Police dog fired because it was too lazy

Police dog illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A police dog is out of a job because it was too lazy, police in Mississippi said.

The Gulfport Police Department said that it is sending the police dog, a Belgian Malinois, back from where it came.

The police dog named Fred, was given the opportunity to turn things around, but it didn't.

The city paid about $12,500 - including training - to buy Fred.

The dog was to be able to sniff out drugs, but officers said that it was easily distracted and lazy.

The police department has tried to retrain it, but without success.

Last week, the police department finally threw in the towel and sold the dog.

Man steals cat food because his friend needs to feed 300 cats

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By: Devansh Dutt

A man who was caught stealing cat food, told police that his friend needs to feed 300 cats, police in Florida said.

Clearwater Police said that they were called to a local Walmart store after the man stole a lot of cat food.

Police officers responded to the Walmart, which is located on U.S. Highway 19 North. Loss prevention personnel had detained James Lawlor after he loaded a cart full of cat food into his car without paying.

Lawlor told the police officers that he had done this in the past because he is a cat food hustler. Lawlor also said that he has a friend with 300 cats and sold the food to him and others.

Lawlor was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. He was charged with one count of theft.

Man paralyzed after portable toilet tips over while inside

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By: Aarav Sen

A man will never use a portable toilet again after becoming paralyzed while using one.

Now, the man has received $5 million for his injuries, a court in Pennsylvania has ruled.

The court has heard that the man was left paralyzed from the shoulders down after his family overturned the portable toilet using their car.

The incident happened when Donald Adams III, was on a camping trip with two of his relatives when he needed to use the toilet. While he was inside, his relatives decided to back their vehicle into the toilet to lock him inside.

They told investigators that they did that as a joke.

According to the lawsuit, Adams’ cousins tipped over the toilet when they hit it.

Unfortunately, Adams landed on his neck and the injury left him quadriplegic.

Adams and his wife sued the manufacturer of the toilet and the installer, claiming that the toilet was installed incorrectly.

The defendants blamed the cousins for Adams’ injury. However, the court held the defendants responsible.

Restaurant owner shoots at diner because she complained about a cockroach in her food

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A restaurant owner is behind bars and was charged with attempted murder after shooting at a customer who complained about a cockroach in her food, police in Alabama said.

Birmingham Police said that they arrested the man on Thursday, after he was accused of the shooting.

The shooting happened at Good Friend Chinese and Seafood Restaurant. The owner, 52-year-old Chun Hin Ching, is jailed in lieu of $100,000.

The woman found a cockroach in her egg roll that she ordered at the restaurant on Thursday night. She went over to the owner to complain about it, and the man gave her a refund. Shockingly, as she walked out the door, he pulled out a gun and shot at her.

Luckily, the woman was not injured, and police later arrested the man at the restaurant.

Father sentenced to 20 years in jail for impregnating his teen daughter after his wife died

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man betrayed his daughters by raped them.

His actions became known when one of his daughters became pregnant.

Now, the man of Masvingo, Zimbabwe, was found guilty of raping his two daughters.

The man was caring for his two teenage daughters after his wife passed away in 2010.

He was charged with raping his daughters, who are 13 and 16-years-old.

Prosecutor Joshua Mudondo said that the father spent two months raping his two daughters and impregnated his older daughter in the process.

By the time the girl had the courage to report the matter to police, she was already seven months pregnant.

The father was charged and convicted of the crime, and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Police lock up dog for being ‘illegal immigrant’

Eleanor Donkin with the dog 
By: Hydar Tomar

A girl was devastated when police ordered her to hand over her dog.

The teenager said that she is afraid that her beloved dog will be put down because it was labeled an “illegal immigrant.”

Eleanor Donkin, 16, of Hexham, England, is an only child. She begged her mother, Carolyn, 48, to buy her a 5-month-old white
Maltese terrier. Her mother finally agreed.

However, only three weeks later, authorities took the dog away for being an illegal immigrant.

Unbeknownst to the family, the puppy named Milo, was one of 10 puppies, which had been illegally imported.

The dog had a dodgy passport, and had not been given his rabies shot.

The family’s heartbreak began when they took the puppy to the veterinary, who noticed their suspicious documents.

