Website allowing singles with sexually transmitted diseases to hook up runs into privacy issues

PositiveSingles.com website 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A website that is seeking to hook up singles who suffer from sexually transmitted diseases, was fined after not protecting the privacy of its customers.

The operator of PositiveSingles.com was fined $16.5 million after losing a lawsuit brought by a man of California.

PositiveSingles was accused of sharing photos and details of its site profiles with other dating services, despite the promise of 100 percent confidentiality.

A jury found that the company had broken consumer laws.

It also decided that the business was guilty of fraud, malice and oppression.

The lawsuit was filed after the unidentified plaintiff sued the parent company, SuccessfulMatch, as part of a class action lawsuit.

SuccessfulMatch runs a number of niche dating sites and also runs an affiliate program for those wishing to create their own dating sites.

It provides software and databases that contain the details of hundreds of thousands of profiles recorded at their existing sites.

The plaintiff however, acknowledged that after completing a registration page, a link to the terms of service indicated that the profile details could be shared with other sites within the SuccessfulMatch network.

However, he suggested that few members ever click or read through the terms.

The plaintiff was not aware that the defendant was publishing his profile on other dating websites, which specialize in diseases that he does not suffer from, the plaintiff stated in his lawsuit.

The jury agreed that SuccessfulMatch had made misleading statements and ordered it to pay $1.5 million in compensatory damages and another $15 million in punitive damages.

Single dad banned from children’s parks because they might be child predators

Puxton Park website 
By: Feng Qian

A married father of the United Kingdom, was shocked to be denied access to a park because he might be a child predator.

54-year-old Matthew Richards of High Littleton, Somerset, who is a bird enthusiast, traveled 25 miles in order to see a bird display.

When he arrived at the entrance of the park, he was told that single adults are not allowed for fear of pedophiles.

Richards, who is the father three adult children, could not believe that the officials of the child friendly Puxton Park, turned him away.

Richards, who also has three grandchildren, previously visited the park with his family to watch the birds.

Puxton Park officials claimed that the rule, as explained in the small print on their website, was in line with the rest of the parks.

Puxton Park has many attractions that appeal especially to young children, including a playground for youngsters aged four and up, but the bird display appeals to all ages.

Their website does state that single men and women without children are prohibited from entering the premises. The managing director of the park said that the rule has been in place since the park opened seven years ago.

Students beat teacher after he stabbed student with knife following an argument

Classroom illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A teacher was arrested on charges of assault after he allegedly stabbed a student in class following an argument, police in Nigeria said.

Adamawa State Police said that the incident unfolded at the Government Day Secondary School on Thursday.

Education officials said that the school was shut down until further notice.

According to the police investigation, the teacher, Mr. Babbal, was fighting with his student, Zainab Adamu, when the teacher suddenly brandished a knife.

Babbal proceeded to stab the student all over his body. The student’s classmates pounced on the teacher and beat him until police arrived at the scene.

After being treated at a local hospital for his wounds, Babbal was arrested on charges of assault. Police are also questioning other teachers at the school.

The student was transported by ambulance to the Federal Medical Center, where he is said to be in stable condition.

Man kicks out his wife of 12 years from his home because she does not know how to make love

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A man has banned his wife and three kids from the family home after claiming that the woman does not know how to make love, according to divorce documents filed in Nigeria.

Biniyo Ibiniyo said that he has invited his mistress into the home to take his wife’s place.

The husband of Lagos, asked a judge to dissolve his 12-year-old marriage to Abosode Ibiniyo.

The wife told the court that since her husband met and began dating his mistress, his behavior changed, and he began to accuse her of not knowing how to make love.

Abosode Ibiniyo also told the court that her husband was very happy with her until he met the new woman, who destroyed their marriage.

The husband admitted to sleeping with the other woman, but blamed his wife for his actions. He told the court that Abosode Ibiniyo was disrespectful to him and his family.

The judge in the case ordered the couple to make peace for the benefit their children.

