BMW helps police catch car thief by locking him inside vehicle while driving it

BMW vehicle (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Police received the help of a luxury car maker to catch a thief who was driving a stolen car, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that the car thief awoke from a sound slumber on Sunday morning, to find he had been remotely locked inside a stolen BMW, just as police officers were bearing down on him.

Hours earlier, the thief had reportedly been out prowling cars with some friends in the 4300 block of 8th Avenue Northeast, when he came upon an unlocked BMW 550I in a parking garage.

The BMW’s owner had gotten married a day earlier and loaned the car to a friend, who mistakenly left a key inside. The suspect hopped in the driver’s seat and sped off.

Just before 5:00 a.m., the BMW’s owner discovered her car was missing and called 911. Officers contacted BMW corporate, which was able to track the vehicle to the 2100 block of NE 63rd Street.

When officers pulled up on the block around 5:45 a.m., they found the BMW parked in an alley, and it was still running with a man asleep in the driver’s seat.

BMW employees were able to remotely lock the car’s doors, trapping the suspect inside, presumably while hissing something terrifying like “I’m not locked in here with you, you‘re locked in here with me” into the car’s sound system.

Officers awoke the suspect, who quickly but unsuccessfully, tried to drive away. Police arrested the 38-year-old man, and found he was carrying a small amount of methamphetamine.

He was booked into the King County Jail for auto theft and drug possession.

15-year-old boy rapes 11-year-old girl during blindfold game

Boy and girl (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A boy who wanted to feel what it was like to rape a girl, attacked an 11-year-old child while playing a blindfold game, according to police in Ireland.

The 15-year-old boy of Kildare, was arrested after the girl came forward to say that she was raped by the boy in the shed of his home.

Now, the boy, who was not identified, has been sentenced to serve 2 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault in connection with the rape of the 11-year-old girl.

The girl told the court before sentencing that the boy took away her innocence, childhood and self confidence. The girl told the court that while playing the blindfold games with the boy, she trembled with fear as she was abused.

The boy told the court that he was young at the time of the attacks, and he just wanted to experiment. He apologized to the girl.

According to the criminal complaint, during one blindfold game, the boy asked the girl to guess what he was holding in his hands.

He then placed his private parts into her hand. During another blindfold game, the boy placed his private parts into the girl’s hand and the proceeded to rape her.

Man uses queen bee hormones to grow beard of bees on his chin

Beard of bees 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man in Egypt, who regularly attracts hundreds of bees to his chin, said that he wants to raise awareness that bees are not dangerous.

31-year-old Mohamed Hagras of Menoufia, who worked as an engineer, decided to become a beekeeper after being inspired by a model who showed off a bikini made of bees.

Hagras revealed that many people come to his farm to be bitten by bees in order to cure various diseases. Bees are mainly used for its honey and pollen as well for its medicinal properties.

In order to grow a beard of bees, Hagras extracted hormones from queen bees and uses them to attract bees from the same hive to perform shows.

He uses the same technique to form new beehives. Hagras uses the beard of bees in contests and exhibitions, where like-minded people try to break world records.

Convicted sex offenders forced to package sex toys for companies as part of prison work program

Prison (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

Activists who represent people in prison, voiced their concern after learning that convicted sex offenders were forced to package sex toys for private companies in France.

Prisoners in Grasse, reported that as part of their prison work program they were given sex toys and placed them in packages for a company called Easy Love.

Some activists believe that it is disgraceful for sexual assault victims that sex offenders package sex toys for companies. At least five prisoners who were convicted of sex crimes, packaged the sex toys.

Prisoners are often forced to package items for companies as part of their rehabilitation.

Generally, all sentenced prisoners under 65 years of age are expected to work unless medically unfit to do so.

Prisoners, including those with disabilities and special security needs, are generally provided with the opportunity to work although some exceptions exist based on a prison's profile.

Remand prisoners are also given the opportunity to work, but are not required to do so. Prisoners are paid at a rate set by the Corrections Commissioner.

17-year-old migrant from Afghanistan rapes and drowns teenage daughter of EU official in Germany

Maria Ladenburger 
By: Chan Yuan

People in Germany, are angry after learning that a teenage refugee abducted a woman and raped her.

Freiburg police said that they have arrested the boy of Afghanistan, after raping and drowning the 19-year-old daughter of an EU official.

The victim was identified as Maria Ladenburger. She was the daughter of Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, an attorney with the legal director of the European Commission in Germany.

