Police beat and cut off hair of woman found disoriented in motel room

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was possibly raped, was beaten by police officers, her defense attorney Paul Misukewicz said.

Detroit, Michigan police Officer Bernadette Najor, with the help of several male officers, beat and bound a potential rape victim before cutting her hair.

Charda Gregory, 22, woke up disoriented in a motel room where she was arrested by police for allegedly destroying the room.

The young mother, who is traumatized after the incident, has no idea how she got there or why the police beat her.

Najor, who was initially suspended, has been fired from the police force. The other police officers that can be seen on a video participating in the violence, faced no disciplinary action.

The incident occurred at the Suez Motel in Warren, where Gregory was arrested for trashing a room.

Gregory had been sprayed with pepper spray and was pushed against the wall twice.

Gregory was dragged into a restraint chair and her arms and legs were bound.

Officer Najor pulled Gregory's head while cutting off her hair.

Dog arrested after biting penis of bank employee

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By: Aarav Sen

A dog was arrested and charged with assault after biting the penis of a bank employee, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they have arrested and charged a dog for biting the penis of a bank worker on Friday. The bank is located on Idowu Anisere Street.

Police also charged the dog owner, Adebowale Gabriel, 31, with negligence.

The dog and Gabriel were arrested after Simon Anwam told police that the dog pounced on him and inflicted a deep injury on his penis.

Anwam said that the dog suddenly jumped on him, and before he could do anything, the dog bit his penis.

After Anwam saw that his pants had blood stains, he quickly went home and saw that he was seriously injured.

Anwam was transported to General Hospital in Lagos, for treatment.

Priest arrested after being caught with a human head

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By: Hydar Tomar

A priest and another man were arrested and charged with transporting human body parts after they were caught with a human head, police in Ghana said.

Afienya Police said that they have arrested a man and his accomplice after trying to smuggle a human skull from Volta to Kumasi.

Simon Yovou, 34, a priest, and Thomas Dodzie Nodzi, 38, both of Afienya, were caught after police received a tip.

The skull was sent to a forensic laboratory for further testing.

A police spokesperson said that the two were seen with the skull aboard a commercial bus.

Police boarded the bus and found the skull in Yovou’s bag.

Police later arrested Nodzi after Yovou named him as his accomplice during questioning.

According to the initial investigation, the skull was to be delivered to Dzabaku, a priest in Kumasi.

Police are still trying to figure out from where the two suspects got the skull.

Man dragged through wood chipper machine while repairing it after it suddenly starts working

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man who was fixing a broken wood chipper machine, was left with serious injuries after the machine suddenly turned on.

23-year-old Frank Arce of Longview, Washington, said that he was inside the machine to clear a blockage when it began beating his body with blades designed to strip trees and branches.

Arce, who was pulled from the machine alive, suffered from seven broken ribs, a punctured lung, a broken ankle, a fractured pelvis and a fractured knee.

Acre’s colleagues quickly shut off the machine after hearing his screams from inside and managed to keep him calm until the paramedics arrived to help him.

Acre already underwent several surgeries since the incident.

Arce is now facing a long recovery period and could suffer permanent nerve damage.

The company said that it is paying for Acre’s medical bills.

Acre worked at the Swanson Bark & Wood Products Company. The Department of Labor and Industry is investigating the incident.

Woman, 65, tries to kill husband by stuffing poop into his IV line

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after nurses found that she stuffed poop into her husband’s IV line.

Rose Mary Vogel, 65, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, is facing attempted murder charges after she put feces into the IV line of her husband, trying to end his life.

The woman’s 66-year-old husband was in critical condition while recovering from heart surgery at the Chandler Regional Medical Center.

The woman might have been fed up of caring for her sick husband and tried to end his life.

The man’s emergency alarms went off around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, and a nurse found Vogel holding the IV bag.

The nurse observed a brown liquid inside the bag and immediately pulled the IV from the man's arm and went to call for help.

