Stupid people of the week

| December 9, 2023

Miami-Dade Police officer arrested on kidnapping, armed sexual battery charges

A Miami-Dade Police officer was arrested on kidnapping and armed sexual battery charges, the department said.

Officer Miguel Lomeli, 32, was arrested Wednesday on armed sex battery, kidnapping and armed burglary charges, Miami-Dade jail records showed.

Miami-Dade Police officials said Lomeli was involved in a verbal dispute with his ex-girlfriend outside of her residence.

According to an arrest warrant, the verbal dispute began at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Homestead. The 36-year-old woman said Lomeli followed her home in his marked Miami-Dade Police vehicle, and was dressed in his uniform and armed with his duty weapon, the warrant said.

The dispute escalated and Lomeli grabbed the victim by her hair and dragged her into the residence, the warrant said.

The woman said he tried to force her to perform a sex act on him but when she struggled, he started to hit her head on the stairs, the warrant said.

Lomeli put his handcuffs on her wrist and proceeded to sexually assault her, the warrant said.

When the woman shouted to her 12-year-old son to get help and call 911, Lomeli got dressed and fled the scene, the warrant said.

Police later had the victim placed a controlled phone call to Lomeli, who admitted to her allegations, the warrant said.

Lomeli was arrested by his own department and booked into jail, where he was being held without bond Thursday, records showed. Attorney information wasn’t available.

In a statement, Miami-Dade Police Director Stephanie Daniels said the allegations were “extremely troubling”

“The integrity of our police department is of the utmost importance, and we must continue to act with the highest of standards in order to safeguard the trust of all Miami-Dade County residents. I will not allow this badge to be tarnished by anyone,” the statement read. “The arrest today is thanks to the swift and skilled work of our Special Victims Bureau and the State Attorney’s Office. The Miami-Dade Police Department will continue its thorough investigation and work closely with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to ensure that justice is fully served.”

Source; NBC Miami

YouTuber Sentenced to Prison After Pleading Guilty to Thwarting Investigation Into Plane He Intentionally Crashed

Trevor Jacob, a YouTube creator and former Olympic snowboarding athlete, was sentenced to six months in federal prison for “obstructing a federal investigation” by “deliberately destroying the wreckage of an airplane that he intentionally crashed in Santa Barbara County to gain online views,” prosecutors said.

Jacob, 30, of Lompoc, Calif., had pleaded guilty on June 30 to one count of destruction and concealment with the intent to obstruct a federal investigation. He was sentenced Monday. According to prosecutors, Jacob – an “experienced pilot” and skydiver – had secured a sponsorship from a company that sold various products, including a wallet. Jacob had agreed to promote the company’s wallet in a YouTube video that he would post, authorities said.
On Nov. 24, 2021, Jacob took off in his airplane from Lompoc City Airport on a solo flight purportedly destined for Mammoth Lakes. “Jacob did not intend to reach his destination, but instead planned to eject from his aircraft during the flight and video himself parachuting to the ground and his airplane as it descended and crashed,” prosecutors said. Prior to taking off, Jacob mounted several video cameras on different parts of the airplane and equipped himself with a parachute, video camera and selfie stick. About 35 minutes after taking off, while flying above the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Maria, Jacob ejected from the airplane and videoed himself parachuting to the ground.

On Dec. 23, 2021, Jacob uploaded a YouTube video titled, “I Crashed My Airplane” – which has 4.4 million views currently – that contained a promotion of the wallet and depicted him parachuting from the plane and the plane’s subsequent crash.

On his YouTube channel, Jacob currently has 143,000 followers. “Hi! My name is Trevor. I love sharing adventures, experiences, and things I’ve learned, with you!” a description of his channel reads. He posted a video on Dec. 4 titled, “I Got My Pilots License Back! But Going To Prison…” which he captioned, “We learn from our mistakes. Thank you for your support.”

In the weeks following the plane crash, Jacob “lied to investigators that he did not know the wreckage’s location,” according to prosecutors. But in fact, prosecutors said, on Dec. 10, Jacob and a friend flew by helicopter to the wreckage site where Jacob used straps to secure the wreckage, which the helicopter lifted and carried to Rancho Sisquoc in Santa Barbara County, where it was loaded onto a trailer attached to Jacob’s pickup truck. Jacob drove the wreckage to Lompoc City Airport and unloaded it in a hangar. He then “cut up and destroyed the airplane wreckage and, over the course of a few days, deposited the detached parts of the wrecked airplane into trash bins at the airport and elsewhere, which was done with the intent to obstruct federal authorities from investigating the November 24 plane crash,” prosecutors said.

