Teen Decapitated Aiwa Matsuko, 15, Because She Wanted To Dissect Someone

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Thought I would mix things up a bit and post a story from Japan where a 15-year-old girl murdered and decapitated her classmate in her bedroom.

Aiwa-MatsukoPolice responded to an apartment in Sasebo after the parents of 15-year-old Aiwa Matsuko called to report their daughter had texted to say she was visiting a friend, but never returned after later texting she was on her way home.

When police arrived at the apartment where Matsuko had visited, they found her decapitated body lying on a bed in her friend’s blood-soaked bedroom. Her unidentified friend, also 15, admitted she’d repeatedly struck Matsuo on the back of the head with a blunt instrument before strangling her with a cord.

She then used a large knife to cut off the girl’s head and her left hand. The motive? She allegedly stated she had “wanted to dissect” someone. Police say the accused lived alone in the apartment and do not suspect anyone else was involved in Matsuko’s murder.

Sasebo is is the same fishing village where 12-year-old Satomi Mitarai was stabbed to death by an 11-year-old female classmate in 2004. The accused admitted to slitting Mitarai’s throat in an empty classroom after arguing over a message Mitarai had left about her on the Internet.

I’m not exactly sure what the statistics are for juvenile crimes of this nature in Japan, but the people there have long been calling for some changes be made to the way they handle juveniles who commit heinous crimes such as this. Generally, lawmakers emphasize rehabilitation over punishment, treating teenage offenders as wayward rather than evil.

Personally, I think the recent juvenile punishment reforms in Japan are the result of knee-jerk reactions caused by media hype and public outrage, as crimes like this are not common in Japan. In 2011 it was reported the juvenile arrest rate in Japan was 13 per 1,000 people, with vicious crimes accounting for only 1% of these.

As evident by the comments left on our own news articles involving juvenile offenders, Americans seem to have an opposite attitude than Japan – often hoping kids are ass-raped in prison as punishment for their crimes instead of trying to get at the real root of the problem.

I felt the same at one time, but after a decade of writing these stories I have come to the conclusion that, when talking about juvenile offenders, rehabilitation is more important than satisfying the public’s demand for an anus for an eye.

I know a lot won’t agree with me, but it just makes sense that society fairs better having a juvenile offender released as a productive member of society, not an ass-raped criminal. But, whatever.

Woman Who Crawled Naked Through Doggy Door Tells Her Side Of Story

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Remember the woman who broke into a stranger’s house through the doggy door and when she was found sitting naked in the bathtub said that she was looking for a phone to use? Well, she’s back and here to talk about what preceded her famous arrest as well as the fallout from becoming a Weird News celebrity.

o-SARA-SOTO-570First, the recap: Sara Elizabeth Soto, 25, was arrested in Weatherford, Texas on April 22, 2013. A homeowner said that he found his doggy door damaged after 1 a.m. and that Soto was sitting unclothed in his tub, according to TV station KDFW. An officer found Soto’s black dress on the resident’s porch and allowed her to put it back on before booking her on trespassing and criminal mischief, according to the Weatherford Democrat.

But that’s only a fraction of her wild night. Soto, a self-professed pothead who raps under the name Sara Toke-A-Lot, spoke at length to MTV News’ Marty Beckerman(himself the focus of a Weird News article)

“She actually sent a message out of the blue. And we wondered, what is her life like now? Does she still get recognized? Can she find a job with thousands of Google results?,” Beckerman told The Huffington Post by email. “We asked if she wanted to share her side of the story, and could have never anticipated how different it would be to what was originally reported a year ago.”

