Chick-fil-A restaurant sued after cherry caused woman a heart attack

Cherries illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman claims that a cherry caused her to have a heart attack, according to court documents in Texas.

Now, Cyndi Scruggs is suing the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain and their cherry provider after a cherry pit broke her tooth, which led to her heart attack.

Scruggs of Plano, said that the incident unfolded after she bought a milkshake from the Chick-fil-A restaurant near McKinney.

The shake was topped with whipped cream and a cherry. When she bit into the cherry, Scruggs discovered that it still had its pit.

Two of her teeth broke, and a short time later, she developed a gum infection and sepsis. Scruggs later suffered a heart attack. At the time of the incident, the restaurant received cherries from Dell's Maraschino Cherries Co. Inc. in New York.

The plaintiff is seeking compensation of between $200,000 and $1 million.

Teacher forces 8-year-old student to unclog toilet with bare hands (video)

Lisa and Artie Adams 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teacher in Washington, is under fire after ordering a student to unclog a toilet with his bare hands.

The teacher, who is employed at the Scootney Springs Elementary in Othello, admitted that he did it and was reprimanded.

The parents of the boy, Lisa and Artie Adams, said that they were speechless upon learning that the teacher forced their son to unclog the toilet with his hand without gloves.

The incident unfolded after the third grader told his teacher, Brent Taylor, the toilet was clogged. Taylor ordered the student to use his hands to unclog the toilet, saying that he has done the same before.

The student followed his orders. The teacher received a warning letter and the case was closed. Taylor remains at the school.

Man steals 100 pairs of women’s underwear from laundromat and sends victims pictures of himself wearing them

Women’s lingerie illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on charges of theft after allegedly stealing women’s underwear, which were left unattended at laundromats, police in Japan said.

Kumamoto Police said that they arrested 54-year-old Hiroshi Sugihara of Togawaramachi, Minami Ward, after being accused of stealing the underwear and then sending pictures of himself wearing them to the victims.

The suspect was originally arrested for stealing 7 pairs of panties from several women after they had left the clothes in dryers of laundromats unattended.

A few days later, Sugihara sent photos of himself wearing the lingerie to his victims.

When police executed a search warrant in Sugihara’s house, they found over 100 pairs of panties, which he allegedly stole from numerous women.

Sleep deprived surgeon tells airport security he has explosives in his luggage

Dr. Manuel Alvarado 
By: Wayne Morin

A surgeon of Venezuela, who told airport security that he has explosives in his luggage, claimed that he suffered from sleep deprivation, according to court documents in Florida.

Now, Dr. Manuel Alvarado has agreed to pay $89,000 after his prank bomb threat sparked a massive police response.

About $84,000 will be given to five airlines, which suffered from delayed flights after Alvarado told a gate agent that he had explosives in his luggage.

The rest of the money will go to the Miami-Dade Police, which deployed the bomb squad to search his luggage. No explosives were found.

With Alvarado agreeing to pay for his mistake, prosecutors decided not to file formal charges of making a false bomb threat and damage to property.

The incident unfolded when the 60-year-old surgeon was flying to Bogota, Colombia. The ticket agent asked: “Do you have any explosives in your luggage?” He replied: “C-4.”

The agent asked if it was a gun. Alvarado explained that it was an explosive. The agent quickly called the police. Thousands of passengers were delayed as Alvarado stated that he had just made a joke.

Police arrested Alvarado, who lives and works in Venezuela. His lawyer said that Alvarado was sleep deprived that day. Alvarado said that he is ashamed and very sorry.

Woman bites her roommate’s private parts after he accused her of killing his son

By: Mahesh Sarin

A violent confrontation between roommates ended with a woman behind bars, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that Phillip Eze, suffered injuries on his private parts after 28-year-old Mirian Ndubuisi, was angry that he accused her of being responsible for his son’s death.

Ndubuisi was charged with two counts of assault and one count of conspiracy.

