Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed after safe explodes in his home

Safe exploding illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic is dead after a safe exploded in his house, according to police reports in the Czech Republic.

Prague Police said that the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died on Wednesday, in an explosion that occurred when he opened a safe that had been shut for at least 30 years.

Jamel al-Jamal, 56, was at home with his family at the time of the explosion, according to the Palestinian embassy spokesperson, Nabil El-Fahel.

Al-Jamal was seriously injured and taken to a hospital, where he died.

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said that he does not suspect foul play, noting that the safe had not been opened in at least 30 years.

Prague rescue service spokesperson Jirina Ernestova said that al-Jamal was placed in an induced coma, when he first arrived at the Prague Military Hospital. Dr. Daniel Langer, who works there, said that al-Jamal suffered severe abdominal injuries.

A 52-year-old year old woman was taken from the scene of the explosion to a different hospital in Prague, after suffering from shock.

Thieves drill hole through bricks of popular Belt Parkway Best Buy and steal thousands of dollars in electronics

Best Buy store location illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A popular Best Buy store location has been robbed after thieves drilled a hole through the building cinder blocks, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police are investigating a sophisticated robbery at a Best Buy store location on the Belt Parkway, that involved some heavy-duty tools. Thieves made off with $75,000 in electronic products.

A manager came to the store in Bensonhurst before 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, to see a huge hole in the back wall, according to police.

A precision hole had been cut through a wall of concrete blocks, and thieves apparently entered through the opening to take electronics like iPads and iPods, leaving the shelves empty.

The theft may have been carried out in several ways, but the police are investigating a theory that the thieves parked a boat at the entrance behind the store. From there, the thieves could have loaded the boat and gone in any number of directions.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department, could not say how many suspects participated in the robbery. It is not yet clear whether any surveillance video has captured the crime.

Israeli troops shoot Palestinian terrorist throwing stones near Rachel’s tomb

Rachel's tomb 
By: Debbie Gross

A Palestinian man was hospitalized after being shot by Israeli troops.

The Israeli military said that the man was throwing stones near Rachel’s tomb when he was shot.

Rachel’s tomb is located in the Palestinian controlled city of Bethlehem, right next to Jerusalem. However, the tomb itself is under Israeli control.

This was not the first time that a Palestinian terrorist was shot by the Israeli military.

As we reported earlier, a Palestinian terrorist was killed after he rammed a tractor into an Israeli army base in the Israeli controlled West Bank, according to Israeli military officials.

An Israeli military spokesperson said that troops shot dead a Palestinian after he drove a mechanical digger through the gate of a military base near Jerusalem, on Thursday.

Photos of the incident show a yellow bulldozer pushed against an armored military patrol vehicle at the base between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah.

"A Palestinian, who posed an immediate threat to the lives of the soldiers nearby, was killed after being shot by troops," the spokesperson said.

Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians resumed in late July after three years of stagnation, but there has been no sign of a breakthrough and violent incidents have been increasing in recent months.

Eight other Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and three Israelis have died in clashes and shootings since July.

Washington package sent through United States Postal Service to Saudi Arabia ends up in Israel

United States Postal Service truck illustration 
By: John Roberts

A package sent from Washington D.C. to Saudi Arabia through the U.S. Postal Service was mysteriously delivered to an address in Israel, according to the U.S. Postal Service Twitter account.

The sender complained on Twitter that his package, which was sent out several weeks ago from Washington D.C., hasn't arrived yet to the destination in Saudi Arabia.

A U.S. Postal Service employee responded that according to the tracking information the package was delivered to an address in Israel.

“It's showing that the package was delivered in Israel today. Was it supposed to go to Israel or Saudi Arabia?” The U.S. Postal Service employee asked the sender.

“No way. Re-send it to Saudi Arabia,” the sender replied.

Ice cream trucks ordered to send text messages rather than play loud jingles

Ice cream truck illustration 
By: Eva Fett

Most kids and many adults, love to hear the ice cream trucks jingle as it drives down the street.

For many, it reminds them of their carefree summer days.

