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


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


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.

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


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.

Husband pours super glue on wife’s vagina


A 40-year-old Mpumalanga woman says she’ll never ever be able to have sex because her husband put super glue on her genitals, scarring her for life.

da2b75a4ebd54ad0944d04f183dba487The woman, who cannot be named to protect her dignity, lives in Ngwamtila village near Bushbuckridge.

Her husband, whose name is known to African Eye News Service, allegedly put the super glue on her vagina on 9 March 2013, after accusing her of cheating on him with her uncle.

“My husband was an abusive man for many years. His abuse spiralled out of control when my uncle dropped me off at our home. He then accused me of cheating on him with my uncle. It was shocking because he knew my uncle well and even greeted him nicely when he dropped me off,” says the woman.

She said after screaming at her he told her that he would teach her a lesson.

“Every time the month of March comes along I remember the cruelty that he showed me. He took out a panga and ordered me to take off my clothes. As I started doing that he told me that if I didn’t do it he would chop off my head with the panga. He had previously tried to chop off my hand with the panga but I managed to escape. This time I could not escape.

“He then ordered me to lie down and open my legs. He then took out super glue and applied it on my vagina while I looked at him with horror and tears streaming down my face. I do not know what would make a man who loves a woman do that to her,” she said.

Asked if her husband was ever arrested for his cruel actions she said: “I wanted to press charges but he fled and has not been seen since the incident. I am scared that he might come back anytime and remove my head.”

The woman feels pain every time she urinates.

These Carnivorous Fish Feeding In Brazil Might Keep You In The Kiddie Pool For Life


Remember when you were a kid and threw bread into the water to feed the fish?

These fish take that idyllic memory and turn it into a nightmare.

According to the video’s uploader, Joao Antonio Cruz Junior, the roiling mass of carnivorous fish was spotted on a river in Brazil making quick work out of chunks of meat tossed casually into the water.

Just what are these creatures? They aren’t piranhas.

“My best guess… is almost certainly catfish,” John Lundberg, PhD., Curator Emeritus of Ichthyology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia told The Huffington Post in an email, cautioning he’d need “a good still shot” of the fish out of the water to be certain. Specifically, he thought they might be “catfish of the familyPimelodidae and possibly of the genera Pinirampus, Calophysus, or Pimelodus.”

In addition to the well-known piranha, the Amazon hosts a wide variety of other fearsome fish, including catfish. And what would a frenzy of piranha look like? Says Lundburg: “Piranhas acting en masse like these fish would do what piranha legends are about.”

According to Lundberg, a wayward finger or toe that ended up in the catfish feeding would “get nipped,” likely “without much loss of blood or flesh.” A full body, however, would take much more punishment.

Thanks, we’ll stick to the kiddie pool.

Fire Extinguisher Factory Erupts In Huge Blaze



Fire extinguishers protect us, but who protects the fire extinguishers?

It’s a question firefighters will have to ask themselves after a huge blaze erupted at a fire extinguisher factory on Chicago’s Southwest Side on Thursday night.

About 150 firefighters battled the inferno, which burned for hours, according to DNA Info.

The fire didn’t spread past the building and it was contained by midnight. There were no injuries reported.

“We have found no danger to the public,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford told the Chicago Tribune. “The smoke is not causing any harm.”

The two-story building housed several companies, including the fire extinguisher factory, CBS Chicago reports.

The cause is under investigation.

Girl, 12, Tried Killing Her Mother With Bleach Because She Took Her Cell Phone


devil-spawnA 12-year-old girl in Colorado has been detained by police after authorities say she tried to murder her mother with bleach because her iPhone was taken away.

The sheriff’s office received a phone call from the girl’s mother as she was in the hospital. She told them that she fell ill after drinking a glass of water that smelled like bleach.

She informed them that a few days earlier she had gotten ill after drinking a smoothie. After this most recent incident, she told police she confronted her daughter who allegedly admitted she’d purposely poured bleach in her beverages in an attempt to kill her.

The girl reportedly said she was angry with her mother for taking away her iPhone.

Police detained the 12-year-old and placed her in a juvenile detention center on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to the sheriff’s office.

“She had pre-planned this a couple different times,” Sgt. Bill Crist of the sheriff’s office said.

Now it is up to the district attorney to decide what charges they may pursue against the girl. Too bad the kid wasn’t this man’s daughter. Could have saved that poor woman a lot of hassle.