Uber driver threatens to slit woman’s throat for canceling trip

Uber illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman in the United Kingdom, said that she is extremely nervous after an Uber driver left her a massage on her voicemail threatening to slit her throat for canceling a trip.

28-year-old Anna Kealey of London, was threatened with being killed and was called an idiot.

Kealey said that she heard the message five days after canceling the trip and she feels very nervous. She complained to Uber, asking that the driver immediately be fired and taken off the road.

Kealey had booked the private car at 11:00 a.m., to meet friends, but she canceled the trip after a few minutes. She canceled that trip because she suffers from panic attacks and began feeling anxious.

She decided to walk to meet her friends. Kealey contacted the police about the incident. Uber said that the driver was immediately suspended.

Police officers strip pregnant woman naked because she parked at a bus stop

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Three police officers were arrested on charges of assault after allegedly stripping a pregnant woman naked because she parked at a bus stop, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that Chika Elekwachi was stripped naked after being accused of resisting arrest.

She was eight months pregnant at the time of the incident.

After the assault, Elekwachi gave birth to a premature baby.

Elekwachi, a mother of two children, said that the incident unfolded when she tried to park at a bus stop in front of a shopping mall.

She noticed a bus behind her, and it blocked her from getting out of the vehicle. After the bus moved, she got out and police pointed their guns at her.

They told her to move her vehicle and threatened to shoot her if she parked. The woman begged the officers to allow her to park at the bus stop because she was pregnant, but they refused her request.

Since the woman resisted, the police placed her under arrest.

The officers began to drag her to their vehicle, ripping off her clothes in the process. When she arrived at the police station, she was completely naked.

She was later transported to a nearby hospital after going into labor. The three officers were arrested on charges of assault.

Woman bites her roommate because she refused to allow her to cook in dirty kitchen

Dirty kitchen sink illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly biting her roommate because she refused to allow her to cook in a dirty kitchen, police in Iowa said.

Des Moines police said that they arrested the unidentified woman on Friday, after being accused of attacking her roommate with an extension cord when a fight broke out over cooking in the kitchen.

Police were called to the 1700 block of Des Moines Street around 4:00 p.m., on a report of a domestic dispute.

The victim and the suspect got into a fight in the kitchen because the victim was angry with her roommate for not cleaning the kitchen.

The victim had unplugged the extension cord used for the stove, not wanting her roommate to cook there until the kitchen was clean.

The suspect grabbed the cord and hit the victim several times in the face and chest. She also bit the victim three times, twice in the right arm and once in the left wrist.

The police saw the victim bleeding after they arrived at the scene. Police arrested Rachel Sua and she was charged with assault causing bodily harm.

She was booked into the Polk County Jail.

Man stands in front of car full of children at McDonald's drive-thru and pleasures himself

Homer Williams 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition after allegedly standing in front of a car full of children and pleasuring himself, police in Florida said.

Tallahassee police said that they arrested 56-year-old Homer Williams, after being accused of pleasuring himself at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the presence of children.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at the McDonald’s located on the corner of South Monroe Street and Orange Avenue.

Williams approached a vehicle and asked the woman and her boyfriend for a cigarette. After being rejected, Williams began to pleasure himself.

There were three young children in the back of the vehicle.

Williams was still at the scene when the police arrived.

Williams was arrested and booked into the Leon County Jail.

Woman slams car into grandmother while looking down and praying behind the wheel

Pamela Beckham 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A grandmother suffered serious injuries after being run over by a car when a woman decided to pray behind the wheel, police in Ohio said.

Bellevue police said that 50-year-old Pamela Beckham, suffered a broken neck and numerous other injuries when the car slammed into her while crossing the street with her grandchildren.

Investigators first thought that the driver, 62-year-old Marilyn Perry, was on her cellphone at the time of the accident or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

However, the investigation revealed that she did not use her phone and was not under the influence. Perry told investigators that she was praying when the accident occurred.

She said that she had been going through some personal problems and was praying while driving, sometimes with her head down.

Perry pleaded guilty to vehicular assault and was sentenced to three years probation. The judge also ordered Perry to pay $10,000 in restitution.

Woman finds 7 dogs in suitcase dumped in garbage can

Dog illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was horrified to find several dogs inside a suitcase, which was dumped in a garbage can, police in Georgia said.

