School tells police officer not to come in uniform when picking up his daughter

Police officer in uniform illustration 
By: John Roberts

Uniformed police officers are not welcome at one Arizona school.

One police officer will no longer be able to take his daughter to school in Phoenix, Arizona, while in uniform, as he was asked by the principal not to come to the school dressed in his uniform.

When he asked for an explanation for the bizarre request, the officer was told that other parents were concerned about him carrying a firearm.

Scott Urkov, who is a police officer at the Coolidge Police Department, was shocked with the request, and vented his frustration on Facebook:

"Nothing like your kid's school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun, Are you freaking kidding me?" he wrote.

A spokesperson for the school said that some parents expressed concern about seeing a police officer with his weapon on school grounds. The spokesperson apologized that perhaps Urkov took the discussion the wrong way.
"It was not the intention of the principal to offend the officer," she said.

Seems like people don’t have much respect for police officers anymore. People do not seem know what officers do for the community other than throwing people in jail.
School officials invited the officer to a special assembly to talk about what police officers do for the community.

Police officer in mascot outfit helps crack down on speeding drivers

Gingerman mascot 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) Police officers have resorted to using a mascot to ticket drivers, who do not stop for children or adults crossing the street.

Police officers received complaints of drivers, who fail to yield to pedestrians at a crosswalk.

One officer dressed in a 7-foot tall gingerbread man costume, and walked back and forth across a road in Moreno Valley, California, in order to crack down on people, who do not stop to allow the gingerbread man to cross the street.

It seems like gingerbread man was invisible to many drivers, who failed to stop and allow him to pass. 13 drivers were cited in a span of 50 minutes during the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department pedestrian decoy operation.

The drivers were charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The crackdown took place in front of Rainbow Springs Elementary school and just down the street from Sunnymead Middle School where many children cross the street.

"Our concern is that if they cannot see a gingerbread man who is 7 feet tall, how are they going to see children walking through a crosswalk," Sgt. Bill Guimont said.

Seven drivers were also cited for other violations, and four of the vehicles were towed because the drivers did not have valid licenses.

“The purpose of the operation is to educate drivers about crosswalk laws and make them more aware of the dangers especially in front of schools,” Guimont said.

Transsexual is euthanized after disliking sex change

Nathan Verhelst 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A woman who lived as a man, was so unhappy with his sex change operation that he chose to be killed.

The transsexual from Belgium, was "disgusted " with his sex change operation, and asked his doctor to kill him by euthanasia.

Nathan Verhelst, 44, who was born a woman named Nancy, decided to end his life with the help of a doctor, citing "unbearable psychological suffering."

Euthanasia is legal in Belgium. Verhelst suffered years of emotional pain before and after the sex change operation, including a troubled childhood.

"I was the girl, who nobody wanted. While my brothers were loved and celebrated I got a storage room above the garage as a bedroom. 'If only you had been a boy’, my mother repeatedly said. I was tolerated in the home, nothing more,” Verhelst said before he was killed.

Verhelst’s heartless mother agreed with his comments. "When I saw Nancy for the first time my dreams were shattered. She was so ugly. Her death does not bother me," the mother said.

Verhelst began the sex change procedure from woman to man with hormone therapy in 2009, and had a mastectomy and penis reconstruction surgery in 2012, but "none of these operations worked as desired," he said.

The physician-assisted suicide has been a controversial issue in Belgium, since it was legalized in 2003. The country saw 1,432 euthanasia deaths in 2012, up 25 percent from 2011, according to reports.

Most of those, who request assisted suicide in Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg suffer from cancer. Nervous system disorders, heart disease and dementia, are the next most prevalent conditions.

Dr. Distelmans said that Verhelst’s request was met on the legal grounds of "unbearable psychological suffering."
Nathan underwent six months therapy before he made his final decision to be euthanized.

Man, 20, sexually assaults his grandmother after searching ‘granny porn’ on her computer

Jack Huxley and Janis Dundas  
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man in the United Kingdom, is facing life in prison after he brutally attacked and killed his grandmother.

The troubled man showed up at his grandma’s house one night, and asked if he could stay with her.

Janis Dundas, 62, of Liverpool, England, who was not his biological grandmother, but loved him as a blood relative, agreed to let him stay for the night. Jack Huxley, 20, who was apparently homeless, turned her favor into a nightmare.

During the night, Huxley searched the web for “grany porn” and for sexual activity between young men and mature women. When he was done on the computer, Huxley attacked the elderly woman, who was a retired nurse.

Huxley was armed with kitchen knives and a carving fork, which he used to stab Dundas to death. The grandmother’s body was found without clothes on the bed with the evidence that her grandson had been involved in sexual activity with her.

