Uber now offering food delivery service from your favorite restaurant to your door with UberEATS app

Ordering via UberEATS app 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) The popular car service app Uber, announced that they are now offering a food delivery service, which will bring restaurant food to your door in less than 10 minutes.

The new app makes getting great food from hundreds of restaurants as easy as requesting a ride, the company said.

The new UberEATS app is now available on iOS and Android.

Food lovers in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto, can order from their favorite restaurants, seven days a week, day and night.

Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., are just around the corner.

The restaurants are putting the Uber network to work. They’re expanding delivery distances and reaching new customers with the reliable service that people know and expect from Uber.

Now, with the standalone UberEATS app, you can find and order the food you love and follow along on your phone as it comes right to you.

In the same way Uber makes it easy to get from point A to B, UberEATS makes it easy to get food from the best restaurants in your city.

Because an Uber driver-partner is never more than a few minutes away, as soon as the food’s ready it’s on its way.

Wife goes on wild shopping spree after believing she won the lottery before husband learned that she was off by a digit

Woman on shopping spree (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A mother of several children went on a wild shopping spree after believing that she won the lottery before being arrested, police in France said.

Haut-Doubs police said that they have arrested the 46-year-old woman after being accused of issuing thousands of dollars in checks that bounced.

The woman was charged with fraud and theft.

According to the police investigation, the woman, who was not identified, went on a wild shopping spree, buying perfumes, luxury bags and items for her house after believing that she won the lottery.

When her husband realized that the lottery has not sent them their winnings, he checked his wife’s ticket and realized that she has not won the jackpot as she was off by a digit.

Meanwhile, all the checks bounced, and the retailers notified the police. When the woman learned that the police were after her, she burned her purse.

She then told police that a thief stole her purse and used her checks to make purchases.

When investigators reviewed security surveillance of the stores and saw that the woman made the purchases, she was arrested.

In court, the woman was sentenced to serve four months in prison, but it was suspended for two years. She was also ordered to pay the retailers for her purchases.

Naked man steals cigarettes from convenience store while pleasuring himself

James Maguire 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of theft after stealing a pack of cigarettes from a store while he performed a sex act on himself, police in the United Kingdom said.

Peterborough police said that they have arrested 50-year-old James Maguire, after being naked and stealing cigarettes from the J.J. News & Convenience Store.

Maguire was brought before the Peterborough Magistrates’ Court, where he pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of indecent exposure.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded around 4:00 p.m. on Monday. An employee of the store called the police to report that a man just walked into the store and was naked.

He took a pack of cigarettes and pleasured himself in the store before fleeing from the scene.

Supermarket offers thief a job instead of calling the police

Supermarket (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A supermarket in Malaysia, is being praised after managers offered a job to a shoplifter who had no money to buy food for his family.

The incident unfolded on Wednesday, at the Tesco supermarket in Bukit Mertajam, after the father of three children was caught shoplifting.

Instead of calling the police to report the crime, the managers offered him a job and agreed to give him a cash advance to pay his mounting bills.

Following the offer, the 31-year-old man said that he was grateful to have a second chance and a job instead of being handed over to the police.

He told managers that he resorted to shoplifting because his children were hungry and he had no money to buy food. He went into the store, and grabbed pears and apples as well as a few bottles of water.

He was immediately caught. The man quit his job in construction after his wife fell into a coma during childbirth.

The man said that he is unable to work as his wife is in the hospital and he has to take care of his three children.

German woman shot dead at wedding after refusing to marry her cousin

Shilan and Sefin (insert) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A father is angry after his brother’s family killed his daughter because she refused to marry their daughter.

The father of Germany, who was identified as Ghazi H., 50, posted photos to Facebook, showing his daughter lying on the ground in a pool of blood while wearing her wedding dress.

He said that his 21-year-old daughter Shilan, was shot while attending a wedding after rejecting the arranged marriage to her cousin. “She paid for it with her life during a wedding ceremony in Hanover,” he said.

Police are now looking for the cousin who wanted to marry Shilan.

Ghazi said that while he went to Iraq for a business project, his two brothers, Numan H. and Hassan H., tried to arrange a forced marriage between his daughter and her cousin Sefin, 22.

They made the engagement and began preparing for the wedding, but when her father came home, Shilan begged him to call off the engagement.

“She begged me to do something and I canceled the engagement,” the heartbroken father said. However, his family did not take it lightly and decided to kill the young woman.

Ghazi said that his family had fled Iraq to Germany, when Shilan was just 3-years-old. He said that she had grown up as a self-confident woman. She held German citizenship and she was in university, where she was studying property management.

Man sets fire to former girlfriend's home by stuffing her lover’s underpants in toaster

Underpants (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

An jilted man of the United Kingdom, was arrested on charges of reckless arson after he set his former girlfriend’s home on fire using underpants.

