Man flags down police officer to charge phone before getting arrested for holding stolen credit cards

Brendan Duffy 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man said that he wanted to call an Uber taxi, but the battery of his cellphone has died.

Brendan Duffy of Florida, decided to flag down a Pinellas police officer, who was driving on Gandy Boulevard, and asked him to charge his cellphone so that he can call Uber for a ride.

After the officer agreed to plug in and charge Duffy’s phone, he sat down on a nearby bench. Duffy then whipped out a pocket full of credit cards.

The officer took a closer look and realized that the cards had different names on them, and Duffy was arrested.

Jerrica May said that she received a call from police, who informed her that they found her debit card and they wanted to know if Duffy was authorized to use her card.

May told police that she did not realize she lost her debit card while she was at Kahuna Bar and Grille on Gandy Boulevard, until they called her.

She also informed the detective that Duffy did not have her permission to use her card.

Duffy was charged with theft and is being held on $150 bail.

Teenager kills himself after accidentally shooting his friend while they were playing with a gun in an alley

Marsavious Frazier and Daqarion Hunter 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Two families are mourning to loss of their teenage sons after a tragic accident.

Police said that three 17-year-old boys of Michigan, were playing with a gun in an alley in Kalamazoo on Monday night, before two of them were shot dead.

A witness told police that one of the teens was holding the gun when it accidentally went off and hit his friend. The teenager was horrified when he realized that he killed his close friend.

The distraught boy turned the gun on himself to commit suicide.

Police identified the teenage victims as Marsavious Frazier and Daquarion Hunter. Frazier’s father Jonathan, said that police informed him that his son was holding the gun at around 9:00 p.m., when he accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting his friend.

When police arrived, they found the friends lying dead next to each other.

Police determined that there was no argument or altercation before the shots were fired and that it has been a tragic accident.

“The young man thought there was no way out. He felt responsible for taking his friend’s life. In that moment of despair, he took his own life,” said Capt. Victor Ledbetter with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

He added that the third boy who witnessed the incident, held one of them as he died, “so this young man is going to need some prayers and some counseling,” Ledbetter said.

Hunter graduated from Loy Norrix High School in June, while Frazier was a student at Phoenix High School.

Man bulldozes neighbor's home while he was in jail for shooting in the air after feud spiraled out of control

John Higdon (left) and Edgar Dallas McLellan 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Two men in Tennessee, were arrested after a neighborly feud got out of control.

Police were called to a home in Drummonds, after witnesses heard gunshots.

Officers who arrived at the scene, learned that John Higdon, 48, fired shots in the air to scare his neighbor, Edgar Dallas McLellan, 57.

Higdon told officers that his neighbor sent five of his employees, who were dressed in camouflage clothes, to hide behind his home and to shine their flashlights at him.

Officers reached the area and they did not find anyone so they left.

When police received a second complaint at 11:00 p.m. that night, reporting that shots were being fired into the air, deputies returned to arrest Higdon.

At 2:00 a.m., while Higdon was in jail on charges of reckless endangerment, McLellan took a backhoe and began demolishing Higdon’s home.

Police then arrested McLellan on charges of aggravated criminal trespassing and felony vandalism.

Higdon’s brother, who also lived in the home that was destroyed, said that the house was built by their father 40 years ago. The house was so badly damaged that they can no longer live there.

Egyptian lawmaker calling on women to undergo genital mutilation because the country sells too much sexual stimulants for men

Couple illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A lawmaker in Egypt, is calling on women to support their husbands by demanding less sex.

Lawmaker Elhamy Agina said that men in his country are “sexually weak” and they cannot meet their wives’ demands in the bedrooms.

Even though the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, was banned from the country, many people still undergo the procedure.

Agina is asking women to support their men by undergoing the procedure in order to reduce their sexual desires.

The politician said that men in Egypt are “among the biggest consumers of sexual stimulants that only the weak consume.”

Under the current law, those who practice FGM, can be sentenced to jail terms of between three months and two years.

Some lawmakers are now seeking to increase the jail terms. They also want to add jail terms with hard labor if the procedure leads to the death or permanent physical disability of the women who chose to undergo the procedure despite the ban.

Mother-in-law pours acid over pregnant daughter-in-law’s stomach to kill unborn baby

S. Girija 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was hospitalized after suffering severe burns on her body after being attacked by her mother-in-law.

The woman told police that her mother-in-law and her sister-in-law poured acid over her stomach to kill the unborn baby.

