Friday, November 29, 2013

Boobed Barber Charged.

Topless barber charged with unlicensed cosmetology

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn't cutting hair without a top. It's cutting hair without a license.

The Longmont Times-Call reports ( ) 46-year old Suzette Hall was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of practicing cosmetology without a license.
Hall's former partner says she advertised $45 topless haircuts online.

According to the arrest warrant, the former partner called police about the topless styling because she "did not believe this was safe or proper."

Police weren't able to turn up any Craigslist ads.

Hall's ex-husband told police she set up shop in Loveland and offered services as "Rebel Barber." He told police she applied for "a nude license for hairstylists," but no such license exists.

Exploding Whale Almost Takes Out Scientist

Poor Bjarni Mikkelsen, a scientist at the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, was given the rather grim task of getting rid of a whale corpse after two died this week near the Faroe Islands.
But little did he expect that it would explode in his face.
Dressed from head to toe in protective clothing, the marine biologist is seen nervously prodding the carcass.
As he punctured the creature's stomach, with a loud bang, the gas trapped inside rips through the 45ft-whale’s corpse, spewing guts and internal organs into the air.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Woman Sleeps With Dead Husband For A Year

Nov. 21, 2013
A woman had been sleeping next to her dead husband's decomposed corpse for one year until authorities made the grisly discovery this week.
Apparently, 79-year-old "Marcel H." from Liege, Belgium, died back in November 2012 of an asthma attack, according to Carters News Agency. His wife was so upset that she failed to report the death andcontinued to sleep with the body until Belgian authorities made the bizarre finding on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
They were led to the apartment because the landlord claimed the couple hadn't paid their rent since last year. Neighbors never reported a bad smell. The body had mummified.
"A body can mummify in a dry, warm environment," Philippe Boxho, pathologist at the Forensic Center of Liege told Carters. "It takes at least a week to reach such a state. In this case the body had rotten [sic] in the bed [and] his internal organs had melted and liquefied. ... Even though the smell of human decay is quite specific, many people equate that smell to the smell of garbage and once the body has become rotten the smell does decrease significantly."
Although this seems impossible, it has happened before.
Dr. Christian Hansch with the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Antwerp detailed an instance of mummification back in the 1970s. The body of a man who committed suicide in the cellar of his home in Belgium was found mummified 14 months (or 433 days) after his death. Hansch attributed this to the dry and well-ventilated environment.
"In such circumstances, the decomposition process is slowed down, while both drying-up and autolysis of tissues prevail," he wrote in a report detailing the find.
Last year, a Michigan woman was found living with her boyfriend's mummified bodymonths after his death. She had been cashing in his Social Security checks after he died, but she insisted she kept the body simply because she didn't want to be alone. She was later charged with forgery.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Woman Fakes Pregnancy With Ecstasy

Nov. 15, 2013

Meet Leeann Corley.

The Georgia woman was arrested last month for allegedly using a fake baby bump to try and smuggle about 34,000 Ecstasy pills into the country from Canada.

Corley, 25, is pictured at right in a United States Marshals Service mug shot without her “bundle of joy.”

The alleged smuggler was aboard a Greyhound bus bound for Buffalo when border agents discovered the 21-pound drug stash during a pat down. 

Investigators recovered “33 zip lock bags containing colored pills” that were hidden inside a “body suit with a modified stomach area.”

Corley, free on $15,000 bond, is facing a felony drug trafficking charge.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

U.S. Spends Record Sums to Keep Afghan Opium Output High

November 13, 2013

Afghan poppy farmers planted a record opium crop this year, as the international community’s decade-long efforts at curbing the world’s biggest source of heroin all-but founders.

About 209,000 hectares of poppy were cultivated this season with an estimated yield of 5,500 tonnes, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) annual opium survey released today.

It marks the third consecutive year that cultivation has risen and eclipses the record 193,000 hectares in 2007, with experts now believing the total could rise further in the coming years.

Keeping Afghanistan's agricultural production up has proved costly for the U.S., which has spent $665 billion dollars in the past decade to prop up the Afghan economy.  This year's crop will cost $66.5 billion dollars, or roughly $82 billion per tonne.

