Marriott hotel ordered to pay woman $26 million after nude video recorded in her room went viral

Erin Andrews 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A Marriott hotel in Tennessee, has been ordered to pay millions of dollars to a woman who was recorded taking of her clothes in a room.

37-year-old Erin Andrews, who works as a reporter for Fox news, has been awarded $55 million after the nude video went viral on the Internet.

In court, West End Hotel Partners, the owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, was found to be 49 percent at fault, and was ordered to give Andrews $26 million.

54-year-old Michael David Barrett, who recorded the nude video by planting a hidden camera in the room's peephole, was ordered to pay Andrews $28 million.

Barrett was found guilty of stalking Andrews, and was sentenced to serve two and a half years in prison. According to the police investigation, Barrett managed to book the room next to Andrews at the Marriott.

He then altered the peephole in order to record Andrews taking off her clothes. Barrett then uploaded the video to the Internet, where it went viral.

Man kills liquor store owner and sets homeless man on fire before burning 2 police officers

James Patrick Dillon 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing a liquor store owner, setting a homeless man on fire and burning two police officers, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 23-year-old James Patrick Dillon of Queens, after going on a murderous crime spree that lasted several hours.

According to the police investigation, the crime spree began around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Dillon approached 39-year-old Berta Carpio and slashed her on the cheek and the back of the head.

Carpio was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

Around 3:00 p.m., Dillon went into the Astoria Liquors and Wines on Astoria Boulevard, and stabbed the owner, 55-year-old George Patouhas.

Patouhas died at the scene. Dillon then doused a 61-year-old homeless man with flammable liquid inside the store and set him on fire.

He was taken to a hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition. Around 5:45 p.m., Dillon tried to break into a woman’s home.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, confronted Dillon. He was armed with a knife and had a Corona beer bottle filled with flammable liquid.

He splashed the officers with the liquid and set them on fire.

Dillon was shot and arrested. The injured officers were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released.

Retired lawyer attempts to arrest stripper because she refused to perform sex act on him

John L. Ciardi 
By: Feng Qian

Police were called to a strip club after a retired lawyer attempted to arrest a stripper because she refused to perform a sex act on him despite paying her some cash, police in Florida said.

Key West police said that officers responded to the Living Dolls strip club on Fleming Street, and warned 62-year-old John L. Ciardi, not to enter the business.

Ciardi of Peabody, Massachusetts, told the police officers that he paid Marianny Benitez $300 for sexual services, but she did not want to do what he wanted.

Benitez also did not give him his money back. Benitez told police that Ciardi paid her $100 and she gave him a private dance.

He then gave her $200 and asked her to do more for him, but she refused. Ciardi became upset and asked for a refund.

Benitez went to the lobby and met her manager, Marisa Hernandez. Hernandez said that she would not return the money.

Ciardi then became aggressive. Ciardi threatened physical harm and destruction of property if his money wasn't returned.

Hernandez pointed a can of pepper spray at Ciardi and called the police.

When police told him that they won’t arrest anyone at the club, Ciardi said that he was going inside to make a citizen’s arrest.

Ciardi was warned that if he enters the club, he would be arrested for trespassing. Ciardi then left the scene.

Man wearing long wig and denim shorts runs after women while holding one hand down his pants

Woman with long hair (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly running after women while holding one hand in his pants, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that they have arrested 33-year-old Stanley F. Cuyler, after being accused of wearing a long wig and shorts and running after women on the street.

Around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, officers Katrina Walter, Brad Devore and Shawn Crow, were responding to a report of a suspicious person creeping around a building in the 300 block of 18th Avenue.

On the way to the scene, they spotted Cuyler, who was wanted by police in connection with a number of different incidents in the East Precinct.

Officers arrested Cuyler, who identifies as a woman, and booked her into the King County Jail.

Bail was set at $100,000.

In another incident, Cuyler dressed in a long wig and cutoff denim shorts, and chased a woman in the Miller Park neighborhood early Thursday.

The woman was walking east on 15th Avenue East and East Thomas Street around 2:00 a.m., when she passed the suspect, who was headed the opposite direction on the street.

She soon noticed that Cuyler was following her, and had one hand down his pants.

When Cuyler greeted the woman, she crossed the street and began walking down the middle of the road so she would remain under the street lights.

As she approached 17th Ave. E, she noticed the suspect dashing toward her, and took off running and screamed for help.

She was able to flag down a car several blocks away, and got a ride home, where she called 911.

Investigators believe that Cuyler was involved in other incidents involving knocking on the windows of several women's apartments, sometimes while pleasuring himself.

Angry man pours gasoline on officers before they set him on fire

Fire (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was set on fire while threatening to burn police officers, according to police in Australia.

