Bugs eat elderly man’s cash after burying it in shallow grave

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By: Mahesh Sarin

An elderly man in China, was devastated to find that bugs have eaten his cash that he buried in a shallow grave because he didn’t trust the bank.

67-year-old Wu Chen of Deyang, took his life savings and wrapped it in a bag.

He then buried it in a shallow grave. Recently, Chen went to the grave to withdraw some of his 35,000 RMB ($5,475), but was shocked to find that bugs have eaten his cash.

Chen unknowingly used a biodegradable bag and insects quickly managed to eat the money. Luckily, the bank, which Chen did not trust, offered to replace the rotten money for new notes.

In total, the bank replaced 20,000 RMB ($3,128). Chen promised never to bury his cash in the ground and opted to keep his money in the bank.

Natural healer kidnaps 2 7-year-old girls and keeps them as sex slaves for 4 years

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A natural healer was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly kidnapping and raping two young girls, police in Nigeria said.

Cross River State police said that they have arrested 42-year-old Emmanuel Akpan-Okon, after being accused of kidnapping two 7-year-old girls and keeping them as sex slaves for four years.

Akpan-Okon was charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of rape. According to the police investigation, Akpan-Okon was known in the area as a natural healer.

Akpan-Okon claimed that he kidnapped the two children because their mothers couldn't take care of them because they had too many kids.

The suspect admitted to having sex with the children for four years.

Police raided the suspect’s home after receiving a tip for a neighbor about armed robbers visiting the healer numerous times.

During the raid, police noticed the two girls curled up in a corner of the home. The girl told police that they were taken away from their mothers four years ago.

They also revealed that the suspect had sex with them and promised to one day return them to their homes. The girls were taken into custody and the police are currently searching for their parents.

Customer kills Waffle House employee because he was told to stop smoking at restaurant

Johnny Max Mount 
By: Feng Qian

A Waffle House customer was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing an employee because he was told not to smoke at the restaurant, police in Mississippi said.

The Biloxi Police Department said that they have arrested 45-year-old Johnny Max Mount, after being accused of killing 52-year-old Julia Brightwell, after she told him to stop smoking.

Mount was charged with one count of first-degree murder. He was booked into the Harrison County Jail, and his bail was set at $2 million.

According to the police investigation, Mount got into an argument with the employee about smoking. At some point, he pulled out a gun and shot the employee in the head.

The employee was taken to the Merit Health Biloxi, where she died of a gunshot wound to the head. The victim worked at the Waffle House for eight years.

Robber dresses as security guard and steals $500,000 from armored money truck

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By: Chan Yuan

A robber managed to steal more than a half a million dollars from a money truck by dressing as a security guard, police in Michigan said.

The Detroit Police Department said that they are looking to arrest the man who fled with more than $500,000 in cash after carrying out a robbery outside the Greektown Casino.

According to the police investigation, the suspect did not use any weapons and did not threaten anyone while committing the robbery.

The money was taken by the man dressed as a security guard.

He approached a Loomis armored truck that was parked at the intersection of Beaubien and Monroe around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

The suspect approached the rear of the vehicle, took bags of money and fled. There were no injuries and the incident is under investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said.

Man assaults employees of the Department of Motor Vehicles after being told to f**k off

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By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of assault after punching employees at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) because he was told to f**k off, police in California said.

Now, 29-year-old Jeremiah Lowery of San Francisco, has been convicted of assault in connection with the incident that unfolded at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

According to the police investigation, Lowery came to the DMV to get a photo identification card. When he reached the counter, an employee told him to f**k off.

Lowery, who needed the card for housing and a job, refused to move from the window.

He had already paid for the card, but the DMV sent him a letter, saying that the card cannot be issued because of missing information.

Lowery claimed that the employee picked up an electric stapler and tried to hit him with it. In response, he grabbed a computer monitor and tried to defend himself.

A security guard then grabbed Lowery, and tried to detain him.

In response, Lowery punched the security guard in the face.

Lowery was ordered to complete anger management classes.

Young girls watch as 73-year-old man pleasures himself while sitting naked in front of window

Kenneth Charles Jacobs 
By: Mahesh Sarin

An elderly man was arrested on a charge of lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of a child after allegedly pleasuring himself while standing at his window in the presence of young girls, police in Florida said.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 73-year-old Kenneth Charles Jacobs, after being accused of exposing his private parts to two young girls.

