Woman seen on video stealing UPS package from ultra-Orthodox Jewish family in Borough Park

Homeowner Nechemia Brodt 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A family in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, New York, has released surveillance video showing a woman stealing a UPS package.

The surveillance video shows a UPS worker leaving a package on the porch, and rather than knocking on the door to see if someone was home, he left the package behind.

Less than a minute later, a woman jumps out of a white van and steals the package.

Homeowner Nechemia Brodt said he is surprised by the brazen crime, which took place at 5:00 p.m.

Brodt said that inside the box was women's shoes, size 7 1/2, valued at $105.

"My wife wanted to wear the shoes for a wedding party," Brodt said.

He is also upset with the UPS driver because he never rang the doorbell. Brodt said that he was actually home at the time when the package was delivered.

UPS has policies in place, especially during the holiday season, to prevent incidents like this one, but for some reason this particular driver did not follow the UPS rules.

"At this time of year, we are not allowed to leave any package at the door," UPS driver Uri Eshel said.

“Thieves are following UPS and FedEx trucks and scooping up packages left on door steps, usually within seconds of the truck leaving,” police said.

This seems to be happening more often especially before the holidays when people order expensive gifts.

The UPS company has promised to reimburse Brodt for the stolen package.

Man jailed after detonating bomb in Jerusalem that killed 1 and injured 67

Mary Jean Gardner 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after detonating a bomb outside the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, which killed one tourist and injured sixty-seven others, according to court proceedings in Israel.

Now, a military court sentenced Hussein Ali Kawasme to life in prison. He was also sentenced to an additional sixty years in prison for unrelated crimes.

Kawasme planned and executed the terrorist attack, two years ago, in Jerusalem. An explosive device was placed outside the International Convention Center, and opposite the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. The explosion killed Mary Jean Gardner, a British tourist.

Kawasme admitted to numerous terror activities. Kawasme also planned a suicide attack in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood of Jerusalem. The suicide attack was foiled after members of the terror cell were arrested.

Gardner, 55, worked on translating the Bible into the Ife tribal language, which is spoken in Benin and Togo. She moved to Israel two months before the explosion, and she studied Hebrew.

Neo-Nazi mobs seen on video attacking Israelis in Ukraine

The mob attack 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Numerous Israelis have reported being attacked by neo-Nazi mobs in Ukraine, over the past few weeks.

The neo-Nazis have been attacking and injuring dozens of foreign students, including Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs.

Some of the attacks were recorded on video and uploaded to the Internet, including YouTube and facebook.

Two recent YouTube videos show sudden mob attacks on subway passengers and passersby. The videos were recorded in recent days.

Israelis in Ukraine, have been reporting that foreign students are attacked everywhere, and that several people have been hospitalized.

The mobs are attacking female students as well. Some students have reported being gang raped by the neo-Nazi mobs.

Crown Heights Jews outraged after blacks play ‘knockout attack’ game on Hasidim

Blacks attacking Jewish girl 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Police have launched a hate crime investigation after blacks are attacking Jews in a game they call “knockout attack,” according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that a hate crime investigation is underway after at least eight hate crime incidents since September were reported.

All the victims were Jews.

A surveillance video shows the latest assault in Crown Heights at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, as a group of young African-American men cross the intersection at Kingston and Crown streets.

One of them can be seen beating a Jewish man, 20-years-old, in the face.

Police confirmed that this is only one of the eight incidents being investigated by the hate crimes task force of the NYPD.

A young Jewish girl was also attacked on Crown Street, and last Wednesday, a 12-year-old boy was beaten and thrown to the ground near Brooklyn Avenue and President Street.

Anti-Semitic graffiti has also been spray-painted in the neighborhood.

Detectives are going door to door along Kingston Avenue on Tuesday, seeking additional surveillance video, which can lead them to those responsible.

Israeli soldier, 19, stabbed to death by 16-year-old Palestinian Authority terrorist

Palestinian terorrist 
Eden Attias 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A young Israel soldier is dead after being stabbed multiple times by a Palestinian Authority child terrorist, according to a statement released by the Israel Defense Forces.

