Man Caught Watching Children, Fondling Himself In A McDonald’s

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An Oklahoma City man is facing three counts of Lewd Acts to a Child after being caught fondling himself near a play area at a fast food restaurant on the south side of the metro over the weekend.

7245159_GAccording to a report, officers were called out to the McDonald’s restaurant located in the 4500 block of SE 29th St. around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Witnesses reported that a man was sitting in a booth near the play area, looking at a laptop computer and watching children play while he masturbated.

The witnesses told police that when the suspect, now identified as 36-year-old Casey Ferguson, saw a police car pull into the parking lot he quickly packed up his things and fled. The officers made a quick search in the vicinity of the McDonald’s when they located a man matching the suspect’s description.

When police made contact with Ferguson they noted that the zipper was down on his pants, he was not wearing any underwear and was carrying a laptop.

Several witnesses, some even young children and teenagers, also reported seeing Ferguson rubbing and squeezing his genitals through his pants as he watched children in the play area.

Ferguson was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail for the counts of Lewd Acts to a Child. His bond was set at $45,000.

Chinese restaurant bans African customers. BTW, The Restaurant is in Kenya

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Kenyan officials have arrested the owner of a Chinese restaurant in Nairobi — after it stopped most Africans from entering after 5 p.m.

Even journalists from Kenya’s biggest newspaper, The Daily Nation, were turned away. “Only taxi drivers or Africans accompanied by Chinese, European or Indian patrons are allowed into the compound,” the article said.

The paper quoted restaurant manager Esther Zhao, saying that the “no Africans” policy was based on security concerns. “We don’t admit Africans that we don’t know because you never know who is Al-Shabaab and who isn’t,” she said in reference to the militant group that’s been active in Kenya and neighboring Somalia.

The issue sparked swift outrage in the Twittersphere under the hashtags #noblacksallowed and #racistrestaurant. Hours later, the restaurant’s owner was arrested for operating without a license.

Whatever ends up happening with this particular Chinese business in Kenya, the controversy highlights simmering tensions created by region’s growing economic interdependence with China. Keep in mind that between 1 million and 2 million Chinese people have moved to Africa in about the last 15 years.

“These are people from all walks of life, but mostly people from working classes to the lower middle classes of China,” says Howard French, author of the book, “China’s Second Continent.”

For the most part, French says these newcomers are, “people who have very little previous knowledge of, and certainly no previous experience of, Africa. And they come to Africa bringing a lot of … baggage of prejudice and stereotypes about the African continent.”

Chinese people living and working in Africa have a whole range of attitudes about the people and place, French points out. But there is also a sense of entitlement among many Chinese business people who have come to Africa.

“There’s a special irony here,” French says. China’s sense of its own history has placed great emphasis on the impact of Western imperialism on the Chinese motherland. It may be apocryphal, French says, but there is a well-known image from the era of high European colonial influence in China that began in the mid-19th century and lasted roughly a century. The image that has been played up in Chinese propaganda is that of a sign reading, ‘No Chinese or dogs allowed.’

“So, now you have the Chinese arriving in an African setting replicating to some extent the same sort of behavior, the same sort of attitudes,” French says.

For many Chinese business people, French says the allure of Africa is still strong. “There’s a whole lore in China, where Africa has attained this image of this El Dorado: a place [that] with very little experience and little capital, you can start up your own companies, you can attain land, you can engage very profitably in trade, you can strike it rich quickly.”

Man who spent two months in jail–before police discovered his shipment of ‘cocaine’ was actually soap–is awarded $5 an hour for his time

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A French businessman who spent two months in a Spanish prison before authorities discovered his shipment of “cocaine” was actually soap was awarded $9,172.

Man-gets-9172-for-jail-time-from-cocaine-soap-confusionJacques Benoit Fiocconi, a cosmetics entrepreneur from Corsica, was arrested in Catalonia, Spain, in November 2012 while driving a van loaded with soap. He was with his father, Laurent Fiocconi, a former drug trafficker with ties to infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

The 2,850 bars of soap had been purchased from a factory in Figueres, Spain, but a field test performed by a Spanish Civil Guard patrol tested positive for cocaine.

A December 14 report by the Spanish National Institute of Toxicology determined there was no cocaine in the soap shipment, but it was seven more weeks before a court accepted the report and freed Jacques Benoit Fiocconi.

Laurent Fiocconi remained in custody as part of a probe into alleged drug trafficking linked to French and Spanish criminal gangs.

Jacques Fiocconi sought $90,643 from the Ministry of Justice to cover financial losses and moral damages from his two months in jail, but the ministry ended up paying him only $9,172. The ministry said it paid a “standard rate” of $131 per day he spent behind bars.

Condoms, K-Y Jelly, a pistol and more: Police say Rock Hill man was spying on children in bushes

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A man carrying rope, condoms and a stolen weapon – found hiding in a bush – was arrested Monday for allegedly spying on female students at a nearby bus stop, according to a Rock Hill Police Department incident report.

7232750_GConcerned neighbors called 911 after they saw Michael Mobley hiding along Chestnut Street, according to the report. It appeared he was watching children at a bus stop.

Mobley told responding officers he was waiting for a friend. He then fled from police when asked if he was carrying a weapon.

Officers caught up with Mobley and placed him into custody. They recovered a stolen handgun, a pair of latex gloves, yellow rope, three condoms, a tube of KY Jelly, a box cutter, a black beanie and a cell phone. He is facing charges including possession of a stolen weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

Mobley was taken to the Rock Hill Police Department jail.

Pro-tip: When running from law enforcement, do not send out social media messages pinpointing your location

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11058403_1545103592421849_7355833377099411272_nA Maine man who’d been wanted by police for several weeks made a couple of critical mistakes that led to his capture — he sent out social media messages pinpointing his location.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Christopher Wallace, of Fairfield, in connection with a burglary in January.

Police tell the Morning Sentinel that on Sunday night they received tips from people who said Wallace had posted on Snapchat that he had returned to his Fairfield home.

So, police went to the house.

While they were searching with permission of the resident, they were tipped off that Wallace had posted a new Snapchat message saying police were in the house looking for him and he was hiding in a cabinet. He was found in the cabinet.

Pregnant Mother Killed In Driveway When She’s Crushed By Gravel Truck

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Lindsey-CombsLindsey Combs, 32, was killed in her driveway Monday afternoon when a truck carrying gravel tipped over onto her car, crushing her to death in front of her 4-year-old daughter.

A construction crew working on the road had asked Combs to pull her car up further into her driveway to make room for a gravel truck.

As Combs was moving her car, 20 tons of gravel inside the truck’s trailer shifted, causing the trailer to flip on top of Combs’ car as her 4-year-old daughter watched.

Members of the construction crew attempted to help Combs, but having 20 tons of anything land on top of you isn’t something you walk away from.

“Myself and the guys that were working on the side of the road were trying to dig her out,” Travis Hagerty said. “A guy with a backhoe came around and ripped the door off the car with the backhoe after he picked the trailer up. That’s when I looked in the car and saw she was smashed and dead.”

Cal/OSHA is now investigating the incident. They say the San Mateo-based construction company has been in operation for five years and has a pretty clean record, only having one citation for a minor violation in 2010.

Combs’ fiance, who was inside the home at the time of the accident, says Combs was two months pregnant and that her death was totally avoidable.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created by Combs’ brother to help raise the money needed to bring her father and uncle from Montana for her funeral.