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Hilary Nolasco-Delobre, 18, and Davon Myles 26, are charged with breach of peace stemming from melee at Sarku Japan at Westfield Trumbull Mall

Tempers flared up this week at a Connecticut mall over portion sizes, leading at least two diners to physically attack an employee at a Japanese eatery.

The food fracas took place at the Westfield Trumbull Mall at around 4.30pm on Wednesday and was caught on video, which has been making its rounds on social media.

The video shows a man and a woman hurling trays and napkins and other items at staff working at Sarku Japan restaurant situated in the mall food court.

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New York police have shared a shocking video that shows a Bronx man violently assaulting his girlfriend at their job before he was eventually released under the state’s new bail reform.

The Harriman Village Police department said that 20-year-old Jay Vasquez-Paulino attacked the woman he had been dating for about a month on Tuesday.

The assault took place at the Superior Packing company in Harriman, where the duo had been employed.


Horrifying video shows Vasquez-Paulino repeatedly punching and kicking at the woman.

At one point, he even throws his phone at the woman. A bystander can be seen sitting in a chair while the man assaults his girlfriend, but he fails to break the two up.

A woman notices the commotion and tries to put some distance between Vasquez-Paulino and the woman, able to get the man to exit.

A violent rampage caught on surveillance camera shows a man destroying display counters and assaulting a security guard inside of a Bloomingdale’s in Connecticut.

The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at The SoNo Collection Mall on 100 Water Street in Norwalk.

Authorities say Justin Gilbertie entered the cosmetics department and started knocking down items and smashing display units.

One of the security guards confronted Gilberte, who allegedly punched the guard and continued to throw products.

Another security guard attempted to pepper spray Gilberte, but officials say it did little to stop the rampage.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were able to restrain Gilberte after a brief struggle.

He is charged with two counts of third-degree assault, criminal mischief, interfering with an officer, and breach of peace.

Officers say that a security guard and another person sustained minor injuries.

This was an isolated incident, and Bloomingdales is open for business, as is The SoNo Collection Mall.

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A woman walking through the baggage claim area of Miami International Airport while casually removing all of her clothes is now in custody for a mental evaluation.

It was just before midnight when stunned passengers spotted the woman walking by in her dark blue underwear.

Cellphone video shows the woman appears to be singing as she calmly takes off her clothes while walking through the area.

Eventually, she is nude in the middle of the airport.

Moments later, video shows her on top of a police car near the airport exit. She jumps off in traffic and runs over to a waiting police officer who takes her into custody.

Passengers who saw the video were not expecting what they saw.

A Tennessee mother has been charged with murder after her infant son was left unattended in a bathtub full of water and died.

Lindsee Louise Leonardo, 32, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-month-old son Aiden Leonardo, who was left in the tub with his 23-month-old sister.

An 11-month-old Tennessee boy left in a bathtub without supervision has died and his mother is facing charges of murder and abuse after telling authorities she left the child to have some “me time.”

The boy, who was found unresponsive in the tub Wednesday night, died Friday morning, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Erica Estep told news outlets.

Leonardo was charged Thursday with aggravated child abuse, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said. The office announced Friday that Leonardo had been charged with first-degree murder.

Leonardo told police she left Aiden Leonardo and a 23-month-old sibling in the tub so she could have some “me time,” an arrest warrant said. She told police she was away for about 10 minutes during which she smoked a cigarette and listened to music, the warrant states.

A married high school volleyball coach has been charged with rape after police said she engaged in a threesome with a teen boy and an adult female former teacher.

Tulsa County deputies said Joyce Churchwell, a teacher at Berryhill Public Schools, has been under investigation since mid-December. She is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Deputies said they interviewed a student who admitted to having a sexual encounter with Churchwell at her home while her husband was away.

Investigators served multiple search warrants, spoke with witnesses and looked through electronic messages. The District Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant based on the evidence collected.

Churchwell turned herself in Tuesday upon learning about the warrant, deputies said.

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A Florida man accused of a million-dollar Walmart scheme was arrested in Washington County, Florida after deputies pulled him over in a traffic stop.

According to Washington County deputies, Thomas Frudaker, 25, was pulled over on January 8th, 2020.

Deputies say they discovered that Frudaker had an active felony warrant out of Arizona for failure to appear for court on charges of fraudulent schemes and trafficking in stolen property.