Here are the highlights from MTV’s interview:

  • Even if she hadn’t been hauled to jail, Soto never would have forgotten that night, because she’d just been informed that she was adopted.
  • Reeling from the revelation about her birth, she went out for a drive and crashed her Nissan into a ditch 60 miles from home. MTV confirmed with Weatherford Police that she crashed her car that night.
  • Soto claims that police refused to let her call for a ride home and so she went out penniless into the wee hours of the night in search of a phone. A Weatherford official said it would punish anyone on the force if Soto’s allegation were true.
  • She knocked on several doors to ask for help, but no one answered. So this is where Soto decided to disrobe and break in. (By the way, Soto is adamant that she didn’t wiggle through the pet entrance like an animal; she just reached through the door.)
  • Taking off her clothes made perfect sense to Soto, because her nudity would convince whomever she might encounter that she wasn’t carrying a weapon and that, in fact, she was in need of help.
  • Soto wound up in the tub, because she heard someone in the house and wanted to hide.

There’s lots more to Soto’s tale, such as her complaint that no one returned her panties.

Toys ‘R’ Us Doll With Penis Freaks Out The Internet, Shoppers

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A baby doll with a penis is freaking out some shoppers and online readers.

o-DOLL-PENIS-TOYS-R-US-570The toy, which is made by the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll collection at Toys “R” Us, also cries when its underpants are wet — talk about the real thing.

It is not specified on the company’s site or the toy’s box, but the doll is anatomically correct for a male baby (most dolls are made without genitals, as we all know), and this has caused some shoppers and rattled citizens to post concerns on Facebook.

Some parents called the doll inappropriate and unnecessary for kids, while others joked it could be a unique way to conclude a “gender reveal” party. Some users on Facebook just wished the doll’s box came with a warning label.

Writer Monica Beyer of SheKnows.com, however, doesn’t see a problem. “How on earth is it inappropriate for a child to see a naked baby? What about a baby makes a penis or a vulva dirty or sexual?” Beyer writes. “Because that’s what it sounds like when people say that it’s wrong for little girls to see it. The truth is, when a child points out the body part that she doesn’t have, all a parent is required to do is call it by its name.”

Sexologist Dr. Logan Levkoff says banning the word penis is a parenting fail and if we don’t have universal names for body parts, it may be hard for for children to tell their parents when these body parts hurt.

This isn’t the first anatomically correct doll, either. Sites like Momlogic date the first anatomically correct doll back to 1976, with Archie’s Bunker’s Grandson Joey Stivic doll — which is still available on eBay today.

When tipping at a restaurant, tipping 15 percent or 20 percent is just fine, But a $43,239.92 tip on an $8 meal is a little excessive

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Tipping brings out strong opinions in diners. Some think 15 percent is fine; others insist on 20 percent; some say you should tip pre-tax, others on an after-tax basis. But what if your tip was a huge 500,000 percent over the cost of the meal?

6511128Such a problem was discovered after a customer left a $43,239.92 tip on an $8 meal at Brooklyn Bridge Bagel Works in Chico, California. Co-owner Pete Horylev told CBS affiliate KHSL in Chico that the customer had used a new tipping machine, which allows patrons to punch in a tip based on a pre-set percentage, such as 15 percent or 20 percent.

The restaurant called the credit card company, and found that the tip had been authorized and gone through. The credit card processor then reversed the tip, and just ran the bill for the $8 food charge, Horylev said. Whether the massive tip was a mistake or intentional isn’t clear, given that the customer would have had to punch seven buttons to enter that specific tip amount.

But regardless of whether it was intentional, the huge tip raises some questions about dining etiquette. If you mistakenly write an overly large tip, what are your options? First, if you realize the mistake, you can call the restaurant and talk with the manager or owner about the issue. The next step would be to call your credit card company to talk the issue over with them.

In some cases, overly large tips have led to problems for servers, such as an IHOP waitress who earlier this year said she was fired after receiving a $200 tip that the patron later said was a mistake. The managers refunded the tip to the patron, and then told her to pay back the $200. She refused, and claimed she was then fired, although was offered her job back later.

But the $43,000 tip also raises questions about tipping machines, and whether they are prone to causing confusion among customers.

“We can’t figure out how they could have done it,” Horylev said.

