A young boy in Canada, was detained by security guards after being seen shopping for toys without the supervision of an adult.
Now, the boy’s father of Calgary, said that he wants an apology after staff of the Lego store called security to detain his 11-year-old son.
Doug Dunlop that his son Tadhg, an avid collector of Lego, visited the store with $200 of his own money. When staff learned Tadhg was 11 years old, they called security and he was asked to wait until his father arrived.
The manager said that the store policy requires children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult while shopping. Dunlop claims that Tadhg had bought items in the store many times before.
A spokesperson for Lego said that the company worries for the safety of children, and the store manager was following the protocol.
The Lego store agreed to put a sign in the window, indicating their policy about children under 12 years old.
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A new mother was horrified to learn that her doctor left a sponge inside her stomach following a Cesarean section, according to court documents in Illinois.
The woman told the Cook County Circuit Court that the Caesarean section took place at the Prentice Women's Hospital.
31-year-old Rachel Erceg and her husband, Stephen Bryant, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, naming the hospital, a doctor, and two hospital employees as defendants.
Erceg said she underwent the Caesarean section by her gynecologist, and during the procedure, a sponge was left inside her abdomen.
She was discharged from the hospital three days later, but returned to see the doctor on eight occasions, complaining of abdominal pain and other symptoms such as fever.
However, she never had an X-ray or CT scan performed. The sponge was removed five months after the Cesarean section. The lawsuit seeks damages on charges of negligence.
The woman wants at least $1.65 million.
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A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly using pliers to pull out teeth of unsuspecting women, police in New Zealand said.
Wellington Police said that a woman complained that she thought her boyfriend was going to kiss her when he suddenly brandished pliers and pulled out one of her teeth.
56-year-old Philip Lyle Hansen pleaded not guilty to 11 charges, including unlawful sexual contact. He was also charged with wounding with intent to injure four women.
The Wellington District Court heard that Hansen extracted teeth with pliers and tried to remove the teeth of one woman with a screwdriver.
One woman said that Hansen pulled out one of her teeth with pliers while they were having sex in the backseat of a car. The woman said that she heard her tooth cracking.
The tooth came out and he just threw it out the window. He told the woman that he had done her a favor by saving her a trip to the dentist.
The woman said Hansen pulled out another tooth when they were in the house of a friend. Hansen had wanted to have sex, but she felt uncomfortable doing it in the friend's house.
When he put his arms around her, he pulled out a tooth with pliers. Three other women have testified against Hansen, and they said that he liked women without teeth.
A man was rushed to a hospital after his wife allegedly chopped off his private parts because he came home late at night, police in Romania said.
Maria and Ion Petrescu of Galati, began arguing with each other after he came home late at night.
Maria, 41, went crazy when Ion, 43, didn’t care that she was angry about his partying late at night. During the argument Ion hit Maria, and she vowed to take revenge.
She waited until he fell asleep, and as soon as she heard him snoring, she pulled off his bed sheet and chopped off his private parts.
Ion called police 12 hours after the attack, and doctors were unable to reattach his private parts. Paramedics who arrived at the scene, said that Ion held his private parts in a bag and give it to them when they arrived.
Police are investigating the incident, but the man has not officially complained and no charges were filed. The couple have since separated.
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A man is threatening to go on a hunger strike because his wife is being held at a nursing home in the United Kingdom against her will.
Ousman Jatta, 45, placed his elderly wife in a respite care home while he went to his hometown of Gambia. However, after he returned home, she was not permitted to return to him.
Ousman Jatta married his wife Beryl, 88, in Gambia, 13 years ago. Beryl lived in Africa at the time. She ran a shop and that is where she meet Ousman.
The two dated for 4 years before getting married in 2002.
When Beryl became ill with dementia in 2006, the couple moved to the United Kingdom ,so that she can receive better care.
Ousman, who is the caretaker of his wife, placed her in a nursing home while he returned to Africa for three weeks.
