New app allows people to hire thugs to beat up their enemies

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By: Wayne Morin

A company in China, launched a new app, which allows consumers to hire thugs to beat up their enemies.

An Android phone user identified as Zhang, said that he found the app and was about to hire a thug through it.

Zhang has posted a request on the app and he was answered by someone willing to hit his enemy for money. The phone number of the individual was sent to Zhang’s smartphone through the app.

The app is available in app stores for Android and other third-party app stores, including 360, Wandoujia and Xiaomi. The app stores show that the app has already been downloaded nearly 50,000 times.

The app requires users to register with their real name and phone number. Users are required to describe the type of person they are looking for and how much they are willing to pay.

One man identified as Lei of Shanghai, is willing to beat up people for about $50. Lei said that he is able to put any person in a hospital for the right price.

He requires a time and place, and a picture of the target for recognition purposes. The app description said that the thugs include gymnastics coaches, retired military personnel, gangsters and criminals.

A staff member of the company, said that the app is intended for entertainment and social networking only, and the company assumes no responsibility for any illegal actions performed by users.

55-year-old man files for divorce because his wife of 32 years beats him daily

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A 55-year-old man decided to end his 32 year marriage to his wife because she beats him on a daily basis, according to court documents filed in Nigeria.

Emmanuel Osuya has filed for a divorce at the Lagos Family Court, and complained that 50-year-old Abigeal Osuya beats him on a daily basis.

Emmanuel Osuya told the court that his wife will one day kill him as she beats him almost every day with dangerous weapons.

She also broke his legs on three different occasions. Emmanuel Osuya also complained that his children hate him because his wife tells them false stories about him.

Emmanuel Osuya said that his wife takes away his money, and refused to buy food for the home. He appealed to the court to dissolve the marriage.

Abigeal Osuya denied all the accusations. The mother of five children, said that she never hit her husband, and asked the court to reject the divorce petition.

23-year-old wife chops up her husband for marrying another woman

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A wife who was extremely angry that her husband decided to marry another woman, chopped up her husband in a field, police in Uganda said.

Kalere Police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Unity Atuhere, after killing her husband on Tuesday.

According to the police investigation, Atuhere asked 26-year-old Christopher Tukaherwa to go outside in the garden to dig a buffer zone before the upcoming rain.

As Tukaherwa was digging, the wife grabbed a machete and cut up her husband. After her husband was dead, Atuhere went to the nearest police station and surrendered.

Police officers who arrived at the couple's home, found the victim dead in the garden. During questioning, the woman told police officers that she killed her husband because he married another woman.

Neighbors said that Atuhere became angry with her husband after he married the other woman last month. Atuhere was charged with one count of murder.

16-year-old girl gets pregnant twice after her father and brother raped her along with her uncle

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By: Feng Qian

A teen girl told a teacher that she got pregnant twice after having sex with her father, uncle and brother, police in India said.

West Bengal State Police said that they have arrested the father, uncle and brother of the 16-year-old girl on charges of raping her repeatedly over a period of two year.

The girl told her school teacher on Thursday, that she was too afraid to speak out about her abuse. The girl’s 50-year-old father raped her several times.

The girl told investigators that her uncle raped her as well and recently, her brother started having sex with her. The victim said that she became pregnant twice, but was forced to have abortions.

She also attempted suicide four times. Her mother knew about the abuse, but kept silent. The teenager is now in the custody of her aunt.

Canadian man walks around in China with sign seeking his online girlfriend

Jake with photo of online girlfriend 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man traveled from Canada to China, to locate a woman he met online.

The 60-year-old man traveled all the way from Vancouver to Shenzhen, and is walking around with a photo of the woman he met online.

The man, who was identified as Jake, said that he met the woman through a dating website almost a year ago, and he liked her instantly.

The woman, who goes by the name RILI, told Jake that she is 45 years old, divorced and she works in a garment factory in Shenzhen.

For the past 11 months, the two have exchanged more than 300 messages via the dating website.

