Monday, September 30, 2013

Gold Rush in German Rail Station


  •  BERLIN (AP) — Attention all passengers: could the person who left a stash of gold bars and a pile of banknotes in the luggage deposit at Cologne's main railway station kindly contact German police?

    That was the appeal that police in the western German city issued Friday for information to track down the owner of the several kilos (pounds) of gold and a six-figure sum of euros in cash.

    The stash was found in April in a luggage locker at the station, a major European transport hub. Police said they're going public after being unable to link the haul to any crime and hearing nothing from any legitimate owner.

    It is believed most likely the gold is part of an international smuggling ring, one of whose operatives was slain after the loot was stored in the locker.

    Whoever the owner is (unless it's a thief) shouldn't leave it too much longer. Police say that if nobody comes forward, the stash will be sold.

    Fake auto part fashioned to smuggle gold.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

New Nose Is Good News

Meet 22-year-old Xiaolian. He is not wearing some bizarre special effects makeup, that is actually a real nose growing on his forehead. As strange as it looks, this is apparently a pretty common nose reconstruction technique.

No too long ago, Xiaolian was involved in a car accident that damaged his nose. After he refused medical treatment, the wound became infected and in a few months time the bacteria had corroded the cartilage of the nose, making it impossible for doctors to save. But since we’re living in an age where medical miracles are possible, they decided to remove the infected tissue and grow the young man a new nose. This was done by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs. It’s taken Chinese doctors in Fuzhou, Fujian province, nine months to grow the nose, but it was worth it, because the organ developed perfectly and it’s almost ready to be shifted into the place of Xiaolian’s original nose.

Alaskan Bear Denied Bar Service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — 

A black bear walked into the bar at the Alaskan Hotel in downtown Juneau on Monday night.
Bartender Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy says she freaked out and yelled, "No bear! Get out! No! You can't be in here!"

The bear complied, leaving the bar within seconds, eager to return to her cub who patiently waited outside.

State biologist Ryan Scott says it's rare for black bears to go inside Juneau businesses, but they have wandered inside homes before.

He tells KTOO ( ) the staff did a great job, and it was good news the bear left.
State wildlife officials have killed two nuisance bears in Juneau this summer.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Eagle Kills Deer

London, AP

Remote cameras intended to monitor Siberian tigers in Russia instead caught a golden eagle's fatal attack on a deer, snapping three photos as the massive bird dug its talons into the distressed animal's back.

London's Zoological Society, which distributed the pictures to journalists, said the sequence showed a rare but not unheard of attack by a golden eagle. The society's Linda Kerley said she first realized something was up when she approached the wildlife-monitoring device — also called a camera trap — and found a mangled deer carcass nearby.

"Something felt wrong about it," she said in a statement accompanying the photographs. "There were no large carnivore tracks in the snow, and it looked like the deer had been running and then just stopped and died.

"It was only after we got back to camp that I checked the images from the camera and pieced everything together," she said. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

Golden eagles are large birds. Their wingspan tops more than 2 meters (6 ½ feet) and, while they typically eat small birds, mammals, or snakes, they've been known to target larger animals as well.
It's rare for a camera to catch such an attack in progress, and the photos have been an online sensation.
The zoological society said the photos were shot in the Lazovsky State Nature Reserve in the Primorye region of Russia's Far East on Dec. 8, 2011.

The pictures were released only after the publication of a scholarly article by Kerley and co-author Jonathan Slaght of the Wildlife Conservation Society in the Ohio-based Journal of Raptor Research earlier this month.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Couple Convicted For Fornicating in Home Depot Tool Shed

SEPTEMBER 25---The South Carolina couple arrested last month for having sex inside a display shed at Home Depot has been convicted for their public tryst, though only one of them will be serving jail time, according to court records.

Former S.C. beauty queen Emily Craig, 20, and world class sprinter Shaun Bowden, 32, were collared August 28 after they were discovered consorting around 8:40 AM at the store in North Charleston.

