Casino refuses to pay woman $8 million despite hitting the jackpot

Veronica Castillo 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman of Oregon, is angry after a casino in Washington, gave her just $80 despite winning $8 million while gambling on a slot machine.

Veronica Castillo said that the Lucky Eagle Casino, told them that the machine malfunctioned, and therefore, she really didn't win anything.

The casino gave her $80 as compensation. The incident unfolded as Castillo took her mother to the casino in Rochester.

She put $100 in a machine and hit the jackpot. She was very excited until the casino staff came over and told her that the machine malfunctioned.

They closed the machine, took it away, and gave her $80.

Casino CEO John Setterstrom said that such an incident never happened before. He contacted the manufacturer to investigate the matter.

School science teacher caught operating meth business from her home

Hollis Ann Morantes 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A school teacher was arrested on a charge of drug possession after police found that she was running a meth business from her home, where she lived with her husband and child, police in Florida said.

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 32-year-old Hollis Ann Morantes, after being accused of child neglect as the drugs were seen near her 5-year-old child.

Police also arrested the woman’s husband, 37-year-old Gabino Truelove Morantes, on a charge of drug possession after admitting to using meth for more than a year.

The Manatee County School District has suspended Hollis Morantes, pending the outcome of the investigation. She taught physics at the Lakewood Ranch High School.

According to the police investigation, officers went to the couple’s home in order to look for David Alday, who has an outstanding warrant for battery on a law enforcement officer.

When officers arrived at the house, the couple gave consent to search the property. Police officers noticed drug paraphernalia, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police then found more drugs and drug paraphernalia under a pillow. On the table, officers saw a pack of gum, which contained a transparent bag with 3.8 grams of methamphetamine.

Pregnant woman throws cellphone at boyfriend because he ate all her Oreo cookies and left her with cravings

Oreo cookies 
By: Feng Qian

A pregnant woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly throwing a cellphone at her boyfriend because he ate all her Oreo cookies, police in Florida said.

Tamarack police said that they have arrested the woman who is 17 weeks pregnant, after assaulting her boyfriend in an argument over Oreo cookies.

She was charged with one count of aggravated battery and released without bail.

According to the police investigation, around 4:00 a.m., the suspect realized that her boyfriend ate all her Oreo cookies, leaving her with strong cravings.

The woman, who is 17 weeks pregnant and loves to eat Oreo cookies, became extremely angry at her boyfriend and threw a cellphone in his face.

As a result, the boyfriend suffered injuries.

The victim, who is the father of the unborn child, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he received three staples to the head and released.

During questioning, the suspect told the police that she was craving Oreo cookies and became upset that her boyfriend ate them all.

In court, the judge told the woman that the next time she buys Oreo cookies, she should hide them so that she could be the only one to enjoy them.

Student steals school bus to get to school on time for final exam

Le-Aan Adonis 
By: Chan Yuan

A student who was angry that his school bus hasn’t arrived on time for him to get to school to take the final exam, decided to steal the bus and drive himself and other students to school, police in South Africa said.

Western Cape police said that they have detained 20-year-old Le-Aan Adonis, after being accused of driving the school bus to school because the driver failed to show up on time.

Adonis found the keys on the bus. Other students said that they asked Adonis to drive to school because they knew he could handle a bus.

Police officers stopped the bus a short distance from the school. Adonis received as fine of $361. Adonis is also facing disciplinary hearing at school.

The students arrive in time for the final exam. Some parents are saying that Adonis is a hero, and they offered to pay for his legal fees.

Woman gets 17 stitches after being attacked at Applebee's for not speaking English

Jodie Marie Bruchard-Risch (left) and Asma Mohamed Jama 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman suffered injuries to her face after being attacked by a woman for not speaking English at Applebee’s.

The woman went to the Applebee’s in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, where she was confronted by the woman who demanded that she speak English in the United States.

