Cellphone provider to build cell tower inside Jewish cemetery in Romania

Cell tower illustration 
By: Moses Gold

Jews from around the world expressed their concern after a company began installing a cell tower inside a Jewish cemetery in Romania.

The controversy has arisen after the Romanian telecommunications company began placing a transmission inside the Jewish cemetery in Petrosani, which is located in the western region of the country.

Witnesses said that a deep hole was already present in the Jewish cemetery. Marian Popescu, a spokesperson for the municipal authorities in Petrosani, said that the builder has all the necessary permits and the land was leased from Romania's Hebrew Association.

However, people who have relatives buried in the cemetery have expressed their dissatisfaction.

This is not the first time that a Jewish cemetery has been used for commercial purposes in Europe.

As we reported earlier, Jews from around the world express their shock after a photographer took pictures of nude women inside a Jewish cemetery in Poland.

The photographer, Lukasz Szczygielski, said he only meant to bring awareness to the neglectful state of the Jewish cemetery. He has since apologized for his actions.

The shocking photo shoot showed half-naked fashion models posing against Jewish tombstones. “The photo shoot was distasteful and lacked any human decency,” a Jewish activist, Bogdan Bialek said.

“Krzysztof Bielawski, who runs a website about Jewish cemeteries, was immediately notified about the photo shoot,” he said. “Using any cemetery for this kind of photo shoot is outrageous, and demonstrates a complete lack of sensitivity,” a local politician said.

The photo shoot took place in the Jewish cemetery of Checinach. The model is seen covering her breasts with her hands and she is also seen wearing a cross. The photographer posted this and other images from the photo shoot on his Facebook page.

The photographer said that there was no desecration of the cemetery. “During the session, we remained full of respect for the dead resting there. I was not shooting a porn video. These pictures will not be sold for a men’s magazine. I expected that the photographs will lead to a positive discussion. I already apologized,” Szczygielski said.

Woman posts photo of herself pointing gun at toddler's face

Woman points gun at toddler 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Police are desperately looking for a woman, who uploaded a photo to Facebook showing herself pointing a gun at a toddler.

The disturbing photo (pictured left) of the woman pointing the gun at the child’s face has led to concern about the welfare of the child.

The photograph has been shared on social media hundreds of times since it appeared online. Many people have shared the photo in hopes that someone will recognize the woman or the child in order to alert the authorities.

However, the search has been hampered by the lack of information on the origin of the image.

The photograph shows the young woman smiling as she points to what looks like a real gun directly between the eyes of the child, who is believed to be about two-years-old.

There are few details on where it was taken, but it seems to have appeared originally on a Facebook page in Argentina, suggesting the woman is from Latin America.

The image caused panic when it was published on a blog which campaigns against domestic violence.
They wrote: "If anyone can help us find this child, please, please, do so.”

The blog later added: "A baby can be traumatized as anyone who is a victim of abuse, and this is a form of abuse."
Facebook users have reacted angrily to the photo, with some calling it "downright evil."

It is not known whether the gun shown in the picture is indeed real or a cap gun.
However, many people have suggested that even if it is a replica, it could expose a child to armed violence.

Man arrested after posting adult rated pictures of his former 16-year-old girlfriend to the internet

Ivan Botello 
By: Debbie Gross

A man was arrested and charged with child porn related charges after he allegedly posted adult rated photos of his former underage girlfriend to the internet in order to get revenge, according to police reports in Nevada.

"People posting pictures of their exes online is not funny, it is actually revenge, and revenge is what is leading to the thrill of doing something that is absolutely wrong," Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said.

His office is familiar with "revenge adult rated photos" because his office is now investigating a disturbing case.

"I do not think it's the first case we have seen and pursued, we have different levels of this type of activities," Furlong said.

28-year-old Ivan Botello was arrested Friday by the department after publishing revenge adult rated photos online.
That in itself is not illegal, but the girl on the pictures is just 16-years-old.