Atlanta police said that they are trying to find the person who left the suitcase full of dogs to die after they were found by Brianna Ciprian.

Ciprian said that she was in shock when she passed by the dumpster near her apartment. She heard noises coming from the suitcase, and when she opened it, she found seven dogs inside.

The dogs were having difficulty breathing. The dogs were taken to an animal hospital, where only one dog survived for a few hours.

Police said that there was no excuse for abandoning animals because shelters are open seven days a week. They are encouraging anyone with information about the abuse to come forward.

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for anyone with information.

Wife runs over her husband with car because he had sex with his 18-year-old student

Mark Addis and Lucy Gill 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of careless driving after running over her husband who was having an affair with his 18-year-old student, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 34-year-old Maria Addis of Wales, has been fined 500 pounds ($775) and received seven points on her driver’s license after pleading guilty to careless driving.

According to the police investigation, Maria Addis confronted her husband, 37-year-old Mark Addis, after learning about his relationship with 18-year-old Lucy Gill.

A witness at the scene, saw the couple arguing before Maria Addis pushed Mark Addis into a bush and locking herself in the family car.

She then drove over her husband's leg. Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Mark Addis holding his leg in pain.

Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of assault after Maria Addis pleaded guilty to careless driving. Mark Addis is currently in a relationship with Lucy Gill.

Missing man found frozen inside the freezer of his home

Michael Dwayne Graham 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A missing man has been found dead inside the freezer of his home, and police believe that he was murdered, police in Alabama said.

Butler County police said that 40-year-old Michael Dwayne Graham, was found dead in his home after being reported missing 12 days ago.

He was found in the freezer of his home, which was hidden under a pile of clothes.

Graham’s family filed a missing person complaint when they were notified by his employer that he had not shown up for work.

Police officers raided his home and found him inside the freezer. The body and the freezer were taken to the Department of Forensic Sciences for examination.

The victim’s car was found in Atlanta, Georgia, and person of interest was taken into custody in North Carolina, police said.

Naked woman records herself hanging upside down from tree after art project went wrong

Hilde Krohne Huse hanging from tree 
By: Feng Qian

A young woman was left hanging upside down from a tree after her art project went wrong, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

Hilde Krohne Huse of London, England, was recording what was supposed to be a two second stunt for a series of movies that she was doing for an art project.

However, she was left suspended naked from a tree in Aukra, Norway, as the weight of her body tightened the noose around her ankle.

The camera ended up recording as she tried to free herself.

After a half an hour, a friend who heard her scream, came to her rescue.

Huse published the video, saying that she did not mind people laughing about her ordeal, and she is delighted with the number of people who have seen her video.

After the video went viral on the Internet, it won the Bloomberg New Contemporaries award. The video is also being played in a number of art galleries in the United Kingdom.

Huse revealed that she still has a scar from the noose after suffering burns while trying to free herself from the rope.

Man beats his friend unconscious after catching him urinating on his carpet

Rug illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man beat his friend until he fell unconscious because he urinated on his carpet, police in California said.

San Francisco police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Demarea Barnes, after being accused of beating his friend because he urinated on his carpet and not in the toilet.

According to the police investigation, the attack took place around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at a home on Matthew Court.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the 20-year-old victim lying unconscious on the sidewalk with severe head and facial injuries.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for injuries considered to be life threatening. He is said to be in stable condition.

The suspect fled the scene after the attack, but police used surveillance video to track him down. Barnes admitted to knowing the victim and said that the fight stemmed from the victim urinating on his carpet.

Barnes was booked into jail and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Prison inmate accidentally released after disguising himself as cellmate who completed sentence

The suspect 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A prison inmate managed to escape from his cell after guards came to release his cellmate, police in Canada said.

London police said that the prisoner was released on Wednesday, after allegedly posing as his cellmate, who was about to be released because he had completed serving his sentence.

Police were called to the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre after it was discovered that the 19-year-old prisoner had been released by mistake.

According to the police investigation, Justin Kunz altered his appearance to resemble that of his cellmate and stepped forward when correctional officers came for free the other man.

It is also alleged that the inmate threatened his cellmate and told him to stay quiet when correctional officers came to release him.

Police are looking for the escapee, but so far, he is still at large. He was jailed after being convicted of gun possession.

Father slits throat of 10-year-old boy as human sacrifice to heal his sick child

By: Mahesh Sarin

A father was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly slitting the throat of a boy as part of a human sacrifice ritual, police in Nepal said.

