Man killed during armed robbery after posting photo on Facebook showing his wife holding $60,000

Tony Harris and Amber Crane 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest three men on a charge of murder after allegedly killing a man who posted a picture of his wife holding $60,000 in her hand on Facebook, police in Pennsylvania said.

Philadelphia police said that 50-year-old Tony Harris of Kingsessing, was killed as a result of the photo after three armed men raided his home looking for the $60,000.

According to the police investigation, Harris took a photo of his wife Amber Crane, holding a pile of cash. He wrote that he lost $60,000 and hopes that his wife doesn't use the cash for shopping.

Exactly one week after the image was uploaded to Facebook, the three men entered his home and tried to rob him at gunpoint.

One of the three robbers shot Harris in the head for not handing over the cash. The couple’s young children were home at the time of the incident.

Harris lived in the same neighborhood for many years and never locked his doors, police said. Police said that the suspects are teens, and they offered a $20,000 cash reward for information leading to their arrests.

Parents watch their newborn baby die while rubbing oil on him and praying instead of seeking medical help

Dale and Shannon Hickman 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) The two parents of a newborn baby were arrested on a charge of manslaughter, after allowing their premature child to die instead of seeking medical help, police in Oregon said.

Now, the Oregon State Supreme Court ruled that the couple must serve their 6 year prison sentence after being convicted of manslaughter for allowing their son to die.

According to the police investigation, Dale and Shannon Hickman, both 30, chose to say prayers and rub olive oil on their son David, shortly after he was born two months prematurely at home.

The child, who weighed under 4 pounds, died of pneumonia nine hours after being born. The court was told that the child would have been alive today if the parents sought medical help.

The parents are members of the Followers of Christ Church. The church is known to prefer faith based healing over medical treatment.

Man seen stripping in church and pleasuring himself on altar

The suspect 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a man on a charge of trespassing after being seen stripping in a church and pleasuring himself while sitting on the altar, police in Massachusetts said.

Cambridge police said that the incident was recorded on the church’s surveillance cameras on Tuesday.

The video, which was handed over to the police, shows the man breaking into the church, walking around dressed as a priest and committing a lewd act on the altar around 3:00 a.m.

The man also spilled soda and wine on the floor. Priest Alexander Vlajkovic of the St. Sava Serbian Church, uncovered the crime and notified the police.

The St. Sava Serbian Church said that as a result of the incident, it will now keep all doors closed in between services.

Student charged with cocaine possession after police find sugar in his room

White sugar illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A student who wanted to play a prank on police, ended up behind bars and charged with drug possession, police in Florida said.

Miami police said that the incident unfolded after 21-year-old Jonathan Harrington, a student at the University of Miami, decided to play a joke and leave piles of sugar and aspirin on a table in his dormitory room.

According to the police investigation, before inspectors arrived at the dormitory, Harrington placed white powder on the coffee, as well as a rolled up dollar bill and seven white pills.

When police saw the sugar and pills, Harrington was arrested and charged with illegal possession of cocaine. Harrington told officers that the white substance was sugar, but they didn’t believe him.

The officers insisted that the white substance was $1,500 in cocaine. Harrington’s roommate, Kritos Vasiloudes, backed up the sugar story, but it did not help.

Harrington was charged with felony cocaine possession. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

Now, police said that they are ready to drop the charge against Harrington, after a lab test showed that the white substance was not cocaine.

Teenager traveling in parents’ car feared kidnapped after calling for help because he hated the music

Car radio playing music illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police chased after a family car and detained the parents after their teen called out for help because he hated the music that was playing in the vehicle, police in Germany said.

The incident unfolded on a highway in Kaiserslautern, after the 15-year-old boy couldn’t take the music that was playing in his parents’ car.

The teen told police that when his parents wouldn’t stop playing music from the 1960s, he wrote the world help on a piece of paper and threw it out of the car.

A driver traveling behind the family car noticed the dropped paper and stopped to retrieve it. He feared that the boy had been kidnapped and called the police.

Police officers arrived at the scene, and detained the parents with their guns drawn and ordered all the occupants out of the vehicle.

