Elderly man killed after feeding three tigers at zoo

Tigers illustration 
By: Eva Fett

An elderly man did not suspect that what he was doing may lead to his death, according to emergency workers in Italy.

Police in Italy said that a 72-year-old man was killed by three tigers inside a closed zoo in northern Italy, after he entered the cage to feed the hungry animals.

The zoo, which is located in the mountainous area in Pinerolo near Turin, was closed down due to financial difficulties back in 2009 and its owners had failed to relocate nine tigers and a leopard.

The tigers suddenly attacked the man, as he fed them, and his wife ran to call for help. Emergency services confirmed his death at the scene.

Locals had previously expressed concern about the tigers, that were not castrated and they recently had puppies.

The elderly man was later identified by police as Mauro Lagiard. Lagiard and his wife lived near the zoo and he regularly came over to feed the animals, according to police reports.

California police uncover pot growing operation after refrigerator explodes

Scene of the incident 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Three people were detained by police after being accused of intent to sell marijuana after police found a pot growing operation in a home following the explosion of a refrigerator, according to police reports in California.

San Diego Police said that a refrigerator exploded in an Encanto area home today and the resulting fire led authorities to uncover an alleged marijuana growing operation and a hash oil production operation.

The fire at the house on Swan Street near Tooley Street was reported about 4:10 pm, and went out at 4:45 pm, according to the Fire and Rescue Department of San Diego.

No one was injured, according to fire officials.
After the fire was out, a marijuana growth operation and hash oil production operation were discovered, San Diego police officer Frank Cali said.

Hash oil is produced using a flammable chemical that police believed caused the explosion, Cali said.
Three people were detained for questioning, but no charges have been filed yet, Cali said.
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Woman finds snake inside bag of potatoes bought at Walmart

The snake 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A woman was shocked to find a snake inside a bag of potatoes she purchased at Walmart.
The woman said the snake she found inside the bag was orange and white, and was nearly four feet long.

Bonnie Raygor of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, bought the bag of potatoes from Walmart a week ago. The bag remained unopened until she came home, and decided to cook some of the potatoes on Thursday.

That is when she found the snake.

"First I saw its belly, which was white. At first, I thought I had a bad potato. Instead, it was a snake,"Raygor said. "The bag was sealed. So I'm assuming it was there when I bought it. I screamed," she also said.

The quick thinking woman trapped the snake into a snake catcher that she still had after owning pets in the past. Based on her research, she believes the snake to be a corn snake.
Raygor called the store to advise them about her unpleasant encounter.

"First, they said I should take it to the garden department and they will take care of it," Raygor said. "I was not satisfied, so I called and asked to speak to a manager, and the manager told me that if I had a receipt, I could get a refund," she said.

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KFC outraged after Thailand fast food restaurant names itself Hitler

Hitler fried chicken store in Thailand 
By: Moses Gold

KFC is fuming after a fast food restaurant in Thailand is using a similar style logo for its Hitler named store, according to a statement released by KFC.

American fried chicken giant KFC will decide whether to proceed with a lawsuit against a Thailand fried chicken restaurant called "Hitler". The restaurant named Hitler has no connection with the U.S. KFC company, but their logo and color scheme is very similar to those of KFC.

KFC said on Friday that the logo used by "Hitler" is identical in color and style to the logo of the fast food chain. The only visible difference is that in Thailand the head of Colonel Sanders is replaced by the German dictator Adolf Hitler.

A spokesperson for Yum!, KFC's parent company, said that "We believe it is very unpleasant and we are considering legal action, as it is a violation of our brand mark and has nothing to do with us."

A Bangkok resident, Alan Robertson, said: "No one knows for sure what to make of it. I went in for a bite last week and I had some fried chicken, which was pretty good. Then, I asked the guy behind the counter why the store was called Hitler. He just shrugged and said the owners had thought it was a good picture."

