Gaza man electrocuted while smuggling in cross border tunnel

Gaza smuggling tunnel 
By: Eva Fett

A man is dead after he was electrocuted while smuggling goods inside a tunnel, according to hospital officials in the Gaza Strip.

A doctor said that a Palestinian worker died from electric shock inside an underground tunnel early on Sunday.

Bassam Al-Farmawi died instantly from the shock, and his body was taken Martyr Yousef Al-Najjar Hospital in the border city of Rafah.

The incident occurred while a group of Palestinians was involved in illegal smuggling despite efforts by the Egyptian army to demolish these underground tunnels.

Up to 180 Palestinians have been killed in such accidents.

Palestinians use these makeshift tunnels to smuggle items such as food, medicine and fuel, as well as rocket making materials and weapons.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, 39, stabbed in central Jerusalem on Saturday

Hanevi'im Street illustration 
By: Moses Gold

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was left with moderate injuries after being stabbed on Saturday afternoon, according to police reports in Israel.

Jerusalem Police said that a 30-year-old local Haredi man was stabbed while walking on Hanevi'im Street. The man suffered stab wounds to his upper body.

Ichud Hatzalah paramedics who arrived at the scene, gave the man primary medical care, and he was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

"When I got to the scene, I saw a 30-year-old man bleeding from his neck," Joseph Amar of Ichud Hatzalah Jerusalem, who treated the victim at the scene, said.

"Passersby told police that an Arab looking man stabbed the victim before fleeing from the scene," Amar added.

Police launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Judge allows drug dealer to walk free so he can help raise his 22 children he had with 11 women

Raymond Hull with his son 
By: Eva Fett

Raymond Hull, 58, of Cumbria, United Kingdom, said that women love him and they just flock to him.

Hull is the father of 22 children by 11 different women, and the grandfather to 19, so far.

Hull enjoys a lavish lifestyle, with fancy cars, boats and many women, despite being unemployed.

Hull did not work for the past 10 years. However, he sells drugs in order to finance his lifestyle.

Hull was arrested for possession of drugs. When police searched his phone they found text messages to clients, who bought drugs from him.

In court, Hull admitted that he sold the drugs to friends and family so he can cover his bills.

Hull already had 31 convictions for drugs and has been jailed four times.

This time, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his drug dealings.

However, the judge agreed to suspend his prison sentence so that he could take care of his youngest son, seven-month-old Barry, who is child number 22, while his girlfriend goes out to work.

Hull was only able to name 15 out of his 22 children.

He said that he is in contact with many of his children. However, some of the women would not allow him to be in their children’s lives because they have gotten married and their husbands’ help raise their children.

Elderly man asks for sex as payment for mowing lawn

Daniel Farrington 
By: John Roberts

An elderly man found a way to get sex for free.

He offered a woman to mow her lawn in exchange for sex.

The woman laughed it off thinking that the elderly man was joking.

The two agreed that the elderly man would cut the grass the next day.

When Daniel Farrington, 70, of England, was done mowing the lawn, the woman tried to give him £10 (about $16.50) for the job, but he refused to take the money.

"I told you what I want in exchange for doing your lawn. I've been thinking about it all night, come on," Farrington told the woman.

He then grabbed the woman’s arms and said: "We had an agreement, it's not going to take long."

Liverpool Crown Court heard that Farrington tried to force himself onto the woman before she was able to get away and call for help.

Farrington was arrested shortly thereafter.

Farrington, who worked for the same employer for 30 years, sat quietly while awaiting his sentence.

His two adult sons and their families were also present.

Judge Brian Lewis said that someone of his age and background should never have gotten into this situation.

Farrington was sentenced to two years in prison.

$4 million mansion that took years to build burns to the ground

The mansion on fire 

Jeff and Maria Decker with their sons 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) An Ohio family's dream home, which took years to build, went up in flames and burn down to the ground.

Jeff and Maria Decker lived on the five-acre mansion with their sons Chase and Austin.

After working on the mansion for many years, the family was finally able to move in, only to lose the stunning home and all their belongings to a fire.

Smoke and flames as high as 30 feet were seen as the fire ripped through the 22-room stone mansion.

About 75 firefighters were called in to tackle the blaze.

