Mom Gave Kid Away To Heroin User To Live Life Of Normal Teenager


A suburban St. Louis teen mom desperate to live the life of a normal young adult gave away her toddler to a known heroin user, then claimed the woman kidnapped the tot, cops say.

Desiree-CozzoniDesiree Ann-Marie Cozzoni, 18, could only smile as she sat for her mugshot while being booked on several misdemeanor charges.

But court papers paint a sinister plot of a young woman more concerned with partying than caring for her 16-month-old son.

Earlier this month, Cozzoni drew up non-legal papers granting a heroin user, who’d lost custody of her own kids, rights to care for her child so Cozzoni could live the life of “a normal teenager,” court documents obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch read.

Cozzoni even changed her phone number to prevent the woman, described as unemployed, homeless and living in motels, from contacting her.

The woman bought heroin daily and frequently used it in front of Cozzoni and the boy, both of whom crashed with the woman often, the newspaper reported.

Eventually, Cozzoni called St. Charles cops to report the woman had kidnapped her son.

Police say the report was bogus and charged Cozzoni with making a false report, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Cops found a pipe with marijuana residue in the teen’s purse when they booked her into jail, the Post-Dispatch reported.

Cozzoni posted $2,500 jail on Tuesday and was released. It’s unclear who now has custody of the boy, but Cozzoni, a frequent Facebook user, wrote that her first supervised visit with the child was scheduled for Thursday.

“I just wish I weren’t a bad mom,” she wrote Tuesday evening. “I wish none of this happened. I just want my baby back.”

Boy, 9, Has Arm Ripped Off After Trying To Feed Bear At Zoo


Standing in shock as medics work to stem the bleeding, these shocking pictures show the moments after a boy had his arm ripped off by a bear he had tried to pat.

The disturbing images show paramedics applying bandages to the nine-year-old child’s shoulder after his arm was torn off. 

His severed limb can still be seen laying on the floor in the bear’s enclosure, just minutes after the savage attack.

Standing in shock as medics work to stem the bleeding, these shocking pictures show the moments after a boy had his arm ripped off by a bear he had tried to pat.

The disturbing images show paramedics applying bandages to the nine-year-old child’s shoulder after his arm was torn off. 

His severed limb can still be seen laying on the floor in the bear’s enclosure, just minutes after the savage attack.


 Medics work to treat the boy, 9, after his arm was ripped off by a bear in a zoo in Pingdingshan, China

The boy stands in shock, not even crying, as blood streams down his shirt before medical assistance arrives


The nine-year-old stands in complete shock with bone protruding from where his arm had previously been as blood streams down his shirt.

For a brief moment he stands completely alone, not even crying, as tourists stare at the mauled boy, waiting for medical staff to arrive.

The grim pictures of the Chinese boy and the shattered remains of his arm were widely shared online after the horrifying incident.

He was at Hebin Park Zoo, in Pingdingshan city in central China’s Henan province, with his grandfather as a treat.

When his grandfather went to buy sweets, the child clambered over a safety rail to get nearer to the animal and reached in to stroke it.

At this point the bear put his head through the bars and grabbed the boy by his arm.

The child screamed as the bear grappled with his arm for 10 minutes before tearing it free, witnesses said.

People were seen trying to beat off the bear but their attempts were in vain.

Zoo staff could do nothing as the bear mauled the boy, and took a further 20 minutes to retrieve his severed right arm.

The boy’s parents have slammed the zoo, saying staff should have been supervising the bear.

His mother, Ku, said she could not believe it when she arrived at Pingdingshan Number 152 Hospital to be told that surgeons would have to amputate what was left of her son’s arm.

She said: ‘I don’t know how we will ever get over this. Our entire family has been ruined because of this zoo.

‘They should have made it safer and they should have always had staff on duty to supervise the animals.’

The zoo has not commented.

Bear attacks are rare although according to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, there were 162 bear-inflicted injuries in the USA between 1900 and 1985, International Business Times reports.

Jeffrey Tittel, director of environmental organisation New Jersey Sierra Club, claims that bears are usually docile and afraid of people.

