Rapper 2 Chainz Was Robbed

Rapper 2 Chainz is not hard at all. He's a nice, down-to-earth, thoughtful sort of man, who you wouldn't expect to see strolling around San Francisco with 5 killers.

That helps to explain how 2 Chainz, real name Tauheed Epps, along with 5 members of his entourage, was robbed by 2 men, one armed with a gun, in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.

2 Chainz was relieved of his wallet and 24Kt gold jewelry including a Versace timepiece and Versace medallion, all of which were catalogued on his Instagram page for easy reference.

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NJ Cop charged with road rage

An off-duty New Jersey cop is being held on $1 million bond after a road rage incident ended in the death of a 36-year-old man.

Police tell MYFoxNY.com that 40-year-old Joseph Walker shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr., of Maryland, after an altercation on the shoulder of the interstate Saturday night. Walker's wife and 3 young children -- all under the age of 7 -- were in his minivan at the time of the shooting.

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Texas Jury Acquits Man Who Killed Escort

A Texas jury acquitted a john who shot and killed his escort because she refused to have sex with him.

The jury found that Ezekiel Gilbert was justified in killing Lenora Ivie Frago, 21, on Christmas Eve 2012, because he paid her $150 for her escort services and she refused to return the money after denying his request for sex.

Gilbert's lawyer cited a broad Texas law that allows for "deadly force" to “retrieve stolen property at night."

Gilbert contracted Frago's services though an ad on Craigslist.

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Sics pit bulls on reporter

A Providence, Rhode Island, mother is under arrest for siccing her two pit bulls on a pushy reporter.

Melissa Lawrence's teenage daughter, Ny'Asia, was shot during a family member's kindergarten graduation party, reports local ABC affiliate WLNE.

Things got nasty when WLNE reporter Abbey Niezgoda showed up at Lawrence's front door to get a reaction to the shooter's arrest.

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NJ Socialite Jumped by 10 Prostitutes A South Jersey socialite on vacation in South Beach was jumped by 10 prostitutes who thought she was selling her goodies on their turf.

The attack on Anna Burgese took place Jan. 19 at the plush, five-star W Hotel -- and now Burgese is suing the hotel for millions.

According to a report in the Miami Herald, Burgese was minding her own business when as many as 10 prostitutes ganged up on her in the W Hotel lobby.

The petite mom, who is 5-foot-1 and 105 lbs., was tackled to the ground and suffered a scrape on her knee and a bloody lip, according to the police report obtained by The Miami Herald.

Instead of helping her to catch the hookers, Burgese claims that the “prostitute-friendly" hotel hailed cabs for the women to aid in their escape.

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Mom Chases Car Thief

Hilary Grotewold was taking her 4-year-old son to pre-K when she stopped at a gas station to put air in a tire Thursday morning.

Grotewold said that was when a thief jumped into her SUV and took off on a wild ride with her son still buckled into his car seat.

The young mom's worst nightmare occurred at the Racetrac station on Marietta Boulevard in northwest Atlanta just before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

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Trayvon Martin Photos Not Allowed in Zimmerman Trial

George Zimmerman has lost another round in his upcoming 2nd degree murder case. ABC News reports that the judge presiding over the case will not permit Zimmerman's lawyers to mention pictures of drugs or guns found on Trayvon Martin's cell phone during opening statements.

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Shoplifter runs over her son

A Macon woman is in police custody after she ran over her 4-year-old son in the parking lot while fleeing the Houston County Galleria in Centerville.

The tragic incident happened on Thursday night, when a Belk loss prevention officer observed Arkebia Albury, 25, shoplifting inside the store.

The security officer followed Albury and her children, ages 2 and 4, into the parking lot, according to a report on Macon.com.

When he ordered her to stop, Albury jumped into her 2001 Toyota Camry and hit the gas, but only her 2-year-old had made it into the passenger side of the car.

As the officer pleaded with Albury to leave the 4-year-old until an ambulance arrived, Albury got out out of the car and picked up the injured child.

“She picks the little boy up and throws him in the car and drives off,” Centerville Police Chief Sidney Andrews said.

Police caught up with Albury's Toyota on Wilson Drive, near the mall. Emergency rescue personnel arrived and transported the child to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition with severe head and internal injuries.

“The child is in bad shape,” Andrews said. “It wasn’t looking too good.”

In addition to the 2 toddlers, Albury's sister and niece were also in the car. The women were not charged since they stayed in the car when the shoplifting occurred.

Andrews said he wasn't sure what was taken in the theft.

“I believe it was a couple of T-shirts. I do know it was clothing. It was a misdemeanor amount,” he said. “This certainly was not worth it.”

Albury is charged with with two counts of cruelty to children, reckless conduct and theft by shoplifting.

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  • Michael Parson Adina Broome

    A Sandy Springs jury today found Michael Parson guilty of the attempted murder of his ex-wife, Adina Broome.

    Parson, 43, sat emotionless in court as the jury foreman read the verdict, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

    Broome, a lawyer, was shot eight times outside the couple's Sandy Springs apartment last April. Police initially believed the shooting was a botched robbery attempt.