"She's a minor, the pictures were very, very provocative, the suspect took the photos and distributed them," Furlong said.

Across the country, there is a push to criminalize posting adult rated pictures of an ex, no matter the age of the subject.

Man arrested after hanging his dog because it bit his daughter

Cute dogs illustration 
By: John Roberts

A man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty related charges after he allegedly hanged his dog because it bit his little daughter, according to court proceedings in France.

Paris Police said that the owner of a dog appeared before a court in a suburb of Paris this week for hanging his pet in his garage. The man said he panicked after it bit his daughter.

The dog's owner, Renald, hanged the 3-year-old puppy from a beam in his garage, just two weeks after buying it.

He told police that his 2-year-old daughter had to have five stitches as a result of the bite.

However, a source close to the man revealed that little girl’s wound was not serious at all.

Woman without pants breaks into home to snack on cookies and milk

Michelle Stephens 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with theft related charges after she allegedly broke into a home in order to get herself some free cookies and milk, according to police reports in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Police said that a woman received a rude awakening on Friday morning, after hearing what she thought was her children making a noise in the kitchen. However, when she reached the kitchen she saw a complete stranger.
Kelly found Michelle Stephens in her kitchen eating milk and cookies.

"Someone was standing there with the door open. Then, I said: 'Who are you and what are you doing in my kitchen?’ She said: ‘My name is Michelle and I'm just having cookies and milk,'" Kelly said.

Stephens told Kelly that she had been beaten and had entered the house just to eat some cookies and have some milk.

Police said that Stephens had entered the house through a kitchen window.
As if the incident was not shocking enough, Stephens was not wearing pants.

"Her pants were right outside the window. I guess she could not get up so high to get the cookies," Kelly said.
Stephens was not telling the whole truth.

Kelly said that Stephens also had cheese from the fridge, and apparently had found some money and jewelry in some kitchen drawers.

Kelly said she did her best to stay calm and alerted her husband to retrieve his weapon. By the time he came, Stephens had fled from the house, but her freedom was short lived.

Police found her soon after and took her into custody.
She was charged with first-degree robbery and petty theft.

Man caught taking upskirt photos of girls after accidentally recording himself

Hidden camera illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A man was arrested and charged with harassment related charges after he allegedly took upskirt photos of girls without their consent, according to police reports in Japan.

Kanagawa Prefectural Police said that had an easy day of work on Thursday when they arrested 31-year-old Hirotaka Kikuchi. The suspect was charged with voyeurism, police said.

Although it took some time, the suspect was fairly easy to find after he accidentally recorded himself while setting up his hidden camera.

According to police, one morning, Kikuchi attached two wristwatches that are about four inches in diameter with a hidden camera feature, to a flight of stairs in a building in Yokohama. His alleged goal was to take a video up the skirts of women who took on the stairs.

However, a teacher at a nearby high school happened to see the watches while using the stairs himself, and he checked them out.

After watching the videos on the watch I could up the skirt of a high school student shortly after seeing Kikuchi’s face, clear as day, as he placed the camera by the stairs.

The teacher contacted the police, who were able to identify the victim and Kikuchi, leading to his arrest.

According to authorities, the suspect confessed to the charges.

Kentucky judge arrested in public for drug trafficking

Ronnie Lane 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A Kentucky judge was left red-faced when he was arrested in public while eating at a restaurant.

Garrard County Judge Ronnie Lane, 73, was arrested on charges of drug trafficking.

On Thursday morning, at 7:45 am, the elected official was enjoying breakfast with some friends at the Rocky Top Shell station on the U.S. 27, when police officers stormed the eatery.
But what came next was a shock to all present. The officers went over to the well-known judge and arrested him.

Police officers treated the esteemed judge just as they would any common criminal. They grabbed the judge, handcuffed him and led him away in front of his bewildered friends and other customers at the gas station.

