Canuck the crow steals knife from crime scene after police cordoned it off

Canuck the crow with the knife 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A mischievous bird called Canuck the crow, swooped in on a crime scene and snatched away a knife that was used by a suspect who was shot and wounded by police, according to police in Canada.

Vancouver police said that Canuck the crow had several prior run ins with officers as it flew into a police car and stole a button on the keyboard of a computer.

The crow is very famous in the country, and it even has its own social media account with more than 12,000 fans on Facebook.

On Tuesday, police responded to the scene of a car fire outside a McDonald's, and were confronted a man holding a knife.

When he refused to drop the knife, he was shot and wounded.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, and the area was cordoned off by police for further investigation.

Suddenly, the crow descended on the crime scene and briefly snatched the knife. An officer chased the bird for several feet before the crow let go of the knife and it fell back to the ground.

14-year-old killed by train while walking onto train tracks and texting on her cellphone

Girl next to train (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A young girl was crushed to death after walking onto train tracks while texting on her phone, according to police in Spain.

Murcia police said that the train accident unfolded on Tuesday around 4:30 p.m., while the girl was walking to attend a dance class.

The girl, who was not been identified, did not notice the approaching train because she was wearing headphones and distracted with texting on her cellphone.

Witnesses at the scene told police that they heard the train’s warning sounds three times, but the girl failed to notice and continued walking on the tracks.

The conductor of the train told police that he could not brake in time because it was traveling at 90 miles per hour.

Firefighters were called to the scene, but could not save her life.

The girl did not have any identification, but police managed to figure out her identity by looking in her phone, which was not damaged.

Police called the contact listed as Mom, and informed her that her daughter died.

Boy stays alive for 6 days after parents dropped him off in forest as punishment by drinking tap water

Yamato Tanooka and his father 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Parents in Japan, were sick with panic when their son got lost after they left him in a forest as punishment.

Over 160 volunteers worked tirelessly, searching for the child. After 6 days, the boy was finally found.

7-year-old Yamato Tanooka was found alive in a military shelter about three miles from where he was dropped off by his parents.

Japan's Self-Defence Forces said: “a soldier was preparing for drills this morning and unlocked the door of a building on the base, and there he found the boy.”

The boy was hungry and was given food before he was flown to a hospital in an air ambulance. The boy was suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, but he was otherwise unharmed.

The boy found two abandoned mattresses, which he used to sleep and to cover himself. He survived by drinking water from a tap outside the military shelter.

The boy’s parents said that their actions were “unforgivable” and they apologized to their son for the terrible pain and suffering he went through.

Now that the boy is safe and the search ended, police said they are investigating the parents, who may face charges of child neglect.

As we reported earlier, 7-year-old Yamato Tanooka vanished after his parents left him in the woods that are populated by bears as a punishment.

The parents punished the 7-year-old boy by driving him to the forest, dropping him off alone and then driving away.

The parents reported him missing on Saturday, but initially lied about how exactly they lost the child.

Police said that the parents initially said that their son had disappeared in the forest while they were going for a walk at the island of Hokkaido.

More than 160 rescue workers were involved in the search for Tanooka, and after the second day of searching, the parents finally admitted to police that they had lied about the circumstances of the boy’s disappearance.

The child's parents admitted that they forced him to stay alone in the forest as punishment for throwing stones at cars and people while he, his sister and his parents were at a park near the forest.

They told the authorities that they drove about 500 meters away from the forest and they returned around five minutes later, but their son was nowhere to be found so they called for help.

Jealous boyfriend kills man with one punch because he chatted with his girlfriend and gave her his phone number

Cortney Batchelor and Tomas Juska 
By: Chan Yuan

A jealous boyfriend was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after killing a man by punching him in the face, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 21-year-old Cortney Batchelor of Dunstable, has been sentenced to serve four years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of 24-year-old Tomas Juska.

According to the police investigation, the two men, who did not know each other, were out enjoying a Saturday night at Club Cookies.