After a few minutes, the police realized the misunderstanding and sent the family on their way.

Elderly man digs up dead woman from grave and sells body for marriage

Bride illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly man was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly digging up the grave of a dead woman in order to sell her body for marriage to a dead single man, police in China said.

Ruicheng County police said that the have arrested the 72-year-old man identified as Hou, after he and two other men were caught digging up the young dead woman to sell her body for marriage.

According to the police investigation, when Hou learned about the death of a young single man, he posed as the relative of the dead woman and offered to sell her body for marriage.

Some people believe that when a person dies before getting married, bad luck will chase the family members of the deceased.

Some people resort to carrying out a marriage ceremony after death. After Hou got $3,900 from the young man’s family, he dug up the grave of the dead woman on Saturday night.

However, neighbors who heard noises in the cemetery caught Hou and his two accomplices in the act and notified the police.

All three men were arrested at the scene.

3 men beat up cyclist and carve swastika in his head to force him out of his home

Carving fruit with knife illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Police are looking to arrest three men after allegedly beating up a cyclist and carving a swastika in his forehead, police in Austria said.

Bad Fischau-Brunn police said that the incident unfolded as the victim was riding his bicycle through the town on Wednesday.

According to the police investigation, the three men, who were not identified, wanted the victim to move out of his home, and since he refused, they attacked him.

The three men, who were wearing masks at the time of the attack, pushed the victim to the ground before beating him and attacking him with a knife.

They then carved a swastika in his forehead before fleeing from the scene. One suspect was arrested and charged with assault and taking part of Nationalist Socialist activities.

So far, the two other suspects have not been arrested.

Beggar drags passenger to his death in front of train because he refused to give him money

Train station illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A passenger was pushed to his death in front of a moving train after refusing to give a beggar money, police in India said.

Auraiya police said that the beggar held on to the passenger as he jumped in front of the speeding train, causing their deaths.

The incident unfolded at the Phafoond train station on Tuesday night.

According to the police investigation, the passenger identified as Sarvesh Kumar, was waiting for a train on platform 2 when the 25-year-old beggar asked him for money.

Sarvesh refused and the beggar left. After a few minutes, the beggar returned and began hurling abuses at Kumar. When a train approached, he dragged Kumar onto the tracks in front of the speeding train.

Both died at the scene around 10:30 p.m. There were numerous passengers at the scene, but no one tried to help.

Wealthy man spends $300,000 on 4 mistresses only to learn one of them was a man

Mr. Hsu and his accomplices arrested 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who was cheating on his wife and spent a lot of money on women, learned that one of them was a man.

The wealthy businessman of Taichung, Taiwan, was not getting along with his wife and was looking for women on the side.

He met a matchmaker who was identified as Mr. Hsu. Hsu promised to hook him up him nice women. Mr. Hsu introduced the unfaithful husband to a flight attendant identified as Mrs. Jiang.

Hsu also introduced the businessman to other women through the smartphone chat application called Line.

The businessman never met the women in person.

However, after the businessman had spent $300,000 on the women, he learned that it was all a scam. He learned that one of the women he was talking to was actually Mr. Hsu.

Hsu and his accomplices never wanted to be in a relationship with the businessman, they only wanted his money.

When he finally realized that it was all a scam, the wealthy man went to the police. Mr. Hsu and his female accomplices were arrested.

Man wipes his backside with police summons and throws it at officer

Police summons illustration 
By: Feng Qian

An angry man was arrested for throwing his bodily fluids on a police officer.

Police in New Jersey, said that the man has been accused of placing a police summons in his behind and wiping it up and down before throwing the contaminated paper at a police officer.

45-year-old Joseph Greenwood of Whitehouse Station, was charged with one count of fourth-degree throwing bodily fluids, which carries a possible jail sentence of 18 months.

Greenwood was given a citation after being released on charges of threatening to assault another person. He took the summons, wiped his backside and threw it at Lieutenant John Insabella of the Readington Police Department.

According to the indictment: “Greenwood purposely subject officer Insabella of the Readington Township Police Department to be in contact with a bodily fluid while the officer was in uniform and acting in the performance of his duties.”

