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‘Ninja’ with sex-attack fantasy zip-tied woman , officials say

A Dunedin man was arrested on Monday after he broke into a woman’s home wearing a ninja mask and tried to sexually batter her, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Nick James Nardelli , 29, was arrested after he entered the woman’s Palm Harbor home in the early hours of Monday, the sheriff’s office said.

He has been charged with loitering and prowling, burglary and battery, false imprisonment, attempted sexual battery and possession of burglary tools.

Nardelli entered the Palm Harbor home through an unlocked door and entered the bedroom of a 52-year-old woman.

While asleep the woman felt that someone was watching her. She looked up and saw a man in her bedroom doorway wearing a ninja mask.

Nardelli then jumped on her bed and tried to pin her down, the sheriff’s office said.

But the woman rolled away, and they both got involved in a struggle as Nardelli tried to place her hands behind her back, the sheriff’s office said.

During the struggle, Nardelli was able to get a zip tie on the victim’s one wrist.

But the woman continued to fight back and Nardelli ran from the home, the sheriff’s office said.

Nardelli drove off from the scene.

While in Tarpon Springs, he crashed into a sewer drain.

The car was damaged and couldn’t be driven from the scene of the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

At the scene of the crash, someone called to report a suspicious person.

After deputies got to the scene of the crash, he was arrested for loitering and prowling, the sheriff’s office said.

Meanwhile, the woman who was attacked at her Palm Harbor home had called the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s detectives from the robbery and homicide unit responded to immediately to investigate the case.

In a nearby trash bin, detectives found a ninja mask, gloves, zip ties and duct tape.

There was also a Walmart receipt in Nardelli’s car documenting that he bought a hammer, a costume, gloves and ties, the sheriff’s office said.

During the interview with investigators, Nardelli admitted to the crime and told investigators that he fantasized raping the victim, the sheriff’s office said.

While the suspect didn’t know the victim, he targeted her, the sheriff’s office said.

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Dallas police say man stole coffin to pull prank on family


Police were called to the 2000 block of Browder Street to investigate the overnight theft of a casket. (@KevinDPD (Dallas police))

Dallas police arrested a man accused of stealing an empty coffin overnight to carry out a family prank.

The suspect was taken into custody early Tuesday in the 2000 block of Browder Street in South Dallas. A family member called 911, reportedly believing he had dug up their father.

Police suspect the man stole the casket from Hughes Crown Funeral Home on Webb Chapel Road in northwest Dallas.

The man’s name and what charges he faces have not been released.


Anti-crime group bats for a more modernized PNP


After being kidnapped twice, architect Ka Kuen Chua now leads a group that is helping the police force secure the proper tools and values necessary for crime prevention.

Chua, chairman of the Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order, said it is them, crime victims, who look forward the most for the modernization and professionalization of the Philippine National Police.

“If there is anyone in this meeting who looks to benefit the most from a highly modernized and fully professionalized national police, it is us, the members of the MRPO, who ourselves are victims of kidnapping and other related crimes,” he said during Tuesday’s hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on PNP modernization.

Chua was first kidnapped in September 2008. His family paid the ransom but the kidnappers did not release him. After 17 days, the MRPO and the Philippine Anti-Crime and Emergency Response (PACER) rescued him and arrested the kidnappers.

However, five days after his case was promulgated in May 2012, he was again kidnapped by a different group.

Senator Grace Poe, who presided over the hearing, asked Chua how much they paid for ransom, but Chua refused to divulge it. “Maybe not in this hearing,” he said.

Despite this, Chua still considers himself lucky “as I did not end up like other members whose family has since mourned their deaths.”

“Rotten eggs in the organization”

“Our horrible experiences would have been prevented or, at the very least, the likelihood of them happening would have been diminished had there been an efficient peace and order control system in place,” he said.

He added that the recent controversies involving police officers who themselves are engaged in criminal activities “only make matters worse for us, as our sense of security continue to dwindle with one scandal to another.”

“Though it is not for us to conclude that the national police organization is reeking of rats, suffice it to state the rotten eggs in the organization have worked to diminish our trust to our then regarded friendly neigborhood police and this begs the question, Where are we to go if the persons who are supposed to protect are the same individual who undermine the social order?” said Chua.

He said this is the reason why there is a need to further professionalize the PNP.

“We need our police to be equipped not only with the proper tools and implements that will ensure the efficiency in responding to crimes. We likewise need our police to be armed with proper values that will ensure that they exist only to serve and to protect,” he said.

Chua added that the MRPO remains a big partner for crime prevention and control. “We remain committed to continue working with all stakeholders in enforcing peace and order in our society,” he said.

Higher crime incidents

Poe noted that the reported crime incidents this year is higher than last year. She said the crime volume for the whole 2013 was 631,406 while as of June this year, the crime volume is already 603, 485.

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima said the higher number of reported crimes could be because of the efficient reporting system. He also said the PNP will intensify its police visibility program to prevent crimes from happening.

“Lalo nating paiigtingin lalo na sa counter-intelligence para doon sa mga pulis na na-involve po sa krimen. On my part, tumatalima po ako sa inyong suhestyon na maging visible po ako sa mga kababayan,” he said.

Poe said the efficient reporting system should not be an excuse for the higher reporting of crime incidents.

“Ang masakit nun, mas efficient ‘yung reporting system natin pero mas nararamdaman ng mga tao ngayon ang peligro. We should work proactively, so that now that the reporting system is more efficient we will be able to address it,” she said. —KBK, GMA News

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