According to the police investigation, Eze told a group of people at his church that Ndubuisi attempted to kill him, but instead killed his son.

Ndubusi confronted Eze, and a fight broke between them. During the scuffle, Ndubusi bit Eze’s arm and private parts. If convicted, Ndubusi faces up to three years in prison.

Ndubusi was booked into jail and released after posting N100,000 ($554) bail.

Doctor removes healthy kidney instead of one with cancer tumors from sick patient

By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was horrified to learn that a surgeon mistakenly removed his healthy kidney, leaving the one with tumors inside him, the California Medical Board said.

The incident began when a 59-year-old federal inmate underwent surgery at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, to remove his left kidney.

However, he left the hospital with his sick kidney intact. Dr. Charles Coonan Streit, a urologist who has been licensed for 41 years, was punished for the error.

He was placed on probation for three years.

According to the Medical Board, the day of the operation, Streit relied on his memory to decide which kidney to remove because he didn’t have access to his medical records.

The paperwork Streit did have was wrong as it showed that his right kidney had cancerous tumors. CT scans showed cancer in the left kidney, but the images were left behind in the office of a doctor on the surgical team.

St. Jude Medical Center fined $100,000 for the mistake.

The Board concluded that the error could have been avoided if Streit followed standard operating protocol.

Two 20-year-old women demand $15 million for being sent home with wrong mothers after birth (video)

Sophie and Manon Serrano 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Two women filed a lawsuit against a hospital, demanding $15 million for being sent home with strangers after they were born, according to court documents in France.

The families of the two 20-year-old women, who were accidentally switched at birth, made their first court appearance in Grasse on Tuesday.

The incident began in 1994, when Sophie Serrano gave birth to a baby she named Manon. Manon was placed in a special incubator after suffering from jaundice.

She shared the incubator with another newborn girl.

A nurse mistakenly changed them, and despite the fact that the mothers expressed doubts about their babies, they were sent home anyway.

Ten years later, upset by the fact that his daughter did not look like him and had darker skin, the father did a paternity test, which revealed that he was not her biological father.

Sophie Serrano then discovered that she was not her daughter’s biological mother either. The family started looking for the other girl who shared the incubator with their daughter.

An obstetrician, two pediatricians and a nursing assistant are also being sued. The two sets of parents met with their biological daughters, but decided against switching back.

Church employee and his wife accused of killing their daughter's newborn baby

Rev Jim Percival 
By: Chan Yuan

A church employee, his wife and daughter were arrested after a newborn baby boy was killed, police in the United Kingdom said.

The man and his daughter, were also accused of sex crimes.

Now, detectives investigating the death of the baby in the village of Lancashire, Freckleton, said that the vicar and his daughter are no longer being suspected of sex crimes.

64-year-old Rev Jim Percival, the vicar of the Holy Trinity CE Church, was arrested earlier this week along with his 65-year-old wife Susan, and his 28-year-old daughter Ruth.

Ruth gave birth to the baby boy earlier this week.

Percival and his daughter are being questioned on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to conceal the birth of a child. His wife Susan, also remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child.

Following the death of the baby boy, Rev Percival disappeared, leaving a suicide note in which he outlined what hymns and scripture readings he wanted at his funeral.

The vicar is highly respected in the village, and when he reappeared on Tuesday, police swooped in and arrested the family.

Gymnast and waitress found dead in food elevator of bar

Brooke Baures 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Police in Wisconsin, are investigating the death of a good-looking and talented woman.

Brooke Baures, a member of the Winona State University gymnastics team, was found dead on Monday night.

Police were called to the WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City about 8:00 p.m., when a worker discovered the body of the young college student.

Baures, 21, was an employee at the restaurant and was working at the time of the accident. In addition to her gymnastics, Baures was a senior, majoring in social work at the university.

Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork said that the food elevator - which is known as a dumbwaiter - had an opening about 3 feet by 3 feet and is meant to transfer food between the first and second floors.