Kudiya police said that they have arrested 5 people in connection with the death of 10-year-old Jivan Kohar, who was murdered as a human sacrifice to heal a sick man.

The boy’s decomposed body was recovered from a bush on Friday. The child's throat had been slit.

The father of the sick man had confessed to the murder, saying that he had to repel evil spirits from his sick son after seeking the advice of a religious person.

He lured the child with the help of neighbors to a secluded area by offering him cookies and money. They then performed the religious rite before throwing his body into the bush.

All five men have been charged with murder.

20-year-old woman lays down in middle of street after father refused to buy her a smartphone

The woman on the floor 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A spoiled woman caused a traffic jam after she lied down in the middle of the road while throwing a tantrum.

The 20-year-old woman from Hubei, China, was seen throwing a tantrum as she stormed out of a store and onto a busy road.

She then threw herself onto the road in protest after her father refused to buy her an expensive smartphone.

According to her father, the woman had her heart set on a smartphone with a price tag of around 2,000 yuan ($322).

Unfortunately, the father was not ready to spend that amount of money for his grown daughter’s cellphone so she decided throw an epic tantrum in the streets.

As soon as traffic officers saw the woman in middle of the street, they stood around her to protect her from passing vehicles while other officers stopped traffic.

While traffic was at a standstill, the officers managed to persuade the woman to speak to her father and reconcile with him.

Meanwhile, the smartphone vendor who witnessed the woman's bizarre behavior, agreed to lower the price of the phone.

The father finally agreed to purchase the phone for his now very happy daughter.

Man accidentally kills his wife while trying to save her from killing herself

Carol Wolstenholme 
By: Feng Qian

A man accidentally crushed his wife to death while trying to save her life.

Steve Wolstenholme was devastated after he caused the death of his beloved wife after finding her cutting her arm in her kitchen.

Carol Wolstenholme died when her husband accidentally crushed her while trying to stop her from committing suicide.

Steve Wolstenholme told a court how he pushed his wife to get the knife away from her. She fell face down in a hallway.

During the struggle, while Carol was lying on the floor, her husband fell on top of her. He soon realized that she was not breathing.

Steve Wolstenholme was arrested for assault and then a charge of murder was added.

Pathologist Charles Wilson told the court that Carol’s self-inflicted wounds were not life threatening and she died from postural asphyxia.

Dr. Wilson also said that the Carol was immobilized by her husband who is a large man. She was in a confined space and her obesity may have also affected her ability to breathe properly.

After an investigation, forensic evidence was found to be consistent with Steve Wolstenholme’s account of the incident and all charges against him were dropped.

Hot-looking woman flirts with border patrol officers during attempt to smuggle drugs in gold Mercedes

Anett Pikula 
By: Chan Yuan

A hot-looking woman was arrested after she flirted with border patrol officers in an apparent attempt to distract them while she was smuggling drugs.

39-year old Anett Pikula was “overly talkative,” with guards at the Lukeville, Arizona, border crossing.

She drove her gold-plated Mercedes Benz from Mexico to the United States, in a failed attempt to smuggle 13 pounds of cocaine.

Her flirting with officers caused suspicion and they elected her for a secondary inspection, during which a Customs and Border Protection K-9 was deployed.

The dog alerted officers to a hidden compartment in both of the Mercedes' front quarter panels.

Officers found six packages of cocaine, for a total of 13 pounds with a street value of about $134,000.

Officers arrested Pikula of Phoenix, and turned her over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

They also seized her Mercedes and the drugs. A passenger, who was traveling with Pikula, was not arrested.

According to her Instagram photos, Pikula lives a glamorous lifestyle.

Thieves return car keys with an apology note for damaging the car

Tyler Chaney 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was disappointed when he found that his car has been stolen, and reported the theft to police in Indiana.

The car owner, Kyle Moeller, was surprised when a few days later, he found the keys to his stolen car inside his mailbox.

The car was not returned, but a note was left at his home. The note had an apology along with the location of the stolen vehicle, police said.

“Cars at GECOM. Very sorry for the damage, Anonymous,” the note read.

Moeller admitted that he left his Dodge Stratus unlocked and the keys were inside the vehicle when it went missing from his driveway.

The Dodge had scratches on the hood of the car after the thieves allegedly hit a street sign. Moeller found the car parked about a mile from his house.