However, a Swedish company said that their ice cream trucks will no longer sing when they drive down the streets after receiving complaints.

“Complaints about noisy jingles led the company to reach an alternative solution,” Carl Gustaf Gudmundsson, president of Engelholm ice cream, said.

The company said that they will distribute flyers to encourage people to sign up so they can receive a text message when the ice cream truck is in their neighborhood.

"I spoke with ice cream truck drivers and they told me that they make the music a little louder in the winter in order to be heard as people are sitting indoors," Gudmundsson said.

To avoid the noise issue, trucks will be traveling the streets silently and they will be sending text messages to potential customers in the area.

Man, 22, kidnaps girlfriend and takes her to Las Vegas to marry him

Wedding chapel illustration 
By: Debbi Gross

A man who was in love with the mother of his baby, decided to marry the woman so they can live as a happy family.

When his girlfriend did not want to marry him voluntarily, the man tried to force her into marriage.

Police said that Thomas Martin Pfeiffer, 22, of Washington, kidnapped his girlfriend along with their 22-month-old daughter on Thursday night.

He then set out on a 1,000 mile drive to Las Vegas, Nevada, to get married.

Valdez made ​​it clear that she did not want to make the trip, but told police that Pfeiffer refused to let her out of the car and threatened her with a knife.

The couple stopped at a motel for the night. Valdez said that she did not say anything because there were very few people around and she did not feel safe.

The next morning, when they stopped at a gas station in Baker City, Oregon, she got out of the car and asked people to call the police.

Pfeiffer was arrested and is facing several charges including kidnapping, assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Kidnapping in Oregon, carries a prison sentence of five years and 10 months. His bail was set at $155,500.

Teen goes fishing in sewer outside his home with impressive results

Kyle Naegeli showing off his fish 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A teenage boy who loves fishing, came up with a unique way to do so.

Most boys who want to go fishing, have to wait for the weekends so their fathers can take them.

However, 15-year-old Kyle Naegeli, who is a high school student from the city of Katy, in Texas, found a way to go fishing by himself and close to his home.

He goes fishing in a sewer, which is just 40 meters from his house.

So far, he has managed to catch catfish and bluegills.

In the video below, Naegeli is seen dropping a 10-foot line attached to a worm into the drain and after a while he managed to catch a nice size fish.

In other videos, he is seen attaching a piece of hot dog to the homemade fishing rod, and it had the same results.

Homeowner finds burglar dangling upside down in toilet

Daniel Severn 
By: David Ross

A man was left hanging from a bathroom window after trying to break into a stranger’s home.

The burglar, Daniel Severn, 27, of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, was hanging upside down with his head in a toilet for more than one-and-a half hours after getting stuck in a bathroom window.

Severn tried to break into a house through a small open bathroom window.

However, as he was crawling through the window, he got stuck. Then, he accidentally dropped his cell phone in the bathtub, so he was unable to call for help.

At 5:30 a.m., when the homeowner woke up and went to the bathroom, he heard moaning on the other side of the door.

Upon opening the door, he saw Severn hanging from the window and resting his head on the toilet.

Severn, who was wearing gloves and had knife on him, begged the homeowner to call police.

When the Humberside Police arrived at the home, Severn was "unexpectedly grateful" for their presence.

Severn made a full confession about his robbery plans. He also told police that he was addicted to heroin.

Severn was convicted for attempted robbery, possession of a weapon and possession of 260 tablets of prescription pills.

He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

Police officers take time to report theft of cookies and milk inside police station

Cookies and milk illustration 
By: Moses Gold

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Apparently, a hungry police officer.

Officers in the United Kingdom wrote up crime reports for their missing possessions.

Police officers have filed reports for items that went missing inside their police station.

A box of cookies, a liter of milk and other petty items were amongst the reported items stolen from police stations.

Other items that were allegedly stolen from police stations in Devon and Cornwall, included toiletries, makeup, phone chargers, and £2 (about 3.30) in cash.

Officers filed theft reports while being called to deal with about 100 real thefts a day.

It is believed that the “thieves,” who took the cookies and milk without asking, were hungry colleagues.

