Restaurant slapped with lawsuit after man ate undercooked contaminated seafood causing him to die

Undercooked seafood (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A restaurant in California, was slapped with a lawsuit after a man died from eating undercooked contaminated food, according to court documents.

Now, the Redd restaurant in Yountville, settled the lawsuit brought by the family of 61-year-old Larry Sacknoff, who died from complications caused by eating undercooked contaminated scallops.

According to the lawsuit, Sacknoff tested positive for pathogen vibrio parahaemolyticus, following a meal at the restaurant.

The Public Health Department managed to track the incident down to the food of the Redd restaurant. Sacknoff spent the next year in and out of hospitals due to complications of the food poisoning before his death.

The seafood provider of the restaurant, Pierless Fish Corp. of Brooklyn, New York, was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

Pierless Fish Corp. has since settled with the family.

A major issue in the lawsuit was that Redd did not provide a consumer advisory on the menu on the risks of eating undercooked or raw seafood, which is required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Elderly man sexually assaults 18-year-old male security guard after shopping at a mall

The suspect 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a teenage security guard while shopping at a mall, police in Australia said.

South Morang police said that the elderly man, who was not identified, went into several shops before leaving the mall and sexually assaulting the 18-year-old security guard.

The victim told police that the man first made comments about his good-looking body before he touched his waist without consent.

He then went shopping. On his way out of the mall, the elderly man sexually assaulted the victim. The incident unfolded around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police have released a photo of the suspect in order to get help from the public. Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.

So far, the suspect remains at large.

Three tourists die after jumping into dangerous whirlpool despite warning

Christian Sloan, Isobel Squire, and Beth Anderson 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A group of three tourists of the United Kingdom, drowned after jumping into a whirlpool in Vietnam.

Police in Lam Dong, said that 25-year-old Christian Sloan, 19-year-old Isobel Squire, and 25-year-old Beth Anderson, drowned while touring the Datanla waterfalls.

Police detained the victims’ tour guide, 26-year-old Dang Van Sy.

During questioning, Sy told the police that he begged the three not jump into the dangerous whirlpool in the area of the falls, but they did not listen to him.

He also said that when they got into trouble, he did not try to save them because he feared for his own life. The three bodies were recovered downstream from the waterfall.

The police officer who was in charge of the operation to recover the bodies, said that rescuers found their helmets and safety jackets, but did not find any rope, leading him to believe that the three tourists were not properly secured.

Man kills his wife on wedding anniversary because he was jealous of her musical career

John Martin and Natalia Strelchenko 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly strangling his wife because he was jealous of her successful musical career, police in the United Kingdom said.

Manchester police said that they arrested 48-year-old John Martin, after being accused of killing 38-year-old Natalia Strelchenko.

Strelchenko, a pianist, recently landed a position at a prestigious school in France. The Manchester Crown Court heard that Martin, a bass player, was jealous of his wife’s successful career while his own sagged.

Strelchenko began playing with the Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia, at the age of 12.

When she was 15 years old, she went to a specialized music school and went on to play in places around the world, including the Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Cathedral in Berlin, Germany.

On the day of the couple’s wedding anniversary, Strelchenko recorded songs with friends at the School of Music. She returned home at night, and argued with Martin.

Martin left the home and began drinking alone, but Strelchenko and his friends persuaded him to go back home.

Martin then sent a text message to a friend, saying that his wife had been shutting him out for more than a year. He returned home and threw his wife down a flight of stairs before strangling her.

A musician friend who was staying at the house, fled in fear and the police were called. Strelchenko was found unconscious near the stairs.

She suffered serious injuries to the neck, and despite the efforts of paramedics, she was later pronounced dead. Martin denied killing his wife.

Kids play mock funeral and bury 2-year-old girl alive

Cemetery (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A young girl lost her life while playing with her friends, who decided to imitate a real funeral.

Police in Kenya, said that the incident was a tragic accident.

The two-year-old girl was living with her grandparents in Kakamega, while her mother was in another city for work.

The two-year-old girl went out to play with other children, who are between two and 7 years old.

The children decided to make a mock funeral. They dug a grave and put the 2-year-old inside. They then added water and covered the grave with dirt.

According to investigators, the children then sang traditional funeral songs. When the children removed the dirt to free the child, they realized that she was dead.

They pulled her out and dumped her body in a banana field. When the girl failed to return home, her grandparents asked for help.

Her body was recovered. However, the 7-year-old boy is still missing. Police believe that he fled the village out of fear.

Community leaders said that after giving the girl a proper burial, they will they will hold a cleansing ritual for the children involved in her death.