Asma Mohamed Jama, who is from Somalia, said the she was with family members when she spoke Swahili. Jodie Marie Bruchard-Risch, 43, overheard them and ordered her to speak English.

Jama said that she responded to Bruchard-Risch in English, and explained to her that she knows the language. Before Jama left Applebee's, Bruchard-Risch threw a beer mug at her.

The glass cup shattered on her face. Jama needed 17 stitches for deep cuts on her lip, nose and eyelid. Jama, who lives in the United States for the past 15 years, said that she was left with physical and emotional scars.

Burchard-Risch was arrested and charged with third-degree assault. In 2011, Burchard-Risch pleaded guilty to assault for attacking another person.

Man sells nude photos of his underage girlfriend in exchange for e-cigarette supplies

E-cigarette illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested after his mother found nude photos of his girlfriend.

18-year-old Triston Smith-Eiserman of Rexburg, Idaho, was arrested for trading nude photos of his girlfriend for supplies for his e-cigarette.

Smith-Eiserman allegedly admitted to a friend on Facebook, that he traded the nude photos of his girlfriend, who is a minor, for the supplies.

He wrote on Facebook that he sold the photos for $200 to a man at the store in exchange for e-cigarette supplies.

The police investigation began after they were called by Smith-Eiserman’s mother, following the discovery of several nude photos of his girlfriend among his Facebook messages.

The mother said that she found the photos after by checking his phone after Smith-Eiserman failed to log off the Facebook Messenger on his phone.

Smith-Eiserman was arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child, which is a felony. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Couple installs a high-pitched anti-child gadget to keep neighbors’ kids away from their yard

Michael and Kathryn Mitchell 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A couple in the United Kingdom, who was fed up with the noise from their neighbors’ children, decided to take action.

Kathryn Mitchell and her husband Michael of Ipswich, tried to get their neighbors to keep their kids from making noise, but after everything failed, they decided to use technology to solve their problem.

They placed a device called Mosquito outside their home. The device emits a high-pitched noise that is uncomfortable to listen to and it can be set to be heard only by young children.

The device had the desired effect and sent the neighbors’ four children, all under ten years old, running inside every time it was turned on.

However, their peace and quiet did not last long as the neighbors complained to the council and the couple was taken to court for “creating a detrimental effect on the quality of life of others and harassment.” They were acquitted of the charges.

The couple said that they will continue using the device if necessary despite the council's threat of a fine of £2500

The couple admitted that they recently set the device to emit a pitch to irritate adults, because their neighbor, Beth Chappell, 36, began to play loud music late at night.

The Mitchells, who have three children and two grandchildren, said that the device is not antisocial. It is only to deal with noise.

Police in Washington, also recently installed the Mosquito in a mall to keep teenagers, who can hear the high-pitch noise, away after a wave of fights in the area.

Mother kills her son and herself in hospital room

Lola and Helious Griffith 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Grandparents are angry with child protective services after their grandson was killed by his mother inside a hospital.

The mother met with child protective services just two days before the deaths.

Nurses in Mesa, Arizona, who did a routine check, found a mother and her 5-year-old son dead at 2:00 a.m. The young boy who suffered from cerebral palsy, was hospitalized one week before the tragedy.

Police said that Lola Griffith, 27, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Banner Desert Children’s Hospital suite she shared with her son, Helious, but they did not yet disclose how he was killed.

Police said that nobody at the hospital heard the shot being fired.

The deaths follow Griffith’s desperate plea for $1,500 on the crowdsourced fundraising site YouCaring, to replace her old car, which was her only means of transportation.

“I normally help my community with food and diapers or whatever. Now, I'm afraid, I need your help. No one here in my community can lend a hand. So I'm reaching out to anybody and everybody, hoping to find those few that would love to help,” she wrote.

However, she only raised $5 before her death.

Blind barber wins $100,000 lawsuit for being fired from barber shop for being blind

“Blind Barber” Joel Nixon 
By: Feng Qian

A man who is blind, sued his employer for wrongful termination after he was fired from his job as a barber.