27-year-old S. Girija was attacked in Nellore, India, after an astrologer predicted that she was going to give birth to a baby girl.

Her in-laws were upset because Girija and her husband already have an 18-month-old daughter and they wanted a grandson, not another granddaughter.

Some people who come from rural or traditional backgrounds, believe female children are worth less than boys.

Police are looking for the mother-in-law and her daughter who committed the crime. While they are on the run, police have arrested the victim’s husband and his father as part of their attempted murder investigation.

The victim is recovering at the hospital after suffering burns to 30 percent of her body. Police did not disclose the condition of the unborn baby.

Gas station employees calls police on rapper for only having a $100 bill to pay for candy bar he ate

Joseph Guillermo Jones aka rapper Jim Jones 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A rapper got into trouble when he wanted to buy candy, but he only had a $100 bill.

40-years-old Joseph Guillermo Jones, who is known as rapper Jim Jones of New York, walked into a gas station convenience store with a friend.

He grabbed a candy bar from a shelf, he opened it and began eating the sweet. Jones then walked up to the counter with a $100 bill to pay for the item.

However, employees informed Jones that they do not have change for such a large bill. The problem was that Jones did not have smaller bills and since he had already consumed the food, he was unable to walk away.

Jones asked the employees to get change. When they said that they were unable to do so, he asked what he was supposed to do, but they did not have a solution.

One employee stated that Jones can be charged with a crime for consuming the candy bar without paying for it.

However, Jones responded by saying that it would only be a crime if he did not have money, but he had money and he was trying to pay.

Jones then suggested that the employees can call police, “maybe they would have change,” he said. A friend took video of the incident, which showed that a police officer came to the scene.

At the end of the video, Jones did not explain how the issue was resolved, but he did say that he “had a blast.”

Male model works as disfigured Halloween extra after botched nose job

Ellowe Alviso before and after 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A handsome man lost his good looks and his great career after a botched nose and chin job.

The man of the Philippines, was looking to get a more “westernized look” when he went to a nurse to get injections.

24-year-old Ellowe Alviso from Manilla, had been featured as a model in many catalogs and he dreamed of becoming a professional catwalker.

Sadly, in his quest to look better and have a greater chance to live his dream, Alviso became disfigured.

Alviso said that he can now only find work as a dressed up Halloween extra.

The horror for Alviso, began when he visited transsexual beautician Euge Edward Udangan, who claimed to be a nurse.

He paid P500 ($10.70) for the beautician to put collagen into his nose and chin, but instead, he was injected with a mixture of wax, sealant and petroleum jelly.

Within weeks of the treatment, his nose and chin became infected. He was left with horrific scars.

Alviso underwent seven operations, but he was left with a permanent scar in the center of his nose and chin.

Police are now looking to arrest Udangan, who has gone into hiding after the botched procedure.

Teacher claims she was drugged and raped after allowing young teens to lick and fondle her chest

Lindsey Ann Radomski 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teacher who showed off her new breast implants to young teens, believes that she was drugged and raped at a party.

The yoga teacher of Arizona, was at a party when she became drunk and showed off her new breast implants to kids.

According to prosecutors, 33-year-old Lindsey Ann Radomski of Scottsdale, took the boys to a hotel room after the party, and she allowed them to fondle and lick her.

The boys are said to be between 11 and 15 years old.

However, Radomski's high-profiled attorneys, said that she was sexually assaulted by the boys after an 18-year-old man slipped a date rape drug into her drink during the party.

Radomski remembers kissing the 18-year-old man, but she has no memory of the rest of the night, and she does not remembers being with the boys who played with her.

A 15-year-old boy told police that when six other boys left the room, the teacher performed sex acts on him.


Boy kills 10 birds by breaking their necks

Feeding a pigeon (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A boy was arrested on a charge of endangering animals after allegedly killing ten birds at a campsite, according to police in Canada.

Kingston police said that they have arrested the 17-year-old boy, who was not identified, after the owner of the campsite found him in a chicken coop along with the dead birds.

In court, the boy pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of injuring or endangering animals. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

The boy was released to the custody of his parents.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at the Rideau Acres Campground on Cunningham Road on Saturday.

Around 9:00 p.m., the owner of the campsite went into the bird coop to check on them. He was shocked to see the boy holding a dead chicken and pigeons in his hands.

He then saw another eight dead birds on the ground. All birds died of broken necks.