Black businessman accused of being a pimp after being seen speaking with woman about work at restaurant

Moctar Mbaye 
By: Chan Yuan

A black businessman in Canada, who was speaking with a woman about work at a restaurant, was shocked when police arrived to question him.

Laval police said that they were called to investigate 23-year-old Moctar Mbaye, after he was mistaken for a pimp.

Mbaye told police that he does not work in an office, so when I had to interview the woman about a job opening, they agreed to meet at the coffee shop.

At some point during the interview, the police approached him and asked to speak with him. Mbaye was shocked and surprised as he could not figure out what he had done wrong.

Police told him that someone in the coffee shop called them to say that he was a pimp hiring the woman for prostitution. After running his name through a database, Mbaye was allowed to continue his interview.

Mbaye said that despite the encounter with the police, the woman will be starting her new job in a few weeks.

Mbaye uploaded a video about his encounter with the police on Facebook, in order to raise awareness about the issue of racial profiling.

Three women kidnap and rape man to steal his sperm

By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking for three women who kidnapped a man in order to steal his sperm, police in Zimbabwe said.

Bulawayo police said that the three women offered the man a ride before they abducted him for his sperm.

The victim, who was not identified, told the police that he was trying to hitch hike on 6th Avenue. The three women, who were in a white Toyota Cresta, stopped and offered the man a ride to Cowdray Park.

When the man realized that the women were not heading to his destination, he asked where they were taking him. The women calmed him down and said that they were just taking a shorter route to Cowdray Park.

At some point, the women drove to a quiet area, here they used a gun to threaten the man. The tied up the victim, and took chances raping him.

They used a condom in order to harvest the sperm. When they were done, the victim was dumped on the side of the road. So far, no arrests have been made.

Naked man falls from third floor of building after escaping from lover’s husband through window

Naked man escapes through third-floor window 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man in China, is lucky to be alive after plummeting to the ground from a third-floor window, according to a video that was uploaded to the Internet.

The video, which has gone viral on the Internet, shows the naked man coming out from the third-floor window and holding on to a water pipe.

According to witnesses at the scene, the man went out of the window after the husband of his lover came home and caught him in the act with his wife.

The man had no time to put on his clothes before escaping through the window. For a few minutes, the naked man is seen trying to descend to the ground by sliding down the pipe.

He stopped several times, and seemed to be contemplating whether to go up or down. Unfortunately, as he hesitated, he lost his grip, sending him plummeting to the ground.

Luckily, the man survived the fall. Pedestrians called for help.

He was taken to a nearby hospital , where he was treated and released.

Married teacher smears chocolate on 14-year-old student’s naked body before having sex with her

Andrew Willson 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A married teacher was arrested on a charge of indecent assault after having sex with a 14-year-old student, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 48-year-old Andrew Willson of Lancs, has been sentenced to serve 20 months in prison after being convicted of five counts of indecent assault.

The Burnley Crown Court was told that Wilson, was a popular drama teacher with a number of students, especially girls. The victim was selected for leading roles thanks to the relationship with the teacher.

Wilson and the girl spent a lot of time together both inside and outside the school. The court was also told that the victim was always cheerful and loved the attention she was getting from her teacher.

In one incident, the two smeared each other with chocolate spread and licked it off each other’s naked bodies for several hours.

They also had a habit of walking around the house naked.

Wilson made sure that the girl got back to school on time so she can get home with the school bus. This was done so that her parents don’t find out about the sexual relationship.

After the news about the sexual relationship was made public, Wilson lost his job, reputation and marriage.

Model injects HIV positive blood into her boyfriend's son because the child annoyed her

Tafadzwa Mushunje with her boyfriend 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A model was arrested for abusing her boyfriend's son because the child annoyed her.

Police in Zimbabwe, arrested 24-year-old Tafadzwa Mushunje, on charges of child abuse and assault.

Mushunje, who is HIV positive, was brought before Magistrate Elijah Makomo on charges of assault and deliberately infecting the child with HIV.

Prosecutor Peter Kachirika said that Mushunje, took a syringe filled with her HIV infected blood and injected it into her boyfriend's 2-year-old son.

Police said that Mushunje, also forced the boy to drink her urine and she physically abused the child because he annoyed her.

According to police, the assaults happened while her boyfriend was out of the house despite having visitation with the child.

The boy’s mother said that her son constantly came home with bruises after visits with his father. She eventually reported the abuse to the police.

Father playfully pretends to be shooting his children before gun discharged and hit 9-year-old daughter in chest

Justin Ryan Jones 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young girl is in critical condition after she was shot by her father while he was playing with his children.

