01/10/16

Man files lawsuit against city because ambulance rear-ended his vehicle while rushing to emergency

Ambulance (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

The city of Geneva in Illinois, was slapped with a lawsuit after an ambulance driver slammed into a vehicle while responding to an emergency, according to court documents.

Now, Kane County Judge Edward Schreiber dismissed the lawsuit brought by Alfredo Garcia, saying that the city and the ambulance driver are protected from liability while responding to emergency situations.

According to the lawsuit, Garcia claimed that while traveling on Kirk Road, he was rear-ended by the ambulance driven by Glenn Baum.

Baum argued that the road was covered with black ice when the accident happened. Garcia demanded $50,000 in damages because the crash caused him to miss a month of work.

According to state law, drivers cannot be sued for negligent operation of a motor vehicle while responding to an emergency call.

Thieves print their own money and use the cash to buy items for sale on Craigslist

The fake money printed by the thieves 
By: Chan Yuan

Three thieves were arrested after being caught printing their own money and buying items for sale on the Internet, police in Washington said.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF), began an investigation involving an individual that was purchasing items listed on “Offer Up” and “Craigslist,” and using counterfeit currency to pay for merchandise.

Detectives had information involving an attempted theft of a Rolex watch using counterfeit money that occurred in the Bellevue area.

With the assistance of a previous fraud victim, detectives listed a Rolex watch on the website “Offer Up.”

Almost immediately after posting the advertisement for the watch, an individual contacted and MCTF undercover detective via the undercover phone that had been listed in the ad.

After speaking with the caller, detectives believed that he was the same suspect involved in the Bellevue fraud incident. The individual requested information on the Rolex watch that was listed on the “Offer Up” posting.

The individual attempted to negotiate a price for the watch, which ended up being $5,100.

The purchaser contacted detectives via the phone number, and set up a location to meet and purchase the watch in the City of SeaTac on Pacific Highway, South.

The meeting was set for 5:00 p.m., in the bar of a restaurant.

At about 5:30 p.m., police observed two possible suspects arrive in a vehicle, which parked in the parking lot of the restaurant.

Eventually, one suspect got out of the car and after nervously looking around the area, went into the restaurant and met with the undercover detective.

Both suspects were very nervous and repeatedly looked around the area prior to entering the restaurant. At 6:00 p.m., the suspect made the transaction for the watch with the undercover MCTF detective.

The suspect was immediately arrested in the restaurant while the second suspect was arrested in the getaway vehicle, which was parked with the engine running in the lot.

Once they were arrested, the suspects were taken to the East Precinct for questioning. Approximately $5,100 in counterfeit currency was confiscated from one of the men.

It appears that these suspects have been doing this scam for a while, utilizing counterfeit cash, primarily $100 bills and $50 bills, to purchase items on “Craigslist” and “Offer Up.”

After questioning the suspects, it was determined that the suspects were manufacturing the counterfeit money out of a house in Des Moines.

Detectives seized four printers used to print counterfeit money, two garbage bags full of uncut counterfeit currency, two guns and two stolen motorcycles.

A third suspect was arrested at the home. All three suspects were booked into the King County Jail.

Man kills woman in front of her children during dispute over parking space

Elizabeth Yanez 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after killing a mother in front of her children during a dispute over a parking space, police in California said.

Now, 23-year-old Reggie Cervantes of Los Angeles, has been sentenced to serve 13 years in prison after being found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the killing of 43-year-old Elizabeth Yanez, a mother of two children.

According to the police investigation, Yanez drove to a Santa Fe Springs swap meet with her two adult children. As the family was looking for a parking spot, Yanez got into an argument with Cervantes, who was in a separate vehicle.

At some point, Cervantes exited his car, walked over to Yanez and stabbed her. After the assault, Cervantes fled the scene.

Police were called and Yanez was taken to the UCI Medical Center, where she later died. A day after the stabbing, police located Cervantes, and he was arrested in connection with the incident.


Uber driver breaks into woman’s home and rapes her after giving her ride

John M. Kamens 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An Uber driver was arrested on a charge of sodomy after allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and raping her, police in Georgia said.

Statham police said that they have arrested 49-year-old John M. Kamens, after being accused of giving a woman a ride home with the intention of robbing and raping her.

Kamens was charged with aggravated sodomy with force and first-degree burglary. He was booked into the Clarke County Jail, and he was denied bail.

