Company to pay employees willing to be shot by paintball guns

UKPaintball website 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A company in the United Kingdom, is looking to hire people who are willing to be shot by paintball guns.

UKPaintball said that 10,000 people from around the world have applied to become a paintball bullet tester after advertising an open position.

UKPaintball, which has over 60 paintball locations in the United Kingdom, said that they were surprised by the huge response.

People from the U.S., Canada, and India, have applied for the 40,000 pound ($61,000) a year job. "I cannot believe that people are willing to be shot for a living," Justin Toohig, the owner of UKPaintball, said.

One fat applicant said that he would be a perfect candidate for the job because it would be easier to hit him.

Toohig said that it will take a long time to go over the 10,000 applications, and that it would be hard to choose the right candidate from such a large pool of people.

Man and woman spend 2 days living in unlocked closet after erroneously believing they were locked inside (video)

John Arwood and Amber Campbell 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man and a woman were arrested on charges of trespassing after they lived two days in an unlocked closet at the Marine and Environmental Science Center, police in Florida said.

The Daytona Beach police Department said that they arrested 31-year-old John Arwood and 25-year-old Amber Campbell, after they were found living in the unlocked closet.

After spending two days in the janitor's closet, Arwood called police from his cellphone. Officers tracked the location of the cellphone and let the two out of the closet that was covered in human waste.

Arwood did not say why he waited two days before calling the police. Police said that the closet did not have a lock. Officers did not find drugs in the closet.

Arwood and Campbell were charged with trespassing. Campbell was also accused of violating probation.

Police officer caught red-handed breaking into woman’s home and stealing her bank account information

Police car in Japan illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A police officer was arrested on charges of burglary after allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and stealing her bank account information, police in Japan said.

Saitama Police said that they arrested 34-year-old Kosuke Furuya, who is a police officer, after being caught breaking into the woman’s home on Friday.

According to the police investigation, Furuya broke into the second floor apartment belonging to the 33-year-old woman at 10:45 p.m. on Friday.

Police said that the woman, who was not home at the time, knew the police officer. Furuya left the apartment of the woman by jumping off a balcony.

A man who lived below the woman’s apartment, heard noise coming from the balcony and went outside to investigate. He saw the suspect and detained him until police officers arrived at the scene.

Police found the woman’s bank account information on the suspect.

Man stabbed and robbed by violent gang for trying to stop attack against teen girl

Violent mob illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man who tried to rescue a young girl from a violent gang was beaten and robbed, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police Department said that 2 of 6 gang members were arrested on charges of assault for stabbing Taiye Lateef.

The incident unfolded around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, when Lateef and members of his family were partying outside his home.

At some point, the gang of 6 men appeared on the street and began attacking a teen girl. Lateef rushed over in order to save the girl, but was attacked by the gang.

One of the suspects took a piece of broken glass and stabbed Lateef. The suspects also stole his phone and N48,000 ($260) in cash before fleeing from the scene.

Lateef collapsed and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Two suspects were arrested by police, but they have been released without charges.

Naked woman gets stuck in former boyfriend's chimney after trying to get into his house to win him back (video)

Woman stuck in chimney 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A naked woman became stuck in her former boyfriend's chimney after desperately trying to talk to him and win him back, police in California said.

The Riverside County Police said that the woman undressed and tried to make her way into her former boyfriend's house by squeezing her way through the chimney.

However, the 35-year-old woman got stuck in the narrow passage and had to be rescued by firefighters on Saturday morning.

According to the police investigation, the woman first tried her luck at the front door of the house, which is located on Rancho Viejo Drive,where Tony Hernandez lives with his new girlfriend who is a mother of three children.

The door was closed. The woman then went to the roof, undressed and tried to get into the house by climbing through the 1-foot wide chimney.

Around 5:00 a.m., Hernandez said that he heard the woman calling for help. Firefighters who responded to the scene, worked two hours to cut a hole through the brick chimney.

The woman was released and taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Man bites off teen’s nose during argument

Woman’s nose illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly biting off the nose of a teen during an argument, police in the United Kingdom said.

Gateshead Police said that officers were called in the early hours of Saturday morning, on reports of an attack on St. Cuthbert’s Drive.

“Just before 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report that a man had a section of his nose bitten off during an assault in Gateshead,” a police spokesperson said.

“The attack is believed to have happened outside on Saint Cuthbert's Drive,” the spokesperson also said.

The 18-year-old male victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where doctors reattached his nose.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Kieran Lennox was arrested on charges of wounding with intent to cause serious injury.

According to witnesses at the scene, the suspect and the victim were seen drinking with friends at a nearby pub before the fight broke out.