During a Municipal Court hearing last Thursday, Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and providing a false name to police. She was sentenced to time served, the 22 days she spent in custody following her arrest.  She told the judge during sentencing that she and Bowden wanted to make a beautiful female sprinter.

Bowden, who did not show up in court, was tried in absentia and found guilty of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. The latter charge stemmed from a cop’s observation that Bowden’s “penis was exposed” when he was first spotted by police.

Bowden was sentenced to concurrent 30-day jail sentences on each misdemeanor count. Additionally, a judge revoked Bowden’s $400 bond and issued a bench warrant for his immediate arrest.

As detailed in a North Charleston Police Department report, officers were dispatched to the Home Depot “in reference to an male and female entering a display shed on the property, closing the door behind themselves and remaining inside.”

During a shed-by-shed inspection, cops located the couple, who are seen in the above mug shots. Craig was “partially clothed; the top of her dress was untied, hanging at her waist,” police noted. Bowden was shirtless and “had his pants down near his knees; his penis was exposed,” according to the police report. No mention was made whether or not Bowden had an erection.

Bowden and Craig were then detained and questioned by officers, who observed that it “became apparent that they were engaged in sexual intercourse within the shed.”

Police and court records do not indicate why the pair chose home Home Depot for their early-morning assignation. Craig lives about four miles from the store, while Bowden’s home is eight miles away from the retailer.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

More Snakes Turning To Air Travel

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A tiny Asian snake was found on a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner in Australia, leading to 370 passengers being grounded overnight.

Staff found the 20-centimeter (8-inch) Mandarin rat snake in the passenger cabin near the door late Sunday before passengers were due to board the flight bound for Tokyo from Sydney International Airport, Qantas said in a statement Monday.

Australia's flagship airline said passengers were given hotel rooms and left Sydney on a replacement plane Monday morning. Qantas said the original jet would be fumigated before returning to service in case there were other snakes on board.
The snake was taken by quarantine officials for analysis.

The Agriculture Department said the snake, a species that grows to an average 1.2 meters (4 feet), had been euthanized, "as exotic reptiles of this kind can harbor pests and diseases not present in Australia."
The department said the snake had arrived aboard the jet in a flight a day earlier from Singapore.
"The Department of Agriculture is looking into how the snake came to be on the plane, but isn't able to speculate at this time," it said in a statement.

The mildly venomous Asian snake was about the width of a pencil and did not pose a threat to humans, but it had the potential to cause ecological havoc in the Australian environment if it had escaped the plane with a mate, Canberra Reptile Zoo herpetologist Peter Child said.
Not the actual snake.

While snakes rarely pose aviation hazards, a 3-meter (10-foot) python in January clung to the wing of a Qantas flight from northeast Australia to Papua New Guinea. The python died during the flight but was still attached to the wing when the two-hour flight ended.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

An Unremarkable Event Had It Occurred In Florida

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer — on a riding lawn mower.

Murrysville police say they found 55-year-old Thomas Marrone driving the mower along a road just before 1:30 a.m. Aug. 30.

Police say Marrone smelled of alcohol and had an open can of Coors Light beer in the mower's storage compartment. They say he told them he was driving to his Murrysville home — some 6.4 miles away.

A friend of Marrone

Marrone didn't immediately return a phone message left at his home Thursday, and online court records don't list an attorney for him. He faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges including driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
The Mower

Friday, September 20, 2013

Maybe It's Just Living By The Ocean

Burglary suspect falls through ceiling in Calif.

September 20, 2013 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A burglar who tried to break into an ATM at a bank in San Francisco was arrested Friday after he hopped onto the roof of a nearby building to escape and fell into an apartment, police said.

"There was a hole in the roof where he fell through just as we were ordering him to put his hands up," police Sgt. Wilfred Williams told reporters. "I've responded to several different silent alarm calls at banks, but this is the first time when someone fell through a roof."
The suspect, whose name was not released, was not seriously injured. Police said he weighed 230 pounds.

Police said he had tried to use a crowbar to break into the ATM inside a Bank of America branch in the Portola neighborhood around 3:45 a.m.

