07/10/16

Owner of supermarket pays $11,000 for 30 red grapes

The Ruby Romans 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) The owner of a supermarket in Japan, will proudly display a bunch of grapes, which cost him $11,000.

Takamaru Konishi said that he will use the grapes to lure shoppers to his supermarket and will allow them to taste some of them.

The 30 red grapes were the first Ruby Romans of this season.

The grapes, which are super sweet,was grown in Ishikawa.

People in the country typically pay high prices for fruits, and often shell out large amounts of money for high quality items.

Usually, consumers purchase fruits as gifts to people who are of higher status, such as the CEO of a company. A single apple can cost up to $3.

Melons are sometimes sold for $100 a piece. Last year, a couple of melons sold for more than $12,000. Konishi said that he is very happy and honored to be in possession of the grapes, calling them true gems.

This was the highest amount ever paid for grapes.

Law student cuts of lawyer’s manhood and flushes it down toilet because he had sex with his wife

Ikki Kotsugai 
By: Wayne Morin

A law student was arrested on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm after cutting off a lawyer's manhood because he had sex with his wife, according to police in Japan.

Now, 25-year-old Ikki Kotsugai of Tokyo, has been sentenced to serve 4 and a half years in prison after being convicted of causing grievous bodily harm for severing the manhood of the 43-year-old lawyer.

According to the police investigation, around 7:30 a.m., Kotsugai repeatedly beat the 43-year-old lawyer because he slept with his wife who works at the Minato Kyowa Law firm in Toranomon.

As the lawyer was on lying the floor in pain from the beating, Kotsugai unzipped his pants and cut off the private parts.

Kotsugai then took the severed organ and flushed it down the toilet. During questioning, Kotsugai admitted to the allegations, saying he was angry that lawyer was having an affair with his wife.

Kotsugai’s wife, who is the lawyer’s secretary, was present during the attack.

Worker in trouble after accidentally getting $50,000 paycheck instead of $500 before spending it all on drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A worker was arrested on a charge of receiving wrongful credit after being paid overpaid and using the cash on drugs and alcohol, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 43-year-old Steven Burke of North Yorks, has been ordered to repay the company 28,000 pounds ($36,260) after receiving accidentally being paid 44,660 pounds ($57,834) instead of 446.60 pounds ($577).

The judge has warned him that if he fails to repay the money, he will be sent to jail.

According to the police investigation, Burke received an extra $50,000 after his boss forgot to enter a decimal point during the payment of 446.60 pounds.

Burke, a former construction worker, spent 28,000 pounds on a new car, cocaine, alcohol and hotels. He also spent money on designer clothes and online gambling.

When questioned by police, Burke said that he thought he had been the victim of a cyber crime. The company asked him to return the money, but he ignored them.

The company managed to recover 15,000 pounds.

Man driving expensive Audi steals cash from woman at ATM because times are hard

Woman next to her Audi (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man who drives an Audi, was arrested on a charge of robbery after allegedly stealing cash from a woman at an ATM, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Brimscombe police said that they have arrested the 45-year-old man, who was not identified, after telling the woman that “times are hard” before grabbing her cash and driving away in his expensive luxury car.

He was charged with one count of robbery.

According to the police investigation, the 25-year-old woman withdrew cash from an ATM at the Brimscombe post office located on London Road, around 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.

She then noticed the suspect, who told her that “times are hard.” He then grabbed the money and bag from the woman, went into his Audi A4, and drove off.

The woman ran after the man, who threw out her bag, but kept the cash. He also repeatedly shouted “times are hard.”A man who drives an Audi, was arrested on a charge of robbery after allegedly stealing cash from a woman at an ATM, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Brimscombe police said that they have arrested the 45-year-old man, who was not identified, after telling the woman that “times are hard” before grabbing her cash and driving away in his expensive luxury car.

He was charged with one count of robbery.

According to the police investigation, the 25-year-old woman withdrew cash from an ATM at the Brimscombe post office located on London Road, around 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.

She then noticed the suspect, who told her that “times are hard.” He then grabbed the money and bag from the woman, went into his Audi A4, and drove off.

The woman ran after the man, who threw out her bag, but kept the cash. He also repeatedly shouted “times are hard.”

Tourists call police to get rid of spiders the size of dinner plates invading their recreational vehicle

The spider 
By: Feng Qian

Several tourists ran out of their recreational vehicle (RV) after it was invaded by several large spiders, according to police in Australia.

Queensland police said that the tourists complained of big, hairy and scary spiders, which were the size of large dinner plates.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday night. The tourists of France, flagged down two female police officers who were patrolling the area.

The tourists asked the officers for help with removing the spiders from their vehicle. The police officers followed the tourists to their RV, but found only one large spider.

However, police did find a long snake curled up on a bed. The spider and the snake were removed from the RV, and the tourists left the area.

