8 swastikas found scrawled inside Crown Heights residential apartment building

Scene of the incident 
By: Aarav Sen

The Jewish community of Crown Heights, are concerned after members found several swastikas scrawled in a residential apartment building, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident that occurred on Sunday.

Eight swastikas were scrawled in the hallway of the apartment building.

Police were called around 12:00 p.m. to 350 Lefferts Avenue, after a resident discovered the eight swastikas drawn between the first and second floors.

Detectives said that the swastikas were 5 by 5 inches and drawn with a black marker. It is similar to an incident that took place two years ago, in the same building.

Police are looking for the suspect behind the vandalism, but so far, no arrests have been made.

3 Flatbush men hospitalized after being shot outside their home

Scene of the incident 
By: Aarav Sen

Three Flatbush men suffered serious injuries after being shot outside their home, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said the shots were fired in front of 306 East 51st Street at about 10:00 p.m.

Witnesses at the scene said that the group was sitting on a step in front of their home when a car drove by and someone inside started shooting.

At least 10 shots were fired at the group. The three victims were taken to Kings County Hospital, where they are said to be in serious but stable condition.

Paramedics said that a 27-year-old man was shot in the left ankle, another 27-year-old man was shot in the left arm and a 41-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg.

Police are still investigating the incident, and so far, no arrests have been made.

Man posing as police officer arrested after raping Borough park area woman

Jason Forgetta 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping a Borough Park area woman, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that they arrested the man, who was impersonating a police officer when he attacked the woman earlier this week.

37-year-old Jason Forgetta, also known as Jason Torres, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Friday on charges of rape, robbery and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

On Wednesday at 2:00 a.m., the 26-year-old woman met Forgetta, and the two began to talk. The suspect showed the victim of a gold shield and identified himself as a police officer.

The victim invited the suspect to her home, where the suspect raped her. Police said Forgetta also stole her cell phone, money and her wallet before fleeing from the scene.

The victim was treated at an area hospital.

Israeli Karate champion attacked by group of Iranians in Germany

Shai Hai 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

An Israeli Karate champion was attacked by a group of Iranians while giving a speech in Germany, Arutz Sheva 7 reported.

Trainer Shai Hai, was attacked in Frankfurt, during an international karate seminar.

Hai was the main speaker at the seminar, which was attended by about 90 people. He was the only Israeli speaker at the international event.

When he approached the podium, members of the Iranian delegation and about 15 locals began to shout at him. They called him a murderer, and said that he had Palestinian blood on his hands.

The protesters also claimed that he won his championship by beating the bodies of Palestinians. A woman tried to pour red paint on Hai.

When a man tried to physically attack Hai, he responded and sent the man flying across the room. The attackers were expelled from the event.

Hai said that this was the first time he has experienced anti-Semitism.

Terrorist opens fire on Israeli soldier in Jerusalem

Israeli soldier shot in Jerusalem 
By: Anika Rao

A terrorist opened fire on an Israeli soldier in Jerusalem, Israel Police said.

According to witnesses at the scene, a man on a motorcycle opened fire on the soldier near the campus of the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.

It took place at a bus stop in a tunnel leading to Mount Scopus. The victim suffered moderate injuries, according to rescue workers.

Police are looking for the shooter.

The attack came after a terrorist drove an excavator into a bus in Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood of Jerusalem, causing it to overturn.

The driver was shot dead by police and a 25-year-old man was killed in the attack.

Hamas fires 280 rockets at Gaza killing its own citizens

Hamas rocket slams into United Nations warehouse in Gaza 
By: Devansh Dutt

Israeli kids are not the only recipients of Gaza rockets.

Over the past four weeks, Hamas fires nearly three hundred rockets at Gaza, killing civilians, the IDF Blog reported.

Hamas’ indiscriminate firing of rockets endangers millions of Israeli and Palestinian lives. While the IDF strikes terrorist targets in Gaza with precision, Hamas launches rockets with one aim, hitting civilians.

On the afternoon of July 28, a squad of Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of four rockets from a densely populated area, aiming to kill Israelis. Instead, one hit al-Shifa hospital and another the Shati refugee camp, both inside Gaza.

