Bus Driver Put on Leave After Letting Monkey Take The Wheel

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.

Source: NY Post; Bus driver put on leave after letting monkey take the wheel By Anthony Izaguirre

 

Police Chief Busted for Masturbating at Beach, Inside Elevator With Women and Kids

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

 Driving Instructor Was Drunk Behind Wheel Before Crash 

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

Man Accused of Putting Meth in His Mother-in-law’s Coffee Gets Prison

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:

Seal Slaps a Kayaker In The Face With a Gigantic Octopus

An unruly seal which shocked a kayaker by throwing an octopus in his face was trying to stun its prey before eating it, scientists have revealed.
The surprising incident was captured on a GoPro camera off the coast of Kaikoura, on New Zealand’s South Island.
Kyle Mulinder was paddling when the seal burst out of the water, launched into the air and whipped the octopus directly into his face.
The seal was trying to stun the octopus and mistook Mr Mulinder for a rock, according to scientists from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand.
The group of content creators were out testing a new GoPro model off the coast of the South Island when Kyle Mulinder was caught up in a battle between a seal and octopus
‘Seals will often try and get their prey out of the water and above the surface to gain the upper hand in a tussle,’ NIWA posted on Facebook. ‘Once out of the water they will try flinging them about to stun them.
‘At that point it is normal for a seal to try to fling the octopus against a hard object to tear the octopus apart. So to the seal, the kayaker seemed like a reasonable enough object.’ Mr Muliner said he was sitting in the middle of the ocean when the seal suddenly emerged.
‘I was like ”Mate, what just happened?”’ he said.
Source: Daily Mail; “Seal Slaps a Kayaker In The Face With a Gigantic Octopus” By Ben Hill and Wade Sellers For Daily Mail Australia

Nearly 30 children suffer ‘hysteria’ after playing with a Ouija board at a boarding school in Peru

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

Man Claims to be a Minority Business Owner After DNA Test Shows He’s 4% African

An insurance agent claims he should qualify as a minority business owner, because a DNA test shows he’s 4 percent African — enough, he believes, to make him “a certified black man.”

Ralph Taylor knows on the outside he looks like an average white guy, but he is trying using the results from his AncestryByDNA test to bolster his business in Lynnwood, Washington.

“I’ve always known that I’m multiracial,” the 55-year-old declared to the Washington Post.

The 2010 test showed that he’s 90 percent European, 6 percent indigenous American and 4 percent sub-Saharan African.

“I’m a certified black man. I’m certified black in all 50 states,” he said. “But the federal government doesn’t recognize me.”

Taylor is now in the midst of a legal battle with Washington state and the federal government for ultimately denying him the minority business owner qualification for his Orion Insurance Group. The designation would give him a leg up in nabbing government contracts.

His case — which poses the complex question of how race is defined — is pending before the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals.

Source: NY Post; Man claims to be a minority business owner after DNA test shows he’s 4% African” by By Lia Eustachewich

Escaped Inmate Caught While Ordering Sweet Tea at Restaurant

A Florida correctional inmate who escaped a work site on Monday was captured after he was reportedly spotted ordering sweet tea nearby.

Taylor Fender, 23, walked away from a work crew in Interlachen and bought clothes at a dollar store, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. He was spotted by an “observant” passerby who alerted police.

Fender, who’s currently serving a 5-year prison term at the Putnam Corrections Institute in East Palatka, reportedly then made his way over to Poppi’s Restaurant, where he ordered a drink of sweet tea — just as a deputy arrived at the restaurant for lunch.

“As the deputy walked into the restaurant, a [be on the look out] with the suspect’s description was released by dispatchers. The suspect had ordered and paid for a sweet tea,” the sheriff’s office said.

Fender was arrested without incident and transported back to the correctional facility. An escape charge against Fender was sent to the state attorney’s office.

The sheriff’s office joked that Southerners may feel that Fender, who left the restaurant without receiving his order, “committed the bigger crime” by leaving his tea on the counter.

Source: Fox news; “Escaped Inmate Caught While Ordering Sweet Tea at Restaurant” by Nicole Darrah

Freeze your eggs at a young age if you plan to have a baby after 35

Freeze your eggs at a young age if you plan to have a baby after 35: Leading fertility expert says practice offers a chance to beat the biological clock

Women who think they will be too busy to have children by 35 should freeze their eggs, one of the world’s leading fertility specialists said yesterday.

Whether they simply have not found Mr Right, their career is too important or it is simply not a good time, egg freezing offers a chance to cheat the biological clock, a medical conference heard.

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Richard Paulson, President Elect of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said he has advised his own daughters – both in their early 30s – that if they do not have ‘two or three’ children by the age of 35 they should consider egg freezing.

After that age the quality of the eggs takes ‘a sudden downturn’ and getting pregnant becomes much harder, he said.

Dr Paulson made the remarks at the ASRM Congress in Salt Lake City, USA.

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