Police in Sydney, were called to a house on Regent Street in Riverstone, because a man was trying to cut a wooden power pole with a chainsaw.

When police attempted to speak with the suspect, he allegedly doused them with gasoline and threatened to set them on fire.

The 51-year-old man also poured gasoline on himself. The officers came to the front of his house and used pepper spray and a Taser to take him into custody.

When the Taser was deployed, the man's clothes caught on fire. Officers quickly extinguished the flames and the man ran into his house. He then refused to come outside.

After an hour of negotiations with special units, the man finally surrendered and was arrested by the police. He was airlifted to Westmead Hospital, where he was treated for minor burns and placed under police surveillance.

The man is said to be in a stable condition. A senior officer was also taken to the hospital after gasoline got into his eyes. The officer is also in a stable condition.

Sneaky tenants change lease to force landlord to buy cake for their birthdays

The lease 
By: Feng Qian

Sneaky tenants took advantage of their landlord by adding a clause that forces the homeowner to buy birthday cakes.

Glorious Gherkins went on Reddit, to mock his landlord over his cleaver addition to the lease.

The naughty tenants were sent a lease to sign by the homeowner, but instead of sending a regular document, the property owner sent them a Word document, which they were able to edit.

The tenants took the opportunity to add a clause that the landlord has to deliver a free birthday cake twice a year
on both of their birthdays.

The owner then signed the document, apparently without realizing that it was altered.

“Lessor shall provide birthday cake for Lessees on the weekend closest to their birthdays, which are June 7 and February 17,” the newly amended clause 16 reads.

The tenants took the opportunity one step further, and they added their personal tastes, specifying that “vanilla cake is not acceptable.”

Gherkins uploaded a photo of the lease to the Internet, and wrote: “My lease came as a Word file instead of PDF. I made a slight change before signing it. He signed it after I made the change, and I'm going to hold him to it.”

Some people pointed out that in clause 17 the tenants agreed to cut the lawn and clean the trash. “You added cake, but chose to not edit out mowing the lawn?” One person asked.

Husband and wife to remarry after he turned himself into a woman

Tamsin and Teresa Worrall (before and after) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman of the United Kingdom, is standing by her husband and she is supporting him as he is transitioning into a woman.

Tim and Teresa Worrall from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, got married in September 2014. Their wedding was traditional between a man and a woman.

However, they are now looking forward to having another wedding as they can both were beautiful white wedding gowns as two brides.

Tim, who is a father of two children, decided to be who he really wants to be and he began living openly as a woman. He started taking testosterone blockers and estrogen, and is hoping to complete the transition in about 18 months.

Tim legally changed his name to Tamsin. His wife Teresa, said that she loves the person who Tim became because he is much more happy and confident as a woman.

Teresa said that her two daughters accepted Tamsin for who she is. “She is such an honest and loyal person, and we all want her to be happy,” she said.

Father catches stripper performing sex acts on his 15-year-old son in the shower

Ciara Danielle Stokes 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman who works as a stripper, was arrested after she was caught with a boy in the shower.

The woman of Florida, was caught in the shower with her friend's 15-year-old son after she was invited to the home.

29-year-old Ciara Danielle Stokes of Macclenny, was booked into the Baker County Jail, on a charge of lewd and lascivious acts on a child, according to police.

Stokes, who works at the Jacksonville's Gold Club, went to her friend’s house to take a shower because her trailer had no running water, according to the police report.

Stokes came to the house about 10:30 p.m. At the home, she used the teenager’s phone to browse Facebook, for about one hour.

Afterwards, Stokes invited the boy to take a shower with her, and he took her up on the offer. As they showered, Stokes allegedly performed a sex act on the teenager while he touched her.

At some point, the teen’s father woke up and heard a commotion in the bathroom. The father opened the bathroom door and found Stokes.

Stokes told investigators that she was drunk and did not remember what took place, but acknowledged kissing the 15-year-old boy, saying that “it was a bad mistake,” the report said.

Teacher learns that former student is her biological sister

Classroom illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman of New York, who was looking for her biological family, learned that she had crossed paths with her sister.

Karen Cometa-Zempel, 60, was a professor at Bryant and Stratton College. She always knew that she was adopted.

When she decided to look for her biological parents, she had a hard time locating them. However, things changed when she recently received information from the New York State Adoption Registry, showing that she has a sister who had also asked for information about her adoption.

The New York State Adoption Registry gave the woman each other's names. They had both reached out independently to the registry to find out more about their medical histories.

Cometa-Zempel then realized that she actually taught her sister, DiProspero Cook, 53, at college back in 1985. The women grew up just 20 miles from each other.

The sisters met and are very happy to get to know each other.

Teen looking for his biological father who impregnated his mother at a concert during one night stand

Jette Collins with the sign 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A teenager went on social media in hopes of finding his father, who had a one night stand with his mother.