According to the police investigation, Kamens gave the 28-year-old victim a ride home on Wednesday. Later that night, Kamens went back to the woman's home and broke into her bedroom, where he raped her.

When the suspect left around 1:00 a.m., the woman immediately called the police.

Paramedic hospitalized after being beaten by husband when wife was pronounced dead

Wu Jianqiang in the hospital 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A paramedic was beaten by a man, who was angry that he was unable to save his wife.

The paramedic of Sichuan, China, was trying to save the life of a patient on Sunday morning, when he was brutally assaulted by her husband.

The man was angry because he believed that it took too long for the emergency workers to arrive, which resulted in the death of his 40-year-old wife.

However, police said that the 28-year-old paramedic, who was identified as Wu Jianqiang, received the call at 12:57 a.m. He along with a nurse arrived at the patient's residence by 1:06 a.m.

Jianqiang performed CPR on the elderly woman, but she showed no signs of life. When he pronounced the woman dead, her family became violent.

One man grabbed Jianqiang by the neck. He managed to escape. The family chased after him and allegedly threatened to cut off his hands.

Wu fell while running, which gave the other family members time to catch up to him and they beat him while he lied helpless on the ground.

Jianqiang was taken to the Deyang People's Hospital, where he is being treated for broken bones.

According to the Deyang police, both the woman’s husband who was identified as Hu, and a neighbor who was identified as Shi, admitted to the crime.

Hu was released on bail so he can make arrangements to bury his wife However, Shi was jailed. They are both facing charges of assault.

Woman raped and killed by man and his two girlfriends after refusing to participate in bondage sex

Brittany Killgore 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman suffered a cruel death after being kidnapped and tortured by a man she trusted.

22-year-old Brittany Killgore decided to move back into her parents’ home while her husband was serving the country in Afghanistan.

Killgore and her husband, Lance Cpl Cory Killgore, lived in Fallbrook, California, near the U.S. Marine base in Camp Pendleton.

Killgore wanted to move so she can be with her family in Missouri. She asked her friend, Marine staff sergeant Louis Ray Perez, to help her move, and he agreed.

However, rather than helping her, Perez, 49, and his two girlfriends, Dorothy Maraglino, 40, and Jessica Lopez, 28, kidnapped her and demanded she get involved in their bondage sex games.

When she refused, the trio tortured her, killed her, dismembered and dumped her body parts.

Dorothy and Jessica explained that they were both in a bizarre relationship with Louis, as he was their master, Maraglino was the mistress and Lopez was the slave.

Perez, Maraglino, and Lopez, have now been convicted of murder, rape and torture. Perez and Maraglino were also found guilty of conspiracy of kidnapping.

Perez and Maraglino were sentenced to life without parole. Lopez will be sentenced on a later date, pending further evidence.

Pranksters pose as police and pull couple out of car while having sex in back seat

The victim 
By: Chan Yuan

A couple of the United Kingdom, was left humiliated after being caught on camera having sex in a car.

Pranksters of Liverpool, England, decided to have fun with the couple and they pretended to be police officers.

The pranksters recorded the incident on video. The video shows them pulling up to the couple’s car and shining a flashlight into it.

One of the men identified himself as a police officer and demanded that the couple step out of the car. “Step out of the vehicle please,” the prankster was heard telling the couple.

The man in the car quickly moved to the driver's seat to get dressed. He opened the window and told the “officers:” “I’m coming out,” as he rushed to get his pants on.

When the woman tried to step out of the vehicle, she was told to remain inside. “You stay in their love,” the “officer” said.

When the man finally stepped out of the vehicle, he was ordered to turn around and place his hands on his car. He was then told to lift his shirt up.

He was ordered to empty his pockets, turn around and lift his shirt again. He was then told to get back in the vehicle with a warning not to repeat the actions. “Get back in the vehicle. Let’s not have any more of that,” the victim was told.

Woman robs man after he pulled down pants to have sex on street

Police tweet 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was left red-faced after he had to confess to being robbed while his pants were down.

The man of the United Kingdom, had his pants around his ankles when a woman stole his mobile phone.

Police in Manchester, said she that the woman laughed as she escaped while the man was undressed.

A theft investigation is underway after the incident was reported to the police by the victim. He said that he met the woman at a nearby bar.

The couple went to an alleyway, where he wanted to have sex with the woman. However, when the man was removing his pants, the woman grabbed his cellphone and ran away.