The man apparently got into the bank through a ventilation shaft, which triggered a silent alarm. He was spotted by officers as he fled, police Chief Greg Suhr told KPIX-TV.
Officers notified the K9 unit after realizing the burglar had fled onto the roof. A Fire Department ladder truck was called in as part of the search.

The suspect was spotted on the roof. As he was trying to surrender, he fell into the apartment. Police said no money had been taken.

Sexaholic Florida Woman Batters Beau

APRIL 25--After her live-in boyfriend repeatedly rebuffed demands to have sex, a Florida woman allegedly attacked the man in their bedroom, chased him out of the house, and broke the windshield on his truck, police report.

Stacey Ann Ortiz, a 34-year-old waitress, was busted on a misdemeanor battery charge following the confrontation last Wednesday morning at the Port St. Lucie residence the couple has shared for the last seven months.

As detailed in a Port St. Lucie Police Department report, Ortiz and her beau, 27, quarreled after returning home from a night of drinking at a pal’s house. While Ortiz sought to have sex, her boyfriend wanted to “lie in bed and watch TV.”

After the victim repeatedly turned down Ortiz’s sex entreaties, matters turned physical, according to police. Ortiz allegedly attacked the victim, who told cops that “in an effort to get away from her he ran down stairs and out the garage.” Ortiz, the victim added, chased after him.

At this point, the man called 911 to report that “his girlfriend was chasing him down the street and was attacking him.” When cops arrived, the victim was “only wearing his underwear” and had a cut on his forehead and several scratches on his chest.

Ortiz, pictured in the above mug shot, told police that she got into a “verbal argument which escalated into a physical argument,” adding that her boyfriend “head butted” her during the dispute. Ortiz--who copped to using a metal mop handle to break the windshield of her boyfriend’s truck--said she chased the victim down the street because she was “mad.” Ortiz, however, declined to discuss what triggered the couple’s argument.

Since cops judged Ortiz the “primary aggressor,” she was collared on a domestic battery charge and booked into the St. Lucie County jail. Free on her own recognizance, Ortiz is scheduled to be arraigned in Circuit Court on May 8.

And the Beat Goes On - Florida

Wanton Tamale Assault Lands Florida Woman Behind Bars

Meet Adyan Sanchez.

The Florida woman was arrested Saturday morning for domestic battery after allegedly assaulting her boyfriend with a plate of tamales. Sanchez, 30, told cops that she tossed the corn-based projectiles at her boyfriend after he called her a “bitch” in front of the couple’s one-year-old son.

According to a police report excerpted here, deputies responded to a 911 call from the Bradenton home shared by the couple. Upon their arrival, officers found the alleged victim, Roberto Olvera, with “tamale sauce all over his pants.”

As officers were interviewing Olvera, Sanchez, a cop noted, “burst in interrupting him telling him to tell me that he called her a bitch” during an argument earlier in the day, and that “she threw the tamales on him because she is not going to let him call her a bitch in front of her son and get away with it.”

Sanchez, a teacher’s assistant, was booked into the Manatee County Jail on a misdemeanor battery count. She was released after posting $500 bond.

Florida, again? Half the state should be arrested.

SEPTEMBER 20--A mentally challenged Florida man who had saved up for months to purchase a copy of Grand Theft Auto V was robbed of the video game as he left a GameStop store this week, police report.

After buying the game Tuesday afternoon, Rohan Dawkins was approached in a Delray Beach parking lot by a couple who pulled up in a car. After asking Dawkins for the time, Tommy Davis, 27, grabbed the bag containing the best-selling game, which was released this week.

When Dawkins sought to retrieve the item, Adele Jones, 25, allegedly kicked and punched the 21-year-old Dawkins, according to Delray Beach Police Department reports.

After swiping the game, Davis and Jones (seen in the mug shots) drove to a second GameStop, where they unsuccessfully sought to return the game for a refund. Investigators believe that the couple subsequently sold the game to a third party.

A police report valued the stolen copy of Grand Theft Auto V at $150, an indication that Dawkins purchased a GameStop collector’s edition of the game.
Aided by store surveillance footage, Davis and Jones--parents to four children--were arrested yesterday. Dawkins identified both suspects when shown photo lineups.

