McDonald’s limits amount of French fries customers can purchase as shortage intensifies (video)

McDonald's French fries illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) As the French fries shortage intensifies in Japan, McDonald's announced that it is limiting the amount of fries customers can purchase at its stores in Japan.

McDonald’s on Wednesday, began limiting the portions of French fries in all their 3,200 stores to the smallest of the usual three sizes, blaming the shortage on the United States.

The problem has also affected other restaurant chains, as a worker dispute on the west coast of the United States, has resonated across the Pacific Ocean.

McDonald’s apologized to its customers in Japan.

Japan is the second largest market for McDonald’s after the United States, and the scarcity of French fries comes on the heels of other more serious problems with its supply chain.

Earlier this year, Chicken McNuggets had to be taken off the menu after a supplier in China, was found to have sold expired meat.

Many customers have avoided the chain ever since.

Although McDonald’s is selling only the smallest size of French fries, there is no limit to the amount of small portions a customer can order.

The shortage of potatoes is due to a labor dispute at 29 seaports in the United States.

McDonald’s said that it had taken some emergency measures to alleviate the shortage, including receiving 1,000 tons of frozen French fries by air and another 1,600 tons of French fries, which will be sent out from the east coast of the United States.

Dead woman’s will orders friend to kill her dog and bury it with her (video)

By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) People are shocked to learn that a dead woman’s will orders a friend to kill her dog and bury it with her.

Connie Lay of Aurora, Indiana, who died several weeks ago, left a request in her will that her dog should be euthanized and buried with her.

Her request has angered animal lovers, who do not want the pet to be euthanized. Bella, Lay’s beloved German Shepherd, is still alive.

Bella does not have any medical issues, and is good health. Lay wants the dog to be euthanized, cremated and buried with her or sent to an animal shelter in Utah.

The dog's life is now in the hands of Lay’s close friend, who has put the plan to kill the dog on hold. The friend is trying to raise money to send Bella to the Best Friends Animal Society in Utah.

If the friend fails to raise enough money, the dog will be killed.
Currently, Bella is at PAWS of Dearborn County Humane Center in Indiana.

PAWS has issued a statement, saying that Bella is still alive and will remain with them until a legal decision is made.

Judge orders police to return cash seized from woman who earned money from prostitution

By: Tanya Malhotra

A prostitute took a police department to court and demanded they return the cash they seized during a raid on her home, according to court documents in Norway.

Now, the woman of Oslo, won a historic victory against the police on Wednesday, when the court ruled that the police were wrong to claim that the woman failed to pay taxes on her income she earned through prostitution.

The incident began when police raided an apartment, where the prostitute, identified as 34-year-old Patricia, lived with two other sex workers.

They seized 74,000 kroner ($10,000) from the home.

The police refused to return the money to Patricia, saying that the money was earned in Norway and should be subject to income tax and sales tax.

However, the court ruled that the state cannot tax income from prostitution, as pimping and trafficking are crimes. Patricia said that despite the court ruling, the police department has not returned her money.

8-year-old boy infected with HIV kicked out of hometown to guarantee safety of village

Sad boy illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A little boy in China, was kicked out of his hometown because he was found to be carrying HIV.

Residents of a small town in Sichuan, have unanimously voted to send away the 8-year-old boy infected with HIV to ensure the safety of villagers.

The boy, identified as Kunkun, was diagnosed with HIV several years ago while receiving treatment for injuries sustained in an accident.

Doctors determined that the child had been living with HIV since birth. Kunkun is not allowed to study in school as parents fear that the child might bite other children and infect with HIV.

Last week, a special meeting was held in the village to discuss the child's future. Town officials decided to hold a referendum asking locals to vote whether to send away the boy from the village.

Residents unanimously voted in favor of sending away the boy from the village.

Female police officer assigned to catch shoplifters caught on video stealing bottle of wine from store (video)

Wine illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A police officer who was assigned to catch shoplifters, was caught on video shoplifting a bottle of wine from a store, police in Illinois said.

The Chicago Police Department said that officers who worked in the Organized Crime Division, caught one of their own shoplifting.

According to the police investigation, a security guard at the Costco located at 1430 S. Ashland Avenue, noticed a woman taking a bottle of wine from the shelf and putting it in her shopping cart.

She then moved to the back of the store, where she placed the bottle in her purse. The woman went on to pass the cashiers and leave the store without paying.

42-year-old Katrina Grey was arrested and taken into custody after trying to flee from the scene. When she was asked to hand over all the stolen items, she took out of her bag five bottles of wine and a pair of pink boots.

