Police say a burglar in southern Spain who stole an old Super 8 camera and tapes from a home discovered to his horror the graphic video content of a man sexually abusing boys.
The burglar put three tapes in a brown envelope, hid them under a parked car, and then called police from a public phone, directing them to go find it.
Inside the envelope, police found a note with the home address of the suspected pedophile and a message from the burglar:
"I've had the misfortune that these tapes have fallen into my hands and I feel obligated to turn them in so that you can do your job and put that (expletive) in prison for life."
Spanish national police confirmed Thursday they arrested a 64-year-old suspected child molester this week at his home -- the one that had been burglarized -- in the southern provincial capital of Jaen.
The suspect is a local football (soccer) coach who lived alone. He lured some of his young players into watching pornographic videos together, and then sexually abused them, police said.
Police have identified four minor boys who were victims of the alleged abuse, including a 16-year-old who may have been abused for six years.
The suspected pedophile had reported the burglary at his home to police, listing various electrical appliances that were stolen. But he didn't mention the camera or the tapes, police said.
At his home, police said they found other tapes with graphic content of sexual abuse of boys.
And yes, they're still looking for the burglar, the one "with a conscience," said a police officer in Jaen.
That story reminds me of what a prisoner once said to a friend of mine who worked as a guard.
There were some objects missing from one of the prisoner's cells, and the guards were asking the prisoners on the block if they had seen or taken the items. When my friend questioned one of the men the prisoner replied, "I'm a murderer man, I ain't no fucking thief."
Roxanna Ramirez works as a loss prevention specialist at Target in Pittsburg, in Northern California.
She spotted a customer acting strangely in the store and then watched him in the parking lot, acting very strangely, changing his clothes, and pounding on the steering wheel. Roxanna noted the details and filed the report with the company.
Shortly thereafter, she saw an Amber Alert for a 7 year-old named Natalie Calvo who had been abducted from outside of her home in nearby Antioch. The description of the suspect sounded like the strange dude she'd encountered, so she called police and gave them the details and the license plate that she'd jotted down.
Within an hour, police had caught the man using the info that Roxanna had provide them. The suspect is 43 year-old David Douglas. He had Natalie with him and the girl was rescued. Douglas admitted kidnapping her, but said that he didn't sexually assault her or anything. He also said he's not mentally ill, but there's a government conspiracy against his life and God was going to tell him what to do with the girl next.
Who knows what would have happened to little Natalie had Roxanna Ramirez not put two and two together and called police right away. Big thumbs up to the 22 year-old.
Several years ago I had caught a group of guys trying to break Into my car while visiting a friend's house. My friend's sisters' car had been broken into the night before. The sister had come screaming into the basement to tell us my car was being broken into and so I grabbed the phone a piece of small wood from next to the fireplace. The three of us took off running after the bad guys as I called this in. You could hear them jumping fences and so we all went separate ways.
Eventually I had one pinned up a tree and the other two came and found me by driving down the street in their truck. They popped out and so I kindly screamed up to the kid that he should comes own or I as coming up. Apparently he didn't believe me so I started up and quickly he jumped down. I quickly instructed him he was to get in the back of the truck( it had a canopy but no door enclosure) and he was starting to argue and I just kept getting louder and louder. I even told him he was under citizen arrest and I could do whatever I needed to do at this point to detain him. He was scared at this point and jumped in.
My friend asked if I knew how to drive a stick and I said nope but I've played softball since I was 5(at least that young) and I looked at him and said so if you think I'm going to miss I dare you to try me. And then I looked at my friend and said just driver really slow. So he did and I walked behind and his buddies tried to come get him and they drove up behind me and I swung on their car and they put their car in reverse real quick and never came back. So when we got back to the house two blocks away I called the police back to say hey I got one come get him.... It took 2.5 hours for them to show up!!!!! I even told them I was hold him with a piece of wood like a 2x4. But eventually they came and took him away.
Apparently there were a lot of break ins in the area because a lot of people in the neighborhood came by and talked shit to the guy. Even one guy said "well go for a short walk... Come on let's go I'll tell police I found dead man on corner.... I bet you are the one who broke into my momma house." And then turned around and he said "wait I'll be right back I don't have my gun on me."
Apparently that whole fight or flight thing.... I guess I'm a fighter not a flighter lol.
Jesus Delgado ^ is being celebrated as a hero after he foiled the attempted kidnapping of 4-year-old Grady O'Brien (pictured) in Westchester, California on Wednesday afternoon.
The young boy was walking with a nanny along Manchester Drive when a man grabbed the child and tried to run off with him. Delgado, an employee of T2 Tacos which is located near where the incident took place, was alerted to the crime when the nanny started screaming. He ran the suspect down, stopped him and was able to hold him until authorities arrived.
The suspect was arrested and has been charged with kidnapping. Grady's parents thanked Delgado profusely and the rest of the community has joined in praising his alertness and willingness to get involved. Delgado says he was just operating on instinct.
A group called Moms With Westchester & Playa del Rey started a GoFundMe account to raise money for Delgado, who has a 6-year-old special needs child.
A promise by Florida CrimeStoppers is the guarantee of anonymity if you are reporting a crime. It's a foundation of the agency and practiced for the protection of those who report crimes. Strict adherence to this promise assures anyone who is debating whether to report a crime or just to remain quiet out of fear of reprisal that they are safe to 'take a bite out of crime'. Without it public participation would certainly diminish or completely disappear. A Florida Judge just sentenced the head of CrimeStoppers to jail for a minimum of 14 days because he would NOT divulge the name of one of those citizens who called under this program assuring their anonymity.
(03-14-2014 12:45 PM)ZEROSPHERES Wrote: A Florida Judge just sentenced the head of CrimeStoppers to jail for a minimum of 14 days because he would NOT divulge the name of one of those citizens who called under this program assuring their anonymity.
Very poor judgement and the result will be less people wanting to get involved.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The director of Crime Stoppers in Miami-Dade County was arrested Friday morning on a contempt of court charge.
Richard Masten was at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse Friday for refusing to release information on a tipster that helped make an arrest in a cocaine case.
The arrest was confirmed to CBS4 by Maureen Hickey at Crimestoppers. The arrest was said to be for two weeks, according to Hickey.
The judge in the case is Judge Victoria Brennan.