Dustin Green Accused Of Choking Girlfriend For Cooking Dinner Too Slow


Dustin-Eric-GreenA 27-year-old man is facing aggravated assault charges after allegedly choking his girlfriend because she couldn’t cook dinner fast enough.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, a physical altercation took place between the couple as a result of the girlfriend’s slow cooking.

The 22-year-old victim told officials that Dustin Eric Green, 27, had threatened to beat her with a rubber mallet but instead began to choke her.

The woman grabbed a knife and stabbed Green in the leg. According to officials, Green began beating the back of her head.

Mohave police responded to a home near Thompson and Northern avenues around 6 p.m. and found Green had two warrants for violation of his probation and failure to pay fines at two different courts.

Green told officials of his stabbing wound and he was taking to the Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The suspect was booked into Mohave County Jail.

WTF?? Woman Steals Baseball from Little Girl During Game


What would you do if you saw a grown woman steal a baseball right out of your daughter’s hands during a game?

In the video above, as the little girl stretches out her arms and gets ready to receive the ball, a much older woman decided it was hers for the taking.

You won’t believe what she does next!

“She took it right from her! That is beyond wrong,” the announcer said.

The clip from an Arizona Diamondbacks game, called “Evil woman steals ball from little girl,” was first posted online a couple of years ago, but we still can’t get over how ridiculous it is.

Watch video above.

Montana woman slices her husband’s throat after threatening to “cut him up” for peeing on the floor, then gives him a bottle of whiskey


A 52-year-old Billings woman accused of slashing her husband’s face because he urinated on the bathroom floor was charged Tuesday with felony assault.

3CC07BE0E2F9CB3797382AB8EED09F01_787_442Shery Lynn Downs, who also is known by the last name Brooks, was scheduled to make her initial appearance on the charge in Yellowstone County Justice Court. She was being held in the county jail.

According to court documents, Downs was arrested Monday after officers were called to a residence at about 7:30 p.m. Officers said Downs’ 68-year-old husband was sitting on the front steps holding a blood-soaked towel to his face. He told the officers his wife had cut his throat and she was in her bedroom.

Officers went inside the residence and found blood on the living room floor and drops of blood leading into a bedroom. Downs was located in the house, and officers said she was intoxicated but did not appear to have any injuries.

Downs initially told officers her husband hurt himself. She then said her husband had been causing problems all day by urinating on the floor and lying to the cable company an an effort to obtain service.

Court records state Downs told the officers she gave her husband a bottle of whiskey and he asked her to call 911 a short time later.

While being treated at a hospital, Downs’ husband said his wife had been angry at him all day because he had urinated on the bathroom floor. The man said he was in his bedroom when his wife twice entered with a knife and threatened to “cut him up,” court records state.

The man said the second time she came into the room she slashed his face with the knife.

An officer said the man suffered a cut that was several inches long. The injury required a special facial surgery to repair, court records state.

When trying to explain how your girlfriend literally got shot in the foot, get your story straight – otherwise you’ll figuratively do the same to yourself


Spartanburg Police say a couple who told investigators conflicting stories revealed the true motive of why the man shot his girlfriend in the foot early Tuesday, according to Capt. Art Littlejohn.

The initial call came in as an assault, but when officers arrived at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center they found Tina Denise Lighty, 34, with a gunshot wound to the foot, Littlejohn said.

Lighty told police that she and her boyfriend, Dean, were attempting to buy marijuana when she was shot, according to Littlejohn.

Dean told police that they were not buying marijuana, but just riding through a neighborhood. He said they were near Bethlehem Drive when he heard what sounded like fireworks. He told police that’s when he noticed that Lighty’s foot was bleeding, Littlejohn said.

Investigators gathering evidence found neither story was accurate.

It was later determined that Dean shot Lighty after an argument over another woman, Littlejohn said.

Dean was arrested and taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center

Cops Called When Seattle Woman Spots Drone “Hovering” Outside Her Apartment Window


drone1A patrolman was summoned to a Seattle high-rise early Sunday morning when a female tenant reported that a drone was hovering outside her window and she was “worried that someone was trying to look in her apartment,” according to a police report.

