Starbucks slapped with lawsuit for underfilling its lattes by at least 25 percent

Starbucks drink 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Starbucks was slapped with lawsuit after customers realized that the coffee chain regularly underfills lattes by at least 25 percent, according to court documents in California.

Benjamin Robles and Sierra Strumlauf, both of San Francisco, have filed a class action lawsuit, claiming that the coffee chain based in Seattle, Washington, is not filling their lattes.

According to the lawsuit, Starbucks makes their lattes using a standardized recipe that was instituted several years ago in order to save on the cost of milk, which is one of the most expensive ingredients.

Starbucks lattes are uniformly underfilled, the two plaintiffs claimed. All of the lattes, including the 12, 16, and 20-ounce cups are underfilled by about 25 percent.

The two plaintiffs said that the milk foam added to the top of the lattes cannot account for the volume of the drinks. The plaintiffs want the court to force Starbucks to stop defrauding its customers.

Starbucks denied the allegations, saying that the cups are filled to the top.

69-year-old man marries 18-year-old woman as his 57th wife

Chief Simon Odo 
By: Chan Yuan

An elderly man in Nigeria, is raising eyebrows after announcing that he married an 18-year-old woman as his 57th wife.

69-year-old Chief Simon Odo, a herbalist, married the 18-year-old woman identified as Chidinma.

Odo of Enugu, revealed that he does not plan to marry another woman as he now has 57 wives and they are enough for him. In total, Odo has been married to 68 women, but 11 already died.

Odo, also known as King Solomon of Africa, keeps a notebook, where he wrote all the names of his wives and over 200 children. His children are listed according to their birth dates.

Odo said that he decided to have a large family because he was the only child of his parents. When he was 15 years old, he began to study ancient medicine and married his first wife.

His latest and youngest wife, Chidinma, revealed that she will not cook or feed the large family. Odo’s 56 other wives take chances cooking meals the family.

Odo is encouraging his children not to follow in his footsteps as it is very difficult to mediate the differences among so many women.

Woman who became addicted to sponge and foam eats sponge from her chairs and couches

Sponges (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman in the United Kingdom, who became addicted to sponge and foam when she was pregnant, eats foam and sponge from items in her house.

28-year-old Vicky Cullen of Wakefield, claims to have consumed 2,000 sponged since she developed a craving for it.

The obsession began when she was five months pregnant with her daughter Olivia, who is not 5 years old. Cullen has been diagnosed with pica, an eating disorder that causes people to eat non-edible substances.

Cullen told her family and friends about her condition so they know to hide all foams and sponges when she comes to visit them.

Cullen snacks on sponge from a big chair in her living room. She plucks out pieces of sponge and tops them with jam or Nutella before consuming the treats.

She also once ate the foam of her padded bra.

When she was pregnant with her daughter, she was sitting on a chair and watching television one night, and began plucking sponge from a hole.

Before she knew it, she was chewing the piece of foam like gum and enjoyed the feeling. The next day, she felt the same impulse, and I took another small piece from the chair.

Days later, while washing the dishes, she ate a piece of the dish sponge. She has not experiencing any discomfort since developing the strange habit.

She also likes the taste of foam, and she eats pieces mixed with Nutella, jam, honey and peanut butter. Cullen tried to quit, but she could not control her cravings.

Woman files for divorce because husband used lubricant before making love to her

Lubricant (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman who filed for divorce, complained that her husband rubbed lubricant on his private parts every time he made love to her, according to court documents in Nigeria.

41-year-old Raimotu Jubril of Lagos, told a judge that she wants to end her 24-year-old marriage to her husband, 44-year-old Taiwo Jubril, saying that he has unbearable fetishes and recently began dating another woman.

Raimotu alleges that after telling her husband to stop using lubricant, he became very abusive. Taiwo began beating his wife, and didn’t allow her to leave the home.

He also banned her family members from visiting the home.

The couple has three children together. Taiwo denied the allegations, saying that he does not have fetishes. However, he did admit to dating another woman, and blamed his wife for driving him into the arms of a lover.

Taiwo told the court that he still loves his wife, and begged her to come back to his home. The judge ordered the couple to make peace.

Couple kills their 1-year-old daughter by denying her water

Andrea Dusha and Michael Wright Jr. 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested on a charge of homicide after allegedly killing their daughter by denying her water, police in Pennsylvania said.

Uniontown police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Andrea Dusha and 32-year-old Michael Wright Jr., after their daughter, 1-year-old Lydia Wright, died at a hospital of dehydration.

They were both charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to the police, officers were called to the Uniontown Hospital, after the child's death was considered a case of child abuse.

The child weighed only 10 pounds, less than half the recommended for a child of her age.

