Subway to measure its sandwiches after being accused of cheating on footlongs

Sandwich illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Several years after being slapped with a lawsuit, Subway announced that they will measure its sandwiched to make sure they are 6 inches long and 12 inches long.

The trouble for the restaurant, began when Matt Corby of Australia, published a photo of a Subway sandwich on Facebook, next to a ruler, showing that the sandwich was just 11 inches long instead of 12.

The photo went viral and eventually led to a class action lawsuit. As part of the settlement, Subway will make sure that all sandwiches meet or exceed the advertised length.

Subway will also inspect restraints to ensure compliance. They will also punish restaurants that are caught violating the new measurement rules.

Next year, members if the class action lawsuit could receive up to $1,000 each as part of the settlement.

Teacher organizes sex parties at hotels where men had sex with 16-year-old girl

Brothel illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested on a charge of prostitution after allegedly arranging sex parties at hotels, where men had sex with a 16-year-old girl, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 27-year-old Shunichi Tsubouchi, a physical education teacher, after being accused of selling the 16-year-old girl for sex to numerous men.

Police arrested the teacher’s accomplice, 54-year-old Hajime Toyama, who allegedly organized events at hotels, where men had sex with the 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old prostitute.

They were both charged with violating the child welfare act and prostitution laws.

Over the last few years, the suspects have arranged over 200 sex parties at different hotels across Japan. They attracted the men by posting notices on Internet forums.

The men paid between 20,000 ($166) and 80,000 yen ($664) to participate at the events.

Pastor persuades woman to have sex with thief to be cleansed of her evil spirits

Priest illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A thief was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly persuading a woman to have sex with him and hand him over a large amount of cash, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that they have arrested 37-year-old Elijah Kingsley, after being accused of persuading Beauty Emmanuel to hand him over N700,000 ($3,516).

Kingsley was charged with conspiracy, obtaining by false pretenses and theft. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at N200,000 ($1,004).

According to the police investigation, Kingsley and another man met Emmanuel, and he told her that he has a way to clean dirty money, but he needs her money to wash it.

He promised her part of the profits. She handed over N700,000.

After several weeks, Emmanuel asked for her money and profits, but Kingsley rejected her requests. Kingsley then sent a pastor to persuade Emmanuel to have sex with him.

The pastor, who was not identified, told Emmanuel that evil spirits took over her body, and the only way to get rid of them is to have sex with Kingsley.

Emmanuel agreed and had sex with Kingsley numerous times.

After several months, Emmanuel told her friend about the pastor and Kingsley, and she filed a complaint with the police.

Teen joins armed robbery gang to have enough cash to throw one of a kind birthday party for girlfriend

Birthday girl and cake illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A teen was arrested on a charge of robbery after allegedly joining a gang of armed robbers in order to have enough money to throw a large birthday party for his girlfriend, police in Nigeria said.

Kogi State police said that they have arrested Yakubu Usman, after being caught stealing from numerous people on the street.

Police said that during questioning, Usman allegedly confessed to robbing people, saying that his girlfriend pushed him into a life of crime by threatening to dump him if he does not throw her a nice birthday party.

Usman said that his girlfriend Salamatu, is marking her birthday later this month. He wanted to use part of the proceeds of his crimes to throw her a one of a kind party in order to impress her.

Usman grew up in a poor household, but thought that he would be able to play rich with the proceeds of his crimes. He was charged with one count of armed robbery.

4 women get 30 lashes for trying to take back their belongings stolen by ISIS fighters

Women in Syria illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

Several women in Syria, were sentenced to receive lashes after being convicted of theft for trying to retrieve their belongings that were stolen by ISIS fighters.

The four women were publicly flogged after they were caught entering their own homes, where they attempted to remove their belongings.

The public flogging was carried out in Deir Ezzor.

A large crowd of people watched as the four women, who were dressed in full black robes, were ordered to bend over for the flogging.

The women were forced to hold up a large banner with the criminal conviction written on it. The judge used a whip to hit the back of every woman thirty times before being allowed to leave.

Woman wants to taste and lick her neighbor's delicious children

Carrie Pernula 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of making terroristic threats after allegedly wanting to taste and lick her neighbor's delicious children, police in Minnesota said.

Champlin police said that they have arrested 38-year-old Carrie Pernula, after being accused of threatening her neighbors children because she was upset about them making too much noise.

Pernula is facing charges of making terroristic threats and stalking. She was booked into jail and released.

The victims said that they are afraid as Pernula is back home.

According to the police investigation, Pernula became upset that her neighbor’s children were making noise and left items in her yard.

Pernula sent threatening letters to her neighbors in the mail. In the first letter, Pernula wrote that the children look delicious and she wants to taste them.