According to the criminal complaint, Maria was on her way back home from a party when she was attacked on the edge of a bike trail behind the Schwarzwald train station.

Her body was found in the River Dreisam. An autopsy showed that she was raped and drowned. Police found Maria’s black scarf and bike near the murder scene.

A strand of Maria’s blond hair was found on the suspect.

During questioning, the suspect confessed to the murder.

Maria volunteered at a refugee center.

Newlywed husband who tried to kill himself fatally shoots wife because she called him names and urged him to commit suicide

Joshua Crawford Sarah Crawford 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man who was trying to commit suicide, turned the gun on his wife and killed her after being taunted, according to police in Pennsylvania.

Donegal Township police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Joshua Crawford, after being accused of fatally shooting his wife, 30-year-old Sarah Crawford.

Joshua was charged with one count each of criminal homicide and aggravated assault. He was booked into the Butler County Prison, and is being held without bail.

According to the criminal complaint, the couple was married for three months before the fatal shooting at their home. On Sunday night, Joshua decided to take his own life.

Joshua grabbed his gun and loaded it. He then pointed the gun at his face and pulled the trigger, but it did not fire. Meanwhile, his wife kept calling him names and urged him to kill himself.

In response, Joshua pointed the gun at his wife, and shot her once in the chest. Sarah was found lying on a couch with a gunshot wound to her chest.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Teen kills herself in front of family after classmates opened social media accounts in her name and solicited sex

Brandy Vela (center) with her family 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A teenager decided to take her own life in front of her family members after being bullied on the Internet for many years, according to police in Texas.

Texas City police said that they are looking to arrest those responsible for her death on a charge cyberbullying.

18-year-old Brandy Vela complained that she was constantly being bullied about her weight. Recently, several classmates opened social media accounts in her name, and they solicited sex from strangers.

As a result, Vela became very depressed. Vela filed a complaint with the police, saying that strangers are calling her and asking for sex.

The teen changed her phone number after police told her that there was nothing they could do as the suspects have used an untraceable app.

On Tuesday, Vela sent an email to her family, saying that she was going to commit suicide. Vela’s parents and grandparents rushed to save the teen, and they found her alive with a gun pressed to her body.

They pleaded for her to drop the weapon, but she pulled the trigger.

Teen records herself throwing cat off third floor balcony and uploads video to Facebook

Tikeemah Lassiter 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) People called police after watching a video of a laughing teenager throwing a cat off a balcony, according to police in New Jersey.

The Newark Police Department said that they have arrested 19-year-old Tikeemah Lassiter, after being accused of recording herself throwing the cat out of a third floor balcony.

Lassiter has been charged with one count of animal cruelty.

She was booked into jail, and her bail has been set at $10,000.

The teen has also been charged with assault after being accused of assaulting a Transit officer.

According to the criminal complaint, a concerned citizen alerted Newark Police to a video on social media, showing Lassiter throwing the cat from a third-floor balcony in the 300 block of South Orange Avenue.

As part of their investigation, detectives have determined that Lassiter is a suspect in this animal cruelty incident. She had been in Newark, visiting relatives at the time of the incident.

Luckily, the cat survived the incident and is currently in the custody of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The agency is having the animal examined by a veterinarian and will determine appropriate placement for the cat.

Woman twerks for police officers on top of her car in middle of the night

Danielle Lanae Jefferson 
By: Feng Qian

A woman who wanted to impress police officers, climbed on top of her car and twerked to loud music in middle of the night, according to police in Florida.

Gainesville police said that they have arrested 35-year-old Danielle Lanae Jefferson, after being accused of dancing to loud rap music, disturbing the peace in the neighborhood in middle of the night.

Jefferson has been charged with resisting an officer without violence after throwing a citation at a police officer. She was booked into the Alachua County Jail, and she was released without bail.

According to the criminal complaint, around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, people called police to report a woman who was playing loud music.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Jefferson twerking to rap music on top of her car. Neighbors claimed that Jefferson had been playing the music for over 20 minutes.

When asked to shut off the music, Jefferson refused. The police then issued her a noise warning and gave her 15 minutes to comply, but she ignored them.

She told police that they could arrest her if they wanted to.

The officers gave her a summons and asked her to sign it.

Instead of signing it, she crumpled the citation and tossed it at the chest of an officer, prompting her arrest. Jefferson told an officer that she thought he was cute and wanted to keep him around her.

Prosecutors refuse to file charges against man who admitted to killing crying baby by punching him in stomach

Kenneth Johnson and Jose Luis Espinoza III 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) People in California, were shocked to learn that prosecutors refused to file charged against a man who admitted to killing a crying baby.