Greenwood was also charged with making threats and disorderly conduct for threatening to kill another person.

Married fathers among group of men who raped 16-year-old girl

Sad girl illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police in Australia, said that married fathers were among a group of men who raped an unconscious girl.

The girl had no idea that she was raped. Police found the video of the rape while investigating graffiti in Sydney.

Police have confiscated a GoPro camera that was allegedly used to record the person who made the graffiti.

On that camera, police found the 16-minute video of the rape. The 16-year-old girl was raped by at least four men while others were cheering on the rapists.

Police Transport Command Officers found the horrific video of the rape while searching a car near the Campbelltown train station while investigating the graffiti offenses.

It took investigators about one month to locate the victim and her alleged rapists, who were identified by their tattoos.

According to the video, there were at least eight men in the room, including a teenage boy. Police believe that the girl's drink might have been spiked.

Four men and the 17-year-old boy were arrested and charged with rape. Tristan Carlyle-Watson, 25, allegedly laughed and egged on the rapists. He was charged with concealing a crime.

Police said that two other men, Ayden Devereux and Kurt Stevenson, both 24, have small children, and were married or engaged to be married.

Devereux is also accused of recording the rape.

Father finds dying son 3 days after being thrown off bridge by gang members for refusing to kill bus driver

Angel Ariel Escalante-Perez with Luis Escalante 
By: Wayne Morin

A 12-year-old boy was targeted by a vicious group of gang members while walking home from school.

Angel Ariel Escalante-Perez of Guatemala, was walking home from school when he was ambushed by members of a gang.

He was handed a gun and he was ordered to shoot a bus driver or he will be killed. The young brave boy refused to shoot the man because his father is also a bus driver.

The gang members then gave the boy a choice of being killed by machetes or by being thrown off a bridge.

Escalante-Perez chose being thrown off a bridge, and he was thrown off the Incienso Bridge in Guatemala City.

He plunged 450 feet into the thick foliage below, but the child did not die. Instead, Escalante-Perez leid in pain for 72 hours while his distraught father, Luis Escalante, and rescue crews searched for him.

When Escalante-Perez was found, he was taken to a hospital, where doctors fought to save his life, but after 15 days, he succumbed to his injuries and died.

Human rights activists in the country denounced the vicious act, saying that this violence and recruitment of innocent children has become commonplace in the region.

“The use of minors for murders is happening more frequently,” said activist Edgar Guerra.

Mother dies from carbon monoxide poisoning on first night in dream home

Kimberley Jones 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A young mother of the United Kingdom, died on the first she slept in her dream home.

25-year-old Kimberley Jones died during her first night in her new home after being overcome by carbon monoxide from a faulty fireplace, according to court documents.

Jones suffocated while sleeping in a makeshift bed in the living room of her new home in Cwmbach, South Wales. Jones went to the home before the actual move-in date in order to decorate the home.

Her father, Andrew Jones, said that he told his daughter to leave the windows of the living room open to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. “That will haunt me for the rest of my days,” he told the court.

The father said that the former homeowner, Linda Parfaitt, who was a family friend, insisted that the fireplace was serviced every 12 to 18 months.

She also allegedly told the family that there was a specifically designed component to protect against the deadly gas leak and it had been cleaned just two months before the house changed hands.

However, according to an expert who testified in court, the fireplace had not been cleaned for more than 4 years.

Jones,was in the process of building a nursery for her 6-month-old son who was with her parents at the time of the incident.

The victim’s mother went over to the home in the morning and found that her daughter was no longer alive.

Parfaitt denied neglecting to maintain the fireplace. She said the last time they had swept the chimney was 15 months before Kimberley Jones died.

She said that she was unaware of the manufacturer's guidelines that chimneys must be swept twice a year to ensure the safe maintenance of the device.

Kimberley Jones' parents, Helen and Andrew, wanted Parfitt to be found guilty of unlawful killing through gross negligent manslaughter.

However, the court rejected their request and said that “Miss Parfitt was not so grossly negligent for her to be liable for manslaughter or of accidental death.”

