Saturday, June 29, 2013

Followup! Obese Gangster Gets Prison For Grabbing And Sniffing Little Boy

A super obese gang member might have gotten away with alleged plot to kidnap a 10-year-old boy, but he was too heavy to make good his escape over a backyard fence, according to The Daily Mail.

Victor Joseph Espinoza, 56, who has a previous conviction as a gang member, struck a deal for past charges of street terrorism and gang activity to be dismissed if he pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment charge.


Six Kids Collapse In Sex Education Class

There was some distress in the classroom as a number of children collapsed after they were asked to colour in pictures of sexual organs while learning about human reproduction.

A biology lesson in Remigianum school in Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia went awry after the collapse of one child suffering from previously existing circulation problems set off a chain reaction among fellow pupils.

Shortly afterwards a second child hyperventilated, then another collapsed with stress. Then on the arrival of an emergency doctor another child suffered a further attack, as a police spokesman confirmed on Thursday.

None of the children, aged 11-12-years old, are suffering from any complications following the incident,


Bonus Caturday Report! Cat Loves Baby

...Ahhhh! Are you dying over the cuteness? Have you ever seen a pet, let alone a cat, be this affectionate with a child? Usually animals don't get too terribly close out of fear of having their ears or tails pulled -- but this little kitty obviously knows this baby is totally harmless (even though the kid grabbed her nose at one point) and extremely cuddle-worthy...

Read the story at CAFEMOM

The Caturday Report! Cat Lady Dies From Infection From Cats

The spinster passed away in her sleep from sepsis — caused when an infection sends the immune system haywire.

Pathologist Dr Jeremy Grant said she probably got the bug from having the pets in her bedroom in Worthing, West Sussex.

Coroner Martin Milward told the Worthing inquest: “Hygiene was not what it could have been due to so many animals.”

Brother David Tibbles, 52, of nearby Goring-by-Sea, said he warned her about the large brood.

He urged after the hearing: “Anyone scratched by an animal should get it treated.”

In a tribute to his sister he added: “She was a lovely, kind person who loved people and her animals. We all miss her.”

A pal said: “She didn’t have a husband or kids but her life was full in other ways.”

Last night TV vet Joe Inglis warned of the perils of cat attacks.  He said: “They carry lots of bacteria in their mouths and claws that can cause infections.  I know of several people who got bitten and needed surgery. They nearly lost fingers.”

Friday, June 28, 2013

Couple Having Sex On Windowsill Plunge To Their Death

The weather had been hot that day and allegedly the two chose a window for their lovemaking because they tried to keep cool.

Unfortunately, they didn't realize that the window was not in a good condition. It was unable to support their weight and broke. Both of them fell out of the window and died on the spot.

Eyewitnesses said the couple both fell to the ground as they clinched on to each other.
 A source in China said: “With the two of them holding each other tight, they fell out of the building”.
Shocking photos in China appear to show the couple on the ground under sheets.

Source HERE and HERE

SUV Hits House, Driver Ejected And Lands On Couch

Can I crash on your couch tonight?

"At approximately 3:05 this morning, a vehicle was westbound on Wilson Boulevard, failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road, knocked over a mailbox and some trees, ended up hitting a house," said Detective J.C. Hurst, of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The driver was ejected and ended up on the couch in the living room, upside down. He was transported to UF Health Jacksonville with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two women who were in the home were not hurt.

"I did see somebody on the couch in my neighbors living room, sitting there," neighbor Samantha James said.

Read more HERE

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fur Coat Made From Male Chest Hair For Sale

A fur coat made entirely of discarded male CHEST HAIR has gone on sale for £2,499.

A four-strong team of fashion designers spent 200 hours creating the limited edition jacket.

It has been made using hundreds and thousands of individual strands of the finest, glossiest and thickest helpings of male chest hair.

Colours used include walnut brown to flaxen flickers and tints of auburn.


Mailman Made Couples Porch His Regular Pee Spot

A disgusted couple who repeatedly found their doorstep covered in urine eventually caught the culprit - it was their postman.

Luke Osborne and Keyleigh Rawlings of Exeter believed morning puddles outside their front door were the work of late-night drunks, but their suspicions were raised when they became a regular occurrence.

Eventually, Luke hid behind the door one morning and caught the postie making a particularly repulsive special delivery.

