Realtor caught renting hotel rooms to prostitutes

Prostitute in hotel room illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

The president of a real estate company was arrested after brokering a deal to rent hotel rooms to a company that promoted prostitution, police in Japan said.

Chiba Police said that they arrested the 82-year-old president of Oono Shoji, after being accused of renting hotel rooms in Narita, to Honey Drippers, which is a company that illegally promotes prostitution.

According to the police investigation, 56-year-old Yukihiro Takahashi, who is the manager of Honey Drippers, rented several rooms in the Festa Hotel, for 226,000 yen ($1,923) per month.

At first, Honey Drippers rented only one room, but several months ago, the company leased a total of eight rooms. Honey Drippers paid a total of 12,000,000 yen ($102,152) to Oono Shoji.

Honey Drippers charges 15,000 yen ($127) for the first 60 minutes. Takahashi has been arrested on charges of promoting prostitution.

Dwarf stripper falls in love with tall army sergeant

Kat Hoffman 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman who was born with dwarfism, decided to make a good life for herself while making people smile.

Kat Hoffman, 26, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, was born with a form of dwarfism, leaving her 3 feet and 11 inches tall.

She said that she was bullied in school and she felt like an outcast. “People bullied me because of my size and I was angry at the world,” said Hoffman.

When Hoffman turned 18 years old, she discovered a way to use her short stature to her advantage. She became a dancer at a nightclub and she has many fans.

“During my first week of dancing, I made $1,000. That is when I decided to make a living out of it,” she said.

Now, Hoffman travels the world performing as “Kat the Midget Stripper.” She dresses in skimpy clothing, which is custom made for her by her mother.

However, her older sister Renee, who also has the same form of dwarfism, is not happy about her sister’s career choice.

“I've been in her shows before. People don’t respect her. They don’t go there to see her they go there to laugh at her, and that hurts,” Renee said about her sister.

Hoffman said that she does not care about the haters. Her goal is to make people smile.

Hoffman said that performing not only gave her confidence, but it also helped her find true love in the form of her 6 feet tall fiance, 34-year-old army sergeant Eich Buscher.

The two are now engaged, and Bushner said that he is ready to spend the rest of his life with Hoffman, regardless of the difficulties and criticism they might face.

Bushner said that he is not bothered by her career choice. “Whatever it takes to pay the bills. It is legal and she has fun with it,” Bushner said.

Woman pours hot bacon grease on her boyfriend’s face because it was time for him to leave her home (video)

Shiree Franklin 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man suffered serious injuries after his girlfriend poured hot bacon grease on his face while he slept on her couch, police in Oregon said.

Now, 30-year-old Shiree Franklin of Portland, pleaded guilty to attempted domestic violence assault after admitting to pouring hot bacon grease on her former boyfriend as he slept on her couch.

Franklin was sentenced on Thursday, to serve 30 months in state prison.

According to the police investigation, Franklin let her boyfriend into her apartment and allowed him sleep on her couch because he had been banging on her windows and doors.

She poured hot grease on his head and neck around 3:00 a.m., causing him serious burns. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he underwent skin graft procedures.

She told police that she did it because it was time for him to leave her home.

Man beats woman with a stick because he loves her

William Roberts 
By: Feng Qian

A man who was arrested on charges of assault for beating a woman, said that he did so because he loved her, police in Florida said.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said that the 63-year-old woman of Islamorada, was attacked by 66-year-old William Roberts.

According to the police investigation, the 63-year-old victim was inside her apartment early on Sunday morning, when Roberts of Tennessee, knocked on her door.

When she opened the door, she saw Roberts, who was wearing only his underwear and a sweater that he took from her car, which she parked outside.

The woman said that she never saw Roberts in her life. Roberts approached the woman and beat her with a stick. When asked why he was beating her, he said that it was because he loved her.

The woman managed to rip the suspect’s sweater before he left from the house. Roberts was arrested near the apartment building.

He faces charges of aggravated battery.

Man stabs female store employee after she refused to give him a free bag of chips (video)

Thomas Earl Mercer 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man in North Carolina, who wanted some free chips, stabbed a woman after she refused to allow him to walk out of her store without paying for it.

Raleigh Police said that they arrested 33-year-old Thomas Earl Mercer, in connection with the incident that unfolded at the Hannah Stop 'N' Shop, which is located at 219 South Wilmington Street around 4:00 a.m.

According to the police investigation, Mercer used a folding knife to attack the female employee after he wanted to eat jalapeno cheese chips for free.

The 22-year-old victim did not suffer life threatening injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

Mercer was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and robbery with a dangerous weapon. His bail was set at $250,000.

