Man arrested after trying to sell his 7 children while presenting them in 1 wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested and will be charged with attempted human trafficking after he allegedly tried to sell his seven children, police in Nigeria said.

Imo State Police said that they arrested Israel Dike last week, when officials of the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development caught him trying to sell his seven children, including a set of triplets.

The 44-year-old man tied up his seven children and placed them in a wheelbarrow.

The children's hands were completely tied to the wheelbarrow as their father walked the streets soliciting buyers.

Dike told passersby that he decided to sell the children because he can no longer afford to raise them.

Dike said he wanted to sell seven of his children so he has enough money to take care of his other kids.

Officials said that Dike is mentally disabled. Charges are still pending.

Angry mob beats thief into a coma after being caught stealing tricycle

The stolen tricycle 
By: Anika Rao

A thief was beaten into a coma after he was caught red-handed stealing a tricycle, police in Nigeria said.

The thief, who was identified as a member of an armed robbery gang that focuses on stealing tricycles at gunpoint, was beaten in Asaba, Delta State.

Other members of the gang managed to escape after snatching the tricycle, but a crowd that gathered at the scene managed to capture one of the men.

The owner of the stolen tricycle called police, but before the police could reach the scene, the thief was beaten into a coma.

The thief was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, and he was placed under arrest.

Police launched an investigation and managed to arrest the other members of the armed robbery gang. They also recovered the stolen tricycle.

Charges are still pending.

Man who raped 4-year-old girl set free after paying $18 fine

Police car illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man who was arrested, charged and convicted of raping a 4-year-old girl, walked free after paying a fine of N3,000 ($18), police in Nigeria said.

Now, the man was arrested again after being accused of raping a 3-year-old girl.

Mpape Police said that Monday Godswill of Kogi State, was arrested on Saturday, for raping the little girl in Suleja, Niger State.

Police said that Godswill was charged with rape last year for raping a 4-year-old girl, but unfortunately, he was released after paying a fine of N3,000.

"I cannot understand what happened to that case and why Godswill was released after paying just N3,000. I think that now, Godswill will be locked away for a long time because he is a danger to society," a prosecutor in the case said.

Prostitute strips naked to protest her arrest

Prostitutes illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A prostitute stripped naked in public in order to protest her arrest, police in Nigeria said.

Police said that the incident occurred in Garki, after the prostitute was arrested during a police operation meant to crack down on sex workers.

The woman, one of thirty prostitutes arrested during the raid, denied that she was a prostitute and stripped naked.

"I want the whole world to see. Am I a prostitute? I want everyone to see how the government is treating innocent people," the woman said.

Officials have said that they will crack down on hotel owners, who allow prostitutes to use their facilities.

Hotels caught allowing prostitution will be fined and shut down.

Man jailed after following court order to marry his 12-year-old rape victim

Man in jail illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man is behind bars after he married his 12-year-old rape victim, prosecutors in Malaysia said.

A Sabah court has sentenced the man on Sunday, to 12 years in prison for raping the little girl, whom he later married following a court order.

Restaurant manager Riduan Masmud, 41, was found guilty of raping the girl.

The father of four was charged with rape shortly after the attack, but a lower court ordered him to marry the girl instead of facing punishment.

"The higher court ruled that although the marriage is still valid, he is guilty of rape,” prosecutors said after the ruling.

Riduan was also sentenced to a fine and to two strokes with a cane.

Riduan is also facing bribery charges after paying the girl’s father to allow him to marry his daughter.
Riduan is married to another wife with whom he has three children.

2-year-old boy dies of methadone overdose

Jill Goff and Aiden Goff 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A little boy is dead after consuming a large amount of methadone, police in Utah said.

Now, Tooele Police said that his mother, Jill Goff, is behind bars.

Three of her five children tested positive for methadone.

Goff was charged with child abuse and reckless conduct that resulted in the death of a child. The charges were filed after first responders were called to the home of Goff on Friday night, where they found her 2-year-old unresponsive.

The boy was declared dead at the scene.

The siblings of Aiden Goff were treated at a local hospital.

Man holds mentally disabled female relative as sex slave for 14 years

 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of child rape after he held his female mentally disabled relative as a sex slave for many years, prosecutors in California said.

52-year-old Raul Ochoa, pleaded guilty as a part of a plea deal on Wednesday, and will serve 22 years behind bars.

