72-year-old New York man punched unconscious in return of ‘knockout game’ attack (video)

Donald Lathrom being punched in the face 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was punched in the face by a young man in an unprovoked attack, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that the suspect punched 72-year-old Donald Lathrom, in the head in a random attack in the West Village.

Lathrom is currently in the hospital with a large blood clot in the head and severe facial bruising. The victim said that he was returning home after a day at the park on Monday, ready to relax in his apartment.

Lathrom said that he saw the young man standing on the sidewalk while walking down Jane Street around 5:30 p.m., but did not pay any attention to him.

Suddenly, he felt something hitting the left side of his face. Video surveillance of the scene shows the attacker running down the street after punching Lathrom.

Lathrom was taken to the hospital with cuts and headaches, and doctors are monitoring the large blood clot in his head. Lathrom said that he wants the attackers captured so that no one else will get hurt.

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

Muslims stone U.S. congressional candidate visiting Israel

Nick Di iorio at the Western Wall 
By: Hydar Tomar

A U.S. congressional candidate was stoned by an angry group of Muslims during a trip to Israel, Arutz Sheva 7 reported.

28-year-old Nick Di iorio of New York, who is running for the New York 12th Congressional District, personally experienced the precarious security situation in Israel during his recent visit to the Holy Land.

“We were driving from Sderot, where we visited locals and military officers, to Jerusalem, when we were attacked by a group of Muslim young men. They threw stones at us and laughed," Di iorio said.

Di iorio was accompanied by philanthropist and chairman of the American Friends of Likud Ken Abramowitz of New York. Luckily, no one was injured in the attack, which took place near Hebron.

In Sderot, Di iorio said that he spoke with the mayor of the southern Israeli city. “I spoke with the mayor of Sderot about the rocket attacks of the past 14 years. He knows that land for peace hasn't worked,” Di iorio said.

Large supermarket in London removes all kosher products to boycott Israel (video)

Empty kosher food shelves 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Some customers of a large supermarket in London, England, are calling the management’s move of removing kosher products from its shelves in order to protest Israel, a hate crime.

However, a spokesperson for the Sainsbury’s located in Holborn, said that the supermarket removed kosher items in fear of pro-Hamas protests.

The branch manager of the store ordered the kosher section to be empty on Saturday afternoon, as protesters picketed outside to call for a boycott of Israeli products.

The move caused outrage after a photo of the empty shelves was posted on social media sites. The section contained kosher food made ​​in the U.K. and Poland.

“A staff member said ‘We support a Free Gaza,’” a witness at the scene said. The spokesperson for Sainsbury's said that the kosher food will return to the shelves as soon as practical.

“No investigation or action against the branch manager will be taken,” the spokesperson said.

25-year-old man stabbed in the stomach near Western Wall Plaza

Scene of the incident 
By: Aarav Sen

A young man was rushed to a local hospital after being stabbed in the stomach during a fight, Israel Police said.

The Jerusalem Police Department said that the 25-year-old man is in serious condition and another man suffered minor injuries in the fight that broke out in the Old City outside Yeshiva Nesiv Arya.

The Jerusalem division of Magen David Adom said that they received a call about the stabbing just after 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found the 25-year-old man at the Western Wall Plaza, suffering from a stab wound to the stomach.

He was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Hospital in serious condition. The other wounded man was treated at the scene for a cut on the hand.

Police officers who arrived at the scene launched an investigation, and so far, three suspects have been arrested for questioning.

According to the initial investigation, the man was stabbed during a family dispute that turned violent.

32-year-old woman killed after 2 drunk drivers collide in Crown Heights

Scene of the incident 
By: Hydar Tomar

A woman is dead after two drunk drivers collided on a Crown Heights street, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the incident unfolded on Sunday night.

32-year-old Michelle Migmott, was sitting in the back seat of the car when the driver, who was drunk, hit another drunk driver, police allege.

According to the initial police investigation, a 2007 Nissan Altima was moving along on Eastern Parkway when the driver, 32-year-old Herbert Gerrad, tried to make a left turn onto Troy Avenue.

Herbert struck a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, which was driven by 32-year-old Richard Roman-Santos, just after 4:00 a.m. The Chevrolet Camaro flew onto the sidewalk where it struck an unoccupied parked Toyota Prius.

