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Couple's 'Nightmare' Uber Driver: 'I Have Never Been That Scared'

With 2 passengers in car, Olufemi S. Olomola is accused of chasing another driver

(Newser) - It wasn't the date John Murray and Tameka Swann expected, or wanted. WTVR and CNN report that the husband and wife from Richmond, Va., were picked up by an Uber around 8pm Monday to take them to dinner, but the night started off with a jolt when someone rear-ended... More »

Mighty Ducks Actor Found in California Man's Garage

Cops say Shaun Weiss was on meth when he broke into car

(Newser) - A homeowner in Marysville, Calif., called in a report of "an unknown male inside his garage that did not belong there" early Sunday morning, specifically sitting in a car parked in that garage. Police say the male in question had broken the passenger window and was "filtering through"... More »

'Crying Nazi' Accused of Sending Threatening Text

White nationalist Christopher Cantwell is being held without bond in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Christopher Cantwell made a name for himself by popping up in a Vice documentary shot at Charlottesville's violent 2017 Unite the Right rally, followed by getting blocked on Facebook, Instagram, and PayPal. Then things got worse for the white nationalist when he posted a tearful YouTube video in which... More »

How 29-Year-Old's Arrest Led to Alleged 'Pillowcase Rapist'

Authorities believe Robert Eugene Koehler was building a 'dungeon' under his Florida home

(Newser) - More details are trickling out on a Florida man police believe raped more than 40 women in the Miami area over a five-year stretch in the '80s. In a Thursday presser, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said the DNA of registered sex offender Robert Eugene Koehler has been... More »

NFL Player Antonio Brown Surrenders to Police

Free agent accused of assaulting Florida man

(Newser) - NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. Brown arrived at Broward County Jail around 10pm, reports TMZ . The wide receiver, wearing turquoise pants and a matching blazer buttoned over a green jacket,... More »

He Allegedly Raped 44 Women in 5 Years

Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist' nabbed in Florida

(Newser) - Police in Florida believe they've found the notorious "Pillowcase Rapist" who attacked more than 40 women at knifepoint over five years in the 1980s. Robert Eugene Koehler, a registered sex offender and mechanic from Palm Bay, was arrested Saturday after a DNA hit, reports the Miami Herald . The... More »

Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Sheen Take One for Climate Change

Stars arrested during DC climate change protest organized by Jane Fonda

(Newser) - Two new stars have joined the likes of Sally Field , Sam Waterston , Rosanna Arquette , and Ted Danson, among others, in being detained by police for attending Jane Fonda's climate change protests in Washington, DC. Deadline reports Martin Sheen and Joker star Joaquin Phoenix were among the nearly 150 activists... More »

Inspiration for Unite the Right Rally Charged With Kidnapping

Augustus Invictus also charged with domestic violence in SC

(Newser) - A white nationalist who inspired the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., is facing numerous charges, including kidnapping. Augustus Invictus, 36, was arrested Monday at a mall in Florida, where Brevard County Sheriff's deputies had been surveilling him since Christmas Day, per CBS News . They'd initially... More »

Man Arrested for Handing Out Weed 'Because It Was Xmas'

Richard Spurrier, 67, was collared in Florida

(Newser) - High time for Christmas? That's what a Florida man apparently thought when he was arrested Saturday for passing out marijuana, WTSP reports. Richard Spurrier said he was giving away weed in St. Petersburg "because it was Christmas," per his arrest report. Police say they found a 45-gram... More »

'Close Friend' of Missing New Mom in Custody

Body said to be Heidi Broussard's found; cops say Magen Fieramusca plotted to take her baby

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the case of missing Texas mom Heidi Broussard after a body believed to be hers was found Thursday evening at a home near Houston. An infant girl was also found at the Jersey Village residence, thought to be Broussard's daughter, Margot Carey. The... More »