The family did not have a sprinkler system and the mansion was quickly engulfed in flames, making it too dangerous for the crews to go inside.

Mr. Decker was out for lunch when the fire started.

His 44-year-old wife was on vacation in Florida, and their sons were at college.

Luckily, their dog managed to escape and was not hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Pregnant woman, 24, puts her fetus in danger by beating up roommate over food

Jennifer Feagley 
By: David Ross

A 24-year-old pregnant woman beat up her 58-year-old roommate.

While most pregnant women do anything to protect their unborn baby, one pregnant woman beat her roommate in an unprovoked attack.

Jennifer Feagley of Florida, who is six months pregnant, punched her older roommate, Patricia Marson, several times and then beat her with a cane.

Marson told deputies that Feagley hit her in the head, knocking her to the ground.

The pregnant Feagley then got on top of Marson and punched her several times in the chest, according to an incident report.

Feagley also choked Marson and beat her with a cane about five times during the assault.

According to Volusia County deputies, Feagley became angry when her roommate placed butter on the stove.

Feagley defended her actions by blaming her pregnancy hormones.

She told police that her hormones are what caused her to act out.

The pregnant woman was booked into the Volusia County Jail and she was charged with aggravated assault.

Hospital workers find lots of jewelry in teen’s rectum after car crash

Christopher Scheller 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A teen was rushed to a hospital after he was involved in a car accident.

Christopher Scheller, 18, was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening after crashing his car in Heidelberg, Pennsylvania, according to a police report.

The officer found evidence at the scene, which indicated that Scheller may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.

The officer went to the York Hospital, in order to interview Scheller.

When medical personnel took Scheller for x-rays, they saw something abnormal in his rectum.

Initially, Scheller did not allow medical personnel to remove the objects from his body, but after doctors spoke with him, he finally consented.

To everyone’s surprise, Scheller had many items hidden inside his rectum. He had 4 bracelets, 4 necklaces, 11 rings, a socket wrench and a bag of weed hidden in his rectum.

Investigators found that the items were stolen from a residence in Heidelberg.

Scheller was arrested on a number of charges including theft, receiving stolen property and driving under the influence.

Woman finds bird skull inside her Publix spinach bag

The bird skull and the Publix spinach bag 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman was horrified to find a bird skull inside her spinach bag.

The Florida woman said that she will never be able to eat leafy vegetables again.

It all began when Madeline Brogan of Sarasota, was preparing food for a party and discovered something unusual in the bag of the Publix brand spinach.

"When I was taking out the spinach, I found something hard. I did not want to throw it in the garbage disposal," Brogan said.

She spilled it into her sink, and she realized that it was the skull of a small bird.

"I would expect a natural part of something that grows in the ground, even a stone or a stick, but not a bird," she said.

Brogan shared her story with the Publix where she purchased the product, which is located at the intersection of Fruitville Road and Honore Avenue.

They offered her a full refund of $1.79. The bag of spinach was manufactured in the United States, but it is unclear in what state.

“We have not received any additional complaints, and we believe that this is an isolated incident,” A Publix spokesperson said.

"I'll probably need therapy because that little thing is going to haunt me," she said.

Brogan received a gift card, a gift basket, and a selection of Publix frozen fruits and vegetables.

Woman horrified after finding wrong body inside her mother’s casket

Casket illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A woman was horrified to find another woman lying inside her mother's casket moments before the funeral.

The woman is demanding answers after discovering the wrong body in the coffin that should have contained her mother, who died unexpectedly while on vacation in St. Maarten.

Lisa Kondvar, of Warwick, Rhode Island, and her family discovered the body of another woman in the coffin at a funeral home in New Jersey. The body of her mother, Margaret Porkka, had been prepared for funeral in St. Maarten.

"I looked, and I was like, 'my God, are you kidding me?’ I was shocked," Kondvar said.

The family began their investigation.

Relatives believe that a hospital confused the body with that of a Canadian woman, who also died in St. Maarten at the same time. The family also believes that Porkka’s body was cremated in Ottawa.

The family wants to know for sure and take possession of the ashes

The two dead women had no relationship with each other.

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Friday, that the government has formed a committee to investigate the case at the request of U.S. officials.