4-year-old boy has big smile on his face as mother took him to fire station with toilet seat stuck on his head

Luca with toilet seat on his head 
By: Chan Yuan

A young boy in the United Kingdom, was rushed to a fire station after he spent too much time in the bathroom trying to get a toilet seat off his head.

A mother identified as Nicola of Barnsley, said that the incident unfolded on Monday around 1:30 p.m.

4-year-old Luca decided to play with the toilet seat, but at some point, it got stuck on his head. He showed his mother, and she drove him to the nearest fire station to get help.

When Luca arrived at the fire station, he had a big smile on his face. Firefighters were more than happy to help the boy, and the toilet seat was removed.

Luca was very relieved that the toilet seat was finally off from his head, firefighters said.

Mother calls police and asks them to babysit her son because she wants to go on vacation

Babysitting child (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Police warned a mother that dialing 999 is for emergencies only after she called them to ask officers to babysit her son, according to police in the United Kingdom.

22-year-old Rhiannon Overton of Wymondham, who works as a police dispatcher for about a year, said that she already got a large number of unusual calls.

Most of the time, drunk people call because they want a taxi and have no money. Some homeless people want to be arrested because they do not have a place to stay.

Overton revealed that several male callers asked for her phone number or if they could go out on dates. The strangest called was from a mother whose son did not want to go on vacation.

She called 999, and asked officers to babysit her son until she gets back home. When Overton said that police cannot watch her son, she asked what she was supposed to do.

Nude man smears his feces on car

Dirty car (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of criminal damage after allegedly smearing his feces on a someone’s car, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The Ealing Metropolitan Police Service said that they have arrested the man, who was not identified, after being seen smearing feces on the car.

According to the police, officers were called on Wednesday around 11:30 a.m., on a report of a naked man in the Copenhagen Gardens.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, observed the naked man smearing feces on a car that did not belong to him and on surrounding objects.

Officers ordered the man to put on his clothes, and when he refused, he was arrested. Police said that the suspect will undergo a mental health evaluation before he is brought to court.

“A naked male was arrested for criminal damage in South Acton after allegedly smearing rubbish and human feces over a parked car and surrounding areas,” police wrote on Twitter.

Woman volunteers to have her finger cut off and eaten by group of cannibals

Shelby Neuens 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Several men have been arrested after being accused of cutting off the finger of a woman who volunteered her blood for human consumption, according to police in Wisconsin.

Brown County police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Jonathan Schrap and Preston Hyde, after being accused of cutting off the finder of 27-year-old Shelby Neuens.

According to the police investigation, Schrap, Hyde, Neuens, and Nick Laabs, met on Saturday morning, and they spoke about drinking human blood.

Neuens offered her blood for the group of men. Schrap used a machete to make a cut on Neuens’ arm. He then drank her blood.

The group then began talking about cutting off a finger. Again, Neuens volunteered, telling the men that they could cut off her little finger.

She told police that she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time, and the entire incident was recorded.

Schrap then cut off her finger and placed it in a freezer. He promised to cook and eat it later. The men then used a blowtorch to stop the bleeding.

Neuens went home to her boyfriend and showed him her injuries. The boyfriend’s mother heard the story, and forced Neuens to go to the emergency room.

Doctors at the Saint Mary’s Hospital called the police.

When police arrived at the scene, Neuens became angry and told officers that nobody should be charged because she volunteered herself to the cannibals.

Man throws raw eggs one hundred times on his neighbor's house

Jason Kozan 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of inducing panic after being accused of throwing raw eggs on his neighbor's house many times, according to police in Ohio.

Euclid police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Jason Kozan, after being accused of harassing his neighbor over an extended period of time.

In court, Kozan pleaded guilty to one count of inducing panic.

He was sentenced to 6 months in prison, which was suspended. Kozan was placed on 18 months of probation, and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000.

According to the criminal complaint, 86-year-old Albert Clemens Sr. called police after someone repeatedly threw eggs at his home.

Clemens suspected Kozan and lived in fear until his neighbor moved away. Since Kozan moved away, the egg attacks stopped.

Kozan initially denied the allegations, saying he was not responsible for the egg throwing. He then changed his mind and pleaded guilty.

67-year-old pastor shoots and kills 80-year-old pastor during argument about religion

Ted Merchant 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) An elderly pastor was shot and killed by another pastor, who is disabled, during an argument about religious, according to police in Illinois.