The mother of the girl told investigators that after her daughter was in a car seat overnight, she gave her a mixture of water, Pedialyte and Gatorade.

Suddenly, her eyes rolled back. The girl was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Doctors determined that the girl died of dehydration and malnutrition.

The girl’s two siblings were handed over to the custody of the state. The couple's house was found to be in a deplorable condition with feces and urine-filled bottles everywhere.

There was also a hypodermic needle at home. The home had no running water or sewer.

Man steals new BMW after dealership refused to accept food stamps as payment

Nicholas Jackson 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of theft after stealing a new BMW from a car dealership because employee refused to accept his food stamps as payment for the car, police in Florida said.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 36-year-old Nicholas Jackson, after being accused of fleeing the dealership with the BMW.

Jackson was charged with one count of grand theft auto. He was booked into the Martin County Jail, and his bail was set at $20,000.

According to the police investigation, managers at an auto dealership in Pompano Beach, declined to sell the $60,000 BMW to Jackson, after trying to make a payment with his EBT card (electronic benefit transfer).

The next night, the business was burglarized. The BMW was gone, and so were the keys to 60 other vehicles.

The following morning, officers responding to a suspicious person call, located the BMW and the stolen keys. They also found Jackson, the man who appeared determined to have that BMW one way or another.

It turns out that Jackson stole the car and the 60 sets of keys, but he didn’t have the money to fill the gas tank, and he ran out of gas at the intersection of SW Baneberry Trail and SW High Meadow Avenue in Palm City.

When detectives began to piece the scenario together, they were able to trace the car and the keys back to the Pompano Beach dealership.

Teen who got angry at roommate stabs her washing machine

Washing machine (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A teen was charged with criminal mischief after getting angry at her roommate and stabbing her washing machine, police in New York said.

Sandy Creek police said that they have charged 19-year-old Jillian M. Trumble, after being accused of kicking her roommates washing machine before pulling the knife.

Trumble has been charged with one count of criminal mischief and was given a ticket.

According to the police, officers were called to Trumble’s home located at 1877 Harwood Drive, on a report of a domestic dispute.

Police officers who arrived at the scene on Saturday, found a damaged washing machine with numerous dents. Officers also saw a broken knife under the washing machine while the other part was lying next to it.

The washing machine was not totally destroyed and it could be repaired, police said.

Woman sends explicit revenge porn photos of boyfriend dressed as woman to his friend

Sheila Thompson 
By: Wayne Morin

A man of the United Kingdom, was left humiliated after his former girlfriend shared intimate photos of him with his friend.

The 51-year-old woman allegedly went on a three month “campaign of spiteful behavior” towards her former partner after he broke up with her, according to court documents.

Sheila Thompson sent three explicit images of 40-year-old Andy Chapman, dressed as a woman to one of his friends. She also posted nasty comments about him on his business Facebook page.

Thompson called her former partner a “tranny c***” on the Facebook page of his car wash business. The messages were visible to all his customers.

Chapman finally had enough and called police. Thompson was arrested and she pleaded guilty to disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress at the Bournemouth Magistrates Court.

Chapman hoped that she would go to jail, but the judge sentenced Thompson to a 12-month conditional discharge.

Chapman is angry that he had been denied justice over the distress that the photos have caused him.

Drunk man wakes up to find fox chewing his pants

The fox chewing Steve Gould’s pants 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A drunk man of the United Kingdom, took a photo of a fox chewing his pants and posted it on social media sites.

Steve Gould of Thurrock, Essex, said that he had been drinking with friends in Soho.

On his way home, he fell asleep on a train and missed his station. The 35-year-old man said that he was intoxicated and realized that there were no more trains.

He wandered out to find a bus stop, but passed out. About an hour later, he woke up to something pulling on his pants. He looked down and saw a fox chewing his pants, and it then began chewing his shoes.

Gould took a photo of the animal. He said that after a few minutes, the fox ran across the street, where it was joined by another fox.

“It was just the most remarkable thing I've ever seen. It is up there with my best ever experiences, no doubt,” Gould said.

Man shoots innocent father while aiming for his pregnant girlfriend and offers him $400 compensation

Jakell Ward 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man is in critical condition after he was shot while working with his brother.

Police in Orange County, Florida, arrested 21-year-old Jakell Ward on two counts of attempted murder, police said.

Ward is accused of firing his weapon multiple times in an attempt to shoot his pregnant girlfriend outside their home during an argument.

One of the bullets struck Brian Mortensen, who was fixing a fence across the street. Mortensen was hit in the torso and was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

The victim's boss said that Mortensen is a new father. His wife gave birth to their baby just four days before he was shot.

Ward, whose girlfriend was not injured, denied that he threatened to kill her.