The girl was 13 when she was first abused by Ochoa. She managed to escape in 2012, with the help of a relative.

Ochoa called the victim from jail after being arrested in attempt to try to scare her from cooperating with the police. He also got his mother to help him intimidate the victim.

Ochoa is now under a restraining order that prevents him from contacting the victim and three of her relatives.

The girl was subjected to repeated sexual and physical abuse between 1999 and 2012.

Fashion blogger slammed after posing for photos at Jewish mausoleum

Rachel Nguyen 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A fashion blogger was slammed for taking pictures at a Jewish mausoleum in California. Now, the blogger has apologized to the Jewish community.

Rachel Nguyen has also deleted the photos, which showed her posing in high heels, a black skirt and a white shirt in front of the mausoleum.

In her apology she wrote:

In my last post (since removed), I posted pictures of myself posing in a cemetery with a "f*** it" attitude. I owe everyone a big humble apology.

This was a bad idea in general, but it also turned out to be really poorly timed. I thought I was being fun and irreverent at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near my home, not thinking much about the denomination of the graves behind me, but more so my frustration with the fashion-blogging community.

I had no idea when posting this that it was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and that's on me. I'm ashamed of my own ignorance and insensitivity.

As soon as the first comment criticizing the post came in, I knew I was in the wrong and went to that reader's blog to apologize.

Now I'd like to apologize to everyone and in particular anyone whose life or legacy was touched by the Holocaust. While I can't take back this offense, I promise to better educate myself and be more sensitive going forward.

Teacher accidentally shoots student during classroom experiment

Science lab illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A teacher has been fired after he shot a student in the leg during an experiment.

Science teacher Richard West of the United Kingdom, accidentally shot his 17-year-old student in the leg with a pellet gun.

West had set up the weapon to demonstrate how a bullet would decelerate when fired through cardboard.

However, the gun discharged and the pellet hit Ben Barlow, a student at the St. Peter's Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

While many parents criticized the former teacher’s lack of responsibility by bringing a pellet gun to school, Barlow, who was hit with the gun, is calling for his favorite teacher to be reinstated.

The student said he barely had a scratch after the incident.

“It was a complete accident, and West was really worried and concerned. You'd do more damage with a safety pin,” Barlow said.

The victim has also started a Facebook campaign to get signatures of support, which will hopefully bring his teacher back to school.

Mother sexually assaulted by good Samaritan while her 10-year-old son watches

Francesca Riccardi 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A 10-year-old boy allegedly alerted his mother to the fact that she was being sexually abused by a man who took them into his home.

Francesca Riccardi, 33, of New York, said that she lost all her belongings when her Staten Island apartment was flooded by Hurricane Sandy.

Frank Villano, 72, was a friend of Riccardi's mother, and offered her to stay with him in her time of need.

Riccardi moved to Long Island, New York, to live with Villano, who is a prominent businessman.

Villano, a divorced father-of-four, allowed the woman to move into his $3 million Glen Head mansion together with her son.

However, his kindness turned into a nightmare when Riccardi filed a lawsuit in the Queens Supreme Court, claiming that she was sexually abused by Villano.

In a lawsuit, Riccardi said that Villano laced her oatmeal with Ambien and Xanax before undressing and touching her while she was sleeping.

Although she never caught him doing so, Riccardi claims that her 10-year-old who slept with her in bed, alerted her to what was happening.

Villano's lawyers responded to the lawsuit by saying that Riccardi is a "gold-digger," who is seeking to get money out of Villano, and that the claim is "a complete lie."

In the past, Villano donated $1 million to a Greenwich Village child-protection center.

Priceless reaction of girl being told she is getting a baby brother rather than a sister she had hoped for

Parker and Rashelle Job with their daughter Cambria 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A young girl was delighted when she learned that her mother was pregnant, and that she was going to be a big sister.

However, her excitement did not last long, as she discovered that the stork will be bringing a little brother and not a little sister as she so desperately wanted.

Cambria’s hilarious reaction was caught on video, and was posted to YouTube by her parents, Parker and Rashelle Job of Salem, Oregon.

The video showed the family car parked outside of a Macy's department store.

Parker Job starts rolling the camera as the family was about to open a note, which had the sex of their new baby written on it.

When Parker Jobs revealed the sex of the baby, he and his wife screamed excitedly, “It's a boy!”

