Weird News 4/3/16
Weird news of the week.
Hyongtae Pae may want to look for a different way to relax, at least while he’s on an airplane. According to the criminal complaint, 72-year-old Pae and his wife were on United flight 903 from Honolulu to Tokyo when more than ten days without sleep began to take its toll.
When the flight reached altitude and the crew began the meal service, Pae reportedly decided that he didn’t want to sit there while the flight crew served the food. He got up, moving to the aircraft’s back galley area in an attempt to do some yoga and meditate. Unfortunately, the crew didn’t want him back there, and asked him to take his seat. He allegedly refused to move, becoming verbally abusive toward the cabin crew. He later told authorities that he believed it was “rude and too much like an order“. When his wife came back to try to convince him to come back to his seat, he reportedly yelled and pushed her away, thinking that she was siding with the crew against him.
Four Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor were on the flight, and they stepped in to offer assistance. Two of the Marines told authorities that Pae threatened to kill them. One of the Marines also reported Pae attempted to head-butt and bite him as the five took him back to his seat and restrained him there.
As soon as the cockpit crew learned of the disruption in the cabin, and especially after they were told that an agitated Pae yelled comments that there was no God, the pilots contacted their dispatchers and agreed to return the flight to Honolulu. Pae was taken into custody at the airport.
Pae was on suicide watch at the federal detention center in Honolulu. At his detention hearing, Judge Kevin Chang did release Pae on $25,000 bond. Considering that the trip to Hawaii was reportedly the couple’s way of celebrating their 40th anniversary, we’re thinking they may want to take a more relaxed approach to their 50th anniversary.
The case of a newly married woman whose alleged plans to murder her husband via a hitman were foiled on the TV show “Cops” will head to trial for the second time, according to the Associated Press.
When Mohamed Shihadeh came to the Boynton Beach Department in 2009 claiming that Dalia Dippolito asked him for help in a murder-for-hire plot against her hubby, the case appeared on the long-running series.
Featured on a special 2011 episode, Dippolito maintains that she was faking the whole thing for “Cops” and using it as way to informally pitch her own reality show for a personal shot of fame. However, the San Jose Mercury News reports that authorities maintain that the 33-year-old did indeed intend to kill her husband — and her motivation, as you might guess, was money. Days before she allegedly plotted the murder, her husband paid $225,000 for a townhouse that was also put in Dippolito’s name.
“Cops” captured a plethora of evidence which implicated her. From a 23-minute conversation with a “hitman” about her intentions to her claims that her husband’s former partners in crime could have planned his demise, the guilty verdict and subsequent 20-year prison sentence that was laid down didn’t come as a huge shock. However, the entire case will have to be rehashed as an appellate court determined that the lawyers being unable to gauge jurors’ knowledge of the case was grounds for the verdict being overturned.
Nevertheless, Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey S. Katz is confident the trial will have the same outcome.“Our burden rests in the establishment of evidence, not in crafty impression management techniques. Whether it’s the legendary Twinkie defense or Ms. Dippolito’s original reality TV story, defense attorneys have a long history of attempting to establish reasonable doubt. That’s what they are hired to do,” he commented in a station.
A Texas mother is in hot water after police say she allowed a sex offender to tattoo her three young children while she was intoxicated. The San Antonio Express reports 31-year-old Ashley Nikole Weir has been charged with three counts of tattoos prohibited for certain persons.
Police found out about the alleged illegal tattooing after Weir’s 13-year-old son tipped off his father. The publication obtained an arrest warrant that said Weir’s son told his father, “they had a surprise for him and that he might not like it.”
The father arrived and found his ex reportedly passed out drunk in bed — and all three children bearing new tattoos.
The report said the 9-year-old girl had a heart and arrow tattoo on her right ankle, the 10-year-old daughter had a cross and infinity symbol on her left ankle and the 13-year-old boy had a cross permanently inked on his right ankle.
The children reportedly told authorities their mother told them “not to cry or whine about it when it hurts.” Police learned the kids were inside the home with their mother, her boyfriend, and his brother, who is a convicted sex offender.
Weir reportedly has a past criminal history. According to Fox 7, she’s been arrested three times for driving while intoxicated and on two other occasions she was taken in for public intoxication.
Currently Weir is being held on a $15,000 bond, and could face up to three years behind bars if convicted.
Parents at an Anchorage, Alaska, elementary school are reeling after three first grade girls were caught in an alleged plot to kill a fellow classmate with what they believed to be poison. According to the Alaska Dispatch News, the three Winterberry Charter School students allegedly planned to take packets of silica gel – a drying agent found in certain kinds of packaged food, vitamins and electronics – and put them in the intended victim’s lunch. Though the packets may be labeled “Do Not Consume,” silica gel is not actually poisonous.
The students’ alleged plot was foiled when two fellow students alerted an adult to their intentions. They were promptly suspended, and while they have not been arrested or charged, school principal Shanna Mall said there were “significant consequences” for their actions, though she did not go into detail.
Anchorage School District spokesperson Heidi Embly said that school psychologists were involved in the investigation and in assessing whether the three girls understood their actions.
“The age is one of things that is most surprising to people who were hearing about this. The kids are at such a young age,” Embley said. “Without revealing any information as to what occurred during the investigation, there are a lot of conversations to get an understanding of what actually happened, how the students were feeling.”
Meanwhile Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro praised the two students who exposed the alleged plot.
