Woman urinates in police officer’s office after he asked her to uncross her legs

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was found guilty of assaulting a police officer for urinating in his office.

The woman of UAE, Abu Dhabi, was arrested after she urinated on the floor in a police station in Ajman, the Federal Supreme Court has heard.

According to the police investigation, the woman entered the office of the investigator and began using his computer. She then leaned back on his chair, and placed one leg over the other.

When the police officer asked her to sit properly, she said: “Who are you, I won't put my leg down.”

Then the woman urinated on the floor of the office and continued screaming at the officer.

A witness who works for the Ajman Police, said that the woman left tissues with urine on it in the office of the investigator.

Prosecutors charged her with attacking a public employee while carrying out his job.

The court sentenced the woman to pay a fine Dh2,000 (about $544). She appealed the verdict, and the appeals court suspended the sentence.

However, the verdict was then appealed in the Supreme Court.

The defendant argued that sitting in an inappropriate position and then refusing to follow the officer’s orders to sit properly does not constitute assault.

The Supreme Court rejected her argument, since article 249 of the penal code considers “every word or act that offends or degrades the status of the employee or makes him the subject of ridicule an attack, whether the attack is tangible or not.”

Therefore, the Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the lower court.

Man shocked to find meth with burger and drink he bought at In-N-Out Burger

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By: Wayne Morin

A man was shocked to find meth along with his burger and drink, which he bought at a restaurant, according to a lawsuit filed in California.

Fred Maldonado told the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, that he found meth after buying food at In-N-Out Burger.

Maldonado said that he felt sick after drinking the soda, and the next morning, he found two capsules and a napkin on the bottom of his cup.

Maldonado returned to the restaurant to speak to the manager who apologized and offered Maldonado a certificate for a free hamburger.

Tests determined that the capsules contained meth.

Maldonado said she suffered nausea and severe mental anguish as a result of consuming the drink. He is claiming negligence and is seeking unspecified damages.

In-N-Out Burger called the claims baseless.

Man posing as police officer slaps man for refusing to give him cigarette

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A man who posed as a police officer, became angry when a man refused to give him a cigarette and slapped him in the face, prosecutors in Singapore said.

27-year-old Muhammad Farmi Sudin posed as an officer of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), in order to get free cigarettes from people.

A court heard that when one man doubted his status as a police officer, Sudin became angry and assaulted him.

Sudin was sentenced to serve 10 weeks in jail and was ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 after being found guilty of assault and impersonating a public servant.

According to the police investigation, Sudin was with his two friends early in the morning, when he decided to smoke. He went to the local shops, but they were closed.

On their way back to their apartment, they noticed four men sleeping on benches. Sudin approached 28-year-old Ramachandran Anandan, and identified himself as a CNB officer before asking for a cigarette.

When Anandan refused, Anandani slapped him in the face.

Driver falls unconscious on highway after slapping himself in the face to appease his angry girlfriend

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A man fell unconscious while traveling on a highway after getting into a fight with his girlfriend and slapping his own face, police in China said.

Anhui police said that the young man fainted after slapping himself in order to appease his angry girlfriend.

According to the police investigation, a police officer noticed the car swinging wildly from one lane to another.

The police officer ordered the driver to stop and the car suddenly stopped, at which point the man’s girlfriend fled from the scene.

The police officer found the man lying unconscious in the driver's seat with blood running from his mouth. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.

The man told investigators that he had a heated argument with his girlfriend and decided to hit himself for forgiveness.

Unfortunately, he fainted before his girlfriend had the opportunity to accept his apology.

Angry passenger tries to burn down plane by setting his seat on fire

Burned plane seat and door 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A plane passenger was arrested on a charge of arson after setting fire to the aircraft as it was descending to the airport, police in China said.

Guangzhou police said that the man who tried to set fire to the cabin of the plane as it was landing, was overpowered by other passengers and crew.

Two of the 95 passengers were injured and were taken to a hospital.

The incident unfolded on Sunday, on Shenzhen Airlines flight ZH9648, which took off from Taizhou and landed in Guangzhou.

Pictures that were uploaded to the Internet, showed burns on a passenger seat and a blackened cabin door, suggesting that some sort of fire had been lit.

