Sony Music claims Britney Spears has died in an accident

Sony claims Britney Spears has died
By: Mahesh Sarin WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to see multiple tweets by Sony Music, revealing that Britney Spears, a popular U.S. singer, has died in an accident.

“Britney Spears is dead by accident. We will tell you more soon. RIPBritney,” Sony Music wrote in Twitter.

Another tweet read: “RIP @Britneyspears. RIPBritney 1981-2016.”

Sony Music released a statement saying that its Twitter account was hacked and that party was responsible for posting the tweets.

A spokesperson for Spears said that the singer is alive and well.

The Twitter account of Bob Dylan was also hacked by the same party and tweeted “Rest in peace @britneyspears.” A group called OurMine claimed responsibility for the hack.

Sony Music apologized to Spears and her fans.

“Sony Music Entertainment's Twitter account was compromised. This has been rectified. Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion,” the company wrote in a press release.

New York bar raises minimum drinking age to 25 because young drinkers are animals

Youngsters drinking at bar (illustration)
By: Tanya Malhotra WorldWideWeirdNews.com

People who are under the age of 25, will no longer be allowed into a popular New York bar due to numerous complaints made by nearby residents.

The manager of the Phil's Crummy Corner restaurant and bar, revealed that the new age limit went into effect after one neighbor complaint that youngsters are acting like animals.

The national minimum drinking age in the country is 21.

Isabel Santiago, who is the manager of the bar located at 323 Columbia Street in Brooklyn, said that the main concern was that the youngsters were disturbing the neighbors.

She also said that since the bar also is a family restaurant, the ban will only be in effect from 10:00 p.m. The bar is also considering making an exception for well behaved youngsters.

Records show that neighbors filed 22 complaints in the past year, mainly about loud noise. One neighbor said that the youngsters are acting like animals, talking loudly and leaving empty beer bottles everywhere.

Another neighbor complained that many customers park their vehicles on the sidewalk and that parties end as late as 4 in the morning.

Recently, Leon Richey, 21, was arrested at the bar for punching a woman. When he was searched, police found 18 bags of marijuana in his pocket.

The incident unfolded at 4:30 a.m.

Senior Facebook employee tries to have sex with 15-year-old girl for 12 hours before being caught

Facebook website (illustration)
By: Feng Qian WorldWideWeirdNews.com

People are shocked to learn that a senior Facebook employee contacted an underage girl and arranged to have sex with her at a hotel in Washington.

King County police said that they have arrested the senior Facebook employee when he arrived at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 15920 West Valley Highway.

The suspect initially claimed that he arrived at the hotel to rescue the girl, and he had no intention of having sex with her.

However, police recovered messages between the suspect and the 15-year-old girl, detailing what the suspect planned to do with the victim.

The suspect has been charged with soliciting sex from a minor.

He was booked into jail, and his bail has been set at $125,000.

According to the police investigation, the suspect contacted the victim through an ad on Backpage.com. The suspect asked the 15-year-old girl if she had a lot of condoms.

When the girl said “no,” he asked whether they could have sex without a condom. The suspect then told the victim that he could meet her at the hotel, where they could have sex for 12 hours.

The suspect and the victim then exchanged photos.

Man douses well liked Shell gas station employee with gasoline and burns him alive

David Wicks and his wife
By: Chan Yuan WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) People in California, are shocked after learning that someone has doused a well liked gas station employee with gasoline and burned him alive.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said that on Wednesday, at approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies from the Burney Station arrived at the Rocky Ledge Shell Station in Johnson Park, for a reported structure fire.

Emergency personnel located 54-year-old David Wicks with severe burns. The victim was provided emergency medical treatment and then transported by air ambulance.

Wicks subsequently succumbed to his injuries. Wicks was a long time employee at the store.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit and Deputies from the Burney Station have actively investigated the incident through the night.

Surveillance video has been reviewed of the incident and the video shows a horrific chain of events. In the video, an unknown suspect is seen entering the Rocky Ledge Shell convenience store.

