Former leader of anti-Semitic Jobbik party converting to Judaism

Csanad Szegedi 
By: Shifra Unger

The former leader of an extreme right-wing and anti-Semitic party in Hungary, is converting to Judaism.

Csanad Szegedi, the former leader of the far-right Jobbik party, learned last year that he was Jewish. He said that he is converting to Judaism with the assistance of Chabad rabbis in Budapest.

Szegedi, who was openly anti-Semitic until he learned he was Jewish, was one of three members elected by Jobbik to the European Parliament in 2009. He has since left the party, and now sits as an independent in the Strasbourg assembly.

Szegedi said that he is trying to keep kosher and observe the Sabbath.

"I find that I can reconcile my conservative views as a Hungarian Jew and as an observer," he said.

When his Jewish ancestry was revealed, the leader of Jobbik wanted to keep him in the party in order to counter the claims of anti-Semitism. However, several anti-Semitic party members demanded that he be expelled from the party.

In June 2012, Szegedi revealed he had learned that his grandparents on his mother’s side were Jewish. His maternal grandmother survived Auschwitz and his maternal grandfather was a veteran of the labor camps.

Before the revelation of his Jewish origin, he was known for his inflammatory comments about Jews.
Szegedi began attending synagogue.

Szegedi started taking classes at a synagogue, learning Hebrew, the meaning of kosher and Shabbat. He said his life has completely changed.

Arab man seen on video threatening Egged bus passengers with knife, cuts off Haredi man’s hair

Arab man wielding a knife 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest and charge an Arab man with assault after allegedly threatening Egged bus passengers with a knife and cutting off hair from one man, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The Israeli military said that a Palestinian Authority man held an Orthodox Jewish passenger at knifepoint before escaping near the Israeli city of Beitar Illit, at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday night.

The suspect boarded Egged bus route number 148 in Beit Shemesh. As the bus approached a military checkpoint, he demanded that the bus driver stop and let him off the bus.

The driver refused his request as it is illegal to make an unscheduled stop along the route. That is when the man pulled a knife and held it at a passenger's throat.

At that point, the driver decided to let the man off the bus. The man fled from the scene, but not before cutting off some hair from a Haredi man on the bus.

Walmart fires employee who helped assault victim in store parking lot

Kristopher Oswald 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) It seems like Walmart Stores doesn’t care about its customers.

"I never thought that I would be left jobless," Kristopher Oswald, 30, of Michigan, said after he was fired from Walmart this week because he stepped in to help a woman, who was being assaulted in the parking lot of the store.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. in front of the Walmart in Hartland, Livingston County.

Oswald, who worked at the pet food department, spent his lunch hour in his car. That is when he heard a woman screaming and a man holding onto the hood of her car.

At first, Oswald thought that it might be just a couple messing around, but when he took a closer look, he realized that she was really in danger, as the man began to attack her, hitting her in the head while yelling: "I'll kill you."

Oswald grabbed the man. Then, two other men came out of no where, and began assaulting Oswald.

"After violating company policy during your lunch break, it was determined to end your employment," Walmart wrote in a letter to Oswald.

Two classmates punished after girl gives oral sex in school cafeteria

School cafeteria illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Two underage students were arrested after a girl performed oral sex on a friend in front of classmates.

The students at the Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia, have been charged after reports and cellphone videos emerged of the girl engaging in sex acts with a boy.

The incident took place in the school’s cafeteria during lunch. Students indicated that the girl was "dared" to approached a boy and offer him oral sex.

The boy told authorities that at first, the boys thought it was a joke, but when the girl made a move on him he told her to stop.
However, the video of the incident, which was recorded by another student, suggests that this was not true.

According to one student, there are teachers in the cafeteria supervising students, but they only make sure that no one leaves before lunch is over.

Another reason adults might not have seen the act is because the students stacked books and backpacks around themselves. They also used other students, who sat at their table, to block their acts.

One of those students recorded the incident, and then, sent the video around to other classmates.
The two students in the center of the incident have been charged with misdemeanor public indecency.

Man loses weight by drinking beer and eating sausages

Beer and sausage illustration 
By: David Ross

While most people give up their favorite foods in order to stay healthy and fit, others choose to restrict their diet only to their favorite foods in order to lose weight.

One such man is Evo Terro of Arizona. The man is shedding pounds by eating sausages and drinking beer.

