Crime

Man Faces Hate Crime Charges After Removing LGBT Flag From Church

A man is under arrest and facing hate crime charges after police say he stole LGBT flags from a Long Island church on six separate occasions, several of which came after the church posted a sign pleading with the suspect to talk with them.

Authorities say 21-year-old Ronald Tyler Witt, of Sayville, is charged with six counts of petit larceny as a hate crime.

Student Threatened To Bomb School To Cleanse It Of LGBTQ Students

Spartanburg County School District Five confirmed Thursday an arrest was made after bomb threats naming Byrnes High School were posted on social media.

The school district said police began investigating on October 18 after a school employee reported seeing the threats on Twitter. The threats reportedly mentioned bombing the school and specifically targeting LGBT students.

Reports for the Duncan Police Department say that the Twitter account allegedly tied to Radford sent a public message stating:

Man Charged With Holding Transwoman At Gun Point, Using Homophobic Slur

A Bond Hill man was arrested Sunday morning in Walnut Hills after threatening to shoot two transgender people, police said.

Cincinnati police responded at 6:15 a.m. Sunday to Lincoln and Gilbert avenues in Walnut Hills after a report of a man with a gun threatening two people who police said identified as transgender.

Police said the man, Jerome Curry Jr., 40, was quickly apprehended but not before he pointed a firearm at the head of one victim and stated "he was going to shoot him because he was a f**."

Police Searching For Man Who Sexually Assaulted Guy He Met On Grindr At Extended Stay Hotel

Cobb County police are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly sexually assaulted another man at a Marietta extended stay hotel.

The suspect, who is described as in his late 20s, is accused of an assault at the InTown Suites at 2030 Roswell Road on Oct. 7, police said in a news release Tuesday.

The victim and the suspect both used the cellphone app “Grindr” that allowed them to see members nearby, the release said. The victim told police that the suspect arrived within five minutes of them communicating through the app.

Video Shows Man Beaten and Held At Gunpoint While On Jack'd Date

Surveillance video shows the terrifying moments as a victim was assaulted, robbed and left fearing for his life.

Police say over a three-week period, there were seven robberies in the Houston area where the suspect used an app was to connect with his victims.

The most recent one, however, may be a copycat and not related to the first six, according to an HPD robbery detective.

The most recent robbery happened on Sept. 30 around 9:30 pm.

4 Year Old Girl Gang Raped In Hopsital ICU While Being Treated For Snake Bite

Police in India are investigating claims that a four-year-old girl was gang-raped by five men while she was in intensive care at hospital.

The girl told her grandmother that a hospital attendant and four others attacked her while she was alone on Saturday night.

Mahesh Srivastava, a police official in the northern city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh state, said officers had already arrested one suspect – who was now in custody – and were searching for the others. 

Detectives have also requested the hospital release its CCTV footage to them. 

Students Find Out Their Sleeping With The Same Teacher, So They Told His Wife

Two high school students who found out they each were having a sexual relationship with the same teacher told the his wife about the affairs, officials said.

The two students, who no longer attend Fletcher High School, told police they were having sex with science teacher Corey French between 2015 and 2017.

But it wasn't until a mutual friend — in whom they each confided in — brought the girls together.

Woman Confronts Pastor Who Stole $21,000 From Her Dead Mother During Sunday Service

We're still waiting on all the exact details of this one but it appears this pastor got himself added to this woman's mother's bank account and then withdrew all the money that was left when she died.  

Gay Racist Trump Supporter Caught On Tape Apologizes "I'm Bipolar"

The latest public apology of a gay Trump supporter shouting hateful things and getting caught on camera comes from Charles Geier of Houston who became virally infamous last week when his road rage turned racist. 

Geier, 58, despite what was seen on camera says he is "not a racist" in an interview with ABC 13. He also asked that the news station refer to him as "Kevin" to hide his identity even though his real name has been widely reported. 

Police Say Inmates Catfished Men Using Dating App and Extorted Them For Money

They were people who were using an online dating site to find romance. What they got was something else entirely.

The only consistent thing for users of the dating site (the actual site name is not listed in the indictment) were the lies they were told, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). These lies prompted people to send nude photos and their money to four people in South Carolina — two of whom were in prison at the time, according to an indictment.