An employee of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States…
The German Federal Prosecutor’s office said in a statement that a 31-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of being a foreign spy, but it gave no further details. Investigations were continuing, it said…
The man, who is German, has admitted passing to an American contact details about a special German parliamentary committee set up to investigate the spying revelations made by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the politicians said…
Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said: “We don’t take the matter of spying for foreign intelligence agencies lightly“…
The United States embassy in Berlin, the State Department in Washington and the White House all declined to comment.
Germany is particularly sensitive about surveillance because of abuses by the East German Stasi secret police and the Nazis. After the Snowden revelations, Berlin demanded that Washington agree to a “no-spy agreement” with its close ally, but the United States has been unwilling…
Bild newspaper said in an advance copy of an article to be published on Saturday that the man had worked for two years as a double agent and had stolen 218 confidential documents.
He sold the documents, three of which related to the work of the committee in the Bundestag, for 25,000 euros, Bild said, citing security sources.
The United States government – regardless of which of the two TweedleDee and TweedleDumb parties is in residence – can always be counted on to rely on duplicity and lies in our relationship with every other country on this poor old planet.
The same lies they feed us.
Yolanda Arguello, a cook at the South Valley New Mexico Women’s Recovery Academy, was arrested for allegedly slobbering on cheese slices and ice cubes before serving them to officers.
The 59-year-old cook at a New Mexico facility that trains state corrections employees was charged with battery for allegedly licking the insides of sandwiches and then presenting them to probation and parole officers.
Yolando Arguello was arrested this week after colleagues witnessed her strange behavior at the South Valley New Mexico Women’s Recovery Academy in Albuquerque…
The woman, according to interviews conducted by authorities, was seen licking cheese slices and then inserting into sandwiches. She would also suck on ice cubes, spit them into a cup, and then serve the container to officers.
Witnesses said Arguello didn’t want to prepare meals for probation and parole workers and that she messed with their food to show them who was special and “better than others.”
The woman also dumped ice on the floor, scooped it into pitchers and poured tea into them before giving the drinks to diners.
A man was arrested Friday night after he tried to have sex with an ATM and a picnic table at a local bar, according to an arrest report from the Murfreesboro [Tennessee] Police Department.
Lonnie J. Hutton, 49, of Old Lascassas Pike was charged with public intoxication around 9:30 Friday night following an incident at The Boro Bar & Grille, Officer Michael Rickard reported.
“Mr. Hutton entered the bar and walked to the ATM. Once at the ATM, Mr. Hutton pulled down his pants and underwear exposing his genitals, Mr. Hutton then attempted to have sexual intercourse with the ATM,” Rickard said.
The suspect then walked around the bar wearing no pants while he thrust his hips in the air, witnesses told the officer.
Bar staff then escorted Hutton outside, Rickard said.
“Once outside Mr. Hutton again exposed himself and (attempted to) engaged in sexual intercourse with the wooden picnic table,” Rickard said.
The officer said Hutton appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol.
Hutton was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where he is being held on $250 bond. He is scheduled to appear July 1 in General Sessions Court.
Something else for TSA to take away from passengers
A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.
Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, also made a false bomb threat on the February 14 flight from Amsterdam and said he was robbing the plane…
Two flight attendants told the court that they saw Manselius walking towards the cockpit. He had two economy-class blankets wrapped around his head and was wearing another like a cape. He held the Toblerone chocolate bar “like a sword”…
“He said, ‘I am robbing the plane now. I want to see the Olympics in Sochi and I need to get off the plane now,” attendant Leung Hiu-lun was quoted as telling the court. “He was furious. He made me feel like he was trying to endanger the aircraft.”
Leung said the passenger was not violent, only waving the bar as he talked. Leung told him the service was a direct flight and would not stop in Russia.
Manselius was later handcuffed under the orders of the captain.
“A Finnish passenger, a former policeman and an aircrew safety trainer handcuffed Manselius with the help of a cabin crew manager. They also cuffed his legs and fastened his chest with an extra seatbelt,” the Post said…
Aside from all the healthful attributes of chocolate consumption I get to post about with delightful frequency it appears chocolate can still pose a danger – in the wrong hands.
A conversation about the 10 Commandments led to blows between a man and a woman at a Cartersville motel.
According to a police report, Carolyn Unfricht and Daniel Camarda were arrested on charges of simple battery in connection with a physical altercation that followed a discussion about the Bible and the Commandments. Unfricht was also accused of trespassing, the report says.
Unfricht and Camarda were “highly intoxicated with slurred speech and having some difficulty walking,” authorities said.
A Cartersville police officer responded to the Crown Inn just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning. When the officer entered the room, there was blood on the carpet and a bloody towel in the sink, the report says.
Unfricht told the officer that the conversation “became heated” and she hit Camarda across the face with a Bible she was holding. The blow left a mark on Camarda’s face and broke his glasses.
Unfricht said Camarda “slung her across the room,” where she hit the television and a table, according to the report. She sustained a cut to her head and injured her right foot…
The pair was arrested and taken to the Cartersville Police Department and then booked into the Bartow County Jail.
