Elderly Borough Park woman injured after being run over by a forklift

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) An elderly Borough Park woman was rushed to a hospital after being run over by a forklift, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the woman was struck and injured on Wednesday afternoon, while crossing a street.

The driver was taken away in handcuffs after the incident at 13th Avenue and 60th Street around 1:30 p.m. The forklift driver remained at the scene of the incident.

People at a lumberyard nearby said that the woman was in the middle of the street when she began to scream. The forklift was not believed to be associated with one of the lumber companies on the block where the accident occurred. It but belonged for a company around the corner.

The driver Alexis Cordero, 40, was charged with reckless driving and reckless assault. He was arrested at the scene.

The victim, described as a 73-year-old woman, had both legs crushed and was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

Jewish teacher saves suicidal boy from jumping off a bridge

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By: Aarav Sen

A Jewish teacher arrived just in time to save a suicidal boy, who wanted to jump off a bridge in the United Kingdom, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
27-year-old Adam Landsman, was driving to work on Wednesday, and saw the boy who had climbed the fence and was staring into traffic on a busy road in Hatfield.

Landsman quickly exited his car and ran to the boy. Landsman managed to get the 16 year old talking. After about 25 minutes, he managed to convince the boy to refrain from jumping thanks to his experience in teaching children with learning difficulties.

Landsman took no chances and asked a truck driver to call police. A spokesperson for the Hertfordshire Police later confirmed that the teenager was safe.

Last September, a girl was found hanging in her closet in an apparent suicide, according to police reports in Georgia. Henry County Police said that the eight-year-old girl was found hanged on Friday night, in what authorities believe could be a suicide.

The girl's father discovered her hanging in a closet in their Locust Grove home a little after 8:00 p.m., according to Locust Grove Police Department Chief Jesse Patton. The father immediately called police after the shocking discovery.

The child was pronounced dead at Henry County Hospital on arrival, he said. No arrests have been made and foul play is not suspected at this time, he said.

"The parents are dismayed and we will give them time to mourn, but we will continue with the investigation," Patton said. No names have been released. The authorities will conduct an autopsy on Monday, he said.

Two teen girls killed for having ‘immoral sexual relationships’

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By: Hydar Tomar

Two teen girls are dead after being accused in separate incidents of having immoral relationships.

Al Jazeera reported that two teenage Palestinian girls were killed in separate incidents last month, in apparent “honor killing” incidents.

The girls were killed in revenge attacks carried out by family members, who claimed that their sexual escapades caused dishonor to the entire family. The two reported killings triggered massive protests in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Over 100 people assembled outside the attorney general's office in Gaza, demanding that violence against Palestinian women come to an end. Five women were murdered in honor killings in the Palestinian territories in 2011. That number increased to 13 in 2012 and doubled to 26 last year.

Sadly, a day after the protests, another woman, Samah Bader, 36, was stabbed to death by her husband in her apartment in Ramallah, after being accused of sexual misconduct. She became the eighth woman murdered in the Palestinian territories since the beginning of the year, raising concerns that the deadly trend will continue to grow.

New giant ‘Cupcake ATM’ comes to New York City

Sprinkles Cupcakes store location 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Are you in the mood for a cupcake late at night when all the neighborhood stores are closed?

A new “Cupcake ATM” will dispense fresh cupcakes in New York City, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In the city that never sleeps, you will now be able to satisfy your craving for cupcakes anytime you want, thanks to the cupcake dispensing machine, which opened on Tuesday in the Upper East Side.

Charles Nelson and his wife, founded Sprinkles Cupcakes. They said that the new machine will dispense fresh gourmet cupcakes with the touch of a button. The pink colored Cupcake ATM is located on Lexington Avenue between 60th and 61st streets next to their bakery.

The machine can be stocked with up to 800 cupcake. Flavors include red velvet, peanut buttercup, lemon meringue and Cuban coffee.

A spokesperson for Sprinkles Cupcakes said that the company will begin offering cookies and brownies in the machine by next month.




Drunk man swallows metal fork to impress his friend

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By: Anika Rao

A man who wanted to impress his friend, thought it would be a clever idea to swallow a metal fork.

Now, the man of Romania, has agreed to stop making drunken bets with his friend after being hospitalized.

Radu Calincescu, 25, was taken to the emergency room in the city of Bacau, after experiencing severe pain a few minutes after performing his crazy stunt. He told doctors that he had an uncomfortable feeling in his esophagus, but he did not mention that he had swallowed the fork.

Doctors were stunned when they checked the x-ray, which showed the fork lodged in his throat. He told doctors that he had been drinking with his friend, and he told his friend that he can swallow a fork.