Luke told the Exeter Express and Echo: "When I went out, there he was, full frontal, urinating. I couldn't believe it.

"This is the Royal Mail, they deliver in the Queen's name and there he was having a wee on my front step."


US Immigration Agent Bribed With Egg Rolls

An immigration officer has been indicted on charges that she took cash and egg rolls as bribes from immigrants seeking citizenship and green cards. 

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Mai Nhu Nguyen was indicted Wednesday on three counts of solicitation of a bribe by a public official.

Prosecutors say Nguyen took 200 egg rolls from a citizenship applicant and received $1,000 and $2,200 bribes from two other immigrants since 2011.

Nguyen worked as an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Santa Ana where she reviewed immigrants' applications for benefits.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Man Punctures Tires, Then Has Sex With Bikes

COPS in Sweden search for man caught on CCTV pleasuring himself against the wheel of a bicycle
Police in Sweden are hunting a man who was caught on camera having sex with a BICYCLE.

The man was caught in the act after the bike's owner set up a CCTV camera outside his house to find out who had been slashing his tyres.

Footage of the bizarre bike bonk shows a hooded figure straddling the rear tyre, while clutching a piece of paper.

The man then punctures a tyre and masturbates while it deflates.

Police in the city of Osterlund are probing a possible link to a similar string of crimes that occurred in the area back in 2007.

Then a 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly slashing the tyres of TWENTY bikes, before ejaculating over the saddles.

Meanwhile, the bike's owner Per Edstrom insists he doesn't hold any grudges - he just wants the mystery man to leave his beloved bike alone.

Robbers Only Steal Condom From Victim

Emergency dispatchers say a northwestern Pennsylvania man reported being robbed at knifepoint by two men who took only a condom from the victim.

Erie police tell The Associated Press they have no new information to release about the incident.

The Erie Times-News reports the incident happened about 10:30 p.m. on the city’s East Side.


Protip! Do Not Pump Air Into Your Colon

Just don't do it,  please.

Two air force personnel have been orally reprimanded after sustaining injuries using base equipment for anal inflation purposes.

The two Japan Air Self Defense Force personnel – a man in his twenties and another man in his late teens – were stationed at Komatsu Air Base in Ishikawa prefecture, when the younger of the two was hospitalised complaining of sharp abdominal pains.

He was hospitalised for a week, it transpiring that the pair had taken turns using the compressors used to inflate the tires of the base’s fire engines and other vehicles to pump air into one another’s anuses.

Both men have been subjected to “severe oral reprimands” for making inappropriate use of base machinery. The rest of the base personnel have also been warned not to do anything similar lest they also suffer horrendous injuries.



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Naked Man Rips Off Own Penis At Middle School

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies found the man naked and screaming after responding to a burglar alarm at Ypsilanti Middle School, 105 N. Mansfield St., about 1 a.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Geoff Fox said Monday.

The man was kneeling outside the school and bloody from the waist down, with parts of his genitals ripped off, Fox said. He said parts of the man’s body were transferred to the hospital with him.

“He really wasn’t saying much at all — a lot of yelling and screaming,” Fox said, adding the man had broken a window to the school but didn’t take anything. “He wasn’t making sense. They couldn’t really communicate with him in terms of constructive conversation.”

The man later told investigators he picked up hallucinogenic mushrooms earlier in the day while he was in town visiting friends in a neighborhood near the school.

Read more HERE

Woman's Breast Implant Ruptures During Video Game Marathon

What a ruptured and normal implant may look like

"A Chinese woman's breast implant ruptured after lying on her stomach for four hours playing a game on her phone.

According to Chinese news reports, the woman from Beijing had been playing the game in bed when she felt a pain in her chest.

She was taken to hospital and SZNews reports that a doctor said the low quality of the implant, combined with the pressure of lying on it for an extended period of time, had caused the rupture. "



Teen Impaled On Bull Statue's Horn Dies

Above is the statue,  not looking very safe may I add...

A 14-year-old West Texas boy is dead after he ran into a bull statue on the Texas Tech University campus and impaled himself on one of its horns.

University spokesman Chris Cook says Miguel Martinez impaled himself while playing hide-and-seek with friends in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning.

Campus police say Martinez was at the museum with two adults and two minors when police were called to the scene. Police say Martinez was running on the National Ranching Heritage Museum on the Texas Tech campus when the horn pierced his chest.