Israeli military officials said that the soldier died of his injuries on Wednesday morning, after being stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist in the northern city of Afula.

The attack took place on a bus in the central bus station of the city, and the soldier was transported to Haemek hospital for treatment in critical condition where he later died. He suffered from stab wounds all over his body.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old private Eden Attias of Nazareth Illit. He joined the military just two weeks ago.

Police arrested the suspect at the scene. Citizens, who witnessed the attack, detained the suspect until police arrived. The knife used in the attack was found at the scene.

The attacker, a 16-year-old from the West Bank city of Jenin, illegally resided in Israel. He told police that he carried out the attack because his relatives are imprisoned in Israel.

Officials said that the suspect’s brothers have known ties to terrorist organizations, and they are trying to figure out how the child crossed the border.

The suspect was also hospitalized after suffering injuries when police attempted to arrest him.

A witness said that the victim was sleeping when he was attacked.

Fourth man arrested for beating 5 Orthodox Jews in Bondi

One of the victims 
By: Eva Fett

Another man was arrested and charged with assault for beating five Orthodox Jews in Bondi, Australia.

Maroubra Police said they arrested a 26-year-old man on Monday, for beating a group of Jews last month.

The 26-year-old was charged with simple assault, possessing a knife in a public place and assault causing actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail and will appear in court again on Tuesday.

The other defendants, two 17-year-olds, will be tried in juvenile court, and a 23-year-old is facing charges of assault.

As we reported earlier, three men were arrested and charged with assault after brutally beating a Jewish family of five at a hotel in Sydney, Australia, according to police reports.

Two men remain in a hospital with serious injuries after the alleged anti-Semitic attack near Bondi Beach, on Saturday.

Five people were injured suffering from a fractured cheekbone, a broken nose, concussion, lacerations and bruises, when they were attacked by eight young people in Blair Street.

The victims told police that the attack was unprovoked and racially motivated.

He said the family was returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner, and that they do not know their attackers. They said that they did not do anything to incite the violence.

"Any serious unprovoked attack is of great concern, but the fact that it was racially motivated is even more worrying,” a member of the Bondi Jewish community said.

“It's shocking that such an attack could occur in Australia, let alone in Bondi,” he said.

All victims wore skullcaps and said the attack seemed to be going on for about 15 minutes.

Police said four men, aged 27 to 66, and a 62-year-old woman, were walking down Blair Street when the group of eight men started shouting anti-Jewish epithets.

Police said the fight continued along Glenayr Avenue until the police arrived. The attackers all fled from the scene.

Police have arrested two teenagers, both 17-years-old and a 23-year-old.

Beach Road Hotel owner Ben Pearce said four guards and two hotel managers were able to help stop the attack.

He said hotel employees jumped in the middle of the fight, in an effort to break it up and were able to hold down a couple of criminals before the police arrived.

Pearce also said that a taxi driver tried to grab one of the men who fled from the scene.
He said that the attackers were not hotel guests.

The hotel provided video and statements to the police.

“The fact that the attack was motivated by hate is very worrying,” Pearce said.

Black family undergoes amazing transformation to become a white family

Before and after Romuald Berald Kitty Sina
and daughter Audrey Verges 
Before and after, Stephanie Lawrence, Jonathan Richier
and their son Romuald Richier 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A black family went for an extreme makeover in order to become a white family, and the results are fascinating.

The husband, wife, and the wife’s teenage daughter, were unrecognizable after they had hair and makeup done to look like they were born white. They looked like a typical white family.

This fascinating transformation was done as part of a French television show called “Dans la peau d'un Noir” (In the skin of a Black Person).

As a matter of fact, there was also a white family, who was transformed and lived as a black family for a while, as part of the show. (see photo left)

Both families had a chance to live with their changed skin color for a while, as they were being recorded for the reality television show.

