McDonald's customer charged with robbery for putting soda in water cup

Cody Morris 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was arrested and charged with theft for filling his cup with soda at McDonald's.

The McDonald’s customer of Arkansas, is accused of emptying his cup water and filling it with soda without paying.

18-year-old Cody Morris faces a charge of robbery, police said.

The restaurant manager said the suspect and three people went to the drive-thru window and asked for water at the McDonald's in Springdale.

They then parked their car and went inside, where they spilled the water and filled the cup with soda before leaving without paying for the drink.

The manager spoke with him and two of the suspects. However, Morris walked out, police said.

The manager ran out and tried to block Morris from driving off, but the suspect allegedly placed his vehicle in reverse and struck the manager twice before speeding away.

Police were called and arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. He was charged with felony robbery.

Woman stabs and kills much younger lover because he begged her for some food

Dinner (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend because he begged her for some food, police in South Africa said.

Eastern Cape police have arrested the 49-year-old woman, who was not identified, after being accused of killing her 35-year-old boyfriend.

The woman was charged with one count of murder. She was booked into jail, and denied bail.

According to the police investigation, the man begged his girlfriend to make him something to eat when they arrived at their home on Friday night, following a day of fun.

When the woman said that she cannot cook, a fight broke out.

The woman then pulled a knife and stabbed her boyfriend in the chest. He died at the scene. The woman fled from the scene, but she later surrendered to the police.

Rapper killed and four others injured while doing music videos about guns

Damon Dawson 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A young aspiring rap artist in Illinois, was shot while recording a music video.

Chicago police are looking for the gunman in a fatal shooting that took place during the filming of a rap music video.

The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday in Foster Park in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Police said 23-year-old Damon Dawson, known as “Thugga,” was shot in the back of the head and died on the scene. Four others were injured.

A 19-year-old woman was shot twice in the groin and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was in serious condition. Three other men were injured.

The attack happened while rapper “Foreign Lyfe,” was filming video in Foster Park. Dawson was also part of the video.

The song that was being recorded was about guns and is titled “Two Techs and a 50 Shot.”

Mother of twins outraged after getting a violation because her children were making too much noise while playing

Notice of violation 
By: Feng Qian

The mother of 8-year-old twins in Canada, expressed her outrage after receiving a violation because her children made too much noise while playing outside.

Jana D’Addabbo wrote a post on Facebook, complaining about the violation she received from the city of Coquitlam.

The Notice of Violation was issued on Saturday around 2:00 p.m.

D'Addabbo was advised to talk to her children about being considerate to their neighbors while playing outside, and to keep the yelling and screaming to a minimum.

Andrea McDonald, who is an official in the City of Coquitlam, said that the violation was issued due to the volume of the noise of the 8-year-old twins rather than the time of day.

The notice of violation is a warning and not a ticket, which would incur a fine.

The mother said that she is ashamed and disgusted to be a resident of the city that does not appreciate when children play outdoors instead of sitting with their iPads.

Woman jumps into lion cage at zoo to retrieve her hat

Woman in tiger cage to retrieve hat 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a woman climbed into a tiger cage at a zoo in order to retrieve her hat, police in Canada said.

Officials at the Toronto Zoo, are investigating the incident after a video that was uploaded to YouTube, shows a woman jumping over a fence to retrieve a hat that fell into a tiger cage.

In the video, the woman can be seen climbing down the fence and reaching in to grab the hat, while a tiger, which was separated by a second fence, lunged toward her.

After retrieving the hat, she jumped back over the fence as a group of spectators watched her in horror.

One person told the woman that she is an idiot, while another said that she set a bad example for children by her reckless behavior.

Toronto Zoo spokeswoman Jennifer Tracey said she learned about the incident by seeing the YouTube video. It was very irresponsible of this person to jump into the tiger cage as she provoked the animal, Tracey said.

Zoo officials warned visitors not to get close to any animal, and if an item falls into a cage, a staff member who is well equipped to handle such a situation, should be notified.

Restaurant owner and two workers rape 5 young girls in store and nearby hotel after promising to make them models

James Ruehle (left) Michael McDougal (center) and Kert Birtwhistle 
By: Wayne Morin

A restaurant owner and his two workers were arrested on a charge of sexual abuse after raping at least five young girls in his store and in a hotel, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 68-year-old James Ruehle, 31-year-old Michael McDougal, and 21-year-old Kert Birtwhistle, all of Preston, have been sentenced to a total of 23 years in prison after being convicted of numerous counts of sexual abuse.

Ruehle, the owner of the Chicago Hot Dogs restaurant, and his two employees McDougal and Birtwhistle, sexually abused five girls aged between 14 and 17 over a period of several months.

A court was told that these young girls were abused in a busy restaurant that was a front for very evil things that were going on behind the scenes.