Evo Terro is losing weight successfully, by eating only hot dogs and drinking up to 6 beers a day. His meals total about 15,000 calories per week.

Terro started this unusual diet three years ago, and is still sticking to it. His doctor, Terry Simpson, is keeping a watchful eye on him to ensure that his diet is not endangering his health.

"The first year he lost fourteen pounds, most of it was body fat. His cholesterol was reduced by a third," Doctor Terry Simpson, a weight loss specialist, said.

Terro cautions anyone who is thinking of following his diet, to not drink and drive. With all the beer Terro consumes, he does not get behind the wheel. His son is his designated driver and takes him wherever he needs to go.

Indian boy adopted in Australia finds his way home through Google Maps

Saroo Brierley 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) In an emotional video, a man tells his heartbreaking story, and how he reunited with his family using Google Maps.

Saroo Brierley managed to locate his long-lost family after 20 years with Google Maps.

It all began In 1986, when Brierley was 5-years-old. He and his 14-year-old brother Guddu, were at a train station begging for change to help support their family.

Saroo fell asleep on a stationary train waiting for his brother to return. When he woke up hours later, the train was in a different area. He was all alone and in an unfamiliar place.

After surviving a few weeks on the streets, he was taken to an orphanage, and eventually, he was adopted by a family in Australia. His adopted mother placed a map on the wall of his room so he should know where he came from.

Later on, Saroo used Google Maps to locate the train station where he had last seen his brother.

With the few memories he had from his childhood together with Google Maps, Saroo was able to locate the area where he spent the first 5 years of his life.

Saroo took the courage to go back to India, and to look for his family. He met with his ​​mother. She was overwhelmed with happiness to see her long-lost son.

“My mother called my brother and my sister, and told them that I reappeared as a ghost,” Saroo said.

After 25 years, the family was reunited once again. Sarro now helps his mother with money so she does not have to work so hard.

Government uses dog to sniff out people who use fake ID cards to buy alcohol

Tutta at work 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A two-year-old dog was trained to detect people who use fake identification cards to acquire alcohol.

The Vinmonopolet company, is a Norwegian, government-owned alcoholic beverage company.

They have found that many teens use stolen or fake identification cards to buy alcoholic beverages.

In attempt to stop this problem as well as to cut down on underage drinking, the government is using a Springer Spaniel named Tutta, as a weapon against the use of these identification cards.

Tutta’s sensitive nose can detect if a person is using someone elses, or fake ID card when buying alcohol.

The dog trainer explained that people who are nervous release Secretion, a chemical substance from the body that the dog can detect.

Tutta visits various stores that sell alcoholic beverages in order to track down people, who use false identification cards.
Every year Vinmonopolet turns away 10,000 customers because they are either not old enough, or they lack proper identification.

Female pimp arrested for hiring obese women as prostitutes

Obese prostitutes illustration 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) While the world glorifies skinny women because they are beautiful and sexy, there are men who would rather sleep with obese women.

One female pimp made a lot of money by hiring overweight women to satisfy her clients.

The pimp, who lives in Japan, was arrested after police learned of her business. The 35-year-old pimp is also an overweight woman.

Police arrested the woman for pimping big women to local brothels. The biggest money makers were obese women, who had worked in the adult film industry.

The pimp works for an adult video production company, and has connections to overweight porn stars, making it easier for her to pimp out women willing to sell their body for money to men, who want to pay to sleep with big women.

There are brothels, which specialize in overweight actresses and obese women. One such brothel has seventeen sex workers, and all of them weigh more than two hundred pounds.

The brothel enjoys a top reputation amongst its clients, and they have many repeat customers.
Some men are apparently willing to pay top dollars to sleep with overweight women especially for those who were in adult films.

Man arrested after being caught with eggs in his underpants

Beautiful birds illustration 
By: John Roberts

A man was arrested and charged with smuggling after he was caught with eggs in his underpants, according to authorities in Switzerland.

Swiss customs officials said that they caught a man with 25 parrot eggs concealed in his underwear. The value of the rare birds eggs was estimated to be worth around $72,000.

The man, who just arrived from Sao Paulo, Brazil, caught the attention of officials with his awkward walk.

Officials arrested him in Zurich airport.

"He wore baggy pants, and because he was walking so strangely, we decided to stop him," a spokesperson said. "The officers first thought that the person might be a drug smuggler," the spokesperson also said.

