Man charged with sexual assault for touching woman’s backside walks free after telling judge he just wanted to take money from her back pocket

Crowded trains (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after touching the backside of a woman on a crowded train, according to police in Japan.

Osaka police said that they have arrested the man, who was not identified, after the woman filed a complaint with the police about being touched inappropriately during her afternoon commute home from work.

Now, a judge has dismissed the sexual assault charge after the defendant claimed he just wanted to steal the woman's wallet and did not have any sexual intent.

Prosecutors told the judge that the defendant was willing to admit to stealing as the penalties for theft is less than for sexual assault.

The defendant told the court that he was on a crowded train at the Osaka Loop Line around 4:00 p.m., when he attempted to steal something from another passenger.

However, just as he reached out, the train began to tremble, causing his hand to strike the woman’s backside. The woman told police that the defendant touched her backside for more than 30 seconds.

Prosecutors were seeking a two-year prison sentence for the sexual assault charge while a conviction for theft usually involves just getting a fine.

Boy with Down syndrome suffers burns and bruises after getting trapped in working dryer

Riley Gedge-Duffy with Teddy 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A young boy with Down syndrome in Ireland, is lucky to be alive after a dog alerted his parents that he was stuck in a working dryer.

5-year-old Riley Gedge-Duffy of County Down, suffered burns and bruises after climbing into the dryer in his home.

The dryer was then turned on as nobody knew that the boy was inside. 42-year-old Aaron Duffy said that their dog Teddy, immediately sprang into action.

Teddy first ran upstairs and started barking to get the attention of Riley’s mother. The dog barked like crazy, and ran back and forth to the dryer.

Riley’s mother Gillian and Aaron, went to the dryer and realized that their son’s iPad was turning inside. They immediately shut off the dryer and pulled out their son.

Riley was in the dryer for about five minutes. Riley’s mother poured cold water on him, and he was taken to the Ulster Hospital.

Riley suffered burns as well as bruises on the head. He is said to be in good condition.

Actress falsely accuses elderly neighbor of having sex with her pig after luring it with donuts

Pig (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of bestiality after a neighbor accused him of having sex with her pig, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 54-year-old Sharon Hamilton of Tregolls, has been ordered to compensate her neighbor, 73-year-old Anton Barkhuysen, after a judge ruled that she made up the story about him having sex with her pig.

According to the police investigation, Hamilton and Barkhuysen, who are neighbors, had an ongoing dispute over property that lasted more than five years.

One day, Hamilton called the police to report that Barkhuysen lured her pig with donuts and had sex with it.

Hamilton, who is an actress, even followed Barkhuysen to church, where she told everyone that the elderly man had sex with her pig.

Barkhuysen was arrested, but police eventually dropped the charge after realizing that Hamilton made up the story.

The judge has ordered Hamilton to give Barkhuysen 32,080 pounds ($39,532) for false imprisonment, harassment and slander.

Barkhuysen told the court that most people did not believe the actress, but some did. Hamilton was also ordered to pay Barkhuysen’s legal bills in the amount of 200,000 pounds ($247,000).

Family dog caught eating women’s socks after defecating one while relieving itself in back yard

Cute dog (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother in the United Kingdom, revealed that she solved the mystery of her missing socks after several months of finding odd socks around the home.

37-year-old Kathryn Danby of Leadgate, said that her 5-month-old dog George, developed a habit of swallowing women’s socks.

Over the course of several months, the mother of two children found odd socks around the house. One day, when she went to clean up the mess that her dog left in the back yard, she noticed that George had defecated a sock.

That is when she realized that her dog was to blame for the missing socks.

At first, Danby could not figure out from where the dog gets all the socks as it is not allowed into their bedrooms, but one day George was seen sticking its head into the washing machine.

George consumed the socks of 4-year-old Kathryn and 12-year-old Millie. For an unknown reason, the dog did not consume the socks belonging to 42-year-old Mark.

One day, the dog was sick and vomited.

George was taken to the Prince Bishop Veterinary Hospital, where a vet took X-rays, showing that a sock was stuck on its stomach.

The dog underwent surgery and the sock was removed. Vet Gemma Taylor advised Danby to use a muzzle to stop the dog from eating socks in the future.

Danby estimated that the dog ate around 15 pairs of socks.

Monkey drinks Coca-Cola stolen from a tourist

Monkey drinking Coke 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A monkey was recorded enjoying a can of Coca-Cola while sitting on top of a tree in Vietnam, according to a video that was uploaded to the Internet.

The incident unfolded at Monkey Island, which is located in Cat Ba Island.

On the island, there are signs warning tourists not to feed the monkeys. Some tourists ignore the signs and some monkeys steal food.