Group of men tie female witch to broomstick and burn her alive

 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Several men were arrested on charges of murder after allegedly tying a witch to a broomstick and setting her on fire, police in Paraguay said.

Asuncion Police said that several man of Mbya Guarani, tied 45-year-old Adolfina Ocampos to the stick and shot arrows at her before burning her alive.

Ocampos was sentenced to death last week, by the head of the community in Tahehyi, which is located about 180 miles north of Asuncion.

So far, nine men including a 14-year-old boy, were charged with first degree murder in connection with the killing. The men admitted to burning the woman alive.

One of the leaders of the village said that his sister has been sick for over a year, and he blamed Ocampos of casting a spell on her.

She was banished from her village for a month, but when his sister did not get better, the villagers decided to torture and kill Ocampos.

The leader told investigators that he was not sorry for his actions.

Elderly man dumps 500 pounds of pornography at children’s park

Dumped DVDs illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on charges of illegal dumping after being caught dumping a large amount of pornography at a children's park, police in Japan said.

However, after telling police that the stash belonged to his sick friend, police decided to drop the charges.

Osaka Police said that the incident began when 70-year-old Hideaki Adachi, was seen arriving at the children’s park and unloading 17 bags of adult movies and magazines including about 500 video tapes from the back of a truck.

People at the children’s called police. Police officers who arrived at the scene, arrested Adachi, on suspicion of dumping 500 pounds of pornography.

He was released the next day after telling police that he had found the treasure in a warehouse belonging to his sick friend and he wanted to save him the trouble.

Adachi, who worked as a volunteer at the park to help the homeless, was hoping that the huge collection of adult material would be collected and taken to a proper disposal site.

Man caught publicly making out with boy at park

Making out illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on charges of sodomy after allegedly making out with a boy at a park, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos Police said that they have arrested two teens after a worker caught them making out with each other.

19-year-old Gideon Harrison and 14-year-old Ifeanyi Ezeorji, were arrested for engaging in illegal acts. Harrison was also charged with sodomy as Ezeorji is still under the age of consent.

Worker Toheeb Adekunle caught the two boys in the act, and alerted the authorities. Adekunle told investigators that Harrison slept with numerous children in the area.

The suspects denied the allegations. If found guilty of sodomy, Harrison faces seven to 14 years in prison.

12-year-old boy missing for six days found inside IKEA

Peng Yijian insert 
By: Wayne Morin

Police have launched a manhunt for a boy, who went missing from his home last week.

The 12-year-old boy of Shanghai, China, who had been missing for six days after running away from home, was finally found inside an Ikea in the Xuhui District.

The boy, Peng Yijian, said that he survived on free food from local supermarkets during his adventure in the city.

However, the food was not enough. The boy was taken to a hospital where he is receiving IV after being weakened by hunger, his mother Liu said.

Yijian, who is a seventh grade student at Shanghai Longyuan Middle School in Xuhui, was reported missing last Tuesday, after getting into a fight with his mother over homework.

According to his mother, Yijian had not done his math homework and was therefore sent home from school. When he arrived home, a fight broke out between the mother and her son, causing him to flee from his home.

Police asked the mother for a list of the boy’s favorite shops. She gave us eight or nine names including the Nanfang Shopping Mall, Caoxi Park, and IKEA.

After a thorough search of Ikea, during which the exits were blocked to make sure he does not escape, police found Yijian near an escalator.

He was reunited with his mother and is being treated at the hospital.

Woman stabs 17-year-old nephew in the groin over cake

Cake illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was arrested after stabbing her nephew in a dispute.

Shatibia Murphy of New York, is accused of stabbing her teenage nephew in the groin during an argument over a piece of cake.

Police were called about 3:00 a.m., to the 17-year-old’s apartment in Manhattan early Saturday morning, police said.

Murphy, 24, of Brooklyn, was eating cake with her nephew at the Clinton Houses on Park Avenue, when the two got into an argument. She then grabbed a knife and stabbed him twice in the groin, police said.