Justin Ryan Jones of Austin, Texas, was playing with his children when he decided to show them his gun.

The 34-year-old father was caring for his 9-year-old daughter and two sons, ages 7 and 6, when he playfully pretended to be shooting at the kids.

Sadly, the gun went off, hitting the girl in the left side of the chest. The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Office said that the girl is expected to recover.

Jones was charged with injury to a child, and his bail was set at $25,000.

The incident is also under investigation by Children’s Protective Services. The children are in the custody their grandparents.

Two teenagers torture dog by shooting it 18 times with BB gun leaving bullets inside its body

De'Monte Douglas 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police in South Carolina, have arrested two teenagers who tortured a puppy with a BB gun.

Police said that the teenagers shot the 6-week-old puppy 18 times, before a maintenance worker found it bleeding and took to an animal hospital.

Doctors at the Ebenezer Animal Hospital, said that the puppy, a Lab mix named Brody, had 18 gunshot wounds. The metal bullets were left in Brody, because removing them could have caused permanent damage.

Doctors in Rock Hill, said that Brody is on pain medication, and they will attempt to remove the bullets when Brody gets a bit older.

Police said that the incident took place at the Wildwood Spring Apartment complex on the 1100 block of Springdale Road.
17-year-old De'Monte Douglas and his 14-year-old friend were arrested on a charge of animal cruelty for torturing the animal.

Douglas is being held on $5,000 bail while the 14-year-old boy was released to his parents.

15-year-old girl kills her 4-year-old brother by burning him with hot water for wetting himself

Hot water (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teenage girl was arrested after she killed her brother by scalding him with very hot water as punishment.

Police also arrested the child’s aunt because she did not take the child to the hospital for treatment.

Police said that the teenager of Georgia, burned her 4-year-old brother Jamal, in a bathtub with 155 degree water as punishment for wetting himself.

Her aunt Aleisha Harris, 30, was charged with murder and child cruelty for allowing the child to suffer for a day before she called 911.

Jamal was burned on more than 40 percent of his body and he suffered brain swelling.

Harris’ brother said Aleisha did all she could to care for the child’s wounds, but when his condition got worse and he had difficulties breathing, she called emergency workers.

Harris, who is being held without bail, was caring for the 15-year-old girl and her three siblings after their mother dropped them off two months ago. She never returned to pick them up.

85-year-old man gets placed in solitary confinement after being caught pleasuring himself in jail cell

James “Whitey” Bulger 
By: Mahesh Sarin

An elderly man was placed in solitary confinement after being caught pleasuring himself in middle of the night.

James “Whitey” Bulger of Boston, Massachusetts, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of 11 murders, which were carried out while he was the boss of a crime family.

Bulger, who was jailed in Sumterville, Florida, was handed a harsh punishment after a prison guard allegedly caught him pleasuring himself with the lights on in his jail cell.

Bulger claims that he was set up by the prison guard. He said that he was applying medicated powder to his private parts about 3:00 a.m.

However, the officer told a disciplinary committee that Bulger broke the prison rules by pleasuring himself. Prison regulations prohibit any sexual activity by inmates.

Bulger attempted but failed to defend himself before the disciplinary commission. He told the disciplinary commissions: “I’m 85 years old. My sex life is over.”

Bulger was put into solitary confinement for 30 days. They revoked his commissary and email privileges for 120 days, and confiscated his personal property for 30 days.

Woman gets stuck in chimney after breaking into home because she was cold

Lauren Fox 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass after going into a chimney of a home in an attempt to get inside the house.

20-year-old Lauren Fox of Spring, Texas, was arrested after she called 911 to report that she got stuck in the chimney while trying to enter the house to warm up.

When asked why she wanted to enter the house, she told officers that she was cold.

Fox was stuck inside the chimney for about 2 hours, before she finally called for help. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to rescue her.

Police said that nobody was in the house at the time, but the owners arrived at the scene following the incident.

Fox was seen smiling as she was placed inside the police car. She was wrapped in a blanket. She faces a charge of criminal trespass.

Man sues Ritz-Carlton hotel after being charged with sodomy for cuddling 9-year-old girl

Daniel Hughes 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man is suing the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, claiming that it is their fault that he cuddled a young girl.

Daniel Hughes of Pennsylvania, was staying at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Missouri, during a business trip.

The 42-year-old man was drunk when he asked hotel staff for the key to his room. However, they accidentally gave him the key to another room, where a young girl was sleeping.

