10 Things You Need to Know About a Home Invasion

Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre is the legendary survival blogger who lived through the economic collapse of Argentina and runs the excellent site The Modern Survivalist. There he has a fantastic article that analyzes a home invasion in Mexico and gives some great advice on making your own home more home invader resistant. It’s really got a lot of great information so check it out.

You may also want to check out his book The Modern Survival Manual:Surviving the Economic Collapse. Just saying.

Heroic Tow Truck Driver Catches Tiny Pervert in Spartanburg

Good news in that case of the 13-year-old girl who ran off with the 5’2″ Facebook predator from West Virginia. A tow truck driver spotted the man driving around Spartanburg and followed him until the cops could stop him. Would it surprise you to know aside from this incident he also has several other outstanding warrants? You mean he’s a career criminal? Who’d a thunk?

Good work buddy!

13-Year-Old Runs of with Tiny Man She Met on Facebook

A North Carolina girl is missing and authorities believe she’s with a 18-year-old from West Virginia:

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP)— The Alamance County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a 13-year-old Alamance County girl who was last seen getting into a car with a man from West Virginia that she met online.

Deputies said Alexandria Brooke Cagle, 13, of Mountain Valley Road, Snow Camp, was last seen by a family member around 8 a.m on Monday when she got into a white car with Tyler Ross Cole, 18, of Morgantown, W. Va.

Following an investigation, deputies determined Cagle met Cole online within the last few weeks. Authorities said several thousand dollars was also stolen from the girl’s home. The girl’s parents reported the missing girl on Monday, according to a sheriff’s department press release.

Authorities have contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to report Cagle missing. Deputies have also obtained warrants against Cole for kidnapping, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and other charges, according to an Alamance County Sheriff’s Department news release.

The fact that they met within a few weeks of him kidnapping her is worrisome. He shouldn’t be hard to find however. Apparently he’s pint sized:

Cagle is 5’2″, 107 pounds and has brown hair, green eyes and was last seen wearing a purple tank top and jean shorts. She goes by the nicknames “Alex” or “Ali.”

Cole is described as a 5’2″ white male and was last seen driving a 1998 Ford Escort with West Virginia license plate 7UL793.

The little girl has a serious medical condition so please keep your eyes open and help with the search if you can. Here’s a picture of the tiny desperado:

April Lyn Merritt is the World’s Worst Getaway Driver

I’m betting this is not the way she thought this would turn out:

Oconee County sheriff’s deputies are searching for an Atlanta man who ditched a stolen red Buick Reatta when officers spotted him driving it Sunday on Georgia Highway 15 south of Watkinsville.

Deputies recovered the car, which Putnam County authorities reported missing over the weekend, but said the wanted man — David Agan, 42 — disappeared after leaving the car near a home on Old Greensboro Road.

Investigators later arrested April Merritt, 32, of Greenville, S.C., on a charge of driving with a suspended license as she trolled up and down Old Greensboro Road, possibly looking to pick up Agan, deputies said.

Chief Weems was kind enough to drop into the comments of the news story and post the specifics of the case. Looks like April is the world’s worst getaway driver for Greenville’s least competent booster ring:

We received a call from a concerned citizen about two cars traveling north on HWY 15. We made contact with the vehicles south of Watkinsville and attempted to stop the Buick based on its driving. When the deputy attempted to contact the driver, the car sped off and the deputy pursued but lost sight of the vehicle.

We got another phone call from an area resident about someone jumping out of a car behind their house and running into the woods. We did a K9 track through the woods, but the track ended at another roadway.

At the time of the initial contact, the car had not been entered into the system as stolen. That entry was made during the above described incident. The car was stolen in Putnam County.

The second car from the original call was located circling back through the area. That car was stopped, and the driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

Based on information gathered by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and our interviews with the female driver, we have learned that they were en route to Greenville, SC, and we believe that he was picked up by a family member and has reached the Greenville area.

Warrants have been obtained in Oconee County. I am not sure if the PCSO has obtained warrants at this time.

I’m no expert but a good thief isn’t conspicuous enough that the cops know they’re parents picked them up after a crime. Way to hook up with pros April, though let’s be honest, they’re not the ones in jail.

Go Cocks! G.A. Mangus Busted for UIP

Which stands for urinating in public. When Gamecock quarterback coach G.A. Mangus doesn’t just say “Go Cocks”- he lives it.

South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus was arrested in Greenville, SC, early Tuesday morning, when he was observed by police urinating in public.

Citing a police report, Go Gamecocks reported that two officers in an unmarked police car “observed Mangus facing Main St. urinating on the street curb and roadway.”

The report said that police then took him into custody after he smelled of alcohol and couldn’t give them coherent answers.

Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com is reporting that Mangus has been suspended indefinitely for the arrest.

Apparently one of the quarterbacks has been in trouble for drinking too. I take it South Carolina is a party school.

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