Man earns money by allowing people to punch him

Xia Jun selling punches 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man in China, who desperately needed money to pay for his child’s cancer treatments, decided to turn his body into a punching bag.

The 2-year-old son of Xia Jun, who lives in Sichuan, was diagnosed with leukemia.

Jun said that so far, he spent more than 700,000 yuan ($113,000) to treat his son. He had no choice but to borrow more than half of this amount from friends and relatives.

Feeling desperate, Jun stood outside a subway station in downtown Beijing, asking for 10 yuan ($1.62) from anyone who wanted to punch him.

Earlier, Jun was seen at another train station near Tiananmen Square, but he was taken away by security in less than 10 minutes.

At this rate, Jun will have to sell 250,000 punches as a doctor who is treating the child, said that another 400,000 yuan ($64,800) is still needed to complete the treatments.

So far, Jun has managed to raise about 10,000 yuan ($1,620). Luckily, all the money came from donations as nobody really felt like punching this poor father.

Man kills his wife because she yelled at her daughter for throwing away soup

Hot soup illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his wife because she was screaming at her daughter for throwing a way soup, police in Nigeria said.

Kwara State Police said that they arrested 40-year-old Sanni Abubakar Demo of Fulani, Tabera, after being accused of murdering his wife during a dispute.

Demo was brought before the Ilorin Magistrate’s Court, where he was charged with one count of culpable homicide.

Police said that they launched their investigation after Kadir Boni of Yakiru, Fulani, told officers that his daughter, Alice Kadir, fell ill and died.

Later, he learned that his daughter was killed by her husband.

Detectives learned that Demo cruelly and horribly killed his wife because she yelled at their daughter, Bonna, for pouring soup down a drain.

The suspect was remanded into custody after being denied bail.

Mother caught high on drugs after not feeding her 6-year-old daughter for 5 days (video)

Lacey Cadle 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of deprivation of a minor after being found walking to McDonald’s while high on drugs, police in Georgia said.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said that 25-year-old Lacey Cadle, was walking with her 6-year-old daughter on Kissingbower Road Tuesday, when an officer noticed that she was high on methamphetamine.

When the officer spoke with Cadle, she said that she was taking her daughter to McDonald’s to get something to eat. The officer later found out that the child had not eaten in five days.

When the officer asked Cadle why her daughter was not in school, she said that her daughter was sick and needed medical attention.

Cadle admitted to abusing methamphetamine at the home of her boyfriend. The officer also noticed that the child was dirty, had a large cut on her chin and most of her teeth were missing.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, discovered that the child had a fever, high heart rate and appeared to be malnourished.

The officer went to Cadle’s home, where he found a tube used for methamphetamine and a marijuana pipe on a bedside table.

Cadle was charged with deprivation of a minor. Her daughter was treated at a hospital and has been placed in a safe home.

Man sneaks into kitchen of court clerk’s wife and poisons her by pouring substance into pot of rice

Pot of rice illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly poisoning the wife of a court clerk, police in Nigeria said.

Ilorin Police arrested Emmanuel Igbuku for poisoning the rice of Yetunde Apalando.

Her husband, Kayode Apalando, works as a court clerk. The suspect was charged with one count of attempted culpable homicide.

According to the police investigation, Apalando was cooking rice when the suspect snuck into the kitchen and poured insecticide into the pot.

When Apalando tasted the food, she fell unconscious and was rushed to a hospital, where she was in a coma for 10 hours.

Luckily, doctors were able to save her life.

Detectives determined that Igbuku, intended to kill the woman. Igbuku however, told the Ilorin Magistrate's Court, that he did not intend to poison the woman.

The defendant was remanded into custody after being denied bail.

Police officer arrests man for refusing to give him his parking space

Parking lot illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man filed a lawsuit against a police officer for arresting him because he refused to hand over his parking space, according to court documents in Florida.

Clausel Pierre said that the incident unfolded when he stopped at a shoe store in Deerfield Beach.

As he was exiting from his car, an off-duty Broward County police officer demanded that he hand over his parking space.

After refusing, the officer arrested him.

