Restaurant drone slices off tip of woman’s nose while trying to get diners to kiss (video)

Couple kissing under T.G.I. Friday’s drone 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman in New York, suffered injuries to her face and nose after a drone smashed into her face.

The incident unfolded in Brooklyn, New York, when a local T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant launched their mistletoe drone while diners were eating in order to get them to kiss on camera.
However, the event went horribly wrong after the machine crashed into the woman, who works as a photographer and was recording the event.

Georgine Benvenuto stood in shock after the machine flew into her face, cutting the tip of the nose and a section of her lip. The drone also became entangled into her hair.

Benvenuto said that she came to the restaurant in order to record a couple kissing under the remote controlled helicopter.

A spokesperson for the restaurant chain said that all other events in Long Island and Texas, had passed without bloodshed and tried to reassure guests that the risk of injury is low.

T.G.I. Friday’s began using the drones after research revealed that 47 percent of U.S. residents never enjoyed a kiss under the mistletoe.

The drone that can fly at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, hovers about 8 feet above the couples when they kiss.

Man cuts off his wife’s noise after breaking into the home she shared with her boyfriend

Nose illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of attempted murder after cutting off the noise of his wife, prosecutors in California said.

Now, the Woodland Hills man was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after pleading no contest to several charges related to a machete attack on his estranged wife and her male friend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Angela Jordan said that 58-year-old Behnam Vasseghi, pleaded no contest to two counts each of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats.

He also pleaded no contest to one count each of first-degree burglary with persons present, stalking and corporal injury to a spouse.

As part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors, Vasseghi admitted to using a dangerous and deadly weapon that caused great bodily injury.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino of the Van Nuys Branch, immediately sentenced Vasseghi to 25 years in state prison.

According to the police investigation, Vasseghi broke into the Woodland Hills home of former music executive Jerry Sharell, and attacked Gigi Vasseghi and Sharell, with a machete and a knife.

Vasseghi cut Sharell’s throat with the knife and cut the tip of his estranged wife’s nose before attempting to slash his own wrists.

Father accused of killing son by locking him in washing machine and turning it on

Joseph Blocker 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A father of Texas, was arrested and charged with murder after his son died in a washing machine.

Authorities said that 28-year-old Joseph Blocker, was caring for his two children when he called police to report that his son was unconscious.

When police arrived about 3:30 p.m., they found 4-year-old Koda Blocker dead. Authorities said that the boy was in the washing machine when someone locked him inside.

Authorities did not disclose if the child climbed in by himself or if someone forcefully placed him there. However, they said that the washer is a front loader and had to be closed from outside before starting a cycle.

Blocker, who was the only adult in the home at the time, was caring for Koda and his 22-month-old daughter.

A coroner found the child's injuries to be consistent with him being inside a working washing machine.

13-year-old child bride calls police after learning her future husband is 29 years old

Wedding cake illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A girl from China, called police after her parents sold her to an older man.

Police in the Yunnan province, received a call from the 13-year-old girl, claiming that she had been sold by her parents.

The girl had traveled several thousand miles with her parents to her future husband. When the girl met her future mother-in-law, who was identified as Chen, she was told that her future husband was only 5 years older than her.

However, after the girl met her husband in the Yunnan province, she was shocked to discover that her husband to be was 29 years old.

Disgusted and in panic the teen called police, and said that she had been sold as a child bride.

The victim later admitted that he knew she was being taken to meet a potential husband, but she was not told that the man was 16 years her senior.

Chen admitted that she lied about the man’s age because she desperately wanted her son to get married.

The son said that he had no idea that his mother was so desperate to see him married.

The girl was placed with social services for four days, until her grandparents were able to pick her up. Police have advised Chen, to allow her son to find a wife on his own.

Father rapes his 14-year-old daughter while she cooked dinner in his kitchen

By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of rape after allegedly raping his own daughter while she was cooking dinner in his kitchen, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police said that 50-year-old Vincent Uzor, is on the run after raping his 14-year-old daughter.

According to the police investigation, the victim was raped on Tuesday, at the home in which Uzor lives with his second wife. The student told investigators that she was raped by her father while she was preparing food in the kitchen.