The girls had been specifically lured by the men in order to be sexually exploited. They were sexually harassed and groomed by all three men at the restaurant.

They were also taken to a nearby hotel, where they were plied with alcohol, cannabis, cigarettes and money before being sexually abused.

The men posed as professional photographers and promised the girls that they would make them models if they posed for indecent photographs.

They then subjected them to serious and prolonged sexual assaults while photographing and filming them.

Ruehle was sentenced to 10 years and 4 months in prison, while McDougal was sentenced to 9 years in prison and Birtwhistle was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison.

Two police detectives beat up United States Postal Service worker for parking car near a fire hydrant

Karim Baker 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Two police detectives were arrested on charge of assault after allegedly beating up a United States Postal Service worker who was in uniform, for parking his vehicle near a fire hydrant, police in New York said.

The two New York City Police Department detectives have been indicted on a charge of assaulting a uniformed U.S. Postal employee who had just finished his shift.

One of the officers also perjured himself when filing a sworn criminal complaint with the court.

Detective Angelo J. Pampena, 31, who has been an NYPD officer for nine years, and Detective Robert A. Carbone, 29, who has been an NYPD officer for eight years, were assigned the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Queens North Gang Unit.

Detective Pampena is charged with second and third-degree assault, second-degree perjury, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and official misconduct.

Detective Carbone is charged with second and third-degree assault. If convicted, both defendants face up to seven years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Detectives Pampena and Carbone approached the victim, U.S. Postal employee Karim Baker, 26, who was still in uniform, after he had just entered his parked personal vehicle.

While Baker was seated in his vehicle, the two detectives punched and kicked him multiple times in his face and body.

They then dragged Baker from the vehicle and onto the sidewalk. Baker suffered serious physical injuries. Detective Pampena later filed a sworn criminal court complaint, alleging that Baker was parked directly in front of a fire hydrant.

Video evidence showed that the vehicle was parked more than fifteen feet from the hydrant.

Man spits fire at a large crowd of people

Man breathing fire (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment after allegedly spitting fire into a crowd of people on the street, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department Officers tried to talk with the 22-year-old man on Saturday night, after they caught him spewing flames from his mouth on a busy Capitol Hill street.

Officers Sandlin Grayson and Christopher James were working around 10:30 p.m., when they spotted a four-foot plume of flame shooting over a crowd of people in the 900 block of E. Pike Street.

As officers moved toward the stream of fire, they discovered the flames were coming from the 22-year-old man’s mouth.

Officers Grayson and James explained to the man that he was creating a risk for people on the street, and they asked him to curtail his human torch routine.

The man refused to stop, and declined to tell officers his name.

Officers became concerned when they saw the man manipulating the can of butane and lighter in his hands, and asked him to turn them over.

He refused and struggled with officers when they attempted to take the can away from him.

After securing the can of gas, they arrested the 22-year-old for reckless endangerment, and booked him into the King County Jail.

Grandmother beats 78-year-old husband with hammer after catching him watching pornography

Man using laptop computer (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A grandmother was arrested on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm after beating her husband with a hammer because she caught him watching pornography, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 70-year-old Lynda Holmes of Lancashire, has been sentenced to serve 10 months in jail, which was suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm in connection with the assault of 78-year-old Gordon Holmes.

According to the police investigation, Lynda assaulted her husband of 50 years with a hammer after catching him watching pornography.

Lynda used the hammer to beat Gordon in the head. The attack left Gordon was bleeding heavily. He ran into the street bleeding and told his neighbors that his wife had gone crazy.

When officers asked Lynda what happened, she said that she caught her husband with pornography. Lynda told officers that she got very mad and she wanted to kill her husband.

Lynda complained that her husband ruined 10 years of her life.

Gordon told police that he was responsible for his wife’s attack because of his selfishness.

Father chops off hands of 17-year-old boy who raped 7-month-old daughter

Parminder Singh 
By: Chan Yuan

A father of a rape victim was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly chopping off the hands of a boy who raped his daughter, police in India said.

Bathinda police have arrested the father, who was not identified, after being accused of chopping off both hands of 17-year-old Parminder Singh, who was accused of raping the suspect’s 7-month-old daughter.

Singh has been charged with rape while the 25-year-old father, who was not identified, was charged with attempted murder.

According to the police investigation, Singh was caught raping the seven-month-old girl.

Singh was brought before the girl's father in order to reach an out of court settlement. Singh was then lured to the woods, where the father chained the boy to a tree.

He then attacked him with a knife. Besides causing injury to the boy’s head, the father cut off both his hands as an act of revenge.

People at the scene took Singh to the Bathinda civil hospital, where he is in critical condition. A doctor who treated Singh, said that the boy was brought in without his hands.