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    Utah teen arrested

    This tragic story highlights the need for parents to be diligent and stop leaving small children in the care of older siblings.

    A 15-year-old Utah boy is in custody and charged with the deaths of his younger brothers, Roland Martin reports. The youngest boy's body was found by their mother when she returned home, according to police.

    The 10-year-old’s body was found by police officers who responded to the home.

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    Julio Jones and Christopher Owens

    A Norcross man is wanted for attempting to forge checks belonging to two Atlanta Falcons football players.

    Gwinnett County police say Corey Dajohn Moody, 29, is wanted on suspicion of forging rent checks belonging to Julio Jones (above left) and former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens (above right).

    Moody once worked for the Preserve at Mill Creek, a luxury apartment complex near the Falcons training camp in Buford, GA.

    Police say that's where Moody stole the two football players' June rent checks.

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    Muslim Man Hacks British Soldier to Death in Broad Daylight

    2 Muslims, one wielding a knife and a hatchet, hacked a British soldier to death on a London street as horrified bystanders looked on. The brutal attack took place in broad daylight near a military base earlier today.

    A bystander caught the grisly aftermath on video as one man, blood dripping from his hands, tried to justify his actions. Part of the video was broadcast on ITV.

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    John Welden and Remee Lee

    Tampa authorities arrested a doctor's son and charged him with deceiving his pregnant girlfriend into believing the abortion pill she was taking was an antibiotic.

    According to a federal arrest affidavit, John Andrew Welden tricked his girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, which resulted in the death of their unborn child.

    On Tuesday, Welden, 28, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of the six-week-old fetus, and product tampering. He was denied bail on Wednesday.

    Though the 6-week-old fetus is not considered medically viable, the age of the fetus is moot under federal law.

    "If someone kills an unborn child while committing a federal crime, it's considered murder," Tampa lawyer Todd Foster told ABC News.

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    TEXT

    Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who imprisoned 3 women in his Cleveland home for over a decade, will plead not guilty to multiple charges of kidnapping and rape, say his attorneys.

    "The initial portrayal of him is one of a quote 'monster,' and that is not the impression that I got," said one of his two attorneys, Craig Weintraub, during an interview that aired on Wednesday's Today show.

    "He is a human being, but what is offensive is that the women and the media want to demonize this man before they know the whole story, and I think it's unfair and not equitable," added Castro's co-counsel, attorney Jaye Schlachet.

    Castro's attorneys portray him as a misunderstood, loving father who only wants the best for the 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of his captives, Amanda Berry, now 27.

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    New Orleans parade victim

    New Orleans police are on the hunt for 3 gunmen who opened fire on a crowd of people at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday.

    19 people were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, according to a report on Reuters News website.

    Among the wounded were ten men, seven women, and a girl and a boy both age 10. The victims were shot as they walked in a "2nd line" of about 300 people following behind the original parade participants.

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    Man says he was first to rescue Amanda Berry

    A Cleveland man says he was the first to rescue kidnap victim Amanda Berry from a Seymour Avenue clapboard house where she and 2 other women were imprisoned for over a decade.

    Angel Cordero is staking his claim to the $25,000 reward money offered by police for information leading to the whereabouts of the missing girls.

    Charles Ramsey, the neighbor credited with rescuing Berry, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the money should go to the three kidnap victims, Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 24, and Michelle Knight, 32.

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    Michelle Obama

    In an exclusive interview with NBC's TODAY, first lady Michelle Obama reacted to the shocking Cleveland, Ohio kidnapping case.

    “My heart just... swells up with relief, because just imagine first losing a child and not knowing whether they're alive or dead or in harm's way,” Mrs. Obama said. “And to be holding out hope for a decade and to finally have those prayers answered is just probably the best Mother's Day gift… that these families will receive.

    Mrs. Obama added: "We’re just grateful that they're safe. It is probably a parent's worst nightmare to lose a child in any way, shape or form. But I am just happy for these families that they found their daughters and that they're alive and safe.”

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    The Cleveland 911 dispatcher who took kidnap victim Amanda Berry's call on Monday evening may lose his/her job for the callous way the call was handled.

    The unidentified dispatcher was cold and lacked empathy when Berry dialed 911 to report she had been kidnapped and held in a basement for 10 years by former Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro, 52.

    Audio of the 911 call angered many Cleveland residents who demanded to know why the unsympathetic "call taker" didn't keep Berry on the phone until police arrived.

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    Ariel Castro Amanda Berry Gina DeJesus

    Three Ohio women who were snatched off the same Cleveland block about 10 years ago were found alive in the home of a Cleveland school bus driver on Monday.

    The driver, Ariel Castro, 52, was taken into custody Monday along with his 2 brothers. Castro kept the women hidden in a basement for 10 years, according to police. At least one of the women gave birth to a daughter, now 6, while in captivity.

    Charles Ramsey, a neighbor who rescued Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, said he was at McDonald's when he heard a woman screaming hysterically inside a nearby house.

    "This girl is kicking the door and screaming," he told local NBC affiliate WKYC-TV.

    Ramsey said the woman screamed, "Help me get out! I'm Amanda Berry... I've been missing for 10 years!" Ramsey said he believed the woman was involved in a domestic violence dispute.