A third was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system above Ashdod. While Israel invests in keeping its citizens safe, Hamas invests in terrorist infrastructure, causing the people of Gaza to suffer.

The Hamas rockets that hit Palestinian civilian structures on that day, weren’t the only ones. Of the thousands of rockets launched by terrorists at Israel since July 8, more than 280 have landed inside the Gaza Strip.

This doesn’t include a rocket fired on July 13 that hit electricity infrastructure inside Israel, knocking out power for 70,000 Gaza residents. Despite the danger of further rocket fire, Israel Electric Corporation staff fixed the damage, restoring power to the residents of Gaza — victims of Hamas.

Of course, Hamas rockets landing on civilian areas inside Gaza are not the terrorist organization’s only crimes against the Palestinian people. Hamas has regularly and insistently called on Gaza’s civilians to ignore the IDF’s warnings about impending strikes on military targets, and instructed them to position themselves directly in the line of fire.

This is part of Hamas’ human shield apparatus — the way it uses Gaza’s civilians to protect its terrorist infrastructure.

Pastors from all 50 states and Washington DC head to Israel in support of its war on terror

Christians United for Israel ad campaign 
By: Anav Silverman

A large delegation of pastors from across the United States, are heading to Israel for a solidarity trip, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

On the heels of announcing a national pro-Israel ad campaign, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., announced that the group is taking 51 pastors - one from each state and the District of Columbia - to Israel for a four-day solidarity trip.

The group, which departs Monday, plans to meet with senior Israeli officials, offer encouragement to Israeli soldiers defending the Jewish state and donate blood to help the wounded.

Church leaders joining the trip include Todd Burpo, author of Heaven is for Real and senior pastor of Nebraska’s Crossroads Wesleyan Church, Dr. James Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Church in San Diego, California, Billye Brim, head of Missouri-based Billye Brim Ministries, Lynne Hammond, senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Waxer Tipton, senior pastor of One Love Ministries in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“While Israel's been at war, our pastors and leaders have wanted to do something concrete to demonstrate their support and solidarity. So in addition to our recent DC Summit and our national advertising campaign about Hamas, we're taking 51 pastors - one from every state in the union plus the District of Columbia - on a solidarity mission to Israel,” said CUFI executive director David Brog.

“Each of these pastors represents those of our 1.8 million CUFI members who live in their state. We will give blood. We will visit the wounded. We will tell everyone we meet that those shouting ‘death to the Jews’ on the streets of Berlin, Germany, and Paris, France, do not represent all of us. Perhaps most importantly, we'll share what we see and learn with our members back home,” Brog said.

CUFI’s national, multi-platform advertising campaign is part of an effort to educate U.S. citizens about the true nature of Hamas. Full-page ads ran in Thursday’s print editions of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. On Friday, full page ads ran in USA Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Denver Post, the Chicago Sun Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Simultaneously, CUFI is running web-based advertisements on several top news and Christian websites including Fox News, the Christian Post, and Beliefnet, among several others.

Police seen on video fatally shooting Muslim terrorist ramming tractor into Jerusalem bus

Scene of the terror attack 
By: Hydar Tomar

A Muslim terrorist is dead after ramming his tractor into a bus in Jerusalem, Israel Police said.

A man died and six others were injured on Monday afternoon, when the terrorist rammed an industrial excavator into the bus.

The tractor driver struck a pedestrian, the bus and a car before being shot dead by police, who were in the area at the time. Images from the scene showed the overturned bus, and the dead terrorist in the cabin of the excavator.

Magen David Adom said that they received a report of the incident around 1:35 p.m., about the tractor that had apparently hit a pedestrian and an empty bus.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, treated the 25-year-old bus driver and a 45-year-old man at the scene. 25-year-old Yehoshua Altman, was killed in the attack.

The terrorist was identified as 20-year-old Mohammed Naif Ja'abis of East Jerusalem.

Ja'abis left a construction site with the excavator and after traveling about 50 meters hit the bus traveling between Beitar Illit and Jerusalem.

