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    The gunman who opened fire this morning on Republican congressmen and staffers recently declared in a Facebook post that, “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

    The accused shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, 66, posted a link to a Change.org petition in late-March that included the notation that, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

    Hodgkinson’s Facebook page includes numerous photos of Senator Bernie Sanders, whom Hodgkinson appears to have strongly supported during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. In posts last August, Hodgkinson wrote, “I want Bernie to Win the White House” and “Bernie is a Progressive, while Hillary is Republican Lite.”

    In a statement, Sanders said that he had been informed that Hodgkinson "apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign," adding that, "I am sickened by this despicable act...Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms."

    According to Hodgkinson’s Facebook page, he is a member of numerous left-leaning online groups, including The Road To Hell Is Paved With Republicans; Rachel Maddow For President 2020; Sanders For President 2020; Terminate The Republican Party; and Donald Trump is not my President.

    Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois resident, was killed when police returned fire this morning.

    According to police reports, Hodgkinson has twice been involved in gun-related matters involving law enforcement.

    On March 24, a Belleville man called police to report hearing 50 gunshots near his home. Responding officers came across Hodgkinson "in the pine trees." Hodgkinson--who was carrying an Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Card--was advised by cops “not to discharge his weapon in the area” since there were homes nearby. Hodgkinson, who was not arrested, was carrying a hunting rifle, cops say.

    In 2006, during a family dispute, Hodgkinson allegedly pointed a shotgun at a man who told police that Hodgkinson struck him in the head with the weapon’s wooden stock. As the victim fled, Hodgkinson “shot one round,” police reported. However, “It was unknown at the time of this report if the subject fired the round” at the man “or in the air.” Hodgkinson was arrested for domestic battery and aggravated discharge of a weapon. His rap sheet includes other collars for resisting police, drunk driving, and criminal damage to property.

    The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department today distributed two mug shots of Hodgkinson, one taken after his 2006 arrest and a December 31, 1992 booking photo. Details of the earlier collar were not provided by police.

    Hodgkinson has worked as a home inspector. According to his firm's Yelp page, Hodgkinson has operated JTH Inspections since 1994.

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    A woman swinging a cross repeatedly struck her husband in the head with the religious item, according to cops who arrested the alleged assailant on a felony domestic battery charge.

    Cops say Tina Abrams, 49, attacked her spouse early Friday morning after he returned to the couple’s St. Petersburg, Florida residence.

    As her husband was washing up in the bathroom, Abrams announced that she was “through with this shit!” and "grabbed a glass cross from the living room." Abrams then began to “repeatedly strike” the victim, who suffered abrasions to his right temple and the upper left side of his head.

    Abrams, whose rap sheet includes a 2007 battery conviction, was arrested and booked into the county jail. Freed Sunday after posting $2000 bond, Abrams (seen at left) has been ordered to have no contact with her husband.

    An arrest affidavit notes that the cross--characterized as a “blunt object”--was not seized by police.

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    A Kentucky teenager arrested this week appears to have set a new U.S. record for hickeys.

    Micah Musser, 18, was arrested yesterday morning after Louisville police discovered him and several juvenile runaways inside an abandoned building. Musser and the minors were found laying on the floor, which was strewn with “empty alcoholic beverage containers,” according to a court citation.

    Musser told cops that he and the minors had consumed the alcohol after gaining entry to the boarded-up property the prior evening.

    Charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful transaction with a minor, Musser was booked into the Louisville Metro Corrections jail, where the adjacent mug shot was snapped. He is scheduled for a June 13 arraignment on the misdemeanor charges.

    The citation offers no details as to how Musser obtained the apparent hickey swarm on his neck. Based on photos uploaded to his Facebook page in late-April, Musser’s hickeys appear to be of recent vintage.

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    After meeting on the “secret-sharing” app Whisper, a Florida woman engaged in a series of sexual encounters with a 14-year-old girl, leading this week to her arrest and jailing on multiple felony charges, investigators report.

    According to police, Taylor Paige Horne, 21, admitted to having six sexual encounters with the teen over the past two months. The girl told investigators “there were between 10-20 encounters,” according to a criminal complaint.

    Police charge that Horne, seen above, got the girl to engage in “oral sex and vaginal penetration with ‘strap-on’ devices,” and knew that the victim was a minor. Court filings do not disclose how sheriff’s deputies learned of Horne’s involvement with the teen.

    Horne and the girl allegedly had sex at “several locations” in Pinellas and Pasco counties (Horne resides in Trinity, a community in Pasco County).