“It appears that [Jacob] exercised exceptionally poor judgment in committing this offense,” prosecutors argued in a sentencing memorandum. “[Jacob] most likely committed this offense to generate social media and news coverage for himself and to obtain financial gain. Nevertheless, this type of ‘daredevil’ conduct cannot be tolerated.”

According to a sentencing memo from his attorneys, Jacob “regrets” the “stunt,” which he claimed that he planned while “in a lonely place” in the “wake of the COVID lockdown.” Per his lawyers, Jacob said his “bad choices” came after he had spent his life dedicated to succeeding in extreme sports that he said “provide a personal rush and sense of unique achievement” and often are “lonely endeavors” where the “voice in your head is the only thing that keeps you going.”

Source; MSN

Second off-duty DC Police officer arrested in 2 weeks after high-speed chase, crash

After a second off-duty Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer got arrested over a less than two-week span, 7News On Your Side is pressing the agency about what kind of message it sends to the public.

The second arrest happened in Northern Virginia in the late-night hours of Wednesday, November 22, after Virginia State Police (VSP) said an off-duty MPD officer led a trooper on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash.

According to VSP, one of their troopers saw a Tesla going 95 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-395 southbound at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday. That trooper tried stopping the car, but the driver did not pull over.

Instead, the driver drove onto the Seminary Road exit near the Arlington-Alexandria border.

Court documents say the state trooper reached a speed of 119 mph trying to catch the driver of the Tesla but was not immediately able to catch up with him.

VSP officials say the driver ran a red light, and later crashed into another car, sending both vehicles crashing into concrete barriers.

Troopers have since identified the driver responsible for the crash as Peter McCauley, a three-year officer with MPD. He was off-duty and in his own personal car at the time of the crash.

McCauley was driving with a female passenger. Per Virginia State Police both were taken to the hospital, with his passenger being treated for minor injuries. The female driver of the other car was also taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Troopers arrested McCauley, and he has been charged with one felony count of eluding police.

An MPD spokesperson released the following statement:

On Thursday, November 23, 2023, the Metropolitan Police Department was notified by the Virginia State Police that they arrested Officer Peter McCauley after he was involved in a traffic accident causing injury. McCauley was off-duty and in a personally-owned vehicle at the time of the crash.

MPD’s Internal Affairs Division responded and immediately revoked the officer’s police powers and placed him on non-contact status. The incident is under investigation by MPD’s Internal Affairs Division. McCauley has been with the department since June of 2020.

McCauley’s arrest comes around two weeks after another off-duty MPD officer was arrested.

On November 11th, Officer John Bewley was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest.

Bewley was off-duty at the time but showed up at the scene of a DUI investigation in his MPD patrol car. Court documents revealed the DUI investigation was for a woman identified as Bewley’s girlfriend, and officers smelled alcohol on Bewley as he tried getting the woman to leave the scene with him.

Source; WJLA

Disneyland chaos as guest strips naked, runs through It’s a Small World ride

EW spoke with a rider who witnessed another attendee wearing little clothing while reportedly climbing the boat ride’s scenes and drinking the canal water.

Disneyland’s It’s a Small World boat ride was a world of laughter before it was a world of (figurative) tears after a park guest at the California resort stripped naked outside of the classic attraction over the weekend.

As seen in several videos and photos that circulated Sunday online — and confirmed to EW by 27-year-old attendee Maegan Carmona, who was on the ride at the time of the incident — an unidentified Disneyland guest climbed through several of the attraction’s interior show scenes, ran through the ride’s water canals, and was reportedly apprehended by authorities after traversing the exterior of the ride while completely naked.

Carmona tells EW that she and other riders noticed something was off at around 3 p.m. local time, when their boats began to slow down during the ride’s course. She then noticed a guest walking around in one of the off-limits show scenes, which prompted the ride to pause operations for around 20 minutes, she recalls.

“We noticed he started climbing onto the different parts of the ride, and we noticed that he was undressed,” Carmona says, adding that, by the time the guest reached her sightline, he was already undressed down to his underwear.

“He just looked out of it,” Carmona remembers, adding that she was concerned for the guest’s wellbeing, but praises the group of at least four cast members who attempted to help him get down from the ride’s structure while the boats stopped. “He just didn’t look like he knew where he was. He looked worried. My friends and I had seen him, and it looked like he was going to jump on us. The cast member got him to sit down for a minute, but after that he continued walking in the opposite direction, behind us. Once he got to a different part of the ride, he ended up walking into the water and started drinking the water, and ran off toward the entrance of the ride.”

