California police officer arrested after sexually assaulting young man with disabilities

Jeffery Closson 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested and charged with sexual assault related charges after he sexually assaulted a young man with disabilities inside a shopping mall bathroom, according to police reports in California.

Sacramento Police said that Jeffery Closson, a 25 year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, or CHP, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

Closson, who was off duty at the time of the incident, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review by the CHP.

Arden Fair Mall officials were alerted to the incident by the victim, a 22-year-old man with disabilities.
The victim said that Closson inappropriately touched him in the Macy's store men's room. He said Closson was exposed and he touched himself as well. Arden Fair Mall security chief Steve Reed said they were able to identify Closson by reviewing surveillance cameras located inside the shopping mall.

"We saw his car on video. We pretty much knew who this guy was immediately," Reed said.
In an interview, the victim's father welcomed the arrest of Closson but voiced his disgust that a police officer had abused his power.

"He was in a public restroom preying on someone like him. It's disgusting," Jim Garcia said. "You know what you've done. Ryan knows what you did. Be a man. You're supposed to be there to protect people," he said.

Man, 23, arrested after trying to force woman to date him

Jaaziah Herrera 
By: John Roberts

A salesman was arrested after he allegedly held a woman down and tried to force her to date him.

Jaaziah Herrera, 23, an employee of Metro PCS located on Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud, Florida was jailed after he allegedly dragged a female customer to the back room and demanded that she start dating him.

When she refused the advances of Herrera, he reportedly dragged her into a back room of the store and held her down so that she could not escape.

That's when he reportedly said: "Look into my eyes and tell me you do not want me." The victim said "no" several times, explaining that she had a boyfriend and that he would be looking for her.
Herrera finally let the woman go, and she immediately called the police.

When officers arrived at the store to question Herrera, they found a 5-foot nylon cord in his pocket.
Herrera told police that he carried the rope because he had been practicing his knot tying skills.

He was arrested and booked in the Osceola County Jail. He was charged with false imprisonment and assault.

Man kills toddler during fight with her mother over parking spot

Parking space illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was arrested and charged with murder after he killed a toddler during a fight with the child’s mother.

The two-year-old has died after she was thrown to the ground by the man during a dispute over a parking space in Beijing, China.

The man, identified only by his surname Han, wanted to park his car, but the child's mother, who was standing there, would not move out of his way because she was busy caring for her daughter at the time.

Han got out of his car and allegedly struck the woman before taking the girl from her stroller. The man then threw her to the ground, according to witnesses.

"The baby made ​​no noise after being dropped, she did not even cry of pain," the witness said.
Han was released from prison this year after serving a sentence for robbery.

Han was arrested on assault charges, which was later upgraded to murder, after the toddler died at the hospital.
Han could face the death penalty if convicted of murder.

Woman caught driving swimming pool car with bathing suit clad men swimming inside

Swimming pool car 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A group of fun-loving people created a unique swimming pool on wheels.

What apparently began as a plan to beat the summer heat caught the attention of many people, including police officers.

A group in Germany built the moving swimming pool out of a BMW convertible.

According to an incident report released by Chemnitz police officers, a cop was on patrol near Chemnitz, when he saw a convertible that looked a bit suspicious.

"I saw the strangest-looking BMW convertible. From the outside it looked like a regular convertible, but the inside was decked out with a fully functioning swimming pool,” the officer said.

The officer followed the car and observed four young men, dressed in bathing suits, and splashing inside the makeshift pool. According to the police report, "all of them appeared drunk."

When the joyriders saw the police officer they allegedly fled the scene on foot.
After a closer inspection, the officer discovered the car had been sealed with a synthetic material and filled with approximately 500 gallons of water.

The officer turned off the vehicle by disconnecting the spark plugs and flattening the tires.
When one of the men, a 27-year-old, who police suspect was the driver, returned to the scene to pick up his wallet from the car, police obtained a blood sample for blood alcohol analysis.

