4 men arrested for spray painting ‘death to Jews’ on synagogue wall

Spray painted swastika illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

Four men were arrested on charges of vandalism after spray painting “death to Jews” on a synagogue wall, police in Bulgaria said.

The hateful graffiti along with a swastika was painted on a fence outside the main synagogue in Sofia.

The house of worship is the largest of two synagogues still operating in Bulgaria. About 2,200 Jews live in the country, according to the latest statistics.

On Tuesday, police arrested the four men, aged between 19 and 20. Investigators said that they were able to identify the four suspects by reviewing security camera footage from the area.

In may, two high school students were arrested and charged with hate crimes after allegedly spray painting anti-Jewish graffiti, police in Maryland said. The two Potomac high school students spray painted hateful messages on a synagogue and buses used by a child care center.

Police did not reveal the messages because they were too hurtful. The two students, both 16 years old, have been accused of committing hate crimes and may face other charges.

They were caught after being seen on surveillance video. Their names were not released because they are minors.

Police are also investigating whether the two are connected to other acts of vandalism in the county. A swastika was painted on a sign outside the synagogue. A private house was also vandalized.

Police officer seen on video rescuing dog from burning house

Police officer rescuing dog from burning home 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A police officer is being hailed as a hero after running into a burning house to rescue a trapped dog.

The incident unfolded in the northern Israeli city of Afula.

The Afula division of Magen David Adom said that five residential homes were totally destroyed in the blaze. Northern Region Police officers, Special Operation police officers and firefighters pulled dozens of residents from the homes that were on fire and brought them to safety.

Thankfully, no one was injured. The highlight of the rescue effort began when police officers heard a dog frantically barking from one of the burning homes.

One police officer did not hesitate and ran into the burning building. After a few minutes, he was seen climbing out a window with the dog on his shoulder.

The dog was not injured.

34-year-old woman sentenced to jail for lying about her age saying she is 15 years old

Charity Johnson 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman received a harsh sentence for lying about her age, prosecutors in Texas said.

A Longview court has sentenced the woman to 85 days in jail as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

As we reported earlier, a 34-year-old woman, who wanted her high school diploma, attended high school as a teenage girl. Charity Johnson was adopted by a kindhearted family, who believed her sob story of being an orphan.

The 34-year-old woman was arrested for impersonating a high school student after spending almost a whole year enrolled as a sophomore, police in Texas said.

Charity Johnson attended classes at New Life Christian School in Longview. Her fantasy life came to an end after her foster family began to suspect that she was not who she claimed to be.

The family called police, who ordered the woman to stay away from her adoptive parents’ home. Police said that Johnson used the name Charite Stevens, and began to go to school after posing as an orphaned 15-year-old girl.

"I sympathized with her and invited her to my house," Tamica Lincoln, who became the guardian of Johnson, said. “I took her in as a child, did her hair, I bought her clothes and shoes,” Lincoln added.

Johnson allegedly told Lincoln that she was abused by her biological father after her mother died. Investigators determined that Johnson used a fake name and birthday to enroll in the school. The woman even had a Facebook account posing as a tenth grader.

Jobless man who wanted to travel around the world kills his elderly father because he refused to sell his home

Plane in the sky illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

An elderly man is dead after he refused to sell his home and hand over the cash to his son who wanted to travel around the world, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said on Tuesday, that 41-year-old Yusuf Akinbiyi, was arrested after being accused of killing his father, 86-year-old Agboola Akinbiyi.

The defendant faces a charge of murder. According to the police investigation, the murder unfolded at the home of the victim.

The father and son lived together in the same home. The father supported his son, who was unemployed.

An argument broke out when the defendant wanted his father to sell the home so he can have cash to travel around the world. His father however, refused to sell the home.

On the night of the murder, the son punched his father in the face and strangled him with a pillow.

Mayor seen on video throwing dog poop on his opponent’s property

Dennis Kneier throwing dog poop 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A mayor was seen throwing dog poop into his neighbor's property, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

After the video was made public, the mayor of a wealthy Los Angeles, California, suburb, apologized.

Dennis Kneier of San Marino, said that he should have disposed the poop in a proper manner instead of throwing it in the front yard. Kneier said that he and his wife were walking home from a park on Saturday night, when they found the bag of dog poop on the floor.

He picked it up it threw it into the yard. Homeowner Philip Lao, said he recognized Kneier on his home surveillance video and called police.