Another issue is that some customers have reported machines that suggest tips based on after-tax meal costs, rather than the pre-tax basis that many customers prefer. While some people tip on an after-tax basis, The Emily Post Institute recommends tipping 15 to 20 percent on a pre-tax basis.

‘Jumped on trampoline, bruised penis': House-sitter leaves weird note on table

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This is the bizarre note a house-sitter left on the kitchen table.

The man (obviously bored) compiled a list of strange events which had apparently occurred in the homeowners’ absence.

His musings include: ‘Jumped on trampoline, bruised penis.’ And: ‘Neighbour came by, asked for soap – do not trust.’

Then he writes about an experience he had with a bird.

‘Saw a weird bird (pelican?) perched on fence. Offered to play backgammon with the bird but could not find game set. A pity!

‘Bird came back later and asked for soap. Suspect conspiracy. Will monitor more closely henceforth.’

He signs off with: ‘Welcome home. Don’t look under the back deck (noises should subside with time).’

The note was posted online by Reddit user so something who wrote: ‘I’m sure he was trolling us. He’s the kind of person I trust to watch over my house and my dogs while we’re out of town.

‘I talked to him while we were driving home – he didn’t mention the note but it was totally normal. I think he just left it as a joke for us to find.’

What do you do with your kids when you’re having a threesome in a hot tub?

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53d6f92c2a9bf.imageTwo women and a man have been accused of public sexual indecency after an alleged romp in a Peoria apartment’s hot tub.

Authorities say 28-year-old Gina Marie Rayner also is being held on suspicion of child abuse for allegedly leaving her two young children alone in an apartment.

Rayner, her 30-year-old boyfriend Anthony Michael Vechiola, and 29-year-old Jennifer M. Duchnowski had their initial court appearances Monday.

Bond was set at $2,100 for both Rayner and Vechiola, while Duchnowski was released on her own recognizance.

The three allegedly were seen having sex Sunday night in the apartment’s public spa.

Peoria police interviewed them, and an officer reported hearing a child crying for his mother. The 5-year-old boy later was identified as Rayner’s and her 3-year-old child was found in Vechiola’s apartment.

Watch naked blonde perform STRIPTEASE in street to stop traffic police from towing her car away

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Bare-faced cheek! Young woman strips down to bra and skimpy top as she launches into pole-dancing routine in front of astonished workers

A beautiful blonde tries to stop a tow truck taking her car away by doing a striptease in the street in front of an astonished policeman.

The woman, clearly upset at losing her wheels for a traffic violation, gyrates sexily on the back of the truck as she tries to put the man off his task.

At one points she swings from a hook and launches into a pole-dancing routine after peeling down to just her knickers and a skimpy top.

Throughout the impromptu strip, she continues to negotiate with the policeman, trying to persuade him to leave her car alone.

Her sexy shenanigans clearly delight onlookers including the tow truck workers who can be heard shouting encouragement.

One man even appears to be using a video camera to get close up footage of the nubile blonde who is leaving very little to the imagination.

The extraordinary scene was caught on camera outside of the Railway Workers’ House of Culture in the Russian city of Tula.

Anatoliy Aleksandrovich posted the video online saying: “Look at how far some drivers go to stop their car being towed away.

“This lady did a real show, trying to stop traffic police from taking her car away”.

But, despite doing her best, the poor woman’s efforts were not enough and her car was towed away.

It led online jokers to suggest she should have resorted to a more time-honoured way of avoiding punishment for traffic offences in Russia… and bribed the officer with cash.

Woman slits husbands throat, claims she was dreaming of filleting a fish

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A Dillonvale woman charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after authorities say she claimed she was dreaming about filleting a fish when she sliced her husband’s throat in his sleep went before a Jefferson County judge for her arraignment Monday.

JJON0728_5149 (1)ond was set at half a million dollars for Judy Jones, 44, in a shocking case of domestic violence that authorities say could have ended in murder if the couple’s daughter hadn’t acted.