23 Boy Scouts Zapped By Lightning

According to fire officials, the scouts were taking shelter underneath a canopy when lightning either hit the nearby canopy or the ground around 8:30 p.m.

Six of the scouts suffered burns to their chests. Fire officials said they were taken to hospitals for cardiac monitoring as a precaution, and their injuries were not life-threatening.

Those six scouts were taken to the Belmont Fire Station by pickup truck, while the rest were taken by bus.

All of the scouts had some level of burns -- from minor to serious -- from the lightning strike.

Man Suspected In Over 700 Road Rage Shootings Captured

German police have arrested a trucker that they accuse of having committed 762 shootings on highways over five years of time. 

"We found the famous needle in a hay stack," said Joerg Ziercke, chief commissioner of the German Federal Criminal Police. "A dangerous criminal who on several thousands of kilometers of highway in Germany, France, Belgium and Austria would reach for a gun whenever, wherever to shoot at other vehicles and endanger people's lives. It's unprecedented in Germany criminal history."

Ziercke says the suspect — who was not identified as per German law — blamed road rage for his attacks. The trucker was arrested Sunday."

Luckily,  out of 762 shootings only one person was critically injured in the road rage attacks.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Fire Truck Drives Through 11 Feet Of Water

If anyone is curious, the reason the engine doesn’t flood is because it has a snorkel installed just behind the cab to feed air to the engine under the cab, so the engine does not flood even though it is completely submerged. You can see the snorkel at 0:57, it’s the black tube with the round silver top (the silver is a metal mesh to stop debris) that is immediately behind the cab.


146 Baby Girls Named "Khaleesi," After Game Of Thrones Character

It's Dothraki for Queen

Last year, 146 American girls were named Khaleesi. That's a 450% jump in the name's usage from 2011, and before that year it was completely unknown.

If you're not familiar with the name Khaleesi, you'd be excused for guessing that it's Arabic, like Khalilah, or perhaps from Western Africa, like Kwasi. In fact, the name comes from the Dothraki language. Except it's not a name in that language, but a common word meaning "queen." And Dothraki isn't a natural language, but a handful of words created by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin for his imagined Dothraki people. (A language-creation specialist has since elaborated on Martin's vocabulary for the tv version of his fantasy epic.)

Read much more at the BABYNAMEWIZARD

Weed Man Stabs Beer Man! Alien And Predator Questioned By Police

There was an outbreak of reefer madness in Times Square when a panhandler holding an “I Need Money for Weed” sign stabbed a rival holding an “I Need Beer” sign in the head with a pen.

Cops quickly cuffed the alleged stabber and charges were pending as they tried to determine what got “Weed” guy’s nose out of joint. “Beer” guy’s injuries were minor.

The two choosy beggers began brawling around 10:15 p.m. at 42nd St. near 7th Ave. as dozens of Broadway shows let out, witnesses said.

Nearby, Predator and Alien paused from their ongoing war to answer questions from an NYPD detective — who likely had had his fill of characters for the night.

Man Gets Stuck In Traffic Cone For Over Two Hours

"No one was helping him because they thought he was just messing around."

The man was stuck in the bollard for more than two hours as shoppers and passers-by stopped to watch the man's misfortune.

One concerned onlooker eventually called the police and the fire brigade to come to the rescue.

Mr Waterman said: "He didn't seem to be getting too distressed but when he is finally pulled out he is very red in the face.

"It took his friend and a policeman to get him out. It needed a good heave and his back was badly scratched afterwards.

"The police officer find it very amusing and was chuckling to himself, it was probably one of his more light-hearted call outs.”



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bear Climbs Tree To Check Guy Out

Bears are fast climbers when they want to be!

Naked Man Hanging Around In Police Parking Lot

A naked man was arrested late Wednesday when an officer reportedly found him after walking around the parking lot of the Ocala Police Department.

Marcus Aaron Taylor, 28, was held on a charge of indecent exposure in public.

A police officer had stopped Taylor at 10:55 p.m. in the department parking lot, 402 S. Pine Ave. Officer Luis Camacho also responded and wrote the official report.

When Camacho asked Taylor why he was not wearing any clothing, Taylor said, "Because I committed a crime."

