Man arrested after stealing from Chabad House in Chicago

Chabad House illustration 
By: John Roberts

A man was arrested and charged with theft after he was accused of stealing from a Chabad House, according to police reports in Illinois.

Chicago Police said that they arrested a local man on Saturday, after being accused of stealing from the Tannenbaum Chabad House. The man was also accused of identity theft.

Nevin Simon Landi, 26, robbed the Chabad House, which is located at 2014 Orrington Avenue. Landi stole approximately $3,700 in property when he initially broke in about early November.

Landi, of the 1900 block of Farwell Avenue, took $150 two gift cards, a gold watch and an iPod during the initial theft.

Landi stole from the Chabad House for a second time on Thursday at 3:15 a.m., when he came in and stole a laptop computer and $20. Videos of the incident show Landi breaking into the building on both occasions.

During the course of the investigation, officers discovered that Landi had used a fraudulent American Express card in October and charged thousands of dollars to the card.

Man gets run over by car while shopping inside Flatbush Hyundai dealer

Plaza Hyundai 
By: Moses Gold

A man was left seriously injured after a car ran him over while shopping at a Hyundai dealer, according to a lawsuit filed in a New York court.

Phillip Bermudez, 36, was sitting at the desk of a salesperson in Plaza Hyundai, which is located in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, last month, when a new Hyundai Santa Fe zoomed about 20 feet across the showroom floor, striking him and pinning him to the wall.

Bermudez said he suffered injuries to his head and body, and he cannot return to work.

Newmark Als, the salesperson, was not injured.

"I remember hearing the driver say,’I know I'm fired,'" Bermudez said.

"I heard the manager say that he should not have been in the vehicle because he caused accidents before," he said.

"People are going to a car dealer for the purpose of buying a car and not being violently hit by one," the lawyer who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the victim said.

Israeli police detain Palestinian Prime Minister for speeding

Rami Hamdallah 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) The Palestinian Prime Minister found himself in a hole on Tuesday, after being detained for speeding, according to police reports in Israel.

Rami Hamdallah was detained while traveling in the West Bank along a road between Nablus and Ramallah. The prime minister's car was stopped because the driver had exceeded the speed limit.

Hamdallah protested and requested a formal apology from Israel.

The prime minister later said that he had the impression that Israeli officials, who were with a group of settlers, were waiting for his car and had carried out a planned ambush.

He said the Israelis demanded that his bodyguards exit the car, but they refused.

A few weeks ago, former Prime Minister Ahmed Qrei was detained by Israeli police for allegedly exceeding the speed limit.

Man rapes and impregnates his biological sister, 15, at knifepoint in her bed

 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man went into his younger sister’s bedroom and raped her.

The man warned his 15-year-old sister not to tell anyone about the sexual abuse.

However, things took a turn when the girl became pregnant by her 29-year-old brother.

The 15-year-old girl of Zimbabwe, has requested permission from a judge to have an abortion.

Gweru judge Getrude Mayenyose, heard how the 29-year-old man entered his sister’s room on several occasions and demanded sex at knifepoint.

The teenager, who is now three months pregnant, told the court that she was not prepared to keep a child, who she conceived with her brother, and asked the court to allow her to abort the baby.

It all came to light when a younger brother became suspicious about his older brother’s activities, and learned about the sexual abuse.

The younger brother then reported the matter to the committee for the protection of children in the village.

The committee reported the matter to the police.

The girl was taken for a pregnancy test, and a doctor revealed that she was indeed three months pregnant.

Man uses his puppet to get phone numbers of women on New York train

Nigel on the subway 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man managed to pick up women on a New York subway with his amazing puppet skills.

The ventriloquist of New York, used his sense of humor together with his puppet skills, to get the phone numbers of two women, who were impressed by his act.

He also kept people on the subway entertained and laughing during their subway ride.

In this funny video, the shy-looking man was sitting in his seat quietly when his puppet suddenly demanded to be taken out of the suitcase.

Once it was out, the puppet began looking after the women, and commenting on how cute they were.

The puppet tried to encourage Nigel to get the phone numbers of these good-looking women.

At one point, the puppet took Nigel’s phone and handed it to a woman, asking her to enter their cell phone number.

