Story

Woman Mauled By Jaguar While Trying to Take Selfie at Zoo

March 11, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

woman mauled by jaguar while trying to take selfie

A jaguar attacked a woman who crossed a barrier to take a “selfie” with the animal at a zoo near Phoenix. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park.

A spokesman for the Rural Metro Fire Department, said the woman, who is in her 30s, climbed over a barrier at the zoo Saturday to get closer to the jaguar’s enclosure so that she could get a selfie with the animal. The jaguar reached out and grabbed her arm with its paw, leaving lacerations, Gilleland said.

The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Officials with Wildlife World Zoo said in a statement that a guest was injured by a female jaguar at the zoo in Litchfield Park, not far from Phoenix. Officials said the attack is under investigation but noted that the animal was not outside her enclosure at any time. “Please understand why barriers are put in place,” officials tweeted. “Sending prayers to the family tonight.”

One witness, Adam Wilkerson, told AZFamily.com that he and his mother heard the woman scream Saturday evening and ran to help.

(more…)

No Comments »

Billionaire Diamond Trader Dies During Penis Enlargement Surgery

March 11, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

Billionaire Belgian-Israeli diamond trader Ehud Arye Laniado died at the age of 65 in Paris on March 2 during a penis enlargement procedure.

The yet unidentified surgeon worked out of a high-class clinic on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Fox News reported. When complications arose mid-operation — as Laniado received an injection into his penis — he suffered a deadly heart attack.

He owned Omega Diamonds based in Antwerp and Mercury Diamond, a diamond pricing consultancy, and had been in the diamond business for 40 years.

In 2015, Laniado sold the world’s most expensive diamond, called the Blue Moon of Josephine, to Joseph Lau Luen Hung, a Hong Kong businessman and a convicted felon, for $48.4 million.

(more…)

No Comments »

Florida Man Arrested For Attempting To “Barbecue” Child Molesters

March 5, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

jorge porto-sierra

Osceola County police officers arrested a Florida man after it was discovered that he attempted to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them.” Jorge Porto-Sierra, 50, confessed to investigators that he had attempted to kill several people who were at a motel in Kissimmee.

Witnesses say the suspect was carrying a cigarette and shouting threats such as “I’m going to kill you, child molester,” during the incident at the motel. He allegedly poured gas on several doors, broke a window to pour gas into a room. In addition, Porto-Sierra allegedly attacked two other individuals inside a car in the hotel parking lot, first by pouring gasoline into the car through an open window. When the driver attempted to flee, Porto-Sierra got into his black Ford Focus and started ramming their car.

(more…)

No Comments »

Text Messages From Teacher Brittany Zamora To 13-Year-Old Student Released

March 4, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

brittany zamora text messages to 13 year old student

Brittany Zamora allegedly had sex with a student three times at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear, Arizona.

The 27-year-old appeared in court on suspicion of eight counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of child molestation and one count of transmitting obscene material. 

Zamora’s text messages to the boy were revealed to the police and presented to the court during her first court appearance.

She is alleged to have asked if he wanted to have sex with her, saying she wanted him “all day long” and saying to she wanted to “quit” her job to be with him.

In one exchange between the pair, Zamora told the boy she wanted him ‘every day with no time limit’.

(more…)

No Comments »

Wrongfully Convicted Man Receives $21 Million After Spending 39 Years In Prison

February 25, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

craig coley prison

A wrongfully convicted California man received $21 million after spending 39 years in jail for being accused of killing an ex-girlfriend and her son nearly four decades ago.

Craig Coley, 71, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1978 murder of his former partner, Rhonda Wicht, and her 4-year-old son, Donald, at their apartment. However Coley has always maintained his innocence, and was pardoned in 2017 by California’s then-governor, Jerry Brown, based on exculpatory DNA evidence found by investigators. The 39 years Coley spent behind bars was the longest prison term ever overturned in California, the statement said. 

Coley has spoken to law enforcement officials about evidence collection, and has met with parents of prisoners who maintain their innocence, according to Mike Bender, a close friend and former police detective in Simi Valley, a community just outside Los Angeles. Bender had pushed for Coley’s release for nearly three decades after he became troubled by aspects of the case.

California authorities awarded Coley $1.95 million last year — $140 for each day he spent in prison. At the time, it was the largest payout for a wrongful conviction by the state’s Victim Compensation Board.

(more…)

No Comments »

Female Deputy Mag-Dumps Suspect Who Tried To Shoot Her

February 25, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

riley jarecki shootout

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff’s department in Northern California shows.

Napa County Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki was on patrol when she came across 43-year-old Javier Hernandez Morales sitting in the parked car she deemed suspiciously parked. Jarecki then proceeded to walk over to the other side of the vehicle and ask Morales to roll down the window.