During questioning, an “apologetic” Davis reportedly confessed to robbing Dawkins, claiming that he “stole the property because he needed new tires for his car.” Jones admitted that she and Davis went to GameStop intending to “catch a cracker,” which she said was slang for robbing a white person, cops reported. Instead, they robbed Dawkins, with whom Davis said she fought until Davis was able to drive away.

Davis and Jones were booked into the Palm Beach County jail on felony robbery and dealing in stolen property charges. They remain jailed in lieu of $5000 bond.
“I wanted to play the game with my sister and my cousins,” Dawkins (seen left) said yesterday at a police press conference. “I was buying it for my family and me.” Police announced last night that today they will present Dawkins with a donated copy of Grand Theft Auto V.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Living Up To A Name

Tennessee Man Named Raper Indicted On  Child Rape Charges

A Tennessee man named Raper has been charged with three counts of child rape.
John Allan Raper, 19, was arrested last week after being named in an indictment accusing him of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13.

Raper, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, was booked into the Hamilton County jail on the felony charges. He was later released after posting $10,000 bond.

Raper is scheduled for a September 27 arraignment in Hamilton County Criminal Court, where he is expected to plead enticement by the child victim, who allegedly wore too tight clothing, causing Raper to lose control.  Raper will also request a name change prior to any trial.  Raper is acting as his own attorney.

Florida On a Roll

September 17, 2013

A 54-year-old Florida man who allegedly sought to perform an exorcism to “get the devil out” of his 80-year-old girlfriend is facing criminal charges for physically restraining his live-in companion against her will, police report.

According to a complaint affidavit, the victim told Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies that David Benes “held her down” late Monday evening in the home they share outside Tampa (the couple has been in a relationship for three years).

The woman told investigators that Benes was trying to “exorcise her and get the devil out of her” against her will. The affidavit does not describe why Benes believed an exorcism was warranted. The woman called 911 yesterday after Benes allegedly resumed his “exorcising” attempts.

Officers noted that the octogenarian had bruises and scratches on her arms, injuries that occurred during the confrontation with Benes. The woman also told deputies that Benes had removed batteries from the home's phones so that she could not call police or her daughter. He also allegedly took her car keys and “dismantled” the garage door.

Benes, who appeared intoxicated, was passed out on a couch when first found by deputies. He subsequently stated that he was too drunk to recall what had transpired, though he did claim to have been “beat up” on the back and shoulders by the elderly woman.

Seen in the above mug shot, Benes was arrested yesterday on several charges, including battery on a person 65 years or older and false imprisonment. He is currently locked up in the county jail.  It is hoped he will remain there indefinitely.

Girl Beaten With Rod: Yes, It's Florida, Again

Floridian: Abuse rap for beating girl with rod "Blurred Lines"

Photo is not the actual victim.          

SEPTEMBER 17--A Florida man arrested for child abuse struck his underage female victim with a metal rod to the beat of “Blurred Lines,” the hit song by Robin Thicke, according to a police report.
Investigators arrived Sunday night at the Pensacola home of Steven Grady Fillingim, 40, in response to a child abuse complaint. The victim told Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies that Fillingim beat her for being “lazy” and cutting school last Thursday.

While the victim’s name has been redacted from a sheriff’s office report, she appears to be Fillingim’s daughter.
The girl told investigators that Fillingim had struck her in the face with a belt and his hands. She also detailed other harsh punishments, including being forced to shovel dirt for 90 minutes before being allowed to go to bed at 1:30 AM.

On the day she skipped school, the girl told deputies, Fillingim beat her on the legs with a 30-inch metal rod known as a “switch.” During the videotaped assault, which lasted 40 minutes, Fillingim “played the Robin Thicke song ‘Blurred Lines,’ striking her with the switch to the beat of the music,” according to an unsettling Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report.

Investigators obtained the video shot by Fillingim, who shared the recording with his girlfriend Lisa Coleman via text. As described by deputies, the clip--titled “She’s Home”--shows someone being struck with a switch on the upper thigh.