Migmott was taken to Kings County Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The two drunk drivers suffered minor injuries. Another 32-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.

Herbert was charged with several offenses including driving under the influence, vehicular homicide and driving with a suspended license.

Roman-Santos was also charged with several offenses, including driving while impaired and vehicular homicide.

17 must-see photos of Operation Protective Edge

Israeli tanks leaving Gaza 
By: Devansh Dutt

The IDF Blog published seventeen must-see photos of Israel’s recent operation to stop rocket fire from Gaza and destroy their terror tunnels.

The Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8, in response Hamas’ terror attacks against Israeli civilians.

The seventeen photos below show the daily reality of Israeli civilians living under rocket fire and the IDF soldiers on the field.

Mother invents app that shuts down cell phone of children who ignore parents’ phone calls

Ignore No More App 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A mother has invested an app that is able to shut down children’s cell phones if they ignore their parents’ phone calls.

Sharon Standifird of Houston, Texas, built the “Ignore No More” app that extracts a cruel punishment on a teen who has the nerve to ignore a parent.

When a call is ignored, the app immediately assumes that the child is refusing to answer. Consequently, the parent can then use the app to lock the child’s phone.

The child can only unlock it by getting a secret code from the parent.

Standifird said that she was so sick of being ignored by her son that she decided to sit down with him and have a frank discussion about why he was ignoring her phone calls.

That is when she decided to take action. “I have to develop an app that shuts your phone completely,” she said. Standifird said that with the app, her son now answers her calls and texts more efficiently.

Married man arrested after wife finds Facebook photo of him marrying his 3rd wife

Darnell Pixley 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man who has a way with women, managed to get married five times.

However, he only divorced one of his wives before moving to different counties and marrying other women.

49-year-old Darnell Pixley of South Carolina, was arrested after one of his wives found Facebook photos of him with another woman and contacted authorities, according to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Department.

Pixley posted pictures of himself tying the knot and celebrating a honeymoon with his newest wife.

Sheriff Lee Foster said that Pixley married a woman in Edgefield County in 1988. He also married a woman in Richland County in 2008, a woman in Sumter County in 2011, and a woman in Newberry County last November.

Pixley was arrested for bigamy after authorities found that he was still married to four women. Pixley was released after posting $2,500 bail.

Pixley claims that it is all just a misunderstanding.

Florida police officer arrested for molesting teen boys who came to care for his lawn

James Edwards 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A Florida police officer was arrested after he took advantage of two teenage brothers.

47-year-old Miami-Dade veteran police officer James Edwards, invited the two teens to his home to help with landscaping.

Edwards allegedly picked them up while wearing his police uniform and in his patrol car. The teen brothers are 15 and 16 years old.

When they arrived at his home, Edwards allegedly plied the siblings with alcohol and drugs before groping the younger boy while masturbating in front of him.

Edwards, a 25-year veteran of the Miami-Dade police, was booked on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.

Authorities said that Edwards gave the teens marijuana and the synthetic drug Molly, after allegedly taking a pill himself.

Edwards also allegedly showed adult videos to the older teen, whose mother knew Edwards.

The officer was granted $85,000 bond and was ordered to remain under house arrest while awaiting trial. He is banned from using the Internet, and from contacting the victims.

Dog owners concerned after someone doused 4 dogs with acid in random attacks (video)

Dogs illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Dog lovers are very concerned over cruel animal abuse to innocent dogs.

So far, four dogs were victims of the abuse, which occurred over the past four weeks.

Authorities in New Mexico, are desperately looking for the those responsible of pouring acid on random dogs.

The incident began about four weeks ago, when two dogs died after being doused with acid.

Lovington Police said that two more dogs have now fallen victim to the acid attacks. In one case, a family arrived home from vacation to find their dog burned by acid.

A week later, a pit bull was stolen from a yard and doused with acid.

Now, two more dogs fell victim to the criminal act. Detectives said that someone went into a yard and took the two-week-old pit bulls out of their kennel, poured chemicals all over their bodies and left them alone to die.

Lovington Police Detective David Miranda said: “It’s the kind of injury that is literally eating the fur off the dog. It’s eating the skin away.”

