Friday, September 30, 2011

Amateur Houdini red faced after ripping female teacher's bra through shirt!

An amateur Houdini has apologised for his weird and embarrassing magic trick that appeared to rip off a female teacher's bra through her shirt.--more

Pawnshop raid nets $3 million in stolen toothbrushes

Florida – Three people were arrested after authorities raided a Boca Raton pawnshop suspected of selling stolen dental hygiene products. A precise estimate of the value of the stolen items was unavailable, but investigators said it could total more than $3 million. Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies raided Citi Pawn in the 900 block of North Dixie Highway and arrested its manager, Igor Roytikh (Picture), 44. Lauren Ann Healy, 23, and Brian Hegmann, 26, both of Deerfield Beach, were arrested after authorities alleged they supplied the shop with merchandise stolen from retail stores in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.  more  

Doritos founder to be buried with iconic snack chips (Reuters)

Reuters - The man credited with creating Doritos will be buried along with some of his beloved snack chips, his family told Reuters on Tuesday.--Doritos founder to be buried with iconic snack chips (Reuters)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Penis extension letter sent to dead mother

UK – A grieving family told of their distress after a letter offering a penis extension was sent to their dead mother. Annie Cairns, died last September, aged 87, and her bereaved children were horrified when, on first anniversary of losing their mum, the Regal Health advertisement dropped on to the doormat. The letter, addressed to Mrs Cairns, offered a penis enlargement naturally, without surgery, pumps or exercise – guaranteed or your money back!. It also stated: I’m so sure you’ll be thrilled by what this wonder product will do for you.  more 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Toe Suck Fairy" arrested on new charges (Reuters)

Reuters - A man known in Arkansas as the "Toe Suck Fairy" for a series of 1990s assaults directed at women's feet was arrested after he struck again more than a decade later, police said.--"Toe Suck Fairy" arrested on new charges (Reuters)

Poop Power

Pompano Beach, Florida – Believe in the power of poop. It’s an initiative being pushed by one South Florida energy company, which is now on the edge of being approved in Fort Lauderdale to help generate home electricity. Power Green Energy, a Pompano Beach start-up hoping to turn sludge from waste-water treatment plants into renewable electricity for the state, is awaiting word today from the Fort Lauderdale City Commission to approve a rezoning request that would implement the system by the middle of next year. The company has received the City Commission’s tentative approval to initiate operations that would feed into Florida Power and & Light Co.’s power-lines by mid-2012. .. More

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Man accidentally shot himself in the hand and foot with stolen gun

Charleston, West Virginia – A 53-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand after threatening himself with a gun. The man went to his ex-girlfriend’s house on Charleston’s West Side distraught over the couple’s recent breakup. The girlfriend told police he put a .380-caliber handgun to his head and threatened to shoot himself if she didn’t take him back. The man eventually put the gun down, but accidentally shot himself in the left hand and left foot. The gun was reported stolen.  ..More  

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Man renewing plates arrested for DUI

BRANDON, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Florida man attempting to renew his vehicle registration was arrested for a driving under the influence after leaving a county office, officials said.---Man renewing plates arrested for DUI

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Man beats himself up, says was mugged for Oprah tickets

Canada – A Canadian man who beat himself up, and then pretended that he had been mugged and his tickets to Oprah’s farewell celebration stolen, pleaded guilty to felony disorderly conduct. Robert Spearing, 44, was taken to Stroger hospital at the time after reporting that two people beat him before stealing his passes to the star-studded show at the United Center. But hours later, police said that Spearing changed his story, admitting that he’d never been attacked and concocted the story so he didn’t disappoint his wife because they had traveled from Ontario without tickets.  more

Man duct tapes girlfriend during fight over pet iguana

Florida – A San Carlos Park man is accused of duct taping his girlfriend during an altercation over their pet iguana. When deputies arrived to the home, they could hear a woman screaming from inside, according to reports. The victim was in the living room with duct tape around her arms, torso, and ankles. She told deputies she and Lockhart were arguing over the family iguana when they began pushing each other. She picked up a fishing pole and started striking him with it and then Lockhart held her down and duct taped her.  more 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sick Man leaves iPod Touch full of porn at gas station

Sutherlin, Oregon – Sutherlin police have arrested an Oakland man on child porn charges, after they say he left the electronic device at the Shell station in Sutherlin. Officers arrested Jason Daniel Goodman, 33, after what they say was a six month investigation. An employee of the Shell station found the device back around October of last year. They kept the item at the station waiting for someone to claim it. An employee asked if he could take the iPod home since nobody claimed it. Police say he went home and charged it up, and that’s when he found the porn.  ...More

Orphaned squirrels get new home

ULGHAM, England, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Four baby red squirrels, separated from their mother when Hurricane Katia struck northern England, are being raised at an animal sanctuary.--Orphaned squirrels get new home