“She made threats that she was going to kill him,” Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said. “And she almost did early Saturday morning. So she’s been charged now with the prosecutor handling the case got her charged with felony 1s and 2 for attempted murder and aggravated assault.”

This all happened at the family’s home at 19 2nd Street in Dillionvale and Abdalla said this isn’t the first time Judy Jones thought about killing her husband. Abdalla says Jones’ daughter told investigators her mother had been planning this for about a year, and that 16-year old girl’s call to 911 immediately after it happened likely saved her father’s life. Thomas Jones, 49, is in the hospital recovering. “He’s got stitches from almost (ear to ear) so we just have to wait for it to go through the court system,” Abdalla said.

Investigators said Judy Jones eventually changed her story and admitted trying to kill her husband. She told the court she can’t afford a lawyer. She’ll be back in court again Wednesday afternoon.

Man held after ejaculating on female Metro passenger

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A MAN has been detained for ejaculating on a woman passenger in a Metro train, police said yesterday.

The woman got on a Metro Line 2 train at Jing’an Temple Station during morning rush hour last Thursday. She was aware of a man standing close to her back, and he got off the train in a hurry at Jiangsu Road Station. There she discovered liquid over her shorts and legs. She reported the incident to police, and was told the next day that a suspect had been held. Metro police said they viewed surveillance camera footage and found the suspect, surnamed Fang, on Friday afternoon. The 26-year-old admitted committing the act and was detained for sexual assault, said police.

True of false. You can have a key made and shipped to you by emailing a picture of any key

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When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to use a crowbar. It turns out all anyone needs to invade a friend’s apartment is an off switch for their conscience and an iPhone.

This was done politely: I even warned him the day before. My neighbor lives on the second floor of a Brooklyn walk-up, so when I came to his front door he tossed me a pair of keys rather than walk down the stairs to let me in. I opened the door, climbed the stairs, and handed his keys back to him. We chatted about our weekends. I drank a glass of water. Then I let him know that I would be back soon to gain unauthorized access to his home.

Less than an hour later, I owned a key to his front door.

What I didn’t tell my neighbor was that I spent about 30 seconds in the stairwell scanning his keys with software that would let me reproduce them with no specialized skills whatsoever. The iPhone app I used wasn’t intended for anything so nefarious: KeyMe was designed to let anyone photograph their keys and upload them to the company’s servers. From there, they can be 3-D printed and mail-ordered in a variety of novelty shapes, from a bottle opener to Kanye West’s head. Or they can be cut from blanks at one of KeyMe’s five kiosks in the New York City area.

PARKING VALETS SUDDENLY REQUIRE A LUDICROUS LEVEL OF TRUST.

Screen-Shot-2014-07-25-at-10.04.37-AM1-271x300I copied my neighbor’s keys at a KeyMe kiosk about a mile from his house, inside a Rite Aid drugstore. After logging in on a fingerprint scanner and choosing my neighbor’s keys from all the keys I’d uploaded, I watched on the machine’s screen as a grandfatherly cartoon figure with a white mustache and spectacles cut them. Seconds later the keys dropped into a box at the front of the kiosk, still warm to the touch. The next morning I let myself into my neighbor’s apartment and interrupted him reading a book about the German battleship Bismarck.

Unintended Consequences

Services like KeyMe, along with competitors like KeysDuplicated and the Belgian Keysave, promise to forever solve the problem of lockouts and lost keys using clever combinations of smartphone scans, automated key-cutting machines and 3D-printing. Like a “forgot my password” function for physical security, they let you upload your coded chunks of metal to the cloud, where you can access and duplicate them, or even email them to a friend staying at your place.