Airport Alligator Arrived By Train

CHICAGO (AP) — After tracking down a small alligator skulking in a baggage claim area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, authorities are now hunting for its traveling companion.
The Chicago Transit Authority has released a series of images showing a woman who they believe rode to the airport on a CTA Blue Line train with the 2-foot-long gator in the early morning hours of Nov. 1.
Thanks to one of the most extensive surveillance systems in the United States, officials know this about the alligator's trip to O'Hare: It boarded a train at the Pulaski stop — with the woman — at 1:17 a.m. The security camera captured the woman petting her little friend on her knee as she talked on her cellphone.

Strotman said given how fond the the woman seemed of the alligator, he suspects that it might have gotten away from her at the airport. Besides, he told The Associated Press, "You can drop off an alligator anywhere. You don't have to take it to O'Hare."
An airport employee found the alligator later in the day under an escalator near a baggage claim — insert alligator-skin bag joke here. Police captured the reptile by trapping it beneath a trash can.
Not only did officials name the creature Allie, but also handed it over to people who could care for it, just in the nick of time.

"It's not responding well to food... It hasn't had the proper nutrition. Its growth has been stunted. It has a bent spine, soft bones, soft fingernails and a soft skull," Jason Hood, president of the Chicago Herpetological Society, told The Associated Press. The society took custody of the alligator.
Hood said the alligator spotted on the train has the same markings as the animal captured at the airport. 
"Those responsible for this act can face a misdemeanor charge of cruel treatment of an animal or face a fine of $300 to $1,000 for cruelty to animals for abandoning the animal in a public place," the authority said in a news release.

CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said releasing the photos provides a good reminder that 3,600 cameras are keeping a close eye on the transit system.
"If a more serious crime is happening in our system," she said, "there are ways for us to work with investigators and the police department."

Alligator When Grown

The decision to release the photos also reflects the public interest in a very unusual sighting, Lukidis said. "We've had deer on train platforms and roosters on buses and trains, but this is the first reptile, at least that I'm aware of."

Monday, November 11, 2013

Man Rescued From the Dead

Nov. 11, 2013
Sao Paulo

A woman visited a cemetery located in the suburbs of Ferraz de Vasconcelos in Sao Paulo, Brazil and rescued a man who was buried alive and who is recognized as a person with mental health problems.

According to reports revealed by Record TV News, and quoted by 24 Horas, the woman was visiting the grave of one of her relatives when she realized that the ground was constantly moving, she saw a human hand emerging, she was terrified and alerted the cemetery authorities.

The source noted that in the first inquiries of this case, Brazilian police assumed that the man may have been involved in a fight, knocked unconscious and then taken to the cemetery by his attackers assuming he was dead.  When he recovers fully it is assumed he will be looking for those responsible for his live burial.  They are not expected to survive, according to unnamed police sources. The man who was rescued by an emergency squad presented high levels of asphyxia, therefore he was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and will be subject to psychological studies, reports Periodista Digital.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Homeless Guy Scores Presidential Suite At Swank Hotel

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A homeless man has gone from the proverbial penthouse to the big house after he was found sleeping in the presidential suite at one of Pittsburgh's swankiest hotels.
Jeffrey Lennon Watson, 48, told police he was from Los Angeles and was passing through the city to return to California when he was nabbed by security at the Omni William Penn Hotel on Tuesday night, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Wednesday.

Hotel guests were checking into the suite about 7:30 p.m. when they saw Watson sleeping on a couch and notified hotel staff, police said. Hotel security officers woke him up, took him to their office and called police, Richard said.

Hotel general manager Eric DeStefano issued a short statement explaining what occurred.
The parlor area of the Presidential suite is "a general-use area for receptions and small events. The door had been programmed to remain unlocked for an event earlier that day. As soon as the occupant was discovered, he was escorted off the property," DeStefano said.

Watson told police "he has been in Pittsburgh for over a month and sleeps wherever he can locate somewhere comfortable to rest his head," Richard said.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Now, Who's The Pussy?

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Police say a Southern California woman can throw a mean ax — and she used one to chase a burglar from her house.