When the nurse returned, Vogel was trying to empty the IV bag into a trash can, but they stopped her from doing so.

Subsequent tests on the brown liquid showed that it was fecal matter.

Police found three syringes in Vogel’s purse. One of the syringes was filled with feces, police said.

The man is expected to recover.

His wife faces a charge of attempted murder and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

She was arrested and is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bail.

She was also ordered to stay away from her husband.

Elementary school teacher brings pot laced dish to party

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A woman is facing charges after a teengaer became sick from her pot laced food.

Teresa Badger, 47, is an elementary school teacher in Benicia, California.

Badger, who works at the Matthew Turner Elementary School, attended a party with other school teachers.

She brought along a pot laced dish, which left several teachers sick and under the influence of a controlled substance.

Test at a local hospital revealed the presence of THC, a chemical that is used to make marijuana, according to police.

One of the school employees took home food for her 15-year-old son. He and his mother also became sick after eating the pot laced dish.

Investigators have not revealed which foods were poisoned by the teacher, but it was not brownies.

Badger was booked into the Solano County Jail and charged with three felony counts of food poisoning. Her bail was set at $15,000.

4 Travel Scams That Can Ruin Your Family Vacation

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By: Hydar Tomar

Preparing for your family vacation involves more than packing, booking accommodations and hiring a cat sitter. It also means keeping an eye out for the latest travel scams, which can turn even the dreamiest of family vacations into a veritable nightmare. The first step toward avoiding travel scams is to be aware of them. Here are a few to look out for:

Tricky Timeshares and Vacation Packages

You spot an ad or get a phone call about an incredibly rare and affordable timeshare or travel deal for your family. Before you bite, however, keep in mind that the rare offer could very well be a fraudulent thing.

Red flags include any prices that seem way too good to be true and companies that don’t have a reputable website or standing with the Better Business Bureau. Phone calls from folks who try to corner you with high-pressure sales tactics also can be evidence of a scam.

Vacation Vishing

During your travels you get an automated phone call telling you something is wrong with your bank account or ATM card. So you call the number or visit the website given and enter your bank account number, password and other personal information to clear up the problem. Yet if you were a victim of vishing, you just created a problem instead of solving one.

So what is vishing? It is a scam that occurs over the phone, and involves the theft of your identity or personal information by someone who pretends to be connected to a reputable company to trick you into disclosing your information. While vishing can hit at any time, you may find yourself more susceptible when you’re on the road and in need of steady access to your cash.

Always call your bank or financial institution direct to double check if there is indeed a problem with your accounts. You also can protect your identity with services, such as LifeLock, which alert you of any anomalies that could be hazardous to your security.

Hotels (Sort of) Loaded with Accommodations

You check your family into the super accommodating hotel that includes daily paper delivery, Wi-Fi, 24-hour Disney Channel access and daily candy bars left on your pillows. Except all those accommodations, while available for your taking, are certainly not free. Each extra is tacked on to your overall hotel bill, something you only realize at the end of your stay.

Stay on top of hidden or well-disguised fees by getting a written rundown of everything included with your flat hotel rate. Then choose any extras only if you feel they’re worth the price (or your kids beg badly enough).

Useless Travel “Protection” Insurance

Your family is the most precious thing in your life, so that email you got about travel protection sounds like a great idea. You send off your check for the premium, but when your flight is canceled, your luggage is lost or one of your kids needs a vacation-time trip to the doctor, you find out your “protection” doesn’t protect you from anything.

Red flags for faux travel insurance companies include bulk emails or phone calls from "reps" trying to sell it, especially those from companies who are not licensed to sell insurance in your state. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners notes many of your traveling insurance needs already may be covered by your existing health, homeowners or vehicle insurance, and you may not even require additional insurance. You also may prepare for emergencies with an app like Travel Safe, which ensures all pertinent info and instructions are at your fingertips.