Politician beheaded and cooked after being accused of adultery

Lovers illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A politician was beheaded and had his body parts cooked by an angry mob after being accused of committing adultery, police in Tanzania said.

Now, Katavi Police said that they arrested three men in connection with the brutal killing and are still looking to arrest additional suspects.

Police Chief Dhahiri Kidavashari said that the attack took place on Friday night, at the home of 31-year-old Richard Madirisha.

According to the police investigation, the politician’s constituents became angry after learning that Madirisha committed adultery.

Five people burst into the bedroom of his home, wielding machetes. They beheaded him, and then cooked his body parts.

So far, three men have been arrested on charges of murder, and police are looking to arrest additional suspects.

Pastor tells his followers to watch videos of him walking naked while talking on cellphone

Pastor Sthembiso Zondo naked and talking on his cellphone 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A popular pastor in South Africa, who delivers sermons on the radio, was ordered off the air after a video showed him talking on his cellphone while he was naked.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has canceled the program of Pastor Sthembiso Zondo, until further notice.

The decision was made after the video that showed Zondo in a compromising position, went viral on the Internet. On the video, Zondo is seen naked and talking on his cellphone.

The video was recorded by a woman wearing a pink skirt.

The woman was not identified.

Zondo told his congregation in Durban, that they should always watch the video and compare his experience with any difficulties they are having in their lives.

Runaway toddler boards bus by himself (video)

Baby boarding a bus 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police went out in search for a mother after her toddler boarded a bus by himself.

The surveillance video from the bus, which shows the toddler boarding alone, has gone viral. The incident occurred in Changsha, Hunan, China.

A woman attempted to board the bus when she spotted the toddler crawling up the stairs. She and other passengers became alarmed, and they tried to locate the child's parents.

However, when there was no adult around, the bus driver refused to continue on his way. Another bus arrived and passengers were urged to use the next bus.

However, many people chose to stay on the bus and volunteered to help care for the child until his mother was located.

Police were finally able to locate the child’s mother, who was surprisingly relaxed and not worried about the entire incident.

The mother, who was home at the time, said that her son was playing by the doorway and she did not pay attention.

However, the mother had no idea that her son had boarded the bus until police arrived.

Mother has sex with teen daughter's former boyfriend

Fereshta Angel Williams 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested for having an ongoing sexual relationship with her daughter’s former boyfriend.

38-year-old Fereshta Angel Williams, also known as Freshy Williams, allegedly had a three-month affair with the unidentified 16-year-old boy.

Police in California, were alerted to the sexual relationship between the woman and the underage boy who used to date her teenage daughter.

Police observed the woman of Deer Springs, for several weeks. When they had enough evidence, officers arrested Williams in the parking lot of a 24-hour fitness gym in nearby Escondido.

Officials did not say how they learned of the alleged relationship.

Williams was charged with having sex with a minor, two counts of oral copulation of a minor and one count of trying to dissuade a witness.

Man turns his home into an impressive indoor cat playground (video)

Part of the cat playground in Cohen’s home 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) An animal lover turned his home into a paradise for cats.

Peter Cohen has spent tens of thousands of dollars, transforming his home into a playground for cats.

Since the 1990s, Cohen, who lives in Goleta, California, spent his time building a network of colorful and intricate walkways, which he calls catwalks, perches, tunnels, and ramps all over his home all for the enjoyment of many cats that live with him.

Cohen and his roommates have 15 cats, all of which were rescued from the street.

"We try to bring the kittens that other people do not want, especially kittens that have been traumatized,” Cohen said.

Cohen has spent thousands of dollars for the construction of the kitty paradise. Cohen said that the walkways alone cost about $40,000 to build.

Cohen said that he could have done it for much cheaper, but he wanted it to be done as art and visually appealing to the cats as well as for himself and his roommates.

Cohen said that although he cannot change the world, it brings him great satisfaction knowing that he is providing a safe and happy home for the animals.

Man admits to beating his wife whenever she grabs his private parts

Man with whip illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man who was accused of choking his wife, admitted that he only beats her when she grabs his private parts, a court in Nigeria heard.

31-year-old Omoronike Ishola petitioned the Family Court in Lagos, to dissolve her six-year marriage because her husband, 35-year-old Wasiu Ishola, beats her on a regular basis.

Wasiu Ishola however, denied the allegations, saying that he only beats his wife when she grabs his private parts.

Omoronike Ishola said that when she met her husband, he promised to take care of her and her son, but after they married he refused to take care of the child and she had to place him with her mother.

