Popular dating website with 2.7 million male users caught having just 1 real woman

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By: Wayne Morin

Eight executives of a dating website were arrested on charges of fraud after investigators learned that only one female member was subscribed to their service, police in Japan said.

Of the 2.7 million users on the site, only one was a woman.

The rest of the women were paid by the company to chat with men.

The scam dating site employed women to chat with male members and encourage them to pay for upgraded services or memberships.

The site also illegally used photos from other dating websites. The fake dating site earned about $80 million a year from paying members.

A total of eight executives were arrested for running the fraudulent site. One user told investigators that he spent about $100,000 on the dating website.

The Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan, launched a website in which it warns people to stay away from suspicious dating sites.

Man wears wig and makeup and pretends to be his 17-year-old girlfriend to take test at school instead of her

Ayan Zhademov 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A girl who freaked out about taking an exam at school, persuaded her boyfriend to dress up like her and take the test instead of her, school officials in Kazakhstan said.

20-year-old Ayan Zhademov wanted to help his 17-year-old girlfriend when she told him she was worried about the next exam.

The girl, who has not been named, had been preparing for the Unified National Testing, which school students are required to take in order to enter college.

Zhademov took her place by wearing a black wig, putting on makeup, and wearing her white blouse and gray skirt before sneaking into the examination room.

However, school administrators in Zhetisai, caught him and took him aside for questioning. Zhademov’s identity was uncovered after trying to speak in a high-pitched voice, but still sounded like a man.

Zhademov was fined $2,800 for impersonation.

Luckily for Zhademov, a rich man stepped in and agreed to pay half of the fine because he was happy that romance is still alive and well in the country.

The girl will now have to wait until next year before taking the exam.

Store owner catches employee having sex with prostitute in bathroom before stealing 2 crosses from shelf

Julio Cesar Clava Chapa 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A store clerk was arrested on charges of prostitution after allegedly having sex with a prostitute in the bathroom of a convenience store, police in Texas said.

McAllen Police said that the store’s manager gave officer’s surveillance video, which showed the prostitute taking two crosses, a bag and a phone charger, and placing the items in her car without paying for them.

She was also seen entering the bathroom along with 21-year-old Julio Cesar Clava Chapa around 6:00 a.m. Chapa told police that the woman asked if she could have a lighter without paying for it, but he refused.

The woman who called herself Gracie, offered sex in exchange for the lighter to which Chapa agreed. After having sex, Gracie took more items from the shelves as Chapa was cleaning himself in the bathroom.

Chapa left the bathroom, opened the cash register and gave Gracie $10. Chapa has been charged with prostitution. He faces up to 180 days in jail if convicted.

His bail was set at $1,000.

Married pastor burns his lover with acid after she attempted to break up with him

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was hospitalized with serious burns after she attempted to break up with a married man.

The pastor, Rev Rosbon Munamba of Zimbabwe, could not bear to be dumped. He allegedly poured sulfuric acid on his estranged lover.

38-year-old Rudo Bakasa suffered burned to 50 percent of her body during the assault.

Bakasa is fighting for her life at the Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare.

Munamba, who is married to another woman, was unhappy that his lover survived the acid attack and allegedly attempted to kill her in the hospital while visiting her.

Bakasa told police that when she attempted to break up with Munamba, he warned her saying: “no one dumps me.”

As the two were walking towards the woman’s house, he produced a container from his pocket and tried to force her to drink the liquid.

“He held the container to my mouth and tried to force it open. He almost strangled me,” Bakasa said. The liquid got into the woman’s ear and on her face.

He then began pouring the remaining liquid all over her body. People heard the woman’s screams and came to her aid. She was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Man kidnaps his neighbor’s wife at gunpoint for being too loud in laundry room

Leon Thurston 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and is being held without bail after kidnapping a woman from her home.

61-year-old Leon Thurston of Vero Beach, Florida, faces kidnapping charges after police said that he kidnapped his neighbor at gunpoint early Sunday morning.

Thurston accused the woman of making too much noise while washing her laundry.

Jessica and David Scoville, who live behind Thurston, were doing their laundry around 5:30 a.m., when Thurston came to their door and said that they were too loud.

Thurston was carrying a gun and a baton. He grabbed Jessica Scoville by the wrist and ordered her to walk with him.

Police were called to the scene and used a K-9 unit to track Thurston and his alleged victim. Police were unable to find the pair.

Thurston took the woman to a nearby park and walked with her for 2 hours. Jessica Scoville finally managed to escape when Thurston went to use the park’s bathroom.

She ran out of the park and flagged down police officers.

Officers arrested Thurston, and they found the gun in his possession.

According to a police report, Thurston told officers that
he was walking around with the woman “to let off steam,” and that he “would never hurt the woman.”

