Time Warner ordered to pay woman $230,000 because they called her more than 150 times

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman filed a lawsuit against Time Warner Cable after receiving more than 150 calls on her cellphone despite telling the company to stop harassing her, according to court documents in New York.

Now, a federal judge in Manhattan, has ordered Time Warner to pay the woman $229,000 in compensation.

Araceli King told the court that she received 153 automated calls intended for another person in less than a year. King of Irving, Texas, said that Time Warner Cable left messages for Luiz Perez.

The calls were made through a system meant for customers who were late with paying their bills. Time Warner Cable denied the charges, claiming that they believed to be calling Perez, who had consented to the calls.

A judge ordered the company to pay the woman $1,500 per call because any responsible company could have located Perez instead of harassing the woman.

The judge slammed Time Warner for continuing with the calls even after being sued.

Teen has throat slit by rival from behind while sitting at computer at packed Internet cafe

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By: Tanya Malhotra

People at an Internet cafe in China, were shocked when a teenager slit the throat of another in front of others.

The 17-year-old boy was killed at the Internet cafe in Dongguan, Guangdong, when one of his peers snuck up behind him and slit his throat with a knife.

The victim, Guo Xianghu, had reportedly gotten into an argument with the suspect, who was identified as Lei, in a bar just below the Internet cafe.

After getting into the argument, Lei ran to a department store and bought two knives. He then entered the Internet cafe, where Xianghu had been using a computer.

Surveillance video, which was uploaded to the Internet, shows the suspect wearing a white shirt and black pants while approaching Xianghu. He grabbed him from behind in a surprise attack.

Lei slit Xianghu’s throat and fled the scene.

Patrons at the Internet cafe began chasing Lei after seeing the victim stumbling out of his chair with his hand on his throat, with blood dripping on his shirt.

The suspect managed to escape. Police found Lei, and he was arrested. Paramedics attempted to save the victim, but he lost too much blood and died of his injuries.

Man’s body cut in half after crashing his motorcycle during high speed chase with police

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By: Feng Qian

A man was killed while trying to flee from police, police in Michigan said.

The body of 47-year-old Christopher Henry was cut in half at the waist after crashing while leading police on a high-speed chase, police said.

Henry lost control of his motorcycle and jumped a curb before crashing into a tree and a utility pole. When police caught up to him, they found Henry dead and his body split in half.

“I have seen some nasty crashes, but it’s been awhile since I have seen one this bad,” State police Lt. David Simon said.

Police suspect that Henry had been drinking before the horrific accident.

Police said that they saw Henry speeding and swerving around 10:00 p.m. in Bay City, and he sped off as soon as they activated their sirens.

Investigators were still awaiting the results of toxicology test in the fatal accident.

6 teenagers kill man while burglarizing cars at 3:00 in the morning

Steve Gerecke 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) 6 teenagers are facing murder charges after killing a man who confronted them when they robbed him.

Police in New Mexico, said that the 6 teenagers are facing murder charges after one of them shot dead the 60-year-old man in his driveway.

The teens are accused of breaking into cars and homes in a neighborhood in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said at a news conference that the boys are between the ages of 14 to 17. He added that one of the teenagers admitted to the crime.

According to the arrest affidavits, the teens had been stealing from cars and houses before one of them shot and killed Steve Gerecke outside his home.

Officers found Gerecke dead in his driveway with multiple gunshot wounds. “There are still plenty of questions to be answered,” said Eden.

The suspects, Ryan Archibeque, 17, Christopher Rodriguez, 16, Jeremiah King, 16, and Andrew Hubler, 15, appeared in court on Friday afternoon, on charges that include murder, aggravated burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors said that the four were charged as serious juvenile offenders, meaning that they will likely be tried as adults.

Enrique Palomino and Matthew Baldonado, both 14, will be tried as juveniles.

Police believe that the 16-year-old King was the shooter.

Heather Alter, the daughter of Gerecke, said her father did not deserve to be executed.

“I want to address the parents of these animals,” she said. “Where were you? Why did you let your children run the streets at 3:00 a.m.? I hold you, the parents, responsible,” she added.

Bond was set at $250,000 cash only for each defendant.
Police said that the parents of the 6 boys might also face charges for allowing them to run the streets so late at night.

Man pepper sprays police officers after calling them for help

Scott Patrick Garman 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested after pepper spraying police officers in Minnesota.

The 46-year-old man of Minneapolis, is accused of pepper spraying two police officers who responded to calls on Tuesday.

Morrison County police received multiple calls from Scott Patrick Garman around 4:00 a.m. He was shouting and swearing at dispatchers while complaining about officers who had been to his home earlier that day, according to the criminal complaint.

The dispatcher then called Little Falls police officers to go the home of Garman on Sixth Street Northeast.

When two officers arrived at the residence, Garman was sitting on the front steps of his home. Garman screamed at them and said: “You're on my property.”