Hughes got into bed with the 9-year-old girl. The girl said that Hughes touched her in a sexual way. However, Hughes claimed that he only hugged the child.

He said that he only got into bed with the child because he thought she was a woman he met earlier that night. Hughes was arrested, and he lost his high paying job. His reputation was ruined over the incident.

Hughes was found not guilty of sodomy and child molestation. He is now suing the luxury hotel, claiming they ruined his life and caused him to lose his job, which paid almost $1 million a year, by giving him the wrong key without checking his ID.

Worker uses company credit card to buy $100,000 worth of lottery tickets

Credit cards (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A man who loves buying lottery tickets, was arrested on a charge of access device fraud after allegedly making $100,000 in purchases using a company credit card to feed his addiction, police in Pennsylvania said.

Cumberland Township police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Brian Roy Kozy, after admitting to getting carried away and using his employer's credit card to purchase thousands of lottery tickets.

Kozy was charged with one felony count of access device fraud.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $125,000.

According to the police investigation, Kozy worked as a truck driver for 1st Choice Energy of New Philadelphia, Ohio. When Kozy was fired, his supervisor went to pick up the truck along with the keys and a cellphone.

The company later realized that their credit card was missing.

When the company checked the records of the credit card, they saw $118,074 in purchases. Truck drivers were allowed to use the company credit card only to buy antifreeze or other items needed for the truck.

Kozy used the company credit card to buy lottery tickets at Circle K. He bought up to $500 worth of lottery tickets at a time.

When a Circle K employee became suspicious, Kozy was banned from buying at the store. He then went to buy gift cards with the company credit card at another location.

Kozy told police that he did not realize that he had spent more than $100,000 with the company credit card as he got carried away with his addiction to lottery tickets.

Republican governor legalizes distribution of child pornography images among children

Teen taking selfie (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) The republican governor of New Mexico, signed into law a bill that legalizes the distribution of child pornography images among consenting children.

Governor Susana Martinez signed into law the bill that allows children aged between 14 to 18, to participate in consensual sexting, meaning that teens caught sharing explicit photos will not face child pornography charges, prison sentences or harmful criminal records.

State Senator George Munoz, a democrat, authored the legislation that exempts sexting from child exploitation laws.

Before the law was passed, if children were caught sexting, they could face charges of possession, distribution and manufacturing of child abuse images.

Prosecutors were able to file charges for each individual image, meaning that teens could have faced hundreds of years in prison if convicted of sexting.

Hotel manager stabs police officer with electronic cigarette after argument with customer

Kathleen Burnett 
By: Wayne Morin

A hotel manager was arrested on a charge of assault on an officer after allegedly stabbing a police officer who responded to a disturbance at the Caribbean Villas Motel, police in Florida said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office said that they have arrested 42-year-old Kathleen Burnett, after being accused of getting into a fight with police officers following a dispute with a customer.

Burnett was charged with assault on an officer, battery on an officer and resisting arrest with violence. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and her bail was set at $8,000.

According to the police, officers responded to the Caribbean Villas Motel, which is located at 1528 S. Federal Highway, after receiving a call from Burnett reporting that her husband, Carl Davis, was being threatened by a customer.

As police officers were talking with Davis, Burnett began shouting and yelling racial epithets. She also threatened to attack the customer if police do not take him away.

Burnett then stabbed and officer in head with an electronic cigarette. The officer suffered a laceration and a large bump on his head, and was taken to the JFK Medical Center.

Burnett was also taken to the hospital after suffering wounds in the torso and wrist.

8-year-old boy tells teachers he helps mother’s boyfriend grow marijuana that cures all diseases

Steven Mann and Leona Hunt 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Two people were arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell after an 8-year-old boy told his teachers that his mother’s boyfriend grows marijuana that can cure all diseases, police in Vermont said.

Windsor police said that they have arrested 54-year-old Steven Mann and Leona Hunt, after Hunt’s 8-year-old son told school officials that he helps his mother’s boyfriend grow marijuana.

Mann was charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, while Hunt was not yet officially charged.

Mann was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $10,000.

According to the police, the 8-year-old boy told school officials that he helps Mann grow special medicine that can cure any disease.

The boy described in detail what sounded like marijuana plants and then added that Mann was giving plants to anyone who needs medication.

A steady stream of people were coming to the house frequently, the child said. Police officers who raided the boy’s home, found two rooms dedicated to growing marijuana.

Police seized cash and paraphernalia, including pipes, rolling papers, bags of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, bongs, grinders and digital scales.

Mann admitted selling marijuana for $10 a joint.