Man buys expensive earrings after Bloomingdale’s accidentally issues $25,000 gift cards to customers

Bloomingdale’s store location 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Several Bloomingdale’s customers reported that the balance on their gift cards suddenly exploded to $25,000.

It all began when customers received an email from the store last week, notifying them of their new big credit balance.

The company said that at least one gift card holder quickly took advantage of the error. That man, who was not identified, bought expensive diamond earrings, a new watch and a Louis Vuitton bag.

Several other customers who tried using the gift cards, were denied. Bloomingdale’s is asking anyone who made purchases with the gift cards to return the items.

A spokesperson for the company said that the glitch occurred after software confused customer reward points balances for dollar amounts.

Stripper stabbed by colleague after asking to see manager of club

TeJae Se'Rae Cannon 
By: Feng Qian

Police are looking to arrest a stripper on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing a colleague for asking to see the manager of a club, police in Colorado said.

Denver police said that TeJae Se'Rae Cannon, was stabbed several times by her fellow stripper outside the club early on Thursday morning.

The suspect, a dancer, is also an employee of the club.

According to the police investigation, Cannon approached the suspect in the parking lot and asked her if she knew where the manager was.

An argument broke out between the two. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Cannon several times. Cannon suffered large cuts in both arms, her left hand and the right side of her neck.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for 24 hours and released. The suspect fled from the scene before police officers arrived.

Man breaks into church to steal items and defecates on floor before leaving

David John Young 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of burglary after allegedly breaking into a church and defecating on the floor, police in North Dakota said.

East Grand Forks police said that they have arrested 33-year-old David John Young, after being accused of forcibly entering the Christ Community Church to steal cash and various other items before defecating on the floor.

Young was charged with burglary, and was booked into the Crow Wing County Jail. His bail was set at $75,000.

According to the police investigation, an employee of the church located at 24646 Hazelwood Drive, entered the premises early in the morning and realized that the offices were ransacked.

The employee called the police who arrived at the scene to write up a report. The officers noticed that the offices were a mess.

Soda had been spilled all over a mini-fridge and microwave.

Inside a storage room, police noticed urine on the floor on and a pile of feces. An employee gave the officers a description of the suspect, and he was arrested the next day.

During a search, police found several items belonging to the church in Young’s briefcase and in a hotel room where he was staying.

Nurse makes up story about being kidnapped by her boyfriend in order to stay home from work

Beverly F. Brooks 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A nurse and her boyfriend were arrested on a charge of filing a false police report after allegedly telling her colleagues that she was kidnapped in order to stay home, police in Florida said.

The Panama City Police Department said that they spent several hours searching for 43-year-old Beverly F. Brooks, after she told a coworker that she was being held hostage by her boyfriend.

The coworker called the woman to see if she needed a ride back to work because she had not arrived at the hospital after a scheduled break.

She told her colleague that her boyfriend is holding her against her will and he is preventing her from returning. The boyfriend was heard in the background.

Brooks and her boyfriend, 35-year-old James Vincent Hill Fennell Jr., were found on Avenue A in Port St. Joe. Brooks was not in danger and admitted that she just did not want to work.

Both were charged with filing a false report, and were booked into the Bay County Jail.

Police shoot and kill man on Smoken Gun Lane

Smoking gun illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was shot dead by police after pointing his weapon at officers during a standoff on a street named Smoken Gun Lane, police in Florida said.

Thonotosassa police said that around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to a home on Smoken Gun Lane, where they found 53-year-old Todd Tomlinson in possession of a weapon.

The officers ordered him to the ground, but Tomlinson raised his gun at pointed it at them.

That's when he was shot. Police officers entered the home, where they found the dead body of Tomlinson’s brother Scott, 51, in the kitchen.

The two brothers owned Tomlinson Brothers Plastering company. Police officers Mark Barnwell, 52, and Izzy Roquemore, 45, have been placed on administrative leave.

Teen runs over her boyfriend with grandmother’s car because he stabbed window with a knife

Herman Dubose 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of kidnapping after allegedly being run over by a truck that belonged to his girlfriend’s grandmother, police in Florida said.

Santa Rosa County police said that they have arrested 21-year-old Herman Dubose, after an argument with his girlfriend resulted in him being run over by a truck.

According to the police investigation, Dubose began arguing with his 19-year-old girlfriend because she refused to allow him to drive her grandmother's truck on Monday.

