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Family suffers food poisoning during feast celebrating the survival of an earlier episode of food poisoning

Man in pain (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A father in Turkey, revealed that he cannot understand why his family suffered from food poisoning while celebrating the survival of an earlier episode of food poisoning.

Alattin Erdal of Tekirdag, said that he slaughtered an animal and hosted a dinner to show gratitude in overcoming a previous bout of illness.

The family served the animal to friends and neighbors at dinner after which 25 people suffering from food poisoning.

Erdal hopes that his family and friends have suffered enough, and said that he could not make sense of what they had experienced.

Several weeks ago, the family had suffered stomach pains after Alattin’s wife Asiye Erdal, cooked dinner and served the food to more than 20 people.

Everyone who attended the dinner was hospitalized. Most were released the same day, but four people remained in the intensive care unit for a week.

Upon returning home, they decided to carry out a thanksgiving dinner with their neighbors. However, the people at the dinner began to suffer the same symptoms.

A total of 25 people were hospitalized for food poisoning, of which 21 were discharged from after receiving treatment. The treatment of the remaining four was ongoing in the intensive care unit.

Alattin Erdal said that from now on, he will be extremely careful with the food he serves his family and friends.

U.S. Marine throws glass in restaurant employee’s head while drunk in Japan

Broken glass (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A U.S. Marine was arrested on a charge of bodily injury after allegedly throwing a glass in the head of a restaurant employee, according to police in Japan.

Okinawa police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Corporal James Louis Mackie of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, after being accused of being drunk at the restaurant and assaulting the 26-year-old employee.

In court, Mackie pleaded not guilty to a charge of bodily injury.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Sunday around 10:00 p.m. Mackie was at the restaurant, where he drank several glasses of alcohol.

At some point, he picked up his glass at threw it at the head of the restaurant employee. The employee suffered minor injuries.

During questioning, Mackie told police that he does not remember anything because he was drunk.

Serial stabber slashes behinds of 9 women swimming in crowded pool

Swimming pool (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

Police in Japan, are looking to arrest the person behind numerous stabbings at a crowded swimming pool.

Tokyo police said that 9 women were slashed on their behinds while swimming at the Tokyo Summerland water park.

Several women were slashed at the top of each hour as swimmers were enjoying their artificial waves. After three hours, management decided to stop the waves in order to prevent more stabbings.

The incidents unfolded on Sunday at 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 in the afternoon. About 14,000 people visited the pool on Sunday.

Two women told police that when they were enjoying the waves at 1:00 p.m., they felt pain on their behinds. They left the pool, and say blood dripping from their backsides.

Six other women reported similar attacks over the next several hours. One of the women had her swimsuit cut around 4 inches in addition to the cut on her behind.

She used a towel to cover her behind, but it quickly became stained by blood. 2 women received seven stitches each. Later on Sunday evening, a ninth victim came forward to report that she was slashed on the behind.

All women were between 18 and 24 years old. So far, no arrests have been made.

Two United Airlines pilots removed from plane after trying to fly drunk to Newark Airport

Airline pilots (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Two airline pilots were arrested on a charge of operating a plane while under the influence after allegedly trying to fly drunk from Scotland to the United States, according to police in Scotland.

Glasgow police said that they have arrested the two United Airlines pilots, who are 35 and 45 years old, as they were preparing to fly from Glasgow Airport to Newark Airport on Saturday around 9:00 a.m.

The pilots were removed from the commercial flight as the 141 passengers were boarding the plane. Both pilots are citizens of the United States.

They are being held in Glasgow, where they will be charged with offenses under the Railways and Transport/Safety Act 2003.

United Airlines said that the pilots were placed on leave pending the outcome of the case.

Man gets arrested for wearing a traffic cone on his head while walking in street

Traffic cone (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man who tried to be funny, was arrested on a charge of being drunk and disorderly in a public place after wearing a traffic cone on his head while walking in the street, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 20-year-old Daniel O’Donnell of Worcester, has been placed on six months of probation.

He was also ordered to pay 155 pounds ($202) after pleading guilty to the charge as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

According to the criminal complaint, O’Donnell was drunk in the early hours of the morning while walking on the street. He picked up a traffic cone and placed it on his head.

Police officers who saw O’Donnell, approached him to talk about the cone on his head. Officers then noticed that O’Donnell smelled of alcohol.

They told him to put the cone back where it belongs and go home. A few minutes later, the officers noticed O’Donnell taking selfies and wearing the traffic cone on his head.

He was then arrested and taken to a police station.

United States Postal Service mail carrier steals 50,000 pieces of mail

United States Postal Service post office (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mail carrier was arrested on a charge of delay of mail after investigators found thousands of pieces of mail in her home, according to police in California.

Now, 48-year-old Sherry Naomi Watanabe, a United States Postal Service mail carrier from the Sawtelle District of Los Angeles, is facing at least three years in jail after admitting to keeping 50,000 pieces of mail in her home.

According to the police investigation, Watanabe collected the 50,000 pieces of mail over a two year period.

Along with Watanabe, 32 people were charged as part of a sweep targeting criminal activity that has victimized the United States Postal Service and its customers.

Most of the defendants stole mail or embezzled from the agency. The former president of the Mail Handlers Union was charged with conspiracy and possession of stolen mail.

Jarol Garcia, 33, of Hemet, who worked at the Moreno Valley Delivery Distribution Center as a mail handler, stole mobile phones from parcels going through the center and traded the phones after offering them for exchange on a website.

Garcia possessed at least 166 mobile phones stolen from the mail.

A mail carrier from the Mid-City District of Los Angeles, was charged with conspiracy to commit access device credit card fraud and to steal mail.

Norman A. Muschamp, 48, was part of a conspiracy to use information belonging to identity theft victims to order pre-paid PayPal debit cards that were sent to primarily non-existent addresses on his mail route.

Muschamp allegedly participated in the scheme by obtaining the PayPal debit cards from the mail and delivering them to co-conspirators in exchange for cash.

Woman selling insects throws hundreds of worms at train passengers and urinates on floor

Zaida Pugh 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a woman allegedly threw hundreds of worms and crickets at train passengers, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said that Zaida Pugh, was trying to sell crickets and worms before throwing them on passengers on a D train headed from Brooklyn to Manhattan on Wednesday around 6:00 p.m.

As Pugh approached a group of teenagers, she was pushed.

Pugh then released some of the worms and crickets she held in a paper bag.

After she began screaming, a man approached and punched a container full of worms and crickets, causing the entire train to be covered in insects.

Passengers began to cry and mourn, and everyone ran to the other end of the train.

Someone then pulled the emergency brake and the train stopped on the Manhattan Bridge.

The air conditioning shut off, and the passengers were all trapped inside the hot train with Pugh and the insects.

Pugh was banging on doors and trying to climb through the windows.

The woman then urinated on the floor.

The train started moving again after half an hour and stopped at the DeKalb Avenue station, where dozens of police officers were waiting on the platform.

Pugh was removed from the train.