While the subject’s face is not seen in the video, a sheriff’s deputy noted that bruising on the teen victim’s legs was consistent with the kind of thigh strikes caught on tape.

Coleman told investigators that she had seen Fillingim strike the girl and force her to hold a weight for extended periods of time. The woman added that she has broken up with Fillingim.  No joke!

Seen in the above mug shot, Fillingim is jailed without bond on the felony child abuse charge. He is scheduled for a September 25 Circuit Court hearing.

Sheriff’s deputies notified child welfare officials about the incident, and placed the victim in her mother’s custody. 

Crocodile Under Bed in Hotel

A man in Zimbabwe got the surprise of his life when he discovered an eight-foot crocodile lying under his bed.
Guy Whittall slept through the night at a Humani lodge, where he also works, without any idea what was lying beneath him.  It was only after he got out of bed to eat breakfast and heard the screams of a housekeeper that he saw the crocodile.
“The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, bare foot and just centimeters away from the croc,” Whittall said, according to New Zimbabwe.
Whittall, 40, said the crocodile, which he estimated weighed 300 pounds, likely came from the nearby Turgwe River.
Whittall and a few of his co-workers were able to “rope and haul” the resistant crocodile out from under the bed and back into the wild.
“Catching and securing a croc of any size on land, though, is a fairly straightforward affair and we are experienced in that,” Whittall said.  “The most important thing is to get its snout roped and secured, and then it’s just a matter of restraining it and covering its eyes, to calm it down.”
“I just remember thinking, goodness gracious, that’s one for the books,” he said.  “I’m pretty sure everyone in Humani checks under their bed before going to sleep now anyway.”

Two Goalies Better Than One

Novel Way To Win At Soccer

September 17, 2013 

SAO PAULO (AP) — A sports tribunal has removed a fourth-division club from the Brazilian league after its masseur stepped onto the field and made two key saves near the end of a match.
The tribunal also suspended masseur Romildo da Silva for 24 matches and fined him about $250 for helping club Aparecidense this month.

With the match against Tupi tied 2-2, Silva lurked from behind the net and entered the field when a Tupi player cleared the goalkeeper and appeared to have an open shot on goal. He blocked two consecutive shots, allowing his team to advance to the competition's quarterfinals.
Enraged Tupi players chased Silva from the field and police grabbed him for his own protection.
With Monday's ruling, Tupi replaces Aparecidense in the next round.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Clowns, Clowning Around, Crash

Sep. 16, 2013

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Good thing they weren't crammed in a clown car.

Pennsylvania police said a minivan with two clowns inside crashed outside the York Fair around 6 p.m. Wednesday when the driver missed the entrance and collided with an SUV while making a U-turn.

The minivan was also pulling a trailer with a clown car.

Police said the driver, 83-year-old James Billingsley of York, also known as "Dimples the Clown," suffered a minor bump on the head. His passenger clown, 77-year-old Norman Clouser of York, wasunhurt.

Police said "Dimples" was wearing clown shoes but the oversized footwear apparently didn't play a role in the crash.

West York Borough police Sgt. Brad Thomas said both vehicles had to be towed. He didn't know if the clowns ever made it to the fair.

Friday, September 13, 2013


Sept. 13, 2013

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman's last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 letters and 19 syllables in all. And it's so long that she couldn't get a driver's license with her correct name.
Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is in the midst of a fight with state and local officials to ensure that her full name gets listed on a license or ID card. Her name is pronounced: KAY'-ee-hah-nah-EE'-coo-COW'-ah-KAH'-hee-HOO'-lee-heh-eh-KAH'-how-NAH-eh-leh.

The documents only have room for 35 characters, so Hawaii County instead issued her driver's license and her state ID with the last letter of her name chopped off. And it omitted her first name.
The 54-year-old Big Island resident wrote her mayor and city councilwoman for help, but the county said the state of Hawaii computer system they used wouldn't allow names longer than 35 characters.
Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele got the name when she married her Hawaiian husband in 1992.
He used only the one name, which his grandfather gave him. The name came to his grandfather in a dream that also told him he would have a grandson.
Her husband died in 2008, but he had similar problems when he was alive, she told The Associated Press.