The 16-year-old contacted authorities at the Trading Standards Institute. They ordered the dog to be quarantined at a cost of £490 ($825).

Eleanor and Carolyn bought the puppy from businessman John Graham, who admitted in court to illegally importing 10 dogs from Holland.

A judge ordered Graham to pay more than £4,000 ($6,800) to the families that purchased the dogs.

Gay man has charges dismissed after appearing in court dressed as woman

Ricky Nathanson dressed as woman 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A popular gay activist walked into court looking like a woman, and had charges against him dismissed.

Cross-dresser Ricky Nathanson, 48, of Zimbabwe, had been arrested for entering into a ladies restroom while dressed as a woman.

Prosecutors said that around 5:00 p.m., Nathanson was spotted entering the ladies toilet at the Palace Hotel in Bulawayo.

A woman claimed that his privates were visible through his clothes so she asked him to leave.

When he refused to do so, the woman called authorities.

Nathanson was ordered to appear in court to face charges of criminal nuisance.

Nathanson, who is the director of a modeling agency, came to court dressed as a woman.

He stood before judge Abednico Ndebele, where he denied any wrongdoing.

Judge Ndebele ruled that he had not committed any crime when he entered the ladies restroom while looking like a woman.

Daredevils seen on video attempting to cross tightrope between two hot-air balloons

Tightrope walkers fail 
By: Hydar Tomar

Daredevils were seen trying to cross a tightrope between two hot air balloons.

Video maker Sebastien Montaz-Rosset recorded as a group of French adventurers tried the death defying feat.

The group placed a line between two hot air balloons and then released it into the sky before attempting to cross the tightrope.

Not one of the travelers managed to make it all the way through the line, and were seen falling.

The daredevils also wore head cameras to capture images of their stunt.

None of the images showed the tightrope walkers falling to the ground, but it is believed that they were carrying a parachute, which opened as they fell.

Although none of them were successful in their first tightrope hot air balloon attempt, the team said that they are going to give it another shot within a few days.

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing wife after she teased him about his small penis

John and Paula Clinton 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man killed his wife and then attempted to kill himself after she made fun of his small penis.

Now, the man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing his wife.

As were reported earlier, John Clinton, 52, of Aintree, England, brutally attacked Paula Clinton, his wife of 24 years, before cutting his own throat in an attempt to end his life.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that Paula Clinton was unhappy with her husband’s excessive drinking, which led to him pee in their bed at night.

The day she was killed, John Clinton got home from the pub to find paperwork showing that his wife had spoken to a lawyer about a possible divorce, and to discuss the division of the couple's assets.

The mother of two, who worked at the Giro social club in Bootle for 30 years, allegedly told her husband that no other woman will want him because of his small penis, which smelled bad, and because of his bedwetting problem.

The husband became enraged and stabbed his wife multiple times. She managed to escape the family home, but she later collapsed.

She was found with multiple stab wounds on her body, hands and left eye. She died of shock and blood loss, before paramedics arrived.

Armed police were called to the family home where they found Clinton had cut his neck and wrists, in an attempt to commit suicide. He survived and was arrested.

Clinton, who admitted to manslaughter but denied murder, told detectives that he had killed his wife after he just "lost it" because his wife made fun of his manhood.

Naked hospital patient brutally beats nurse at Brooklyn hospital after refusing to be discharged

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A nurse was left in critical condition after being beaten by a naked patient, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that a nurse, 70, at the Brookdale Hospital, was beaten until she lost consciousness as she tried to prepare a patient for discharge. The incident occurred on Friday afternoon.

Hospital staff members saw the 40-year-old suspect, who was naked, beating the nurse at 4:30 p.m. The nurse suffered facial fractures, bleeding and bruises on her chest as a result the beating, police said.

Hospital staff told investigators that Kwincii Jones became angry when the nurse came into his room to prepare his discharge.

“He hit Evelyn Lynch with an IV pole,” a witness said.

He stopped assaulting the nurse when other nurses told him to stop. He ran into a bathroom, where hospital security kept him until police arrived.

The suspect was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Black man sucker punches Crown Heights man in unprovoked attack

Crown Heights street illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

Police are looking to arrest and charge a man with assault after he allegedly sucker punched a Crown Heights man in the head in an unprovoked attack, crownheights.info reported.