Christine Cauquelin, a director of the documentary, explained that “this is not a movie about racism because France is not racist in the sense of segregation, but rather to address the behaviors that are causing tensions.”

It was done to illustrate that people are treated differently because of the color of their skin.

The photo above shows Romuald Berald, 41, his wife Kitty Sina, 48, and her 19-year-old daughter, Audrey Verges. They are the black family, who was transformed into a white family.

The second photo, shows Stephanie Lawrence, Jonathan Richier and their son Romuald Richier, who were chosen to be transformed into a black family.

Once the families had been chosen, a team spent six months developing pigments and wigs, and ten weeks preparing the materials and to test them.

The families had to be very patient as the team of experts worked on changing their appearance.

It took several hours to apply all layers of white spray paint, and to do their hair and makeup.

At the end of the process, the families, and everyone who saw them, were left in shock with their new looks as they look naturally white and black, and were hard to recognize.

Female pianist faces 7 years jail for driving neighbor crazy with her music

Laia Martin and her parents in court 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman is facing time in prison after she played music in her own home.

The professional pianist in Spain, is on trial and is facing a 7 year jail term, for playing her piano many hours each day, which gave her neighbor no peace.

The pianist, Laia Martin, 28, is accused of making too much noise and causing psychological injuries to her neighbor.

The charges came after her neighbor suffered hearing loss, a stressful pregnancy and other psychological issues from the accessive music played by Martin.

Martin is said to have played her piano forty hours a week, and she allegedly played it louder than the law allows.

Martin played her piano eight hours a day, five days a week, according to her former neighbor Puigcerda Girona.

Prosecutors are seeking punishment for crimes against the environment, noise pollution and the psychological damage caused to her neighbor, who was identified as Sonia B.

Defense attorneys for the musician, have asked that the judge to dismiss the case, describing the complaint as "totally disproportionate.”

Their request was denied.

Martin’s parents, who are also facing charges as accomplices, deny the claims of Sonia B.

Medical reports indicate that Sonia B. suffered hearing damage, panic attacks and problems during her pregnancy as a result of "environmental auditory stress."

In addition to the prison sentence, prosecutors are trying to have Laia Martin banned from playing at any profession that involves a piano for four years. They also want her to pay a fine of 10,800 euros (about $14,400) and damages of 9,900 euros (about $13,200).

Woman forces son to drink gas then sets him on fire as revenge against her husband

Duoduo in the big bed and top right and Zhang Qiusheng 
By: John Roberts

A 4-year-old was severely burned by his own mother, who was seeking to get revenge against her husband.

The child is fighting for his life after his mother forced him to drink gasoline before setting him on fire, police said.

Shen Dan, 40, of Jinhua, Zhejiang Province in eastern China, was angry with her husband when she took out her anger at her young son named Duoduo.

Neighbors said the couple constantly argued about money.

Authorities said that the mother forced her son drink the gasoline, but he fought back after taking a sip.

Her husband, Zhang Qiusheng, 48, who is the child’s father, heard the commotion and came to see what was happening.

When he tried to intervene, his angry wife poured gasoline on both her husband and son, and set them both on fire.

All three suffered burns. All three were taken to a hospital.

Despite suffering burns, the father ran with the young son to the room where he extinguished the flames with a blanket.

The young child is now in the intensive care unit at the hospital. He suffered burns to 35 percent of his body.

The child's head was severely burned. In the photo, (top left) the child is seen laying in a hospital bed with his head and face black from the fire.

His lungs were also badly damaged by the gasoline he was forced to swallow.

Doctors said that if the child survives, he will almost certainly be blind and unable to speak.

His parents are also recovering in a hospital after suffering burns to 15 percent of their bodies.

Shen, who has an older daughter from a previous marriage, is facing criminal charges.

Qiusheng said that his wife hurt the son because she knew that the boy was the most important thing in his life.

"I cannot understand her, he is her son too. I just do not understand how she could have done it. I hope I never have to see her again. I will file for divorce as soon as I get out of here and find a lawyer," the devastated father Zhang said from his hospital bed.