The woman, a resident of the 37-story luxury Aspira tower, initially contacted the building’s concierge around 7:45 AM to report the drone. The building employee told a Seattle Police Department officer that they went outside the building’s main entrance and “observed two males who appeared to be operating the drone. Next to them was a tripod with what appeared to be a video camera.”

After a few minutes, the duo “packed up the drone” and their other equipment and departed the area in a white Mazda. While the concierge was unsure if there was “any recording or surveillance going on,” the worker called 911 to “make sure the Seattle Police were aware of the situation.”

Cops report that they are attempting to determine whether the operators of the unmanned aerial vehicle were captured on surveillance cameras near the downtown apartment building.

Jennifer Vargas Gets Jail For Using Super Glue On Son’s Ripped Scrotum


Jennifer-Marie-VargasMilitary wife Jennifer Marie Vargas, who is accused of partially tearing her 6-year-old son’s genitals and supergluing them, opted Monday to remain in jail pending trial.

The boy’s father, who spoke with the San Antonio Express-News on the condition that neither his name nor his children’s names be used (in order protect their privacy), said Monday that his son spent three days in the hospital. He also has another child with Vargas, to whom he has been married for 11 years.

“He’s fine,” the Army soldier said of the boy. “He’ll be OK. … They just want to get back to some normalcy after the past (few) weeks.”

Vargas, whose maiden name is Hackney and still uses her last name from a previous marriage, waived hearings Monday for probable cause and bail in federal court in San Antonio.

That means she did not contest that the Army and the FBI had probable cause to arrest her on a preliminary federal charge of assault with bodily injury, and she opted not to seek bail. The charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.

She was persuaded to waive the hearings by her lawyer, assistant federal public defenderAlfredo Villarreal, in part because of the massive, international media attention Vargas’ case has garnered since the Express-News first reported it last week. The hearings would have meant the release of more details about the case.

Villarreal left through a rear door of the courtroom and was unavailable for comment after the hearing.

622x350Court records said that on Sept. 27, the father discovered the boy crying in his room when the father returned to the family’s residence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, where the father is stationed.

The boy had blood in his underwear, and the father took him to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to repair a 1.5-inch tear to his scrotum. The boy also had bruising to his penis.

Vargas, who turns 34 in December, later admitted to investigators she was angry and pulled the boy’s genitals hard, causing the tear.

She also told agents that rather than seek medical attention, she cleaned the injury with alcohol, put superglue on it until it stopped bleeding, stuffed paper towels in his underwear and sent him to bed, court records said.

The father said he had some idea why Vargas is accused of injuring the boy, but he declined to elaborate. Also, a friend stepped in and requested the boy’s father not be asked to discuss the incident because it is too difficult.

The boy’s father said there had been no previous issues with Vargas.

Vargas, wearing a jail jumpsuit and shackled and cuffed, looked briefly toward her husband while he looked straight ahead during the hearing.

The father said he is divorcing Vargas. While appreciative of the outpouring of support from strangers for his child, he asked for privacy.

“It’s a terrible case, and it’s almost unbelievable anyone could hurt a child the way she (allegedly) hurt this little boy,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Wannarka. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve never seen anyone act with such a rage and hurt their child this way.”

Federal authorities are involved because it happened on federal land, and Vargas is a civilian.

Last week, the Express-News reported that Vargas got deferred adjudication probation and paid a fine for assaulting an ex-husband in 1999 in Georgetown, north of Austin.

The case involving the child now proceeds to a grand jury for possible indictment, or formal charges.

Monstrous Crimes: Women Doused in Acid for Refusing Marriage Proposals


Is there anything more depressing than unrequited love?

Irum-Saeed-30-A-boy-she-rejected-threw-acid-on-her-in-the-middle-of-the-street.-558x279Getting turned down for a marriage proposal — whether it be on a jumbotron during a basketball game, a family celebration or a planned flash mob, or on a secluded beach — is utterly humiliating, often times for both parties.

But the experience of being rejected could never compare to the agony that these women from Pakistan have endured because of acid throwing — all for turning down a man’s proposal.

In many countries around the world, forced and arranged marriages are routine. So, saying “no” isn’t really an option for women and little girls. A refusal has monstrous consequences, such as death or lifelong bodily disfigurement.