All of these offences were officially classified as unresolved.

Following a Freedom of Information request, Devon and Cornwall Police revealed that the 18 petty theft robberies, which took place in the police stations have been officially registered as crimes during the past two years.

Among the items that have disappeared from the premises are two phone charges, a dress, a designer coat and a gym belt.

Toiletries was the popular target for “thieves.” Items such as perfume, eyeliner, foundation and aftershave were also stolen. Shockingly, someone took the time to write-up a report for the stolen toiletries.

None of these items were ever recovered.

Lifelong vegetarian devastated after restaurant accidentally serves her meat

Roshni Barot 
By: Eva Fett

A woman is very angry after she accidentally put meat into her body.

Roshni Barot, 28, of Tividale, West Midlands, United Kingdom, is a vegetarian, who never ate meat in her life.

She was left outraged after she was accidentally served a chicken sandwich at a restaurant.

Barot was at Nando's restaurant where she had ordered a grilled halloumi cheese pita.

She said that she had eaten most of the sandwich before realizing it contained chicken rather than the halloumi cheese she ordered.

“I was not paying attention to my food as I was talking to my friend," Barot said.

“I had never thought that I would need to recheck my food. I trusted them and they let me down. I was in shock and started to cry at the restaurant,” she added.

She was so distraught after eating the chicken that when she got home, she tried to get sick so she could throw up the food. She cried all night and was unable to sleep.

Barot was raised in a Hindu household where none of the family eats meat.

The restaurant manager apologized and offered her vouchers for another meal, which she refused, as she does not plan to ever go back to their restaurant.

“I feel it is not my body anymore. They took away my choice of what I put into my body. Now, I can never say that I never ate meat. I have dedicated my life to this for 28 years and they have taken this away from me,” Barot said.

"We deeply regret the error. Nando’s has the utmost respect for all our customers’ eating choices, and this was an honest and extremely rare mistake. The restaurant is extremely sorry about it,” a Nando’s spokesperson said.

"We are currently in contact with the customer and we have offered our sincere apologies. We are investigating how this has happened to make sure it does not happen again," the spokesperson added.

Couple finds live bomb in their home near sleeping three-year-old

Toddler sleeping illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A family is in shock after they found a live bomb next to their son’s bed.

The 3-year-old boy was sleeping when someone shot at their house and threw a bomb inside.

Florence Adams, 32, and her husband Trompie Johnson, were home in West Rand, South Africa.

They were watching television when they heard an explosion in the room where their son Naidi was sleeping.

They ran to the room where they found a broken window and the time bomb next to Naidi.

They grabbed their 3-year-old son and took him to safety before they called the police, who then called the bomb squad.

The bomb squad confirmed that it was a live bomb, which would have detonated if it had been left in the house.

The couple said that they are now living in fear, as they don’t know who would want to hurt them.

"I do not know who did this, and why they did it," Adams said.

"We opened an attempted murder case and police are investigating," Captain Appel Ernst said.

9-year-old boys seen on video helping their disabled friend by carrying him

Yuan Shuai being carried by his classmates 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Compassionate young children were seen on video helping their wheelchair bound friend.

9-year-old Yuan Shuai, was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and is confined to a wheelchair.

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease leading to fluctuating muscle, weakness and fatigue. He also suffers from intermittent epilepsy.

Shuia's kind-hearted classmates help him feel a part of the class as much as possible.

At first, two classmates used to carry Shuai, by holding each side of his wheelchair.

However, as he grew and became heavier, the elementary school students in Shuangliu County, China, turned his wheelchair into a sedan chair so that 4 boys can carry him.

The chair has handles on all four sides so the young boys can carry Shuai wherever they go.

Every day, four boys volunteer to help Shuai for the day.

Those students carry him up the stairs, to their classroom, to the toilet and to the playground.

He also needs his classmate around in case he has an epileptic seizure.

Teen girl dies after inhaling household cleaning product Dust-Off

Shayla Ream 
By: Shifra Unger

A family was left broken-hearted when a teen died from inhaling a household cleaning product.