The suspect then started spraying flammable liquid, and it is believed Wicks was doused with the fluid at this time. As the suspect started to back out, Wicks emerged from behind a counter area.

The suspect continued to spray fluid on the floor. The suspect then ignited the fluid, causing a fire. The fire engulfed Wicks and the surrounding area.

There is no motive at this time as to why the suspect targeted Wicks. The video shows the suspect leaving on a black colored bicycle, westbound from the store.

The Sheriff’s Office has provided two photos for the public to review.

The first photograph shows the suspect inside the store and the second photo is of the bicycle located in the area after the incident took place.

Anyone who saw the suspect before or after, or has seen someone in the area recently riding a bicycle similar to the one in the photograph, is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or email mcu@co.shasta.ca.us.

6 inmates escape from prison by removing toilet and crawling out through a hole

The inmates who escaped from prison
By: Wayne Morin WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking for several inmates who escaped from prison by removing a toilet and crawling out from a hole, according to police in Tennessee.

The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office said that a total of six inmates escaped from the Cocke County Jail Annex, after noticing a water leak behind the toilet.

Police identified the prisoners as John Mark Speir, Steven Lewis, John Thomas Shehee, Harce Wade Allen, Eric S. Click, and David Wayne Frazier.

All prisoners have been located and returned to prison except for Frazier.

According to the police investigation, the water leak behind the toilet caused the concrete to get damaged enough for the men to remove the toilet.

They then escaped through a hole that led them outside of the prison.

Professor saves herself and family by eating twigs and drinking urine after car got stuck on snowy road

Karen Klein and her family
By: Mahesh Sarin WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A thoughtful professor managed to stay alive and help her family by eating twigs and drinking her own urine, according to police in Arizona.

47-year-old Karen Klein of Palmer Township, Pennsylvania, who is a biology professor at the Northampton Community College, ran into trouble during a sightseeing trip to the Grand Canyon.

Klein, her husband Eric, 47, and their 10-year-old son Isaac, were driving through the Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, when it began snowing.

When they reached the edge of the Grand Canyon National Park, things began to go downhill as the road got covered with snow.

Klein tried to turn around their rental car and drive back to Utah, but they became stuck in a ditch. Klein decided to walk back to the main road in order to get help, leaving her husband to care for their son Isaac.

When Klein got to the main road, she realized that it was shut down due to the snow. Since there was no chance to find anyone on the closed road, she decided to continue walking to get help.

After walking for many hours, Klein ran out of food and water.

She started eating twigs and drinking her own urine to stay hydrated. After walking 30 miles for 30 straight hours, she found an empty cabin and some blankets.

It was then that rescuers found her and the rest of her family.

Klein, her husband and their son were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for frostbite and released.

Mother kills her one-month-old son by falling asleep on his face

Erin Piche-Pitts
By: Tanya Malhotra WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A mother is accused of killing her two children by falling asleep on them during feeding, according to police in Florida.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested 25-year-old Erin Piche-Pitts, after being accused of choking her one-month-old son to death while he was drinking from a bottle.

Piche-Pitts has been charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

According to the criminal complaint, Piche-Pitts was repeatedly warned about sleeping with a baby after her one-month-old daughter choked to death while sleeping with her mother several years ago.

When Piche-Pitts gave birth to her son Javier, she was warned again about the danger of sleeping with a newborn. One night, Javier was crying and Piche-Pitts placed him in her bed.

She gave him a bottle of formula and fell asleep with him.

Several hours later, she woke up and found her son covered in blood. She called for help and the boy was rushed to the Winter Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

When police arrested Piche-Pitts, she held a melt down and began screaming. She insisted that she did nothing wrong and does not belong in jail.

Piche-Pitts has a history of arrests, including one for possession of meth. Her daughter Angelina, died of suffocation while breastfeeding in her mother’s bed.

