Couple choke their 3-year-old son to death after keeping him locked in a rabbit cage for months

Rabbit cage illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A couple was arrested on charges of murder after keeping their young son in a rabbit cage before killing him, police in Japan said.

Tokyo Police said that they have arrested the 31-year-old husband and his 28-year-old wife after being accused of fatally abusing their 3-year-old son, and then dumping his body in a river.

Shinobu and Tomomi Minagawa confined the boy in the rabbit cage for 4 months. The couple starved the boy, and then they choked him to death by covering his nose and mouth with a towel.

After his death, his body was placed in a box and dumped into the Arakawa River. The child's body has not been found. Tomomi Minagawa told investigators that she put her son into the cage as a form of discipline because he disobeyed her.

The couple has six children. They have previously been arrested on charges of abusing one of their daughters.

2 men beat 15-year-old drug dealer and steal his marijuana

Hunter J.D. Ten Eyck (right) and Jacob M. Maheux 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Two men were arrested on charges of theft after allegedly stealing marijuana from a 15-year-old drug dealer, police in New York said.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office said that two Ballston Spa teenagers face robbery and assault charges for allegedly injuring the marijuana dealer.

18-year-old Jacob M. Maheux and 18-year-old Hunter J.D. Ten Eyck, arranged to buy pot from the victim, and when the victim gave them marijuana through a car window on Corinth Road, Eyck tried to leave without paying for the drugs.

The 15-year-old ran to the side of the vehicle, and was beaten. The 15-year-old boy suffered minor injuries and was treated at the Glens Falls Hospital.

A relative of the boy called police. The 15-year-old boy will be charged in Family Court for selling drugs.

Teenage boys encouraged to bring sanitary pads to school to help out the girls

Jose Garcia 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teenage boy began a campaign to encourage other teens to bring sanitary pads to school.

Jose Garcia, 15, who lives in Miami, Florida, became an international sensation for inspiring other teens to bring sanitary pads to school.

Garcia said that the purpose of bringing sanitary napkins to class each day, is to help female classmates.

Garcia took to Instagram, to encourage other boys to do the same. His post quickly spread and received 21,000 likes.

He wrote: “To every boy that follows me and calls himself a man or simply a good human being, this is a petition for all of us to start bringing a couple of pads or tampons to school to help our girl friends.

“If you have a girlfriend or are friends with a girl, you should know that they do not always have tampons or pads on them, or that sometimes their period just hits them without notice and have a bit of a problem finding one.

“We should support them with this. After all, we don't have to go trough all they do because of menstruation, so it's just logical that we help them.”

He then had a message for the girls: “To all the girls who follow me. You are completely welcome to ask me for a pad at any time without receiving a negative response or a dirty look.

“We should all help each other like this, so you do not have to thank me at all.”

Hundreds of Instagram users praised his courage and kindness.

Teenager knocks down 2-year-old child before stealing his iPad (video)

The 16-year-old suspect 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Many people were angered after seeing a teenage boy stealing an iPad from a toddler.

Police in Texas, released a video of the 16-year-old boy stealing the iPad from the child.

After the video went viral, the teens mother turned him in to police.

Houston Public Information Officer Jodi Silva said that the teen’s father saw the surveillance video on the news and recognized his son. He called the teen’s mother. She then called police and turned him in.

The teenager, who has not been named because of his age, was arrested after his mother handed him over, police said.

The arrest of the teenager in Houston, came hours after the video of the theft outside the laundromat was released.

The teenager is now a suspect in a series of previous robberies in the area.

In the video, the teen is seen walking outside the store, and when he spotted the 2-year-old holding the iPad, he grabbed it from the child’s hand.

The child fell to the ground and suffered minor bruises.

His 7-year-old sister, who witnessed the robbery, was traumatized by the incident, according to her mother.

The mother said that her daughter is “scared to go outside” while the 2-year-old child just wants his iPad back.

Man shoots wife’s friend over Facebook message

Christopher Romoleroux 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man beat and shot his wife’s friend over a Facebook message.

The 22-year-old jealous husband of Florida, fought with another man and shot him in the leg after discovering that he exchanged Facebook messages with his wife.

