Armed Palestinian man arrested after smuggling himself into Israel to carry out terror attack (video)

The suspect 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A Palestinian man was arrested after being caught smuggling himself into Israel to carry out a terror attack, Israel Police said.

The man was arrested near Moshav Shokeda, which is about 5 miles from the Gaza border.

According to the initial police investigation, the suspect entered Israel through Kibbutz Alumim, and walked to an area used as a military outpost during Operation Protective Edge, where he was arrested.

The 18-year-old suspect was in possession of two knives, and he did not resist arrest. Earlier this month, a Palestinian terrorist was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers after he attempted to throw a bomb at them, the Israeli military said.

The incident unfolded on Wednesday, during a raid on a West Bank refugee camp.

The Israeli soldiers were at the refugee camp in order to arrest a Hamas terrorist. About 50 Palestinians surrounded the soldiers and threw stones, Molotov cocktails and burning tires at them.

Palestinian doctors identified the man as 22-year-old Issa Khaled al Qitri, and said that he had been shot at the Al-Amari camp near Ramallah.

Qitri was transported to a hospital in Ramallah, where he was pronounced dead. He was set to get married next week. An Israeli army spokesperson said that he was shot after trying to throw a bomb at soldiers.

Fatah honors female suicide bomber who killed 2 Israeli police officers

Fatah honoring Zainab Abu Salem on Facebook 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Fatah, the political party in control of the West Bank, honored a female suicide bomber who killed two Israelis, the Palestinian Media Watch reported.

The official Facebook page of Fatah glorified Zainab Abu Salem.

On her way to carry out her attack, she was detained by two police officers. She detonated her bomb, killing the two police officers and wounded 30 civilians.

"After the explosion the head of Salem was separated from her body, but her hijab continued to cover her hair. With that she became the eleventh female suicide bomber of Palestine,” Fatah wrote on Facebook.

Salem of Nablus, was 18 years when she blew herself up. Salem blew herself up at the French Hill junction of Jerusalem on September 22, 2004.

Flatbush U.S. Postal Service delivery person arrested for stealing 40,000 pieces of mail (video)

Undelivered mail 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A Flatbush United States Postal Service (USPS) delivery person was arrested on charges of delay or destruction of mail or newspapers after allegedly stealing 40,000 pieces of mail, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that tens of thousands of letters, junk mail and packages were found hidden in the apartment of 67-year-old Joseph Brucato.

Brucato, who worked with the United States Postal Service since 2001, is accused of illegally keeping some 40,000 letters and parcels.

The 40,000 pieces of mail was put back in the system and will be delivered this week, USPS said in a statement.

The suspect’s hoarding came to light when a supervisor at the post office saw what appeared to be undelivered letters inside Brucato’s personal vehicle and questioned him.

Brucato told his supervisor that the mail in his car had been there for at least six months. Investigators found a total of about 2,500 pounds of mail dating back to 2005.

Brucato was charged with the delay or destruction of mail or newspapers, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

Borough Park area man beaten and robbed after refusing to purchase drugs from man who posed as police officer

Scene of the incident 
By: Hydar Tomar

A Borough Park area man was robbed after he refused to purchase drugs from a man who posed as a police officer, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that three men approached the victim, beat him and stole his phone when he tried to call the police on them at the corner of New Utrecht Avenue and 74th Street.

The incident began when the three men approached the victim just after 5:00 a.m., and one of them tried to sell cocaine. When the victim refused, one of the suspects identified himself as a police detective.

When the victim called 911, the three beat him, took his phone and then fled from the scene. Police launched an investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Earlier this month, an elderly Borough Park area woman was rushed to a hospital after she was choked by a man while she sat outside her home, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that they are searching for the man, who allegedly approached the 89-year-old woman sitting on the front steps of her home, threw her to the ground and tried to strangle her with his shirt.

Barije Madi sat on the lawn chair in front of her home on Saturday afternoon, when the suspect approached her and tried to talk to her.

The woman got scared, got up and tried to take the chair back to her home. As the old woman entered the building, the suspect pushed her down the stairs.

The suspect then grabbed the woman and pushed her back into her apartment.