Hemet police say the woman called 911 on Saturday morning and said she'd been awakened by a man trying to remove her watch from her wrist.

The woman told police she's a tomahawk-throwing champion, and she quickly grabbed a throwing ax and chased the man out of the apartment.

Police searched the area and found a man hiding behind some nearby bushes, along with property belonging to the woman.

Twenty-two-year-old Nicholas Ulloa was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He remains jailed Monday, and police say they don't know whether he has an attorney.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dear Ole Mom, With Love

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose malnourished body was found in a suburban Atlanta trash bin had tried to run away from home and showed up at school with bruises and welts on her body, police reports show.

Emani Moss' stepmother also had been charged with child cruelty after beating the girl, according to the reports from the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Moss' burned and emaciated body was found in a trash bin in unincorporated Lawrenceville on Saturday, police have said.

The girl's father, Eman Moss, and the stepmother, Tiffany Moss, have been charged with murder, concealing a body, and child cruelty, and were being held without bond in the Gwinnett County jail. It's unclear if they have attorneys.

Authorities conducted an autopsy on Emani on Sunday and determined that her body was burned after she was dead, likely in an effort to conceal the crime, said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith. Emani may have died as early as Oct. 30 and was severely underweight when her body was found, Smith said. He said the autopsy showed the girl had been denied food for several days before her death.
On March 19, 2010, then-6-year-old Emani told a school nurse she was afraid to go home with her bad report card because she was afraid her parents would hurt her, according to one of the police reports. When the nurse investigated further, she found the girl had bruises on her body and reported it to police.

Police took Emani and her stepmother to department headquarters for interviews that day and said Emani had severe bruises and welts on her chest, back, shoulders, arms and legs, the police report said.
Tiffany Moss told police she only hit the girl with a belt three times, the report said. She was arrested on a child-cruelty charge.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services signed a 2010 plea deal ordering Tiffany Moss to serve five years of probation for beating Emani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday.

In July 2012, Emani tried running away from home, the police reports show.

The girl's grandmother, Robin Moss, was quoted by local news media on Sunday and Monday as saying that she suspected Emani was being abused, but couldn't persuade state authorities to grant her custody. Emani's mother, Danita Leaks, told Atlanta FOX affiliate WAGA-TV on Monday that she and Eman Moss fought over custody for two to three years and she was unaware that her daughter was being abused.
"If I would have known that him and his wife were abusing my baby, I would not have let her stay over there," she told the television station.

Authorities initially said Eman Moss called police early Saturday saying he was suicidal and that his daughter died after drinking some type of chemical substance. Smith said Monday that the detail about Moss being suicidal was a miscommunication during the 911 call and was later clarified with the dispatcher.
Police said they won't release audio from the call because it's part of the investigation and could be used in court.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Urban Alligator Tries To Fly From Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A small alligator found under an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has left authorities puzzled.

A maintenance worker discovered the alligator, which is about a foot long, on Friday in Terminal 3, Chicago Police spokesman Jose Estrada said Sunday.
An officer captured the reptile by putting a trash can over it.

"We don't know where it came from or how long it'd been residing in the airport facilities," Estrada said. "It's one of those random incidents."

The gator is now being cared for by the Chicago Herpetological Society.
"It was in pretty bad shape," said Jason Hood, the group's president. "We're trying to get it healthy and find a place for it."

He said the gator would likely head to an out-of-state alligator farm once authorities give the organization the all-clear to release the animal.
No one was injured.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Indiana Woman Recovers Donated Kidney

Ind. woman who donated kidney weds organ recipient


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who promised to donate one of her kidneys to a man she barely knew has married him three years after his successful transplant surgery.
Chelsea Clair and Kyle Froelich met at a 2009 car show when he was 19 and she was 22. Clair learned that day that Froelich had a serious kidney disease — and she told him then and there she would give him one of hers.
She underwent the necessary tests and ended up being a near perfect match. Three years ago, she donated one of her kidneys to Froelich.
The Indianapolis Star reports ( ) that the couple was married Oct. 12 at the Danville Conservation Club, the venue that hosted the car show where they met.