    Berry was snatched at age 16 in 2003, as she left her job at McDonald's. DeJesus was 14 when she was taken while walking home from school in 2004. Knight was kidnapped in 2002.

    Ramsey and another man broke down the door so Berry could escape. "We had to kick open the bottom," Ramsey told WEWS-TV. "Lucky on that door it was aluminum. It was cheap. She climbed out with her daughter."

    “I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms," Ramsey told the station. "Either she homeless or she's got problems. That's the only reason she'd run to a black man!"

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    Tamerlan Tsarnaev by Johannes Hirn

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, of Chechnya, was identified as suspect #1, the man seen wearing the black hat in FBI photos. Tsarnaev died of multiple gunshot wounds during a gun battle with Boston police early Friday morning.

    Tsarnaev and bombing suspect #2, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, both entered the country legally. They lived in Cambridge, MA, near Boston, for about a year.

    According to Slate.com, photographer Johannes Hirn created this photo essay of Tsarnaev, who was a trained boxer and competed in the National Golden Gloves competition in Salt Lake City, UT.

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    Jeff and Carlos Arrendondo

    Jeff's dad

    One of the iconic photographs to emerge from the carnage of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday shows a man with horrific leg injuries sitting in a wheelchair. Both his legs were blown off below the knees. The victim is in shock, his face drained of blood. A civilian wearing a cowboy hat runs alongside the wheelchair, holding onto one end of a tourniquet that is tied around the victim's left leg to staunch the bleeding from his severed femoral artery. That tourniquet is the only thing preventing the victim from bleeding to death.

    Almost immediately after the explosions rocked Boston and the world, we knew both of their names thanks to the speed of social media.

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    OG Double D

    A Miami rapper who was affiliated with Atlanta rapper Future is believed to be the man who was shot to death while driving a Maybach on I-20 during rush hour Thursday.

    The drive-by shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. as the victim was driving westbound on I-20 near Glenwood Avenue in southeast Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constition reports.

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    Hakken family

    A man who tied up his stepmother, kidnapped his 2 sons and fled to Cuba last week with his wife is back on U.S. soil.

    Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife, Sharyn, were booked into a Hillsborough County jail in Florida after Cuban officials handed the couple over to U.S. officials late Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The couple, who were described by the media as "anti-government," was charged with kidnapping, child neglect and interference with custody, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website. The boys, Cole, 4, and Chase, 2, were returned to the custody of their maternal grandparents in Tampa, Florida.

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    Gucci Mane Denied Bond

    Rapper Gucci Mane turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night, after he learned there was a warrant out for his arrest.

    Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, 33, is accused of hitting a soldier over the head with a champagne bottle during a scuffle at Atlanta's Harlem Nightclub on March 16.

    Davis was charged with aggravated assault and ordered held without bond by a Fulton County magistrate Wednesday morning. his next court date is April 10.

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    Sherry West

    Update: Police arrested two teens suspected of shooting and killing a 1-year-old toddler in his stroller in Brunswick (GA) Thursday morning.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that police arrested the 2 teens Friday afternoon, after scouring school absentee records for their names.

    Seventeen-year-old De'Marquis Elkins is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, along with a 14-year-old who was not identified because he is a juvenile, Police Chief Tobe Green told the AJC.

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    Renz

    A NY man who stabbed a librarian to death and raped her daughter was beaten in jail, The Associated Press reports.

    David J. Renz, 29, suffered a broken nose and other facial trauma on his first day in jail, authorities said.

    According to the AP, Renz had tissue stuffed up both nostrils and his face was swollen during a hearing on Friday to face federal charges of violating his probation.

    "I have a broken nose," he reportedly told his lawyer, according to The Post-Standard in Syracuse.

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    Renz

    A NY man who was previously arrested for possession of child pornography was charged with abducting and murdering a school librarian and raping her 10-year-old daughter, The Associated Press reports.

    Police say David J. Renz, 29, removed his ankle monitor, then drove to a mall near Syracuse, NY, where he abducted the woman and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class, around 9 p.m. Thursday.

    Renz forced the woman and her daughter into their SUV, bound them both, fatally stabbed the woman and raped the girl.

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    Erkes Antwon Green Mark Arum

    A savvy identity thief who stole the identity of a local reporter to purchase a Mercedes was released from jail last week, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports.

    Erkes Antwon Green, 28, (pictured left) was released from DeKalb jail on $105,000 bond on March 3, despite evidence that he stole the identities of 142 people to file bogus tax returns and purchase at least 3 luxury cars.

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    New details are emerging in the tragic case of Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old baby who was shot while her gang banging dad supposedly changed her diaper. The infant's wounded father, Jonathan Watkins, a street gang member who has been arrested 39 times, was released from the hospital yesterday.

    Watkins stood before television cameras, portraying himself to be a distraught father who just lost his baby daughter.

    But, according to loyal reader Trendsetter, who sent in the above photo, Watkins didn't appear distraught while in the hospital, where he was seen posing for photos and throwing up the peace sign (his hospital wristband is visible on his right wrist).

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