During the investigation, authorities discovered several hundred birds, some endangered. An accomplice was found with seven rare parrots worth about $90,000.

In total, the man smuggled more than 150 rare eggs to Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand.

Officials have so far been unable to determine the origin of the eggs.

Video shows how cats around the world are stealing dog beds

Dog looks at the cat that stole its bed 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Numerous cats can be seen stealing the beds of their fellow dogs, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Since the video showing the cats enjoying themselves on dog beds was uploaded to YouTube, more than 600,000 people have watched and enjoyed it.

The video also went viral on social media websites.

On the video, numerous dogs are seen weeping after they realize that the family cat has stolen its bed.

However, cats are not always bad pets.

As we reported earlier, a dog and a cat that were both locked into a room made a joint effort to escape successfully from their captivity, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Meet Dexter and Gizmo. Their owner, Matt Hirst, left them locked inside the kitchen while he was at work, but somehow, they were running around the house when he returned.

Curious to find out how the two had broken free, he pointed a camera at the door of the kitchen to see how they made their daring escape.

On the video, the stealthy cat can be seen doing most of the work up to her. The cat is seen playing with the knob of the door until it opens.

The dog looks and then, reluctantly runs away, presumably to take a nap on a comfy sofa. Just before the camera turns off, the dog is seen maliciously looking out the kitchen door to see if anyone saw its bad antics.

21 people set themselves on fire for charity

The 21 people on fire 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Twenty one people hit a new world record by setting themselves on fire, and they did it all for charity.

The people in Ohio, were burning for 32 seconds in order to set the Guinness World Record and raise money for charity, organizers said.

Stuntman Ted Batchelor coordinated the event in Chagrin Falls, and provided the fire suits for participants.

Participants put on their gear and a group of volunteers poured lighter fluid on the twenty-one people before using torches to set them on fire.

After 32 seconds, the volunteers used foam extinguisher to douse the flames.

Many participants said that they never felt anything, while others said they started feeling the heat.

More than fifteen hundred people attended the event, which was promoted by Hotcards Cleveland. The event aimed to raise funds for the Cleveland Food Bank and for Brick By Brick, a non-profit organization that helps poor people in South Africa.

Emergency workers were on call throughout the event in case something went wrong.

Florida Walmart shoppers shocked as alligator hangs out at door

The alligator in front of Walmart 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) An alligator was seen on video hanging out at a Walmart store in Florida, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Customers and workers had no choice but to deal with the unwanted guest.

The six-foot alligator was seen at the Apopka store on Sunday morning, and stayed there, causing the automatic doors to open and close.

Employees locked the door to keep the alligator out as police officers tried to lure the animal.

As customers gathered around to watch the alligator and take pictures, the beast went into the nearby woods.

Officers followed the alligator, but lost sight of it after a few minutes.

The alligator has not been seen since it went into the woods.

No one was injured in the incident.

Man finds 50 flies in bottle of Foster’s Gold beer he bought at local supermarket

Daniel Bailey shows off the beer with the flies 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was left disgusted after he found fifty flies inside a bottle of beer he bought at a local supermarket in the United Kingdom.

Daniel Bailey said that he found the fifty dead flies after he began drinking the beer he purchased at Asda in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

"The beer did not taste good. It was warm and salty. It had pieces in it," he said.

“The bottle was cloudy, and when I looked closer I realized there were a lot of flies in it. It was just amazing, and it was completely disgusting,” he also said.

The 22- year-old already drank two bottles of Foster’s Gold six pack.

Daniel and his friend took the bottles back to Asda the next day and were given their money back. The supermarket gave no explanation as to why the flies were inside the bottle.

Heineken, the owner of Foster’s Gold said it is investigating the incident.

Pennsylvania man arrested for raping underage relative and fathering her 4 children

Girls bedroom illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A man was arrested and charged with child rape and incest, after he allegedly raped his underage female relative and fathered her four children, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Butler County Police said that a man faces charges of rape and incest, after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female relative for twenty years.

During the past twenty years, 55-year-old Clifford Raynovich fathered four children with the 33-year-old victim.
State Police arrested Raynovich on 71 criminal charges.

Police said that the encounters began in November 1992, and ended in August of this year. The attacks occurred in different locations across the counties of Allegheny and Butler.