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to help find the perpetrator.

25-year-old woman rips off her grandmother’s bra and robs her so she can pay for a hotel room

Brigitte Matzke 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A young woman who desperately wanted to stay at a hotel, decided to rob her elderly grandmother, police in Florida said.

Port Orange Police said that they arrested 25-year-old Brigitte Matzke, and her husband, 26-year-old Alex Caldwell, after she was accused of ripping off her grandmother’s bra before robbing her.

The couple was arrested on Monday, shortly after the attack.

Police said that when they arrived at the scene they saw 84-year-old Aida Matzke sitting on her porch and crying.

According to the police investigation, Brigitte Matzke and her husband went to her grandmother's house shortly after 7:30 p.m., and demanded $80 to stay overnight in a hotel.

Matzke allegedly grabbed her grandmother, ripped her bra, twisted her wrists and stole jewelry after she refused to give her the $80 she demanded.

When Aida Matzke tried to call 911, her granddaughter ripped the phone from the wall and threw it at her. The suspects fled with $1,900 in stolen property including jewelry and a cell phone.

Both were charged with assault and battery, false imprisonment, theft, possession of methamphetamine and threatening a witness.

Woman steals $3 bottle of wine so she can see her boyfriend in jail

Alicia Walicke 
By: Anika Rao

A woman who desperately wanted to visit her jailed boyfriend, decided to steal a bottle of wine, police in Texas said.

Cedar Park Police said that 22-year-old Alicia Walicke, allegedly stole a bottle of wine that cost $3.99 so she can be booked into prison and see her boyfriend.

Walicke was charged with misdemeanor theft and released on $5,000 bail on Friday. Walicke stole the bottle of wine from a Shell gasoline station on Wednesday.

An employee of the station called police, who arrived at the scene. Police officers found the woman outside the station as she was drinking the wine.

She told officers that she wanted to see her boyfriend, who was arrested just several hours before. Walicke allegedly bit a police officer during a previous arrest for an unrelated crime.

Money smuggler jailed after swallowing 80 packages of cash containing $100,000

Pile of cash illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A money smuggler was rushed to a hospital after swallowing eighty bags containing more than $100,000 - police in Jamaica said.

Prosecutors said that 40-year-old Eddy Alberio Mancipe Ortega of Venezuela, was sentenced to three months behind bars after attempting to smuggle $103,500 he swallowed by packing the cash inside 80 round plastic containers.

Ortega raised the suspicion of law enforcement officers, who arrested him when he tried to board a Caribbean Airlines flight from Sangster International Airport to Trinidad and Tobago.

Ortega complained of feeling ill and was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Over a period of two days, the man discharged 80 plastic packages, which contained $1,200 each.

Ortega was also ordered to leave the country. This was not the first time that a money smuggler swallowed cash. Last year, two men were caught at an airport in Medellin, Colombia, after swallowing $80,000 in cash.

Authorities said that the men swallowed $80,000 wrapped in latex just like some drug traffickers hide cocaine and heroin. They were taken to a nearby hospital, and once police recovered all their cash they were booked into prison.

Burned boyfriend sells his bike along with girlfriend so that other men can be taken for a ride

The advertisement on Gumtree 
By: Aarav Sen

A man who was fed up with his girlfriend, decided to sell his bike along with his girlfriend's phone number so that other men can be taken for a ride, according to an advertisement posted to the Internet.

The man of South Africa, was so angry about being forced by his girlfriend to buy the bike that he decided to dump them both on Gumtree.

The man also threw in a pair of bike shoes and the phone number of his girlfriend so that other men can be taken for a ride.

"Apparently, it's a pretty good bike. I'll throw in some specialized size 9 shoes for good measure, along with the number of my girlfriend if you feel like being taken for a ride," the man wrote in the advertisement.

Man wrapped in tablecloth and covered in feces found hiding in cupboard of restaurant

Cupboard illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man who was not wearing any clothes, was found hiding in a cupboard of a restaurant, wrapped in a tablecloth and covered in feces, police in the United Kingdom said.

Worcestershire Police found the confused 20-year-old man at the restaurant located on Church Street shortly after 12:00 p.m.