    Horne, cops say, initially “made contact with victim on ‘Whisper’ app.” The social media platform bills itself as “the best place to discover secrets around you.”

    Charged with six felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery, Horne is locked up in the Pinellas County jail in lieu of $60,000 bond. She could face additional charges in Pasco County.

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    A costumed “Tin Man” impersonator was arrested Sunday for drunk driving, according to the New York State Police.

    Nicholas Sherman, 31, was collared after cops responded to a 911 call about an “intoxicated male on private property” in Sullivan, a town about 15 miles east of Syracuse. The homeowner told police that “Sherman had drove to the residence with another male and was asked to leave.”

    Seen at right, Sherman told police that he was in costume because he had just left a nearby business “where he was hired to portray a character from the Wizard of Oz.”

    Sherman, arrested for drunk driving, registered a blood alcohol content of .19, more than twice the legal limit. He is scheduled for a June 20 court appearance on the misdemeanor charge.

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    A naked yoga enthusiast is on the loose in Colorado, cops report.

    Around 6:45 AM Saturday, Aurora police received a 911 call about a “naked man doing yoga” in public. But an officer dispatched to the crime scene reported that, “I was unable to locate anyone in the area clothed or otherwise.”

    The patrolman, however, did locate a pile of abandoned clothing outside a nearby business. The items--pants, shirts, socks, underwear, and a pair of Nikes--were collected by the officer and “tagged as evidence.”

    The incident--classified as indecent exposure--occurred adjacent to a strip mall.

    NOTE: The gentleman pictured above is not the suspect. He is just another guy who enjoys doing yoga while unencumbered by clothing.

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    A T-Mobile employee is behind bars after allegedly e-mailing himself a sexually explicit video that he found on the phone of a female customer, cops say.

    According to police, the victim brought her phone to a T-Mobile store in Pinellas Park, Florida so a worker could “reboot and reactivate the service on the phone.” The employee who handled the woman’s phone Friday afternoon was Roberto Sanchez Ramos, investigators report.

    The victim subsequently “noticed her email had been accessed and her sexually explicit video was sent to” an e-mail account that cops allege is Sanchez Ramos’s.

    Seen above, Sanchez Ramos was arrested on a felony offenses against users of electronic devices charge. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 on that count. Sanchez Ramos, 25, also faces a probation violation charge related to a prior T-Mobile-related felony conviction.

    Sanchez Ramos pleaded guilty last year to a scheme to defraud charge related to attempts to artificially inflate his sales commission figures. Sanchez Ramos was sentenced to 18 months probation and ordered to reimburse T-Mobile $200. Sanchez Ramos’s rap sheet also includes a 2013 grand theft case that was dismissed after he was placed in a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders.

    It is unknown how the Clearwater resident was employed by T-Mobile after having previously been convicted of a work-related felony.

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    Meet Lawrence Sullivan.

    The 29-year-old Floridian was arrested last night by Miami cops responding to a 911 call about a man pointing a handgun at passing cars. The suspect was described as having green hair and facial tattoos.

    A search of Sullivan turned up a loaded Smith & Weston pistol, which resulted in his arrest for carrying a concealed weapon, a felony. Sullivan was booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $5000 bond.

    As seen in the above mug shot (click to enlarge), Sullivan appears to be a fan of the Joker portrayals by Heath Ledger and Jared Leto. Sullivan’s facial tattoos include the Batman logo with the words “Fuck Batman,” the word “Joker” on his forehead, and the classic stitched cheeks ink.

    Sullivan is pictured below in a pre-tattoos mug shot snapped following a December 2013 arrest for marijuana possession.

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    When Eiram Chanel Amir Dixson pulled her vehicle up to the drive-thru window at a Wendy’s near her Minnesota home Thursday afternoon, she had one specific demand, cops say.

    The 25-year-old Dixson “requested that the French Fries be fresh,” according to a court filing.

    That demand, however, prompted an argument between Dixson and Wendy’s employees, three of whom subsequently were interviewed by Coon Rapids Police Department officers.

    During the argument with the Wendy’s workers, Dixson allegedly “started to reach through the drive-thru window, so one employee threw a soda at her.” At that point, the workers reported, Dixson returned to her car and “grabbed her Mace, and started spraying it through the drive-thru window.”

    A Wendy’s manager standing at the window “got hit directly in the face causing burning in her eyes and difficult breathing.” Two other workers were hit with the spray, which caused burning pain and other discomfort.

    Dixson, seen above, was charged with a felony for her use of the tear gas. Dixson, who lives in Brooklyn Park, a Minneapolis suburb, faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the attack.

