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    In separate incidents in Brooklyn and Harlem, NYPD officers were doused with buckets of water by unruly young men who appeared unconcerned that they would be arrested for their actions.

    Videos showing the incidents surfaced today online. The clips appear to have recently been recorded during the heat wave that has gripped New York City. While unclear from the videos, it appears likely that the water tossed on cops came from open fire hydrants.

    Seen above, the top video was recorded and narrated by a passenger in a vehicle parked outside the Marcus Garvey Houses project in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The officers do not respond as they are getting drenched--even after a young man dumps a full bucket of water over one cop’s head.

    As the clip concludes, the drenched patrolmen are seen approaching the entrance of the Dominican Paradise hair salon on East New York Avenue.

    In the second video, which was shot on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in upper Manhattan, two cops have water thrown on them as they appear to be handcuffing a man on the hood of a vehicle. At one point, an officer is struck in the head by a plastic bucket thrown by a shirtless male.

    In a Twitter post this afternoon, Terence Monahan, the NYPD’s chief of department, called the Harlem video “reprehensible,” adding that “EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less.”

    No arrests have been made in connection with either incident.

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    Meet Brittany Mapel.

    The 21-year-old McDonald’s employee is behind bars after allegedly "smashing lemon cake" in her mother’s face during a confrontation Friday night in the family’s home outside Tampa, Florida.

    A complaint affidavit does not indicate why Mapel “willingly smashed lemon cake” in her parent’s face.

    After the alleged cake battery, Mapel snatched a cell phone from her brother’s hands and reportedly declared, “Nobody is calling the cops today.”

    When police arrived at the family’s Holiday residence, they observed the 51-year-old victim’s “face to be covered in cake, and there to be cake all over the floor.”

    Seen above, Mapel was arrested on a misdemeanor battery count. She was also charged with tampering with a witness, a felony, for allegedly taking her sibling’s phone before he could use it to dial 911. A judge has ordered Mapel to have no contact with her mother or brother.

    Mapel, locked up in lieu of $15,000 bond, has been arrested multiple times over the past two years and her rap sheet includes collars for trespassing, domestic battery, marijuana possession, and providing a false name to police. Last month, Mapel was arrested for slapping and striking her mother in the head with a bottle of mouthwash.

    Mapel is facing trial for animal cruelty for allegedly kicking and choking her dog after the animal urinated on her bed earlier this year. When police sought to arrest her on a related domestic battery charge, Mapel, cops say, allowed a second dog, a pit bull, to charge at officers, one of whom was bitten by the dog. Mapel then barricaded herself inside her mobile home (she was subsequently apprehended after cops made a forced entry). According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Mapel was also arrested last month when she “chased her boyfriend with a switchblade knife and slashed the tires on his truck."

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    A McDonald’s worker on probation for cocaine possession was arrested last night for dousing a customer with a large soft drink during a dispute at the drive-thru window, according to Florida court records.

    Katrina Lee Jordan, 37, was working at the Pinellas Park restaurant when she and the male victim “began having a verbal argument.” The nature of the drive-thru dispute was not detailed in an arrest affidavit.

    Cops allege that Jordan, seen at right, “took a large soft drink and threw it in the victim’s window,” striking the man and spilling the cup’s contents “all over his car and his clothing.”

    Jordan, arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge, will also face a probation violation count in connection with her 7:45 PM collar. Locked up in the county jail, the St. Petersburg resident is on probation until January 2021 for a felony cocaine possession conviction.

    Jordan’s rap sheet includes convictions for scheme to defraud, violating probation, and passing bad checks or currency.

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    Spanish police last month arrested a Colombian man who allegedly had a half-a-kilo of cocaine stashed under his toupee when he arrived in Barcelona on a flight from Colombia.

    The accused mule caught the attention of investigators due to the towering nature of the wig sitting atop his head. A subsequent search of the suspect yielded the cocaine, which was inside a plastic bag glued to his dome.

    The arrested man is seen in the above mug shots (click to enlarge).

    Cops said that the accused mule, who was not identified, arrived June 18 in Barcelona on a “hot flight” from Bogota, which they described as an incoming plane from a narcotics producing country.

    “The ingenuity of drug traffickers has no limit when trying to circumvent the controls,” police said.

    Depending on purity and how it was cut, investigators said, the seized cocaine could have yielded 30,000 euros (equal to about $33,500).