Thurston was arrested on charges of armed burglary, aggravated battery, assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and carrying a concealed firearm.

He is being held without bail.

Pharmacist persuades gunman to release hostages before putting him to sleep with pills

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A pharmacist's brave actions saved herself and her coworkers from a gunman.

A man in Alabama, walked into a pharmacy, took everyone hostage and demanded drugs.

The pharmacist told the man that he could have any drugs he wanted if he released the 6 hostages.

Police said that Christopher Trail tried to rob the Redmont Pharmacy in Red Bay, located at 1102 Golden Road on Tuesday morning just before 9:00 a.m.

Pharmacy owner J.C. Weeks said that his pharmacist Donna Weatherford, persuaded Trail to release the 5 hostages which included a customer and store employees.

Once the hostages were safely outside, Weatherford handed the gunman different pills. Trail consumed the drugs until he overdosed on them.

About two hours after entering the store, the gunman laid down on some chairs and fell asleep. Weatherford then grabbed the gun and ran outside. She handed the gun to police officers who were at the scene.

Trail was arrested. Police said that their was a burglary in the area and a gun was reported missing. Investigators are trying to determine if the two incidents are related.

Man breaks into law office to produce adult movies

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By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on charges of burglary after allegedly breaking into a law office because he wanted to produce adult movies, police in Washington said.

Spokane County Police said that 30-year-old Greg A. Lang, told them that he received permission to enter the law office to shoot adult movies.

Lang was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of burglary. Police officers who responded to the law office located in the 12300 block of East Valleyway Road, found Lang inside.

He told officers that the Asian guy Jim gave him permission to enter. No one else was found in the building, and Lang denied using drugs.

Police officers came to the scene after an alarm sounded. A glass door had been broken. Lang’s bail was set at $10,000.

Man wins $1 million jackpot after ignoring girlfriend’s warning not to waste money on lottery tickets

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By: Chan Yuan

A man who refused to listen to his girlfriend, is now $1 million richer, lottery officials in Michigan said.

The man, who wishes to remain unidentified, bought the winning ticket in Livonia.

He said that he bought the ticket after stopping to get gas for his car. The pump was broken and it did not print a receipt so he told his girlfriend that he has to go into the store.

His girlfriend warned him not to waste money on lottery tickets. He went into the store and bought a lottery ticket over his girlfriend's objections.

He decided to hide the ticket from his girlfriend. The next morning, he scratched off the ticket while in the bathroom, only to find that he won the top prize of $1 million.

He said that he buys lottery tickets on a regular basis, but he never expected to be a big winner. He chose to take a lump sum of $634,517 rather than payments over 30 years.

He wants to use the money on a vacation in Scotland, and invest the rest.

Man shocked to find stranger buried in his grave after former wife secretly sold his plot

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By: Wayne Morin

A man was angry after learning that his former wife forged his signature to sell his burial plot, according to court documents in the United Kingdom.

Jillian and William Keahey of London, bought a double plot to be buried side by side in the Sutton Cemetery for 850 pounds ($1,315) around 10 years ago.

After finalizing their divorce, Jillian Keahey, 66, decided to sell the land without telling former husband.

William Keahey, 57, learned of the sale when his former brother-in-law told him that someone else was buried in his grave.

William Keahey went to the cemetery and saw that a tombstone was erected in the space reserved for him. He contacted his former wife, who admitted to selling the plot by forging his signature.

Jillian Keahey sold the plot for 2000 pounds ($3,095) six years ago. In court, Jillian Keahey pleaded guilty to fraud. Now, the court has ordered Jillin to pay William 4,000 pounds ($6,190).

Man kills his girlfriend's former boyfriend because he threatened to show her nude photos to her parents

Gulam Chowdhury 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder after allegedly enlisting her boyfriend to kill her former lover because he threatened to publicize her nude photos, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

22-year-old Nargis Riaz ordered her new lover, 24-year-old Gulam Chowdhury, to kill her former partner, Mohammed Yasser Afzal.

Chowdhury broke into the office of Afzal, and stabbed him 20 times while Riaz watched.

Following the murder, Riaz deleted all her messages from her phone that showed she arranged her former boyfriend’s murder.

According to the police investigation, Riaz was angry with Afzal because he threatened to expose their relationship, including intimate photos of them to her parents.

Riaz of London, tried to hide her relationship with Afzal because her parents did not approve of them being together.

At some point, Riaz wanted to end the relationship, but she worried that he would reveal details of their physical relationship to her mother so she had him killed.

Riaz denied the allegations.

Teacher chains her 14-year-old twins to furniture and beats them with pans

Brian and Shauna Paque 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teacher resigned from her job after she was arrested for abusing her teenage sons.

