Elderly actor’s message for seniors after violent mugging

The feisty octogenarian pummeled by a cowardly mugger in the lobby of her West Village building set aside her pain Saturday — to warn fellow seniors about the dangers they face in the Big Apple.“We are [an] easy mark. I’m short, I’m elderly, I have a cane … I don’t

Everything you know about police shootings is wrong

The woman with the advanced Harvard degree says, “Why did the cops shoot him so many times? Why not just wound him?”The sophisticated lawyer, describing a mentally ill man charging the police with a knife asks, “Why didn’t they just shoot the knife out of his hand like they used

Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting girl

A transgender woman in Wyoming has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside the bathroom of a local home — and now faces up to 70 years in prison.Miguel Martinez — who identifies as a woman and uses the name Michelle, according to her public defender — was

Dimwit arrested after leaving wallet at crime scene

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Police in New Jersey have arrested a robbery suspect who they say left his wallet behind at the scene of the crime.Officials responded to an alarm at Mavis Discount Tire in Fair Lawn early Thursday and found a broken window in the back of the building.

Clerk charged with murdering customer over $1 bag of candy

A gas station clerk in St. Louis is charged with killing a customer he mistakenly believed stole a $1.10 bag of candy.Taleb Rebhi Ali Jawher, 39, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the Sept. 26 ordeal that left 34-year-old Christopher Simmons dead, the St. Louis

Man killed wife so he could see other women: DA

Failed stockbroker Rod Covlin’s estranged wife was hampering his love life — so he killed her, prosecutors said Tuesday in Manhattan court.In addition to other motives, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos said Covlin, 44, murdered his spouse because he “had other girlfriends and wanted to have more.”The allegation was made

Woman heads to jail for spiking supervisor’s coffee

MARSHFIELD, Wis. — A central Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to nine months in jail for spiking her supervisor’s coffee with anti-anxiety medication, eye drops and other substances.Fifty-six-year-old Karen Zenner, of Spencer, told investigators she spiked the coffee in hopes her boss would forget about the $2,000 he loaned her.

Man shared revealing pic of ex before allegedly killing her boyfriend

An Ohio man shared a half-naked photo of a man’s girlfriend on social media the same day he was accused of killing the boyfriend, according to testimony in a fatal shooting that some advocates say was racially motivated.Earl Jones, a 24-year-old charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Kevin

Girl dies after 325-pound adult sat on her as punishment

A 9-year-old Florida girl died after her 325-pound cousin reportedly sat on her as a punishment for acting “out of control.”Dericka Lindsay, of Pensacola, went into cardiac arrest Saturday after she complained she couldn’t breath when her 64-year-old cousin Veronica Green Posey sat on her, the Pensacola News Journal reported.Paramedics

New app aims to thwart crimes against real estate agents

Crimes against real estate agents are a growing problem, and mobile apps are cropping up to help them stay safe.The latest is called Forewarn, launching Monday, which allows an agent to enter a prospective client’s phone number ahead of a blind meeting and get an instant background check that looks

Car thief injures 8 in crash before fleeing on foot

A man driving a stolen Mercedes slammed into two cars on a Brooklyn highway, injuring eight people, before taking off on foot early Sunday, police said.The wrecks happened on the Belt Parkway near Exit 15 in East New York around 1:30 a.m., leaving the cars in crumpled heaps along the

Cops suspect $60K iPhone heist was inside job

A chrome-domed crook ripped off $60,000 worth of iPhones from a Chelsea Apple Store, where cops believe the thief may have an insider tip him off to the store’s operations.The man calmly strolled into the store near Ninth Avenue and West 14th Street just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 14,

Man killed for making pass at imaginary girlfriend

A mentally ill man in Florida who died after a gunfight with cops had just gunned down his mother’s friend for making a move on his imaginary girlfriend, authorities said.Brian DiSario, a 30-year-old man with a history of mental illness, fatally shot David Armstrong, 56, after accusing him of making

Chicago named among safest cities in the world

Despite Chicago’s alarming, if select, murder statistics and routine singling out by President Donald Trump for gun violence, this lakeside metropolis was just ranked one of the safest cities in the world.The Economist Intelligence Unit, a London-based research firm affiliated with the Economist magazine, named Chicago to its 2017 Safe

Model-turned-drug mule hired by former Vice editor gets prison

Four drug couriers, including a former New York-based model, were sentenced Friday to jail for importing cocaine into Australia in a trip organized by a former Vice Media editor.The men – disc jockey Jordan Mykel Gardner, music promoter Robert Wang, event manager Kutiba Senusi and model Nathaniel Brandon Carty –

Cop went to shopping center for sex with child: police

A Georgia cop was tossed behind bars after he traveled to a local shopping center to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, authorities said.Abraham Flores Galvan, a part-time police officer with the Tunnel Hill Police Department, was arrested Thursday at the Woodstock Road shopping center after he was busted in

Inside my life as an ISIS sex slave

Warning: Graphic contentAfter being captured by ISIS, a group of young girls were forced to stand against a wall while men groped their chests.“If she had breasts, then she was OK to rape,” said a Yazidi survivor recounting the experience. “If she did not have breasts, they kept her there

Cops cuff ex-boyfriend wanted in college student’s death

The ex-boyfriend of a University of Pittsburgh student whose father found her dead in her apartment was arrested in South Carolina after a tipster phoned police, authorities said.Myrtle Beach police Capt. Joey Crosby confirmed that Matthew Darby, 21, was collared at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday after a resident spotted him tampering

Homeowner secretly recorded Airbnb guests for years: police

A homeowner in Florida allegedly used hidden cameras to secretly record guests at his Airbnb rental unit – and investigators believe he’s been spying on his guests for nearly a decade.Derek Starnes and his wife, who were visiting from Indiana, told WFTS that they were staying at the Cedars Court condo in Longboat

Father finds daughter dead from apparent homicide

A 20-year-old student at the University of Pittsburgh was killed in her apartment over the weekend — and her father found the young woman’s body after breaking down her door, authorities and family said.Alina Sheykhet was found dead on the floor of her room Sunday after her parents went to

Girl goes missing after being sent outside for not finishing milk

A 3-year-old Texas girl who was sent outside by her father as punishment for not drinking her milk was still missing two days later, investigators said.The Richardson Police Department announced Saturday that the girl, Sherin Mathews, was last seen by her father in the back yard of the family’s Sunningdale