Author Nick Lucchesi


Prosperous German immigrant Jovica “Joshua” Petrovic warned his young American wife Megan that he had “Croation blood,” his own code for “don’t fuck with me.”

After their torrid — sex occurred with the lights on — tumultuous, affair and marriage collapsed, Megan figured out why they weren’t in the dark: “revenge porn.” That was only one play in Petrovic’s obsessive strategy of humiliation, stalking and harassment online and through the postal service. Petrovic ended up in federal prison.

“I want you to win the Pulitzer Prize,” he told a reporter for the St. Louis Riverfront Times when he met with him.

Here’s the story: “Sext Fiend: Jovica Petrovic tried to embarrass his ex-wife to death, and revenge porn was the name of the game.”


Megan Boken was sitting in her car on an August afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri, when a teenager opened the driver-side door and shot her to death. Boken’s case alarmed the city because the murder happened in broad daylight in a safe neighborhood (and, let’s face it, because Boken was young, white and educated.)
Here’s a look at the ten worst crimes in one of the country’s “most dangerous” cities: Ten Worst St. Louis Crimes of 2012 from the Riverfront Times.

It’s the police!

Did you hear the one about the shoplifting mama who ditched her ten-year-old to take the fall? Then there was the sheriff’s deputy busted for allegedly robbing a bank. How does a sheriff’s deputy get arrested for robbing a bank? (Why does a sheriff’s deputy rob a bank?) Those idiotic stories and more are outlined in this story from writer Erin Sherbert of the SF Weekly: The 20 Dumbest Crimes Committed in 2012 in the Bay Area

8. Rebecca Lynn Burrell

Former True Crime Report editor Pete Kotz has pulled together and ranked a real grab bag of awful people who did awful — and often strange or just plain sick — things this year. Head over to the St. Louis Riverfront Times for Pete’s rundown of the 25 worst people of 2012.