Videos: Selfie-stalker allegations hyped by Denver police, Nancy Grace self-destruct

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Earlier this month, cable-news harridan Nancy Grace showed viewers of her nightly crime-fest a photo of a man who'd allegedly broken into a Denver home and taken a selfie on a woman's cell phone while she was putting her child to bed. "This is a textbook serial-killer's calling card," Grace declares in a clip below, using her usual tone of maximum outrage. Problem is, the man in the pic was actually in California at the time of the incident, which was entirely innocent. Not that the Denver police broke any speed records telling the public about it.

A Metro Denver Crime Stoppers alert sent to media outlets like this one on February 7 sported not one, but two copies of the image seen above....

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...as well as this narrative:
On January 29, 2014 at about 9:20 PM while the victim was putting her children to bed the pictured male entered the victim's residence in the 3400 block of West Amherst Ave. by an unknown means and used the victim's cell phone to take this photograph of himself. The suspect is unknown to the family however he has been seen walking in the neighborhood in the past. If you can recognize this person please call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.
Before long, this tale had made its way to Grace. Here's a clip posted on her official YouTube channel; it remains on online at this writing:

Scary stuff -- but completely bogus. Yesterday, Crime Stoppers, with which 9News has long been affiliated, contacted the station with news that the man pictured in the aforementioned alert had been cleared of any wrongdoing -- and it appeared no crime had actually taken place.

What happened? According to the station, the California man in the photo was mutual Facebook friends with the husband of the woman who thought her home had been invaded. The hubby thinks someone must have accidentally sent the pic to his wife while photo streaming.

Apparently, the husband didn't immediately recognize the man in the photo from the fuzzy, blurred-out shot -- nor did he or his wife realize that the background of the shot didn't actually match the house where it was supposedly snapped.

When word reached the photo subject about the Denver police alert, he immediately reached out to the department. However, no one got back to him for at least four days, causing him untold anxiety. Turns out he was looking for a job at the same time he appeared to be the focus of a nationwide manhunt.

Finally, the Denver cops dropped the matter, but they didn't send out a release exonerating the man and explaining the situation -- and no such notice is on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page at this writing, either. As a result, more than two weeks went by before 9News learned the truth.

DPD spokeswoman Racquel Lopez claimed on camera that the department stands by its handling of the case. But we're guessing some crow will be eaten before this story runs its course.

Here's the 9News report.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa August 2013: "Lindsye Newton and friends allegedly beat man for accidentally photo bombing their selfie."

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ObamaNazi
ObamaNazi

Nancy Grace another cheese-dick Libtard loud mouth who makes normal people nauseous. She should go clean her foreskin and take a long trip to Kenya.

Ell Marree
Ell Marree

how in the hell is she still on TV?...

Suzanne Houston Nash
Suzanne Houston Nash

And where does she get CLASSIC serial killer behaviour? I can`t think of one serial killer who ever did this. Mostly they, you know, kill.

Michael Massie
Michael Massie

Nancy Grace is one to talk about crazy! That broad is off her rocker!

Jeff Barela
Jeff Barela

Nancy Grace is a lame excuse for a reporter, she jumps to conclusions without checking her sources. The way I see it she's got her own show just so that she can rant and rave about a lot of BULLSHIT! ROCKS

Renee Beauregard
Renee Beauregard

Is Nancy Grace on CBS? If not, she should be. They love this kind of "accurate reporting".

Chris Bailey
Chris Bailey

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, right?

Dee Bee
Dee Bee

Nancy Grace is a serial killer.

Brad Hildebrand
Brad Hildebrand

Phill Turner... You're referring to Nancy?... Oh wait... Lol

Brad Hildebrand
Brad Hildebrand

Nancy Grace wrong?!?! Never!.... Lol. Dislike her intensely, worst program CNN has ever produced. She's like the annoying neighborhood gossip...

Ross Baker
Ross Baker

Nancy Grace is a fear-mongering, sexist, racist, exploitative CUNT! And apparently does not do any research at all for her show.