The preschool teacher and her husband are accused of chaining their 14-year-old twin sons to furniture and beating them as a form of punishment.

Brian and Shauna Paque of Texas, were arrested and charged with child abuse after one of her children managed to escape and ran to a police station in Decatur begging for help.

Shauna quit her job as a preschool teacher at the Decatur School District, where she was employed for 11 years.

Her husband Brian is a former teacher.

Police said that the boy had a bruised throat, a footprint on his back and other injuries when he arrived at the police headquarters.

“He came through the door crying for help,” said Police Chief Rex Hoskins.

The boy told police that his mother choked him and struck him on the head with a frying pan.

Police found the boy’s twin brother in a nearby apartment complex. He told police that his father removed the chains from him and ordered him to go look for his brother.

According to the arrest affidavit, Shauna admitted to choking her son while trying to get a camera away from him.

The boy wanted to take video of his mother beating his brother, so that he can turn it over to police, Hoskins said.

Shauna showed police the chain and locks she used on her sons. The boys allegedly told police that the abuse has been going on for over 10 years.

Shauna and Brian Paque were released from prison after posting $20,000 bond.

The children were removed from the home while the investigation is ongoing.

Husband and pregnant wife shoot each other during domestic dispute killing unborn baby

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man and his pregnant wife were hospitalized after they were both shot during a domestic dispute.

Detectives in Palm Bay, Florida, are investigating the shooting, involving the 8-month pregnant woman and her husband.

Police officers responded to the home after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, and found the woman and her husband suffering from gunshot wounds.

The couple was taken to a hospital. The woman who was 8-months pregnant, is in stable condition, but her unborn child did not survive.

The male victim was also injured and is in stable condition. Police said that they have been to the home on different occasions on reports of domestic violence.

A 2-years-old child who was in the home during the shooting, was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Woman puts plastic bag over baby’s head and takes picture before sending it to his father’s new girlfriend

Dinah Gue 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother nearly suffocated her baby by placing a bag over his head.

The mother of Florida, is facing charges of aggravated child abuse after police said that she covered the face of the baby with plastic and posted a picture of the child struggling to breathe on social media.

According to a police report, police in West Palm Beach were called on Saturday, to do a welfare check on the 8-month-old baby boy.

Police said that 27-year-old Dinah Gue, took a picture of the baby laying on the floor with a plastic bag on the face, blocking his airway.

Gue then sent the photo via Facebook to a woman, who is said to be the new girlfriend of the child’s father.

Police said that Gue wrote on the Facebook: “Ain’t he cute with the plastic bag over his head? He is struggling to get it off, but I am going to leave it there.”

Gue was arrested, and she remains behind bars on $100,000 bail.

36-year-old woman leaves her husband to marry his 74-year-old father

Liza Goddard and Jason Harwood 
By: Feng Qian

A man was devastated to learn that his wife left him for his father.

36-year-old Liza Goddard of England, left her husband to marry his 74-year-old father.

The couple was married for 8 months and were living with his father when they allegedly fell in love.

Jason Harwood, 35, said that his former wife is set to
become his stepmother after having committed to Jason's father John who is nearly 40 years older than her.

Harwood had become suspicious of his father and his wife after the trio lived together in Slough, Berkshire.

However, Harwood only learned of the secret romance after visiting his father to congratulate him after hearing the news of his father’s engagement.

During the visit, his father revealed that his fiancee was indeed the former wife of his son.

Harwood was heartbroken by the news.

His mother Sharon, who had three children with her former husband John, said that she was “absolutely disgusted” when she heard that her former husband is planning to marry their son’s former wife.

Harwood said that while he was at his father’s home, Goddard walked into the house and told him “you better get used to the idea that I am going to be your stepmother.”

Young boy caught driving van during rush hour with 2 young children inside

The boy driving 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A video was uploaded to the Internet, showing a young boy driving a vehicle.

A man of Arizona, who spotted the child driver, was worried after seeing the young boy driving the SUV during rush hour.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on McDowell Street and 16th Street in Phoenix.

The unidentified man recorded the moment the car stopped at the intersection and the young boy sitting in the driver's seat operating the vehicle.

There was an adult in the front passenger seat and two small children in the back seat.

The concerned driver waited at the intersection to confront the adult in the front seat.

“Dude you are going to get someone killed man,” he shouted to the adult.

The adult male passenger in the SUV found it funny and began to laugh.

The adult passenger responded by saying something to the effect of: “I have my hand on the e-brake”.

“That's not safe, man. Come on dude, it's rush hour. There's a lot of cars dude,” the man who recorded the video said.

The boy continued driving without paying attention to the concerned citizens.

Turtle bites drunk man’s lips after attempting to kiss it

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A drunk man was rushed to a hospital after being bitten on the lips by a turtle, police in China said.

