Cemetery hit with lawsuit after persuading mentally ill patients to buy expensive funeral packages

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By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A cemetery was slapped with a lawsuit after allegedly persuading mentally ill patients to purchase expensive funeral packages, according to court documents in Indiana.

Cohen & Malad, LLP filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of residents who were improperly solicited for pre-need funeral and cemetery services by Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery.

The lawsuit alleges that Crown Hill violated the Indiana Pre-Need Act by directly soliciting patients in mental health and health care facilities for expensive prepaid cemetery and funeral arrangements.

Many of these patients suffer from conditions that require a loved one to have power of attorney or legal guardianship to make medical and financial decisions for them.

Crown Hill allegedly preyed on the mentally ill to increase profits.

Crown Hill sold one patient in a mental health facility, an $11,000 cemetery package while her family was completely unaware of it.

She didn’t even want to be buried at Crown Hill. Attorney Vess Miller of Cohen & Malad, LLP said that they hope this lawsuit will end these outrageous practices.

The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for victims who entered into contracts and paid fees to Crown Hill while they were patients at hospitals and health care facilities.

Grandfather kills several paramedics because his granddaughter died of meningitis

Bekir Nebiev 
By: Chan Yuan

Police are looking to arrest a grandfather on a charge of murder after allegedly killing several paramedics following the death of his teenage granddaughter, police in Ukraine said.

55-year-old Bekir Nebiev of Crimea, armed himself with a rifle and went to an ambulance station, where he opened fire and killed two workers.

30-year-old Irina Sukhanik died moments after being hit in the heart. 55-year-old Tatiana Katkova was hit in the stomach and died on the way to a hospital.

42-year-old Vladimir Slanchak was seriously injured after bullets hit him in the head and neck. Olga Zvonnik was hit in the shoulder and is said to be in good condition.

According to the police investigation, Nebiev was seeking revenge after it took the ambulance service a long time to take him to the hospital earlier that day.

Nebiev suffers from heart disease. The man was also angry about the death of his 16-year-old granddaughter who died 3 weeks ago.

An ambulance crew visited her home when she had high fever.

Paramedics told the family of the girl that she does not need emergency care at the hospital. Soon after, she had convulsions and died.

The cause of her death was identified as meningitis.

Man sets gas station on fire while trying to kill spider with cigarette lighter

Man sets fire to gas station 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man in Michigan, is lucky to be alive after setting a gas station on fire while trying to burn a spider that was crawling on his car.

The man of Center Line, who was not identified, used his cigarette lighter to kill the spider.

The fire quickly engulfed the gas pump.

Somehow, the man was not seriously injured and the damage to the gas station was contained to one pump, which was destroyed.

An employee at the gas station hit the automatic stop button and quickly called the fire department. The man grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames before firefighters arrived.

He admitted to investigators that he saw a spider crawling on his gas tank before trying to burn it alive. The car was not damaged by the flames.

Surprisingly, the man was not embarrassed to come back to the gas station the following day. The man said that he was sorry.

The damage to the gas station is expected to be covered by accident insurance.

Large rat seen dragging slice of pizza down train station stairs

Rat dragging slice of pizza at train station 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man in New York City, who commuted to work by train, bumped into a rat that was dragging along an abandoned slice of pizza, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The video that was uploaded to YouTube by Matt Little, shows the determined rat dragging the whole slice of pizza down the train station stairs in Manhattan.

The rat, which almost reached the bottom of the stairs with the pizza, dropped it and hid after realizing that it was being followed.

The video went viral, and has been viewed nearly 8 million times. The comments on the video were quick to pile up.

“Pizza delivery in the subway? What will they think of next?” A woman wrote on YouTube. Another person said: “I don't see a rat. I really see a great father feeding 4 grateful kids.”

Taxi driver bites off police officer’s finger before being shot dead

Junior Prosper 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A taxi driver was shot dead after biting off the finger of a police officer following a single-vehicle accident, police in Florida said.

31-year-old Junior Prosper of Miami, crashed his yellow car into a light pole at the entrance of I-95 early on Monday morning.

The car was slightly damaged. Police officers who arrived at the scene near NW 119th Street, saw Prosper running down NW 119th Street.

Several police officers tried to subdue him and a struggle broke out. Prosper was shot with a Taser, and in response, he bit off a police officer’s finger.

The officer fired his weapon at Prosper, and he died of the gunshot wound.

The officer, who was not identified, was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery to reattach the finger of his left hand.

22-year-old man beats and rapes blind 93-year-old woman

Clyde Alvims Leandre 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly beating and raping an elderly woman during a home invasion, police in Florida said.

