August 11, 2015 |
The 700-pound robot took a beating as the man with a sledgehammer hacked off its arm and then, in a surprising show of strength, shoved its mangled body off the front porch of the Lindenwold home. The Camden County Sheriff's Office had sent the robot - which has a microphone through which a deputy can speak - to negotiate with the man after he fired gunshots in the neighborhood and barricaded himself. Now, with the robot having drawn the man out of the home after about an hour, authorities realized that he no longer had a gun. The SWAT officers approached and, as the man tried to charge at them, Capt.
April 25, 2015 |
A naked man climbed on top of an out-of-service smoke tower in Vineland, N.J., where police negotiated for three hours Thursday morning to persuade him to come down. "Luckily we were able to talk him down without him getting hurt, or anyone else getting hurt," said Vineland Detective Lt. Matthew Finley. About 7:45 a.m., the man climbed the exterior ladder portion of the smokestack, about 200 feet high, setting off concern that he would jump or fall, Finley said. Emergency crews brought an inflatable cushion, while negotiators talked with the man..
August 26, 2014 |
POLICE DIDN'T SAY whether that was really the Messiah early yesterday on Columbus Boulevard in South Philly. The following is what they did divulge: A 57-year-old man who suffers from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder began taking some new medication with alcohol late Saturday or early yesterday. By 4 a.m., he was found half-naked on Columbus Boulevard near Dickinson Street, having been thrown from a black sedan and then punched by a passenger from the car. The medicated man, whose name was not released, was treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for a busted lip. He had run onto the boulevard, banging on passing vehicles and proclaiming himself the Messiah.
July 2, 2013 |
EVEN AFTER he was shot by cops, a naked man who caused a disturbance in Tioga on Saturday morning was able to walk two blocks before collapsing from his injuries, police said. About 5:10 a.m., an officer on patrol around 22nd Street and Allegheny Avenue spotted the naked man "acting in a very unstable and violent manner," police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said in a statement. The man, whose name hasn't been released, was seen throwing a newspaper honor box and large rocks before he laid down in front of a SEPTA bus, police said.
July 1, 2013 |
A naked man who went on a rampage was shot by a police officer and seriously wounded in North Philadelphia after punching out the windshield of a squad car early Saturday, police said. About 5 a.m., an officer noticed the man near 22d Street and Allegheny Avenue "acting in a very unstable and violent manner," police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said. The officer watched as the man picked up and threw a metal newspaper box, hurled "large rocks," and lay in the middle of the street in front of a SEPTA bus, Stanford said.
June 15, 2013 |
It all started with a quarrel over who was going to walk the dog, officials say. Now, police in Chester County are looking for a man charged with murdering his stepfather. An arrest warrant has been issued for Devaine Justin Scott, 19, of Caln Township, after he allegedly shot Joseph Durham on Monday during a fight. According to police, Scott had just finished a shower when Durham asked him to take the family dog for a walk before going to bed. The two quarreled, then began fighting.
November 25, 2012
Pop Unapologetic (Def Jam ***) If you count Good Girl Gone Bad 's "Reloaded Edition," Rihanna has put out an album a year since 2005. Wow. The good, early Pon de Replay , S.O.S. , and Umbrella were defined by their lack of a personality. So she and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown have spent the latter half of her career on mutated carnality. Last year's Talk That Talk was her most joyous, sexual, carpet-bombing album, all dubstep synths and hard-as-nails Euro-dance structures alongside all the staccato-hook FX she nicked from The-Dream.
July 21, 2012 |
A man walked down a South Jersey street in daylight, stripped, and fondled himself in front of a mother and her daughter, according to police. Gloucester Township police say John Boyle Jr., 44, was charged with lewdness and taken to the Camden County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. The incident began about 2:20 p.m. Thursday when police say Boyle was walking down Oak Avenue in the township's Hilltop section when he removed his shirt and pants. They say that Boyle, who lives on the Black Horse Pike in Hilltop, exposed himself and masturbated in front of a mother and her 15-year-old daughter as they were entering a vehicle.
June 14, 2012 |
The alleged abduction and rape of a 9-year-old girl hit too close to home for Clarissa Smith, whose two daughters often play with the victim on their Feltonville block. "It really got to me," Smith said. "It's crazy, to think about a 9-year-old. He must be sick. " Police said that the girl was roused from sleep about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when she felt someone touch her leg in the bedroom she shares with siblings in their home on D Street near Wyoming Avenue. She awoke to find a naked man inside the room, according to investigators.
May 29, 2012 |
MIAMI - A witness says a naked man chewing on the face of another naked man on a downtown highway ramp kept eating and growled at a police officer, who fatally shot him to make him stop. Larry Vega told WSVN-TV in Miami that he was riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon off the MacArthur Causeway, which connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach, when he saw the savage attack on the bridge's off-ramp. "The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, 'Get off!