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
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
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
Police in Texas said a car-surfing teen was critically injured when her head was crushed after falling off the hood.
Maria Hoover, 19, was on top of a Toyota Yaris around 10 p.m. Monday in a San Antonio parking lot when she was flung from the vehicle, mySanAntonio reported.
The car was reportedly traveling between 5 and 10 miles per hour outside a Wal-Mart at the time.
“She fell off and [the tire] came to rest on top of her,” San Antonio Police Department Sgt. T. Hardeman told the Houston Chronicle.
Five bystanders rushed to the teen’s aid, lifting the car off her head and pulling her out from underneath, according to the newspaper.
She was brought in critical condition to University Hospital, where she was treated for head trauma, officials said.
Police are investigating the incident but believe she may have been fooling around, according to the Chronicle.
NY Post: Car-surfing teen’s head crushed after she fell from hood: cops, By Jackie Salo
A Florida man faces charges after he allegedly drove his 15-year-old son to a park with his teen girlfriend so they could have sex — or, in the dad’s words, “do their thang,” according to police.
Laurence Mitchell, 53, was arrested earlier this month after an officer spotted him after-hours in his car at McChesney Park in Port St. Lucie, according to The Smoking Gun.
The dad reportedly told the officer that his son requested he take him and his girlfriend to the local park “so they can do what kids do.”
“Well, they aren’t out there stealing, they are just having sex,” Mitchell allegedly said to the cop, adding that “they could be out there doing worse.”
Mitchell, however, allegedly admitted that he didn’t know if the girl’s parents consented to her being out.
The police officer then interviewed the teen couple after they returned from the soccer field, the TCPalm reported.
Mitchell’s son reportedly told the officer that he and his girlfriend were “just smokin’ and f–kin’.”
Police arrested the dad and booked him at St. Lucie County Jail on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released on $750 bond and scheduled to appear Sept. 25 in court.
Fox News; Dad arrested for driving teen couple to park to ‘do their thang,’ cops say
GREENSBURG, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania woman faked a pregnancy to hitch a ride back to her hometown.
Authorities say the 25-year-old called emergency services March 20, claiming she was having a complication with her pregnancy.
The ambulance drove the woman and her male companion from Latrobe to her hometown of Greensburg, where she was placed in a hospital room for examination.
Police say the woman walked out of the emergency room before she could be examined.
The woman gave her name and address to first responders, and police traced her to an apartment where she was hiding in the attic.
Police have charged with woman with theft of services, which carries an $800 fine.
Greensburg Police Capt. Robert Stafford says it would’ve been cheaper if the woman just called an Uber.
Credit: NY Post