Sometimes in this life we all encounter someone who glows with brilliance, whose genius seeps from every pore. This is not one of those times. News4Jax reports the master criminal in the video still above broke into a St. Marys, GA GameStop after 1 am on April 13. His disguise was reportedly “a bottled water wrapper.” The TV station didn’t report on merchandise stolen or anything like that, only noted he got in some light cardio as he suffocated in an effort to collect goodies. Watch him frolic in the video below. Also, if you know a neckbearded Florida-Georgia line resident who matches this description, don’t let him get away with the Great GameStop Heist of ’18. Call CrimeStoppers at (912) 576-0565, get this miscreant taken off the street. No Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or Pokemon is safe. [News4Jax]
Lois Riess is 56 years old. In a driver’s license photo released by police, she looks like a kindly grandmother. She has a pleasant smile, blonde hair, brown eyes. She doesn’t look like a killer.
Police say she is a killer, and she’s on the run, and no one is safe.
Riess is the alleged killer of Pamela Hutchinson, age 59. The Bradenton, Florida woman was only guilty of one thing: resembling Lois Riess.
Police in Fort Myers Beach, Florida found Hutchinson dead from gunshot wounds last Monday. As reported by multiple media sources including the Associated Press, no one is aware of any social connection between Riess and Hutchinson. Riess may have killed Hutchinson to assume her identity. A Lee County official reportedly said Hutchinson’s purse “was found to be in disarray and all cash, credit cards and identification appeared to be removed.”
The buried lede is this: Hutchinson isn’t Riess’s alleged first victim. Her first victim may have been her husband, David Riess.
In late March, David Riess was found shot to death at the Blooming Prairie home he shared with his wife. After she allegedly wrote checks amounting to $11,000 on David Riess’s account, Lois Riess—who is said to have a gambling addiction—visited an Iowa casino, then vanished for a while.
Investigators think she popped up again in Florida, where she met Pamela Hutchinson.
The AP reports that after abandoning her Escalade, “Riess is believed to be driving Hutchinson’s car, a white Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA.”
So far there have been sightings of the Acura TL in Louisiana and Texas.
Can a gambling addiction make someone snap like that? Several reports quote police as saying Lois Riess’s m.o. is to steal identities—as if she’s done it before.
She may look like a plump, friendly middle-aged woman, but it sounds like Lois is as dangerous as any wild-eyed psycho.
Sometimes murderous psychopaths practice on animals first. That’s why stories of serial pet murder are so troubling. Like the one developing in a neighborhood in St. Petersburg, Florida. Someone is poisoning bags of dog food and leaving them for local pets. The attacks began two years ago—WCPO reports the first victim was a terrier-pitbull mx named Annabelle. Someone sent a note to Annabelle’s owner that warned, “Shut your dog up or we will.” Annabelle was seriously ill a few days later, the victim of dog food contaminated with Tylenol. She recovered, only to die from a second poisoning in March 2018. Not far from the home of Annabelle’s owner Rob McCahan someone poisoned another dog. Then a cat was hanged. WCPO referenced the FBI’s conclusions about violence against animals, which is why law enforcement pays such close attention: “Animal cruelty [is] an early indicator of violent crime.”