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    After her boyfriend said he was too tired to have sex, a Florida Woman allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and slashed him multiple times on the arm and shoulder, according to a criminal complaint.

    The confrontation between Jennifer Lee Chapman, 37, and her live-in boyfriend occurred around 5:45 AM Friday in the couple’s apartment in Dunedin, a Tampa suburb.

    A sheriff’s deputy reported that Chapman and the 36-year-old victim “got into a verbal argument over defendant wanting to have sex and the victim did not because he was too tired.”

    After Chapman grabbed a knife and cut her arm, the couple began grappling on the kitchen floor. When they briefly separated, Chapman allegedly “cut victim’s left arm and shoulder area multiple times.” She also head-butted and punched her boyfriend in the face, cops allege.

    Pictured above, Chapman was arrested yesterday in connection with the July 5 incident. She was booked into the county jail after being charged with aggravated battery, a felony.

    Chapman is also facing a probation violation charge in connection with her guilty plea last year for illegally possessing marijuana, crystal meth, and the antidepressant Xanax. She was sentenced in October to two years probation.

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    A Virginia man wearing a Captain America t-shirt--and not a Thor model--was arrested Tuesday evening for striking two victims in the head with a hammer, police report.

    John Jefferson Tuggle, 36, is facing a pair of felony charges in connection with an incident at a residence near his home in Clinchburg.

    According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Tuggle “went into another room of the residence and retrieved a hammer," which he then used to hit “both victims in the head.”

    While investigators did not reveal a motive for the attack, they believe alcohol and drug use were a factor in the incident. The victims were transported to a local hospital, where they were both listed yesterday in stable condition.

    Tuggle is being held without bond in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.

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    A corrections officer used a burrito to smuggle narcotics into a Colorado prison, according to investigators who have charged the suspect with multiple felonies.

    Acting on information from three inmates who reported that drugs were being brought into the Buena Vista Correctional Facility by a specific employee, officials last week confronted Trevor Martineau, 27, who began working for the state Department of Corrections last August.

    During questioning, Martineau reportedly confessed to having narcotics in his lunch box. Upon opening the box, an investigator “discovered a large burrito inside” with a “plastic baggie sticking out” of one end.

    According to a probable cause affidavit, the baggie contained several items wrapped in plastic, including 91 grams of methamphetamine, 26 grams of heroin, marijuana wax, and 46 strips of Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid dependence. The bag also contained six thumb drives.

    Pictured above, Martineau told an investigator that he was paid $1000 for "picking up the narcotics." The affidavit does not identify who paid Martineau, or to whom the contraband was to be delivered.

    Martineau, who was fired after his arrest, has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the alleged smuggling scheme. Locked up in the Chaffee County jail, Martineau is scheduled for a July 17 court hearing.

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    A Florida Man was arrested yesterday after a cop found a mason jar containing marijuana inside a “black Bob Marley backpack” in the suspect’s vehicle.

    An arrest affidavit does not indicate what else Samuel Antwoine Bryant, 23, should have been carrying inside his Marley backpack.

    Bryant was pulled over around 1:20 PM while driving in St. Petersburg after a sheriff’s deputy determined that his car’s registration was expired (and that the auto had a broken brake light).

    Upon approaching the vehicle, Deputy Damarcus Flournoy reported, he detected the smell of pot, prompting a search of Bryant’s ride. The cop discovered “a black Bob Marley backpack” containing a “mason jar with 2 zip lock bags containing a green leafy substance.”    

    Bryant was arrested after a field test on the 42 grams of green substance tested positive for marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, a felony. Bryant was released last night from the county jail after posting $2000 bond.

    Bryant’s rap sheet includes a 2018 conviction for the same crime for which he was busted yesterday. He was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay fines and court costs in that case.

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    Meet Lorna Gudykunst.

    The 26-year-old Floridian and a male acquaintance are each facing a felony obscenity charge for performing “in a sexual manner” in the presence of a minor who videotaped the fully clothed pair in action.

    Gudykunst and Markus Jackson, 22, were arrested early yesterday by investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Seen above, Gudykunst bonded out of jail after posting $5000 bond, while Jackson remains behind bars.

    The pair--who live at separate St. Petersburg homes--were collared after being “observed on video” performing “in a sexual manner to elicit sexual excitement videotaped by the 12-year-old victim.”