The women featured in the slideshow above were documented by renowned photographer Emilio Morenatti. As part of his series aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence and giving victims a voice, he photographed women who were doused in acid for refusing to marry.

These perpetrators chose to attack their victims to ensure if they can’t have them, nobody can. Anyone who throws acid in someone’s face plans on scarring them for life.

Even if the women survive these extreme acts of domestic violence (many do not), it can take years for a victim to recover from both the physical and psychological trauma.

Usually, the men of these attacks throw the acid at their faces, which burns the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Sometimes, it even exposes and dissolves bones.

With this series of portraits, Morenatti hopes to shed some light on these horrendous crimes, as well as to allow survivors to inspire a global revolution.

Around 1,500 cases are recorded around the world every year, with about 250-300 reported in Pakistan, according to the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI).

“That is likely to be massively underreported,” says Jaf Shah, ASTI executive director. “Most victims are fearful to report it to the police for fear of reprisal.”

Even where there are strict laws in place, convictions are hardly brought down in male-dominated societies like Pakistan.

Swiss Cheese Pervert’ Pleads Guilty To Indecent Exposure, Harrassment


n-SWISS-largeA man accused of using Swiss cheese to sexually proposition unsuspecting women in Philadelphia has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to probation.

Christopher Pagano pleaded guilty Thursday to indecent exposure and harassment. In addition to eight months of probation, he also must undergo sex offender counseling.

The 42-year-old Norristown man was arrested in January after three women reported that a man had driven up to them and offered them money to put cheese on his genitals and perform a lewd act. A fourth victim later came forward.

The story went viral after a Philadelphia neighborhood watch group posted a blurry cellphone picture on its Facebook page of a half-naked man in his car holding up what appears to be cheese. The group dubbed him the “Swiss Cheese Pervert.”

If you work at a daycare, it’s okay to tuck the children in for their naps. Just don’t do it with duct tape


Parents came Thursday night for a face-to-face with the director of Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park in Parker County.

The meeting was prompted by a photo circulating among parents showing a child secured to his napping mat by two strips of duct tape over his blanket; one near his feet, the other near his shoulders. A now-former worker at the school in Parker County snapped the photo this week out of concern.

Parent Lorrie Almquist said academy co-owner Pam Decker called her Wednesday, and admitted she did something similar to Almquist’s 3-year-old son the same day.

“I was honestly in such shock, I had no words to say to her,” Almquist said. “I was immediately angry. Upset.”

Lorrie Almquist pulled her son out of school.

“She was very apologetic, and told me it was something that probably shouldn’t have been done,” Almquist said.

0619_duct_tapedNews 8 obtained an e-mail that academy director Ashlea Pena sent to parents. She wrote, “Mrs. Decker is devastated by a very foolish decision she made.” She goes on to say the child in the photo was “in no way harmed or caused any distress.”

Child Protective Services confirmed it is investigating a complaint of prohibited punishment. The academy also quickly self-reported the incident. CPS said a routine inspection in April found zero deficiencies, which a spokesperson said is uncommon for day cares.

Few parents commented after Thursday’s meeting.

“Obviously, I’m concerned,” said one mom, “but the meeting went well.”

She said she’s leaving her child enrolled, and that the owner who allegedly taped the children is no longer allowed at the school.

The inspection report shows the state is also investigating complaints of water being withheld, and children placed in empty rooms.

Heart2Heart Academy released a statement to News 8 Thursday, saying “The school has an exemplary performance history, and will work with childcare licensing authorities.”

Paramedic Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Woman In Ambulance


n-EMTASSAULT-largeA former paramedic who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in an ambulance in Connecticut has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison.

Fifty-two-year-old Mark Powell of North Haven was sentenced Wednesday in New Haven Superior Court. He agreed to the prison time and lifetime sex offender registration when he pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in April.

The New Haven Register reports the victim said in court that Powell was a “monster” who sexually pleased himself at her expense.

Prosecutors say Powell and another paramedic responded to a Hamden party early Christmas morning in 2011 to treat an unconscious and intoxicated 22-year-old woman who fell and hit her head while dancing.

The woman said she woke up in the ambulance and Powell was touching her in a sexual way.