November 26th, 2013
November 14th, 2013
STOCKTON, CA (KCRA/CNN) – Two men are in jail, accused of kidnapping to perform an exorcism.
Deputies say a man, along with his son, took his ex-wife against her will, thinking she was possessed by demons.
At a Walmart parking lot in North Stockton on Saturday, 42-year-old Jose Magana-Farias and 20-year-old Victor Farias arranged to meet up with the mother under the guise of wanting to make the marriage work.
Not knowing what was in store, she willingly got in the car.
Deputies said the two thought she had undergone some drastic changes recently and was possessed by demons.
Along the way they picked up a priest in South Stockton, and another priest at a second location to hold an exorcism.
According to the report, the priests doused her with “sacred oils” and “purified her” through a religious ritual.
Deputies said no torture was involved.
The victim’s roommate who lived nearby alerted deputies to the kidnapping.
She was found, unharmed.
Both father and son are being held in jail on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit a crime.
October 16th, 2013
A deer in the east decided that he needed to run some errands at a local Walmart.
Officials with the store say the animal was in the store for about an hour around 9:30 Saturday night.
NC Wildlife responded to the scene.
We’re told that the inquisitive deer was let out of a back door of the business and was not harmed.
September 30th, 2013
Madison Police say a 32-year-old woman punched a security guard in the head, then used her car to nearly hit a group of Walmart employees before driving off.
On Saturday afternoon Laura Shidell allegedly tried to steal several pairs of leggings and some “warming oil” from Walmart on Madison’s west side. Police say she stuffed the items into her purse before going through the checkout line, where she only paid for the items which were in her shopping cart.
Walmart’s security staff confronted Shidell for shoplifting, and the woman became outraged. She reportedly threw the stolen leggings and warming oil on the floor, and punched a store loss prevention officer in the head. Then she marched outside and got into her car, which was parked in a disabled parking spot.
Police say her behavior continued when she drove at the security team in a threatening manner, with both hands on the wheel, and both middle fingers raised in the air at them. The victims said she gunned the engine and drove at them before slamming on the brakes, coming five feet short of hitting them with her car.
They reported her license plate to police who caught up with her several miles away on University Avenue in Middleton. When they arrested her, police say she screamed at them from the back of the squad car: “I should have hit you (expletive) too!”
Shidell was arrested for 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment, Battery, Resisting/Obstructing, Disorderly Conduct, and Retail Theft.