Armed Arab teen caught red handed robbing Jewish home in Jerusalem

Thief breaking into house 
By: Shifra Unger

An Arab teen is behind bars after he was caught red-handed robbing a Jewish home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Bayit Vegan, according to police reports.

Jerusalem Police said that they arrested a teen at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, after being caught in a house armed with a knife.

Police were called to Uziel Street on a report of a robbery in progress.

According to the initial investigation, the young man broke into the home to steal items and armed himself with a knife to scare off the residents of the home.

A neighbor who notice the break in, called the police, and they arrived within minutes to capture the suspect.

Police are still investigating whether the youngster worked alone or was part of a gang.

The man will be brought before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court for a bail hearing.

New York City taxi driver loses license after asking sexual questions of female passenger

Taxi illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A New York City taxi driver has to look for a new job after a judge took away his license, according to court proceedings.

The driver lost his taxi license after a passenger complained that he tried to pick her up in more ways than one way.

On Thursday, a judge ruled that the behavior of Mirza Baig, 22, was "unprofessional, crude and offensive."

The woman took the taxi from LaGuardia Airport to an apartment in Brooklyn. Baig had been driving a taxi for seven months.

She told investigators that he asked her ​​a series of personal questions, including whether she had a boyfriend, and asking her to spend the night with him.

She said the driver suggested that they should "get together," and made a comment about her sexy figure.

Baig argued that he only intended to flirt, and was not disrespectful.

The city Taxi and Limousine Commission said that the driver was a "threat to the driving public."

Connecticut governor’s nephew and girlfriend arrested after breaking into yeshiva

Yeshiva Bais Binyomin 
By: John Roberts

The governor of Connecticut has some explaining to do after his nephew and his nephew's girlfriend were arrested for breaking into a yeshiva, according to police reports in Connecticut.

Stamford Police said that the nephew of Daniel P. Malloy has been arrested on charges of illegal entry into a Jewish school.

Police said that Kerry Malloy, 28, and his girlfriend Courtney Wilson, were each charged with trespassing, breach of peace and conspiracy after they returned to Yeshiva Bais Binyomin on Monday, after having been escorted out from the premises.

Police said that when Malloy and his girlfriend were asked to leave, they claimed a constitutional right to observe and ask about Judaism.

The couple was released on $500 bond. Their arraignment was scheduled for next month.

Man arrested after detaining woman and threatening to tattoo swastika on her head

Swastika tattoo illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A man is behind bars after he allegedly threatened to tattoo a swastika on a woman’s forehead, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Hatboro Police said that a local man is facing charges of assault after he was accused of assaulting a woman and threatening her with tattooing a swastika on her forehead.

33-year-old Clinten Lawrence McClain was charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and related offenses after police were called to a hotel on Sunday, on a report of a disturbance in one of the rooms.

Investigators said that when police arrived at the hotel, they found a woman crying inside the room, who said that McClain hit her and threatened to kill her.

He then pressed a tattoo machine against her head, threatening to tattoo a swastika on her forehead.

McClain was placed in the custody of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Oregon man masturbates in restaurant before fighting off 15 police officers

Andrew Frey 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Police were called when a man exposed himself in a restaurant.

Andrew Frey, 37, of Oregon, was at the Iggy Bar & Grill, when he sat down, exposed himself and began to masturbate, police said.

When police arrived at the scene, Frey, who was intoxicated, ran into the bathroom, where he continued touching himself.

A deputy tried to arrest the man several times and even used a Taser, but it apparently had no effect on Frey.

The deputy then got into a fight with the suspect and tried to radio for help, but that did not work inside the restaurant.

A dispatcher tried to radio the deputy to provide an update on the situation, but that was not going through either.

The dispatcher then called for backup and 15 officers went to the restaurant.

Frey fought with them too, until they finally managed to arrest him.

Later, when he sobered up, Frey told the Marion County Sheriff deputies that he took the drug methamphetamine before the incident and he had no recollection of the events at the restaurant.

Police arrest 50 students at hotels and movie theaters for skipping class

People arrested illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

Many students were arrested after a principal, who was unable to control his students, called police for help.

Members of the school administration were at their wit's end after students would not obey school rules and skipped class frequently.

Police officers in Khalanga, Nepal, went out on a search for the students.

Officers found students enjoying themselves at movie theaters, hotels and pool halls.

50 students were arrested for skipping classes.

The Tribhuvan Janata school principal, Min Bahadur Pun, said that the school was forced to call the police for help after most students began skipping classes and breaking school rules.

Some students showed up to school without uniforms and engaged in bad activities like taking drugs.

"It has been almost a week since we started this campaign with police, and there are already signs of improvement," Pun said.

Some parents have praised the school’s initiative, saying that the school’s action had in fact brought improvement in the behavior of their children's overall behavior.

"As a matter of fact, we did not want to take help of the police, but we were left with no other choice. We are doing it for the sake of the students, their education and their future," Rudra Devkota, chairman of the school management committee, said.

Woman punishes cat by stuffing it into plastic jar then posts photos to Internet

The cat inside a plastic container 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A woman is facing backlash after she posted a photo of her cat stuffed into a clear plastic container.