12 people die of heatstroke after being stuck in traffic jam for hours

Traffic jam in Brebes 
By: Chan Yuan

A long traffic jam on a highway in Indonesia, caused the death of at least 12 people, according to police.

Brebes police said that the 12 victims have died from dehydration and exhaustion while sitting in traffic following holiday celebrations.

Traffic filled three lanes for several days in Java, as revelers made their way home. Residents called the road Brexit, combining the words Brebes and exit.

The traffic jam, which lasted for three days and stretched over 20 miles, was caused by road construction that blocked several lanes.

Most of the victims were elderly and died in hot cars, police said. One child died after being poisoned by a faulty exhaust pipe.

The daytime temperature on the highway was around 90 degrees. All deaths occurred on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Officials have set up a hotline for stranded drivers to call in a medical emergency, but they admitted that it would be impossible to reach them.

Hemi Pramuraharjo, who is the minister of transportation, admitted that he has no solution to the traffic jams.

Passengers shocked to see tall illegal immigrant popping out of suitcase at train station

Illegal immigrant popping out of suitcase 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Train passengers at a station in Switzerland, were shocked to see a tall man popping out of a closed suitcase that was on a platform, according to a video that was uploaded to the Internet.

Police said that the incident unfolded on Monday at the train station in Chiasso.

A border guard helped the 21-year-old man out of the suitcase before he was detained. The illegal immigrant of Eritrea, smuggled himself into the country via Italy.

A friend squeezed him into his suitcase in Milan, before leaving with him to Chiasso. After 45 minutes, the illegal immigrant began to cry and tried to get out of the suitcase.

The shocked passengers called the police who detained the man.

Police said that they received a tip from police in Italy, informing them of the illegal immigrant who boarded the train in a suitcase.

He has since been sent back to Italy, after being denied entry.

Man sets bunny rabbit on fire because it bit him

Manasseh Walker and Thumper 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after allegedly setting a bunny rabbit on fire because it bit him, according to police in Florida.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested 22-year-old Manasseh Walker, after being accused of setting the rabbit named Thumper on fire.

Walker was charged with one count of animal cruelty. He was booked into the Charlotte County jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police, witnesses saw Walker getting bitten by the rabbit, and moments later was seen chasing the bunny while it was on fire.

The rabbit is being treated for burns, but is expected to survive.

Teacher and youth baseball coach grabs boys’ behinds in Disney swimming pool

Nicholas Groth 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A youth baseball coach and teacher was arrested on a charge lewd and lascivious molestation after allegedly groping the behinds of three boys, according to police in Florida.

Kissimmee police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Groth of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, after being accused of repeatedly molesting the young boys as they were swimming in a pool at the Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Groth was charged with five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. He was booked into jail, and he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Sunday night. The victims are 7, 12, and 13 years old. Groth was at the resort for a baseball tournament with a team of young boys.

The victims told police that Groth was throwing a ball around in before grabbing their behinds. One of the boys told Groth to please stop, but he grabbed the child's behind several more times.

When questioned by a man at the pool, Groth said that he is a baseball coach and would never touch a child in such a manner.

When questioned by police, Groth said he was sorry and it was not his personality.

5 relatives keep autistic woman locked up in outdoor cage to sell her to men for sex

5 relatives kept autistic woman in cage for prostitution 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Five family members were arrested on a charge of human trafficking after allegedly keeping an autistic woman locked up in an outdoor cage and planned to use her as a prostitute, police in Louisiana said.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested Raylaine Knope, 40, Bridget Lambert, 19, Taylor Knope, 18, Jody Lambert, 21, and Terry Knope, 43, after being accused of keeping the 22-year-old woman in the backyard of their home.

They were all charged with human trafficking and cruelty to the infirm.

According to the police, officers received a call from a concerned citizen, reporting that people in a house on Rushing Lane,were holding a 22-year-old woman locked in a cage on the property.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the woman, who suffers from autism, living in a makeshift shelter, which consisted of a blue tarp over a cage similar to a dog kennel.

The woman was locked in the cage at night, in order to prevent her from leaving the property. She appeared to be malnourished, and suffered from numerous insect bites.

Inside the cage was a 5-gallon bucket in which she was forced to defecate in.

The family members conspired to transport the woman to a specific place with the intention of prostituting her to multiple men for money.

The 22-year-old woman was taken to a hospital, where she was assessed. The woman was placed in the care and custody of the Department of Adult Protective Services.

Teen finds dead body floating in river while looking for Pokemon

Shayla Wiggins 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A teen who was looking to find a Pokemon in a river, was shocked to find a dead body floating in the water, according to police in Wyoming.

19-year-old Shayla Wiggins Riverton, said that she found the body of a male floating in the Wind River while playing Pokemon Go on her cellphone.

She immediately called the police who recovered the body from the water.

