Tennessee hotel security guard admits to spitting on Torah scroll

Torah scroll illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A hotel security guard was arrested, charged, and convicted of a bias crime after he vandalized a Torah scroll, according to court proceedings in Tennessee.

Justin Shawn Baker, 25, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of students and faculty of Margolin Hebrew Academy, after defacing a Torah scroll and books of religious prayers.

According to information contained in the indictment and the facts revealed during the plea bargain hearing on Monday, on January 12, 2013 students and faculty of Margolin Hebrew Academy, were staying overnight at the Doubletree Hotel in Jackson, on their way to Gatlinburg.

Once there, a meeting room at the hotel was used to conduct a Shabbat evening and morning prayer service.

A Torah scroll, religious books, and musical instruments were stored in the meeting room overnight with the intention of continuing services the next morning.

Baker admitted that while working as a security guard at the hotel, he discovered the religious items in the room, and defaced the Torah scroll, prayer books, and musical instruments with obscene words, anti-Semitic phrases, and satanic writings.

He also admitted that he spit on the Torah scroll. Photographic evidence presented at the hearing confirmed that the Torah scroll was defaced with swear words and phrases including "Hail Satan."

2 Pennsylvania State University students spray paint 12 cars with swastikas

Swastika on car illustration 
By: Moses Gold

Two college students were arrested and charged with vandalism after spray painting twelve cars with swastikas, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Police said that two Penn State students have been charged with ethnic intimidation after they admitted last week to vandalizing property near a predominantly Jewish fraternity.

Sophomores Eric Hyland and Hayden Grom, both 19-years-old, are accused of spray painting 12 cars, a dumpster, and a garage outside the Beta Sigma Beta fraternity in State College, last month.

The vandalism included words, sexual graphics and anti-Semitic images.

Police said that Grom and Hyland confessed to the vandalism. They are accused of ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled at a court in Bellefonte.

A university spokesperson said that the teens will face a disciplinary hearing.

Men set up elaborate prank to get friend to stop drinking and driving

The man who was pranked 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A group of friends decided to intervene and take drastic steps to scare their friend into stopping his drunk driving.

The men turned an office into a hospital room.

When their friend became highly intoxicated they brought him into the “hospital room.”

When he awoke from his drunken sleep, he found himself in the hospital bed with a nurse at his bed.

He was told that he had been in a coma for 10 years.

The man kept asking for his wife and daughter.

In order to convince him of the time-lapse, the men created an authentic looking television segment where the reporter spoke about the latest news with Hillary Clinton being president.

The news reporter spoke about singer Miley Cyrus being evicted from her trailer park home.

She also reports that Justin Bieber is celebrating his ten-year anniversary with his “life partner.”

The whole episode was a joke designed to give the man a much-needed wake-up call after five arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The idea was the brainchild of comedian Tom Mabe of Louisville, Kentucky, after he had seen his friend suffer an apparent drinking problem.

The “patient” soon recognized the doctor as one of his friends and began to laugh.

"It's not funny, you could have lost your daughter, you could have wasted away 10 years here," his friend said.

"Dude, you gotta stop drinking,” he added.

Pregnant woman jailed for molesting two 7-year-old boys

350 pregnant woman illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A woman was outraged when her 7-year-old son told her that a neighbor repeatedly removed his pants.

Police were called and the woman was arrested. During the investigation, it was discovered that the woman had molested two young boys, both, 7, on numerous occasions.

The suspect, Trish Gomo, 24, of Harare, Zimbabwe, was found guilty of molesting the two 7-year-old boys, while watching adult videos with them.

Gomo, who resides in Mbare, and is six months pregnant, abused the son of her landlord and his friend, who is also her neighbor.

Prosecutor Ressie Nyamombe told the court that the neighbor's son went to play with the landlord's son. However, the landlord's son had not yet returned from school, so he waited outside.

When Gomo saw the boy alone she called him into her room where she molested him, while showing him adult videos.

The abuse continued on seven different occasions.

The woman also molested her landlord's son 7-year-old son several times while watching adult videos with him.

Harare judge Mrs. Sandra Mpindu, sentenced Gomo to 10 years behind bars with a three year suspended sentence.

At sentencing, judge Mpindu told Gomo that she was supposed to play a motherly role to the minors, and not pounce on them and expose them to sexually transmitted diseases.

Man seen on video hiding under train seat to grope woman

Man lying under subway seat and touches woman 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man came up with a unique way to grope a woman without being seen.

The next time you sit on a train, and feel an itch on your leg, you might just want to look under the seat.

