“CEO of Purple Drank’ with big hip-hop ties goes to prison

The self-styled “CEO of Purple Drank” may have taken his last sip of the good life for a while.Harrison Garcia — whose Instagram page is peppered with garish displays of wealth and his love for prescription cough syrup mixed with soda — was sentenced to 30 years in prison by

Zimbabwe’s first lady will get diplomatic immunity from assault charges

The first lady of Zimbabwe will be granted diplomatic immunity from charges she allegedly thrashed a model with an extension cord, according to a report Friday.Grace Mugabe will avoid prosecution for allegedly whacking 20-year-old Gabriella Engels inside a South African hotel Sunday night for hanging out with the first lady’s

3 arrested after drone drops cellphone, drugs into prison yard

IONIA, Mich. — Michigan prison officials say three people have been arrested after trying to use a drone to smuggle a cellphone and drugs into a prison.Michigan Department of Corrections says two guards at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in the western Michigan city of Ionia heard the drone

Man slaughters his family in double murder-suicide

A New Jersey man murdered his wife, 7-year-old son and family dog before killing himself Wednesday, authorities said.The 51-year-old dad slaughtered his family at around 4 p.m. inside a home at 212 Nautilus Blvd. in the Jersey Shore town of Lacey Township, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday.The wife,

Dozens of men busted for having sex at public beaches

Nearly 50 men, including a sex offender, will be arrested for having sex at beaches and public parks popular with families and children in Florida, authorities said.Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told WPTV that 21 men have already been arrested in connection to “Operation Mangrove” and he expects to arrest

Man allegedly used child as shield from taser

A Maine man being pursued by police in a car chase used a child to block himself from being tased, authorities said.York County police responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a man and his girlfriend on Sunday.When sheriff’s deputies arrived to the scene, the suspect, Vincent Cole, was nowhere

Man who set fire to subway station gets 7 years

A firebug who admitted to setting a blaze in a subway token booth — with a station worker still inside — was sentenced to 7 years behind bars Wednesday.“Yeah, I did it,” Everett Robinson told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bruce Balter.Robinson had faced up to 15 years before copping to reduced

Crime writer nabbed in cold case murders 22 years later

A Chinese crime writer has been arrested for allegedly murdering four people in a cold case that stumped police for 22 years.“I’ve been waiting for you all this time,” Liu Yongbiao, 53, told cops when they arrested him at his home in China’s Anhui province Friday, China Daily reported.Police say

Russian “masseuse’ accused of robbing men turns down plea deal

The Russian “masseuse” accused of drugging and robbing two men she lured through online dating sites turned up her nose at a plea deal Tuesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.Prosecutors offered Viktoriya Nasyrova — who’s also under suspicion of murder in Russia — three to nine years behind bars if she

Dad ‘undressed daughter and laid her on Catholic altar’

A man laid his naked daughter on a church altar where pedophile priest Gerald Francis Ridsdale sexually assaulted her, a court has heard.Australia’s worst pedophile priest has pleaded guilty to sex crimes against another 12 children, one as young as six, during the three decades he abused children throughout western

Dad allegedly torched apartment with three young kids inside

A father in Florida is being held without bond after allegedly setting an apartment on fire with his three children inside before escaping through a window, authorities say.Velmando Jahvon Williams, 22, remains jailed at the Palm Beach County Jail on three counts each of attempted homicide and false imprisonment, as

Felon gets prison for firing gun during strip club selfie

A Florida gangbanger has been put away for accidentally firing a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club bathroom, according to a report.“It was an accident, man. I was just trying to take a selfie,” Rorn Sorn, 34, told a Club Lust security guard who heard a gunshot

Alleged robber leaves resumé at the scene of the crime

A bungling armed robber who hit a gambling den was easily caught by police because he left his resumé behind at the scene.Dopey Umar Mirza, 26, decided to rob the Paddy Power store after he failed to get a job there and made off with $22,016.He walked into the branch

Man trying to flee country busted for fatal driveway stabbing

A man was arrested Monday for stabbing a guy to death in a fight over a blocked driveway in Brooklyn, authorities said.Cops nabbed Canarsie resident Djems Jean-Paul, 41, at JFK Sirport, where he was trying to flee to Haiti on a JetBlue flight, and later charged him with manslaughter, police

Hotel association hires ex-cop to track illegal activity on Airbnb

A hotel-industry group is breaking out the big guns to go after Airbnb, hiring a former NYPD officer to look for illegal rentals on the popular home-sharing service.Retired narcotics cop Herman Weisberg’s private security and investigation firm, Sage Intelligence Group, has been called on by ​t​he ​Hotel ​Association of New

Man killed over argument about blocked driveway

A man was stabbed to death during a fight over a blocked driveway in Brooklyn, authorities said.The violence broke out around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when two men returned to a car they parked in front of a private driveway on East 73rd Street in Bergen Beach.As they approached, residents Omari

Mom threatens to hang baby because husband wouldn’t pick up the phone

An unhinged wife filmed herself hanging her 1-year-old son — all because her husband wouldn’t pick up the phone.Nauremon Jampasert, 28, picked up her son, Theeradej Saisupan in their Bangkok apartment Friday afternoon with a black rope tied around his neck, The Sun reported.She then tugged on the rope, swinging

Bloody survivor of hammer-wielding killer ran for her life: witness

The sole survivor of Saturday’s hammer massacre on Long Island was bloodied, barefoot and running for her life down the street when Earl Sykes saw her.“She was running between cars,” Sykes, 38, said of seeing the women through his car window sometime around 2 a.m., as he drove home from

Meatball Shop robbery suspect arrested

Cops arrested one of two crooks wanted in the gunpoint robbery of a trendy Brooklyn restaurant, police said.Tony Thomas, 38, of Brownsville, was arrested Friday evening in connection to the early Wednesday heist at The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg.Thomas, who was armed with a handgun, entered the shop with an

“Killer’ on the loose after three women murdered in Long Island home

Three women were attacked and killed inside their Long Island home early Saturday in an apparent domestic dispute, and police are hunting for the suspected killer, relatives and cops said.Nassau cops swarmed Perry Street in Hempstead as they investigated the triple homicide. A fourth victim survived the attack, police said.The

Vagrant charged in Walgreens bathroom sex attack

Cops on Saturday morning nabbed the fiend who allegedly tried to rape a woman in a Bronx Walgreens bathroom this week, police said.Victor Augustus, 28, who is homeless, was charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, forcible touching, assault and harassment, cops said.His 50-year-old victim took a break from shopping just

American financier cleared in London jogger bus push

London police cleared an American investment banker of charges he shoved a woman into the path of a bus on an oncoming bus.Eric Bellquist, 41, has been ruled out as a suspect, The Sun of London reported on Saturday.Bellquist was detained on the basis of video showing a jogger shoving

“Porn’s New King’ sentenced to over 14 years in prison

A Los Angeles man once dubbed “Porn’s New King” was sentenced Friday to over 14 years in prison after cheating a Native American tribal entity and pension fund investors of tens of millions of dollars.Jason GalanisTwitterJason Galanis, 47, was sentenced to 14 years and five months in prison by U.S.

American financier arrested in London jogger attack

The man arrested in the “jogger rage” attack in London is a 50-year-old American who is a partner at a private equity firm in an affluent section of the city, according to a report.Eric Bellquist was detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a 33-year-old woman was bumped

Former male escort convicted in dating app murder

A former male escort with a penchant for dressing up in uniform was convicted this week of killing a man he lured to his doom using a dating app.London resident Jason Marshall, 28, was found guilty Wednesday for the 2013 murder of Peter Fasoli, who he met on the app