IHOP Employs Bouncer To Control The Rowdy

New York – Here’s a sign of the times. The new International House of Pancakes in the East Village has hired a bouncer. He stands guard at the “24 hour” spot on East 14th Street from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. He’s reportedly an off-duty police officer hired to keep intoxicated patrons under control.  ...More  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Man stole cab for Wendy's run

MACON, Fla., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man charged with stealing a taxicab told officers he took the vehicle because he didn't want to walk to Wendy's---Police: Man stole cab for Wendy's run

Woman ran a Chihuahua alongside her car

Boulder, Colorado - A dog-sitter’s shortcut led to criminal charges for a Colorado woman who ran a Chihuahua alongside her car at 10 to 15 mph. The Daily Camera reports that 29-year-old Joan Renee Zalk of Boulder faces animal cruelty and felony menacing charges after witnesses confronted her for running the pup alongside her Toyota Camry. The newspaper reports that Zalk told officers the dog, named Cooper, “goes ballistic” if it doesn’t walk 3 miles a day. Witnesses called police after seeing the leashed dog struggling to keep up with the car. ...More

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Backgammon game Grounds Flight

St Louis - A US Airways flight from New York to Phoenix was diverted to St. Louis after three passengers acted suspiciously, and it turns out it was all because of a board game. A Transportation Security Administration statement said US Airways flight 457 from New York’s JFK International Airport landed at Lambert Field in St. Louis shortly before 6 a.m. due to the suspicious behavior of three passengers. Agency spokeswoman Sarah Horowitz would not elaborate so it’s not known exactly what the three passengers in question were doing. One passenger said he was told there was a suspicious device, which fellow passenger Gene Austin described as a big wooden box. That box turned out to be a backgammon game. ...More

eBay seller: Nicolas Cage is a vampire

SEATTLE, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A Seattle-based eBay seller is asking $1 million for a Civil War-era photo he claims is evidence actor Nicolas Cage is a "vampire."----eBay seller: Nicolas Cage is a vampire

Monday, September 19, 2011

Armless 'Hot dog Man' statue case solved

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, say the mystery of where the armless "Hot dog Man" statue came from has been solved -- its owner has claimed it.---Armless 'Hot dog Man' statue case solved

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sex strike is a success In The Philippines

The Philippines - Women in the southern Philippines brought peace to their strife-torn village by threatening to withhold sex if their men kept fighting. The sex strike in rural Dado village on the often lawless southern island of Mindanao end tensions and bring some prosperity to the 102 families living there. The area is in a town which is subject to conflict, family feuds, land disputes. The idea came personally from the women. The idea was conceived by a group of women who had set up a sewing business but found that they could not deliver their products because the village road was closed by the threat of violence, Salcedo said.  More

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Judge blocks Florida law gagging doctors' gun talk (Reuters)

Reuters - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Florida law limiting what doctors can say about guns to their patients, saying it violated free speech protections under the U.S. Constitution---Judge blocks Florida law gagging doctors' gun talk (Reuters)

Restaurant fines diners for leftovers

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A restaurant owner in Saudi Arabia says he is cracking down on food wastage by fining diners who don't eat everything they order.---Restaurant fines diners for leftovers

Man donates $40K inheritance to cat condos

STANSBURY PARK, Utah, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A Utah man who was surprised to inherit $40,000 from his ex-wife said he decided to donate the cash toward the creation of "cat condos."..Man donates $40K inheritance to cat condos

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Man Uses Illegal Taser at Cowboys-Jets Game

East Rugherford, New Jersey - A South Carolina man was arrested after allegedly using an illegal Taser in a fight with other fans during the Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game. Leroy McKelvey of Moncks Corner, S.C., was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and two weapons counts. The 59-year-old McKelvey was taken to the Bergen County Jail where bail was set at $22,500. There was an increased security presence at the game on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including bomb-sniffing dogs checking every car that entered. Fans were also patted down and had their bags checked, typical of game day security. More

Man accused of eating raw meat at Walmart

Pennsylvania - A Carlisle man is accused of eating raw meat at the borough’s Walmart and putting the opened packages back on the shelves. Employees told police they saw Scott T. Shover, 53, of the 100 block of Noble Avenue, eat from several packages without paying. The meat was valued at $24.53, police said. Shover was taken into custody, police said. Because of four prior retail theft convictions, Shover was charged with felony retail theft. More

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Woman hauls trash to mayor’s office