Brooklyn, New York police said that the incident occurred at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night, as the man was walking home from a local synagogue.

The victim, a newlywed who lives in the area, noticed a black man in a red sweatshirt coming out of a building and walking towards him.

When the two passed each other, the man punched him in the head, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground.

The attacker did not leave the scene and was standing nearby watching the victim.

A passerby saw police officers nearby and let them to the crime scene.

The victim said that he is suffering severe pain and swelling.

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

Man gets 60 day jail sentence for shooting ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in anti-Semitic attack

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after allegedly shooting an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man with a paintball gun, prosecutors in New York said.

Now, the man will be sentenced to 60 days in jail.

The man will be sentenced at a Rockland County court as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors, and his two accomplices will see their charges dropped.

Shashi Ramsaroop pleaded guilty on Thursday. He also faces up to 2 years of probation.

The case against his girlfriend, Lindsey Peaks, and another accomplice, Demetrius Latrell Torain, was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

The three were initially charged with hate crimes after shooting a Hasidic man in Kaser.

The victim, Josef Margaretten, was hit twice in the abdomen.

Police said that the three defendants were driving through the Hasidic community for the purpose of attacking Jews.

Armed home intruders pistol whip Lakewood residents in their bedroom

Gun illustration 
By: Anika Rao

Police are looking to arrest and charge two men with armed robbery after they allegedly broke into a home, police in New Jersey said.

Lakewood Police said that the incident occurred on Thursday night.

Two men wearing ski masks broke into a house, which is located on Anthony Court at 7:00 p.m.

The men pistol whipped the residents and then ransacked the house, taking about $1,000 in cash and jewelry.

Police officers who responded to the scene, learned that one victim was forced into a bathtub with a towel wrapped around his head.

While one of the suspects ransacked the house, the gun was fired, hitting a dresser, police said.

Police are searching for the suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Elderly woman burned to death after extension cord caught fire

House on fire illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman is dead after a fire swept through her apartment, rescue workers in New York said.

Brooklyn firefighters said that they have discovered the cause of a fire that claimed the life of an elderly woman and injured a man in the Brighton Beach neighborhood early on Saturday.

Firefighters found that several large appliances were plugged into a single extension cord, and they believe that this is what caused the flames that erupted on the seventh floor apartment.

Police identified the victim as Feyga Geyman, 82. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her husband, 85, was taken to Staten Island University North Hospital with burns to his hands.

Man mails poop to companies that refused to hire him

Cat illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man who was angry that companies are not hiring him, decided to mail them poop as an act of revenge, police in Missouri said.

Jevons Brown of St. Louis, was arrested after sending cat feces by mail.

Brown, 58, was sentenced on Friday, to two years probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mailing dangerous articles.

Prosecutors said that Brown was frustrated with his lack of employment opportunities and criticized companies for not hiring him.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service said that Brown mailed at least twenty poop packages.

Brown had recently found a job and had no criminal record.

Brown apologized in court, and promised that this will not happen again.

Female teacher arrested after having sex with two students in her classroom

Meredith Powell in her classroom 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Who doesn't like a hot teacher?

Sitting in school can be boring, but when there is a hot teacher present, things get more interesting.

However, some female teachers cross the line and then end up on the wrong side of the law.

Meredith Powell, 24, of Tacoma, Washington, is one of those teachers.

The 24-year-old high school teacher has allegedly admitted to performing sex acts on several students, inside her classroom.

The students were between 15 and 16-years-old.

Powell is also accused of sending photos of herself in the bathtub to one student.

Powell, a math teacher at Lincoln High School, pleaded not guilty on Friday, to two counts of third-degree child rape and one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

The teacher’s actions became known after she wrote a letter to the girlfriend of one of her victims.

In the letter, which was turned over to police, Powell apologized for her promiscuous and unprofessional actions.

Powell was arrested and was later released from the Pierce County Jail on her own recognizance.

For now, the school placed Powell on leave without pay.

Woman, 31, wears fake pregnancy belly before kidnapping her sister’s newborn baby

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Brianna Marshall and Bruce Powell were happy parents of a newborn baby boy named Kayden Powell.