She said that both women were in their 80s and died on the same day of natural causes. Their bodies were taken to the U.S. on the same airline. She also said that one body was flown to Canada, to be cremated.

Man arrested after he skins and bakes his cat with onions

Cody Alexander Mann 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man decided to bake his cat and eat it for dinner.

Cody Alexander Mann, 28, of Minnesota, told police that he did so because he wanted to know how the animal would taste "cooked with onions."

The 28-year-old was arrested after his apartment manager called police to report a strange burning smell coming from Mann’s apartment.

When police arrived, Mann admitted that he killed his pet before placing it in the oven.

Deputies found the body of the animal in the oven and most of the cat’s skin and guts in the freezer.

Mann did not understand why police are making an issue out of his dinner choice.

Rather than taking him to jail, police took Mann to a nearby hospital for mental evaluation.

Firefighter puts out tractor trailer blaze with cases of beer

Craig Moreau with his wife 
By: Sarah Weiss

A firefighter save the day when a tractor-trailer started burning on a highway.

Captain Craig Moreau and his wife were on their way home from a trip in Austin, Texas, when they spotted an 18-wheeler with smoke coming from the bottom and one tire on fire.

Moreau, an off-duty firefighter, did not hesitate. He jumped into action, grabbed a small fire extinguisher that the truck driver had in his possession and put out the fire.

Moreau then crawled under the 18-wheeler to make sure that their were no sparks left. He discovered that the fire started flaring up again.

Afraid that the whole truck will catch on fire, Moreau asked the truck driver what he had in his truck.

"It's the beer! Everything is beer," said the distraught driver. “I have cargo of Coors Banquet beer,” the driver added.

Moreau advised the driver to grab some of the beer bottles and sprayed it on the fire to extinguish the flames.

Thankfully, the two were able to extinguish the blaze with the beer before it reached the rest of the truck.

Dog seen on video opening hot oven and eating chicken nuggets after being left home alone

Lucy closing in on the chicken nuggets 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A hungry dog decided to have some hot fresh chicken nuggets, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The owner of the dog said that it looks like the chicken nuggets are not safe from Lucy the beagle, even when they are stored inside a hot toaster oven.

The owner of Lucy, Rob Scheinerman, decided to install a video camera in the kitchen of the family home in order to see what the little puppy is up to when it was left alone.

On this particular day, the beagle has shown that it has some pretty good problem solving skills, as it moved furniture so it can get to the chicken nuggets that were inside the toaster oven on the kitchen counter.

In the video below you can see the clever dog in action.

Man seen smashing into gas station to steal a banana

The thief enjoying his banana 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man smashed his vehicle into a gas station all for a banana, according to police reports in Connecticut.

Newington Police said that a local hungry criminal crashed his car through the front doors of a service station just to steal a banana.

The man repeatedly backed his Ford Freestyle SUV into the gates of a Citgo station, before breaking the glass and taking a banana from a shelf.

He stood in front of surveillance cameras, making no effort to hide his face, and began peeling and eating the stolen banana.

The station’s alarm went off, but by the time police arrived the suspect was nowhere to be found.

The suspect was identified as a black man, wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and a brown hat.

No other items were taken during the robbery.

Doctors remove large cockroach from man’s ear

Hendrik Helmer 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was horrified to learn that a large cockroach was living in his ear, according to hospital officials on Australia.

The two centimeter bug caused agonizing pain, and it took about 10 minutes to kill the insect, Hendrik Helmer, who sought treatment at a hospital, said.

Helmer of Darwin, Karama, said that it all began on Wednesday, when he woke up with a sharp pain in his right ear.

He immediately feared that some kind of insect crept inside his ear while he slept.

He said the pain was unbearable and despite some episodes of relief, it began to worsen.

"I was just hoping that it was not a poisonous spider,” he said.

After using a vacuum cleaner to suck it out, and jets of water from a faucet to flush it out, made the pain only worse.

"What was in my ear did not like it at all," he said.

As the pain increased, Helmer, who works as a supervisor in a warehouse, woke his roommate to take him to the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Helmer said that the doctor put olive oil down the ear canal, forcing the insect to crawl deeper.

However, it began to die.

“After 10 minutes I felt it dying,” he said.