Officers photographed the bag. Lao said that he believed that the incident was a revenge for his past opposition to some of the mayor’s proposals, including plans for a dog park.

Kneier denied the allegations. Police said that they launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Man lives 9 years with scissors in stomach after doctor left it there after surgery

Surgical scissors illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man was horrified to learn that scissors were left in his stomach after surgery, according to court documents filed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The man alleges that he was forced to live in pain for nine years after doctors left the pair of scissors in his stomach after undergoing ulcer surgery.

Alen Papac of Mostar, said that the pair of scissors was 4.7 inches long. After nine years of living in discomfort, Papac got checked and scissors appeared in an X-ray of his stomach.

He was suffering from agonizing stomach pains and other health related issues as a result of the scissors. Papac had emergency surgery to remove the scissors and contacted the hospital about receiving compensation.

The Mostar University Clinical Hospital refused to discuss compensation, so Papac filed the lawsuit.

Thief steals groceries from car wreck while dead woman was inside

The scene of the accident 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A heartless thief stole groceries from a wrecked car despite the fact that a woman was laying dead inside, police in Texas said.

Houston Police said that the mother at the wheel of the Toyota 4Runner collided with another car on a road near Dumfries.

She crashed into a tree and died on impact. Her two sons, aged 4 and 6, wore seatbelts, but were not in car seats.

They were taken to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Before help arrived, someone looted the car.

Witnesses told police that they saw a thief taking groceries out of the front seat. The children watched in horror as the suspect was taking the groceries from the vehicle instead of helping their injured mother.

Earlier in the day, the woman attended the graduation ceremony of her 4 year old at school. After the graduation, she went to the grocery store, and when she was on her way home she crashed.

Police believe that she was at fault and was not wearing a seatbelt. Police launched a search for the suspect, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Man stabs his daughter-in-law in the eye because she was having an affair with another man

Manjit Singh Mirgind and Jageer Mirgind 
By: Aarav Sen

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after stabbing his daughter-in-law in the eye because he thought she was having an affair, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the Snaresbrook Crown Court sentenced the man to more than 10 years in prison.

According to police in London, 51-year-old Manjit Singh Mirgind, stabbed his daughter-in-law Jageer Mirgind, on her face after accusing her of cheating on his son. The stabbing left her with serious injuries in both eyes.

Mirgind of north London, was originally charged with attempted murder. Prosecutors agreed to reduce the charge to grievous bodily harm as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

The judge told Margind that it was a manic and horrible attack, motivated by the belief that his daughter-in-law had been unfaithful. The man’s grandchildren, aged three and six, witnessed the crime. They begged him to stop but he did not.

Doctor suspended for being preoccupied with sexual conduct during surgeries

Arthur K. Zilberstein 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A doctor’s license to practice medicine was suspended after being caught engaging in sexual activity during surgeries, the Washington State Department of Health said in a statement.

Seattle physician Arthur K. Zilberstein is being accused of disregard for patient safety, and in some cases related to a variety of sexual incidents.

Investigators said that Zilberstein compromised patient safety due to his preoccupation with sexual matters while he was on hospital duty. According to the charges, Zilberstein frequently exchanged sexually explicit texts during surgeries when he was the responsible anesthesiologist.

He is also accused of improperly accessing medical-record imaging for sexual gratification, and having sexual encounters at his workplace. Charges also state that Zilberstein issued at least 29 unauthorized prescriptions for controlled substances and legend drugs outside of his medical practice and didn’t conduct proper evaluations, diagnoses, or treatment plans for these patients.

During the investigation, it was found that Zilberstein made disparaging and racist remarks against a patient and misrepresented his work schedule to an investigator. Until charges are resolved, Zilberstein can’t practice as a physician in Washington.

He has 20 days to respond to the charges and to request a hearing.

Woman arrested after setting things on fire in revenge for being unfriended on Facebook

Fire illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A woman was arrested after she took revenge on a Facebook friend.

The woman of Siberia, Russia, set fire to a big haystack after falling out with a friend on the social network.

The woman went to her friend's farm in the village Transbaikal, and set fire to the giant haystack near a barn in rage because she was unfriended on Facebook.

She now faces up to five years in prison for arson. However, the woman’s malicious act did not hurt the intended target.

The hay did not belong to her former friend. Konstantin Podoprigora, who is the head of the regional prosecutor's office, said that the suspect was angry after she was banned by her friend from viewing her social media account.

“She was put on a black list after a previous argument. When she was banned from her friend’s Facebook page, the suspect decided to take revenge,” the prosecutor said in a statement.