The 17-year-old boy was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where he is recovering and is said to be in stable condition.

Murphy, who has multiple prior arrests for violent crimes, fled the apartment but was arrested a few blocks away. The knife was not recovered.

Murphy was charged with felony assault.

Bus driver arrested for sunbathing without clothes near children’s school

School bus illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A Texas man was arrested and lost his job after he was seen sunbathing near a school.

Mayford Davis, 69, who worked as a bus driver, reportedly said that he is deficient in vitamin D, when he was found enjoying the sun without his clothes.

Even though sunbathing is not against the law, the man was arrested because of the place where he chose to get his sun tan.

About 12:45 p.m., a caller told a 911 dispatcher that he is seeing a man laying face down on the lawn behind the Tison Middle School, police said in a press release.

The officer who arrived at the scene, said that he saw Davis pulling up his shorts. According to police, Davis said that he had been looking for a secluded place to lay in the sun.

He said that he had not seen anyone on campus on Sunday afternoon, and therefore he thought it was not an issue.

A spokesperson for the Weatherford Independent School District, said that after the incident, Davis stopped driving the school bus and that he no longer transports children.

Davis was cited for disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

Man sentenced to 2 years in prison for taking $6.20 from his bank

5 euros illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man was jailed after he took money from his bank and deposited it into his account so that it does not fall into the red.

The man of La Coruna, Spain, went to the bank to withdraw all of his money from the bank.

However, when he reached the teller, he was informed that the transaction has a fee of 5 euros ($6.20), which will leave his account in the red.

The client was furious and began screaming. He then wanted to speak to a manager and he demanded answers. When the bank manager came to speak with him the angry customer assaulted him.

The customer then decided that the bank should pay his 5 euros. He jumped over the counter and grabbed 5 euros, which was on the counter.

The man was arrested, charged and he later pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. A judge sentenced him to two years in prison.

Father uses meat cleaver to cut off hand of his attacker

Arm in cast illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man of Australia, was cleared of all charges after he chopped off the hand of his attacker.

The Sydney truck driver has been found not guilty after cutting off the hand of one of 3 gunmen, who attacked him on his way to work.

8-year-old Majid al-Asadi, a father of 6 children, was targeted following a campaign of intimidation by a family who accused him of stealing a cell phone that contained “sensitive information.”

Al-Asadi said that his wife had been attacked, his car and his house have been set on fire and in the latest attack he was jumped by three people.

The incident began last year, when Al-Asadi was shot with a Taser and one of the attackers threw a butcher knife, hitting Al-Asadi in the knee.

As he tried to escape, he was chased by a knife-wielding man. The man tripped and dropped the meat cleaver.

Al-Asadi grabbed the meat cleaver from his attacker and chopped off the left arm of one of his attackers.

The man was hospitalized and surgeons were able to reattach his hand. Now, Al-Asadi was cleared of the grievous bodily harm charge brought against him.

“This is a unique case in which a victim of continuous threats and violence was charged by the police and prosecuted for circumstances in which he was the victim,” Al-Asadi's attorney, Abdullah Reslan, said.

Creepy website live-streams video of private bedrooms via webcams and security cameras

Inside home illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) People are unaware that strangers can see inside their homes at any given time, via their computers.

A creepy website has collected footage of over 73,000 cameras worldwide that are connected to the Internet.

Authorities said that people who not change their default passwords make the computers accessible to virtually anyone.

The website claims to feature feeds from cameras all over the world. The site also includes Google map locations, showing where the cameras are located.

They feature more than 11,000 homes in the United States, 4,770 in China, 3,359 in Mexico, 3,285 in France, 2,870 in Italy, and about 2,400 in the United Kingdom, and the list goes on.

The website’s domain was registered in Moscow, Russia.
On their website, the company wrote: “Sometimes administrators (possible you as well) forget to change default passwords like 'admin:admin' or 'admin:12345' on security surveillance system, online cameras or DVRs. Such online cameras are available for all Internet users.