The items were valued at $115. Grey is a 14-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, and earns $80,000 a year. She was suspended with pay pending the outcome of her case.

She was charged with petty theft.

Man walks into police station and smokes marijuana

Carlen Higgs 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after walking into a police station and smoking marijuana, police in Pennsylvania said.

Upper Darby Police said that they arrested 33-year-old Carlen Higgs, after walking into the police station around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, and smoking marijuana.

Higgs proceeded to undress himself, defecated on the floor and wiped his waste on the wall. Higgs was taken to a mental health facility, where it was determined that he was high on drugs.

Higgs was charged with possession of an illegal drug and disorderly conduct.

Court records show that Higgs has arrests dating back to 2000, on charges including terrorist threats, assaults and possession of controlled substances.

Higgs is being held at the Delaware County Jail after failing to post $10,000 bail.

Man collapses and dies in store minutes after biting dog

Dog illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man mysteriously died minutes after biting a dog, police in the United Kingdom said.

Police in Cambridge, said that the man bit the dog during an altercation before running into a convenience store, where he died.

The 45-year-old man bit a Staffordshire bull terrier, near the One Stop on Ditton Lane. The man, who lived in the area, had been involved in an altercation with another 45-year-old man near Dudley Road.

It was there that he bit the dog before running into the convenience store, where he died.

Police officers were called to the scene about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, and paramedics also arrived on reports of a man having a heart attack.

The owner of the dog was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, but has been released without charges. A coroner at the Peterborough City Hospital, said that the cause of the man’s death is unknown.

Other tests are now being conducted, and the death is being treated as unexplained.

School teacher caught on video pleasuring himself in front of dog while staring at female photographer

The teacher in the forest 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A school teacher resigned from his position after being caught on video pleasuring himself while staring at a female photographer, the Education Department of Western Cape, South Africa, said.

Photographer Chantelle Visser said on Facebook, that she was sitting in her car on Orpen Road when the teacher pleasured himself while looking at her.

The incident unfolded at the Tokai Forest on Sunday. Visser recorded the incident on video and posted a picture of the man on her Facebook page.

An Education Department spokesperson said that it has received a copy of the video. The teacher has not been in school since the incident.

Visser, who usually brings her customers to the forest for photo shoots, has filed a complaint with the Kirstenhof Police.

“This morning about 11:15 a.m., while sitting in my car on Orpen Road, Tokai, waiting for a client for a photo shoot, this revolting creature was pleasuring himself while watching me. I whipped out my cell phone and recorded the entire thing, which I will be taking to Kirstenhof Police Station. He wiped his hands on a tree, and then walked right past my car once again watching me, so I snapped away. He had a small brown dog with him. Share far and wide to bring this sex offender to book. Sick and tired of this type getting away with behaving like animals. Let the world know he is a sick perverted sex offender. Share!!!,” Visser wrote on Facebook.

Man kills his friend with scissors for taking his cap

By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his friend with scissors for taking his cap, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos Police Department said that they arrested 28-year-old Joseph Agwugho, after being accused of killing Enya Okpara, by stabbing him in the face with scissors on Wednesday just after 7:00 p.m.

According to the police investigation, Agwugho and Okpara were fighting over a cap when the suspect took scissors and stabbed the victim in the neck three times.

Okpara was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Agwugho, who lives at 18 Iyenafija, Bariga, was charged with one count of murder.

The suspect was brought before the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court, where he was remanded into the Ikoyi Prisons after being denied bail.

Woman bites male police officer on the back during arrest

Lagos Police officers illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A police officer was taken to a hospital after a woman bit him on his back, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police said that 41-year-old Bunmi Adesanya, bit the police officer while he tried to arrest a man for an unrelated criminal offense on Wednesday.

Adesanya faces a charge of assault and a charge of obstructing a police officer. According to the police investigation, the defendant obstructed and prevented police officers from arresting Omolara Bello.

Officers tried to arrest Bello, after being accused of assaulting Officer Ocheme David. Adesanya bit the officer in the back and caused bodily injury.

Adesanya pleaded not guilty to the charges at the Somolu Magistrate’s Court. Bail was set at N100,000 ($533).

Elderly woman feeds man cookies laced with mouse poison and laxatives (video)

Joanne Jones 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment after giving a man cookies that were laced with poison, police in New York said.

The Stillwater Police Department said that 72-year-old Joanne Jones of Slingerlands, mailed the cookies to the man.

