Cafe offers large stuffed characters to its lonely customers

Stuffed cartoon character at the Moomin Cafe 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A cafe is offering its lonely customers a chance to dine with one of its large stuffed cartoon characters.

The cafe called The Moomin Cafe, which has its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, has a selection of toys available to keep you company during lunch.

The oversized stuffed animals are the characters from the popular Moomin books. There are some drawbacks, of course.

They cannot speak, cannot give advice about relationships, cannot give you a hug when you need it, but at least they will not try to steal your food. Many customers sat with the Moomin characters, and then shared photos of the experience on social networks.

The cafe has recently opened a location in New York City as well.

Father seen on video teaching his baby how to smoke cigarettes

The father and his child smoking together 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A father of Russia, came under fire for teaching his baby how to smoke cigarettes.

The video of the smoking session was uploaded to the Internet.

The video has since gone viral. In it, the man, who appears to be topless, teaches the child how to inhale and blow smoke.

The video, which lasts about two minutes, was recorded in the family kitchen. One of the most disturbing parts of the video is that the child complains when his father takes away his cigarette.

It is clear that the child is becoming addicted. His father then gives him a new cigarette and the child begins to puff away happily.

In the second half of the video, the father can be seen handing over a lighter to his son. Then, the child mistakenly puts the burning side of the cigarette into his mouth.

Many viewers were concerned that the child may have burned himself. At one point in the video, a woman, possibly the mother of the child, is heard laughing.

Armed robbery suspect stripped of his constitutional right to an attorney after abusing 5 court appointed lawyers

Joshua Nisbet 
By: Hydar Tomar

An armed robbery suspect will have no choice but to represent himself after being stripped of his right to an attorney, according to court proceedings in Maine.

Joshua Nisbet was seen questioning witnesses seated behind a table with a fabric skirt to prevent jurors seeing his shackles.

Nisbet was stripped of his constitutional right to an attorney after five public defenders asked to be taken off the case. The last two lawyers withdrew after Nisbet threatened to shoot one of them in the eye with a gun.

Nisbet, 36, of Scarborough, has been in the Cumberland County jail for nearly three years since he was accused of wielding a knife during a robbery at a convenience store in South Portland.

Nisbet is the first defendant in Maine, to be stripped of his constitutional right to counsel. Judge Thomas Warren ruled that Nisbet effectively lost his right to counsel through his actions.

Nisbet claims that he is the victim of a police conspiracy that included forged documents.

Leeds boy, 15, fatally stabs his 61-year-old female teacher in front of students during class

Anne Maguire (left) 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) School children fled in panic after a 15-year-old boy decided to stab his female teacher to death during class, police in the United Kingdom said.

61-year-old Spanish teacher Anne Maguire of Leeds, was taken to a hospital after the attack, but was later pronounced dead.

The 15-year-old boy was detained by staff at the Corpus Christi Catholic College and was later arrested by police. Eyewitnesses at the scene said that children were seen screaming and running from the classroom after the attack.

Paul Money of the West Yorkshire Police, said that the victim received several stab wounds and a knife was recovered at the scene. No one else was injured during the attack.

Staff members of the school said that they were in shock and the death of Maguire will have a huge impact on her family and the school. Downing Street said that the prime minister's thoughts were with the family of the victim.

According to the initial police investigation, the 15-year-old boy had a series of arguments with the teacher. The teenager is said to have been treated for depression and had recently experienced family problems. Some students said that he had been drinking and that alcohol bottles were recovered.

Homeless man seen sleeping in hot ash to keep warm

Ludvik Dolezal 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A homeless man regularly sleeps in hot ash to stay alive during freezing nights.

The man sports an extremely wrinkled face and a gray beard that is blackened by soot.

The man is known as the dirtiest man of Europe. Ludvik Dolezal sleeps every night in a pile of hot ash, burning his few belongings to save himself from the freezing cold.

“I sleep with my clothes in hot ash, and I cover myself with the ash to keep warm. I look like hell. I had a mattress, but I burned it,” Dolezal said.

“Sometimes people help me by giving me their old tires to burn,” he added. Dolezal is said to have a disorder that causes him to burn everything, but his crazy sleeping habit saves him from the freezing cold nights in Novy Bydzov, Czech Republic.

Dolezal receives $170 a month in government benefits. He gets through on a pack of cigarettes a day, and promises that he will never quit smoking.

Suicidal teen seen on video using automatic weapons to brush his teeth

Teen brushing his teen with automatic weapon 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A crazy teen was seen on video brushing his teeth by attaching a toothbrush to automatic weapons, videos uploaded to YouTube showed.

The teen daredevil of Japan, uploaded several videos of him brushing his teeth with different automatic weapons to YouTube.

All the videos have since gone viral. In a series of scary clips, the young man, who goes by the YouTube screen name of tokioFN, is seen applying toothpaste to his brush before attaching it to various weapons. Once the toothbrush is firmly attached, he shoots the weapons, which causes the brush to clean his teeth.

The teenager seems to be visibly hurt on more than one occasion, as the recoil of the gun pounds the toothbrush in his mouth. His latest antics involved an automatic rifle.

