Google Maps changes name of Berlin square to Adolf Hitler Platz

Adolf-Hitler-Platz 
By: Moses Gold

Many people were shocked to see that Google Maps for some reason renamed a Berlin square to Adolf Hitler Platz, according to photos uploaded to the Internet.

A spokesperson for the German unit of the U.S. Internet giant, Lena Wagner, said that it was not clear how Theodor Heuss-Platz, which is located in the German capital, had become Adolf-Hitler-Platz late on Thursday. The square carried that name from 1933 to 1947.

"We were made aware about it and we corrected it immediately," the spokesperson said.

"We apologize for this error," she added.

The error caused outrage on social networks and the German media, with the top-selling newspaper asking: "How could this happen?"

Some speculate that Google Maps might have been hacked.

Bedford Avenue car wash worker killed from out of control Lincoln Navigator

Scene of the incident 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A car wash employee is dead after a large SUV went out of control, according to rescue workers in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that an employee at a car wash was killed in a freak accident during work on Sunday afternoon.

The worker was handling the 2010 Lincoln Navigator at 3:00 p.m., and while he was trying to move it forward at Automated Hand Car Wash, which is located on Bedford Avenue corner Atlantic Avenue, the SUV suddenly accelerated on Atlantic Avenue, police and witnesses said.

The SUV was hit by a 2007 Nissan Altima.

The collision threw the employee off the Navigator, and was then hit by the SUV, which continued to move out of control.

Witnesses said that the Navigator kept rolling wildly for more than a block before hitting a fire hydrant.

"I cannot talk right now," the distressed manager of the car wash said.

"We have a tragedy here," he said.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, a spokesperson for the Fire Department said. He later died.

The man's identity was not released pending family notification, police said.

The driver and a passenger in the Nissan were taken to a hospital after suffering from minor injuries.

Flatbush twins arrested after bribing police while being caught with marijuana

The gift cards 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Twin brothers who got into trouble for possessing marijuana, tried to dig themselves out of their hole by bribing the police, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that Flatbush twin brothers were arrested and charged with bribing a public servant after being accused of trying to bribe the police with a bag of cash.

The incident began when one of them was arrested with counterfeit credit cards and $24,000 in gift cards.

Jael Sanchez, 20, was stopped for not using his turn signal. While approaching the car, police spotted Sanchez hiding bags of marijuana.

When they searched the vehicle, police found marijuana, 20 Target store gift cards and Visa gift card, along with 14 counterfeit credit cards.

During the arrest, Sanchez offered $10,000 to let him go. Then, he called his twin brother, Jan, who showed up at the 71st Precinct house with a plastic bag containing $4,000.

The brothers are both facing criminal charges including bribery of a public official.

SUV crashes through Flatbush restaurant injuring 4

The scene of the accident 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Four people were left with injuries after a vehicle crashed into a restaurant, according to rescue workers in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that a runaway SUV crashed into the wall of a crowded Flatbush area Popeyes restaurant on Sunday night, injuring four people.

The fast food shop, which is located on Linden Boulevard, was full of customers when the Toyota SUV broke through the wall around 8:30 p.m.

"Suddenly I heard a loud explosion. Before I knew it, when I looked around, the whole place was with white smoke and dust," Popeyes worker Kerron Wills said.

"Everyone started screaming and panicking. I ran to their aid to save them and get them out of the car," the worker added.

A 75-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman inside the restaurant suffered minor injuries. The driver, 61, and a passenger, 56, also suffered minor injuries.

The four victims were taken to Kings County Hospital, and all are expected to survive.

17-year-old boy dies of rare old age disease

Sam Berns with his parents 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A 17-year-old Jewish boy died of a rare old age disease this week, according to hospital officials in Massachusetts.

Sam Berns, a high school student, who suffered from Progeria, a very rare premature aging disease, died on Friday.

Progeria is a fatal genetic disease characterized by the appearance of accelerated aging, according to the Progeria Research Foundation.

