Saturday, July 23, 2011
This ape made a monkey of Chinese villagers who feared it was a visitor from another world.
Locals panicked when Mao Xiping, a housewife from the village of Gezhai, in Henan province, central China, found the scraggy simian stealing cucumbers from her flat.
She thought it was a harmless rabbit, until she noticed it had an 'alien face' and her neighbours agreed it was like nothing they had ever seen before.
An Indiana couple is facing public indecency charges after they allegedly had sex for 30 minutes Sunday afternoon in a community pool while dozens of witnesses, including children, watched the illicit aquatic action.
Connersville Police Department officers were summoned to the Roberts Park Family Aquatic Center (seen at right) after pool patrons complained to the facility’s manager.
Cops initially issued no trespass orders to Myron Helms, 33, and Victoria Cross, 40, but prosecutors yesterday decided to charge the pair with the misdemeanor indecency count.
Pool manager Cindy Schwab told cops that she walked up behind Helms and Cross “when she realized what they were doing,” according to a Connersville Police Department report. After telling the pair to stop, Schwab said that Cross moved away from Helms, which was when “she could see the male’s penis.”
The police report states that one concerned adult stood near the trysting couple “to make sure her children didn’t get too close to the subjects.” Additionally, cops noted, “All the witnesses were visibly disturbed by the incident.”
The pool was cleared and workers recycled the entire water system and put in fresh chemicals.
Helms, a reserve officer with the Laurel Police Department is on unpaid leave during the investigation.
Unhappy that a car dealer wouldn't take back the van he bought on Monday, David Cross drove "the lemon" back after the dealer closed on Tuesday and crashed it into six cars parked on the lot for sale.
"I hit the first $25,000 car I could see," Cross told the Herald. "I didn't hit a car under $20,000. Then I moved a van that they wouldn't come down on the price for. I moved it with the lemon they sold me. I just held it to the floor until I couldn't move it anymore. I took out seven vehicles, including my own."
Cross, a Salisbury, Mass., resident who turns 42 today, is charged with six felony counts of criminal mischief, one for each of the cars he damaged, excluding his own.
He said his story began on Monday, when his wife bought a van at the Portsmouth Used Car Superstore.
"It was a piece of crap," Cross said, elaborating that his mechanic looked at the van after it was purchased and found a host of problems, including an odometer that didn't work. He said an Internet search showed it had been in a wreck and his insurance agent told him he couldn't insure it with a broken odometer, so he followed his mechanic's advice to "take it back."
Cross said he went back to the car dealer, asked for a refund and was told "you're stuck with it." So he began negotiating the price for another van, but a salesman wouldn't budge, he said.
He said he and his wife returned home in the van they bought Monday, and he waited for her to fall asleep. He then drove back to the car dealership just before midnight and started driving into cars.
He said he was about to call the police and turn himself in when he saw a cruiser, flagged it down and told the officer "the deal." After his arrest, he was released on personal recognizance bail and he's scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 19 in Portsmouth District Court.
"I was pretty crazy last night," he said. "I woke up this morning and wondered if it was a dream, but then I looked over and there's my bail papers."
Cross said he was not under the influence of any substance, just driven by anger.
A Portsmouth Used Car Superstore manager, who asked not to be named, declined to comment, but when pressed, estimated the damage caused by Cross to be about $20,000.
Revenge of the disgruntled consumer!
Bangladeshi police said on Thursday they were investigating the case of a man forced to parade naked through his village with a brick tied to his penis as punishment for kidnapping and marrying a minor.
The punishment was meted out Saturday to the 30-year-old man by the local council in a village 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Dhaka.
Police said he had kidnapped and then forcibly married a 12-year-old girl, who later managed to escape.
"The council chief and some village elders beat him and made him parade with a brick tied to his penis at a river ghat (steps) under the full gaze of at least 200 people," police sub-inspector Binoy Krishna Kar said.
Ontario Conservative leader Tim Hudak is in favour of work details for inmates and GPS monitors for sex offenders. Here in North America even right wing politicians are soft on criminals.
An Oklahoma City man who wore diapers as part of a con was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.
Mark Anthony Richardson II also must serve five years on probation after his release and register as a sex offender. Last year, he fooled two women into baby-sitting him at their Oklahoma City homes, police said.
He pretended to be autistic and have the mind of a young child. He used a pacifier, drank baby formula and threw childlike fits.
Richardson, 21, pleaded guilty in June to sexual battery, a felony, for grabbing the breast of a baby sitter's daughter. The victim, then 18, was asleep.
He pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of outraging public decency for the seven times his diapers were changed.
Melissa Molinaro, the woman who stars in the Old Navy ad campaign that sparked a lawsuit this week from Kim Kardashian, is having a bad week.
Kardashian filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Old Navy and its parent company, Gap, alleging illegal use of her public image in the campaign starring Molinaro. She was not named as a defendant, incidentally.