The name has layers of meanings. One, she said, is "When there is chaos and confusion, you are one that will stand up and get people to focus in one direction and come out of the chaos." It also references the origins of her and her husband's family.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was compelled to bring attention to the issue after a policeman last month gave her a hard time about her driver's license when he pulled her over for a traffic stop. She wrote Honolulu television station KHON for help, and her story started getting more attention.
"I said wait a minute, this is not my fault. This is the county's fault that I don't have an ID that has my name correctly," she said.

The police officer suggested she could use her maiden name.
"I said, how disrespectful to the Hawaiian people because there's a lot of meaning behind this name. I've had this name for over 20 years. I had to grow into this name. It's a very deep spiritual path," she said.

Caroline Sluyter, state Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said Thursday the state is working to increase space for names on driver's licenses and ID cards.
By the end of the year, the cards will have 40 characters for first and last names and 35 characters for middle names, she said.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, who practices shoreline fishing in the Hawaiian tradition as a profession, said she's happy the publicity about her situation has prompted many people to have badly needed discussions.

"If you're going to require people to have picture IDs to identify them, they have to be correct," she said.

Drunk Or Alcoholic? You Make the Call.


Somewhere in Oklahoma

Timothy Brown wanted the world to know he is not an alcoholic.  So he wore the depicted t-shirt and was arrested for public drunkenness.  The other amazing part of this story is that he is not from Florida.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hot Bosnian Ex-Model In Sextortion Scheme

SEPTEMBER 11--A former model is facing a felony rap after allegedly seeking to extort money from a wealthy Michigan businessman to whom she sent suggestive photos and exchanged sexually charged text and voice messages, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Mirella Dzioba, 33, is charged with hatching a scheme to score a six-figure hush money payment from the married executive. Pictured here, Dzioba was freed on $10,000 bond after appearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

The 61-year-old victim, who lives in a large lakefront home, did not respond to TSG messages left with his wife. The man is not named in court documents that describe him only as a “wealthy the Detroit metropolitan area.”

According to an FBI affidavit, Dzioba, who works for a real estate agency, met the victim at a closing in July. “Dzioba subsequently asked the victim if he would accompany her for a drink at a later time, to which the victim agreed,” reported FBI Agent Marc Silski.
When the pair met at a Rochester restaurant, the married Dzioba told the man that she “enjoyed ‘strong’ men speaking to her in a sexual manner and encouraged the victim to do so while in the restaurant,” investigators allege. “The victim was also encouraged by Dzioba to subsequently leave several similar voicemail messages.”

During a second restaurant rendezvous, Dzioba “inquired about the extent of the victim’s wealth,” and told the man that “at some time in the future she will ask for money to help her, or for a charity,” Silski reported. The FBI alleges that Dzioba also texted the victim “what could fairly be described as suggestive photographs” of herself.
The victim told federal agents that Dzioba then began pressing him for $1400 so that she could pay for a computer and a real estate class. When the victim did not immediately respond, Dzioba allegedly texted, “O forget it. Seriously I’m done. Maybe I should call her.” The man interpreted the message as a threat to contact his wife.
Concerned that Dzioba would falsely claim that “something beyond the meetings and phone communications had occurred,” the man decided to pay her $1400 (which he delivered to Dzioba at her office).
Upon receiving the cash, Dzioba allegedly told the victim that she needed $250,000 more to keep from “telling the victim’s wife and family about their encounters and conversations.” In text messages sent from Dzioba’s phone, the man was warned that “If u think u can shut me up with 1400$ u r mistaken” and “All u got to do is pay and no one will ever know. Ever.”

Armed with the victim’s voicemail messages--and apparently a tape recording of their first restaurant meeting--Dzioba subsequently threatened the man’s lawyer that, “I will also contact media.”

The victim eventually contacted the FBI. Guided by agents, the man negotiated a $100,000 payoff to be delivered in $5000 installments.

