Christmas shopper calls police after seeing mug ‘Oh boll**** it is Christmas' written on it

Oh boll**** it is Christmas mug 
By: Wayne Morin

The owners of a shop in the United Kingdom, said that they managed to sell out their entire stock of “Oh boll**** it is Christmas” mugs after a shopper filed a complaint about them with police.

“We had the police in the shop today, Ginger Whites, due to a complaint being made about our Boll**** Christmas mugs. Absolutely gob smacked as to why anyone would waste police time over this. Seriously, put your time to better use,” the owner of the store said.

The incident unfolded at the Ginger Whites shop in Cardiff. The shop is run by 48-year-old Clare Powell and her partner Jason.

Powell said that she cannot understand why the person had to call police. Powell is wondering why the shopper has to waste police resources instead of voicing their concern to the store owners.

Powell pointed out that the mugs were not visible to children.

Police left the store without taking any action.

The owners of the store welcomed the publicity that the police visit brought them as they managed to sell out the entire stock of Oh boll**** it is Christmas mugs.

Driver caught watching porn on cellphone while speeding on highway

Driver using cellphone (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A driver was pulled over while speeding on a highway after a police officer saw the suspect watching porn on a cellphone, according to police in Australia.

Melbourne police said that they detained the 50-year-old driver in middle of the night on Wednesday, on the Monash Freeway.

An off-duty police officer caught the suspect after driving next to the suspect’s vehicle. Since it was dark, the officer could see the phone screen while driving beside the suspect’s car.

The officer noticed that the driver was watching porn while speeding on the highway. The officer wrote down the license plate number and reported the description of the driver.

Later in the day, police called in the suspect for questioning.

Police said that the driver admitted to watching porn on his cellphone while driving.

The man lost four points on his driver's license and got a fine of $466 for using a mobile phone while driving and $622 for offensive behavior.

150 kids who rioted at McDonald’s left behind broken windows and angry neighbors

Kids fight at McDonald's 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a large group of kids fought one another at McDonald’s, causing damage to the store and angering neighbors, according to police in Australia.

The incident unfolded on Sunday night, at the McDonald’s located in the Tarneit area of Melbourne.

Residents are angry as the group of about 150 kids gather regularly at the McDonald’s before going out and causing havoc in the neighborhood.

Police were called to the McDonald's around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, and successfully disbursed the 150 kids who were fighting one another.

The kids left behind shattered glass, and food was thrown on the ground. So far, no arrests have been made.

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who works at the McDonald's, said that she wants her son transferred to a different McDonald’s as she gets harassed every time she picks up her child from work.

Two weeks ago, 40 kids harassed staff and attacked customers at the McDonald’s on Derrimut Road. A resident living near the McDonald’s store said that a group of children tried to kick his mailbox on Sunday night.

His dog barked at them, and they left the scene. Police said that they have stepped up patrols in the area.

Wife changes her name to Donald Trump to help dying husband get new lungs

Helen Mcdonnell and her husband Peter 
By: Feng Qian

A woman in Ireland, legally changed her name to Donald Trump, in order to raise awareness about a campaign to help her dying husband.

57-year-old Helen Mcdonnell of Kiltimagh, is raising money to help her husband Peter, 58, who is suffering from a terminal lung disease.

Before the recent U.S. election, Mcdonnell wrote: “I'm willing to legally change my name to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, depending on the outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election on the 8th of November, to raise funds to help save the life of my husband, Peter.”

Now that Donald Trump has been conformed by the Electoral College as the next president, Mcdonnell has filed an application with the High Court, to have her named changed.

Mcdonnell has been married to Peter for 34 years. She said that her husband is her best friend and her life.

After Peter began getting breathless in the summer of 2013, he was diagnosed with IPF, or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which causes a hardening of the lungs, a terminal disease for which there is no known cause and no cure.

The only way to help Peter live longer is by receiving a double lung transplant. The last 3 years have been a real struggle for Peter, relying on an oxygen machine to do the most ordinary things.

As his condition deteriorated, Mcdonnell became not only his carer, but also the sole earner. The two exhausted all of their life savings.

Mcdonnell revealed that her nephew came up with the idea to change her name based on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

The idea appealed to Peter's sense of humor.