Delray Beach police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Clyde Alvims Leandre, after being accused of raping the 93-year-old woman around 2:30 a.m.

According to the police investigation, Leandre broke into the woman’s apartment, which is located at 331 Northeast 48th Street.

The elderly woman, who is legally blind, managed to activate an emergency alarm after Leandre forced himself on her in bed.

The alarm caught the attention of three neighbors who entered the apartment through the open front door. The tried to pull away the suspect, but they failed.

Four police officers responded to the scene, and found Leandre without pants. He ignored the officers’ orders and was Tasered numerous times.

Two officers were injured and were taken to a nearby hospital.

The woman suffered back injuries and bruises.

Leandre was charged with robbery with assault or battery, sexual assault with a weapon and resisting an officer without violence.

Man shoots his own private parts and blames black man for doing it

Man holding guns illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of false report of a crime after allegedly telling police that a black man shot his private parts, police in South Dakota said.

Sioux Falls police said that they have arrested 43-year-old Donald Anthony Watson, after being accused of falsely accusing a black man of shooting his private parts during a robbery.

According to the police investigation, Watson was admitted to the Avera McKennan emergency room around 1:30 a.m., to be treated for a gunshot wound to his private parts.

When questioned by police, Watson said that he was shot by a black man who tried to rob him while he was taking out the trash from his apartment.

The officers went to Watson's apartment in the 1500 block of East Nye Street, to question witnesses.

No evidence of the incident was found near the garbage.

A witness told officers that Watson screamed in his apartment around 1:00 a.m.

Officers went into his apartment, where they found bullet fragments on Watson’s bed.

Officers went back to the emergency room to question Watson again.

This time, he told the officers that he shot himself while looking at a weapon that he was buying.

He examined the gun and put it in his pocket.

The gun then discharged, hitting him in the private parts.

Watson was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a drug offender, falsely reporting a crime to the police and reporting false information to police.

Man pulls down his pants on train and pleasures himself onto woman

Peter Fabiyi 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after pulling down his pants and pleasuring himself onto a woman, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 32-year-old Peter Fabiyi of London, has been sentenced to serve 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of sexual assault.

According to the police investigation, Fabiyi stood directly in front of the 20-year-old victim on the train before pulling down his pants and performing a sexual act on himself.

Police said that Fabiyi, finished his sex act on the woman. The woman then fled to the next car and reported the attack to another passenger who called the police.

Fabiyi was identified and caught after police reviewed surveillance videos of the train.

In addition to the prison sentence, Fabiyi was banned from approaching women traveling alone in trains except for transportation employees.

Man beats puppy to death for urinating on his bed

Joe Jacob Rodgers 
By: Tanya Malhotra

2 roommates were distraught after they spotted their roommate beating his puppy for urinating on his bed.

They reached out to police, but by the time police arrived, the animal was already deceased.

Police in Indiana, arrested the man who beat and drowned his 8-month-old puppy. Police said that Joe Jacob Rodgers, 26, began hitting the dog after becoming angry with it for wetting his bed.

Rodgers allegedly told his roommates that he would kill the dog. He then locked them out of the apartment so that they could not stop the abuse.

The roommates ran to notify the police, and said that they heard Rodgers beating the puppy and saw him trying to resuscitate the dog after drowning it in the bathtub.

The autopsy was performed at the Muncie Animal Shelter, to determine the cause of death, which revealed that the puppy died of a lacerated liver and internal bleeding.

Rodgers was arrested. He allegedly admitted to hitting the dog. He is being held on bail of $5,000.

Woman tells people’s future by fondling backsides

Bibian Arango 
By: Feng Qian

A woman became famous for predicting people’s futures by touching their behinds.

Bibian Arango of Peru, sees many people each week, in her office in Lima.

Her office consist of a small room packed with statues of Catholic Saints, magic potions and a mural of a Hindu God.

Arango has also been on several television shows and the videos of her appearances were uploaded to the Internet.

The videos show Arango fondling the behinds of willing participants as she predicts their futures.

According to Arango, there are 4 main types of backsides, which includes the inverted heart, square, V-shaped and round.

Arango said that each type reveals clues about someone's personality. Those with a round backside tend to be optimistic, but emotionally insecure, while those with square ones are determined individuals who care little about what others think of them, she said.

$30,000 worth of marijuana drops from sky into family’s home

The drugs in the damaged kennel 
By: Chan Yuan

A family was shocked to find $30,000 of marijuana, falling through the roof of their car garage.

Maya Donnelly of Arizona, woke up to what she thought was thunder.

However, after investigating, she discovered that a black plastic package containing 26 pounds of marijuana worth $30,000 had fallen into her Nogales home, which is close to the U.S.-Mexican border.