Raynovich now faces a list of charges, including rape, incest, sexual assault, indecent assault and aggravated indecent assault.

Group of black teens beat couple because they are white in front of Kings Plaza in Brooklyn

Kings Plaza in Brooklyn 
By: Moses Gold

Brooklyn, New York, residents are outraged after a group of black teens viciously attacked a couple because they are white in front of a popular shopping mall.

Brooklyn Police said that a group of 10 young black children including a 12-year-old girl, surrounded the car of a white couple, brutally beating the husband, slamming the wife into the pavement, and screaming racial slurs.

"Get those crackers," some of them shouted, a court was told. "Get the white b***h!" They also shouted.

The clash broke out at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, as the group crossed Avenue U at East 58th Street near the Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin.

Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, had a green light. Ronald honked his horn to alert the group of children.

That is when all hell broke loose. The kids started kicking the car. Ronald came out to check for possible damage to his vehicle.
Ronald was dragged to the ground. Then, he was punched and kicked in the head. He was also beaten all over his body, police said.

He suffered a broken nose, a blood clot and abrasions on his shoulder. He was treated and released from Beth Israel Medical Center.

During the attack, the group kept screaming: "White motherf***rs!"

Alanna, 30, was calling police when the 12-year-old girl pulled the woman by the hair and threw her to the ground.
The victim's head hit the concrete. She suffered a black eye, bleeding and difficulty breathing.

Two teenagers, Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch, were arrested at a nearby Lowe's parking lot.
Police arrested the 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.

Kirton, 18, ​​of East Flatbush, was charged with gang assault and harassment, all as hate crimes. He was released on $50,000 bond.
Finch, 17, of Gravesend, was charged with gang assault, and harassment.

He has prior arrests for assault and theft. He is being held at Rikers Island, in lieu of $75,000 bond.
The police are still looking for six suspects.

Ohio woman arrested after taking $2.87 in change from public water fountain

Deidre Romine 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A woman who is down on her luck was arrested after police said she reached into a “wish fountain” and took a few coins.

The Ohio woman was charged with theft after taking $2.87 from a fountain near a courthouse.

Deidre Romine of Columbus, is out of work and needed money to buy some food.
Police said that Romine stole change from the Logan County Courthouse fountain in Bellefontaine.

An officer asked Romine what she was doing by the fountain, and the officer found change in her pocket. The woman was arrested for theft.

The woman said she was concerned the she will end up in jail for taking the money that does not belong to anyone.
Romine said that she has no job and is about to lose her apartment. She is trying to feed herself and her 4 cats.

The city is listed as the victim in the case since they own the change in the fountain. Officials said they hope to resolve the case before it goes to trial.

"My lease is up and they are asking me to leave," Romine said. "I was just trying to get food for me and my cats, that's all. It's very difficult for me," she added.

Romine, who is disabled, receives $300 per month from Social Security. She also receives help for heating and electricity, but that is still not enough.

Romine wants to buy a trailer. If she is able to buy the trailer, her Social Security check will cover most of her bills.

After hearing about her arrest over $2.87, a campaign was set up on GoFundMe.com, which has so far raised almost $10,000 for Romine.

Woman lucky to be alive after being seen on video colliding with train twice during police chase

Mercedes pinned under train  
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A woman is lucky to be alive after she collided with two trains while being chased by police.

The 29-year-old woman of Woods Cross, Utah, was driving a Mercedes when officers tried to pull her over. Instead of stopping, the woman tried to get away by going over train tracks. Unfortunately, a train was heading straight for her car.

The woman was unable to get away in time and was hit by two trains.

It all started at 8:20 a.m., when police officers responded to a disturbance call. The complainant gave police a description of a vehicle driven by a person involved in a disturbance.

At that time, a patrol officer saw the vehicle and attempted pull the driver over. The female driver did not stop for police, and a brief chase began. The police dash camera showed the woman heading straight for the train tracks where she was hit by the train.

While officers was trying to get her out of her car, a second train came and struck the vehicle again. The officer got out of the way just in time.

Despite the impacts, the woman only suffered a broken arm. “The vehicle was badly damaged. She is very lucky to still be with us," Detective Adam Osoro of the Woods Cross Police Department said.

The mangled Mercedes was pinned under the train for several hours, and the driver was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The woman was charged with evading arrest, additional charges may be added as the incident is still being investigated.


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