Joel Nixon of Boston, Massachusetts, is losing his eyesight and is legally blind. However, he claims that when it comes to hairdressing, he is an artist and he can do it despite his poor eyesight.

Nixon was awarded $100,000 after the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) found that he was wrongly fired.

Nixon, who has been a barber for men for many years, said: “When you’re in my chair, I don’t let you out until you’re satisfied. My vision does not compromise my ability to do my job.”

Nixon, 29, has been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa. He worked for Tony Barber Shop in Norton for one year before his boss Tony Morales, discovered his illness and he was fired, according to the MCAD.

Morales learned of the disability after Nixon tripped over a client’s leg and later in the day, tripped over a chair in the waiting room.

Nixon was fired and he was unable to find another job as his wife had a high-risk pregnancy that made it difficult for him to work far from home.

He was unemployed for three years, and his apartment went into foreclosure. He was forced to apply for government assistance.

Nixon said that he can one day wake up and be completely blind. For now, he said he is still cutting hair for loyal customers who call him the “Blind Barber.”

The MCAD awarded Nixon $75,000 in lost wages and $25,000 for emotional distress.

Morales defended himself and said that Nixon was an independent contractor, and he was unable to carry his weight when he was with his shop. Morales was not a licensed barber.

Norton said that he will hire a new attorney to appeal the decision.

Family learns on day of funeral that mother was already buried by strangers

Casket illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was preparing her mother’s body for her funeral, learned that she was already buried.

The woman spoke of her heartbreak that her mother’s funeral had to be canceled after learning that her body was given to another family and she has already been buried.

Monique Williams of Chicago, Illinois, said that she went to the Leak and Sons Funeral Home to make the last minute inspection before her mother’s body was sent to the viewing.

She was shown the body, which was dressed in the clothes and wig she bought, but the body was not her mother.

Williams was shocked and demanded to know where the body of her mother, Ella Mae Rutledge, 74, was placed. She was taken to another room, where she was shown another two bodies, but not her mother.

The funeral home then informed her that her mother’s body was handed over to another family, who held the funeral the day before and she had already been buried in another grave.

After learning about the confusion, the other family agreed to have the body of Rutledge exhumed. May she rest in peace.

Dog falls overboard and swims for hours before being rescued by sailors

The puppy before being rescued 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A group of sailors have uploaded a heartwarming video on the Internet, showing the rescue of a small dog.

The Labrador puppy fell overboard a ferry off the coast of Italy, and swam for a long time before it was rescued by sailors.

Members of the Sailing Club of Savoy, were out at sea two miles from the port of Naples, when they spotted the white puppy swimming in an attempt to get to dry land.

The sailors were determined to get the dog to safety. They worked fast to get to the animal until they finally managed to get it on board.

The sailors hugged the puppy and then covered it with a blanket to keep it warm.

When they returned to the port, they discovered that earlier that day, the puppy whose name is Noodles, had been reported to have fallen overboard during a ferry trip from Naples to Ischia.

The puppy's owner, Mario Di Meglio, said that he was in the process of taking his new pet home when it slipped and fell overboard.

He immediately alerted the crew of the ferry, but they refused to stop, saying that it had probably drowned. However, the brave dog did not give up and swam for many hours before being rescued.

Noodles has since been reunited with Meglio, and is doing well.

Terminally ill man marries sex doll in order not to leave grieving widow

Man marrying sex doll 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A terminally ill man wanted to get married before he dies, but he did not want to leave behind a grieving widow.

The man of China, decided to leave his family with stunning wedding photos of him with a bride, but rather than asking a woman to marry him, he married a sex doll.

The 28-year-old man hired a makeup artist to make the bride look perfect for her wedding day and a photographer to take photos of him with his plastic bride.

The sex doll was dressed in a stunning white gown and crown. He also changed the doll into a beautiful purple gown and a white 2 piece dress for photos.