The teenager of New York, said on Facebook, that he was conceived at a music festival of a radio station, and he is now looking for his biological father.

18-year-old Jette Collins shared a photo of himself holding a sign, saying that his mother met his biological father at a K-Rock concert in 1996.

On the sign he wrote: “I am looking for a man by the name of Jason that lived in Syracuse, New York, in 1996. He went to the first K-Rockathon in 1996, and met a girl named Diana Collins. I am the product of that night. I am not asking for anything. I just would like to meet my biological father.”

Collins added that while his expectations were not high, he hopes that the photo could gain enough traction to help him locate his father.

The photo went viral on the Internet, getting over 12,000 shares.

When K-Rock radio host Rainman saw the post, he retweeted it and wrote: “I didn't meet my biological father until I was 21 years old, I want to help Jette out. Hits close to home for me. Please retweet this.”

Former Domino’s Pizza employee releases video showing dough left to rise inside bathroom next to toilet

Pizza dough (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man who worked for Domino’s Pizza, released a video, showing how dough was left to rise in the bathroom.

Scott Whispell of New York, posted the video to his YouTube account, showing bowls filled with dough rising in unhygienic conditions.

“I am going to show you that we have dough settling in the bathroom,” Whispell was heard saying in the video.

He then proceeded to enter through what appears to be the back of the store, and he opened a door to reveal pallets of dough stacked next to a toilet.

Whispell has commented on the video, indicating that he had been fired. The owners claimed that he lost his job because he did not have a “reliable vehicle” with which to perform his job.

He also claimed that Domino’s has accused him of deliberately placing the pallets into the toilet in an attempt to blackmail them.

“They're just you getting nervous because I exposed them,” he wrote.

In a Facebook post, the store manager, who identified himself as Russ, wrote: “It came to my attention that a video has surfaced from a former employee. This employee was let go for multiple uniform and attendance issues.

“When he was let go, he claimed to have a video that was going to go viral if we did not let him stay on the job. I would not allow him to blackmail us or our company, and encouraged him to do what he felt was right for him.

“His claims are obviously false and I would happily invite anyone to see out 5 star worthy kitchen and operations.”

Woman performs sex acts on waiter as tip at her table

Restaurant (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

While most waiters and waitress expect customers to give cash as tips, one man received an unusual tip for his services.

A video if the incident was uploaded to the Internet, where it went viral.

According to the video, the woman was eating breakfast at a Denny's restaurant.

When she and her friend were done eating, the woman asked the waiter if she can tip him with sexual favors and he said “yes.”

The woman was then seen jumping up and down in excitement. It is not clear whether or not the woman was intoxicated at the time, but it appears in the footage as though the sexual encounter was consensual.

The incident only lasted a couple of seconds, but that was enough for the man to be fired from Denny’s.

A spokesperson for Denny's said: “We are very disturbed by the inappropriate and offensive behavior of the server. His actions were inexcusable, and he was immediately terminated. He no longer works for Denny’s. We deeply apologize to anyone who was offended by it.”

Man burns his 8-week-old dog alive because it defecated in his friend’s apartment

Willie Bee Turner 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after burning his dog alive because it defecated in his friend’s apartment, police in California said.

Now, 21-year-old Willie Bee Turner of Oakland, is facing a sentence of up to four years in prison after being found guilty of maliciously killing an animal and animal abuse as well as two counts of arson.

According to the police investigation, Turner went to his friend’s apartment along with his 8-week-old dog. When the young dog defecated on the floor, Turner became angry.

Turner yelled at the animal, saying that it betrayed him. Turner then poured bleach on the dog, and placed it in a box. He took the dog across the street of his friend's house and set the dog on fire.

The dog was burned beyond recognition.

Judge gets $25 fine for trying to bribe prosecutor to drop charges against family member

Offering a bribe (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

People in New Mexico, are angry after a judge got off with an extremely lenient sentence for attempting to bribe a prosecutor.

On Monday, Shiprock District Court Judge Genevieve Woody ordered the judge to pay a fine of $25 and to retire from the bench.

Navajo Nation Judge Roy Tso was found guilty of abusing his office after offering a bribe to a prosecutor to drop theft charges against a family member.

Prosecutors have asked for a sentence of six months in jail, but Woody said that Tso is already paying for his crime because he was placed on unpaid leave.

According to the police investigation, Tso’s sister, his niece and a third person were caught red handed stealing items from a storage unit.

Tso was seen leaving from the scene of the crime as police arrived. Later that day, Tso called the jail and demanded that the three suspects be released.

That night, Tso called a prosecutor with a similar request, followed by another call and a text message. Several weeks later, the prosecutor met Tso’s friend who offered a bribe of $750 to drop the case.