Taylor added that the crime was "lewdness" and said he wanted the officer to take him to jail.
There appeared to be a bandage on Taylor's head and Camacho asked him why it was there. Taylor said it was for "my tumor" and "don't worry about it, just take me to jail,"

Source and more HERE

Walmart Madness #96! Large Snake Found In Potato Bag

A woman says she got an extra ingredient in a bag of potatoes purchased at Wal-Mart: a three-and-a-half-foot orange-and-white snake.

According to a video from WTAE, Bonnie Raygor of North Huntingdon, Pa., bought a bag of potatoes from Wal-Mart about a week ago. The bag remained closed until she got out some of the spuds to cook on Thursday.

That’s when she found the snake.

“First I saw its underbelly, which is white. I thought I had a bad potato. Instead I had a snake," Raygor told WTAE. "The bag was sealed. ... So I'm assuming it was in there when I bought it. I screamed."

Watch the video at the embedded links and read more HERE

Beware The Backseat Monkey!

While Moore was writing someone a traffic ticket on Wednesday, however, something happened that the police academy did not prepare him for. Footage from the officer's sunglasses' camera shows Moore asking the driver to sign a citation. The video shows the officer reaching into the truck to hand the driver a pen when a monkey hiding in the back seat lunges forward and attacks the officer's hand. The officer jumped back in shock and went to his patrol car to tell his sergeant what happened.

The Caturday Report! Mom Cat And Kittens Stuck In School Ceiling

Officials at a local school were getting ready to head home for the weekend.
That is, until the ceiling started to “meow.”

The Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy had some unexpected visitors.

The Cleveland APL said a mother and four newborn kittens were trapped above the ceiling tiles.
An official with the APL was able to rescue a couple of kittens, but was hesitant to separate the newborns from their mother.

Watch the video at FOX8 for more

Friday, June 21, 2013

Toddler Falls Five Storeys, Caught By Pedestrians

Chinese central state television CCTV showed video images taken on a security camera of what appeared to be the rescue of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl.

Delivery men stood waiting below as she dangled from the window above on Thursday in Ninghai, Zhejiang Province.

As she plummeted, they dashed to the correct spot to catch the girl, who has been named only as Qiqi.

CCTV quoted the parents as saying that they had left Qiqi home alone while she was sleeping, but that she had climbed on to the window sill after she awoke.

As the girl cried out, workers from a nearby delivery company were alerted and rushed in to the street to see her legs dangling from the window.

After shouting to reassure the girl, they managed to break her fall with their outstretched arms as she plunged to the ground.

Two men were injured in the rescue; one hurt his neck, and the other hurt his arm.

Qiqi herself escaped with just a graze to her face.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beware The Goon Bag Missile

First Constable Emily Durham, of Warrnambool police, said the victims were driving a 2010 Ford hatchback toward Warrnambool when the goon bag was thrown from the dark-coloured wagon near the Woodford/Tower Hill turn-offs.

The goon bag, which was believed to be full or nearly full of wine, struck the grille of the hatchback, triggering the airbags.

The inflation of the airbags resulted in the windscreen being cracked, First Constable Durham said.

She said the damage to the grille, the windscreen and the cost of resetting the airbags meant the car was a write-off.

Read more HERE

Burglar Horrified At Finding Hanging Dead Man

Hamilton City tactical co-ordinator Senior Sergeant Freda Grace said given the intense situation the 21-year-old man found himself in, he would be let off with a stern warning.

''It is unlikely charges would be laid but he will definitely be warned,'' she said.

The burglar came across the man's body after breaking into the house shortly after midnight.

''He got a heck of fright, that's for sure - it would have been terrible for anyone.''

The burglar was so terrified of the grisly find that he screamed, alerting neighbours.

Grace said he then ran home where he contacted police and told them what had happened.


Robber Uses Clear Plastic Bag As Disguise

Doesn't he know those things pose a suffocation risk?

"The bag was such a bad disguise that he was apprehended two days later by an off-duty cop – who instantly recognised him in the street from CCTV footage.

"Detectives have branded Neil's disguise "ridiculous".

Neil’s stupidity was rivalled only by accomplice Gareth Tilley, 20.

Although using the more effective disguise of a scarf tied around his face, Tilley pretended his mobile phone was a gun – but was rumbled when the keypad lit up.

The two crooks threatened the shop’s cashier, Kim Clowes, demanding all the money from the till. The courageous shop assistant then raised the alarm, and wrestled with Neil after he jumped over the counter.

