Kenner, LA: Police in Louisiana say a call about an SUV being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 led them to pull over a 10-year-old boy who was driving. A Kenner police news release says the boy’s grandmother and another woman in the vehicle were arrested early Wednesday when the car was pulled over on a city street. Police say they told officers that they had the boy drive because they were intoxicated.
The child’s grandmother, 54-year-old Brenda Byrd, and 48-year-old Sheila Joiner were booked with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.
Houston, TX: Police say a 44-year-old woman stabbed her 59-year-old boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel during an argument on Sunday morning.
Ana Trujillo was arrested and charged with murder when police found her boyfriend lying on the floor inside a luxury highrise condominium primarily inhabited by University of Houston faculty. The man had apparently suffered multiple stab wounds to the head. Police said they believe she used her own shoe as the murder weapon.
Police got a call from another tenant about an argument in progress at about 3:50 a.m. When Trujillo answered the door, officers saw the victim lying on the floor, according to an official statement by Houston law enforcement.
Winfield, MO: A Missouri woman is accused of trying to scare children by approaching them with a chain saw while wearing a ski mask.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department says Lynn Marie Herzog of Winfield, Mo., is charged with felony harassment in the Sunday incident.
Patricia Manker called the police after she saw Herzog yelling at her son and his friend and walking toward them with the mask and chain saw.
According to a probable cause statement, Manker and another neighbor say the 50-year-old woman has also been seen photographing and videotaping neighborhood kids.
Chicago, IL: Gerardo Perez, 50, was involved in a Wednesday tour of the Chicago Animal Care and Control Facility when he disappeared from the group, the Chicago Sun Times Reported.
A shelter employee saw Perez in a restricted area and told the man to leave. The employee came back a short time later and said Perez was still there. This time, though, Perez was allegedly on all fours inside an animal cage and appeared to have just finished having sex with a pit bull, according to the Chicago Tribune. Multiple shelter employees said that Perez stated he had sexual contact with the pit bull.
Perez was charged with felony sexual contact with an animal and burglary, according to NBC Chicago. His bail was set at $80,000.