A neighbor told police she saw the young man drive away from the scene of the crime in Dundas’ car.
When Huxley was subsequently arrested, he was found with his grandmother’s cell phone, and a bank card along with a tin can full of cash that belonged to Dundas.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that Huxley never had a girlfriend, he had a history of self harm and has been bullied regularly during his childhood.

His lawyer, Charles Miskin, described how his client’s history of "being bullied, drugs, dyspraxia, depression, anger and self-harm, had plagued his childhood and adolescence.”
Huxley pleaded guilty to the charges and apologized to his adopted family and friends.

Police dispatchers laugh as man reports his girlfriend on fire

Car on fire illustration 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A shocking video was released in which police dispatchers are heard laughing when they learn about a woman, who is on fire.

Lalo Delgado called police after his girlfriend caught on fire in a freak accident on his way to Chiva Falls, which is located near Tucson, Arizona.

When he asked for help the dispatcher handling the call acted very unprofessional.
When she heard that the woman was on fire the dispatcher asked: “is your girlfriend still on fire?” That’s when she and all her coworkers started laughing. (see video below)

Here is a part of the call:
911: Is your girlfriend still on fire? Caller: No.
911: No? (laughter in background) 911: Ok. (chuckles) Umm... Is your vehicle still on fire?
Caller: It's hilarious huh?
911: Sir, is your vehicle still on fire? Caller: I just heard you smirk.... 911: Ok, sir it wasn't regarding that. Ok.

Delgado hung up the phone, but called back again to make sure that the dispatcher took him seriously, thankfully, she did, and help was on its way.

"We did not perform as I expect, or how the citizens of this country expect us to perform. We will correct that," Captain Jim Berry said.

Delgado was upset about the dispatcher’s behavior. He said that at a time when every moment counts the dispatchers should not be playing around.
The dispatcher, who took the call, is still working pending the outcome of the investigation.
Delgado's girlfriend was taken to a hospital where she is being treated.

Woman informs her boss that she quit through cool dance video

Marina V. Shifrin quit work dance video 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman informed her boss that she will no longer be working at the company by recording a cool dance video, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The young woman quit her job in the best way humanly possible, and people are loving it.

Marina V. Shifrin recorded a whole interpretive dance video of Kanye’s "Gone", in order to tell her boss that she was no longer working in at the company.

In the video description on YouTube, Marina rationalized her reason for quitting her job at the company as follows.

I work for an awesome company that makes news videos. I have put my entire life into this job, but my boss only cares about quantity, how fast we write and how many views each video gets.

I believe it's more important to focus on the quality of the content. When you learn to improve this, the views will come. Here is a little video I made explaining my feelings.

Man, 22, breaks into home and eats cat food

Mike Wolfersperger 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Police were called after a man was seen trying to break into a home. When police arrived, they found the man eating cat food out of the cat’s bowl.

Mike Wolfersperger and his wife of Albuquerque, New Mexico, were baffled after a naked man broke into their home.

The couple called police to report a robbery in progress. When police got to the house, they found the suspect naked, eating cat food and sucking his thumb.

It all started when Roy Kincaid, 22, rang the Wolfersperger family's bell and asked if he can use their phone. He also asked if he can sleep on their porch.

“When he was asked to leave, Kincaid went to the back of the house and he stripped naked,” Mike Wolfersperger said.
"Kincaid held a knife to his own throat and told Wolfersperger 'I'm going to kill myself,’” Wolfersperger said.

He closed the door and went inside to call police. That’s when Kincaid grabbed a ladder, hitting it against the glass door until it broke. He let himself into the house, but he did not steal anything. Instead, he started eating the cat's food from a bowl.

When police arrived, Kincaid was lying on the floor completely naked, sucking his thumb and eating cat food. When he stood up and walked over towards the officer, an officer tased and arrested him.

Police said Kincaid appeared to be under the influence of drugs or was possibly having a mental episode. Kincaid was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated indecent exposure.

Florida Police looking for butt sniffing woman

Woman scratches and sniffs her butt 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Florida Police are looking for a woman, who sniffed her hand after scratching her butt in public.

The woman, who was dubbed the "scratch and sniff" bandit, was also seen on surveillance video stealing hair pieces from a Beauty Zone store in Sanford.

Hair pieces tend to be expensive. So two women decided to get some hair pieces for free by stealing them.

Sanford Police said that one woman removed hair pieces from its original box and stuffed five hair pieces into her bag, while the second woman, who accompanied the suspect, distracted the store employee by buying and paying for or a small item.

