Young man finds whole raw potato in bag of potato chips he bought at Aldi

Whole raw potato in bag of potato chips 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A young man in the United Kingdom, said that he was shocked to find a whole raw potato in a bag of potato chips he bought at Aldi.

25-year-old Richard Bootman of Brandon, bought two bags of Snackrite steak and onion crisps before heading to work.

When Bootman arrived at his desk, he opened one bag of potato chips and saw nothing inside.

He tipped over the bag and an oily raw potato landed on his desk. Bootman said that he found the experience quite funny. He showed the bag to his friends and they all laughed.

Bootman took some pictures of the potato and uploaded them to Twitter, where they quickly went viral. Aldi told him that if he returned the package to the store with the receipt, he would get a full refund.


Fat train passengers told not to sit down due to lack of space

Overweight woman illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Overweight train passengers in the United Kingdom, were shocked to hear an announcer tell them not to sit down due to lack of space.

Now, the train operator has apologized after the station announcer told fat people to remain standing.

The incident unfolded on the train that was heading to Basingstoke, Hampshire. The announcer allegedly said that since the train is packed like a sardine can only thin people should sit down.

One overweight passenger said that even thin people do not fit in the small train seats so it is not fair to single out fat people.
South West Trains apologized, saying that the comments were unacceptable.

"All passengers are welcome on board our trains," said a spokesperson. The company said that they are in the process of adding additional space to the trains.

Teen asks his friends to set his private parts on fire during drunken party

Johno Holten 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A teen was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly setting another teen on fire because he asked him to do so, police in Australia said.

Dee Why Police said that they are investigating how the 18-year-old Johno Holten, sustained serious burns on his back during a drunken party in Collaroy Plateau.

According to the police investigation, the victim was with friends at the party at a private house when he agreed to be set on fire with aerosols and flammable liquids around 12:30 a.m.

At first, his private parts were set on fire. Later, the fire spread to the rest of his body when they tried to set his back alight.

Police said that the man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he was treated for excessive burns on the back. He is said to be in stable condition.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Kane Forrest at the scene and he was taken to the police station for questioning.

Drugged man fatally shoots his wife while cutting his legs with glass

Richard and Kristine Kirk 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly shooting his wife while he was under the influence of drugs, police in Colorado said.

Now, 48-year-old Richard Kirk of Denver, pleaded not guilty to murder, claiming that he shot his wife after eating a marijuana candy that he legally bought at a shop.

Kirk is accused of shooting 44-year-old Kristine Kirk, while she was on the phone with police dispatchers. Richard Kirk claims that he was affected by the marijuana candy and he did not intend to kill his wife.

Kristine Kirk told police dispatchers that he was acting drunk, crawling through a bedroom window and cutting his legs with broken glass.

Prosecutors argue that Richard Kirk knew what was happening as he was sane enough to remember the code to his safe and press the gun to the head of his wife.

The couple’s three young children were home at the time of the shooting.

Students record themselves forcing disabled boy to drink urine from school toilet

School toilet illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Several students in New York, forced a disabled boy to drink urine from the school toilet.

Three students from the Greece Athena High School in Greece, dragged the special needs student into the bathroom and forced him to hold his private parts while drinking urine from the toilet.

The suspects recorded the entire incident on video and posted it to Snapchat. Other high school students notified school officials about the abuse after seeing the video.

Police and school administrators are investigating the heinous act. The principal of the school sent a letter to parents about the incident on Thursday.

School officials have promised to discipline the suspects.

"Today, the Greece Central School District was made aware of allegations about a serious incident at Athena High School that involved juvenile students and was reportedly captured on video. According to Director of Security Steve Chatterton, an internal investigation was started immediately and Greece Police were called in to determine whether a crime had been committed. The investigation is ongoing.

"Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams said the allegations are very disturbing. Appropriate discipline will be administered once all of the facts are obtained and the police have completed their investigation," the school district said in a statement.

Man hides drugs in his behind and sells them to prisoners

Bryan Lora 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on charges of drug smuggling after hiding drugs in his behind before selling them to prison inmates, police in New York said.

Rockland County Police said that they arrested 25-year-old Bryan Lora of New City, after selling oxycodone pills to other inmates in the Rockland County jail.

