July 6, 2018 – A chewed-up shoe is all that is left of one of the poachers who broke into a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos, and ended up eaten by a pride of lions.
At least three hunters are believed to have been devoured by the predators at the Sibuya Game Reserve near Kenton-on-Sea in Eastern Province, South Africa, earlier this week.
Questions have since been raised over whether the lions, who are among the many species visitors can come close to on safari trips through the park, would now be a danger to humans and have to be put down.
FOX NEWS June 24, 2018 – A quick-thinking bank teller in Ohio convinced an armed robbery suspect to hand over his own driver’s license earlier this month, leading to his eventual arrest, police said.
The suspect, identified as David Menser, 51, walked into a Huntington Bank in Columbus on June 4 and gave the teller a note saying he was armed and demanding money, authorities said.
“I have a gun,” the note read, the Columbus Dispatch reported, citing the arrest warrant.
The teller gave the man a stack of cash, but he demanded more from the machine in the lobby. The amount of cash given was not immediately known.
The teller then told the suspect that a driver’s license was required for making withdrawals from the machine, so the suspect handed over his own license, police said.
Menser fled with the cash, but the license helped police track him down on June 15.
He faces charges of aggravated robbery and threatening with a deadly weapon, police said.
A young man knifed himself to death in the mistaken believe that the jacket he was wearing was ‘stab-proof’.
Jordan Easton, 22, from Thornaby, Teesside, was sitting in the kitchen of a friend’s house when he decided to test the lifesaving properties of his top on August 23 last year.
Teesside Coroner’s Court heard Easton died of a single stab wound to the chest after being rushed to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton.
ONLY IN FLORIDA
A man concerned that he had been rooked by a methamphetamine dealer contacted Florida police and asked them to test his drugs and “press charges” against the dealer if he had “been given the wrong narcotics,” according to an arrest report.
On Tuesday afternoon, Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, called the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and told a deputy that he had a “violent reaction” after smoking what he thought was “speed.” Kelly told cops that he believed that the drug in question was actually Flakka, the notorious synthetic stimulant.
After speaking with cops, Kelly drove to the sheriff’s office “because he wished to have the illegal narcotics tested.” Kelly subsequently provided cops with a piece of aluminum foil that contained a “clear, crystal-like substance.”
A field test of the substance provided by Kelly resulted in a “positive reaction for the presence of methamphetamine,” police reported. While perhaps relieved that his dealer was not cheating him, Kelly’s mood likely changed when police arrested him on a felony narcotics possession charge.
Seen above, Kelly was booked into the county jail, from which he was released last night after posting $2500 bond.
Ingenious or Darwin Awards?
May 4, 2018 – A US education chief has been charged with repeatedly defecating on a high school football field and running track.
District superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, 42, was identified as the “mystery pooper” of Holmdel, New Jersey, after staff set up surveillance cameras.
He was arrested as he returned to the scene of the crime at Holmdel High School at 5.50am last Monday.
Police officers are believed to have observed him evacuating his bowels before confronting him as he began running at the school track.
Mr Tramaglini, who lives in nearby Matawan, New Jersey, was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public.
Holmdel Township Police Department said in a statement that staff and coaches at the school “were finding human faeces on or near the area of the High School track and football field on a daily basis.
The fact Mr Tramaglini has not been convicted of any crime has not stopped him being variously dubbed the "Pooperintendent”, the “poopetrator” and the “Mad Crapper” online.
Dec. 7, 2017 – An internet “prankster” had to be freed by firefighters after cementing his head inside a microwave oven.
West Midlands Fire Service said it took an hour to free the man after they were called to a house in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton.
Friends had managed to feed an air tube into the 22-year-old’s mouth to help him breathe, the service said.
Watch Commander Shaun Dakin said the man “could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured”.
Mr Dakin said: “He and a group of friends had mixed seven bags of Polyfilla which they then poured around his head, which was protected by a plastic bag inside the microwave.
"The oven was being used as a mould and wasn’t plugged in. The mixture quickly set hard and, by the time we were called, they’d already been trying to free him for an hour and a half.”
Crews from the technical rescue team helped with taking the microwave apart, he added.
“It took us nearly an hour to free him,” added Mr Dakin.
Dec 7, 2017 – A woman has been ordered to pay compensation to her former boyfriend after ripping a testicle out of his scrotum with her teeth.
Nunzia Del Viscio, 43, carried out the attack in her victim’s flat in Edinburgh in May last year.
She claimed she had been acting in self defence, but was convicted of assault.
Del Viscio has been placed on a restriction of liberty order for six months, which means she must stay at home between 22:00 and 06:00.
Appearing for sentence at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, she was also ordered to pay her victim £500 compensation.
Sheriff Peter McCormack heard that those involved in the incident were Italian nationals, all working in restaurants in Edinburgh.
Del Viscio, Mr Palma and two other people met in a nightclub after work. They had been drinking, and Del Viscio admitted to having taken drugs.
When the nightclub closed, all four went to Mr Palma’s flat in a taxi.
Mr Palma told the court that in the early hours of the morning, Del Viscio had begun “destroying” one of the bedrooms.
He said he told her to calm down and leave, but during the argument she bit his left testicle.
He said he tried to stop the flow of blood with a towel and called for an ambulance.
He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where his testicle was put back into the scrotum and he was given 15 stitches.
Police found Del Viscio outside the flat with blood on her teeth and face.