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Naked man steals government truck and sets it on fire

Jacob Sandoval 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A naked man was arrested on a charge of arson after allegedly stealing a government truck and setting it on fire, police in Texas said.

Austin police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Jacob Sandoval, after being accused of stealing a Public Works vehicle and setting it on fire.

According to the police investigation, Sandoval was driving a white van with the Public Works tag placed on its side. The vehicle was later identified as stolen through the Lewisville Police Department.

A witness told police that Sandoval parked the truck and then set it on fire in front of an apartment complex. Sandoval was booked into the Travis County Jail.

He was charged with arson and unauthorized use of a vehicle and his bail was set at $10,000. Police said that Sandoval had an outstanding arrest warrant from another state.

Girlfriend beats her boyfriend with Bissell vacuum cleaner

Vacuum cleaner illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after allegedly beating her boyfriend with a vacuum cleaner, police in California said.

Napa police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Brenda Maria Rodriguez, after being accused of hitting her boyfriend with a Bissell vacuum cleaner during an argument on Saturday.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded around 2:00 a.m. Rodriguez was arguing with her boyfriend at their home in the 200 block of Hartle Court when she bit his arm.

She then repeatedly hit him in the head and chest with the vacuum cleaner. The boyfriend was treated at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center and released.

Rodriguez was booked into the Napa County Jail. She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and causing bodily injury to a domestic partner.

Ice cream truck driver sells treats to kids dressed only in underwear

Ice cream illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) An ice cream truck driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs after allegedly selling treats to kids dressed only in his underwear, police in New York said.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 24-year-old Ryan Duff, after being seen screaming at children while selling ice cream on Emily Court.

According to the police investigation, parents saw that the driver was only dressed in his underwear while selling ice cream to kids.

Police officers who responded to the scene on Friday, found that Duff was driving under the influence of drugs. While in police custody, Duff refused to cooperate with the tests.

An expert made the determination that Duff was under the influence of drugs. Duff was charged with driving while intoxicated.


5-year-old boy forces girl to perform sex act on him in school toilet

School toilet illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

Police launched an investigation after a mother complained that her daughter was forced to perform a sex act on a 5-year-old boy, police in the United Kingdom said.

Bedfordshire police said that the incident allegedly occurred in an elementary school.

The mother of the victim said that her five-year-old daughter was locked in the bathroom of the school by a boy of the same age.

He warned her to keep quiet.

The mother said that she has already removed her daughter from the school because the principal told her that this is normal behavior.

Police said that the boy was also accused of beating up another female student.

Teenager who wanted to kill husband of his 41-year-old lover shoots wrong man

Karlita Desean Phillips and Tavirous Dequan Settles 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman and her teenage lover were arrested over the murder of an innocent man.

41-year-old Karlita Desean Phillips of South Carolina, was arrested, charged and convicted in the murder of her brother-in-law.

She was sentenced to life in prison after she conspired with the teenager to kill her husband, but he accidentally killed the wrong man.

Prosecutor David Stumbo said that Phillips of Greenwood, was sentenced on Thursday, after she was convicted of accessory before the fact of murder and soliciting a minor to commit a felony.

Police said that Phillips hired her 17-year-old lover to kill her estranged husband, but he killed her husband’s brother, 31-year-old Jamil Phillips, by mistake.

Investigators said that the teenager, who was identified as Tavirous Dequan Settles, ambushed Jamil Phillips while he was in front of his home in Abbeville.

The teenager was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Settles said that he and Karlita Desean Phillips, were in a sexual relationship and that she hired him to kill her estranged husband.

School orders teachers to weigh students’ briefcases and places limits on school bag weight

School bags illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Students are delighted with their school’s new school bag weight limit.

School administrators in India, have put a new school bag limit in place so that children should not carry a bag that exceeds more than 10% of their body weight in a bid to avoid injury.

Maharashtra officials warned that heavy backpacks were tiring children, and damaging their spines and joints.

Teachers are required to weigh the school bags of the students at the end of each class.

The administrators said that children are often under enormous pressure to succeed, and therefore, they carry extra study materials from class to class.

“We found that bags weigh 20 to 30 percent of the children's body weight because of thick notebooks, textbooks and stationery that are not required for the class,” wrote Nand Kumar.

The school will provide more storage space for books. Students said that they are happy to be carrying lighter school bags.

Doctor in Germany removes all top teeth of U.S. soldier instead of repairing them

Alison Divers with missing teeth 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young soldier was devastated when a dentist removed all of her teeth instead of fixing the broken ones.

Alison Divers was a soldier in the U.S. Army, and she was stationed in Germany, when the incident took place.

The 25-year-old Army Private had a toothache and had to undergo an emergency operation so she visited a dentist.

After the treatment was over, Divers discovered that all of her upper teeth had been removed and left in a bag for her.

Divers said that as a child, the injections at the dentists did not work well. The dentist had to give her about five injections before she felt fully numb.

So when the doctor offered to give her something that would render her unconscious, she agreed.

“When I woke up, it was like being in a horror movie. He had my teeth in a plastic bag over my head and I went crazy,” Divers said.

Divers only wanted 2 teeth fixed. “The other teeth, were not rotten or anything, he actually forced them out. They had to cut my gums to get some of the teeth out. I was mortified,” Divers said.

Divers then returned to the Army dentist for help, and all she got was ill-fitting dentures.

She eventually got her dentures replaced so she can feel good with herself and once again smile.


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