Man drugs his daughter, 12, to have sex with her friend during sleepover

Robert Chesters 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) An innocent sleepover turned into a nightmare for a young girl.

Robert Chesters, 42 of Lebanon, Connecticut, allowed his daughter to have a sleepover with her friend.

During the night, Chesters drugged his daughter with Benadryl, so he can have sex his daughter’s 12-years-old friend.

A police investigation began when the victim’s friend saw text messages from Chesters to the victim, and they told school officials, who called police.

Police found several text messages on the 12-year-old’s cell phone in which Chesters expressed his love for her.

There were messages from Chesters stating how much he enjoyed the victim in bed and how he is looking forward to see her again.

Chesters is a widow and a single father of three. His wife of 20 years died a little over a year ago, police said.

Chesters was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

He was assigned Public Defender Peter Scillieri, and he pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after paying $500,000 bail.

Later, police were called to Chesters’ home, where he was found unconscious with a suicide note addressed to his three children and to the victim.

Chesters is currently on suicide watch at a local hospital.

Indian man shows off his 12 fingers which help him type very fast

Vijay Singh  
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man in India, can type an impressive 100 words per minute, while an average professional typist can type at a speed of 50 to 80 words per minute.

Vijay Singh, 48, of Agra, can type faster than the average person partly due to the fact that he has 12 fingers.

Singh suffers from polydactyl, a birth defect that results in extra fingers and toes. Singh also has six toes.

People with this condition are considered lucky in India.

Singh said that despite his abilities to type faster than the average person, he is unable to find a job.

"Employers want pretty women, not some guy who has 12 fingers," he said.

Singh also said that he is planning to move to Britain, in hopes of landing a good job.

Restaurant seats diners according to their good looks

Couple eating at a restaurant 
By: Debbie Gross

Wondering where you will sit at the restaurant you just booked? Well, it depends how good you look, at least in two restaurant in France.

Two high-profile restaurants in Paris, have been accused of seating guests according to how handsome they are, causing anger among some customers.

Brothers Thierry and Gilbert Costes, whose company owns hotels, cinemas, restaurants and cafes in Paris, have introduced a highly discriminatory selection procedure for guests at Le Georges, which is located at the Pompidou Centre, and at the Cafe Marly, which overlooks the Louvre.

"The handsome diners are placed where they can easily be seen," Gilbert Costes said. "Those who do not look good are sent to the corners of the room," he said.

The only exception to this rule was for celebrity guests, who beautiful or ugly, old or young, are seated in the best seats.

Guests who order by phone are not promised a seat until they come in.

Carjackers give woman pink box cutter for protection after stealing her car

Epper Jessica  
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman in Florida, was robbed at gunpoint. The thieves took off with her car, and left her stranded.

After stealing the woman's car early on Wednesday morning, the carjackers gave the victim a pink box cutter so she can walk home safely on the dark streets of Orlando, according to a report from the police.

Epper Jessica, 19, called police at 3:35 a.m., and said that she got lost while driving.

She stopped the car to enter her home address into her GPS system.

While doing so, a black man and a white woman, came up and started talking to her.

After talking for a few minutes, the man took a large black handgun, and pointed the gun at Epper. The carjacker ordered her to get out of her Honda Civic. The two thieves drove off, according to a report from the Orlando Police Department.

As they were driving away, the suspect threw a box cutter at the victim and shouted: "Here, take care of yourself,” according to Epper.

The victim then ran from house to house knocking on doors until someone answered and allowed her to call 911.

Police took the pink box cutter as evidence, and it was later given to a to crime scene specialist for fingerprints processing.

In a statement, police said that they are investigating the incident, noting that "there are some possible inconsistencies in the statements of the victim."

While declining to detail the inconsistencies, police said: "it is believed that the victim's car was stolen, however, the details of those circumstances are under review."

Horrified man watches as his girlfriend gets run over by truck on her birthday

Crash site: Ramon Ramirez holding onto Olga Rivera (circled) 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A woman was hit and killed when a truck jumped a sidewalk.