Woman run over and killed by her own driverless Mercedes

Black Mercedes Benz illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was tragically crushed to death by her own driverless luxury car, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) in Long Island, said that the woman was run over and killed by her Mercedes Benz on Saturday.

According to the police investigation, the woman left her 2012 Mercedes while the engine was still running and still in gear about 7:00 p.m.

Her vehicle began backing up and pinned her under the driver's side door. 50-year-old Jennifer T. Feuerman was found dead by a passerby outside her home located at 28 Bowditch Lane.

“She was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner,” a spokesperson for the NYPD said.

Police urged the public to come forward with any information they might have about the accident. The car was taken by the police for a safety inspection.

Man banned from drinking alcohol and calling police after telling police he is celebrity Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj 
By: Feng Qian

A man was banned from calling the police and from drinking alcohol after calling the police and telling them that he is a popular female celebrity, according to court documents filed in the United Kingdom.

Steve Brown of County Antrim, Ireland, made several prank calls to police on the same day.

Prosecutors told the court that Brown already has an Anti-social behavior order (ASBO), which prohibited him from calling the police.

On Wednesday, he called police to say that two men were threatening his life. The call was made approximately 10:15 p.m.

Five minutes later, he called again, saying that he is Nicki Minaj and there is a ghost in his home. Brown was arrested and brought before Lord Justice Coghlin, who released him on 250 pounds ($382) bail.

He was banned from possessing and consuming alcohol and was prohibited from calling the police. He was also placed under a curfew.

Teen wakes up in middle of brain surgery and asks doctor how procedure is going

Iga Jasica 
By: Chan Yuan

A doctor in Poland, who was performing brain surgery, was horrified to see his patient wake up during the procedure.

19-year-old Iga Jasica woke up despite being under general anesthesia, and was alert enough to ask the surgeon how the surgery is going.

Jasica was having a cancerous growth removed from her brain in the Central Clinical Hospital in Katowice. Her brain was exposed at the time she woke up, and she chatted with the medical team about cats.

Despite waking up, the woman did not feel any pain.

It is possible that the surgery caused her to wake up, but doctors are also investigating whether the anesthesia was administered correctly.

After the surgery, Jasica said that she does not remember waking up and she feels great.

Man’s bike stolen from police station while filing a police report about his stolen iPhone

Police station illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man in Illinois, was shocked to discover that his bike was stolen from a police station while he was filing a police report about his stolen iPhone.

The incident unfolded on Friday night around 9:00 p.m., while 31-year-old Adam Wisneski of Chicago, was at the police station to report that his iPhone was stolen.

Wisneski said that he was riding on a train last month, when he realized that his iPhone was gone. Recently however, he was contacted by a person who said that he purchased the phone and demanded the access code.

Wisneski rode to the nearest police station on his bike to file a police report about the phone. After about 30 minutes, Wisneski went outside to get his bike and was shocked to discover that it had been stolen.

Wisneski immediately went back into the police station to file a police report about his stolen bike.

6 drunk elephants electrocuted after drinking beer and uprooting power lines

Elephants illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A group of elephants in India, died after raiding a farm and drinking a lot of beer, causing them to become drunk and uproot power lines.

The incident unfolded on Friday in Chandan Nukat, where six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted after drinking beer.

According to wildlife officials, about 40 elephants came to Chandan Nukat on Friday, in search of food. Some of the elephants found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic cans.

The elephants drank the beer and they got drunk. They uprooted a utility pole with power lines and 6 of them were electrocuted.

This was not the first time that elephants died after drinking beer.

Four wild elephants died several years ago, after raiding a neighboring village and getting drunk on beer before downing power lines and getting electrocuted.

Man cuts off woman’s tongue because she defecated on his property

Woman’s tongue illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police in India, received a complaint from an angry man, saying that a neighbor cut off his wife’s tongue.

Patna Police said that the woman’s tongue was cut on Friday, after her neighbor observed that the victim was defecating on his property.

This incident took place in Chakyaaz, Vaishali.

The victim was identified as Kusma Devi, after her husband, Indradeo Paswan, filed a complaint with the police against his neighbor on Saturday.

According to the police investigation, the suspect, Bhagwat Paswan, wanted to teach her lesson. Indradeo Paswan also claimed that his wife was severely beaten before her tongue was cut.

Police said that the neighbors have been fighting for the past several years.

Police officer accidentally shoots himself in stomach in an elevator

Officer Darryl Jouett 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer of Kentucky, was hospitalized after he shot himself in the stomach.

Authorities said that the police officer went to Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife where they ate dinner.

When they left the restaurant, the officer accidentally shot himself in the stomach in a garage elevator.

The incident happened around 8:15 p.m., at the Mercer Commons Parking Garage near the intersection of Vine and Mercer streets.