According to the police investigation, the cookies contained mouse poison and laxatives. Luckily, the recipient of the package did not eat the cookies, but instead called the police.

Jones recently surrendered to police, where she was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree. She was released from custody after being given a court appearance ticket.

“The defendant's actions created a risk of serious physical injury to the victim,” a spokesperson for the Stillwater Police Department said in a statement.

Judge bans man from having sex with his wife after claiming that his wife has no right to refuse his advances

By: Mahesh Sarin

A judge in the United Kingdom, banned a man from having sex with his wife after he claimed that it was his cultural right to sleep with her whenever he pleases.

The High Court judge also ruled that the mother of 4 children has the mind of a child and is not able to reject her husband’s advances.

The man told the court that his culture gives him the right to have sex with his wife at any time and she has no right to refuse.

The man also married his wife’s cousin as a second wife and has two children with her.

The 39-year-old woman who has the mind of an 8-year-old child, was taken into government custody in accordance with the Mental Health Act.

The woman’s four children have also been taken into government custody because the woman does not have the capacity to care for them.

The husband had requested that a judge order the government to send her back home.

However, Family Division Judge Justice Mostyn denied the husband’s request after the woman told him that she had no idea how babies ended up in her stomach and the husband said that according to his religion, his wife must have sex with him whenever he pleases.

Mother arrested for choking 11-year-old boy for bullying her daughter (video)

Deloris Sandra Rivera 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A mother spoke out to defend herself for choking a little boy and throwing him to the ground.

28-year-old Deloris Sandra Rivera of Orlando, Florida, said that her daughter had been bullied for two years and the school did nothing to help.

One day, when the mother heard that the boy cursed and insult her daughter after school, she confronted the boy, pushed him off his bike and placed him in a chokehold.

The mother then ordered the boy to get into her car and show him where he lived so she can discuss the issue with his mother.

Rivera was arrested on charges of kidnapping and battery after the boy told police that she threatened to kill him and punched him in the head.

The 11-year-old boy said that Rivera warned him:
“If you call my daughter [expletive] again I'm going to choke you to death,” according to the police report.

Rivera said that the boy grabbed her daughter’s backpack and insulted her. Rivera told police that her daughter had been abused by the child before and school officials did not act on her complaints.

Police said Rivera’s attack on the boy was caught on camera. She told an officer that she had no intention of harming the child.

Woman allows her home to burn down and kill four people because the flames were pretty

Fire illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after seeing her house go up in flames and failing to act.

Police in Japan, have arrested the 36-year-old woman, who sat and watched the flames engulf her home, but did not warn anyone about the spreading fire.

The fire ultimately and unnecessarily claimed the lives of four people including the woman’s mother.

The woman lived on the first floor of the building in the city of Kagoshima, with her mother and two daughters.

She reportedly noticed the flames, but just sat there watching it spread. It was not until her daughters smelled the fire and started screaming that the woman got up and escaped from the home.

The woman and her daughters tried to wake up the 70-year-old grandmother, but after the woman did not respond they fled the building without her.

The other three victims were women, who lived in the building. The youngest victim was only 15 years old.

Police arrested the woman for failing to act. She allegedly confessed that she could have put out the fire, but found it to be pretty.

Woman uses stolen credit to bail out inmate from jail

Elouise White 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested for theft after using a stolen credit card to bail out an inmate from jail.

The woman of Florida, faces criminal charges after allegedly using the stolen credit card.

The incident unfolded when Elouise White, 61, of Nokomis, was trying to bail someone out of jail.

White was charged with grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to the Venice Police Department.

Police received a report at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, that a wallet had been stolen from the Moose Club, which is located at 111 North Auburn Road.

The victim checked her bank account and learned that her card had already been used. Police discovered a charge of $800 - which was used to bail out someone from jail.

White was arrested at her home in Nokomis. She was released from the Sarasota County Jail after posting bail of $1,500.

Tourist falls to his death while trying to take perfect photo from hot air balloon

Hot air balloon illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A nice vacation ended with tragedy when a man fell out of a hot air balloon while trying to take a photo.

The man from China, was killed and several others injured on Wednesday, while riding a hot air balloon in Turkey.

The balloon was carrying 10 passengers on a journey through the famous tourist region of Cappadocia, when it crashed to the ground.

One Chinese tourist was reportedly standing in the balloon while taking pictures when he suddenly fell out of it. The balloon then made an emergency landing.