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how she ended up inside the food elevator. So far, police said that they do not suspect criminal activity.

Hot-looking woman hires gang members to take revenge against boyfriend for dumping her

Break up cake illustration  
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A pretty woman in China, was arrested for having a group of gang members attack her boyfriend.

Their plan however, failed, and the woman along with the gang members were arrested.

The young woman worked at a local bar when she hooked up with the manager and the two began dating. After they broke up, the boyfriend quit his job so she can continue working there without feeling uncomfortable.

However, that was not enough for her. The hot-looking blond woman wanted revenge for being dumped.

So she went to his godfather, who is part of a local gang. She lied to him, and told him that her former boyfriend owed her $1,500.

Outraged that someone will take advantage of her, the godfather recruited some of his gang member friends and went to confront the man at his new job at a pool hall.

Fortunately, the former boyfriend was not at work as he had the night off. The gang members were not pleased by his absence, and began beating everyone and breaking everything in sight.

Before leaving, the group destroyed the security cameras inside the pool hall. However, they forgot to remove the security cameras outside the pool hall.

The owner and a customer were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police reviewed the surveillance video and saw the license plate of the getaway car. Police have located and arrested the suspects as well as the former girlfriend.

Man arrested for throwing chicken sandwich at his pregnant wife (video)

Marvin Tramaine Hill 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man said that he regrets the fact that he became known as the “McChicken bandant” for throwing a sandwich at his wife.

The man of Iowa, was placed behind bars after he attacked his pregnant wife a McChicken sandwich.

21-year-old Marvin Tramaine Hill was arrested on charges of simple domestic assault for throwing the sandwich at his wife.

Police in Des Moines, said that Hill admitted to the attack, which occurred when his wife woke him up at 1:00 p.m., to give him a McChicken.

Hill said that he threw the sandwich at his wife “because he did not like that particular sandwich.”

Hill threw the whole sandwich at his wife. She in turn cursed him out. As she went to the bathroom to clean herself, Hill followed her and recorded her rant with his phone.

Hill said that he thought his wife was overreacting by making such a big fuss over getting a bit of mayonnaise on her shirt and face.

However, his wife did not find it funny, and she shared his video with the police. Police said that the video showed the woman knocking the phone out of her husband’s hands.

The couple has been together for over 5 years, and have a young daughter together.

Man finds lost dog and rapes it in broad daylight

Hakan Yucel 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested after having sex with a dog in public.

Hakan Yucel, 45, was seen on surveillance video walking up to the black and white dog on a street in Istanbul, Turkey, before dropping his pants and having sex with the dog.

The dog, Nilayim, walked away from its owner’s garden and Yucel, who was allegedly drunk at the time, found it roaming the streets.

Murat Safak, 33, and his girlfriend heard noise and then spotted Yucel holding the dog by the back of its neck and raping it.

Safak said that he screamed and started running toward Yucel. However, Yucel ran away before being detained.
Police were given the surveillance video and identified the suspect.

They tracked down Yucel, but he initially denied the accusations. However, he was forced to confess after seeing the video of the abuse.

Despite the shocking nature of his act, it seemed like Yucel would avoid charges since there are no laws against animal cruelty in the country.

Activists fought to have the 45-year-old man arrested on charges of damaging property as the dog was owned by someone and was not a stray.

Under the law, killing or torturing animals is usually treated as a misdemeanor and therefore not punishable by prison.

The lawyer of the dog owner, Yasemin Babayigit, said: “Yucel was charged with lewd behavior and property damage. I am delighted that we have managed to turn this into a criminal case, although it is sad that the animals are protected in terms of whether they have an owner or not.”

Yucel now faces up to four years in prison.

Woman fatally stabs her 67-year-old roommate for being a witch (video)

Rita Narcissa Sanders-Campfield 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly stabbing her elderly roommate because she was a witch, police in Maryland said.