29-year-old Dean Buxton broke into the home of his former girlfriend in Devon, and vandalized her property.

The Plymouth Crown Court heard how Buxton, forced his way into the woman’s apartment at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night.

In the home, he found a pair of underpants belonging to his former girlfriend's new man. He grabbed the underpants and went to the kitchen, where he stuffed it into the toaster and turned it on.

The underpants caught on fire and it caused damage. Firefighters were called to clear the smoke from the house.

He also used a knife to slash his former girlfriend's bed.

Buxton pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to cause damage. Prosecutors agreed to drop the more serious charge of reckless arson where life was endangered.

Buxton is being held without bail pending sentencing.

British man arrested in Canada after friend's ashes test positive for drugs

Russell Laight (left) with Richard Croft 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A widow of the United Kingdom, was shocked by officials’ claim that her husband's remains tested positive for drugs.

Russell Laight, 41, flew from England to Canada, with a portion of the ashes from his deceased friend Simon Darby.

Laight was transporting the ashes, which he was supposed to hand over to Richard Croft, a mutual friend in Nova Scotia. Darby had requested his ashes to be spread in Atlantic, Canada.

Due to bad weather conditions, the flight was diverted from Halifax to St. John's International Airport in Newfoundland.

Customs officials found the bag of the ashes, which Laight did not declare. A customs official tested the remains and it tested positive for ketamine.

Laight was arrested and taken to jail, where he was held for five days.

Meanwhile, Darby’s widow sent officials in Canada, the death certificate and a list of drugs that her husband took before he died of cancer.

After being in jail a few days, family friend Tracey Jonasson said that she came up with an idea and asked Laight’s lawyer to have Health Canada retest the ashes.

When it was retested, it was determined that there were no drugs and only human remains in the package. Laight was finally released from jail. Laight did not rest until the ashes were returned a few days later.

Travel agents arrange trips including prostitutes

Jennifer and Alfred Cotten 
By: Wayne Morin

A couple pleaded guilty to a number of charges after running a travel agency that promoted prostitution, according to court documents in New York.

The married couple, Jennifer Cotten, 49, and Alfred Cotten, 50, from Florida, facilitated sex tourism for U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic through their company, Tropical Adult Vacation.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said that the arrests followed a 10-month investigation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

The couple booked a trip for an individual in New York, who they later learned was an investigator working for the DA's office.

The defendants were each charged in a New York State Supreme Court, with one count of promoting prostitution in the third degree.

They pleaded guilty to the charge in a plea deal. They will serve five years of probation. They hope to serve their sentence in Florida.

They will also have to undergo counseling that focuses on sex abuse.

“Companies like these create a demand for the sexual services of prostituted women abroad, many of whom may be trafficked individuals.

“That is why in New York, it is illegal to sell prostitution-related travel services to any jurisdiction, at home or abroad. Those who pay for sex facilitate a black market that profits off of the vulnerable, particularly women and children,” Glenn Sorge, acting Special Agent in Charge of HSI New York, said.

According to court documents, Tropical Adult Vacation provided U.S. citizens with room, board, and the services of prostituted women at their hotel located in Boca Chica, a small town near the capital of the Dominican Republic, over the course of hundreds of trips.

Though prices varied depending on the length of a customer’s trip, they were typically charged approximately $1,500 for a weekend stay.

2-year-old girl chokes to death after biting into chili pepper

Chili pepper (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A 2-year-old girl choked to death after biting into a chili pepper, causing her to cough and aspirate fluid into her lungs, doctors in India said.

Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi in New Delhi, said that the girl was initially revived, but died within 24 hours.

According to investigators, the girl took a bite out of the red chili pepper. She then began to cough and vomit. She fell unconscious and brought to the hospital.

The medical examiner said that the girl’s death was caused by gastric fluids getting into the respiratory tract as she vomited several times.

Dr. Chittaranjan Behera, said that normally the body protects itself by the act of coughing, but in the case of children, it is possible that the cough reflex is either undeveloped or inactive due to unconsciousness, leading to death.

The condition is also common among alcoholics.

Babysitter forces two young sisters to strip naked and make out with each other

Two sisters (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A babysitter was arrested on a charge of indecent assault after allegedly forcing two young girls to strip naked and make out with each other, police in the United Kingdom said.

Devon police said that they have arrested 53-year-old Harvey Price, after being accused of sexually abusing the sisters over a period of six years.

Price was charged with one count of indecent assault and three counts of child cruelty. According to the police investigation, Price forced the sisters, who were five and 13 years old at the time, to get naked.

He forced the girls to participate in sexual acts with him and put candy in their private parts. In one incident, Price cut the girls’ hair and flushed it down the toilet.

He also ordered them to engage in sexual acts with each other.