Police are hoping that someone recognizes the woman in the video, who can be seen scratching her butt.
Shannon Cordingly, spokesperson for the Sanford Police Department, explained how the woman came to be called the "scratch and sniff bandit.”

"When you watch the surveillance video, (see below) she does a big old scratch down the lower regions of her body area and takes a big old whiff with her nose," Cordingly said.
The women left the store in a black 1999 Dodge 4x4 truck, police said.

Man survives after shooting nail into his heart

Eugene Rakow shows off the nail 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man is lucky to be alive after shooting a nail into his heart, according to doctors in Minnesota.

Eugene Rakow got nailed, and lived to tell his story.

On Friday, Rakow, 58, was occupied with building a deck for a neighbor when he accidentally shot a 3 and one half-inch nail into his chest.

"I was leaning against a board with the gun," Rakow said.

"It had the gun at an angle, pointing to my chest, when it jumped and I still had my hand on the trigger. the nail shot straight into my chest,” he said.

Although Rakow said the nail did not hurt "that bad" at first, he knew that things were not looking good when he could feel it crunch.

Dr. Louis Louis, a heart surgeon at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, tried Rakow. He said if the nail had penetrated two millimeters more it would have hit his coronary artery. Rakow would have died on the spot.

"The sternum was behaving like a 2x4. It caught the nail and prevented it from going deeper," Louis said.

"Once we were able to get a hold of it, we were able to remove it very carefully, and then, it was a simple two stitches to repair the damage to the heart," he said.

Surprisingly, Rakow was well enough to leave the hospital on Monday to celebrate the 20th birthday of his daughter, Laura, with his wife, Carmen, and six children. He kept the nail along with an appreciation of how lucky he is.

"The surgeon said that most people would die in such a situation," Rakow said. "Nine out of ten people do not live through this," he said.

Person leaves grandma’s ashes inside liquor store

The ashes of Helen K. Dapron 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A store owner is desperately trying to locate the person, who left behind grandma’s ashes inside his shop.

People use Craigslist and other similar sites in a variety of ways, from the purchase and sale of merchandise to finding lost pets.

A Wichita, Kansas store owner, turned to the online classifieds site in order to find the owner of an unusual item recently left behind. The remains of a woman with a name tag on the bag was left behind inside his liquor shop.

His efforts have succeeded. Charlie Nguyen said that relatives of the deceased have contacted him, and they plan to collect the ashes on Thursday.

Nguyen is the owner Charlie’s Liquor and Smoke Shop, on the corner of Central and St, Francis streets in downtown Wichita.

Two weeks ago, a customer left a small bag containing the ashes along with a small piece of paper. On the piece of paper was written: "The remains of Helen K. Dapron" along with the dates of birth and death written on the bottom.

Nguyen received his shop’s surveillance video, but could not find who left the remains behind.
When that failed, he turned to Craigslist in an effort to find the real owner.

An Internet search for Helen K. Dapron shows that she died in 2010, and had been a resident of Youngtown, Arizona, which is a suburb of Phoenix.

Parents call police on their son after he wouldn’t stop playing Xbox

Children playing Xbox 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A child and his parents got into trouble after police were called because the child wouldn’t stop playing with his Xbox.

A child, who will not stop playing with his Xbox and a woman, who lost her nice shoes, may not sound like life or death situations.
However, these were just some of the police calls received by police, recently.

More than 520,000 calls, a fifth of emergencies, were made to North Wales Police over the last 12 months.
However, only 225,000 were registered and only 46,000 incidents were crimes.

One man called police because he could not get through to a catalog company. A tourist, who wanted to locate his summer romance, called police for help. Several people called police to complain about fast food orders.

"Every unnecessary call reduces the time available for calls, which are urgent. Calling the 999 emergency line for trivial matters such as being upset with catalog companies is a complete waste of resources and could possibly cause a real emergency life or death call from not getting through,” Interim Police Superintendent Alex Goss said.

Large penis shown during live television news broadcast

The scene of the incident 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Television news viewers were shocked when a large penis suddenly appeared on a screen behind the news anchor, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The incident occurred during a Czech news broadcast, and the station has since apologized to its viewers.

Ceska Televize, one of the main stations in the country, unknowingly, showed the genitals of the man on a monitor behind the host.

News host Daniel Takac seemed unaware of the situation playing out behind him, despite the fact that his colleagues exploded in a fit of laughter.

The news station received a flood of complaints about the penis, which aired during the 4:00 pm news hour.

"The picture was actually part of a documentary, but we should have been aware of the situation and not have that particular scene when we went on the air," a spokesperson for the channel said.

"It was a silly mistake,” the spokesperson added.

The image on the screen was later replaced by an image of a green vegetable.