Woman hires friend to cut off her hand and foot to get $100,000 disability insurance

Cutting paper (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud after allegedly hiring her friend to cut off her hand and foot in order to collect disability insurance, according to police in Vietnam.

Hanoi police said that the 30-year-old woman identified as L. T. N., is still recovering at a hospital after doctors were unable to reattach her left hand and left foot, which were cut off by 21-year-old Doan Van D.

According to the police investigation, one night around 12:00 a.m., the woman and her friend went to the train tracks, where he cut off the woman's foot and hand.

He then called the police to report that a train had run over the woman. The woman was rushed to a hospital, but doctors were unable to reattach her hand.

The woman then filed a claim to collect $100,000 disability insurance, which she had taken out just weeks earlier.

Investigators of the insurance company learned that no train was in the area at the time of the alleged incident. The insurance company notified the police and the woman was arrested.

As a result if her criminal behavior, the woman was left without money and lost her limbs.

Police drop sexual assault charge against hockey player because woman has very large breasts

Woman standing at bar table (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

Women’s rights groups in Sweden, criticized the police after a charge of sexual assault was dropped over the victim’s breast size.

Ostersund police said that they have decided to drop the charge against the IF Bjorkloven hockey player, who was not identified, as they were unable to prove that he intentionally grabbed the woman’s breasts.

Investigator Mikael Lundberg revealed that the police dropped the charge because of the woman’s large breasts.

According to the police investigation, the woman was standing at a bar table when the drunk player came up from behind her and wrapped his hand around her body.

While doing so, the player brushed up against her breasts.

Lundberg noted in his report that the woman had huge breasts and it would be difficult to avoid them. This explanation caused an uproar among activists, saying that police are blaming the victim for the attack.

One activist pointed out that soon, police will refuse to file charges if the victim was wearing a very short skirt at the time of the attack.

Man thrown in jail for naming his dog after the president

Man walking his dog (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of breach of the peace after allegedly naming his dog after the president, according to police in Nigeria.

Ogun police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, after being accused of naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.

In court, Chinakwe pleaded not guilty to a charge of breaching the peace. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at N50,000 ($160).

Chinakwe said that he was surprised to be arrested for naming his dog Buhari as he did so because he admires the president for fighting corruption.

He blamed illegal immigrants for calling the police to complain about his dog.

However, police said that people were angry after Chinakwe wrote Buhari on both sides of the dog and walked with it in the street.

Thieves break into home and throw 100 rotten apples at 90-year-old homeowner

Red apples (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A group of thieves broke into the home of a 90-year-old woman and attacked her with rotten apples that she picked from trees in her yard, according to police in Canada.

Winchester police said that the incident unfolded on Saturday around 7:00 p.m.

90-year-old Laura David, who has difficulty hearing, was sitting on a chair when she felt something hitting her. She turned around and saw rotten apples flying in her direction.

The thieves were hiding behind a wall so she couldn’t see them. David told police that the assault continued for an hour, with the suspects throwing around 100 apples at her.

David, who is 4 feet and 11 inches and weighs 110 pounds, was left soaking wet. David did not call the police, and instead, endured the attack until the suspects decided to leave.

On Wednesday, David's niece learned about what happened and called the police. The rotten apples were splattered on the walls and floors, and covered the furniture of the home.

It is the second time that David was robbed over the past week.

Earlier in the week, someone broke into David’s clothing store.

The cash register was broken, and the money was stolen. The thieves also took her keys and wallet. So far, no arrests have been made.

Truck driver playing Pokemon Go runs over two women killing one of them

Teen playing Pokemon Go (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A truck driver was arrested on a charge of dangerous driving after allegedly playing Pokemon Go while driving before slamming into two pedestrians, according to police in Japan.

Tokushima police said that they have arrested the truck driver, 39-year-old Keiji Goou, after running over two women, killing one of them while seriously injuring the other.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. The truck driver was playing Pokemon Go when he slammed into the two women who were trying to cross the street.

72-year-old Yukiko Nakanishi died at the scene while 60-year-old Kayoko Igawa was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The truck driver remained at the scene, and admitted to police that he was distracted because he was playing Pokemon Go on his cellphone.

Woman drives SUV into supermarket and through aisle after being blocked from buying $2,200 worth of gift cards

Noella Fay 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was angry that she was not allowed to purchase a large quantity of gift cards, drove her car into a supermarket and through an aisle, sending shoppers fleeing, according to police in Oregon.

Glenwood police said that they have arrested 43-year-old Noella Fay, after being accused of endangering the lives of shoppers at Safeway by driving into the supermarket.

Fay was charged with reckless endangering, hit-and-run, reckless driving and criminal mischief. According to the police investigation, the incident began around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Fay came into the Safeway and tried to purchase $2,200 in gift cards. She tried to pay by check, and when it did not clear, she got furious.

Fay left the store, went into the parking lot and parked her vehicle outside the front doors. When an employee told her to move the vehicle, she started screaming about wanting to buy gift cards.

She then drove her 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe through the doors and into the supermarket. Fay then drove down one of the aisles of the store, and left the store through the back doors.

No one was injured as a result of the incident, but Fay did cause damage.

Police shoot black homeowner who called to report robbery at his house

Man shot by police (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A black homeowner who was mistaken for an armed robber, was shot in the stomach after reporting a robbery at his house, according to police in Indiana.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said that 48-year-old Carl Williams, was shot by Officer Christopher Mills, who is a 9 year veteran of the police force.

The robbery suspect was described as a black male, light complexion, wearing a red and white jacket and a dark colored ball cap.

He is still at large. The incident unfolded just after 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were sent to the 3600 block of Foxtail Drive, after Williams called 911 to report an armed robbery.

Williams, who identified himself as the homeowner, told a 9-1-1 operator that a suspect had tried to assault and rob his wife with a gun.

The caller went on to tell dispatchers that the suspect had stolen his wife’s black vehicle.

Dispatchers sent officers to the location on a robbery of a person armed with a long gun and driving the victim’s black vehicle.

Before officers arrived, the homeowner had disconnected with dispatchers.

Two responding officers arrived at the house shortly after the homeowner had disconnected with 911, and observed the black vehicle sitting in the driveway.

Officers sought cover in an attempt to approach in a covert manner to investigate the vehicle. Moments later, the homeowner, who was armed, was shot.

The homeowner was shot one time in the stomach, and was transported by EMS personnel to IU Health Methodist Hospital in serious condition.

The victim is expected to survive his injuries. Investigators did recover a firearm from the scene. The involved officer has been placed on administrative leave.