Pernula also subscribed to magazines and sent them to her neighbor's children. She put labels on the magazines, which read “tasty children.”

4-year-old girl who is in love with CVS gets pharmacy themed party

Iris Gill’s birthday 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An adorable young girl loves to go shopping at CVS pharmacy locations.

The young girl of Arkansas, had her dream birthday party with the help of CVS pharmacy.

4-year-old Iris Gill is obsessed with the CVS pharmacy.

She loves to shop at the store, and her mother Sarah Gill, posted a video to the Internet, showing the girl crying and asking to go to CVS.

For her fourth birthday, the girl wanted a CVS themed party.

When CVS heard about the girl’s desire, they donated snacks, favors and party supplies with a note that read: "We are thrilled to hear about your love for CVS and hope you enjoy some products that are exclusive to CVS for your birthday party. Happy Birthday Iris.”

The family had CVS goody bags and a CVS themed cake. They also had “Cranberry Vodka Splash” and prescription bottles filled with mint candies.

CVS also honored their beloved customer by switching their electronic sign outside the store to say: “Happy Birthday Iris Gill.”

Woman beat up day care worker for refusing to hand over 3 children to their drunk father

Tashiana Schlensker 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman beat up a day care worker who refused to hand over children to their father who was drunk.

Police in Lake County, Montana, arrested a man and a woman in connection with the incident at the day care center.

Martha McClure was caring for the three children of Francis Joseph Jackson, at her day care in Ronan, when he showed up with his girlfriend, Tashiana Schlensker, 21.

The father demanded McClure hand over his 3 children, who are all under the age of 4. However, McClure said that he smelled of alcohol, and she refused to hand them over.

McClure also knew that Child Protective Services had suspended Jackson's parental rights and he was not allowed to have contact with them.

She refused to hand over the children and managed to get Jackson out of the day care center. The man then began throwing toys into the room in an attempt to get back inside.

When McClure walked outside to speak with Jackson, his girlfriend began viciously beating McClure with a shovel.

McClure was badly injured and needed surgery on her eyes.

Jackson was arrested, and he faces an aggravated burglary charge. His girlfriend remained at large and later turned herself into police. She is facing a charge of assault with a weapon.

Man sends sex video of former girlfriend to her 10-year-old brother as revenge for breakup

Gary Whicker 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was sent to jail after he sent nude videos of his girlfriend to her younger brother.

The jealous man was arrested after he sent the sex video of his former partner to her 10-year-old brother for revenge.

22-year-old Gary Whicker of Merseyside, England, was prosecuted under new “revenge porn” laws after betraying his former girlfriend’s trust.

Whicker sent the video, showing his girlfriend pleasuring herself in the nude. The child then showed the video to his mother.

The boy did not recognize his sister in the video, the Liverpool Crown Court heard.

Whicker pleaded guilty to disclosing private sexual images with intent to cause distress. Whicker was sentenced to 8 months in prison.

The victim's mother said: “I hope Gary Whicker understands the damage and stress that he has caused my family.”

Grandparents banned from talking to granddaughter about religion

By: Feng Qian

Grandparents in Canada, are outraged after a court ordered them to stop speaking to their granddaughter about religion.

A couple of devout Jehovah's Witness, have been ordered by a British Columbia provincial court judge not to speak about religion to their 4-year-old granddaughter.

The grandparents lost their bid for unsupervised visits with the girl because they insisted on taking her to church with them despite the repeated objections of the child's mother.

Judge Edna Ritchie ordered the grandparents to have supervised visits with the child, who was identified only as A.W.

“There are many people with deeply held religious beliefs that do not discuss those views in front of others, and specifically not in front of children,” judge Ritchie wrote.

The judge also said that unless the grandparents can convince the court that they can meet the wishes of the child’s mother, then their time with her will be monitored and limited.

The Family Law Act states that only a parent or guardian has the right to make decisions on religious education, and the child’s mother has sole custody of her.

According to court documents, the child’s father was “expelled” from the faith.

He testified in court that he has little contact with his parents. He does not pay child support as he gave up his parental rights to the girl.

However, the grandparents were determined to have contact with her granddaughter, and the girl's mother allowed it as she felt it was important for them to be part of her life. She previously allowed them unsupervised access.

However, she changed her mind after they began attempting to force their faith on the girl. The mother said that when her daughter is older, she will make a decision if she wants to join the religion.

The judge said that it was not fair to put the child in a holy war between her mother and grandparents.

Woman bites off tongue of teenager who broke into her home and forcefully kissed her

Antoine Miller 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman called police after a teenager attempted to sexually assault her and forcibly kissed her.

Police said that a woman of North Charleston, South Carolina, awoke to someone knocking at her door around 6:30 a.m.