The woman's daughter-in-law heard her screams, and when she came into the apartment, she found the suspect on top of the woman as he tried to strangle her with his shirt.

Madi was transported by ambulance to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Police said that the woman did not know her attacker. Nothing was stolen from her, and a motive is still unclear.

Israel Defense Forces publishes top 20 photos of Israeli soldiers for the past year

IDF solider illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

The Israel Defense Forces published the 20 most fascinating photos of Israeli soldiers for the past year, the IDF Blog reported.

“You, the soldiers in the field, have shown our enemies, both near and far, the force of the IDF, and its ability to complete its mission in protecting the State of Israel. I am proud to be your commander,” Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, said.

Over the course of the year, the IDF has overcome a number of challenges. Throughout each operation, exercise, or international humanitarian delegation, the soldiers have acted with determination and force.

Here is the summary of their accomplishments, in 20 images.


Borough Park area teacher arrested for sexually abusing 5 students on school property (video)

Classroom illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A Borough Park area teacher was arrested on charges of sexual abuse after allegedly sexually abusing five students, prosecutors in New York said.

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson said that 36-year-old Omil Carrasquillo, a science teacher at a Brooklyn elementary school has been arraigned on charges relating to the sexual abuse of five of his young female students on school property.

Carrasquillo of Selden, was arraigned before Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Jane Tully on a criminal complaint in which he is charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, five counts of second-degree sexual abuse and seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The top count of first-degree sexual abuse carries up to seven years in prison. The defendant was ordered held on bail of $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash.

On seven occasions, the defendant, who worked at Public
School 249, located on Marlborough Road, groped or fondled five female students, who were between ages 9 and 11.

Police officers deliver pizza after pizza delivery man gets into car accident

Officers Michael Filbert (left) and Royce Curtiss  
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man was surprised when two police officers showed up at his door holding pizza.

The officers did not come to arrest him but rather to deliver his pizza after the pizza delivery man got into a car accident.

Two police officers of Oregon, went above and beyond the call of duty, when they delivered the rest of the pizza orders.

Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss delivered the pizza to the home of Steve Huckins. When they turned to leave, Huckins said: “I got to get a picture of this. No one is going to believe that Portland police delivered a pizza.”

Steve Huckins and his wife were so surprised by the officers’ actions that they took a photo when the officers appeared at the door holding the box of pizza.

They sent the photo to the Portland Police Department. The photo of the good deed has since gone viral on the Internet.

The Pizza Hut driver who was injured in the accident, is reportedly doing good.

Thief kills his accomplice during argument of how to divide stolen loot

Anthony Wayne Jeffcoat 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man was killed by his friend and partner in crime after burglarizing several homes.

Deputies in South Carolina, responded to a shooting and found 41-year-old Steven Lee Boone dead.

Lexington County deputies have arrested the suspect, who shot Boone in a dispute over stolen property. Anthony Wayne Jeffcoat, 46, is charged with murder in the death of Boone.

Witnesses told deputies that the two had an argument in a shed where Jeffcoat had been living temporarily.

Deputies said that Jeffcoat shot Boone in the upper chest with a weapon that the two men had recently stolen from a theft. Boone died at the scene.

Jeffcoat then drove away from the area, leaving his friend to die. He later made ​​arrangements to surrender to police.

Teen calls police to shut down his own house party with lots of underage drinking

Alcohol bottles illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A teenager called police to shut down a party, which he was throwing at his parents’ home.

The teenage boy of Seattle, Washington, was happy when his parents announced that they were leaving to Oregon without him.

While home alone, the 16-year-old boy decided to throw a party and invited some of his friends. However, many uninvited guests showed up after the location of the party went viral on Facebook and Twitter.

The party got out of control after many participants drank alcohol and allegedly used drugs. The teenage host of the party was forced to call the police to intervene after a group of partygoers got into a fight and others broke into a neighbor’s property.

As many as two dozen people reportedly managed to flee before police arrived. Others were not so lucky. Police arrested 27 people between the ages of 15 to 20, for possession of alcohol.

An 18-year-old man was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence.

