Weird news 1/17/16
Weird news of the week.
Trespassing charges are pending against a drunk 30-year-old Minnesota Vikings fan who’d had a very rough day.
The unnamed fellow had already endured his team’s heartbreaking wild-card game loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and had managed to do it in temperatures well below freezing. He had apparently been tailgating at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds approximately three miles from the stadium. The adult beverages he’d consumed during the day apparently did a lot more than give him a false sense of warmth, as police discovered when they received a call around 4 p.m. on Sunday about a possible burglary at the police station house at the Minneapolis State Fairgrounds.
When officers arrived, they found the man inside the building. According to reports, he was obviously intoxicated. Somehow, he had gotten through the locked front door and was in an undisclosed area of the department building. Police took him into custody, and he reportedly stated that he had thought he was in his own house. He was booked into the Ramsey County Jail, but released shortly. As mentioned, trespassing charges are pending, making this unfortunate Vikings fan’s weekend even worse.
A Pennsylvania woman was arrested after allegedly grabbing a butcher knife and taking it to a man’s genitals.
Erie police are unsure what possessed Barbara Pulliam to brutally attack the unidentified 50-year-old man. According to the Huffington Post, authorities responded to a call involving a stabbing and discovered the man with significant injuries to his groin.
“The subject lost a lot of blood and was taken into surgery,” Erie Police Lt. Stan Green told The Post. The man, who was originally in serious condition, is expected to survive.
It is unclear whether the man’s genitals were completely severed. However, police discovered the kitchen weapon at the scene and the 51-year-old Pulliam was arrested.
Though the woman’s motive is unknown, the Inquisitir reported that Pulliam was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the incident and tried to block the doorway as police entered the residence. It is believed that a concerned neighbor called the police due to the fact that the sole victim was being attacked.
“I can’t say for sure what was on her mind, but she definitely sliced him in that area,” Green commented.
Pulliam is charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and possessing instruments of crime. She is being held at Erie County Prison on $25,000 bond.
A Georgia woman is accused of not only attacking a Waffle House patron and damaging the restaurant, but completing the violent tear with not a single stitch of clothing on.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Jennifer Mary Nicholson threw platters all over the Waffle House and shattered a window after she punched a woman in the face, breaking her nose.
“The accused stripped off all of her clothes off in front of Waffle House staff and patrons during a suspected excited delirium state,” the warrant read.
The victim, who was identified by Fox 32 Chicago as Jennie Box, told the network that Nicholson grabbed her by the arm and attacked her.
Box claimed she told the disgruntled diner: “You need to get your hands off of my arm. Let go of me please, we need to go and it would be favorable for you if you would just leave, please do not make this turn ugly.”
“She came across and hit me in the nose, grabbed me in the chest and made a second attempt to grab me in the arm,” Box continued. “She broke my nose, broke my glasses, and my phone went flying out of my hand.”
When police arrived, Nicholson showed no signs of slowing down — even hurling a plate at an officer. Resisting arrest and scratching a cop on the chin, police used a stun gun to subdue her.
Nicholson was subsequently apprehended and is facing a slew of charges, including aggravated battery, public indecency, criminal damage to property, and obstruction of officers.
A German Meals-on-Wheels branch has apologized for serving three elderly people dog food instead of, well, human food.
Though the dog food was appropriately labelled, three residents of a German town were still mistakenly served it. According to The Telegraph, the unlucky recipients realized the organization’s error after they heated their meals up and found themselves repulsed by the smell. The charity claimed one person ate the dish without realizing what it was.
Osnabrucker Tafel, the offending Meals-on-Wheels branch, which is based in Osnabruck, Germany, explained that employees mistook the dog food jars for human food due to the sophisticated labeling. However, the jars full of “venison and potatoes with garden vegetables” had the words “gourmet food for animals” in small print that reportedly went unnoticed, UPI reported.
“Our warehouse manager sorts through many tons of groceries every day and it is possible that due to the design of the packaging, he did not notice,” Dieter Mollmann, head of Osnabrucker Tafel, told a local newspaper. “We are extremely sorry about the mix-up. Due to this incident, we will advise all stations within our operations to in the future go over and check groceries more carefully.”