According to the police investigation, the man spent the night inside the cupboard.

When ordered to come out of the cupboard, the man was in a state of confusion and had verbally abused employees, police said.

He was arrested on charges of verbal threatening behavior and criminal damage. Police officers at the scene resolved the case by ordering the man to apologize and clean up the mess.

Teacher threatens 10-year-old girl with flogging if she makes noise while being raped in school toilet

School toilet illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A teacher was arrested on charges of child rape after allegedly raping a young girl in a school bathroom, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that the 10-year-old girl told police how her teacher, Adeniran Adebayo, took advantage and defiled her inside the school bathroom.

The teacher threatened to spank her if she made noise while having sex in the bathroom.

She said that one of the teachers at the school heard her cry and burst into the toilet, forcing Adebayo, a father of two children, to stop the assault.

Prosecutors told a court that the teacher raped the girl at least three times. The latest incident unfolded while the girl was doing her homework after school hours at the school.

The teacher approached and asked her to follow him. He took her to the toilet within the premises of the school and threatened to flog her if she screamed.

The teacher denied the allegations. The teacher was released from custody on N300,000 ($1 = N162.05) bail.

57-year-old drunk teacher arrested after drinking alcohol at school during lunch

Kathleen Jardine 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after being caught drinking at school during lunch, police in Arizona said.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said that they arrested 57-year-old Kathleen Jardine of Chandler, after being accused of drinking at the Poston Butte High School.

She was cited for consumption of alcohol in public after she admitted to drinking in her classroom during lunch on Wednesday.

Jardine could also face a charge of disorderly conduct.

The investigation began when a student in the math class called the main office of the school to report that Jardine was intoxicated and yelling at students.

A school resource officer who arrived at the scene, said that he noticed Jardine was extremely intoxicated.

Initially Jardine denied drinking any alcohol, but later admitted that she drank on Tuesday night, Wednesday morning before school and during lunch in her classroom.

A breathalyzer test showed that Jardine’s blood alcohol content was at 0.205, nearly three times the legal driving limit.

A school security officer went to get her purse and discovered a half full bottle of vodka, one empty bottle of white wine and a half full bottle of Sunny D.

Six students in the class reported that she was intoxicated, and yelling and cursing at students.

Woman testifies that husband smelled from sex after raping bodies while working at morgue (video)

Kenneth Douglas 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman of Ohio, called authorities and informed them that her husband smelled from sex after working at a morgue.

However, she testified that Hamilton County officials ignored the warning signs.

Officials told the concerned woman “whatever happens on county time and on county property is county business.”

60-year-old Kenneth Douglas, has admitted to having sex with up to 100 bodies while working at the morgue. However, the man blamed the use of alcohol and drugs for his actions.

He admitted that he went to work drunk and did drugs during work. His wife reportedly complained to officials that her husband “reeked of sex” when she picked him up from work.

However, his supervisor, who was aware that he had been drinking at work and had sex at work, told her to stop calling.

Douglas was exposed only when a man admitted to killing a woman, but denied raping her. A subsequent investigation proved that Douglas was the perpetrator. His DNA was also found in other victims.

The families of the deceased women are suing the local government for the abuse, which happened while the corpses were in their custody at the morgue.

However, Greg Hartmann, President of the Hamilton County Commission, said: “Hamilton County, like any other employer is not and should not be responsible for the criminal acts of an employee.”

“The taxpayers should not have to pay for the acts committed by criminals,” he added.

HIV positive woman dragged to court after being accused of watching adult videos with her two sons

TV illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A couple was in court fighting each other after the husband accused his wife of watching adult videos with their kids.

The man of Harare, Zimbabwe, told the civil court that his wife has a habit of watching adult videos with his two sons, who are 11 and 17 years old.

Gilbert Mazivisa said that his wife Martha, accuses him of child abuse every time he tries to rebuke them for watching adult videos.

However, Martha asked the Harare Civil Court for a protective order against her husband, who she claims has a habit of verbally abusing her in front of their children.

“This man is very cruel. He infected me with HIV, and to cover it up he accuses me of being a prostitute,” she said.

Martha told Magistrate Tafadzwa Muvham, that her husband beats the children over minor issues.

