Woman sues smartphone maker for false advertising after her phone failed to satisfy her

Xiaomi smartphones illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A popular smartphone maker was slapped with a lawsuit after their phone failed to satisfy a consumer, according to court documents filed in China.

The woman of Beijing, was upset with her Xiaomi smartphone, which she bought two years ago, and filed the lawsuit in the Pudong New Area People’s Court.

The plaintiff identified as Liu, accused the company of false advertising after her Mi2 phone did not function properly. She bought the expensive phone on the company’s website for 1,999 yuan ($320).

Xiaomi had also been accused of making exaggerated advertising claims in another court. Liu is demanding compensation of 15,996 yuan ($2,580).

Xiaomi is the world's 3rd largest smartphone distributor, and designs, develops and sells smartphones, mobile apps and consumer electronics.

Since the release of its first smartphone, Xiaomi has gained market share in mainland China, and expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics.

The company's founder and CEO, Lei Jun, is China's 23rd richest person according to Forbes. The company sold over 60 million smartphones last year.

Father forces his 13-year-old daughter to marry man who gang raped her

Wedding ceremony illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Child advocacy groups in Nigeria, are outraged after a father forced his young girl to marry a man who was involved in gang raping her.

Malam Ya’u of Kano, said that he has given his 13-year-old daughter to one of the four men who gang raped.

The Kano State Police Department said that Usaini Ja’afar, Sani Isa, Jamilu Sani, and Isa Musa, were arrested after they were found naked in an unfinished building shortly after they had raped the 13-year-old girl.

The suspects all confessed to the crime. During police questioning, Ja'afar expressed his desire to marry the girl. He also asked the father to give him his blessings.

Ya'u said that since all four suspects showed remorse, he decided against pressing charges of rape. Ja'afar came to the girl’s home with his uncle, and requested to marry the girl.

The father gave his blessings and scheduled a wedding date.

Ya'u also said that he discussed the matter with a religious leader, who said that it was a good idea for the girl to marry her rapist.

Child advocacy groups are demanding that officials stop the planned marriage and prosecute the four suspects for rape.

Man calls police and pleasures himself when male officers answered the phone

Police officers illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on charges of misusing the emergency telephone system after calling the police and pleasuring himself when male officers answered the phone, police in Thailand said.

Bangkok Police said that they arrested 22-year-old Pitsanu Kohplub, a university student, after being accused of calling the police emergency hotline (191) 529 times in a 30 day period.

During questioning, Kohplub told police that he was under a lot of stress and wanted to ease his pain by calling and pleasuring himself while listening to male police officers.

Kohplub said that he was sorry and promised not to place more phone calls. However, Kohplub is facing a fine of up to 1,000 baht ($30) and / or a jail term of one month.

In November, a homeowner in the United Kingdom, was shocked to find that police busted down his front door. The incident began after London Police reacted quickly when there was silence during a call to 999 (the equivalent to 911 in the U.S.).

After breaking down the front door of the house from where the call was made, the officers caught the culprit behind the call, a cat named Bruce. The kitten was home alone while its owner was at work, and probably wanted a little attention.

While playing with the house phone, the cat managed to contact emergency services. Once police arrived at the flat in London, their fears were heightened by the sound of screams from inside. It turned out that Bruce was struggling with its feline companion Audrey.

After solving the mystery, police waited for James Cocksedge to come home so they could explain what happened.

"Since I had the landline installed, Bruce always is quick to answer the phone when it rings. It is also fascinated by the buttons. It loves to press them,” the 33-year-old man said.

The homeowner now faces a bill of hundreds of dollars for a new front door.

"The police were just doing their job. For all they know, a very dangerous thing was happening inside," the sound engineer added.

Man wakes up from coma after smelling cash placed near his nose (video)

Xiao Li awake at a hospital after smelling cash 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man in China, who fell into a coma more than a year ago after staying awake at an Internet cafe for a week, finally woke up after smelling cash, doctors said.

30-year-old Xiao Li of Shenzhen, awoke after nurses put 100 yuan notes near his nose as he lay unconscious in his hospital bed.