Unmarried Christians? Married Christians? To each other or someone else – fighting in a motel at 1AM?
They were charged under laws governing family violence. Har.
A Kansas man was arrested today after trying to take what he thought was a bomb onto the tarmac of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, federal prosecutors and the FBI said.
Terry Lee Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician from Wichita, planned to use his access card to conduct a suicide bombing at the airport, government officials said.
There was no danger to the public because the supposed explosives were inert and the man was accompanied by an undercover FBI employee, government officials said. Loewen had been under investigation by the FBI since earlier this year…
Loewen was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against people and property, attempting to use an explosive to destroy property, and trying to provide material support to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
No additional arrests are expected, federal officials said. Loewen would face as much as life in prison if convicted…
The complaint said Loewen left a letter dated Dec. 11 that said, “By the time you read this I will — if everything went as planned — have been martyred in the path of Allah.” It said he added, “I expect to be called a terrorist (which I am), a psychopath and a homicidal maniac.”
Federal officials said Loewen spent months preparing for an attack and communicating over the Internet with a person he didn’t realize was an FBI employee…
Loewen said he wanted to kill as many people as possible, and he explained where to park a vehicle full of explosives to accomplish that, the complaint said. He provided components to make a bomb and worked with a second undercover FBI employee to assemble it, it said.
Loewen was arrested today while trying to get into a security gate at the airport…
Idiot – most of all because of his commitment to terrorism as some sort of positive political tactic. It never has been. Hitler’s initiative dive-bombing the civilians of Madrid, LBJ and Nixon carpet-bombing Indo-China, jihadists murdering office workers in New York City, neo-Confederate racists lynching civil rights activists in the South – they all achieved nothing more than mustering the forces you would expect to band together against evil.
Idiot – because his reason for living became a monomaniacal focus on murder. Not the killing that accompanies war. The indiscriminate murder of civilians who most likely aren’t participants in any political conflict. Sectarian justification for wholesale murder.
Would you buy a used car from this man?
Police in Arkansas said a car dealership owner allegedly plotting to have a former employee killed inadvertently telephoned the man while talking to a hit man.
Jonesboro police said Larry Barnett, 68, owner of Legend Motor Company, called a former employee while speaking to a hired killer about having the former employee killed…
Sgt. Doug Formon said the conversation had ended by the time police arrived at the former employee’s home, but the call made from Barnett’s phone was still active.
Police said Barnett allegedly wanted to have the former employee killed because the suspect owed the intended victim a large sum of money.
“I’ve been here now for 25 years and I’ve never recalled a time when a subject has accidentally, if you will, ‘butt-dialed’ someone they’re either trying to commit a crime against or the possible victim of the crime,” Formon said.
Barnett, who police said was also allegedly falsifying documents to get loans for non-existent vehicles, faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder, felony theft greater than $25,000 and felony forgery.
Nice guy. I’ve known Mafiosi in the car business with better business ethics than this thug.
An 83-year-old career criminal who says she has stolen jewelry the world over has been arrested on charges of trying to steal a $40,000 ring in California.
Doris Marie Payne, who was the subject of a documentary, “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne,” was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony larceny, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
Payne “was implicated in a jewelry theft” at a jewelry store in Palm Desert, Calif., Oct. 21, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.
She was released from prison this year after serving 2 1/2 years of a 5 1/2 year sentence for stealing an $8,900 ring from a department store in San Diego.
She told a Los Angeles Times reporter for a story published in 2008 she was in her late 20s the first time she stole a diamond and has lost count of how much jewelry she has stolen…
Payne, who was being held on $45,000 bond, is also to be the subject of a feature film…
I hope she’ll make enough from the film to retire, eh?
Different dog – same snack
A Florida woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend when his dog ate her marijuana told police the man repeatedly walked into her knife.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Shadae Scott, 26, allegedly attacked boyfriend Kevin Wiggins with a knife Sunday at her Dania Beach apartment because his dog had eaten her supply of marijuana, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday.
Wiggins suffered small knife cuts to his face and head. He had one large gash across his hand, deputies said.
The arrest report said Scott told deputies Wiggins had walked into her knife repeatedly during their argument.
Scott was arrested on a domestic battery charge and jailed in lieu of $2,500 bond.
He stabbed himself while she was holding the knife. Really?
The incident occurred in a branch of Hemköp in Gothenburg when the man peeled off into the fruit and veg section of the store. Police were called after astonished onlookers reported that the man had emptied his bladder over a selection of apples and oranges.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of such an incident,” Victor Prästbacka of the Gothenburg police told Aftonbladet.
He added; “Apparently the fruit was worth 700 kronor which has now gone down the drain.”
When police arrived on the scene they reported that the man was aggressive and had to be held down by guards. It is understood that the man was intoxicated and was later taken to the police station.
“We will question him when he has calmed down,” said the police spokesperson.
The man was arrested on the spot and subsequently charged with vandalism.