Christopher Romoleroux pretended to be his wife so he can meet up with his wife’s schoolmate and beat him over the Facebook message.

Romoleroux pretended to be his wife, Ludwika Duarte, to find out where her old friend, Clarence Autley, lived so he can confront him.

Duarte had not seen her schoolmate Autley for 6 years, when they began exchanging Facebook messages. When Romoleroux saw the messages, he pretended to be his wife and set up a time to meet the man.

Autley was outside of an apartment in Pompano Beach, waiting for what he thought would be Duarte, but instead, her husband showed up.

“Why are you trying to get with my woman,” Romoleroux asked his wife’s friend before punching him and shooting him on the leg.

Autley suffered a bloody lip, a broken bone, a cut on his forehead and a bullet wound in the leg.

Romoleroux drove off in his car, but was later arrested.

He was charged with attempted second-degree murder and he is being held without bail.

Teenager missing for 3 days found hiding at school and eating fruits from trees

Connor Sullivan 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A large group of people were searching for a teenage boy who went missing during school.

17-year-old Connor Sullivan of Northern California, eluded more than 200 volunteers who searched for him for days without success.

Oddly enough, after missing for 3 days, he just walked into his home unharmed. Police said that Sullivan picked fruit from the trees and drank water from fountains on and around school campus.

Sullivan was hiding on the Monta Vista High School campus in Cupertino, where he was last seen at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, said Sgt. James Jensen of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

He slept under the bleachers of the school, ate fruit from trees around school and used portable toilets.

He did all that while volunteers searched the campus and surrounding neighborhoods until 9:00 p.m.

“He did not want to be found,” Jensen said. So far, it is unclear why the teenager ran away and hid for 3 days.

Connor’s parents, Jeff and Jill, released a statement which read in part: “Over the next few weeks we will work on the how and especially the why of his disappearance.

“We can tell everyone that Connor has expressed the deepest sorrow and regret for his actions. He sees how his actions have impacted others around him and understands there is no excuse for the concern and worry he has caused.”

They also thanked friends, family and volunteers who supported them through this difficult time.

Woman stabs hair stylist because her hair looked ugly

Cheryl Lynn 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was angry about the way her hair looked, decided to stab her hair stylist, police in New York said.

Utica Police said that the two women were at a party when an argument broke out about the suspect’s ugly hair.

20-year-old Cheryl Lynn said that the other woman did a poor job on her hair and wanted to get her money back. The two women left the party, but were later seen on the street fighting.

Lynn allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the other woman in the neck, shoulder and chest, before fleeing the scene. She was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Lynn is being held in the Oneida County Jail. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

15-year-old girl kicked out of classroom because he skirt was too long

Sarah K. 
By: Chan Yuan

A teen girl in France, was embarrassed in front of her class after being banned from school because she was wearing a long skirt.

The 15-year-old Muslim girl was banned from her class twice for wearing the skirt that was deemed as too long.

School officials claimed that the long skirt is a public display of religion, which is prohibited. The law prohibits students from wearing religious symbols openly in educational institutions.

The student, identified as Sarah K., took off her headscarf before entering the school, but her long skirt was called a provocation and a potential act of protest.

The girl was told to go home and return with a neutral skirt, but she refused. The incident unfolded in a school in Charleville-Mezieres.

The action of the school sparked protests, and people are saying that students should be allowed to wear whatever they like.

Police officers beat teen for saying that their shoes smelled of dog feces

Joseph Murphy (left) and Jose Ocasio 
By: Wayne Morin

Two police officers were arrested, charged and convicted of attempted assault after beating a teen for saying that their shoes smelled of dog feces, prosecutors in New York said.

Now, a judge sentenced Jose Ocasio and Joseph Murphy, both of the Bronx, to 30 days behind bars.

The two officers were accused of beating and kicking 17-year-old Tyre Davis, outside their police station.

The attack came after Davis was detained for disorderly conduct over his comments about the smell of the officers’ shoes.

Davis loudly told his friends that the police officers’ shoes smell like dog feces. Davis claims that he turned around and realized that there was a uniformed police officer scraping his shoe.