The girl was temporarily staying with her father after her aunt, with whom the girl was living, went on vacation. On Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., my father asked me to heat soup on the stove.

Suddenly, he followed me into the kitchen and closed the door. He took off her clothes before raping her. The man gave his daughter N500 ($2.75) as compensation.

The girl told her brother what happened, and he notified the police. However, before the police could arrive on the scene, Uzor fled.

Drug dealer sets 23-year-old woman on fire after refusing to pay for her drugs

Mohamed Kosar 
By: AMahesh Sarin

A drug dealer was arrested, charged and convicted of attempted murder after setting a woman on fire because she refused to pay for her purchase, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the man had been sentenced to 16 years in prison for attempted murder.

28-year-old Mohamed Kosar of Harts Lane, Barking, poured petrol on the woman's face and body, and then set her alight.

He was sentenced at the Old Bailey, after being convicted of attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

According to the police investigation, officers were called to an alleyway in Rosedale Road, Forest Gate, where they found the 23-year-old woman with severe face and body burns.

The woman had just been set alight, but a local resident poured water on the victim, which saved her life.

Police identified Mohamed Kosar as the suspect. Kosar was a drug dealer and the victim was a customer. The attack was a result of a dispute between the two.

The victim received life changing injuries with severe burns to her face, body and arms.

She has since undergone numerous procedures and will require treatment for the rest of her life.

Man jailed for purchasing chimpanzee skull

The seized skulls 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of possessing criminal property after purchasing a chimpanzee skull among other illegal items, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the man who purchased protected species on the Internet, including the skull of a chimpanzee, was sentenced to a total of 10 months in prison at the Croydon Crown Court.

The judge however, suspended the sentence for 18 months.

According to the police investigation, 52-year-old Peter Prineas of Poverest Road, Petts Wood, Oprington, purchased illegal animal parts including cheetah skin, numerous primate skulls, a brown bear claw and great white shark teeth, which are all protected under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (COTES) Regulations.

When the Metropolitan Police's (Met) Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) executed a search warrant at his home, they seized the cheetah skin, a drill skull, a leaf monkey skull, four chimpanzee skulls, a leopard's skin, a lion claw, a killer whale tooth, a sperm whale tooth and other specimens protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

The WCU began investigating after they found the cheetah skin being advertised for sale on an online auction site by a seller in Wales. The skin was subsequently bought by Prineas, and the WCU executed a search warrant at his home.

The animal parts were found in an upstairs study, except for the skull of a young chimpanzee, which Prineas had kept in the garage as it still smelled from having been killed and prepared.

The WCU established that Prineas had been in contact with an unknown seller online, asking for a male gorilla skull for his collection.

The seller said that he had a skull, but it still needed to be cleaned. Prineas requested to see before and after photos prior to the purchase.

Prineas pleaded guilty to six counts of evading any duty/prohibition/restriction/provision under Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, two counts of purchasing/offering to purchase/selling/keeping for sale a specimen of species listed in Annex A of COTES and one count of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property.

He was sentenced to 10 months in prison for each count, which will run concurrently.

The Wildlife Crime Unit will now use the recovered items to try and educate people on the legislation and the severe threat that the illegal trade in these types of specimens poses to endangered wildlife.

Model dumps jailed boyfriend after he cheated on her with cellmate

Madalina Secuianu and Rustem Chirila 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A beautiful model was devastated when her boyfriend cheated with his jail cellmate.

Madalina Secuianu, 25, of Romania, promised her boyfriend, Rustem Chirila, 36, that she would remain faithful to him after being jailed for stealing jewelry.

However, after being jailed, Secuianu began hearing rumors that Chirila, was having sex with another man in prison.

Secuianu, who had been faithful the entire time, finally confronted her boyfriend during a prison visit.

Chirila, who has been jailed for 10 years with the possibility of being freed after three years replied:
“what do you expect me to do while I’m in prison.”

Secuianu was crushed by betrayal after she had declined many offers to date other men as she wanted to be faithful to her boyfriend despite the fact that he was not around.

Even worse, Chirila reportedly hired a private detective to follow Secuianu around to make sure she was not seeing another man.