Turns out that the judge was arrested on a warrant signed by another judge in Jessamine County, Kentucky.
Lane was charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance.

The details of what exactly led to the arrest of Lane has not yet been made ​​public. State police said that the arrest followed an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Special Investigations Division.
Lane was booked in the Jessamine County Detention Center where his bail was set at $10,000 cash bond, according to jail records.

Man arrested after driving drunk on horse to his brother’s wedding

Patrick Neal Schumacher under arrest 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with drunk driving related charges after allegedly driving a horse while drunk to his brother’s wedding, according to police reports in Colorado.

Boulder Police said that a local man was arrested on Monday, after allegedly riding a horse while drunk, with a dog, and a gun in his backpack.

Patrick Neal Schumacher, 45, was arrested near the University of Colorado. He was charged with cruelty to animals, prohibited use of weapons, riding while under the influence of alcohol and reckless endangerment.

Witnesses at the University of Colorado told police that Schumacher was wandering into traffic while riding down a busy road. Witnesses also said that Schumacher was beating his horse, Dillon. Schumacher told police that he was only trying to kill a fly on the horse's head.

"Schumacher failed several field sobriety tests," according to a press release from the police. "We found a little gun and beer cans in his knapsack," it said.

According to the press release from the police, the man was traveling from Larkspur, Colorado, to Bryce, Utah, in order to attend the wedding of his brother. He took the horse because he lost his driver's license. Larkspur is about 60 miles from Boulder and about 600 miles from Bryce.

Man caught stealing women’s bicycle seats, tells police he likes the scent of women

Bike seats illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he allegedly stole bicycle seats belonging to women, according to police reports in Japan.

Kanagawa Police said they have arrested a man for stealing electric bike seats belonging to women in a housing complex at 4:00 am.
After searching the home of Joji Kondo, police found another 200 seats.

According to police, Kondo admitted to the theft. He told police: "I want to smell the lingering scent of a woman."
The 35-year-old also said: "I like the texture of the skin and the smell it has. I lick and smell it."

The three seats were valued at 18,000 yen, and the other 200 seats are estimated to cost over 1.2 million yen.
According to an investigation, Kondo targeted bikes that were also equipped with child seats, so he knew it had a female driver.

Terrified of Being Burglarized? Just Open Your Eyes

Thief illustration 
By: Eva Fett

The severe violation of privacy from a home burglary can be debilitating. Human error, system failure, or a series of perfectly timed conditions can allow a burglar to successfully break into a home and steal your valuables. When this happens, one thing you can do is to be the best possible witness to help law enforcement do their job.

When you are planning your home security system, a provider such as www.SecurityCompanies.com can connect you with professional companies to work with. Don't skimp on your security system. The weakest link in your system will be capitalized on by a thief. Failing to put sensors on second story windows, and not having a way to trigger the alarm from multiple rooms, are two ways you can leave yourself and your home vulnerable.

Coming Home to a Break In

If you come home to find that your house has been broken into, do not touch anything. The crime has already been committed and it is now up to law enforcement to find the thief and your belongings. Emotions like fear and anger can come up, and it's tempting to walk through the house, moving things as you go. The less you disturb the crime scene, the more clues the police will have.

If you come home and find a door open or window smashed, your should first think if someone is still in the house. Most burglars will be in the house no longer than 10 minutes. If you suspect someone may still be in the house, don't hesitate to call 911. If it's obvious the thief is gone, then you can begin your job as the observer.

Walk through the house, but do not touch anything or step on anything left on the floor. Notice anything out-of-place, broken or missing. Burglars don't tidy up when they're done. So, if they rummage through closets or drawers, they will be left open and obviously disturbed.

The more information you can give police about what has been disturbed, the more effective they will be describing the thief's actions while in your house. This can give them a clue as to who may have committed the crime, as thieves develop habits they repeat at subsequent break-ins.

