Category Archives: Straight No Chaser

Teen Who Escaped Corrective Services Contacts Police for ‘Better Mugshot’

Mugshot of Amy Sharp used by the Shepherdsville Police in Australia. She didn't like it one bit!
Mugshot of Amy Sharp used by the Shepherdsville Police in Australia. She didn’t like it one bit!

*Let’s just file this one under Idiot of the Week shall we? But let me set this up for you. You are arrested for property offenses, but you somehow escape. Of course the first thing your dumb ass is going to do is go on Facebook.

Oh! What’s this? It’s ME!!! Ugh. Why’d they use THAT picture?

Why not use THIS ONE instead!?

This is the exact scenario 18-year-old Amy Sharp brought to life in Australia after police posted a photo of her online in an attempt to locate her.

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TV Station Suspends Female Anchors, Orders Them To Lose Weight

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*They say the camera adds 10 pounds, and that everyone looks a little…healthier on TV.  Egypt’s state broadcaster thinks it’s more than the camera for eight of its female anchors, and has suspended them and ordered them to lose weight!  

The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has given the women just one month to take off the pounds before allowing them to appear again on air with what they say will be “appropriate appearance.”

Interestingly, the ERTU has a female director, Safaa Hegazy, who used a be TV anchor!  

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Lest you ask, yes, Hegazy is what many in the US would call a “skinny beeeatch.”   I think she looks like Sally Field, but anyway… Continue reading

Online Date Ends Up Being ‘The Last’ for This Single Dad (Video)

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*A single father who was looking for love on the online dating site, Plenty of Fish, was found dead on his kitchen floor after he went out on a date with an 18-year-old girl who it was later learned, had set him up for a robbery.

His murder may have been a last minute decision.

27-year-old Adam Hilarie met 18-year-old Hailey Bustos via Plenty of Fish, an online dating site. The two went bowling on their first date. After the date the pair went back to Hilarie’s house, and upon parting, Bustos texted: “I had a good time and would like to see you again.”

The agreement turned out to be a grave mistake.

They set up a meet at Hilarie’s place for the next night. But instead of arriving alone, the girl brought three friends with her.

According to a report on the Miami Herald:

Cops said 18-year-old Hailey Bustos had been paid $50 to arrange the theft of Hilarie’s TVs, Xbox and iPhone, and returned hours later for the robbery with the three men.

The incident escalated.

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Judge Orders Parents of Dead Son to Pay Legal Fees of Alleged Suspects

Kenneth and Jackie Johnson with photo of son, Kendrick, in the back.
Kenneth and Jackie Johnson with photo of son, Kendrick, in the back.

*My god. Position yourselves people, because it’s going to be hard to wrap your brain around this one. Do you recall the tragic 2013 story about a teenage boy’s body that was found rolled up in a gym mat at Lowndes High School in Valdosta? Well the case was just closed and they were no closer to what may have been the truth on how Kendrick Johnson ended up in that mat. But here’s the thing: after all was said and done, a judge has now ordered the dead teen’s parents to pay the legal fees of the two brothers they suspect murdered him!

Kenneth and Jackie Johnson pointed to Brian and Branden Bell, saying they killed their son, and filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the brothers, who had alibis and witnesses to back it up.

In March, the Johnson’s withdrew their lawsuit.

The feds got involved and Michael Moore, former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia,  brought on lawyers and investigators from the Justice Department, District of Columbia police officers, U.S. marshals and the FBI to investigate. All of this personnel claim that nearly 100 interviews were done and, according to a statement by the Justice Department, “tens of thousands” of emails and text messages were reviewed, along with surveillance videos from Lowndes High School, where Johnson’s body was discovered on Jan. 11, 2013.

Still, no evidence to substantiate the parents claims of coul play. Continue reading

Shocking! Man Caught on Tape Trying to Kidnap Toddler (Watch)

Stephen O'Brien can be seen carrying a young child over his shoulder as he leaves a store.
Stephen O’Brien can be seen carrying a young child over his shoulder as he leaves a store.

