This Week in Weird
Wal-Mart peddling pornos?
WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- Elaine Imbrogna felt uneasy about purchasing a Sony camcorder at Wal-Mart in Weymouth on Tuesday because the box was open. But an associate manager told her it was OK to buy the camera because none of its contents were missing.
Imbrogna planned to give the camcorder to her daughter as a baby shower gift. She removed the camera from the box with her boyfriend, John Stewart, upon arriving home.
“We took it out of the box and my boyfriend turned the camcorder on when he saw there was a tape inside it,” she said. “We started video-taping my two pug dogs. We experimented with the zoom lens, and we then decided to watch what we had recorded on the TV.”
Stewart rewound the tape to the beginning, and they both sat down to view the video on a widescreen living room TV with Imbrogna’s 15-year-old son.
“And lo and behold there it was,” Imbrogna said.
The three observed two men walking around a room in boxer shorts on the video and then saw a closeup view of a man’s private parts.
Imbrogna notified police about the images on Wednesday.
Weymouth Police Lt. George Greenwood said officers reviewed the tape, but no criminal offenses appeared to have been committed by the men.
He said the images appear to have been filmed by an individual who bought the camcorder and decided to return it to Wal-Mart.
Jilted lover destroys girlfriend’s shoes
CAMBRIDGE, MAss. -- A domestic dispute on Putnam Street took an odd turn over the weekend as a Boston man allegedly knifed more than 30 pairs of his girlfriend’s shoes.
According to police reports, a 31-year-old Boston man is suspected of stalking his girlfriend, a 28-year-old Putnam Street resident, breaking into her apartment twice and destroying the dozens of shoes with a kitchen knife.
The victim told police she had begun to worry for her boyfriend’s well-being and had attempted several times to break off their relationship.
Friday night, the victim reported that the suspect broke into her home, hid in the closet, then jumped out and scared her as she was getting ready to go out for the night. An argument ensued, and police were called to the scene.
The next day, police said the suspect returned to the victim’s home, broke in again, and slashed the victim’s shoe collection.
Police said the victim was too distraught early Saturday afternoon — when police arrived to investigate — to provide an accurate number of shoes the suspect destroyed.
Naked man disrupts boat race
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- A group of spectators who had gathered along the race course for last weekend’s Shootout were apparently not entertained by the antics of a boater who stripped off his clothes and exposed himself.
By the time all was said and done, a day at the races turned into an evening in jail for the boater.
According to the Missouri Water Patrol, the suspect apparently wasn’t happy when the boat he was a passenger on was stopped near the mouth of the cove at Shooter’s 21 on Saturday afternoon.
The spectators who were offended by the suspect’s behavior had provided a description, and one of the officers working the race course spotted the boat and pulled it over. Although the suspect had put his clothes back on by that time, the officer still had a hard time convincing the man to cooperate.
By the time the man was hauled into jail, he had yelled, screamed and kicked his way into the back seat of a patrol car. At one point, he jumped into the lake, which caused two Water Patrol boats to dodge him on their way to an accident call.
The man ended up in jail with a ticket for sexual misconduct, along with one resisting arrest charge for his refusal to cooperate with officers.
He wants beer, or else …
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- After being refused a beer, a man allegedly drove his vehicle into a Linwood home twice before fleeing the area, according to a report from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident was reported Thursday morning but is said to have occurred on the evening of July 26.
A 49-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were at the home when a 29-year-old man stopped by the residence.
The younger man was said to have been intoxicated, according to the report.
He reportedly asked for a beer, but the 49-year-old resident refused to give him one. The 29-year-old was then escorted to his vehicle, officials said.
He then allegedly drove his vehicle at the 49-year-old, who was walking back to the house, according to the report.
The 49-year-old was able to move out of the way of the vehicle, and the car struck the residence.
The woman came onto the porch after hearing the commotion, and the 29-year-old man backed up his vehicle and drove into the porch, where both residents were standing, according to the report.
There were no reports of injuries. The two victims said they had been afraid for their safety.
The report does not indicate if the suspect was arrested.
‘Mistress Gorgeous’ arrested
Police arrested a dominatrix and her husband and seized paddles, whips, handcuffs and sex toys last week after an undercover operation revealed the couple were allegedly charging $175 for a half-hour of whipping and spanking in their Brighton apartment.
Kara Rogers, 27, who went by the name “Mistress Gorgeous,” and her husband, Jacob, 29, were arrested on a search warrant at their 20 Leicester St. home on Friday, Aug. 24. Both were charged with sexual conduct for a fee and allowing a premise to be used for immoral purposes.
Police began investigating Rogers when an undercover officer responded to a craiglist ad on Aug. 21 that said “Gorgeous Mistress available to meet submissive men.”
The woman, who identified herself as “Mistress Gorgeous,” reportedly said to the officer, “So you want to be tied? Well, I can do that with a little spanking, what else do you like?” After negotiating the price of $175 for a half-hour, the officer asked if he would receive oral sex as well, reports state. When Rogers said no, the officer left the apartment.
When arrested, Rogers reportedly said she didn’t think she was doing anything wrong, because there was no sexual contact.
GateHouse News Service