Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Woman ties man up for sex
...and to drink his blood

[Note: The following is a true story, reprinted from it's recent run on Phoenix's Cane]

(reprinted courtesy Phoenix's

Tempe police arrested a woman Tuesday night on suspicion that she tied up a man during sex, then stabbed him repeatedly with a knife and told him she likes to drink blood.

Tiffany Sutton, 23, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault at 11:55 p.m., Sept. 15, (2009) in the 1000 block of South Lola Lane, where she and the victim were living, police said.
The man told police he had consented to being tied up but became scared when the woman attacked him with a knife. He eventually freed himself and ran away, but Sutton chased him with a pickax, police said.
The man was taken in an ambulance to a local hospital, where he was treated for injuries.
Police were unsure if the pair were friends, but Sgt. Mike Horn said the man and woman were not in a relationship.
Both admitted to authorities that they had consumed alcohol and drugs prior to the attack, Horn said.
The man called his friend, who found him passed out and then called police. Sutton initially acted like she was the victim, Horn said.
Sutton later told police the entire encounter was consensual.

Woman charged
with raping, burning man

Starting off our blog with a very recent event, reprinted below straight from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's website, No murder here, thankfully, but it sets the tone for the true stories that will follow...---Reston Cane
Thursday, September 03, 2009

Police say a Washington County woman raped a man and burned him with a curling iron to get him to comply.

Police say the 22-year-old man knows his alleged attacker, 23-year-old Samantha Harvey, of Washington, Pa.

Ms. Harvey was on her probation on theft and threat charges for stealing money from her grandmother in 2006.

Police charged Ms. Harvey Tuesday after investigating the man's claim that she forced him to have sex at his home on Aug. 20. The man told police Ms. Harvey clipped the hot curling iron to his ear and burned his genitals with it.

Ms. Harvey is also charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.

Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 14, 2009

True? Frighteningly so

     The first time I'd heard the term 'femme fatale' was as a freshman high schooler, over a campfire during an overnight surf outing in North Santa Barbara County.
     I thought the older guys were trying to scare this gremmie with tales of deadly women who enjoyed killing, basically men.
     Like most growing up in our male-centric culture, I didn't buy this as anything more than hype. That women could be, not just so lethal, but revel in it.

Is it a myth that men have a monopoly on enjoying murder?

     I grew up. Surf only occasionally now. Became a journalist, reporter, editor, news photographer. And I found out many things.
     Most of it, would never go in the mainstream newspapers I worked for. It was more suited for a Quentin Tarantino or Roman Polanski movie. But, it was true.
     From that day on the beach so long ago, a seed of fascination with the 'lethal' woman, or 'femme fatales', had taken root.

Fiona Volpe, fictional lusty assassin in the Bond film
'Thunderball'. Is her character's lust for killing more 
real than society admits?

     I found out the deadly women were not just figments. Or aberration. They were, perhaps, as secretly prevalent in society as the more obtuse and salient male serial killers.
     Cleverer. More low key. Below the radar. Unless you were one of 'her' victims.
     My spare time over the years became consumed with these true stories. First and second-hand accounts, that some day would go in a book, I thought.

The 'femme fatale': A woman enjoying or yielding
to the perverse pleasure of killing another?

     In the age of the web, maybe this is that 'book'. My stories, investigations. Written adhering to journalistic rules. But with subject matter geared to a horror film. Erotic horror film. Horror nevertheless.
     Stories too culture-shocking to appear in the small town papers I worked on for 20-years. They appear here. Now.
     All that is here, will be true. Horrible. Frightening. Dangerous. Erotic. Shocking.
     But real, I'm sorry to say.

Archetypal femme fatale, Salome, kissing the severed head
of John the Baptist, whom she requested be beheaded