Olga Rivera, 65 of Bronx, New York, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, on the day of her birthday.

Rivera was walking with her longtime boyfriend Ramon Ramirez, 68, of Manhattan, when she was hit.

Just after 1:00 p.m., a taxi emerged from a tunnel under the Metro-North tracks going westbound on East 102nd Street and hit a truck, which was heading south on Park Avenue. As a result of the accident, the truck drove onto the sidewalk where Rivera and Ramirez were standing. Rivera was mowed down.

Ramirez held on to Rivera and cried: “Mi amor! Mi amor!” (my love, my love) as he pleaded with her not to die, certainly not on her birthday.

Rivera, who was a retired factory worker, mother of three adult children and three grandchildren, was celebrating her 65th birthday.

Rivera was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

"This is a nightmare. She was a wonderful person. She was all I had," her daughter, Vivian Rivera, 45, who is in the U.S. Navy, said.

Witnesses told police that the truck had the green light when the taxi, carrying a mother and her 9-year-old daughter, passed a red light, hitting the truck.

Ramirez jumped out of the way at the last second, but Rivera, who was wheeling a suitcase, did not stand a chance, according to witness Reyna Alvarado.

"The truck struck and pinned the woman against a fence," Alvarado said.

The mother and daughter riding in the back seat of the taxi, were rushed to the New York Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition.

Italian man found with 36 human skulls

Human skull illustration 
By: John Roberts

A man was arrested after police found 36 human skulls in his possession, according to police reports in Burundi.

Bujumbura Police said that an Italian man working in the country, has been formally arrested after police discovered 36 human skulls in his home while executing a search warrant.

Police confirmed on Sunday that the discovery was made after searching the home of Giuseppe Favaro.

Favaro has been in prison since October, after being caught trying to export two human skulls to Thailand.

Three other accomplices have been arrested by the police.

Police spokesperson Helmenegilde Harimenshi said that the authorities are surprised by this discovery.

“It’s the first time we've had such a thing. Even anthropologists did not do this kind of thing for a long time," Harimenshi said.

Favaro, who has lived in Burundi for the past 10 years, has been dealing in human skulls, buying them for $50 each before selling them for $300 each.

Interpol was helping investigate why Favaro sold the skulls to Thailand.

Police said a package containing two skulls was discovered recently at Bujumbura Airport, which was registered under a false name.

Man seen on video squirting milk from his eyes and igniting wine glasses

Brandon Youngblood Kee squirts milk 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man hit a world record after squirting milk from his eye, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Brandon Youngblood Kee hit a new Guinness world record for squirting milk from his eye.

Kee, 22, of Madison, Wisconsin, will appear on the television show “Guinness World Records Unleashed” on Thursday, where he will set a world record for "fastest time to ignite five objects by squirting milk from the eye."

The first time he discovered his unique ability was in high school after seeing someone do it on a television program.

He saw the disclaimer of “Do not try this at home," but he went ahead and tried it anyway. He was able to do it at his first attempt.

Kee currently works two shift at his local mall. He said that he hopes to become a star after the show.

Kee has publicly done the eye stunt with smoke in the past.
Kee just had a baby girl and she hopes that he will use a bottle to deliver the milk and not his eyes.




Woman who found dozens of deadly spiders crawling on her bananas offered $15 in compensation

Deadly spiders on the bananas 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman is angry because she was offered just $15 in compensation after finding dozens of deadly spiders crawling on bananas she bought at her local supermarket in the United Kingdom.

Now, the mother has spoken out about the horror she experienced when seeing dozens of deadly Brazilian spiders creeping on the skin of her fruit and on her carpet inside her London home.

Consi Taylor said that she first thought it was mold on the fruit, but it turned out to be spiders.

"I had a closer look and was horrified to see that they were spiders. They were hatching on my table, and running around on the carpet," she said.

Taylor, 29, said she bought the fruit from at Sainsbury and was initially offered 10 pounds (about $15) as compensation.