Calincescu was discharged without undergoing emergency surgery after doctors told him to wait and see if the fork comes out naturally. Calincescu will have to return to the hospital in a few days to see if the fork has moved. If it reaches the stomach and looks like it could puncture the liner he will need an operation.

Father seen on video yanking out son’s tooth using a drone

Adam Swan getting his tooth pulled 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A father in Ireland, came up with a clever idea to pull out his son’s loose tooth without going to the dentist, a video uploaded to YouTube showed.

The video, which has since gone viral on the Internet, showed that the days of tying a rope to a door handle, are gone.

The tooth pulling adventure began when Malcolm Swan took his son Adam to the park along with his favorite toy helicopter, also called a drone. The father tied a piece of dental floss to his child’s front tooth before tying the other end to the helicopter.

After getting a thumbs up from his enthusiastic son, the father sent the helicopter up to the sky, yanking the loose tooth out without any pain. After landing the helicopter, the father and son team searched the Dublin park for the pulled tooth.

Drunk man put machete to his wife’s neck after vomiting on his cellphone

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man threatened to kill his wife with a machete after he became angry for vomiting on his own cellphone, police in Florida said.

Port St. Lucie Police said that officers responded to 1902 SE Hillmoor Drive at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, when a woman told dispatchers that she fled her apartment with her ​​children after Trevor Campbell, 31, had come home drunk, vomited on his phone and argued with her.

At one point he pressed a machete to her neck causing minor cuts. According to a police report, she told police that he had a gun and threatened to commit suicide.

She became extremely distraught after he put the barrel in his mouth. He fired a round, but luckily, the bullet hit the ceiling. Police said that when they arrived they found the woman and her daughter hiding behind a dumpster.

Police officers began talking to the man, asking him to get out of the house and surrender. During that time, the suspect fired shots at police officers. Eventually, the suspect was agreed to surrender.
He was taken to Lawnwood Medical Center, after complaining of pain. Police said he fought with staff members.

When he was discharged, he was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail, where he is being held on $250,000 bond. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and attempted murder of a police officer.

Woman stabs her boyfriend because he beat her with anger management book

Sheelah Thompson and Tyler Ford 
By: Hydar Tomar

A couple was arrested and charged with assault after they assaulted each other, police in South Carolina said.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said that the boyfriend and girlfriend are facing charges after an altercation that involved an anger management book and a box cutter.

Police officers said that they were called to the Veridian Apartments by 22-year-old Sheelah Thompson. She told officers that her boyfriend, 23-year-old Tyler Ford, got into a fight with her while they were watching a movie, and that he had choked and threatened to kill her.

Thompson said that Ford had hit her little daughter in the legs twice because she was crying. She also said that when she tried to get the child away from Ford, he grabbed the anger management book and hit her.

She said that when Ford continued his assault, she took a sharp object and cut his arm. Police officers also spoke with Ford, who had a deep cut on his right forearm.

Ford confirmed that he and Thompson had been arguing while watching a movie. He said that when she asked Thompson why she tried to make him mad, while he is trying to complete an anger management class, she would not answer. That is when he hit her.

After further investigation, Thompson was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, and Ford was charged with criminal domestic violence.

Prophet separates from his wife and did not bathe in 13 years because God told him to do so

Wale Olagunji with his wife 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A self proclaimed prophet of Nigeria, said that God ordered him not to bathe and to separate from his wife.

Wale Olagunji of Ibadan, who works at the Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministry, has revealed that he has not taken a bath in 13 years because God told him to do so.

Olagunji also revealed that he recently separated from his wife and is abstaining from sex.

“Even though I have not taken a bath in 13 years, I do not smell bad and I still look more clean than those who bathe regularly. In 2000, God told me to stop bathing. I separated from my wife, and stopped drinking soda and wine. Whoever God wants to use for a certain purpose in this world, there is a serious price tag attached to that. So I think that is the price I'm paying. I can prove that I have not taken a bath in 13 years,” Olagunji said during an interview.

When asked how he manages to remain hygienic and healthy, he said that it is the work of the Holy Spirit. Olagunji claims that water has not touched his body since 2001.

Olagunji has proclaimed himself as a prophet in 1993.

Real Christopher Reeves dressed in Superman t-shirt arrested after being caught speeding

Christopher Reeves 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) He was speeding because that is what Superman is known for.

A man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he was caught speeding, police in Utah said.

The incident however, took a strange twist when police discovered the identity of the man. Christopher Reeves, not to be confused with Superman actor Christopher Reeve, was arrested earlier this week after he was speeding along a highway.

Members of the Davis County Sheriff said that Reeves, who wore a Superman t-shirt at the time of his arrest, failed a field sobriety test. Police also found synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a bag of methamphetamine, a police spokesperson said.