Batchelor's new girlfriend was working behind the bar, when Juska, who was drunk, was chatting her up. Batchelor became agitated and confronted the drunk man who gave the woman his phone number.

Batchelor then punched him with such force that his legs crumpled beneath him. His head then hit the ground with a sickening thud, resulting in the catastrophic injuries that caused his death.

Batchelor claimed that he believed he was about to be punched, and was acting in self defense. He was found guilty by a jury of manslaughter.

Batchelor's girlfriend had stood by him, and is now expecting his child.

Wife rescued from abusive husband after slipping ‘help me’ note in son's school homework

Woman writing note (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

An abused wife was rescued from her husband after sending a note to her son’s teacher, asking for help, according to police in Spain.

The mother of the boy, who was not identified, was living in a constant state of physical and psychological abuse by her husband.

She was unable to leave the house by herself, or use a cellphone or Internet without the permission of her husband.

The mother of two children decided to request help from her son’s school teacher. She wrote a note, describing her situation, and hid it in her son’s school homework.

When her son’s teacher reviewed the homework, she discovered the note and called the police. Investigators told the school to invite the mother for a meeting with the principal.

Her husband accompanied her to the school, but he waited outside as his wife was speaking with detectives. The woman showed the police signs of physical abuse, and her husband was arrested.

He was charged with one count of domestic violence. The husband was released on bail, but was banned from having any contact with his wife.

Employees steal $175,000 from grocery store and use money to buy winning lottery ticket from same store

Cash and lottery (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing nearly $200,000 from their boss and using the money to buy lottery tickets, according to police in Pennsylvania.

Cressona police said that they have arrested 51-year-old Joan Lechleitner and her fiance, 54-year-old Kerry Titus, who are employees of the Agway grocery store, after being accused of stealing $175,000 from the store before winning more than $200,000 by buying a winning lottery ticket from the same store.

The couple was charged with theft, conspiracy and records tampering.

According to the police investigation, the couple along with two other employees stole from the Agway store over a period of five years.

The employees used the stolen money to buy lottery tickets from the store, including the ticket that won more than $1 million.

Lechleitner won a total of $261,904.50.

After having financial difficulties, the store owner installed hidden cameras, which captured the suspects stealing money and buying lottery tickets.

Teen gets drunk at party before going to toilet where he pulled down his pants and tried to rape woman while his mother was present

Anthony J. Zingale 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A teen was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly trying to rape a woman during a party while his mother was present, according to the police in Wisconsin.

Plymouth police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Anthony J. Zingale, after being accused of walking into a bathroom, pulling down his pants and trying to rape a woman.

Zingale has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. He was booked into the Sheboygan County Detention Center.

If convicted, he could face up to 40 years in prison.

The woman told police that while she was using the bathroom at the home, the teen came in with a knife while exposing himself from the waist down.

He put the knife to her throat and said that he would cut her if she does not have sex with him. She was able to persuade him to leave the bathroom, and she then screamed for help.

Zingale told police a different story. On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., he got drunk at the party despite the fact that his mother was present.

At some point, he had to use the bathroom, but was embarrassed because the woman was inside. When he pulled down his pants, the woman grabbed the knife he brought into the bathroom and threatened him.

Basketball coach and teacher’s assistant sells marijuana to teen at school

Zachary Van Dyke 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A basketball coach and teacher’s assistant was arrested on a charge of distribution of marijuana after allegedly selling drugs to a teenage boy at school, according to police in Virginia.

The Arlington County Police Department said that they have arrested 32-year-old Zachary Van Dyke, after being accused of inviting the 13-year-old boy to his home, where they both smoked marijuana.

Van Dyke has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and distribution of marijuana. He was booked into the Arlington County Detention Facility.

According to the police investigation, Van Dyke was a teaching assistant at the Gunston Middle School. He also coached basketball at Washington-Lee High School.