Prison guards found about 50 pills after searching Lora and his cell around 9:00 a.m. on Monday. Lora told investigators that he had been selling pills to other inmates.

Lora was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Lora was jailed last month, after being arrested during an undercover operation.

Woman sets herself on fire while driving before crashing her car and jumping off bridge

Bridge illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman who sought to commit suicide, failed despite setting herself on fire, crashing her car, and jumping off a bridge, police in Oregon said.

Portland Police said that Mary Johanna Gawenda, survived the ordeal and was being treated at a hospital for non life threatening injuries.

The incident began when a woman noticed the victim driving recklessly on Interstate 105, and called the police. The victim, who set herself on fire while driving, hit the median before crashing near an exit ramp.

The 39-year-old woman left her car and jumped off the bridge despite the attempt by witnesses to intervene. She fell about 40 feet into a parking lot below.

The woman suffered non life threatening injuries. A person who was in the parking lot under the bridge, was hit by debris, but was not seriously injured.

Investigators said that they believe the woman was trying to commit suicide.

Woman burns her husband and brother-in-law with boiling soup for urinating into her pot

Soup illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Two brothers were rushed to a hospital after suffering serious burns from a pot of boiling soup, police in Zimbabwe said.

Harare Police said that a woman burned her husband and his younger brother with boiling soup after they allegedly urinated in the pot of food.

Linda Chavhunduka told investigators that her husband, Everisto Seka, conspired with his brother to get her to consume their urine.

Seka petitioned a court for a restraining order against Chavhunduka.

Chavhunduka complained that his wife shows up at his vegetable shop and takes home a lot of produce, leaving him with little merchandise to sell.

Seka also complained that Chavhunduka is spending too much of his money on herself. Chavhunduka denied all the allegations, but admitted to burning her husband and his brother.

The two brothers were rushed to a hospital, where they were treated and released. The judge refused to grant the restraining order against Chavhunduka, saying that the couple should settle their differences like adults.

Plane makes emergency landing after passenger stunk up the toilet

Airplane passengers illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Passengers of a British Airways flight were left stranded for 15 hours after someone stunk up the toilet after takeoff.

The flight was forced to turn back to Heathrow Airport in London, England, leaving passengers stranded for 15 hours because someone made the toilet really smelly, a spokesperson for British Airways said.

The flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had just arrived to Brussels, Belgium, when the plane's pilot made the strange announcement.

Passengers were told that the smell had become too unbearable about half an hour into the seven-hour flight. Passengers said that they noticed a very pungent smell coming from one of the bathrooms.

The bizarre incident left passengers stranded for 15 hours until the next flight was ready for takeoff. British Airways provided hotel accommodation and food vouchers for their passengers.

British Airways has apologized to its customers for the inconvenience.

8 thieves gang rape 72-year-old nun for stopping them from robbing school

Nun illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) An elderly nun was rushed to a hospital after being gang raped by a group of 8 men, police in India said.

West Bengal State Police said that the 72-year-old nun was raped by the thieves because she tried to stop them from robbing a school.

The nun was hospitalized in serious condition after the attack, which was carried out at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School. The men escaped and police are looking for them.

The robbers tied up the guards of the school with ropes early on Saturday morning, and entered the room of the nuns, where women were sleeping.

They took one of the nuns to another room when she tried to block their path and took turns raping her. The woman is the oldest nun at the school.

The men escaped with some cash, a mobile phone, a laptop computer and a camera, all belonging to the school. They also destroyed sacred items.

Dozens of angry students, their parents and teachers blocked roads and railway lines for several hours, demanding quick police action against the culprits.

Bride dumps groom at wedding ceremony after being unable to solve math question

Bride and groom illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A groom in India, was left red faced in front of his family and friends after being dumped by his bride for being unable to answer a math question correctly.

Uttar Pradesh Police said that the incident unfolded on Wednesday.

The bride tested the groom’s mathematical skills by asking him to solve 15 plus 6? When he answered 17, she left. The groom's family tried to convince the bride to come back, but she refused.

She said that her groom deceived her about his education. Bride’s father was very angry, saying that even a little child can answer a simple math question.

The police mediated between the two families, and both sides returned all the gifts and jewelry that had been exchanged before the wedding.

Most marriages in the country are arranged by the families of the bride and groom. Except for a brief meeting, the couple does not meet or hang out together.