When she went to check, she did not see anyone, so she went back to bed. However, when the knocking continued, the 33-year-old woman opened the door and found a teenager, who was later identified as 16-year-old Antoine Miller, standing next to her house with a knife.

Before she could escape, Miller forced himself into her home by pushing her to the ground and hitting her several times.

The teenager asked where her room was and proceeded to carry her there. The woman kicked Miller in the groin as he tried to take his shorts off.

That's when the teenager forced his tongue in her mouth.
The victim said that she “bit as hard as he could until she heard the tongue snap,” according to the report.

The victim threw the tongue on the floor and fled her home. She went to a nearby business to get a phone to call the police.

The man was still at the home when she fled. The suspect was arrested after his mother called police.

They went to the woman’s home to retrieve Miller's tongue and put it on ice. Police also recovered the knife in the victim’s yard.

Miller was arrested and he is being charged as an adult. He faces charges including criminal sexual conduct, assault, burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and kidnapping, according to the North Charleston Police Department.

Miller is being held without bail.

Police force Australian man to apologize to Indian people for getting a tattoo of Hindu God

Matthew Keith’s tattoo 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man from Australian, thought he was showing respect to people of India, by getting a tattoo of their God on his back and leg.

However, the people from India, became offended by the tattoo.

21-year-old Matthew Keith was at a restaurant in Bangalore on Saturday with his girlfriend, when diners spotted the tattoo on his leg.

The men began screaming at Keith and demanded he cover his leg so that nobody sees the tattoo. When police arrived, they did not help the tourists, and detained them.

Officers offered to release Keith if he writes an apology letter for “hurting religious sentiments”. Keith did as he was told and he was freed from police custody without charges.

Keith posted the letter of apology to Facebook, stating that he was forced to write it before the police allowed him and his girlfriend to go free.

Keith wrote on Facebook that it was a traumatizing situation.

“I respect India and Hinduism completely. That is why I spent 35 hours getting a massive Ganesha on my back and I spent 4 hours getting the Goddess Yellamma on my leg. The only bit of space I had left on my body.”

The Indians saw Keith’s tattoos as disrespectful to their religion.

Sandeep Patil, a senior police officer, said that they are investigating the incident and if it is found that the police forced the tourist to apologize, then “they will take strict action.”

The Australian consulate general is speaking to Indian police, and they are also investigating the incident.

The Australian High Commission spokesperson said: “The Australian government encourages its citizens traveling abroad to research and respect local customs and laws.”

Man sets girlfriend's house on fire and dances in the flames

Matthew Russ dancing on the roof 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man who got angry with his girlfriend, was seen on video dancing on the roof of a burning home.

Police in Indiana, were called after the man entered the home of his former girlfriend and stole the key to her car.

He then stole the car and took it for a joyride before crashing into a utility pole. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the crash scene around 10:30 a.m.

Police said that 25-year-old Matthew Russ, left the car behind and went back to his former girlfriend’s house.
Police found him sitting on a chair in front of the house with a knife.

Russ then went into the house and set in on fire. He then climbed onto the roof of the house and began dancing in the flames.

Firefighters placed a ladder for the suspect to get down from the burning home, but he kicked the it down.

Officers then fired rubber bullets at him, and he retreated back into the house. About 11:00 a.m., the flames were seen coming out of the house.

Russ came out of the house once more and he continued dancing on the roof. Officers tasered the man and he was finally arrested.

Russ was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and he faces several charges as the house and the car suffered extensive damage.

Squatter moves into $17 million mansion and sells owner's pieces of artwork for $300,000

Jeremiah Kaylor 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was able to get into a mansion and live there for a short time before he was arrested.

Police in San Francisco, California, arrested the man who was squatting in the mansion, but he has already sold several paintings from the house valued at more than $300,000.

Officers were called by a neighbor who saw 38-year-old Jeremiah Kaylor from Arizona, at the house in the upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood.

Officers found Kaylor with an expensive painting near a moving truck. Officer Carlos Manfredi said that when he confronted Kaylor, he claimed that he was buying the house.

Officers then contacted the real estate agent and they learned that he had no right to be in the home. The real estate agent informed police that 11 paintings were missing from the mansion.

Although art is valued in the high six figures, Manfredi said Kaylor sold them at well below its value. He was arrested on one count of trespass and 10 counts of burglary.

Police located nine of the 11 paintings and they hope to find the others soon. The mansion is not occupied and the owner wants to sell it at a value of $17 million.

Young man shows up at wedding without invitation before biting police officer and dog

Police dog illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A young man was detained on a charge of assaulting a police officer for showing up at a wedding without an invitation, and biting a police officer and his dog, police in California said.

Santa Barbara police said that they have detained 22-year-old Jorge Rodriguez, after being accused of crashing a wedding at the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum on Saturday night.