Police later brought the boy’s hands and they were reattached.

School bus driver sells heroin all across the city

Maldane Cockett 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A school bus driver was arrested on a charge of criminal sale of controlled substance after allegedly selling heroin across the city, police in New York said.

Nassau police have arrested 26-year-old Maldane Cockett, after being accused of selling heroin on the street in full view of the public.

Cockett was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $12,500.

According to the police investigation, Cockett was a school bus driver for the Educational Bus Transportation company.

Around 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Cockett was seen selling heroin to another person at the corner of N. Beech Street and N. Broadway.

He was arrested at the scene. The Educational Bus Transportation company said that they have suspended the driver pending the outcome of the case.

Young mother beheaded and thrown into garbage bin after going out on a date with man she met on the Internet

Ingrid Lyne 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly beheading a mother of three children following a date, police in Washington said.

Seattle police have arrested 37-year-old John Robert Charlto, after being accused of killing and dismembering 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne.

Charlto was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $2 million.

Lyne was reported missing on Saturday. Her friends said that she planned to attend the Seattle Mariners game on Friday, with someone she met online.

Some of the social media messages identified Charlton as Lyne’s date. Lyne was not home on Saturday morning, when her former husband wanted to drop off her three children.

The last time Lyne was seen alive was on Friday afternoon, when she took mail from her mailbox. Some of her body parts were discovered in a recycling bin on Saturday.

The body parts were inside a plastic bag, and was discovered by a homeowner.

Broccoli pulled from stores after customers find deadly spiders

Deadly spider in broccoli 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A popular department store in Australia, has pulled all broccoli from its shelves after customers found dead spiders crawling in their vegetables.

Woolworths has withdrawn the broccoli after consumers found redback spiders in the product.

The recall has affected its stores in Queensland, and some locations in New South Wales.

Maurice Wilson, who bought broccoli at the store, said that the deadly spider jumped onto his hands while chopping the vegetable.

A spokesperson for Woolworths said that following the discovery, the product has been temporarily suspended until it can pinpoint the problem.

After his encounter with the deadly spider, Wilson contacted the store, and he received a $20 gift card for the inconvenience.

Wilson then got in touch with the main office, and he received a $30 gift card. Producers said that they use spiders as a form of pest control as they eat bugs.

Teacher shows Fifty Shades of Grey movie to group of girls

Woman lying in bed (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

Parents in Wisconsin, are angry after a teacher and a coach showed the Fifty Shades of Grey movie to a group of girls.

Teacher Robyn Schoeneman and volleyball coach Kelly Kohegyi showed the girls the sex movie during a road trip to Crivitz.

Schoeneman claims that the older girls chose the movie at a supermarket.

They claim that all the girls in the vehicle were either 17 years old, which is the age limit for an R-rated movie, or have already seen the movie.

The girls watched the movie with headphones on the ears in the back of the vehicle.

Christa Reinert, whose 14-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time, said that her daughter should not have been allowed to watch the movie.

She called the movie degrading towards women. The school administrator said that he spoke with all the parents and nobody had an issue with the movie.

Schoeneman and Kohegyi were disciplined by the school. The police launched an investigation into the incident, but they declined to file any charges.

Woman enters man’s home to use his bathroom before throwing raw eggs in the living room

Randi Warner 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly assaulting a man who let her use his bathroom, police in Florida said.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Randi Warner, after being accused of assaulting the man in his home and throwing raw eggs around the living room.

Warner was charged with battery, criminal mischief and possession of methamphetamine. According to the police, the incident unfolded around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Warner knocked on the man’s door, and asked if she can use his bathroom. The man allowed her to use his toilet, but after coming out, she became angry and started to destroy things.

Warner broke a plate and started throwing raw eggs.

The man also said that Warner smashed his TV, scratched his chest and hit his face.

When police officer arrested Warner, they found her in possession of meth.

Dogs die after evil person fed them hot dogs mixed with poison

Dog (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after several dogs have died from eating hot dogs that contained poison, police in California said.

At least three dogs in Chula Vista, died as a result of eating hot dogs that were given to them.

The hot dogs contained pesticides, according to a veterinarian who performed a necropsy. Residents believe that a serial dog killer is on the loose in their neighborhood.

Adrianna Martinez told investigators that her two dogs, Nala, 3, and Henny, 1, died as a result of eating the hot dogs mixed with poison. Martinez said that Nala threw up a half eaten hot dog that was black inside.

She took Nala to a vet, who confirmed that the dog died from pesticides. Kayre Frank said that her 5-year-old dog Stella began foaming at the mouth and shaking.

By the time she reached the vet, Stella was unable to breathe.

The vet ran tests, and they showed that Stella ate a hot dog that contained pesticides.