She also said that her husband beats her all the time, and sometimes even tried to choke her. Omoronike Ishola wants the judge to approve her petition for a divorce.

The husband denied the allegations.

Wasiu Ishola told the judge that his wife is very stubborn and constantly fights with the neighbors. He also said that he never beats his wife except when she grabs his private parts.

As a result of his admission, the judge sentenced the husband to 7 days community service after finding him guilty of assault.

Teens forced to eat human waste after being accused of practicing witchcraft

Abused girl illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Two teens were forced to eat human waste after being accused of practicing witchcraft, police in India said.

Ganjam Police said that they arrested three men on charges of assault after allegedly forcing five people, including two teens, to eat human waste.

According to the police investigation, on Monday, a tribal court ordered to shave the heads of eight people after accusing them of practicing witchcraft.

Five of them were beaten and forced to eat human waste.

The victims were identified as 70-year-old Mohan Sahu, 48-year-old Dandapani Behera, 35-year-old Kartik Behera, 28-year-old Keuta Behera, 23-year-old Subash Behera, 20-year-old Sushma Behera, 19-year-old Jhunu Behera, and 18-year-old Amar Behera.

Police arrested Ramchandra Behera, Prashant Nayak, and Tareni Nayak, on charges of assault. Police said that they are still looking to arrest additional suspects.

Police officer uses fake search warrants to obtain home addresses of prostitutes

Strip club illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A police officer was fired after he was caught using fake search warrants to obtain the home address and phone number of prostitutes, police in Japan said.

Saitama Police said on Friday, that the 59-year-old police detective forged search warrants to obtain the personal information of women employed in sex clubs.

He was fired as soon as his actions came to light, police said.

According to the police investigation, the detective submitted the false search warrants to telecommunication companies in order to receive the full names, addresses and phone numbers of those employed in sex clubs during a period of four years.

During questioning, the detective told investigators that he simply wanted to know the social status of the women. In November, the sergeant was charged with drunk driving after an accident on a highway in Tokyo.

During that investigation, the false search warrants were discovered, police said.

95-year-old man kills his wife with walking cane

Man with cane illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

An elderly man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beating his wife with a cane until she died, police in Japan said.

Kochi Police said that they arrested 95-year-old Juko Hodooka, after being accused of killing 88-year-old Teruko Hodooka.

According to the police investigation, Juko Hodooka beat his wife on the head many times with his cane as she sat in their living room.

When she fell unconscious, he called emergency services.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, found Teruko Hodooka laying unconscious and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she died an hour later.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, arrested Juko Hodooka on suspicion of murder. During questioning, Juko Hodooka told investigators that he had an argument with his wife and lost control.

He took his cane on beat her over the head until she fell unconscious.

Children’s doctor sexually assaults girl at hospital

Hospital illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A children’s doctor was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly sexually assaulting a girl who was being treated at a hospital, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

45-year-old Jayaram Pai of The Spinney, Battle, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault in connection with an incident that occurred at the Conquest Hospital.

The doctor allegedly sexually assaulted the 16-year-old girl while she was an outpatient at the hospital. Pai, a pediatrician, was hired by the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

The doctor will be brought before the Hastings Magistrate’s Court for a bail hearing. Pai was removed from all the tasks that include patients during the investigation into the charges against him.

“The safety and welfare of our patients is our primary concern and if anyone has concerns about this matter, they are asked to contact the Trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service,” Monica Green, the Director of Human Resources for the Trust, said.

2 police officers beat injured deer to death with iron bar

Deer illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Two police officers were arrested, charged and convicted of gross misconduct after beating an injured deer with a tire iron, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the two police officers of Durham, who killed a wounded deer, have been removed from the streets after being found guilty of gross misconduct.

According to the police investigation, Andrew Pittilla and Brian Clewlow were sent to kill the wounded animal, which is believed to have been hit by a vehicle.

However, instead of shooting it dead, they beat the deer several times with an iron bar. The incident began when police received a call about the wounded deer laying on the side of the road.

Pittilla and Clewlow stayed with the deer, believed to have been hit by traffic, until it could stand on its legs.

After receiving some advice from an expert on animal welfare, they led the animal to a nearby forest where they hoped it would recover.

Several days later, police received another report of an adult deer laying on the road, and the same officers were dispatched to the scene.

Pittilla and Clewlow assumed that it was the same animal.

The officers, with the intention of ensuring that the deer was dead and does not suffer more, beat the animal several times with the iron bar.

They said that their actions were in the best interests of the animal.

Sex offender forces woman to drink his urine

Nicholas Allen Talbot 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested for abusing a woman and forcing her to drink his urine every day.