However, when he went to pick her up, he was informed that social services had intervened and ruled that she could not go home with him.
Beryl, who is a mother of two children, asked to go home with her husband.
Ousman had threatened to go on hunger strike unless the City of Bristol hands his wife back to him.
“I love her and care for her better than anyone, and I feel very sad,” he said. “To me Beryl is not an old woman, she is a human being and no matter how old or young, she is my wife,” he added.
A spokesperson for the City of Bristol, said: “We have been in regular contact with Mr. Jatta regarding the care of his wife and we are pleased to have agreed on an appropriate plan of care with him, which puts the best interests of Ms. Jatta first.”
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Twin sisters managed to steal food and beer from a store after deceiving security guards with their identical looks.
The twin who were successful in many of their robbery sprees, have been jailed.
Penelope and Constance Harris, 25, of Porthleven, England, carried out a series of robberies in which they were wearing the same clothes to fool the staff and get away with shopping carts loaded with food and alcohol.
As part of the scam, one of the sisters would take a cart to the checkout and pay, while the other would leave with another cart full of stolen goods.
Because they look so similar, staff members believed that only one of them had visited the shop and they paid for the items before they left.
The sisters used this trick in Marks & Spencer, Tesco and other stores throughout Cornwall.
Police said that the twins stole at least $1,500 worth of food and alcohol. The twins were sent to jail after they admitted their crimes.
Constance was ordered to serve 18 weeks in prison, while her twin sister Penelope, was given a sentence of 14 weeks in prison.
A man of the United Kingdom, was charged with murder after he killed his daughter’s baby.
The grandfather tricked his daughter into believing he was dying of cancer and then murdered her five-week-old baby.
45-year-old Mark Jones of Wales, was convicted of brutally attacking his granddaughter Amelia, while babysitting her.
The baby’s mother, 26-year-old Sarah, called emergency services after the father called and said that her baby was not breathing.
The Newport Crown Court heard from doctors that Amelia had suffered bleeding in the brain as well a fractured skull, ribs and leg.
The baby was rushed to the hospital, but she died at just 41 days old.
Jones, who denied murder, was a serial liar who could not be trusted, a court heard. He even tried to blame other children for the baby’s injuries.
The court heard how Jones tricked his daughter for more than a year into believing that he was seriously ill. He repeatedly called her while pretending to be his doctor.
On one occasion, he pretended to faint in front of her, and said that it was caused by the cancer medication.
Jones even hobbled around on a crutch and with what appeared to be plastic tubes in the chest.
Jones said that Amelia's death was a tragic accident after he accidentally dropped her on the floor.
However, a jury did not believe him and he was found guilty of murder. He was jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.
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A teenage boy was arrested after his mother said that her son raped her.
The mother of the United Kingdom, called police to report that her 14-year-old son raped her.
However, when the case went to court this week, she told the jury she was “99.9% certain” that it was all a dream after a night of drinking.
Her son, who cannot be named for legal reasons, always maintained his innocence and denied the accusation.
The boy, now 15, gave evidence at trial and said that he often got into bed with his mother who has mental issues.
“I've always been a baby that way,” he added.
He said that he got into bed with her after hearing his mother come home drunk from a night of partying. He explained that he got under the covers, put on the TV and fell asleep with his arm around his mother. She later awoke and shouted: “What the f***k do you think you're doing.”
She then called police to report that her son raped her. The woman said that her son was on top of her when she woke up.
However, she later changed her story and told investigators that she thought that it was all a dream.
Prosecutor Francis McEntee refused to drop the charges against the 14-year-old boy after the mother recanted her story, saying that she was lying to protect her son from going to prison.
The jury heard the evidence from the mother and son, and found the teen not guilty of the charges.
A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Services said: “This allegation was of a very serious offense and it was important that the jury heard all the evidence so that they were able to make a decision in this case. We respect the jury's decision.”