The woman of Taichung, Taiwan, was criticized by many people on social media after she had posted a photo to her Facebook account of her cat stuffed inside a bottle as a form of punishment.

In her initial post, the woman wrote that this was “done as a punishment to her naughty pet.”

The woman, who was identified as Lin, is reportedly an English major at Providence University in southern Taiwan.

After the photo began circulating online, she became the target of criticism from angry people.

The images were subsequently taken down, and the woman changed her tune.

She posted another message saying that she had stuffed her cat in a transparent jar instead of a pet travel case so that the cat could see the world without blocking its vision.

The case was reported to the Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office, and they are investigating the incident.

Yu Chien-Chung, head of the animal protection office, said that the woman could face charges if she is found to have violated the Animal Protection Act.

Man who was sentenced to life in prison chops off his own penis as he has no use for it

Prison in Kenya illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A man was very upset when he was sentenced to life in prison, and as a result, he cut off his own penis.

Francis Karuri of Kenya, cut his own penis after he was sentenced to be executed.

Karuri told his fellow prisoners that he had no need for the penis anymore.

However, no one thought he would go to such an extreme.

A prison guard found him unconscious several hours later.

Karuri was taken to the Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment of the wound, and blood loss.

Doctors were unable to reconnect his privates because 13 hours had passed since the man cut off his privates.

The prisoner, who is on death row, appealed to president Uhuru Kenyatta to pardon him.

He hoped that his name would be on the list of prisoners who were pardoned and released. 50 prisoners were sent free, but he was not one of them.

After facing realizing that he will not be freed and that he will likely die in prison, Karuri cut off his penis.

McDonald's tells employees to avoid fast food because it is unhealthy

McDonald's advice 
By: Eva Fett

McDonald's wants their employees to stay healthy, and advised them not to eat too much fast food.

The posts were published on McDonald's McResources Line.

The website is devoted to providing company news and lifestyle advice to employees.

On the website, McDonald's published advice for their employees to stay away from fast food meals.

"Fast foods are usually high in calories, fat, sugar and salt," said one post.

"Some fast food restaurants still use hydrogenated vegetable oils for frying. These oils contain trans fats, which increase the risk of heart disease. Some cities have banned or are trying to ban the use of trans fats," they wrote.

The article goes on to advise anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, to avoid fast food "because of high fat, salt and sugar levels."

In another post, a picture of a burger, fries, a Big Mac and soda, were labeled as “unhealthy choice,” next to a club sandwich with vegetables, a plate of salad and a cup of water, which were labeled, “Healthier choice.”

They also told employees that "although it is not impossible, it is more of a challenge to eat healthy when going to a fast food restaurant."

"In general, avoid items that are deep fried. Go for healthier snacks that can be loaded with vegetables. Limit extras, such as cheese, bacon and mayonnaise," another post said.

Microsoft founder funding urine powered cellphones

Cellphone illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Soon, you will be able to use your urine to recharge your dead cellphone.

The charitable foundation of Bill Gates has given British inventors a load of cash to help produce a urine powered battery that can charge a mobile phone.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has appointed a team from the University of the West of England, Bristol, which focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene.

The urine powered battery uses microbes to digest the urine and then produce electricity. The latest infusion of money will help them further develop their design.

"Today, 2.5 billion people practice open defecation or lack adequate sanitary facilities, so we are always looking for new ways to ensure that less human waste ends up in the environment," Brian Arbogast, Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said.

"Innovation does not have to be complicated or expensive to be impressive, and we are so excited about the range of approaches that these projects represent," he added.

Pastor, 75, solicits sex in park toilet from man who turned out to be a police officer

Reverend Bryant Badger 
By: John Roberts

A 75-year-old man was arrested after he solicited sex at a park porta potty.

The retired pastor of Wyoming, blamed his high sex drive after he was arrested for asking an undercover officer to perform oral sex on him.

Reverend Bryant Badger was charged with public indecency and obscene literature amongst other charges after soliciting sex in the park.

Police said that the pastor was arrested in a sting operation on Sunday, after he left a sexualized note in a portable toilet at the local park.

He left his number on the note so anyone interested in sex could call him.

Police received many calls from concerned residents, who saw the note.

Officers set up a sting to catch the pastor. One officer called Badger and arranged a meeting place, Lieutenant Mike Thompson said.

Badger suggested that they meet in an adult video store. He admitted that he had sex in the video store before.

When they met, Badger began to take off his pants. That’s when officers made a move and arrested the 75-year-old.

Father saves son from crocodile by pulling it off his son with bare hands

Tapiwa Kachere 
By: Sarah Weiss

A father was bitten by a crocodile while saving his son’s life.

The hero father jumped into the Nyaitengwa River, located in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, and fought a crocodile with his bare hands to save the life of his 11-year-old son.

Tafadzwa Kachere and his son, Tapiwa, were seriously injured in the battle with the crocodile, and were taken to the Chitungwiza Central Hospital.

Sadly, the boy’s left leg had to be amputated. His father’s left hand was seriously injured.

Kachere said the crocodile attacked them while they were crossing a river. “I heard my son screaming for help, and I ran to rescue him,” Kachere said.

