#RizzNews: Woman gouges out own eyes, leaving bystanders stunned and disturbed, A Woman Sues Her Boyfriend When He Suddenly Vanishes With Winning Lottery Ticket, Mother who carried out murder-suicide suffered from postpartum depression, and MORE!
Hillsboro mayor claims wrongful arrest following confrontation with officer
The Mayor of Hillsboro was arrested after allegedly yelling expletives and challenging a Jefferson County deputy to take off his badge and fight him at a High Ridge gas station. Around 2 p.m. Monday, an on-duty deputy was confronted by Dennis Bradley, 65, as he was leaving the gas station. Bradley began yelling at the officer and challenged him to a physical confrontation, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Bradley told News 4 by phone, "I pointed my finger and tapped him on his flak jacket. I wasn't trying to do him bodily harm."
The mayor and officer have a history with each other as the officer reportedly arrested a Bradley's son for DUI in 2014. Reportedly this is not the first time Bradley has confronted the officer. Surveillance video from the gas station shows Bradley walking into the gas station as the officer was walking out and Bradley taps him on the arm.
"The officer clearly was attempting to walk away," said Captain Gary Higginbotham with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. "[He] mentions something like 'It's in the past, you need to go home, on with your business.' Something to that effect."
Police said the deputy advised Bradley to leave him alone but he continued to follow the deputy to his patrol car. Bradley began poking the officer in his chest, demanding him to take off his badge and gun. Bradley was warned repeatedly to stop touching the officer or he would be taken into custody, police said. After refusing to comply, Bradley was placed under arrest.
"At some point Mr. Bradley got a hold of his hand or his fingers and his wrist and began twisting. So at that point he disengaged and used pepper spray," Higginbotham said.
The arresting officer had to pepper spray Bradley in the confrontation. The mayor faces possible charges of resisting arrest, stalking-harassment and assault in the 4th degree. He was transported to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and released. Bradley told News 4 that he was wrongfully arrested after arguing with the officer and said the confrontation began after the officer allegedly gave him the middle finger. The officer now has an order of protection against the mayor, and in documents filed with the court, claims Bradley tried to confront him again when he was released from jail. Bradley, who was sworn in less than a year ago, said he will not resign and the Board of Aldermen would have to vote him out to make him quit.
"Maybe I was wrong for the way I acted toward the officer. But I'm one who protects my family," he said.
Man who claimed he was victim now charged in attempted armed robbery
A 29-year-old man was arrested after police said he initially claimed to shoot a man in self-defense in downtown St. Louis. On Aug. 26, police said the suspect approached two men who stopped near the 1100 block of Lucas Ave asking for a ride at 3 a.m. The suspect, Patrick Owens, allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded the men to hand over their wallets. Instead, the men refused and all three began to struggle over the gun. Owens shot one of the men before the victims wrestled the gun away and fled the scene. According to police, officers spotted the victims running down the street, attempting to hide the gun nearby. Moments later, Owens told police that the victims had attacked him and stolen his gun. Police initially arrested one of the men based on Owens' statements. A surveillance video helped police verify which scenario was factual. One of the victims was transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown. Owens was charged with two counts of armed criminal action, attempted robbery, making a false report, assault in the second degree on Wednesday.
1 dead, another injured in shooting at Florissant Show-Me's
One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting that happened at a Show-Me’s restaurant in Florissant Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened at the Show-Me’s location in the 1700 block of New Florissant Road just after 4:00 p.m. It's not known if the shooting happened inside the restaurant or in the parking lot. Police on scene said one person was killed and another was injured. One person was taken into custody. News 4 has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.
Family: Mother who carried out murder-suicide suffered from postpartum depression
A family that was killed in a murder-suicide in South City was laid to rest Wednesday. Matthew Trokey, his wife Mary Jo Trokey and their three-month-old daughter were all found fatally shot inside a home in St. Louis Hills Friday afternoon. Police said the family dog was also killed. Family members at their funeral Wednesday said Mary Jo had been suffering from postpartum depression. Police believe the mother shot and killed her husband and daughter. News 4 reached out to MOMS Line which is a local support group for mothers.
“It can be confusing because everywhere we see messages, you’re supposed to be happy when you have a newborn and often we feel overwhelmed and tired and not as happy as we're supposed to be and there’s no shame in reaching out to get some help and support,” said Kim Martino-Sexton who is a postpartum resource coordinator at SSM Health.
Martino-Sexton said 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression and it can manifest itself in different forms.
“They often have trouble sleeping, they cry a lot, they feel overwhelmed, they don’t feel like themselves, they’re sometimes very protective of their baby or they sometimes don’t feel like they’re connecting with their baby,” Martino-Sexton said.
She adds feelings of isolation are also associated. Martino-Sexton encourages all mothers to reach out to the MOMS Line for someone to talk to. The “warm line,” which is similar to a hotline connects you with other moms since it’s a peer-led group. They can also direct you to other help if needed.
You can reach MOMS Line at 314-768-MOMS. You can leave a message and someone will call you back in 24 hours.