“Here you can see thousands of such cameras located in cafes, shops, malls, industrial objects and bedrooms of all countries of the world. To browse cameras just select the country or camera type.

“This site has been designed in order to show the importance of the security settings. To remove your public camera from this site and make it private, all you need to do is change your camera password.”

Many cameras are being used as baby monitors and are now shared with the world. This website makes it extremely easy for people to watch hundreds of strange homes and bedrooms with just a click of the mouse.

Watching these camera is actually illegal, as it is a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the United States, because it involves hacking into someone's password-protected account even if that password is the default setting.

It is easy to protect yourself from public view. Simply change the password of your electronic device.

Father to be and wrestler stabs pregnant woman in the stomach to kill the baby

Nicholas Leaning and Lauren Oliver 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man became angry after his former girlfriend refused to have an abortion.

Lauren Oliver, 26, of the United Kingdom, was stabbed five times in the stomach by her former boyfriend, who works as a cage fighter, in an attempt to kill their unborn baby.

She was rushed to a hospital, where doctors performed a cesarean section. The baby was born alive six weeks before the due date. Baby Harper was delivered weighing just 4 pounds and 1 ounce.

Now, professional wrestler Nicholas Leaning, 28, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the assault after a judge described him as a “ticking time bomb.”

Oliver said that Leaning was wearing his cage fighter mask when he punched her in the head and then stabbed her in the stomach several times.

“I begged him not to kill baby Harper, but he just kept stabbing me,” she said. “I was screaming ‘Please, Nick, please do not kill us.’ Then he stopped. He looked up and
stabbed me for the fifth time before he ran,” Oliver said.

Leaning had allegedly been cheating on Oliver with his former girlfriend, and when she told him she was pregnant the professional wrestler told her to get an abortion.

According to Oliver, he told her that he was going to deny that the child was his and he would kick it out of her if she did not get rid of it.

When she refused, he feared that he would be exposed as a cheater and launched his assault. Oliver had 46 staples on five external and seven internal wounds. The blade of the knife hit her uterus two times.

Leaning was acquitted of attempted murder, but convicted of wounding with intent and attempted child destruction at the Hull Crown Court.

15-year-old girl jailed for running sophisticated prostitution ring

Prostitute illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A 15-year-old girl ran a prostitution ring.

She charged men $400 for one sex session.

The teenager of Canada, has now been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after being charged as an adult.

Kailey Oliver-Machado, now 18 years old, would contact girls as young as 13 years old through Facebook and Twitter, and offered to pay them to attend a sleepover party in Ottawa.

Some girls came with their teddy bears and pajamas, according to authorities. The victims would then be plied with drugs and forced to pose for semi-nude photos, which were then sent to Johns.

Some of the men came over to the house and the young teens were forced to perform sexual acts. They were threatened with violence if they did not comply.

Some girls were taken by taxi to the homes of men who paid $400 for sex. Oliver-Machado forced the girls to hand her the money they earned.

Oliver-Machado was convicted of 27 charges, including human trafficking, sexual assault and making and possessing child pornography.

She was one of three girls who were responsible for the ring. The others cannot be named because of their ages.

Justice Diane Lahaie gave her the maximum sentence, saying that Oliver-Machado was “highly intelligent”
and she ran a “sophisticated and well-organized human trafficking enterprise that included wardrobes and client lists.”

Thief poses as fire chief and sells discounted cars that he doesn't own to unsuspecting women

Firefighters illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of impersonation after allegedly posing as a fire chief to defraud unsuspecting women, prosecutors in New York said.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that the Long Island man was charged with posing as a New York City Fire Department captain and allegedly scamming unsuspecting victims out of approximately $17,000 by promising them government-seized vehicles at greatly-reduced prices.

The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Maurice R. Knight of Bayview Avenue in Amityville.

Knight was charged with third-degree grand larceny, second- degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree scheme to defraud and second-degree criminal impersonation.

Knight is being held in jail after failing to post bail. As a persistent felon, Knight faces up to life in prison if convicted.