The incident unfolded in the 6400 block of Pine Blossom Road.

The woman told investigators that Dubose took out a pocket knife and began stabbing the truck’s window. Out of fear, the woman locked herself inside the truck.

Dubose then lied down in the front of the vehicle while the truck was running. The 19-year-old woman then drove over him.

Dubose went home and call the police. Dubose was charged with kidnapping, unlawful detention and property damage. He was treated at the Santa Rosa Medical Center before being transferred to the Santa Rosa Jail.

His bail was set at $5,000.

Pastor chased out of church after getting his maid pregnant and forcing her to have an abortion

Pastor in church 
By: Feng Qian

A pastor in Nigeria, received a rude welcome when he arrived at church to lead services on Sunday.

Barkuma Andrew of the United Methodist Church in Lagos, was kicked out of the premises by angry congregants after learning that he had sex with his maid, got her pregnant, and forced her to have an abortion.

Andrew, who is married and is a father of two children, lived in a three bedroom house with his wife and maid identified as Grace.

Andrew began having sex with the maid, and at some point, got her pregnant. He then forced Grace to have an abortion.

When the church members learned of the pastor’s affair with the maid, they filed a complaint with the church’s leaders, but they failed to do anything.

On Sunday, when Andrew arrived to lead morning services, a group of congregants pushed him out of the premises, saying that they don’t want an adulterer as their priest.

Grace was a member of the church.

Woman moves back wedding date to accommodate dying father only to have her healthy mother die before walking down the aisle

Bride and groom illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman in the United Kingdom, moved her wedding back 5 weeks, so that her father could walk her down the aisle.

He made it to the wedding, but her mother suddenly passed away just 4 days before the ceremony.

Kelly Galt, 32, of Everton, Liverpool, was set to marry Alan, 42, when her mother suddenly died of a heart attack.

Kelly decided to go ahead with the wedding before she loses her father Robert, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Kelly spent her wedding day awaiting the post mortem results for her mother.

“It was just a black cloud over the day. I kept looking at my father who was just withering away too,” a brokenhearted Kelly said.

The couple got married with their 2 children, Lacy, 4, and Louis, 2, by their side.

Kelly said that she feels guilty that her husband had to deal with her heartbreak over the loss of her mother just before her wedding.

Sadly, she said that she also feels guilty that her mother was not at her wedding. Her father died one month after the wedding at the age of 59.

Workers throw car into canal after driver hits 2 colleagues

The car being thrown into the canal 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A group of workers threw a car into a canal after the driver hit their colleagues.

A witness took video of the moment the group of street cleaners in Brazil, took revenge against the reckless driver by pushing his car into the canal.

The workers became angry after two municipal workers, who were pruning trees along a busy road in Porto Alegre, were suddenly hit by the car.

The incident took place in the morning hours. The video captures the men, all wearing high visibility work jackets, tilt the yellow Fiat Uno over an embankment and into the shallow channel.

The street sweepers tried to catch the driver, but police officers, who got to him first, placed him into the patrol car.

The coworkers were seen standing next to the police car and screaming at the suspect before an officer pushed them away and drove off.

The two workers, who were hit by the car, were taken to a hospital. One is said to be in serious condition with multiple injuries.

The Fiat was later recovered and seized by police as part of the investigation into the incident.

Woman dies after having sex while driving 60 miles per hour

Minesh Parbat and Lisa Watling 
By: Feng Qian

A woman lost her life while having sex in a car.

Police said that the couple of the United Kingdom, was having sex while driving 60 miles per hour.

Minesh Parbat, 36, of Maidenbower, Crawley, became intimate with his girlfriend moments before he crashed his car, according to court documents.

Parbat was found guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison for causing the death of his girlfriend, Lisa Watling, 28.

Parbat was driving his BMW at 60 mph when it crashed in West Sussex. His girlfriend was thrown from the car and she died in a hospital from her wounds.

Parbat denied causing her death, but was convicted after a trial.

He had claimed that Watling, a mother of two children, wanted to engage in a sex act so she asked him to drop his pants.

He said that she sat on the dashboard and then moved in front of him and obscured his vision. He denied that anything sexual had happened.

Following the collision, police found Parbat with his pants and underwear around his ankles. Watling was found seriously wounded. She was only wearing a shirt and a bra.

