Tag Archive: Richmond

Trucker Saves Young Girl From Sexual Slavery





Published on Feb 13, 2015

” While at a rest stop outside Richmond, Va., truck driver Kevin Kimmel caught a glimpse of a distraught-looking young woman behind the curtain of a recreational vehicle. Kimmel became suspicious and called the police. Jon Burkett reports.”















NASCAR Fan Brings Out Caution At Richmond By Climbing Fence









” A fan once stole the pace car at Talladega Superspeedway. The sprinklers once came on unexpectedly during a green flag run at Richmond International Raceway. A hole developed mid-race in Turn 1 during the Daytona 500. Juan Pablo Montoya hit a jet dryer under caution setting off a massive fire, also during the Daytona 500. 

  Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a cat or squirrel (the jury is still out) ran across the track in front of race leader Kevin Harvick.

  Well, Saturday night at Richmond, another incident was added to the list of NASCAR oddities. 

  With 69 laps to go in the Federated Auto Parts 400, NASCAR was forced to throw the caution flag for “security” reasons. 

  That reason? A fan had climbed the catchfence separating the Turn 4 grandstands from the 43-car field racing below. The shirtless fan was brought down by local authorities while the race was slowed under the yellow flag. “


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Va. Boy Killed Defending Sister From Rapist: Cops







” The family of an 8-year-old boy beaten to death as he tried to defend his 12-year-old sister from a brutal rape gathered outside their home Friday, grappling with the details of the vicious attack.

They leaned on one another, crying, shaking and struggling to understand the loss of little Martin Cobb.

“He was a lovely little boy. He didn’t deserve this,” said Geraldine Pitchford, the children’s aunt, choking back tears in front of the family’s home in Richmond’s working-class Southside. Martin’s mother was too distraught to come outside.

The neighborhood’s calm was shattered Thursday, when police rushed to the home at 6:30 p.m. The brother and sister had been playing on train tracks behind the family home’s backyard.

The suspect approached the pair, who often played together, and attempted to sexually assault the girl, police said.

Martin tried to help his sister, and the suspect struck him in the head with a brick, NBC station WWBT reported. He died at the scene.”




Read more about this horrible tale here

   Thankfully , police are now saying that they have a teenaged suspect in custody



” … police said they had identified and located a teenage suspect whom they planned to charge in the killing of Martin Cobb and the assault on his sister. Police described the suspect only as a juvenile teenage male and said that he was being medically evaluated.”









Video Shows Witness Body-Slamming Armed Robber At Richmond Gas Station





”  A man attempting to rob a gas station store early Wednesday morning was abruptly stopped thanks to a quick-thinking patron, police said.

  Around 1:30 a.m., Michael Corbin, 50, walked into the AM/PM located at 12890 San Pablo Ave. armed with a revolver, said Sgt. Nicole Abetkov. Corbin pointed the gun at the clerk, who grabbed Corbin’s hand and tried to wrestle the revolver from his grasp.

  Abetkov said another man inside the store heard the commotion and came running, body-slamming Corbin and knocking the gun from his hand.”


San Jose Mercury reports








Pizza Store Owner Fatally Shoots Would-be Robber


Robbery not allowed




” Who robs pizza joints? Normally, that’d be more of a rhetorical question, but one would-be thief in Indiana helped to shed some light on that for us. The answer to that question is: incompetent ski mask-wearing thieves.

According to local reports, 30-year-old Freddie McCoy of Richmond, Indiana, attempted to rob Mercurio’s Pizza. We’re a little bit rusty on our Italian, but we think that “Mercurio” roughly translates to “We’re packin’ heat!” The store owner at Mercurio’s, Terry Padgett, drew his gun and fired on the would-be robber.

The robber was hit a total of three times. McCoy fled and made it to the sidewalk before collapsing. The police showed up and hauled McCoy off to the hospital, but unfortunately he passed away as a result of his injuries.”