    A criminal complaint notes that the video was recorded around 6 PM on Wednesday at a residence (the address of which cops redacted from the complaint). It is unclear how police became aware of the video. Additionally, the complaint does not detail the “sexual manner” in which Gudykunst and Jackson (seen at right) were recorded.

    When questioned by investigators, “the defendants stated they were dancing,” according to the court filing. Gudykunst reportedly told cops that she knew the child “videotaped the incident.”

    Gudykunst, the mother of a young daughter, lists her occupation as “Promotional model” on her Facebook page. She was arrested in late-May after allegedly pointing a 9mm handgun at Kevin Schrage, 24, with whom she lives and has “been in an intimate relationship for approximately 5 years,” according to a court filing. 

    The felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge against Gudykunst was dismissed by prosecutors on June 24.

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    The Illinois drug dealer who complained to police that “selling methamphetamine is hard work” has been sentenced to three years in state prison following her guilty plea to a pair of felony narcotics charges.

    Lindsey Lowery, 33, was sentenced last month for peddling meth from a home in Swansea, a village about 10 miles east of St. Louis. At the time of Lowery’s arrest last August, she was living in the residence in return for meth provided to the homeowner (who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a felony possession rap and was sentenced to probation).

    In a search warrant affidavit, police noted that when they arrested Lowery, she commented on the difficulty of peddling dope. “Lowery stated selling methamphetamine is hard work,” an investigator wrote.

    Following her June 3 sentencing, Lowery was admitted to the Logan Correctional Center, a women’s prison located about 30 miles north of Springfield. The state facility houses about 1650 inmates. 

    Lowery, seen in the above Department of Corrections mug shots, has previously served a pair of state prison terms (for aggravated battery and possession of meth and a firearm).

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    An Uber driver who had a sex toy nestled in his underwear was discovered masturbating in his vehicle, which was parked on the side of a Connecticut road with its windows fogged up, according to police.

    Cops in Monroe, a town just west of New Haven, were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle last Tuesday when they approached the foggy white BMW.

    Upon reaching the car, officers spotted Eliot Buenano, 48, in the driver’s seat pleasuring himself. Seen at right, Buenano was parked about 14 miles away from his residence in West Haven, a neighboring city.

    Confronted by cops, Buenano started to pull up his pants while declaring, “I work for Uber.” Alone in the car with an open case of beer next to him, Buenano exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test requiring him to recite the alphabet.

    When he was ordered to exit the BMW, Buenano got out of the car and began reaching into his pants, prompting alarmed cops to take him to the ground. Buenano would eventually explain that he was not going for a weapon, but rather was reaching for a sex toy in his underwear. The item was eventually liberated from his drawers.

    Buenano, who has worked as an auto mechanic, was arrested for DUI and interfering with police. Free on bond, he is scheduled for a July 23 appearance in the Bridgeport courthouse.

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    A Florida Woman broke into her ex-girlfriend’s home at 3 AM and assaulted the sleeping victim with a lava lamp, cops allege.

    Investigators say that Chanel Hall, 29, earlier this month “forced entry through the locked front door” of the victim’s Tampa-area residence. Hall then went to an upstairs bedroom where the 26-year-old victim was asleep.

    According to a criminal complaint, Hall hit her ex “in the forehead with a lava lamp.” The blow opened a gash on the woman’s head that required several stitches to close.

    Seen above, Hall was booked Monday on a felony burglary with aggravated battery or assault count. She was also charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

    Hall, who was released from the Pasco County jail last night after posting $650 bond, has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with the victim. The court complaint notes that, “Victim and Defendant were involved in a sexual relationship for approximately 10 months.”

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    With her glasses on, Alyssa Zebrasky is almost unrecognizable.

    These booking photos were taken earlier this month after the 27-year-old Ohioan was locked up for violating terms of her release in connection with a February plea to felony narcotics possession and misdemeanor theft charges.

    Zebrasky was arrested in December 2018 for stealing from Walmart. A search of her purse turned up methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle, and Suboxone (which is prescribed to treat opioid dependence).

    Following her conviction, Zebrasky was placed into the custody of an official with a substance abuse treatment center. She was jailed in late-April for violating terms of that release. A Drug Court judge subsequently ordered her freed from the Mahoning County jail and returned to the treatment center.

    On June 6, a judge revoked Zebrasky’s bond. Locked up again in the county jail, she is scheduled for a June 26 court hearing.