Father claims poisoned party cake killed 3 of his children

Serjo with his twins  
By: Wayne Morin

A man is devastated over the sudden loss of his 3 children.

Serjo Bila, 38, of South Africa, said that his 22-year-old son, Sibongiseni, who is blind, had a good heart. When he was invited to a party in the neighborhood, he brought some cake home for his family.

He shared the cake with his father, his siblings, Mxolisi, 21, 9-year-old Koshi, and twins Thabile and Thabi, who are 6 years old.

The family enjoyed the cake and then went to bed. When Serjo woke up the next morning at his home in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, he found 3 of his children dead.

Only he and the twins were still alive. He called the police and neighbors for help. Serjo and the twins were taken to the Pholosong Hospital and were released after it was determined that they are in good health.

The heartbroken father said that doctors found poison in the blood of his dead children.

“I lost three children in one day. I am lucky that my twins survived,” Serjo said. “The deaths of my other children left a hole in my heart,” he added.

Police are investigating the incident.

Florida city commissioners approve shooting range at restaurant that serves alcohol

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) People in Florida, will be able to eat and then use guns at a restaurant's shooting range.

Commissioners in Daytona Beach, approved the request of the restaurant to serve food, alcohol and provide guns.

Owners Ron Perkinson and Edward Staudt, said that they have a plan on how to prevent drunk people from the 12-lane indoor gun range.

If a restaurant customer orders an alcoholic beverage, his driver’s license along with all other customers at their table will be scanned by the staff.

If the person who was drinking wants to go to the shooting range, his license will be scanned again and the customer will be flagged as someone who is blocked due to the sale of alcohol.

Perkinson said they will keep a watch list for customers who might be a problem and they will contact the police when necessary.

Perkinson said that the business will also have access to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement database. He also stressed that they are opening an upscale restaurant and not a bar.

However, he said that they need alcohol sales to make the restaurant profitable.

Man draws 30 private parts on furniture and walls at IKEA

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested for vandalizing merchandise at IKEA.

The 31-year-old man of Denmark, was convicted of vandalizing items at the IKEA in Aalborg.

The man took a wooden pencil from the store, and proceeded to stroll through it and draw men’s private parts on the walls and furniture on display.

“He drew up to 30 pictures of private parts on the walls and shelves throughout the store,” Rikke Poulsen of the North Jutland Police told Berlingske News Bureau.

IKEA staff finally found the vandal who left a trail of obscene images and they called police.

Once captured, the man denied that he was responsible for all of the drawings. He said that his crazy crime was inspired by seeing someone else doing it first.

The man admitted to being behind some of the drawings, but not all 30. He has no criminal record and explained that he did it because he saw similar drawings in IKEA, according to police.

He apologized and said that he regretted his actions, but “that does not change the fact that he committed acts of vandalism,” Poulsen said.

The man received a suspended sentence of 20 days.

Thieves order man to hand over his Porsche and Nike sneakers at gunpoint

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By: Feng Qian

Thieves stole a man’s luxury car and his expensive shoes.

Police in Cleveland, Ohio, are investigating a carjacking in the Tremont neighborhood.

The carjacking victim, a 22-year-old man, told police that he was sitting in his 2004 Porsche Cayenne at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, waiting for a friend to get out of an apartment before being robbed.

While sitting in his Porsche, 2 men came to his window and ordered him to get out. One of the men pulled a gun and threatened to kill him if he did not obey them.

The victim did as he was told and got out of the car. The assailants then ordered him to take off his Nike Airmax shoes.

The men grabbed the sneakers, jumped into his Porsche and sped away. Police found the Porsche later that night. The shoes were not recovered.

The victim also told police that his mobile phone, tablet and wallet containing credit cards and Social Security card, were in the car when it was stolen. So far, no arrests have been made.

Surgeon deliberately causes people spinal injuries during surgery

Christopher Duntsch 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A surgeon was arrested after he said that he wants to become a cold-blooded killer.

44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of Texas, is a neurosurgeon who is accused of deliberately botching several spinal surgeries.

He is accused of wounding four and killing a woman. A judge denied his request to reduce his bail after prosecutors presented new evidence against him.

Judge Carter Thompson set bail for the doctor at $600,000 after reading an email that he sent to an employee, saying that he wanted to kill people.