“And a girl?” Cambria, asked from the back seat.

“It’s a boy,” her mom told her.

“It’s a girl?” Cambria asked again, in apparent disbelief that her new sibling will be a boy.

“I wanted a sister,” the devastated child replied.

“You have a brother,” Rashelle Job told her daughter.

At that point, Cambria began screaming in disappointment, as her parents laughed hysterically.

81-year-old woman held in jail without bail after feeding animals

Mary Musselman 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) People in Florida are outraged over the injustice done to an elderly woman.

81-year-old Mary Musselman of Sebring, is a well-known and beloved retired gym teacher.

Now, she was arrested and taken from her elderly husband, who is suffering from cancer because she was feeding bears.

Authorities said that Musselman fed dog food to the bears, and that they have repeatedly asked her to stop doing so.

They claim that when a bear is fed by a person, it loses its fear of people and can then become a danger to society.

They also claim that feeding bears will cause them to become incapable of finding food on their own.

Musselman has been arrested before for feeding bears, and she was placed on probation.

So when she was arrested for a second time for the same crime, the judge said that she was not eligible for bond.

Authorities said that she resisted arrest and threatened to kill officers, which only added to her charges.

A close family friend said that the 81-year-old is suffering from dementia.

Cat seen on video stopping mail delivery person from delivering junk mail

Cat illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A mail delivery person recorded a video of an aggressive cat that did not allow him to deliver junk mail.

The video, which the delivery person posted to YouTube, showed his daily battle with the cat as he tried to deposit the mail into the door slot.

The cat lurked at the window, and when the delivery person came close to the home it ran to the door.

The adorable cat stuck its paws out the mail slot to stop the delivery person from delivering the mail.

When the delivery person did not give up, the cat grabbed his glove in an attempt to stop him from depositing the mail.

"Give me back my glove,” the delivery person is heard saying playfully as he laughed about the incident.

Two men burn down store because it ran out of Becks Gold beer

Becks Gold beer illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

Police are looking to arrest and charge two men with arson after they allegedly burned down a store because it ran out of their favorite brand of beer, police in Germany said.

Dortmund Police said on Thursday, that they are looking for the two men after they were accused of burning down a North Rhine-Westphalia store on Sunday at 5:00 a.m., after demanding a bottle of Becks Gold.

When store workers told them that they do not have the beer in stock, the two men left.

20 minutes later, they returned with a can, and after speaking briefly with the store owner, one of the men suddenly poured fuel on the door and lit it on fire.

A fire broke out, causing damage to the front of the store.

The two men, who police said were drunk at the time, fled from the scene.

Police said that the two men speak Polish.

Teen recruits 4 classmates to kill his father and 13-year-old brother

Thorsten Rushing (left) his mother and slain brother Stefan 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A family was left shattered after a teenage boy decided to kill his father and younger brother.

Police were called to a shootout in Lawton, Oklahoma. When they arrived, they found a grieving teenager.

18-year-old Thorsten Rushing told police that he was watching television when two masked men entered the home and opened fire, killing his father and 13-year-old brother.

However, during the investigation, officers uncovered that Rushing was actually the shooter.

Police also learned that Rushing used four classmates to plan the murder.

He along with four teenage friends were arrested on Saturday, the day his father, Uwe Rushing, 49, and brother Stefan were buried.

Lawton Police believe that the 18-year-old fired the gun that killed his family, and that the killings were part of a conspiracy hatched with his peers.

Officers arrested Thorsten Rushing along with his friends Ethan Thompson, 19, Cody Davis, 19, Timothy Delahoy, 18, and Wesley Banston, 17, for the murder.

Police believe at least one of the 4 was at the house when Rushing killed his family.

So far, police do not have a motive for the murder.

The online profile of Lavonne Bynum, Thorsten Rushing’s mother, indicates that she lives in the same town, but her address is not listed as the home where the murders took place.

Struggling waitress Khadijah Muhammad receives $1,000 tip on $30 bill

Food illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman was left crying tears of joy after a couple gave her a huge tip.

Khadijah Muhammad works at the Cheddar's cafe-restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee.

She had fallen on hard times, and when a couple gave her a tip of $1,075 on a simple $29.30 order, she was overwhelmed.

Muhammad was very touched by their generosity, which came in a desperate time of need.