You might be surprised to find a pervert with a foot fetish rather than an insect.

The man in Beijing, China, was caught on video hiding under the seat and groping the legs of a woman.

One unsuspecting woman was seen shaking her leg, as if some insect was bothering her, she had no idea that a man was lying under her seat and was touching her.

Someone took a video of the creepy guy and posted it online.

Incidents of sexual harassment is a growing problem in the subways of China.

Authorities in Shanghai and Beijing, have asked women to "cover up" on the train to prevent sexual harassment.

In another incident, a man from the United States, was found not guilty after taking upskirt pictures of a woman in Seoul, South Korea.

The man, who had been employed as a teacher Seoul, was riding a train when he saw a woman wearing a mini skirt.

The woman sat with her legs crossed allowing the man to get good a peek.

The man liked what he saw, so he grabbed his phone and took an upskirt photo of the woman.

When the woman saw what the man had done, she was angry and called security.

The man was caught red-handed with the photo on his camera.

He was arrested and charged.

At the court hearing in Seoul, the man explained his actions: “his inner urges got the better of him,” he said.

The judge freed the man saying that the photo was taken in a public place, and no real harm was done.

Man arrested after carjacking ambulance to save girlfriend who was sick

Ambulance illustration  
By: John Roberts

A man was jailed after he carjacked an ambulance in order to rush his sick girlfriend to the hospital.

The man, who was identified as Shi, was arrested in Fujian province, China, after he carjacked an ambulance in an effort to get his girlfriend, who suffered from gas poisoning, to the hospital.

The man was frustrated when the ambulance driver was not fast enough, so he beat the driver and took control of the vehicle.

The woman had originally been admitted to the Xiamen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, but had to be transferred to another hospital that was better equipped to treat her.

Shi became impatient when the driver took his time to fill out the necessary medical paperwork before transferring the woman to get the medical help she needed.

Shi assaulted the driver and took control of the ambulance. He then drove his girlfriend to the second hospital.

The medical doctor, who was treating the woman aboard the ambulance, said that the woman’s life was not in danger at the time.

Shi was sentenced to 20 days in jail for assaulting the driver and for carjacking.

Hot girl suddenly becomes terrified of having sex

Sophie Birch with her former boyfriend Ian Barrow  
By: Debbi Gross

A hot-looking girl with a healthy sex life was suddenly overcome with an extreme fear of sex.

Sophie Birch, 21, of Oldham, England, was like any other woman, who was looking for the perfect man to share her love.

She found love with her highschool sweetheart, Ian Barrow, 21.

However, everything changed when she developed a phobia with love making.

Birch, who works as a supermarket cashier, has been diagnosed with genophobia, which means that she is afraid of the physical act of sex.

Because of her phobia, Sophie did not have sex in the past three years, which of course, ruined her relationship with Barrow.

"Three years ago, I had a good sex life with my boyfriend, but one day, when we were in bed I thought: ‘I can not do this,’” she said.

She was overcome with a fear that kept her from having sex.

Her boyfriend stuck by her side for two years, hoping that things would change. After two years of not having sex, Barrow left her.

"It was a nightmare. I finally just had enough," her former boyfriend said.

Birch desperately wants to be in a relationship, but she is terrified of having sex. She cannot even watch a love making scene in a movie.

“I may never be in a relationship again, as thought of having sex scares me and makes me feel dizzy,” Birch said.

For most people, genophobia is triggered by things like sexual assault or sexual abuse.

In extremely rare cases, it can develop without any specific trigger. Birch is one of those rare cases.

Shop that offered ‘snuggling’ for $60 an hour suddenly shuts down after being harassed

Snuggle House employee 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A Wisconsin snuggling shop that opened just three weeks ago, suddenly shut down after the owners said that the harassment wasn't worth it, according to a statement released by the company.

The store was located at 123 East Main Street, and it closed on Friday night.

"The Snuggle House is officially closed. Forever. For those people who have supported us, thank you and keep on snuggling," the company said on its Facebook page.

"The harassment was just not worth it, really," the company also wrote.

The closing announcement drew dozens of comments on the company Facebook page, most of them sympathetic.

The Snuggle House offered "therapeutic hugs" for $60 per hour. The business, which was owned by Mateo Hurtado, had attracted the attention of the entire country, and was accused of being a front for prostitution.

Snow plow driver saves cyclist he found buried in the snow

The scene of the incident  
By: Eva Fett

A snow plow driver was shocked when he found a cyclist buried deep in the snow.