According to the police investigation, Knight met a 29-year-old woman of Brooklyn, at the Thrifty Rent-A-Car outlet located at 122-02 South Conduit Avenue in Queens, and introduced himself as a New York City Fire Department Captain.

Eight days later, Knight allegedly met the woman again, and told her that he had relatives in the New York City Police Department and that he could obtain seized and auctioned vehicles at reduced prices, generally between $2,000 and $3,000.

Knight provided her with a list of vehicles to choose from and instructed her to pay him $1,000 upfront via a postal money order, wait thirty days for delivery of the vehicle and then pay him the remainder of the vehicle’s cost on delivery.

Knight told the woman that she could have the vehicle of her choice for free if she could sell the rest of the vehicles on the list he had provided.

The woman collected approximately $17,000 in cash from acquaintances, co-workers and family members, and gave the cash to Knight.

The man’s scheme fell apart after the woman introduced her older sister to Knight.

The sister conducted a computer search on Knight and discovered that he had been previously implicated in a similar auto scam, in which he posed as an FDNY lieutenant and promised to sell impounded vehicles to people.

The younger sister called police. Knight was arrested as he was entering his vehicle, a red 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.

The vehicle had three stickers affixed to its front windshield – including a New York City Fire Department emblem, a New York City Police Department Detective shield and one reading, “Firefighter” – and two stickers affixed to its rear windshield – including one reading, “Captain, Fire Department,” and the other reading, “Hazardous Materials Team.”

Among the items allegedly recovered from the vehicle at the time was an emergency services flashing light from the inside of the front windshield where it was affixed, assorted firefighter’s gear and an FDNY shirt embossed with the words, “Captain Knight.”

It is additionally alleged that a forged Roosevelt Fire Department identification card with Knight’s picture affixed to the ID card as a sticker was recovered from the defendant’s wallet.

A check of the Roosevelt Fire Departments in Suffolk and Dutchess counties, as well as the New York City Fire Department, determined that Knight was never employed by any of the departments.

School computer technician distributes child pornography on the Internet

Laptop computer illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A school computer technician was arrested, charged and convicted of promoting a sexual performance by a child after promoting child pornography on the Internet, prosecutors in New York said.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that 28-year-old Ryan Ramdass, who worked for a computer company that had him placed in the Levittown school district in Long Island as a computer technician at the time of his arrest, has pleaded guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child.

“The defendant has admitted that he shared very disturbing pictures and videos of children being sexually abused by way of his computer on the Internet. These images were all crime scene photos. They depicted real children being cruelly victimized both physically and emotionally, and the memories of their abuse will be with them for the rest of their lives,” Brown said.

The judge in the case indicated that she will sentence Ramdass to 2 to 6 years in prison.

According to the police investigation, officers executed a search warrant at Ramdass’ home, and a forensic search of the defendant’s external hard drive revealed 7 images and 28 videos of children being sexually abused.

Further forensic searches uncovered thousands of videos and images of child pornography that had been downloaded
and saved on the defendant’s laptop and various external hard drives.

Ramdass was also accused of actively sharing the files on the Internet with other criminals.

Man kills his 2 daughters after finding picture of his wife showing her with another man (video)

Deisy Garcia, Daniela Mejia, and Yoselin Mejia 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after killing his two daughters because he found a picture, showing her with another man, prosecutors in New York said.

Now, the man has been sentenced to serve 45 years in prison.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that 29-year-old Miguel Mejia-Ramos of Jamaica, fatally stabbed his wife as she slept in bed, and then used the same knife to savagely stab his two and one-year-old daughters.

Mejia-Ramos of 90-20 Sutphin Boulevard, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree manslaughter before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth C. Holder.

Mejia-Ramos admitted that he repeatedly stabbed his wife, 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, with a kitchen knife until she was dead.

Mejia-Ramos described in detail how he used the same knife to
repeatedly stab his daughter, two-year-old Daniela Mejia, and then plunged the knife over and over again into the body of one-year-old Yoselin Mejia.

