Amazon slapped with lawsuit after teen dies of caffeine overdose

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Amazon was slapped with a lawsuit after a teen poisoned himself with a deadly dose of caffeine by consuming a powder that was shipped by the Internet retailer, according to court documents filed in Ohio.

The lawsuit alleges that Amazon did not provide proper warnings about the dangers of using caffeine powder.

18-year-old Logan Stiner was found unresponsive by his brother in the family's home in LaGrange. A coroner ruled that Stiner died of cardiac arrhythmia and seizure due to caffeine poisoning.

The amount of caffeine in his body was about 23 times the level in a typical soda or coffee. Stiner planned to study chemical engineering at the University of Toledo.

The lawsuit named the defendants a classmate who gave Stiner the caffeine powder, Amazon, which shipped it, and six companies that packaged and sold the pharmaceutical-grade powder under the name Hard Rhino.

Hard Rhino stopped selling caffeine powder on Amazon. Hard Rhino is sold as a dietary supplement, which allows the company to bypass FDA regulations.

The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $25,000.

Jealous husband slashes 18-year-old wife across the face so she won’t be able to divorce him

Amima Almoos 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A jealous husband was arrested on charges of assault after slashing his young wife across the face so that she won’t be able to divorce him, police in Morocco said.

Rabat Police said that 18-year-old Amima Almoos, was rushed to a hospital after she was slashed across the face by her husband because she informed him that she might be seeking a divorce.

The woman received 21 stitched to treat her wounds. She also suffered minor cuts to her hands.

The woman told investigators that since the stabbing, her husband still harasses her. He constantly sends text messages and tells her that he loves her.

The woman said that she filed for the divorce and applied for a restraining order against her husband. The husband was charged with assault.

Man shoots himself in the private parts while playing poker

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm after allegedly shooting himself in the private parts while playing poker, police in Oregon said.

Roseburg Police said that they arrested 27-year-old Jeried Christopher Wiliker around 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, after he was accused of accidentally shooting himself in the private parts while playing poker at the Idle Hour Tavern.

Officers who arrived at the scene, found Wiliker laying on the porch of the tavern, where the man told officers he had accidentally shot himself.

He was treated by the Fire Department and then transported to Mercy Hospital for further treatment. According to the police investigation, Wiliker had been playing video poker and had the gun in his pants.

When he stood up, the gun moved and when he grabbed it, it discharged. He was hit in the private parts and the right leg, but his injuries were not considered life threatening.

Wiliker was charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

Man posing as Amazon executive kidnaps teen by promising her a job

Aaron Misael Vera Viteri 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who posed as an Amazon executive, lured a teen into his car by promising her a job, police in California said.

The Chino Hills Police Department said that they arrested 22-year-old Aaron Misael Vera Viteri, after being accused of using a mobile phone application to contact the 18-year-old woman.

Viteri falsely presented himself as an employer at Amazon to her, according to police. Under the pseudonym Jay Delgado, the suspect sent a message to the victim about a possible job at a warehouse.

The two had set up a meeting at a Subway restaurant, but by the time they met in person, Viteri told her that he wanted to go to Wendy’s instead.

Shortly after the victim got into his car, Viteri took away her phone. The woman then realized that the man was driving the opposite direction of Wendy’s and she panicked.

A brief struggle ensued inside the car, but she was able to open the door and jump out of the vehicle. She immediately alerted the police.

Viteri was arrested and booked on multiple charges, including kidnapping, according to police.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect had multiple profiles on social media sites, plus documents with names of other women, prompting concern that there may be more victims.

Mother starves her 4-year-old son to death and leaves his dead body at home for 2 years

Amanda Hutton 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested, charged and convicted of manslaughter after starving her young son and leaving his dead body in her home for 2 years, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 43-year-old Amanda Hutton was sentenced to serve 15 years in jail. Hutton, who is an alcoholic, was sentenced at the Bradford Crown Court, for the death of her son Hamzah.

Police found the woman’s 4-year-old son in a mummified state in his bed. The court had heard that Hamzah was decomposed and insects covered his body.

Photographs of the house showed clothes and trash piled up in several rooms. The boy’s five siblings, aged between 5 and 13, lived with pizza boxes, used diapers, bottles of vodka and cat feces.

Doctors said that Hamzah died after not receiving adequate nutrition over a long period of time, in other words, he died of hunger.

Hutton was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter, three years for child cruelty and two and a half years for preventing the burial of Hamzah.

The final 2 and a half years will be served concurrently. Hutton, a mother of eight, told the court that she pressured her son to eat and he died suddenly.