An estimated 200 to 250 children worldwide suffer from the disease at any given time, with an average life expectancy of 13 years.

Berns was diagnosed with progeria at 22-months-old. His parents, who work as doctors, established the foundation in 1999, with an aunt to find a cause, treatment and cure for the disease.

In an interview, Berns encouraged other children who are struggling to overcome their challenges, and said that he did not want anyone to feel bad for him.

"No matter what problems you are facing, there is always room for happiness," Berns said.

Kiev rabbi beaten on his way home from synagogue

Street in Kiev illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A rabbi was beaten on his way home from synagogue, according to police reports in Ukraine.

Kiev Police said that a local rabbi, who studies with children, was beaten on Sunday night, by three young men on his way home from his evening prayers.

After completing his prayers he left the synagogue, and after a few minutes he realized that three locals are following him.

Near his home, they three suspects began beating him all over his body as they were screaming anti-Jewish epithets.

When the rabbi began screaming for help, the three young men fled. Passersby found the rabbi unconscious on the sidewalk and called police. The rabbi was transported by an ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

Police said that the attack was captured on surveillance video, and that the three suspects are known to the police.

Men purposely violate traffic laws to meet gorgeous female police officer

Officer Xiuqin 
By: Eva Fett

A 24-year-old woman was happy to get a job with the police department.

As she began stopping people for traffic offenses in China, word got around that there's a new hot-looking female cop in town.

She became known as the “most beautiful female police officer” in Baoji, Shaanxi Province.

Now, her job might just have gotten a lot easier than she anticipated, as men are reportedly violating laws on purpose just to meet the officer in person.

In addition, the 24-year-old female police officer named Xiuqin, earned herself a massive online fan club.

Local residents have been so desperate to meet her that some are willing to commit traffic offenses and pay fines, just to get her attention.

Little girl left confused after meeting her father’s twin brother for the first time

The girl with her father (right) uncle (left) 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A young girl stole the hearts of many people with her adorable reaction while meeting her father’s brother for the first time.

Can you imagine what it was like to be 2-years-old and suddenly see a man who looks just like you father?

In the video below, you can see an adorable little girl, who met her uncle for the first time.

He was not just any uncle, but her father’s twin brother, and the two look very much alike.

As her uncle entered the room to greet the little girl, she suddenly looked confused.

Her wide-eyed expression, as she looked back and forth between her father and his twin brother, was hilarious.

The uncle stretched out his arm to take the girl and she gladly went to him.

She then looked at her father and was confused again.

She went back to her father, and then gave her uncle a fist bump and a sweet smile.

How adorable!

Man found dead at kitchen table near his mother’s mummified body

Kitchen table illustration  
By: John Roberts

A man was found dead next to his mother’s body that was lovingly covered in blankets, police said.

Claudio Alferi, 58, of Argentina, lived with and cared for his elderly mother. However, he did not tell anyone when she died.

Forensic experts believe that she had died almost a decade ago.

Police were called to the house of the 58-year-old on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and found the bodies of the woman and her son. They were sitting next to each other at the kitchen table.

Neighbors told detectives that the last time they saw Margarita Amaz alive was about 10-years-ago when she was 90-years-old.

"Claudio Alferi was a loner and rarely spoke to us. Every time we asked him about his mother he said: 'She is fine,'" a neighbor said.

Ms. Alferi’s body was mummified and experts believe that she has been dead for eight to 10 years.

Her son is believed to have been dead for 30 days.

"The mother’s body was found covered with plastic bags and blankets, and had her winter slippers on,” police said.

"It looked like she had been covered up lovingly," police added.

Police are investigating whether Claudio Alferi kept his mother's death a secret due to issues of her inheritance.

Police said that there was no signs of violence on their bodies.

Young man gets 60 years prison for kidnapping prostitute before carving his name on her leg

Joseph Julian Guerra 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Working as a prostitute can earn a woman a lot of money. However, the “job” can be very risky.

