Similac slapped with lawsuit after using non-organic ingredients in baby formula labeled as organic

Similac Organic formula 
By: Chan Yuan

The maker of Similac baby formula was slapped with a lawsuit after allegedly using non-organic ingredients in baby formula labeled as organic, according to court documents in New York.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court on behalf of parents in New York and California.

The plaintiffs claim that 26 of the 49 ingredients of Similac Advance Organic made by Abbott Laboratories, are not permitted to be placed in organic foods.

One component includes genetically modified foods, in violation of federal organic standards. The parents are seeking more than $5 million in damage.

The company is accused of using false and misleading labeling to realize substantial profits.

Abbott denied the allegations, saying that the formula is in compliance with organic standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Man breaks into woman’s home to cook himself a potato and clean up fallen leaves

Patrick Lynn Waits 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was shocked to find a stranger in her kitchen as he was busy cooking a potato in her microwave, police in New Mexico said.

Hobbs Police said that 45-year-old Patrick Lynn Waits, entered the home through an open door and stole the woman’s car keys.

The surprised homeowner found him baking a potato and raking leaves. The woman told investigators that she awoke to noise in the kitchen on Tuesday.

When she entered the kitchen to investigate, she found Waits cleaning a counter top and baking the potato in the microwave oven.

She asked him what he was doing there, and he said that he preparing a potato for himself. When she told him to leave, Waits walked out and left his potato in the microwave.

Waits then began raking leaves in the front yard. The woman called the police, who arrived at the scene as Waits was raking leaves.

He was stumbling when walking and he had slurred speech, police officers who responded to the scene said. Waits was arrested on charges of burglary and unlawful entry.

Man sentenced to 33 years in prison for keeping a bulletproof vest in his home

Bulletproof vest illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of unlawful possession of body armor after police found a bulletproof vest in his home, prosecutors in Texas said.

Now, 53-year-old Dale Thomas Burns has been sentenced to serve 33 years in prison.

Burns of Quanah, was found guilty by a jury of unlawful possession of body armor following just two hours of deliberations.

According to the police investigation, detectives were executing a search warrant at his home when they found the vest.

Detectives came to his house after he removed an ankle monitoring bracelet, which he was ordered to wear as a condition of being released from prison.

During the search, they found the bulletproof vest in a closet. People convicted of a crime are not allowed to be in possession of bulletproof vests.

Police officer beats female jail inmate after she asked for a tampon

Tampon illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A police officer in Florida, is under investigation after she was seen on video beating a female jail inmate because she asked for a tampon.

Audra West was being booked into the Broward jail after being arrested for disorderly conduct when she asked Officer Kristin Connelly for a tampon.

Connelly instructed West to ask politely. West asked politely, but Connelly said that she could give her a pad. In response, the officer claims that West cursed.

Connelly stood up from her desk and put on gloves before beating West.

West was slammed face down on the floor and Connelly punched her in the side of the face, according to West’s attorney.

West fought back in self-defense.

During an investigation, Connelly admitted to striking West in the face twice because she was trying to get West to change clothes.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said that Connelly did not use excessive force. West’s attorney is preparing to file a civil lawsuit against the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Mistress files lawsuit against her 88-year-old lover for not divorcing his wife

Lovers illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A mistress filed a lawsuit against her elderly lover for not divorcing his wife as he promised, according to court documents in New York.

67-year-old Theodora Lee Corsell is demanding $2 million in compensation from 88-year-old James Greenwald for six years of unpaid work.

Greenwald said that he was unable to marry his mistress because his wife Marilee, 77, vowed never to accept a divorce.

Marilee said that she will see him buried six feet under the ground before he can marry anyone else.

Corsell claims that she was professionally and romantically involved with Greenwald, despite the fact that he lived with his wife.

Corsell helped Greenwald fight another mistress who threatened to sue him for $3 million. She also tried to get Greenwald to divorce his wife and marry her, but her efforts failed.

Greenwald said that he remains happily married to his wife, and he called the lawsuit shameless. Corsell said that the reasonable value of her services provided to Greenwald is $2 million.

Young woman kills her female lover because she called the relationship an experiment

Jessica Michelle Ewing (right) and Samanata Shrestha 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A young woman became extremely angry and killed her female lover after being called an experiment, prosecutors in Virginia said.

