Horrifying! Dozens of razor blades found attached to playground equipment in Illinois park. One toddler injured.

// March 26th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Razor blades found attached to playground equipment in East Moline, Illinois

Monsters of a different kind emerged in Illinois yesterday. Police say a two-year-old child was injured with cuts to his hand after a bizarre visit to Millennium Park in East Moline, Illinois. Authorities report they found at least a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment in up-turned positions along handrails, swing handles, and monkey bar grips.

Woman places HIV infected syringes, exposed needle facing up, along fence around home to protect from burglars (PICTURES)

// December 22nd, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Exposed HIV infected syringes placed atop a fence surrounding the perimeter of the woman

Police in Sobradinho, Brazil are investigating a women who taped HIV infected syringes, needle tips exposed, along the top rail of a fence that surrounds her condo in order to protect her home from robbers.  The woman, who is a doctor at a nearby hospital, said she placed the needles on the fence after being […]

For first time in nation’s history, police in Iceland shoot and kill someone

// December 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Police in Iceland are rarely armed

It began with a crazed man firing a shotgun in his apartment in Rejkjavik, the capital of Iceland. The police first fired tear gas canisters through the windows of the man’s apartment. When the tear gas failed to subdue the 59-year-old man, they entered the man’s apartment in an attempt to apprehend him. The man then began firing his shotgun at the police, injuring two officers. A special forces unit then shot the man who died after being rushed to the hospital

Truck containing lethal radioactive cobalt-6o hijacked in Mexico. Thieves will “without a doubt die”

// December 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Photo of the containers the radioactive cobalt-60 is housed in

Well this can’t be good… The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency announced today that a pair of thieves in Mexico have stolen a truck containing highly dangerous atomic materials – just the sort of material that would be used with explosives to construct a radioactive dirty bomb. The lethal substance, cobalt-60, was was being transported in specially-designed sealed secure containers and had been previously used in radiation therapy to treat cancer. The truck was transporting the material from a hospital in Tijuana to a waste center when it was stolen on Monday in the town of Tepojaco, just outside Mexico City.

Gambler Archie Karas – turns $50 into $40 million, loses it all, then arrested for marking cards

// November 19th, 2013 // No Comments » // People in Unusual Circumstances

Welcome to Las Vegas sign

At the age of 15, after a violent fight with his father, Archie Karas ran away from home then hopped on an international ship taking a job as a waiter. By the time his ship reached America, he understood not only what it took to survive, but had the wherewithal (and intelligence) to grow rich while doing what he loved. Considered by many to be the greatest gambler of all time, he once had the longest documented winning streak in gambling history. Known simply as “The Run”, Karas took $50 and in a little more than 2 years, turned it into $40 million. He then lost it all the following year.

Police training with new sonar equipment at local lake find SIX dead bodies in two different submerged cars

// September 18th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Oklahoma police find six dead bodies in two different cars submerged in Foss Lake

Police in southwestern Oklahoma were training with new sonar location equipment at Foss Lake on September 17, 2013 when they discovered two decades-old mud-covered vintage cars containing six skeletons at the bottom of the lake. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers were training with the new equipment near the tiny town of Foss in Custer County, about 150 miles west of Oklahoma City. The cars were found side by side in about 12 feet of water. The first car found was a blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that contained the bodies of three teenagers. The second car found was a 1951 Chevrolet and also contained three bodies, believed to be all men.

Thieves break in to nonprofit for 2nd time to return stolen equipment – with an apology note

// August 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Letter thieves included with returned stolen computer equipment

Pitiful thieves broke into a southern Los Angeles nonprofit stealing laptops and other computer equipment this week. Then after finding out what the business was, a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual violence, they returned to the scene of the crime a second time in order to return all of the stolen equipment – and a touching apology note.

New DNA tests identify Albert DeSalvo as the infamous Boston Strangler

// July 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Boston Strangler suspect Albert DeSalvo

A major development in the infamous Boston Strangler case happened today. The most well-known suspect in the killings, Albert DeSalvo, confessed to 13 murders in the 1960′s. Despite DeSalvo’s confession, he was never charged because the confession was ruled inadmissible in court. However, DeSalvo was sentenced to life in prison on unrelated charges involving armed robberies and sexual assaults. Now, police say DNA evidence has put them in a position to “formally charge Albert DeSalvo with the murder of Mary Sullivan”, the 1964 murder that is generally believed to be the last Boston Strangler victim.