He uploaded the photos to the Internet, where it went viral. The man, who has not been named, explained that he has terminal cancer, and wanted to get married before he died.

However, he did not want to leave a woman heartbroken and grieving so he chose to marry the human-looking sex doll.

Baby bites and kills poisonous snake while playing in backyard

Jaine Ferreira and Lorenzo 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A 1-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital after his mother found him with a poisonous snake on his mouth, doctors in Brazil said.

Jaine Ferreira of Mostardas, said that her 17-month-old son Lorenzo, was playing in the backyard of her home when the incident unfolded.

Lorenzo was quiet for a while, and his worried mother went outside to check up on him. As soon as she stepped outside, she was horrified to find a snake wiggling in her son’s mouth.

She immediately to her son to the hospital due to fears that he might have been bitten by the snake. Doctors who examined the child, could not find any injury or poisoning symptoms.

They concluded that the boy was in good health. Doctors determined that Lorenzo bit the poisonous snake and killed it.

The child had blood in his mouth and hands, and acted as if the snake was a toy, refusing to let it go. Doctors forced the child’s mouth and hands open to remove the snake.

The snake has been identified as an Amazonian viper, which is one of the most poisonous snakes in the country.

Man pleasures himself in front of PlayStation game console at electronics store

Man pleasuring himself in front of PlayStation 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was kicked out of an electronics store and banned from the premises after he was caught pleasuring himself to a PlayStation game console, according to a video that was uploaded to the Internet.

Surveillance cameras of the store captured the moment the man was pleasuring himself in front of horrified shoppers.

The man was wearing a red hat and black coat while standing in front of a PlayStation 4 before unzipping his pants. He then began touching himself despite the fact that shoppers were standing just a few feet away.

When the shoppers realized what the pervert was doing, they fled from the scene.

Several other shoppers than alerted a manager, who walked over to the man and told him to leave immediately or face arrest.

The man quickly zipped up his pants and left. The video was uploaded to LiveLeak, where it went viral.

Supermodel dies during alcohol drinking game after being offered $50 per cup

Kim Seoa 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A supermodel died of alcohol poisoning after being paid $50 for each cup she drank as part of a drinking game at a bar, police in Singapore said.

27-year-old Kim Seoa of South Korea, was at the club when someone challenged the women to an alcohol drinking game.

According to witnesses at the scene, Seoa was seen pouring 10 to 12 shots of alcohol in a glass and consuming them.

The model, who had a low tolerance for alcohol because she did not usually drink, was found to have a blood alcohol content level of four times the legal limit for driving.

Her cause of death was certified as acute alcohol poisoning.

The incident unfolded at The Prestige KTV located on Merchant Road around 11:00 p.m., while Seoa was attending a birthday party of an acquaintance.

Around 12:30 a.m., Billy Kon of Hong Kong, proposed an alcohol drinking game. He pulled from his pocket around $7,000 in $50 notes and gave $50 for each cup of alcohol consumed by a woman.

Seoa joined in the drinking game. The game lasted about half an hour, after which Seoa was seen sleeping on a couch in a sitting position.

Around 1:30 a.m., her lips turned purple and she did not respond.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene performed CPR, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she as declared dead on arrival.

Police found no evidence of foul play.

Woman tries to kill herself to escape rapist

Sad woman illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was rushed to a hospital after trying to kill herself in order to save herself from being raped by a colleague, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Dubai police said that they have arrested a 24-year-old man identified as A. A., after being accused of sexually assaulting and burning the woman identified as 30-year-old F. A.

According to the police investigation, both the suspect and the victim work together as assistants in a home. The suspect is accused of stalking the woman around the house and barged into her room on numerous occasions.

The suspect also demanded to have sex with the victim, and one time when he insisted, she stabbed herself in order to save herself from being raped.

In another incident, the suspect approached the woman with a lit cigarette and asked her for sex. When she said “no,” he burned her arm with the cigarette and groped her chest.

The woman notified her employer, who called the police.