Prosecutor commits suicide after being sued by man who was falsely jailed for 20 years

James Mayer Jr. 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) People are shocked over the sudden death of a well-known prosecutor in Ohio.

Police were called to the home of the Richland County prosecutor after a gunshot was heard inside.

Police Commissioner Ed Olson said that James Mayer Jr., shot and killed himself in an apparent suicide in his home in Mansfield.

Mayer, who is a 65-year-old father of three grown children, won a number of high-profile cases during his tenure as prosecutor.

However, in one case, the conviction was overturned after a man spent 20 years in prison. The man was accused of allegedly killing his attorney.

Earlier this year, when the man was finally freed after 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, the man sued Mayer and his employees, alleging that they used coercion and bribery to obtain his confession.

Mayer killed himself before the matter could be heard in court.

Four police officers suspended for tipping over portable toilet with suspect inside (video)

The portable toilet 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Police officers in Tennessee, have caused controversy over the way they caught a suspect.

The video of the incident that occurred in Memphis, shows a man being caught after fleeing from the police and hiding in a portable toilet.

An officer flipped the toilet with the suspect inside to trap him.

The portable toilets were situated at a construction site. Officers left the toilet with the suspect on the floor while they searched the other three toilets.

When officers finally placed the toilet upright, the suspect, who was identified as Joseph Hampton, 31, came stumbling out.
An officer was seen kicking the suspect before he was thrown to the ground. The four officers involved were placed on paid leave following the toilet incident.

Restaurant caught spiking noodles with drugs to keep customers coming back

Noodles illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A restaurant owner admitted to spiking the noodles on the menu in order to keep his customers hooked, police in China said.

Zhang told investigators that he had been grinding poppy seeds into the food after one of his regular customers tested positive for opium during a routine traffic stop.

26-year-old Liu Juyou was shocked when police officers notified him that he tested positive for drugs. Juyou suspected that the restaurant food was to blame.

He persuaded members of his family to eat at the restaurant and then have themselves tested for drugs.

Zhang said that he bought 4.4 pounds of poppy seeds for $100 and had been mixing them into the noodles to enhance the flavor.

Juyou filed a lawsuit against the police for having him arrested.

Christian couple spreads the word of God through swinging (video)

The couple at work 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A couple said that they found a unique way of bringing people closer to God, by swinging.

44-year-old Cristy and her husband Dean Parave, 50, of Florida, are devout Christians, who like to spread the word of God.

However, they decided to take an unconventional root to meet the sinner. “If all the swingers are sinners, what's the best what to talk to the sinners? Join them!” Dean said.

The Christian couple often participates in wife swap sessions with other couples, where they talk about their beliefs.

The couple, who are exercise fanatics, have set up a website called Fitness Swingers to meet other like minded couples. Ironically, Cristy employed her daughter to help run her website.

Dean explained that their lifestyle began when his wife surprised him and brought another woman into their relationship.

Cristy, a mother of three children, who identifies herself as bisexual, feels that it is her mission to make people happy.

“God put people on the Earth, to breed and enjoy one other,” she said. “I feel God is always with me and he has put us here for a reason,” she added.

11-year-old girl shoots mother’s former boyfriend after he stabbed her mother

Lenoardo Henry 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A mother of five children is in the hospital after she was stabbed by her former boyfriend, according to police in Oklahoma.

The woman’s 11-year-old daughter reportedly saved her life after shooting the former boyfriend during the knife attack.

The suspect, Lenoardo Henry of Oklahoma City,
allegedly broke into the trailer home of his former girlfriend and began stabbing the woman, police said. The woman suffered injuries to her upper body.

The mother had recently taken out a restraining order against Henry after she reported that he molested her children.

According to the protection order, the victim said that Henry had molested several of her children in middle of the night for several years.

The 11-year-old girl managed to stop the attack against her mother after she grabbed a gun and shot Henry several times.

Henry staggered out of the house and was subsequently arrested. He was hospitalized. He is expected to survive and will face charges.

Authorities said that from the initial investigation it appears as though the girl acted out of self defense, and therefore she will not face any charges.