Soccer fans stone, disremember and decapitate referee after bad call in Brazilian match

// July 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Referee issues red card in soccer game

Next year Brazil is set to host two of the biggest soccer matches in history (the 2016 Olympics and the World Cup) and given this week’s show of raw emotion, we’re not sure whether we should be excited or fear for our lives. In a northern Brazil soccer game last week, referee Otávio Jordão da Silva issued a red card to player Josenir Santos Abreu and expelled him from the game after a particularly rough play. Displaying a routine soccer game reaction, Abreu argued the call. The argument grew physical and the two began to fight. The referee pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed the player through the chest (Abreu died in route to the hospital). Fans, including Abreu’s friends and family, reacted and rushed the field where they tied the referee up with rope and began stoning the referee with rocks. As the referee lost conscious. the unruly fans took knives and began dismembering the referee including a particularly gruesome removal of the referee’s head that was mounted on a stick and placed in the center of the soccer field.

Nazi SS commander found living peacefully in modest Minnesota suburb

// June 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Accused Nazi SS commander, 94-year-old Michael Karkoc (1990)

The Associated Press is reporting today that a top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children, lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in a modest house in northeast Minneapolis, in an area with a significant Ukrainian population, since shortly after World War II. Michael Karkoc, 94, told American authorities in 1949 that he had performed no military service during World War II, concealing his work as an officer and founding member of the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion and later as an officer in the SS Galician Division. The division that Karkoc reportedly commanded, was responsible for “liquidating” the inhabitants of the village of Chlaniow.

Belize construction company bulldozes 2,300 year old Mayan pyramid

// May 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Mayan pyramid destroyed by road construction company

Officials in Belize say a road-building construction company has purposely destroyed one of the country’s largest Mayan pyramids. The company destroyed the Mayan pyramid in order to extract rock for a road-building project. The Mayan temple dated back to pre-Columbian times and is estimated to be 2,300 year old. Only a small piece of the pyramid was left standing.

Cult members burn three-day-old “antichrist” baby alive to stop destruction of the world

// May 13th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Chilean cult leader Ramón Gustavo Castillo Gaete

Last month, after a horrifying execution, police in Chile arrested four members of a bizarre cult last month for allegedly burning a three-day-old baby alive on a ritual bonfire. The cult members celebrated the murder, believing that the end of the world was near and that the infant baby was the “Antichrist” and in a position to trigger the destruction of the world. The baby was killed with the approval of her 25-year-old mother, a member of the cult.

Three missing Ohio women found after 10 years being held hostage by kidnappers [UPDATES]

// May 7th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Cleveland, Ohio home where three women were held captive for 10 years

Yesterday, three women were found alive in a home in a Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood. There are still many unanswered questions of course but what we know at this point is that the women had vanished nearly a decade earlier. Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her 17th birthday. Georgina “Gina” DeJesus disappeared nearly a year later, in April 2004. She was 14. Michele Knight vanished in 2002, at age 19. All three were kidnapped on the same street, just three miles from where they were found. A fourth victim, a six-year old girl, was also found and later discovered to be the child of Amanda Berry, born in captivity three years after Amanda was kidnapped. It is believed the women were tied up and chained inside the basement of the home (chains were found hanging from the ceiling of the home).

Highest brawl ever – fight breaks out on Mount Everest between European team and local Sherpas

// April 30th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Mount Everest

On April 28, 2013, Simone Moro and Ueli Steck were forced to interrupt their acclimatization on Mount Everest and likely also their expedition project, after a fight broke out between the European team and a group of local Sherpas. At 23,600 feet, the climbers were punched, kicked, and stoned after being accused of “touching” the Sherpa’s fixed line. An official of the Cho-Oyu Trekking agency that organized the expedition, told Reuters that the three Europeans had failed to comply with a request from their Sherpa guides to stay at a location while the guides fixed the route. According to the European team…

Crooks in Argentina selling huge ferrets on steroids as “dogs”

// April 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

A groomed ferret on steroids

Fresh news out of Argentina – a man who thought he had found a great deal on groomed toy poodle dogs ($150 each), took the dogs to a veterinarian who broke the news to him. “That’s no dog, it’s a ferret. And a really big one.” As it turns out, the practice is not unusual in Argentina where young ferrets and rodents are started on a chemical cocktail of steroids at birth, then groomed, and sold to tourists as “Brazilian rats”.