Neil head-butted the assistant and the pair fled, taking a bottle of spirits with them."

Read more at THESUN

Diet Pills Boil Girls To Death

Sarah Houston

A 20-year-old girl who died after taking the deadly DNP slimming drug boiled to death internally when her body temperature tried to burn off fat, say medics in Warsaw, Poland.

The banned drug - sold over the internet as a pesticide - killed victim Martyna Szepaniak when her internal body temperature increased so rapidly she suffered multiple organ failure.

Two months ago (April) British medical student Sarah Houston, 23, - who had an eating disorder - died after trying the drug.

Poland's National Drugs Agency said: "When the body begins to burn fat rapidly it generates a lot of heat. If it can't get rid of that heat, the body starts to boil." 



Drunk Cop Smashes Patrol Car Into Other Car

So he gets rewarded with administrative duties...

"Meyer was wearing his uniform and driving his sheriff office vehicle to an off-duty job at Walt Disney World when the crash happened. The 23-year veteran of the sheriff's office is currently on administrative duty at the sheriff's office pending the outcome of the investigation.

 According to troopers, Meyer had allowed the witnesses to leave the scene without collecting any of their contact information.

"This cop almost hit me. Let's put it that way. He was taking two lanes and he was going super fast and he hit this other car," said the 911 caller. "He overtook me and then he just hit the other car in front of me and the guy just flew over the other side of the road."

Read the whole story HERE

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Walmart Madness #95! Shoplifter Shoots Door, Takes Off Pants, And Runs Home

The assistant manager and another Anchorage,  Alaska Walmart employee confronted the suspect after he was spotted hiding windshield wiper blades in his clothes.

When confronted by the employees the suspect ran to a locked door,  then pulled and fired a gun at the door to open it.  He then proceeded to take his shoes and pants off,  afterwards he ran home.

"Wesley Weinburger, 22, was tracked to his Anchorage home by a police dog, where police arrested him on charges of robbery, criminal mischief and theft, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said."


Caveman Throws Spear At Car

A man was arrested Tuesday night for spearing a passing vehicle.

Jeffrey Jones, 56, was standing in the road at Auburn Boulevard and Annadale Lane in Sacramento at 7:38 p.m. when, police say, he threw a spear at the front fender of a vehicle that was driving by, causing it to become lodged in the vehicle.

Jones was located by police and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

The spear was booked as evidence.


Walmart Madness #94! Pregnant Worker Fired For Drinking Water

<--- What a prego may look like.  (that one is quads)  :)

In 2007 the 18-year-old Walmart employee was fired from her job, stocking shelves in the infants department, for drinking from a water bottle.

 According to her worker orientation meeting, as noted by the Washington Post, employees were allowed to drink on the job so long as it is only water.

Her supervisor, however, changed the rules and said she needed a doctor’s note in order to hydrate, even when she was visibly pregnant.

Myers reportedly thought it was, “silly to need a note for that,” but still went and brought a doctor’s note anyway. However, her supervisor changed the rules again and told her drinking fountains were enough. By now, however, Myers had a urinary tract infection (common during pregnancy) and needed to hydrate more regularly. She was given a choice: either the water goes or you do. Myers left and sued.

Read the whole story at OPPOSINGVIEWS

Man Shoots Random Stranger Because He Can't See His KId

A man shot and wounded another man in a drive-by on the West Side because "someone had to pay" after he was not allowed to see his child on Father's Day, police said.

 Xavier Guzman, 25, whose nickname is "Lil Bin Laden," has been charged with aggravated battery with a handgun and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

Guzman, of the 900 block of North Kedvale Avenue, is accused of shooting a 21-year-old man in the 2700 block of West 16th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood early Monday, police said.

After his arrest, Guzman told officers he had an argument with the child's mother after she refused to let him to see the child, according to a police report. He told police he became "enraged" and "wanted to take it out on someone," the report said.

Read more HERE

Mother And Son Steal $5,000 Of Gopher feet

A Minnesota mother and her 18-year-old son are accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in frozen gopher feet and selling them for a bounty.

Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Marie Garrison and Junior Lee Dillon, both of Preston, were charged last month with receiving stolen property and theft. They allegedly gave the feet to local townships that offer rewards as they try to limit the gopher population.