Mejia-Ramos was captured in Texas while attempting to flee to Mexico.

Mejia-Ramos told investigators that he had been drinking before he returned home and looked through his wife’s cell phone.

After finding a picture of his wife with another man, he told police that he went into a rage. He grabbed the knife, went to the bedroom and stabbed his family.

Man punches his 3-year-old daughter to death because she soiled herself (video)

Kimberly, Andrew, and Jeida Torres 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly punching his little daughter to death, prosecutors in New York said.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said that the suspect of Bushwick, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the beating death of his three-year-old stepdaughter, Jeida Torres.

The suspect was also charged in connection with the assault of his five-year-old stepson, Andrew Torres.

“This defendant was a father figure to these two helpless children, and instead of protecting and caring for them he allegedly used his fists to beat to death an innocent little girl. Her five-year-old brother was also attacked. Now, the defendant will be held accountable for these cowardly acts,” Thompson said.

The defendant was identified as 20-year-old Kelsey Smith.

In addition to the murder charge, the suspect was also charged with one count of first-degree manslaughter, one count of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He was ordered held without bail. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

According to the police investigation, approximately 3:50 p.m., the defendant called his wife, Kimberly Torres, who is the mother of Jeida and Andrew, and allegedly told her that he messed up and hit Jeida because she soiled herself.

He also said that Jeida was not breathing. Kimberly Torres called the police, who found Jeida Torres unresponsive.
Jeida Torres was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and was pronounced dead.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma. Andrew Torres, who was allegedly punched by Smith, was treated and released from the same hospital.

Police officers break teeth of 16-year-old boy by punching him with gun (video)

Gun illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Two police officers were arrested on charges of assault after punching a teen in the mouth and breaking his teeth, prosecutors in New York said.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said that two New York City Police Department officers have been charged with assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a recent arrest in Crown Heights.

A video surveillance camera captured one officer allegedly striking the teen in the mouth with his gun, breaking his teeth, and the other officer allegedly punching him in the face with his fist.

"By beating a 16-year old boy with their gun and fist after he raised his hands apparently to surrender, these police officers not only violated his rights, but also trampled on their sworn oath to serve, protect and uphold the law. We must all adhere to the rule of law, which applies to everyone, including police officers, as this indictment makes crystal clear," Thompson said.

The defendants were identified as 33-year-old David Afanador and 36-year-old Tyrane Isaac.

Officer Afanador is charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and official misconduct, both misdemeanors.

Officer Isaac is charged with third-degree assault and official misconduct, both misdemeanors. They were released without bail.

If convicted, Officer Afanador faces up to seven years in prison and Officer Isaac faces up to a year in jail.

According to the police investigation, about 2:20 a.m., in the vicinity of 1311 St. John’s Place in Crown Heights, the defendants were with another officer on patrol in an unmarked police car as part of an anti-crime unit from the 77th Precinct when they allegedly saw Kahreem Tribble toss a bag of marijuana and flee.

Video from a nearby surveillance camera recorded Officer Isaac pursuing Tribble on foot, as he is seen running away from the police officers, then stopping and turning to face Officer Isaac.

At that time, the video shows Officer Isaac swinging a fist at Tribble’s head as he places his empty hands in the air and falls back against a storefront gate. Officer Afanador then runs up to the teen with his service weapon drawn and allegedly strikes the teen in the mouth with his gun.

Shortly thereafter, Officer Isaac is captured on video allegedly punching the teen several times in the face while he was on the ground defenseless.

Officer Afanador was then recorded locating and retrieving a bag of marijuana that Tribble allegedly tossed before running away, approaching the teen with the bag and allegedly striking him in the face with it.

Tribble was arrested for marijuana possession and disorderly conduct.

According to the investigation, Tribble allegedly suffered broken teeth when Officer Alfanador allegedly struck him in the mouth with his service weapon, and injury to his face when Officer Isaac allegedly beat him with his fist.