Three people were slightly injured when the bus was hit. The wounded were taken to Hadassah Hospital.

Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party takes credit for failed murder and kidnapping in Israeli West Bank town

Scene of the incident 
By: Aryeh Savir

The so called moderate Palestinian party Fatah, claimed responsibility for a failed terror attack in the West Bank, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Fatah claimed responsibility this morning, for the incident in which two Arabs infiltrated the community of Neve Tzuf, in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem, apparently in a failed attempt to carry out a terror attack.

The two entered a home in the afternoon, taking two boys and locking them in a room. They were searching for some sort of weapon, possibly knives in the kitchen, when a third sibling came and chased them away. A woman was lightly wounded in the ensuing struggle.

The attackers escaped and security forces launched extensive searches to apprehend the two. They have not been arrested yet.

Miri Maoz Ovadia, spokeswoman for the Binyamin Regional Council, stated: “The break-in was into my parents' house, the Maoz family. Police are looking into the incident, but it is important for me that you understand what took place there, based on eyewitness testimony. This event almost turned into a terror attack and miraculously was thwarted," she said.

It was initially unclear whether the attack had a criminal or nationalistic motive, but the Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Brigades, has claimed responsibility for the failed terror attack.

The statement said that the organization's terror cell confronted "Zionist settlers" and killed three of them before they safely returned." This claim is false. They further stated that this struggle continues until victory or martyrdom in the way of Allah.

Israeli military announces that it has turned its focus to killing Hamas fighters

Mother protecting her baby from incoming Gaza rocket 
By: Aryeh Savir

The Israeli military announced that it has shifted its focus to killing Hamas fighters, the Tazpit News Agency reporters.

The IDF said that Operation Protective Edge has moved to the next stage.

“We are redeploying our forces to enable combat against Hamas and continued defense from tunnels,” the statement read.

There are still skirmishes in Gaza, and Hamas is continuing to fire rockets and mortars at Israeli civilian targets.

In one incident, forces operating to uncover shafts identified several terrorists emerging from one, and immediately opened fire at the squad.

The force fired at the terrorists, and confirmed a hit. The forces moved on to detonate the tunnel’s route. In another incident, a paratrooper unit identified four terrorists preparing to launch an anti-tank missile from a house in the southern Gaza Strip.

Armored corps opened fire at the target and the house collapsed, killing four terrorists. Earlier on, Givati Special Forces uncovered more than 150 mortars and a tunnel opening in Rafah, Gaza.

The IDF further found motorcycles and weapons in a tunnel inside Israel. Hamas planned to use them to carry out a deadly attack against Israeli civilians and race back into Gaza with hostages. The Islamic Jihad’s northern district commander in the Gaza Strip, Danyal Mansour, was killed in an Israeli strike on a house providing him shelter in the Jabalya refugee camp.

This morning, IAF fired a missile at a terror operative riding a motorcycle in Rafah. A direct hit was confirmed. Since midnight, The IDF struck some 63 terror targets in Gaza.

In the meantime, Israel is looking for a diplomatic solution that will end the operation in a solid fashion. Islamic Jihad leader Ziad Nahla, the group’s number two in command, said that the issue of disarming the Gaza Strip has not come up in ceasefire talks in Cairo, and that the demand is in any case unacceptable to Palestinian factions in the Strip, a report in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram stated.

Palestinian factions are meeting with Egyptian intelligence officials in an effort to broker a month-long ceasefire. Israel was set to join the talks, but in the past week, due to Hamas’ violations of multiple ceasefires, Israel will no longer negotiate any agreement with Hamas.

The IDF has authorized a humanitarian window to take place in the Gaza Strip from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. today in all of Gaza, not including east Rafiah, where heavy fighting continues.

However, Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, warns that any violation of the truce will be met with immediate retaliation at the source of the fire.

Gaza terrorists fired 119 rockets at Israel. 108 rockets struck Israel. 8 were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense systems. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome over Tel Aviv, and 3 rockets hit open areas in southern Israel. On Sunday, Palestinian terrorists fired 11 mortars from the vicinity of an UNRWA school in the neighborhood of Zeitoun.