Police officers caught sleeping at crime scene they had to protect

Police officers (illustration)
By: Feng Qian WorldWideWeirdNews.com

Two police officers were taken reprimanded after being caught sleeping at a crime scene that they were supposed to protect, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MET) said that two serving officers have been issued with final written warnings, following a misconduct hearing held on Wednesday.

Police Constables Scott Stark and Joynal Miah, who both worked as officers at the Tower Hamlets borough, faced allegations that their conduct amounted to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of: “Duties and Responsibilities” and “Discreditable Conduct.”

Both constables were deployed to protect a crime scene and while doing so, it was alleged that at approximately 4:30 a.m., they were discovered on the floor asleep, having left the crime scene and their police equipment unprotected.

In doing so, they behaved in a manner likely to bring discredit to the police service and/or undermine public confidence in it.

A fellow police officer found them sleeping at the crime scene and took photos as evidence. The police officer then filed a complaint with their superiors.

The panel, chaired by an independent legally qualified chair, found the allegations of “Duties and Responsibilities” and “Discreditable Conduct” as proven.

However, in considering all the evidence and mitigation presented to the panel, including that both officers showed genuine insight and remorse for their failings, both had no previous complaints made against them and the risk of repetition of such wholly unacceptable behavior is low, the panel determined the most appropriate outcome to be a final written warning.

The location of the crime scene was not disclosed.

Retired police officer kills 4 people in brother’s bar during drug deal and buries bodies in his backyard

The four victims
By: Chan Yuan WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A retired police officer shot and killed multiple people during a drug deal in his brother's bar, according to police in New York.

49-year-old Nicholas Tartaglione of Otisville, has been charged for a quadruple murder he committed in Chester.

Tartaglione was charged in a five-count indictment for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms and more of cocaine and for the murders of Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel Luna, and Hector Gutierrez.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “While all murders tear at the fabric of our communities, when the alleged perpetrator of a gangland-style, quadruple homicide is a former police officer, that strikes at the heart of civilized society.

“As alleged, Tartaglione, a former Briarcliff Manor police officer, participated in the senseless murder of four people in a bar in Chester. These four men had not been seen or heard from since the day of their alleged murder.”

According to the criminal complaint, Tartaglione and others conspired to sell five kilograms or more of cocaine.

In April, Tartaglione participated in the killing of Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel Luna, and Hector Gutierrez, during that cocaine distribution conspiracy, some of whom were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The murders all took place in and around a bar called the Likquid Lounge. If convicted, Tartaglione faces the death penalty.

Police found the dead bodies of the four victims at Tartaglione’s home, where he lived with his girlfriend. The bodies were buried in a shallow grave in his backyard.

Woman buys designer bags from department stores and returns fake replicas for refund

Praepitcha Smatsorabudh
By: Chan Yuan WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A woman came up with an elaborate scheme to defraud department stores across the United States.

41-year-old Praepitcha Smatsorabudh of Thailand, was living in Arlington, Virginia, on a student visa when she committed the fraud.

Smatsorabudh bought designer handbags from 60 stores across 12 states, according to the US Department of Justice.

She bought a lot of fake designer bags from companies overseas. She then went online and found stores who carry those bags.

She ordered the bags and she later went to their stores and returned fake replicas for full refunds.

After getting a refund, Smatsorabudh sold the original bags to customers online for at least $2,000 each.

The fraud came to light after T.J. Maxx realized that the woman bought 226 designer purses online and she returned all of them to the their stores in different locations.

Neiman Marcus identified 10 designer handbags that were returned by the suspect.

Smatsorabudh defrauded department stores out of more than $400,000.

Smatsorabudh was sentenced to 30 months in prison. She was also ordered to pay $403,250.81 in restitution to her victims and the same amount in forfeiture.

6-year-old girl used her sleeping mother’s fingerprints to unlock iPhone and buys herself $250 of gifts on Amazon

Ashlynd Howell with her Pokemon gifts
By: Wayne Morin WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A mother in Maumelle, Arkansas, said that she was shocked to learn that someone bought items on her Amazon account.

