Teacher saves kidnapped 11-year-old student by getting in front of kidnapper’s car

Santiago Salazar 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A teacher's aide saved a girl who was lured into a car by a much older man.

Sandra Ferguson of California, who works at the Sutter Elementary School in Antioch, saved the 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped.

Ferguson said that she was on her way to school when she noticed her former student in the front seat of a car with a man. She noticed that the girl seemed nervous.

Sensing that something was wrong, Ferguson drove up to them and asked the student: “Honey, it's your dad?”

The student replied: “No, he is a friend.”

Ferguson responded: “No, he's not your friend.”

The teacher’s aide said that she then blocked the man’s vehicle, ordered the girl to get out of the car immediately and called police.

Police arrested 51-year-old Santiago Salazar without incident and charged him with kidnapping.

Police said that Salazer had no connection with the girl. He lured her to his car as she walked to school, he then grabbed her by the wrist and pulled her inside.

The girl was not hurt, and the school principal praised Ferguson for saving the child. “She was a guardian angel and preventing something terrible from happening,” the principal said.

The girl’s parents also thanked Ferguson for saving their daughter.

Man hanged by hands and feet and beaten to death for allegedly stealing from his workplace

The suspect who beat Ram Singh with the bat 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman is distraught over the vicious punishment her husband suffered over a false allegation.

The video of the incident that was posted to the Internet, shows the immigrant worker being beaten to death in India, after he was accused of stealing from his workplace.

The video shows the immigrant worker, Ram Singh, hanging captive after he was chained by the hands and feet.

One man armed with a bat beat Singh repeatedly while the other men watched, laughed and did nothing to stop the attack. One person recorded a 34-minute video, showing the acts of violence that occurred in the city of Amritsar.

The video was recorded in the factory in which Ram Singh worked. His wife explained that someone stole items from the factory and her husband was blamed for the act.

She told police that a group of men came to their home to threaten her husband. Later, they returned to the house in Khankot, and forcibly took him.

They beat him mercilessly until he died and then dumped the body on the side of the road.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed that officers are investigating the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Amazon suing over 1,000 people for fake or misleading reviews

Amazon packages illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Amazon has filed a lawsuit in Seattle, Washington, against more than 1,000 people for posting false reviews on their website.

Amazon is suing 1,114 people for posting “false, misleading and inauthentic” reviews on their site.

Amazon claims that the defendants, whom they referred to as “John Does,” offered their services for as little as $5 on the website Fiverr.com. They mostly offered to post 5 star reviews for products from vendors who pay them.

The latest legal action comes after Amazon sued a number of websites for selling their services of fake reviews.

Amazon is bringing this action to protect its customers of this misconduct. The company also said that many of the defendants demand the sellers write the text for the review and then they get paid to post it.

The defendants took steps to avoid being detected by using multiple accounts and different IP addresses.

Amazon said that their lawsuit is not targeting Fiverr. Fiverr it was working with Amazon to resolve the issue.

“Millions of people look at online reviews before making decisions about a product or services such as hotel stays,” Nisha Arora, consumer senior director at the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom, said.

Amazon is not the only one suffering from fake reviews. Tripadvisor and other websites also have paid reviews.

Tied up boy escapes kidnapper using skills learned from gangster movies

The victim and suspect (insert) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A brave boy said that he was able to escape his kidnappers by using skills he learned from watching gangster movies.

The 13-year-old boy escaped his captors despite having his hands and feet tied by using skills he learned from watching violent movies.

The boy, who was identified as Yi of Fuxin near Sichuan, China, was abducted while he was walking to school.

Yi was taken to a nearby abandoned house, where his hands were tied behind his back, his feet were tied together and a plastic bag was placed over his head.

The kidnapper then used tape to seal the bag around the boy’s neck. He made a breathing hole big enough for a straw so that the child would not die.

When Yi heard his abductor leave the abandoned house, he managed to pull himself out of the room and escape.

Yi said that he decided to take the chance to escape after seeing the same thing happen in gangster movies.

A passing motorist spotted Yi, stopped to help him and called the police. Photos of the boy in distress were uploaded to the Internet. The photos show the boy with a bag on his head, and his hands and feet tied up.

Police have arrested a suspect in the case, and are still investigating the motive behind the kidnapping.

Man kidnaps and impregnates 14-year-old girl while on house arrest for another kidnapping

Cody Lee Jackson 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he held a young girl hostage in his home while on house arrest in relations to a previous abduction case.