Wiggins told investigators that when she woke up on Friday morning, she decided to play Pokemon Go, a game that promotes players to collect as many Pokemons as they can.

The Pokemons were all over Riverton, and she was trying to reach a Pokemon that was in a natural water source.

Wiggins jumped the fence to get to the Wind River in search of a Pokemon. As she was walking towards the bridge along the shore, she saw something in the water.

It took a second for her to realize that it was a body. It was floating about three feet from the shore and looked like a medium sized male body.

She saw a black shirt and black pants. She immediately called 911, and officers came very quickly. Detectives believe that the body had been there for less than 24 hours.

Wiggins was very scared and cried for a while.

Shopper leaves bag of cocaine on self checkout counter of supermarket

Bag of cocaine on self checkout counter 
By: Wayne Morin

Police urged the owner of a lost bag of cocaine to come forward and pick it up from their station, police in Colorado wrote on
Facebook.

The Aspen Police Department said that officers often get back to the office, only to find 11 donuts instead of 12 they bought at the store as either one was left behind or the driver took it as payment.

On Tuesday, a customer at a supermarket found that a person before them in the self-checkout lane, had actually left an entire bag behind.

Now granted that it is a really small bag and the scale couldn't even weigh it, but the person sure didn't buy this at the grocery store.

The owner of said bag probably really didn't mean to leave it behind, police said.

With the cost of the white powdery substances these days, probably somebody got home and spent the next 15 minutes going through their pockets, over and over, according to police.

“Now, we really try to take care of lost and found property like it is our own, putting a lot of effort into returning iPhones, wallets, passports, etc., but, if this is your property, we're going to leave it up to you to come and collect it,” police wrote on Facebook.

Man has sex with 15-year-old cousin after believing she is a grown woman because of her voluptuous hips

Couple in bed (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested after it was discovered that he was sleeping with his underage cousin.

27-year-old Nobert Chauke of Zimbabwe, who works as a taxi driver, said that he had consensual sex with his cousin.

Chauke told police that he was not aware that she was underage as “she has big hips and she looks like a woman.”

Chauke, who is married and his wife is pregnant, admitted to having sex with his 15-year-old cousin, but said that it was consensual.

Chauke was initially charged with rape, but the charge was changed following evidence presented in the court. WhatsApp messages indicated that the two had a consensual sexual relationship.

Attorneys Matshobana Ncube and Kucaca Phulu, who represent the taxi driver, told the court that the girl was close to her 16th birthday when they had sex.

They also told the court that their client is a young and unsophisticated man, who assumed that the girl was of the age of consent because of her full-figured body and big hips.

Chauke pleaded guilty to engaging in sex with a young person under the age of 16 years when he appeared before Gwanda regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza.

Chauke will be sentenced on a later date.

His attorneys asked the judge to give Chauke a suspended sentence as he was willing to perform 420 hours of community service so that he can continue working as he is the sole breadwinner in the family.

Store owner ignores armed robber and continues to serve customers

Said Ahmed serves customer near robber 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police in New Zealand, released a video, showing an armed robber being made into a fool.

The owner of a kebab shop stayed calm and messed with the mind of an armed robber when he finished serving his customers and then walked away without handing over money.

Surveillance footage released by the Canterbury police, shows Said Ahmed, preparing food for a customer at his Egyptian Kebab House in Christchurch, when the armed and masked robber entered his shop.

It was about 11:00 p.m., when Ahmed finished the order and handed it over to the customer. He then calmly turned around and walked to the kitchen, where he called police.

Shocked by Ahmed’s actions, the would-be robber just left without taking anything. Police are asking people for help in identifying the armed robber.

Man wearing skeleton costume steals erectile dysfunction drugs from pharmacy

Two of the suspects 
By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking to arrest a man who was wearing a skeleton costume while robbing a pharmacy.

Police said that the man in the costume and two accomplices, who were dressed in black, broke into two pharmacies in Dadeville, Alabama.

The men managed to steal thousands of dollars in erectile dysfunction medications from one location.

Police released photos of the suspects in hopes of identifying them.

Police said that the first theft took place at the Lakeshore Pharmacy, at around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.

The suspects managed to get into the pharmacy by breaking a window. One man went inside with a duffle bag and he crawled around the store looking for the loot.

However, he left after 10 minutes, as he could not find what he was looking for. A store representative said that the thief did not take anything, but he caused $2,000 worth of damage while his accomplices acted as lookouts.

The three men then went to the Lake Martin Pharmacy, about one mile away. There, the men stole $3,200 worth of Cialis pills for erectile dysfunction along with $250 worth of miscellaneous prescription drugs.

Dadeville Police Unit responded to an alarm call at pharmacies, but by the time they got there, the suspects were gone. A $1,000 reward offered to anyone who can identify the thieves.