Carmona says the guest moved quickly down the canal system, and that she lost sight of him after he ran down the channel in the opposite direction of the way the boats typically travel through the ride.

A subsequent, NSFW clip appears to show the nude guest being carried away from the scene by a group of police officers and Disneyland staff members.

“Stop! You’re going to get hurt!” someone screams at the guest in Carmona’s Instagram video (above) while he scales a scene in the ride’s Middle Eastern-themed section, all while a cast member can be heard speaking to other riders over the attraction’s loudspeaker system.

EW has reached out to representatives for Disneyland and the Anaheim Police Department for comment.

In October, another Disney guest landed in hot water — and literal water — after jumping from a foot bridge into Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon at Florida’s Walt Disney World resort. Earlier this year, a young woman was captured on video jumping out of a boat on Disneyland’s since-closed Splash Mountain flume ride, reportedly as she suffered a panic attack.

One of the most beloved rides in Disney parks history, It’s a Small World — a slow-moving journey through different scenes celebrating world cultures — first opened under Walt Disney’s direction as a temporary attraction at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, before opening at Disneyland as a permanent ride in 1966. Subsequent versions later opened at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1971, at Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, at Disneyland Paris in 1992, and at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2008.

Source; Entertainment Weekly via Yahoo!

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Cops: sometimes they just think they’re special. No, like those of us who wore various uniforms while serving the nation, you’re just like anyone else. Well, not quite. We are held to a higher standard in the military because we’re expected to reflect the traditions and values of our respective service. You know, Army Values and all that. Do something stupid, especially on duty or in uniform, and you’ve got not only civilian authorities to worry about, but the UCMJ. LEOs should be held to an even higher standard, as they are entrusted with the power to arrest and, in places like DC, among the few permitted to carry a firearm. As such, their ethical standards and ability to use discretion should be above those of most.

I heard about the YouTube idiot. Minus a plane, gets some federal time, and all over a Ridge wallet. I’m guessing that’s the wallet company, since they’re all over YouTube. The camera angles and editing of the video make it obvious that the bail out was staged. Him removing the wreckage and then discarding it was beyond idiotic. When MG Potts was killed in a crash a few months ago, the NTSB opened an investigation. I’m no pilot, but I’m fairly certain that the NTSB and/or FAA investigates most, if not all, aviation accidents. Big things in the air don’t need to routinely crash down on busy streets, residences, or even in the mountains where some random hiker might have been.

Naked guy might have been in a “Small World After All”. Probably drug induced.


“Get Small”


If the water was cold, he might not have impressed the young mothers on the ride. Regardless, there were almost certainly children on it. Unless it’s a case of a natural mental breakdown of sorts (not drug induced), he needs to be placed on a registry if found Guilty. Even if he is found mentally incompetent or deficient, he needs to be banned from Disney parks and other places children are present.

Wait, what? Oh, Disney will probably give him a job as the Half-Naked Bearded Tinkersmell at a gift shop.


Maybe airplane guy can live stream his prison experience by using strategically placed cameras around his cell. Need to make sure they have night vision.


It was a busy week for bad popo. This numb nuts was able to out stupid both of the above.


*sigh* The more I learn about people, the more I love my Fur Babies.

Old tanker

Until Angels decide to descend and apply for Police jobs we are going to be stuck with recruiting form the ranks of extremely fallible beings, people. The same kind of ranks that the Military, Clergy, Medical and all other professions compete in. There will always be those who disappoint and offend. The best you can do is find them and deal with them according to the law and their employers policies.

The ones who disappoint are usually well publicized because they are unusual compared to the rest of those who do not get out of line.


Dumbass deserves to be shot in the nuts for destroying a classic aircraft.


Oh. My. God. Stuck in the “It’s a Small World ride” for twenty minutes with THAT song playing. Now that’s cruel and unusual punishment.


Cue David Niven talking about the guy who streaked the Academy Awards while Niven was on stage: “It’s sad to see someone who has nothing more to do that expose his shortcomings” (rough quote.) How appropriate that of all attractions, it was Small World.


My niece, at 5, got flashed at a Walmart.

“That’s -pathetic- !”

Definitely my sisters kid….

Sis lost her shit, grabbed an ax from camping, and gave chase shrieking imprecations and smashing things. Perv was motivated to hit “warp” and escaped. Alas…

Imagine walking up to shop from outside, seeing perv in trenchcoat warping away, followed by a banshee-flung axe.


Iread an article a day or two ago, about airplane tird. He was bragging his pilots license was returned while he awaits execution of sentence and will be full restored after completion of sentence. I don’t think he starts his time until after the New Year.