Couples get to know one another after their weddings.

DJ comes out as gay after wife finds nude tied up 18-year-old man in their home

John O'Connor aka Ian Young 
By: Wayne Morin

A radio DJ in Scotland, came out as gay after his wife came home early and found a naked teenager tied up in her home.

The DJ, who is known as Ian Young, was arrested after he beat his wife when she found him with the naked teen.

49-year-old Ian Young, whose real name is John O'Connor, became angry when his wife Joanne called him a pedophile for having sex with the 18-year-old man inside their home.

Joanne, 48, came home early from work one afternoon and found the men engaging in bizarre sex acts while the teen was tied up.

Joanne told the Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, that she knew her marriage was in trouble when she found the 18-year-old man naked and bound in their living room.

Joanne admitted that the incident caused a huge argument between her and her husband, and in a fit of rage she smashed his CD collection.

Young of Kilwinning, Ayrshire, denied assaulting and injuring his wife by grabbing her hair and chest.

Young came out as gay and said his wife called him a pedophile. He was convicted of assault and was given a fine of 300 pounds (about $442)

Law student attempts to put out fire with his urine

Andre Figueiredo 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A drunk man in the United Kingdom, set fire to a refrigerator, which was on the roof of his home, before attempting to put it out with his urine.

23-year-old Andre Figueiredo, who is an aspiring lawyer, deliberately started the fire on the roof of his rented apartment in South Wales, and then tried unsuccessfully to extinguish it with bottles of his own urine.

Figueiredo was arrested and was given a 12 week suspended prison sentence, 150 hours of unpaid work, and he was ordered to pay 1,500 pounds (about $2,200) to repair the damage he caused.

Patrol officers in the Mount Pleasant area of ​​Swansea, saw the “eight feet high” flames coming from the roof of the property in the early morning hours.

Figueiredo, who admitted to arson, ignored the calls from officers to let them inside the home to extinguish the fire.

By the time officers gained access to the house through a back entrance, Figueiredo was in bed in his apartment, pretending to be asleep, even though he was fully dressed.

Figueiredo told police that he had been drinking heavily because he was unhappy that his friend was moving away from the area.

The officers put out the flames on the roof and arrested him. Figueiredo said that he tried to extinguish the flames using “bottles of urine,” but he was unsuccessful.

Teenage boys behead 3 puppies before uploading the video to the Internet

Ashley Johnston 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) People called police after seeing a video of 2 teenagers beheading three dogs.

The teenagers of Wilcox, Alabama, were arrested after allegedly beheading the 3 puppies and uploading the video to the Internet.

Ashley Johnston, 18, and his 17-year-old friend, who has not been identified because of his age, were charged with a felony of animal cruelty.

Police said that the two friends recorded themselves throwing the puppies in the air before decapitating them with a machete.

The graphic video of the incident was posted to Snapchat by one of the teens. The 10 second video was more than enough for a concerned citizens to report the incident to the police.

Multiple school students watched the video of the suspects, authorities said. When they were confronted over the video, Johnston admitted to committing the heinous act.

So far, police were unable to locate the bodies of the dead puppies.

Student jumps from building after being rejected by girl

Zeng on a ledge before jumping 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A student is lucky to be alive after he jumped from a tall building following the rejection from another student.

The 21-year-old man was rushed to a hospital after attempting to commit suicide when a female student rejected his advances.

Zeng, a student at the China Institute of Metrology in Hangzhou, was seen jumping from the fourth floor of a school building around 3:00 p.m., after being rejected by the woman.

The man survived the fall, and although he suffered fractures to his limbs, doctors said that his life is not in danger.

The student is in his sophomore year of college. Witnesses recorded him standing on a ledge in the fourth floor of the building before he jumped.

Once he hit the ground, people were surprised to see that he was moving. Emergency workers responded to the scene and he was taken to the hospital.

Teenage boy kidnaps friend’s 10-year-old sister because he is in love with her

John Thomas Classen 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A student in Missouri, hatched an elaborate plan to kidnap his friend’s sister so he can rape her.

17-year-old John Thomas Classen admitted to police that he was obsessed with his friend’s 10-year-old sister and that he stalked her before kidnapping her.