Women go into people’s houses without knowing the men. Sadly, many prostitutes are victims of crimes.

Joseph Julian Guerra, 28, of northern Texas, took advantage of one woman, who decided to work as a prostitute.

The court heard that when Margaret Dodd, fell on hard times, Guerra agreed to become her pimp and to take care of her.

However, during a dispute over $700 Guerra tied her up, beat her and carved his pimp name on her leg.

During the assault, Dodd suffered a broken nose, lost a tooth and had dozens of cuts on her legs where the name was carved into her flesh.

She suffered multiple bruises from kicks and blows with a frying pan, a wrench and fists for several hours.

When Guerra fell asleep, Dodd was finally able to call for help.

Guerra was sentenced to 60 years in prison and received a $10,000 fine for his crimes.

Guerra’s mother cried as the sentence was announced. She rushed out of the courtroom. Guerra was also visibly upset by the lengthy sentence.

Man hospitalized after having sex on tree branch

Couple sitting on tree illustration  
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A young couple decided to have sex on a tree rather than under the tree.

Like many young people, Erik and Salina were promiscuous. They wanted to have sex while being one with nature.

However, things did not turn out the way they have planned.

As Erik was changing positions, a tree branch broke off.

Erik desperately tried to keep his balance and hang onto the tree, but the branch gave way and he fell to the ground.

Salina took the courage to get off the tree by herself, so she can help her injured boyfriend.

The couple eventually made it to the emergency room where Erik was treated for his injuries.video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Nike slapped with $100 million lawsuit after man gets 100 years in prison for using sneakers as a deadly weapon

Nike sneakers illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

Nike was slapped with a multi million dollar lawsuit after a man received a sentence of 100 years behind bars, according to court proceedings in Oregon.

A 26-year-old jailed pimp has filed a lawsuit against Nike for $100 million, claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for a brutal beating he committed for which he was sentenced to 100 years behind bars.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy said that Nike should have put a label on their shoes warning consumers that it could be used as a dangerous weapon.

He wore a Nike pair of sneakers when he stepped on the face of a john who was trying to get out of a Portland hotel without paying for his prostitute.

Jurors found him guilty of second-degree assault for using his Nike sneakers as a dangerous weapon, to beat the man. The man required stitches and plastic surgery on the nose.

The jury also found him guilty of robbing the john and hitting an 18-year-old woman, who was forced to work as prostitute. She was injured so badly that she was bleeding from her ears.

Nurse poses next to dead patients then asks Facebook friends to guess if they were alive

Blaze Binder poses next to an elderly man 
By: David Ross

A woman was arrested after she violated people who were put in her care.

Blaze Binder, 37, of Switzerland, who referred to herself as the “soul thief,” played a sick game with her Facebook friends.

The Filipino-born woman, who is married to a Swiss man, lives in Mogelsberg, where she works as a nurse in a home for elderly people.

She posted photos of herself in bed next to elderly people and asked her 2,000 Facebook friends to guess if they were dead or alive.

One photo was of an elderly man, who was already deceased.

Binder wrote that she was “going to send them to Hell where some of them belong.”

On her Facebook, Binder also advertised her night-time job as a dominatrix, calling herself the “queen of pleasures.”

The court ordered Binder to pay a £800 (about $1,300) fine for violating the peace of the dead.

Woman, 26, fleeing police seen on video jumping over bridge into freezing river

Rebecca Humphries 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was desperate to get away from police, jumped over a bridge and into a river.

Police in Troutdale, Oregon, tried to pull over a woman, who drove a car that was reported stolen.

However, rather than stopping at to the side of the road, the woman took off and led police on a high-speed chase.

After driving several miles, the woman behind the wheel suddenly stopped at the Stark Street Bridge and jumped into the freezing river.