Nigel explained that when he was younger he had a speech impediment, and he “thought what better way to speak with people then have someone speak for you.”

That’s when the puppet idea was born. Nigel said that he practiced his puppet skills for a while until he was perfect at it.

Now, Nigel does it for a living and actually makes money doing what he loves.

Women speak about their secret to success in the fish market using the ‘sex-for-fish’ technique

Women protesting the sex-for-fish trade 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Women who are willing to have sex with fishermen, get the best catch.

Many women in Kenya, have to work in order to support their families.

The competition is fierce, and women have turned to having sex with local fishermen in order to ensure a good supply of fish.

However, the sex does not end with the fishermen.

After a woman buys her fish it has to be transported to the market.

The vehicle that transports the fish has limited space, so women have sex with the driver to ensure a spot on the truck.

When the fish finally reaches the market, women try to sell the fish to vendors for a profit, and once again, the women offer sex to vendors in exchange for buying their catch.

Sex-for-fish, known locally as "jaboya," has been blamed for spreading HIV and AIDS in western Kenya's Lake Victoria region.

A women's groups has launched a campaign that aims to end the sex for fish practice.

One widow explained that she has no choice but to engage in sex-for-fish because she is the sole provider of her family, since her husband died of AIDS.

Sadly, the woman also admitted that she is HIV positive, but she did not tell any of the men of her illness because she cannot afford to lose her livelihood.

Jewelry store holds weird kissing contest that allows people to win diamond ring and other prizes

Kissing competition 
By: David Ross

Many people gathered to see couples kissing for hours for a chance to win a diamond ring.

Chinese couples locked lips as part of a kissing contest in which they compete to win an expensive diamond ring.

Competitive kissers in Wuhan, Hubei Province, fought against each other to see who could kiss the longest.

Couples stood on a stage and kissed for a long time, while onlookers enjoyed the “show.”

To make the contest more exciting, there were also prizes given for different categories such as positions the couples were in while kissing.

Some men were seen holding their partners while kissing without stopping.

There were prizes for winners of the longest, most creative and most challenging kissing positions.

Man, 21, uses his hand as canvas and stitches portraits of his family into his palm

David Cata artwork on has palm 
By: Moses Gold

An artist showed off his beautiful artwork, which he embroidered on the palm of his hands.

David Cata, 21, of Spain, who is a music and artist student, has his family in the palm of his hand, literally, after he sewed them with a needle and thread into his skin.

The 21-year-old used his body as a canvas for embroidery portraits of loved ones in his palms.

Each of the eye-catching art works takes about four hours to complete after which Cata records himself removing the thread out of his hands.

Surprisingly, Cata said that the process does not hurt because it is only on the top layer of his skin.

"When sewing in the palm of my hand, I do the faces of people who have left their mark on my life, such as family, friends, partners and teachers,” Cata said.

In each portrait, he uses different color threads and intricate techniques to capture the likeness of each individual.

"These people’s lives have been interwoven with mine to build my history,” he added.

New vibrating underpants can be controlled by cellphones

Couple controls vibrating underpants 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A company is selling a new type of vibrating underpants that can be controlled by cellphones.

The sex toy company has launched a range of smart underwear panties that can vibrate by the push of a button on your handheld device.

The underpants have a built-in Bluetooth chip, so the user can use their mobile phone to control the strength of the vibration.

The high-tech underpants can even record songs or sing to it in a vibrating manner.

The a one size fits all underpants cost $129 and is said to take sexting to another level.

Inventor Brian Dunham came up with the idea after realizing the amount of time he and his wife spend on their mobile phones.

"The technology can drive couples apart, but this technology will bring them closer,” he said.

Taxi driver abandons van full of passengers as he flees from police

Police road block 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A taxi driver who did not want to deal with the police, abandoned his passengers as he fled on foot.

It all began when police set up a roadblock to catch people who violate driving laws.

However, taxi driver Regis Munenzwa, did not want to stop because he did not have a driver’s license.

Munenzwa refused to stop at the Southerton Police Station in Harare, Zimbabwe, when he was instructed to do so.

He almost ran over a police officer when he made his way passed the traffic barrier.

As officers tried to stop him, Munenzwa accelerated and got away from police.

His actions made him look very guilty, and officers were determined to get him.

Traffic police were assisted by passersby in pursuit of the taxi driver.