*Parents, I hate to break it to you but, you’ve probably heard the saying, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” Only thing is, it’s usually associated with something cute and gimmicky. Some scary movie or sales pitch. Unfortunately, that’s not the case here. Nut jobs are getting more brazen than ever these days. Only last week we heard about the Glendale woman who, in broad daylight snatched, or attempted to snatch two young children. Fortunately, two days later she was captured. Now some other fool has walked right up to a family in a supermarket and lifted their one-year-old child over his shoulder and walked out.

Let me say that again.

He lifted these people’s child up onto his shoulder and WALKED OUT!

And there is video to prove it below.

Before we go any further, I’m happy to report the kidnapper, identified as Stephen O’Brien, didn’t get far and the kid is fine, thanks to his dad who, after the shock of it wore off, followed the crazy man out of the store and  took his child back before alerting store employees to call the cops.

When you see the guy hand the child back, without further incident, watch what he does to the father.

W-E-I-R-D. Continue reading

Gender is ‘Out’ — You’re Either ‘Student’ or ‘Scholar’ at Charlotte Schools

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*…unless you’re Transgender, that is.

Shakespeare once asked, what’s in a name? Well today’s unedited response might be, a whole helluva lot if it determines your sex! However, staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been told to no longer refer to students as “boys” or “girls.” Instead they must be addressed as “students” or “scholars.”

Well, I guess I get how this can now be so problematic. But I am sure these staffers are gonna need some time to acclimate to the new rule so I hope they won’t be tapped too badly if they slip up.

The new instruct, targeted to school principals and counselors, is actually to offer more support for transgender students, who, by the way, are to be addressed by their new, chosen gender.

Focus is also to be more directly placed on supporting these students; who may become the target of bullying due to their chosen role. And to this end, the staff has been provided training via a presentation entitled “Supporting Transgender Students.”

LifeSite refers to an opinion piece article by the Independent Journal Review (IJR) that says under the new guidelines a boy who dresses like a girl may go on all-girl overnight trips, literally sleeping with a girls team while “no one outside of those on a ‘need to know’ basis will know,” and “any school administrator who alerts the other girls without the consent of the student will presumably be disciplined.”

In other words, a student’s privacy usurps even a parent’s need to know; as included in the new list of guidelines is…

“A student’s transgender status is confidential.”

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Olympians Have To Pay Federal Taxes On Their Medals

Olympian Simone Biles, earning her 4th gold medal this week in Rio.
Olympian Simone Biles, earning her 4th gold medal this week in Rio.

*Simone Biles is bringing home mucho oro from the Olympics in Rio…

(that’s “a lot of gold”…thank you, Rosetta Stone!)

…but Uncle Sam will be expecting his cut after she gets back.

I guess I should have known. Lottery winners often pay hefty taxes on cash prizes. But I guess I figured that after athletes like Biles gave their blood, sweat and tears to beat out every other athlete in the world in their sport of choice, the US government could give them a break on the tax bill.

Nope.

It seems that in addition to the gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to Olympians, cash awards are also dispensed. Big ones: $25,000 for gold medals, $15,000 for silvers, and $10,000 for bronze ones.

With maximum taxes that look like this…

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School Girl’s ‘New Friend’ Turns Out to Be Sister Kidnapped Two Decades Ago (Watch)

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Left: Celeste Nurse with baby Zephany in April 1997, and (right) exiting courthouse following the hearing of kidnapper.

*My god. No telling who your child may bring home from school. But consider yourself among the fortunate if her ‘new friend’ turns out to be her biological sister that was kidnapped nearly two decades earlier! 

It happened in Cape Town, South Africa. After 17 years of celebrating the birthday of a daughter who was snatched from them only three days after her birth at a Cape Town hospital, Morne and Celeste Nurse got a phone call that assured them they were  parents again! Continue reading