She said that she never sought medical advice because she thought Hamzah was going through a phase and will eventually grow out of it.

She said that she was frightened after his death and continued to claim the child welfare payments for Hamzah because she was worried that if she stopped, his body would be discovered.

She also said that she was concerned that her other children would be taken away if the death of Hamza was discovered.

Teacher tells 12-year-old students that his private parts is so long it can reach the fence

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Parents in Texas, are calling on school officials to fire a teacher who told young students that his private parts are very long.

The teacher of 12-year-old students in Dallas, was suspended after a student recorded him bragging about the size of his private parts.

The Holmes Middle School teacher also repeatedly cursed at students, using profane language.

One student recorded the teacher, and the classroom can be heard erupting in laughter as the teacher spoke about his long private parts.

The teacher told students that some people have short private parts, but his goes all the to the fence.

The mother of the student who recorded the video, showed it to the principal, but she was urged to delete the video from her phone.

However, when the mother publicized the video, the school finally took action and suspended the teacher.

Elderly woman pours boiling water on pregnant teen during a dispute (video)

Cynthia Almonte Lira 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A pregnant teenager was scalded with hot water during a fight with her elderly neighbor.

Police in Argentina, said that their are investigating the incident after the pregnant teenager suffered burn wounds to her hands and back.

Cynthia Almonte Lira, 19, and her 63-year-old neighbor Celma Prado Bustos, got into an argument over a fence that was being built between their properties.

A neighbor recorded a video as the two were exchanging words.

The video shows Lira standing at the older woman’s back door airing her grievances over the fence. When the argument intensified, Bustos grabbed a bucket of hot water and poured it over the pregnant woman.

Lira ran away, screaming in pain and cursed at the older woman as she removed her shirt.

Bustos defended her actions by saying that it was her property, and that she felt threatened and had to defend herself.

“I live here on my own and I'm old, so I have to make sure I let people know I'm not a pushover,” Bustos said.

Man gets drunks from eating French fries

Nick Hess 
By: Wayne Morin

A man in the United Kingdom, is suffering from a rare condition that causes him to get drunk from eating carbs such as French fries.

34-year-old Nick Hess said that he vomited and felt sick almost every day.

His wife and friends suspected that he had secretly developed a problem with alcohol, but Hess did not touch any drinks.

Hess visited numerous specialists, and was diagnosed with auto-brewery syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body converts any yeast into alcohol.

The syndrome was first diagnosed in Japan, but is now most often diagnosed in the United States and the United Kingdom. Hess was found to have 400 percent more yeast in the gut than an average person.

A doctor who worked with Hess, said that it was the highest amount of yeast he has ever seen in a person in his whole career.

Hess is now on anti-fungal medication to control the amount of yeast in his blood, and is also on a low carb diet. However, Hess still gets sick about once or twice a month.

Border Patrol supervisor records women using bathroom by places hidden camera in station bathroom

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A Border Patrol supervisor was arrested on charges of voyeurism after placing a hidden camera in the women’s bathroom of the station, police in California said.

46-year-old Armando Gonzalez was arrested after the hidden camera was found inside the Border Patrol station in San Diego.

Gonzalez is being held in federal prison, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) said. He was arrested at his home on Friday, without incident.

Gonzalez had been under investigation by federal and local police, following his arrest by the San Diego Police Department on a misdemeanor charge of peeping with a recording device.

San Diego Police had responded to the border station after receiving a report that a camera had been discovered in the women’s bathroom.

A week later, two female employees of the Border Patrol sought restraining orders against Gonzalez.

There were at least eight women recorded by the camera, including Border Patrol agents and employees of other federal agencies.

San Diego Police and federal police executed a search warrant at the home of Gonzalez in search of things related to recording devices, computers and images.

Gonzalez is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Gonzalez has over 20 years of experience with the U.S. Border Patrol.

Woman kills 10-month-old child by stuffing him in drawer and closing it before going to watch television

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A young woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing a 10-month-old child by stuffing him in a drawer, police in Zimbabwe said.

Cowdray Park Police said that they arrested 22-year-old Violet Moyo, after allegedly stuffing 10-month-old Ethan Phiri into the drawer and closing it before going off to watch television.

She was charged with one count of murder. According to the police investigation, Moyo returned to the drawer after three hours, to make sure that the child was dead.

During questioning, Moyo told officers that the child was crying too much and she wanted him to be quiet while she watched television.

Moyo told a court that the child also prevented her from doing household chores so she had no choice but to get rid of him. Moyo was found guilty of murder, and she was sentenced to serve 22 years in prison.