Garrison has pleaded not guilty. Her son has a hearing next month.
The complaint says a gopher trapper reported to authorities that bags of feet were stolen from his freezer. According to the complaint, the owner found Dillon had turned in $1,014 in feet in November. In December, Garrison turned in $3,780 in feet.

The Post-Bulletin ( reports Dillon denied turning in any feet for the bounty.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Poster Of Toddler Eating Dog Poop Causes A Stir

Local authorities in Bristol, England, were tired of residents leaving their dogs' poop on the sidewalk. So tired they resorted to extreme (and gross) measures — putting up posters of a little kid with dog waste smeared all over her mouth alongside the words: "Children will put anything in their mouths." Sure, take a minute to breathe and/or run to the bathroom right about now. Unsurprisingly, locals are peeved by the graphic image, and posts on Twitter and Reddit early Monday basically expressed a resounding "WTF?". Bristol City Council took to Twitter to reply, saying, "Shocking imagery, but perhaps it will help encourage a few more dog owners to do the responsible thing." [Source] [Source] SOURCE

Decapitated Man With Hands And Feet Tied Commited Suicide

There isn't much out on this story as of yet.  :(

"The incident happened near 46th and Sheridan.

Police say a woman who lives in the home found her husband dead in the garage.

His hands and feet were tied and the body had been decapitated.
Tulsa police told KRMG news the death was due to suicide.

Cops gave no other details at the time but continue to investigate the matter.


Huge Snake Can Open Doors

Julius the snake escapes!

 "Bored of being in a dark room, she flips on the light, opens the door and bails.
This particular episode takes place at 1am.
This is why we keep doors locked with her around. We don't need her harassing the neighbors."

Chinese Air-Freight Handler Apparently Hates His Job, And The Packages

From the original poster:

"This was amazing to watch. I think I was the only one noticing what was happening outside the window of the plane, and this time I captured it. On a previous occasion I saw a load of Japanese sewing machines with 'this way up' and 'fragile, handle with care' stickers over the boxes also being thrown on to the conveyor.

Lesson: Pack it well, because it wont be treated well."

This guy would have a future with Federal Express if he moved to the states. (Yes, still mad at them) :(

Graduation "Cap" Cake Accidentally Made Into "Cat" Cake

"I just graduated college, it was my sister's birthday and it was Father's Day," Laura Gambrel said. "My grandparents were visiting from out of town, and we thought we'd knock out three holidays at once. So my mom thought it would be funny to get a face cake. She got it and she asked them to draw a little cap on. But when she went to pick it up later, she saw that there was a cat on it, and started laughing hysterically and said, 'No, that's not what I meant at all.'"

The family thought the misplaced feline was too funny to remove and left the cat on top of Gambrel's head."

Read all about the cat-astrophe  HERE

Monday, June 17, 2013

Man Tries To Cash Stolen Payroll Check, Turns Out It Belonged To Bank Teller

Police said a Manchester man will spend six months in prison after admitting that he stole and tried to cash someone else's paycheck.

According to police, Thomas York-Shatis was caught trying to cash the check in Lebanon, when he learned the check belonged to the bank teller.

After his time in prison, he will be sent to a drug treatment program.


Mom Takes Knife, Punches, And Runs Over Robber Who Threatened Her Kids

A scared mother fought back against a knife wielding robber who was hiding out in her minivan.  Her two sons,  aged  2 and 5 were in the van as well.  Instead of quoting the news article on this,  I have found her blog.  This is how the events unfolded in her own words:

"I opened my doors, got my kids inside, by tow year old buckled up, and left to go home. As I made my turn down Strickland road, the man that had been hiding in my van popped up from the third row seat and waved a knife and said, "Hey lady, if you don't want your kids to get hurt you'll do exactly what I say". I was shocked and scared, but I told myself to stay calm because panicking now would only make matters worse. My 5 year old said, "hey what are you doing in here?". I asked my 5 year old to come up front, and the guy grabbed my son, and sat him next to him. I asked him what he wanted, even though I knew the answer was either money or me, and he said he needed money, I told him I didn't have any cash. He then said, "Well you better go to an ATM and get some or your kids are gonna get hurt." I asked him how much he wanted, He said, " I need at least $200 dollars", I told him I didn't have $200 dollars in my account, I had about $20 dollars. He told me, "You better figure out how to get it or your kids are gonna get hurt." I had turned onto E Fayle street by then, and was getting ready to turn onto Danubina, when I glanced back in my rear view mirror he was looking out the window, and I reached for my phone so I could make an emergency call to 911, and he said," Don't go back to Kroger's, go somewhere else." I looked at him in my rear view mirror again and realized that this was the same guy I saw standing outside Kroger's earlier smoking a cigarette. He was wearing that red bandana I noticed. I made a left onto Danubina towards E. James street, and as I was pulling up to the stop sign, he was telling me where to go. He told me to turn left and go to the little gas station right down the street near E James Street and Kilgore, which I knew didn't have very many people nearby, only an apartment complex. I had already decided to turn right because I knew if I went left, there was nothing stopping him from hurting my kids when I got out of the car to get him money, and I refused to leave him in the car alone with my children. I made the turn onto E. James street heading towards N. Alexander and he said," hey lady, are you crazy are you trying to get your kids hurt, but by this time he was already up in the front seat like I had prayed he would be. He saw me with my phone by then and said to give him the phone, to which I said ,"Hell no." I put my hand in between my seat the the door so that he couldn't reach it. He then placed the knife at my throat and said give me the phone, I still said no, but I had to get the knife away from my throat, so I put my left hand, (which was holding the phone) in between his hand and my throat so that I could try and get the knife away from my neck.

I pushed him off me, dropped my phone, and saw a telephone pole up ahead. I grabbed the steering wheel with both hands, while he was still trying to get the phone from where it had dropped and swerved my van towards the telephone pole. I was aiming for the pole because my children and I had seat belts on, he didn't. I figured if I hit the pole, he would hit his head on the windshield or go through it, but I missed the pole. I came to a stop and then he started to attack me again. He tried to stab me in the leg, in the stomach, and the neck again. I kept honking the horn in order to attract someones attention to try and come help me. But no one came. I was on my own. We struggled for a while, me honking the horn, and trying to get the knife, him trying to get me to stop honking the horn, and keep the knife. I finally stopped honking the horn and focused on getting the knife from him, his only weapon, and I could hear my 2 year old screaming in the middle seat, all I was thinking was get the knife, keep him focused on you and your kids will stay alive.

I got the knife from him and we continued to struggle only he was trying to get his knife back. He bit my hand trying to force me to give up the knife, but he could have bitten through my knuckles for all I cared at that moment, I wasn't giving him that knife back. I pushed him hard enough to get him to fall back into the passenger seat, and then I balled up my fist and punched him in the face, and told him to get the F*^$ out of my car. He got out and started to run, I was scared, and worried that if he got away he could come after us again, and possibly have a gun instead of a knife next time, or he could hurt or kill someone else, and I knew that couldn't happen, so I stepped on the gas and took off after him. I was intending to side swipe him, just clip him with the side of my van just hard enough to stop him until the police arrived. But I swerved too much and ended up running completely over him. When I put my car in park, I threw my door open and got out, with the knife still in my hand. I saw him sitting up, so I thought he probably wasn't hurt to bad. I then screamed at him, told him that he was F*^$ing nuts, he was crazy, coming after children. I yelled at him, and told him,"How dare you threaten my children", and told him he was crazy again. I went back to my van and asked my kids if they were okay, they said yes. I looked back and saw him scooting back, but not getting up. I went back over to him and said,"You messed with the wrong B*+^$ today didn't you?" He said yes, I told him to get up, and he said he couldn't move."

Please go read her blog post in entirety at her blog;  FAMILY

Here is Tomo News' CG animated  interpretation of the event:

Man Threatened To Use Burrito Bomb

A man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to blow up the Albuquerque FBI field office with explosives folded into a burrito.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that 50-year-old Brian DeMarco was arrested Thursday just as he was boarding a bus to Amarillo, Texas, at the Albuquerque Greyhound bus station.

According to a criminal complaint, DeMarco told agents of his plot in a call to a West Virginia FBI office from his Albuquerque motel room.

The complaint says DeMarco also told agents that he had placed a timed bomb at the Albuquerque Social Security Administration building but no bomb was found.


Guinea Pig Armour For Sale

A Guinea pig suit of armor has been put up for sale on Ebay.  The owner listed the items on the auction site after their guinea pig Lucky died.