Pierre is suing the police for illegal detention, physical pain and compensation for years of legal headaches to clear his name.

According to the court documents, Detective Frank Maio allegedly tried to park his vehicle at the shoe store where he worked as a security guard.

However, Pierre took the parking space first, and when he refused the officer’s request to move out of the way, he was arrested.

Pierre, who could not believe that he was being arrested for simply getting a parking space, tried to resist. Maio responded by repeatedly striking Pierre, putting his life in danger and causing serious injuries.

Maio also accused him of assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest with violence. After being booked and jailed, Pierre fought the charges against him for the next two years.

Eventually, the charges were dropped.

Mother rips out heart of her 5-year-old son

Crime scene illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother was arrested on charges of murder after being accused of ripping out the heart of her 5-year-old son, police in the United Kingdom said.

Police in Scotland said that the killing, which was part of a cult ritual, was horrible and disgusting.

According to the initial investigation, the 32-year-old mother of the child cut out his heart. Police found the boy in a house in Alva, Clackmannanshire, following a call for a welfare check.

Emergency services arrived at 8:50 a.m. on Friday. Several streets in the surrounding area were cordoned off. Police said that they were not looking for more suspects in connection with the incident.

Chief Inspector Stephen Sneddon said that police found the child with a serious injury to his body, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another child found in the house, who police believe is the sister of the dead boy, was unharmed. She was taken into custody by child services.

Truck driver slams into car killing its driver after watching adult videos on his mobile phone

John Kirk 
By: Feng Qian

A truck driver was arrested, charged and convicted of reckless driving for smashing into a vehicle after watching adult videos on his mobile phone, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

26-year-old John Kirk of Glen Drive in Boston, was sleep deprived and fell asleep before causing the fatal incident on a busy highway.

He veered off the A19 and crashed into two other drivers who were exchanging data on the side of the road after being involved in a minor accident.

Andrew Nimmo of County Durham and Lada Khazanovych of Darlington, suffered serious injuries when Kirk crashed into Khazanovych’s Ford Focus.

Nimmo, 24, died at the scene, while Khazanovych, 38, suffered serious leg injuries.

According to the police investigation, Kirk, who had two previous convictions for using a mobile phone while driving, had slept only four hours in the 31 hours preceding the incident.

Kirk falsified records to remain above the minimum weekly rest periods. Mobile phone records showed that he had made a phone call while driving despite not having a hands free device.

He also accessed adult websites twice during the trip.

Kirk, who was traveling just above the speed limit of 50 miles per hour, told police officers at the scene that was falling asleep.

Kirk pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and falsifying records.

Kirk was sentenced to serve five years in prison and was banned from driving for 5 years.

U.S. District Court building evacuated after police mistook adult vibrator for a bomb

Bomb squad illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

An unattended adult vibrator caused a bomb scare at the U.S. District Court in San Diego, California, police said.

The Edward J. Schwarz United States Courthouse was cordoned off after someone reported a suspicious-looking electronic device on an outside patio shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Friday.

Federal officials cordoned off the area while the bomb squad was called in to investigate. It turned out that the device was an adult toy with an attached cable.

“The device was an egg-shaped piece of aluminum attached to an electrical cord,” spokesperson of the San Diego Fire Department, Lee Swanson, said.

The vibrator in question has not yet been claimed by its owner.

In August, an adult vibrator caused mass panic after being mistaken for a bomb, according to officials in Russia. Police said that the device that caused a bomb scare at a post office turned out to be an adult toy.

The police department of the Kirov region said that the post office was evacuated on Friday, after the discovery of the package that made strange noises.

Investigators went after the sender to ensure that the object was not a bomb. The sender told police that the package contained a vibrating toy, which she wanted to take along for her trip, but without packing it in her luggage.

Police said that no charges were filed.

Mentally challenged teen throws 2-year-old boy off balcony at medical center (video)

Scene of the incident 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A mentally challenged teen was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly throwing a young child off a balcony at a medical facility, police in South Korea said.

Busan Police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Lee, after being accused of launching 2-year-old Jung from the third-floor balcony of the building.

