Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Shocking’ Category

Montana man says he left baby in woods after car crash because he was heavy

A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said. Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the crash.  More…

Baby climbs closed and unclimbable pool ladder

Woman who said she found razor blade in food made it up

A Louisiana woman who claimed she found a razor blade in her food was later arrested for fabricating the incident, authorities said.  More…

Driver all smiles after fatal drunken crash

A Florida woman flashed a carefree smile in her mug shot — despite the possibility of facing manslaughter charges for allegedly crashing her car while drunk and killing a 60-year-old woman.  More…

Friends watch as man falls to his death taking selfie at tourist hot spot

Friends watched on in horror as a man plunged to his death after attempting to take a selfie at a popular Australian tourist site. The international student, said to be in his 20s, was “mucking around” with his friends when he fell 130-feet onto rocks at Western Australia’s notorious tourist hot spot, The Gap. He was then swept out to sea.  More…

Ex-Playmate Stephanie Adams jumped with son off NYC building

A former Playboy Playmate jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from a Midtown hotel Friday — amid a nasty custody battle with her chiropractic ex.  More…

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware. A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started.  More…

Chicago Is Trying to Pay Down Its Debt by Impounding Innocent People’s Cars

Chicago police pulled Spencer Byrd over for a broken turn signal. Byrd says his signal wasn’t broken, but that detail would soon be the least of his worries. Ever since, Byrd has been trapped in one of the city’s most confusing bureaucratic mazes, deprived of his car and his ability to work. He now owes the city thousands of dollars for the pleasure.  More…

Former California cop was the infamous Golden State Killer: police

A former California cop was arrested and outed Wednesday as the infamous Golden State Killer — the fiend who murdered at least 12 people and raped dozens of women in the 1970s and ’80s and whose crimes were chronicled in the recent best-selling true-crime book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” authorities said.  More…

Video shows ex-Clinton aide in profanity-laced confrontation with cops

Police released a video Tuesday showing a former financial adviser to Hillary Clinton getting involved in a heated, profanity-laced confrontation with several officers. “You may shut the f— up!” the woman shrieks at an officer at one point. She has been a commissioner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and was chairwoman of its ethics committee, Politico reported.  More…

Woman embalmed alive in deadly hospital mistake

A Russian woman was embalmed alive when doctors unwittingly put her on a formaldehyde-based drip instead of saline during a surgery, according to a report Sunday.  More…

Copperfield may be forced to reveal illusion secrets in multimillion-dollar injury case

He can’t make this just disappear. Magician David Copperfield is expected to testify as early as Friday in a multimillion-dollar injury case filed by an audience member who was left brain damaged by a Las Vegas illusion gone awry.  More…

Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Voters in Alaska’s largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth.  More…

44 Percent of Californians Don’t Speak English At Home

A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau says 44 percent of California residents over the age of five speak other than English at home. The census report released Tuesday found that of those who speak a language other than English at home, two-thirds speak Spanish. Latinos are California’s largest ethnic group.  More…

Faulty water heater blamed in Mexico vacation tragedy

The toxic gas leak that killed an Iowa family vacationing at a Mexico resort town likely came from a faulty water heater, officials said.  More…