Two radical Canadians arrested after planning terror attacks and making anti Jewish statements

Amanda Korody 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Two Canadians were arrested and charged with terror related charges after planning several bombings and for making anti-Jewish statements on the internet, according to police reports in Canada.

Canada Police said that the man, who was charged in connection with a terrorist plot on “Canada Day” wrote increasingly virulent messages on the internet over the past year, including anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and threats of violence in defense of Islam.

Online messages by John Stewart Nuttall, who was arrested along with Amanda Korody of Abbotsford, British Columbia, seem to start in September 2012 and continued over the next several months. In the “Innocence of Muslims” YouTube movie trailer, Nuttall responds angrily to a commenter, who made obscene insults against the Prophet Mohammed.

Nuttall was charged along with his girlfriend with terrorism charges for attempting to detonate pressure cooker bombs during Canada Day celebrations outside the British Columbia Legislature.

"I'm a Mujahid and I will die as a Shaheed," a message, which gives a phone number known to belong to Nuttall, appeared online.
In March 2013, more hateful posts appeared under videos, which push Israel conspiracy theories.

"I agree, the Jews killed Jesus," one message said. "In addition, Israel attacked the USS Liberty in a false flag operation to try to take us to war. We're sick of Jews trying to run our lives and it's time they fought their own war," another message said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

3 children drown in Jewish vacation spots in upstate New York

Swimming pool illustration 
By: David Ross

Tragedies struck several Jewish vacation spots in upstate New York over the weekend, according to emergency workers in New York.

Emergency workers said that two boys, a 22-month-old and 3-year-old, snuck into a pool area despite the fact that it was secured by a gate. The 22-month-old boy fell into the pool.

The incident occurred in the Cold-Spring bungalow colony in Monticello, New York. People came running after they heard the 3-year-old boy screaming. They jumped over the fence to help. The 22-month-old boy was pulled from the bottom of the pool in cardiac arrest.

Catskills Hatzolah workers attempted to revive the boy for about an hour, at which time they managed to restart his heart.
The child was flown by Lifenet 75 to Westchester Trauma Center in Valhalla, New York, where he was in critical condition. The boy was only identified as Zev Aryeh.

In another incident, a 14-year-old boy was pulled unconscious from a pool at Camp Stolin in Highland, New York. The boy was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition. In yet another incident, an 8-year-old boy drowned at Ichud Bungalow Colony in Monticello, New York. The boy was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.

Wisconsin preschool teacher arrested after having heroin delivered to her school

Lunch box illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Parents were shocked to discover that their children’s beloved teacher ordered heroin to be delivered to her during class.

The 20-year-old teacher of Hales Corners Lutheran Preschool in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is accused of having heroin delivered to her at work.

The criminal complaint states that Kiley Cirillo was at work when someone left a bag of food for her. Another teacher thought something was suspicious and looked inside the bag where she found a piece of silver paper containing what appeared to be an illegal drug.

Police were called to the school. When they questioned the 20-year-old teacher, she told authorities she did not know that heroin was in the bag. However, text messages on her phone showed otherwise. According to police, a text message from her friend read: "Do you need anything?" Cirillo allegedly responded: "just bring some to work," and "put it with food."

When police searched the teacher’s belongings, they allegedly found numerous needles, a spoon with a white residue and a bottle of pills in her purse, police said.

Cirillo is a popular babysitter in the neighborhood. People trusted her with their young children. Now, one neighbor said he will not call her to babysit his two children until the case is sorted out.

The mother of the accused teacher said she was shocked beyond belief, and she is trying to figure out exactly what happened.
Cirillo has been fired from her job as teacher at the preschool, according to her mother.

She was charged with possession and attempted possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Woman, daughter die while trying to retrieve cell phone from manure pit

Family rescued from manure pit 
By: Debbi Gross

In a devastating freak accident, a mother and daughter died while trying to retrieve the daughter’s cell phone.

The mother and daughter died in Hebei Province in China after inhaling toxic fumes from a manure pit.