The wedding gets expelled the man after they believed he was under the influence of drugs. Police officers who arrived at the scene, confronted the suspect who resisted arrest.

Rodriguez punched one officer in the face and bit his shoulder.

A police dog was sent to detain the suspect, but he managed to bite it as well. The dog became confused and bit another police officer.

After Rodriguez was finally handcuffed, he assaulted a third police officer. The suspect and the police officers were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Rodriguez will be charged with resisting arrest resulting in injury and battery on a police dog.

4 cars crash as girl freaks out by spider crawling on her lap

Spider illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Four cars were damaged and eleven people were injured after a girl freaked out because she saw a spider crawling on her lap, police in Kansas said.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said that 17-year-old Diana Nicole Bell, was driving on the U.S. 56 on Sunday afternoon, when she noticed the spider on her lap.

As the girl tried to get the spider off her lap, her car swerved into the opposite lane and hit a vehicle head on. The second vehicle then bounced and hit a third.

Debris from the second collision then hit another vehicle and caused it to crash. In total, four vehicles were damaged and eleven people were injured as a result of the crashes in Great Bend.

All victims were taken to the Great Bend Regional Hospital.

The victims were identified as Felix Perez, 62, Charleeann Dailing, 33, Dean C. Bell, 53, Patricia Roldan-Perez, 56, David Perez, 15, Edith Rivera-Perez, 3, Jerod William Dailing, 36, Ethan Witthuhn, 9, Julieann Dailing, 3, Tahjay Harrison, 5, and Amy Cole, 7.

Everyone was wearing their seat belts.

Father kills 9-week-old son and lets him decompose in crib until wife complained of bad smell

Joseph Walsh and Kristen Bury 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) The parents of a 9-week-old baby were arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing their son and allowing the body to decompose in his crib, police in Florida said.

North Port police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Joseph Walsh and 32-year-old Kristen Bury, after being accused of killing 9-week-old Chance.

Both were charged with one count of murder and one count of child neglect. They were booked into jail, and were denied bail.

According to the police investigation, Walsh beat Chance until he died. After killing Chance, he was placed in his crib, where he was left to decompose.

When Bury complained about the smell, Walsh wrapped Chance in numerous trash bags and put the decomposing remains in a closet.

Eight days later, the two dug a shallow grave and buried their son. Bury revealed the burial site to investigators during questioning.

Woman kills her husband and 4-year-old daughter because light bulb told her they were becoming vampires

Light bulb illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing her husband and young daughter in order to stop them from becoming vampires, police in the United Kingdom said.

London police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Shelley Christopher, after being accused of stabbing 42-year-old Richard Brown and her 4-year-old daughter Sophia, before inserting wooden objects in their bodies.

Christopher also attacked another child and stabbed her with a pencil, but she survived. She was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Christopher pleaded not guilty to the charges by reason of insanity.

According to the police investigation, Christopher told a psychiatrist that on the day of the murders, she received a signal from a light bulb, instructing her to kill her family in order to prevent the world from being taken over by vampires.

The signal came from the light bulb in the ceiling.

After she had attacked her husband and daughters with a knife, the light bulb told her to insert wood in their bodies in order to prevent them from becoming vampires.

A psychiatrist found that Christopher had been suffering from a psychotic illness, most likely from paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the killings.

Man arrested for staring at fish at aquarium after being told to leave

Fish in aquarium illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of trespassing after allegedly refusing to leave an aquarium when he was told to do so, police in California said.

Santa Monica police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Ivan Estrada Palacios, after staring at the fish of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, while it was closed.

He was charged with one count of trespassing, and his bail was set at $5,000.

According to the police investigation, Palacios climbed over a fence and entered the aquarium located on the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk around 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

Palacios went inside to watch the fish despite the fact that the aquarium was closed for a private tour. Palacios was asked to leave the premises several times, but he did not answer and kept looking at the fish.

Three staff members then helped the manager to get Palacios to leave the premises. Palacios finally left and fell asleep under a tree.

Tourist beaten to death after refusing to buy item at jewelry shop

Jewelry shop illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Four people were arrested on a charge of manslaughter after allegedly beating a tourist to death because he refused to purchase an item at a jewelry shop, police in China said.

Hong Kong police said that the man identified as Miao of Heilongjiang, was killed at a shopping mall, following a dispute over making a purchase.

According to the police investigation, Miao, 54, refused to make a purchase at the D2 Jewelry shop and argued about it with the leader of his tour group.

According to some members of the tour group, a crowd dragged Miao out of the store and beat him violently. The victim was found unconscious when the police arrived.

So far, four people have been arrested in connection with the case. One witness also said that the items for sale at D2 Jewelry is priced about 8 times the market price.

Another witness said that your guides regularly harass customers into buying jewelry at the shop.