Coming Home to a Burglar

What do you do when you come home, walk through the front door, and find someone stealing your TV? Don't panic, insists the German Village Gazette. The best action is to be calm and leave the home immediately. You do not want to put yourself between the burglar and the nearest exit, putting yourself at risk.

A thief who appears unarmed may have a gun or knife in his pocket or waistband. Engaging the burglar is very risky for that reason. Your goal should be to give the police an accurate description of the thief.

Observe these things about the burglar to be able to give a good description later:

Height of the person
Facial features, such as mustache, beard, tattoo, glasses
Color and style of hair
Scars, jewelry, other tattoos on the body
Clothes they are wearing
Shoe color and type
Any smells you noticed around the person
Your first priority is your own safety and the safety of your family. Most burglars will run once spotted, but some could become confrontational and perhaps violent. Get as much information as you can to report to officials, but don't put yourself at risk.

What tips do you have for home break-in's? Share them in the comments.

Child rapist asks court for visitation rights of baby born to his rape victim

Jaime Melendez 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman might be forced to face her rapist on a regular basis in order to hand over her daughter to the suspect.

The victim, of Massachusetts, was identified only as "HT" in court documents. She was 14 when she had sex with then 20-year-old Jaime Melendez, according to court documents.

Melendez pleaded guilty to four counts of statutory rape and was offered a plea deal of 16 years probation. Part of his plea deal, Melendez was ordered to pay $110 per week in child support to the family courts.

After accepting the plea deal, Melendez asked the family court judge for visitation rights to his daughter since he had to pay child support.

Now, the young woman is suing the state of Massachusetts in federal court, saying that she has been forced into a 16 year legal relationship with a man who raped her, which resulted in him fathering her child.

The child's mother has said she wants no contact with him and is afraid to hand over her daughter to the man who raped her when she was just 14-years-old. She doesn't want her daughter to have contact with her rapist.

Melendez offered to withdraw his request for visitation if she agrees to drop the child support order.

The victim's lawyer filed a federal lawsuit after a state-level judge rejected the mother's requests.
The federal lawsuit seeks to change the conditions of his probation to eliminate the family court provisions, the woman's lawyer, Wendy Murphy said.

"This is not a family, it is a felony," said Murphy. "You do not reward a rapist with the privilege of a family," Murphy added.
Instead of child support payments, Murphy said, financial aid should come in the form of restitution ordered by a criminal court.

The victim said she felt intimidated into having sex with Melendez, who visited the family home while the child's mother was at work.

Britain's first transgender Muslim woman marries Muslim man

Lucy Vallender 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A British man is said to be the first ever transgender Muslim woman.

The man, a former British soldier, has exchanged his Army beret for a veil when he became the first transsexual Muslim woman.

Lucy Vallender, 28, of Swindon, who was born Laurens Vallender, had a sex change three years ago. She said that she is finally "true to herself."

Now, she wears a full veil and she is married to a Muslim man, who she met on an online dating site. Vallender admits that she did not reveal to her husband that she was born a man.

Vallender said that since she was 14, she knew that she wanted to be a woman. "I tried to do macho things, but it did not work because I was trying to be someone I was not. I felt different from others and I was attracted to men," she said.

Vallender said she suppressed her feelings and tried to live like most people her age. She would go out and party with friends.
She even had girlfriends but she never got intimate. "Joining the army was my last attempt in trying to fit into that kind of life, but I could not take it anymore and left after a year,” Vallender said.

"I felt like I was in the wrong body. To keep living as a man was living a lie,” she added.
After leaving the British army, Vallender began to dress as a woman and had sex change.

In another major life change, Vallender converted to Islam. "I felt happy and relieved.
At last, I am the happiest I've felt in my life," she said. After her conversion to Islam, she married a man named Murad, in a small ceremony at his home in London. "I love him, he is kind and soft-spoken,” she said.

“I've seen him twice since our wedding and we had sex. I did not tell him that I was transsexual, but he must have suspected it when he saw my scars,” Vallender said.