The Chicago Police Department said that they have arrested 67-year-old Ted Merchant, after being accused of killing 80-year-old Allen Smith.

In court, Merchant pleaded not guilty to a one count of first-degree murder. He was booked into jail, and he is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded early on Monday morning. Smith and Merchant were in the backyard of Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach, and they talked about Bible passages.

Suddenly, Merchant pulled out a gun and shot Smith several times. Smith died at the scene. Merchant fled in his motorized scooter, but was later arrested.

Witnesses at the scene said that Merchant was trying to set up his own ministry and attracted a following while Smith held services at the senior citizen center.

Smith and Merchant often argued about religion, and members of the senior citizen center do not know what led to the shooting.

Man asks prostitute for sex in front of his 2-year-old son

Oscar Vega 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of prostitution after allegedly asking a prostitute for sex in front of his child, according to police in Florida.

West Palm Beach said that they have arrested 28-year-old Oscar Vega, after he asked an undercover police officer who was posing as a prostitute, for sex in exchange for cash.

Vega was charged with prostitution and child neglect. According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded early on Saturday morning.

Vega was with his 2-year-old son when he approached the police officer and asked her for sex in exchange for money. Vega was among 21 other people who were arrested during the sting operation.

Earlier this week, a police officer was arrested on a charge of misconduct after allegedly having sex with a prostitute while he was on duty, according to police in New Jersey.

Greenwich Township police said that they have arrested 42-year-old William H. Dick III, after being accused of calling the prostitute and trying to convince her to recant her story.

Dick has been charged with misconduct and witness tampering.

McDonald's offering free apartments for new workers

McDonald’s store location (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) In a desperate search for new employees, McDonald's is offering free apartments for those who are willing to flip burgers all day.

McDonald’s has made the generous offer as Hungary is facing a shortage in workers.

The unemployment rate is so low that companies are offering all types of benefits to new employees or order to attract quality workers.

In addition to free housing, the company announced that it will also offer free food to new employees. McDonald’s is not the only company that is getting hit by the labor shortage.

Supermarket chain Lidl, has announced a wage increase of 20 percent to anyone willing to work at the cashier.

600 marijuana plants worth $1 million found at licensed day care facility

Marijuana plants at day care center 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after hundreds of marijuana plants were found growing in the yard of a day care facility, according to police in Connecticut.

West Haven police said that they got a call about suspicious activity at the day care center located at 159 Norfolk Street.

The day care is registered under Rosalee Miller. On Friday, police entered the yard, where they found 600 marijuana plants worth about $1 million.

State inspectors called the police when they were denied access behind a tall wooden fence in the yard. The 600 plants were around 8 feet tall each.

The city inspectors shut down the facility and the child care license was suspended. Police are looking to charge those responsible for the marijuana plants with child endangerment among other offenses.

Two women find live worms in their McDonald’s burgers

Burger (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) McDonald's launched an investigation after two women in Kentucky, reported finding live worms in their burgers in two separate incidents.

Madison Stephens of Mayfield, said that she went to McDonald's on Sunday, to purchase food for herself on her 1-year-old child.

As she was about to bite into her burger, a live worm fell out.

In another incident that unfolded on Tuesday, Lacey Jo Lovett of Draffenville, bought a burger for herself, but found a live worm inside.

Stephens notified McDonald’s, and she received a $10 gift card.

The owner of the McDonald's, Michael Love, said that an inspection by health officials did not uncover any problems.

United States Postal Service hit with lawsuit for not firing mailman who entered homes and grabbed women

Robert J. Taitano 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) The United States Postal Service (USPS) was hit with a lawsuit after at least 12 women were attacked by the same mailman, according to court documents in Washington.

58-year-old Robert J. Taitano of Tacoma, is serving time in prison after being convicted of assault with sexual motivation and criminal trespass.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender. Meosha Turner told the court that Taitano came inside her home without permission.

He entered through the front door while Turner was in the bathroom. When questioned by Turner about why he was in the house, he had no answer.

Turner ordered him to leave, but he refused. He eventually left the home after she grabbed a knife from the kitchen. Turner called police who discovered that at least 12 women filed complaints against Taitano for 12 years.

The United States Postal Service did nothing to stop Taitano.

Taitano eventually lost his job, but was later reinstated.

Taintano then continued to harass and sexually assaulted women along his route. He grabbed women and made unwanted sexual comments.

Taitano was sentenced to serve four months in jail.


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