Officers responded by saying that he was the one who called them, which is why they came.

According to the complaint, Garman sprayed pepper spray in the faces of the officers. One of the officers immediately became disoriented and blinded by the pepper spray.

The other officer, who also felt the effects of the pepper spray, ordered Garman to the ground. The officer then used his Taser and hit the man with his baton before placing him in handcuffs.

Police seized the pepper spray, which is intended to deter bears from attacking humans and is not to be used on humans.

Garman now faces two counts of assault on a police officer and obstructing a legal process with force.

Babysitter forces 6-year-old boy to eat soap after talking dirty and calling him gay

Rian Birtwell 
By: Wayne Morin

A babysitter was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after washing out a little boy’s mouth with soap because he was talking dirty at a park, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

23-year-old Rian Birtwell of Washington, said that he became angry when 6-year-old Alfi Forsyth swore at him at the park.

The confrontation with the child happened after Forsyth teased an elderly man who was walking with the help of a stick. When Birtwell told him to stop, the boy began cursing him before calling him a gay boy.

Birtwell bought some soap and forced some into the mouth of his victim. Birtwell was sentenced to 12 months probation and was ordered to pay his victim 15 pounds ($23).

He was also ordered to pay 85 pounds ($131) in court costs. Birtwell said that he thought that the child had to be taught a lesson, but never intended to hurt him.

Married woman kills herself after lover refused to marry her despite giving birth to his twin girls

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A married woman was devastated after her lover refused to marry her despite the fact that she gave birth to his twin girls, police in Nigeria said.`

Lagos State police said that 35-year-old Joy Bakare killed herself after her secret lover, Fatai Rafiu, refused to marry her despite the fact that she left her husband and came to live with him.

Investigators found a suicide note in the woman’s apartment in which she expressed her disappointment and frustration after she gave birth to her lover’s twin girls.

Bakare revealed that she became tired of life because her lover left her after she gave birth to the twin girls. The woman’s relatives told investigators that she left her husband in hopes that her lover will marry her.

However, this did not happen as her lover is married and has two children with another woman. In addition to the twin girls, the woman left behind her husband with three children.

Rafiu admitted that he was the father of the twin girls. The babies were handed over to the custody of Rafiu.

Man forcefully licks 14-year-old girl’s face after stalking her for a month

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly licking a 14-year-old girl’s face while exposing himself from the waist down, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Hiroshi Kamata, after being accused of stalking young girls and exposing himself to them.

Kamata may have been responsible for 20 sexual assaults on young girls in recent months, police said. The latest incident involved the 14-year-old girl who was walking home around 7:00 p.m.

The suspect, who had been stalking the girl for more than a month, approached the victim from behind, hugged her and licked her face.

The girl told investigators that Kamata was naked from the waist down. Kamata was identified through surveillance cameras.

During questioning, he confessed to committing at least 20 acts of sexual assaults near his home.

Kamata rode his bike behind the unsuspecting young girls, and then waited for them to walk on a quiet street before attacking them.

Teen collapses while flying on crowded plane after putting on 12 layers of clothing to avoid paying baggage fees

James McElvar 
By: Feng Qian

A teenager was rushed to a hospital after collapsing on board a commercial airplane due to wearing many layers of clothing, police in Scotland said.

19-year-old James McElvar was taken off the plane after suffering from heat exhaustion.

The incident unfolded as the Rewind band member was flying on EasyJet from Stansted, London, to Glasgow, with fellow band members on Wednesday.

When McElvar was told that he would have to pay a surcharge for excess luggage for carrying a bag full of clothes, he chose to wear each item to save $70.

McElvar put on 6 T-shirts, 4 jumpers, 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of sweatpants, 2 jackets and 2 hats. As the plane took off from the airport, McElvar took off some of the clothes as he began feeling dizzy.

However, it was too late. Already sweating profusely and feeling light-headed, McElvar became violently ill. The singer collapsed and he was placed on the floor by an on board paramedic.

McElvar said that he knew something was wrong from the beginning as he had a hard time breathing and felt like he was having a heart attack

When the plane landed in Glasgow, he was rushed by an ambulance to a nearby hospital. EasyJet wished McElvar a quick recovery.

Woman lays on top of her dead boyfriend for 3 days following car accident

Lamara Bell and John Yuill 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Parents of a woman who laid on top of her dead boyfriend for three days, are angry after it took police a long time until they responded to a call about a car crash.

28-year-old John Yuill of Glasgow, Scotland, died on Sunday morning when his car crashed.

His girlfriend, 25-year-old Lamara Bell, was found in the wreckage of his car on Wednesday. The mother of two children was taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital, where she was said to be in critical condition.

Doctors said that Bell was bleeding in the brain and was on dialysis before she died. The accident occurred on the M9. Police admitted that they did not investigate reports about the car crash on Sunday.