The Norway snowplow driver discovered the man while clearing the snow in a bike lane path in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The cyclist was found unconscious but alive, under the snow.

The snow plow driver, who is a contractor hired by the local council, was clearing away heavy snow in Notteroy, south of Oslo, when he saw a bike.

"I saw some handlebars sticking out of the snow," the driver said.

He went to move the bike out-of-the-way so he can continue clearing the path.

"When I approached the bike, I saw that there was a man on a bicycle completely covered by snow. I also noticed that the man was wearing a reflective vest," he added.

The driver immediately called for help, and an ambulance took the unconscious cyclist to a hospital.

The cyclist was identified only as a 26-year-old from the nearby island of Tjome.

He told police he had no recollection of what had happened .

The last thing he remembered was riding home from a friend's house.

The cyclist told police that he did not believe he had been the victim of a crime, police superintendent Knut Henning Bjune of the Vestfold Police said.

It remains unclear how long the man has been laying there before he was found.

16-year-old girl successfully competes with grown men as a monster truck driver

Rosalee Ramer with her monster truck 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Rosalee Ramer is only 16-years-old, and is already competing with the guys as a monster truck driver.

Ramer, a native of Watsonville, California, is the youngest driver in the U.S. of the giant 10-ton trucks, and is beating the men.

Ramer has always loved cars and trucks. She not only drives the monster truck, she also knows the mechanics of the truck.

Her father, Kelvin Ramer, said that his daughter had an interest in automobiles since she was a toddler.

“If it had a steering wheel, and she could get into it she would,” he said.

At the age of 3, Rosalee started helping her father, who is also a monster truck driver, work on engines. She would hold the flashlight so he could see what he was doing.

Ramer competes in more than 20 races a year in her monster truck, which is complete with her personalized license plate “Princess.”

She has no problem being in control of the truck and takes huge leaps of 30 feet high while making a smooth landing.

You might think that being a girl in a male-dominated field would be an obstacle, but Ramer does not see it that way. She does what she loves and that makes her happy.

Florida woman seen on video bringing dog along to rob home

The suspect with her dog 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A woman took an unlikely companion when she broke into a home, her dog.

The woman of Brevard County, Florida, took her small black dog with her for a robbery.

The woman was seen on surveillance video walking around a Melbourne house to find an easy way to get into it.

The dog followed her around the entire time.

The woman used a pry tool to get through a sliding glass door. The tool was later found inside the house.

After being in the house for a while, the woman is seen on video leaving through the front door carrying a bag.

Brevard County deputies are asking people for help in identifying the woman, who was seen robbing the house.

The woman was seen wearing a baseball cap, a blue jacket over a striped shirt, and dark pants.

Deputies described the woman as middle-aged, white or Hispanic, between 4 feet 11 inches and 5-foot-1, and weighing 150 to 200 pounds.

Deputies said that the woman drove away in a late-model small blue or green SUV.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the woman’s arrest.

Vampire trucker kidnaps teen and hold her as sex slave while filing down her teeth

Timothy Vafeades 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with kidnapping after he allegedly kidnapped a teen girl and held her as a sex slave for several months, according to police reports in Minnesota.

Clay County Police said that they arrested a so-called “vampire trucker,” who has been accused of repeatedly raping a member of his family after her abduction.

Timothy Vafeades, 53 , is accused of kidnapping a 19-year-old woman, and holding her captive for six months.

Police said the woman at first joined Vafeades to earn some cash working on his truck.

Investigators said that the suspect took away the woman's driver’s license and passport, before making her his sex slave.

He also had an obsession with vampires, often wearing false teeth with vampire fangs.

The victim told authorities that Vafeades even filed down her teeth because he said they were too long.

Vafeades was arrested last week, during a routine stop at a weigh station.

The truck driver is also wanted in Florida.

Florida hospital patient rapes female disabled woman on her bed

Charles Tarver 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with rape after he allegedly raped a female disabled hospital patient, according to police reports in Florida.

Broward County Police said that a 33-year-old hospital patient is accused of raping another, who could not defend herself because she is physically disabled.

Charles Tarver, of Tamarac, was charged with sexual assault in connection with the incident that occurred on Wednesday, at the Florida Medical Center, where he was arrested.

Tarver and the other patient, were both being treated at 5000 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes.

About 3:00 p.m., Tarver entered the room of the woman without her consent and groped her.

Tarver, who weighs 195 pounds raped the patient despite her pleas to stop. She was unable to fight off her attacker because of her disability that makes her unable to walk.

On Friday, Tarver remained in the Broward County jail with bail set at $50,000.