He was charged with one count of lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of a child.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at an apartment complex located on U.S. Highway 98 on Thursday.

Police received a call about an elderly man who was standing at his window and pleasuring himself, wearing nothing but a gray shirt.

An 8-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl were among the people who witnessed the act. Police officers who arrived at the scene, knocked on the suspect’s door and found Jacobs wearing nothing but a shirt.

Jacobs told officers that he could not remember what his hands were doing, and added that he prefers young girls between the ages of 8 and 16.

Gang smuggles $2 billion in drugs across border in ambulances by posing as paramedics

Ambulances used to smuggle drugs 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A gang was caught smuggling drugs into the United Kingdom, by posing as paramedics and driving ambulances containing drugs, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 55-year-old Leonardus Bijlsma of Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, 51-year-old Richard Engelsbel of Amsterdam, and 38-year-old Olof Schoon of Haarlemmermeer, have been convicted in connection with the multi billion dollar drug smuggling operation.

28-year-old Dennis Vogelaar of Haarlemmermeer, who was arrested along with the gang, has been found not guilty at the Birmingham Crown Court.

According to the police investigation, officers of the National Crime Agency tracked an ambulance belonging to the gang as they entered the country through the Harwich Port.

The ambulance then went to a parking lot in Smethwick.

Vogelaar and Engelsbel exited the ambulance dressed in paramedic uniforms and were joined by Schoon and Bijlsma, who had arrived in a Mercedes. The officers then arrested the four men.

Police searched secret compartments behind the interior walls of the ambulance and found 425 pounds of cocaine, 163 pounds of heroin, and 20,000 ecstasy tablets.

Police said that the drugs had a street value of $50 million. The drugs had been color coded along with a list of 20 clients.

Police believe that the gang used ambulances at least 45 times to transport drugs into the country during the past 14 months.

The total street value of the drugs was estimated at $2 billion.

Professor forces former student to eat feces and drink urine

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A university professor and three of his former students were arrested, charged and convicted of abusing another former student.

The 52-year-old former professor of South Korea, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at the Suwon District Court, for repeatedly beating his former student and forcing him to consume other people’s feces and urine.

Three other men were sentenced to between three and six years in prison for participating in the abuse that went on for over two years.

The prosecution had requested a prison sentence of 10 years for the professor identified as Jang, but the judges gave the maximum punishment due to the cruelty of the actions.

Police said that the former professor started abusing his former student, 29, after hiring him for his nonprofit organization. The other three defendants were also his former students who worked in the non profit organization.

The court heard that the defendants covered the victim's head with a plastic bag and sprayed pepper spray inside. They also forced him to eat their feces and drink their urine from plastic bottles.

The also beat the victim and inflicted severe injuries to the victim, who underwent surgery to repair damage to his right thigh, the court heard.

The victim told police that he took the abuse because he was desperate for money and he was hoping to become a professor.

The professor was fired from his the university.

Woman rapes 13-year-old nephew after asking him to accompany her home because she was afraid to walk alone

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By: Feng Qian

A woman was jailed after she was found guilty of raping her nephew.

Police in South Africa, arrested the woman after the boy’s mother filed a complaint.

The Maphumulo Regional Court in KwaZulu-Nata, heard how the 44-year-old woman asked the victim's mother to allow him to escort her to home.

The 44-year-old woman said that she was afraid to walk alone late at night, and asked if the 13-year-old nephew can walk home with her and spend the night.

The victim’s mother agreed to let her son sleep over at his aunt’s house in Maphumulo, as they were a close knit family.

The her surprise, the teenager came home crying in the morning, and told her that he was raped by his aunt. He added that he escaped while she was still sleeping, Police Major Thulani Zwane said.

The mother immediately filed a police report, and a case of rape had been opened at the Maphumulo police station.

The KwaDukuza Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit took over the investigation and the aunt was arrested.

In court, the aunt was found guilty of rape. She was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said the sentence was suitable for the perpetrator.

“She was supposed to protect the boy, but was the one who hurt him. I hope this sentence will send a strong message to other people who are thinking of committing the same crime,” Ngobeni said.

Mother gives drugs and Hello Kitty pipe to 14-year-old daughter’s friends during sleepover party

Mandy Wells 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested after giving her daughter’s friends alcohol and drugs.