The email read as follows: “I'm ready to leave the love, kindness, goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold blooded killer.”

Duntsch remains at a prison in Dallas, on aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and one count of injuring an elderly person.

The spinal surgeries were performed at that Dallas Medical Center, South Hampton Community Hospital, and University General Hospital.

Police are still investigating as to whether their are more victims. Police believe that there are at least 10 victims.

Phillip Mayfield, 45, was one of the patients who woke up paralyzed from the neck down after he had back surgery done by Duntsch.

Mayfield was in court and he was glad that the judge did not reduce the bail. He wants justice to be served.

Father catches man sexually assaulting 6-year-old son in restaurant bathroom

Keith Andre Sykes 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A father walked into a restaurant bathroom and found a man sexually assaulting his 6-year-old son.

33-year-old Keith Andre Sykes of Florida, was arrested after he was found in a dumpster.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to McDonald’s on the in 3100 block of Emerson, on a possible sexual assault of a 6-year-old boy in the bathroom.

Police said that a family of 4 went to the restaurant for a meal. Their 6 and 7-year-old sons went to the bathroom. The 7-year-old boy returned to the table, but the 6-year-old boy stayed behind.

The father went to check on him. As the father went to the bathroom, he noticed a man in the stall with his young son.

The man, who was later identified as Sykes, managed to run out of the bathroom. The father chased after him, but Sykes got away.

Sykes, who is homeless, was found hiding in a dumpster, and he was arrested and charged with capital sexual assault.

“It’s hard to tell exactly what happened in that stall, but based on forensics evidence and medical exams, it’s clear that some kind of sex crime happened,” police said.

Police officer threatens to take man’s car if he does not buy tickets to support police department

Officer Matthew Zagursky with the tickets 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer in Pennsylvania, is under investigation for pressuring a man to buy tickets from him.

The police officer of Philadelphia, was seen on video telling a driver to buy tickets to support a police fundraiser or have his car towed.

Officer Matthew Zagursky was placed on desk duty after the video of him warning 2 men to buy tickets or have their car towed was uploaded to the Internet.

“Zagursky embarrassed the police department and may have committed a crime,” said Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

In the video, which appears to be recorded from inside the car, the officer in uniform was heard asking the men: “You and your friend got any money to buy these thrill show tickets? Either you buy these or I take your car.”

He then went on to explain that he can take the car “cause it's unregistered.”

The officer explained that the tickets are $10 each. When the man agreed to buy 2 tickets, the officer told him to hand over $30 to buy 3 tickets, and the victim complied.

The tickets are being sold to raise money for families of police officers and firefighters who died on duty.

Ramsey said that the police department hands out these tickets to officers, but they do not demand that officers to sell a certain number of tickets.

Restaurant sells feces flavored soup in a toilet bowl shaped plate

Feces flavored soup served in toilet bowl plate 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A restaurant in Japan, announced that they are now selling a feces flavored soup, which is served in a white toilet shaped plate.

Curry Shop Shimizu of Tokyo, opened their doors earlier this month.

Diners who flocked to the restaurant, were surprised to see feces flavored soups featured prominently on the menu. The soups do not actually contain feces.

They contain only natural ingredients, such as green tea, bitter gourd and cocoa powder, which look and taste similar to human feces.

To enhance the illusion, the soups are served in a porcelain bowl meant to resemble a toilet. The feces flavored soups are the creation of executive chef Ken Shimizu.

The restaurant admitted that according to a recent poll, 85 percent of consumers will never taste a dish that looks or tastes like feces.

Man finds his wife sleeping with lover after spending night with prostitute

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By: Feng Qian

A man who was devastated to find his wife sleeping with her lover, decided commit suicide by drinking poison, police in Zimbabwe said.

31-year-old Mbuso Sithole of Victoria Falls, told his wife that he had to attend the funeral of his friend in a nearby city before meeting up with a prostitute.

After learning that her husband will be away for the night, Sgcebhe Moyo invited her lover to come over to her home and keep her company until the morning.

However, Sithole returned home earlier than expected and found his wife in the arms her lover. After discovering that his wife was cheating, Sithole tried to commit suicide by drinking a poisonous substance.

His mother, a nurse, saved his life by treating him and transporting him to a nearby hospital.

According to the police investigation, Sithole said that he arrived home around 5:00 a.m., and felt that something was wrong as his wife took a long time to open the door.