After learning about the allegations, Van Dyke was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. The 13-year-old boy was Van Dyke’s student.

Woman sells freezer containing her mother’s dead body to neighbor for $30

Deep freezer (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a woman sold a freezer containing her mother’s dead body to a neighbor, according to police in North Carolina.

The Goldsboro Police Department said that the neighbor who purchased the deep freezer for $30 freaked out after opening the lid and discovering a dead body inside.

Investigators believe that the mother of the woman who sold the freezer, died of natural causes. The seller could face a charge of concealing the death of a person.

The neighbor, who was not identified, said that the seller warned her not to open the freezer until someone from the church came to pick up the time capsule hidden inside.

So the woman waited. Three weeks passed, but the church member never came. She kept the freezer plugged working in the corner of a guest bedroom.

Last Friday, she removed the tape and looked inside. She freaked out when she saw a human foot. The buyer immediately called the police to report the dead body in her freezer.

Woman records herself performing sex acts on 1-year-old baby boy

Jessica McCain 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A despicable woman was arrested after recording herself sexually assaulting a baby boy.

Police in Indiana, arrested the woman after seeing a video of her performing sex acts on the 1-year-old child.

23-year-old Jessica McCain of Lafayette, was charged with child abuse and child exploitation after recording herself in the act.

The crime came to light after a woman lent her phone to McCain. When she returned the phone, the woman saw that there was a video on it that she did not record.

The woman immediately called police and handed over the video that allegedly shows McCain removing the baby’s diaper and performing sex acts on him.

Court documents state that McCain admitted to sexually abusing the boy. McCain was booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail, and her bail was set at $10,000 bail.

Mother hides daughter at boyfriend’s home and reports her missing to take revenge against the child’s father

Shavaughn Vaugn and her daughter Laprea Lee 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested for reporting her daughter missing after hiding the girl at her boyfriend's home.

Police in Sacramento, California, said that the mother falsely reported that her 10-year-old daughter, Laprea Lee, disappeared in order to teach the child’s father a lesson.

Shavaughn Vaugn, 43, made the police report at 1:00 p.m., saying that her daughter's father, Don Lee, had taken her on a camping trip over the weekend and she was missing.

Police said that Vaugn was upset the her daughter’s grandfather dropped her off at her home after the weekend without supervision as she was not home.

There were no signs of violence and Vaugn told officers that when she returned home, her daughter Laprea was nowhere to be found.

Police searched for the child for 10 hours. The department said that they used a lot of resources to find the 10-year-old girl. The girl’s father said that he was very distressed about the missing child.

At 11:00 p.m., police received a tip from an out of town family member, saying that the child was safe and she was at the home of her mother’s boyfriend.

Police said that the family member told them that Vaugn and her boyfriend, 44-year-old Antwan Holliday, staged the entire incident.

Their intention was to make it look like Don Lee had something to do with the disappearance of Laprea, police said.

After the girl was found, both Vaugn and Holliday were arrested on charges of false report of an emergency, obstructing/delaying police and conspiracy.

Man records himself breastfeeding his daughter after mother went back to work

Chris Allen with his daughter (left) 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young father became an Internet celebrity over his devotion to his daughter.

When Jennifer Capo had to go back to work after giving birth, she left her young daughter in the car of her fiance Chris Allen.

Many babies have a hard time going from breastfeeding to bottle feeding. However, when it came to feeding time, Allen of Florida, found a way to “breastfeed his daughter.”

He cut a hole in his t-shirt and placed the bottle through the hole. The baby seemed to be so content as she was in the same position as she is always fed.

Allen made a video of himself “breastfeeding,” and uploaded it to the Internet, where it went viral. The video was seen over 500,000 times and was shared over 75,000 times.


Seven-year-old boy punches armed robber during heist at Gamestop

The boy punching the armed robber 
By: Chan Yuan

Police in Maryland, were called after armed robbers stormed a GameStop store.