The incident took place around 4:00 p.m., while Lee was at the center for rehabilitation treatment.

Jung's mother was also at the center to receive cognitive therapy, and was in a treatment room at the time of the incident.

Jung was being watched by his older brother in the hallway.

When the Lee’s assistant left his side for a moment, Lee found Jung, took him to a nearby balcony and threw him over the fence.

The boy fell about 33 feet and suffered serious head trauma. When paramedics arrived at the scene, Jung was unconscious.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died about five hours later.

Investigators said that they believe Lee threw the boy off the balcony for fun. He was charged with one count of murder.

Man kills his newlywed stepdaughter so he can have sex with her dead body (video)

Gregory Graf and Jessica Padgett 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his newlywed stepdaughter in order to have sex with her dead body, police in Pennsylvania said.

Allen Township Police said that 53-year-old Gregory Graf, was into necrophilia.

Police said that Graf killed his stepdaughter, 33-year-old Jessica Padgett, with the intention of recording his sexual abuse of her body.

Detectives have found video of Graf having sex with the corpse. The video was found on Graf’s computer.

Padgett was a newly married mother of three, and was last seen by her colleagues at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care where she works.

Five days after she was reported missing, her body was found buried behind a shed on the property belonging to Graf. Graf shot Jessica in the back of the head.

After making sure she was dead, he recorded his horrific act and then buried the body. Graf is being held without bail on a charge of murder.

2 women break into hotel bathroom and rob man in shower at gunpoint

Theresa Ryan (left) and Taylor Pierpoint 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Two women were arrested on charges of robbery after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint while he was taking a shower, police in South Carolina said.

Aiken Police said that the man of Windsor, was in the shower at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue, when he was robbed by the two women.

According to the police investigation, the two women entered the bathroom, and the one the victim knew as Taylor, was holding a small black pistol and told him to keep quiet.

The women fled from the scene in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, taking with them the shorts of the victim, his credit card, identification and $377 in cash.

The victim described Taylor as a woman with tan shorts and a pink shirt, while his accomplice was described as having curly hair and wearing a red and brown dress.

Officers saw a vehicle matching the man’s description at a nearby Walmart parking lot. Inside were two women, later identified as Theresa Ryan and Taylor Pierpoint.

While searching the vehicle, police found the shorts of the victim, his belongings, several syringes and bags that appeared to have once contained methamphetamine.

The victim was able to identify the two women as the suspects. Taylor and Pierpoint were arrested and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center.

Robber steals cash from shop owner’s pocket after hypnotizing him by touching his stomach (video)

Scene of the incident 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of robbery after allegedly stealing cash from a shop owner by hypnotizing him, police in the United Kingdom said.

On Thursday approximately 9:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Hops 'N' Pops shop on Archway Road, N6, and told the owner that his wife was pregnant and she needed some bottled water.

The suspect touched the stomach area of 56-year-old Aftab "Aziz" Haider, to imitate his wife’s condition.

On surveillance video, the suspect is then seen taking cash out of the victim's pockets as the victim remained motionless and unable to resist the robbery taking place.

The suspect is described as approximately 33 years old of Eastern European appearance, around 5 feet 8 inches tall, slim build with short black hair, wearing dark jeans, a grey polo shirt, a black bomber jacket with small white writing on the back just below the collar.

Detective Sergeant Dave Bullock of the Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit in Haringey said: “The victim in this incident said that he was momentarily unaware of what had happened to him. The suspect’s distraction tactics appeared to have worked as he robbed the victim of cash from his pocket. If anyone recognizes the suspect or has been a victim in similar circumstances, please contact us.”

Man eaten alive by crocodile while retrieving golf balls

Crocodile illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man of South Africa, died after being eaten by a crocodile.

The man was killed while he was collecting golf balls from a dam called Lake Panic at South Africa’s flagship wildlife reserve, officials said.

The crocodile grabbed Jacques van der Sandt, 29,
in its jaws on Wednesday night, and disappeared underwater in a golf course.

The dam is located next to a residential area and within the park boundaries, according to Kruger National Park officials.