Parbat was found to have a blood alcohol level that was over the legal limit.

Parbat was sentenced to seven years in prison and he was also disqualified from driving for 7 years. He will have to take a driving test before he is allowed to drive again.

38 women die after falling off flatbed truck while being transported to dance for king

Reed dance illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

38 women and girls were pronounced dead after their truck crashed into another vehicle.

Police in Swaziland, arrested the driver of the flatbed truck after he crashed into another vehicle while transporting a total of 50 people.

The girls and young women were killed on their way to join thousands of people in a traditional festival, the annual reed dance.

The dance consists of tens of thousands of topless teenage girls and young childless women dancing for King Mswati.


The 46-year-old driver appeared in court on Saturday, on charges of negligence after the truck he was driving crashed into the rear of another vehicle, causing the girls and women to fall out of the truck.

The male driver was employed by the government. He remains in police custody after prosecutors opposed bail, saying that many of the victims are still in the hospital.

About 40,000 girls and young women participate in the ceremony, which lasts 8 days. Sometimes, during the festival, the king choose a young woman to become his wife. The king has more than 12 wives.

Kidnapped pregnant woman dies after being pushed out from truck during police chase

Ryan Arnold 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman died after she was allegedly kidnapped by her boyfriend who led police on a high-speed chase.

The woman who was abducted by her former boyfriend in Georgia, died days after she was thrown from the van he was driving during the police chase.

Police arrested the former boyfriend, Ryan Arnold, 23, after a chaotic chase that also included the man carjacking an 18 wheeler.

The incident began when Oglethorpe County Sheriff deputies got a domestic disturbance call at the home of Arnold in Lexington.

Arnold took Hayley Hill, 23, hostage and began driving away from the home before police were able to stop him. During the police chase, shots were fired in Arnold’s vehicle.

Police believe that Arnold shot Hill before pushing her out of the car and onto the road.

She was rushed to the hospital, where doctors delivered the baby in an attempt to save the child’s life. Unfortunately, the baby did not survive.

Hill was declared brain dead and removed from life support.

After dumping Hill, Arnold abandoned his vehicle and carjacked an 18 wheeler. He held the driver, Paul Davis, 58, hostage.

Davis was wounded during a shootout between police and Arnold. He was shot five times, but he is expected to survive. Arnold also was shot.

He was charged with feticide, three counts of aggravated assault and kidnapping with bodily harm. He will likely face an additional charge of murder following the death of Hill.

Teenager raped daughter of family friend since she was 3 years old

Jonathan Fleming 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teenager was arrested after he raped a young girl at a state fair.

The 17-year-old boy is accused of raping the 9-year-old girl at the Maryland State fairgrounds.

Jonathan Fleming of Carroll County, was charged with rape, perverted practice and sexual assault among other charges.

The Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit said that it was discovered that Fleming sexually abused the girl since she was about 3 years old.

Police began investigating on Thursday, after a farmer saw the young man and the girl at the swine barn and alerted the girl's father that something may have happened between the two.

The teengaer is a family friend of the victim, police said in a statement.

“The farmer actually saw the teenager buckle his pants when he approached the two of them,” police said.

When the teen saw the farmer approaching, he walked away with the girl.

The girl allegedly told police that Fleming forced her to perform sexual acts on him several times a year when they met at fairs.

He is being held in a Baltimore County jail on $500,000 bond.

Businessman spreads chicken manure on golf course to annoy neighbors

Golf course illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A businessman was ordered to pay a lot of money as punishment for stinking up a neighborhood.

The owner of a golf club in Escondido, California, was accused of spreading chicken manure on the golf course to annoy the neighbors.

The business owner reportedly agreed to settle the case by paying a $100,000 fine to air pollution regulators.

San Diego County's Air Pollution Control District said that the owner of the Escondido Country Club, poured 5 tons of raw chicken manure on the golf course, which was no longer open for business.

Owner Michael Schlesinger said that the stuff he put on the grass was soil enhancer for landscaping. However, homeowners believe that the manure was placed to disturb residents who fought his plans to build hundreds of homes on the property.

As part of the agreement, Schlesinger didn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing.

Man on motorcycle pricks 9 women on their behinds with syringe

The suspect 
By: Feng Qian

Women in India, are concerned after a man, who is riding around on a motorcycle, has been pricking women with a syringe.