When officers arrived at the GameStop store in Silver Spring, the armed robbers were gone.

While reviewing surveillance video, police spotted a 7-year-old boy reportedly punching one of the armed robbers.

The surveillance footage shows the two men, both wearing masks, entering the store and demanding everyone to stand with their backs against the wall.

The child defied the orders, and instead began punching one of the gunmen.

The attacker then pushed the child against the wall. The two men stole cash from the register, as well as personal items from store employees and customers.

The gunmen escaped before police arrived. So far, no arrests have been made.

Although the child was brave to face the thieves, police said that what he did was very dangerous.

These were armed robbers, and it would have been better for the child to follow their demands in the interest of his own safety.

It is likely that the child simply did not understand the seriousness of the situation and he did not realize the danger he was in.

Grandparents bring home wrong child from school and feed him before realizing their mistake

Joseph Fuller 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A couple was shocked to learn that the boy they brought home from school and fed, is not their grandchild.

65-year-old Joseph Fuller of South Carolina, was asked to pick up his 6-year-old grandson from school early.

He went to the Edisto Primary School in Orangeburg County, where he saw a group of students coming out of gym class.

He spotted a boy who he thought was his grandson, gave him a hug and told the teacher that he was there to take the child home.

The teacher’s assistant later said that she asked the boy if he needed to go home with his grandfather and the child said “yes.”

Fuller then went to the front desk to sign the boy out of school. He was allowed to take the child after it was confirmed that he was on his grandson’s list as a person who can pick him up.

Fuller then took the boy to his vehicle, and placed him in the backseat. The grandmother then handed him a Happy Meal and they drove home.

When Fuller got home, he realized that the boy had a gap in his teeth, which his grandson did not have. Fuller said that the boy has a strong resemblance to his grandson.

The boy was immediately returned to the school and Fuller apologized for his mistake.

The father of the little boy who was taken from the school without consent, demanded that the school should add safety measures in order to prevent such a mistake from happening again.

The school promised to some make changes.

Modeling website Model Mayhem slapped with lawsuit after woman is drugged and raped by men who promised her job

Model (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A company that runs a modeling website was slapped with a lawsuit after a woman was drugged and raped by several man, according to court documents in California.

The woman, who was identified only as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit against Internet Brands, which owns Model Mayhem.

The woman claims that she was drugged and raped by men who had contacted her through the website and offered her a modeling job.

The woman told the court that the company was negligent since they failed to warn women that men were using the website to lure and rape aspiring models.

The woman was contacted and invited to an audition, but it was all a sham. When she arrived, the men drugged her, raped her and recorded the acts.

Internet Brands was aware that people were using Model Mayhem to target women in this way, according to the lawsuit.

The company claims that it cannot be held responsible for what people do after getting in contact with the models.

“Model Mayhem is the number portfolio website for professional models and photographers. Create a profile, upload your photos and connect with other professionals,” the company wrote on its website.

Man forces his friend to rape his girlfriend twice while he watched after accusing her of being a prostitute

Woman dragged to the woods 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man and his friend were arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly raping a woman twice in the woods, according to police in Zimbabwe.

Inyathi police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Zenzo Sibanda and 19-year-old Lethubuhle Ncube, after being accused of raping Sibanda’s girlfriend.

They were both charged with rape. They were booked into jail, and are being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, on Sunday around 7:00 a.m., Sibanda and Ncube went to the woman’s home and asked her to come outside.

The woman did not suspect anything as Sibanda was her boyfriend. They led the woman to the woods, where Sibanda accused her of being a prostitute.

He then beat the woman, and ordered her to lie down on the ground. Sibanda then told Ncube to rape his girlfriend. Sibanda threatened his girlfriend that is he resisted, he will burn her alive.

Sibanda sat and watched as Ncube was having sex with his girlfriend.

The two then took turns raping the woman. When they were done, Sibanda locked up his girlfriend in his house. After three days, the woman managed to escape and called the police.