Police later arrested two suspects of Greensburg, after an informant tipped them off.

Police believe that the 16-year-old thief returned the keys and wrote the note after regretting his actions.

He and 19-year-old Tyler Chaney, were arrested on charges of auto theft and burglary.

13-year-old girl has sexual relationship with her youth pastor

Yanhao Ren 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A young girl was found in a car with her “boyfriend,” who was her youth pastor.

The youth pastor of California, was arrested for allegedly committing various sexual offenses against the teenager with whom he had been in a relationship according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

24-year-old Yanhao Ren, also known as Eric Ren, was arrested when agents of the California Highway Patrol found him in a vehicle with the 13-year-old victim.

After interviewing both Ren and the victim, investigators discovered that the couple had been in a sexual relationship for a few months, police said.

Ren was charged with sexual offenses including, sex crimes with a child, sodomy with a child, oral copulation with a child, penetration with a foreign object with a child, and kidnapping, police said.

Ren had reportedly been a youth leader at the Evangelical Formosan Church of Rowland Heights for the past two years. He met his victim through one of the youth programs at the church.

Ren is being held on $500,000 bail.

Woman tries to commit suicide after meeting ‘ugly’ online boyfriend for first time

The woman 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was looking forward to seeing a man she met online, but he did not look like the person in the photos she had seen.

The woman was so disappointed about being deceived that she attempted to commit suicide, according to police in China.

The 23-year-old woman attempted to commit suicide on Tuesday night, at a hotel in Heilongjiang, following her much anticipated first face to face meeting with her boyfriend.

The incident took place on the seventh floor of the hotel. Police were called after the woman attempted to jump off the balcony shouting at her boyfriend: “You cheated me.”

After getting the woman off the balcony, she suddenly swallowed a few sleeping pills and grabbed a piece of broken glass to cut her wrists. Police immediately stopped her and called an ambulance.

The woman allegedly managed to eat the piece of glass.

According to the mother of the distraught woman, her daughter met the man online and soon started dating. The family of the woman disapproved of their relationship because the man was 10 years older than her.

The woman went against the wishes of her parents, and insisted on traveling to him to finally lay eyes on her lover.

Apparently, she was very disappointed when she saw his true appearance for the first time, and she wanted to die.

Man who has been a pedophile since 13 years old asks government to legalize sex with children

Phillip Kirk 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested after he asked the government in the United Kingdom, to legalize having sex with children.

The convicted sex offender wrote a letter to Theresa May, asking her to make it legal for adults to have sex with children.

In the letter, 22-year-old Phillip Kirk wrote: “I have been a pedophile since the age of 13 and openly a pedophile for the last three years.”

The letter was handed over to the police and the admitted pedophile was arrested. Investigators found that Kirk had downloaded more than 1,000 child pornography photos to his computer.

Judge Stephen Ashurst said that this is an extremely troubling case, and that Kirk is a danger to the public and children in general.

“You clearly have an unhealthy interest in children, despite all your recent experiences nothing seems to deter you from offending,” the judge said.

The judge referred to an earlier incident, where Kirk was arrested and sentenced to prison for breaking into a school and stealing the gym class uniforms of female students.

Kirk was sentenced to 4 years in prison followed by 4 years of probation. He must also register as a sex offender for life.

As a condition for his release, Kirk will not be able to contact children under the age of 16 at any time.

Man decapitates woman and 2 dogs before gouging out his own eye and amputating his arm

Crime scene illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was hospitalized after he amputated his own arm and gouged out his eye.

Police were called to a residence in Arizona, after a man who did a welfare check discovered blood in the home.

Phoenix police officers went inside the home and found the decapitated body of a woman and two dogs. They also found a man who cut off his left arm and pulled out one of his eyeballs.

The gruesome scene was discovered shortly after 9:45 a.m., in the area of 13th Place and Colter Street, police said.

Police spokesperson Sgt. Trent Crump said that a male neighbor knocked on the door of the apartment to check on the 43-year-old suspect, who had not seen the day before.

When the man, whose name was not released, opened the door, his left arm below the elbow and his left eye was missing.

The neighbor could see that the floors and walls of the apartment were covered with blood and immediately contacted the police.

The decapitated body of the woman was found inside a walk-in closet. Two dead dogs were also discovered inside the residence.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he has undergone surgery. He is facing charges of murder.