Joe Francis, founder of the bankrupt Girls Gone Wild home-video franchise, faces up to five years in prison for falsely imprisoning three young women he lured to his Los Angeles home in 2011. Francis was found guilty on Monday of holding the women against their will and assaulting one of them.
When you think "assault charge," you probably think someone getting punched in the jaw, or having a bottle broken over their head. Not lightly tapped on the shoulder because they're texting in a movie theater. And yet, here we are.
If you want to protect your belongings, you should probably buy a mobile phone with a nice video camera and learn how to use it. Like this woman in Oakland, you may find yourself unexpectedly recording a theft in progress.
Those towering peaks casting shadows over San Francisco? Those are where you see the highest incidence of prostitution. Creator Doug McCune has 3D topographical maps of seven more types of San Francisco crime, from assault to vandalism. The complete set:
In addition to being saddled with a name like Marlon Brando Gill (or maybe because of it), a young Missouri man (pictured left) has been charged with felony assault after his 24-year-old girlfriend was taken to the hospital last week with a cell phone stuck in her throat. When she was first taken in, police thought…