The bag of methamphetamine weighed 52 grams. Reeves admitted to swallowing two Lortab pills about two hours before being arrested.

Reeves was transported to the Davis County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute, as well as several traffic violations.




Police bust prostitute disguised as a woman after noticing her manly arms while she climbed up a tree

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By: Devansh Dutt

A prostitute disguised as a woman was left red faced after she was forced to admit that she is really a man, police in China said.

The super strong prostitute, who escaped from police before climbing up a tree, was actually a man dressed in women's clothing.

The incident occurred during a crackdown on prostitutes in the red light district of the city of Nanning. The officers decided to crackdown on prostitutes after reports were released highlighting the fact that the number of
sex workers was spiraling out of control, and that many of the women were openly plying their trade on the streets.

However, after gathering a group of women, one of them suddenly pushed police officers out of the way and
ran before police began chasing her.

“She did not run as a woman. She was very quick and managed to jump over a fence much more efficient than officers, but when she realized that police officers are in front of her, she climbed a tree like a cat, and refused to come down,” a police spokesperson said.

After a three-hour standoff police persuaded the woman to come down from the tree. The officers demanded to see her identification, but she said that she had lost it while running.

One police officer began to question her manly arms, and that is when she admitted that she was really a man disguised as a woman. Police identified the suspect as 31-year-old Luo Shih.

Police said that they arrested 33 women during the operation, and that 3 were men disguised as women.

Drunk man with son in car gets stuck on police station’s front lawn

Eyal Alima 
By: Aarav Sen

A man was arrested after his car got stuck on the front lawn of a Chicago, Illinois, police station.

47-year-old Eyal Alima, has been charged with drunk driving after getting his car stuck on the grass in front of the police station.

Police said that Alima was headed to the Northbrook Police Department at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, with his 14-year-old son to report threatening phone calls he had received.

However, his car got stuck on the front lawn after missing the turn for a public parking lot.

Police recorded his blood alcohol level above the legal limit for driving. Alima insisted that it was all just a “misunderstanding.”

According to police, Alima was looking for a public parking spot, but got lost and went to the parking section for employees. While trying to make a turn, the drunk man drove onto the lawn.

The car got stuck because the grass was saturated with melted snow. Alima however, maintains that he was not drunk, suggesting the breathalyzer was broken.

“If I really was drunk, why would I go to the police?” Alima said. He admitted that he had two beers about two hours before he got behind the wheel.

Alima was charged with drunk driving and was released after posting $1,000 bail.

Good Samaritan killed while trying to convince drunk man to stop driving

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A man was killed while trying protect others from a drunk driver.

Timothy McShane, 42, was drinking at the Aberdeen Tap in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., when bartenders refused to give him more drinks. He left the bar.

33-year-old Shane Stokowski, was enjoying drinks with his friends at the same bar when he noticed McShane, who was clearly intoxicated, leaving the bar with car keys.

Stokowski followed McShane to the parking lot of the bar. When McShane got into his girlfriend's black SUV, the 33-year-old begged him not to drive. However, McShane refused to listen and hit several parked cars trying to get out, according to court documents.

Stokowski approached the truck and leaned against the driver's side window to stop McShane, but he kept driving while Stokowski held on to the truck.

Stokowski fell from the truck and hit his head on the pavement, according to prosecutors. He was taken to a hospital where he died from blunt force trauma.

Instead of stopping or contacting the police, McShane, a construction worker, went to his girlfriend's house, parked the truck and fell asleep for a few hours.

When police found him, McShane claimed that Stokowski tried to attack him so he fled in fear, according to a police report.
McShane, a father of one, also told the officers that Stokowski tried to rob and beat him, and left a mark on his neck.

McShane was not supposed to be driving as his license was already suspended due to a previous DUI charge.
McShane is being held in lieu of $350,000 bail for reckless homicide, aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Grandmother arrested for stealing teacher’s wallet while visiting granddaughter at school

Theresa Yvonne Sayles 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Talk about setting a bad example. A grandmother was arrested after stealing a teacher’s wallet.

Theresa Yvonne Sayles, 49, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was invited to her granddaughter's school for a school assembly. She used the opportunity to steal cash from her granddaughter's teacher.

Officers from the Northern District, responded to the Marley Elementary School on a report of a theft that just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with school administrators, who indicated that the school was conducting an assembly for the students that allows for parents or guardians to attend.

It was relayed to officers that the grandmother of one of the students was caught stealing a teacher’s wallet during the assembly. School staff prevented the suspect from leaving the school property until officers arrived.

Officers were told that the suspect entered an unoccupied classroom. Then the teacher saw Sayles in her classroom. She questioned the woman as to what she was doing in the empty classroom. The suspect exited the room and entered the cafeteria.