In another incident, Price forced one of the girls to eat her vomit. The girls told their mother about the abuse, but she didn’t care.

Two men caught shoplifting while wearing women’s swimsuits

Women’s swimsuit (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Two man of Romania, were arrested on a charge of shoplifting after allegedly being caught shoplifting at a store while wearing women’s underwear, police in the United Kingdom said.

Kent police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Vlad Codreanu and 36-year-old Valentine Craciun, after being accused of shoplifting items from the John Lewis clothing store located in the Bluewater shopping center.

Prosecutors told the Maidstone Crown Court, that the two suspects did not know each other, but the judge said that this couldn’t have been a coincidence.

According to the police investigation, the men were caught at the John Lewis with stolen merchandise. One of the men had a device to remove the magnets from the clothes.

Both men were wearing women's swimwear.

Codreanu claimed that he was wearing a women’s bathing suit because he wanted to be warm, while Craciun said that he suffers from a back injury and a women’s bathing suit provides him relief.

20-year-old woman drives her car off 4th floor of parking garage

Car driven off the fourth floor of parking garage 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman is lucky to be alive after driving her car off the fourth floor of a parking garage in middle of the day, police in Maryland said.

Towson police said that the 20-year-old woman was taken to the Sinai Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries despite plummeting more than 50 feet.

The woman’s small gray car was smashed after landing upside down on the sidewalk. The incident unfolded around 9:00 a.m. on Monday, in the 100 block of Allegheny Avenue.

“An Audi Q5 fell out of the fourth floor of a parking garage and landed upside down on the sidewalk. The driver, a woman in her early 20s, was in the car when it fell, but she was not seriously injured.

“She was transported to Sinai Hospital for treatment. The incident is under investigation by the Precinct 6 Traffic Unit,” the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement.

Police officers charged with theft and vandalism after stealing and eating snacks from marijuana shop

Pot brownies (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Three police officers were arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing snacks from a marijuana shop during a raid, police in California said.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office said that they have arrested 31-year-old Brandon Matthew Sontag, 37-year-old Nicole Lynn Quijas, and 32-year-old Jorge Arroyo, after they were seen on video eating snacks during the raid on Sky High Holistic.

They were charged with theft and vandalism.

According to the police investigation, the officers helped themselves to the snacks at the shop, but they claimed they ate candy bars that were not laced with marijuana.

While conducting the raid, the police officers smashed the lenses of security cameras in the shop. If convicted, the officers face up to one year in prison.

A video of the officers eating the snacks during the raid and joking about getting high, was uploaded to the Internet, where it went viral.

Judge sends sexual messages and naked photos of himself to woman during hearings

Judge Joel Baker 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A judge in Texas, is being investigated after allegedly sending sexually explicit messages and naked photos to a woman during hearings.

Smith County Judge Joel Baker served as chief judge and vice chair on the State Commission for Judicial Conduct.

The woman, who was not identified, contacted a private investigator and together they collected all the evidence against the judge.

The judge sent more than a thousand sexually explicit messages to the woman on Facebook. Baker first sent the woman a friend request on Facebook last year.

She never met the judge and did not know him. In the first message sent by Baker, he told the woman that he would love to drink a glass of wine with her.

The time stamps of the Facebook messages prove that the judge messaged the woman during hearings. In addition to the sexually explicit messages, the woman received nude photos of Baker.

The woman admits that she consented to the sexual conversations and requested photos. She even sent the judge some explicit photos of herself.

Baker denied that he wants to have a relationship with the woman. Baker said that he was trying to meet the woman to find out why she was trying to destroy his family.

The judge also denied sending any explicit video or photos.

Last week, Baker has resigned from his position at the State Commission for Judicial Conduct.

Woman left covered in human waste after her toilet explodes while relieving herself

Toilet (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman filed a lawsuit against the city Baltimore, Maryland, after her toilet exploded while she was relieving herself, according to court documents.

Angela Wright said that she suffered physically and emotionally from the incident after being left covered in human waste.

Her attorney wants at least $250,000 from the mayor, city council and two companies after the city carried out repairs outside her home, causing the sewer to get backed up.

According to the lawsuit, Heitkamp and Spinello used power hoses to clean the sewer system outside the woman’s home when the toilet exploded.

Wright said that she was thrown off the toilet and her bathroom suffered $14,000 in damages. She also had to pay $3,300 for medical bills as a result of the explosion.

Wright also said that this wasn't the first time that this happened. Two years ago, her toilet exploded when the sewer system was being cleaned. Fortunately, she wasn’t in the toilet at the time.

Man fires his gun in an apartment building to impress a woman living next door

Jon A. Jette 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of discharging a firearm after allegedly shooting his weapon inside an apartment building in order to impress a woman, police in Nebraska said.