"I could see him struggling to free himself as the crocodile was clinging to his leg,” the father said.

The father then jumped into the water and tried to force the crocodile’s mouth open with his bare hands.

When that did not work, he poked the crocodile until he was able to free his son, but when the crocodile released Tapiwa, it grabbed the father’s arm.

After the attack, the two were taken to a hospital.

Doctor’s were unable to save the boy’s leg. They had to remove the child’s right leg and they will replace it with a prosthetic leg.

Worker caught red handed installing hidden camera in women’s bathroom after accidentally recording himself

Woman in toilet illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was caught red-handed installing a hidden camera inside a women’s bathroom after he accidentally recorded himself, according to police reports in Texas.

San Antonio Police said that the man who secretly recorded his colleagues as they used the women’s bathroom, made ​​the mistake of recording himself while setting up the camera, which was later handed over to the police, according to an arrest warrant.

Ray De la Cruz, 44, was booked and released from the Bexar County Jail after posting $10,000 bond on one charge of improper photography. He was arrested on Thursday.

If convicted, he could face a sentence of up to two years in state prison.

De la Cruz was confronted and fired by his boss after a coworker saw a glued device directly in front of the toilet," according to police.

A coworker found the device after hearing a beep, the affidavit states.

De la Cruz admitted to the charges made against him.

Authorities did not identify the business where De la Cruz worked.

Florida driver stopped for drunk driving tells officers that there is a man in the trunk

Car trunk illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

Officers were shocked to find a man locked inside the trunk of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop, according to police reports in Florida.

Hollywood authorities said that a routine sobriety test on a driver took a strange turn when the man told them he had "a person in the trunk."

Officials of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a vehicle was stopped at the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, after the driver had an open container of beer in the car. Officers also smelled alcohol on his breath.

The officers said that when they were beginning the process of a sobriety test, the driver made ​​a strange confession.

"I do not want to scare you, but I have someone in the trunk," the man said.

The man was handcuffed and officers opened the trunk, where they discovered a man. The two men told officers that the man in the trunk had left his community service work ordered by the court at the park in order to get a drink. He was in the process of trying to sneak back into the program so he would get credit for the hours he skipped.

The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant and the man in the trunk was charged with allowing an unlicensed driver to operate his vehicle. The two men were taken to the Broward County Jail.

Woman jailed after throwing peanut butter at her brother because his dog urinated in her living room

Rachel Byrd 
By: John Roberts

A woman is spending some time in jail after being charged with assault for throwing peanut butter at her brother, according to police reports in Florida.

Volusia County Police said that a local woman, Rachel Byrd, 29, was taken into custody after getting into an argument with her brother, who is also her roommate.

The argument began after Byrd became angry because her brother's dog urinated in her living room.

Byrd then launched the peanut butter on his face and the dog bit her on the leg.

Someone called police and hung up the phone. Police tried calling back, but no one answered. When a police officer arrived at the house, he noticed the peanut butter on the face of the brother.

She was arrested, and is being held without bail, despite the fact that her 30-year-old brother refused to press charges.

Woman burns down her house after trying to burn snake alive

The woman's house on fire 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman was left without a home after she set a snake on fire, according to rescue workers in Texas.

The woman of Liberty Eylau, caused her home to burn down while trying to kill the snake by burning it alive, the local fire department said.

"She saw the snake, threw gasoline on the snake and lit the snake on fire," Bowie County Sheriff Deputy Randall Baggett said.

"The snake ran into a pile of weeds, which caught fire and engulfed the entire house," he said.

The woman, whose house was located on Will Smith Road, can be heard on a police recording explaining what happened.

"I was trying to kill a snake with fire, and caught my house," the woman said.

"Caught the house?" The dispatcher asked.

"Yes, the house is on fire. Could you hurry, please?" The woman begged.

The neighbor's house was also damaged by the fire.

Emergency room doctor rapes and kills pregnant prostitute

Deanna Ballman 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) An emergency room doctor was sentenced to 35 years behind bars after pleading guilty to raping and killing a pregnant prostitute, according to court proceedings in Ohio.

The victim had decided to turn to prostitution in order to support herself and her two young children.

Defendant Salim Ali, 44, was sentenced in the Delaware County court on Friday afternoon.

When the pregnant woman, Deanna Ballman, disappeared in July 2012, her family said that she had responded to an advertisement on Craigslist for housekeeping.

Instead, investigators determined that the 23-year-old woman had taken to prostitution after moving to Ohio, following a divorce, which left her with no financial means.

Ballman was nine months pregnant at the time of the incident.

The advertisement read: "$200 for a girl in need," a euphemism for prostitution, Delaware County Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer said in a court filing last week.

Ballman died of a fatal overdose of heroin, which Salim gave her at his home in an upscale neighborhood in central Ohio.

Her body was found in the back of her car on a rural road a few miles away from Salim’s home.

Salim’s defense attorney claims that Ballman injected herself with heroin.

Salim acknowledged that he had sex with the drugged out woman, and that he dumped her body. However, he only intended to have sex and not harm her or the unborn child.

The court was urged to take Salim’s record of being a doctor into account.