Man destroys his own home by cutting down neighbor's tree because it ruined his car causing it to fall on his house

Raymond Mazzarella 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man ended up destroying his own home by cutting down his neighbor’s tree because it was ruining his car, according to police in Pennsylvania.

Luzerne County police said that they have arrested 51-year-old Raymond Mazzarella, for beating his neighbor with a baseball bat after cutting down his neighbor's tree, which ended up falling on his own home.

Mazzarella has been charged with assault and harassment. He was booked into the Luzerne County jail, and his bail was set at $10,000.

According to the police investigation, Mazzarella took a chainsaw and cut a tree in his neighbor's yard on Saturday afternoon.

Mazzarella complained that the tree’s branches were over his car, and ruined it. When he cut the tree, it fell on a part of his own apartment building.

Officials of the Department of Buildings, condemned the home and the residents were evacuated because the foundation shifted.

Mazzarella was taken to a hospital. After he was released, he confronted a neighbor and punched him. The neighbor pulled a stun gun to protect himself.

In response, Mazzarella hit him with a baseball bat.

Dogs kill their 83-year-old neighbor and eat 70 percent of his body after he dumped garbage in container

Angry dogs (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video)Police launched an investigation after two dogs went into the yard of an elderly man and killed him before eating his body, according to police in Florida.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that the dogs belonging to Lephus Felton, went into the yard of 83-year-old Michael Downin, and killed him.

The dogs then dragged Downin into their own yard, where they ate 70 percent of his body. Police have seized a total of four dogs from the property.

Felton claims that Downin provoked the dogs before he was killed.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded around 4:00 p.m. on Friday, when Downin went to throw garbage into a dumpster.

Witnesses called the police after seeing the dogs eating the body. By the time officer arrived at the scene, they already ate a large part of the man’s body.

Police said that Downin was dismembered and barely recognizable. Several months ago, a neighbor called the police to report animal cruelty.

The neighbor reported that the dogs were kept in small cages and were living in filth. Felton was also accused of punching his dogs with a closed fist.

When investigators arrived at the scene, there was no filth present and the dogs appeared to be in good health. Neighbors described Downin as a happy man who always smiled.

Felton claims that his dogs never attacked anyone, and they are only trained to protect his yard. He also said that his dogs attack when they are teased.

The police will kill all four dogs.

85-year-old man offers woman in Publix $20 to grope her chest

Woman shopping in store (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

Police were called to a Publix in Florida, after an elderly man offered a woman money in exchange for groping her chest, according to police.

The Lady Lake Police Department have been called to Publix, after 85-year-old James Deward Chaska, made an indecent proposal to a young woman.

He was banned from the Publix, and was told that if he ever returns, he will be arrested for trespassing.

According to the police investigation, Chaska had been riding on a motorized wheelchair in the bottled water section of the store on Bichara Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, when he motioned to the woman to come close to him.

Chaska grabbed her hand and offered her $20 if she allowed him to grope her chest. The woman walked away. The woman alerted the manager who called the police.

When the police spoke to Chaska, he said that he just made a joke. The store manager told police that numerous women already complained about unwanted touching by Chaska.

Man cuts his fiancee because she refused to give him second good night kiss

Rudolph Battaglia 
By: Chan Yuan

A man who was angry that his fiancee refused to give him a second good night kiss, was arrested after he took a piece of broken glass and cut her, according to police in Florida.

Palm Beach police said that they have arrested 59-year-old Rudolph Battaglia, after being accused of threatening to cut his girlfriend's private parts and kill her because she refused to give him a good night kiss.

Battaglia has been charged with count of aggravated battery.

He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and his bail has been set at $10,000.

According to the police investigation, on Friday night, Battaglia became furious after his fiancee refused to kiss him good night, saying that she had already given him one.

In response, Battaglia threw the 54-year-old woman on a bed and broke a glass decoration. He then grabbed a broken piece of glass while threatening to cut her private parts and kill her.

The woman suffered a cut on her left thumb.

Police officers chase 10-year-old boy with guns drawn after mistaking him for armed robbery suspect

Legend Preston (left) Casey Joseph Robinson 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young boy was left traumatized after police in New Jersey, ran after him with their guns drawn.

10-year-old Legend Preston of Newark, said that while shooting hoops, his ball rolled onto the street.

Suddenly, he saw a few police officers running after him with their guns drawn.

The fifth grader, who is tall for his age, said that he thought that the officers were coming after him because he went on the road without looking if cars were coming.

The terrified boy ran into an alley and towards his home, and officers chased after him. The boy’s neighbors who witnessed the incident, quickly formed a human shield to protect the boy from officers.

When neighbors told police that the boy was just 10 years old, officers realized that they were after the wrong person.

Police said that the officers were looking for a robbery suspect when they spotted Preston, “who fit the description.”

Officers admitted to having their guns out, but they denied pointing them at the child.

Officers later arrested their wanted suspect, who was identified as 20-year-old Casey Joseph Robinson. He was charged with armed robbery.

Cool teacher records rap song welcoming his new 4th grade students

Dwayne Reed 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) For most children, after a long summer vacation, going back to school is hard.