The incident occurred on a hot afternoon when Chen Haibing's daughter collapsed in the manure pit after inhaling methane and ammonia as she tried to get her cell phone.

When Chen and his wife heard their daughter’s scream for help, they ran to help her. However, they also collapsed in the pit from the toxic fumes.

Zhang Tonghua, 64, found them lying motionless in the manure pit and shouted for help. The villagers tried to help. Yue Xinping jumped into the pit to pull them out, and several others helped in the rescue effort.

All three were taken to a hospital, but only Chen survived.

Animal manure pits are often needed in places where there are livestock. Manure storage poses a hazard to farm workers because of the dangerous toxins, and the possibility of drowning. Workers are aware of these hazards and use safe work practices, such as respiratory protection, and control access to the area, among other safety measures.

Man dressed in superman custom becomes real-life crime fighter after tackling thief

Luke Junior with the alleged thief 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man dressed in a superman costume was dubbed a hero for the second time in his life.

A Superman fan jumped into action and thwarted a real-life crime after catching a thief in action, while dressed as the Man of Steel.

Luke Junior, 24, wore his blue and red superman outfit while helping out at a charity event. Luke, who is a trained security guard, saw the drama unfold as he was helping the Gleadless Valley Community Action Group in the United Kingdom raise money.

The Superman fan imported the costume from Argentina for the price of over $700. He is a regular figure at charity events in South Yorkshire.
When he saw a thief running from a food store and was being pursued by staff, Luke jumped into action and ran after the thief. He caught the man and pinned him against the wall.

The 38-year-old thief was allegedly caught with $15 worth of stolen bacon in his possession. As the robber was taken away in handcuffs, a DJ began playing the theme song from Superman as people broke into applause.
After Luke performed the citizen’s arrest, his friend, Daniel Mottram, said: "If we had more like him we would have no problems at all."

This is not the first time Luke was nicknamed “Superman”. Previously, he helped two teenagers, who were in a car crash. He pulled them out of the wrecked car.

Now, as a true hero, he has his sights set on being a firefighter. "I want to save people," he said.
“When I was younger I always wanted to be some sort of Superman and the things I’m doing it’s like I am already one,” he added.

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Homeowner ties up burglar after he breaks into girl’s bedroom

Robert Cole tied up 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A burglar got more than he bargained for when he broke the glass on a door to a girl’s room.

The burglary suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, got quite the surprise on Wednesday morning when the girl’s father heard the glass shattering.

Police said that Robert Cole, 31, was bum-rushed and hogtied by the homeowner after he tried to break into the house. It all started when members of the Houston family heard glass breaking in their daughter's room around 6:00 am. They found a man trying to get into their home through their daughter’s room.

"There was folding chair in her room and shattered glass all over the place,” the girl’s mother, Denay Houston, said. She heard noise coming from inside the garage so her husband went to the front door and waited for the burglar to come out.

When he came out of the garage the husband bum-rushed the burglar and then tied his hands and feet behind his back.

As soon as Cole was tied up, Houston turned to his wife and said he had to leave, he had to go to work. He called police and left the burglar tied up on his lawn for police to take him away.
"That's the kind of person he is, business is business. He took care of the man then, he went off the work,” the wife said.

Cole was arrested and is facing a charge of first-degree robbery. Police at the scene said Cole appeared to be on drugs. He was taken to the Tulsa county jail where he's being held on $20,000 bond.
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Couple arrested for having sex without closing their curtains

Skeeter Levi Judd and Andrea Rose Mazzocchi 
By: Moses Gold

Two people were arrested after they had sex in their room without closing their curtains.

The couple was arrested after they were spotted having sex in their hotel room in full view of passersby.

Skeeter Levi Judd, 19, of Douglas, Wyoming, and Andrea Rose Mazzocchi, 20, of Florence, South Carolina, were arrested after police received numerous calls from people who witnessed the couple having sex.
They were arrested at 10:00 pm on Saturday night at the Holiday Sands Hotel in Myrtle Beach, in South Carolina, after guests reported seeing them having sex in their room.