Bethany Johnson Howell said that she checked her Amazon account and saw that someone ordered 13 Pokemon toys for a total of $250.

At first, the mother thought that someone hacked her account. However, she soon realized that all the items were being shipped to her home.

Howell immediately suspected that her 6-year-old daughter may have been behind it. She confronted her daughter Ashlynd about it.

The girl confessed and told her mother “Mommy, I was shopping.”

Howell said that her daughter used her fingerprints to open the phone after she fell asleep on the couch.

Howell contacted Amazon and they allowed her to return four of the items.

She then informed her daughter that she could not keep all of the gifts “because Santa Claus knew of how she bought the gifts.”

Howell said that in the past, she allowed her daughter to use her phone to open the YouTube and Netflix apps. This time however, she opened the Amazon app and ordered items she wanted.

Howell learned that Ashlynd was able to fill in the shipping address because of the “auto-fill” feature.

Howell’s credit card information was saved in the system because she is subscribed to Amazon Prime.

Teacher who got pregnant by her student found strangled and her child is found floating in bathtub full of water

Felicia and Miguel Barahona
By: Mahesh Sarin WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A superintendent in New York City, called police after a foul smell emerged from an apartment.

Police officers who went inside the home, found a strangled mother in her living room while her baby was floating in the bathtub that was full of water.

Police identified the victims as 36-year-old Felicia Barahona and her 4-year-old son Miguel Barahona.

They were killed inside their apartment at West 153rd Street in the Bronx.

Barahona was fired from her job as a public school teacher at the DeWitt Clinton High School, where she taught science, after she made headlines for having an affair with her student.

She became pregnant by the teenager who is the father of the now deceased 4-year-old boy.

Barahona and her student shared custody of the boy. According to the father’s family member, the former teacher and her student went to court after he wanted custody of their son because he was unhappy with the way she was raising him.

However, the judge awarded Barahona full custody of their child.

Police have since arrested the father, 23-year-old Isaac Duran Infante, who lived in Pennsylvania, in connection with the murders.

According to police, Infante was charged with two counts of first-degree murder after he admitted to killing his former lover and his son.

10-year-old boy is left crying in pain as doctor removed his penis during botched circumcision

The 10-year-old boy
By: Tanya Malhotra WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A family posted a shocking video to the Internet, showing their son crying out in pain as he underwent a circumcision.

The 10-year-old boy of Malaysia, went to a clinic with his parents to undergo a circumcision.

However, the doctor in Taman Cheras Utama, botched the surgery and accidentally cut off part of the penis.

The doctor used a laser scalpel to perform the circumcision.

The doctor informed the father of the accident and the boy was taken to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital before he was transferred to another hospital, where doctors were able to reattach it.

The furious father then filed a complaint with the police, who are investigating the incident.

The surgeon who performed the botched circumcision, has 21 years of experience in the field and he has a medical degree from Pakistan.

However, the clinic in which the surgery was performed, had been operating for 15 years without being registered with the Health Ministry.

The circumcision on the 10-year-old boy was done as part of the family’s tradition. Many times, boys gather in groups for the circumcision ceremony, which is seen as a rite of passage for them as they grow into adulthood.

Rapist hangs himself from tree after kidnapping girl and having sex with her

The girl being rescued
By: Feng Qian WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A young girl was kidnapped from her bed, raped and left in woods not far from her home, and next to the dead body of her abductor.

The girl’s parents of Arauca, Colombia, told police that they went to check on their 12-year-old daughter in her bedroom before they headed for bed.

However, her bed was empty and she was nowhere in their home. The parents called police who launched a massive search for the child.

A group of good Samaritans and firefighters, who joined the search, located the girl under a tree in a wooded area. The girl was sexually assaulted and she was badly injured.

A video showing the dramatic moment the girl was found and carried to a waiting ambulance, was posted to the Internet.

The girl was taken to the hospital, where she is being treated. Police found the body of a man, who is believed to be the abductor, hanging from a tree.

Police said that it appears the he committed suicide after violating the girl.