Portsmouth, Ohio - Janice Shanks carried two bags of trash into the office of Portsmouth Mayor David Malone expressing her frustration with the mix-up of the trash pick-up schedule this week. “We always have more trash than just ours,” Shanks said. “I don’t know what to do. It’s overflowing. We’re gonna be in a real pickle. It was the holiday weekend and all of our grandkids were there and our children, so I had more than normal.” Shanks, who lives on Fourth Street, said she also has extra trash on a regular basis because students from Shawnee State University pull up and dump their fast food wrappers and cups onto a lot and it blows onto her property. She said her husband, Curtis Shanks, often has to clean the mess up. Malone accepted the trash and apologized for the schedule mix-up and said he would take the trash to the Service Department.  More

Man tries to rob gas station, gets hosed

Lowell, Massachusetts - A man who tried to rob a Lowell gas station wound up getting hosed. A man believed to be holding a knife, attempted to rob a gas attendant at the BP Station at the corner of Andover and High Streets. Surveillance video captured the suspect walking up to the pump and then taking off running. What it doesn’t show is the attendant, who was working at the pump, grabbed the nozzle, aimed it toward the suspect, and fired. “He tried to spray him with the gas,” station owner Raj Patel said.  More

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Man Ticketed For Directing Traffic

 California - When a major traffic light in the area went out, Alan Ehrlich took matters into his own hands, directing traffic at Fair Oaks and Huntington avenues. “I grabbed a bright orange shirt that I have and a couple of orange safety flags. I took it upon myself to help get motorists through that intersection faster,” said Ehrlich. Before Ehrlich stepped in, traffic was backed up for more than a mile and it took more than 30 minutes to get through the busy intersection. Ehrlich said the incident wasn’t the first and that the light goes out regularly. Police responded to the scene and told Ehrlich to stop and issued him a ticket, but never stepped into direct traffic themselves.  More

Man beats up neighbor over noisy generator

California - A San Juan Capistrano man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting his neighbor with a flashlight over a noisy generator during a blackout that left thousands of local homes without power. Peter Quill, 45, is accused of hitting his neighbor, Anthony Morales, over the head with a flashlight after complaining about the loud hum of a generator he was using during the widespread power outage, authorities said. When Morales refused repeated requests to turn off the generator, Quill then allegedly returned to Morales’ home with a flashlight and attempted to turn off the generator himself, said Amormino. Morales was hospitalized with lacerations and a possible concussion, said Amormino.  More

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arkansas recognizes Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness

Arkansas - Arkansas recognizes September 9th as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day. A “Minute of Reflection” was celebrated at 9:09 am all across the state. This day is chosen each year on the ninth day of the ninth month to represent nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from drinking alcohol. You are asked to ring a bell or get your church or organization to ring bells at the precise time so that the message can be heard around the world during this international campaign. The proclamation is a joint effort with Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Division of Children and Family Services, to create awareness for the lifelong effects and high cost caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome disorders.  More

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mom glued daughter’s hands to wall

 Dallas - A 22-year-old Dallas mother is in jail after police say she glued her toddler daughter’s hands to a wall, kicked her in the stomach and beat her over a potty training issue. The Dallas Morning News reports that the 2-year-old child was on life support. A hospital spokeswoman told The Associated Press she had no information on the girl. Glue and paint were stuck to the girl’s palms, with skin torn away in places. The mother, Elizabeth Escalona, faces an injury to a child charge that carries a sentence of up to life in prison. According to police, Escalona’s mother found the child unresponsive after her daughter called Wednesday morning.  More

Female Vampire Busted For Biting Attack On Old Man

Petersburg, Florida - A Florida woman who claimed to be a vampire attacked an elderly man, biting him on the face and arm and tearing away chunks of his skin. Josephine Smith, 22, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery on an elderly person. I’m a vampire, I am going to eat you,” Smith announced before allegedly attacking Milton Ellis. Ellis, 69, received stitches to close up wounds suffered during the assault, which occurred in front of a vacant Hooters in St. Petersburg. Cops says Ellis, who uses a motorized wheelchair, was asleep when Smith pounced on him, commenced biting, and announced that she was a vampire. More

Batmanning Replacing Planking As New Internet Trend

While the planking trend involved taking your picture in various places lying flat, batmanning is much more difficult - and possibly more dangerous. It involves hanging upside down, only by your feet. A group of Purdue University freshmen claim to have started the trend. They made a video that shows them hanging from various locations on campus from parking garages, stadium gates and statues. While it clearly requires much more athleticism than planking, some fear it could lead to serious injury. There were reports of people hurting themselves while lying flat, while planking. One can only imagine what could happen if people fall while hanging upside down.  More 

Woman dies after injecting hot beef fat into face

 Illinois - A Homewood woman died after apparently injecting heated beef fat into her face at her south suburan home. Janet Hardt, 63 of 1036 W. 186th St. in Homewood, was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A source said shortly before Hardt died she injected heated beef fat into her face around her mouth and chin, which she had done before on several occassions. Hardt went to the hospital after complaining that her face became singed and felt like it was burning, according to the source. She has previously undergone multiple facial surgeries, the source said.  More

