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A woman who police thought deliberately tried to swallow her cell phone during an argument with her boyfriend was apparently the victim of an assault instead, authorities said.
Police have a suspect in the bizarre incident that sent the 24-year-old woman to the hospital last week, Sgt. Allen Kintz said. Police would not say whether the boyfriend was the suspect and would not explain exactly what they believe happened.
"It appears she didn't voluntarily swallow this phone," Kintz said. "It's not quite the way it was first portrayed."
Early Friday, police responded to a call from a Blue Springs man who said his girlfriend was having trouble breathing. Police arrived to find a woman with a cell phone lodged in her throat.
Police were initially told the boyfriend wanted the phone and the woman tried to swallow it so that he could not get it. Article here.
Police say a woman put her husband in a suitcase after he died in their New York apartment and left him there.
Police discovered the body Monday after neighbors complained about the smell.
They say the woman appeared confused about how long her husband had been dead but she said she wanted to take him to Arizona to be buried, as he had wished.
The man had a heart condition and police don't suspect his wife of a crime. There will be an autopsy to determine what killed him. Article here.
Generation Y's version of drunk dialing is d-railing, a term meaning e-mailing while drunk.
I am a total advocate for taking ‘power naps’ at anytime of the day to get the 'extra boost' to stay productive. I found some helpful tips in this article from Men's Journal that I’d like to share with other fellow ‘power-nappers.’ Enjoy!
Hospital officials at McAlester Regional Health Center (Oklahoma) say a 14-pound, 3-ounce baby delivered there is the largest ever born at the hospital. Lillian Elizabeth Ross was born Friday to Adrienne and Anthony Ross.
A hospital spokeswoman said the baby already wears clothes made for children six to nine months old.
"The nursery had to go to pediatrics to get diapers for her because they didn't have any that would fit," Adrienne Ross said. "We've already had to start buying her new clothes. None of the stuff we bought will fit either."
The baby was born by a scheduled cesarean section without any serious complications.
Damn girl. Thas' one big as baby. Her back has to be hurting. It's like she delivered a bowling ball! Article here.
A europeon night club is hosting a 31-hour drinking marathon. The session will last from 6pm on Hogmanay to 1:30 AM on January 2.Boozers will be encouraged to drink cheap shots around the clock and prizes will be handed out for those who can stay standing throughout the promotion.
Last night, nightclub bosses were condemned by politicians and anti-alcohol campaigners who accused them of encouraging binge drinking. The 31-hour drinking binge will be held in the 300-capacity nightclub thanks to a special licence.
Barmen will pour free champagne, and those inside can rack up cheap rounds thanks to the cut-price drinks promotions on offer to everyone. Clubbers will get wristbands so they can go home for a sleep, then come back and "top-up" with more booze. Those who stay on their feet and drink for the entire 31 hours are expected to be handed DVD players.
Local councillor Sam Coull said: "This is ridiculous. I can't believe it's been allowed to happen.
Deaths Statistics show nearly 40 people drink themselves to death in Scotland every week - a 250 per cent rise in booze-related deaths in the last 25 years.
Holy fu*kin crap? Where the heck do I start? I mean- if the 31 hours of drinking isn't enough... what about that statistic? Nearly 40 people drink themselves to death each week? WTF? That's not just a problem epidemic if you ask me! Article here.
A bizarre New York crime wave is leaving Toyota car owners doorless. Cops have investigated at least six cases of stolen doors in the last three months. The expensive doors, which can cost up to $5,000 to replace, are nearly impossible to find at salvage yards, creating what some fear may be an emerging black market.
"It's hard to find a used door for Camrys and Highlanders, because owners keep the cars for so long," said Jason Martinez, a damage adjuster for GEICO.
The vehicles are different makes and models, and likely unrelated crimes, a police source said. The thieves sell the doors to chop shops or unscrupulous salvage yards and repair shops. Police say some shops try to pass the doors off as new, pocketing a profit after overcharging customers.
One hapless victim walked outside his home on Utopia Parkway in Flushing about two weeks ago to find the back door of his Toyota Highlander snatched clear off the hinges in his own driveway. Nothing else was missing.
Martinez, who handled that victim's $5,200 insurance claim, said he examined the SUV at the repair shop of a Toyota dealership. While he was there, he saw another Highlander and a Toyota Camry.
Each of the vehicles had a back door missing, and the driver's side lock had been popped. When he went back to his office, he mentioned the bizarre crimes to his colleagues.
"The manufacturers make cars easier to take apart, so they're easier to repair," he said. "It doesn't occur to them that they're also making them easier to steal."
Some criminals are so deft at their craft, they can remove the doors in minutes after disabling alarms and without damaging the vehicles.
We live in a strange strange greedy country. The worst thing about this is you can do NOTHING to stop it. I mean, you can’t go to Best Buy and ask for a ‘door-remover-alarm-thingy.’ Article here.