The beating was captured on surveillance video.

Murphy and Ocasio were found guilty of harassment and attempted assault, but cleared on charges of assault because Davis was not seriously injured.

The officers plan to appeal the verdict and sentence.

Clothing store employee gropes 21-year-old woman’s chest as he placed scarf around her neck

Woman wearing scarf illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A clothing store employee was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly groping a woman's chest as he was placing a scarf around her neck, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

The 21-year-old U.S. Navy Officer told police that she was assaulted by the man while he was trying to sell her a scarf in the fitting room.

The day of the assault, M. K. and a group of sailors toured various areas in Dubai. They entered the clothing store and 47-year-old S. K., invited her to the accessories section.

The employee took off the woman’s necklace and told her to try on a scarf. When she refused, the employee forcefully put it on the woman and squeezed her chest.

When the woman told him that she doesn’t have money to pay for the scarf, the employee groped her again. The woman threw away the scarf and quickly returned to the group of sailors.

The officer said that she initially did not report the incident or tell anyone about it because she was ashamed and afraid that no one would believe her.

Her colleagues bought several items from the store and left. Three days after the attack, she reported the incident to her superiors.

Officials of the U.S. Navy contacted the Dubai Police, who arrested the suspect.

The defendant denied a charge of sexual assault and told the judge to review security camera footage from the store, which will show that nothing happened.

Man horrified to find severed finger in his truck

Pickup truck illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man freaked out after finding a severed human finger in his truck, police in Australia said.

The finger was found under the side panel of the truck, which was parked outside a Hallam automotive business located on Hallam Road.

The owner of the truck has told the police that at first, he thought it was rust. On closer inspection, he realized it was the tip of a finger, including the nail.

Police do not yet know whose finger it is and how it got in the truck. Police said that the finger had been sent to the coroner's office for fingerprinting and DNA testing, but no match was found.

It was also impossible to determine the age or gender of the person who had lost his finger. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

2 bank employees kill rich customer because he discovered that they stole money from his account

Cash illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Two bank employees were arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing a rich man when he realized that they stole money from his account, police in Austria said.

The 2 bank employees of Graz, murdered and dismembered the 54-year-old millionaire after he discovered they swiped 80,000 euros ($89,700) from his account.

A court heard from the wife of 24-year-old Ferhat K., that her husband had communicated with 30-year-old Halil I. several times in the days before the murder.

When she asked him what was going on, he said that he was involved in a matter that he could not escape of easily, and that he and his friend had to get rid of some drugs.

Later, he confessed to the murder, just days before he was arrested. He said that his friend had strangled the man in a car, and then dismembered the body.

The man's wife also said that Halil I. had threatened her husband and family from prison.

He sent a message to the husband that if he does not change his version of the story, he and his family should fear for their lives.

Halil I. denied the allegations. He told the court that Ferhat K. had committed the murder and he only watched.

However, a cellmate of Halil I., testified that he admitted to killing the rich man and he said that Ferhat K. was too stupid to commit such an act.

The victim died of asphyxiation due to strangulation, the medical examiner testified.

Parents beat soccer coach because he tried to break up fight between players

Scene of the fight 
By: Wayne Morin

A young soccer coach was severely beaten because he tried to break up a fight between two players, police in Spain said.

17-year-old Imaar Namid was beaten while coaching the Molins de Rei youth team, which is directed by Daniel Gavito.

He was attacked during a match against the Cornella de Llobregat team at a field near Barcelona.

A video of the attack shows angry parents whistling and insulting the coach before jumping over the barrier and beating him.

The coach was thrown to the ground and kicked numerous times as more parents joined the beat down. The attack began after Namid ran onto the field in order to break up a fight between two players.

The coach suffered bruises from the kicks, but is expected to recover. Namid said that he doubts he will return to coaching next season.

The coach decided not to press charges against the parents, police said. Officials of Molins de Rei condemned the attack on their coach.

5 year old informs parents that she is moving out of their home and moving on with life (video)

5-year-old Saige 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A feisty young girl informed her parents that she is moving out of their home.

The 5-year-old girl who was identified as Saige of the United States, explained that she had enough of their dirty home and she is moving on.

