Procter & Gamble Old Spice deodorant causes severe burns and rashes

Old Spice deodorant (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Procter & Gamble was slapped with a class action lawsuit after a man claims to have been burned by using Old Spice deodorant.

Rodney Colley of Alexandria, Virginia, said that he used the Old Spice deodorant just several times before suffering severe burns and rashes.

He is demanding $25,000 in damages for each victim. According to court documents, Colley was burned from certain chemicals used in the Old Spice deodorant.

Procter & Gamble however, denied the allegations, saying that thousands of people use Old Spice every day without any negative health effects.

The company admitted that a small number of people may experience irritation due to alcohol sensitivity, a common ingredient used in all deodorant products.

The company suggests that people with an alcohol sensitivity use an antiperspirant instead of deodorant.

Nude dancer kidnaps and robs man after agreeing to meet at her house

Anastasia Pitts 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A nude dancer was arrested on a charge of kidnapping after allegedly kidnapping and robbing a man who came to her house for services, police in Oklahoma said.

Tulsa police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Anastasia Pitts, 24-year-old Bobby Willhite, and 33-year-old Chang Saulsberry, after the stripper was accused of luring the man to her home, where he was abducted and thrown into the trunk of a car.

All three suspects were charged with robbery, kidnapping and theft.

According to the police investigation, as the victim entered the stripper’s home at the Orchard Park Apartments on Saturday night, the two men lunged at him, put his shirt over his head and started beating him.

They then threw him in the trunk of his own car. They drove around for about an hour.

Once the vehicle stopped and the victim heard the suspects leave the vehicle, he kicked in the rear seats and was able to escape before they returned.

When the victim got out of the vehicle, he realized that he was outside the Hard Rock Casino. He told the casino security guards what had happened and they contacted the police.

Woman dies in car crash on her way to mother’s funeral

Danielle Marquez-Valle 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was on her way to attend her mother’s funeral, died in a tragic accident after the vehicle she traveled in flipped over, police in Utah said.

Beaver police said that 48-year-old Danielle Marquez-Valle, was on her way to attend the funeral of 68-year-old Shirley Coates in Salt Lake, when the pickup truck driven by a 48-year-old man flipped over.

Marquez-Valle and a 28-year-old woman, who was not identified, were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The two women were ejected from the truck. Marquez-Valle was pronounced dead at the scene. The 28-year-old woman was flown to a hospital, where she is said to be in critical condition.

The 48-year-old driver was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he is said to be in good condition. Police said that the truck flipped over because the road was wet and icy.

Man slits throats of girlfriend and daughter before setting them on fire with burning coloring books because he felt disrespected

Jessica Ellenberger and Madyson Marshel 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly slitting the throats of his girlfriend and daughter because he felt disrespected, police in Wisconsin said.

Milwaukee police said that 31-year-old Patrick Fowler is under arrest after being accused of killing 28-year-old Jessica Ellenberger and her 4-year-old daughter Madyson Marshel, following a verbal argument.

Fowler has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. He was arrested in Arkansas, and is being extradited to Wisconsin.

According to the police investigation, Fowler and Ellenberger had a verbal argument, and he felt that he was being disrespected.

Fowler took a knife and went to the girl’s room. Ellenberger followed him to the room, where Fowler grabbed her hair and stabbed her more than 30 times.

He then slit her throat in front of the little child. Fowler then slit the girl’s throat. The suspect then took the girl’s coloring books and set them on fire.

He then threw the books all over the house to burn it down.

After the fire took hold, Fowler took candy and walked out of the home.

Young mother dies after drunk friends fought in car forcing driver off road

Samantha Mullins 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A young mother was killed in a tragic accident after fighting with another passenger while they were drunk.

Police in Michigan, were called after a car crashed in Detroit.

Emergency services rushed 21-year-old Samantha Mullins, to a hospital after she was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police learned that Mullins, who was in the front passenger seat, got into a physical altercation with the back seat passenger after they were out drinking.

The fight caused the driver, Ceara Abbott, 20, to lose control of the vehicle and she crash. Police determined that Abbott was also intoxicated and she was arrested for drunk driving.

The family of Abbott, said that she and Mullins had been best friends since childhood and that Abbott is tormented over the death of her friend.

Mullins left behind a two-year-old daughter.

Abbott was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death. If convicted she could face 15 years in prison.

14-year-old girl sets her home on fire during fight with her stepmother

House fire (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police arrested a 14-year-old girl after she took revenge against her stepmother by burning down her home.

Police in Roswell, New Mexico, said that the 14-year-old girl is accused of deliberately burning her house.

The teenager was booked into the Juvenile Chaves County Detention Center on suspicion of arson.