30-year-old Kenneth Johnson told police that he punched 14-month-old Jose Luis Espinoza III in the stomach because he was crying.

Johnson’s girlfriend was babysitting the child when the incident happened. The woman’s 7-year-old daughter told her that the baby was lying unconscious on the floor.

Espinoza was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office declined to file
charges against Kenneth Johnson related to the death of 14-month-old Jose Luis Espinosa.

“The case was referred back to the Fresno Police Department with a request for additional information from examinations currently being conducted by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office.

“In reviewing cases for the filing of criminal charges, prosecutors are required to follow certain ethical considerations.

“We may only file charges if there has been a complete investigation and thorough consideration of all pertinent data, there is legally sufficient, admissible evidence, there is legally sufficient, admissible evidence of the accused's identity as the perpetrator of the crime, and the prosecutor has considered the probability of conviction by an objective factfinder hearing the admissible evidence.

“What must be considered in all cases, is that while statements of an accused individual may be used against them, the law requires that there be other evidence of the crime independent of the accused’s statement in order to file criminal charges or obtain a conviction,” the district attorney said in a statement.

Man uses drone to record video of neighbors’ bathrooms and bedrooms

Captured drone 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man managed to chase a drone and capture it after it recorded him using the shower of his home, according to police in Utah.

Orem police said that they know who the suspect is, and urged him to surrender to police to make it easier for everyone.

“If you answer yes to ALL of the following questions please call, 801-229-7070:

1-Are you missing a quadcopter?
2-Did you lose it this morning, in Orem?
3-Are you looking over your shoulder to see if the police are following you?
4-Have you been convicted of Voyeurism in the past?
5-Does the SD card in your quadcopter camera have videos of people in their private bedrooms and/or bathrooms?
6-On the same SD card is there a picture of you flying your quadcopter?
7-Would you like to turn yourself in before we have to come knocking at your door, maybe on Christmas morning, with a warrant?
This was all made possible by a very alert citizen who saw the drone through his bathroom window this morning and was able to follow it until it touched down and he called us. We know who you are but let's make this easier on everyone!” Police wrote on Facebook.

According to police, the drone was captured after a man got up early in the morning to prepare for work. He was in his bathroom taking a shower when he heard a buzz.

He immediately recognized the noise as a flying drone. The man got into his truck and followed the drone in an attempt to find the owner.

The drone landed in a church parking lot, but no one was there.

The man took possession of the drone and called the police.

When detectives examined what the drone had recorded, they found several videos of people in toilets and bedrooms. The videos also showed images of the suspected drone owner flying the device.

The suspect had been convicted of voyeurism in the past for looking over walls in tanning salons.

Teacher’s marriage called off after she had sex with student in her home while fiance was out of town

Alaina Ferguson 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A teacher’s wedding was canceled after her fiance learned that she was having sex with one of her students while he was out of town, according to police in Texas.

Plano police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Alaina Ferguson, who was engaged to be married, after having sex with a 16-year-old boy multiple times.

Ferguson has been charged with sexual assault. She was booked into the Collin County Jail, and her bail has been set at $100,000.

A judge ordered her to wear an ankle bracelet until after her trial. She as also ordered to shut down all her social media accounts and was banned from using the Internet.

According to the criminal complaint, Ferguson began the relationship with her student on Snapchat.

The 16-year-old student told police that he wrote his Snapchat username at the top of a test in Ferguson's algebra class at the Plano High School.

Ferguson responded through Snapchat, and the two met a few days later and had sex at a park on a bench.

About 10 days later, the teen and a friend arrived at Ferguson's apartment that she shared with her fiance, who was away for the weekend.

Ferguson and the teenagers ate pizza and played beer pong.

The teen and Ferguson had sex while his friend took the teacher’s dog for a walk. The teen and Ferguson had sex in the same apartment several times during their relationship.

Ferguson is accused of giving the teen alcohol exchanging nude photos through text messages during their relationship.

Mother abandons newborn baby under seat of taxi because his father denied him

Zokuthula Ngcobo holding the baby and note 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police are looking for a mother who abandoned her baby in a taxi in South Africa.

The newborn baby was found hidden under the seat of a minibus that transports people from the town of Pinetown to the Pavilion Shopping Center, which is about a half hour drive.

The driver was on his way back to the town when he suddenly heard the baby crying. He got scared and pulled over to the side of the road.