According to deputies, Frudaker is currently on felony probation for scheming another Walmart store in Arizona. They say he is believed to have defrauded a total of $1.3 million in inventory from more than 1,000 other Walmart stores nationwide.

Frudaker is waiting for extradition in the Washington County Jail.

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Gainesville woman was arrested Monday after police said she burglarized an unlocked car and urinated in the driver’s seat.

According to the arrest report Lisa Stearns, 49, entered an unlocked car near Northeast 8th Street and took everything in the center console and urinated on the driver’s seat. She left the car and walked toward an empty house near Northeast 9th Street and went inside to use the bathroom.

The car owner followed Stearns to the house until police arrived.

Stearns was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing. She was booked at the Alachua County Jail with no bond set.

A woman Kathleen Ayala, 30, is accused of using a nail clipper to stab her husband has been charged with murder, authorities announced Tuesday.

She also faces weapons charges stemming from the attack that occurred early Sunday at a mobile home complex in Millville, New Jersey.

Ayala and Axel Torres, 35, were arguing in their trailer when the dispute turned physical, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

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A Queens landlord trying to collect $200 in back rent was shoved down the front steps by a deadbeat tenant. The landlord, whose head slammed into the sidewalk, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Medics took him to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died. Police charged the tenant with manslaughter, though the Queens district attorney’s office has yet to formally charge him

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On Saturday, a 37-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly crafting a homemade bomb at a Tampa Walmart.

Emily Stallard was with a child at the time, according to Hillsborough deputies who were called to the scene by a security guard.

He says he noticed something wasn’t quite right.

According to the arrest report, the woman was roaming the aisles for more than an hour. Her behavior was “suspicious,” the security guard told deputies.

Additionally, WFLA has learned the child was the woman’s son, according to her boyfriend.

As Stallard was shopping at Walmart late Saturday afternoon, the security guard on duty began watching her closely, even alerting an FWC officer who was also in the store.

According to the arrest report, the two men were able to stop the mother just as she was about to light the wick of a candle, built in a mason jar with nails and denatured alcohol.

“This shows how important it is that if you see something out of place, say something,” Hillsborough Sheriff Spokesperson Amanda Granit said. “Your actions and what you saw could really make a huge difference, as it did in this case.”

In addition to charges of arson and child endangerment, the woman was also charged with resisting arrest after deputies say she spit on them while being loaded in the patrol car.

“This is really alarming to see this type of behavior and to see a person in such a public place where they could cause damage or hurt people around them,” Granit said.

Stallard remains behind bars at this time.

A Kentucky Mellisa Wolke woman has been charged with murder after allegedly commanding a pitbull to attack a neighbor who died after a dog mauled him.

State police say a woman has been charged with murder after a man with dog bites was found dead in Rockcastle County.

“They’ll be able to tell if it was a gunshot, a dog bite, or heart attack,” said Trooper Scottie Pennington of the Kentucky State Police.

KSP and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call, which came at roughly 3:40 am. When they got to the home on Pug Lane of the U.S. 25, they were met by an overly aggressive dog. According to an arrest citation, 38-year-old Melissa Wolke sicced her pitbull on a man. A neighbor who called 9-1-1 says witnessed Wolke attacking a man and giving her dog commands to attack him. When officers arrived at the home, they found Wolke in the backyard sitting on the man and punching him in the face, while the dog attacked him.

“In the interest of their safety and everyone in the neighborhood, they put the animal down,” Pennington said.

According to Pennington, the victim had dog bites on his face and head, but no one can say for certain if he was killed by those bite wounds.

According to Wolke’s arrest citation, she appeared to have blood on her hands and feet, and a large clump of hair in her hands that were consistent with the victim’s hair. During an interview, Wolke told KSP she was going ‘redneck’ on a man and that she was the owner of the pitbull, which she calls ‘Denali’.

A high school teacher in the Darlington County School District has been arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old student.

The teacher, Anna Elizabeth Jeanette Patton, has been charged with three crimes: sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years of age, no aggravated force or coercion; criminal solicitation of a minor; and disseminating harmful material or exhibiting harmful performance to minors.

“The employee has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation,” Audrey Childers, a spokesperson for the school district, wrote in a news release.

Patton, who is believed to have a young son of her own, is also accused of sending the 16-year-old student nude photos via various social media accounts.

Patton was taken into custody based on evidence gathered in the course of the investigation and statements made by the alleged victim to law enforcement officials.

The 22-year-old remained in jail without bond on Monday afternoon.