Pregnant woman pours boiling water on her neighbor after she caught him looking at her while she was taking a shower

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By: Feng Qian

A pregnant woman was arrested on charges of assault after she poured boiling water on her neighbor because he was looking at her while she was taking a shower, police in Nigeria said.

Enugu State Police said that Emmanuel Anyaebe, who was caught numerous times watching women while they were in showers, was severely burned by Mercy Chintua after she caught him red-handed watching her in the bathroom.

The incident began in the morning when Chintua saw her neighbor looking into her bathroom while she was showering.

Enraged by the invasion of his privacy, Chintua boiled a pot of water and waited until Anyaebe went into his bathroom to take a shower.

She stormed into his bathroom and poured the boiling water on his body. The victim lost consciousness, and was rushed to a nearby hospital, while the woman was arrested by the police.

Anyebe denied the allegations.

Masked grandson pours alcohol down his grandmother’s throat before robbing her

Richard Alexander Coleman 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman was hospitalized after a masked man broke into her home and beat her.

Police in Alabama, arrested the suspect and to the shock of the victim, the man was her own grandson.

Police said that Richard Alexander Coleman, broke into his grandmother’s house while his face was covered. He beat the 93-year-old woman and forced rubbing alcohol down her throat before stealing her money.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 21-year-old grandson, who was out on probation for an earlier crime.

The grandmother told investigators that she was coming out of her bathroom about 6:30 a.m., when she saw a masked man standing in the hallway.

She asked what he wanted, and he demanded money. When she said that she did not know where her purse was, the man grabbed her by the neck, threw her to the ground and punched her in the face several times.

He then forced rubbing alcohol down her throat and struck her again. He finally fled with $200 in cash.

He also stole a debit card, rang up $1,800 in expenses and then withdrew $3,500 in cash. He has five other theft related cases pending.

The grandmother was released from the hospital and is said to be in good condition.

Teacher pays students to send him nude photos of themselves

Jon Cruz 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A school teacher was arrested for paying students to send him nude photos of themselves and their private parts.

Jon Cruz, 32, of New York, who was a teacher and a debate coach at the Bronx High School for Science, was arrested on charges relating to producing, receiving, and possessing child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Whenever child pornography charges are brought, it is among the most difficult and disturbing situations law enforcement must face, particularly as it relates to the victims.

“What makes this case even more disturbing than the charges themselves is that Cruz was involved in child pornography while he was working with children every day through his job as a teacher and debate coach. Now, the justice process must take over.”

According to the Complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court, Cruz engaged in multiple chats over a mobile communication application with minor victims from different states.

In those chats, Cruz, who was aware of the ages of the victims, offered to pay them to take nude photographs of themselves and send them to him.

In at least one case, Cruz paid a 15-year-old male of New Mexico, over $500 to take sexually explicit photographs of himself and to send the photographs to him.

Cruz was charged with one count of production of child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography.

For production of child pornography, Cruz faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

For his receipt of child pornography, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

For his possession of child pornography, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Cruz has been employed at the school for the past 9 years.

Teen pleasures himself in front of girlfriend’s younger sister

Nicholas A. Pfeifer 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested after his sperm was found on his girlfriend's younger sister.

The man of Wisconsin, is accused of sexual assault of a minor for allegedly exposing himself to his girlfriend’s 14-year-old sister.

According to the criminal complaint, Nicholas A. Pfeifer of Plymouth, exposed himself to the sister of his girlfriend three times.

The victim told police that during the first incident, she awoke to find Pfeifer pleasuring himself next to her bed. She said that he did not touch her and left the room shortly after she awoke.

During the second incident, Pfeifer was standing beside her bed and pleasuring himself. She woke up and asked what he was doing. Pfeifer left the room and went into the bathroom.

During the final incident, the victim said that Pfeifer was pleasuring himself while standing over her bed as she slept.

Pfeifer's girlfriend, who also slept in the room, said that she woke up after his sister began screaming. She said that she saw her boyfriend’s sperm on her sister’s face, hair and bedding.

Plymouth Police Department arrested Pfeifer. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

Thousands of people kidnap rapist from police holding cell and kill him

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was beaten and killed after he was arrested for raping a woman.

Police said that thousands of people in India, stormed the police station to kidnap the man who was accused of rape.

Many participants have taken photos and videos of the beating. Some of the videos, which have since gone viral, show the man being stripped naked before being tied up and mercilessly beaten to death in front of a huge crowd.

The victim was identified as 35-year-old Syed Farid Khan, who is said to be an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh.

Police Constable Sunep Aier said that the crowd overpowered the security guards in the central police station in Dimapur, Nagaland.

