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Flavor Flav Busted for Assault

Rapper allegedly attacked someone in his home

(Newser) - Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav was arrested this morning for alleged assault with a deadly weapon in his Las Vegas home. The former Public Enemy member—real name William Drayton Jr.—reportedly started arguing with his fiancée and a teenager in his house, and ended up allegedly... More »

Driver Aims at Pedestrian ... for Wearing Plaid

Cops: He missed, but now he's in jail

(Newser) - He's either very serious about fashion or in dire need of lessons on channeling anger: California police say a man sped off in his car after an argument at home and then tried to run down a pedestrian. The walker's offense? The driver "made statements to the... More »

Father Attacked 'Lazy' Son With Sword: Police

Men were in fight over skipped chores

(Newser) - An argument over chores got way out of hand yesterday in California: Antonio Gutierrez, 43, is accused of pulling a sword on his 18-year-old son after an argument with the teen about being lazy around the house. Gutierrez was arrested after allegedly attacking his son, John, whose hand was cut... More »

Duke Lacrosse Accuser Tried to Kill Boyfriend— Again

Crystal Mangum arrested for allegedly stabbing boyfriend

(Newser) - Crystal Mangum, the woman who falsely accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of sexually assaulting her in 2006, is back in the news. Mangum, 32, was charged with stabbing her 46-year-old boyfriend early yesterday in North Carolina, the News & Observer reports. Officers responding to the stabbing call... More »

Man Stabs Fellow Comic-Con Attendee With Pen: Cops

Alleged assailant in Harry Potter T-shirt may face serious charges

(Newser) - A dispute before a Comic-Con panel discussion ended with one attendee in police custody and another in the hospital being treated for a stab wound near the eye, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The alleged assailant was armed with a pen and wearing—look away, kids—a Harry Potter T-shirt.... More »

Man Gets 15 Years for Assault With HIV

Megachurch elder had unprotected sex without telling partner he was positive

(Newser) - A Texas man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon—his penis—pleaded guilty yesterday, unexpectedly ending his trial. Nathaniel Tumbwe, who has said he is an African prince and a doctor, had unprotected sex with a fellow elder at a Dallas megachurch in 2008, knowing he was HIV... More »

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