13 and 14-year-old girls abduct 3-year-old girl from clothing store

Sad girl (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Two young girls were arrested on a charge of kidnapping after allegedly abducting a 3-year-old girl while her mother was shopping at a clothing store, police in the United Kingdom said.

Newcastle police said that they have arrested the two girls, aged 13 and 14, after being accused of shoplifting from the Primark clothing store and kidnapping the child.

According to the police investigation, the teenagers abducted the three-year-old girl as the mother shopped at the Primark clothing store on Wednesday.

The girl's mother reported her missing around 5:00 p.m. The crying girl was found by police in a park about three miles away around 6:00 p.m. The two girls were charged with one count of shoplifting and one count of kidnapping.

The two suspects were brought before the North Tyneside Magistrates' Court, where they were remanded into custody.

Husband beats up his wife because her hair salon business became very popular

Hair salon (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

Police launched an investigation after a husband beat up his wife because her hair salon business became very popular, police in Nigeria said.

Yaba police said that the incident unfolded on Tuesday, after the husband, who was not identified, stormed into the hair salon and confronted his wife about her popularity.

A fight broke out, and the husband then beat up his wife in front of her customers.

A witness told police that as she was getting her hair done, the husband stormed into the store, questioning his wife about why she became popular.

The customer told him that she get her hair done at the salon because his wife knows how to braid. The customer also revealed that she told her family members and friends about the salon.

The husband did not accept her explanation and beat up his wife. The salon has been closed since the attack. So far, the husband was not arrested.

Smuggler caught with 18 live birds under his pants at airport

Passenger smuggling live birds 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of smuggling after allegedly stuffing numerous live birds under his pants in an attempt to take with him out of the country, police in Vietnam said.

Customs officials at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, arrested the passenger, who was not identified, after being caught with 18 live birds under his pants.

An addition to having birds underneath his pants, the suspect had birds in his luggage. The man was heading to Taiwan.

The Tropical Biology Institute confirmed that 11 of the birds are of a protected species such as white-rumped Shamas, Oriental Shamas, and Melodious Laughingthrush.

The smuggler managed to restrict the birds by putting them in custom made pouches, which he taped to his legs underneath his pants.

Man throws his girlfriend off of fourth floor balcony because she said something he did not like

John McAleer 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after throwing off his girlfriend from a balcony because she said something to him that he did not like, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 24-year-old John McAleer of Hemel Hempstead, has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder in connection with the assault against his 21-year-old girlfriend.

According to the police investigation, about 3:00 a.m., following a disagreement and an assault on the victim, the couple went on their 4th floor balcony to talk.

When McAleer turned to walk away, Danielle Hammond said something. McAleer angrily turned back and she put her leg up in defense.

He grabbed her leg, pushed it up and threw her over the balcony, causing her to fall 45 feet and suffer severe injuries including a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and major trauma to her abdominal organs.

She was taken to the St. Mary's Hospital in London for treatment.

She has not fully recovered from her injuries, has no memory of what happened and still suffers from hearing, and speech impairments.

McAleer denied attempted murder, initially claiming he hadn't seen the victim fall, but later claiming he stumbled into her before she fell.

Man stabs his wife 150 times in front of his three young children

By: Mahesh Sarin

A husband was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after stabbing his wife more than 150 times in front of his three young children during a dispute, police in New York said.

Now, 41-year-old Oscar Novakovsky of Queens, has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of 32-year-old Diane Sharma.

According to the police investigation, Novakovsky stabbed his wife in the neck with a knife between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., inside her residence located at 101-41 117 Street in Queens.

The stabbing occurred in the presence of their three children, ages three, five and nine. The children pleaded with their father to stop the attack and tried to pull him away from their mother.

The victim was found with a knife protruding from her neck, and she had over 150 stab wounds throughout her body.

Thief who posed as Microsoft Technician gains remote access to online bank accounts by promising to remove viruses

Removing computer virus (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A thief who posed as a Microsoft Technician, was arrested on a charge of computer trespass after allegedly gaining access to online bank accounts by promising to remove viruses, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 56-year-old Julian Alexander of Queens, after being accused of trying to steal $2,000 for a woman who had computer trouble.

Alexander was charged with computer trespass, first and second-degree falsifying business records, first-degree scheme to defraud, second-degree identity theft, fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and unauthorized use of a computer.

Alexander was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $100,000. If convicted, Alexander faces up to four years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Alexander called a woman and identified himself as a Microsoft Technician.

He then told the woman that there were viruses on her computer and instructed her on where to click to show there were dangerous viruses on the device.

The caller then allegedly claimed that as a representative of WindowsPCServices.com, he could remove the viruses for a fee of $199 and the victim agreed.

Alexander instructed the victim on how to download remote access software that would permit him to remotely access her computer.

