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He Shot Woman in Driveway, May Never Leave Prison

Kevin Monahan, 66, sentenced to 25-to-life for killing woman in a car whose driver was lost

(Newser) - A man who fatally shot a 20-year-old woman after the SUV she was riding in mistakenly drove into his rural driveway in upstate New York was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison, per the AP . Kevin Monahan, 66, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death last...

50 Feet Up NYT Building, Guy Puts Knife to Own Neck

Darrow Erikksan, recently arrested for assault on a police officer, faces new charges

(Newser) - A man described as emotionally disturbed climbed 50 feet up the 721-foot New York Times building Tuesday night before holding a knife to his neck. A group of onlookers gathered around 7:30pm to watch as Port Authority police officers and firefighters worked to get Darrow Erikksan safely off the...

Spears' Ex Hears Fate Over Wedding Crash

Jason Alexander convicted of trespassing after showing up uninvited at star's June nuptials

(Newser) - A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star's June wedding. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded no contest to the two misdemeanor counts in a California court, prosecutors in Ventura County announced Thursday. The Ventura County judge sentenced him...

He Says He Was Nearly Lynched. Now He's Been Charged

Black activist Vauhxx Booker hit with assault, trespassing charges a year after Indiana incident

(Newser) - Last summer, a Black Indiana activist says he was attacked by a group of white men and nearly lynched (he claims a noose was mentioned) as he walked with a friend to a park, and the video showing the incident went viral. Two men, Sean Purdy and Jerry Cox II,...

Protesters Converge on Home of Man Accused of Racist Rant

Edward Mathews, arrested Monday, says he was drunk when he hurled racial slurs at neighbor

(Newser) - A Friday confrontation between a white New Jersey man and his Black neighbor led to an arrest on Monday, police say—but not before dozens of people showed up at his home to protest. Per NBC Philadelphia , a video on social media shows the Friday incident, which took place in...

Disney World Tourist's Defense: the Prices

Visitor objected to trespassing arrest after refusing temperature check

(Newser) - Kelly Sills spent a lot of money on his Disney World vacation last month, but he wasn't interested in the complimentary temperature check. He was stopped after skipping a temperature screening tent, part of the park's coronavirus protocols, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Sills was asked to go back...

Man Said He Lived at O'Hare for Months Due to COVID Fears
Man Found Living at O'Hare
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Man Found Living at O'Hare for Months Cited COVID Fears

Police say Aditya Singh stayed at the airport undetected from Oct. 19 through Saturday

(Newser) - O'Hare International Airport employees called 911 on Saturday after asking a man for his ID and discovering the airport badge he presented had been reported missing months earlier. Then the story got much, much weirder. Authorities say that man, 36-year-old Aditya Singh, had been living in a secured area...

Man Uses Most Unusual Way to Take Down Biden Signs: Cops

James Blight accused of stealing bulldozer, taking signs in mostly Black Fla. neighborhood

(Newser) - If you're a resident in Haines City, Fla., whose Joe Biden yard signs remain intact, consider yourself lucky that the bulldozer didn't end up at your place. That bulldozer, police say, was stolen from a local construction site by a young white man and used to terrorize a...

'French Spiderman' in 'Triple Trouble' After Latest Stunt

Alain Robert climbed a 545-foot-high skyscraper in Frankfurt, Germany, wearing cowboy boots

(Newser) - German police say urban climber Alain Robert faces a criminal investigation and fine after scaling one of Frankfurt's tallest buildings on Thursday. Robert, known as the "French Spiderman" for his daring stunts, clambered to the top of rail company Deutsche Bahn's 545-foot-high office building in Germany's...

Ammon Bundy Busted in Most Unusual Way

Anti-mask activist arrested for trespassing at State Capitol; cops wheeled him out in chair he was in

(Newser) - Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy has been pushing back on COVID-19 safety measures for months, and those efforts came to a head this week at the Idaho Capitol, leading to his arrest Tuesday. The Washington Post reports that as state lawmakers gathered Monday for a special legislative session on coronavirus-related issues,...