The plane also carried nine crew members.

22-year-old man operates websites showing baby torture pornography and rape

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By: Wayne Morin

A young man was arrested on charges of child pornography after allegedly running a child torture pornography ring, police in Australia said.

Melbourne police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Matthew David Graham, after being accused inciting the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl in Russia.

Graham was the leader of a pedophile ring, specializing in torture and grotesque sexual acts with children, including infants and toddlers.

Graham also allegedly offered to sell a video of a baby being sexually abused.

Police said that Graham distributed material on websites that are accessible only through software that allows anonymous browsing.

The websites contained videos of violent rape and sexual assault, often including children.

Woman kills her dog by choking it with duct tape before burying it in her backyard

Hayley Cowan and her dog 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of animal abuse after choking her dog with duct tape and burying it in her backyard, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 22-year-old Hayley Cowan of Wigan, has been sentenced to serve four months in jail after being accused of killing her dog hours after it was returned to her by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

The RSPCA removed the dog after she was accused of kicking it.

The dog was returned to her after she promised that she would not harm it again. Cowan buried the body in her garden and told the RSPCA that her dog had escaped.

Witnesses confronted the woman after noticing the freshly dug grave in her yard. The neighbors dug up the grave and found the dog’s body.

An autopsy found that the died of suffocation through duct tape. In addition to the jail sentence, Cowan was also fined 500 pounds ($779) and banned from having animals for life.

70-year-old woman rubs black pepper on 12-year-old boy’s private parts

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By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly woman was arrested on a charge of child abuse after allegedly rubbing black pepper on a boy’s private parts, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that they have arrested the 70-year-old woman identified as Amosun, after being accused of abusing the 12-year-old boy.

According to the police investigation, the woman took the child into her home and forced him to beg for money. On Wednesday, the woman accused the boy of keeping some of the money for himself.

When the boy denied the allegations, the woman took black pepper, mixed it with water and rubbed it on the child's private parts.

Police learned of the abused after receiving an anonymous text message about the incident. Police raided the woman’s home and handed over the child to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

The woman was arrested and charged with one count of child abuse.

Man asks police to arrest his cat because girlfriend let it eat his bacon

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By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man who was extremely angry that his cat ate his bacon, called police and asked them to arrest it, police in the United Kingdom said.

West Yorkshire police publicized the call in which the victim of the theft asked police to arrest his cat and girlfriend for eating his bacon.

On the phone, the victim told a dispatcher that his girlfriend allowed his cat to eat his bacon. The dispatcher remained calm and asked the man what he wanted the police to do.

He replied that he wants to press charges against his girlfriend and cat. The dispatcher however, notified the man that a cat cannot be arrested or held criminally responsible for theft.

The man refused to let it go, insisting that his girlfriend enabled the cat to steal his food, and therefore, his girlfriend must be arrested.

Eventually, the man gave up and ended the call.

Blind man wins $3 million lawsuit against his friends after falling at their home

Mark Pollock 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A blind man will be $3 million richer after a court upheld a ruling of a lower court that awarded him the money.

Mark Pollock of Ireland, sued his friends because he was left paralyzed after falling out from a window of their home.

Pollock, 39, suffered a serious spinal injury when he fell 25 feet while trying to use the bathroom in the couple’s home.

He is now set to receive $3 million in compensation from the family’s insurance company to cover the cost of long term care.

The incident left him in a wheelchair and is dependent on other people to care for him.

Pollock, who lost his sight at the age of 22, blamed Enda and Madeline Cahill for his fall, saying that the window should not have been left open.

The judge in London, ruled that the open window created an obvious risk to a blind person, especially on the second floor of a house with nothing to prevent a fall to the ground below.

Pollock defended his actions of suing his friends, saying that he sued for the maximum of $3 million, which is the limit of Cahills’ home insurance.

The couple has always maintained that the accident was in no way their fault.

Pollock is an author and international motivational speaker. He became the first blind man to reach the South Pole.

Young woman dies in ambulance accident on last day of her job as EMT

Hinal Patel 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young woman died on the last day of her job as an EMT.