She watched as the computer’s cursor moved around on the screen and Alexander then stated that the viruses had been removed.

The following day, Alexander called back, stating that the viruses were still on her computer and offered to refund the $199 fee.

Alexander asked to remotely access the computer. She was also told to open her online banking account, but she told the caller she did not use online banking.

Alexander assisted her with accessing her bank account online and then proceeded to make the refund.

Alexander then said that he made a mistake and deposited $2,000 into the account and requested that the victim wire the $2,000 back to WindowsPCServices.com.

The victim did indeed see there was $2,000 more in the account as Alexander transferred the funds from the victim’s savings account into the checking account.

Investigators seized Alexander’s computer and they found 155 emails from people alleging fraud and improper use and access of their computers.

Pretty Little Liars actor jailed after pointing gun at his neighbor

Brandon William Jones 
By: Feng Qian

An actor starring on the television series Pretty Little Liars, has been placed behind bars after allegedly pointing a gun at his neighbor during a dispute, police in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that 28-year-old Brandon William Jones, faces one felony count of assault with a firearm and one misdemeanor count each of exhibiting a deadly weapon and exhibiting a concealable firearm in public.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $50,000.

According to the police investigation, Jones allegedly exhibited a hidden handgun during a dispute with a neighbor at his North Hills home.

Jones has also been charged with brandishing a knife and later pointing a handgun at a neighbor during a different neighborhood dispute.

If convicted, Jones faces more than five years in prison.

Police find secret marijuana garden behind children’s book store

Marijuana growing operation behind book store 
By: Chan Yuan

Police were shocked to find a secret marijuana garden next to a children’s book store, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that a break-in at the children’s book store early on Tuesday, led police to the secret garden of illegal marijuana plants.

Around 3:30 a.m., police received a report of an in-progress burglary at the book store in the 1100 block of N.W. 85th Street.

Officers entered the store and found a large hole smashed in a wall. They cautiously climbed through the hole and immediately found themselves standing amid hundreds of marijuana plants.

Investigators believe that a burglar or burglars broke into the storefront, which hosts a non-profit literacy program, and then smashed through one of the store’s walls to get to the illegal grow operation in a commercial space next door.

It appears that the suspects may have stolen one or two marijuana plants, but did not take any books.

Police do not believe the bookstore is involved in the grow operation. Narcotics detectives seized 531 plants from the illegal pot growing operation.

Man jumps into swamp and goes from swim in dirty water to get away from police

James Lyn Dubiak 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police in Florida, confronted a wanted man, and as the officer ordered him to place his hands behind his back, he ran away.

24-year old James Lyn Dubiak of Crestview, was wanted for violating probation on burglary charges after he was caught breaking into a car at a home on Aplin Road.

However, when police confronted him, the man jumped into a swamp to escape from an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The suspect now faces two additional felony charges in addition to his outstanding warrants.

Investigators said that deputies was called to 2927 Aplin Road around 1:15 p.m., and found Dubiak sitting in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet Impala parked in the driveway.

Dubiak climbed out of the passenger side and began to walk away. The deputy noticed the car’s rear window was broken and tried to grab Dubiak’s arm, but he pulled away and fled.

The deputy chased Dubiak through the woods until he went into a swamp with a water depth of more than six feet. He managed to get away, but not for long.

“You can run but you can’t hide forever,” police said on Facebook about Dubiak.

Police said that they received a call from an anonymous caller, stating that Dubiak was walking in the area of Cross Street in Crestview around 3:45 p.m.

“Dubiak was observed walking into the front of a yard and fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit, he was lost in the wooded area of West Bowers Avenue. However, a ‪K9‬ team came in to track Dubiak, and deputies closed in on his hiding spot on Bowers Avenue. He emerged from the swamp and was taken into custody without incident,” police said.

Judge throws mother out of courtroom for breastfeeding during custody hearing

Stephanie Rhodus 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A mother who lost temporary custody of her son, feels that the judge's decision was based on breastfeeding her son inside the courtroom.

Stephanie Rhodus, 25, of North Carolina, had her son, Archer, in the Henderson County courtroom. The judge was accommodating when she said that she did not have other arrangements for him.

However, during the court proceedings, the eight-month-old child became fussy and wanted to eat. Rhodus began breastfeeding her son in front of the judge.

After five minutes, Judge Peter Knight ordered her to leave the courtroom and “button up” immediately, despite the fact that breastfeeding in court is legal.

The judge told the mother: ”Ma'am, you need to cover up. For you not to realize that is absolutely ridiculous. Step outside, and cover up right now. Stand up, and go.”

Rhodus, who has three children, was in court as a defendant and she represented herself.

Her mother, who wanted custody of the eight-month-old boy, also has custody of Rhodus’ oldest daughter. Rhodus’ mother alleges that her child is being abused.

