COVINA – A man became angry with an acquaintance, punched him in the face, forced him out of his car and tried to carjack the vehicle Tuesday, police said.
He tried to get away in the hybrid vehicle around 9:10 a.m. at Barranca Avenue and Covina Boulevard but was arrested after he was unable to start the car, according to Covina police Lt. Tim Doonan.
While the suspect tried to figure out how to start the car, he said the acquaintance hitched a ride with a passing vehicle and came to the police station to report the incident.
Officers located the suspect in a nearby parking lot after he had walked eastbound on Covina Boulevard.
Phillip Osuna, 19, of Covina was arrested on suspicion of attempted carjacking. Booking records show he is being held at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Osuna will be arraigned Thursday at West Covina Superior Court.
- Brenda Gazzar
The Portland Oregonian sets this story with a compelling lede:
It was close to midnight Sunday when Woodburn resident James Curths saw the 12-year-old boy running down the street toward him. Curths said the child, panting and out of breath, begged for help, telling him a man was chasing him.
Moments later, a man rounded the corner wearing only underwear. He stood a short distance away, trying to wave the boy over as Curths and his sister-in-law prepared to drive the boy to relatives.
Turns out the man in underwear was 46-year-old Angel Armando Perez, priest at St. Luke in Salem, Ore. He may have taken cell phone pictures of the alleged molestation.
In any event Perez, who said the incident was brought on by too much drink, has been charged with a host of sex crimes and DUI.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Police have arrested three people for allegedly killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make stuffed pastries known as empanadas that they sold to neighbors in their northeastern Brazil city.
The three suspects – a man, his wife and his mistress – belonged to a sect that preached “the purification of the world and the reduction of its population,” police inspector Wesley Fernandes in the city of Garanhuns told the Globo TV network Friday.
The newspaper Estado de S.Paulo said the man, Jorge Beltrao Negromonte, wrote a 50-page book titled “Revelations of a Schizophrenic” in which he says he hears voices and is obsessed with the killing of women.
Fernandes said the three were arrested Wednesday and had confessed to the crimes.
The three allegedly lured women to their house by promising them a job as a nanny. They were tracked down after one of the arrested women used a credit card belonging to a victim who disappeared last month.
Police found the remains of the two women in the backyard of the suspects’ house, which enraged neighbors burned to the ground Thursday.
Fernandes identified the three as Negromonte; his wife, Isabel Cristina Pires; and his mistress, Bruna Oliveira da Silva.
The three allegedly had plans for killing another woman living in the nearby city of Lagoa do Ouro, Fernandes said.
- From the Associated Press