87 Arrested After Swarming Ky. AG's Home

Dozens converged upon residence co-owned by Daniel Cameron to call for justice for Breonna Taylor

(Newser) - Nearly 90 people were arrested Tuesday evening outside a home co-owned by the Kentucky attorney general after holding what organizers deemed a "call to action seeking justice" for Breonna Taylor . WDRB reports that protesters with the social justice group Until Freedom converged at around 4:30pm upon the lawn...

Liberty University President Wants Journalists Arrested

Photographer, reporter named in warrants following critical articles

(Newser) - The president of Liberty University, who last month suggested the media was inflating the threat of the coronavirus in an effort to damage President Trump, now says warrants have been issued for two journalists who visited his partly re-opened school. Jerry Falwell Jr. said Wednesday that the warrants apply to...

Cops: Guy Attacked Flight Attendant, Tried to Storm Cockpit

'If he did actually get into that cockpit, Lord knows what would have happened'

(Newser) - Passengers on a flight into New Jersey from DC had a scare as the United Express plane started to land in Newark on Thursday evening, reports NBC New York . Passenger Mike Egbert says that Matthew Dingley got up and went into a "full sprint" toward the cockpit, ramming into...

Second Chinese Woman Stopped at Mar-a-Lago

Jing Lu, 56, faces loitering charges

(Newser) - For the second time this year, a Chinese woman has been arrested on the grounds of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Security guards stopped Jing Lu on Wednesday and told her to leave, the AP reports. Police said that after she returned and began taking photos, they arrested...

Woman Who Climbed Into Lion's Den: 'I Am the Lion Now'

Myah Autry is in custody on trespassing charges after stunt at Bronx Zoo went viral

(Newser) - A woman who climbed into a lion's exhibit at New York City's Bronx Zoo in September has turned herself in to police. The Asbury Park Press reports that Myah Autry, said to be in her early 30s, has been charged with criminal trespassing after being taken into custody...

Cops: Drunk Pitcher Enters Doggy Door, Gets Tased

Not Jacob Nix's finest day

(Newser) - A San Diego Padres pitcher tried to crawl through a doggy door into the bedroom of an Arizona couple, who responded with a Taser when they couldn't grab their gun, police say. A woman called police around 3:30am Sunday, saying her husband had discovered a man crawling through...

Trial of Mar-a-Lago Trespasser Is Over
Trial of Mar-a-Lago
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Trial of Mar-a-Lago Crasher Is Over

Yujing Zhang convicted of trespassing, lying to Secret Service

(Newser) - Yujing Zhang's desire to meet President Trump and his family turned the Chinese businesswoman into an American felon. A 10-woman, two-man federal jury convicted Zhang on Wednesday of trespassing at the president's Mar-a-Lago club in March and lying to Secret Service agents. The 33-year-old Shanghai consultant faces up...

'Nightmare Date' Hounded Man Beyond Belief: Cops

Police release body-cam footage of Jacqueline Ades

(Newser) - Think 65,000 unwanted text messages constitute stalking? Try 159,000, with threats to boot—at least according to police documents. Jacqueline Ades has already been charged with stalking and criminal trespassing for allegedly hounding a man she dated once after meeting him on a dating website for millionaires called...

A Reach Down, a Slap on a Hippo's Butt, Now a Crime Probe

LAPD looking for man who smacked the backside of 4-year-old hippo at Los Angeles Zoo

(Newser) - By now, everyone should know not to get too close to hippos in the wild or in captivity, but a California man didn't get the memo. Officials at the Los Angeles Zoo tell the Los Angeles Times they've recruited the LAPD to help look for a most unusual...

Podcast Star Pleads Guilty in Alabama S-Town Case

Tyler Goodson of 'S-Town' is taking the rap for felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and trespassing

(Newser) - An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast S-Town pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges linked to events that occurred in the serial, per the AP . Tyler Goodson, 26, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge and two misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal trespassing and will get...

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