A police spokesperson said: “We are not highlighting the incident further in order not to embarrass the victim, but as a reminder to others, even in the height of passion, it is important to keep an eye on your valuables.”

The man, who has not been named, called police to report the theft. He told officers that he was in an alley off Portland Street in the early hours of Sunday, when he was getting ready to have sex with the woman.

However, when he had his pants down, the woman ran away laughing, police said. He then checked his pocket and discovered that his mobile phone was missing. He told police that he suspected the woman of stealing it.

In a Tweet, Greater Manchester Police issued a warning: “Beware. A victim reported meeting a woman in a bar before he ended up in alley getting amorous and while his trousers were around his ankles, she ran off with his phone laughing.”

So far, no arrests have been made.

Man makes woman pancakes and beats her after she asked for waffles instead

Breion Donte Thomas 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man’s romantic breakfast gesture backfired and he was arrested.

The man of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested on various charges after his girlfriend told police that she was assaulted during a dispute over breakfast.

25-year-old Breion Donte Thomas was preliminarily charged with strangulation, criminal confinement, battery with injury and interference with reporting a crime.

Officers responded to a house in West Bethel Avenue, for a domestic dispute. When they arrived, the victim said that Thomas was angry with her because she told him she wanted waffles after he made her pancakes for breakfast.

According to the police report, the victim told police that Thomas pushed her, hit her several times in the back with his fist, threw her on a bed, held her down and prevented her from leaving.

The woman also told officials that Thomas choked her until she was unable to breathe.

The woman said that she tried to call 911, but Thomas took her phone and turned it off. Thomas fled the residence when officers arrived on the scene.

Thomas, who has no prior convictions, was released from the Delaware County jail after posting $15,000 bail.

Woman helps her boyfriend kill his 6-year-old son by sitting on his feet while playing video games

Ashley Cole 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A young woman was arrested in connection with the death of her boyfriend’s son after the child was killed while she was playing video games, police in Florida said.

Englewood police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Ashley Cole, after being accused of sitting on the feet of her boyfriend's 6-year-old son while he choked to death.

Cole was charged with principal to aggravated manslaughter of a child.

She was booked into jail, and her bail was set at $1 million.

As we reported earlier, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested 31-year-old James Dearman, after being accused of pinning his 6-year-old son to a couch until he stopped breathing.

Dearman was charged with one count of aggravated child abuse. He was booked into the Sarasota County Jail, and his bail was set at $1 million.

According to the police investigation, on Thursday around 11:00 p.m., Dearman called the police to say that his son was unconscious and had stopped breathing.

Paramedics came to the home, and they took the child to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Doctors called the police after noticing bruises on the child's back.

Police questioned Dearman and learned that he and his girlfriend, Ashley Cole, 22, were playing video games in the living room.

Dearman made his son and 7-year-old brother stand with his face to the wall.

When his son turned his back to look at the television, Dearman became angry and placed the child on the sofa, where he was forced to lie on his side with his face to the pillows.

Dearman then used his body weight to pin his child down while he and his girlfriend kept playing video games. His son shouted that he could not breathe and asked to use the bathroom to urinate.

After a few minutes, he fell unconscious. Dearman and his girlfriend left the child on the couch and went to the garage to smoke a cigarette.

When they were done, Dearman called the police. The 7-year-old brother was unhurt, and remains in the protective custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Mother dies in hospital room of 7-month-old daughter after overdosing on heroin

Wesley and MaryAnn Landers 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of possession of drugs after his wife was found dead in a hospital room, following a drug overdose, police in Ohio said.

Cincinnati police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Wesley Landers, after being accused of allowing his wife to use heroin while they were in the hospital with their 7-month-old daughter who required surgery.

Wesley Landers was charged with carrying concealed weapons, possession of drugs, having weapons while under disability and possessing drug abuse instruments.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $500,000.

According to the police investigation, hours after the 7-month-old girl underwent surgery to correct her small airway, 32-year-old MaryAnn Landers was found unresponsive in her daughter’s hospital room.

Investigators believe that MaryAnn Landers died of a heroin overdose. Wesley Landers was found in possession of a handgun and three syringes used for heroin.

The grandparents took custody of MaryAnn Landers’ two children.

Man steals chickens and goat before demanding sex with the owner in exchange for their return

Chickens (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing several chickens and a goat before demanding to have sex with the owner in exchange for returning the animals, police in Kentucky said.