12-year-old son of Iraqi parents attempts to blow up Christmas market and city hall in Germany

Christmas market (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A young boy was detained after he planned to blow up a Christmas market and city hall in Germany, according to police.

Ludwigshafen police said that the 12-year-old boy, who was born to his parents of Iraq, after trying to detonate two bombs in order to cause mass casualty events.

Eva Lohse, who is the mayor of Ludwigshafen, said that the boy was taken to a safe place where he is no longer a threat to the public.

Investigators said that a passerby prevented the bomb from exploding outside city hall after noticing an abandoned backpack and calling the police.

The backpack contained firecrackers, nails and glass. The first bomb did not explode at the Christmas market due to a malfunction.

According to the police investigation, the boy, who was born in Germany to two Iraqi parents, has been radicalized by Muslim extremists.

The boy has been trained and directed by members of ISIS.

Woman wakes up to find venomous snake on her Christmas tree among decorations

Venomous snake on Christmas tree 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman in Australia, revealed that she was shocked to see a snake curled up on her Christmas tree when she woke up in the morning.

Snake catcher Barry Goldsmith of Victoria, said that the woman identified as Cheryl from Frankston, got an early Christmas surprise on Sunday, when she found a new decoration had been added to her tree.

She didn't panic, according to Goldsmith. Cheryl took a photo of the 3-foot long venomous snake and sent it to Goldsmith. After 20 minutes, Goldsmith captured the snake and secured it in his bag.

Cheryl said that she was very happy to see the snake go after she spotted it on her tree among her decorations. Goldsmith, who worked as a snake catcher for 35 years, has never found a snake on a Christmas tree.

The snake was let go in a wooded area not far from Cheryl’s home, but Goldsmith reassured her that she will not find another snake on her Christmas tree this year.

Home Depot fires 4 employees because they helped police arrest shoplifter

Brandon Charles Edward Mullins Lowe 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Home Depot announced that they had fired employees who helped police arrest a thief because the acted against corporate policy that prohibits workers from interfering during a robbery.

The four employees were workers at a Home Depot located on Garden Street in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Brandon Charles Edward Mullins Lowe, after being accused of shoplifting $3,500 worth of tools from Home Depot.

Lowe has been charged with grand theft. He was booked into the Flagler County jail, and he is being held without bail. Police said that the four fired Home Depot employees helped them build the case against Lowe.

The four employees were identified as Jeffrey Miller, 59, Jazmin F. Kelly, 27, Joe P. Spector, 29, and George Ippolito, 56.

Miller said that he was shocked to be fired as all he did was write down the license plate number of the vehicle used by the suspect.

Ippolito said that all he did was pick up some of the merchandise that was dropped by the suspect while Kelly asked the shoplifter for his receipt.

A spokesperson for Home Depot said that the company has a firm policy against workers interfering with shoplifters as no amount of merchandise is worth risking anyone’s life.

Woman who was set on fire by her twin brother found rolling in snow to relieve her pain

Dwyane and Takima Crawford 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman was rushed to a hospital after being set on fire by her twin brother during an argument, according to police in New Hampshire.

Concord police said that they have arrested 37-year-old Dwyane Crawford, after being accused of setting his twin sister on fire in her home.

Crawford has been charged with arson, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless conduct and criminal mischief in connection with the attack on his twin sister identified as Takima.

He was booked into jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, the fire department was called to a home on Woodbine Avenue around 2:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Neighbors reported smoke coming out of a window of the home. Firefighters and police found Takima rolling in the snow outside of the home to relieve her burns.

Takima told her two sons that her twin brother doused her with gasoline and set her in fire. Crawford allegedly admitted to police to setting his twin sister on fire in the home.

Takima, who suffered third-degree burns, was taken to the Concord Hospital for treatment. She was later transported to another hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is said to be in critical condition.

United States Postal Service employee dumps hundreds of pieces of mail in dirty portable toilet

Portable toilet (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) An employee who threw away hundreds of pieces of mail instead of delivering them, has resigned, according to the United States Postal Service in Michigan.

Macomb Township police said that a construction worker discovered 700 pieces of mail dumped in the dirty portable toilet.

The construction worker called the United States Postal Service, and a HazMat team came to recover the pieces of mail. Those items that were salvageable were mailed out to the intended recipients.