Fortunately, the gun was pointed away from the teenager as he pulled the trigger, which means that the worst pain he can expect is a toothache. Most YouTube viewers believe that the teen is nuts.

Nohiro wrote: “thought Japanese people were superior in everything. Until this video,” while Anime Master ZERO wrote: “First thought before I started watching: This seems like a terrible idea. First thought after I started watching: Yep! This was a terrible idea.”

Mother seen on video beating her 12-year-old girl for posting a selfie to Facebook

Helen Bartlett beating her daughter 
By: Aarav Sen

A young girl was beaten by her own mother because she posted a selfie on Facebook, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

The mother from Trinidad and Tobago, uploaded the video of herself hitting her 12-year-old daughter with a belt for sharing photos on Facebook.

The video of the beating has gone viral on the Internet.

Helen Bartlett of Point Fortin, who is a mother of four children, can also be seen hurling insults at her daughter. The disturbing clip has left viewers divided, with some people justifying her actions, while others call it child abuse.

Bartlett’s other kids quickly came to the defense of their mother claiming that she only wanted to protect her daughter from getting pregnant. The mother believes that her daughter will get pregnant if she continues to post pictures of herself on Facebook.

Helen Bartlett said that she was willing to go to jail to set her daughter on the right path. The woman also said that she does not regret beating her daughter, but only regrets the fact that the video of the beating went viral.

The government has released a statement warning parents that they may face charges of child abuse if they are caught beating their children.

Police shoot innocent pizza delivery man because he wore a hoodie and held his hands in the pockets

Pizza pie in box illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Police officers shot and critically wounded an innocent pizza delivery man because they were afraid of him, police in Pennsylvania said.

The victim, who is in critical condition, remains in a hospital several days after being shot by the two police officers in Philadelphia.

According to the initial police investigation, the victim may have thought that the shooters were fake cops. The police officers told investigators that they believed the young man was about to run them down his Ford Taurus.

20-year-old Philippe Holland, was delivering pizza for the Slices and More Pizzeria and Grill, when the incident occurred. Holland was delivering pizza near 51st Street and Willows Avenue, just before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.

At the same time, the two officers, who were not in uniform, came to the area after hearing gunshots. “The saw this man walking with a hoodie. He had his hands in his pockets and then they ordered him to stop. At that point, Holland returned to his car and began to drive away. That is when the officers fired their weapons,” a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department said.

Holland was shot in the leg, neck and head. The officers have been taken off the street pending the outcome of the investigation.

Man burns himself and 5-year-old daughter alive in front of his estranged wife

Fire illustration  
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman watched in horror as her former husband set himself and their daughter on fire.

The father of Italy, and his five-year-old daughter were burned alive after he poured gas on himself and his daughter.

The 48-year-old man, who was not named for legal reasons, allegedly held his daughter in the backseat of a car as he poured gasoline on himself and his daughter. He set both of them on fire in front of the child’s mother.

The distraught mother of Pescara, suffered second and third degree burns in an attempt to save her daughter from the flames. However, she was unable to get the child out alive.

The couple split last year after the woman reported that her husband became abusive. The girl lived with her mother and three half sisters, who were from their mother’s previous marriage.

A few months ago, a court ruled that the father could only see his daughter once a week after being found guilty of abuse. The visits were to be carried out with a social worker present.

However, in violation of the court order the woman agreed to meet with her former husband outside the court ordered visitation.

During that visit the father burned himself and his daughter. May they rest in peace.

Kentucky corrections officer arrested for soliciting sex from a minor

Deputy John Kamphaus 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A deputy who looked after prisoners for the past 18 years, will now join them behind bars.

Deputy John Kamphaus, 40, of Kentucky, is facing a serious criminal charge in Kenton County.

Kamphaus was a deputy sheriff in Hamilton County
when he was accused of talking to a 15-year-old girl for almost one year before he decided to meet her for sex.

Kamphaus had set up a meeting at Mills Road Park in Independence, with what he thought was the young girl. However, the 15-year-old girl turned out to be an undercover officer. Three police cars and one unmarked police car waited for the deputy at the park. Around 1:30 a.m., Kamphaus arrived at the park, but it was locked so he kept driving.

The officers pulled him over and Kamphaus identified himself as a law enforcement officer. During his arrest, police took Kamphaus' phone and found conversations between the deputy and the undercover officer, who pretended to be the 15 year old.

He allegedly said that he wanted to strip the girl and have oral sex. Kamphaus has been placed on administrative leave without pay and will undergo an Internal Affairs investigation.

Lawn mower operator loses his hand when plane crashes on top of him

Single engine plane 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A man lost his hand after a plane crash landed on top of him.

74-year-old John Rufty, was mowing a lawn at the
Taylorsville airport in North Carolina, when the plane suddenly landed on top of him.

Rufty was mowing the grass just as he has done for the past 40 years when 84-year-old Edward Sisson, landed his single-engine plane.

Sisson, who flew in from Tennessee to visit family in Taylorsville, was unable to see Rufty until moments before the impact, according to authorities.