The two exchanged love poems and both said that they love each other. However, the two never exchanged phone numbers or any personal information.

After RILI stopped responding to his messages on the dating site, Jake had no way to contact her.

After not hearing from the woman for 10 days, Jake decided to travel to China, without knowing her real name, phone number or her address.

When he arrived at a hotel in Shenzhen, Jake made a card with a photo of the woman, and hung it around his neck, seeking information from anyone who would help him.

Over the past two weeks, he has been walking around with the sign, hoping that people can spread the photo on social media to help him locate the woman.

“The people of Shenzhen are very friendly. They took my photo and posted it to social media,” Jake said.

Jake said that he was is “very grateful” for the support he received.

Some people warned Jake that the woman is probably not who she claims to be, but Jake is not willing to accept that.

He said that they exchanged emails for 11 months and he could feel that she loves him. However, so far, he had no luck finding the woman.

Cops undress woman and take photos of her body after she died in a car crash

Jessica Mejia 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A family is outraged that police officers removed the clothing of a dead woman and took photos of her body.

However, police in Illinois, said that the officers followed proper procedures by doing so.

The deputies stripped the clothes of 20-year-old Jessica Mejia, and then took inappropriate photos of her naked body on the roadside, her mother said.
Christina Mejia filed a lawsuit against the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, and the trial is scheduled to begin next week.

Jessica Mejia was killed on the morning of December 31, 2009, when her former boyfriend, Nicholas Sord, lost control of the car they were traveling in and crashed into a pole.

When officers arrived, they took off the clothing from Mejia and took pictures of her, according to the lawsuit.

Jessica Mejia wore a white shirt, jeans and high heels before the accident, but was photographed wearing only her underwear.

The family claimed that deputies intentionally caused emotional distress to them.

The deputies actions perpetrated false rumors that the car had crashed because the woman was on top of her former boyfriend.

“People think that my daughter died from having sex, not by someone who was drunk,” the grieving mother said.
“By the time everyone arrived on the scene, she was partially nude because of the officers’ actions. So the rumors and accusations were made credible,” the mother added.

The sheriff's office insisted that they took pictures at the scene to collect evidence that helped convict Sord. They called the photos “standard procedure.”

Sord, whose blood alcohol level was 0.236 percent when his Mercedes SUV crashed into a pole, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 56 months in prison.

Mejia was studying psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, when she died.

Baby born with 8 limbs being worshipped

The baby 
By: Feng Qian

A baby who was born with a deformity, is being worshiped as a god.

The baby who has not yet been named, was born with 8 limbs and is believed to be the reincarnation of the Hindu god Ganesha.

Thousands of people have come to see the miracle child and worship his arrival.

The baby, who was born to Ureda Khatun in Jharkhand, India, on Saturday, has turned the sleepy town of Dumri-Isri into a pilgrimage destination.

Although many people believe that their child is a miracle baby, doctors believe that the birth defect, which left the baby with 4 arms and 4 legs, is the remains of an underdeveloped conjoined twin and not a god.

Kuntalesh Pandey traveled about 71 miles from Hazaribagh, to get a glimpse of the child.

Pandey said that when a friend first sent him a picture of the baby, he thought that it was photoshopped, but when it was confirmed that the baby was real, he had to see the baby for himself.

The baby is being cared for by nurses. “We are taking great care of the baby,” Nurse Sarita Devi said.

Man gets right to son after friend uses turkey baster with his sperm to get pregnant

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By: Chan Yuan

A woman impregnated herself using her friend’s sperm, but refused to allow him to be in the baby’s life.

Now, the man won a court case giving him the right to be actively involved in his son’s life.

According to court documents, the woman became pregnant after using a turkey baster filled with the man’s sperm.

Robert Preston Boardwine of Virginia, provided his friend Joyce Rosemary Bruce with sperm. The pair underwent several tries before she became pregnant.