Kardashian, meanwhile, is "a businesswoman who has to protect her brand" rather than allowing another company to use it to sell clothes, an insider told Us Magazine. "Bottom line."
The silver lining for Molinaro? Her "Dance Floor" music video on YouTube had more than 400,000 views by Friday (above).
If you can get sued for looking like someone then I can see another big lawsuit coming down. Look at all the money made by Jesse Eisenberg for looking like Mark Zuckerberg in the movie Social Network. Bob Dylan may be suing Cate Blanchett. Micky Ward maybe suing Mark Wahlberg. This is big folks!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Now I know it hit 108F in Phoenix but there was humidity so it felt like 108F. I rather take 108F with no humidity than this 100F sauna.
Yusuf Islam in 2006
A Lufkin man convicted of resisting arrest in his own home after police mistook him for a burglar was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Following a one-day trial and four-hour deliberation, a six-panel Angelina County jury concluded Sauceda was guilty of resisting arrest on March 15, 2009, while being pepper-sprayed, shot with a pepper ball gun and wrestled to the ground by nine Lufkin Police officers in his own living room, according to testimony.
In closing arguments Wednesday morning, Sauceda’s defense attorney, Ryan Deaton, chronicled how his client was wronged by Lufkin Police when they entered his home at 111 Finley St. on a report of a black male kicking in the front door, called in by a neighbor. Sauceda, who Deaton described as having the mind of a child, then locked himself in the bathroom and refused to come out despite repeated warnings by the officers on scene.Before the verdict was delivered, a note from the jury was sent to Flournoy, which he said was “indicative of the verdict.” It read, “We’ve all reached a verdict. To us we feel he has been wronged. Please consider that in his sentencing.”
Despite the unfavorable criminal outcome for his client, Deaton said he intends to pursue a federal civil lawsuit against the city on Sauceda’s behalf.
Police beat the crap out of another developmental handicapped guy. I guess these are considered low hanging fruit - easy pickings.
Derek has now had over 3,000 hits in his major league career but off the field he is just as proficient when it comes to ladies. Here are just some of his past dates.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Among several complaints to the Federal Court of Canada, Michel Thibodeau described how when he asked a unilingual anglophone flight attendant in French for a 7-Up, she gave him a Sprite.
Thibodeau characterized the incident and others as “malicious, oppressive and reprehensible,” conduct by Air Canada employees that only aggravated the violation of the couple’s linguistic rights.
The court agreed in part, and ruled the airline breached the Official Languages Act on four occasions in 2009 involving Thibodeau and his wife, Lynda, of Orléans.
wo New Jersey teenagers face registering for life as sex offenders under Megan’s Law for what their lawyers claim was horseplay.
An appeals court agreed the boys, who were 14, engaged in sexual contact when they held down two 12-year-old boys in Somerset County in 2008 and placed their bare buttocks on their faces.
The ruling means the boys would have to register under Megan’s Law because the court said sexual contact applies to touching for the purpose of humiliation.
The judges wrote they were "keenly aware" of the ruling’s ramifications for the boys and for others.
The judges sent both cases back to a lower court to consider whether one boy can withdraw his guilty plea and whether the other received effective counsel.
It's pretty pathetic to treat two juvenile idiots like they were pedophiles. I'm pretty sure Megan's Law was not enacted to deal with this silly situations.
Ryan Letchford and Jeffrey Olsen thought it would be funny to break into the van and take pictures of each other in custodyBut the prank took a turn for the worse when the van locked with the jokers still inside.
According to police in the US, a third man, who was also drunk, found his friends in the back of the van after leaving a nearby party to search for them, but he was unable to set them free and was forced to call 911.
Radnor constable Mike Connor told the Philadelphia Daily News: 'I came down and unlocked the doors, and "Dumb and Dumber" pranced out of the van. They looked a little embarrassed.'The pranksters didn't regain their freedom for too long, as they were immediately arrested for attempted theft of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and public drunkenness.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Just days after the release of a report saying there have been more than 25,000 security breaches at U.S. airports, a startling confession comes out.
An Indianapolis woman has come forward saying she was able to get a knife past security, not once, but twice.
Sara Gallienne says she was able to get a three-inch knife past TSA in both Richmond and Providence, Rhode Island as she was headed home to Indianapolis.
t wasn't until she was unpacking her carry on that Galleinne made the startling discovery that she had breached security.
After returning home Sara says she realized that the three inch, folding knife, was in her bag when she boarded a flight froBoldm Richmond to Providence, Rhode Island. It also made it through security when she left Providence for Indianapolis a few days later.
"I was blown away I could not believe that I had just made it through with this knife," Sara said. "Not one, but two TSA checkpoints."
Gallienne says she had forgotten the knife was in her bag, and when she made the discovery she filed a complaint with the TSA.