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, more than 3,127 rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel. In total, 4,626 terror targets were attacked throughout Operation Protective Edge.

Israeli soldiers receiving free coffee and pastries at national restaurant chains as strange diners pay their bills

Soldier's note that his food was fully paid for by a donor 
By: Aryeh Savir

Israeli soldiers are reporting that they are receiving free coffee and pastries at national restaurant chains after fellow diners secretly pay their bills, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The outpouring of love shown to the IDF soldiers during Operation Protective Edge has become legendary.

The fighting soldiers have received countless donations and gifts, visits by Israelis from across the country, musicians and rock stars have come to entertain, anyone with a helpful profession has donated time and abilities, and scores of strangers have come to visit the wounded at hospitals.

The extent of the love has become so magnificent that spokespeople for the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem said Wednesday, that the four wounded IDF soldiers who are hospitalized, have been overwhelmed by visitors.

According to a statement released by the hospital, doctors and family members have asked well-meaning Israelis to refrain from visiting wounded soldiers without coordinating those visits with the families.

There are further reports that IDF units at the Gaza front have been forced to re-donate their food donations to local communities around Gaza because they have too much.

One story exemplifies this phenomenon.

Asher Malka, 35, a father of four children and a programmer at a high-tech company, was called up for emergency reserve duty early Friday morning over two weeks ago. He left immediately, and spent the next week training for his entry into Gaza.

On Wednesday, he was sent by his unit to visit a wounded comrade at the Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. He said that throughout the visit, a constant stream of strangers entered the room, wishing the wounded soldier well, thanking him for his service and offering him gifts. He was loaded with food and gifts.

His story only gets better. On the way back to his unit, he stopped with another friend for a short break at a coffee shop. They were instantly presented with bread and pastries on the house.

Later on, they were served desert, paid for by a woman who had already left. When they asked for the bill, they received a note that read: "It's moving and delightful to see you! Thanks for everything! Your bill has already been paid for, with much love!"

Asher told that Tazpit News Agency that he was simply awed by the VIP treatment they received. “I was shocked,” he said. "We didn't expect such an outpouring of love. We received a real hero's welcome. It felt good to know that the nation is behind us."

This story is just one of numerous accounts of citizens coming out to help and show support for their fighting men and women in the IDF. At times of crisis, all of Israel becomes one family.

New York Police officer seen on video pulling topless mother out of home for hitting her daughter

New York Police bus illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A mother was humiliated in front of her family and neighbors after male officers pulled her out of her home without clothes.

48-year-old Denise Stewart of Brooklyn, said that police were called to her building in Brownsville, for a domestic disturbance, but they did not receive a specific apartment number.

When officers heard screams from her apartment they entered the home and found Stewart’s 12-year-old daughter with “visible injuries” to her face.

The girl allegedly told officers that her mother and older sister had beaten her with a belt. Stewart, who only had a towel on at the time of her arrest, refused to go with the officers.

Officers dragged her out of the home and into the public hallway without clothes. During the incident, Mrs. Stewart, who had been married for 16 years, suffered from an asthma attack and collapsed.

Many male officers handled the topless woman. One man was heard on video reportedly asking for a female officer to handle Mrs. Stewart, but his pleas were ignored.

Pretty soon, many of the Stewart family members were arrested. Mrs. Stewart was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child and criminal possession of a weapon.

Her 20-year-old daughter Diamond, was charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner prejudicial to a child and criminal possession of a weapon.

Her 24-year-old son Stewart Kirkland, was charged with resisting arrest.

Her 12-year-old child, who was supposedly the victim of the abuse, was also charged with assaulting a police officer and criminal mischief.

Man arrested after molesting young girl he met in church

Corey Lamar Hall 
By: Hydar Tomar

A family was surprised to learn that a fellow church member who befriended their daughter, molested her.

29-year-old Corey Lamar Hall, befriended the 15-year-old girl at the Shiloh Christian Center church, which is located at 3900 Sarno Road in Melbourne, Florida.

Over several months, the two exchanged phone calls and text messages, cultivating into a closer relationship. At some point, Hall sent the juvenile explicit pictures and/or videos via his cell phone.