She asked the judge for a protective order to ban Gilbert from their home, which belongs to her.

Gilbert denied the allegations and accused Martha of allowing their children to watch inappropriate videos in her presence.

“She lied in court when she said that I'm abusing children. Every time I try to rebuke them, she takes it as abuse,” Gilbert said.

Gilbert said that he was having trouble with Martha, because she allowed their children to watch adult videos.

The judge granted the order of protection in favor of Martha, and ordered the two to keep the peace towards each other.

Woman tells court she is ‘in love’ with her father who impregnated her

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man and his daughter were arrested on charges of incest.

The 40-year-old father of Chiredzi, Zimbabwe, surprised the court last week, after he admitted to having an incestuous relationship with his daughter, who is now pregnant.

The daughter, 22-year-old Concilia Tarugarira, also pleaded guilty to incest and told the court that she is deeply “in love” with her father.

Samson Mabinile and his daughter, are facing 30 days in prison or a fine.

Prosecutor Prosper Chipangura told the court that Mabinile went to his in-laws in Zaka, to retrieve his daughter after the death of his wife.

Chipangura said that some time after the daughter returned home, Mabinile proposed love to her and both agreed to have sex until the daughter got pregnant.

The matter came to light after the couple's neighbors informed the police about the incestuous relationship, leading to their arrest.

The daughter was examined at a local hospital where she was found to be four months pregnant. A medical report was also produced in court as evidence.

The father admitted to having an incestuous relationship with his daughter, and told the court that he now regrets his actions.

University professor resigns after neighbors witness his reaction when finding wife in bed with his student

Couple illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A professor was left red-faced after he walked into his home to find his wife sleeping with his student.

Now, the professor has resigned after his wife’s cheating made international headlines.

According to a student, Hasina Anjaramandresy told his students that he will not be teaching at the school next semester due to a number of reasons beyond his control.

“We heard that the university authorities asked him to resign in order to help protect the image of the university,” the student said.

“The problem is that the authorities went for weeks without dealing with this problem. Therefore, when it came out in the media, they had no choice but to act on it in a more diplomatic way,” the student added.

Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university in charge of student affairs, Pastor Christopher Thebe, however, said that Anjaramandresy was not forced to resign, but voluntarily did so to protect his image and that of his family.

He also said that his wife’s cheating brought the professor much emotional distress, and that he could not face his students.

As we reported earlier, a couple of Madagascar, was hired to work as foreign workers at the University in Zimbabwe. Hasina Anjaramandresy, who is known at the university as Mr. Anjara, was hired as guest lecturer in the Seventh Day Adventist-run Solusi.

He was asked to teach computers, while Mrs. Anjara was hired to teach sex education. One afternoon, Mr. Anjara decided to go home early.

When he walked into his bedroom he found his wife engaging in sexual acts with his young student.

Mr. Anjara reacted as any husband would, expressing his displeasure by screaming loudly, attracting the attention of his neighbors, who looked into the window of the bedroom and witnessed the illicit act.

Man smears chemicals on sister’s head leaving her bold after refusing to marry his friend

Danna Kumar 
By: Anika Rao

A man wanted to make some quick money by selling his sister into marriage.

However, he became angry when she refused to marry his friend, and he decided to teach her a lesson.

23-year-old Santosh Kumar of India, promised his friend that he would be able to marry his 27-year-old sister Danna, in exchange for money.

He became furious when she refused.

Danna refused to marry the 47-year-old widowed man who works as a taxi driver. She got a job at a bar in Kaval Byrasandra, a district in the city of Bangalore.

Kumar waited for his sister to come out of the bar and then attacked her. He poured hair removal cream on her head and rubbed it in before running away.

When she woke up the next day, Danna realized that the hair from the center of her head fell out.

“He told me I should not be working and that I should marry his widowed friend, a man who already has two children,” Danna said.

She filed a police report, and told police that her brother had been working as a waiter in Mumbai, but had returned home and had not held down a good job since then. She said that instead, he was looking to make easy money.

Police arrested Santosh Kumar, and were awaiting the results of medical tests to find out the composition of the chemical used to make the sister’s hair fall out.

Investigators are trying to determine the extent of the hair damage before filing charges.