At that time, the doctor put tweezers in his ear and pulled out the cockroach.

His friends are so frightened by the experience that they began sleeping with headphones or earplugs.

Mother drags her teen son into police station after he was seen on video snatching a woman’s purse

The suspect 
By: Moses Gold

A teen was arrested and charged with theft after his mother dragged him into the police station, according to police reports in California.

Santa Cruz Police said that a local 17-year-old man, who was accused of stealing a woman's purse in the parking lot of a supermarket, was handed over to the authorities by his mother after she saw surveillance footage of him on Facebook.

The teenager, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

About 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, the teenager assaulted a 68-year-old woman in the parking lot located at 117 Morrissey Boulevard, and took her purse. He ran to a small car, which looked like a red Honda Civic or Accord. The other two were in the car, and they all fled.

After the incident police published video of the incident on Facebook.

The boy's mother saw the pictures and recognized her son.

The teenager lives in San Jose, and was staying with his father. On Wednesday, the mother went over to the house, grabbed her son and delivered him to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

Police received a full confession.

"He stole the purse with the intention of using the money to buy marijuana," the police said.

The teenager did not identify his two accomplices in the car.

Both suspects were Latino and in their late teens or early 20s, police said.

Dead man wakes up in the morgue day after committing suicide

Paul Mutora recovering after being declared dead 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Hospital workers panicked when a dead man woke up in the morgue, according to hospital officials in Kenya.

Police said that they have launched an investigation into how a man, who was declared dead, roared back to life in the morgue the next day.

Workers at Naivasha hospital fled in panic when the body began to shake and breathe.

Paul Mutora, who had attempted suicide by swallowing insecticide, was pronounced dead on Wednesday night.

The chief doctor said that the drug used slowed his heart rate, which may have caused the error.

"That could have been confusing medical staff, but the victim woke before he could be embalmed," Dr. Joseph Mburu, the superintendent in charge of the Naivasha District Hospital, said.

Mutora’s father and other relatives visited the morgue on Thursday morning, to see the body, and then returned home to begin funeral arrangements.

"In the afternoon we were informed that he was alive, and we were all in shock," the father said.

"The morgue workers began running and screaming," witnesses at the scene said.

Mutora is recovering at a hospital in Lake City, 55 miles northwest of Nairobi.

"This was a mistake from the beginning, and I apologize to my father," the patient said.

Drunk men cut off their own ears after losing bet

Ear illustration 
By: John Roberts

Several drunk men cut off their own ears after not winning an arm wrestling match, according to hospital officials in Russia.

A bet is a bet, according to two drinking companions in the southwestern region of Kuzbass, Siberia.

The person not winning was to cut off their own ear, Kuzbass Region Police said on Friday.

"During the drinking party, two men decided to hold an arm wrestling match, and the one who doesn’t win was supposed to cut off their own ear," police said.

The loser of the first round was not satisfied with the results, so the two decided to hold a second round, which ended in a draw.

Since neither party won, they finally reached an agreement that they will both cut off their ears, one fully and the other only halfway, according to the police report.

Both arm wrestlers have been hospitalized, but no details of their condition were provided by the police.
A similar incident occurred in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.

During a binge drinking session, the host cut off part of one ear of their guest after a bet.

Apparently, the friends had decided that the host should cut someone's ear. The doctors were able to sew the ear back together.

Man caught stealing hand sanitizer to get drunk

Hand sanitizer illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly stole hand sanitizer from a hospital in order to get drunk, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Altoona Police said that a local man is facing charges after he confessed to stealing a large quantity of hand sanitizer from a hospital.

Lee B. Ammerman, 51, of 1121 20th Avenue, is accused of taking 12 containers of the liquid in the span of several months, and told police that he stole it because he wanted to get drunk.

"I mix the liquid with orange juice," Ammerman said after being arrested at the hospital.

An employee saw Ammerman steal sanitizer, and police were able to positively identify the suspect as Ammerman.

Police said Ammerman headed for a bath in the hospital when officers confronted him and asked him to answer some questions about the theft.

Ammerman agreed to talk with the police, and after a moment's hesitation, he admitted to stealing the hand sanitizers.

The theft cost the hospital $80.00.

Ammerman was charged with misdemeanor theft and receiving stolen property.