The employee of the United States Postal Service who dumped the pieces of mail in the toilet, resigned after being comforted by supervisors.

So far, no charges have been filed.

Man breaks into Sexy Salad restaurant to eat 12 bananas and urinate in garbage can

Bunch of bananas (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A hilarious thief broke into a restaurant in New York, where he ate a lot of bananas and urinated into a garbage can, the owner revealed.

John Robertson, who is the owner of the Sexy Salad restaurant in Long Island, said that he laughed while watching the video of the thief.

The New York Police Department said that they are looking to arrest the thief, who was not identified, after breaking into the restaurant on Friday night.

Surveillance video shows the thief helping himself to bananas, consuming 12 of them. He also ate potato chips, pretzels and other snacks.

He then urinated into a garbage can and went to sleep on the ground.

By the time Robertson arrived on Saturday morning, the thief was no longer there. Police said that the thief left behind his driver’s license at the restaurant located at 160 Adams Avenue.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Police officer shoots himself while trying to shoo away wild raccoon

Raccoon (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot wound after shooting himself while trying to shoo away an attacking raccoon, according to police in Washington DC.

Police said that the incident unfolded on Thursday, while the police officer was on duty.

As the officer, who was not identified, walked on Horse Stable Lane, the raccoon attacked him. The officer tried to shoo away the animal, but he accidentally discharged his weapon and shot himself in the foot.

Paramedics were called around 12:00 p.m., and the officer was taken to a nearby hospital. The officer was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Another police officer arrived at the scene and shot the raccoon. Animal control officers came to the scene, and removed the raccoon.

Couple forces 12-year-old boy to have sex with them

David Zauratsky and Tabitha Ledwa 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A couple is facing multiple child sex charges after forcing a young boy to have sex with them for several years, according to police in Illinois.

Braidwood police said that they have arrested 43-year-old David Zauratsky and his girlfriend, Tabitha Ledwa, 42, after being accused of having three way sex with the 12-year-old boy.

Both suspects were charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault.

They were booked into the Will County jail, and bail has been set at $500,000 each. A judge has ordered the couple to stay away from the boy and all children under the age of 18.

According to the criminal complaint, the couple began forcing the boy to have sex with them when he was 12 years old. When the boy refused, Zauratsky choked him until he agreed to have sex.

The abuse lasted until the boy was 15 years old. A neighbor called police to report suspicious activity in the house.

Mother turns her 15-year-old son in to police after finding stolen cellphone and credit card receipts in his room

Lakesha Robinson and her son Chris Salters 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A mother is being criticized for turning her teenage son and his friends in to police for breaking into a car, and stealing money and a cellphone.

However, the mother believes that she did what is best for her son’s future as she is determined to stop him from going down the path of crime.

37-year-old Lakesha Robinson of Fort Myers, Florida, said that it all began when she saw her 15-year-old son Chris Salters, playing with a cellphone.

She wondered how he got a new phone as she did not buy him a new one since his old one broke.

Robinson took the phone and called the owner. He said that his car had been broken into, and his phone and wallet were stolen.

The man also informed Robinson that his credit card was used at McDonald’s and Walmart.

The mother went into her son’s room and found receipts from a shopping trip to Walmart.

Salters said that he felt very bad when he saw his mother crying after finding evidence that he was involved in the crime.

Robinson called the victim to apologize for her son’s actions and she then called the police.

Salters was arrested and charged with four counts of burglary.
His accomplices, Alvero Jackson and Lovens Sylfroid, both 18, face eight charges each, including burglary, theft, larceny and fraud.

Although it was very hard for Robinson to see her son being locked up, she felt that it was the right thing to do.

“I don’t want him to live this life. I’m not losing my son to the system or to the streets. My son isn’t going to be a statistic,” Robinson said.

Uber driver kills 20-year-old man who tried to rob him while he had a passenger in his car

Crime scene (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A driver was killed after getting out of his car and attempting rob an Uber driver while his friend was waiting in his vehicle.

The Uber driver had picked up a passenger at around 5:30 a.m., and he headed to the airport. A Dodge caravan minivan cut him off near the Aventura mall, police spokesman Chris Goranitis said.

A 20-year-old man came out of the van with two guns drawn and he pointed then at the driver while demanding his possessions.