7-year-old boy gets a job at McDonald's so he can buy toys for other children

Trenton Gardner at work
By: Chan Yuan WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A young a determined boy begged the manager at a McDonald's to give him a job.

When he was told that he was too young, Trenton Gardner of Bicknell, Indiana, began to cry.

He eventually sweet talked his way into getting hired to wash tables.

Rhonda Butler, the McDonald's general manager, said that every time Gardner came in, he asked for a job.

“He was very perseverant, every time he would come in, he asked ‘am I hired? Do I get a job? Can I start?’” Butler said.

The boy told Butler that he can make food or do any job they need him to do.

Butler eventually relented, and “hired” Gardner. She made him an honorary employee, complete with his own apron and hat, so he can work at the restaurant. His job was to wipe tables and the 7-year-old was so proud of himself.

The boy explained that he did not want the money for himself, instead, he uses his wages and tips to buy toys for Toys for Tots so underprivileged children can receive great gifts for Christmas.

His employers at the McDonald’s store also pitched in by donating toys to Toys for Tots.

“If he’s willing to work so hard at 7, I only imagine what he’s going to be like when he gets older,” the boy’s mother Lindsey Garner said.

Female Lyft driver stabs woman in the neck during dispute over number of passengers getting into the car

Kiona Thomas
By: Wayne Morin WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A Lyft driver was arrested for stabbing a woman in the neck during a fight over the number of passengers getting into the car.

Police in Boston, Massachusetts, said that the driver got into an argument with her passenger at 967 Blue Hill Avenue.

Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Lauren Hatch said that when the passenger told the Lyft driver she made a mistake about how many passengers would be traveling with her, the driver became upset.

The passenger called her 21-year-old sister-in-law, who lived at that address, and she came outside.

The altercation escalated, and the Lyft driver, 25-year-old Kiona Thomas, stabbed the 21-year-old woman in the neck.

Thomas then fled from the scene. Police recovered her cellphone, which fell during the altercation.

Thomas eventually turned herself in to police, and she is now facing a charge of assault with intent to murder. She is being held on $15,000 bail.

The 21-year-old woman was rushed to the Boston Medical Center at about 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, and she was stabilized. She is expected to survive.

“We are deeply troubled to hear about this report. We are available to work with law enforcement to assist in their investigation,” Lyft said in a statement.

Family of Thomas, were in court to support her. They said that she is a great aunt, a good sister and a hard working woman.

Thomas told the judge that she acted in self defense.


How To Get Your Wife To Listen To You

Couple (illustration)
By: Michelle Parker WorldWideWeirdNews.com

Every marriage has its ups and downs.

It can get very frustrating when you try to get your wife to hear your side of a discussion, but she is not ready to listen.

Here is one simple trick to get your point across without getting into another fight or disagreement.

Sit down with a pen and paper, and write down what you would like to tell your wife.

This may seem simple and old fashioned, but it is very effective.

Arguing with your spouse can take a lot of time and emotional energy. Writing your point of view on a paper, will eliminate this emotional distress.

Good communication is very important. However, the art of communication deteriorated when we got used to communicating via text messages and social media.

However, those avenues can lead to misunderstandings. Many people have reported issues due to misspelled words or the phone changing words.

When you sit down to write your point on a nice card or a piece of paper, start by telling your wife what she means to you, how she has changed you life in a good way and how much you love her.

Then address the issue at hand. Write it as if you were talking to her.

When you write, you can express your thoughts, feelings, and your point of view without being interrupted by your wife.

End the letter on a positive note with a compliment or a loving message. Sign it and add a smiling heart or smiley face.

You can give her the letter along with a bunch of flowers, her favorite chocolates, or any other treat that she likes.

You can either hand the letter directly to your wife or put it in a place where your wife will find it when she has some quiet time.

Don’t rush to discuss the issue.

Give her time to read and reread your letter or card so she can absorb your message. Wait for her to bring it up and then you can calmly talk to her about it since you have gotten your point across.