Hinal Patel of New Jersey, was looking forward to go to school to become a doctor.

The 22-year-old emergency medical technician was working for Spotswood Emergency Medical Services, when she was riding to assist police officers with an accident.

Patel was a passenger in the ambulance when they were driving on Ryders Lane, approaching the intersection of Cranbury Road with lights and sirens.

24-year-old Mark Seube was driving the ambulance. The driver of the other car, 58-year-old Kathleen Meade, allegedly did not yield for the ambulance.

Meade hit the side of the ambulance, causing it to flip to its side. Patel died and the drivers of both vehicles were taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Patel’s family said that she graduated from Rutgers University in May, with a degree in cell biology and neuroscience.

She planned to go back to Rutgers this fall to get her masters degree in biomedical science.

May she rest in peace.

Deadly snake refuses to bite man during fight between two friends

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man attempted to hurt his friend with a snake, but the reptile refused to cooperate.

The man of Arizona, allegedly tried to kill another man with a rattlesnake, but the snake would not bite.

Nathaniel Buck Harrison, 38, of Oracle, entered the house of the victim and accused the man of being a snitch, which landed his friend in jail, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

He then allegedly beat the 53-year-old victim on the head with a board, breaking it into two pieces, and said he would kill the victim.

Police said that Harrison took a snake and tried to have the snake bite the man, but the snake would not bite.

Harrison forced the victim to the ground and then used a gun to shoot a bullet into a speaker box near the feet of the victim.

Harrison was arrested on charges including aggravated assault, criminal trespassing, possession of a deadly weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm and threatening and intimidating.

Bail was set at $50,000

Mother of two boys blames her 6 students for raping them

Nicole Dufault 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teacher of New Jersey, was arrested for having sex with 6 of her students.

35-year-old Nicole Dufault is a divorced mother of two young boys.

Essex County prosecutors charged the school teacher with 14 counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for engaging in sexual activity with 6 male victims.

All children were between 14 and 15 years old at the time of the incidents. The sexual encounters allegedly occurred in Dufault's classroom and in her car, court documents state.

One student allegedly recorded Default performing a sex act on another student in her car. The indictment states that Dufault participated in sexual activity with six boys on multiple occasions.

The defense attorney for Dufault, is now blaming the victims for the incidents.

Attorney Timothy Smith said that Default suffers from a brain condition that left her helpless to the aggressive behavior of her students.

“Ms. Dufault suffers from frontal lobe syndrome, which has rendered her defenseless to over-aggressive behavior, and that is exactly what she was exposed to," Smith said.

The language arts teacher at Columbia High School, underwent brain surgery following complications during her first pregnancy.

After surgery, she allegedly began suffering from frontal lobe syndrome. The frontal lobe helps manage emotional responses and enables people to control inappropriate social behaviors.

Father hits 16-year-old son with his van during a physical fight

David Sanford 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A physical fight between a father and son ended in injuries.

The father of New York, is facing a felony charge after he allegedly hit his 16-year-old son with a van during a dispute, police said.

David Sanford, 43, Cortland, is accused of second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

State police said that they responded to a call of two people fighting on Blodgett Mills Road in Cortland.

Investigators found that during the physical fight with his teenage son, Sanford got into his truck and pulled forward, hitting his son as he walked away.

The child was taken by ambulance to Cortland Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for back pain and dizziness.

Sanford was released from jail after posting $750 bond.

15-year-old boy lures young girl with ice cream before duct taping and raping her

Adrian Gonzalez 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A 15-year-old boy was arrested for luring a girl away from her home and raping her.

Adrian Gonzalez, 15, of Santa Cruz, California, made his first appearance in court to face charges after he lured the young girl away from her home before raping and killing her.

Gonzalez was charged as an adult for the murder and sexual assault of 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton.

Details of the murder revealed that Gonzalez, who is a neighbor of the victim, lured the girl from her third floor apartment to his apartment with the promise of giving her an ice cream.

The teenager is accused of placing duct tape over the victim. He then raped, strangled and dumped her body in a dumpster at their apartment complex.

Gonzalez made his first court appearance, and he pleaded not guilty.

