An animal-loving bus driver in India has been put on leave after he was caught red-handed engaging in monkey business.
Video showed a simian sitting atop the steering wheel for a few minutes, appearing to take control as driver Prakash changed gears. The Times of India reported Saturday that Indian transportation officials have removed Prakash from duty and asked for an inquiry into his conduct.
“He is an animal-lover, but he should not have allowed this while driving a bus,” an official said.
The monkey came onto the bus with a passenger. No one appeared to be injured, and no one complained about the animal, according to The Times of India.
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Source: NY Post; Bus driver put on leave after letting monkey take the wheel By Anthony Izaguirre
An Alabama police chief is accused of fondling himself inside an elevator and masturbating while walking behind teenage girls on a Florida beach.
Billy Maurice Driggers, 44, was arrested Thursday on four counts of disorderly conduct after witnesses and guests told police he was spotted touching himself while watching women on Tuesday at the Aqua Condominium in Panama City Beach, police said.
Driggers, who was not a registered guest at the residence and had no valid reason to be there, was also seen by witnesses placing his hand in his pants and masturbating while on an elevator on at least three separate occasions in front of women and children, police said.
Driggers was accused of masturbating while walking behind teenage girls on the beach and filming or taking photos of the teens as they used outdoor showers. Investigators said they found no instances of Driggers exposing himself, but his actions were determined to be obscene and sexually deviant, leading them to obtain a warrant for the police chief’s arrest.
Detectives later learned that Driggers was the chief of police in Level Plains, Alabama, where he was arrested Thursday at his office. He was taken into custody at the Dale County Jail, where he’s awaiting extradition to Bay County, Florida, police said.
Driggers, of Daleville, Alabama, has since been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of his arrest, city officials announced on Facebook. Another police officer will be appointed to serve as acting police chief in the interim, according to a statement released by Level Plains Mayor Bruce Grantham.
“This incident will not affect current police department services to our citizens and Level Plains has the cooperation and support of the Dale County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Troopers during the period,” Grantham said in a statement.
Neighboring police departments will also assist the Level Plains police as part of its mutual support agreement, Grantham said.
Source: Police chief busted for masturbating at beach, inside elevator with women and kids by Joshua Rhett Miller
A boozed-up driving instructor from Long Island was so reckless behind that wheel that his students got out of the car and hid in a McDonald’s before he rear-ended another driver and got arrested, police said.
“I’m happy to be alive,” one of the students, 16-year-old Matt McGeough told Newsday.
Suffolk Auto Driving School instructor Russell Cohen, 58, was driving McGeough and three other teens in Centereach on Saturday morning when the pupils suspected he was drunk, cops said.
Cohen made inappropriate comments to two of the teenage girls in the car and hit a curb during the lesson, the teens told Newsday.
They convinced him to pull into a McDonald’s on Middle Country Road and called 911 at about 11 a.m., authorities said.
“We jumped out as soon as possible,” student Lila Mabanta, told the Long Island newspaper.
Cohen realized the students weren’t coming out of the McDonald’s and drove away from the restaurant, police said.
He rear-ended a 29-year-old Honda driver about 45 minutes later on Montauk Trail in Ridge, cops said. The Honda driver was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Cohen was arrested on aggravated DWI and endangering the welfare of a child charges, police said.
Source: NY Post; Driving instructor was drunk behind wheel before crash by: Ben Feuerherd
A Virginia man who allegedly attempted to kill his mother-in-law by putting methamphetamine in her coffee has been sentenced to prison.
After reaching a plea deal, Jack David Price, 56, of Pamplin was sentenced to six years in prison earlier this week. Price is accused of putting meth in his 95-year-old mother-in-law’s coffee in December 2017, The News & Advance reported.
Prosecutors say Ester Price was admitted to a hospital last year showing signs of meth in her system. At the time, Ester Price’s granddaughter, who has not been identified, told authorities she suspected Jack Price was trying to kill her grandmother.
Ester Price also told authorities that the day before she became ill, Jack Price brought her coffee — a gesture she said was “not an ordinary event,” The News & Advance reported.
Jack Price was sentenced Thursday after reaching a plea deal. Prosecutors dropped an attempted first-degree murder charge in exchange for him pleading guilty to altering food, drink or drugs and other offenses.
Source: NY Post; Man accused of putting meth in his mother-in-law’s coffee gets prison by:
This is the shocking moment a brazen pedestrian slaps a man to the ground for doing the ‘Kiki challenge’.
The man wearing a flat cap seemed annoyed that the other man was attempting the dangerous challenge.
The passer-by screamed, in an American accent, ‘No! No! No!’ at the camera holder after felling the man dancing to rap-star Drake’s hit ‘In My Feelings’.
The Kiki craze has been heavily condemned by road safety charities and authorities as thousands of impressionable youngsters have copied celebrities by jumping out of a moving vehicles and dancing in the road.
Source: Daily Mail; “The Moment a Man Performing the Kiki Challenge is Slapped to the Ground by a Passer-By” by: Leigh McManus
group of 30 students reportedly suffered ‘hysteria’ after playing with a Ouija board at a boarding school in Peru.
The daughter of a teacher brought a book of black magic and the board to the school in San Jose de Saramuro in the Loreto region, according to local media.
She allegedly encouraged fellow students to play with the Ouija board.
Around 27 other students were also affected in a similar manner, local media reports claim.
Teacher arrived to the classroom after hearing the strange noises.
They reportedly saw students lying on the ground, incoherent and suffering from spasms.
Panicked parents are said to have taken their children to evangelical churches in the community in a bid to help their children amid fears they had been possessed.
The school suspended classes for a week, local media said.
But the students involved have since returned to school.
Source: Daily Mail; Nearly 30 children suffer ‘hysteria’ after playing with a Ouija board at a boarding school in Peru by Khaleda Rahman
A passenger on a GoAir flight from Delhi to Patna, India, created “pandemonium” when he tried to open the emergency exit door midflight, claiming he mistook it for the lavatory.
Other passengers onboard the Saturday flight said the man, a first-time flier in his late 20s, began tugging on the door and said he “needed to use the washroom urgently,” the Independent reported.
When people realized what he was trying to do, they alerted crew members, who persuaded him to return to his seat for the remainder of the flight.
Sanowar Khan, the officer in charge of the local police, told the Times of India there was “pandemonium” as the man attempted to unlock the exit door. Some passengers reportedly even wrestled with the man and were injured in the struggle.
Once the flight landed safely, the man was taken into custody and questioned by authorities, who deemed the incident to be a genuine mistake. “There was no ulterior motive behind his act,” Khan told the Times.
Source: NY post; “Man mistakes airplane’s emergency exit with bathroom” by Michelle Gant