Phill Turner
Phill Turner

Thick beard, thick rim glasses, mustache? In denver, thats the equivalent of wearing a ski mask, there never going to find this guy.

J.L. Benet
J.L. Benet

Nancy Grace is a wholly nonredeemable, despicable creature. Why wasn't she taken off the air after she was disbarred?

Bryan Lipe'
Bryan Lipe'

Nancy, is a waste of poor "dna"! Over opinionated, fat Fucking cunt.

Steve Smart
Steve Smart

Durp burp ba durp. Go home nancy your drunk again.

Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker
Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker

But she will NEVER apologize. She has made herself out to be the Judge, Jury AND Executioner whom is never, ever wrong. Even when it is PROVEN that she is wrong (and she has been wrong MANY times) she still screeches her hate and poison. Can anyone tell that I do not like her ;)

Christine Girimonti
Christine Girimonti

This is just insane. Drop it and leave the guy alone unless he's proven to have done something. This story can be reported without continually posting that pic.

stephanielpeters
stephanielpeters

April I couldn't agree more (funny that you're the name that popped up first, I didn't even get this link from you?!)....first of all, I watched this on silent at work and had to laugh hysterically at how much they had to drill that picture into her "story" by bringing it up in like fourteen different ways, moving it in circles, etc.....not much to go on, hey?!?! and really, if the reward for information was $2000, that amount is the LEAST LEAST LLLLEEEEEAAASSSTTT they could grant him for this horrible mistake - but he really should be putting together his slander suit already. It really depends on the media and the people how far the RIGHT story goes as opposed to the original false story....hopefully the internet itself redeems him enough for him to keep his pride, but still. This scars him for LIFE with the internet's simple existence. Poor man. GO GET'EM!!!!

April E Clark
April E Clark

Not a big fan of frivolous lawsuits, but I think slander and defamation of character should be taken seriously, especially with media and the size of Nancy's audience. Get after it, guy who did nothing wrong.

Ossama Hussein
Ossama Hussein

every day she say something more stupid then the day before

Soren McCarty
Soren McCarty

She looks like Miss Piggy and Spits out lies like a preacher

Jason Coulter
Jason Coulter

That's a whole lot of stupid people getting together on one incident.

Mike Pedrick
Mike Pedrick

What's the difference between Nancy Grace and a broken clock? The clock, at least, is right twice a day.

Zack Lewis
Zack Lewis

Every day of that judgmental woman's life couldn't be more wrong.. special place in hell for people like that...

Adam Gillespie
Adam Gillespie

That's the problem. Nothing is ever confirmed anymore they just start accusing and ruining peoples lives. Ill bet you wouldn't have your same opinion if that was you she was talking about.

Meredith Bochenek
Meredith Bochenek

Nancy Grace is a crazy bitch with zero credibility. She should be taken off the air.

Debi Kennedy
Debi Kennedy

She needs to be held accountable for what she said

Anthony Atencio
Anthony Atencio

A clear case of guilty till proven innocent...And a clear case of destroying ones character!! Id sue the shit out of everyone that tarnished his name .Teach all these media outlets and government a costly lesson...And the lady that jumped the gun needs a trip to the county for ruining this guys life...smh

Tony Liñan
Tony Liñan

She was only going off the info she had from police! Give her a break! This was even a major conversation at my work , a few women were freaked out about someone breaking in and doing a selfie!

Kathy Vik
Kathy Vik

She needs to be ignored. She needs treatment. I think she's mentally ill. Unplug her, poor thing.

Lydia Cabrera
Lydia Cabrera

That fucking cunt if a human is still on tv. I know now why I cancelled comcast and only stream in ... Don't miss any of the the media.

James R Johnson
James R Johnson

Speaking of criminal pictures Denver Westword all the evidence you need is in that Nancy grace photo her eyes that outfit, that bitch is guilty of being Crazy with a capital C!

Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly

nancy grace is a whore, i cant stand that ho bag

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