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OMGPD: View-Porn-Pay-the-Feds Scam, the 'Stunning' Prostitute & More Police Oddities

Our weekly roundup of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

 

Figure This One Out: View Porn, Pay the Feds?

In Sudbury, a North Road resident reported suspicious circumstances involving his laptop computer. The responding officer determined a virus from a porn site the resident was surfing infected the computer. The laptop froze with a message advising the resident to pay, via a MoneyGram, $300 to the Department of Justice: http://patch.com/A-2fMm

 

She Was a Real Stunner

Lexington Police carried out a prostitution sting at a Bedford Street hotel. Caitlynn Leigh Spaulding, 23, of 368 Essex St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with prostitution, possession of a stun gun and a warrant out of Gloucester for receiving stolen property. According to the incident report, investigators found her through an online advertisement and later, during the arrest, found a stun gun by the nightstand next to the bed in her hotel room.  http://patch.com/A-2kTq

 

Those Were Not Meant to Be Gimmes

Employees at Golf Town in Watertown received a tip about a pair of women who stole from the Bellingham branch of the store and took off in a red Honda. They spotted a suspicious woman in the store who left and got into a red Honda, and then a second woman came in from the same car. Security caught her with hundreds of dollars worth of golf balls in her pocketbook: http://patch.com/A-2gmj

 

'We Don't Need No Stinkin' Shovel' (With Apologies to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

A shovel-free Waltham man was arrested for offering snow shoveling services: http://patch.com/A-2dtW

 

Editor's note: There are no "OMG PD" items from Newton this week, but check back next week!

Adam Maleson February 24, 2013 at 07:04 PM
This is not exactly integrity journalism. The Patch takes too much delight in posting prurient based articles. So, the whore had a stun gun. Can you blame her? Is that not at least wiser than carrying a regular gun that could kill and seriously injure someone? And in her situation would you not also feel the need to carry some sort of personal protection device? Why don't you write some serious articles concerning the reasons WHY a 23 year old would resort to prostitution? Could it be that physical prostitution is not so very much different than the intellectual prostitution the writers and readers (yeah, that includes myself) of this website are constantly engaged in regarding the tone and purpose of what we write or read? Might it even be on some level worse to engage in intellectual prostitution than physical prostitution? It is reprehensible that you would post the accused's home address. Absolutely reprehensible, and if you need it explained to you why it is reprehensible, then you seriously need to take as long as it will take you to sit down and think it out.

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