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    Is there a bigger asshole in Pennsylvania than Barry Robert Baker Jr.?

    The answer would be no.

    Baker, 29, was charged yesterday with battery for a sucker punch attack earlier this month on a 22-year-old man with cerebral palsy.

    Baker, pictured at right, walloped the victim outside a 7-Eleven in West Chester, a Philadelphia suburb. Baker was hanging outside the convenience store when the victim drove up around 2:30 AM and entered the business.

    As seen in the above surveillance footage, Baker mimicked the way the man walked as he entered (and later exited) the 7-Eleven. While mocking the victim, Baker reared back and punched the man in the face with a jarring right hook.

    Baker was arrested yesterday for simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct. Released from custody after posting $25,000 bail, Baker is scheduled for a May 30 preliminary hearing in District Court.

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    5/26 UPDATE: Police yesterday arrested Manuel Banuelos-Alcala, 47, in connection with the semen throwing spree. Banuelos-Alcala, a Beaverton resident, was charged with three counts of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor.

    Detectives collared Banuelos-Alcala after spotting him sitting in a parked car outside a Safeway supermarket where a woman previously reported being victimized by an unknown pervert/assailant.

    Prior to Banuelos-Alcala’s arrest Thursday, cops allege, he had been inside the Safeway, where he “likely committed another lewd act of throwing semen on an unsuspecting female customer.”

    Banuelos-Alcala (seen above) was released on bail following a court appearance this morning.

    Cops in Portland, Oregon are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of “throwing semen onto unsuspecting women” in area grocery stores.

    According to detectives, the suspect will follow a female victim and “throw semen on them then walk away.” Portland cops are investigating two incidents in the city, while officers from surrounding areas are handling two similar cases.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a medium build and a “short-to-medium height.” Cops said the man is in his “20s to 40s” and drives a white, four-door vehicle.

    In a bid to ID the suspect, police today released the adjacent surveillance photo taken last month at a Safeway store (as well as a photo of the man's car).

    Today’s alert from the Portland Police Bureau--which is headlined “See Man? Call Police...”--does not specify the source of the thrown semen.

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    Meet Buford Carroll.

    The 30-year-old Floridian was arrested Saturday evening after a 911 caller reported that the driver of a Dodge Diplomat was “swerving all over the road” and possibly drunk. The complainant noted that the driver was “wearing a hat, no shirt, and had tattoos.”

    When a sheriff’s deputy subsequently found the Dodge in a hotel parking lot, Carroll “was now wearing a white shirt with a hot pink bra underneath,” according to an arrest affidavit. Carroll, the deputy reported, “smelled of an alcoholic beverage.”

    Carroll, seen above, was arrested for driving the Dodge with license plates assigned to another vehicle, a misdemeanor. He was also improperly driving on a restricted license, a fact that Carroll’s girlfriend said he was aware. Asked why Carroll would do this, the woman replied, "'Cause he's a dumbass!"

    Carroll was booked into the Indian River county lockup, from which he was released after posting $500 bond. Jailers prepared an inventory of Carroll's 20 tattoos, which include “Statue of Liberty holding a gun,” the phrase “Life of a Struggler,” and one back tattoo that corrections officers were “unable to describe.”

    The arrest affidavit does not address why Carroll was wearing a hot pink bra.

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    A South Carolina woman repeatedly smacked her young son in the head because the child had only made a Mother’s Day card for his grandmother, according to police.

    Responding to a 911 call Thurdsay night about a disturbance at a Spartanburg home, cops found the young boy in tears. The child complained that his head hurt and “he was sad,” an investigator noted.

    The boy was in the residence with his grandmother, sister, and his mother, Shontrell Murphy, 30. The child’s grandmother told officers that Murphy struck the boy three times in the head “in a hard manner.”

    The boy’s sister told police that she saw Murphy strike her sibling “in the head really hard a few times because of a Mother’s Day card.” The girl added that the victim “made his grandmother...a Mother’s Day card and not Shontrell.”

    Murphy, cops charge, “became upset that the card was not for her” and "tore it up" before hitting the boy “in the head repeatedly.” A patrolman reported spotting a “hand written card torn into pieces.” The boy was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and was released after no trauma to his head was detected.

    Seen above, Murphy told police that she did not strike her son “in a hard or violent manner.” Murphy, arrested for child cruelty, was booked into the county jail and later released on a personal recognizance bond. Murphy was recently arrested for domestic violence, but that charge was dismissed last month by prosecutors, court records show.