Lincoln police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Jon A. Jette, after being accused of disregarding the safety of people and shooting his gun.

Jette was charged with discharging of a firearm in city limits, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded around 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

Police were called to the Antelope Garden Apartments, on reports of shots fired. Investigators learned that Jette fired the weapon to get the attention of a woman who lived next door to him.

Police found the gun dumped outside the apartment complex. As officers tried to arrest the suspect, he resisted. No one was injured as a result of the shooting.

Father poses as boy to get nude photos from 14-year-old daughter before forcing her to have sex with him

By: Mahesh Sarin

A despicable father admitted in court to pretending to be a teenage boy in order to get nude photos from his daughter.

The 41-year-old man pleaded guilty to 12 counts of enticing a child to produce child pornography and receiving and sending child pornography.

The father of Syracuse, who has not been named to protect his daughter, set up social media accounts on which he pretended to be a 16-year-old boy.

He befriended his 14-year-old daughter, and the two became good friends. He later asked her to send him nude photos of herself. After refusing a few times, he finally convinced her and she complied.

Even though they never met in person, “the boy” kept asking for more photos and threatened to send the images he already obtained to her father if she did not send him more.

When the girl stopped the relationship with the alleged 16-year-old boy, the father pretended to be the boy’s mother and texted her, saying that her son has committed suicide.

Her father then confronted her and said that her former boyfriend sent him the nude photos of her before his death.

The father used the nude photos to blackmail his daughter into having a sexual relationship with her. The child eventually told a school nurse about the abuse and police were called.

The father faces up to 250 years in prison.

Married prosecutor lives double life and uses prostitutes from human trafficking ring hundreds of times

Stuart Dunnings 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) People in Michigan, were shocked to learn that a prosecutor was arrested for using prostitutes.

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings, 63, was arrested on charges of paying for prostitutes, while he claimed to be fighting against prostitution.

He also paid to have sex with a woman who came to him for help with a child custody case. Dunnings was charged with engaging in prostitution, neglect of duty and inducing a woman to give sex for cash.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette revealed that the prosecutor is also being investigated for human trafficking as the women involved were forced to have sex against their will.

The allegations against Dunnings came to light while the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was looking into a sex trafficking ring.

Dunnings, a married father of three daughters, paid one woman for sex as many as three or four times a week over a period of five years, according to police.

Dunnings' brother Steven, who is an attorney, was also arrested for prostitution.

Police officer causes outrage after he is seen pepper-spraying passing motorcyclists

Officer W. Figueroa spraying at bikers 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A police officer in Texas, has caused outrage after he was caught on video placing the lives of many motorcyclists in danger.

The police officer was standing on the side of the road when he was recorded pepper-spraying a group of motorcyclist while they were passing him.

The video of the incident, which went viral on the Internet, was recorded along U.S. 287 in Fort Worth. The officer was seen standing on the shoulder of the road with a vehicle in front of him.

It seemed as though the officer was tending to the truck that he pulled over, but instead, he sprayed passing motorcyclists with pepper spray.

The police department confirmed that it is investigating the incident. The police officer was identified as W. Figueroa, who is a six-year veteran with the department.

He was removed from patrol duty, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Chase Stone, who recorded the video, posted it to Facebook, where he wrote: “During the big ride today, we had a law enforcement officer who looked as if he was pulling over a truck. He stepped out of his vehicle with mace in his hand and began spraying it towards the riders with intention of causing an accident!

“This is a video everyone needs to watch. Law enforcement is here to protect and serve, not intentionally try to harm others. Please, share this video with others to raise awareness about these particular behaviors being displayed by many of our law enforcement employees. This was beyond dangerous.”

Police confirmed that they have confiscated the officer's body camera and the dash cam from his patrol car. The officer may face criminal charges.

13-year-old boy takes teacher’s car for joyride before stabbing ‘snitch’

Car keys (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A few students in Florida, were arrested after their teacher’s car was stolen and a boy was stabbed for allegedly reporting the theft.

Police arrested six middle school students of Fort Lauderdale, after their teacher's car was stolen and one student was assaulted because others believed that he snitched on them.

The incident took place last week at the William Dandy Middle School on 2400 N.W, 26th Street.

School staff told police that a 13-year-old boy stole the keys to his teacher’s car and took it for a short joyride. A resource officer soon caught up to the sixth grader and he was arrested.

The next day at school, five students, who are said to be between 13 and 15 years old, attacked a classmate, who they believed snitched about the theft, according to police reports.

The victim was stabbed several times in the leg by a pocket knife, and he suffered minor injuries. He was taken to a hospital.

Three boys and two girls were arrested over the stabbing incident, and they were charged with aggravated assault. They were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

The student who allegedly stole the car, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, and placed in the custody of his parents.