“The important lesson here is to really teach your kids if they hear something like this, something where someone intends to do harm to someone else, they should tell someone that they trust right away,” Castro said.
It was cries from a newborn baby that led a woman into a trash compactor in Washington State.
KOMO spoke with Jeff Meyers and his girlfriend Paula, who made the horrifying discovery. Paula, who did not give her last name, went outside to take trash to the compactor and almost turned it on before she heard faint cries coming from inside.
She wasn’t sure exactly what the sound was at first, but the report says Paula’s instincts led her to do two things. First, she immediately called 911 and then she actually dove into the compactor to search for the sound. “In a dress, she dove into the garbage compactor and began pulling out bags of garbage, trying to search for this thing,” Meyers said.
At first, though, she couldn’t find the source of the noise. There was even a thought, according to Meyers, that it could be a doll – but something told Paula that it wasn’t. Finally, Meyers said, “I heard the saddest, crying scream from her saying, ‘It’s a real baby!’”
Meyers said he was standing at the dumpster when Paula emerged with a newborn baby in her arms. The child was a baby boy, and the report said he still had the umbilical cord attached. “It’s the saddest and sickest thing I’ve seen in my entire life,” Meyers added.
The Everett Police department sent out a press release on the matter claiming their officers dove into the dumpster as well and helped make the grim discovery.
In states across the US, safe haven laws are in place for mothers to drop off infants they do not want.
The police department said the infant was transported to an area hospital, and is expected to survive.
Authorities have no idea who the baby belongs to, but they are hoping someone will come forward with information. If you know anything at all about this case, please contact the Everett Police directly.
Derick Roth’s trip to Diamond Jim’s strip club in Janesville, Wisconsin reportedly resulted in one of the most unhappy of endings. According to a copy of the police report obtained by The Smoking Gun website, Roth gave stripper Mesheokia White a few dollars to, as he put it, “do her thing”. He had assumed that he was getting a lap dance. There are conflicting reports on whether she was asked to put her head into his lap, or whether she opted to do it herself, but she reportedly put her head into his lap and proceeded to move around. Then, at some point, White allegedly bit Roth in the crotch.
The officer on the scene questioned White. She was described as seeming “very” intoxicated, and had no recollection of the act. Security footage from the club corroborated Roth’s allegations. White was then arrested and charged with battery. According to the police report, she was jailed and released when she was sober.
There is no report of the damage her alleged bite inflicted on Roth’s genitals, but we’re assuming he’ll be a little leery of his next lap dance.
An Easter egg hunt in Connecticut devolved into mayhem with parents barreling over kids to grab as many as 9,000 eggs. One 4-year-old was reportedly left “bloody.”
According to the Daily Mail, the 1,000-person event run by candy company PEZ was ruined when parents got too impatient about nabbing a plastic egg. With sections of a field divided up based on age groups, adults disregarded the suggested, staggered start times and decided to take matters into their own hands.
PEZ manager Shawn Peterson was anything but kind when weighing in on those select parents’ behavior, telling WFSB they acted “like locusts.”
Not only did adults take to the field early but the toddler egg hunt was described by many witnesses as pure chaos, with parents pushing tots to participate in the hunt themselves. According to the New York Post, one attendee took to PEZ’ Facebook page to express disgust about what transpired, writing “Shame on that parent that broke the little boy’s bucket causing him to lose the few eggs he had, that someone else then picked up. Shame on the person that bloodied another child’s nose and to those of you that hogged all the eggs for your own kids.”
While the event undoubtedly went off the rails, in a statement the company recounted how they “made efforts to get everyone something before they left and passed out tons of candy and coupons. Due to the actions of a few, the good intent turned into a mess.”
A man allegedly decapitated his significant other and tried to flush her head down the toilet, claiming he did so because thought she was a snake.
Mirror reports that Dempsey Nibbs is accused of killing his partner of 30 years, Judith Nibbs, in April 2014. Prosecutor Crispin Aylett accused Dempsey of knocking her out then carrying out the unthinkable act with a kitchen knife.
Their relationship was said to have taken a nasty turn as Dempsey came to find out Judith was unfaithful. According to the BBC, the victim allegedly told him “I have had sex eight times” three days before the murder.
The 69-year-old called police and explained how they would find “a couple of dead bodies” in his home. After attempting to dispose of her head in the bathroom, he is accused of stabbing himself in the neck and stomach and penning a suicide note to his son.
“Quite why the defendant decapitated Judith and then disposed of her head is not entirely clear but it may well be that he did it out of pure hatred at the sight of his wife’s face,”Aylett told a jury.
Though he was discovered with a shotgun and told police he was “defending himself,”prosecutors claimed Dempsey exhibited no signs of mental illness prior to the murder.
A female nurse who got busted taking iPhone photos of an unconscious patient’s penis has surrendered her license as part of a plea, according to Fox 6 Now.
Kristen Johnson, 27, reportedly pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disseminating of unlawful surveillance photos, and had to give up her license as part of the deal.
She was arrested in May of last year after reportedly snapping dick pics of patients and then passing them around to her coworkers, who later reported her.
She also allegedly took a video of another nurse cleaning “an incapacitated female patient’s gastrointestinal blood clot,” per Syracuse.com.
Johnson, of Fulton, New York, was arrested after a 9-month investigation and did not contest the charges against her. She will spend three years on probation as part of the plea.