The TSA has since released a statement, saying, "We continue to take the discovery of knives and other prohibited items seriously, however, it today's post-9/11 security environment, intelligence tells us our officers' greatest focus needs to be on the biggest threat to aviation security today-explosives and explosive components."
Seriously there must be 10 good TSA stories every single day. Is there anyone who believes they are doing a good job? Nice to know you can't get a bottle of water on a plane but knife is no problem.
A Swiss man has died after piloting a rented plane into the home of his estranged mother. Minutes before the attack, he phoned her from the cockpit to say: 'Are you home? I am just going to drop by!'
Then Konrad Schmidt, 47, banked the twin-engined aircraft over his mother's home and flew past it three times before flying at top speed into the house in Oberhallau. Schmidt's body was later found in the rubble of the house. His mother Rosemary, 68, only survived because she was in the basement at the time of the suicide attack, and is being treated for shock.
Eyewitnesses told police there was 'no possibility' of an accident. One said: 'He had all these flypasts. He was lining himself up. And then he did it. It was like seeing a mini re-run of 9/11.' Neighbours helped rescue Rosemary from the burning shell of her house, which will now have to be demolished.
She told police of the air-to-ground phone call from the aircraft shortly before the attack yesterday. Her son had rented the aircraft earlier in the day from an airfield 45 minutes away. Jobless Schmidt had a long-running feud with his mother, according to neighbours. One said, 'They had a lot of heavy issues over a lot of things.'
Steve Tasker, 43, hoarded the "staggering" collection at his home. for up to three and a half years at his house and kept almost 16,000 mail items in or behind his garden shed.
Tasker also wrapped the letters in plastic supermarket bags to try and keep them dry because he claimed he would deliver them once he had sobered up. But he never got round to taking the post to its rightful destinations.
Tasker, then a postman for 12 years, was eventually put under surveillance by the British Royal Mail last September, after reports from the public about mail not being delivered. On the day he was observed, he didn't start on his walk until noon at the earliest, finished about 2pm and had left more than 300 packets undelivered.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Midway, Georgia police bust none other than a lemonade stand, because the three girls running it didn't have a business license. The three girls thought if they sold enough lemonade, they could make money to go to a water park. Well they thought wrong. Midway police say, they're breaking city law and have to go.
“It’s kind of crazy that we couldn’t sell lemonade. It was fun, but we had to listen to the cops and shut it down,” 14-year-old Casity Dixon said.
The girls had only been opened for one day before Midway’s police chief and another officer cruised by and saw the stand.
“We had told them, we understand you guys are young, but still, you’re breaking the law, and we can’t let you do it anymore. The law is the law, and we have to be consistent with how we enforce the laws,” Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar said.
By a city ordinance, the girls must have a business license, peddler’s permit, and food permit to set up shop, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day and a total of $180 per year. City officials said it’s their job to keep everyone safe and healthy, and there can be no exceptions to the rules.
“We were not aware of how the lemonade was made, who made the lemonade, of what the lemonade was made with, so we acted accordingly by city ordinance,” Chief Morningstar said.
“It’s almost like they don’t have anything better to do. I’m going to let it go. I’m trying to cheat them good. I don’t think if I keep on, it’ll teach them a good thing,” Amy Roberts said.
So the law wins, and what started out as three girls’ dream of a fun summer business is now just a piece of plywood.
Since the lemonade stand was shut down, the girls have been doing extra chores and yard work to make money for the water park.
Stormtroopers have a hard life. They’ve been annihilated en masse on two successive Death Stars, despite just following orders, they’ve been constantly cleaved in twain by light sabers, and they lost a war against a large group of glorified teddy bears. Now, in aid of the Starlight Foundation, we have a Stormtrooper walking across Australia! When will the suffering end?
Jacob French, in order to raise money for the Starlight Foundation, has decided to walk 4100 km, from Perth to Sydney, dressed as a Stormtrooper.
You can donate to his cause here.
Jacob is also live tweeting his journey here.
Listen Jake you're ripping off my gig here. Just don't be starting a blog.
Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot.
The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City.
Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out.
But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued.
“After the first several months of doing that, we really need to pick up the enforcement side and really get serious,” she told KYW Newsradio today.
Nearly 600 bicyclists were given warnings since the program started, many for riding on the sidewalk or running red lights.
Cutler says some didn’t take too kindly to it.
“It’s my sense at least that some of the bicyclists believe that the laws don’t apply to them,” she said.
Pedestrians who text while they walk without looking ahead will also be targeted. And on the motorist side, officials will be looking for drivers who don’t respect the bike lanes.
The citations include $120 fines.
So have the Taliban retaken Kandahar and moved on to Philadelphia? In a city as crime ridden as Philly isn't there bigger fish to fry than disrespectful bicyclists and pedestrians? Will they bring back the stock and pillory? How about the Scarlet letter?