The driver jumped from the moving vehicle and left his van full of passengers in danger.

Luckily, someone was able to stop the van and no one was hurt.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident, and said that the driver was trying to escape because he did not have a driver's license. Also, the vehicle did not have an inspection to prove that it was fit for the road.

The driver was eventually arrested.

He now faces charges of endangering people's lives, fleeing police, driving without a license and other charges.

Teen aborts her twin boys by herself because she did know who the father is

Baby coffin illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A teenage girl was distressed when she became pregnant.

She was confused about who impregnated her.

The teen did not tell her family about the pregnancy, and she desperately tried to get rid of the fetus without her family knowing.

The teen reportedly tried different drinks with a combinations of things, which she thought might help her miscarry.

When she was 7 months pregnant, the teen of KwaMashu, South Africa, finally managed to aborted her baby at home only to learn that she was carrying twins.

According to her uncle, she acted normal and they never suspected anything.

Even her mother did not realize she was pregnant.

One morning, the girl went to the bathroom, and after a while, her family members heard her screaming.

They ran to the bathroom and found her in a pool of blood beside her two babies. They called neighbors for help.

Residents called an ambulance and she was rushed to the nearest clinic.

Unfortunately, her twins did not survive. The teen is recovering, and when she is well enough, the family will hold a funeral for the babies.

"I do not know what she drank, but she said that she he had found something to get rid of her pregnancy," a neighbor said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said that so far, the incident was not reported to the police.

Judge orders cursing black American toddler and his mother to be placed in foster care

The child 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A young black American boy became the center of controversy, when someone uploaded a video of him using profanity.

Now, a judge has removed the boy and his mother from their home.

The 2-year-old and his teenage mother of Nebraska, will be placed with a foster family, a judge ruled.

Rather than taking the boy away from his mother, the toddler and his 17-year-old mother, will be placed with the same foster family, a juvenile court judge in Omaha, ruled on Monday.

In the video, which was released by police, the child was seen wearing nothing but a diaper, while his uncle and a family friend encouraged him to curse and use profanity.

The teen mother said that she was not in the room when the video was taken.

The 17-year-old lived with her 38-year-old mother and 19-year-old sister, who helped raise the child.

However, her mother, the child’s grandmother, was recently incarcerated on gun charges.

Popular Nollywood actress beaten and arrested after being caught during robbery

Yewande Akilapa 
By: David Ross

A popular Nollywood actress was caught red-handed breaking into a home, according to police reports in Nigeria.

Yewande Akilapa, a rising star in Nollywood, was detained in a house after sneaking inside with a master key.

Unfortunately for her, an occupant of the house came home, and caught her red handed.

This was not the first time she was caught. Akilapa was actually imprisoned for theft and was released several months ago.

Lagos Police said that the incident occurred on Sunday morning. They were called on reports of a large group of people running after a woman screaming "thief thief!"

The woman was trying to escape barefoot.

Before she could reach her home she was caught.

The woman was found with several master keys inside her bra.

She was severely beaten before police arrived and arrested her.

She was brought before a Magistrate’s Court for a bail hearing.

Weird whale with two heads seen on video

Conjoined twin whales 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Scientist have discovered a whale with two heads, and it was all caught on video.

Exceptionally rare conjoined twin whales have been found dead in the waters of Mexico.

Fishermen found the gray whales in Ojo de Liebre lagoon in the Baja California peninsula, which opens to the Pacific Ocean.

The 13 foot long creature that weighed nearly 1,000 pounds, were linked at the midsection.

They had two full heads and tail fins, Benito Bermudez, a marine biologist and regional director of the National Natural Protected Areas Commission, said.

Bermudez said that the discovery was unprecedented in the region.

It is believed that the whales were born as a result of a miscarriage and did not survive for long.

Scientists were examining the bodies and plan to look for other cases in the animal's habitat across the peninsula.

Large amount of cocaine found in banana boxes inside supermarkets

The cocaine in the banana boxes 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest and charge those behind the smuggling of a large quantity of cocaine inside banana boxes, according to police reports in Germany.

Berlin Region Police have recovered 140 kg of cocaine that had been sent in boxes of bananas at Aldi supermarkets in Germany.