Xinglin Police said that the man of Hefei, drank numerous alcoholic beverages before going into a supermarket and playing with the turtle.

The man identified as Wang, was kept in a police cell until he sobered up.

According to the police investigation, Wang entered the supermarket around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, after drinking with his friends.

Surveillance video from the store showed Wang stumble into the seafood section and playing with the turtles that were in a glass tank.

After 30 minutes, Wang put his head into the tank and emerged with a turtle attached to his lips. Supermarket employees had to cut the head of the turtle to free Wang.

Police were called after Wang became belligerent toward staff members. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated before being taken to the police station for the night.

World Health Organization warns people not to drink camel urine after deadly disease spreads

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By: Feng Qian

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned people to refrain from drinking camel urine after 7 people in South Korea died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

MERS was first detected in Saudi Arabia 3 years ago.

Health officials in Seoul, confirmed the death of a 68-year-old woman who had pre-existing heart disease. She died on Tuesday.

There have been 95 confirmed cases of MERS, and 2,500 people are currently in quarantine.

MERS can affect people and animals, and some doctors believe that the disease started in animals before making the jump to humans.

A man who is in a stable condition in an isolation ward after testing positive for MERS, told WHO that he has barn with camels, and has frequent contact with them.

WHO advises people with diabetes, renal failure and chronic pulmonary disease to avoid close contact with animals, especially camels, and wash hands after contact with animals.

People should avoid eating raw camel milk or camel urine, or eat meat that has not been properly prepared, WHO warned. Symptoms of MERS, include fever, coughing and breathing difficulties.

Drunk teens cover female bus driver with vomit and urine

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A female bus driver said that she was left covered in urine and vomit while operating her route late at night, police in Canada said.

Victoria Police said that the unidentified bus driver was assaulted by a large group of drunk teens who boarded a double-decker bus on Route 72 around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Once on the bus, the group went to the upper deck. At some point, at least one teen urinated on the floor, while another vomited.

Some of the liquid dripped down onto the driver while she operated the bus. The urine and vomit covered her hair, face, eyes and all of her clothes.

The driver was also subjected to verbal abuse when the group got off the bus.

Later, she went to the hospital to have her eyes cleaned and blood tests taken to be sure that was not exposed to any contagious diseases.

Victoria Police are investigating the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

58-year-old lawyer steals $1 million from his clients and spends it on prostitutes

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By: Wayne Morin

An attorney was arrested, charged and convicted of fraud after stealing around $1 million from his clients and spending most of the money on prostitutes, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

58-year-old Andrew Taylor of Cheadle, stole cash from 13 bank accounts belonging to his clients suffering from dementia.

He used the funds to purchase antique pens and on sex chat lines. His crime spree began shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Taylor became obsessed with sex and shopping. Taylor had power of attorney over all but one of his 13 elderly victims. He stole a staggering $600,000 from an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia.

He also stole cash from an 87-year-old woman, leaving her family unable to pay for funeral costs. Over a period of 4 months, he managed to spend $100,000 on prostitutes.

Taylor pleaded guilty to 13 counts of fraud. Taylor said that he is willing to sell the family home in Brooklyn Crescent, in order to compensate his victims and their families.

He was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison.

Father accidentally kills his 14-year-old son during hunting after mistaking him for a deer

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A father is devastated after he accidentally killed his 14-year-old son during a hunting trip, police in Russia said.

Altai Police said that the unidentified father was carrying a 16-gauge double-barreled shotgun when he took his son on a hunting trip Tuesday.

Assuming that a white figure standing back in the dark was a deer, the man aimed and fired, only to realize it was his son, who had been riding on a horse.

The child immediately died from gunshot wounds in the head and chest. The man told investigators that he and his son were hunting for Siberian roe deer at the time of the fatal accident.

In February, a hunter was arrested and charged with manslaughter related charges after he shot and killed a man he mistook for bear, according to court proceedings in Oregon.

Now, the hunter has been found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of a Marine reservist from California.

The jury deliberated for about two hours Friday, before rendering their not guilty verdict.

Eugene Collier, 68, was the last witness to take the stand. He told the jury that he was shooting to kill when he fired the .270 caliber bullet that killed Christopher Ochoa, 20, in French Camp, California, near Silver Falls State Park.

Collier was hunting with his 12-year-old grandson and said he was sure he was shooting at a bear.

"I made a terrible mistake. It was a tragic accident, I did not mean for it to happen," Collier said. "I'm sorry,” he added.

Collier testified on Friday, that was about 100 yards from his target when he realized that he had killed a human being.

"I was shocked," he recalled. "I thought the only person there was my grandson. Then I realized that he was not dressed like that," he added.

His grandson heard the shot from his position and came running.