Last Tuesday, the man met with Dzioba in the parking lot outside her office. He handed her an envelope with $4800 in $100 bills, money he had been provided by FBI agents. “The next five needs to be by the end of the week though,” said Dzioba.

FBI agents arrested Dzioba Monday on a complaint charging her with a felony carrying a maximum of five years in prison.
According to a biography on her employer’s web site, Dzioba is a mother of three who “loves to do volunteer work and help others.” Additionally, she “has done modeling in her past and is currently doing the news on the radio on weekends.” Dzioba’s Facebook page--which is stocked with glamour shots of the Bosnian √©migr√©--notes that she was in the Class of 2004 at Michigan’s Wayne State University, where she studied “Journalism Broadcast.”

Florida Man Jailed For Throwing Chicken Wings at Spouse

Florida Man, 51, Arrested For Chicken Wing Assault On Wife

Meet Patrick Arthur.

The Florida man, 51, was arrested last night for battering his wife with a bowl of chicken wings, police report.

Cops were summoned to the Myakka City home Arthur shares with his wife Darlene. The couple, who have been married three years, had been fighting, Darlene’s daughter told a 911 operator.

After a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived at the Wingate Road residence, Patrick--who appeared to be enjoying a glass of wine--explained that he was “tired of the marriage and all the fighting so he tried to leave only to be stopped by Darlene.”

When Darlene “wouldn’t leave him alone,” Patrick “got mad and threw a bowl of chicken wings at her,” an investigator noted. While the wings “struck her in the upper body,” Darlene told cops that she did not want to press charges and have her spouse jailed.

Despite that request, Patrick (seen at left) was arrested for misdemeanor battery and booked into the county lockup, where bond has yet to be set. He is scheduled for an October 10 court appearance.

Loving Mom, in Florida, Of Course

Tampa, Fla 9-12-13

A Florida mom Tased her daughter in the face for poor job cleaning house

  Not an actual taser gun.

Another candidate for mother of the year has emerged. NBC Tampa affiliate WFLA reports that Wednesday:
Pasco deputies arrested a woman after she used a stun gun on her daughter in an argument about house cleaning, deputies said.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff's report, Cynthia Alexander got into an argument with her daughter Stephanie Thompson. Thompson told deputies her mother didn't agree with how she cleaned the mobile home the two shared.
The argument got physical, and after punching and pushing her daughter, Alexander pulled a stun gun out of her pocket and discharged it into the face of her daughter.

Sneakers Cost Lawyer

Defense lawyer Catalin Dancu was hit Tuesday with a fine of 5,000 lei ($1,148) — the maximum allowed — for flouting dress regulations and for being late at the trial of five Romanians accused of art theft.
Under his black robe, Dancu wore blue jeans and bright blue sneakers— triple-stripe models that he said cost 200 euros ($264).
"I am scented, shaved and fresh," the lawyer noted, explaining he had been delayed in another court. "I am going to contest this fine."
Proceedings were adjourned after Dancu moved for the judge to be suspended in the case, which another court will rule on.
The five defendants are being tried for the theft of seven paintings by Picasso, Matisse and Monet, among others, which were stolen in October from Rotterdam's Kunsthal gallery.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chicken Shit - The Real Deal

Pa. playground closed due to chicken shit spill

MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania borough has indefinitely closed a playground because of lingering contamination from a chicken manure spill last month.

The (Somerset) Daily American ( ) reports the Meyersdale borough council voted Tuesday night to close the Paul E. Fuller playground.

The manure spilled on a hill above the playground Aug. 23, and water flows onto the playground when it rains, apparently carrying bacteria from the manure. Borough workers treated the area with lime, but say bacteria counts including salmonella haven't decreased.

Possible source of chicken shit.
Councilman Roger Miller says his own unscientific methods have confirmed those findings saying, "My nose tells me there's a problem out there."
Miller asked a borough worker about the results of recent bacteria tests and says he was told, "You don't want to know."