After the breastfeeding issue, the judge gave Rhodus' mother custody of the child along with a six-month protective order so Rhodus has to stay away from her child.

Woman feeds her breast milk to her father to prolong his life

Helen Fitzsimmons with her father 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman of the United Kingdom, claims that breastfeeding her father has prolonged his life.

40-year-old Helen Fitzsimmons said that she gave her breast milk to her father so he can live longer.

Fitzsimmons of Cheltenham, claims that her breast milk gave her dying father an extra year of life after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Fitzsimmons was breastfeeding her son when she read numerous studies that found that breast milk can boost the immune system.

She then spoke to her 72-year-old father Arthur, who suffered from myeloma and prostate cancers, and he agreed that it was worth trying.

Arthur drank about 2 ounces of breast milk every day, and his daughter claims that almost immediately, it stopped his protein levels from rising.

She said that her father lived for another 16 months after he began drinking her breast milk.

The first time her father tasted her breast milk from a glass, he drank it down in one shot. “He looked at me, smiled and said: ‘this tastes fine,’” Fitzsimmons said.

“I know there are some people who may find this a little strange, but when someone you love is suffering, you would do anything to help them,” she added.

Paramedic steals patient’s credit card and uses it to make $11,000 in purchases after the man died

Michael John Harcharik 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A family who was devastated over the loss of their father, soon learned that he was robbed by a man who was supposed to help save his life.

The paramedic of New Mexico, was arrested after he stole a credit card of a man getting treatment and used it after the man died.

Police in Santa Fe, said that Michael John Harcharik, 31, made purchases of more than $11,000 on the credit card that belonged to Allan Pearson.

Police arrested Harcharik, after the daughter of Pearson realized that there had been multiple transactions on the card after her father’s death, including cash withdrawals and purchases of a lawn mower, boots, dog food and auto parts.

Police believe Harcharik stole the card while working as a paramedic as he was dispatched to the home of the 76-year-old man.

Pearson was found unconscious and he died of complications from diabetes. Rebecca Pearson told police that he had written the PIN code for her father on his credit card.

Harcharik was arrested on suspicion of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

City spokesman Matt Ross said that Harcharik, will remain an employee during the investigation, but he will have no interaction with the public as he was placed on alternate duty.

Multi-millionaire gives up his business to be with farmer in rural village

Yao Nanshan Liu Lijuan 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A multi-millionaire gave up his business and home in order to be with a simple farmer.

57-year-old Yao Nanshan, who is originally of China, has been living in Spain, where he was running a successful business and he lived in luxury.

However, he gave up everything and moved to Zhejiang, where he plans on spending the rest of his life with his new wife.

This love story began when Nanshan and his friends were on a trip to Zhejiang. They became stranded in the village. They had no choice, but to knock on the door of a stranger and ask for help.

The owner of the house, Liu Lijuan, was very hospitable to the foreigners and allowed them to stay the night for free.

During their conversation, Nanshan learned that Lijuan had a very difficult life. Her daughter had been diagnosed with a rare blood disease and her husband had died of stomach cancer, leaving behind huge medical debts.

However, Lijuan never complained about her life, and she was very kind and happy. A month after the trip, Nanshan, who was single, returned to the rural village to meet Lijuan again.

When he told Lijuan that he wants to take her out on a date,
she said that she did not want to burden him with her difficulties and debt.

Even after Nanshan revealed that he is a multi-millionaire, the woman did not want to take advantage of his money. She insisted on staying in the village to earn more money and repay her debts. After the two got engaged, Nanshan returned to Spain, and signed over all of his business to his children.

At first, his children thought that their father had gone mad. However, after attending his wedding and after seeing how happy he was with his new simple life, the children promised to respect his wishes.

Nanshan’s children now admit that they had not seen their father so happy in many years. Nanshan built a hotel in the village to attract tourists and as an income for his new family.

Married man arrested after 15-year-old relative gives birth to his baby

Jonathan Campbell 
By: Feng Qian

A married man was arrested for impregnating a young girl.

The man of Augusta, Georgia, was charged with molestation after having sex with his 15-year-old relative and got her pregnant, police said.

25-year-old Jonathan Campbell of the 3500 block of Ira Road, was charged with non aggravated felony child molestation.

Campbell had sex with the child with the intent to satisfy his own sexual desires, resulting in the victim giving birth to his child, according to court documents.

The girl is related to Campbell by marriage, not biologically, the court records show. Once the girl gave birth and a DNA test proved that Campbell was the father, he was arrested.

He was booked into the Richmond County Detention Center on charges of sexual abuse.

Campbell’s Facebook page indicates that he has other children as well. Campbell seemed to be stressed in recent months.

In one of his Facebook posts two months ago, he wrote: “Love my kids and love my life, but I don’t think I’ll ever get to enjoy it.”