They were called again to the scene of the accident on Wednesday. Officers said that they pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The female passenger who was still alive on top of her boyfriend’s body, was taken to the hospital, where she was in critical condition for several days before she died, police said.

Yuill left behind three children while Bell left behind two children.

The families of Yuill and Bell are furious that it took police three days to respond to the scene. Officials said that they are investigating why the initial accident report was ignored.

Bar employees to stop wearing skirts after being groped by numerous young women

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By: Wayne Morin

Bar employees in the United Kingdom, announced that they will stop wearing skirts while serving drinks after being groped by numerous young women.

The male employees at Hootananny in London, complained that too many women lifted up their kilts to make sure that they are true Scotsmen.

This week, they decided to start wearing pants, following the sexual harassment by groups of women. The sexual abuse usually occurred over the weekend when the bar was busy.

The women usually drank several shots before approaching the employees and lifting their dresses to check them out. The men also complained of a double standard, as police refuse to take their sexual abuse claims seriously.

One male employee said that if he would put his hand under the skirt of a waitress, he would be arrested and charged.

The owner of the club said that he supports the decision of his employees, saying that no one should be sexually harassed at work.

Woman collapses after drinking air freshener because she thought it was alcohol

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was rushed to a hospital after she drank air freshener because she thought it was an alcoholic beverage, police in Georgia said.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident unfolded when 57-year-old Neil Berry arrived home on Sunday night.

Berry found his wife, 59-year-old Sandra Berry, at home and feeling ill.

The woman told her husband that she drank something from a plastic bottle under a cabinet labeled "Apple Cinnamon," believing it was alcohol.

The husband informed her that she was actually drank car air freshener. The woman felt dizzy before collapsing in a chair. Neil Berry called police and put his wife into his car.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Sandra Berry in the back seat of the car and she had difficulty breathing. Paramedics transported Sandra Berry to a nearby hospital.

Woman pours water on teens at restaurant because her phone lost an Internet connection

Amber Henson 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly pouring water on teens at a restaurant, police in Oklahoma said.

Tahlequah police said that they have arrested Amber Henson, after being accused of pouring water on teens because she lost the Internet connection on her phone.

The incident unfolded on Thursday, after the WiFi at a Taco Bell stopped working.

According to surveillance video of the restaurant, Henson approached the teens before pouring water on them, blaming them for not being able to connect to the Internet.

The situation deteriorated from there. After she poured water on the teens, Henson went outside and waited for them to exit the restaurant.

When they left, she confronted them and pulled out a knife before fleeing from the scene. Police published photos of Henson on Facebook, and concerned citizens tracked her down.

Henson was arrested on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Dog eats 8 pairs of women’s underwear and 62 hair bands

Tiki and the items removed from its stomach 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A dog was underwent the knife after eating its owner’s hair bands and underwear, a veterinarian in Pennsylvania said.

The dog named Tiki of Mars, was taken to the veterinarian after suffering from severe stomach pains.

X-rays revealed a large mass in its stomach, the dog’s owner, Sara Weiss, said.

Hisham Ibrahim of the Good Shepherd’s Veterinary Hospital, said that he removed 62 hair bands and 8 pairs of underwear from Tiki’s stomach.

He also found four rubber bands and a band-aid. After the items were removed, Tiki made a full recovery.

Restaurant owner orders his employees to kidnap and torture his wife’s secret lover

Scott Koh 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A restaurant owner was arrested on a charge of kidnapping after ordering his employees to kidnap and torture the secret lover of his wife, police in Washington said.

Seattle police said that they arrested Scott Koh, the owner of the Shilla restaurant, after being accused of leading his employees to take revenge against his wife's secret lover.

According to the police investigation, Chris McMonagle was kidnapped, tortured and Tasered numerous times. McMonagle spent a long time recovering at the Harborview Medical Center following the attack.

Koh believed that McMonagle is responsible for his bad marriage, and he wanted to eliminate him, prosecutors told a court.

Koh and his employees pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and assault. The judge set their bail at $500,000 each.

Nude woman holds woman’s head underwater in swimming pool for telling her to put her clothes on

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A naked woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly holding a woman's head underwater for being told to put on some clothes, police in Texas said.

Austin police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Morgan Areshchenko, after being accused of holding one woman underwater and throwing a rock at another woman.

The incident unfolded when Areshchenko arrived naked at her apartment complex pool on North Hills Drive. A woman who was already in the pool with her two children, asked Areshchenko to put some clothes on.

Areshchenko responded by pushing the woman into the pool, jumping behind her, holding her head underwater by the neck and punching her.

Two bystanders, including an apartment complex employee, saw the incident and shouted for Areshchenko to stop. Areshchenko then launched a stone at the employee who was fleeing the scene to hide behind a grill.

She was hit in the shoulder. Areshchenko was charged with aggravated assault.