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Uber Driver Charged with Rape As Company Promises to Make Service Safer

Uber Driver Charged with Rape As Company Promises to Make Service Safer

By Josh Wolford December 18, 2014

Yesterday, Uber made a promise to make the service safer, by focusing more attention of background checks for drivers and employing new technology to make sure customers get the safest ride possible. Today, another Uber driver has been charged with …

Florida Man Phuc Kieu Charged in Attempted Rape

A Florida man, legal name Phuc Kieu, has been charged with robbery, kidnapping, and sexual battery after attempting to rape another man in a Gainesville parking lot. 58-year-old Phuc X. Kieu allegedly waited for the victim to finish making a …

Oklahoma Police Officer Charged with Rape

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been charged with sexual assault, after allegedly raping 13 women while on duty. Court officials said Wednesday that prosecutors have tallied 35 felony counts against the 27-year-old. Holtzclaw, who is presently on paid …

Jaguars Player Tries to Use Gum as Currency

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz was arrested early Sunday morning after attempting to “purchase” several items at a grocery store at the Ocean Reef Suits in Miami Beach, Florida. Gratz was out of cash at the time, and decided to …

Woman Gets Life for Crime Orchestrated Via Facebook

A 31-year-old Texas woman will spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty to a crime involving Facebook, kidnapping, and murder. Adriana Lisa Castillo Perez has been given life without the possibility of parole for the murder …

‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Fit to Stand Trial

One of two adolescents charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, has been deemed fit to stand trial, a Wisconsin judge ruled Wednesday. On May 31, the teen, now 13, along with a …

Adrian Peterson Loses Nike Sponsorship After Plea Adrian Peterson Loses Nike Sponsorship After Plea

Nike has ditched Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. “Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete,” said a Nike spokesperson in a very brief statement. Peterson’s Nike deal was already suspended, following the star’s indictment. In September, a grand …

Couple Butt-Dial 911, Detail Robbery, Jam Bon Jovi

A couple of cowboys will likely be riding their steel horses all the way to the clink after accidentally butt-dialing 911 shortly after they allegedly stole a man’s TV. Aaron Burrell, 37, and Yvonne Thyberg, 35, of Roswell, New Mexico …

Googler Arrested in Nude Photo Extortion Scheme

The FBI has arrested an “Internal Technology Resident” at Google after he allegedly obtained nude photos of a Texas college student by way of a Gmail scam and subsequently used them in an attempt to extort more nude photos. 23-year-old …

Man Texts Probation Officer Looking to Buy Pot

On average, Americans send and receive over 40 text messages every day. With all of that texting, one is bound to screw up every once in a while and text the wrong person. Let’s just call this the most unlucky …

Melissa Jenkins’ Family Reacts To Guilty Verdict

Melissa Jenkins was abducted in March 2012 and was sexually assaulted and killed. On Wednesday morning, her relatives and friends found some relief and closure when the jury returned with a guilty verdict for one of her attackers. Allen Prue …

Facebook Wants the DEA to Stop Impersonating People Facebook Wants the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart …

FCC Says Marriott Illegally Jammed Guests' Wi-Fi FCC Says Marriott Illegally Jammed Guests' Wi-Fi

The FCC and Marriott have come to an agreement on allegations that the hotel chain puprosefully jammed its customers’ Wi-Fi. The civil penalty will amount to $600,000 for the largest hotel company in the world. The whole thing started with …

Uber Driver Charged in Hammer Attack Uber Driver Charged in Hammer Attack

It’s Monday, and on-demand car service Uber is facing another PR nightmare after a driver in San Francisco allegedly smashed a passenger in the side of the head with a hammer. The incident happened last week, and the San Francisco …

Hot Car Death: Mom of Toddler Passes Polygraph Test

Every summer, it’s the same thing–no matter how many awareness videos are shared, we hear of hot car deaths involving young children. When the tragic news broke that 22-month-old Cooper Harris from Georgia died on June 18 after being left …

Woman Beaten by Angry Taco Bell Breakfast Seekers

Much to the delight of people who hear ‘waffle taco’ and think ‘perfect start to my day’, Taco Bell began offering breakfast back in March. Thanks, in part, to a social media blitz and marijuana, probably, Taco Bell breakfast got …

Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Funding Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Funding

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wants police across the nation to be equipped with body cameras, and she thinks a good way to make that happen is to tie compliance to federal funding. “I would like to see us say, ‘If …