The woman was taken to the Inyathi District Hospital, where she was treated and released.

137 tigers removed from Tiger Temple after 40 dead tigers were found in freezer

Tiger (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A temple that allowed visitors to walk among its tigers, has been raided by police after 40 dead tigers were found in a freezer, according to police in Thailand.

Bangkok police said that they have arrested three Buddhist monks on Thursday, after being accused of trying to smuggle tiger skins and other tiger parts.

The Tiger Temple has been popular with tourists who pay about $20 to pose for photos with the tigers and to feed their babies.

Police raided the temple on Monday, and confiscated the 137 tigers that were held on the premises. Police also seized tiger skins and amulets made from tiger parts.

Baby tigers were found in 20 glass jars, which were used for medicine. The seizure of tiger products followed the discovery of 40 dead tiger cubs in a freezer of the temple.

Investigators believe that tigers were being preserved for use in potions.

Lesbian lovers force their 2-year-old son to eat dog feces before beating him to death

Rachel, Nyomi, and Liam Fee 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Two lesbian lovers were arrested on a charge of murder after abusing their young son until he died of a ruptured heart, according to police in Scotland.

Now, 31-year-old Rachel Fee and 29-year-old Nyomi Fee of Fife, have been convicted of murder and child abuse in connection with the death of their 2-year-old son Liam Fee.

The couple denied that they killed their son, saying that another boy was responsible for Lima’s death. According to the police investigation, Liam had been subjected to a life of pain and neglect.

Liam suffered a ruptured heart and similar injuries to victims of car accidents. The couple was also found guilty of assaulting, intentionally neglecting and abusing two young children.

This abuse included being imprisoned in a cage, cold showers, being tied up in a dark room where snakes and rats were kept, and forced to eat excrement of dogs.

17-year-old girl dies after doctor cut off part of her private parts

Sad girl (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A teen died after her parents sent her to a doctor who cut off part of her genitals in a religious ritual, according to police in Egypt.

17-year-old Mayar Mohamed Mousa and her twin sister underwent female genital mutilation.

Her sister survived the procedure, but Mousa suffered complications and died.

“The United Nations in Egypt, is deeply saddened by the tragic death of a young girl, Mayar Mohamed Mousa, in Suez Governorate, due to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),” the United Nations said in a statement.

According to the police investigation, a registered doctor placed the twin girls under general anesthesia. The doctor then performed what is known as female circumcision on both girls in a private hospital.

Mousa died of complications caused by the female circumcision on Sunday.

The practice has been illegal in the country since 2008, but it is still a strong tradition in society as people see the procedure as a way to purify young girls.

An autopsy showed that the girl suffered blood clotting following the procedure. Officials said that the El Canal National Hospital, the facility in which the banned procedure was performed, was shut down.

During police questioning, Mousa's mother, a nurse at the El Canal National Hospital, denied that her daughter was circumcised, claiming that she had a different surgery before her death.

The incident was discovered by a health inspector who was called to check the girl’s cause of death. So far, the doctor has not been charged.

Aunt and nephew rape her 12-year-old daughter while they were in a sexual relationship

Sad girl (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

An aunt and nephew were arrested on a charge of sexual abuse of a child after they raped her 12-year-old daughter, according to police in Australia.

Now, the 42-year-old man of Victoria, pleaded guilty to persistent sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 while the 55-year-old woman pleaded guilty to sexual penetration of a child and an indecent act with a child.

According to the police investigation, the mother and nephew were in a sexual relationship when the sexual abuse of the 12-year-old girl began.

The mother and her nephew began having a sexual relationship when he let her and her daughter live in his homes after she had separated from her husband.

On one occasion, while the couple was having sex, the nephew began having sex with her daughter. The mother did not stop the abuse, and even held her daughter down so that her nephew can rape her.

The girl was crying and screaming, but she was ignored. The abuse continued until the girl was 15 years old. The nephew was arrested after the girl told his older brothers about the abuse.