Vallender did not say why she doesn't live with her husband. Some people speculate that the man might also be married to another woman, as the Quran allows men to have many wives.

Vallender tried to pray at the local mosque in Swindon, but she was not welcomed. She was not allowed to pray with the other women.

"They asked me questions about my bra size, and asked to see my birth certificate. They said I had to pray with men so I pray at home instead. They told me that I'm the first Muslim transgender, but I bet there are others who are afraid to come out,” she said.

"I hope that people change their attitudes and others like me realize that they have the freedom to be themselves," she added.

Woman credits McDonald’s for helping her get pregnant

Laura Dixon, husband Tim, and her triplets 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman was trying to have children for 10 years with no success.

Now, she is thanking McDonald’s for helping her get pregnant.

Laura Dixon, 34, turned to IVF after trying for ten years to get pregnant the natural way. However, during her second treatment, she suffered a miscarriage.

Dixon, a lifelong vegetarian, has given birth to triplets after she started eating meat at McDonald’s.
Doctors told Dixon that she had to increase her intake of iron, vitamin B12 and protein, in order to improve her chances of having a healthy pregnancy.

Dixon, who had never eaten meat, started going to McDonald's. She ate chicken, bacon and sausage among other high protein foods, every day. Thankfully, her IVF treatment was successful and she has since given birth to triplets.

Dixon, who is naturally thin, piled in more than 70 pounds during her pregnancy while gorging on three McDonald's meals a day.
Dixon fell in love with meat, so much so, that when she woke up with cravings she reportedly awoke her husband and sent him to get food from McDonald’s.

Dixon said that the high protein diet lead to her successful pregnancy. At 35 weeks of pregnancy she gave birth to healthy identical boys Max and Mason, and daughter Mia.

College student manages to catch fish with his hair in college dare

Jake Seeland with a fish in his hair 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) College students are known for their bizarre and interesting pranks.

A group of college students came up with the weird idea of having a friend catch fish with his hair rather than with a fishing pole.

The group challenged their friend Jake Seeland to become the human fishing pole.

This video shows a strange fishing experiment by the group of college students, who attend a college in Virginia.
Interestingly enough, Seeland did not back out until he managed to catch a fish with his hair.

The video of the "very special fishing" was uploaded by Cabot Phillips. The video showed friends attaching worm bait to a lock of his long hair. He then bent into the water waiting for a fish to grab his hair.

After a few moments, Seeland was victorious. He picked up his head and revealed a fish hanging onto the end of his hair.
Seeland’s college friends laughed and were overjoyed that their little experiment worked.

British man seen on video nearly being cut in half by driver inside McDonald's in China

Simon Halford-Thompson in the hospital 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man from Britain was hospitalized in China after he was almost killed while waiting for food at McDonald's.

Simon Halford-Thompson, 24, went to China to teach English.

The British teacher taught English at a school in China for about three months before the accident, which left him hospitalized for seven months.

Halford-Thompson is back on his feet at his home after both of his legs were shattered in the terrible incident in which he was nearly cut in half.
The 24-year-old was in a McDonald's branch in Yangzhou in Eastern China, when a Mercedes crashed into the store, hitting him.

Halford-Thompson, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, was standing at the counter of the restaurant while waiting to be served along with a roommate when the car crashed into him. The driver was later imprisoned after admitting to drunk driving.

Halford-Thompson had a brace around his legs, which was held together with metal rods and plates. Halford-Thompson was determined to walk again and to play football again.

"The care I had been excellent. Doctors said I could have problems when I get older, but the operation seems to have gone well,” he said.
"There was a little anxiety when a doctor suggested the bottom of a my leg might have to be amputated, but thankfully, that did not happen,” Halford-Thompson said.

The drunk driver was sentenced to three months in prison after admitting to DWI , which was described as stupid and reckless, but not intentional.
Halford-Thompson is not planning on going back to teach in China, instead, he wants to get a teaching job in Europe.