One day, after attending a church function, Hall committed a lewd and lascivious molestation act on the 15-year-old girl. The communication between Hall and the juvenile continued until a family member of the teen became aware of the relationship.

When confronted, the teen told the adult about the relationship, and the adult immediately contacted the Melbourne Police Department to report the incident.

After completing the investigation, Hall was arrested at his home. He was taken into custody without incident, and charged with lewd and lascivious battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, and transmission of
pornography via computer to a child.

He was transported to the Brevard County Detention Center.

Woman sets her husband on fire after accusing him of molesting her 7-year-old daughter

Tatanysha Hedman 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was set on fire by his wife while he was asleep.

Luckily, he was able to drag himself into a convenience store where he asked people to call police.

Now, 52-year-old Vincent Phillips and his wife of Washington State were arrested. Phillips is facing charges of sex crimes after his wife said that he sexually abused her daughter.

40- year-old Tatanysha Hedman told police that she set her husband on fire because he sexually assaulted his 7-year-old stepdaughter.

Hedman remains jailed on charges of assault and arson for setting fire to Phillips in his sleep.

Phillips managed to extinguish the flames and stumbled into a nearby convenience store where he shouted: “I'm on fire,” and asked an employee to call the police.

When police arrived, Phillips said: “My wife did this,” before he collapsed. Hedman is being held in King County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Man arrested after masturbating while groping woman as she was vacuuming her rental car

Leonard Dewayne Steele 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman was horrified when she was groped by a man while she bent over to clean a car, according to police in Florida.

Fort Walton Beach Police arrested 42-year-old Leonard Dewayne Steele, after he was accused of coming up behind a woman and groping her while she was vacuuming her vehicle.

Before returning her rental car, the victim vacuumed it near their place of business in Fort Walton Beach. Steele approached her from behind and groped her breasts.

The woman turned around and realized that Steele was masturbating with the other hand, according to the report. The woman hit Steele with the vacuum cleaner hose before running into the business, closing the door behind her.

Steele, who is a registered sex offender, was located and arrested. He was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and battery.

Hospital in France to open bar for terminally ill patients

Woman holding glass of wine illustration 
By: Anika Rao

Terminally ill patients at a hospital in France, will soon enjoy fine wines during their last days on earth.

The Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, will open its bar in several months.

The bar will be located in the hospice, and hospital patients will be able to invite family and friends to share a drink with them.

It will be the first of its kind in France. The bar will improve the everyday lives of patients," the hospital manager said. “The goal is to humanize the patients, improve the quality of their lives on a day-to-day basis, and also to give them the pleasure of being able to give and receive,” the manager added.

"It's a small detail, but it can make all the difference," the manager concluded. The hospital staff members are receiving special training from a Social Anthropologist on how to manage patients who come to the bar.

In addition to wines, the bar will also sell beer, whiskey and champagne.

Three-year-old boy cooked alive after falling into big pot of boiling sugar syrup

Dev  
By: Devansh Dutt

A mother was horrified when her son was knocked out of her hands and fell into a large pot of boiling sugar syrup.

The three-year-old boy of New Delhi, India, fell into the huge boiling pot containing sugar syrup after his mother was hit by a speeding e-rickshaw in Trilokpuri.

The boy was rushed to a hospital, but doctors were unable to save him and he succumbed to his injuries.

The incident took place when the mother who was identified as Pinky, carried her three-year-old son Dev in her arms.

As she was standing outside a candy store, the speeding e-rickshaw hit her, causing the boy to fall out of her arms and into the huge pot containing boiling sugar syrup, which was outside the store.

The pot of syrup was being prepared for jalebis, a popular sweet in India.

While Pinky tried to pull her son out of the boiling pot, she also suffered burns. She was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital where she recovered.

Relatives of the victim staged a protest outside the police station in Mayur Vihar, and demanded the immediate arrest of the rickshaw driver, who fled the scene after the incident.

Police are considering taking action against the owner of the candy store as he placed the pot of boiling syrup on the road.