Just 6 days after his birth, the baby was kidnapped from his home in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Now, the baby’s aunt was arrested for the crime.

Kristen Smith, 31, of Denver, Colorado, was living with her half sister Brianna Marshall, when she decided to take the baby and flee their home.

Smith has been charged with kidnapping after police found a prosthetic pregnant belly and baby clothes in her car.

Smith admitted to taking the baby, but said that she abandoned the baby after her sister reported him missing.

Smith gave police the location where she left the baby.

Baby Kayden was found about 29 hours after he was kidnapped.

He was found wrapped in blankets inside a tote bag near a gas station in Iowa, at 10:15 a.m. on Friday.

Thankfully, he was alive and in good health.

When police searched Smith’s cell phone records and Facebook account, they found messages claiming that she had given birth on Wednesday.

The baby and his parents were reunited.

Smith was arrested and charged with kidnapping.

Woman cuts off 6-year-old nephew’s chin and ears during family argument

The 6-year-old boy 
By: Aarav Sen

A boy was rushed to the hospital with devastating injuries.

The 6-year-old boy of Xiangyang, Hubei province, China, was hospitalized after his aunt cut off his ears and chin, following a heated family dispute.

According to reports, the family was having a dispute over the construction of a house.

35-year-old Zhang Qihui was angry with her brother-in-law and decided to take her anger out on his young son.

She took the son of her husband’s brother to a nearby alley where she proceeded to cut off his ears and part of his chin with a knife after the family argument intensified.

Local residents who heard the child crying, called police.

The child's ears were found at the scene. According to local reports, doctors were able to repair his chin, but were unable to reattach his ears.

Raccoon assaults elderly sleeping woman in her bed

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman was hospitalized after a raccoon jumped into her bed and assaulted her, hospital officials in Massachusetts said.

Now, the 73-year-old is recovering at home after being mauled by a rabid raccoon.

Ginny Ballou of Hingham, said that a raccoon managed to get into her house through a pet door on her back porch.

“It was something I will never forget,” the woman said.

She said that she was asleep when the animal jumped on her face.

“At first I thought it was my cat. It bit my lip and chin. It just held on and would not let go,” she said.

Ballou said she fought the animal for nearly two minutes, until she finally hit it with a phone next to the bed. She chased it out of the room and called the police.

The animal was captured and tests showed it had rabies. It was later euthanized.

She was treated in a hospital and is receiving rabies shots.

Man seen on video swallowing live goldfish in NekNomination stunt

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A man was slammed after he was seen swallowing live goldfish as part of the NekNomination craze.

Ben Elphick was accused of animal cruelty after he placed two goldfish in a mixture of alcohol and drank it in seconds.

Elphick stripped to his boxers to perform the stunt on video.

After mixing the cocktail, which included vodka and tequila, stunned onlookers saw him pulling a plastic bag filled with water containing goldfish.

He cut the bag open with scissors, took the fish in his hand and gestured to the camera as it rattled in his palm.

Then, he dropped it into the mixture of alcohol and swallowed it.

“It's time for dessert,” he said.

“What a surprise. Another fish,” he said as he lifted a baseball cap from a nearby table, revealing a glass with another goldfish swimming around.

The man downed the goldfish in a matter of seconds.

After burping and trying to catch his breath, he nominated three friends to participate in the NekNomination drinking game.

Credit card thief caught after trying to eat stolen bank information

Credit cards illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A credit card thief was put out of business after a police officer caught him eating stolen bank information, a court in the United Kingdom was told.

Prosecutors said that a hotel clerk sold customer bank details for several years.

Alain Tchokote worked at the Ibis Hotel, which is located on Princess Street, Manchester, at night.

He is accused of secretly supplying credit card details of customers to a thief in France.

Tchokote’s crime came to light after police were called to a domestic violence incident at his home. The 28-year-old ended up being arrested for disorderly conduct.

When the suspect was in police custody, he began to chew a piece of paper containing the bank details of customers. Thinking that he was trying to swallow some drugs, an officer tried to stop him.

The officer was able to recover the incriminating document.

Tchokote later admitted that he had sold data, including credit cards, names and addresses.