Man Busted for Counterfeit Credit Cards After Stumbling Into ... Counterfeit Credit Card Investigation

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His timing couldn't have been worse.

Tyrelle A. Phillips was in a Walgreens in O'Fallon, Missouri, on September 16, 2014, using counterfeit credit cards to buy Visa gift cards. O'Fallon Police just so happened to be in the exact same store on the exact same day, obtaining surveillance photos of people suspected of committing the exact same crime.

And just like a Hollywood comedy, they met cute.

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"Burnt" Marijuana Joint at Oakville Post Office Causes Bomb Scare

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Halseike via flickr
A bomb? Nah. Just a burnt joint.
Police evacuated the Oakville Post Office and called in the bomb squad Monday after an unknown man deposited a large metal container by a nearby lamp post.

St. Louis County police sent its arson and explosives unit to the Dierbergs shopping center on Telegraph Road after a witness reported seeing a man drive up to the post office, leave the metal container on the ground and drive off.

"Luckily it was much ado about nothing," police spokesman Brian Schellman tells KTRS (550 AM). "What they found was just a metal cylinder with basically a joint or blunt inside of it."

Schellman told Daily RFT the joint was "burnt," but he wasn't sure whether it had previously been partially smoked.

See also: 5 Reasons Why Getting Marijuana Delivered in the Mail is Awesome

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Thieving Teens Thought Grandfather's Ashes Were Cocaine, Relative Claims

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KMOV
Take note: This is the precise expression to wear when explaining the theft of your father's ashes.
If television and movies have taught us anything, it's that the urn of a cremated loved one is a hilarious mishap waiting to happen.

In November, the well-worn trope became reality when three teens broke into a St. Peters home and made off with the wooden box containing what remained of the homeowner's father. Thinking the powdery substance was cocaine, one of the boys tasted the mixture.

Police arrested the culprits last week, but the story didn't end there. Now -- in a development that threatens to blur the line between real life and whatever reality Keith Richards lives in -- the victim of the burglary claims that two of the teens were grandchildren of the very man whose cremains they mistook for a pile of drugs.

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Drunk Man Accused of Firing Shotgun to Scare Driver Who Stole His Parking Spot

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SLMPD
Terry Moore, 52.
We've all dreamed of seeking revenge on the wintertime marauders who steal parking spots after someone finishes the back-breaking work of shoveling them out.

But this drunk St. Louis man took things too far last week, and he's facing two felony guns charges because of it.

After a snowstorm dumped several inches of powdery snow on St. Louis, Terry Moore, 52, shoveled out a spot for his car near his home in the 4100 block of Botanical Avenue, in the Shaw neighborhood, just before midnight on Wednesday night.

But things took a turn when a driver stole the parking space before Moore had a chance to move his car, witnesses told FOX 2 (KTVI-TV).

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Family Fake-Kidnapped "Too Nice" 6-Year-Old Boy To Scare Him Away From Strangers: Police

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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Nathan Firoved helped a family fake-kidnap a six-year-old boy -- to teach the kid a lesson.
One of our favorite running gags from Arrested Development took a horrifically literal turn yesterday when three Lincoln County family members and an accomplice were charged for fake-kidnapping a six-year-old boy in order to teach him a lesson about stranger danger.

According to police, the masterminds behind the four-hour staged kidnapping were the unnamed child's mother, 25-year-old Elizabeth Hupp, grandmother, 58-year-old Rose Brewer, and aunt, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil. Kroutil also enlisted help of one her gas station coworkers, 23-year-old Nathan Wynn Firoved, telling him that she wanted to "scare" her nephew because he was "too nice."

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Woman Attacks Ex-Husband's New Girlfriend With Knife at Chuck E. Cheese: Police

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Chuck E. Cheese, where "a kid can be a kid" and adults attack each other with knives.
Police are on the hunt for the woman who sliced the face, hands and neck of her ex-husband's girlfriend at the south county Chuck E. Cheese.

The suspect, a 32-year-old woman, came to the Chuck E. Cheese at South County Center threatening to cut the tires of her former husband's car around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night. That's when the ex-husband's new squeeze, who is eight years younger than his ex-wife, decided to get involved.

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Woman Attacks Bingo Buddies with Scissors Over $200 Winnings, Goes to Prison

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Careful, bingo lovers, put those weapons away!
If prisons have bingo nights, there's one new inmate who probably shouldn't be invited.

Margaret Thomas, 52, of Jefferson City, was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for assaulting two people with scissors after a winning night at the bingo hall.

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Man With Cardinals, White Sox Face Tattoos Accidentally Kills Fellow Gang Member: Police

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Chicago Police
Richard Magnan.
Plenty of the best fans in baseball have St. Louis Cardinals tattoos, just not on the face -- or next to a tattoo for the Chicago White Sox.

Richard Magnan faces involuntary manslaughter charges for accidentally shooting and killing his friend and fellow gang member, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. But what caught Daily RFT's eye is his astonishingly eclectic collection of facial tattoos.

Magnan has the STL logo for the Cardinals tattooed on his chin, just below the cursive "Gangster" tattoo he wears instead of a mustache. And on his left cheek, below a similarly unique pairing of a Jewish Star of David and a Christian cross, he wears the "Sox" logo for the Chicago White Sox.


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Man Applies for Job at Car Wash Before Robbing It, Shooting Employee: Police

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The Hands On Detailing car wash is right behind the Rendezvous Room.
Maybe he was casing the joint. Maybe he forgot his resume. Either way, police are on the lookout for the man who tried to rob Hands On Detailing car wash last weekend by asking for a job first.

Just after 5 p.m. Friday, an unidentified man in a white hooded jacket, light-colored jeans and a red baseball cap walked into the car wash behind south city staple the Rendezvous Room at 521 S. Vandeventer, asked for a job and left, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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"Some Idiot" is Throwing Rocks At Cars on I-55: Police Chief

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The bridge over I-55 where some idiot is throwing rocks at traffic.
To the person throwing rocks at cars on the West Main Street overpass on Interstate 55 in Festus:

Stop being an idiot.


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