Chemnitz police spokesperson Frank Fischer said that so far no charges have been filed, however, the investigation is ongoing.
Although it is unclear whether driving a car full of water is illegal in Germany, Fischer said the vehicle "probably did not have a permit to be driven on the road."

U.S. family finds rare octopus while vacationing in Greece

Labros Hydras with his rare catch 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A U.S. family is making headlines after they caught an extremely rare octopus in Greece.

A mechanical engineer from Washington, D.C., went on vacation to Greece with his family. Labros Hydras, 49, was snorkelling with his daughter Areti, ten, and son Arion, six.

While they were snorkelling, the family caught a weird-looking six-legged octopus called hexapus. The family pulled it out of the sea and prepared the octopus for ​​dinner, before discovering that it was a very rare creature.

Following the local tradition, the father hit the creature against a rock. Unsure of what the best way to cook the octopus, the family took it to a local chef.

But the chef refused to cook it because he realized how rare the hexapus was. He told Hydros that he should have let the octopus live.
Since it was already dead, Hydros decided to cook the octopus, and the family reportedly ate it with a slice of tomato, lemon and a salad.

Later, Hydros decided to do some research on the octopus that he enjoyed for dinner. He discovered that it was very rare. In fact, it was the second hexapus ever seen.

The six-legged hexapus had been unknown until five years ago, when one was found off the coast of North Wales.
That first recorded discovery was taken to Blackpool Sea Life Centre before being released back into the sea.

After learning that he ate the rarest of creatures he said:
"When we caught it, there was nothing to suggest that it was rare, now, I feel really bad.”

Two California men arrested after sexually abusing girl on marijuana farm

Ryan Balletto and Patrick Pearmain 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Two men were arrested and charged with sexual abuse related charges after forcing a teen to work on a marijuana farm and sexually abusing her, according to police reports in California.

Federal authorities said that two men are accused of forcing a girl, 15, to work in a Northern California marijuana growing operation, sexually abusing her and locking her in a box for days.

Ryan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Pearmain, 24, both allegedly had sex with the girl, who was cutting marijuana buds for them in Balletto Lake County, according to a federal complaint.

The girl, who is described as a fugitive from the Los Angeles, told investigators she was locked inside a 4 by 2 by 2 box. Holes were drilled in the box and she was given water through the box.

"Some in our community believe that marijuana grow operations are run by compassionate physicians interested only in providing medicines to patients," U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said in a statement on Monday. "Unfortunately, this case illustrates that heavily armed individuals motivated by profit, who carry out abuse of vulnerable victims, are running the show," she said.

The girl came to the attention of sheriff deputies in Lake County when the police department of Los Angeles reported that Balletto may have been kidnapped.

Hundreds of marijuana plants and several firearms were found as part of the investigation.
Pearmain and Balletto both were charged with possession of marijuana and use of a minor in drug operations. Balletto is also charged with possession of a firearm to promote a drug trafficking offense.
If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Pennsylvania man creates tweeting toaster

Hans Scharler with his toaster 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Would you like to receive a tweet when your bread is perfectly toasted? Now you can, according to video uploaded to the internet.

A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania man has connected a toaster to his Twitter account so that the toaster can tweet “toasting” and “toast done” automatically, every morning.

Despite the fact that his Twitter account tweets just that, it has gained over 2,000 followers.
Hans Scharler made the tweets possible by using the ioBridge module, a device designed by his friend Jason Winters, who helps developers connect several projects to the Internet.

Tweeting Toasters may not have been the type of project Winters had in mind, but Scharler made it come true.
First, Scharler glued a switch to the outside of his toaster that detects when the slider is pressed down and the toaster turns on. It also detects when the slider pops back up to indicate that the bread has completed toasting. Scharler then connected the switch to the digital input of ioBridge with a terminal board and some alligator clips.

Back on the ioBridge website, Scharler established a widget that controls the input of his device. He uses the site preferences option to send alerts to his Twitter email when the ioBridge module receives updates.

Teacher arrested after mixing his semen into female colleague’s lip balm

Woman using lip balm illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was arrested and charged with sexual harassment related charges after he mixed his semen into the lip balm of a female colleague, according to police reports in Japan.