(Scroll down for video) A child rapist was seen on video walking out of a courthouse after wiggling himself out of handcuffs and putting on a judge’s coat.
Adrian Cruz was finally captured this week, after being on the run for many years.
Cruz is a convicted child rapist who escaped from the Court in Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2009. He was arrested in Mexico on Monday, according to the United States Marshals.
The 38-year-old man was convicted of sexually assaulting and impregnating the 9-year-old daughter of his girlfriend in 2005. He was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
In 2009, Cruz was being tried for two unrelated cases of rape when he escaped from the court.
Police said that he slipped out of his handcuffs by using hair gel. He then walked into a judge's chamber, took a leather coat and walked out of the courthouse without raising suspicion.
Police in the United States and Mexico, looked for Cruz. Police said that he was captured after Mexican police recognized him through his unique tattoos.
He is now waiting to be extradited to the United States.
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(Scroll down for video) A woman was killed by police officers after she shot at them while being detained in a police cruiser.
The woman of Georgia, was fatally shot by police after exchanging gunfire with two officers from the back of the patrol car.
The two male officers were investigating reports of a stolen car on Thursday night, when they found the suspect in the vehicle in a parking lot across from a police station in downtown Atlanta, police spokesman Sgt. Gregory Lyon said.
The suspect was arrested and put in the back of a patrol car, which is where she pulled a gun and fired at the officers, Lyon said. The officers returned fire and hit the suspect.
The suspect, who is not being identified pending notification of relatives, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died of her wounds, according to Atlanta Police.
Police are investigating the incident and did not immediately know how many shots were fired.
Lyon said it was too early in the investigation to say definitively what happened, but he realized that sometimes the male officers don’t do a thorough body search of female suspects. Police don’t know where the suspect hid the gun.
Police found the gun in the back seat of the police car after the suspect was removed.
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A woman was arrested, charged and convicted after recruiting young girls to have sex with strangers.
The woman of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty on Thursday, to luring underage girls into prostitution at sex parties.
21-year-old Tatiana Daniel admitted in federal court that she used Facebook to communicate with victims, who prosecutors allege were offered the opportunity to earn up to $800 to perform stripteases and to have sex with strange men.
The parties were held during the day, and the girls were told they can skip school so that nobody would know about it.
The victims, who were contacted through Facebook, are said to be between 12 and 15 years old.
Daniel faces up to five years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Daniel did not work alone. She worked with a couple who was also arrested. Bryan Adams, 34, reviewed the photos submitted by the girls to his wife, Shandale Franklin, 24, to see if they are good looking enough for the sex parties after Daniel recruited them through Facebook.
Adams and Franklin were charged with sex trafficking.
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A woman was arrested for robbing 2 people in an airplane.
26-year-old Melissa Perez of the Bronx, New York, who had just recorded a segment on the hit syndicated show “Judge Judy,” was charged with stealing from two people on their flight back to New York, police said.
Perez stole a handbag containing an iPad from a member of the flight crew, and a passport and a credit card from a sleeping passenger, Port Authority Police said.
Police said that Perez, hid the passport and Bank of America credit cards in her underwear. Police also allegedly found 10 grams of marijuana and an empty prescription pill bottle in her bra.
The high-flying heist took place aboard an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles, California, police said.
At one point during the six-hour flight, a member of the crew realized that her luggage was missing.
The pilot made an announcement, asking passengers to help search for the bag, which was found under a seat in row 13.
An iPad, which was missing from the bag, was found in the luggage of Perez, according to police.
At the same time, a 29-year-old passenger awoke to find that her passport and credit card had been taken from her purse. It was allegedly also found in the possession of Perez.
Perez was arrested and charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property and drug possession after they landed at Kennedy Airport.
During questioning, Perez told police that she and a friend were flying back from the West Coast after being a plaintiff in front of “Judge Judy” Sheindlin and “lost her case,” police said.
A spokesperson for the “Judge Judy” show confirmed that the woman appeared before the judge, but did not want to comment any further.