The crocodile was found and killed after a two hour search. Van der Sandt is the son of a park employee. His body was recovered with teeth marks on the back and front, but had no “mutilation,” according to a statement from a park spokesperson.

A police officer said that the crocodile attacked Van der Sandt, while he was standing waist deep inside the water and was reaching below the surface to feel for golf balls at the bottom of the dam.

“A man challenged his friend to see who can recover more golf balls,” Officer Oubaas Coetzer said. Van der Sandt was described as a golf enthusiast, who grew up in the park.

The victim's mother works in the park, and his father used to work there before his retirement.

Transgender woman killed while knocking on door and seeking refuge from killer

Deshawnda Fub Sanchez 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A family is looking for answers as to why their sibling was killed.

Deshawnda Fub Sanchez, known in the family as “Tata,” was found dead after knocking on a door seeking refuge from her attacker.

The 21-year-old victim who dressed as a woman, was shot dead on the porch of a home in Los Angeles, California, near the corner of South Wilton Place and West 62th Street around 4:00 a.m.

Surveillance video in the area captured the incident, and the Los Angeles Police Department is searching for the killer.

“She was definitely on that door for help,” LAPD Detective Christopher Barling said. Sanchez was knocking on the door when the suspect approached and shot her several times, police said.

The video shows a car racing towards the home and someone getting out of the car. That person shot the woman and ran back to the car and drove off.

Sanchez did not live in the area where she was murdered, her family said. They have no idea what she was doing in that area.

Police initially considered the attack a robbery, but have not ruled out the possibility that it was a hate crime.

Deshanda Bradley, who is the victim’s twin, refers to the victim as her brother and said that she will no longer be able to celebrate her birthday without her beloved twin brother.

Deshanda believes that her brother was killed as a hate crime. “My brother was killed when they found out that he was a dude,” she said.

Deshanda also said that her twin was going to college and “doing something with his life.”

Another sister of the victim, Keyoceon Williams, said: ”He did not come to this area for nothing, I want to know why, and I want to know who he knew there.”

So far, all those questions remain unanswered as police are looking for the killer and the getaway driver.

Man forced to kill raccoon after being attacked while taking selfie with the animal

Raccoon illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man’s selfie addiction turned deadly when he was attacked by a friendly-looking raccoon.

The 21-year-old college football player decided to take a selfie with a raccoon, but things went wrong when he was bit by it.

Jack Gangwish was driving near Lincoln, Nebraska, on Wednesday night, when he spotted what he believed was a “soft and friendly animal” at the side of a road.

The University of Nebraska football player pulled over to the side of the road and got out of his van to take a photo with the animal.

However, the raccoon had other plans. After taking the selfie with the animal, it bit the 21-year-old man in the leg.

Gangwish, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds, was forced to kill the animal with a wrench so it can be tested for diseases.

He then took to social media and wrote: “I got bit by a raccoon. It just looked so soft and friendly I couldn't help it!” He tweeted his message alongside the selfie and a photo of his injury.

The raccoon was taken for testing. Gangwish later said that he had not contracted rabies from the animal.

Sports center hires guards with no clothes to catch couples having sex in sauna

Sauna illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

The owners of a sports center, who were fed up with people using their sauna as a bedroom, decided to do something about it.

They hired undercover security guards, who will appear in the sauna as regular customers, without wearing any clothes.

The job of these security guards is to look for people engaging in sex acts in the gym’s unisex sauna.

The staff members at the Parkbad Fitness Center in Linz, Austria, had many complaints about people engaging in sex acts, causing other patrons to feel uncomfortable using the facility.

In order to make their place more safe and clean, the company hired the guards to sit in the heated rooms so they could catch culprits in the act.

The undercover agents have already proven to be effective as they spotted two couples having sex in the sauna.

The four people involved were banned from the facility.

Homeless people forced to wear Nazi like yellow triangles on their clothes

The yellow triangle 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A city in France, has caused outrage after it ordered its homeless people to wear yellow triangles on their clothes.

City officials wanted to force the homeless people to wear yellow triangle nametags, which people compared with Nazi era Star of David badges.

