Archive for Robbery/theft

Calif. Man Who Shot Deputy in Ambush Attack Is Killed in Standoff that Wounded 3 Officers — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for years is aggressive and dangerous, possibly in withdrawal, steals guns and goes on crime spree, is killed by police.
Teen ‘serial killer in training’ gets life without parole in brutal death of 98-year-old Wadsworth woman — (The Chronicle-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Formerly "sweet" teen prescribed Zoloft when Dad gets leukemia, also on Concerta, begins drinking, criminal behaviour, murders elderly woman. Mum blames Zoloft.
Mother speaks out after SIU lays no charges in son’s police shooting death — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed schizophrenic at 18 stops meds, has serious withdrawal reaction, is erratic, commits theft, is shot, killed by police. Shooting "justified".
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds incl antidepressants, history of suicide attempts, odd ideas, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Man killed by police officer in Cheektowaga was troubled — (The Buffalo News)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants does not continue them due to cost when supply runs out, drinks, becomes aggressive, steals gun, threatens police, is shot, killed.
Ranks of ISIS Recruits Include Mentally Ill — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrized young man plans machete attack at restaurant, Fordham says ISIS actively targets vulnerable people with mental problems, many on psych meds.
Accountant who fled to Appalachian Trail pleads guilty to wire fraud in Ohio embezzling case — (Access
SSRI Ed note: Man embezzles millions, disappears.
Common antidepressants ‘linked to increased risk of violent behaviour in young people’ — (Belfast Telegraph) Rx for violence? — (LA Times)
SSRI Ed note: Study shows antidepressants associated with violence, especially among young people. Study flawed because it counts period after discontinuance as drug-free.
KATRINA BLEW HER OFF COURSE — (The Andalusia Star-News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who was medicated throughout her childhood/teen years becomes an addict, steals, loses house, kids, gets into rehab, discovers drug free life is better.
Gaule is prime example of Shafer’s criminal behavior — (The Las Vegas Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Corrupt Public Guardian gives woman Effexor, Paxil, other psych meds so she is "incapacitated", "incoherent". Motives different but physicians do this too.
Wisconsin teen shot dead by police had anxiety and depression, files show — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed and anxious teen, 19, on Xanax and illegal drugs acts strangely, is shot and killed by police.
Diagnosed depression linked to violent crime, says Oxford University study — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds depressed people 3x more violent than others. Researchers do not wonder why people are only more violent post-diagnosis.. Depression blamed.
Antidepressant gets blame for bank robbery — (Winnipeg Sun)
Lawyer: Wayne man who fatally stabbed grandmother was under influence of Prozac — (
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed gradually escalating doses of Prozac murders grandmother, defence argues involuntary intoxication, is convicted, faces 10-30 years.
CSU student's October suicide prompts policy changes — (
Antidepressants may trigger bizarre theft behavior by usually honest individuals — (Dr. Will Cupchik, Registered Psychologist)
The silence of Abdelhakim Dekhar, unstable personality and mythomaniac — (Le Monde)
SSRI Ed note: Paranoid man on anti-anxiety meds has grandiose ideas about being persecuted, shoots and kills 5, shoots at photographer, kidnaps motorist.
Suicide watch teen’s prison death — (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Son learns to forgive mother who had father killed — (The Post and Courier)
Husband holds 'enormous hate' for hit and run accused — (ABC News Australia)
Freefall into Madness: The Fresno County Jail’s Barbaric Treatment of the Mentally Ill — (Community Alliance)
SSRI Ed note: Inmate given Prozac becomes extremely suicidal, cuts and tries to drown himself. Other inmates suffer withdrawal from various meds, mistaken for relapse.
'Lack of communication' cited in hanging verdict — (Get Surrey)
Suspect threw gun in flowers as he fled — (
Denton Musician Richard Haskins Attempted to Rob a Bank. He Was Also My Friend — (Dallas Observer)
Drugs in Martin’s cell were antidepressants — (Southern Illinoisan)
WCO David L. Grove, and Christopher Lynn Johnson’s families testify during sentencing phase of trial — (Waynesboro Record Herald)
ANDREW REID LACKEY v. STATE OF ALABAMA — (Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama)
SSRI Ed note: Man resists attempts to have his death sentence for murder reversed
Driver to stand trial over nurse fatality — (Canberra Times)
Link between anti-depressants and gambling — (Harmony)
Two men jailed for BT cable theft – Hertfordshire — (South Beds News)
Flirting with trouble: Details of life of man accused of killing police officer begin to emerge — (Austin Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Promising student takes Xanax for depression, loses motivation, gets into trouble, shoots and kills a police officer.
In the cart: Man from Stockport who stole 54 supermarket trolleys — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants with medication change steals shopping trolleys, stashes them in his yard. Given community service order.
Alleged bank robber gave in to pressure — (Baraboo News Republic)
Raised in chaos, David 'Joey' Pedersen turned to white supremacism, and is now accused of killings— (The Oregonian)
Officer cleared in fatal shooting — (Times Union)
Report sheds new details in Rodrick Dantzler’s murder spree that killed 7, note he left to his mother — (Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man who tried to get help for depression but medication "didn't work" goes on rampage, killing 7, finally dies shooting self in head.
Family Of Depression Victim Speaks Out — (KETV Omaha)
Man raped 85yo for thrill, court hears — (Sydney Morning Herald)
Famous Woman, Paris Hilton, Has Her House Robbed: Robber Was in Several Days Withdrawal
SSRI Ed note: Man takes too much of his antidepressant and robs a bank. He tells the court his actions were caused by meds, but this is not considered relevant.
PEOPLE v. CARDONA — (Leagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man with drugs and alcohol problem, taking Prozac, commits a clumsy store robbery attempt, tries to abduct a clerk. Pleads PTSD, is convicted.
Home detention for robbing city taxi driver — (Bay of Plenty Times)
Man’s Depression Med Was Changed to Another Depression Med: He Commits a Robbery — (The Daily Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Man changes antidepressant, goes on Robbery spree, not the first time this has happened. Has a drug problem but drug not named.
Army officer blames medication mixup for shoplifting incident — (USA TODAY)
It's Not a Game: Diary of a Private Investigator/Bounty Hunter — (AuthorHouse)
Psychiatrist: Sadowski was insane at time of crime — (The Daily Breeze)
Pilot gets 2 years in theft, foray into U.S. Canadian had hoped to be shot down — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
Woman shows up for trial with ‘lost’ cash:  Nackawic woman found not guilty of stealing community fundraising, but judge finds her story ‘fishy’ — (The Bugle Observer)
SSRI Ed note: New Brunswick woman on depression medicaation collects money at a dance, fails to deposit it, is charged, money shows up at trial.
JetBlue manager sentenced to 3 years for embezzling — (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, formerly of "high moral character" takes Zoloft, embezzles money from employer for 2 years, gets 100 years in prison. Mental illness defense fails.