20-year-old Cody Lee Jackson of Ohio, raped and impregnated the teenager while wearing an electronic monitoring device in connection with the previous kidnapping case, according to court records.

Jackson was arrested in a Greyhound station in Salt Lake City, Utah, on federal charges of producing child pornography and coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Police said that Jackson contacted the 14-year-old girl on Facebook, just months after he was arrested on charges of custodial interference, kidnapping and abduction in a separate case in Blue Ash, Ohio, according to the affidavit.

In this first case, he allegedly kidnaped an adult and a minor. He was accused of keeping them against their will in a hotel room.

He pleaded not guilty in the earlier case, and was allowed to go home, but he was ordered to wear a GPS ankle monitor under the supervision of the sheriff's office.

Mike Robison, a spokesperson for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, said that officers conducted at least 6 unscheduled and unannounced home visits to Jackson’s home. “He complied with all his conditions and he did everything he was required to do,” Robison said.

While Jackson lived in a rented apartment that belongs to his father, he contacted the 14-year-old girl on Facebook and had a taxi bring her to his house, where they had sex.

The secret meetings continued for weeks. Then Jackson became controlling and abusive. He destroyed the victim's phone and change the passwords to her Facebook and email accounts as a way to control her, according to court documents.

Jackson later arranged for the taxi to bring the girl to his house after school every day, and he imposed strict rules on the child. She was verbally and physically abused when the rules were broken.

The abuse was brought to light after the girl became pregnant. Jackson fled his home, but he was arrested.

Man covers himself in feces and contaminates hospital operating rooms

Hospital illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested after he contaminated a hospital in the United Kingdom with his feces.

The cardiology department at the hospital in England, had to be cleaned after Trevor Parnham, who covered himself in his own feces, wandered around the hospital.

Parnham opened cupboards and drawers in the early hours of the morning, after he was treated in the emergency room at the Ipswich Hospital, according to court documents.

At first, Parnham, 40, went into the hospital’s kitchen and took some chips. He then walked into operating rooms in the cardiology department and touched things while he was covered in feces.

Parnham went to the hospital about 3:00 a.m., where he was treated and released about 5:20 a.m. Instead of going home, Parnham wandered around the hospital.

He also threw hospital gowns on the floor and lied down on it, causing it to be contaminated.

Judge David Goodin said that Parnham’s behavior caused a disruption in the hospital. “For those waiting for serious operations in the cardiology department that was a very serious matter,” the judge said.

The department was brought to a halt for hours, as it needed to be cleaned and sterilized.

When Parnham was arrested by security personnel at 6:45 a.m., he was still covered in his own feces and dressed in a hospital gown.

He was also found in possession of a tablet computer, which he stole from an office.

Parnham apologized and said that his acts were not premeditated. He was sentenced to 10 months in jail.

Police find man with 7 loaves of heroin worth a staggering $3 million

The drugs 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested after he told police to search his car during a routine traffic stop.

Deputies in Oklahoma, said that they pulled over the man after they witnessed him swerving in and out of lanes.

Officers were concerned that he may be either intoxicated or fatigued so they pulled him over.

The driver, 25-year-old Jorge Vasconcelos from Arizona, told police that he was tired because he was traveling from Arizona to Georgia, in order to help his girlfriend move.

Deputies recommended that he take a nap before he continues to drive. However, while talking to police, Vasconcelos suddenly said that he was not a criminal and police can search his truck.

Officer found a pistol in the front seat. When they opened the hood of the car, officers found pure heroin in a hidden compartment inside the engine.

The operation was so sophisticated, the sheriff's office believed to he is part of drug smuggling ring.

The 7 loaves of pure heroin weighed 17 pounds and has a street value of $3 million, police said. Vasconcelos now faces a number of charges, including aggravated trafficking in heroin and possession of a firearm.

Men who beat gay couple sentenced to do community service for LGBT community

Kevin Harrigan, Kathryn Knott, and Philip Williams 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Two men who were arrested for beating gay men, will not go to prison after the victims asked the judge not to jail them.

The gay couple from Pennsylvania, had asked the judge to spare the two men from jail after they were assaulted in an attack that caused a broken jaw.

Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Philip Williams, 24, admitted to the attack and have pleaded guilty to charges of assault and conspiracy.

However, they claim that the attack was not motivated by hate, but rather the group got into a screaming match, which turned violent.