On Friday, as a tourist was watching a monkey while drinking Coke, the animal swooped in and stole the can. The monkey then climbed a tree and drank the soft drink.

Several monkeys looked on as one of their own drank from the can like a pro. The tourist managed to record the entire incident.

He then uploaded the video to the Internet, where it went viral.

Husband and wife survives 6 months in wilderness by eating snake

Snake (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A couple in Canada, went on a camping trip that lasted for six months, during which they lived on fish and wildlife.

Juan Pablo Quinonez and Jennifer Ford took along a canoe, which they used to catch fish from the Bloodvein River.

The couple revealed that some days were difficult to get food in the Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park. On those days, they drank tea.

One day, they were extremely hungry, and when a snake slithered near them, they decided to kill it and eat it. Ford said that the snake tasted like chicken.

Their diet consisted of fish and wild rice. On some days, they picked blueberries, hazelnuts, cattails, and arrowhead plants.

Both lost a lot of weight over their six month adventure. The couple admitted that being alone for so long tested their relationship, but in the end, the trip drew them closer.

Elderly man sells horse meat to police officers for $7 per pound

Manuel Coto-Martinez 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on a charge of selling illegal horse meat after allegedly selling horse meat to undercover police officers, according to police in Florida.

Miami police said that they have arrested 70-year-old Manuel Coto-Martinez, following a raid on a horse slaughterhouse located at 13202 NW 182nd Street.

If convicted, Coto-Martinez faces up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $300,000. Police launched an investigation after several horse carcasses were dumped near the slaughterhouse.

Undercover police officers then posed as a husband and wife, and met with Coto-Martinez. When he sold the two horse meat for $7 per pound, he was arrested.

In the past, Coto-Martinez was fined for improperly running a pig slaughterhouse at the property.

Boy finds crying baby stuffed in Nike shoe box on porch of home

The baby girl 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a boy found a baby girl abandoned on the porch of a home, according to police in New York.

Long Island police said that the parents of the 14-year-old boy called 911 after he found the crying baby wrapped in a blanket and stuffed inside a Nike shoe box.

The 14-year-old boy told police that he heard a baby crying on the porch and went to investigate. He was shocked to see the 6-week-old girl wrapped in a blanket and inside the shoe box.

The person who left her there also placed a bottle of milk beside the shoe box. The baby was taken to the Southside Hospital, where she is said to be in good condition.

So far, police were unable to locate the child’s mother, and no arrests have been made.

Truck drivers thrown in jail after police mistook baking soda for cocaine

Wendell Harvey and Gale Griffin 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Two truck drivers of Draper, Utah, are very angry after spending months behind bars for no reason.

Wendell Harvey and his wife Gale Griffin spent two and a half months in jail after police mistook baking soda for cocaine.

They two were only released from jail after their attorney demanded a new test and it showed that the white substance was baking soda.

The incident unfolded while they were driving in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Police stopped the truck and began a search. They found three bags filled with baking soda and tested them.

Officers told the couple that the test results revealed that the substance was cocaine with an estimated value of $300,000.

Harvey and Griffin told police that they transport explosives for the U.S. military and have top security clearance, but officers did not care.

The two truck drivers were charged with trafficking in cocaine and were booked into jail. Their bail was set at $10,000 each.

Unable to post bail, they remained in jail.

After two and a half months, Harvey and Griffin’s attorney demanded a new test on the substance, and it revealed that the white substance was just baking soda.

The charges were dropped and the couple was released from jail.

The couple are no longer allowed to work with the U.S. military as they lost their security clearance as a result of the false drug charge.

Car hits deer sending it flying into pedestrian and breaking his bones

Deer (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

Police launched an investigation after a man suffered broken bones as a result of being hit by a flying deer, according to police in Tennessee.

Clarksville Police said that the incident unfolded on Thursday around 5:30 p.m., as 57-year-old Rae J. Martin was driving her 2004 Pontiac Montana on Dover Road.

A deer ran into the road, and the woman’s vehicle hit the animal. The deer went airborne as a result of the impact before landing on a pedestrian.

36-year-old Robert C. Hayes suffered broken bones and he was taken to the Tennova Healthcare for treatment. Martin did not suffer any injuries, but her vehicle was damaged.

No charges have been filed.

Daycare operator hangs 1-year-old child before hitting three people with her car and threatening to jump off bridge

Children being watched at the Uptown Daycare 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) The owner of a daycare facility in Minnesota, was arrested after allegedly hanging a child in her care before going on a crime spree.

Minneapolis police said that they have arrested 42-year-old Nataliia M. Karia, after being accused of hanging the 1-year-old child upside down, hitting three people with her car and threatening to jump off a bridge.