New York-based KeyMe reassures users on its website that “only you can scan your keys” and its “scanning process is designed to strictly prevent any use of flyby pictures.” It claims keys can only be scanned when removed from the keychain (Not so; I left my neighbor’s on his ring) and must be scanned on both sides against a white background from 4 inches away. None of that posed a problem making my stairwell creep-scans.Such services also enable jerks like me to steal your keys any time they get a moment alone with them. Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and any stranger—or friend—can upload your keys to their online collection. The trick is far easier than having them copied at a hardware store. KeyMe says it will even duplicate keys marked “do not duplicate,” including some high-security keys sold by Medeco, Mul-T-lock and Schlage. Parking valets suddenly require a ludicrous level of trust: KeyMe already allows some car keys to be scanned and mail-ordered; KeysDuplicated says that feature is on the way.

KeysDuplicated, based in San Francisco, doesn’t make any claims about requiring close-ups for its keyshots. But its CEO Ali Rahimi wrote in a statement to WIRED that “we’re not a convenient service for anyone who wants to copy keys
surreptitiously.” The company’s site argues thieves have always been able to measure keys with a key gauge or imprint them in clay to create duplicates. But I have no idea how to do either of those things, and I nonetheless found breaking into my neighbor’s house with a smartphone scan to be pretty idiot-proof.

When I spoke with KeyMe founder and CEO Greg Marsh, he offered another argument: Digitally reproducing keys is safer than other methods because it leaves a digital trail with KeyMe’s account information, credit card records, and its kiosk fingerprint scanners. “We have all this accountability and data that doesn’t exist when you make keys with traditional methods,” Marsh says. “If a key was found to be used maliciously, we have a clear path to find out who was responsible.”

So if I had actually entered my neighbor’s apartment while he was gone and burgled the place without him knowing, how would that accountability have helped? Marsh says that if my neighbor reported the theft and suspected KeyMe was involved, he could scan his keys into KeyMe and discover who had previously copied them. Marsh hedged that by saying the company would be very cautious about handing user data to the police, but the company “would be very enthusiastic about helping any way we could.”

Even if KeyMe did help the cops, Marsh’s logic is somewhat flawed. My neighbor had never heard of KeyMe or any services like it. If his apartment was robbed, he would have no clue that a little-known app had anything to do with it. “Most of the country has no idea what KeyMe is, and that will hopefully change soon,” says Marsh. “We’re working really hard to build awareness.”

Keep It in Your Pants

Wishful thinking aside, Marsh’s best piece of advice is, “People need to be prudent with where they have their keys and store them, similar to a password.”

That paranoid approach has long been common sense among the lockpicking crowd. “If you lose sight of your keys for the better part of 20 seconds, you should consider them lost,” says Jos Weyers, a Dutch lockpicking guru and security consultant. “If you find them later, consider them a souvenir.”

At the HOPE hacker conference last weekend, Weyers gave a presentation on the insecurity of showing photos of keys on television or allowing them to be photographed. He pointed to examples like the New York Post‘s foolish decision to publish pictures of New York elevator and subway gate keys in a story discussing the danger of letting those keys proliferate. (The Post‘s photo was soon taken down, but not before it spread across the web.) In another slip-up, a local newscast showed a close-up of a “universal gas pump key” that could be used to plant credit-card stealing hardware in the pump station.

“IT ONLY TAKES SECONDS TO DUPLICATE A KEY. WE LOCK NERDS ALREADY KNEW THAT.”

In any of those cases, a skilled lock hacker could recreate the key from the photos alone, using increasingly accessible tools like 3D printers, milling machines, or laser cutters. One group of researchers created a project called Sneakey in 2009 that showed they could reproduce keys photographed from nearly 200 feet away and at an angle. In other words, simply leaving your keys hanging from your belt presents a security problem, not to mention letting someone get ahold of them.

That means apps like KeyMe and KeysDuplicated haven’t exactly created the requirement that our physical keys be kept as secret as our digital ones. But they have democratized the security threat: Now even a lockpicking noob like me can demonstrate the danger of letting keys leave their owner’s control.

In a way, says Weyers, that’s a good thing. “The effect of services like KeyMe will be positive: People are now starting to understand that it only take a couple of seconds to duplicate a key,” he says. “We lock nerds already knew that. Now the normal public is catching on.”