Muhammad has a big heart and loves to help people. During her spare time, Muhammad cooks food for the less fortunate.

However, this time it was Muhammad who was struggling to make ends meet.

Recently, her mother suffered a heart attack, and in order to be at her mother’s side, Muhammad took a break from work and traveled to Ohio.

When her mother recovered, Muhammad returned home to a pile of unpaid bills.

There was also a warning note on her door knob that her electricity would be turned off unless she paid the bill.

"I thought ‘I'm really going to need a miracle to pay my bills this month,’" Muhammad said.

“The miracle I needed came in the form of a very generous family,” she added.

Man shoots his privates while fleeing crime scene

Joseph Johnson 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man was injured after he accidentally shot himself while trying to flee a crime scene.

The incident occurred when Joseph Johnson, 40, of Portland, Oregon, was fleeing the scene of a crime, and as he was trying to hide the gun in the front of his pants, he ended up shooting himself in the testicles.

Johnson had an altercation with his neighbor, Jordan Merrell, 32. The argument became heated, and at one point, Johnson pulled the gun, shot Merrell in the leg and fled.

While running, Johnson put his gun into his pants, but accidentally pulled the trigger and shot himself in the testicles.

An officer saw him fall to the ground while running and discovered the gun.

He was taken to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries before being taken to the Multnomah County jail.

He was charged with robbery, assault and possession of a firearm.

Merrell was also taken to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Women line up around the block to be treated by the world’s hottest gynecologist

Manuel Rico 
By: Hydar Tomar

Hundreds of women flocked to a hospital where the world’s hottest gynecologist began to work, hospital officials in Chile said.

Manuel Rico, 24, has caused a stir among women since arriving in Concepcion, Chile.

The part-time model has been flooded with work at the university hospital where he is completing an internship.

Hospital officials organized a press conference to announce that the winner of the Mr. Spanish Beauty 2010, began working at the hospital.

Now, long lines of women are seen outside his office on a daily basis.

Rico, who plans to return to Spain once his internship is completed later this year, said he prefers to focus on his medical career instead of living the celebrity lifestyle.

"I prefer to remain anonymous. The modeling I did was a great experience, but I do not want anything more to do with it now," he said.

School girl hospitalized after swallowing bullet while drinking orange juice during lunch

Orange juice in cup illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A little girl was rushed to a hospital after she swallowed a bullet that was inside her orange juice, rescue workers in the United Kingdom said.

Paramedics said that eight-year-old Suncica Jovic sipped orange juice while she was in school and began to choke.

A teacher who realized that the girl was in trouble, managed to help her cough up what she had swallowed.

School officials called police after she spit out a live bullet.

The girl was taken to the hospital to check that none of the chemicals in the bullet had seeped into the fruit juice, and to make sure that there was no injury to her throat.

The girl was released from the hospital later in the day. The girl’s parents and the police are investigating how the bullet could have gotten into the carton of orange juice.

The orange juice was packaged in Italy.

Man commits suicide after being unable to pay for the bride he purchased

Noose on tree illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man was found dead after he hanged himself because he was unable to pay for the bride he purchased, police in Nigeria said.

Kebbi State Police said that 24-year-old man Abubakar Ahmed, was found hanging from a tree on Saturday morning.

A source close to Ahmed told police that he committed suicide after being unable to marry his bride.

Ahmed owned and worked on several farms.

Ahmed was supposed to pay a N40,000 ($250) bride price for his wedding that was scheduled to take place last week.

Ahmed was very depressed after his wedding was postponed until he can find the money to pay for his bride.

Ahmed tried to recover a debt in order to pay the bride price, and after he was unable to collect his debt, he decided to end his life.

Police launched an investigation into the incident.

Construction business owner caught stealing electronics from home getting a makeover

Small kitchen appliances illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A construction business owner who was hired to remodel a home, was caught stealing small appliances from the apartment, police in Nigeria said.

Abuja Police said that they arrested Rabiu Mashaudu on Friday, after being accused of stealing electric kettles, blenders, glasses and hair rollers, worth N100,000 ($600).

Mashaudu, 27, was charged with theft.

Ifeanyi John reported the construction business owner to police after the items went missing from his home.

During questioning, Mashaudu admitted to the charges.

He was booked into the local jail, and was released after posting N100,000 ($600) bail.

He faces up to five years behind bars if convicted.


Loading...