Police are looking for the man who is pricking women with a syringe before fleeing on his motorcycle.

The women who have been stabbed by the “syringe psycho,” have been tested to see if the man injected them with anything while pricking them.

However, no harmful substances have been found in them.

The suspect is accused of stabbing all of the 9 women on the buttocks. All the incidents took place in the early morning hours of the day, in Andhra Pradesh.

Police have released a sketch of the man in hopes that someone recognizes him and turns him in to police before more women are hurt.

Special teams of police units have also been formed to find the suspect. The police announced a reward for any help in identifying the suspect.

U.S. Navy officer beats up taxi driver because he didn’t want to give him a free ride

Taxi illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A U.S. Navy officer was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly beating up a taxi driver because he refused to give him a free ride, police in Japan said.

Okinawa police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Joshua Lewis, after being accused of punching the taxi driver in the face during an argument over services.

According to the police investigation, Lewis, a U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, hit the 65-year-old taxi driver in the face several times on Saturday morning.

The officer owed the driver 1,820 yen ($15). After beating up the taxi driver, Lewis fled from the scene. The taxi driver called police, and Lewis was found at a nearby parking lot.

Police officers who arrested Lewis, reported that his breath smelled of alcohol.

Homeless shelter resident rapes roommate several times because it feels good

Homeless shelter illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A homeless shelter resident who was arrested on a charge of rape, told police officers that he committed the crime several times because it felt good, police in Indonesia said.

Now, 46-year-old Hoe Chay Eng was sentenced to serve 9 years in prison after being convicted of raping his fellow resident several times.

Eng has a lengthy criminal record. He has been convicted twice for robbery and has been diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder.

In another incident, while police officer Davindran Mohan, 23, was patrolling the shelter, Eng suddenly began shouting at him and challenged him to a fight.

He then took a piece of metal and hit the officer twice in the head. Two officers managed to detain Eng, and he was convicted of assault.

A few weeks later, Eng told a 29-year-old resident to follow him to a quiet area, where he raped him. The victim told investigators that he did not object to Eng’s actions because he was afraid.

Eng admitted that he had committed a similar act with the victim because it felt good.

Bird steals tourist’s camera and takes selfies of itself

Seagull before stealing camera 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A tourist of Germany, who vacationed in Spain, managed to get pictures of a bird as it was flying high.

The incident unfolded after a seagull grabbed the GoPro of Martin Lozano, and recorded itself as it flew away.

Lozano was on vacation in the Cies Islands, when he put his GoPro camera down on a ledge to record the seagull that was resting nearby.

Suddenly, the bird jumped forward and picked up the camera with its beak. Lozano yelled at the bird, but it refused to give up the camera.

Instead, the seagull flew off, capturing stunning photos of the panoramic views. The seagull eventually returned the camera to its owner, and he uploaded the video to YouTube, where it went viral.

So far, the video has been seen more than 2 million times.

Female artist takes nude selfies with passersby for free

Milo More at the Eiffel Tower 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A female artist was arrested on a charge of exhibition of genitals in a public place after stripping naked in public and taking selfies with passersby for free, police in France said.

Paris police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Milo Moire, after being accused of standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and taking nude selfies with passersby.

The artist was told to get dressed, and when she refused, she was arrested. She spent the night in a police cell. If convicted, Moire faces up to one year in prison and a fine of 15,000 euros ($16,882).

Despite getting into trouble, Moire appeared at the Art Basel fair during the second day of VIP previews, posing nude with smiling locals.

After a few men posed with her, she asked the crowd not be shy and pose with her. Moire uploaded the nude selfies to her Instagram account, where they went viral.

Woman files lawsuit against 6-year-old girl for causing accident

Disabled person illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A young girl in Austria, was shocked to be slapped with a lawsuit for causing an accident during skiing, which left a woman with serious injuries.

The woman who suffered serious injuries while skiing in Vorarlberg, is asking for 38,000 euros ($42,744) as compensation for the accident caused by the 6-year-old girl.

A child under 14 years old, cannot be held responsible for causing an accident except when the child should have been able to avoid a dangerous situation.

The girl and the woman had been skiing at the same location when the child cut in front of the woman, causing her to fall and suffer serious injuries.

As a result of her injuries, that woman has been unable to ski and she is demanding compensation to cover future damages that may occur as a result of the accident.