One teacher in Illinois, was trying to make his students excited about coming back to school by recording a special rap song for them.

Instead of sending out the standard “Welcome Back” letter, the teacher, Dwayne Reed, send out a rap song with a video to his 4th grade students.

Reed, who is a first year teacher at Jane Stenson Elementary School in Chicago, expects his students to work hard, but he wants to make learning fun.

Reed created a website, where kids can download his song. His rap video was posted to YouTube, where it went viral.


91-year-old man shoots thug who tried to rob him

Gun (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A thief attempted to take advantage of a man’s weakness due to his advanced age, but was shocked to discover that the victim was armed.

Police in Michigan, were called to the Rite Aid on Gratiot near Nine Mile, which is located across from a police station, after a man was shot while trying to rob an elderly man.

The 91-year-old man told Detroit police that after coming out of his car, the suspect approached him in a threatening manner.

The elderly man told police that when he noticed that the suspect pointed something at him, he warned him that he was armed.

However, the man in his 30’s did not take the 91-year-old man seriously, and he kept coming closer in an apparent attempt to rob him.

That is when the elderly man pulled his concealed weapon and fired one shot. The suspect was hit in the neck.

The would-be-robber managed to flee from the scene, but was soon caught by police. The suspect was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries before being arrested.

Police said that the elderly man who had a license to carry the concealed weapon, acted in self-defense.

Drunk man acts like a gorilla and runs around growling in public while pleasuring himself

Timothy Cook 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police in Ohio, responded to a call of two drunk men in public on Friday.

Witnesses at the Giant Eagle Plaza in Warren, said that one of the men were acting very strangely and both were removing their clothes.

Officers found 32-year-old Timothy Cook, sweating profusely and acting like a gorilla.

Before police arrived, Cook allegedly entered the License Bureau and waved his arms around. He then exited the business and began pleasuring himself on the sidewalk.

Once he left, the License Bureau locked their doors due to safety concerns.

According to police, when officers arrived, Cook was down on all fours, growling, punching concrete and jumping up and down, screaming incoherently.

Cook was detained and an ambulance was called to transport him to Trumbull Memorial Hospital before he was arrested.

Cook and his friend, Osmond LeMasters, 24, were charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

McDonald's recalls Happy Meals fitness bands after batteries burned kids

A child with a burn from a fitness band battery 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Thousands of children were delighted with the McDonald's Happy Meals fitness bands, which came free with their meals.

However, the children will now have to part with the toys as it is being recalled.

McDonald's has announced that they are recalling millions of fitness bands after receiving complaints from parents that the batteries inside the toys left burn marks on their children’s hands.

The fast-food chain has now stopped distributing the bands in Happy Meals.

The recall included 29 million bands in the United States, and 3.6 million in Canada.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, McDonald's, which is based in Oak Brook, Illinois, received over 70 reports of children suffering burns and blisters.

Registered sex offender is granted custody of teenage stepdaughters

 
By: Feng Qian

A father is furious after a judge refused to grant him custody of his children, but instead, placed them in the care of a registered sex offender.

The father, who was not identified, filed for custody of his daughters, who are 15 and 17 years old, after learning that his former wife allowed the registered sex offender to move into her home.

The Nebraska Supreme Court heard how the stepfather sexually assaulted a teenage girl for two years while he was married to her mother.

The stepfather was convicted of first-degree sexual assault and sexual assault of a child. In 2004, he spent four years behind bars.

The mother of the girls told the court that she established “precautions” to keep her daughter's safe.

The rules include a dress code for the girls. They have to change clothes in private, they have shower schedules and she placed locks on bathroom doors.

A therapist for the girls, said that although she did not speak to the stepfather, the girls never reported any “grooming behaviors” from their stepfather.

The therapist acknowledged that the girls reported “angry outbursts” from their stepfather.

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the sex offender can live with the young girls as the biological father “failed to produce enough evidence to show that the stepfather poses a risk to his daughters.”

The judge wrote that the sex offender “had volunteered for extensive rehabilitation during his incarceration after he was ineligible for parole.

The judge took into account that the sex offender has not been investigated for any sexual wrongdoing since his previous offense.

“He expressed remorse and exhibited a highly positive response to treatment,” the judge wrote.

Doctors remove 40 knives from police officer’s stomach after he developed cravings for metal

The blades (left) Jarnail Singh 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Doctors in india, said that they were baffled by the large amount of knives they found in a man’s stomach.

42-year-old Jarnail Singh, who works as a Punjab police officer, was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain and weakness.

A team of surgeons were shocked when x-rays revealed 40 foldable knives in his stomach. The father of two children said that he consumed all 40 knifes in just two months after developing cravings for metal.

Singh underwent surgery. It took doctors five hours to painstakingly remove the blades without injuring the patient.

Doctors said that some of the blades were open while others were broken. Some were already rusty.

The surgery went well and doctors showed off the large amount of knives they collected from Singh’s stomach.

Although the police officer promised to stay away from blades, doctors said that they will not release him from the hospital until he sees a psychiatrist, who will determine his mental state.



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