Li fell into a coma after spending a week at an Internet cafe without sleep. He passed out as he was researching business ideas.

For months, doctors looked for a way to awaken Li, but to no avail. When his family revealed that he loved money more than anything in the world, doctors finally found the key to success.

Nurses took several new 100 yuan notes and crumpled them under his nose. After a few minutes, he woke up. Li is still recovering at the hospital and is making good progress.

Father sends his 3-year-old boy to school with lunchbox full of cocaine and knives

Lee Webb 
By: Wayne Morin

A young father was arrested, charged and convicted of drug possession after sending his son to school with a lunchbox full of cocaine and knives, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

According to the police investigation, 23-year-old Lee Webb of Burrow Road, Folkestone, dropped his son off at a daycare in the morning.

Instead of giving his son’s teachers a bag of lunch, Webb gave them a bag containing cocaine, drug paraphernalia and knives.

After realizing his mistake, he asked for the bag, but the staff refused and called the police.

Webb was arrested the same day, and during his detention, officers noticed that Webb had written the number of an attorney on his hand.

Officers found two plastic lunch boxes containing white powder, which turned out to be cocaine and mephedrone, with an estimated value of $15,000.

Police also found scales and two knives.

Webb pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and one count of possession of mephedrone with intent to supply.

He appeared before the Canterbury Crown Court on Tuesday, where he was sentenced to four years in prison.

Father uploads video to YouTube showing dog trying to have sex with his 10-year-old son

Isaac Seman 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A father who uploaded a disturbing video on YouTube, was arrested on charges of child molestation after he encouraged a dog to have sex with his son, police in Georgia said.

Martinez Police said that they arrested 35-year-old Isaac Seman of Hickory Drive South, after being accused of encouraging a dog to have sex with his 10-year-old son.

Seman recorded the disturbing attack and uploaded the video on YouTube. At one point, the father is heard ordering his son to pleasure the dog.

The video also showed the father helping the child pleasure the dog. The incident came to light after the boy showed the YouTube video to his classmate.

Eventually, school officials learned about the video and called the police. Seman was charged with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Man whips 3-year-old boy for eating the last slice of cheesecake (video)

Katrina Johnson and Anthony Gulledge 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man became furious at a little boy for eating the last slice of cheese, police in Tennessee said.

Memphis Police said that they arrested 30-year-old Anthony Gulledge, after being accused of beating the 3-year-old son of his girlfriend.

According to the police investigation, Gulledge just wanted to enjoy a piece of cake at the end of the day on Saturday. When he came home, Gulledge discovered that the last slice of cheesecake was gone from the fridge.

When Gulledge learned that the son of his girlfriend ate it, he became so furious that he whipped the boy and grabbed him by the ankles.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is being treated for a broken thigh bone, dislocated vertebrae in his back and bruised lungs.

The boy remains hospitalized in critical condition. Gulledge was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $210,000. He was charged with child neglect, aggravated child abuse and domestic assault.

The child’s mother, Katrina Johnson, was also arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse. Investigators said that Johnson did not try to stop the beating and did not take her son to the hospital until the next day.

Woman hits her boyfriend with hammer because he rejected her marriage proposal

Woman holding hammer illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Police are looking to arrest a woman on charges of assault after allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a hammer because he refused to marry her, police in Kansas said.

Wichita Police said that officers were called to the 1200 block of West Second Street North around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, by a 55-year-old man, saying that he was attacked.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, were told that the man’s 45-year-old girlfriend was angry when her boyfriend refused to marry her.

She pulled a hammer and hit her boyfriend in the knee. She also destroyed the man’s coffee table before fleeing from the scene.

The man was not seriously injured.

The actions of the woman sparked a heated debate on social media sites. “No wonder the guy said no to her. She is crazy,” Justsayno commented.

“She couldn't break his legs, so she broke the legs of his favorite table - the table he sat his beer on - when he was trying to think of a way to break off the wedding,” Grampajim said.