Bruce impregnated herself using the kitchen accessory in 2010. The couple did not have a signed agreement on the terms of Boardwine’s involvement in the child’s life.

Bruce told the court that she had chosen the method of conception because she believed that the absence of sex means that Boardwine had no parental rights.

However, after the child was born, the couple disagreed on the level of participation that Boardwine would have in the life of the boy as Bruce intended on raising him alone.

Bruce did not want to consider any of the names Boardwine suggested for their son. She wanted him to be only part of her son’s life like any other friend would.

Boardwine went to court to fight for his rights to be hands-on in his son’s life. He told the court that he “wanted to attend the boy's sporting events some day, and have a say in major decisions such as which school the boy attends.”

Bruce argued that Boardwine had no rights because under the state's assisted conception law, he was merely a sperm donor.

However, the law defines assisted conception as a pregnancy resulting from “medical technology.”

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that Boardwine is more than a sperm donor and is entitled to be a part of his son's life.

Judge Stephen R. McCullough wrote in the ruling that a kitchen utensil such as a turkey baster is not part of the term “medical technology” and therefore, he had the right to his son.

Grandmother celebrates 10 year anniversary with toyboy she married when he was 15 years old

Marilyn Buttigieg and William Smith 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A family of the United Kingdom, cut off ties with their mother after she married her much younger lover.

Marilyn Buttigieg was 45 years old when she fell in love with her son’s best friend, who was only 16 years old.

William Smith said that it was love at first sight. He fell in love with Buttigieg after being invited to her home to play computer games with her son.

Buttigieg and Smith of Crawley, West Sussex, got married 6 years ago, after being together for four years.

When Buttigieg, a mother of 7 children and grandmother to eight grandchildren decided to be with her teenage lover, her family disapproved of the relationship and cut all ties with her.

People told the couple that their marriage will be short lived. However, the couple proved everyone wrong as they are now celebrating their 10 year anniversary of the day they met.

Buttigieg said that their 29 year age gap doesn't matter. “Age is just a number and it's about time people get over it,” she said.

British citizen urinates into ice machine at hotel in Florida

Andrew Stewart Wood 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A British citizen was arrested during his trip to Florida.

41-year-old Andrew Stewart Wood from Havant, Hampshire, was charged after he allegedly urinated in an ice machine at a hotel in Orlando.

Wood was accused of urinating in the ice machine at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal theme park resort in the early hours of Tuesday.

A guest told a security guard at the luxury hotel that there was a very intoxicated man at the facility.

The guard located Wood and saw him urinating in the ice machine. When he tried to stop him, Wood became belligerent and would not cooperate.

According to the police report, the security guard asked Wood to identify himself and give him his room number, but he continued to disturb the peace and tranquility of the other guests.

The security guard then called police. Police removed Wood from the premises after he refused to stay in his room.

Officials said that Wood was extremely intoxicated “with the odor of alcohol emanating from his person and he had random outbursts.”

He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and placed in jail, where he continued to act out.

Wood was released from the Orange County Jail after he posted $1,000 bail.

A spokesperson for the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando said: “The health and safety of our customers is our top priority and we have removed the ice machine from service.”

Truck driver trades $50,000 worth of deli meat for crack

Larry Ron Bowen 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A company lost their tractor trailer full of meats after a driver traded the meat for crack.

Truck driver Larry Ron Bowen, pleaded guilty to trading $50,000 in deli meat for crack.

Bowen, 45, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, was hired to deliver $50,000 in lunch meat to destinations in Alabama and Florida, but he never showed up.

When the truck disappeared for three days, the company used the GPS tracking device to locate the truck.

The truck was found at a gas station in Memphis, Tennessee. Police officers found the truck and then located Bowen in the area. He was eating a steak sandwich.

The refrigerated trailer, which was holding the meat, was gone and the truck tires had been replaced by cheaper ones.

Police said that Bowen told them that he stopped at the gas station three days before and traded the meat for drugs. He said that two men offered him drugs in exchange for the meat.