Ward allegedly confessed to police that he offered the victim $400 and a cup of water, but did not call for, and did nothing to stop the bleeding.

Man who wanted Tim Hortons coffee hijacks city bus and orders driver to take him to restaurant

Tim Hortons coffee 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after allegedly hijacking a city bus because he wanted to get to a Tim Hortons restaurant, police in Canada said.

Toronto police said that they arrested 31-year-old Daniel Ferreira, after being accused of boarding to Toronto Transit Commision bus and pulling out a knife on Thursday night.

Ferreira was charged with assault with a weapon, mischief endangering life, forcible confinement, uttering threats and taking a motor vehicle without content.

According to the police investigation, around 11:30 p.m., the suspect ordered the driver to not stop at bus stops and drive straight to the closest Tim Hortons and not stop at red lights.
The bus driver complied and took the man to the restaurant.

Officers arrested the man at the restaurant after the suspect called them to report that he overdosed on drugs. No one was injured as a result of the hijacking.

Drunk firefighter crashes his truck while rushing to the scene of a fire

Phillip W. Gasaway 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A drunk firefighter was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly driving his truck to the scene of a fire while he was drunk, police in Mississippi said.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 34-year-old Phillip W. Gasaway, after being accused of causing a single vehicle accident while driving drunk.

Gasaway was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was booked into the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail, and his bail was set at $1,400.

According to the police investigation, Gasaway drove the large fire truck on County Road 811, when he went off the road and crashed his vehicle.

Gasaway told police that he was heading to the scene of a fire with flashing lights and siren when a small green car suddenly emerged in front of him.

He swerved to avoid the car and lost control of the truck. The truck veered off the right side of the road. A witness at the scene said that there was no cars on the road.

Police determined that the firefighter was drunk.

“Unity Fellowship volunteer fire department wants to apologize for this unfortunate incident. We would like to insure our community that the firefighter is no longer with us and we will continue to strive to serve our people to the best of our abilities,” the Unity-Fellowship Vol. Fire Department said in a statement.

Woman suffers massive stroke as a result of washing her hair at salon

Elizabeth Smith and her daughter 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman filed a lawsuit against a hair salon after suffering a massive stroke following a shampoo treatment of her hair, according to court documents in California.

48-year-old Elizabeth Smith of San Diego, claims that two weeks after having her hair shampooed at the salon, she suffered a massive stroke due to the way her head was positioned.

In the lawsuit filed against the Blowbunny Salon, Smith said that a week after the shampoo treatment, she felt weakness in his left arm and leg.

A week later, she suffered a big stroke. Doctors told Smith that it was the position of her head in the sink that was probably the underlying cause.

At first, doctors did not believe that Smith would survive, but she managed to recover. She was left to pay $250,000 for medical treatment.

Smith wants to warn the public about the potential danger of tilting backwards into a sink. Experts said that there is a legitimate condition known as beauty parlor stroke syndrome, usually in younger people.

Dr. Peter Gloviczki of the Mayo Clinic, said that the condition is caused when there is an injury, tear or blood clot in one of the four main arteries to the brain.

The main problem is the hyperextension of the neck, the doctor said.

Detective at child sex crimes unit sexually assaults young girl and takes nude photos of her

Police officer (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A detective working with the child sex crimes unit, was arrested on a charge of sexual abuse after allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl and taking nude photos of her, police in the United Kingdom said.

London police said that they have arrested Detective Constable Chris Maitland, 40, after being accused of forcibly touching a girl under the age of 13.

Maitland was charged with 2 counts of sexual touching of a girl under 13 years old, 5 counts of taking an indecent image of a child and 7 counts of making an indecent image of a child.

Maitland was suspended from the police department, pending the outcome of the investigation.

He was arrested last year, after being accused of distributing child pornography. After being released on bail, he was arrested again after being accused of forcible touching of a child.

Husband beheads wife because X Factor dancers tried to come out of the television screen and take her away

Timothy Allen and Samantha Ho 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of murder after cutting off the head of his wife because X Factor dancers tried to come out of the television screen and take her away, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 40-year-old Timothy Allen of Cambridgeshire, has been remanded into a mental health facility after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility.

According to the police investigation, Allen and his wife, 39-year-old Samantha Ho, were in a very loving relationship, but a serious motorcycle accident left him suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, delusions and depression.

On the day of the murder, the couple was at home watching an episode of the X Factor on television. Around 11:00 p.m., Ho called the police to report that her husband cut his neck in an attempt to commit suicide.

Allen then approached his wife and stabbed her numerous times before cutting off her head. When police arrived, Allen was in the process after killing his dog.

When asked why he killed his wife, he explained that he had been watching people dancing in the X Factor, and they were being controlled by puppets.