Japan Police said that a 38-year-old teacher in Tottori Prefecture was arrested after it was discovered that he had put some of his own semen in lip balm belonging to a coworker. Police said that the suspect was easy to catch because of DNA testing. The woman did not discover the disgusting act until after using the lip balm, police said.

The man, Atsushi Nakaoka, is a supervisor at the Tottori Prefecture Education Center of Training and Development. The man has a wife and son, and it is understood that there was no romantic relationship between him and the victim. Nakaoka is alleged to have carried out the incident at some point in a local high school, where he taught until March. He told police that he did the act “so she would not be able to use it any longer” and “because hiding it or throwing it away would have been just weird.”

The poor woman realized that the fluid was semen after arriving to school the next day and using the balm. She noticed that something was not right. She told school authorities, who called police. After questioning, Nakaoka became the prime suspect.

DNA testing confirmed him as the perp. While police said that the teacher has admitted the charges, a representative of the Tottori Education Commission has said that they are still trying to determine the facts of what happened, and if it is true, they would seek a "harsh punishment. "It goes without saying that anything less than immediate dismissal will not be harsh enough,” the commission said.

Illinois teen arrested after killing her newborn she gave birth to on family vacation

Alyce Morales 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A teen was arrested and charged with murder related charges after she killed her newborn during a family vacation, according to police reports in Illinois.

The Illinois teen, kept her pregnancy secret from her parents before giving birth while on the family holiday at a campsite in Benzie County, authorities said.

Alyce Morales, 18, of Cicero, Illinois, was charged Thursday in the 85th District Court on a felony charge of open murder. Michigan State Police Sergeant Scott Bates said the results of an autopsy determined that the teen’s little daughter, Marie Morales, was born on Monday at the Platte River Campground, and was then killed.

"The doctor described the injuries consistent with blunt trauma," Bates said.
Court documents state that Morales encamped with her parents on Monday in the Platte River Campground, but they did not know of her pregnancy.

"Alyce did not want to tell her parents for fear of disappointment," the report said.
Morales fell ill that night and excused herself to the family tent, where she gave birth alone at about 11:20. Bates said Morales' parents found their daughter and the newborn and called police. The baby was transported to Munson Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on Tuesday at 8:57 a.m.

The initial cause of death was believed to be hypothermia and lack of timely medical attention, but the autopsy conducted in Grand Rapids discovered "serious injuries" to the head and abdomen of the newborn, which caused her death, according to the document. Morales waived her Miranda rights when interviewed Wednesday by the Michigan State Police.

The teen told police that she punched her newborn.
Eighty-fifth District Court Judge John Mead denied the teen bail during the hearing on Thursday and she remains in the Benzie County Jail.

Man sentenced to one week in jail for pooping in pants

The bathroom after it was cleaned 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man was charged with creating a hazard related charges after he pooped in his pants in a federal courthouse, according to court proceedings in Maine.

The U.S. Court of Appeals last week upheld a conviction against a man from Maine, who served a seven-day prison sentence for intentionally creating a hazard, and for creating a danger and discomfort in federal court in Portland. Specifically, the man pooped in his pants and left a mess in the bathroom after cleaning himself up.

The poor maintenance worker, who had to deal with it, said that "seventy-five percent of the floor was covered in feces", and he also said that he "stained more than two feet high on the walls". The worker also complained that he left dirty papers all over.

The shockingly graphic 57-page court document, written by distinguished judges, who sit one level below the U.S. Supreme Court, included comparisons to spaghetti with meat sauce and peanut butter. There are also pictures of the bathroom where the crime was committed.

Ronald Strong said he was 50 at the time of the incident and had a heart problem that needed medications. This may have affected his bowel movement. While he was being examined by the security guard, he informed that he had to use the bathroom, then, he defecated in his pants.

Once safely in the bathroom, he took off his clothes, cleaned up as best he could, throwing away his boxers. "I mean, how could I take it home?" He said.