After getting her heart broken, Secuianu has wasted no time in moving on with her life. She posted a picture on Facebook, in which she shows off her new man.

Woman stabs her sister over stolen white underwear

By: Feng Qian

A missing white panty caused chaos between two sisters.

A reunion, which was meant to unite a family, ended with a stabbing.

One woman was stabbed by her younger sister after the two reunited in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The stabbing occurred after the younger sister claimed that her white panty went missing.

She looked all over for what she claimed was an expensive panty, but it was nowhere to be found. An argument broke out when the younger sister claimed that her older sister stole the underwear.

When the older sister denied taking the item, the suspect grabbed a broken bottle and stabbed her older sister in the nose.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said that the Inanda Police arrested the suspect on charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. His bond was set at $500,000.

Los Angeles police officer has sexual relationship with 14-year-old girl

Sad girl illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A police officer was arrested and charged after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen girl, prosecutors in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that the former Irwindale Police Department officer pleaded no contest to sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl and sending suggestive text messages to another girl, both of whom were in the police department’s Explorer Program.

28-year-old Daniel Camerano pleaded no contest to three felony counts, including using a minor for sex acts, oral copulation of a person under 16 and contact with minor for sexual offense.

Camerano, who was an advisor to the department’s Explorer Program, had a sexual relationship with the 14-year-old girl that lasted for more than a year.

The eight-year veteran also admitted to sending sexually suggestive text messages to a 17-year-old female Explorer. Camerano resigned from the Irwindale Police Department after the allegations were made public.

The defendant pleaded as part of a plea bargain deal with prosecutors. Under terms of the plea settlement, Camerano will be sentenced to two years and eight months in state prison.

He will also be ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Lawyer caught smuggling large amount of drugs into prison

Jailed illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A lawyer was arrested on charges of drug smuggling after allegedly smuggling drugs into prison, prosecutors in California said.

Now, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that the attorney pleaded to smuggling $30,000 worth of heroin inside a greeting card, which he delivered to one of his clients imprisoned in county jail.

63-year-old Stephen Beecher will be sentenced at the Superior Court by Judge Craig Veals.

The Sherman Oaks resident is expected to receive two years in prison in exchange for his plea to one felony count of bringing drugs into jail.

One of two co-defendants charged with Beecher also pleaded and was immediately sentenced.

21-year-old Jessica Paredes pleaded no contest to one felony count of conspiracy and was sentenced to two years in prison.

She was given credit for time served.

According to the police investigation, Paredes ironed and flattened packages of heroin to fit inside a greeting card envelope to be delivered to her boyfriend, 21-year-old Jesus Antonio Duenas.

Duenas is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of attempted murder in a separate case.

Actor kills and eats his roommate’s rabbit because she told him to leave the house (video)

Dimitri Diatchenko 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An actor was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly killing and eating his roommate's pet rabbit, police in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that the 46-year-old suspect has been charged with killing his female roommate’s pet rabbit and threatening to do the same to her.

Deputy District Attorney Lou Holtz said that 46-year-old Dimitri Diatchenko of North Hollywood, is facing one felony count each of cruelty to an animal using a knife and criminal threats.

According to the police investigation, Diatchenko killed the rabbit and made the threat after the victim said they should no longer be roommates.

They had been living together for some time after their romantic relationship had ended.

While the victim was out of the house, Diatchenko skinned the pet, cooked it and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did, the prosecutor added.

When she returned, the defendant allegedly told her that he would do the same to her. Diatchenko faces a possible maximum sentence of four years and eight months in prison if convicted as charged.

The prosecutor asked for bail to be set at $90,000. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Division.

The suspect appeared in the Sons of Anarchy television series.

TV reporter throws flower pot at his wife’s head

Carlos Zapata and Luisiana Gonzalez 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A TV reporter was arrested on charges of domestic violence after allegedly throwing a flower pot at his wife’s head, police in California said.

Now, prosecutors have filed felony charges against the television reporter, who was involved in two separate domestic altercations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Lou Holtz said that 51-year-old Carlos Zapata of Sherman Oaks, is facing two counts of injuring a spouse.

