Weird news roundup: Man forced to moonwalk at gunpoint, and other crimes

Not the same guy.

It’s time for another roundup of your weekly weird news. This is Generation Beta.

Hey, nation of Scotland: Quit ruining my view!

Donald Trump is ruffling feathers in the British Parliament.

He has demanded that Scotland end plans for an offshore wind farm he fears will spoil the view from his exclusice new golf resort.

He says if Scotland goes through with their renewable energy plan…they will lose tourism to Ireland.

Saudi man spends 15 years in jail because ‘Daddy said so’

(Reuters) – A Saudi Arabian man who was sentenced to three years in jail has spent an extra 12 years behind bars while waiting for his father’s pardon.

The National Society for Human Rights, who is affiliated with the Saudi government, says Eid al-Sinani was jailed in 1997 for beating up his mother.

But when the 43-year-old completed his sentence, his father asked a judge to keep his son in prison “until he is proven to be righteous by his father”. The judge agreed and 12 years later Sinani is still in jai.

Thank you, Sharia law.
 

Thief takes Taser, ammo, handcuffs from unlocked cop car

FARGO – A Fargo police officer is being disciplined for leaving his unmarked police car unlocked…leading to the theft of police equipment.

Bret Witte left the car unlocked in his driveway. A thief took advantage, stealing several pairs of handcuffs, a bulletproof vest, a Taser, two loaded handgun clips and a knife.

One pair of handcuffs was recovered the next day after a man called dispatchers for aid getting out of them. The man would not say who had handcuffed him, only that he was an acquaintance.

Witte had been disciplined in 2002 for having sex in his police car. Police cleared the 18-year-old as Witte’s girlfriend at the time…but she was arrested in 2004 as part of a prostitution sting.

Man forced to moonwalk At gunpoint

REUTERS – One man is facing assault charges after police say he forced another man to do the moonwalk at gunpoint.

30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with the felony Tuesday.

Investigators alleged the gun was a semiautomatic rifle, but Cross said during his initial court appearance that it was only a pellet gun, the AP reported.

USPS worker arrested for spanking children in his truck

MANCHESTER – A postman is being accused of spanking a boy he “played house” with inside his postal vehicle.

Frank Saucier, 43, of Tyngsboro, Mass., is charged with assault related to spanking that 10-year-old boy.

An investigation into allegations that he played Dad while letting several other children “play house” in his truck is ongoing.

Saucier has been removed from that route.

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Apple says its systems not to blame for…

By Edwin Chan and Christina FarrSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of…

Local

Tallest residential building planned for lower Manhattan

A residential tower planned for lower Manhattan will soar 1,356 feet in the air -- just 12 feet shy of 1 World Trade Center. When…

Local

Bronx man commits suicide by decapitation

A Bronx man committed suicide Monday morning in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx by decapitating himself. According to the NYPD, the 51-year-old man…

Local

Top cops enroll in Twitter course at John…

NYPD officers are reportedly getting a lesson on the best way to use 140 characters or less. The New York Post reported Tuesday top officers…

Arts

Pop culture and prostitutes: New Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit at…

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec documented the cult of celebrity and the rise of pop entertainment in his prints, posters and lithographs — now on display at MoMA.

Arts

PHOTO: Extreme artist Eskil Ronningsbakken balances unicycle on…

Extreme artist’ Eskil Ronningsbakken balances on the edge of a cliff face at 4,600 feet – on a unicycle. The Norwegian travels across the globe, balancing over vertiginous ravines, tall…

Music

Hear two previously unreleased Adele songs

Missing some Adele in your life? Two previously unreleased songs from the singer have appeared online.

Music

Lincoln Center just made 'Lord of the Rings'…

Middle Earth already has sweeping vistas, a hero's journey and technology-revolutionizing special effects. But next April, the Lincoln Center will add another dimension to Peter Jackson's…

NFL

Antonio Allen returns to practice after concussion

Antonio Allen was cleared to practice again following his concussion two weeks ago.

Sports

Belinda Bencic leads crop of young stars serving…

Belinda Bencic, a 17-year-old Swiss Miss, beat two Top-10 players before suffering a disappointing loss Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Angels take control, Tigers and…

MLB Power Rankings: Angels take control, Tigers and Giants climb

Sports

Novak Djokovic feeds off US Open crowd to…

Novak Djokovic isn't a native New Yorker, but he sure knows how to use the U.S. Open crowd to his advantage.

Parenting

In defense of making a mess during playtime

"Recipes for Play" authors Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener think playtime should involve the five senses and making a mess is part of the fun.

Wellbeing

Jason Hope helps push anti-aging efforts forward

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article When it comes to age-related illness, the direction of modern medicine seems more reactive than proactive. In…

Wellbeing

Today's Doomsday preppers: a closer look at survivalist…

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article. The term “Doomsday prepper” is often associated with the paranoid, anti-government stereotype of the 1990s. The truth…

Education

These college students think breakfast is the most…

  It should be no surprise that the city that never sleeps is also home to the most students who like to order food in…