IN 2007 young pizza shop employee Brian Sommer must have thought he had it made. The computer whiz had stumbled across a system which could cheat ATMs out of thousands of dollars. After perfecting his system he targeted an ATM at a Bundaberg service station, taking $21,120, and then drove down the road an hour and found a friendly machine in Hervey Bay which handed over $7500 to him.
Willis Willis asked store clerk Pankaj Joshi to check if he had won anything in a Mega Millions draw. But Joshi told 67-year-old Willis his six numbers had NOT come up — and pocketed the ticket. Weeks later, the brazen cashier claimed the $1million (£600,000) prize and fled the US to his native country of Nepal.
DRUNKEN lovers put on a steamy sex show in broad daylight - in a police station car park. Ross Welsh and lesbian Leanne Richardson got so carried away they didn't know the public and cops were watching.
Officers based in Portobello, Edinburgh, finally had to pull Welsh, 30, away from Richardson, 26.
A boy in Ohio was playing football with friends over the weekend and was tackled by a deer. The incident happened Saturday when Brandon Hiles, 7, went to retrieve a ball that had rolled into the woods in Wintersville, Ohio. "The deer started charging at me and then it hit me in the back of the leg and then I flipped over," Hiles said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a coat store and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases, police said, but she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Adult fans at one of Australia's most popular motor sport races, the Bathurst 1000, will be limited to one "slab" of beer a day -- or 24 375 ml cans -- as police focus on reducing alcohol-related crime. The 24-can rule would also be placed on mixed drinks for the V8 car race starting Thursday which draws thousands to the rural town of Bathurst in eastern New South Wales state, the NSW police said Tuesday. But more restrained spectators would be able to slake their thirst, i
PARIS — Somali pirates in two skiffs fired on a French navy vessel early Wednesday after apparently mistaking it for a commercial boat, the French military said. The French ship gave chase and captured five suspected pirates.
WORCESTER, Mass. – A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing a hot dog from a man as he sat under a tree at a city park. Antonio Judd pleaded guilty Monday in Worcester Central District Court to charges including larceny from a person. Police said Judd stole a hot dog from a man in Elm Park in Worcester in August after flashing what appeared to be a gun.
MEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Officials with a Massachusetts university said complaints led to a new policy banning students from having sex while their roommates are present. Tufts University spokeswoman Kim Thurler said officials added the rule to the 2009-10 guest policy after receiving about a dozen complaints from students "who expressed concerns that they were experiencing uncomfortable situations with their roommates' sex-tracurricular activities," The Boston Herald reported Tuesday.
A Hilton Head, S.C., man's elaborate candlelight wedding proposal resulted in the death of 60 endangered sea turtles. We knew it was only a matter of time before one of these ridiculous question-poppings got out of hand. The unnamed man lit about 150 luminaries and stuck them on the beach in the shape of a giant heart. Unfortunately, it's hatchling season, and 60 endangered sea turtles were also on the beach, emerging from their eggs to head towards the ocean. Turtles find their way to the ocean
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. - An Alabama woman has been arrested and accused of endangering the welfare of a child after police say she let her daughter ride in a cardboard box on top of their van. Albertville Police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Smith said the 37-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after police received a call about a minivan on a state highway with a child riding on top.
LISMORE, Australia, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Australian police said two teenage brothers turned in more than $86,000 they found in a creek while fishing in the eastern part of the country. Police said the boys hooked the money, which was in a plastic package, while fishing for catfish in Tuntable Creek, near the town of Lismore, and spent three weeks deciding on a plan of action before telling their mother and obtaining legal advice on how best to turn the cash over to police, The Times of London repor
LAKELAND, Fla. - Animal control officers hope to trap a pack of raccoons that mauled a 74-year-old woman who tried to chase them from her yard. The sheriff in Polk County, east of Tampa, said Gretchen Whitted fell when five raccoons surrounded and attacked her Sunday. She was taken to a hospital with extensive cuts from her neck to her legs.
Amid the shiny stripper poles, strobe-lit stages and scantily-clad performers at Rachel's Gentlemen's Club, you'll find Barbara and Sylvia, two old beauties who come for the free food and flu shots -- and stay for the ambiance.
EVERETT, Wash. -- Five baristas at a local bikini coffee stand are accused of engaging in prostitution while on the clock. Police spokesman Robert Goetz said the five employees of Grab-N-Go Espresso were charged with prostitution and violating the city's adult entertainment ordinance following a two-month undercover investigation. Goetz said no sex was involved, but the women, ages 18 to 24, are accused of groping and other sexual acts, including exposing their breasts and privates and licking w
Inmates have been drinking the liquid soap placed on their wing after realising it contained alcohol. The detergent was meant to beat off the threat of swine flu in the Verne Prison on Portland, Dorset.
However, instead of rubbing it into their hands, inmates at the category C prison have been placing their mouths over the dispensers and consuming it.
Police officers were summoned to intervene in a fight that erupted at a Roberts Avenue home Saturday evening after one man applied makeup to another while he was unconscious. When they arrived on the scene, Lawrenceburg Police Officers met with the twenty-five-year-old victim. He reported that he and some others, including his neighbor, had been drinking at his home the previous night. After a while, he said he passed out on the porch. He awakened later, he said, to discover someone had applied
WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- An English teacher is being closely monitored at Kingswood Regional High School after administrators said she assigned an inappropriate essay topic to her students. Jack Robertson, superintendent of the Governor Wentworth Regional School District, said the teacher asked students to respond to the question: "If you knocked your brother down, would you urinate in his mouth?"