Workers at five stores found drugs among the fruit packages on Monday, in what is called an error of logistics by smugglers.

"The employees of the supermarkets in Berlin and Brandenburg found boxes that should have been full of bananas, but instead were full of cocaine," Stefan Redlich, a police spokesperson, said.

Police said the drugs, worth around $7.5 million, came from Colombia to the German port of Hamburg, were loaded onto trucks and sent to Berlin.

Redlich said that this was one of the biggest busts in almost 20 years.

"To Berlin, this is the biggest drug bust in the last 10 or 20 years. Usually, we find these quantities only in ports such as Hamburg. For Berlin, this is extraordinary," he said.

Pastor caught firebombing home while family was asleep

House on fire 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A family is lucky to be alive after a pastor firebombed their home while they were asleep, according to police reports in California.

Vacaville Police said that a local pastor was arrested on suspicion of arson on Friday, after someone threw a Molotov cocktail at a local residence on Thursday.

Mark Lewis, 39, the pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, was arrested along with three other people on charges of arson of an occupied house, which is located on Chateau Circle.

Lewis had also been named as a suspect in four other incidents of harassment and vandalism against the victim. In one incident, plants in front of the victim's house were burned.

In the latest incident, police received a call at 3:30 a.m. saying that someone threw a firebomb at a home.

Police said there were no injuries and damage to the house was minimal, as a fire extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived.

Six people, including three children, were asleep inside the residence at the time of the incident.

Police began combing the area and located a suspicious vehicle.

Inside the vehicle were Anthony Newbolt, 33, of Sacramento, Richard Wright, 28, of Sacramento, and Kristen Broyles, 30, of Citrus Heights.

Newbolt, Wright and Broyles were arrested and imprisoned on charges of arson of an inhabited dwelling and possession of an incendiary device.

The three suspects live at the church where Lewis is the pastor.

Detectives said they found evidence implicating Lewis as a co-conspirator in the firebombing attack.

Lewis was arrested on suspicion of arson on an inhabited dwelling, conspiracy and stalking. He is currently jailed at the Solano County Jail in Fairfield, and bail was set at $500,000.

Dog saves woman’s life by performing Heimlich maneuver after choking on piece of chocolate

Lesley Hailwood and her dog Nell 
By: Debbie Gross

A British woman is lucky to be alive after choking on a piece of chocolate thanks to her dog.

When Lesley Hailwood began choking on the chocolate, her dog, Nell, wasted no time and jumped into action.

The German Shepherd cross retriever jumped on the couch and pounced on her chest, which was similar to a person performing the Heimlich maneuver. After several pounces the chocolate dislodged.

"There is no doubt that Nell saved my life. The dog was amazing. It never jumped on me like that before. The dog knew that I was in trouble and it knew exactly how to help me," Hailwood said.

Hailwood cares for guide dogs at her home in Liverpool, as they are being trained.

She will find it hard to say goodbye to the 17-month-old Nell, when it will be assigned to a blind person in several months.

“The chocolate was stuck. I was so relieved when Nell came to my rescue. I've had a couple of dogs and they always surprise me with their intelligence,” Hailwood said.

“If not for the dog, Hailwood would have been dead,” a doctor said.

Thieves steal skeletons from graveyard

Dug up grave illustration 
By: John Roberts

A graveyard caretaker filed a complaint with the police after several skeletons were stolen from his property, according to police reports in Puerto Rico.

San Juan Police said that cemetery vandals stole the bones of at least four mausoleums in the cemetery.

In a statement on Sunday, police said that whole skeletons were taken from two mausoleums and body parts were removed from two other graves in the cemetery, which is located in the southern city of Ponce.

Harold Normandia, a cemetery caretaker, told police that a total of six tombs had been broken into and vandalized. The Civil Cemetery worker discovered the vandalism on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

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

Man stabs his girlfriend because she brought home pizza

Fresh pizza illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend because she brought home pizza, according to police reports in Texas.

Waco Police said that they arrested a man, who attacked a woman, because she brought home the wrong food for dinner.

Michael Corsey stabbed his girlfriend with a kitchen knife after she brought the pizza home, instead of the chicken sandwich he requested.

The police said the woman, who was also choked and hit in the face by Corsey, was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Corsey was charged with aggravated assault, and was booked into jail.