The theft charges were never prosecuted. Before Tso went on trial, his niece killed herself and the woman who offered the bribe, disappeared from the state.

Teacher exposes private parts to women and asks them to join him

Women walking in street (illustration)
 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A teacher was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself to women before asking them to join him in his car, police in Japan said.

Shizuoka police said that they have arrested 33-year-old Mathew Wood of the United States, after being accused of sitting in his car and exposing himself to numerous women.

Wood was charged with two counts of indecent exposure.

According to the police investigation, Wood was a teacher at a high school until he was arrested for exposing himself to women.

On Thursday, Wood was sitting in his car and exposed his lower body to female pedestrians. Wood then asked some of the women to join him in his car.

Nobody took his offer, and the police were called to the scene.

During questioning, Wood told police that the women made up the story and he never exposed himself.

Father who believes he is God stabs his 5-year-old daughter because she is the unlucky 13th grandchild

Stephen and Jacqueline Coops 
By: Feng Qian

A little girl was rushed to a hospital after being stabbed by her father because she is the unlucky 13th grandchild, police in the United Kingdom said.

Truro police said that following the stabbing incident, 40-year-old Stephen Coops, who believed he was God, killed himself.

A court ruled his death as a suicide. According to the police investigation, Coops suffered from schizophrenia and had tried to kill his family by crashing his car.

Coops was obsessed with conspiracy theories, and always read about the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, in New York.

He believed that he was God, and had to save the world and the rest of his family by killing himself and his daughter because she was the unlucky 13th grandchild.

His wife, Jacqueline, 40, told the court that she did not blame her husband for what happened, because he had been let down by mental health agencies.

One night, he stabbed his 5-year-old daughter before stabbing himself. When paramedics arrived, Coops was dead. Coops’ daughter Celeste, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but she made a full recovery in two weeks.

Wife locks up husband and children in room before setting them all on fire

Fire (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly setting her home on fire in order to kill her husband and children, police in Kenya said.

Murang'a County police said that they have arrested Mary Kabura, after being accused of killing her husband and injuring her two children by setting her home on fire.

She was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. According to the police investigation, on Sunday evening, Kabura had an argument with her husband, Samuel Kimani.

Around 3:00 a.m., Kabura locked her husband and two children into a room and set the home on fire before fleeing from the scene.

Neighbors who heard Kimani screaming for help, rushed over to the home, broke down the door and extinguished the fire.

However, Kimani died at the scene. The children were rushed to a hospital, where they were treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Kabura near the home, but she was unconscious after attempting suicide. She was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released before being arrested.

Woman smears feces on face of neighbor whose son played in her yard

Children playing (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman who got angry that her neighbor’s son was playing on her property, took revenge by smearing feces in the face of the child’s mother, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Tope Akinside, after being accused of assaulting the little boy and the child’s mother, who was identified as Adunenke Okeowo.

Akinside was charged with one count of assault and one count of breach of peace. She was booked into jail and her bail was set at $500.

According to the police investigation, Akinside beat her neighbor's son after she caught him playing on her property.

After the assault on the boy, Okeowo went to confront Akinside, and a fight broke out. Akinside then took her baby’s dirty diaper and pushed it into the face of her neighbor.

Akinside then pinned her neighbor to the ground and punched her all over the body. At that point, passersby intervened and detained Akinside until police arrived.

Man beats up his girlfriend because she took the entire blanket for herself

Woman covering herself with blanket (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of assault after he beat up his girlfriend for taking the entire blanket for herself during the night, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 35-year-old Richard William Heath of Macclesfield, had been ordered to complete 12 hours of community service after pleading guilty to assault.

According to the police investigation, the couple went to bed and had a dispute over the use of their blanket. She pulled the blanket to herself and he tried to pull it back.

Heath got angry, pinned her down, and bruised her arms. He then grabbed her by the hair and dragged her out of bed.

Heath dragged her to the kitchen, where he kicked her in the stomach. The woman called her brother who filed a complaint with the police.

The couple has a child together. The court also ordered Heath to stay away from his girlfriend. Heath said that he was shocked that his girlfriend filed for a restraining order, and will return to her home when it expires.

Police chief breaks into women’s homes to rape and rob them

Police officer (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A police chief was arrested on a charge of rape after breaking into women’s homes to rape and rob them, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 37-year-old Naohiro Hayashi, after being accused of raping women and stealing their underwear.

Hayashi was charged with rape, robbery and trespassing. In court, Hayashi admitted to breaking into his victims’ homes and raping them, but he denied threatening to kill them.

According to the police investigation, Hayashi robbed a 23-year-old woman at knifepoint inside her home in Matsudo.

In other cases, Hayashi posed as a delivery person and used a stun gun to shock his victims. In addition to stealing cash, he also took uniforms and women's underwear.


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