Daily Archives: October 3, 2011
Angelo Mendoza, 34, was taken into custody after an interesting incident that occurred in his apartment. His neighbor, Ramon Rodriguez, was the one to call the police after seeing Mendoza act nervous and flee his apartment in his wheelchair wearing only some boxers and a sweater.
“The guy was crazy. Real bug-eyed; he had to be on drugs,” said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez said the boy’s father wheeled himself into the front yard and asked Rodriguez to play with him and a pet dog. He was wearing boxers and a sweater. When Rodriguez refused, Mendoza got off his wheelchair and dragged himself into a back yard, where he found an ax.
By then Mendoza had stripped naked. He chained himself to a tree in the back yard and began hacking at his leg with a pickax while yelling incoherently.
Rodriguez wasn’t aware of the child inside at this time and decided to try to intervene and take the ax away from Mendoza. Meanwhile, Mendoza was telling his neighbor to look at the sun and pray with him. He was clearly out of his mind.
“As soon as I grabbed the ax he tried to bite me, and I had to hold him down with my knee. There was dry blood around his mouth. I don’t know if it was his own, but I’m pretty sure it was his son’s now that I hear the story,” said Rodriguez.
After wrestling the ax away from Mendoza, Rodriguez went into the apartment to check on 4-year-old Angelo Jr. When he went inside he saw the poor boy naked and bleeding.
Police said the boy had numerous bites to his hands and his eyes were swollen shut. Doctors said the boy’s left eye and muscle were completely missing. His other eye was mutilated beyond repair. The boy told them, “My daddy ate my eyes out.”
It was determined, after he was taken into custody, that he was under the influence of PCP. This poor kid will now know that the reason his face is mutilated and sight gone, is because his dad was more concerned with doing drugs and literally acting like the craziest person I have ever heard about.
Thank goodness this sick piece of shit will be serving prison time. The only sad thing is that he didn’t cut off his own leg and suffer the way his son will have to for the rest of his life. Hopefully the justice system did its job and made this shit head pay. Personally, I’d like to see them just get rid of him and not waste our tax money on this man who cared for no one, not even himself.
UPDATE - Angelo Mendoza Jr., the 4-year-old whose eyes were allegedly maimed by his father, has regained partial eyesight, a source familiar with his condition said Thursday. The boy can see out of his damaged but intact right eye and his vision is expected to improve, the source said.
He is getting regular care from an ophthalmologist and his eye is healing, the source said.
David Shawfield is demanding that he be left in jail after he was originally brought in for leaving his children in a boiling hot car. The father, from Miami, Florida, had apparently yelled to a friend that came to get his three children, “Don’t bond me out! I never want to get out.”
The 49-year-old allegedly earlier told an arresting officer: ‘That was only like the second time I had done this. Oh, well. I could use a vacation’ after being told he was going to jail.
When a deputy was dispatched to come and pick up the kids, the arresting officer wrote: ‘The driver became irate and walked over…and began to yell at the children, “See? I’m going to jail because you wanted something to drink. I’m never going to get out. I hope you’re happy”.’
The arresting officer reported: ‘The suspect’s eyes were bloodshot and his pupils were fixed. His face was flushed and he was unstable on his feet. The suspect [told me he] was on sleeping pills and psych meds.’
- Father who bit daughter gets jail time (cbc.ca)
- Mother Jailed After Fleeing Accident, Leaving Injured 4-Year-Old Child Behind (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Parents of children found wandering on motorway avoid jail (guardian.co.uk)
People who were attending mass on Sunday were stunned when another worshipper ripped both of his eyes out during the priest’s sermon in at Sant’Andrea church in Viareggio, near Pisa, in northern Italy. The man who now has lost his sight, Aldo Bianchini, 46, is thought to have heard voices, which could have led to this incident.
Bianchini in originally from Britain, but has lived in Italy most of his life. On Sunday he was at mass with his mother, who was horrified when she saw her son fall to the ground in large amounts of blood. Father Lorenzo Tanganelli was the one who then proceeded to alert authorities and get assistance.
After he was taken to the hospital, surgeons had attempted to reattach the eyes and reestablish his eyesight, but they could not do so. Unfortunately, he will now remain blind for the rest of his life.
Doctors said that before the surgery Bianchini had told them he had ‘heard voices’ telling him to tear out his eyes and Dr Gino Barbacci said: ‘In all my 26 years of service I have never seen anything like this before.
‘He was in a great deal of agony and he was covered in blood. He said that he had used his bare hands to gouge out his eye balls after hearing voices telling him to do so – to do something like that requires super human strength.
‘We tried to operate and save his sight by reinserting the eye balls in both sockets but there was nothing we could do and he will now remain blind.’
Michael Campbell, 36, was arrested in Springfield Missouri for coming within 500 feet of a playground or public pool having already been a convicted sex offender. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office was lucky enough to pick this creeper up and take this adorable photo.
Campbell is known in these parts for the remarkable transformation undergone by his face. The “before” photo was taken following a 2003 theft arrest. Five years later, he had used up almost all the free space on his mug.
Campbell was booked into the county lockup Sunday and later released. He presumably returned to the residence listed on his page in the Missouri sex offender registry.
I think tatting his face was a great idea. In fact, this was probably what worried people and led to his arrest on Sunday. I mean, if a man looks like that and shows up near a playground with no kids, it’s pretty damn obvious he’s there for other purposes than to play on the swing set. He ultimately helped the police by making himself the easiest perp to identify! Way to go, dip shit.