Father beats newborn baby and uploads the photos to Facebook

Facebook illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested after he uploaded photos to the Internet, showing his newborn baby with bruises.

The father of Aisne, France, allegedly told police that he beat the one-month-old baby at home because he could not stand the baby’s crying. He then shared pictures of the baby on Facebook “for fun,” according to police.

The baby has reportedly suffered brain damage as a result of the alleged attack. When questioned, the mother allegedly admitted to knowing that her newborn was being abused by her husband, but said that she did not report the assault because she feared that her husband would leave her.

Police charged both with violence against a minor.

Officers were alerted to the abuse by a friend of the couple, who claimed that the child looked “abnormal” in the photos uploaded to the social network.

The unemployed couple, who are in their 20s, were ordered to be held in custody until their next court hearing.

Craigslist scammer arrested after stealing security deposits from female students

Daniel Fournier 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) College students were devastated after a man scammed them out of their money through Craigslist, according to police in Florida.

Detectives from the Boca Raton Police Services Department, began their investigation after receiving calls from people who claimed that they had agreed to rent a house and provided a security deposit only to be told that the house was no longer available.

The investigation revealed that Daniel Fournier, was renting a room from an 81-year-old resident on West Camino Real. While living in the house, Fournier, 29, listed the residence as available for rent on Craigslist.

Over a two month period, Fournier entered into fictitious rental agreements, including taking security deposits from four different people. He told the renters that the owner of the house was his aunt and that the home would not be available until his aunt was placed into an assisted living facility.

Fournier also had the 81-year-old owner of the home unknowingly sign the fictitious lease agreements. The police investigation also revealed that he facilitated similar scams in three different cities in Massachusetts.

When interviewed by Boca Raton detectives, Fournier admitted to creating the advertisement on Craigslist, and admitted to taking the deposits while knowing that the house was not for rent.

Fournier was charged with four counts of organized scheme to defraud and grand theft. He remains in Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $1,800 bail.

Prophet arrested for leading gang of car thieves

Thief illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A prophet was arrested on charges of theft after allegedly leading a gang of car thieves, police in Nigeria said.

Ekiti State Police said that 40-year-old Taiwo Afolabi and seven others, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and auto-theft.

Among the seven was Raji Babatunde. Babatunde was arrested during a robbery in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police seized cars from Afolabi, that he and his gang stole over the course of several months.

Last year, a man was arrested and charged with theft related charges after stealing a car from another man, who had stopped to help him on the side of a road, according to police reports in Minnesota.

St. Louis County Police said that the man was arrested in northern Minnesota on Saturday night, after crashing his car and allegedly stealing the vehicle from the good Samaritan, who tried to help him.

Authorities responded to a rollover crash of a vehicle at about 10:34 p.m. on Saturday, in the 4400 block of Martin Road. A caller told police that the vehicle is possibly on fire. When authorities arrived at the scene, they learned that several good Samaritans stopped to help the victim of the accident, but saw the man abandon his car and fleeing into the woods.

A short time later, the man returned, stole one of the cars belonging to the good Samaritan and fled from the scene. A Deputy Sheriff stopped the car and took the man into custody without incident. He was identified as 24-year-old Jacob Allan Mellinger of Duluth.

Mellinger was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Later, he was taken to the county jail in St. Louis. The incident is still under investigation.

Woman chops off man's private parts after he tried to cure her illness by raping her

Knife illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A cruel rapist was neutralized after his victim struck back, police in India said.

The woman of Bihar, who was raped numerous times by a member of her family, took a kitchen knife and cut off his genitals.

The woman originally came to the rapist after he promised her to cure an illness.

However, he had repeatedly abused the woman on the pretext of curing her illnesses and threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone.

However, after calling her back to his house, she decided to take revenge on the man. She went to the man’s home armed with a knife and a mobile phone to record the conversation.

When he tried to rape her she pulled the knife and cut off his genitals.

Man jailed after being caught driving drunk with 100 chickens (video)

Chickens illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of drunk driving after he was caught driving drunk with one hundred chickens in his car, prosecutors in Nebraska said.