However, strong winds made it a rough landing, causing several Chinese and Malaysian passengers to get hurt.

The dead victim was identified as 23-year-old Tang Yi. Several other passengers were hospitalized with injuries, while one passenger is said to be in critical condition.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Father of two children killed after crawling into home through doggy door

Garry Liebreth 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A father of two children lost his life after crawling into a home through a doggy door.

The homeowner of Colorado, who shot and killed the home intruder on Friday morning, will not be charged with a crime, authorities said.

Jefferson County deputies responded to the 26300 block of Clear View Drive at 8:30 a.m., after receiving a report that a homeowner shot an intruder, according to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The dead man was identified as Garry Liebreth, 52, of Nebraska. Liebreth has family members in the Denver area, said the sheriff's office.

According to police, the male homeowner awoke to sounds of dogs barking in his yard. He went to investigate and noticed the intruder crawling through the doggy door.

The intruder then walked into the home as the homeowner went to get his gun. The intruder approached the homeowner and tackled him to the ground.

That is when the homeowner shot him. The homeowner then ran to a neighbor's house to call police.

The coroner's office will complete a drug test to see if Liebreth was under the influence of a substances when he entered the home.

“Based on the totality of the circumstances, and the victim's right to defend himself in his home, the victim was not arrested and will not be charged with a crime,” police said.

Woman convinces judge to give her longer jail sentence

Jenelle Robyn Pinkston 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman asked a judge to give her a longer prison sentence than the offer she received as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

The woman of Oregon, was arrested after she called police to falsely report bombs at elementary schools.

Jenelle Robyn Pinkston, 47, persuaded the judge to sentence her to three years in prison rather than the two years recommended by prosecutors so that she could take advantage of certain programs behind bars.

Pinkston told the judge that she wanted more time for treatment programs and mental health care in prison.

“My biggest concern is that I get better,” she said, referring to her post-traumatic stress disorder she suffered from childhood incidents.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken called the request “unheard of” and “courageous.”

Pinkston was sentenced to 37 months in prison, 13 months longer than the sentence she had faced. Pinkston was credited for the nearly 19 months she had already spent behind bars in the Lane County Jail since her arrest.

Pinkston was arrested after she called police three time to falsely report bombs, causing large-scale evacuations and an FBI investigation.

Pinkston pleaded guilty to using a telephone to make a threat to destroy a building by means of an explosive.

After she is freed from jail, Pinkston will be on three years supervision and was ordered to pay $1,826 in restitution to the Albany Fire Department for their investigations of the bomb threats.

Pinkston has previously been convicted of arson, burglary and forgery, court documents show.

Man fakes heart attack so his friend can steal expensive toys (video)

Genard Dupree and Tarus Scott 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Two men hatched a plan to steal expensive toys at a store in Florida.

Tarus Scott, 30, and Genard Dupree, 27, were arrested on Tuesday, after a surveillance video captured one of them faking a heart attack while the other was stealing toys.

The video at a Walmart in Lake Wales, shows the suspects walking through the store together and taking toys from shelves.

Rather than paying for the items, the two hatched a plan to distract people so that they can walk out without being stopped.

Dupree slowly laid down on the floor near the entrance while grabbing his chest and pretending to be having a heart attack.

Their plan worked, and while people tried to help Dupree, Scott allegedly walked out with $369 worth of toys, including a motorized Barbie car and a LeapFrog tablet.

Once Scott was out of the store, Dupree got up and walked out the store. Police arrested the suspects shortly thereafter, and they were each charged with grand theft.

According to police, both Scott and Dupree have extensive criminal records, and Scott was recently released from prison after serving 10 years.

Man spends $150,000 on more than 50 cosmetic surgeries to look like Kim Kardashian

Jordan James Parke (right) Kim Kardashian 
By: Chan Yuan

A 23-year-old man who is a huge fan of Kim Kardashian, decided to get her looks.

Jordan James Parke of Manchester, England, spent more than $150,000 for plastic surgeries and other procedures to look like his idol.

Parke is a makeup artist who fell in love with the reality TV star after watching an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

“I love everything about Kim. She is the most beautiful woman ever,” he said.

Parke had more than 50 cosmetic procedures to look like Kardasian, including Botox, fillers, lip, eyebrow tattoos and laser hair removal.

To complete the look, Parke spent thousands of dollars on his wardrobe to match Kardashian, from the latest clothes to a gold watch, diamond rings, stud earrings and designer handbags.

“I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look like plastic or fake,” Parke said. “Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back,” he joked.