The victims, Andy Haught and Zachary Hesse, told the court that both men were part of a group shouting homophobic insults at them before the attack.

After Williams and Harrigan accepted their plea deals, the victims asked the judge to avoid excessive punishment and instead send a positive message about tolerance and understanding.

As a result, the attackers avoid jail. District Attorney Seth Williams said: “Today's agreement is definitely about justice, but also about honoring the wishes of the victims to ensure that they can continue to heal and gain closure.”

Williams and Harrigan were banned from going to downtown Philadelphia, where the attack occurred. They will also be required to pay $1,000 restitution and perform 200 hours of community service for the LGBT community.

While Williams and Harrigan accepted a plea agreement, a third defendant, Kathryn Knott did not. She decided to go to trial.

Knott is the daughter of Bucks County Police Chief Karl Knott. She has caused an uproar after she wrote on Twitter that her father allowed her to ride along in his police cruiser and she helped him knock down the door to an apartment of a criminal.

Knott was also fired from her job as a technician at the Abington Health's Lansdale Hospital, after she posted what appeared to be pictures of patient x-rays to her Twitter account.

Gang ties up married men and rape their wives before throwing them in river

Scene of the incident 
By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking to arrest twelve members of a gang, who are accused of tying up a husband raping his wife and throwing him into a river police in South Africa said.

Kensington police said that two married couples were walking together on Saturday afternoon, before they were approached by the armed gang.

They then tied up the husbands and raped one of the women in front of the them. The other woman managed to escape.

After the rape, the two husbands were thrown into the river, where they drowned. The 25 and 32-year-old men were found by police divers in the river early on Sunday.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, confirmed that they were dead. So far, no arrests have been made.

“Two couples walking in Rhodes Park, were accosted by a gang of 12 on Saturday. The men were bound, thrown in dam and drowned. The bodies were retrieved by SAPS SD,” police said on Twitter.

Teens gang rape 2-year-old girl and leave her bleeding in park

Sad girl illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Two teen boys were arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly gang raping a 2-year-old girl and leaving her bleeding in a park, police in India said.

New Delhi police said that they have questioned 250 people before being able to track down and arrest the two suspects who raped the girl on Friday night.

According to the police investigation, the two 17-year-old boys lived in the same neighborhood of the girl and one of them knew the victim’s family.

The girl was watching television in her home when suddenly there was a brief power outage. The two suspects approached the home on a motorcycle and kidnapped the girl.

After being found bleeding in the park, the girl was taken to a hospital, where she is recovering.

78-year-old man threatens to kill 20-year-old waitress because she rejected his marriage proposal

Marriage proposal illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly man was arrested on a charge of making threats after allegedly threatening to kill a waitress because she rejected his marriage proposal, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 78-year-old Noboru Ishizaka, after being accused of threatening the 20-year-old woman who works at a coffee shop.

According to the police investigation, Ishizaka is a regular customer at the coffee shop, where his victim is a waitress. On Thursday, Ishizaka approached the woman and gave her a note, which contained the marriage proposal.

The woman told police that she handed the letter back to Ishizaka without reading it. Ishizaka got angry and threatened to kill her.

Ishizaka told police that he thought the woman really liked him, and was surprised when she rejected his marriage proposal.

Exotic dancer performing at bachelor party attacks participants with pepper spray

Bride Chelsey Bradley at the scene 
By: Feng Qian

At least 10 people who participated in bachelor party, were injured after an exotic dancer attacked them with pepper spray during a fight with another woman, police in Canada said.

Vancouver police said that the incident unfolded when members of a bachelorette party decided to join a bachelor party at which exotic dancers were performing.

According to the police investigation, Groom Clinton Cooney and his friends were celebrating their wedding scheduled for next Saturday night, on a party bus.

At some point, several women participating in bachelorette party abandoned their own party bus to join Cooney, as he had exotic dancers while their bus had none.

During the dancing, two women ended up fighting. That is when one of the exotic dancers pulled out a can of pepper spray and attacked several participants.

About 10 people suffered from irritation to the eyes due to the pepper spray. Bride Chelsey Bradley said that she wasn’t injured because she never goes on random buses to party.

Government minister accused of breaking into woman’s home and stealing her underwear

Tsuyoshi Takagi 
By: Chan Yuan

A government minister in Japan, is being accused of breaking into a woman’s home and stealing her underwear.

59-year-old Tsuyoshi Takagi of Tsuruga, allegedly stole the 20-year-old woman’s underwear about 30 years ago.

