Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Outrageous’ Category

Chick-fil-A patrons trash restaurant over cold nuggets

A pair of Chick-fil-A customers in Florida were unsatisfied with their local restaurant’s service — so they decided to trash the place on their way out.  More…

Airport worker ‘punches’ man holding baby after delay complaint

This is the shocking moment an airport worker was pictured appearing to punch a passenger holding a baby after he complained about a 13-hour delay on an easyJet flight.  More…

Spike in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements

A study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology finds that U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding exposures to dietary supplements. Botanical ingredients were to blame in nearly a third of cases. Botanicals, which is often used as an aphrodisiac, can cause heart beat rhythm changes, kidney failure, seizures, heart attack, and death.  More…

YouTube Daredevil Pleads Guilty in Death-Defying Jumps Off Orange County Buildings, Cliffs

A 28-year-old man known as the masked thrill-seeker “8booth,” notorious for videos of his death-defying leaps off buildings and cliffs in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, was sentenced Friday to probation, community service and a day in Orange County Jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanors.  More…

Politics as Usual: Half of Detroit mayoral candidates are felons

Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroit’s primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows. Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder.  More…

An ambulance company claims its rival slashed brake lines and shot out windows

A feud between two companies that provide emergency vehicles for cities near Houston escalated to dangerous levels, one side claims in an explosive lawsuit.  More…

Bank exec busted shoplifting from Whole Foods using baby stroller

An executive at a billion-dollar investment bank was busted at the Tribeca Whole Foods for shoplifting $210 in goods — which he allegedly tried to sneak out in his children’s stroller, court records revealed. Jordan Lupu, 42, was spotted by store security and busted by cops Feb. 5 as he was leaving the high-end supermarket on Greenwich Street, just a few blocks from his $3?million home.  More…

Man kills himself by jumping into a Hawaii volcano

A man killed himself on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii after he left a suicide note in his dumped backpack. Leo Adonis was found in a crater on the volcano in Hawaii National Park – about 250 feet below a walking trail used by the public.  More…

New York’s rush to put bad teachers back in the classroom

New York City is getting set to force public schools to hire teachers they don’t want — even when principals think students will suffer. Under the union contract, teachers who lose their posts when a school downsizes or closes go into a pool and can apply for new positions. But many don’t get hired, often because principals don’t want them. The contract means they can’t be fired. So they get paid for doing nearly nothing.  More…

If Tesla Is Worth More Than GM, Why Are Taxpayers Still Subsidizing It?

Tesla topped the market value of General Motors. That means the car company that gets massive taxpayer subsidies is now worth more than GM. Tesla’s stock closed at $312.39, which meant the startup electric car company, which sold a grand total of fewer than 80,000 cars last year, was worth more than GM, which sold 80,000 Chevy Silverados every eight weeks.  More…

Mom’s all smiles in court for killing her family

A Georgia mother charged with fatally stabbing her four children and their father made a bizarre initial appearance in court on Friday, telling a judge she didn’t want an attorney because “God loves us all.”  More…

$1 million in pot smuggled in new Fords made in Mexico

Marijuana was found inside the wheel well in a new Ford Fusion which was manufactured in Sonora, Mexico. Investigators were then able to find 14 more packages of marijuana in other Fusions, which all came through a rail yard in Warren. All together about 400 pounds of marijuana was found with a street value between $400,000 to $1 million.  More…

Seattle City Council approves income tax on the rich

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved an income tax on wealthy residents Monday. The measure applies a 2.25 percent tax on total income above $250,000 for individuals. “Seattle should serve everyone, not just rich folks,” software developer Carissa Knipe told the council before the 9-0 vote, saying she makes more than $170,000 per year. “I would love to be taxed,” the 24-year-old from Ballard said.  More…

Mexican illegal immigrant was ‘drunk’ during fatal crash

An illegal immigrant, who has been removed from the United States seven times, had consumed ’12 beers and was driving at 100mph’ when he crashed his van and killed a father-of-three.  More…

George Lopez hates cops

George Lopez has a message for President Trump: “Deport the police.” The comedian wrote on Instagram, “The Trump administration is deporting Latinos to make the streets safer… You wanna make the streets safer deport the police.”  More…