Officer seeking revenge against his colleagues tips off sex offender of sting operation

Officer Jack Gardner (left) and Kahlil Peckham 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested and suspended from the job after he tipped off a sex offender about a sting operation.

Detective Jack Gardner, 56, of Colorado, was accused of hindering an investigation.

Gardner worked for the Boulder County police for the past 16 years. Now, he may lose his job after detectives said that he alerted a suspect, who was wanted for sexual exploitation.

The suspect, Kahlil Peckham, 29, was communicating with an undercover agent who posed as a 13-year-old girl.

Peckham exchanged many explicit text messages with the girl and was prepared to meet the girl who lived in Connecticut.

Peckham met the girl through Craigslist, and he wanted to meet her in person for sex. Officers were preparing to meet with Peckham when Gardner allegedly sent him a warning email message not to meet with the 13-year-old girl because it was a set up.

Officers traced the email to a computer, which they said only Gardner had access to it at the time. District Attorney Pete Weir said that Gardner, was upset because he was excluded from this specific investigation.

Gardner was arrested on charges of accessory to Internet luring, official misconduct and obstructing government operations.

Prisoner knocks fellow inmate unconscious because he farted inside his cell

Jail cell illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A prisoner is facing assault charges after knocking a fellow inmate unconscious because he farted in his cell, police in North Dakota said.

The Cass County Jail inmate, who is facing felony assault charges, claims that he was repeatedly called a racial slur before the assault.

The incident unfolded on Monday, between 27-year-old Ahmed Nur Adan of Fargo, and 26-year-old Timothy Lowseth of West Fargo.

According to the police investigation, Lowseth and Adan were talking outside cell number 104, when Adan suddenly punched Lowseth, knocking him down and leaving him with a cut on the back of the head.

Lowseth remained on the ground with a confused look on his face. He lost a tooth as a result of the attack.

Adan told investigators that during the past three days, Lowseth had been pushing his buttons, entered his cell and farted.

Adan also claimed that Lowseth was about to attack him, so he hit him first. Lowseth was taken to the emergency room for treatment.

Adan was charged with aggravated assault.

350-pound woman demands more government cash so that she can purchase healthier foods and lose weight (video)

Christina Briggs 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) An obese woman of the United Kingdom, blamed the government for being overweight, claiming that she needs more cash benefits to purchase healthier food.

26-year-old Christina Briggs of Wigan, who weighs 350 pounds, said that she can only afford junk food because healthy food is too expensive for her limited benefits.

"I tried to sign up for swimming, but it cost $36 per month and that meant I had to cut back on my favorite pizza and Chinese food," Briggs complained.

"It's not my fault that healthy food is too expensive," she added. Briggs’ diet consists of Poptarts, chocolate chip cookies, potato chips, salsa and marshmallows, along with her fast food.

Briggs receives $36,000 per year from the government. She does not pay any housing costs as she lives in public housing.

She has no medical bills either as she is on the public National Health Care Services.

Briggs has two small children. "It would be good if the government offered a cash incentive for me to lose weight," Briggs concluded.

Woman who added a third breast to her chest accused of keeping teen as sex slave

Jasmine Tridevil 
By: Anika Rao

A woman who spent $20,000 to add a third breast to her chest, was accused of keeping a teen as a sex slave for two weeks.

18 year old Michael Squier of Florida, said that 21-year-old Alisha Hessler, also known as Jasmine Tridevil, kept him locked up in her home for two weeks.

Hessler tied him a pole, flogged him, made ​​him wear a dog collar, had her name tattooed on his foot, and carved her name onto his chest with a knife, Squier alleges.

Squier managed to escape after two weeks. Hessler denied all the allegations, saying that the teen was homeless and he came to her cage voluntarily.

As we reported earlier, a massage therapist of Florida, who desperately wants to become a reality television star, shelled out $20,000 to add a third breast to her chest.

Jasmine Tridevil said that it took her a few months to find a doctor who was willing to perform the operation.

"I called 50 doctors," Tridevil said. "It was very difficult to find someone who would do this because they are breaking the code of ethics," she added.