Takagi, who is the minister of reconstruction and in charge of areas affected by the tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, refuse to comment on the matter because it is irrelevant to his work.

Takagi is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Residents in his district have slammed the government for appointing Takagi as the minister of reconstruction, saying that he was known in the area as an underwear thief.

At the time of the incident, Takagi was questioned by police, but no charges have been filed.

Hospital patient covers himself in feces before going on robbery spree and shutting down cardiology department

Hospital room illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A hospital patient was arrested on a charge of burglary after covering himself in feces and stealing items from the cardiology department of the Ipswich Hospital, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 40-year-old Trevor Parnham of Ipswich, has been sentenced to serve 10 months in jail after pleading guilty to burglary.

According to the police investigation, Parnham checked himself into the hospital around 3:00 a.m., and he was treated.

He was discharged around 5:00 a.m., but instead of leaving, he went into the kitchen area of the hospital, threw uniforms on the floor and slept on them.

He was woken up by a chef, and Parnham left the scene. The chef discovered the dirty uniforms on the floor, and noticed that a package of potato chips was missing.

Parnham was found around 6:45 a.m. in the cardiology department. He was covered in feces and found in possession of a stolen computer.

As a result, the entire cardiology department was shut down and had to be deep cleaned, causing delays of vital heart surgeries.

Lesbian rights activist admits to raping woman and touching another woman in a sexual manner without consent

Annie Teriba 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A lesbian rights activist at the Oxford University in the United Kingdom, has stepped down from all her positions after admitting to raping a woman and touching another in a sexual manner without consent.

20-year-old Annie Teriba publicly admitted that during a conference for ethnic students, she had sex with a woman without her consent.

Teriba was a member of the National Union of Students and the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts. She also founded the magazine No HeterOx, in which she campaigns for gay rights.

At this year’s NUS Black Students’ Conference, Teriba admitted to having sex with a female student while she was drunk. The woman later informed her that the sex was not consensual.

In a separate incident, while drunk in a club, Teriba touched a woman in a sexual manner without consent. She apologized for both incidents.

Despite confessing to her crimes, no charges have been filed.

Baby drowns in bathtub after grandmother took heroin and fell unconscious while watching him

Kathy Huff 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A grandmother was arrested on a charge of child endangerment after allegedly taking heroin while babysitting her grandson, police in Ohio said.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 42-year-old Kathy Huff, after her husband found the 4-month-old grandson dead in the bathtub.

According to the police investigation, Huff snorted heroin just before her daughter dropped off her son so that she could babysit him.

When Huff’s husband came home, he found his wife and grandson unconscious in the bathtub. Bryce Huff immediately called for help, and both Huff and the baby were transported to a nearby hospital.

Unfortunately, Killian Huff died of his injuries. Kathy Huff was booked into jail, and her bail was set at $200,000.

Convenience store caught selling pornographic material to boys

Ahmad Alnobani 
By: Feng Qian

A convenience store owner and an employee were arrested on a charge of displaying obscene material harmful to minors after allegedly agreeing to sell pornographic material to boys, police in Florida said.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 25-year-old Ahmad Alnobani and 53-year-old Anwar Alnobani, after being accused of displaying pornographic magazines inside their store, which is located near a school.

The police launched their investigation after receiving a complaint about pornographic magazines such as Barely Legal, Hustler and Playboy, being openly displayed for sale.

Ahmad Alnobani is accused of selling two magazines to a minor child. Ahmad Alnobani asked the boy for identification, which showed that he was a minor.

When Ahmad Alnobani was sure that the boy was alone, he offered to sell him pornographic DVDs, which he kept behind a counter.

Man beats 2 dogs with hammer because his girlfriend wanted them dead

Tad Whitworth 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of animal abuse after allegedly using a hammer to beat two dogs, police in Florida said.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 49-year-old Tad Whitworth, after being accused of beating the two dogs because his girlfriend wanted them to be dead.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $2,000.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Countryview Drive on Friday. Whitworth was at his girlfriend's house, and she told him to kill the elderly dogs.

Whitworth took a hammer and beat them until they were unconscious.

Neighbors who heard the dogs’ screaming yelled at him to stop, but he refused, saying that his girlfriend, who owns the dogs, wanted them dead.

The dogs were taken to the Polk County Animal Control, and are being treated for multiple injuries. The dogs were identified as Bella and Tupac.