It all began around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, with a simple traffic stop. When the officer ran the license plate, the car came back as stolen.

Police dash-cam video showed Rebecca Humphries, 26, speeding away.

In attempt to get away from the situation, Humphries was seen on video jumping out of her car and running towards the bridge.

The officer is heard screaming to her not to jump, but she took the plunge anyway.

Humphries jumped off the bridge and into the water below, seriously injuring herself.

She was taken to a hospital and treated for broken bones on her back.

Humphries was cited for numerous traffic offenses, which she committed while trying to get away from police.

A male passenger was apprehended at the scene.

Woman accidentally shoots her brother while they were trying to figure out if gun works

Joeann Smith 
By: Debbi Gross

A Chicago, Illinois woman, accidentally shot her brother with a gun.

Joeann Smith, 52, of the South Shore, shot her brother in the eye during an argument over whether the gun could fire, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said that Willie Smith, 59, arrived at his sister's apartment on Wednesday. The two were drinking when Smith took out a .22 caliber revolver from the bedroom.

Willie Smith said that the bullets were too old to work. He and his sister took turns handling the weapon.

At one point , Willie Smith handed the gun to his sister.

She then pulled the trigger, hitting her brother in the right eye, according to police.

Willie Smith fell to the ground and his sister called 911. He was taken to a hospital where he is said to be brain-dead.

Joeann Smith was arrested and charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm.

She was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Man dubbed ‘Swiss Cheese Pervert’ seen rubbing cheese on his privates in front of women

The Swiss cheese pervert 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest and charge a man with indecent exposure after he allegedly rubbed cheese on his privates in front of women, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

The “Swiss Cheese Pervert" has been terrorizing women in the neighborhood of Mayfair.

The suspect, a heavyset white man estimated to be in his late 40s or early 50s, approached women while driving a silver or black sedan with his genitals exposed. Then, he held up a piece of Swiss cheese and offered to pay the women to rub the cheese on his privates and perform sexual acts using it.

"I understand that people may think it's funny, but this is no laughing matter," a community activist said.

"We had a couple of people come to us. We are taking this matter very seriously, and we are working hard with the police to get this guy off the streets," he added.

Police said that the Special Victims Unit is investigating the man after several women submitted reports describing similar encounters with the man.

Sheep and horse found raped and slaughtered in Satanic ritual

Sheep illustration 
By: David Ross

Police have launched an investigation after several animals were found raped and slaughtered, according to police reports in France.

Perpignan Police said that several sheep and a horse have been sexually abused and then sacrificed in a satanic ritual.

Walkers found the animals near the city of Perpignan, which is located in the southwest of the country, on Saturday.

After examination, it was established that the animals had been sexually abused and then stabbed, burned, strangled with a wire, had their wool pulled, stoned and dismembered.

An activist for animal rights has filed a complaint with the police, who are now investigating.

Man, 21, fatally burns himself after father did not allow him to marry his girlfriend

 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man is dead after committing suicide because his father did not allow him to marry his girlfriend, according to rescue workers in Nigeria.

Jalingo Police said that 21-year-old Mansur Tanko, set himself on fire on Friday, after having a disagreement with his father, Mijinyawa Tanko, about marrying his girlfriend.

Police spokesperson Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the incident and said that officers have launched an investigation into the matter.

Tanko set himself on fire because his family refused to allow him to marry a woman named Blessing.

Tanko introduced Blessing to his father, but kicked him out of the house after describing his pick as a bad choice.

The father tried to persuade his son to find another woman, but Tanko insisted that he could not survive without the Blessing.

Tanko went to a corner, doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire.

The father was also injured in the fire.

Businesswoman sentenced to hard labor for damaging a cellphone

Broken phone illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of malicious damage after damaging a cellphone, according to court proceedings in Nigeria.

The Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, sentenced businesswoman Philomina Eregbulem, 28, to two months imprisonment with hard labor for damaging her housekeeper's cellphone.