Wayne County police said that they have arrested 25-year-old Rodney Brown, after being accused of stealing 25 chickens, a goat and farm equipment, and holding the items as ransom.

Brown was charged with theft, promoting prostitution and third-degree terroristic threatening. He was booked into the Wayne County Detention Center.

According to the police investigation, Brown took the animals and supplies for the home of the victim on Monday.

The following day, Brown contacted the owner via text message and offered to give the property back to him if he would consent to have sex.

Brown also threatened to assault him if he reported the theft to the police.

Sex offender banned from having girlfriend or any female friend without police permission

Geoffrey Mark Ball 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man of the United Kingdom, was banned from having any female friends without telling police about the relationship or he will face more jail time.

44-year-old Geoffrey Mark Ball, who has a history of sexually abusing women, is due to be released from prison.

Ball also defrauded his victims and lied about his identity.

Cleveland police asked the judge to take extreme measures against Ball “due to the risk he poses to vulnerable females.”

Ball, who has a long criminal history, was also banned from Internet dating websites or using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, to contact women.

In 1989, Ball was convicted of indecent assault on a woman and was jailed for six months. He was also jailed for four years in 2006, for grievous bodily harm.

He also has convictions of fraud, using a string of aliases to con women out of a total of $30,000.

In 2010, he was arrested again for sexual assault and he was placed on the sex offender registry until 2017.

However, he violated the order in 2013, after he did not comply with the requirements of the Sexual Offences Act. He was jailed and he is now set to be released from the Holme House Prison in County Durham.

Ball was described as a “dangerous man who posed a high risk of sexual offending.” He will not be allowed to have a girlfriend or female friends without notifying risk management officers or he will be back behind bars.

Family dog rips blanket and eats money that husband hid from wife

The dog with the money 
By: Feng Qian

A husband was devastated to find that his money was eaten by the family dog.

The husband of China, hid some money from his wife by placing it inside a quilt blanket. However, he had a lot to explain when he and his wife woke up to find his dog munching on the money.

The man of Liaoning, had no choice but to tell his wife about the secret stash of money that he had been hiding from her after the entire floor was covered with chewed up money.

The man's wife said that she was surprised to wake up to her Golden Retriever sitting on the ground covered with the remains of dozens of 100 yuan bills and her blanket was torn to pieces.

The husband had a total of 3,800 yuan ($575) in 100 yuan notes. Some of the money was salvageable.

ISIS fighter kills his own mother in public ceremony

Ali Saqr al-Qasem 
By: Chan Yuan

A mother of Syria, was killed by her son as she wanted to protect him.

The Islamic State fighter executed his own mother in public because she had encouraged him to leave the group.

20-year-old Ali Saqr al-Qasem of Raqqa, shot his mother in the head with an assault rifle in front of a large crowd.

Al-Qasem killed his mother, Lena, 45, in front of a post office, where she worked, according to the activist group “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.”

Lena was ordered to be killed for the “crime” of apostasy, which is the abandonment of Islam by a Muslim.

Al-Qasem informed his peers that his mother is encouraging him to leave town with her. Lena had warned his son that a U.S.-backed alliance would end ISIS, and begged her son to leave so that he is not killed.

She was detained after her son informed the group of her comments, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The son was given the “honor” of killing his mother while hundreds of people witnessed the act.

Woman lies on roof of car after catching husband with another woman

The woman on her husband’s car 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman held up traffic by jumping onto the roof of her husband's car after seeing him with another woman.

A crowd gathered to witness the incident unfold as the scorned woman refused to allow her husband to drive off with the other woman in his car.

The woman of Medellin, Colombia, banged on the car window, demanding that her husband get out of his car.

However, he refused to comply. When the husband opened his car window to talk to his wife, she seized the opportunity to get to him.

The woman slipped into the driver seat and began removing her husband's seat belt as witnesses cheered her on. She then opened the car door and continued to argue with her husband.

The video ended when the woman suddenly jumped onto her husband in an attempt to get to the other woman.

Doctor defends nurse from attack by beating patient to death

The doctor (circled) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A doctor in Russia, beat a patient to death after learning that he assaulted a nurse.

A video of the incident, shows the doctor violently beating the patient before he collapsed and died a short time later.

The attack was allegedly in response to the aggressive attack of the patient on a nurse. The video, which has since gone viral, was taken in Belgorod.