Pennsylvania State Police troopers are continuing to investigate an incident where a 2-year-old child was recorded inhaling from a vaping device.

The video of the incident started circulating on social media Sunday

The device is believed to have contained 3 percent nicotine and did not have any traces of THC.

The child did not display any ill effects, other than coughing, after inhaling the smoke.

Authorities notified the child’s parents, who were unaware of that the incident ever took place.

Authorities addressed the situation on Twitter, saying the Crime Investigation Unit are aware of the footage.

‘The Troop A, Indiana Criminal Investigation Unit is aware of a video and is investigating the related incident in which a 2-year-old child was given a vaping device,’ they wrote.

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A yoga instructor in Iowa was arrested for allegedly beating up a man using his cellphone and ‘ruining’ a showing of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood on Friday.

Nicholas Glasgow, 34, was taken into police custody for assault causing bodily injury after an incident at the Marcus Sycamore Cinema in Iowa City, in September.

According to a police report obtained by Smoking Gun, Glasgow became annoyed with a fellow moviegoer before the film began and demanded staff to speak with the victim about his phone usage.

Employees at Marcus Sycamore Cinema reported Glasgow saying, ‘to take care of it or he would,’ but no altercations were reported during the film’s screening.

However, Glasgow approached the victim and his friend after the movie to demand an apology for ‘ruining the film for him.’

Before the victim could respond, Glasgow, who’s six-feet-tall and 230 pounds, unleashed a thrashing on the man.

‘Before he could reaction, [Glasgow] began striking him in the face with a closed-hand fist. The victim and [Glasgow] began to fighting, the victim ended up on the ground, and [Glasgow] starting kicking the victim,’ the police report says.

A homeless man with a lengthy criminal record was behind bars this week after he tried to kidnap a young girl from her mother’s arms at a Venice Beach pizzeria before being tackled by the victim’s uncle, according to police and the family.

The startling crime took place about 7 p.m. on Jan. 4, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

Evan McLaurin-Nelson, 31, approached a woman who was with her child and told the mother that he knew the girl and needed to “save her,” police said in a written statement.

He then followed the mother until she sat down with her 6-year-old daughter in her lap.

McLaurin-Nelson grabbed for the girl, but was forcefully pushed away by a male family member, according to police and surveillance camera footage of the incident.

“Several seconds later, the suspect attempted to grab the girl again,” according to the statement. “This time, the victim’s family member was able to grab the suspect and throw him to the ground. He wrestled with the suspect for several minutes until LAPD Pacific Division officers responded and took the suspect into custody.”

It took six officers to subdue the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, family members said.

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A belching shirtless woman who told a deputy he was the “sexiest thing” she’d seen was arrested after investigators say she was in a traffic crash, according to an affidavit.

When a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at the Nov. 24 crash in the area of Southeast Indian Street and Southeast Dixie Highway in Stuart, he noticed Jamie Schmude, 30, behind the wheel of the crashed four-door vehicle.

She had no shirt on, and her unbuttoned jeans were lowered to her thighs. The vehicle smelled of booze. Schmude slurred her words, mumbling incoherent sentences.

The FBI is looking for a man who robbed several banks in the Charlotte area while wearing not-so-convincing wigs as a disguise and made off with cash without using a weapon.

The ‘Bad Wig Bandit,’ is on the loose and the feds are asking the public for help in tracking him down.

The bureau on Thursday said the suspect, a medium build black male either in his 20s or 30s, robbed three banks in the Charlotte area over the course of the last three weeks.

In each of the robberies, the man simply passed a note to a bank employee. The robber is then believed to have gotten in a getaway car and fled the scene.

On December 13, he is alleged to have tried to rob the BB&T Bank in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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The suspect put his feet on the victim’s lap after he sat down, according to police.

And when the man asked the suspect to remove his feet the aggressor then punched him multiple times until the victim became unconscious.

The video released by authorities shows the victim falling to the bus floor after being struck in the head by the suspect.

Officers said the wanted suspect appeared to be in his mid-30s and exited the bus after the attack.

Police said the victim in the incident lost an eye in the attack.

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Christian Eugene Mosco came up with what appeared to be a sure fire way to win his criminal case in which he was accused of threatening or extorting Jon Hall Chevrolet, a report said. Mosco declined to file criminal charges against himself, the report said.

Only problem is Mosco can’t do that, for at least two very important reasons. First, he is the person charged with the crime, and second, Mosco is not a prosecutor, or even a lawyer.