Now, 24-year-old Jessica Michelle Ewing, a former Virginia Tech student, has been sentenced to serve 45 years in prison after admitting to killing her girlfriend.

Ewing admitted that she strangled 21-year-old Samanata Shrestha during an argument.

According to the police investigation, Ewing came to Shrestha’s apartment wearing a dress, and she brought along whipped cream and wine.

However, she became angry because Shrestha didn't bother to dress up for her. Ewing decided to stay, and the two had sex after drinking the bottle of wine.

Things turned violent between them after Ewing called Shrestha a spoiled b****. Shrestha responded, saying that she was only experimenting with Ewing.

That is when Ewing choked her to death.

Man sues popular actress for causing spiritual damage by staring at him through television screen

Zhao Wei 
By: Wayne Morin

A man claims that he suffered spiritual damage after a popular actress stared at him through his television screen, according to court documents in China.

The man filed a lawsuit against the actress in the People's Court of Shanghai.

The lawsuit names Zhao Wei as the defendant, claiming that she stared at the man with her big eyes through the television screen.

The man wants compensation after suffering spiritual damage by the staring. Wei’s net worth has recently surpassed the $1 billion mark.

Before becoming an actress, Wei worked as a kindergarten teacher. Wei has earned her fortune by playing in numerous movies and getting large fees for endorsements.

She has promoted more than 120 products, ranging from health and beauty supplies to wines to motorcycles. She also secured contracts with Mercedes Benz, DeBeers, Versace, Zegna, Dior, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Motorola and others.

3 boys kill friend by forcing him to swim in river because he spoke to their girlfriends

Girls illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Three boys were arrested on charges of murder after forcing their friend to swim in a river until he drowned, police in Japan said.

Kariya Police said that the three high school kids forced the 15-year-old boy to swim in the river because they were jealous that he spoke with their girlfriends.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Saturday night. The suspects admitted to kicking and punching the victim along with 7 other boys.

After beating the victim, the three boys allegedly forced him to swim in the dark river, which is about 90 feet wide in the area, saying that he would be forgiven if he could swim to the other side and return.

The victim took off his clothes and started swimming. At some point, the boy sank underwater and never emerged. Police are still searching for the boy’s body.

Man seen aggressively pleasuring himself in front of little children while sitting in his parked BMW

BMW illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother ran in panic after she and her 3-year-old son walked near a man who was aggressively pleasuring himself, police in the United Kingdom said.

The incident unfolded around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in Orpington.

19-year-old Tayla Hodgson was out with her 3-year-old son and two friends, when they saw a blue BMW parked on the sidewalk in Broomwood Road.

Hodgson looked inside, and saw the man looking in the direction of her son and other children who were playing in a nearby park.

He was naked from the waist down and aggressively pleasuring himself. Her friend shouted at the man, and he quickly sped away from the scene.

She described the man as heavily built and about 35 years old. Hodgson called the police and told them what happened. The Metropolitan Police Service launched an investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Jennifer Lopez charged with tarnishing women’s honor for showing too much skin during concert

Jennifer Lopez in Morocco 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) 45-year-old Jennifer Lopez faces up to two years in prison after being charged in connection with her concert in a conservative country, police in Morocco said.

The singer has also been criticized by an educational organization, claiming that she disturbed public order and the honor and respect of women with her public performance in Rabat.

Her concert was also broadcast on television. Her performance included revealing dresses that showed her curves. She is also accused of dancing immodestly.

The public is demanding that Communications Minister Mustapha Khalifi resign for allowing the performance to be broadcast on television.

Khalifi himself called the concert unacceptable, and said that it was against the law of broadcasting. However, he said that he will not resign.

160,000 people attended the concert.

If Lopez is convicted, she could face up to two years in prison. Lopez has already left the country, and is back in the United States.


Man attempts to sell live shark outside supermarket

The shark 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was excited when his fishing trip netted him a shark.

Patrick Lanier of Florida, tried to sell a live shark outside a Publix store on Thursday.

Shoppers in Fort Lauderdale, said that Lanier dragged the five-foot shark onto the sidewalk and dropped it on the pavement in an attempt to sell it.