The couple’s room was on the street level and they had left their curtains open.
On their website, the Holiday Sands Hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, states that they are geared towards families and they are family friendly.

“For many years, Holiday Sands South Properties has maintained a reputation as one of Myrtle Beach's favorite family vacation destinations. Our guests have come to know us as their home away from home,” the company said in a statement. “Our success has always been based on offering affordable rates, providing friendly and prompt customer service, and having a great selection of family amenities. From traditional hotel rooms to brand new upscale condominiums, we can offer any type of accommodations to fit you budget and vacation needs,” the company also states.

The hotel charges somewhere between $40 and $100 per night, depending on the services. People at this family friendly place did not want their children exposed to the couple’s actions.
Judd and Mazzocchi were charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and engaging in a lewd and obscene act.

New sweet smelling men's underpants go up on sale

Man wearing underpants illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Worried about smelling bad down there? Now, you can buy underpants that smell great, according to a statement released by Le Slip Francais.

A French company launched a revolutionary new line of underwear this week that promises to help bad-smelling men. The made in France underpants produced by Le Slip Francais, becomes sweeter the more you sweat.

Le Francais Slip, the company that created the underwear, has combined the latest technology with comfort to invent a pair of underpants called Indomitable, that releases a fragrant smell, as soon as you start to sweat.

"You put on the underpants you smell nothing, when you wear it they do not smell, but when you start walking and sweating they smell real good," an advertisement for the product said.

The product officially went on sale Wednesday with a pair of tight briefs going for about $50 and a pair of slightly more expensive underpants for about $58. It is also available for purchase online.

Consumers, who tested the underpants, said that it can last for up to 30 washes.
Inventors are expected to soon use the same technology for t-shirts and bathing suits.

British boy, 8, kidnapped and killed in India after his parents turn down killer for job

Ishan Rawal 
By: John Roberts

An 8-year-old boy was kidnapped and killed in an act of revenge after his parents refused a job for a man.

The boy was killed after his parents did not hire the killer for the job he wanted.

A British couple, who are both doctors, are working in Indian hospitals. They have suffered a terrible loss after their son was kidnapped and killed.

Ishan Rawal, 8, was kidnapped at the opening ceremony of a hospital, which his parents helped establish. Ishan's brother Rusheek, 11, called for help after seeing his brother being taken by a man during the ceremony in Indore, central India.

After a frantic search for the boy, his body was found in a nearby forest. The killer had strangled him to death. Police said that the man, who killed the boy, was a former servant for the family. Shaan Das, 28, admitted to killing Rawal. He allegedly told police that he had intended to hold the boy for ransom, but strangled him when he panicked.

He also told police that he initially kidnapped the 8-year-old boy because he was very upset after not getting a job at his parents’ newly built hospital.

The devastated mother, Nikita Rawal, 42, said: "It was decided that Das should not be hired to work for the hospital, but he already had a job so he was not unemployed."

Nikita and her husband, Arvind Rawal, 43, both worked as doctors in the city’s hospitals. They were part of a team of specialists, who moved to Indore for two years to establish a medical center.
Sadly, their good deed turned into a nightmare after their son was killed.

French officials condemn tourism video as too provocative

Women at the beach 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) French officials have voiced their distaste for a recent tourism video for it being too hot for public view, according to a statement released by local officials.

The French usually accuse the rest of the world of being too conservative when it comes to women showing off their bodies, but a new summer promotional video has proved too obscene for officials and heads of tourism in one region of France. Watch the video below and judge for yourself.

The video was designed to promote the region of Charente-Maritime in western France, but has fallen out of favor with local authorities and tourism chiefs as "tasteless".

The video shows women in bikinis splashing in pools, moving their bodies, bathing in sunshine and holding the occasional provocative pose.