Shirtless man plays musical instrument for SWAT team during 2 hour standoff

Andrew Helmsworth with the SWAT team 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A shirtless man played the banjo for a SWAT team while they attempted to arrest him.

The man of Vancouver, Washington, was wanted after he tried to stab his father during an argument.

The father called police after he managed to escape from the home unharmed.

Officers were called to the 8500 block of NE 36th Circle around 3:30 p.m., on a report of a naked man walking around with a knife. When they reached the house of the man, he refused to surrender.

The man, who was identified by police as Andrew Helmsworth, finally came out of the house without his shirt, but not to surrender as he started to play the banjo.

When Helmsworth turned back to go into the house, officers shot him with what appeared to be a Taser, and took him into custody.

Helmsworth was arrested on a charge of felony assault and was booked in the Clark County Jail.

Park employee hospitalized with chest pains after trying to clean stinking toilet in Manhattan

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By: Chan Yuan

A New York City parks employee was rushed to a hospital with chest pains after trying to clean a stinking toilet in Manhattan, doctors said.

The awful fumes from the public bathroom of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, sent 54-year-old Daniel Roca to the emergency room on Tuesday.

Park employees blame drug addicts and homeless people of clogging up the toilets with needles, rags and hoodies. Despite getting free cans of air freshener from the city, the toilets still smell like rotten fish.

Roca was ordered by his doctor not to return to work until the smell is gone.

The Parks Department said that they began making the necessary improvements to the facility, including a thorough cleaning and plumbing repairs.

Man dressed as priest punches transgender woman in the face inside ladies room at bar

Stephen Thompson 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly punching a transgender woman in the face inside the ladies room of a bar, police in Nebraska said.

Omaha police said that they have arrested 45-year-old Stephen Thompson on Friday, after being accused of punching 27-year-old Kara Barone because she is transgender.

According to the police investigation, Barone was dressed in a black dress, makeup and a wig. Barone advised officers that she identifies herself as a woman and uses the name Kara.

Barone told police she was in the ladies room at the Down Under Lounge, when she was attacked by Thompson.

Thompson told police that he went into the bathroom to look for his girlfriend when Barone flung open the door and came out aggressively.

Barone had a swollen lip and her face was bloody. Thompson was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime as he yelled fa***t during the assault.

Thompson, who was dressed like a priest, was booked into the Douglas County Jail, and his bail was set at $50,000.

Man finds and takes bag filled with $150,000 accidentally left behind by cash truck employee on street

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man who found a bag filled with nearly $150,000 on a lawn, took it and fled from the scene, police in New Jersey said.

Mahwah police said that they arrested the man who took the bag filled with cash left near an ATM.

Surveillance video shows the costly mistake made by employees of ATMForUs. In the video, a worker is seen outside a building at 31 Industrial Avenue, loading an ATM with cash.

He put down the bag of cash before walking back to his vehicle. The bag was full of $10 and $20 bills. By the time the worker realized that he left the bag with cash on the street, it was gone.

Surveillance video shows a man taking the bag full of money and driving away in a van.

Police said that 42-year-old Alton Harvey of Hillside, was identified as the driver of the van and he admitted that he had purchased a car with the money taken from the bag.

He was arrested and charged with theft of lost property. He is being held on $125,000 bail.

An accomplice was identified as 25-year-old Jamar Bludson of Newark. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but he has not yet been located.

21-year-old nude dancer repeatedly grabs private parts of police officer during arrest

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A nude dancer was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly grabbing the private parts of a police officer during an arrest, police in Arizona said.

Tempe police said that they have arrested the unidentified 21-year-old woman outside the Dream Palace Gentlemen’s located in the 800 block of Scottsdale Road.

The woman, a nude dancer, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage and driving under the influence.

The woman was arrested after police identified her as a suspect in a hit-and-run collision. When police tried to detain the woman, she immediately became combative.

The woman kicked an officer in the chest. She also spit and continually grabbed another officer’s groin. During the struggle, the woman kicked a police radio and caused $500 in damage.

The woman was tested for alcohol, and her blood alcohol content level came in at .18, more than twice the legal limit.

The woman was booked into the jail.