The court believes that Kimberley Jones also had some responsibility to service the fireplace before moving into her newly purchased home.

Man decapitates puppy in front of girlfriend and her 2 children during an argument

James Xavier Quattlebaum 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he killed a puppy during an argument with his girlfriend.

Police said that 25-year-old James Xavier Quattlebaum, decapitated the head of the 2-year-old puppy in his home.

Quattlebaum cut the puppy’s head with a kitchen knife during the argument on Saturday about 3:30 a.m., police said.

The girlfriend, Tarsha Hankinson, and the children who are 7 and 11 years old, witnessed the horrific act.

Hankinson, 37, told police that her boyfriend was high on drugs when he came home. The two began arguing, and Quattlebaum grabbed a knife and beheaded the dog, according to police.

When police arrived, Quattlebaum was in his room covered in blood. The puppy’s body was found in a garbage can.

He was charged with ill treatment of animals, two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child and throwing bodily fluid on a officer for spitting at a police officer while being arrested.

Mother smuggles drugs for daughter hidden in tampons

The tampons at the dental office 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested after attempting to bring drugs to her daughter hidden in her tampons.

53-year-old Elizabeth Kay Sparkman of Oregon, filled her tampons with methamphetamine and oxycodone to give to her daughter who was incarcerated.

Sparkman pleaded guilty to a charge of drug smuggling after she was arrested trying to handoff the care package to her daughter, 29-year-old Brandi Lynn Miller.

The two conspired to the drug smuggling on a series of phone calls before Miller was due to visit a dentist.

Sparkman placed the drugs into two tampon applicators and hid it in the back of the toilet in a dental office in Gresham, where her daughter was to be transported for her appointment.

However, the care package fell to the floor and the drugs were discovered by police officers who transported the daughter to the dentist.

The mother and daughter planned to do it again three days later at her second dental visit, but when Sparkman arrived, Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies were ready and waiting.

Sparkman confessed to the crime and was arrested along with a care package that contained 2 tampons, one containing one gram of methamphetamine and another with 18 oxycodone pills.

Sparkman was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail. She will be allowed to serve her sentence at an inpatient substance abuse program.

Miller, who was serving a sentence of 4 years in prison on a charge of identity theft for running through people’s mailboxes, received an additional eight months in prison for the smuggling scheme with her mother and for another incident in which she was caught with a cup of methamphetamine hidden in her private parts.

Father watching adult video finds it was recorded at his daughter’s school

Classroom illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man who was watching an adult movie, was shocked to learn that the video was recorded at his daughter’s school.

The man decided to inform the school of his findings.

The high school in Los Angeles, California, said that they were not aware that these videos were produced on their campus.

The video called “Revenge of the Petites,” was shot at the high school after movie producers have paid them to rent the place for two Saturdays.

The school is being rented out to different producers as a way to earn extra cash when the facility is closed. The Los Angeles Unified School District earns about $2 million in revenue from production companies each year.

Now, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, has temporarily banned all commercial shoots at all schools in the district.

School officials said that they were not aware of the nature of the movie when the permission was granted.

2-year-old boy finds aunt’s loaded gun and shoots his grandmother in car

Gun illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was shocked when a young boy found her loaded gun and began playing with it.

The boy of South Carolina, shot his grandmother after finding the gun in the back seat of his great-aunt’s car.

Officer Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department, said that the 40-year-old grandmother will recover from the gunshot wound.

The 2-year-old child shot his grandmother in the back with a .357 magnum revolver while she was sitting in the passenger seat of her sister’s car.

The great-aunt who was driving the car, admitted that she should have removed the weapon, and she is advising other parents to learn from her mistake.

The woman, who did not want to be named, explained that she has the gun because she lives alone and travels alone in her 2-door car. “I'm vulnerable,” she said.

The woman said that she never takes children in her car. However, this time, her sister was stranded and needed a ride.

The woman said that the situation shocked her. She knows that she could have faced jail time, and lost her career and her freedom.

She is grateful that her sister did not suffer life-threatening injuries.


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