Mosco, 47, is now facing a slew of additional felony charges that could send him to prison for decades, including impersonating a prosecutor and practicing law without a license. Mosco is listed as a transient in an arrest report but his current home is the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he is being held without bail.

Those charges are on top of the second-degree felony Mosco was already charged with of threats or extortion after investigators said he emailed Jon Hall Chevrolet in Daytona Beach in May 2019 and demanded $50,000 and a 2019 Chevy Malibu in exchange for not revealing two years-worth of sales-records containing customer’s Social Security numbers.

Mosco said he found the records but Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told a TV station at the time that he believed the records were stolen.

Mosco was arrested and charged with threats in the Jon Hall case.

A Florida teacher has been arrested after he was captured on video violently grabbing a 14-year-old student, putting him in a ‘chokehold’ and shoving him out of his classroom.

Buddy Taylor Middle School teacher Jeffrey Paffumi, 47, has now been charged with battery after police were given video footage of the altercation, which took place on Tuesday, by one of the victim’s classmates.

The footage shows an incensed Paffumi thrusting on his arms across the throat of the child from behind, placing the other underneath their armpit, before lifting them up out of their seat and marching them towards the door.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the incident after the boy told his parents and contacted the school.

The student would later go on to tell deputies that he had been playing music on his computer in class on January 7, when Paffumi muted his computer.

When the student unmuted the sound, the 47-year-old grabbed the computer and held it over the student’s head, arrest documents show.

The student then said he told the teacher to ‘put his s**t down, cracker.’

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A convicted sex offender who says he identifies as an eight-year-old girl will spend at least a decade in prison for dozens of images of child pornography found on his home computer.

Joseph Gobrick, 45, claims the images were computer-animated and protected under the First Amendment.

“I’ve always been an 8-year-old girl,’’ Gobrick said at sentencing. “And even my drawings and fantasies, I am always an 8-year-old girl.’’

But police said eight child victims were identified in the pornography recovered from Gobrick’s computer.

Some of the images depicted children between the ages of infant and five years old being sexually assaulted, court records show.

Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Daniel Helmer called Gobrick “a danger to the public.’’
“Even during the trial, the defendant continued to draw, talking about raping babies in the Kent County Jail and making other statements about how this is his constitutional right to continue to do so,” Helmer said.

Kent County Circuit Court Judge Paul Denenfeld recently sentenced Gobrick to between 10 and 20 years in prison.

“Based on everything he’s said and done, including bragging about what he was drawing in his cell, he obviously doesn’t think child sexually abusive material is wrong,’’ Denenfeld said. “This isn’t just virtual stuff; this is also real people being harmed.’’

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Kenton County Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry now faces nine charges from state investigators related to favoritism, sexual advances and consuming alcohol in the courthouse. The judge denies the charges, according to her response filed with Kentucky’s Judicial Conduct Commission.

The response was filed Monday but wasn’t released until late Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier Wednesday The Enquirer reported the judge was at the center of an investigation by the commission, the only entity in the state that can punish a sitting judge. Later in the day, the commission disclosed everything that it investigated – and that the judge now faces charges.

The commission’s formal proceeding began Nov. 18, according to the Notice of Formal Proceedings and Charges released Wednesday.

“What serving as Family Court Judge for Kenton County – in particular, since being elected to that position in November 2018 – you have engaged in a pattern of conduct that constitutes misconduct in offices and violates the Code of Judicial Conduct,” the document read. The specific charges are:

Coercion to participate in judicial campaign.
Retaliation for failure to support judicial campaign.
Facilities and timesheet falsification.
Retaliation against school employees.
Ex Part Communication with GAL panel members.
Harassment and Retaliation Against Katherine Schulz
Inappropriate hiring and relationship with Mr. Penrose.
Hiring and appointing court staff not based on merit.
Failure to be candid and honest with the commission.
Now that charges have been filed, the judge will face a disciplinary hearing, likely to be held somewhere in Northern Kentucky, within the next two or three months. No date has been set for the hearing.

A 27-year-old woman is facing drug charges after a drug-detecting K9 sniffed out $1.2 million worth of cocaine during a recent traffic stop in Florida. Elizabeth Espinoza, of Raskin, was acting unusually nervous, prompting troopers to call in their K9 and search her car. Troopers later found 12 kilos of cocaine (worth roughly $1.2 million) hidden within the dashboard and other voids within the vehicle.