Montgomery County Police said that they arrested 53-year-old Rita Narcissa Sanders-Campfield, after being accused of killing 67-year-old roommate Chong Park at their home in North Bethesda.

According to the police investigation, Sanders-Campfield stabbing Park to death with a butcher knife and a pair of scissors.

She thought her roommate practiced witchcraft. A judge ordered Sanders-Campfield to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Park was a client of the nonprofit group Housing Unlimited, which helps low-income people in recovery from mental health issues find permanent homes.

Sanders-Campfield said that she had found a home through the group.

The incident began on Tuesday morning after the daughter of Park had been unable to contact her and told someone with a master key to enter the apartment.

That person went to the house and found Park dead. Sanders-Campfield was in the apartment when the police arrived.

She had bite marks on her right arm. Police found a journal belonging to Sanders-Campfield. She wrote that Park was evil and practiced witchcraft.

6 teens beat 2 homeless men after catching them riding on bike lane (video)

Riding bike illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Six teens were arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beating two homeless men they caught riding on a bike lane, police in California said.

Now, the six teenagers of San Diego, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and assault during their first court appearance.

Bail was set at $1 million for each of the defendants.

19-year-old Danny Swan III, 19-year-old Tyler Dare, 19-year-old Brian Kish, 18-year-old Cassidy Rowin, 18-year-old Sarah Baillee, and 16-year-old Cheyenne Maloof, are accused of taking part in the killing.

All are being charged as adults in the attack.

The two victims, 55-year-old Stephen Hissom and 49-year-old Edward Allen, were riding their bicycles when they were found by the defendants who were on foot.

Allen was struck first after getting into an argument with one of the girls, and Hissom was killed after trying to help his partner. Allen survived the altercation, and refused medical treatment.

If convicted of murder, they each face a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. They also face up to four years in prison for assault.

Mentally ill woman caught eating dead man’s brain days after being released from hospital

Crime scene illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested on charges of murder after she was allegedly caught eating the brain of a dead man, police in Zimbabwe said.

Mpandawana Growth Point Police said that residents in Gadzingo, who found 27-year-old Esther Katandawa next to the dead body of 29-year-old Simon Muzenda, called police.

According to witnesses, Katandawa killed Muzenda with an ax.

Katandawa was discharged from a psychiatric hospital on Thursday, and was prescribed medication, which she was supposed to take at home to stabilize her condition.

Four police officers managed to arrest the out of control woman. Locals tried to stop the suspect from eating the dead body, but Katandawa threatened them with the ax.

Police said that despite her history of mental illness, Katandawa will be charged with murder.

3 alternative healing doctors caught performing illegal abortions in exchange for $100

By: Feng Qian

Three doctors were arrested on charges of performing illegal abortions after allegedly aborting fetuses in exchange for $100 - police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that they have arrested the three alternative healing physicians following illegal abortions that were performed on two students at a high school.

According to the police investigation, the doctors attracted patients by running a medical facility for pregnant teens. They charged pregnant women between N20,000 and N30,000 ($111 and $166).

The suspects were arrested after the department received a tip from a concerned citizen. During questioning, the suspects admitted to healing women with alternative medicine.

Abortion in the country, is legally restricted, permitted only to save the life of the mother. However, at least 760,000 abortions - legal and illegal - occur every year.

3,000 to 34,000 women die each year from unsafe abortions, according to reports from the Guttmacher Institute and the government of Nigeria.

Man assaulted while trying to kidnap married woman from her home

Chad Babin 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man of Gonzales, Louisiana, grabbed a woman from her own and attempted to kidnap her.

The woman was unloading bags from her car after a shopping trip on Sunday night, when the man stopped in the driveway and grabbed her.

The woman dragged herself towards her home while 46-year-old Chad Babin, tried to take her with him.

The woman managed to open the door and began screaming. Her husband, who was sleeping inside, woke up and grabbed his gun.

