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Detention Center Worker Steals Fajitas From Kids To Make $1.2 Million

The Pablo Escobar of fajitas has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. That sounds ridiculous, but what’s more insane is that Gilberto Escamilla, 53, abused his power over a juvenile detention center and made more than $1.2 million over nine years by selling fajitas.

Photo: Clay Junell on Flickr

Instead of smuggling drugs like a normal conman, the public servant would order huge batches of fajitas in the name of the detention center, but never actually serve the food that was received. Instead, he would sell it on the side and after nine years amassed over $1 million.

The crime itself wasn’t exactly Ocean’s 11 stuff, but here’s how he got caught. Escamilla had a doctor’s appointment and missed the delivery he’d been keeping secret for nine years, which led to officials being tipped off on the scam.

The worst part about this, however, is that it was done at the cost of juveniles. Despite being locked up, these are still children, and abusing their situation is incredulous. Their meals are already scant, to say the least. With each meal costing under $2 per person, they aren’t exactly being fed lobster and caviar.

Justified in the sentencing, the judge felt that 50 years would be a proper amount of time to send a message to other public servants, instilling the severity of the crime.

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Rikers Island Inmates Are Rewarded With Domino’s For Good Behavior

Over two dozen pizzas from Domino’s were seen delivered to the Otis Bantum Correctional Center in Rikers Island, which allegedly holds the city’s worst prisoners, according to the NY Post.

Although Rikers Island is notorious for corruption, neglect, and a deeply set culture of violence, it seems that they’re taking small steps to shed that image and reputation, starting with a pizza party.

The pizza parties, which have occurred since 2014, is a tactic the jail uses to reduce violence among inmates or to reward inmates who “reached a key milestone” in a “work skills program.”

To some, however, the pizza parties for inmates leave a bad taste in their mouths, especially considering the fact that they are regularly covered by taxpayers’ money.

The pizzas for this recent party cost approximately $400 and provided 2 slices each for 75 different inmates, according to the Correction Department.

Retired city correction officer and union delegate David Fitzgerald told the Post, “It’s deplorable and disgusting, because you have officers that aren’t even afforded a meal leave, and you’re rewarding these inmates with pizza and sodas for good behavior.”

However, spokesman Peter Thorne supported the program and it’s real results it has brought, saying, “This was not ‘pizza-gate.’ We gave a couple of slices each to inmates participating in a program that helps reduce violence. And we’d do it again, because these programs are working.”

Surprisingly, these pizza parties really may be yielding some positive results. According to the same NY Post article, official figures show that serious attacks on Rikers Island officers are down 65% from fiscal 2014.

New York’s Rikers Island is one of the nation’s most well-known jails in America. The sprawling complex of approximately 413 acres sits on an island in the middle of Queens and Bronx, and manages an average daily population of 10,000 inmates a year.

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Two Guys Got Caught Doing Heroin at Chuck E. Cheese’s

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Two men were arrested for allegedly doing heroin in the bathroom of a Southern California Chuck E. Cheese’s. The Costa Mesa Police Dept. said two men were found together in a closed bathroom stall in the process of smoking.

The men met with a dealer at Chuck E. Cheese’s and apparently decided they couldn’t waste time with, like, going anywhere else.

They were both under the influence and had their supply confiscated.

Chuck E. Cheese’s spokeswoman Michelle Chism said they felt sorrow and anger over the incident.

Collin Zborowski, 28, was transported to Orange County jail in Santa Ana and charged for felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor under influence of controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, but was released on $20,000 bail. Daniel Lubach, 27, was charged with a misdemeanor charge of under influence of controlled substance, but was released on a written promise to appear in court.

There was no indication that Chuck E. was the dealer.

H/T NBC

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Man Suspected of Poisoning Wife’s Rice Krispies

A man from Southern California has been arrested and held on a million dollars bail for allegedly poisoning his wife’s breakfast cereal. There are many tragic stories so far this year, but for someone to waste perfectly good food for the purpose of evil is always a shame.

Fernando Porras, age 43, of Azusa CA was arrested on suspicion of putting a harmful chemical substance in his wife’s cereal. Fernanda Porras, 51, said that she tasted and smelled something horrible in her breakfast cereal on Thursday. Luckily, police say that the woman did not suffer any serious harm and her husband will be due in court this week.

So will I close this story with a “Snap, Crackle, and Pop!” pun? No. Because domestic abuse isn’t funny.

But Fernando Porras better hope that cereal will be the only thing that Snap, Crackles, and Pops in jail.

via: Huffington Post