And the company who whips up the puppy chow has weighed in, too. Gordon Santaniello, managing director of Santaniello, assured The Telegraph that the dog food is “completely harmless” to people. In fact, he pointed out that he has eaten it from time to time at product demos to prove its high quality.
According to the New York Daily News, a prominent Mount Sinai Hospital doctor in New York City is being investigated after a young female patient claimed he ejaculated on her face after purposefully knocking her out with morphine.
Dr. David Newman, an emergency physician and 45-year-old Iraq War vet, is the man at the center of this disturbing charge. The Daily News reports that he is currently wanted for questioning by the NYPD.
The alleged incident occurred on Jan. 11, when a 22-year-old woman headed to Mt. Sinai Hospital shortly before 10:30 pm because of unexplained pain in her left shoulder. A nurse gave her morphine in a private examination room when other pain pills failed to help, then the patient was reportedly instructed to take off her shirt and bra and change into a paper gown for x-rays.
The 22-year-old patient reportedly said the doctor then came into the room when she was alone, allegedly giving her another shot of morphine even though she didn’t need it. At that point, things got weird — per the Daily News, the patient claimed Dr. Newman began fondling her breasts while he examined her.
By this point, she was apparently unable to move because of the excessive morphine, and she says he then masturbated on her face while she was incapacitated. She said Newman used a blanket to wipe the semen off her face afterward, though he left behind traces, which she reportedly wiped up with a gown and held on to (likely for possible evidence).
When he left, a nurse and a different physician entered the room, and she reportedly told them what had happened.
Dr. Newman was reportedly the subject of a 2009 medical malpractice suit that was eventually dismissed.
In a statement to the Daily News, the hospital said, “We are aware of an allegation that has been made against one of our physicians. This is a matter under investigation and we are fully cooperating with the appropriate authorities. We take this matter very seriously and are conducting our own internal investigation.”
A South Carolina woman is accused of not only boosting condoms and lubricant from a Myrtle Beach Walmart, but then getting in a fight with two loss prevention officers. After that, she reportedly bit one of their fingers off.
According to Komo News, police approached the two Walmart employees and suspect Carolynn Elizabeth Wright near a gold van. The female workers claimed they’d caught her stealing, and she then punched one of them in the side of the head. The other woman clearly got the worst of it, as Wright allegedly bit down on her finger — and took a piece of it with her.
In addition to her tussle with the Walmart employees, Wright reportedly pulled a woman’s hair and snatched her phone when she attempted to call 911. However, this woman punched Wright in the face to gain control.
The report mentions Wright fled the Walmart and told an idle male driver to “drive!” and“run!”
According to ABC 11, the 23-year-old also stole two pairs of panties and a camisole, totaling $40 in addition to the lube and condoms she allegedly lifted. Wright has been charged with aggravated assault and shoplifting.
A BART (Bay Area Rapid Transportation) train station in Berkeley, California was forced to close its doors for a while on Monday morning. Why? Because workers spotted a dismembered human foot lying on the tracks, that’s why. And good morning to you, too!
According to the Los Angeles Times, BART spokesman Jim Allison saiys maintenance crews were working on the tracks around 3 a.m. when they noticed the foot, which is “believed to belong to a woman who was hit by a train on Dec. 20 and lost the lower part of her right leg” (the woman in question survived after being pinned under a train).
It’s unclear how that foot possibly laid there for a whopping 22 days without anyone noticing it, but … I guess it happens? Or something?
A professional service came out to take the errant foot away. Foul play is not suspected, and the incident reportedly didn’t cause any train delays (woo hoo).
Dominick Vidal, 21, turned himself in to police last week within hours of allegedly punching a disabled Army veteran at a local Dunkin Donuts.
According to reports, the unnamed Army veteran and his service dog were at the counter when Vidal allegedly confronted him about his daughter not being allowed to pet the animal. (Children are not generally encouraged to pet a service dog, because it can distract the dog from its important work.) Police said that Vidal got angry with the vet, and ended up punching him in the face two times before fleeing the scene.
When surveillance images from the Dunkin Donuts were shown on the local news, Vidal’s co-workers reportedly recognized him and encouraged him to turn himself in. Vidal did just that the same evening, telling police that his overraction went too far and he “should not have done what he did”.
Vidal has been charged with one count of third-degree assault, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors. His last scheduled court date was January 12.