Officer Darryl Jouett of the Erlanger Police Department, was on the way to his car on Saturday night, when he tried to adjust his belt, which held his holster and department-issued gun.

While doing so, the gun discharged. The bullet hit a wall, bounced back and hit the officer in the stomach.

Jouett was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, with injuries that were non-life threatening.

The veteran officer has spent over 25 years with the Erlanger Police Department.

Capt. Mike John of the Cincinnati Police Department described the situation as “very unusual.”

Man arrested after attempting to run into burning home to save his dog

Samuel Lee Bassett 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested and charged with multiple offenses after he attempted to save his beloved dog.

The man of Chicago, Illinois, has been charged with aggravated assault and resistance to a peace officer after he tried to save his dog from his burning home on Friday night.

Samuel Lee Bassett, 48, of the 11300 block of South Elizabeth, is accused of slapping a police officer who did not allow him to go into his burning home to save his dog.

“They kept him out of the building because it was not safe for him to go inside,” Deputy Fire Commissioner Mark Nielsen said.

Bassett, who is an Air Force veteran, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and two misdemeanor charges of resisting a peace officer.

Three Chicago firefighters were taken to area hospitals after suffering minor injuries while fighting the blaze.

The fire reportedly started about 2:00 p.m., in the basement of the home.

The veteran is being held on $300,000 bond after he allegedly punched the police officer while he was trying to place him in handcuffs.

The officer suffered a small cut to the bridge of his nose. The officer allegedly hit Bassett in the face with the handcuffs, causing a cut on his cheek under the right eye.

Sadly, the man’s dog died in the fire.

Bassett’s attorney said that his client, who works as a lighting designer and was honorably discharged from the Air Force, has no prior criminal history.

Father arrested for abusing and breaking bones of 4-month-old baby

Daniel James Hicks, Jr. 
By: Wayne Morin

A father was arrested and charged with child abuse after his son was taken to the hospital.

The man of Klamath Falls, Oregon, was arrested after a grand jury found that there is enough evidence, pointing to the father assaulting the four-month-old boy.

22-year-old Daniel James Hicks, Jr. was indicted Monday, on two counts of second-degree assault.

The investigation began when the child was taken to a hospital two weeks ago. Detective Melvin Ray said that the baby arrived at the hospital with an injured arm.

Doctors called police after they became concerned over the type of injury, which pointed to the child being physically abused.

Further tests and x-rays showed that the child had two broken bones in his arm and two broken bones in his leg.
A subsequent investigation by police determined that Hicks caused the severe injuries to the 4-month-old baby.

Hicks was arrested and his bail was set at $100,000.

Teenager steals baby during fight and dumps her in recycling bin

Recycling bins illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teenager is behind bars for kidnapping a baby from her mother and dumping the girl in a recycling bin.

The 17-year-old boy has been charged with several crimes after the 22-month-old girl was found inside the recycling bin in Canada.

Winnipeg Police said that the suspect was at a house party on Pritchard Avenue, when a fight broke out between the homeowner and a neighbor who was invited to the party.

Neighbor Robert Keno was chased away from the home. He managed to escape the fight and ran to his home, which is close by.

While the mother of the child was distracted by the fight, the suspect, who was not identified, took the 22-month-old girl and ran out of the house.

The 17-year-old boy, who is the uncle of the baby, ran from the home with the child who was not dressed properly.

He then allegedly fell and landed on top of the child, causing serious injuries. Police said that rather than returning to the home, the teen dumped the girl in the recycling bin, where she was trapped for about 15 minutes while the wind chill fell below zero.

Keno, who was earlier chased from the home, heard the baby crying in the recycling bin. He ran over and found the girl wearing almost no clothes and was trapped in the recycling bin.

The baby's mother said she did not know why the 17-year-old suspect took her daughter out of her home, but said that the boy had been drinking heavily at the time of the incident.

The baby was taken to the hospital, and is in the care of child and family services. The mother hopes to regain custody of her daughter soon.

The mother also apologized to Keno for kicking him out of the party and thanked him for saving her daughter’s life.

Father rescues man from drowning before learning it was his long lost son

Phil and Benji Baker with Benji’s girlfriend 
By: Chan Yuan

A man who jumped into an ocean after seeing a man in distress, learned that the man is his own son.

Father Phil Baker and son Benji, were reunited in a very dramatic way.

Phil Baker had not seen his son for 13 years, as his son lived in the United Kingdom while he lived in Australia.

Benji was born in Australia. Phil and his then partner Jacquie Blake, separated when Benji was 3 years old and Jacquie took the child back to Britain and settled in Haslemere, Surrey.

Phil saw his son a few times over the next five years and kept in touch via email and birthday cards, but eventually lost touch.