Shayla Ream was only 19-years-old. She was pretty and had a full life ahead of her. However, she made a fatal decision to get high by inhaling a cleaning product.

The teen was discovered unconscious in her bedroom after inhaling the compressed gas in Dust-Off cleaner.

Dust-Off is a popular drug of choice for teenagers, as it is available in most convenience stores.

It was reported that each year, over 2.6 million teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17, are using household cleaners to get high.

Ream was studying to become a wedding planner before she died.

She is survived by her mother Tina Osborne, her stepfather Doug Osborne, her sister Cassandra Ream, and her grandparents Margaret and Billy Ream, and Bonnie and Bob Osborne.

Female news reporter finds large frog inside her salad while eating at New York City restaurant

The frog in the salad 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A woman was left traumatized after finding a large frog inside her salad while eating at a New York City restaurant.

The woman popped out of her office and into the restaurant for her lunchtime snack. She ordered a green leafy salad, and she received more green than she expected. She found a dead frog in her salad.

The Wall Street Journal employee visited the Pret a Manger branch located on Sixth Avenue and 47th Street, in Manhattan on Tuesday, to get what she thought was a Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad.

Besides tomatoes, tuna, egg and olives, there was an extra ingredient. A frog, almost camouflaged among salad leaves, appeared.

Kathryn Lurie published a photo of the salad on behalf of her shocked coworker, who bought the food and did not want to be identified.

Lurie said that her colleague had started eating the food on the table and was very shaken to find the long green-brown creature.

“At Pret A Manger, we take issues like this very seriously. Our lettuce comes from farms that do not use any pesticides in its products. We are currently investigating this issue to make every effort to ensure that this does not happen again,” a spokesperson for the company said.

Man beaten and stripped naked after threatening woman with gun outside hair salon

Corneilyus Howeth 
By: Moses Gold

An armed robber was left injured and naked after threatening a woman outside a hair salon, according to police reports on Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City Police said that several victims fought back against an armed suspect with a gun, leaving the man naked and wounded outside a beauty salon.

Employees told police that they were extremely busy due to the holidays, and they were working late at the "Head Honchos," which is located near N.E. 36th Street and Lottie.

Just after midnight, a woman said that a suspect identified as 23-year-old Corneilyus Howeth, jumped into her car and pointed a gun at her.

The victim managed to call her brother, who was inside the salon just a few feet away. He rushed outside to help, but said that Howeth pointed the gun at him so he went back into the salon.

The victims said that Howeth demanded all her money and asked for someone who was not there.

A few moments later, another person entered the salon. Witnesses said that Howeth again pointing the gun at the newcomer, and that's when one of the victims approached the suspect.

According to the police report, the two fought over the gun. Howeth hit the victim with a table leg, and another person in the room jumped into the fight to help subdue Howeth. The victims told police that they managed to take the weapon away. They then stripped him naked and pushed him outside the salon before calling the police.

The victims were not seriously injured. Howeth sustained some minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was booked into the Oklahoma County jail for robbery with a firearm.

Woman seen on video discovering large snake living in her couch

The snake in the couch 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A woman was horrified when she discovered a large snake living in her couch, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Holly Wright made ​​the startling discovery two months after moving a second-hand couch into her bedroom. She discovered a boa constrictor living under the cushions.

Wright said that she does not know from where the snake came from. She found the sofa, which had a sign saying it was free, on the sidewalk in front of a house in Heritage Hill, Michigan.

Wright said that she did not think twice before taking the couch home.

"We smelled it and everything looked fine," she said.

"We cleaned it, and we never saw anything," she added.

Over the weekend, the snake emerged from inside the sofa. Wright, along with her ​​boyfriend, recorded the discovery.

"It had been living in the couch for two months in my room, and I had no idea. It looks pretty big," she said.

Wright said the snake was lethargic. She suspects that the snake came out because it was dying from cold.

"It did not really react or hiss, but when I poked it with a coat hanger is moved a bit, so at that point we flipped the couch over," she said.

They took out the snake in order to nurse it back to health, but it died.