The husband pointed his gun at Babin, and told him to let go of his wife. Babin refused to let go and told the woman “you’re coming with me.”

The husband grabbed the intruder and body slammed him to the ground. At that point, the couple’s two sons entered the home, grabbed their own guns and warned Babin to cooperate.

When he refused, one of the sons pistol whipped him. “At that point he realized that there were three guns pointed at his head,” the husband said.

When the police arrived, they took Babin to a local hospital to treat his injuries. After being discharged, Babin was taken to Ascension Parish Jail, where he was charged with simple battery, simple criminal damage to property, home invasion and simple kidnapping.

The police are not sure why Babin targeted this woman as they have never met before. Babin lives in St. Amant, about eight miles from where the attack occurred. Police said that Babin might have been on drugs at the time of the incident.

Teacher uses ruler in attempt to abort baby of student he impregnated in school

David Depuydt 
By: Wayne Morin

A teacher of Arizona, was sentenced to prison after he raped and impregnated his student.

David Depuydt, 25, was teaching at the Horizon Community Learning Center in Phoenix, when he began having sex with a 15-year-old student.

The victim said that when she told her teacher that she was pregnant, he inserted a metal ruler into her body in an attempt to abort the fetus. He continued poking her with the ruler until she was bleeding heavily and was forced to stop.

Depuydt was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a lifetime of parole and is required to register as a sex offender after having the sexual relationship with the student.

The parents of the girl, who has tried to commit suicide, recently filed a civil lawsuit against the Horizon Community Learning Center for insufficiently supervising the teacher.

Depuydt pleaded guilty to the charges of sexual assault and admitted having a seven-month illicit relationship with the 15-year-old girl.

The school administrators were allegedly aware of the teacher’s suspicious behavior and did nothing to protect the student.

The behavior in question included Depuydt spending time alone with the victim in the classroom, and the two were seen leaving the premises together and no one questioned or stopped the teacher from doing so.

Man receives five life terms in prison for having sex with 5 and 6 year old girls

Earnest Demetrus Bolton 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man will never leave prison after forcing two young girls to have sex with him.

Earnest Demetrus Bolton, 42, of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced on Wednesday, to five life terms after being convicted of five counts.

Bolton was found guilty of three counts of Sexual Battery, one count of Attempted Sexual Battery, and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Two of the life sentences will run consecutively, while the rest will run concurrently.

Last year, officers learned of the sexual abuse that occurred between Bolton and a girl who is now 11 years old. The victim told officers that since she was 6 years old, the defendant touched her inappropriately and forced her to have sex with him on multiple occasions.

During the investigation, officers also learned that Bolton had sexually battered another child on multiple occasions. The victim, now 17 years old, disclosed similar accounts in which Bolton would force her to have sex with him. The abuse began when the victim was only 5 years old.

Elderly preacher arrested for hiding drugs under his robe

Azad Bishr Levi with the drugs 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An preacher was arrested for hiding drugs under his robe.

The elderly old man, who was dressed as a Muslim imam, was stopped for acting strangely when passing through customs at a port in Spain.

Azad Bishr Levi, 64, was stopped by police as he got off a boat in Algeciras, which arriving from Ceuta, Morocco.

The man was arrested by officers who made a surprising discovery under his robe, a huge cache of drugs.

The 64-year-old man was posing as a preacher and claimed to be on his way to a mosque in Cadiz, to lead a prayer.

Customs officials contacted the leaders of the mosque and asked about the preacher. The leaders of the mosque said that they never heard of the suspect.

Officers found more than 4 pounds of drugs tied to his thighs, chest and stomach.

A police spokesman said that the man had initially aroused suspicion by the strange way he was walking and repeatedly touching his chest.

The officers took the religious leader aside for questioning, and all his statements were inconsistent. Customs officials have been on alert as drug trafficking between Morocco and Spain is on the rise.

The imposter will now have plenty of time to pray as he faces up to five years in prison for being a drug mule.