 The current bid for the Armour is up to U.S. $445.00.  This is what the seller has to say:

"This auction is a charity auction for hand-made guinea pig scale-mail. (You've read that correctly)

Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Do they get picked on by other guinea pigs? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a Renaissance Faire but had nothing to wear?

Fear not! A solution is here!

This hand-made scale-mail and tiny steel helmet will keep you guinea pig protected and secure in all situations. The scale-mail is made from polished steel scales and steel rings. It was painstakingly "woven" by me over several weeks in an effort to better prepare my guinea pig Lucky for the dangers of the modern world. The helmet was purchased at a Renaissance Faire later as it was the perfect finishing touch.

Lucky mostly wore his armor to begrudgingly pose for photos - once on top of a remote-control jetski. Don't worry - he never rode the thing in the water... I don't think he would have had the balance. 

Lucky passed away this weekend, and no longer requires his noble suit of armor.  In his honor and memory, any money from this auction (after Ebay fees) will go to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia. Lucky was adopted from the organization, and they're a fantastic group who do all they can to find, foster and adopt (to others) Guinea Pigs in the northern Virginia area. You'll see them on this auction as a 100% donation - it's not a hollow promise :)

Please bid high and bid often!"

I hope they get a million. :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wendy's Ice Cream Sucking Employee Gets Fired

The Wendy's employee photographed licking ice cream from a dispenser is no longer an employee, a spokesman for the U.S. fast-food chain says.

The photograph, posted Wednesday on Reddit, became the latest showing bad behavior at a fast-food restaurant to go viral, The New York Daily News reported.

It joins other Internet classics like the Taco Bell employee who was fired for licking taco shells.


Man Arrested With Cocaine Between Toes Says It Is Not His

A Florida man who was arrested with drugs allegedly hidden between his toes says the drug, which he identified as cocaine, was not his.

Martin Perez, 33, was arrested early June 2 on an aggravated battery charge, reported.

When he arrived at the St. Lucie County jail in Fort Pierce, Perez was asked if he had any weapons or drugs on him, to which he said no. However, deputies later found a bag of white powder hidden between Perez's toes, officials said.

Perez said the powder was cocaine, but said it wasn't his.

Walmart Madness #93! “Congration, you done it”

A Wal-Mart customer’s wife who bought a cake to celebrate her class passing their exams was surprised to see that one of their employee’s spelling deficiencies had ruined their dessert.

An image of this cake has now gone viral online. The caption to the above image reads, “Last year, my wife’s class passed all year end testing with high scores so she bought them a cake from Walmart. It was supposed to read, ‘Congratulations You did it!’ (OC).”

Unfortunately, it read instead, “Congration, you done it.” The image was uploaded by the Reddit user, crossedx, and has so far amassed over 1000 comments with people adding their thoughts on the cake.

Read more HERE

Ban On Celebratory Gunfire Celebrated With Gunfire

Lebanese gunmen greeted an edict from the leader of Hezbollah banning the firing of celebratory shots in the air - with a volley of gunfire.

In a televised speech whose opening remarks were greeted with a customary staccato round of shots in central Beirut, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah criticised the phenomenon which he said was dangerous and provocative.

"On religious holidays, people shoot in the air, on political occasions, they shoot in the air, at funerals of martyrs, they shoot ... when someone graduates from school, they shoot," the Hezbollah leader said.

Nasrallah said he had consulted with Shi'ite Muslim clerics in Iran and Iraq, who ruled that the practice was 'haram', or forbidden in Islam. Several times in his speech he urged an end to it.
At the end of his hour-long speech however, the familiar sound of gunfire echoed around the centre of the Lebanese capital.


The Great Chicken Cock Heist!

More than 10,000 bottles of alcohol -- gone.

The liquor in question, Chicken Cock Whiskey, is an unforgettable name with ties to the Prohibition era. The alcohol was back in market for the past four months, after a near century long hiatus, when a batch of 884 cases that was headed to Texas, was stolen.

 "We are hopeful that it can be recovered. It is a lot of product to get rid of quietly."

And as the liquor runs dry, Anttila can't help but sense the irony in the Prohibition alcohol facing crime in the 21st century. "To try and make lemonade out of lemons, it is quite ironic that a brand that was famous for being a bootleg bourbon during Prohibition gets hijacked when it comes back to the market in 2013. I wouldn't have believed it unless it happened."