Police speculate that the bag fell from an airplane or drone belonging to drug dealers.

Donnelly said that the drugs pierced through their garage, causing $500 worth of damages.

Official believe that the marijuana smugglers accidentally dropped the drugs too early, causing it to fall into the woman’s garage.

“Someone definitely made a mistake, and who knows what the outcome of that mistake could mean for them,” Nogales Police Chief Derek Arnson said.

The drugs are now in police custody. Police have increased patrols in the neighborhood.

The family said that their dog’s kennel was also damaged after the marijuana fell from the sky. However, they are grateful that their dog and their 3 teenage daughters were not hurt during the incident.

Man arrested for stealing a spoon from Walmart so he can eat Captain Crunch cereal

Spoon illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested after he stole a single spoon from Walmart, police in Florida said.

46-year-old Gregg Martin Lerner was detained around after 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, after walking out of a Walmart in St. Petersburg, without paying for the metal spoon.

Lerner was stopped by the store security guard, and he was held until police arrived to arrest him.

According to Officer Michael Romano, Lerner stole the spoon, which is valued at $1.12. He said that he took the spoon because he had to eat his Captain Crunch cereal.

Lerner has a criminal history, which includes two previous convictions for robbery. He was charged with felony theft for walking out of Walmart without paying for the spoon.

Bail was set at $2,000.

Woman arrested for riding on turtle's back

Stephanie Marie Moore 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police in Florida, said that they have arrested a woman after she was seen in photos riding a turtle.

Police said that two women were seen on photos sitting on or riding on sea turtles.

These photos were uploaded to the Internet, where it went viral.

Many people filed complaints with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and they launched a criminal investigation after seeing the photos.

Recently, officers from the Melbourne Police Department, responded to a disturbance in progress in the 600 block of Espanola Way.

During the course of the investigation, officers encountered a woman with an active felony warrant.

“The suspect was one of the women seen taking photographs on the sea turtles,” police said. The woman was identified as 20-year-old Stephanie Marie Moore.

Moore was arrested on the active warrant and taken to the Brevard County Jail, where she is being held on $2,000 bail.

Woman found alive 31 years after man confessed to killing her

Petra Pazsitka 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police in Germany, found a woman who was declared dead 31 years ago.

A woman who disappeared 31 years ago and was presumed dead after a man confessed to killing her, was found alive.

Police in Germany, said that the woman plotted her own disappearance. The woman told police that she does not want to have any contact with her family.

However, she did not give a reason as to why she ran away. Police questioned the woman as to whether there was any sexual abuse involved, but she dismissed them, police said.

Petra Pazsitka of Braunschweig, was 24 years old when she disappeared without a trace while living at a dorm.

Pazsitka, who is now 55 years old, was studying computer science and had finished writing her university thesis on computer languages when she disappeared.

She was last seen going to the dentist on July 26, 1984.

She left the dental office at 3:00 p.m. She was supposed to take a bus to her parents’ house in Wolfsburg, but she never made it to their home.

Police looked for the woman, but after an unsuccessful search, they launched a murder investigation, suspecting a person who had killed a 14-year-old girl who was waiting for a bus.

In late March 1985, a 19 year old who was identified as Gunter K., was arrested and he confessed to the murder of Pazsitka. She was officially declared dead.

Recently, while police were investigating a burglary at the apartment of Pazsitka, she confessed that she was the missing woman.

Pazsitka showed officers her old ID card to prove her identity. Police said that the woman had been living for 31 years without a social security card, driver's license, passport or bank account, leaving authorities baffled.

Police said that Pazsitka cannot be held criminally responsible for her disappearance because she never used any false documents. She did not have to show any official documents as she never applied for false documents under her new alias.

Pazsitka now has to be declared alive by the state attorney's office in Braunschweig.

University students suffer backlash for rescuing 7 dogs buried alive by security guards

Stray puppies illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) University students were shocked by the backlash they received after photos of them rescuing dogs went viral.

Students at a university in Lanzhou, China, were seen in photos rescuing a litter of puppies.

The students said that a group of security guards at the Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics, buried the stray dogs alive.

Students who heard the dogs barking from the freshly covered grave, decided to rescue the 7 puppies.

One of the students who rescued the puppies, said that this is not the first time that dogs have been buried alive on campus.

She said that security guards buried the stray dogs as they have become a nuisance on campus and biting students.

The witness added that campus security guards yelled at them while trying to rescue the animals, but they did so anyway and took the dogs to safety.

The rescuers said that there are more humane ways to solve the problem of stray dogs and were horrified by the brutality of the security guards.

Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics said that it needs to investigate the incident before commenting.