The victim became suspicious and quickly realized that her wallet was missing from the classroom. The victim then noticed the suspect holding her wallet in the cafeteria area and was rummaging through it.

The suspect has also observed Sayles removing cash from the wallet and discarding the wallet into a trash can.

The grandmother was arrested, and was advised that she is no longer allowed on the school’s property and will be charged with trespassing if she returns.

The suspect was charged with theft under $100 and disturbing school activities. Her bail was set at $5,000.

Two missing students were found having threesome with elderly man

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By: Anika Rao

Parents of two teenage girls were very worried when their daughters failed to come home from school.

Two 15-year-old school girls of Gweru, Zimbabwe, were reported missing over a week ago.

Their worried parents asked people to keep an eye out for their missing children. One day, a man spotted one of the teenagers at the door of an elderly man’s house. He informed the worried father, who then called police.

Offers entered the home and found that the girls were safe, and were at the house voluntarily. The girls told police that George Venter paid them to have threesomes with him.

The girls hatched a plan to run away from home after they met Venter, who is a mechanic, while walking in an industrial area in Gweru. The man offered the girls $20 for sex before going to his house and allegedly having a threesome with them.

The girls then went to live with the man as he promised to keep paying them $5 per day for sex. Venter appeared before the Gweru Magistrate’s Court Judge Judith Taruvinga on charges of having sex with a minor.

Florida police officers force woman to poop on street while laughing at her

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By: Anika Rao

A woman was humiliated after police officers told her to poop on the street.

The officers then allegedly laughed at her for doing so.

The woman of Florida, claims in a lawsuit that the police forced her to poop in her yard while they were searching her house for methamphetamine.

Dawn Brooks sued the Volusia County and the city of New Smyrna Beach, for not properly training officers in the matter.

In the lawsuit, Brooks claims that the officers refused to let her use the bathroom inside her home, in a private area or in the officers truck.

Brooks was in handcuffs when she told officers that she needed to use the bathroom. Officers allegedly told her to use the bathroom right there in the front lawn.

Brooks said that officers would not help her clean herself or get dressed after she did her business in front of them. Eventually they gave her a plastic suit to wear. Instead of helping, the officers looked, laughed and yelled at Brooks while she was undressing, the complaint states.

Brooks said that she should have been allowed to use the bathroom in her home or in private. She also said that the ordeal violated her rights to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, causing her mental anguish and humiliation

U.S. District Judge Roy Dalton rejected claims against Volusia, as she failed to prove that the officers’ indifference was due to the city's alleged failure to train officers.

Judge Dalton said that Brooks did not state any specific practice or policy that caused the officers to infringe her rights. She was given a couple of weeks to modify her lawsuit to a human rights violation.

Man flirts with bartender, gives her his phone number and robs restaurant

Keveen Quintanilla 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A dumb criminal is behind bars after he handed his phone number to a bartender before robbing the place.

Keveen Quintanilla, 31, of California, walked into the restaurant and flirted with the bartender.

22-year-old bartender Ashleigh Cullen, who works at the Curry Up Now, a restaurant in San Mateo, said that Quintanilla came into the restaurant at 1:00 a.m., and asked her if she was willing to go out with him later that night. Quintanilla gave the bartender his number and he left.

He later returned to the restaurant with different clothes. He also wore a restaurant work shirt as he was removing electronics from the storage room area.

Police said that Quintanilla was caught in the act by employees in the early hours of Saturday morning, but he fled before police arrived.

That is when Cullen told police that she recognized the suspect as a man who had previously flirted with her and gave her his number.

Officers set up a sting operation, where they pretended to be Cullen. The San Mateo Police began exchanging texts with the suspect. They asked if he wants to go out with her on a date at a donut shop in Burlingame.

Quintanilla fell for it, and when he showed up, two plain clothes detectives who waited at the shop, arrested him.

Teen wins $70,000 after school officials go through her private Facebook messages to look over sexual content

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A 13-year-old girl was traumatized after school officials forced her to hand over her Facebook password.

Now, the teen received $70,000 from the school as compensation for invading her privacy.

It all began when a mother told the school that Riley Stratton of Minnewaska, Minnesota, was sending sexual messages to her son.

The girl also wrote on her Facebook page that she disliked her teacher's aide because she was being mean.
The school official ordered Stratton to hand over her Facebook and email passwords.

The 13 year old was humiliated when officials reviewed her private messages. The student was given an in-school suspension. After the incident, the humiliated teen did not want to go back to school and is now being home schooled.

Attorney Wallace Hilke with the American Civil Liberties Union, took the case pro bono, as the girl’s rights were violated.

The school agreed to pay Stratton, who is now 15, $70,000. They will also change school policy so that parents will have to give written permission to ask the child to hand over a password.


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