” I don’t think the 800,000 furloughed employees are in that position either – but they don’t have a choice…or a rich surgeon for a husband. Raw Story

Hell RideLast weekend a pack of motorcyclists overreacted to some classic Asian driving. A driver of a SUV accidently rear-ended a biker on the road and when he pulled over to see if he was ok, the bikers attacked! Fearing for his life, the driver, Alexian Lien, sped away, running over one of the bikers in the process. The motorcyclists, who included an undercover NYPD cop, followed him, smashed the SUV windows, pulled the dad out of the car and beat him while his wife and toddler watched from the car. The cop, who did not want to blow his cover, did nothing to stop the attack. He has since lawyered up. NBC News

GiapHe ousted the US from Vietnam and now Jesus (?) has ousted him from earth. North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap died on Friday at the ripe age of 102.  The General was most famous for his battlefield victory at Dien Bien Phu which drove France out of the country as well as his relentless resistance to US troops. The former teacher turned respected military figure was among the last survivors of the generation that saw Vietnam go from colonial rule to communism. New York Times

Police officers investigate the scene where a man set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Capitol on the U.S. National Mall in WashingtonDC is really going crazy… Did they shutdown all the psychiatric facilities too? One day after a delusional woman who believed President Obama was spying on her crashed into the White House gates, a man lit himself on fire on the National Mall while facing the US Capitol. The unidentified man doused himself in gasoline and set himself ablaze while nearby joggers attempted to extinguish him with their sweaty jogging shorts. The victim was “conscious and breathing” when firefighters arrived to airlift him to the hospital. No word yet on his motivation for burning himself alive or whether or not he had signed up for Obamacare yet. USA Today

Egyptian clashesI guess that ban on all Muslim Brotherhood related activities didn’t quite take. Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with opponents and Egyptian riot police in central Cairo. The Brotherhood buddies were marching in protest on their way to Tahrir Square when security forces intervened. The police resorted to the tactic of firing tear gas into the crowds. Better than firing bullets! Oh wait, they did that too. Four people are reported dead and at least 40 others injured.  BBC News

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New York City Mayoral Update: Weiners & Kittens

Bill de Blasio New York City Race

New York City is one step closer to replacing Mayor Michael Bloomberg!

According to unofficial results, Bill de Blasio has won New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary. But even though he won the most votes, the Board of Elections isn’t letting him go that easy. Instead they said they would hold a recount in the Democratic race since de Blasio captured 40.21 percent of the votes cast—hovering just barely above the magic threshold of the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff.

You know what else would have avoided a runoff? Weiner dropping out of the race. Now it will take another week or so to recount the votes and if de Blasio is under 40 percent, a runoff will be held on Oct.1 with the second place finisher, former city controller Bill Thompson.

However, without Anthony Weiner/Carlos Danger in the race, we wouldn’t have been able to laugh at his dismal 5% finish. And as if acquiring only 5% of the vote wasn’t humiliating enough, one of his sexting partners, Sydney Leathers (who incidentally is now launching a porn career), showed up at Weiner’s campaign party intending to confront him. When Weiner caught wind of her plan, he tried to sneak in through the backdoor of the McDonald’s next door. Being the fame whore that she is, Sydney ran after him, resulting in an awkwardly hilarious McDonald’s chase.

As for who didn’t show up, well, that would be Wiener’s wife, Huma Abedin. Weiner did not mention her in his concession speech and despite being by his side during the height of his scandal, she was noticeably absent from the party.

After the McDonald’s chase and the concession speech, Weiner was driven away from the rally but not before flipping off a bunch of reporters. Great way to end a great campaign!

On the Republican front, Joe Lhota, the former head of the New York City transit service and the official anti-kitten candidate, won the Republican race with 52% of the vote, defeating gazillionaire John Catsimatidis, who had 41 percent of the vote.

Hmm. I’m not too sure about this one. There’s only one thing I care about when it comes to voting – a candidate’s stance on kittens (hence why Stephen Harper is in power in Canada). After train service was stopped in Brooklyn last week to rescue two little kittens on the tracks, Lhota announced he would not have shut down the trains. Big mistake.

Kitten on Subway Tracks

His opponents quickly jumped on this.

Main rival John Catsimatidis reaffirmed his love of kittens and noted that you can’t spell “Catsimatidis” without “cats”.

As for the Democrats, a spokesman says Bill Thompson would “work to protect” the subway kittens in such a situation.

Christine Quinn’s spokesperson says she “would have stopped the trains for the kitties.”

Even Weiner tried to scrounge up a few votes by appealing to cat lovers.

“If Anthony is elected mayor,” his spokesperson Barbara Morgan said, “he will not only stop trains for kittens, he will personally crawl over the third rail to do it.

Luckily Lhota realized his mistake in time to win the primary. At the Republican mayoral debate Lhota insisted he was pro-cat.

I never said I wanted to kill a cat. I’m not the anti-kitten candidate. Let’s talk about the facts, let’s talk about the real facts here. First off, as you all know, I have pets. I love pets. I grew up with cats … We have thousands of cats, literally thousands of cats, that are in the subway system every single day, day and night, scurrying across the tracks and they don’t get killed.”

On second thought, that doesn’t sound very pro-cat at all…. it sounds like helpless kittens will be left to fend for themselves under Lhota’s rule. Can we get Anthony Weiner back??? Please??

Via: BBC News

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New York Tests Out Bike-Share Program… And Other News

New York Bike Share

It didn’t catch on in Toronto, but Mayor Bloomberg is determined to make it work in New York.

New York City has launched the first phase of its bike-share program, placing 6,000 bikes at 333 stations in the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Although it’s off to a late start (10 months later than scheduled), fourteen thousand New York hipsters have already signed up. For an annual fee of $95 New Yorkers can take unlimited bike rides of less than 45 minutes each. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the program was a “big win” for the city. BBC News

Zimmerman v MartinFamiliarity with guns and marijuana use do not make you a shooting target. A Florida judge ruled that “hostile” texts Trayvon Martin sent before being fatally shot and the fact that marijuana was in his system when he died are inadmissible in George Zimmerman’s trial for second-degree murder. Bad news for Zimmerman, who claimed he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. The judge is still mulling over whether the 911 call in which Martin ‘might’ be heard screaming in the background can be used in the June 10 trial. CNN

Frosted Mini WheatsKellogg’s frosted mini-wheats will NOT improve your child’s attentiveness, memory and other cognitive functions. Instead you’ll just be left with an annoying kid hopped up on sugar. Kellogg’s learned that the hard way after they agreed to pay $4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the marketing claims it made for Frosted Mini-Wheats. Kellogg says in a statement that the ad campaign in question ran about four years ago and that it has since adjusted its messaging to incorporate guidelines set by the Federal Trade Commission. Now, the new slogan is all about fiber: “fill you up first thing and help keep you focused all morning.” CBC News

GoatGoats gone wild! A goat has been terrorizing a Brazilian village, causing hilarious YouTube footage.  Residents of Londrina, Brazil recently filmed a troublesome goat on a rampage as he terrorized bystanders, motorcyclists and even the cameraman, knocking old ladies over and running people off the road before he was finally subdued. After the goat head-butting rampage, there was nothing left to do except upload the footage. Raw Story

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