Man shoots himself in private parts after police caught him urinating on street

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By: Chan Yuan

A man was hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his private parts after shooting himself.

Police in New York, said that the man was arrested after he shot himself in the groin in Brooklyn.

The New York City Police Department arrested 26-year-old Javier Thomas on Saturday, and he was charged with weapons possession and reckless endangerment.

Officers spotted Thomas, urinating on the street about 1:15 a.m. As the officers approached, they heard shots being fired. They found that Thomas shot himself in the groin.

Police said that Thomas, shot himself as he attempted to get rid of a loaded gun that he was carrying. He mishandled the weapon, causing it to go off, according to police.

Officers found the loaded pistol under the tire of a nearby minivan. They allege that Thomas threw the gun under the van after accidentally shooting himself.

Officers found Thomas in agony after he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot his private parts, police said.

Thomas was taken to Kings County Hospital with non-life threatening wounds, and was later arrested on charges of weapons possession and reckless endangerment.

Rape victim gets beaten after gas company gave home address to her rapist

Sad woman illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police said that a man is being investigated after allegedly beating up his former girlfriend because she filed a rape complaint with the police, police in the United Kingdom said.

Essex police said that the rape allegations were not prosecuted because they lacked evidence to proceed to trial.

The 42-year-old woman, who was not identified, said that British Gas sent a bill with her new address to the home of her former boyfriend.

The alleged rapist then went to the woman's home and beat her up. The mother of three children, was punched and kicked repeatedly.

The woman moved out of her boyfriend's house after suffering 28 years of abuse. She lives with her 12-year-old daughter.

After the attack, the man threatened kill her if she reported the attack to the police.

A spokesperson for British Gas, said that they have apologized for the mistake, and they are doing everything possible to help the woman.

Journalist suffers sexual harassment while reporting about sexual assaults on live TV

Sarah Teale 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A female journalist in the United Kingdom, suffered sexual harassment during a live TV broadcast as she reported about sexual assaults on the streets of Nottingham.

Sarah Teale of the BBC, said that a man yelled a sexual insult as she was reporting about sexual assaults on the street.

The incident unfolded last week, and the BBC uploaded the video of the harassment on Facebook.

Teale reported that 95 percent of people said that they had experienced sexual harassment in the street, and a majority said they had also been groped or grabbed inappropriately in public.

When the man yelled a sexual obscenity at her, Teale pointed to the man and said that is how people are suffering. Teale said that she was really surprised by what the man said.

The BBC did not disclose what the man said. However, the news network described the comments as sexual obscenities that no person should have to endure.

The video, which was uploaded to Facebook, went viral and has been seen more than 200,000 times.

Father kills teenage daughter because she stole condoms

Lareeb Khan 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his teenage daughter because she stole condoms, police in Germany said.

Darmstadt police said that after killing 19-year-old Lareeb, 51-year-old Asadullah Khan and his wife Shazia, 41, dressed her and dumped her body on the side of the road.

In court, Khan admitted to killing his daughter because she fall in love with a man he did not approve of. Khan and his wife were in an arranged marriage and they wanted the same for her.

Shazia told the court that she was an oppressed woman, completely in the control of her husband and unable to save her daughter.

However, Lareeb’s sister Nida, 14, told the court that Shazia was allowed to do whatever she wanted and she also abused her and her sister.

Nida is in therapy and has cut off all ties with her parents.

According to the police investigation, Khan went over the edge after learning that his daughter was arrested for stealing condoms.

He went into her room while she slept, and strangled her.

Young man dies after crashing into glass shower door while bathing with his girlfriend

Shower illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A young man in Singapore, died after he cut his neck and head following a slip and fall in a shower.

Following the tragic incident, Coroner Marvin Bay recommended the use of tempered glass for doors and windows in places where falls can occur.

According to the police investigation, 24-year-old Sebastian Wong Yu Lun was taking a shower with his girlfriend around 7:30 a.m., after spending the night at her apartment located on Teban Gardens Road.

As Lun was exiting the shower, he slipped and crashed through the glass door.

Lun’s girlfriend, who was not identified, saw that his head was stuck inside the broken glass panel of the door and she tried to pull him out.

Meanwhile, her sister, who heard the sound of breaking glass, called for help. The girlfriend used a towel to stop the bleeding from Lun’s head and neck.

After five minutes, Lun lost consciousness. An ambulance arrived shortly thereafter, and Lun was transported to a nearby hospital.

Around 8:30 a.m., Lun was pronounced dead. The coroner determined that Lun’s death was accidental. Lun died of multiple cuts to the head and neck, caused by sharp glass fragments.

The injuries caused heavy bleeding, resulting in death.