He looked into the window, and saw his wife sleeping with her lover identified as Ra.

Teen hacks student to death and celebrates by having sex at the murder scene

Desiray Strickland and Jose Amaya Guardado 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A teen along with her friends hacked a student to death with a machete before having sex at the murder scene, police in Florida said.

Miami-Dade police said that they have arrested 20-year-old Kaheem Arbelo, 18-year-old Jonathan Lucas, 19-year-old Christian Colon, and 18-year-old Desiray Strickland, in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Jose Amaya Guardado.

The mother of the victim told police that she came to the United States from El Salvador, in order to escape violence, and she never dreamed that her son will be brutally murdered in this country.

According to the police investigation, the suspects had planned the attack two weeks in advance.

Strickland lured Guardado to a wooded area near the Homestead Job Corps, which is a facility for students at risk managed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

One there, Guardado was ordered to lie in a shallow grave before being hacked to death. Family members began searching for Guardado after he failed to come home in the evening.

His brother discovered the body after a few days. Guardado's parents said that he was a quiet boy who kept to himself for the most part and never bothered anyone.

The parents said that they believe the suspects had been bullying their boy and taking his money.

Investigators believe that Strickland and another suspect remained at the murder scene to celebrate the murder by having sex.

Woman finds intruder washing laundry and taking shower in her home

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By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of burglary after allegedly breaking into a home before using the bathroom to take a shower, police in Pennsylvania said.

Erie police said that they have arrested 24-year-old James Shaffer, after a 44-year-old woman found him washing laundry and taking a shower in her home.

The incident unfolded in a home on Haft Road around 8:00 a.m.

The woman told police that when she awoke on Saturday morning, she found Shaffer doing laundry. She then observed him going into the bathroom of her home and taking a shower.

Shaffer was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and loitering and prowling at night.

56-year-old man stabs man who accused him of stealing potato chips

Clarence Dorn, Jr. 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing a man who accused him of stealing potato chips from a plate, police in Oregon said.

Portland police said that they arrested 56-year-old Clarence Dorn, Jr., after being accused of stabbing 30-year-old Robert Alexander.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at a house located in the 9300 block of N Fiske Avenue on Saturday around 9:00 p.m.

Alexander accused Dorn of stealing potato chips from a child’s plate. The two men got into an argument, and Dorn stabbed Alexander stabbed in the neck.

Police officers who arrived at the scene found Dorn at a nearby parking lot. Alexander was transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Dorn was arrested on a charge of assault, and he was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Firefighters watch as house burns down because owner didn’t pay $75 fee

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By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman in Tennessee, said that she was horrified to watch a fire consume her home as firefighters stood by and did nothing to extinguish the blaze.

Vicky Bell told her friends that to watch the behavior of the firefighters was almost as disturbing as the fire itself.

It is the second time in two years that firefighters have stood by as a house burned down due to unpaid fees. Last year, Gene Cranick of Obion County, lost all his possessions in a fire at his home, along with three dogs and a cat.

Residents are required to pay an annual fee of $75 to the fire department. The city makes no exceptions. City officials said that Bell, should have known the policies of the fire department.

Bell and her boyfriend said that they were aware of the policy, but thought that a fire will never break out in their home.

Man bites lips of man because he refused his sexual advances

Lips illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly biting the lips of a man because he refused his sexual advances, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that they have arrested 27-year-old Saidi Abubakar, after being accused of biting the lips of 25-year-old Abubakar Abdulah.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at the Ago Palace Way. Abubakar approached the victim and forced him to commit a sexual act.

When the victim refused to kiss him, Abubakar forced himself onto him and bit his lips. Abubakar was charged with indecent assault, breach of peace and assault.

It was not the first time that Abubakar participated in a sexual assault of a man. He was arrested twice for harassing men for sex.

Abubakar pleaded not guilty to the latest charges. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at N100,000 ($502).

Man kills his wife with ax because she got pregnant by her former husband

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By: Chan Yuan

A man who was extremely angry that his wife got pregnant by her former husband, decided to kill her with an ax, police in Zimbabwe said.

Gokwe police said that Nkululeko Mlotshwa, killed his wife, Stabile Dube, after she became pregnant by her former husband.

After killing his wife, Mlotshwa committed suicide. According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Monday night.