The losses were significant for the owner of the hay. If found guilty of arson, she could spend five years in prison according to clause 167 of the Russian Criminal Code.

Restaurant was caught using kitchen trays to catch urine in toilet

The toilets with kitchen trays 
By: Hydar Tomar

Diners were disgusted after a restaurant was seen using kitchen trays to accumulate urine in a bathroom.

Jonathan Deady, 38, took a photo of the unsanitary conditions at the Toby Carvery pub.

He saw kitchen trays being used to capture water from overflowing urinals.

Deady was at the Toby Carvery in Bristol, United Kingdom, with his wife Angie, 39, and his 18-month-old daughter, Bethany.

After lunch, he went to use the restroom and saw four large trays aligned under the urinals. He took a photo of the bathroom before confronting staff members.

“Thankfully, we had finished eating our meal when I made the discovery, otherwise, I would have been out of there,” he said.

When Deady spoke to staff members about his concern, he was offered £80 (about $144) as compensation.

The restaurant apologized and a spokesperson said: “The toilets were out of order, as we had a problem with leaky pipes. We used old containers to catch water and prevent further damage to the floor. The containers were discarded immediately.”

Couple arrested after forcing 13-year-old girl to live in backyard with no clothes

Kimery Lynn and Johann Glenn Jorg 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Four girls were taken by child protective services after they found them to be severely abused.

Police said that in the last five years, the four girls, who are between 7 and 13-years-old, have been fostered and then adopted by Kimery Lynn Jorg, 53, and her husband, Johann Glenn Jorg, 61, of Arizona.

When Peoria Police went to the house, they found two girls who were malnourished. They also found a list of punishments used for the two older girls.

The list allegedly included making the 13-year-old girl live in the backyard in a tent without clothes or a bathroom. She was forced to wear a diaper or use a bucket to relieve herself.

Other punishments included running for an hour with bare feet in the heat and get a slap on the behind with a wooden paddle. The couple reportedly had shaved the head of the 13-year-old girl as punishment, saying that she did not deserve to have her hair.

The punishments allegedly came after the 13-year-old girl admitted to stealing food because she was hungry.

Police said that the couple’s abuse came to the attention of Child Protective Services when they called a behavioral therapist and said how they were disciplining the girls.

Kimery Jorg said that she writes notes to remember the punishment the girls are due, according to court documents. Police said that they found dozens of these Post-it notes in the kitchen.

Police said that the two younger adopted daughters, aged 7 and 8, were not subjected to the same kind of harsh punishment.

The four girls are in the protective custody of CPS. The 13-year-old girl is still in the hospital due to severe malnutrition.

The Jorgs were arrested on four counts of child abuse. They are being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Pizza store slapped with $300,000 fine for paying employee with pizza and soda

Pizza illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A pizza store owner of Australia, was slapped with a large fine for paying employees with pizza and soda instead of cash.

The operator of the two La Porchetta restaurants located in Melbourne, who paid more than 100 young workers in pizza and soda has been fined $335,000 by a federal agency.

Ruby Chand was found to have underpaid 111 teenage workers by $250,000 over a period of four years.

The Federal Circuit Court heard how Chand had paid young chefs, waiters and kitchen helpers below the minimum wage.

Several were used in training programs that allowed companies to claim more than $45,000 in benefits from the Commonwealth.

The court was told that Chand had claimed that the employees were given half priced pizza and soda, which was to be balanced against their wages and benefits.

Chand was found guilty of violating employment laws and has been ordered to pay back $79,000 that has not yet been returned voluntarily.

The authorities began investigating La Porchetta franchises after a parent of one of the young workers filed a complaint.

Cougar arrested for having sex with boytoy in public at a retirement community

Margaret Ann Klemm 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after she showed off the skills of her much younger man.

The 68-year-old cougar, and her boytoy, who is 19 years her junior, were arrested while having sex in a town square at a retirement community in Florida.

Police officers responded to a public disturbance call about 10:30 p.m., and found Margaret Ann Klemm and her younger lover, 49-year-old David Bobilya, having sex in public.

Klemm and Bobilya, who appeared to be intoxicated, were ordered to get dressed, and were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

Klemm is a resident of the retirement home and Bobilya lives near Summerfield. They were held in the county jail on misdemeanor charges. Both were released after posting $1,500 bail each.

For Klemm the arrest came only four days after a previous criminal case was resolved. She was previously arrested for DUI, for driving a golf cart while drunk, but pleaded guilty to a lesser count of reckless driving, and was sentenced to one year probation.