Karia is currently in a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

According to the police investigation, Karia is the owner and operator of the Uptown Daycare, which is located in the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue S.

She has a license, and her home was approved for 12 children.

Karia said that she is trained in first aid and CPR, and has a luxury home with a large fenced yard just steps away from the Lake of the Isles that has been remodeled for the safety of children.

On Friday morning, parents were shocked to see the 1-year-old child hanging upside down in Karia’s home. They called the police, and Karia fled before officers arrived.

Karia was seen driving away from her home in a gold minivan.

She ran over a man and then hit a cyclist. Both victims suffered bone fractures and scrapes. They were taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where they were treated and released.

The woman then struck a car that was driven by 33-year-old Nicole Thomas. Thomas, who is five months pregnant, was taken to a hospital and released.

About 20 minutes later, Karia was spotted on the Park Avenue Overpass on Interstate 94, where she was threatening to jump onto the highway.

Several bystanders detained her until police took her into custody.

Campers drink their own urine to stay alive after getting lost in desert

Aaron Morganstein and Mariya Mitkova 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Two people of California, got lost in the desert after getting out of their car to take pictures, according to police.

33-year-old Aaron Morganstein and 27-year-old Mariya Mitkova left their home in Los Angeles, around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

They told family members that they were heading to the Joshua Tree National Park or the Imperial Sand Dunes.

When the two did not return to their home in the 2200 block of Shoredale Avenue near Elysian Park, their family members filed a missing person's report and organized a search.

A $25,000 reward was offered for information leading to their whereabouts. They were located near the U.S. Mexican border on Friday.

Both were in good health.

Morganstein and Mitkova told police that they were at the Imperial Sand Dunes on Sunday, when they left their car to take photos.

They then got lost and spent five days walking in the desert.

They had no food and little water. They survived by drinking their own urine.

During the five days, the couple saw helicopters and tried to make a fire to get the attention of the pilots, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

On Friday, the couple found a cell tower and bumped into two people, who helped them notify the U.S. Border Patrol.

Mother shares her birthday with her 5 children as she gave birth to quintuplets on her 26th birthday

Lucas and Katie Schaftlein 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman of Kentucky, is overjoyed to have given birth to five healthy babies.

Katie Schaftlein got a big surprise when the babies came 11 weeks early and were born on her birthday.

Schaftlein gave birth to quintuplets on her 26th birthday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

The couple, who wanted a large family, never imagined that it would happen overnight.

Katie said that she and her husband Lucas, were trying to have a baby, but she was having a hard time conceiving.

She started taking fertility drugs and she finally got pregnant with five babies.

The babies, four girls and one boy, were born 11 weeks premature, but they are all healthy and getting stronger in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

The couple named their children Savannah, Sadie, Sofia, Scarlett, and Lucas Jr.

The smallest baby was born at 1 pound and 9 ounces while the biggest weighed 2 pounds and 7 ounces.

Woman shoots and kills her friend who stopped by for surprise visit after mistaking him for intruder

Kelvin Watford 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was left brokenhearted over the death of her good friend, who she shot dead after mistaking him for an intruder.

The 51-year-old woman of New Jersey, who has not been named, was on the phone with her male friend, who was away on a business trip.

The friend, 50-year-old Kelvin Watford, told the woman that he was on his way back, but that he was not yet in the area.

While she was talking to Watford, the woman heard a dog noise outside of her Mercer County home. She went to her bedroom to grab her gun.

As she came out of the room at around 11:20 p.m., the woman saw someone at the bottom of the stairs inside her home. She fired one shot and hit the victim in the chest.

The woman called police to report the intruder. When officers arrived, they found Watford lying at the bottom of the stairs with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the incident, but so far, officers believe that the incident was a tragic accident and the woman was not arrested.

Watford left behind four children and several grandchildren.

Divorce hotel helps couples divorce peacefully over one weekend

Divorce (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A company came up with a unique concept that is helping couples divorce peacefully and with beautiful surroundings over one weekend.

While many divorces are a long drawn process in a courtroom, DivorceHotel is focusing on changing that by allowing the couple to check in married and check out divorced in a short time.

The hotel has an experienced mediator and lawyer on staff, who will work with the couple to divide their assets and finalize their divorce in just two days.

“The whole idea is to get away from outside influences,” Michele Martin, mediator at DivorceHotel, said.

DivorceHotel is committed to helping people make the divorce a good experience so both can have a “positive new start.”

The DivorceHotel was created by a company in the Netherlands, and has since expanded to the United States. They already have one hotel in New York, with another one coming on Los Angeles, California.

“All procedures take place on neutral territory in a more relaxed environment, and with all kinds of comforts and facilities at your disposal.