Lanier said that he was very excited when he caught the shark. “I felt like a leprechaun, like I struck gold,” he said.

Lanier waited for a customer who was willing to pay $100 for the shark, but no one seemed to be interested.

The shark was kept on the pavement while shoppers stopped to witness the unusual site.

“Occasionally, I would throw a little water on it,” Lanier said. “It was nice to see people's faces light up, excited to touch it and really experience what it is,” he added.

When workers at Publix learned about the shark that was up for sale on their property, they asked Lanier to leave, and he did.

With no buyer, Lanier said he released the shark back into the water, where it swam away.

Lanier said that he was informed that it is illegal in the state to sell a shark that has caught without a commercial license. He said that he learned his lesson, and is unlikely to ever do it again.

Dog drives owner’s car into pond after being left unattended

Nick Hayer’s car in the pond 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man lost his car after his dog drove it into a pond.

The man of Warren, Vermont, left his dog in the car unattended for a few minutes before the dog drove it into the pond.

Nick Hayer took his 2-year-old dog Lucy with him to work for the day before he set out to get lunch.

Hayer said that he rolled down the window halfway and opened the sunroof so that the English bulldog that works as a therapy dog, would not be stuck in the hot car while he was getting his lunch.

A few minutes later, a man walked up to Hayer and told him that his car is in the pond, but his dog was rescued.

When Hayer went outside, he saw his Volkswagen Jetta submerged in water. The car was totaled. Hayer was grateful that his beloved pet was saved.

Man dances on top of police cruiser to save children from vampires

Christian Radecki dancing on the police vehicle 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A 44-year-old man was seen on video dancing on top of a police cruiser.

Christian Radecki of Cape Coral, Florida, was arrested
after he was caught on video surveillance pulling into the driveway of a police officer.

He came bumper to bumper with the police van belonging to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

He then climbed out of his car and onto the police vehicle. He started dancing on the roof of the police vehicle while the music of his car was playing loudly.

When he was done dancing, Radecki slid down on the windshield and broke the wipers of the officer's vehicle.

He then proceeded to remove and American flag from a neighbor's garden.

Redecki was arrested for disturbing the peace and criminal mischief after neighbors called police.

According to the police report, Radecki told police that a “woman with fangs” came to his door and informed him that a human sacrifice was about to happen involving vampires and children.

“Therefore, Radecki made a conscious decision to get the sheriff to help stop the slaughter of young children,” the report said.

Radecki told officers that he did not take any recreational drugs or alcohol, and has never been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

Radecki was taken to Cape Coral Hospital for a medical evaluation before being transferred to the Lee County Justice Center.

Man run over and killed by tow truck that was hauling his vehicle

Tow truck illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man’s attempt to stop a tow truck driver from taking his vehicle cost him his life.

53-year-old Carlos Weeks of Texas, was frustrated when he spotted a driver hooking up his vehicle to a tow truck.

Weeks rushed to the tow truck driver's side window around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, to stop the driver from taking his SUV.

Sadly, he lost his balance and fell under the rear wheels of the tow truck.

He was crushed under the wheels of the tow truck as it pulled away with his vehicle, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Weeks had allegedly parked his 2004 Lincoln Aviator illegally on the 3400 block of Cedar Plaza Lane in Love Field.

So far, the tow truck driver was not charged as it seemed to be an accident.

Man accused of kidnapping his own son after growing a beard

Torkel Kristoffers 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on charges of kidnapping his own son after he grew a beard.

Torkel Kristoffers was arrested after a neighbor called police to report a child being kidnapped.

Kristoffers, 39, was playing with his 2-year-old son Axel, outside his home in Stockholm, Sweden, when the boy climbed into a reusable grocery bag.

Kristoffers playfully carried his son around in the bag. It was all fun and games, and the child had a huge smile on his face.

However, a neighbor did not recognize Kristoffers because of his new facial hair, and quickly called the police.

Police raided the house and arrested Kristoffers for kidnapping. Police soon realized their error and Kristoffers was released from their custody.

Police released a statement, saying that nothing illegal had taken place.

Police spokesperson Eva Nilsson admitted that the police made a mistake. “It is currently not a crime to carry a child around in a bag,” She said.

Prophet dies after asking followers to bury him alive to strengthen his healing powers

Grave illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man died after he asked his followers to bury him alive so he can heal them.