Firefighter stages mock fire to propose to his police officer girlfriend while being on duty

The proposal 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A marriage proposal between a firefighter and a police officer took place while they were on duty, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Jesse Gonzalez of Texas, enlisted the help of friends and coworkers to set up a marriage proposal for his girlfriend, who is a police officer.

The Houston firefighter went to extraordinary lengths to surprise his girlfriend with a proposal during the weekend.

Gonzalez got the support and the help of two stations, the Houston Fire Department and members of the Houston Police Department.

Everything worked out as planned. Gonzalez, who has been a firefighter for 11 years, used his friend's house to stage the fire. Dry ice was billowing out of the garage to complete the effect.

He summoned fire trucks to the scene and his girlfriend’s unit was dispatched to help out and supervise the area. Gonzalez came out of the garage in full firefighter gear and walked over to his girlfriend, Olga Peck, and proposed to her.

Peck was surprised and overjoyed as she said: “Yes.” The two exchanged hugs and kisses.

Firefighters assured people that they were listening to their radios during the entire ordeal in case of real emergencies.

Gonzalez pointed out that anyone can avail themselves to this service. He wrote: “anyone can fill this form out and request a fire truck or a police car to attend an event as long as its in the city limits. Its called Public Relations and both fire and police do them all the time at schools, businesses, birthday parties, etc. When any emergency unit is doing a PR, they must be in service and ready to respond.”

Aspiring female doctor jailed after rubbing hot pepper in girls’ eyes and privates

Rahma Sultana 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was sentenced to jail after she abused school girls.

Aspiring doctor Rahma Sultana, 35, of Sunderland, United Kingdom, was called a “manipulative and devious woman” by a judge.

Sultana was found guilty of abusing the girls. The court heard that she rubbed hot pepper into the eyes and private parts of the girls.

Sultana began a campaign of violent abuse against two children and left scars on them for life, the Newcastle Crown Court heard.

The older of the two girls finally told a staff member of the school about the abuse.

Sultana burned the girls with hair straighteners, she bit them on the hand, stabbed them with a pen, hit them with a glass bottle, and rubbed hot pepper in their eyes and against their private parts.

Sultana defended her actions by saying that she believed the “discipline” would “benefit the girls academically.” The woman also told the judge that the girls were liars, and that they had fabricated their accounts of the abuse.

Judge Simon Hickey sentenced Sultana to two and a half years in prison after calling her a “manipulative, devious woman.”

‘Goldilocks’ style burglar caught sleeping in couple’s bedroom after stealing jewelry

Derek Hardman 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man was arrested after he fell asleep in a house he robbed.

He was not as lucky as Goldilocks, and was unable to get away before he was caught by the victims.

The thief of the United Kingdom, was dubbed the “Goldilocks thief” because he fell asleep on the couch in the home of his victims. He collected about $16,000 worth of jewelry.

Derek Hardman, 31, was discovered at the home of Betty Spencer, 77, and her husband, John Spencer, 71, in Deane, near Bolton, Greater Manchester. He has ransacked the bedroom, and stole jewelry and fishing equipment before falling asleep.

The career criminal was found snoring on the couch in the couple’s bedroom after he was “overcome with fatigue.”

When he awoke, Hardman tried to bite the leg of one of the neighbors who came over to help the couple, but the fabric of his pants saved the victim from injury. He was held down until police arrived to arrest him.

Hardman pleaded guilty to burglary with intent, assault and possessing diazepam. He was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.

Married former state trooper brutally rapes 81-year-old woman and claims it was consensual

Jeffrey Laporto 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested for the brutal sexual assault of a woman.

The former officer of the Connecticut State Police, has been charged with raping an 81-year-old woman, but his lawyer insists that his relationship was consensual.

43-year-old Jeffrey Laporto, is married and a father of two children of Windsor.

He is facing two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree unlawful restraint.

The victim was seen with Laporto, at the Quality Inn on Route 45 in Windsor Locks, before the two went into the woman’s room.

The victim's son called police about two hours later to report the rape. Police said that the octogenarian was taken to a hospital for treatment of “extensive internal injuries.”

During his court appearance on Monday, the attorney for Laporto, Donald Papcsy, told the judge that his client and the alleged victim were seen drinking together in a bar before they went into her room.

Papcsy also said his client has no criminal record and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.

Laporto was released from jail after posting $250,000 bail.