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A man was accused of driving naked and exposing himself to motorists on Friday. Florida Highway Patrol said Mark Duffus, 45, was driving his blue Honda Pilot on Interstate 95 in Flagler County in the nude while masturb*****.
A Green Bay man shot in the head while hunting Sunday was wounded by his hunting partner, according to a Department of Natural Resources conservation warden. Chou Vang, 70, was struck below the right ear by a round from a .22 caliber rifle fired by his cousin, Ge Vang, 46, also of Green Bay.
The tot was born to farmer dad Li Jun, 30, and his unnamed wife, who live in Hejian city in central China's Henan province. But he was rushed to Tianjin Childrens' Hospital on May 27 for surgery to remove his extra manhood. The rare condition, the first for Tianjin Childrens' Hospital, is called fetus in fetu (FIF).
MISSOULA, MT -- It's a dream come true for ice cream and beer lovers. An ice cream shop in Missoula, Montana has created a beer-flavored ice cream. The Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop partnered with Kettlehouse Brewery in order to create "Cold Smoke" ice cream.
So apparently it actually works both ways: careless Facebook (Facebook) use can both get you robbed and get you arrested for burglary. According to The Journal, a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was arraigned earlier this week on a charge of felony daytime robbery. How did police catch him? Simple: the burglar left a trail, by way of checking his Facebook account before leaving the house with two diamond rings and forgetting to log out.
Hours earlier, someone had broken into John Pontolillo's house and taken two laptops and a video-game console. Now it was past midnight, and he heard noises coming from the garage out back. The Johns Hopkins University undergraduate didn't run. He didn't call the police. He grabbed his samurai sword.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey police say a 4-year-old boy shared cocaine with his friends at day care because his father told him it was candy. Newark police say 25-year-old Shaheed Wright of East Orange put several baggies of cocaine inside his son's jacket after police nearly caught him with it. The boy shared the drugs with three other 4-year-olds at his day care center Friday.
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- A Pennsylvania woman is asking for forgiveness after violently attacking a gas station clerk during an argument over a $20 bill. Vickie Gambrell was arrested for punching the clerk in the face and holding a pair of scissors to his throat in a dispute over how much money she had given him.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A criminally insane killer from eastern Washington is on the run after escaping during a field trip to the county fair that his mental hospital organized. Why such a dangerous person was out in public was a question many, including Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, were asking as authorities searched for Phillip Arnold Paul. Authorities at Eastern State Hospital, where Paul is a patient, are being criticized for allowing him to visit the fair despite his violent criminal past and
The awful stench coming from a Queens apartment on Monday was so bad that cops thought they would find a body inside. But when firefighters busted down the the door, they found tenant Ming Li Sung was very much alive - and living with rotting garbage piled floor to ceiling.
Two Stratford men are in the Marathon County Jail after leading law enforcement on a highway chase of up to 120 miles per hour Monday morning and throwing a beer keg out the window of their vehicle during the pursuit, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The Army has made an unusual and unwanted discovery at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal northeast of Commerce City. They are in charge of cleaning up the arsenal, a job that includes reseeding some areas. When their seed started to grow, they realized it was marijuana.
A woman wanted for stealing a styrofoam banana from a Wisconsin gas station while wearing a gorilla suit will not be charged. Police in Fond du Lac said that the 24-year-old suspect walked into a Kwik Trip store on May 20 wearing the hairy suit, yanked the $50 display banana and walked out. The theft was caught on surveillance tape.
The girls, aged 10 and 12, used their mobile phones to access the popular website and update their statuses, alerting friends and family that they were lost in a storm drain in Adelaide's southern suburbs. Their exact status updates have not been released.
GAINESVILLE, FL (AP) -- Gainesville police have arrested three suspects in connection to a robbery that netted 75 cents. Gainesville Police Department spokesman Lt. Keith Kameg says three men approached a 17-year-old Monday and demanded $5. When the teen could only produce 75 cents, one of the men punched him in the mouth.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL -- A man from St. Johns County is facing up to life in prison for a home invasion robbery that netted $7. A jury on Wednesday found Rodney L. Dallas guilty of a first degree felony.
CLEVELAND — Police said a Cleveland barber became so upset by what he considered bad beef jerky that he returned to the store where he bought it and tried to rob the owner. Police said the 28-year-old barber walked into the store where he bought the snack, just two doors down from his barbershop, and tried to rob the owner Thursday night.
An old man in a northwestern Chinese city has won wide support online for throwing bricks at cars that run red lights through pedestrian crossings. Yang Zhiguo, a retired school teacher in Lanzhou City, capital of Gansu Province, threw bricks at cars that didn't stop at a crossing in his neighborhood last Thursday, Lanzhou Morning Post reported yesterday.
A man had to be rescued after he became glued to the seat of a public toilet in Cairns in an embarrassing prank, Australian police say. The 57-year-old man found he had become stuck to the seat after using a cubicle in a male bathroom at the Cairns shopping centre on Saturday.
SILVERDALE, WA -- A man is under arrest, accused of voyeurism. But this alleged peeping tom has taken the crime to a new level. Last week, April Miller made the creepy discovery while she was getting ready to move out of her apartment.