Recently, his son Benji, 21, contacted his father, saying that he was planning a trip to Australia and he wanted to meet him.

Eagerly awaiting to meet his son who he had not seen in 13 years, Phil took a walk on the beach with his wife Lyn.

While walking, Phil, 62, saw some kayakers in trouble in the water, and without hesitation, he jumped into the water to help.

While carrying the wounded and semiconscious man to shore he realized that it was his long lost son.

“I looked at his face, and it occurred to me that those brown eyes were very familiar,” Phil said.

Although Phil had seen only a handful of pictures of his son up until the boy was 8 years old, he recognized him immediately.

“In an instant, I knew that the ‘stranger’ was my son,” he added.

When Benji was about 12 years old, he began suffering from seizures. When he was a teen, he was having seizures almost everyday, but within a few years it had subsided.

Benji said that the seizures tend to strike when he feels stressed as it happened on the day when he was preparing to meet his father for the first time in years in Byron Bay, New South Wales.

He decided to go kayaking to calm his nerves, and suffered a seizure in the water. That is when his father came to his rescue.

The father and son are now closer than ever.

Teenager executed after being wrongfully convicted of murdering a woman

The parents holding a photo of Hugjiltu 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A family was left heartbroken after their son was accused of killing a woman.

The 18-year-old man maintained his innocence through his entire trial, but was found guilty of the crime.

The teenager of China, was executed for the rape and murder of the woman. However, a serial killer recently confessed to killing that woman.

Now, the parents of the teenager, who has been identified as Hugjiltu, received 2.06 million yuan (about $330,500)
in compensation from the government after the murder conviction of their son was overturned.

The Higher People's Court in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region granted the award six days after Hugjiltu’s parents filed for a lawsuit for compensation.

The court said that compensation was for the “extremely serious mental harm” inflicted on the parents.

Hugjiltu was only 18 year -old when he was charged and convicted in connection with the murder of the woman in a public toilet in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia.

He was executed two months later. Considerable doubt was cast on the verdict when a serial killer confessed to the murder.

Last month, the court held a retrial for the late Hugjiltu, and he was finally exonerated. The new trial included additional evidence provided by a friend of Hugjiltu and eyewitness who had questioned the police handling of the case.

Following the decision, the judicial authorities immediately presented the parents of Hugjiltu with 30,000 yuan (almost $5,000) in compensation and promised additional funds.

However, many people are not happy with the compensation, saying the money is not enough for taking the life of an innocent man.

People are calling for the execution of the police officers responsible for the wrongful death of Hugjiltu.

Married police officer arrested for sleeping with 3 prostitutes while on duty

Prostitute illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A police officer in the United Kingdom, was accused of taking advantage of prostitutes while on duty.

PC Darren Bromley got to know sex workers while patrolling the streets in Manchester.

An investigation began into the officer’s conduct after an officer from a different agency, saw him visiting the home of a prostitute.

Bromley, 38, is being investigated by a unit of the Greater Manchester Police, and has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office.

Bromley, who is a married man, had been placed on desk duty due to the allegations, but he resigned from the police force shortly thereafter.

Police Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley said that prostitutes are vulnerable and that police will go to any lengths to hunt down any officer guilty of taking advantage of these women and get them out of the police organizations.

“Wherever possible, we will push hard for a conviction against any police officer we find being engaged in this type of activity,” he said.

Bromley is the second officer in his division to be suspended amid allegations of inappropriate sexual activity.

In August, PC Kevin Dwyer, 39, was charged with two counts of voyeurism and ten counts of outraging public decency.

Mother burns 14-year-old daughter with hot water for sleeping with teacher

Boiling water illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother was arrested, charged and convicted of physical abuse after pouring hot water on her child.

The 45-year-old woman of Zimbabwe, scalded her 14-year-old daughter with boiling water as punishment for sleeping with a 32-year-old teacher.

The teacher, identified as Celestine Matsika, taught at the Kwite Primary School.

The mother begged for mercy of the court saying: “I love my daughter. I was angry that my daughter was at risk of getting infected with a sexually transmitted disease because she slept with older man. My motivation was to discipline her. I know I did something terrible, but I blame the teacher who slept with my daughter for all of this.”

The mother pleaded guilty before Magistrate Livard Philemon, to physical abuse.

Prosecutor Clemencia Shawarira said that the mother threw boiling water on the chest of her 14-year-old daughter, causing her severe burns.

She also attacked her daughter several times, causing the girl to be hospitalized for a week.

The mother was sentenced to 12 months in prison with four months suspended for five years on condition that she does not commit another crime of the same nature.

During sentencing, Philemon explained that he had to impose a jail sentence because of the serious injuries suffered by the child.