Tarver has a long criminal history, including charges of auto theft, battery and battery on a police authority.

Alabama man found extremely drunk inside public women’s bathroom at Walmart

Anthony Roy Adams 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with public intoxication after he was allegedly drunk inside a public women’s bathroom, according to police reports in Georgia.

Chattooga County sheriff deputies said that an Alabama man was wandering around in the women’s bathroom at Walmart, last week.

Anthony Roy Adams entered the bathroom at the Walmart, which is located at 13427 Highway 27 at 10:00 p.m., on Thursday.

Adams, 41, of Henagar, Alabama, leaned against a wall in the bathroom with a cellphone pressed against his ear, according to the arrest report. He later told officers he was trying to make a phone call.

Adams said smelled of alcohol.

Adams struggled to his feet, and a breath test revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.197.

Adams denied the allegations made against him, and he said that if he was ever in the women’s bathroom it was because he thought it is the men’s bathroom.

The Office of the Chattooga County Sheriff booked Adams on charges of public drunkenness. Adams left jail after he posted $135 in bail.

Florida garbage collector finds $50,000 in bonds while setting up tree for his 3-year-old son

Anthony Garofalo with his son Rory 
By: John Roberts

A garbage collector said that he was shocked to find $50,000 in U.S. bonds packed with a tree he found in the trash.

It all began three years ago, when the man in Orange County, Florida, found a box with the word "Christmas tree" written on it.

This year, he opened the box and found a small fortune in U.S. bonds.

Anthony Garofalo, 48, is a single parent, who is willing to sift through the garbage of other people just to make ends meet.

"I am disabled and the economy is bad right now. I’m trying to raise this little guy alone, without help from anyone. We go out on the street to find metal together. We find metals like aluminum and copper," Garofalo said.

About three years ago, he found a Christmas tree in a box on the sidewalk, something he knew he could not afford.

He waited until his child, Rory, turned three-years-old, and when he set it up he found $50,000 in bonds inside.

Donald H. Tran is listed as the owner of the bonds, and Theodore M. Tran is listed as the beneficiary.

Efforts to locate the Trans have so far proved unsuccessful.

Louisiana sheriff offers free Xbox One in exchange for becoming a snitch

Xbox One game console 
By: Sarah Weiss

If you want a free Xbox One all you have to do is become a snitch, according to police reports in Louisiana.

A New Orleans sheriff is offering the Xbox One as a reward for helping catch criminals, who are destroying the city with a pellet gun.

The award was announced on Thursday, as St. Charles Parish, has seen a frenzy of 11 incidents involving pellet guns where civilians have complained about their cars and house windows being shot out.

"The sheriff is offering an Xbox One game console as a reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the damage," an announcement said.

The sheriff suspects two young men of being behind the attacks.

Scuba divers seen getting married underwater

Chris and Janet Wright getting married in the sea 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A couple of the United Kingdom, with a love for the sea decided to get married underwater, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Chris and Janet Wright exchanged vows under the surface of the sea in the Maldives.

Their wedding outfits were left in ruins, but at least they got a big wet kiss at the end of the ceremony.

As talking would have meant drinking water, the couple held signs saying “I do” in front of their guests, which included some exotic marine life.

They chose to swim instead of walking, 39 feet below the sea surface, as they are both enthusiastic divers.

"I was hoping that I won’t be waiting too long at the altar because I could have run out of air," the 63-year-old Wright said. "It was just awesome and well worth doing," he said.

"It was totally amazing. They had created a whole stage area with a rocking chair. It was completely magical. There were curtains and flowers, there was a hallway and a big welcome sign. My big day was incredibly special, and I could not imagine a better setting for our wedding,” his 58-year-old bride said.

10-year-old boy kicked out from school after pretending to shoot imaginary bow and arrow

Arrow illustration 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A little boy was devastated after being kicked out from school because he pretended to shoot his imaginary bow and arrow.

The ten-year-old boy has been suspended from school after he shot his imaginary bow and arrow at another student.

Johnny Jones, a fifth grade student at South East Middle School in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania, has been suspended for one day after making the gesture, and now faces expulsion from the school.

According to the Rutherford Institute, which is defending the young boy, Jones was accused of violating school rules on the use of weapons, although the bow and arrow were not real.

He was reprimanded after the girl notified her teacher that she was shot.

"We all want to keep our schools safe, but we prefer to see something done about the real credible threats, instead of this ongoing imaginary nonsense antics," The Rutherford Institute President John W. Whitehead said.

The human rights organization has asked the school to cancel the suspension, and that no further action be taken.


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