She said that she only realized the danger she and her family were in when she sent a photo of the spiders to a pest control company, and was told to evacuate her house immediately.

Brazilian spiders are found in South and Central America, and are known to hide in banana plants and a range of other places.

The spider’s venom can cause breathing problems, paralysis and eventual asphyxiation.

"We are very sorry and have apologized to the Taylors,” the supermarket said.

Man, 81, kills his 87-year-old nursing home roommate by whacking him in the head

Crime scene illustration 
By: David Ross

An elderly man is dead and another is behind bars after a brutal murder at a nursing home, according to police reports in Canada.

Police have identified the victim as Francisco DaSilva, 87, a resident of the Castleview Wychwood Towers nursing home near Christie and Dupont streets.

Police were called to the 5th floor of the building around 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, on reports of a medical emergency. Upon arrival, they found the victim suffering from massive injuries to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another resident at the nursing home was arrested at the scene. Police said that there was no report of violent behavior in the past.

Police said that the suspect was the roommate of the victim.

Relatives of the victim and the defendant have been notified.
Francesco Greco, 81, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Female Catholic school teacher caught sexually assaulting student, 14, in New York

Amanda Iles 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A Catholic school teacher was arrested and charged with child sexual assault after she allegedly sexually assaulted a student, according to police reports in New York.

Eastchester Police said that a teacher at the Archbishop Stepinac High School had sexual encounters with a 14-year-old over a period of four days in June.

Amanda Iles, 27, surrendered to police on Wednesday, and was charged with two counts of rape in the second degree. The rapes occurred in an apartment located at 118 Grand Boulevard in Eastchester.

Iles, who fled to Moss Landing, California, returned to New York to face charges.

"As a teacher, this defendant was in a position of trust and authority," District Attorney Janet DiFiore said in a statement. "In getting involved with a student unable to consent, she abused her privilege," DiFiore added.

Investigators said that they have video and photo evidence of the intimate nature of the relationship with the child. Police said that those include photos and videos of sexual encounters.

A judge issued a temporary restraining order and warned Iles not to contact the child.

She was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 cash or $75,000 bond.

The woman faces up to seven years in state prison if she is found guilty of the charges.

Girl, 14, records her father on video sexually abusing her

Webcam illustration 
By: Eva Fett

An abusive father is behind bars after his daughter recorded him on video sexually abusing her, according to police reports in France.

Marseillan Police said that they arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter over a period of many months, this week. He was charged with child rape after his 14-year-old daughter had the presence of mind to secretly record one of his attacks with a webcam.

The video is now the key piece of evidence in the case.

The details of the abuse was initially discovered by the girl’s school counselor in early September. However, police refused to arrest the father until the child produced the video.

"My client admits the abuse," the suspect's lawyer said.

"The abuse happened at a time when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce. He insists that these acts do not go back beyond three or four months,” the lawyer said.

The young girl was transferred to a women's shelter for her own protection.

"The victim was placed in a shelter as a matter of urgency," a representative of the Department of Public Prosecutions said.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the girl's mother, who also had been abused by her husband, was aware that her daughter was being abused.

Bus driver fired after praying with children on his bus

George Nathaniel III 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A bus driver said he was shocked to learn that he lost his job because of prayer.

A Minnesota pastor, who also worked as a bus driver, said he was fired because he prayed with the students on the bus.

George Nathaniel III said that children aboard his bus had the option to participate in the prayers, and no one was forced to pray.

However, after a warning from the company that hired him, he was fired.

"I am a preacher, and that's what I do," Nathaniel said.

Nathaniel is a pastor of a church in Minneapolis, as well as a bus driver at the Durham School Services.

He lost his job as a bus driver last week, on allegations of implementing religion on a bus.

Nathaniel admits he was informed by the bus company to stop what he was doing.

"The company gave me a written warning that I cannot pray on the bus," he said. "No parent complained to me personally," he also said.

Durham School Services said it is company policy not to discuss individual employment decisions, but added that the company has no specific policy on the subject of prayer.