He felt very scared, and they were talking to him through the television screen, saying that they were coming to take Ho away from him.

Allen then decided that the only way to save his wife from the dancers is by killing Ho and himself.

Police run after and Taser female janitor in uniform after mistaking her for thief

Juana Raymundo 
By: Feng Qian

Police in Tennessee have arrested and charged a cleaning lady after mistaking her for a thief.

36-year-old Juana Raymundo, who is in the country on a work visa, was working at a middle school in Collegedale, when police confronted her.

Police said that officers entered the school building after seeing an open door because the school has been burglarized before.

Officers wrote in the police report that they saw cleaning supplies before entering the bathroom. Officers then spotted Raymundo, who was wearing her company's uniform that identified her as a cleaner.

However, when officers asked her numerous times to identify herself, Raymundo, who does not speak English, kept saying “no.”

She then ran down the hall. Police chased her through the school and across the parking lot.

Officers allegedly yelled at her to stop in both English and Spanish. When she didn’t stop, an officer used a Taser on her.

Raymundo was arrested and charged with evading arrest. She was released after posting $750 bond.

Skate shop owner dies after holding on to truck while riding skate board

Rich Oates 
By: Chan Yuan

In a very tragic accident, a skateboard store owner died while skateboarding in New York.

Rich Oates, the owner of East River Skate Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was crushed to death by a tractor trailer that he had been holding onto while riding his skateboard.

Oates, 32, was holding onto the passenger side of the big truck about 1:15 p.m., on Delancey St. near Norfolk St.

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) initial investigation determined that Oates fell off of his skateboard and was run over by the truck's rear wheels.

Emergency personnel transported Oates to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In a video about his business, Oates explained that he gave up his successful career as a chef at top Manhattan restaurants so that he can spend more time with his family.

He said that he opened the skateboard shop because of his passion for the sport. He left behind a wife and two young children.

So far, no charges were filed against the 37-year-old driver of the truck. The family has set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of collecting $3,000. However, the fund has already reached over $58,000.

Activist dies after drinking pesticides to protest for cows rights

Cow (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

An activist died and others were critically injured condition after drinking pesticides to protest for cows rights.

Eight Hindu cows rights activists drank pesticides as part of a protest in India, asking the animals to be given greater protection.

The protesters were demonstrating against what they said is the ongoing slaughter of cows. One of the activists, 40-year-old Gabhru Bharwad, died after consuming the pesticides.

Police do not believe the man intended to kill himself. About 27 members of the same group also tried to block roads.

The eight demonstrators who drank pesticides, were protesting outside a government office in Gujarat.

They were protesting what they consider the ongoing slaughter of cows despite a general ban on killing animals.

“These men came with bottles of a poisonous substance and consumed a small portion of it in front of the government office,” Manish Nakum, a police inspector investigating the case, said.

All were taken to a hospital, but Bharwad died during treatment. Four other protesters, between 20 and 30 years old, were in critical condition, police said.

Police release video that gives step-by-step instructions for making meth

Smoking drugs (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police in Missouri, are defending themselves against critics after releasing a video that shows them making meth.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was left embarrassed after the video was leaked, showing them giving a step-by-step demonstration on how to cook meth.

While many people are criticising the police over the video, Jason Grellner, president of the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association, said that the video is being used to train police officers, firefighters and first responders.

Grellner explained that police find about 3,000 meth labs each year in Missouri. Officers needed to be aware of how a meth lab looks and the ingredients used so they can identify the lab when entering a house.

He explained that firefighters and first responders also need to be aware of the dangers of a meth lab and protect themselves when they respond to a home that has a meth lab.

Police also said that there are many videos, showing how to make meth. They are now investigating how the video was leaked.

Unhappy customer drives to Domino's Pizza to beat delivery driver for refusing to bring pie inside his house

Pizza (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who was unhappy with his pizza delivery, drove to the store to beat the driver.

Darshawn Scott, 20, of Pennsylvania, was arrested after police said he attacked an employee of Domino’s Pizza after the delivery driver refused to take the food up to his house due to the store policy.

The incident took place about 12:45 a.m., when Scott ordered a pizza to his house in the 300 block of Parkview Circle in Wilkes-Barre.

Domino's Pizza and some other restaurants do not deliver food to the Sherman Hills apartment complex because of violent crime that has happened there in the past.

The pizza delivery driver repeatedly asked Scott to come outside to get his pizza, but he refused and demanded that the driver come inside and bring the pizza to his door.

The driver was instructed by the store management to leave the area without delivering the pizza.

Police said that Scott then went to Domino’s Pizza. He jumped over the counter and punched the delivery driver in the head three times.

Scott then fled the restaurant, but was later arrested. He now faces a charge of disorderly conduct.