The two then took the truck’s refrigerator along with the meat.

It is unclear exactly how much crack he received in exchange for the $50,000 worth of meat.

Bowen was sentenced to a year of inpatient drug treatment and six years of probation. He was also ordered to pay $18,500 in restitution.

Pregnant restaurant manager fired for refusing to reimburse $400 robbed at gunpoint

The armed robber 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) An armed robber broke into a Popeyes restaurant in Texas, and demanded money.

Marissa Holcomb, who was the manager at the time, handed over $400 to the man who held a gun to her head.

Holcomb, who is five months pregnant with her 4th child, said that two days after the robbery, her boss ordered her to reimburse the restaurant for the money she gave to the armed robber.

Holcomb was fired when she refused to reach in to her pocket and hand over $400.

The store owner said that Holcomb, did not follow store policy by leaving too much money in the cash register.

The restaurant surveillance video shows a masked man running into the restaurant while waving a gun at employees. He jumped over the counter and forced all employees to the floor.

He then turned his attention to Holcomb. He grabbed the woman by the back of her shirt, pulled her up and demanded money.

The pregnant woman opened the register and handed over the money. The armed robber fled with the money and has not been caught.

After her story went viral, Popeyes corporate officer apologized to Holcomb, and she was offered her job back.

Holcomb said that she does not feel comfortable to go back to work at that Popeyes.

“We deeply regret the way this matter was handled. We are committed to continuing to work with Ms. Holcomb, and we apologize to her, our employees, the public and other franchise operators of the Popeyes system. We have let them down and are committed to do better,” the company said in a statement.

Man and woman slapped with $13,500 fine for having loud sex that disturbed their neighbors

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By: Chan Yuan

A man and a woman were dragged to court for having very loud sex sessions, which disturbed their neighbors, according to court documents in Italy.

Now, the couple has been fined $13,500 for having loud sex that forced the neighbors to move away from the street.

The couple, who are both 30 years old, were found guilty of noise pollution and harassment for their loud sex sessions in San Martino.

The couple’s neighbors first went to court 6 years ago, to complain about the noise pollution. One neighbor said that the sex noise was deafening and kept their 2 children awake at night.

The man, who was not identified, was sentenced to four months in prison, and his girlfriend was given a noise stop order.

The couple appealed the sentence, and they have now been ordered to pay $10,500 in damages to their neighbors who now live elsewhere, and $3,000 in legal fees.

The apartment next to the noisy couple remains unoccupied due to the sex noise.

Man threatens to shoot up Burger King restaurant after being denied breakfast menu

Gary Kuhn 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of making threats after allegedly threatening to shoot up a Burger King restaurant for being denied a breakfast menu, police in Connecticut said.

Manchester Police said that they have arrested 55-year-old Gary Kuhn on Sunday, after being accused of threatening the employees of Burger King.

According to the police investigation, around 11:00 a.m., Kuhn ordered breakfast at Burger King on Center Street, but was told that the breakfast menu ended at 10:30 a.m.

Kuhn asked employees if they saw a movie in which a burger shop is shot up by a man who was denied a sandwich, and he told them that he feels like doing the same.

Officers arrested Kuhn of 8 Lookout Mountain Drive, on a charge of making threats and breaching the peace. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $10,000.

Pregnant manager fired after refusing to compensate restaurant for armed robbery during her shift

Armed robbery at Popeyes 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A pregnant restaurant manager in Texas, was left without a job after refusing to compensate her employer for the armed robbery that happened during her shift.

Marissa Holcomb was robbed at gunpoint late last month, in an armed robbery at Popeyes in Channelview.

Holcomb, who is five months pregnant, said that she was fired for refusing to pay $400 that the robber took from the cash register.

According to the police investigation, the gunman entered the restaurant and demanded that employees lay down on the ground. Holcomb was grabbed by her shirt and was told to empty the safe.

Video shows the gunman jumping over the counter to get to the cash. Holcomb said that her employer demanded she repay the $400 that was stolen.