Police believe that the fire started on Wednesday just before 2:00 p.m., after the girl got into an argument with her stepmother.

The woman and the teenager were arguing over the fact that the girl skipped school. When the stepmother and her two children went outside the home, a fire broke out.

Fire investigators discovered a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid in the backyard and they believe it was the accelerant the girl used to start the fire.

A male at the scene was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. It took firefighters about half an hour to put out the flames. The home was totally destroyed.

Police said that the girl was seen running from the house after it was set on fire.

Woman swims four hours to catch cruise ship believing her husband was on board

Cruise ship (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A woman jumped into the sea and attempted to catch up with a cruise ship because she believed that her husband had boarded without her.

Police in Portugal, said that Susan Brown, 65, of the United Kingdom, was rescued from the sea after she was heard screaming for help.

Brown was taken to the hospital after she was found to be in a confused state and with advanced hypothermia.

The police investigation determined that the woman has been swimming for four hours before being rescued by fishermen.

Brown told police that she wanted to get to the cruise ship because her husband had boarded without her.

Felix Marques, who is the harbor captain at the Funchal port in the Madeira Islands, said that Brown and her husband had been traveling on the cruise ship, but they had decided to cut their trip short.

He said that the couple bought plane tickets to fly home to Bristol, during their stop-over in Madeira.

Police said that on her way to the airport, Brown, who was not with her husband at the time, became confused and tried to get back on the ship, which was already at sea.

Investigators confirmed that the couple bought tickets to return home and that the husband, Michael, was already on his way to England.

“We confirmed that Mr. Brown had booked tickets to go back to Bristol on Saturday night. Susan Brown must have got a little lost and when she was close to the airport, she saw the cruise ship at a distance and threw herself into the sea, trying to reach it,” police said.

“She had a little bag with her documents inside. I think it was impulsive to try to swim to the boat, but she was upset and desperate,” police added.

Teacher allows students to smoke marijuana in class

Domonic Leuzzi 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after allowing his students to smoke marijuana in class, police in Virginia said.

Glen Allen police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Domonic Leuzzi, after his behaviorally challenged students told their principal that their teacher allowed them to smoke marijuana in class.

Leuzzi was charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to the police investigation, Leuzzi was a teacher for behaviorally challenged children at the Academy of Virginia Randolph, when at least three students smoked marijuana in class.

The students then notified the principal who called the police.

Leuzzi was immediately fired from his job and he is no longer employed by the Henrico County school district.

Man steals $7 million by posing as priest and collecting money in exchange for prayers

Praying (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A thief was ordered to repay consumers after posing as a priest and collecting money in exchange for prayers, the Washington State Attorney General said.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his office has put a stop to the deceptive business practices of the man of Seattle, and he will have to pay back as much as $7.75 million to approximately 165,000 consumers nationwide.

Benjamin Rogovy used systematic deception in the running of his for-profit company, Christian Prayer Center, including the creation of fake religious leaders and posting false testimonials to entice consumers to pay for prayers.

In a separate business, Rogovy used deceptive and unfair business practices to run the Consumer Complaint Agency, a for-profit business that promised consumers it would advocate on their behalf regarding their complaints against businesses.

Instead, the company charged consumers up to $25 for doing no more than passively forwarding complaints.

Rogovy’s actions violate the state Consumer Protection Act, which forbids businesses from making false claims, and the Charitable Solicitations Act, which prohibits churches and charities from using misleading or deceptive statements in any charitable solicitation.

“I believe in the power of prayer,” said Ferguson. “What I do not believe in and what I will not tolerate is unlawful businesses that prey upon people, taking advantage of their faith or their need for help, in order to make a quick buck.”

The Christian Prayer Center (CPC) offered prayers for $9 to $35 in English through the website christianprayercenter.com, and in Spanish through the websiteoracioncristiana.org. Both websites were recently shut down.

Rogovy and the CPC created fake religious leaders and posted false testimonials in order to attract consumers. The CPC claimed that “Pastor John Carlson” solely ran the sites.

It would send weekly inspirational emails to consumers under the pastor’s name, and even created a fake LinkedIn profile that described the Pastor’s experience as “Senior Pastor, Christian Prayer Center, January 2009 — present.”

CPC also used the name “Pastor Eric Johnston” to sign consumer correspondence. Neither of these people exist.

CPC also stated: “One of our pastors is also happy to assist with any religious ceremonies.” This statement gave the impression that CPC had multiple pastors who regularly consulted on religious issues.

In fact, it had none. Rather, the websites were a for-profit corporation with multiple employees and independent contractors.