Classen said that he was “in love” with the girl, and he planned to suffocate her and “raper her dead body” before fleeing the city, according to police.

Classen began his kidnapping plan by unlocking a basement window of the victim’s home while visiting his friend.

The next day, he entered the basement through the window and waited there for about 4 hours before setting his plan in motion.

Classen went upstairs and kidnapped the 10-year-old girl, who was sleeping on the couch. The girl attempted to fight him.

The two fell to the ground and the girl hurt her ankle. He then dragged her into his car and drove off.

His plan was intercepted on a road about half a mile away after the girl's mother realized that she was missing.

Police set up roadblocks in O'Fallon, and found the victim inside Classen’s car.

The girl had bruises and hurt her ankle, but other then that she was unharmed.

Classen was charged with kidnapping, burglary and two counts of child abuse. His bail was set at $1.5 million.

Thief successfully robs man by telling him he is a ghost and ordering him to go back to sleep

ghost illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was fooled into believing that he is seeing a ghost, while he was being robbed.

The man of Russia, told police that he was awaken by a burglar who claimed to be a ghost and told him to go back to sleep.

26-year-old Hleb Kudryashov remembers waking up and seeing a man in his bedroom. He asked “Who are you?”

The thief, who was later identified as 25-year-old Bogdan Denisov, replied: “I'm a ghost, go back to sleep.” Kudryashov did as he was told and dozed off.

In the morning, he discovered that his wallet, watch and cellphone have been stolen.

Detectives traced the cellphone to Denisov, and he was arrested.

Denisov is known to police from earlier burglaries he committed.

Denisov was charged with burglary.

Girl left paralyzed after buying pot brownie from classmate (video)

Pot brownies illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A girl is hospitalized and partially paralyzed after eating a brownie, which she bought from another student.

Danieel Buchanan, 17, of New York, bought the snack from her classmate at the Benjamin Banneker High School in Brooklyn.

She shared the brownie with two other students before they all got sick.

Buchanan went to the school nurse with a racing heart rate and high blood pressure. The school nurse called her mother Allison at 11:00 a.m., to let her know that her daughter was being rushed to an emergency room.

After an initial check-up, Buchanan was released into the care of her parents, but her condition began to deteriorate dramatically.

She could not walk on her own and she could hardly eat. At 3:00 a.m. the next morning, Allison Buchanan took her daughter to the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, and she was later rushed to the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Allison Buchanan said that when she arrived, Danieel began convulsing and has been partially paralyzed since then.

“She is unable to walk. She cannot stand. She cannot sit. I've never seen anything like this before,” Allison Buchanan said.

Blood tests revealed that the teenager had marijuana in her system, but no other drugs were present.

Danieel will need rehabilitation therapy.

The 18-year-old student who sold the brownie to Danieel, was suspended from school, and the New York Police Department is investigating the incident.

Teacher gives students hands on pot smoking and sex education

Joseph James Pagel 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested after inviting students to his home to smoke pot and exchanged nude photos with one of them.

Joseph James Pagel, 33, a math teacher at the Mohave High School, in Bullhead City, Arizona, was arrested after an investigation that began earlier this month.

One student alerted police after she received sexually explicit photos from Pagel via text.

Text messages allegedly included a request to perform sex acts. Police said that the student sent Pagel a partially nude photo of herself.

Detectives interviewed several students who admitted that the their teacher plied them with drugs and he got high with them at his home.

On multiple occasions, Pagel allegedly gave students pills believed to be Percocet in school.

Pagel is facing charges of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, furnishing harmful items to minors, electronic furnishing of harmful items to minors, luring a minor and transfer of marijuana.

He is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Woman urinates in electronic store after being refused refund for defective milk maker

Woman squatting in store illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman became angry when a store manager refused to give her a refund for a defective milk maker, police in China said.

Xi'an Police said that the woman urinated in the electronics store in Xi'an, China, after she was unable to return her broken soy milk maker.

The woman had demanded the return of the purchase price of the device she bought a week earlier as well as 200 yuan ($44) in compensation.

When the shop manager refused her request, she knelt and urinated in front of other customers in the store. The manager called the police for help, but even they could not get the woman to leave the store.

She agreed to leave only after the manager paid her 50 yuan ($8). A customer at the store photographed the incident and uploaded images of the woman to the Internet, where they went viral.