In the video, Morales compiles but then appears to fire at least one shot at Jarecki and misses. Jarecki radios for help, retreats to the car’s passenger side and returns fire, unloading her weapon and killing Morales in a hail of bullets.

This video is an unsettling reminder of just how fast things can become life or death.

(more…)

No Comments »

Vegan Couple Nearly Starved Their Baby To Death By Feeding Him Formula Made From Potatoes

February 20, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

vegan couple nearly starves baby to death with mash

A vegan couple have been arrested after almost starving their newborn child to death by reportedly only feeding him a potato-based formula.

Julia French, 20, and 31-year-old Robert Buskey were taken into custody in Titusville, Florida. Titusville police accused the couple of knowing their five-month-old son was malnourished, but doing nothing about it as the couple were charged with neglect with great harm, and could face further charges.

When the baby was seen by doctors back on February 5, the boy was diagnosed as being malnourished, reportedly “lethargic and not crying”, according to an arrest affidavit from Brevard County, Florida. After being recorded at birth at 7lbs 9oz, police investigators say that the five-month-old baby was only 8lbs 8oz when his parents were arrested.

The reason for this baby’s malnourishment appears to be the switching from a doctor-prescribed formula to a potato-based mash, the recipe for which seems to have been taken from the internet. French and Buskey reportedly chose not to feed the baby the formula, even after reassurances that the formula would fit in with their vegan lifestyle.

(more…)

No Comments »

Teenager Who Joined ISIS Wants To Return Home

February 18, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

shamima begum is a british teen who joined isis and wants to come hom

A British female who left the UK for Syria as a minor in 2015 to join the Islamic State says she has no regrets about joining the terror group but is pleading to return to her country, London-based media reported on Wednesday.

Shamima Begum, along with her schoolmates Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, made headlines in 2015 when they flew from London’s Gatwick Airport to Turkey and then traveled into Syria.

Begum and Abase were both 15 at the time, while Sultana was 16. Two months prior to their journey, two other girls, also from the East London neighborhood of Bethnal Green, also arrived in Syria for the same reason. All of them reportedly married foreign Islamic State militants.

Begum, now nine months pregnant, explained to the Times of London that she initially settled in Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

“I could not endure the suffering and hardship that staying on the battlefield involved. But I was also frightened that the child I am about to give birth to would die like my other children if I stayed on. So I fled the caliphate,“ Begum said in an interview conducted in the al-Hawl refugee camp in northeastern Syria.

“Now all I want to do is come home to Britain.”

(more…)

No Comments »

New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Hate Crime Attack

February 18, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

jussie smollett

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett allegedly paid two brothers $3,500 to stage an assault against him, going so far as to rehearse the attack with them.

Smollett has claimed that two white men in ski masks reportedly approached him, yelled out racial and homophobic slurs (“Aren’t you that faggot Empire nigger?”), then began to attack him with an unknown chemical substance. Before fleeing the scene, one of the men wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck, as if forming a noose. They then yelled, “This is MAGA country.”

Detectives are following up on information provided by the brothers while they were in custody for two days this past week, the source said.

At least one of the brothers bought the rope at Smollett’s request. Smollett also paid for the rope at Crafty Beaver Hardware Store, located in the Ravenswood neighborhood, the weekend prior to the incident, sources reportedly claimed.

The brothers, who appeared as extras on “Empire,” were allegedly paid $3,500 to participate in the attack, and then promised they would receive an additional $500 after returning from a trip to Nigeria, the sources claimed. They traveled to Africa shortly after the attack, per the report.

(more…)

No Comments »

Female Police Officer Credits Jiu-Jitsu Training For Saving Her Life During Fight With Dangerous Suspect

February 15, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Sports, Story |

police officer kristen richmond credits jiu-jitsu training for saving her life during fight with suspect

West Virginia law enforcement officer Kristen Richmond survived the fight of her life and gives credit to the self-defense training she pursues outside of work.

Richmond, a three-stripe BJJ white belt at West Karate of Weirton in West Virginia, has been training jiu-jitsu since August of 2016.

Here is Richmond’s story:

Early this morning I found myself in a full-out fight with a 5’11, 195lb collegiate male athlete who was gooned up on an unknown drug (I’m assuming some sort of dissociative anesthetic). It was me and him for about five minutes. During said altercation, my glasses were shattered and knocked off my face, none of my radio transmissions got out, and a ton of equipment was stripped from my vest and duty belt. I managed to stay in the fight and maintain some control despite exchanging punches and knees with the subject. I secured one of the subject’s hands in cuffs and maintained that grip throughout the majority of the fight. I also released my K9 partner and she did exactly what she trains to do; however, all the K9 bites, punches, knees, and baton strikes did not deter this guy. He wasn’t there. The drug had consumed every part of him. After about 5 minutes of fighting, my partners finally found us (due to lack of comms) and, after several more minutes of fighting, we were able to secure him in cuffs ending the fight.

(more…)

No Comments »