Man becomes stuck to his dog while raping it in his front yard (video)

Bernard Marsonic 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after being caught raping his dog, police in Florida said.

Tampa Police said that horrified neighbors called police when they heard the suspect, 57-year-old Bernard Marsonek, screaming for help in the front yard of his home.

According to the police investigation, Marsonek was participating in a despicable act with his dog Pounder. Shortly after the act began, Pounder became stuck in its owner.

Unable to part with his dog, Marsonek screamed for help. He was in a lot of pain. Many shocked neighbors told him to stop raping his dog, but he simply replied: "I can’t. I am stuck."

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, spent 35 minutes to separate the dog from its owner. Police officers searched the suspect’s home and found a gun and ammunition.

A total of eight dogs were removed from his home and taken to animal control. Marsonek said that he rapes a different dog each night.

Marsonek was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a single count of sexual activity with animals.

He was booked into jail and released after posting $17,500 bail.

Teacher rapes teen while out of jail on bail after being charged with raping three other teens (video)

Brianne Altice 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teacher who was released on bail after being charged with rape, was arrested again for raping another teen, police in Utah said.

Davis County Police said that 35-year-old Brianne Altice, is being accused of having sex with one of her students while out on bail after being charged with sexually abusing three other students.

Several years ago, Altice was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy multiple times. Last year, another student came forward and told police that he also had a sexual relationship with the teacher.

Students called Altice a teacher with benefits. Altice was later accused of raping a third boy, bringing the total number of charges to ten.

On Tuesday, Altice was arrested again on new charges of sexual assault after allegedly having sex with a teen while out on bail for those previous crimes.

She was released that day after posting $10,000 bail. Altice is now facing a whopping 14 charges of sexual abuse. Altice faces life in prison if convicted.

Man in trouble after his young child draws strawberry on his passport

6-year-old girl drew strawberry on father’s passport 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was slapped with a fine after his young child drew a strawberry on his passport, police in China said.

Shanghai Police said that the suspect identified as Wang, has been fined for asking his daughter to scribble on his passport in order to deceive customs agents.

According to the police investigation, Wang overstayed his visa in the United States, and upon entering the country, he asked his 6-year-old daughter to scribble on the passport’s stamp in an attempt to escape punishment.

Inspectors found several drawings, including a strawberry and an apple. Wang said that they were the work of his daughter.

Police determined however, that Wang told his daughter to draw on his passport in order to obscure that date on the stamp.

Wang was issued a fine on charges of causing an international incident by deceiving the United States.

Man gropes women on train because he has a bad marriage

Train in Shanghai illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man who was accused of groping women on a train, said that he did so because of his bad marriage, police in China said.

Shanghai Police said that they arrested the man identified as Jiang, after he was accused of groping several female passengers.

Police have ordered the suspect jailed for 15 days.

Police launched their investigation after receiving five complaints of sexual harassment that occurred on the Line 10 train.

Police reviewed surveillance cameras, which showed the suspect seeking out female passengers who were alone. In all cases, he sat down beside them, pretending to sleep or listening to music and used a bag to conceal his actions.

He was arrested on charges of sexual assault. During police questioning, Jiang said that an unhappy marriage led him to sexually harass women on trains.

Dog catches bus to dog park on its own (video)

The dog on a bus without its owner 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A dog that loves the park learned to take the bus on its own without its owner.

People and bus drivers have gotten used to the dog, which hops onto the bus and sits down near strangers, before getting off at the dog park.

The 2-year-old black Labrador, named Eclipse, lives with its owner in Seattle, Washington. The dog and its owner Jeff Young, live near a bus stop, which is about three stops from the dog park.

The two visit the park almost every day. Young said that he sometimes smokes a cigarette while waiting for the bus. However, if the bus gets to the stop before he is ready, the dog hops on by itself.

Young said that the dog sometimes gets on the bus without him if it takes him too long to finish the cigarette. He then catches up with Eclipse, at the dog park.

Other regular travelers on the route confirmed that Eclipse regularly hops on the bus alone and grabs a window seat so it can see where to get off.