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mother Faces Charges, Son Laughed In Library

Atlanta, Georgia - A trial date has been set for a 20-year-old single mother who was arrested after her son made laughing noises while in a Decatur library. Donnetta Foster was thrown out of the library after she said her 14-month-old son, Savon, made a laughing noise while looking at an animal flash card. Ms. Foster was a full-time student at Georgia Perimeter studying Business Administration when the incident happened. She told police she was at the Decatur branch of the DeKalb County library using the computers to look for employment when her son began laughing. Police were called and she was asked to leave.  More 

Man Seriously Injured In Potato Gun Explosion

Louisville, Kentucky - A man was hospitalized after being seriously injured in a potato gun explosion. Police said they received a report of a shooting where they found 53-year-old John Berthiaume II lying in the street. Berthiaume suffered injuries to his right arm and leg when his homemade potato gun exploded. The victim’s brother, Tony, said it appeared that his brother put too much black powder into the device. “He’s got a chunk of his arm torn up. His butt cheek, his thigh and lower calf on his right side,” Berthiaume’s brother said. “A chunk of meat was hanging off of his arm: you could see to the bone.”  More 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Man knocks out mom, complained of his martial arts

Florida - An East Naples man is accused of knocking his mother unconscious after she became angry with him for practicing martial arts in the house. Cory William Morrel, 27, of the 7800 block of Regal Heron Circle, was arrested by Collier County sheriff’s deputies at home. According to a Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched to Morrel’s home in reference to a woman who was kicked in the head and was knocked unconscious for five minutes. Morrel told deputies that while practicing martial arts in the living room, he accidentally kicked a wall causing a scuff mark. He said his mother became angry with him and began yelling profanity at him.  More 

Battle for The World Fattest Woman crown

 Las Vegas, Nevada - Betting is open on the battle between Susanne Eman and Donna Simpson - for The World Fattest Woman crown. A 32-year-old woman is attempting to become the heaviest woman ever, but her nearest competitor, a woman who holds the record of “World’s Fattest Mom,” is having a hard time letting go of her heavyweight claim to fame. Susanne Eman, weighing in at 728-pound from Casa Grande, Ariz., is attempting to get into Guinness World Records as the “World’s Heaviest Woman,” and hopes to reach her goal by the time she’s 41. “The title is currently open,” a Guinness representative told WWN.  Las Vegas oddsmakers are now taking bets on whether Donna Simpson of Akron, Ohio or Eman will win the Fattest Woman crown. It’s going to be a great battle, and we hope that whoever the fattest woman is - that she shatters all previous records. The last woman to hold the title, 1,200-pound Rosalie Bradford, died in 2006. More 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dog helps confused baby turtle

SURFSIDE, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A Florida woman said a baby sea turtle her dog found heading in the wrong direction wasn't the first member of the species her canine helped rescue.
Dog helps confused baby turtle

Man molested vending machine

Palmetto, Florida - Police in Florida said they arrested a man who maliciously molested, opened, broke, injured, damaged and inserted his body parts into a vending machine. The Palmetto Police Department said Michael Aguiar, 20, denied assaulting the vending machine at Budick Coin Laundry at 11:30 p.m. until police showed him surveillance footage of the incident after his arrest. Officers said Aguiar then admitted to breaking into the vending machine and taking $10 worth of coins from it. Aguiar was taken to the Manatee County Jail on a burglary charge and two violations of probation. He was ordered held without bail.  More  

Friday, September 2, 2011

Households where no one has ever worked doubles

UK - The number of homes where no one has ever worked has doubled in little more than a decade.There are now nearly 300,000 homes where no one has had a job in their lives, and more than 300,000 children living in families where no one knows what it is like to go out to work. These numbers have more than doubled in the years since Labour came to power. Surveys do not count the numbers of individuals involved. But there are likely to be around 700,000 men, women and children who have no everyday experience of anyone going out to work. Families with no history of the habit of work are those most likely to be involved in crime and disorder and whose children are most likely slip into truancy, drug abuse, crime and single parenthood.  More

Man streaked at NASCAR event, had wild raccoon in his car

 Charleston, West Virginia - Tennessee police said they got a shock when they discovered a wild raccoon in the car of a Parkersburg man arrested for streaking at a NASCAR event. Joshua Greene, 27, was naked when officers arrested him in a local subdivision in Bristol, Tenn. Multiple witnesses called police after Greene went streaking through Pit Row Market, where concerts were being held for the weekend’s races. During the investigation, officers were surprised when they saw that Greene was keeping a live raccoon confined in the backseat of his car. Police charged Greene with public intoxication and indecent exposure. The Wildlife Agency charged him with being in possession of a wild animal. More