At one point, a woman in a gold bikini bends down and shakes her chest for the camera.
The video, entitled "The anthem of Charente-Maritime Summer Edition," has obviously got pulses racing a little too fast among local officials, and have created a buzz on social networks.

It is unclear whether tourism will sanction the use of video to promote the region.
According to MFL Productions, the company that made the video, the promotion was the idea of ​​regional director Michel Servit, but it seems that Servit’s colleagues had something else in mind.

Dominique Bussereau, who is the deputy chief of Charente-Maritime and regional council said it was in "bad taste".
Tourism officials seemed to agree.

"We were hoping to see something more like children playing by the ocean or other images of the region," Stephane Villano, President of Charente-Maritime Tourism, said.

"It could appeal to the young, but we cannot have dancers swaying like that," Villano said. He also said that he liked the music and the general atmosphere of the video, but not the images.

The creator of the video, Franck Lecole, has lashed out at officials.
"There is no thong in sight," he said. "I work with rappers so I could have brought some absolute stunners. Those who are in the video are almost asexual. they are all typical girls on the beach,” he said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Florida teen arrested after biting his grandmother and punching his grandfather

Blake Hale 
By: Moses Gold

A teen was arrested and charged with assault related charges after biting his grandmother and punching his grandfather, according to police reports in Florida.

Florida Police said that when 59-year-old Sue Wilson of Deltona returned home, she saw two empty wine bottles. She confronted her grandson, 19-year-old Blake Hale, who appeared to be drunk.

Hale became defensive about his grandmother’s accusations and started yelling obscenities at his grandmother. Things turned physical, and when Wilson was trying to get out of the front door, Hale bit her shoulder.

That is when Hale’s 70-year-old grandfather got involved and tried to intervene. Hale punched him. The assault caused a slight nose bleed.

Wilson called police to report that she was bitten by her grandson. When police arrived, they confirmed that Wilson did have bite marks on her shoulder.

Hale was arrested on charges of battery.

Firefighters help man with adult toy stuck on his privates

Emergency room illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

A man panicked and called police after an adult toy became stuck on his private part, according to police reports in Spain.

Police said that doctors in Ibiza were forced to enlist the help of firefighters on Wednesday to free a German tourist from the clutches of the adult steel toy.

It took firefighters two hours to cut the metal ring, which was described as a kind of shield, which the man had put on his private part.

Firefighters had to change the electric saw batteries twice to free the man.
There was "a lot of sparks" during the operation to remove the sex toy measuring 15 cm in diameter.

The two-hour procedure was described as "very complex" because the man became "more swollen" as time passed.
Also, firefighters said that the man complained a lot.

In order to complete the procedure firefighters found it was necessary to administer a full anesthetic.
The fire brigade received its unusual call out at 10:00 pm on Wednesday after doctors in Ibiza Can Misses Hospital discovered that they do not have the tools to do the job.

It is not known how the man, a 51-year-old, arrived at the hospital.

Realtor arrested for throwing dead mice, snake on neighbor’s property

Andrea Straub 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A realtor was arrested and charged with disorderly conducts related charges after throwing dead animals on the property of her neighbor, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Police said that the realtor and her husband, living on the 100 block of Booth Lane in Haverford, were charged with disorderly conduct after police said they were confronted with surveillance video showing the two knocking down for sale signs and throwing dead animals on the property of their neighbor.

According to police, the married couple, Andrea Straub and her husband, were cited for harassment and disorderly conduct.
The complainant told police that he was in residence while taking care of the property, while the owner was in the hospital. The property has been for sale for a couple of weeks and is the house next to the couple.

The complainant told police that after placing the for sale signs and putting flyers in boxes for prospective buyers, the signs were vandalized and the flyers were missing.

At first, he thought it was related to the weather, but after seeing a pattern, the man decided to install security cameras.
That's when he realized that the neighbors removed the signs and took the flyers, police said. The police said that the couple was also seen on video putting dead animals, including mice and a snake in the driveway of the complainant.