During questioning, the suspect denied the allegations.

Salesman seen on video groping female shoppers while pleasuring himself

Woman shopping at mall illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A saleman was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly groping female shoppers while pleasuring himself, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Dubai police said that they have arrested the 26-year-old man identified as M. M., after a police officer caught him touching the backside of a woman while pleasuring himself.

He was charged with sexual assault and committing an indecent act in public.

According to the police investigation, on Monday, the police officers was walking inside the Deira City Centre mall, where he noticed the suspect following women in the women’s clothing section of a store.

The officer went to the surveillance room and asked the security personnel to record the suspect. The camera recorded M. M. squeezing the backside of a woman while touching himself.

The suspect was arrested at the scene. During questioning, he told police officers that he was drunk and does not remember anything that happened.

Woman tries to kill her mother with insulin overdose because she was tired of her being in the hospital

Julia Knight 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after injecting her mother with a large dose of insulin because she was tired of her being at the hospital, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 55-year-old Julia Knight of Banbury, has been found guilty of attempted murder after being accused trying to kill her ill mother who was hospitalized following a fall at her home.

The Oxford Crown Court heard that the Thames Valley police received a report from Oxford University NHS Trust of an unexplained incident at the Horton General Hospital.

That incident involved 80-year-old Irene Robson, who had been admitted to the hospital after suffering a fall at her home.

Despite initially improving, Irene's condition deteriorated suddenly and unexpectedly. Police found evidence to suggest that she had been administered a potentially lethal dose of insulin.

Due to the emergency intervention of medical staff, Irene recovered and was subsequently discharged from the hospital.

Knight embarked on a premeditated, cold-blooded attack on her mother by illicitly injecting her with a potentially lethal dose of insulin while she was an inpatient on a ward after suffering a fall at home, prosecutors told the judge.

The insulin was obtained by Knight through a forged prescription.

It caused Robson's blood sugar concentration to drop to a lethal level and she fell into unconsciousness, but hospital staff managed to save her life.

For months Knight denied injecting her mother with insulin.

She has since admitted injecting her mother with the insulin, but denied attempted murder and grievous bodily harm with intent, claiming that she merely wanted to make her mother ill in order for her to receive additional care.

She has been found guilty of attempted murder despite her denials. Robson has since died, but not as a result of the insulin overdose.

Knight was sentenced to serve 14 years in prison.

26-year-old man breaks into 88-year-old woman’s home and rapes her 3 times in 1 night

Michael Gold 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A young man was arrested on a charge of rape after breaking into an elderly woman’s home and raping her several times during one night, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 26-year-old Michael Gold of Bromley, has been sentenced to serve 24 years in prison after being accused of raping the 88-year-old woman in her home.

According to the police investigation, this was a violent and predatory attack on a vulnerable elderly woman in her own home.

Gold broke into the house of the victim, who was not identified. She initially thought that he had broken into her home to steal and offered him her pension money.

He refused and instead subjected her to a prolonged sexual assault, which caused her significant injuries. Gold pleaded guilty to three counts of rape.

The offenses were all committed on the same night.

Man rapes girls at swimming pools and watches women undress

Anthony Crawford 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault on a female after raping girls and spying on women at swimming pools, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 40-year-old Anthony Crawford of Luton, has been sentenced to serve 30 months in prison after being accused of raping girls and looking into the women’s changing room to watch women changing their clothes.

According to the police investigation, Crawford sexually assaulted two teenage girls in the changing area of the Aqua Vale Swimming Pool in Aylesbury.

Crawford was also accused of looking under the bottom of a changing room cubicle at a 19-year-old woman who was changing her clothes.

The girls were 15 and 16-years old at the time of the attack.

Crawford turned himself in to police and admitted to spying on the girls, but denied any sexual wrongdoing or inappropriate conduct.

However, a jury found him guilty of assaulting a female aged 13 and over by penetration, sexual assault on a female and observing a person doing a private act.