Self-proclaimed prophet Shamiso Kanyama of Muzarabani, Zimbabwe, accidentally died during a healing ceremony.

Kanyama ordered his followers to dig a grave and bury him alive so that he can summon more healing powers.

However, when Kanyama did not come out of his grave, the soil was removed and he was found dead.

Five members of the family were arrested and charged with murder.

High Court Justice Owen Tagu heard that on the day in question, the five men asked their priest, Zvidzai Muchengeti, for help to cleanse their home of evil spirits, which caused mysterious deaths in their family.

Kanyama was invited to the home to conduct the cleansing ceremony.

Kanyama allegedly told the family that the cleaning process entails him being buried alive so that he can summon more powers to ward off evil spirits.

Father Zvidzai told the court that Kanyama, helped dig the grave and then prayed before jumping inside. While laying face down, he ordered the family members to cover him with soil.

Joseph Taderera told Justice Tagu that as the men were in the process of filling the pit, he asked the five men to stop, but Kanyama urged them to continue.

“I warned the men about the danger of their actions, but my advice fell on deaf ears because Kanyama shouted, telling me that I am disturbing his angels, and urged them to continue filling the grave, saying that he would later come out alive,” Taderera said.

When the prophet failed to return, the family dug up the grave and found that he was already dead.

The five family members who participated in the burial, were charged with murder in the death of Kanyama.

Woman superglued to door for 3 hours in cruel prank

Fiona Crabb after the incident 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was left in a sticky situation by bullies who played a cruel prank on her.

28-year-old Fiona Crabb of England, was superglued to her own door before being freed by emergency services.

Crabb was glued to the door handle for three hours, after emergency services thought the call was a joke.

Crabb, her friend and neighbors called the emergency services 4 times before they finally agreed to come to her home.

They used lubricants, oils and even Coke in an attempt to free her hand, but in the end, they had to saw off the handle of the door, and she was taken to a hospital to have to handle removed from her hand.

Crabb of Oldham in Greater Manchester, said that she returned to her home shortly after 10:00 p.m., and she saw two teenagers running from the block of apartments.

She thought nothing of it until she attempted to enter her apartment and realized that her hand was stuck to the door.

She called her friend. At first, her friend thought she was joking.

“I had to persuade her to come and help me. She called the ambulance, but they also thought it was all a joke,” Crabb said.

The door handle was removed from her hands at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

Teacher who had sex with student gets more prison time after appealing his 30 year sentence

Glenn Davis 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teacher fought his 30 year prison sentence only to get more prison after the appeal.

43-year-old Glenn Davis of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a teacher and a coach when he had sex with an underage student.

Davis pleaded guilty to having sex several times with the 15-year-old student over a period of 7 months. He was sentenced to six to 30 years prison.

He appealed the term based on a miscalculation of the sentencing guidelines. The state's highest court granted his request for resentencing.

However, Judge Dennis Leiber found that during his three years behind bars, Davis had used his family and friends to the send notes to his victim.

The notes with messages was then placed in a parked car near a bar in Byron Center, where the teenage victim would retrieve it.

The father of the victim told the judge that Davis continued to call his daughter several times before he was moved to another prison.

The calls were made after a sentencing hearing in which Davis told the judge how much he regretted his actions against the teen girl.

After hearing the new evidence, the judge added to his prison time and he was sentenced to ten to 40 years in prison up from his six to 30 years behind bars.

Man pleasures himself in front of shoppers in the lingerie section of Target

The suspect 
By: Chan Yuan

Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of indecent exposure after allegedly pleasuring himself in the lingerie section of a store, police in Australia said.

Canberra Police described the suspect as a chubby man with an Asian in appearance.

He was seen by shoppers pleasuring himself in lingerie section of Target. The incident unfolded at the Canberra shopping mall on Sunday afternoon around 1:00 p.m.

Police asked the public to help them identify the man.

According to the police investigation, a shopper spotted the suspect in the lingerie section and went to the cashier to report him.

As he went to the counter, the suspect followed him. Before security could arrive, the suspect left the store and walked toward Cooyong Street.

Police described the man as 5 feet tall with short black hair. He was wearing a black hat, blue jeans and a sweater with the words “I love NY” on the front.