Highway Patrol Sergeant Brian Owenby, said that the small private airport has no air traffic controller so Rufty was not warned about the approaching aircraft.

The plane hit Rufty’s lawnmower, cutting his left hand with the propeller. Both the aircraft and the mower overturned.

The lawnmower was crushed under the right wing of the plane. Rufty was transferred to the nearby Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. His injuries are serious, but not fatal. Sisson was shaken, but walked away unharmed.

Investigators found that Sisson was a competent driver and this was an accident. No charges have been filed.

Robbery fails after kidnap victim pulls his own gun on the kidnapper

Larry Niko Mausali 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man was shot after he kidnapped an adult who had a concealed weapon, according to police in Ohio.

Larry Niko Mausali, 24, of Columbus, demanded a man’s wallet before forcing him into a car at gunpoint.

Mausali then told his victim that he was heading to an ATM where he was going to force the victim to withdraw money.

Kenneth Owens, 46, panicked after being kidnapped at gunpoint. Unbeknownst to Mausali, his victim was also carrying a gun.

Owens pulled his own gun and shot Mausali in the neck while driving at about 7:00 p.m. Owens immediately called police and told them about the shooting.

Mausali was taken to Mount Carmel West Hospital, where he died shortly after the shooting.

Police are investigating whether Owens’ decision to fatally shoot Mausali was justified.

Mausali was previously charged with burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.

Teacher sues mother of 8 year old for breaking promise to let him marry her daughter

The girl 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was fooled into supporting a family for many years with a promise of marriage.

Now, the teacher is suing to get his money back.

The incident began when the teacher of Taipei, Taiwan, “fell in love” with his eight-year-old student.

The man discussed the issue with the child’s mother. The 32-year-old teacher claims that the mother promised that he could marry the girl once she came of age.

The teacher then reportedly spent the next several years financially supporting the family. The man spent approximately $29,714 on the girl and her mother.

Recently however, the teacher found a Facebook photo of “his future wife” holding a baby.

He then realized that the teen, who is now 17 years old, is actually married to another man, and the two had a baby together.

That’s when the man decided to file a lawsuit against the girl’s mother for fraud. However, the case didn’t go as he had hoped.

The judge ruled that the original marriage contract from nine years ago went against public morals, and declared the promise to be non binding.

Many people are criticizing the teacher for claiming to had “fallen in love” with an 8-year-old child. Some even went as far as calling the 32-year-old teacher a pervert.

People take photos of judge laying on her desk with no clothes on

Courtroom illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) It was an embarrassing moment for a judge after photos of her sunbathing on her desk went viral on the Internet.

The female Superior Court judge of Bosnia, was given her job back after being fired for taking her clothes off and laying down on her office desk near a window.

Enisa Bilajac, 35, was seen exercising in the nude in her office before court went into session. The judge was photographed from the council offices across the street in the capital city of Sarajevo.

The image was then published in the local press, sparking an internal investigation into the judge. The Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court, ruled that her behavior had “damaged the image of the Supreme Court,” and she was fired.

“Her behavior as a senior judge was not acceptable,” the report stated. Bilajac however, appealed the decision saying that her office door was locked, and she was entitled to exercise as a way to warm up for the day.

Bilajac said that she had not expected staff to be in the building across the street at that time. The Supreme Court ultimately decided that the judge did not intend to hurt the court’s professional credibility. Therefore, she has been reinstated.

13-year-old boy brags about sleeping with his hot looking teacher

Stephanie Seabury insert 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Many boys confess that they dream of having a relationship with their hot looking teacher.

For one young boy, his dream came true. However, the “relationship” did not last long as the teacher was arrested.

The first year English teacher’s career ended quickly as she was arrested after the young boy bragged about sleeping with her.

22-year-old Stephanie Seabury of Delaware, taught at Fred Fifer III Middle School in Camden, Kent County, when she began romancing her 13-year-old student.

The incident came to light when the boy bragged to friends about his relationship with the teacher. When school officials learned of the teacher’s inappropriate behavior they called police.

Police seized school surveillance footage and saw the teacher leaving school together with the teen. The two were seen getting into the teacher’s car and driving off.

Seabury allegedly took the boy to her apartment where they had sex on numerous occasions, according to police. The two had also exchanged numerous explicit phone messages and photographs, according to the police press release.

Seabury was charged with sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust or authority. Her bond was set at $40,000.

Gynecologist beaten unconscious by husband who did not like the way he was touching his wife

Doctor attends female patient illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A gynecologist was hospitalized with severe injuries after a patient’s husband beat him up.

Doctor Liu, was conducting a routine examination on a woman, who had recently delivered a baby via cesarean section during his regular rounds at the hospital.

However, for the suspect, seeing a young good looking doctor put his hand into his wife’s privates was too much to handle.

The husband called two other men and all three viciously attacked the male gynecologist for examining his wife, saying that the doctor made ​​him “uncomfortable.”

The husband and his two accomplices of China, were arrested after beating the doctor until he fell unconscious in Shuyang County, Jiangsu Province.

Yongsheng Liu, the 24-year-old gynecologist, is being treated for a skull fracture, hearing loss and other serious injuries.