People take selfies with the dog and are impressed by its independence.

A spokesperson for the Metro Transit said that the agency likes the fact that a dog appreciates public transit.

However, the spokesperson admitted that the dog would be much safer with its owner and on a leash.

Pregnant woman and 4 family members killed en route to baby shower

The victims 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police are investigating a tragic accident, which led to the death of 5 people.

The Maryland State Police confirmed the fatal accident in Queen Anne’s County, in which 5 people died.

Three adults, two children and an unborn baby all died when a tractor-trailer overturned and landed on their car.

Police said that the family members were traveling from Virginia to Baltimore, Maryland, to visit relatives when their car was hit by the tractor-trailer near the Rt. 50 and Rt. 213 intersection around 1:30 a.m.

Zarissa Ayres, 30, had posted an invitation to her baby shower, which was supposed to be held that day at 1:00 p.m.

Ayres was traveling with her sister, Regina Ayres, 24, her sister’s boyfriend, Travis Straton, 24, and their two children, Jordan Ayres, 7, and 2-month-old Jonathan Ayres.

Zarissa Ayres, who was pregnant, was taken to a hospital, where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead. The rest of the family were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, who was identified as Yvenet Mayette, 28, of Delaware, was flown to a hospital for treatment.

The initial investigation found that the tractor-trailer fell on the family’s Suzuki Forenza on the passenger side. Police said that the trailer, which was loaded with 44,000 pounds of polyfiber, rolled on top of the family's car.

Police said that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Woman kidnaps baby and tells her former boyfriend that he is the father

The amber alert poster 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Police and family members desperately searched for their baby after a babysitter kidnapped her.

The child went missing in Nashville, Tennessee, and was later found in Alabama.

Police said that Javeele Thomas, 22, kidnapped 4-month-old Jalayia Gonzalez. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations issued an amber alert about the missing child and they described the color, make, model and license plate of the car.

The woman and the baby were found several hours later, more than 280 miles south of Nashville. The baby was in the car, which was driven by a man.

Gonzalez was found inside, and was said to be safe and well cared for.

The male driver was shocked by the allegations of kidnapping. He was under the impression that he was the child's father.

Lineville Police Department Chief Monty Giddens said that Thomas had told her boyfriend that she was pregnant and that he is the baby’s father.

Thomas claimed that she lost the baby, but did not tell her former boyfriend about it. She later re-established contact with him, and informed him that she had given birth to his daughter.

Thomas then arranged to babysit Gonzalez, and to meet her boyfriend. He was happy to meet his daughter and was on the way to visit his family with her when he was pulled over by police.

After police were convinced that the man was not involved in the kidnapping, he was allowed to go free.

Thomas was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping. Her bail was set at $20,000.

Father of five children rapes woman and live streams the assault on the Internet

Samantha Miller and Sean Johnstone 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was jailed for 17 years after raping his girlfriend while live streaming the abuse on the Internet.

Now, the woman spoke out about her pain, and how her former boyfriend raped her and threatened to kill her unless she had sex with her Rottweiler.

Samantha Miller, 35, of Hartlepool, England, said that on many occasions, she woke up with Johnson on top of her performing sex acts on her with a laptop in front of her.

Johnson then told her that people were watching their sex acts as their computer was connected to a chat room.

She also revealed that her baby was born with brain damage after her former boyfriend punched her in the stomach when she was pregnant.

The woman suffered terrible abuse at the hands of 43-year-old Sean Johnstone. She finally escaped after two years of abuse when her baby was 6 months old.

The 35-year-old woman said that she waived her anonymity in hopes that other women will be inspired by her story, and leave their abusive partners and go to the police.

Johnston, who a father of 5 children, was jailed for 17 and a half years after being found guilty at the Teesside Crown Court.

Johnson was found guilty of 27 charges, including rape, indecent assault, possession of hundreds of images of child sexual abuse, and images and videos of bestiality.

Groom dumps bride before wedding and marries another woman the same day

Smashed wedding cake illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A bride was dumped on the day of her wedding and discovered that her groom married another woman the same day.