Her third breast was placed in the middle of her chest. It was constructed with tissue and skin, which were taken from her abdomen.

The doctor wasn’t able to construct a real looking breast so she decided to fill in the blanks with permanent tattoos. Tridevil’s dream is to have her own MTV reality show.

She said that her parents did not take the news of her third breast very well. Tridevil’s mother disowned her. Her father is really mad, but still talks to her.

The woman also claimed that she wanted to look ugly in the eyes of men because she doesn't want to date anyone. “Most men think that the third breast is strange and disgusting,” she said.

Man arrested for smuggling after stuffing 51 live turtles down his pants

The seized turtles 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man was arrested on charges of smuggling after allegedly stuffing 51 live turtles down his pants, U.S. federal agents said.

The man of Canada, who was caught at the border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants, is facing charges in the U.S.

The Canada Border Services detained Kai Xu, while trying to cross into Windsor, Ontario, from Detroit, Michigan. Xu had 41 turtles taped to his legs and 10 hidden between his legs.

Canadian authorities confiscated the turtles, some of which sell for $800 each. The turtles were later handed over to U.S. officials.

Prosecutors have also charged 30-year-old Lihua Lin of Toronto, Canada, on charges of smuggling, illegal trade and illegal export.

Both defendants could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

According to the police investigation, Xu took the turtles to a hotel near the Detroit International Airport, where he booked a room for two nights.

He later met with Lin at the hotel. Lin went to the airport after booking a flight to Shanghai China. Investigators found 200 turtles in his suitcases.

Lin was arrested after saying he had nothing to declare.

Investigators received a tip about the smuggling operation from a delivery company after one box had a sticker that read: "Live fish. Keep cool."

Lin was released on $10,000 bail.

Man turns his amputated leg into lamp and tries to sell it for $130,000 (video)

Leo Bolten 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man of the Netherlands, who turned his amputated leg into a lamp, put it up for sale on ebay, for $130,000.

Leo Bolten said that ebay canceled the sale because they do not allow the sale of body parts.

His story began earlier this year, after his right leg had to be amputated. He refused to give up his leg, and instead, he enlisted several professionals to turn it into a lamp.

Bonten decided to sell his lamp leg because he needed money to pay for his mounting medical bills.

Willem Schaperkotter, who worked for two weeks to turn the leg into a lamp, said: “I'm surprised. He wanted his leg to become a lamp because he could not say goodbye. I thought that he would maybe want to sell the lamp in a few years. I did not expect this to happen so soon.”

Woman sells her newborn baby and tells father that he was born dead

Baby boy illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A woman who sold her newborn baby, told the biological father that he was born dead, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that the woman who was identified as Ada, told her partner Nuru, that she gave birth to a baby girl last week, but it was a stillborn.

Nuru suspected that the woman was lying and reported the matter to the police who arrested her. According to the police investigation, Ada gave the boy to a man, who paid her “bride price.”

The woman’s story fell apart after Nuru insisted that he be taken to the burial site of the girl.

Ada told police that Nuru was not the owner of the child, insisting that the child belongs to the other man because he bought the boy in accordance with the Igbo tradition.

Nuru told investigators that when Ada was pregnant, he paid for all of her medical expenses. Police are searching for the other man and the boy.

Mother of missing child tells police that her 2-month-old baby grew into an adult in a minute and ran off

Baby on the run illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A mother whose child went missing, told police that her baby grew into an adult in less than a minute and ran off, police in Liberia said.

The incident unfolded in Foquelleh, Bong County, on Tuesday, according to the mother of 2-month-old Smith Freeman.

16-year-old Lorpu Kollie told investigators that she and her child were on their way to a farm when Smith, who was strapped to her back, began to talk and ordered her to put him down.

“As soon as I put him down her grew into an adult,” Kollie said.
The baby's father, Watson Freeman, said that his girlfriend complained of stomach pains all through the pregnancy.

Watson Freeman described the mysterious disappearance of his son as amazing and awesome, saying that he did not experience any fear about the incident.

However, the child’s grandfather believed that the Smith was kidnapped by members of the Dark World. Police have urged locals farmers to be on the lookout for Smith.