The deception didn’t stop there. The websites contained fictitious testimonials from consumers using stock photos that claimed they successfully prayed to avoid home foreclosure, deliver a healthy baby, win the lottery, obtain negative results on an HIV test and put cancer into remission.

15-year-old girl arrested for distributing child pornography after uploading nude photos of herself on the Internet

Girl on computer (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teenage girl was arrested on a charge of distributing child pornography after allegedly uploading nude photos of herself on the Internet, police in Canada said.

Nova Scotia police said that they have arrested the 15-year-old girl, who was not identified, after uploading numerous child pornography images on the Internet for more than a month.

The girl is facing charges of producing, possessing and distributing child pornography. She was released to the custody of her parents.

According to the police investigation, the images were being shared on the Internet for more than a month before the police were notified.

Police said that more arrests are possible as some photos showed the suspect with other nude children. Police warned parents to monitor their child’s Internet usage.

Police officer seen clinging to hood of a taxi cab

The police officer clinging on the taxi 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was seen on video clinging to the hood of a taxi cab while trying to get a man to stop driving.

Police in China, arrested a taxi driver after he sped off with a police officer on the hood of his car.

Police in Tianjin, released a video, showing the taxi driver’s desperate attempt to get away from police.

The incident began when the taxi driver was filling up gas at a gas station and was confronted by two police officers on suspicion of using a fake license plate.

The driver did not want to talk to officers and began to drive away.

One officer quickly opened the man’s car door while the other officer went to the front of the vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver from getting away.

However, the man began driving erratically. The officer held onto the car while the taxi driver sped off. The officer held on to the hood while the other officer followed the suspect and ordered him to stop.

The taxi driver eventually stopped and he was arrested.

Court grants overweight man divorce because his wife called him ‘fat elephant’

Elephant (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A man asked a court in India, to grant him a divorce because his wife mocked him due to his weight.

The court in Delhi, has ruled that calling a husband names and teasing him because of his size could be grounds for divorce because it is destructive to the matrimonial bond.

The Delhi High Court upheld a lower court’s order, which granted the divorce for the husband, saying that mocking a spouse amounts to mental cruelty.

The 35-year-old businessman, who weighs 220 pounds, told the court that his wife regularly humiliated him for being overweight and she claimed that he was unable to satisfy her sexual desires due his weight.

The woman often called her husband “Mota Hathi,” which means fat elephant, the court heard.

“Calling someone names and hurling of abuses, even if he is overweight, is bound to hurt his self-esteem,” Justice Vipin Sanghi said.

“Obviously, the defendant was sensitive to this kind of taunts,” he added.

The woman’s attorney said that the husband's allegations were “vague and not specific,” but the court rejected her argument and the couple is now divorced.

Pit bull brutally raped alive before being hung to die on a tree

Dog paws (illustration)  
By: Mahesh Sarin

A biker stumbled upon a gruesome scene, which got many animal lovers angry.

Officials in Washington, said that a man was riding his bike on the property that belonged to the Department of Natural Resources in Thurston, when he stumbled about the gruesome scene.

The man called police after finding the pit bull that was brutally raped and murdered by hanging it from a tree, police said. The dog’s legs were just inches off the ground and its leash was tied to a tree branch.

The dog appears to have been “severely sexually abused” while still alive and restrained. The dog later died of asphyxiation after being hung from the tree.

“This is a truly horrific situation in all aspects,” the humane society’s Washington director Dan Paul said.

“To think about the suffering this dog experienced in the final moments, as well as knowing there is an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse, is sickening,” Paul said.

The Humane Society announced that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the acts.

“We are hopeful this reward will bring someone forward with information about this despicable crime,” Paul added.

10-year-old boy takes control of truck and pulls over during police chase after driver went into oncoming traffic

Christopher Wheeler (center) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A 10-year-old boy is called a hero after he took control of a truck and brought it to a stop during a police chase.

Special Agent Eric Salvador with the Attorney General's Office in Montgomery, Alabama, was driving on I-65 when he saw a pick-up truck weaving in and out of his lane of traffic.

Salvador said he tried to pull the vehicle over with lights and sirens, but the it continued driving dangerously on the interstate.

The bed of the truck was loaded with materials so he could not see how many people were inside. He called the state police for help.

Salvador and other officers pursued the truck and watched as it entered into oncoming traffic several times and it ran a red light in front of Walmart.

The vehicle eventually slowed down and came to a stop. That is when police noticed that the driver was a 10-year-old boy, who was identified as Christopher Wheeler.

Police found Wheeler driving the car while his 70-year-old neighbor was unresponsive. The boy said that his neighbor, Alfred Smith, offered to take him along on a trip to a scrapyard.

However, during the ride, when the boy realized that the elderly man was losing control of the car, he decided to take action.