“We will never treat you as a client, but as one of our most esteemed guests. You are welcome, let us serve you and support you in settling your divorce in as a positive way as possible,” the company wrote on its website.

Son beats up his parents outside real estate office for buying him an apartment that was ‘too small’

The suspect hitting his parents 
By: Mahesh Sarin

An ungrateful son was arrested after he was seen beating his parents in public.

The parents went to the real estate sales office to purchase a home for their son.

However, the son was unhappy with the home he was given as he claimed that the home was “too small.”

As the son and his parents left the real estate sales office in Harbin, the angry son repeatedly hit his mother.

When his father tried to protect his wife, the son began beating him too.

Passersby got involved and stopped the man from assaulting the couple, and they wanted to know what caused the altercation between the couple and the man.

Witnesses said they were horrified to learn that the man was attacking his own parents and for such an outrages reason.

As a group of men surrounded the ungrateful son, police arrived and took him into custody before they were able to hand down street justice.

People recorded the man beating the parents and uploaded the video to the Internet, where the son was widely criticized for his actions.

Father forces his son to perform sex act on him in car on way home from elementary school

Children going home from school (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A perverted father was jailed for 16 years after sexually assaulting his children.

The 57-year-old man of Australia, was arrested after his children, who are now adults, told police that he sexually abused them and their cousins.

The Northern Territory Supreme Court heard that the father, who was identified as TRH, sexually abused his son, his daughter and his two nieces for years.

In one instance, the father forced his son to perform a sex act on him while driving him home from elementary school.

On many occasion, the father used the family's tree house to rape the children.

The man was convicted of 36 offenses, including carnal knowledge and indecent dealing with minors in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Judge Stephen Southwood said that the father’s psychological report demonstrated “substantial minimization and denial” of the crimes he committed.

Mother kills her two children a day after her husband filed for divorce

Tyler and Charlie Worley 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A mother called police to confess that she stabbed her children.

The woman of Indiana, was arrested after killing her two young children before stabbing herself in the neck one day after her husband filed for divorce.

30-year-old Brandi Worley called 911 at 4:35 a.m. on Thursday, and confessed to killing the two children, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Mark Casteel.

When officers arrived at the home, they found the two young children dead.

Officers found 7-year-old Tyler and 3-year-old Charlie Worley dead in a bedroom of the family home in Darlington.

The children’s father, Jason Worley, did not move out of the home after filing for divorce. Instead, he went to sleep in the basement.

He was unaware of what was happening in the home and learned of the tragedy from police.

Worley was taken to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, to be treated for her self-inflicted stab wound to her neck.

Couple leads police on a high speed chase with their baby in back seat before car burst into flames

Joanie Green and James Brooks 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A couple and a baby are lucky to be alive after their car burst into flames during a police pursuit.

Police in Arkansas, said that they were shocked to find a baby in a car after the father led them on a high-speed chase.

The incident began when an officer tried pulling over the driver for expired plates. Instead of stopping, the man began speeding away.

A police chase ensued. Officers said that they drove about 125 miles per hour and they were unable to keep up with the speeding Ford Taurus.

At some point, the driver lost control of the car and crashed. The car then burst into flames. Officers rushed to the scene, where they arrested the driver and his passenger.

Police were shocked to find the couple’s 4-month-old baby strapped in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle.

Police arrested 25-year-old James Brooks. His girlfriend, 23-year-old Joanie Green, was taken to a hospital with injuries. She will be arrested once she is released from the hospital.

Authorities said that although the car was totally destroyed, police were able to recover a metal box filled with syringes, meth and spoons used to cook the drug.

Brooks was jailed and his bond was set at $100,000.

Wife trashes house and ties herself in tape to pretend she was robbed after spending husband’s life savings

The woman tied up and her home ransacked 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested for faking a violent robbery after spending her family's life savings.

The 65-year-old woman of Russia, whose name has not been released, set up the fake robbery because she was too afraid to tell her husband that she had spent all of their savings.

Police in Nizhny Tagil, were called after neighbors heard a desperate cry for help from the woman's apartment.

When officers arrived, they found her tied up, and the apartment was ransacked.

The woman told police that she opened the door for a man who she thought was delivering mail, only to find two men who were wearing masks and surgical gloves.

The woman said that they tied her up with tape, ransacked her home and escaped with the family’s life savings of $2,750.

However, police said that the woman’s story was inconsistent.

She eventually admitted to trashing her own home because she was afraid of telling her husband that she spent their entire savings.

The woman pleaded guilty to charges of making false allegations and wasting police time. She was sentenced to six month in prison, which was suspended.

It is not known how the husband reacted to his wife’s behavior.