Attacks often relate to people having food, as bears that have been fed by humans see people as a source of food and can become aggressive.

Man Explains Why He Cut Off His Penis (NSFW)


WARNING: The content and images in this story may be offensive to some readers.

n-NULLO-large570A man who goes by the name of “Gelding” recently opened up about why he decided to cut his penis and testicles off and become a “nullo.” That is, a man who has removed his sex organ.

You can see a NSFW photo of Gelding at the bottom of this story.

“The average person of both sexes will think I’m unbalanced,” Gelding told The Huffington Post in an email. “[That's] their laymen’s knee-jerk reaction.”

Before he was able to get his penis removed, Gelding said, he had to have several consultations with a doctor.

“In my case, my psychologist took me through a number of long dialogue sessions and a full battery of personality tests to develop a formal profile,” Gelding said. “His finding was that I’d be better off in a ‘whole person’ view after having my penis removed. That was sufficient to sway a urologist to agree to do the procedure. More harm would result in the long term from not doing the procedure than doing it.”

In an interview with Gawker, Gelding explains what people often misunderstand about “nullos” and what the advantages and drawbacks are of joining this club.

On why he decided to have his testicles removed …

I had a baby face in high school, there was one of these bullies and he said “you have a man’s equipment but you’re still a boy” and he squeezed my balls in the shower. He was on the football team, I was on the soccer team showering together and he said “you shouldn’t have such big equipment” so he squeezed my balls and at that point it was just a fantasy for me. So how about getting rid of them for some reason?

On the drawbacks …

One of the most obvious cons is I have to sit to pee, or I have to use one of these female urination devices. It’s an odd funnel shaped device that you can use if there’s only a men’s urinal. Also, sometimes I get urinary tract infections. There’s a shorter path to the bladder through what I’ve got now. So I’ve got to be very careful and keep it clean.

On the benefits …

… my mood has improved dramatically since going nullo. I don’t miss the baggage. I don’t miss the fact that I get into sex with a guy, he expects me to perform in some ways, now he doesn’t have that expectation. In fact, quite a few guys find it very arousing that they don’t have to have that distraction.

Read the entire interview here.

SF Weekly previously described Gelding as a “legendary figure in the eunuch subculture, where he acts as a kind of den mother for the genitally obsessed, someone to whom a man can turn when he decides the cojones need to go.” This was back in 2000, before Gelding had his penis removed in 2011.

As for why he did that, Gelding told Gawker it was ultimately sparked by a sports injury, but that he had thought about having it cut off before.

“For whatever reason I was always embarrassed by the size of what I had. It didn’t fit my personality.”

Gelding has also worked as a “cutter,” someone who castrates men looking to part with their testicles.

“One of the reasons why I am doing this is to help other guys avoid the problems,” Gelding told SF Weekly. “In that respect it is humanitarian. In another respect I will admit to a certain amount of sexual excitement from the whole idea.”

Others have opined on the positives of voluntary castration. In his book, “Castration: The Advantages and Disadvantages,” author Victor Cheney asserts that the surgery can increase life expectancy by thirteen years and improve the immune system.

Cheney, according to the book’s Amazon product description, is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who spent 25 years researching the surgery and had it done on himself after he contracted prostate cancer.

Below is an NSFW image of Gelding in his modified birthday suit:





Breaking up is hard to do — and it’s even more difficult when the ex gets stuck in your chimney.


Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, was arrested Sunday morning after police say she spent a few hours stuck in a chimney of a home of a man who had recently ended a relationship with her.

o-WOMAN-STUCK-IN-CHIMNEY-2-570A neighbor heard the suspect crying at about 5:45 a.m. and called 911. The Ventura County Fire Department’s search and rescue squad came to the scene and found Nunez-Figueroa stuck in the chimney about eight feet from the top.

She had been there an estimated two hours, Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA TV.

In order to free Nunez-Figueroa, the rescue crew had to dismantle the chimney andlubricate her with dish soap.

The suspect was finally removed from the chimney around 8:15 a.m. and was transported to a hospital to be evaluated, according to KABC TV.