According to the police investigation, one assault resulted in great bodily injury.

Zapata, a reporter for MundoFox 22, threw a flower pot at his wife’s head causing serious injuries during an argument, the prosecutor said.

After the defendant was arrested, Luisiana Gonzalez reported another attack, which was also the result of an argument, the prosecutor added.

If convicted as charged, Zapata faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys Division.

Man stabs bar doorman in the heart after being refused entry because he was holding a full can of beer

Craig Birch 
By: Feng Qian

A man went into a rage after being denied entry into a bar, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the 31-year-old man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for stabbing a doorman through the heart after being denied entry to a Wolverhampton pub.

Craig Birch was found guilty of wounding with intent at the Wolverhampton Crown Court. The court heard how Birch left the Malt Shovel pub and tried to get into the Harp Inn.

Birch was refused entry by the 38-year-old victim, who took the pub security job to help put his young son through private school.

Birch was still carrying a bottle of beer from the previous pub. During a scuffle between the two, Birch stabbed the family man once in the chest, piercing his heart.

"The stab wound, which was around 10 centimeters deep, required a life-saving heart operation," said Detective Sergeant Indi Basra from Force CID.

The victim also suffered bleeding on the brain.

“They were shocking injuries from which the victim is likely to be affected by for the rest of his life. It happened because Birch took offense to being asked to finish his drink before coming in the pub," Basra said.

Witnesses and surveillance video evidence from the scene all identified Birch of Inkerman Street, Wolverhampton, as being involved in the altercation with the doorman before he was seen collapsing in a pool of blood.

Birch was arrested three days later, and following forensic examinations, the victim’s blood was found on his shoes.

22-year-old man rapes woman in cemetery

Cemetery illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman who visited a loved one at a cemetery, was brutally attacked by a young man, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the 22-year-old man has appeared in court on charges of rape after the woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in the cemetery of the St. Nicolas Church, Kings Norton, on Saturday night.

Michael James Ware of Shenley Fields Drive in Northfield, Birmingham, was charged with two counts of rape on a woman and one count of assault by penetration.

The unemployed man was also charged with possessing a firearm and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He appeared before the Birmingham Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where he was remanded into custody after being denied bail.

Father's ‘intimate behavior' with daughter on public bus sparks outrage (video)

The father with his daughter 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was caught behaving inappropriately with his daughter on a public bus in China.

Someone on the bus recorded the man kissing his young daughter on the bus, and the video has gone viral on Weibo, where Internet users have debated whether the behavior was appropriate. Some claimed that the man was molesting the girl.

The video was taken in the Guangdong Province of Zhuhai. The video was titled "Is this the girl’s father?” The video shows a man holding the child in his arms as he kisses her on the mouth repeatedly until they got off the bus.

After the video, which lasts about three minutes, went viral, the local police issued a statement confirming that the man was indeed the father of the girl.

The 31-year-old father, who was identified as Chen, apparently learned about the video through some friends and went to the police with his wife and daughter to resolve the matter. He said that on the day the video was taken, his daughter was unhappy and he was just trying to cheer her up.

He was supported by his wife, who vouched for the good intentions of her husband, saying that he loved their daughter very much and never abused her.

Cyclist beats up bus driver for honking horn at him

Lyon McClean 
By: Wayne Morin

A cyclist was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after beating up a bus driver because he honked at him for blocking the road, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 26-year-old Lyon McClean of Furley House, Haymerle Road, SE15, was sentenced to one year in prison at the Woolwich Crown Court.

He was found guilty of actual bodily harm, prosecutors said. The incident occurred on a route 343 bus traveling on Peckham High Street about 3:30 p.m.

The incident occurred after McClean, who was stationary on his bicycle at a bus stop speaking to friends, became aggressive after the driver beeped his horn in order for him to move as he was obstructing the bus.

McLean approached the bus and opened up the front door by using the emergency handle from outside. He opened the driver’s cab door, pulling him out onto the pavement before attacking him.

Police were called by members of the public, and McLean fled from the scene. However, he returned and was arrested.

The 43-year-old driver was left with head injuries, and was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he received treatment.