Police said that the woman of Texas, admitted to giving marijuana and beer to eight girls who are aged between 12 to 14, during a sleepover at her home.

Mandy Wells, 32, of Springtown, gave the girls two cans of Coors Light and marijuana, which the girls smoked with a pink and purple Hello Kitty pipe, according to the police report.

Police were notified by a mother of one of the girls who saw photos on Instagram of her 13-year-old daughter at the party.

In the photos, she is seen smoking what appeared to be marijuana.

Wells three children, a boy and two girls, were in the house at the time of the party. Police said that Wells offered her 10-year-old son marijuana, but he refused.

One of the girls told officers that Wells told them that marijuana helps her 14-year-old daughter with depression and asked if they wanted to try it.

Wells allegedly told police that she allows her teenage daughter to self-medicate with marijuana because the medication she has been prescribed was “not working.”

She told police that the girls were “getting high” at the party, but she “ kept things under control.” Two parents of children who were at the party, came forward and told police that they want to press charges against Wells.

Wells was charged with delivery of marijuana to a child and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Her bail was set at $20,000.

Her children were removed from her home and are in the state custody.

Woman celebrating the end of her probation throws marijuana party for teenagers and gets rearrested

Krystal Kurlowich 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A young woman was happy after she was no longer on probation for a drug conviction.

However, when she chose to celebrate it by using and distributing drugs, she was arrested again.

23-year-old Krystal Kurlowich of Florida, told her mother that she was going out to a restaurant with friends to celebrate the end of her probation period.

However, her mother later learned that her daughter was arrested again on drug related charges.

Police were called to the Travelodge Hotel in North Fort Myers, after people called to complain about noise at a party in one of the rooms.

When police arrived, they found Kurlowich with her teenage friends doing drugs. Police said that Kurlowich rented the hotel room and hosted a party for six teenage friends. Alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs were found.

Kurlowich and one of the teenage friends, were arrested for drug possession.

15-year-old girl suffers spinal injuries after she and 3 girlfriends robbed taxi driver

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By: Mahesh Sarin

Three young teenagers were arrested and their friend was hospitalized with severe injuries after they tried to rob a taxi driver.

Police in Australia, said that a 15-year-old girl suffered spinal injuries and three of her friends have been arrested after the group allegedly tried to rob the taxi driver in Sydney.

The group were riding in the taxi on Regent Street in Campbelltown around 10:00 p.m., when they ordered the driver to hand over his money.

During the robbery, the taxi driver veered off the road and crashed into an electrical box.

The 15-year-old girl was seriously injured in the accident. She was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Sydney Children's Hospital.

Her friends, a 14-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls, were arrested at the scene and charged with robbery.

The three girl appeared in juvenile court, where they were denied bail. The driver was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Man found sleeping behind the wheel of car on roof of shoe store

William Dickerson and his car on the roof 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Police were called after a man was seen driving erratically.

Officer who arrived at the scene, looked for the car, but it wasn't on the road.

The car was found on the roof of a shoe store.

Police in Saline County, Arkansas, said that the drunk driver drove onto the roof of the shoe warehouse from the back of the building, where the roof is at ground level.

47-year-old William Dickerson was arrested, and is now facing a series of charges.

Benton Police were called about 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, on a report of reckless driving. When they arrived at the scene, they found the car had veered of the road and drove onto the roof of the store.

Dickerson was found sleeping behind the wheel, police said.

He faces charges including DWI, possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license.

Police said that Dickerson was on probation at the time of the incident.

78-year-old man shoots and kills his wife's 66-year-old lover after catching them together

Dennis Gibson and Vernon Burger 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman and her lover were shot when her elderly husband caught them together at his house.

The husband of Texas, was arrested and charged with murder after he admitted to shooting his wife's lover in a jealous rage, police said.

78-year-old Dennis Gibson is accused of killing his wife's lover, Vernon Burger, 66, after catching the lovers together at his home in Katy, police said.

Burger was shot in the side and in the back of the head during an argument.

Police said that Burger came to the couple’s home to take the married woman, who was identified as Jaqueline Gibson, 68, to celebrate his birthday. The lovers were supposed to go to a casino in Louisiana, for the weekend

When Dennis saw Burger with his wife, he shot both of them. Burger was airlifted to a hospital after the incident at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, but he later died of his wounds.

Jacqueline was shot twice, but her injuries were not considered life threatening.
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office investigators said that the shooter and the victim sang in the same band. Burger also played guitar.