When she refused, she was fired. A spokesperson for Popeyes said that it is against company policy to have $400 in the register.

The spokesperson also denied Holcomb’s allegations. Holcomb said that she is pregnant with her fourth child.

Aunt tries to run over 3 police officers with her car because nephew ate the last hamburger

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A nephew and his aunt were arrested on charges of assault after getting into a fight about the last hamburger during a family meal, police in Louisiana said.

Union Parish Police said that 24-year-old Johnny Franks Jr. had a fight with his uncle after being asked to leave the last hamburger for another guest at a party on Sunday night in Downsville.

Franks however, accused his uncle of disrespecting him. He invited him outside for a fight and launched a heavy chain and a prod at his uncle.

The uncle then decided to call the police.

When police arrived at the scene, Franks’ Aunt, 68-year-old Gloria Ann Cashion, fought with them and drove her car toward them.

Franks was charged with aggravated assault, while Cashion was charged with attempted assault on three officers and resisting arrest.

Cashion was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond, while Franks remains incarcerated.

Poisonous snake bites teen on the lips while he was trying to kiss it

Austin Hatfield 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teen learned the hard way not to come into contact with a poisonous snake, doctors in Florida said.

The Hillsborough County man is recovering after being bitten in the face by the water moccasin.

18-year-old Austin Hatfield captured the 4-foot long snake while swimming last week. Friends of Hatfield said that the teen was trying to kiss the snake when it struck, biting his lips.

Hatfield was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but is expected to recover. Cottonmouth snakes, sometimes called water moccasins, are extremely dangerous.

Hatfield did not have a permit to keep the snake. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident, and the teen could face charges.

Man urinates in cup and throws it at woman in front of her young daughter because he hates women

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By: Chan Yuan

A man who threw a cup of urine at a woman in front of her young daughter, said that he did so because he hates women, police in New Jersey said.

35-year-old Alfred Dowling of Trenton, was arrested and accused of bias intimidation after the incident that unfolded at the Trenton Transit Center.

According to the police investigation, Dowling acted against a complete stranger due to his hatred towards women. He urinated in a cup and threw it at the woman in front of her 13-year-old daughter.

Dowling's lawyer claims that he has mental health problems and called on the judge to order a psychiatric evaluation. Dowling was booked into the Mercer County Jail, and his bail was set at $50,000.

Dowling has a criminal record for possession of weapons, resisting arrest, robbery and theft. He was recently charged with criminal sexual contact.

Dowling claims that he suffers from depression and substance abuse problems.

Woman runs over her husband with car because he didn’t vote

Holly Nicole Solomon 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was seriously injured after his wife decided to run him over with a car because he didn’t vote, prosecutors in Arizona said.

Now, the woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he did not vote in the presidential election, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault.

31-year-old Holly Nicole Solomon of Mesa, originally pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and disorderly conduct charges.

According to the police investigation, Solomon was upset by the reelection of President Barack Obama, and started arguing with her husband when she learned that he did not vote.

Her husband suffered a broken pelvis. Solomon believed that her family would face difficulties because of the President Obama.

Solomon told police that she was trying to scare her husband and planned to stop the vehicle near him, but she accidentally stepped on the gas and hit him.

Husband beats his wife to death because she refused to have sex with him

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beating his wife because she refused to have sex with him, police in Nigeria said.

Imo State Police said that Emilia Ebedo, was beaten to death by her husband for refusing to have sex with him due to his infidelity.

The 50-year-old husband beat his wife before taking her to a hospital, where she died of her wounds. Neighbors of the couple told investigators that they fought through their 6-year marriage due to the husband’s infidelity.

The wife was also angry about constantly giving her husband money, which he used on other women. On the day of the murder, when the wife refused to have sex with her husband, he flew into a rage and killed her.

The husband was arrested and charged with one count of murder. He will be brought before a magistrate's court for a bail hearing.