After the evaluation, Nunez-Figueroa was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police, NBC Los Angeles reports.

The suspect’s bail was set at $2,500 and she is due in court on Tuesday.

The homeowner, who only gave his name as “Lawrence,” was away from the house when the incident happened.

He told CBS Los Angeles that he knew Nunez-Figueroa.

“It wasn’t Santa Claus, for sure,” Lawrence told the station. “Having someone in your chimney is like kind of a weird thing you wouldn’t expect to come home to.”

Lawrence told authorities he had met the suspect online and went out with her six times before ending things recently.

“It’s actually the second attempt for her trying to access the inside of my house, from the roof,” Lawrence told CBS Los Angeles. “Which just goes to show you,” he said, “you have to be careful who you meet online.”

Although Lawrence now has to deal with a dismantled chimney, Nunez-Figueroa’s family has offered to play for the repair, saying the suspect is a good person.

Woman records herself doing drugs, judge orders her held


A Framingham woman recorded herself doing heroin and cocaine while making fun of her probation officer, then posted it online, authorities said on Friday.

videoAfter viewing the video on Friday, Framingham District Court Judge Douglas Stoddart ordered Allison Voner, 23, held on $5,000 bail on one case, revoked her probation on another case and ordered her held on a warrant for another court.

“I just saw the most incriminating video I’ve ever seen in my 36 years” in the legal profession, Stoddart said.

The video was not shown in open court.

On Thursday, probation officer Elisa Currie sought a warrant for Voner’s arrest. She told Judge Cesar Archilla that the Natick Police had obtained a video that showed Voner driving a car, which she is not allowed to do, while smoking or inhaling both heroin and cocaine, and going on a tirade against a probation officer. The video appeared to be taken outside of a courthouse.

Archilla issued the warrant and Framingham Police arrested Voner on Thursday at 2:55 p.m.

After viewing the video in his chambers with prosecutor Ben Franklin, Currie and Voner’s lawyer, John Daly Jr., Stoddart ordered Voner held on $5,000 on on open possession of herion case, without hearing Daly’s argument to free his client.

Stoddart also held her without bail for violating her probation on a credit card fraud case from Natick last year, and held her on a Brookline District Court warrant on an unspecified charge.

After the judge announced his decision, Daly tried to convince Stoddart to reconsider.

“She frequently Facebooks out entertaining videos,” said Daly. “It was meant as an entertaining video only. It was comedy.”

Stoddart said, “She achieved her goal. It was the most entertaining video I’ve seen. It was entertaining and it was tragic.”

After the judge repeated his orders, Voner asked him to send her to a drug rehabilitation facility. After her mother filed a formal request, Stoddart denied it.

“I’m a little suspect on the timing of her (Voner’s) request,” said Stoddart. “She appears to be very intelligent, very manipulative.”

Once again we remind you; when your drug deal goes bad don’t call the police


State troopers arrested four men in Wilton and Queensbury Saturday for marijuana possession, though they originally responded to a call making a different accusation.

Police said they got an anonymous call Saturday afternoon that an occupant of a car heading north on the Northway in Wilton was pointing a handgun at passing cars. Troopers found the car in Lake George shortly afterward, but no handgun.

Instead, occupants Stephen Ales, 28, and Michael Lilledahl, 44, both of Plattsburgh, were carrying about 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana they’d just stolen from a Wilton resident, police said. The two men allegedly arranged to buy the pot in Wilton, but fled before paying.

Police said they think the report that the two were menacing other drivers was made in retaliation for the theft.

Further investigation led police to a home at Timbira Drive in Wilton, where Jason Strainer, 32, and Peter Avramis, 28, were found with more than a pound of marijuana, troopers said.

Troopers said all four men were charged with felony criminal possession of marijuana; Strainer was also charged with felony criminal sale of marijuana. After their arraignments, Ales ($5,000 bail) and Lilledahl (no bail) were sent to Warren County Jail; Strainer ($20,000 bail) and Avramis ($15,000 bail) to Saratoga County Jail.