Police said the couple, who have been charged, are real estate agents and are selling their home as well. Police said the couple admitted to taking down the signs because "They were in bad taste." They also admitted to damaging the property and throwing mice and a dead snake on the property, police said.
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Dog pulled out alive from underneath car’s hood after traveling for miles

The trapped dog 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A dog is lucky to be alive after being trapped for miles underneath a car’s hood, according to police reports in Florida.

Florida Police said that a Florida couple was surprised to discover a four-legged hitchhiker under the hood of their car.

Apparently, the dog, earning the nickname "road dog", went unnoticed for miles, getting an uncomfortable trip to the beach.
"The couple realized that the engine was not running as it should," Mike Jachles of the Broward County Sheriff Fire Rescue said.
“That is when the dog was found trapped under the hood of the couple’s car,” he added.

A Broward County rescue team was sent to the scene where they found the dog stuck between the steering mechanism and one of the axles. It took two minutes to release the trapped dog.

"It was like the Indy 500 pit crew there. They took off the PT Cruiser wheel, they were working carefully to rescue the dog that was stuck in there," he said.

The dog was taken for a good ride, the couple went through three cities before they realized they had company.
He was taken by firefighters to get checked out and was given some water.
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Boy dressed as Batman seen on video breaking into Colorado State Fair

The thief dressed as Batman 
By: Shifra Unger

Children and adults usually think of Batman as a crime fighter, but that was not the case in Colorado, according to police reports in Colorado.

Colorado Police said that an alleged robber, dressed in a Batman costume, who with two others burglars stormed the Colorado State Fair, has turned himself in.

Undersheriff JR Hall said the suspect, a 16-year-old, surrendered to Pueblo Police after seeing the video of the break in on television Thursday night.
Security cameras captured the incident early Thursday in the VIP Fair building and the video was released to the local media.

"When police learned of this case, we picked up the 16-year-old male, who admitted to being the same person as the Batman on the video. It was due to the local media that he turned himself in," Hall said.

The sheriff's office filed charges of second degree burglary, criminal mischief and theft.
The other two suspects have not been located or identified.

The three stole televisions, a laptop and an empty cash register. The suspects managed to lock themselves inside the building and had to break themselves out in order to escape from the scene.

Indiana man arrested after killing friend and storing body in freezer

Walter Logan 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) An Indiana man was arrested and charged with murder related charges after he killed his friend and placed the body inside an unplugged freezer, according to police reports in Indiana.

Indiana Police said that prosecutors have filed additional charges against the central Indiana man accused of hiding the decomposing body of his friend in the unplugged freezer.

Howard County Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Peelle filed additional charges of murder while attempting deviate conduct, reckless homicide and confinement, last week against 52-year-old Walter Logan.

Logan is being held without bond in the county jail in Kokomo, about 50 miles north of Indianapolis.
Logan's trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday, but the new charges prompted Logan’s defense counsel to request a postponement. A judge granted the request of the defense attorney and set the trial for later in the year.

Police arrested Logan late last year after finding the body of 29-year-old Alex Shipp inside Logan’s freezer.
Court records say that Logan told investigators that he and Shipp knew each other for about two years and had a sexual relationship. He said that one night, about four weeks before the body was found, the two got drunk, took drugs and had sex.

Then, Logan said Shipp became aggressive and wanted to fight, the documents say. Logan tied the hands and feet of Shipp and placed tape over his mouth and nose. Then, Logan fell asleep.

He told police that when he woke up, he thought Shipp was dead, but removed the tape and went back to sleep. When he awoke again, he said, he was sure Shipp was dead, but waited about six hours before moving the body to the basement.

Logan told police he took out a shelf of the upright freezer and put it on its back. Then, he put the body inside the freezer which was not plugged in, the affidavit states.
Logan told police that he tried to commit suicide by swallowing pills and wrote a suicide note, but fell asleep.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view