The doctor was seen removing a male patient from the room while the nurse was examining him before attacking 56-year-old Yevgeniy Bakhtin.

Bakhtin fought back and punched the doctor several times, before he fell to the floor and was punched in the head by the doctor.

The doctor, who was identified as Ilya Zelendinov, said that the patient was violent with the nurse and he kicked her.

Investigator Yelena Kozyreva said that they didn't believe the attack was malicious. “It is a case of involuntary manslaughter,” police said.

Pregnant mother finds bloody finger tip in Applebee’s salad

Chicken salad (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A pregnant woman is worried about her health after eating a salad that contained a bloody finger tip.

Cathleen Martin of Atascadero, California, said that she found the bloodied finger in a chicken salad at the Applebee's restaurant in Paso Robles.

Atascadero was with her husband and son in the restaurant when she discovered the fingertip on her plate.

“It was so disgusting,” Martin, who is expecting her second child, said in a press release. “I'm worried about what my family might have been exposed to,” she said.

Her attorney Eric Traut, said that the manager confirmed the fingertip belonged to a chef. Management confirmed that the employee had injured himself while making the salad.

Applebee’s said that they cannot force the cook to undergo medical tests, but the cook has volunteered to do so.

“A body part in food is very rare,” Traut said. “We get calls to represent people who were hurt by foreign objects in food, things that have broken teeth or cut the throats. This makes your skin crawl,” he said.

Traut released a photo of the finger tip that was found in Martin’s salad. The claim is the precursor to a lawsuit. It seeks unspecified damages, medical expenses and lost income.

Woman arrested for sneezing in court officer's face and leaving mucus on her

Mellissa Estelle 
By: Feng Qian

A young woman was arrested after her mucus hit a court officer in the face.

24-year-old Mellissa Estelle of Channahon, Illinois, was accused of “intentionally sneezing” in the face of the court officer and leaving a “trail of mucus” in a Will County courtroom.

Estelle was arrested on one count of battery. Estelle was in court on Wednesday morning, where she faced felony charges of aggravated DUI.

The court officer claimed that she had repeatedly asked Estelle to take her feet off from other seats.

Estelle was also accused of being disrespectful to the court as she was talking loudly while the judge was sitting on the bench.

After being reprimanded for placing her feet on the seats, Estelle got up, walked to the court officer and came within three to four inches of her, police said.

She then sneezed on the officer’s face and left a “mucous-type substance” on her, according to police.

The officer also accused Estelle of pushing her chest.

Estelle was booked into jail, where she spent about six hours before being released on $1,000 bail.

McDonald's manager calls police after worker calls girl fat for ordering 6 burgers and 4 fires

Sabrina with Corrina Hopkinson (left) and the family 
By: Chan Yuan

A teenage girl of the United Kingdom, was left humiliated after being called fat by a McDonald’s employee.

16-year-old Corrina Hopkinson said that a female McDonald’s employee called her fat after she placed her order.

Corrina was sent to McDonald’s by her mother Sabrina, 37, to buy food for the family, but she said that the workers laughed at her over the big order.

Corrina said that when she asked for her meal, the worker yelled into the kitchen: “Six cheeseburgers. I'm not joking this time. This fat woman wants six burgers.”

Corrina left in tears while other staff members laughed at her at the branch in Shoreham, East Sussex.

When she returned home, her furious mother, who was once a McDonald’s employee, marched back to the store to confront the worker.

She said that Corinna was with her 10-year-old brother Jack, when she was ordering the six cheeseburgers and four fries for them and for her sisters, Ashley-Jade, 14, and Jessica-Abbigale, 8.

“I do not think that six burgers for four people is over the top, but the woman behind the counter made fun of her as if she was going to eat them all,” the mother said.

Sabrina confronted the manager and demanded to speak to the employee who called her daughter “fat,” but her request was denied.

“My daughter gets embarrassed and upset, and doesn't speak up for herself, so as part of being a protective mother, I went down there and let it rip,” Sabrina said.

Unsatisfied about the reaction, the mother went home. Later that day, the mother’s boyfriend went to McDonald's to handle the situation.

That is when the manager called the police. Police reviewed the surveillance video and said that there was no “record of any form of abuse.”

A spokesperson for Sussex police confirmed that they had been called to the restaurant, but they said it was not a police matter and just a civil dispute that did not require police intervention.

McDonald's has denied that the incident took place.


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