Customers say mechanic took joyride with their cars
Customers told News 4 Investigates they hired a car repairman on Craigslist and he ended up taking their cars for a joy ride. Ken Bailey advertised himself as “The Transmission Man” on Craigslist. He even offered to come to customers’ homes to pick up the car in need of repair. But some of those customers contacted News 4 after not getting what they paid for. Eddie Coffman told News 4 he paid Bailey $600 to repair his son’s transmission. But Coffman said Bailey did not do any real work and he had to hire a different mechanic to fix the car.
“It’s probably the lousiest experience I’ve ever had,” said Coffman.
In St. Charles County, another customer is actually suing Bailey. The lawsuit claims the car owner paid Bailey $925 he did not fix the car. Chris Arns of Kirkwood says he paid Bailey $1,100 and Bailey did nothing. Arns also says Bailey kept his vehicle for nearly a month, its whereabouts unknown, and used it for a joyride all over town.
“1800 miles put on the car during that time … I think he was using it to drive around to get other cars to pick it up using it for his own mileage,” said Arns.
When News 4 confronted Bailey he said he “didn't know I had no complaints on nothing so I’ll see about it … I ain’t got no comment, I build good transmissions.”
Check out the full interview clip HERE.
CORNELL FRATERNITY SUSPENDED AFTER 'PIG ROAST' SEX CONTEST
A Cornell University fraternity has been suspended after an investigation uncovered a cruel game of sexual bets. As part of its “pig roast” contest, Cornell’s Zeta Beta Tau’s chapter at the Ivy League school rewarded members for sleeping with the heaviest women.
"The contest was referred to as a 'pig roast.' In the event of a tie, additional points were awarded to the new member who had had sex with a woman who had weighed the most. The new members were told not to inform the women of the contest," the university said in a statement.
Members of the chapter will be on probation for two years, during which they will be subject to reviews, must undertake training programs on sexual violence, participate in events during the university’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week and hire a live-in adviser. The fraternity said on its Facebook page that it “would like to first and foremost express our mutual disgust along with those who feel hurt or victimized.” It added that it did not know about the contest until December. The Cornell chapter said it will conduct a review of the incident, and planned to expel some members.
The president of the school’s Interfraternity Council, Paul Russell, told The Cornell Daily Sun that his group is “working to make sure these sorts of incidents don’t become normalized.”
A series of campus scandals have put college fraternities under scrutiny, with critics accusing them of fostering a culture of misogyny. In November, Northwestern University suspended a fraternity chapter and ordered another to cease operations after reports emerged of sexual assaults and druggings on campus.
Woman gouges out own eyes, leaving bystanders stunned and disturbed
Elizabeth Hiott could only call it “terrible” and said the 911 dispatcher didn't even believe what she was describing. The South Carolina woman rushed outside the church where she works when she heard someone yelling, “Call 911.” The cause for alarm was a 19-year-old woman kneeling at nearby train tracks, gouging out her eye with her hands.
“It was terrible what I witnessed, it really was,” said Hiott, who works at the South Main Chapel and Mercy Center in Anderson, SC.
“It was across the street and I could see blood and could hear her screaming, and I realized something was wrong. Something was terribly wrong,” she said.
Witnesses said they attempted to stop her, but couldn’t.
“I immediately called 911 and it almost felt like the 911 dispatcher didn’t even believe me, that’s how crazy it was,” Hiott said.
By the time Anderson County deputies and emergency medical crews got to the woman, witnesses said she had gouged out the other eye. The woman was holding her eyes in her hands, fighting anyone coming near her. Eventually the woman was put on a stretcher and flown by medical helicopter to the hospital. Hiott said she'd seen the woman in church for some services and during meal time but that she wasn't a regular.
"Prayer and community and family is what's going to get us through this,” Hiott said.
via Live 5 News
A Woman Sues Her Boyfriend When He Suddenly Vanishes . . . With Their Winning Lottery Ticket
Now THIS is how you ghost someone.
Last fall, a woman named Denise Robertson was living with her boyfriend, Maurice Thibeault, in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. They'd been living together for over two years, and they always played the lottery together.
Well . . . on September 20th, Denise heard on the radio that a winning ticket had been sold in Chatham. Maurice had bought their tickets that week, so she asked him if it was one of the ones he got. He said it wasn't.
But when she got home from work the next day . . . he was GONE. His clothes, his toothbrush, all of his stuff, and his passport were missing. And he didn't respond to any of her calls or messages.
Because, yeah, it turns out he HAD bought the ticket that won the $4.9 million jackpot. And he didn't want to share it with her.
So Denise just filed a lawsuit against him for half of the jackpot, plus punitive damages. She says that they had an agreement to share everything if they ever won, regardless of who bought the ticket.
Maurice's lawyer says they never had that deal.
via Toronto Star
How Long Can You Use the Same Sheets Before It's Gross? The Average Person Says 35 Days
How long can you use the same sheets before you're a disgusting human being? According to a new survey, it's more than a MONTH. The average person says 35 days. On day 36, you're officially gross.
Not surprisingly, a large part of America's SINGLE population falls into that "gross" category. The average single person waits 40 days to change their sheets . . . 35 days for single women, and 45 days for single men.
The overall average is 24 days . . . 19 days for women, 30 days for men, and 20 days for married couples. The one time men are more likely to change their sheets is when they might get LUCKY. 49% of single men put on fresh sheets if they think they're going to have sex. Only 39% of single women do.