“I did not want to die,” he said. Police determined that Smith had gone into diabetic shock, and he went in and out of consciousness.

The boy was hailed a hero and police said that he likely saved the lives of himself, the driver and other innocent people.

New York sanitation worker collects discarded items from trash worth $160,000 over 30 years on the job

Nelson Molina 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A sanitation worker admits that he opened people’s trash bags and he took out items that he felt were not ready for the landfill.

For 30 years, Nelson Molina helped keep New York City clean.

In the process, he found items that he felt were treasures. Molina said that he would look at the shape or weight of the garbage to decided if it is worth opening.

Molina amassed a large amount of items, including old typewriters, globes, statues, art, guitars, furniture and jewelry.

However, Molina explained that property which is placed outside in the trash belongs to the city and therefore, he cannot legally take them home.

He found a warehouse on the second floor of a sanitation truck depot in East Harlem, where he cleaned and restored the items.

Molina displayed the vast amount of items that he collected over the years. He refers to his display as a museum. Molina said that although the museum is not open to the public, people can come and see the items.

One man’s trash seems to be another man’s treasure. Molina values his collection at $160,000.

Woman kicked out of country after smuggling six lemons in her pants

Lemon (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was kicked out of New Zealand, after being caught smuggling lemons in her pants, customs officials said.

The incident unfolded at the Auckland Airport on Monday.

The woman who arrived from Hong Kong, was singled out for a secondary inspection after being sniffed out by specially trained dogs.

Officials asked her if she has anything to declare, but the woman told them that she had nothing. While searching her pants, agents noticed six lemons.

The woman protested, saying that she needed the lemons to treat her illnesses, including liver disease. The woman, who was not identified, was denied entry and ordered to leave as soon as possible.

The woman took the next flight back to Hong Kong.

Officials warned travelers not to bring in any food into the country, saying that food brought in from abroad can contain foreign diseases or pests that are potentially hazardous to the environment.

Drunk suspect bites off police officer’s manhood during fight

Police officers (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A drunk man was arrested on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm after allegedly biting off the manhood of a police officer who was trying to stop a fight, police in Sri Lanka said.

Colombo police said that the incident unfolded after officers were called to the scene of a fight.

The victim, who was identified, attempted break up the fight, but the suspect lunged at him and bit off part of his private parts.

The suspect was drunk at the time of the incident. The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent surgery to reattach his private parts.

The victim is said to be in critical condition, and is recovering in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

The suspect, who was not identified, was arrested at the scene, and was charged with one count of causing grievous bodily harm.

Monkey sneaks into luxury hotel and steals milk

Monkeys (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A clever monkey in Zimbabwe, has managed to pass through security of a luxury hotel in order to help itself to milk, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

Dave Sparks was at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, when he spotted the monkey in the hallway.

Apparently, the monkey was really thirsty so it decided to climb onto a cleaning cart and help itself to fresh milk.

According to the video uploaded to YouTube, the monkey took several cartons of milk, drank them and threw the empty containers to the ground.

After the monkey quenched its thirst, it ran off.

People take photos instead of grabbing free cash after woman threw $20,000 on street

Woman throws cash in the street 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to see numerous pedestrians taking photos of cash lying on the street instead of grabbing some of the free money.

The incident unfolded on Monday in Seoul, South Korea, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

Police said that the 56-year-old woman threw 22 million won ($19,030) on the ground, but she did not cause major disruptions as passersby did not rush to pick them up.

The woman threw hundreds of 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000 won banknotes in Seoul Square around 5:00 p.m. Passersby glanced at the notes and took photos of the scene, but nobody took the free cash.

Normally, those collecting money from the ground can be charged with theft, but in this case, the woman intended to give up her rights to the cash.

The woman was detained and questioned by police.

The woman told investigators that she was afraid of her former husband and son trying to take her money away and she preferred to give away the cash to strangers on the street.

After the police verified that the money belonged to the woman, she was let go.

Drug smugglers hide bags of marijuana in shipment of broccoli

Marijuana found among broccoli 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) U.S. Border Patrol agents successfully intercepted a large shipment of marijuana from Mexico, despite the smuggler's attempt to hide the haul among broccoli.

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Texas, found more than one kind of a leafy product when 766 pounds of alleged marijuana were discovered within a shipment of fresh broccoli.

On Tuesday, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor/trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli from Mexico.

After referring the conveyance for secondary inspection and with the use of non-intrusive imaging technology along with a canine team, officers discovered a total of 661 packages of alleged marijuana comingled within the boxes of the produce.

CBP OFO seized the drugs, valued at approximately $153,000, along with the tractor/trailer.