The Uber driver, who has not been identified, was scared for his life, and pulled out his own gun and fired four shots, killing the would-be-thief.

The passenger of the Dodge caravan witnessed his friend getting shot so he got into the driver’s seat and sped off.

Police later found the abandoned vehicle. Gananitis said that the Uber driver had a concealed weapons permit and that charges are unlikely.

Neither the Uber driver nor his passenger were injured.

14-year-old boy orders man to get out of his car at gunpoint before stealing vehicle

Armed robber (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man in Florida, called police after he was carjacked by a young teenager.

Police located the stolen car about 10 miles away and arrested the 14-year-old driver.

Investigators said that the 14-year-old boy approached the driver who just got into his car on South Dixie Highway near Belvedere Road.

The teenager pulled out a pistol and aimed it at the owner's head, threatening to kill him while his accomplices stole the man’s possessions from the car.

The teenager then ordered the man out of his car. The boy then
drove off in the man's car.

When police pulled him over, they found a gun in the car.


The 14-year-old boy, who was not named, was taken into custody for carjacking, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, and possession of a firearm by a minor.

Officers also discovered that the boy was wanted on five unrelated warrants that were taken out for his arrest.

One woman dies and others are hospitalized after tree fell on wedding guests as they lined up for a group photo

The bride and groom before the accident 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A bride and groom were left distraught after one of their wedding guests died and many others were injured while taking photos.

Rescue workers were called at 4:30 p.m. to the Whittier's Penn Park in California, after a huge tree fell and landed on the wedding guests as they lined up for a group photo.

Firefighters used electric saws to cut the 100-foot tall tree into pieces to free those who were trapped underneath.

One woman, who was identified by witnesses as the mother of the bride, died. A four-year-old girl is in critical condition after suffering head trauma, according to Whittier police.

Five other wedding guests suffered injuries and were transported to a hospital for treatment.

The park is now closed as investigators try to figure out why the tree fell.

Tips to help you find your dream home

Home (illustration) 
By: Madison Moore

Finding your dream home can be very exciting.

Your home is a place where you want to relax and create very happy memories.

Here are a few tips that can help make shopping for a home a more pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Be aware that every person has different needs when buying a home.

The first thing you need to do is determine what are the most important things for you and your family when looking for a new home, and what things are negotiable.

For example, do you want a big home with a lot of indoor and outdoor space or is it more important for you to live close to your work, school or family members?

Next, you need to determine what you are willing to spend for a home. Be very realistic on how much you can afford.

Remember, if you find your dream home, but it is over your budget, then you might have to worker longer hours or take on another job, and thereby have less time to enjoy your new house.

After finding the home that you love, do some research about the crime rate in the area before signing the contract.

Don’t be afraid to speak to the neighbors before buying the home. Having friendly neighbors is very important.

Ask them about their experiences and if they are having trouble with anyone in the neighborhood.

A quick Google search can give you a lot of information about activity in the area.

Check the Facebook pages of the local police departments, this will also give you information about the crime rate, and the overall security and activity in the area.

Knowing the answer to what is important to you and what you are willing to let go, will help you choose more wisely and it will ensure that you enjoy your new home for many years to come.

3-year-old boy shot dead in road rage incident because his grandmother wasn't driving fast enough

Acen King 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A young boy lost his life after an angry man shot him in a road rage incident.

3-year-old Acen King of Little Rock, Arkansas, was in the car with his grandmother and his one-year-old brother when he was shot dead.

According to police, the boy’s grandmother, 47-year-old Kim King-Macon, was waiting to turn west on Mabelvale Cutoff Road.

As she was waiting for traffic to pass, a man in a Chevrolet Impala, pulled up behind her vehicle and honked the horn. King-Macon responded by honking her own horn.

King-Macon told police that a black man then got out of the Impala and fired a shot.

The grandmother did not realize that her grandson was hit and she proceeded to drive into the JC Penney parking lot at the Shackleford Crossings shopping center.

There she was supposed to meet with family members to drop off the children. When King-Macon saw the child bleeding, she called 911.

Police arrived at the scene at about 6:30 p.m., and the boy was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Police are now asking people who may have witnessed the incident, to come forward with information about the shooter.

The city of Little Rock is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.