"You are hereby sentenced to two months imprisonment with hard labor for maliciously damaging a cellphone,” Judge Abimbola Oshodi-Makanju said.

The judge also ruled that the defendant must also pay N110,000 ($690), which is the value of the phone.

"This will serve as a deterrent to others," the judge said.

Eregbulem was charged with one count of malicious damage.

Prosecutors said that Eregbulem maliciously damaged a Samsung Galaxy cellphone belonging to Abdulazeez Huseni.

Teen girls seen on video holding down their girlfriend to be gang raped by group of men

Patricia Montes and Erica Avery in court 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Two teen girls were arrested and charged with assault after they were seen on video holding down their girlfriend to be raped by a group of men, according to court proceedings in Florida.

Hollywood Police said that a 16-year-old was allegedly beaten by other girls before being raped in a horrific attack, which was recorded on a cellphone.

Patricia Montes, 15, and 16-year-old Erica Avery, are accused of punching, kicking and pepper spraying the girl before subjecting her to being raped by Jayvon Woolfork, 19.

The barbaric attack was recorded by Lanel Singleton, 18. The video showed the half-naked girl writhing and crying in the yard of a house in Hollywood, while her attackers raped her.

Dwight Henry, 17, was also charged with rape, police said.

The victim managed to stop a car and get home, where she lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital. She spent several days in the hospital with facial fractures, swelling and eye trouble.

The victim told police she was attacked after smoking marijuana and drinking beer with people she believed to be her friends, including a girl who had been her best friend since kindergarten.

Patricia Montes, 15, and Erica Avery, 16, are charged with two counts each of felony sexual assault and armed kidnapping. Both have been charged as adults.

Henry, 17, of Hollywood, Singleton, 18, ​​of North Miami, and Woolfork, 19, all face charges of felony sexual assault and capital kidnapping.

Man in trouble after being seen on video using his cat as a yo-yo

Matthew Coffin and his cat 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of animal cruelty after he was seen on video bouncing around his cat like a yo-yo, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Now, the British man of Southampton, has been banned from keeping animals for ten years.

Matthew Coffin pleaded guilty to two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to his cat after his friends recorded him abusing the animal.

Initially, Coffin claimed that he was preparing his cat for a visit by his mischievous nephew, who is known to pull the tails of cats.

However, he later told a magistrate’s court that he was also showing off.

The 27-year-old was fined £150 ($230) and ordered to pay costs of £257.50 ($400).

"He is very lucky that the cat was not more seriously injured. Daisy was less than a year old at the time and does not weigh much. If he had done that when it was older and heavier, it could have caused serious damage to its spine," RSCPA inspector Penny Baker said.

Group of female adult dancers kidnap and beat man because he told them to keep their clothes on

The four suspects 
By: John Roberts

A man was kidnapped, beaten and robbed by a group of female dancers after he told them to keep their clothes on, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

Prosecutors told a judge that a club owner was abducted by three lapdancers and their managers, with the women wearing miniskirts, stilettos and Daisy Duke shorts.

Curtis Woodman was leaving his workplace in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, when the women and two men arrived in two BMWs.

Woodman told jurors at the Bristol Crown Court that the group surrounded him before throwing him in one of the vehicles.

Woodman of Cheltenham, was abducted, robbed of £60 in cash ($100), a £4,650 ($7,000) Brietling watch and assaulted during a two-hour incident.

Woodman also claims he was forced to transfer £4,800 ($7,100) to the lapdancers’ managers.

The women said that Woodman refused to pay them for their services.

Woodman said that he stopped paying the dancers because they took off their clothes when the contract clearly stated that they must stay dressed.

Officials closed the club after the dancers were caught performing nude.

The women and their managers were identified as Charlotte Devaney, 34, Mandy Cool, 29, Stephanie Pye, 31, Rachel Goodchild, 24, Robert Morris, 27, and Alexander Morris, 23.


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