Elephant dies at sanctuary one month after being rescued while giving rides to tourists for 60 years

Sao Noi 
By: Mahesh Sarin

It was supposed to be a happy ending for an elephant that was rescued from a company that used it to give rides to tourists.

However, just one month after being rescued, the elephant died.

The elephant named Sao Noi, spent its life giving rides to tourists in Thailand. Animal lovers and the staff of Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, worked hard to rescue the animal that they said was malnourished and was forced to work under difficult conditions.

After 60 years of taking people on tours in Sukhothai, the elephant finally retired at the Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary.

According to staff members, the elephant made friends with two other elephants named Boon Thong and Permpoon, and Sao Noi seemed to love its new environment.

Sadly, just one month after reaching the sanctuary, Sao Noi collapsed and died.

A funeral was held for the animal. A group of monks from a temple came to bless Sao Noi.

The elephant was buried in the forest, surrounded with pineapples, watermelons, bananas, corn and flowers.

Police officers allow citizens to throw pies in their faces

An officer getting a pie in his face 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) With tension growing against police officers in many cities, officers in New Mexico, went out to connect with residents.

Police officers of the Albuquerque Police Department, volunteered to get pies thrown in their faces on Friday, to raise money for a good cause.

APD agreed to participate in a fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). They raised money by having people throw pies in the faces of police officers.

The event was organized by a family after their son, 19-year-old Jacob Salazar, was killed. Salazar was killed six months ago, when a drunk driver crashed into him.

Salazar’s mother said that the MADD organization reached out to her and helped her during her difficult time of losing her son. She wanted to give back by raising money for the organization.

People paid $10 to throw and smear a pie onto the face of an officer at Friday's event, which raised about $300. Police officers agreed to participate in another such event, which will be held next week.


Sneaky customer steals keys from Outback Steakhouse employee and drives off with stolen truck

Joshua Ortega 
By: Feng Qian

A sneaky customer at an Outback Steakhouse stole keys to a truck from an employee and he drove off with the vehicle.

The thief also stole a cellphone from another employee, but the GPS from the phone led the employee to the stolen truck.

Christopher Martinez was working at the restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when 22-year-old Joshua Ortega, came in and took his keys and another worker's cellphone.

Martinez followed the phone’s GPS and located his pickup truck. He called police, but the thief left before police arrived.

When Martinez spotted the thief driving his truck a second time, he did not wait for police. Instead, he confronted Ortega, and demanded he get out of the truck.

Martinez said that when Ortega became aggressive and he feared for his life, he shot the thief in self-defense.

Ortega was hit in the arm, but was not seriously injured. He is facing charges of auto theft and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Ortega, who has a long criminal history, is being held on $12,500 bail.

Martinez, who has no criminal record, was also arrested, and he was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault.

Handcuffed inmates break out of locked cell and save life of jail guard who suffered heart attack

The inmate coming to aid the jail guard 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A prison guard is lucky to be alive thanks to the inmates he was supposed to keep locked up.

About eight prisoners of Texas, were in a locked holding cell in the basement of the District Court Building in Weatherford.

Their was only one guard assigned to oversee the group when he suddenly fell to the ground.

Realizing that the man had a heart attack, Nick Kelton, who is in jail for drug possession, and other inmates, knew that they had to act quickly to save the jail guard's life.

The inmates decided to risk their lives to leave the cell to save the man. They busted the locked jail cell door while they were shackled and went to help the man.

When they realized that the prison guard had no pulse, they began screaming for help and banged on doors in an effort to get the attention of someone in the building.

Deputies who were in a courtroom, heard the screaming and came running.

Kelton said that they were worried that officers will come in with their weapons drawn and shoot them for breaking out of the holding cell.

The officers admitted that they thought a fight had broken out and the prisoners had overtaken the guard, who had a gun and the keys.

However, video surveillance corroborated the inmates’ story that they were just trying to save the jail guards’ life.

The cell door that was busted down was fixed and reinforced so that inmates can never again bust out of it.

Man breaks into firehouse at 4:00 a.m. to put on firefighter’s pants and hat

Freddie Jess Sarenana 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested after he was found dressed in firefighter gear inside a firehouse.

Firefighters of Oregon, left their station to fight a forest fire.

When they returned, they met an expected visitor who was dressed in firefighter gear, sitting at a table and waiting for them to return.

According to Eugene police, 36-year-old Freddie Jess Sarenana used a rock to break a window at the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department’s East 33rd Avenue fire station around 4:00 a.m., and he climbed inside.

Police said that he then climbed on top of a fire truck and lied on the roof for a while. After climbing off of the truck, Sarenana put on a firefighter’s pants, belt and a hat.

Officials said that when Sarenana was arrested, they found methamphetamine in his possession.

He was charged with first-­degree criminal trespass, second-­degree criminal mischief and possession of methamphetamine. He was booked to the Lane County Jail.


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