Authorities in Marseille, wanted beggars to use the badges, which has their personal information and any health problems the person might have, so they can easily be identified in case of an emergency.

The proposals provoked outrage across France, as human rights groups and even government ministers compared the yellow triangles to the yellow stars which Jews were forced to wear on their clothes during World War Two.

Council officials tried to defend their plan, saying that it was meant to help identify the homeless, who often have their important documents lost or stolen.

They also said that it was meant to help homeless in case of an emergency so that rescuers know how to treat them.

About 300 cards have been distributed to homeless people by the city. However, the board bowed to public pressure and announced it would scrap the plan.

28-year-old mother suffers from rare disorder that makes her look 70 years old

Hu Juan before and after 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A good-looking young woman is looking for help after she was left looking like a 70-year-old woman.

28-year-old Hu Juan of the Zhengzhou, Henan, China, arrived in Shanghai seeking cosmetic surgery after she was diagnosed with a rare condition that made her appear old.

After giving birth to her first child 11 years ago, Juan’s face began to change, aging prematurely. She was diagnosed with a disorder called Cutis Laxa, which causes the skin to become loose and wrinkled at a rapid rate due to a loss of elasticity.

Less than 10 people worldwide have reportedly been diagnosed with the disease. There is no effective treatment, but plastic surgery can help correct her appearance.

Over the past 11 years, Juan’s husband has remained by her side as she watched her youthful appearance fade. Juan avoided going outside and looking in mirrors. Her heart broke when she realized that her son was ashamed to tell his friends that she is his mother.

Juan suffers from depression, and reportedly attempted suicide. The couple believed that having another child might help her feel better, but nothing had changed after the birth of their daughter.

Now, a plastic surgery center in Shanghai, assembled a team of professionals to help Hu, including a psychologist.

Juan hopes to gain back some of her youthful looks, but doctors have expressed uncertainty about the outcome at this stage of her disease.

Teenager beats female teacher with hammer over homework

The teacher at the hospital 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teacher was hospitalized after being beaten by her teenage student over homework.

The 17-year-old boy of China, was arrested after beating his English teacher with a hammer because she had reprimanded him about his homework assignment.

The student of the Tonghe High School in Baoshan, Shanghai, was called to the teachers’ office around 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old teacher, who was identified as Yuan, reprimanded the student for not doing his homework on time. This was apparently not the first time that the student did not hand in his homework on time.

When he was asked about his homework, the teenager pulled a hammer from his bag and start hitting his teacher.

A witness said that screams were heard coming from the teacher’s office and several teacher ran to investigate. They found the teacher laying on the floor with blood coming out of her head. The teenager was seen fleeing the scene.

Yuan suffered a series of blows to the head. She suffered eight head lacerations and a small fracture near the scalp, as well as internal bleeding.

The teenager surrendered to police on Wednesday, and he was arrested for causing intentional injuries. His parents went to the hospital to visit Yuan, and apologized for their son’s behavior.

Newborn baby left blind after being hit by stray bullet while in his father’s arms

Bullet hole illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A newborn baby may never see again after a stray bullet hit him.

Shayne Iverson was just six days old when he was shot in the eye by a stray bullet from a hunter.

Iverson spent more than two months in a hospital, where he underwent surgeries. He came home from the hospital on the day of his mother’s 31st birthday.

“It was a very emotional night,” his father, Jeremie Iverson, said. The bullet shattered a window in the living room of the family’s Pennsylvania home, as Jeremie Iverson, 42, held his son on the couch about 7:00 p.m.

The bullet hit the baby and came out through his eye socket, blinding him.

Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty said that the hunter had an agricultural deer control permit when he fired the shot, and therefore no criminal charges will be filed against him.

The family has two other children, Caden, 9, and 2-year-old Gabi. Their mother, Stephanie Iverson, celebrated her birthday by bringing her son home from the hospital.

“I made him a cake, but he did not get a chance to eat it,” said Jeremie Iverson. The family's home is filled with medical equipment, medicines and boxes of medical supplies to care for their son.

More surgeries are planned for Shayne, but for now, the family is enjoying their time outside the hospital.