Gang chases and threatens tourist because he failed to tip street performer

Coins illustration 
By: John Roberts

A tourist in Italy had the scare of his life after he failed to tip a street performer, according to police reports.

Performers dressed in elaborate costumes and standing still, are a common sight in tourist attractions around the world.

One man in Italy, got more than he had bargained for when he stopped next to a living statue in Rome, in order to take a few pictures.

The 39-year-old was chased and threatened by a group of men after refusing to tip the street performers outside the Roman Forum.

Italian police have arrested three Bangladeshi men, one of them just 17-years-old, in connection with the incident.

The tourist took several pictures of the statues that seemed to levitate while sitting on the hidden platform. However, when he left without leaving a tip, all hell broke loose.

After taking a few steps back, five angry performers surrounded him.

The men chased the tourist and threatened him, police said.

The tourist was told that he owes coins to the performers and he needs to pay up.

The terrified victim managed to flee from the scene before reporting the incident to the police.

They now face charges of attempted extortion of a tourist.

Man threatens to kill his lesbian sister because she is turning his daughter gay

Gordon Bissonnette 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man threatened to kill his sister because she is turning his daughter gay, according to police reports in Connecticut.

Plainville Police said that they arrested a local man on Wednesday, after he allegedly made several threats against homosexuals to his sister and other relatives.

Gordon Bissonnette, 46, of 24 Canal Street, was reported to police on Wednesday by his mother, Clelie Bissonnette, of the same address, who said her son threatened to kill her if he saw her lesbian daughter.

Also on Wednesday, Gordon's brother, Brian Bissonnette, went to the police and played eight threatening voicemails left by his brother. Gordon is heard expressing disapproval of the sexual orientation of his sister, Corinne Bissonnette.

"If I see her there will be bullets flying," Gordon said in a voice message.

"I'll put a bullet in their heads. If they turn my daughter gay, I'll kill you both. I'm going to blow your brains out," he said.

Gordon was charged with second-degree intimidation as a hate crime, second-degree threatening and second-degree harassment. He was indicted on those charges on Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, where his bail was set at $75,000.

Gordon was ordered to stay away of his family.

Gordon admitted to police that he left voice messages, but he could not remember exactly what he said because he was drunk. He also told police that he planned to throw a smoke bomb into the house to scare his family.

California man seen jumping naked on rooftops to avoid police

John Redmon 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A naked man was seen jumping from rooftop to rooftop in an attempt to evade police officers, according to police reports in California.

Stockton Police said that a suspect managed to elude them when they were trying to serve a search warrant. The man also shed his clothes during the chase on the rooftops on Monday.

The police tried to serve the warrant on Edan Avenue to John Redmon for stalking and drugs. They added a resisting arrest charge for fleeing from the home.

Officers saw Redmon at the top of the house, completely naked. He then began jumping from rooftop to rooftop over four houses in the neighborhood in an effort to evade police.

Eventually, officers managed to capture Redmon and took him into custody.

Female news reporter seen on video passing out cold getting up and finishing interview

Brooke Graham passed out on the floor 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Thousands of people have expressed their concern after seeing a female news reporter passing out on live television only to get up and complete her interview.

The news reporter later joked that if you want your phone to ring constantly for 72 hours, the best thing you can do is pass out on live television.

That's exactly what reporter Brooke Graham did ​​during an interview in Utah.

Graham was conducting an interview about skiing when she suddenly fainted and fell backwards into the snow.

Seconds later, the reporter woke up and continued the interview while sitting on the ground.

The video of the incident was quickly shared worldwide. Graham later reassured people that she was fine.

"A lot of people have expressed their concern and good wishes and I really appreciate it. However, this is not the first time I've been knocked out cold. I am known to faint anytime I'm at high altitudes and it is very cold. The same happens with my twin sister Britt. So this week, I have the intention to go and get checked out by a doctor. I want to get to the bottom of this,” Graham said.

“I felt dizzy, and tried to warn the producer that I was sick. After I fell down, I had no idea how long I had been out, but the camera was pointing to me so I decided to keep talking," she said.


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