Police were reluctant to use deadly force to rescue the victim as a large number of students came to protest the rape.

Child molester forces friend's 9-year-old daughter to shave his stomach

Lucas W. Eckert 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl.

35-year-old Lucas W. Eckert of Nassau County, Florida, was found guilty by a jury of one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation.

Eckert was arrested after the nine-year-old girl told her parents that he molested her when the two were left alone.

Eckert was a friend of the victim’s family.

The abuse was discovered when the mother found a cut on the victim’s finger, and she demanded to know how she was cut.

The child told her mother that Eckert forced her to shave his stomach, which resulted in the injury, and he then touched her inappropriately.

The woman called police and Eckert was arrested. He was found guilty of the charges and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

He will also have to register as a sex offender for life.

Librarian breaks into homes to look for missing books

Kelly R. Kohler 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested after she broke into homes of high school students to search for missing library books.

The librarian, 30-year-old Kelly R. Kohler of North Dakota, was charged with illegal entry into homes.

Police began an investigation after prescription drugs went missing from several homes, Grafton Police said.

Police discovered that Kohler, was in some of the homes without the knowledge of the homeowner.

According to police, Kohler admitted that she entered two of the homes “because she wanted to locate the book American Snipe,” which was allegedly taken from the library and was never returned.

She said that the children who lived at those homes, stole the book, but police found no record of children who checked out the book.

Kohler, an employee of the Grafton public school, was charged with four counts of criminal trespass.

She appeared in the Walsh County District Court, and was released after posting $10,000 bail.

Man calls police to report his wife stole his cocaine (video)

Robert Daniel Collins 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police released a 911 call from a man who called to report that his wife stole his cocaine.

39-year-old Robert Daniel Collins of Ohio, was arrested after he called police on his wife.

Police in Alliance, said that Collins called on Wednesday night, to report the theft of cocaine.

He told officers that his wife became angry with a purchase he made earlier in the day, and the two got into an argument.

He then confessed that he bought cocaine and his wife took it away from him. He gave the dispatcher his name.

However, when the woman asked for the name of his wife, Collins suddenly became apprehensive and demanded to know why she wanted his wife’s name.

The 911 dispatcher explained that he had called 911 and that she needed some information from him. That is when Collins hung up the phone.

When officers arrived at the residence, Collins, who apparently had a change of heart and refused to tell police why he called 911, was uncooperative.

Police said that Collins, had a pipe used for smoking marijuana in his possession. He was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 and drug paraphernalia.

He also had an active arrest warrant in connection with an earlier criminal case.

Female serial killer gets sexual pleasure by murdering people

Elena Lobacheva (left) 
By: Chan Yuan

A female serial killer has confessed to getting sexual pleasure by murdering people, police in Russia said.

Moscow Police said that they arrested 25-year-old Elena Lobacheva, for stabbing 12 people to death.

During questioning, she told investigators that killing brought her immense sexual pleasure. Lobacheva has been charged with 12 counts of murder.

She is accused of killing 12 homeless people and taking photos of their dead bodies.

The woman was arrested along with her accomplice, 20-year-old Paul Voitov, who went on rampage in an effort to clean the city from the homeless.

The two are accused of stabbing one homeless man stabbed 107 times. Lobacheva told investigators that repeatedly stabbing the body of a dying man brought her pleasure compared with having sex.

Police raided the woman’s house and confiscated her computer among other items. Police found a step by step instructions how to kill people and photos of all her victims on her computer.

Neighbors described Lobacheva as a nice person and her parents defended their daughter, saying that she did not kill anyone. Lobacheva and Voitov were captured after their latest victim managed to escape and reported them to the police.

Man caught raping injured cow using coconut oil as lubricant

By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of committing an unnatural sex act after allegedly raping an injured cow that was laying beside train tracks, police in India said.

Tamil Nadu police said that the 55-year-old man identified as Muthu, used coconut oil as a lubricant to rape the injured cow.

Muthu was charged with committing an unnatural sexual act. Muthu has confessed to the crime and asked for leniency. A member of Blue Cross of India (BCI), an animal welfare group, witnessed the incident.

BCI officials received a complaint about the wounded cow and came to the scene to investigate. When a volunteer arrived, he was initially confused by seeing Muthu laying next to the cow.

When he took a closer look, he realized that the man was raping the cow and an empty bottle of coconut oil was laying next to him.

Muthu attempted to flee the scene, but was detained by the volunteer until police arrived. The cow was taken to a veterinary hospital, where it has confirmed that the animal had been raped.

The animal died in the hospital due to injuries.