The woman of Hunan, China, was dressed in her gown and waiting for the love of his life so they could get married.

The bride, Xiao Qin, and her family, waited quite a long time before they received a call from the groom, letting them know that he will not marry her.

The groom gave the bride a story, saying that he was arrested after getting into a fight and could not get to the wedding venue.

However, rather than rescheduling the wedding, he called off the wedding, and told his heartbroken bride to get a refund from the wedding hall.

After feeling bewildered and hurt, Qin went to the hotel were their wedding was supposed to take place to let them know that the wedding was canceled.

However, when she got there, she saw her groom all dressed up and exchanging vows with another woman.

Furious, Qin ran to the police station, still in her wedding dress, to file a lawsuit against her former fiance for “breach of promise.”

It turned out that the groom's father did not like Qin, and forced his son to marry the other woman, whom he thought was better for his son.

In fact, the father had booked the wedding and reception at the same hotel on the same day for his son and the other woman.

Teacher caught sleeping with student a few months after marrying her lover

Jessica Bonnett Acker 
By: Feng Qian

A newly married teacher was arrested for having sex with a student.

The 23-year-old teacher was arrested after being accused of having sex with her 18-year-old student only seven months after marrying her lover.

Jessica Bonnett Acker is accused of being involved in a relationship with the boy while teaching at the Bryant High School in Cottondale, Alabama.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Acker, after speaking with the student. She turned herself in to authorities the next day.

Acker, who reportedly got married 7 month ago, was charged with engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19.

After the relationship between the teacher and student came to light, she handed in her resignation to the Tuscaloosa City School District.

“The Tuscaloosa City School System learned of these allegations on Tuesday, at which time an investigation was immediately conducted by both the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Tuscaloosa City School officials,” the school district said in a statement.

The Board of Education accepted the resignation of the teacher.

She was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where her bail was set at $5,000.

60-year-old man rapes and impregnates 12-year-old girl

Walter Johnson 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A family said that they feel betrayed by a man who they helped for many years.

The 60-year-old man was arrested after he was accused of impregnating a 12-year-old girl.
Walter Johnson is accused of sexually assaulting the child in Jacksonville, Florida, several times. Family members believe that the assault happened while he offered to babysit the child.

The girl was taken to a hospital, where a doctor confirmed that she is pregnant. When Johnson heard the news, he threatened to commit suicide before officers arrested him.

The girl told police that Johnson had sex with her. He denies the allegations.

Johnson has been charged with three counts of sexual assault on a minor, and is being held on $1.5 million bail.

A family member of the victim said that Johnson, had been a family friend for 40 years, and had even lived with the family members for one year, when he fell on hard times.

The family said that they will help raise the baby.

Woman chops off husband’s private parts twice after he was caught cheating

Lung fighting with his wife (left) Lung with his lover (right) 
By: Wayne Morin

An angry woman was arrested for chopping off her husband's private parts twice.

Fan Lung, 32, of Shangqiu, China, used his wife’s phone to send his lover, Zhang Hung, 21, an email from their home.

However, the father of five children forgot to log out of his email account. His wife, Feng, 30, saw with the email message along with several other messages, which he sent to his lover.

This made his wife angry, and she flew into a rage. The wife grabbed a pair of scissors, and while her husband was sleeping, she cut off his manhood.

Fan was rushed to a hospital, where doctors were able to reattach the man’s private parts.

However, the wife did not want that her husband should have his private parts. She went to visit her husband at the hospital, where she cut off her husband's private parts for a second time. This time, she threw it out the window so doctors won't be able to reattach it.

The husband ran outside, and the couple began fighting. Sadly, this time, doctors were unable to reattach his manhood.

Doctors said that Lung is in stable condition, but he is extremely distraught.

His lover came to visit him at the hospital, and said that she still plans to marry him despite the fact that he lost his manhood.

She reportedly said that it doesn't matter if he lost his ability to have children as he already has five.

Feng was treated for minor injuries before she was arrested for causing serious personal injury.