Neighbors found Dube dead in her home on Tuesday around 3:00 p.m., after seeing a bloody ax outside her home. Dube had two children with her former husband.

Dube was in the late stages of pregnancy at the time of her death, and it is believed that the former husband got her pregnant.

After divorcing her first husband four years ago, Dube married Mlotshwa. The couple did not have any children together.

Feeling desperate for more children, Dube secretly hooked up with her former husband in order to get pregnant. On Monday, Mlotshwa received a tip off that his wife’s former husband entered his home.

Mlotshwa rushed home and found his wife having sex with her former husband. The former husband fled from the scene before Mlotshwa grabbed an ax and killed his wife.

Mlotshwa killed himself by hanging.

2 brothers force woman to drink urine because she killed their buffaloes with witchcraft

Sumitra Devi 
By: Wayne Morin

Two brothers were arrested on charges of assault after they allegedly beat a woman and forced her to drink urine because she was practicing witchcraft, police in India said.

Ranchi police said that 37-year-old Sumitra Devi, was forced to sit in animal feces and consume urine before being brutally beaten by family members.

Devi was rescued by police on Tuesday, and was transported to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences.

She suffered head injuries and stomach ailments resulting from the consumption of urine. The incident unfolded after a cow belonging to Devi’s brother-in-law died.

The brother-in-law blamed Devi for killing his cow through witchcraft. Family members also held Devi responsible for the deaths of six buffaloes in the past 10 months.

Devi's husband, Dhaneshwar Ganju, said that when he returned from work late on Monday night, he found his brothers torturing his wife.

His wife was covered in feces and reeking of urine. He immediately called the police, and his wife was rescued. Police confirmed that they have arrested Mahesh Ganju and Ganesh Ganju, and charged them with assault.

College student sick of paying rent enjoys life on trains

Leonie Muller at train station 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A young woman in Germany, said that she became sick and tired of living in a home after having a dispute with her landlord.

23-year-old Leonie Muller, a college student, revealed that trains took the place of an apartment, and she likes it this way.

Muller bought a train subscription that gives her unlimited access to all trains in the country.

Muller washes up in the bathrooms of the trains and writes her college papers while traveling at speeds of up to 190 miles per hour.

She enjoys the freedom of the trains, saying that she can visit many cities and make new friends. Muller fits her belongings in a small backpack, which carries her clothes, Tablet, and university documents.

The flat rate ticket will cost her about $380 per month, while she had to pay around $450 for her apartment. Muller frequently travels late at night, and is accompanied by her boyfriend, her mother or grandmother.

Man Tasered on plane after being prohibited from taking his purse on board

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By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was pulled off a plane and Tasered after a dispute arose over a purse, which was not allowed on boards the flight, police in the United Kingdom said.

Witnesses on the easyJet flight from London to Belfast, Ireland, said that the man argued with the airline staff about the number of items allowed on the flight.

EasyJet has strict rules on the size of carry-on luggage and checked luggage fees. Passengers can carry one item of hand luggage on board and it must be checked for size before boarding.

The altercation occurred when flight EZY831 was on the runway and ready for take-off.

Police said that they were called around 8:00 a.m., on reports of a passenger who became increasingly abusive as a result of a dispute over a purse.

Police approached the angry passenger calmly and asked him to get off the flight. The man then began to scream and demand to know why his purse had caused a problem.

After the man refused to cooperate, he was Tasered by police before being pulled off the plane. Sussex Police said that the man was shot with a Taser and arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace.

All passengers and crew had to leave the aircraft, and they were interviewed by police as witnesses. The flight left two and a half hours later, and landed safely in Belfast after 90 minutes.

40-year-old woman beats up 3 women because they look better than her

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By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly beating up three women because they look better than her, police in China said.

Henan police said that they have arrested the 40-year-old woman, who was not identified, after being accused of going on a beating rampage on the streets of the city.

According to the police investigation, the suspect first beat a young female cyclist who was riding her bike beside her. She kept hitting her and calling her names even as passersby tried to stop her.

By the time police arrived, the woman had attacked two other women. The cellphone of one of the victims was destroyed after she was knocked off her bicycle.

The attacker also broke everything the woman had in her purse.

During questioning, the woman told police that she is beautiful despite being 40 years old and she attacked the women because they looked better than her.