Zokuthula Ngcobo, who works as a nurse at the Westville Hospital, said that she was waiting for her ride home after her shift,when the horrified driver approached her and asked for help.

Ngcobo said that the newborn baby had a note from his mother, apologizing for abandoning him.

The note that was stapled to the baby’s shirt read: “I apologize for what I did, please forgive me. There is nothing I can do. The father denies the baby. I have no ID with me to apply for a grant. Please take good care of the baby or take him to the police.”

The nurse rushed the hungry baby to the trauma unit at Westville Life Hospital, where she works. The baby is now being cared for by the hospital until a home is found.

Ngcobo is looking into adopting the baby boy.

Pregnant wedding dancer is shot dead by groom’s drunk friend while she was performing on stage

The dancers 
By: Feng Qian

A wedding celebration turned into mourning when a drunk man shot a dancer in front all the guests.

The 25-year-old woman of India, was killed during a wedding in Punjab on Saturday night, police said.

Kulwinder Kaur, who was three months pregnant, was shot in the stomach as she was dancing on stage. She died instantly.

Kaur's husband, Harjinder Singh, claims that the groom’s friend shot his wife for rejecting his advances. “He asked my wife to leave the stage and join him and his friends, but she refused and he shot her,” Singh said.

Kaur, who was part of a dance group from Bathinda, was hired to perform at the wedding.

The graphic video of the incident that was uploaded to the Internet, went viral. It shows the woman dancing on the stage before being shot in the stomach at close range.

After reviewing videos and taking witness statements, police determined that the groom’s friend, who was drunk, attempted to fire a celebratory shot, but he accidentally hit the pregnant dancer.

After the shooting, the groom’s friend, who was identified as Billa, fled from the scene.

Police said that four people are facing charges over the incident, the shooter, the gun owner who is the son of a politician, a family member of the groom and the owner of the venue for allowing the gun inside.

Mother places child on train tracks in path of oncoming train to avoid paying train ticket

The mother and daughter near the tracks 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A mother in Argentina, placed her daughter in front of an oncoming train to avoid paying for the fare.

Surveillance video of the incident shows the mother arriving with her young daughter to the train station in Buenos Aires.

Instead of walking to the booth to buy tickets for herself and her daughter, the mother decided to walk on the tracks to get to the other side of the ticket barrier.

The mother lowered her 10-year-old daughter onto the tracks before she attempted to follow her.

However, she suddenly realized that a train was coming towards them. The mother managed to jump back onto the platform, but she was unable to pull her daughter up.

Crowds of people who rushed over to see what happened to the girl, were amazed to see that she survived by squeezing herself very close to the platform wall.

The railway company spokesperson said: “She was also extremely lucky to avoid electrocution by the 830 volt current that runs along the tracks.”

Taxi driver causes controversy after posting photos of his passenger’s exposed breasts and feeding her baby

Chow with his breastfeeding passenger 
By: Wayne Morin

A taxi driver was shocked when his passenger exposed herself in his car while feeding her baby.

The driver, who was identified as Chow, took a photo of the woman breastfeeding her baby.

He then uploaded it to a Facebook group for other Hong Kong taxi drivers to see. He added the caption: “Are you serious?”

However, the incident, which took place at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, did not sit well with many people and activists.

Many people, including Health minister Dr. Ko Wing-man, felt that the driver was wrong and that he violated the woman’s privacy.

Wing-man is urging people to show respect for breastfeeding mothers.

However, Former Privacy Commissioner said that under the law, the driver did not violate the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, as he did not know the identity of the woman or her personal information.

Nanny and her boyfriend upload photos of themselves sexually abusing a baby in her care

Lucy Wolfe and Damion Gaul 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A despicable nanny and her boyfriend of the United kingdom, were jailed for raping a young child who was in her care.

Police busted the couple while investigating child pornography images posted to the Internet.

Lucy Wolfe, 28, was a nanny when she met her 39-year-old boyfriend Damion Gaul, who is a registered sex offender.

The couple recorded themselves sexually assaulting the child who is under two years old.

Both pleaded guilty to multiple offenses relating to engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, taking indecent images of a child, and sexual assault by penetration of a child.

Gaul has an additional charge of failing to comply with the requirements of a Registered Sexual Offender order.

Wolfe was sentenced to ten years in prison, followed by eight years of probation and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for life, severely restricting her access to children and computers.

Gaul was sentenced to life in prison. If he is ever released on parole, he will also be subject to a lifelong probation, preventing his from having access to children.