The 35-year-old man of Nebraska, who is a registered sex offender, is accused of forcing the woman to sign a “slave contract” before torturing her.

After forcing her to sign the contract, Nicholas Allen Talbot of Lincoln, told the woman that it was a legal and binding contract.

He allegedly wrote “property of Nick” on the arm of the woman with a black marker.

Police arrested Talbot after the 32-year-old victim, who was described as sweet and vulnerable, told her pastor and his wife about the abuse.

The woman was afraid to go to the police because Talbot threatened to kill her family. He also convinced her that the police were part of his gang.

On Monday, she finally told the pastor about the ongoing abuse. Rev. Kathy Gouin of the Lincoln Foursquare Church, said that the woman showed her pastor the wounds and police were called.

The woman had about 5 burn marks on her spine, which came from Talbot extinguishing his cigarettes on her, the victim told police.

There were also burns on her behind, which Talbot made with a lighter. A similar bruise was found on her right breast, where Talbot placed the tip of a heated screwdriver.

The woman also told investigators that Talbot forced her to drink her urine once or twice every day over several years.

Police find two kidnapped men after stopping car for illegally driving in HOV lane

Luis Moreno, Jr. 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested for kidnapping two men and demanding money from them.

The kidnapping was uncovered after police stopped the man of New Jersey, for driving alone in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane.

When they searched the car, they discovered the terrified men in the back seat, authorities said.

Luis Moreno, Jr., was pulled over around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, after Port Authority Police Officer Angela Tate thought that he was alone in his silver 2002 Toyota Sequoia when he entered the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on the George Washington Bridge, Port Authority police spokesperson Joseph Pentangelo said.

Moreno told the officer that he had two passengers in the back seat of his van. He then proceeded to roll down the side window to show police his passengers.

The officer saw two passengers seated in the third row of the van and allowed Moreno to continue driving. However, as he drove away, one of the passengers began screaming for help, police said.

When the police ordered Moreno to stop again, the 26-year-old whizzed past her.

Moreno got stuck in rush hour traffic, and was detained for questioning by Port Authority Police.

Officials interviewed a 33-year-old passenger, who speaks only Spanish. The victim told police that Moreno picked up the passengers in Texas, and agreed to drive them to Maryland for money.

However, once they reached Maryland, Moreno demanded more money. When the men were unable to pay more, Moreno allegedly locked the doors of the SUV, took their cellphones away, and left Maryland for New York.

The door locks and rear windows of the van had allegedly been disabled so that only the driver could control them, police said.

The second passenger, 24, said that he was held against his will.

Both victims are believed to be recent immigrants to the United States.

Moreno, who lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was driving with a suspended license and was wanted for numerous violations of parole in Texas, the Port Authority Police said.

He was arrested on charges of kidnapping, criminal restraint and receiving stolen property, police said.

He is being held in jail on $1 million bail.

Pastor and his pregnant wife killed on their way to baby shower

Accident scene illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A pregnant woman and her husband were killed in a head-on collision in Texas.

Jonathan Coppinger, who was a preacher, and his wife Jessica, both 25, were on the way to their baby shower when they were struck by another car.

Jonathan and Jessica Coppinger met in college, and they were together ever since. They shared their happiness and their faith with all who came in contact with them.

The family was traveling on Route 7, when they were hit by a car that was trying to pass another vehicle.

According to police, around 4:00 p.m., a 16-year-old driver who was heading in the opposite direction, disregarded the no-passing zone and struck the couple’s car.

Jonathan was declared dead at the scene, and his wife was taken to the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett.

She was pronounced dead around 5:00 p.m. Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save the unborn child.

Mother slashes neck of her infant twins and her toddler

Christina Booth 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an attack on her three young children.

The mother of three children called police at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday.

28-year-old Christina Booth of Washington, told a police dispatcher that her three children refuse to stop crying and they have injuries to their necks, police Lt. Jim Costa Olympia said.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, found the children with life-threatening neck injuries. Olympia Police said that the mother tried to kill her 2-year-old child and 6-month-old twins.

They were taken to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, where they underwent surgery.

The police interviewed both parents and arrested Christina on charges of three counts of attempted murder. Her husband, Thomas Booth, is an active duty soldier at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). He was not charged with a crime.

Neighbors said that Christina was an outgoing person until her husband returned from a second deployment to Afghanistan. He returned about the time the twins were born. Then she became a bit of a recluse.

Olympia Police said they recovered the knife, which was used in the attacks.

The children are said to be recovering at the hospital, and they are now in the custody of Child Protective Services.