Gibson’s wife, was the band’s photographer, police said. Eight months ago, Jaqueline and Burger began an affair, which ended with the shooting.

8-year-old becomes youngest girl ever to be diagnosed with breast cancer

Chrissy Turner 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) An adorable young girl spoke about her fears of learning that she has breast cancer.

8-year-old Chrissy Turner of Utah, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Doctors believe that she is the youngest child to have breast cancer. Turner discovered a lump in her breast last month.
After a series of tests, Doctors found that she is suffering from a rare form of breast cancer called secretory carcinoma.

Sadly, Chrissy’s family members have been through struggles with cancer before. Her father, Troy Turner, an Army veteran, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma when Chrissy was a baby.

Her mother Annette, a personal trainer and holistic life coach, battled cervical cancer, and is now a survivor. “I was scared the first time I heard of it, but I know I could fight it and I hope I can fight,” Chrissy said.

Grandfather takes 9-year-old grandson away from Xbox and drowns him in bathtub

Stewart Greene and Alex Robinson 
By: Feng Qian

A grandfather was arrested on charge of murder after drowning his grandson in a bathtub full of water as the boy’s family members were out shopping, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 65-year-old Stewart Greene of Lincoln, has been sentenced to serve 22 years to life in prison after being found guilty of murder, following the drowning death of 9-year-old Alex Robinson.

According to the police investigation, while the rest of the family members were at the supermarket, Greene took Robinson away from his Xbox.

He led him to the bathroom and drowned him in the bathtub.

When the rest of his family arrived home, they found the front door locked.

They broke down the door and found that Robinson was dead.

Greene’s former wife, daughter and granddaughter left the house for no more than an hour, and in that time, he took the life of the little boy, the court heard.

Greene claimed that his actions were attributable to his mental health condition. Greene was discharged from a mental hospital just days before the attack.

Mother and grandmother kill baby boy by not giving him water for days

Jessica Price and Angela Price 
By: Chan Yuan

A mother and grandmother were arrested on a charge of allowing death after they withheld water from a 7-month-old boy until he died, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 24-year-old Jessica Price and 62-year-old Angela Price, both of Luton, were sentenced to serve 8 years in prison after being found guilty of causing or allowing death.

They were also found guilty of cruelty to a person under 16 years old by failing to provide adequate food and drink, and cruelty to a child by failing to obtain medical aid.

The Luton Crown Court heard that the mother of baby Imran, Jessica Price, and grandmother, Angela Price, each had responsibility for him and both failed to adequately care for him to ensure he was properly nourished and hydrated.

They lived in cramped, cluttered and smoky conditions with a pattern of resistance to health professionals. According to the police investigation, Jessica Price called an ambulance after finding her son unconscious.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they determined that Imran had been dead for a few days. The cause of his death was dehydration.

The mother and grandmother denied cruelty. They offered no explanation for how he died, but were found guilty.

Imran was willfully neglected at the hands of his mother and grandmother, to the extent that he lost 17 percent of his body weight in just nine days, the court was told.

He also had what doctors described as one of the worse cases of diaper rash they had ever seen. Had it not been for the cruel and callous neglect, Imran would still be alive today, the court was told.

Mother abandons newborn baby in arcade game venue toilet because she panicked

Abandoned baby girl 
By: Wayne Morin

A mother was arrested on a charge of child cruelty after abandoning her newborn baby in a toilet while playing arcade games, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 30-year-old Nicola Glover of Prescot, has been sentenced to serve 8 months in jail, which was suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to child cruelty.

According to the police investigation, Glover and her mother went to Southport, along with her brother and sisters.

Around 5:00 p.m., Glover told members of the family that she needed to go to the toilet. She didn't return for about half an hour.

Her mother was suspicious, but Glover didn't tell her anything.

About an hour later, the baby was discovered by staff in the disabled toilet at the Silcocks Amusements. The baby was taken to a hospital, where her condition was described as good.

Police issued an appeal to find the baby's mother.

Glover's half sister recognized her from the police photo and her mother told Glover to give herself up before things got out of control.

Glover agreed and her mother contacted the police. Glover told officers that she had panicked after giving birth to the baby girl and had been frightened by the events.

She told officers that the decision to leave the baby was the worst decision of her life and told a relative afterwards that she had made a terrible mistake.