She informed her parents that she will be living with her mother’s best friend named Jenn.

She said that she will make Jenn’s house as clean as she can. When he mother asked why she cannot clean her home, the girl replied: “Because I don't love you and this is way too dirty and I have no space.”

Saige also explained that she had enough of her brother Tanner, and that she is fed up with her messy room and the little space she has for her personal belongings.

In her two-minute rant, the 5-year-old said: “I’ve been in this house way too long.”

Her mother replied: “How long have you been here?”

“Like five years,” she replied.

He mother tried an emotional plea saying: “I'm going to be sad,” but Saige was having none of it and said: “I don’t care, I’m moving on.”

The video has been posted to YouTube, where it went viral and was viewed over 460,000 times.

Homeless man rapes worker at homeless shelter before killing her

West Spruill and Ana Charle 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A mother of 2 children was shot as she ran away from her rapist without clothes.

Police said that a homeless man raped the woman, who is a manager at a homeless shelter.

39-year-old West Spruill lived in the Project Renewal Shelter in Bronx, New York, for about 6 months.

On Monday night, he went to the homeless shelter, where
Ana Charle works.

Police said that Spruill waited for the 36-year-old mother with a gun and when she parked a block from her workplace, he attacked her.

Spruill ordered Charle to get back into her Honda, and forced her to take off her clothes, which she did.

Charle managed to break free and fled down the street without her clothes, witnesses told police.

The suspect, who was also naked, chased Charle, firing three shots from a .40 caliber pistol at close range.

The bullets hit her on the cheeks and chest. When Charle fell to the sidewalk, the suspect returned to the car, grabbed his clothes and fled.

Witnesses called police, and they arrested Spruill a short time later.

He faces charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He may face additional charges of rape if the autopsy reveals that Charle was raped.

Police are still investigating the motive of the brutal murder.

Charle leaves behind two daughters, 9 and 11 years old.

Teacher suffers brain damage and partial blindness after students throw rock at her car from bridge

Sharon Budd 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A silly prank by 4 teenagers left their teacher with permanent disabilities.

Sharon Budd from Uniontown, Ohio, was badly injured by a stone that dropped from a highway overpass in Pennsylvania.

Four boys were arrested after they dropped a rock, which weighed almost five pounds.

The stone smashed the windshield of a vehicle on Interstate 80, about 60 miles north of Harrisburg. One of the boys was 18 years old and the other 3 were 17 years old.

Budd was heading to the city of New York, when the large rock, which was thrown from the overpass, crashed into her SUV and hit her in the face.

Her husband, Randy, was riding in the back seat and her daughter, Kaylee, was driving. They were not injured.

Budd, a language arts teacher in the Perry Local School District in Stark County, suffered massive injuries, which included the loss of her right eye and brain damage.

Investigators charged the four teenagers with assault.

Brett Lahr, 18, pleaded no contest, but was found guilty of criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

He decided to start his prison sentence immediately, although he will not be formally sentenced before 2 months.

The other three suspects who were 17 at the time, are still awaiting a judge's decision if they should be tried in a juvenile court or as adults.

Budd wants the teens to be tried as adults.

Teacher caught hugging and kissing 16-year-old student (video)

The teacher with his student 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teacher is under fire after he was seen kissing his student.

The teacher of China, was caught on camera hugging and kissing the student in his office.

The teacher who was identified as Mr. Xu, was seen by other students as he groped the 16-year-old girl at a school in the Yubei District of Chongqing.

The 30-second clip, captured on a mobile phone, caused outrage when it was uploaded to the Internet.

The video shows the bald teacher hug and kiss the teen by the window of his office. The girl was seen turning her head, seemingly trying to resist his advances.

The teacher then grabbed her by the waist and starts kissing her neck.

The shocking images has attracted much public attention and debate across the country, with calls for action to be taken against the school.

The Yubei District Board of Education has launched investigations, and determined that the teacher involved had committed a serious breach of professional conduct.

The school has fired the teacher over his conduct. They released a statement saying: “We do not tolerate that kind of behavior in our school from anyone, especially from teachers.”