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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Anthony Scott Ward, 40, and Melissa Coleman, 27, were arrested in Prestonburg, Ky., following a Memorial Day incident at a playground (with kids nearby), in which Coleman was bound face down on a picnic table, being paddled by Ward with a boat oar, in what authorities described as consensual “foreplay.” Police recovered a cache of bondage items from the couple, including ceremonial hoods, handcuffs, prosthetic sexual tools, ropes, chains, collars, clamps, vibrating devices, lubricants and a cattle prod.
In May, battered wife Elizabeth Rudavsky stabbed to death her severely abusive husband of seven months, Angelo Heddington, in Thedford, Ont., but to Rudavsky’s shock, Heddington was soon identified as a woman (who had long ago adopted male mannerisms and dress). A former Heddington girlfriend, who had discovered the secret earlier, told a reporter, “(Heddington) had soft hands, but she spit like a guy. The whole time you were talking to her, she’d have her hands in her pockets playing with herself like she was a guy.”
London’s Daily Mirror revealed in May that “Dr. Death” Harold Shipman, serving a life sentence for killing 15 older patients (and perhaps as many as 200 more), had somehow been allowed to assist sick prisoners in the hospital wing of England’s Frankland jail in Durham County. Said one prison source, “This man has spent his career secretly killing (people). Just imagine some poor guy’s face when he looks up from his wheelchair and sees Dr. Death is pushing it.”
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