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Attack First, Think Later

Mad mom beats up son’s kindergarten teacher

9-7-13 Kansas City
The Kansas City Police Department reported that an upset mom attacked her six-year-old son’s female elementary school teacher on Sept. 5, and “hit her in the face, jerked her hair and rammed her head against a file cabinet.”
Mad mom Simone Baker, 24, of Kansas City, Mo. was charged by police with inflicting bodily injury on the unidentified kindergarten teacher from the Hickman-Mills School District, according to KCTV.
The teacher suffered modest injuries to her face and arm, and was treated and released from an area hospital.
Reportedly, Baker was angry about a scratch she found on her son’s neck, a scratch the mom accused the teacher of inflicting.
While confronting the teacher, the angry mom yelled, “you better not touch my kid again."
The woman ran behind the teacher's desk and "struck her in the face with an open fist 5 to 10 times as she held" the teacher's arm down to her side, the report says.
She then grabbed the teacher "by her hair and picked her up out of the chair and struck her head against a file cabinet two times."
Baker ran from the classroom after assaulting the teacher,

Originally, Baker’s six-year-old son told his mom that his teacher scratched him, but later recanted his story.  Simone Baker is due in court to face charges on Oct. 22.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Biggest Balls in Town


A MAN with 132 pound TESTICLES is happy and unhappy after their removal - as the operation left him with a tiny penis.  The man's scrotum was so large he couldn't sit down.  After surgery to remove the offending testicles, he was left with a one inch penis, effectively ending his sex life.  Critics counter that he had no sex life with 132 pound balls either.

Yikes! Snake Scare in Starbucks Toilet

Snake comes up toilet in Starbucks

Yes, snakes do come up toilets; just ask Texas businessman Bruce Ahlswede. According to a Sept 5 report on, Ahlswede entered a bathroom at the Starbucks in San Antonio, Tx. and he got quite a surprise. There was a long and narrow snake that had slithered in through the toilet.
Ahlswede summoned the barista to come and wrangle the "python," which prompted a crowd of curious onlookers to join him in the bathroom. ( This would make a good “funniest video .”)This scared the snake, which you can view here, and it slithered back down the coffee shop toilet from whence it came.
There are numerous accounts online of snakes coming up toilets. According to an article on the Slate, there are actually people who have been bitten by a snake while sitting on a toilet!
These are the stories that nightmares are made of, and it’s not an urban legend, either.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

16 skulls found on streets in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — Police in Prague say 15 human skulls have been found in a wooden box found on a street, and another was found in a garbage bin.

Spokeswoman Jana Roesslerova says police found the 15 skulls Thursday morning near a garbage container after they were alerted by a telephone caller. Roesslerova says each skull was numbered.
She says another skull, also bearing a number, was found in a garbage bin Wednesday by a homeless person.

Police say it is not clear whether the two cases are connected. They have asked experts to help in their investigation.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Fish Smuggler Had Dripping Pants Pockets

Auckland, NZ
Sep. 2, 2013
The wet trousers were a fishy giveaway.
A Vietnamese man attempting to smuggle tropical sea life in his pants was thwarted when New Zealand airport officials noticed his pockets were leaking water, reports Sky News.
Authorities at the airport in Auckland said that when they stopped the man with dripping slacks they were told first that he was thirsty and was carrying water from the plane.
A search revealed that the passenger from Australia was carrying seven fish hidden in plastic bags in his pockets.
The report further revealed that the fish were “all unidentified species of cichlid.”  The incentive for the smuggler is that a single one of these fish can fetch more than $100,000.
The inept smuggler had 3/4 of a million dollars worth of fish in his pockets.
"This appears to be a deliberate attempt to smuggle fish into the country without any consideration of the biosecurity risk involved," Ministry of Primary Industries spokesman Craig Hughes said earlier this week. "That's something we take very seriously."
The water-logged man faces charges under the Biosecurity Act that carry maximum penalties of five years in jail or a $78,000 fine, according to the AFP.
The Daily Mirror reports that Australia and New Zealand have some of the toughest laws in the world about transporting live animals, and require strict quarantines.