Now, 36-year-old Luis Motola-Placio, was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

The incident began when Motola-Placio was arrested by police in Grand Island, for driving with his car lights off. Motola-Placio was visibly drunk, and in the back of his car he had a cage of 100 chickens.

Only 58 of the 100 chickens were alive. The other 42 were crushed by the weight of the chickens on top. The 58 surviving chickens were taken to the Humane Society of Central Nebraska.

Motola-Placio was convicted of drunk driving and abandonment of livestock.

In addition to the 6 month prison sentence, Motola-Placio was also fined $1,000 and his driver's license was suspended for 15 years.

Motola-Placio has a previous criminal history. He served three years in prison for shooting a man in the leg while killing a pig in his garage.




Man gets 10 months jail for carrying cigarette lighter in the shape of gun

Gun illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man will have to spend the next 10 months behind bars after he was caught carrying a cigarette lighter that is shaped like a gun, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

37-year-old Stephen White of Scotland, received the 10-month prison sentence after being spotted with the lighter, designed to look like a Beretta, at a leisure center in Clydebank.

White received the lighter as a gift from his brother-in-law many years ago, when he returned from Bulgaria. White’s brother, 42-year-old Gary, said that the family was shocked by the sentence.

They believed that White would get off with a fine. White was caught with the lighter at the Playdrome Leisure Centre.

White pleaded guilty to carrying a replica gun without a lawful authority or reasonable excuse as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

The 1968 Firearms Act makes it illegal to have an imitation firearm in a public place. “Imitation Firearms may look realistic and can cause significant fear for the public,” police said.

Woman shocked to find Ikea bags stuffed with 80 human skulls in her church

Ikea bags illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A woman is traumatized after she found several Ikea bags stuffed with human skulls inside her church, police in Sweden said.

Now, the man who dug up the bones, said that it's not as bad as it seems.

The church is Klackeberga used Ikea bags to hold the remains of about 80 people, who were once buried under the floor. The collection of big blue Ikea bags was found by Kicki Karlen.

"There were lots of skulls and bones inside the Ikea bags. I counted 80," Karlen said.

"I was angry, very angry about the way that they were sitting there. I talked to some people in the parish, who said that the bones had been there since 2009," she added.

The bags were covered by a tarp and have been sitting there since parts of the church were excavated and rebuilt to allow wheelchair access.

The bones are believed to be about 500 years old. The church said that it plans to bury the bones soon.

Boy drains pond containing thousands of fish after accidentally dropping his phone into it

Pond illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A boy came up with a crazy idea after dropping his phone into a pond, police in Germany said.

The school boy, who was on a fishing trip, went to extremes to find his submerged iPhone after dropping it overboard.

He decided to drain the pond in order to reach the phone.

The boy told police that he decided to drain the river because the owners of the fishing club refused to allow him to dive into the pond to retrieve his phone.

He came back in the middle of the night, and placed two powerful pumps inside the pond.

The boy attached two large hoses to the pumps and drained the pond containing thousands of fish into the toilets of the fishing club.

However, the bathroom was not connected to a sewer system and the water overflowed into the parking lot of the club. The bizarre plan came to an end when the owner discovered the hoses from the pump and the flooded parking lot.

"I knew the phone was probably dead, but I wanted to get the data card back as it contained the phone numbers, pictures and videos of my friends. It almost worked," the boy said.

The 16-year-old boy was ordered to pay the damages caused to the toilet, the cleaning operation and for the extra water that had to be pumped back into the pond.

Woman deliberately drives off bridge with her new car (video)

Woman drives her car off bridge 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was driving her new car for the first time, drove off a bridge, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

The incident unfolded on Wednesday, as the woman turned right onto the East River Bridge, which is located in Anhui, China.

On the video, the woman can be seen accelerating through the wall of the bridge, breaking the guard rail and sending the vehicle over the edge.

Luckily, the car fell just a few yards, onto a walkway below. Rescue workers who were called to the scene, said that the bridge and the car suffered damage, but the woman was uninjured.

It was estimated that it will cost about 10,000 yuan ($1616) to repair the damage to the bridge. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.