13-Year-Old Suspect in Student Killing: I Didn't Do It

Police say the boy watched it happen

(Newser) - A suspect in the killing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors looked nervous when asked his age. "I'm 13," he said. So began a surreal Friday court hearing in which the suspect's side of the story was conveyed by a police detective, the New York Times... More »

Man Accused of Groping Reporter Is Charged With Sexual Battery

Thomas Callaway accused of touching Georgia reporter Alex Bozarjian during live TV broadcast

(Newser) - A Georgia man says he got "caught up in the moment" as he ran a road race last weekend, but a local TV reporter has now filed a criminal complaint against him. WSAV's Alex Bozarjian was working a live broadcast last Saturday on Savannah's Talmadge Bridge during... More »

Sally Field Arrested: 'The Time Is Now'

'Norma Rae' actress latest to get hauled away by cops in Jane Fonda's DC climate change protests

(Newser) - In Norma Rae, Sally Field's character inspires her fellow workers to get behind the cause of unionizing. In real life on Friday, Sally Field helped fellow protesters to get behind the cause of climate change—and got arrested for it, the latest celebrity to join Jane Fonda in being... More »

Cop's Bodycam Was Reviewed at Random. Now, an Arrest

LAPD officer David Rojas is accused of fondling a corpse

(Newser) - An "extremely disturbing" allegation against an LAPD officer has now led to an arrest. Per the Los Angeles Times and CBS Los Angeles , David Rojas, 27, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with one felony count of having sexual contact with human remains without authority. The move comes... More »

He Put Up Fake Border Signs. Then He Took Them to 'Finland'

Con man arrested for swindling migrants, dumping them in Russian forest instead of the EU

(Newser) - They thought they'd found a new life in Finland—but they were really just wandering in circles in a Russian forest. The BBC reports four men from South Asia forked over more than $11,000 each to a man they thought was going to provide them safe passage to... More »

He Was Angry at His Phone Company. Then, a 'Tipping Point'

71-year-old Akitoshi Okamoto arrested after KDDI says he made 24K phone calls to them

(Newser) - Customer service hotlines exist in part so that customers can air grievances, and one elderly man in Japan apparently took advantage of that. CNN reports 71-year-old Akitoshi Okamoto was arrested Nov. 26 on suspicion of fraudulent obstruction of business after allegedly making 24,000 phone calls over a two-and-a-half-year period... More »

OK: Giving a Talk on Cryptocurrency. Not OK: Giving It in N. Korea

Computer scientist Virgil Griffith arrested in LA, accused of helping Pyongyang evade sanctions

(Newser) - His seminar was entitled "Blockchain and Peace," but US authorities didn't find anything peaceful about it. Now Virgil Griffith, a 36-year-old described by the Los Angeles Times as a "rabble-rousing computer scientist," has been arrested, taken into custody at LAX on Thursday by FBI agents... More »

Nation Can 'Breathe Freely' After Ruling on Escalator Case

Canada's Supreme Court says cops overstepped in 2009 in detaining woman who wouldn't hold rail

(Newser) - When Bela Kosoian rode the escalator in a Montreal-area subway station in 2009, she probably never expected to become embroiled in a legal battle that would last for a decade. Kosoian was arrested in the Quebec city of Laval then after police officer Fabio Camacho advised her to hold onto... More »

White Girl Accused of Plotting 'Horrific' Attack

But Georgia police say they arrested her in time

(Newser) - Georgia police have arrested a 16-year-old girl for allegedly planning to attack and murder people in a mostly black church—with knives, no less, ABC News reports. The girl, who is white and remains unidentified, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder. Her alleged target: Bethel African Methodist... More »

'You Got It, Run! Run!' Arrest of 2 Teen Girls Gets Crazy

Girl helps her friend escape NYPD custody

(Newser) - A Bronx teen who filmed herself springing a friend from a police cruiser is now in trouble—and so is the friend, NBC New York reports. It went down Thursday after two 14-year-old girls allegedly punched and kicked another girl unconscious at a street corner. Cops tried arresting the girls,... More »

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