Munchies Pizza Cockroach: Restaurant Fined, Shut Down.
A 6-year-old boy eating pizza from a British fast food restaurant had a good reason to feel bugged after he saw a cockroach baked into the crust of his pizza.
The boy found the roach after his father, a local funeral director, brought home pizzas from a joint in Leeds called Munchies, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The family was bugged enough by the cockroach pizza crust that they reported Munchies to authorities, who paid a visit to the eatery.
What they found was even more disturbing than one bug in one pizza.
Not only were several cockroaches seen scurrying inside pans and up the kitchen walls, but there were years worth of dirt and grease in the food preparation area, and bags of moldy kebab meat on the floor.
Munchies owner Matloob Hussain pleaded guilty to eight offenses related to his restaurant’s cleanliness or lack thereof. He was fined $1,174.10 and ordered to pay $1,956.94 in court costs.
As gross as a roach-infested restaurant sounds, it didn’t stop Leeds councilman Mark Dobson from making this cheesy joke: “Munchies took the idea of a stuffed crust pizza to a whole new level.”
The allegations also hit magistrate Bill Baker in the gut.
“What we’ve heard has been a stomach-churning horror story,” he said, “We’re due to have lunch in three-quarters of an hour but I think we’ll skip it.”
Munchies was shut down for a week so it could be cleaned and “debugged.” It has since reopened, but Hussain is no longer involved.
Julio Yanez Gave Women Unwanted Back Rubs
Julio Yanez of Boone, N.C. definitely rubbed some people the wrong way. He was arrested Aug. 15, after he allegedly entered a woman’s unsecured apartment, got in her bed and tried to give her a back rub.
The 29-year-old, Yanez, had already been arrested for similar offenses twice before.
In a July incident, the victim told Yanez to leave, but he refused and tried to give her a back rub. The victim rebuffed him, then asked Yanez to leave again. He was later arrested.
After his July arrest, additional women came forward and claimed Yanez had entered their rooms and tried to give them back rubs in April and June.
Yanez is charged with two counts of breaking and entering and assault on a female. He is due in court Sept. 17.
Suzan Van Houte, Gave Son Ride To Make Heroin Deal With Undercover Cop
Hey mom, can I get a ride to sell some smack?
Police in West Salem, Ore., arrested Suzan Van Houte in a traffic stop Aug. 15 as she allegedly gave her son a ride to what would have been a heroin deal with an undercover cop.
Van Houte and her son were arrested on charges of unlawful delivery and possession of heroin after she reportedly tried to hide the drugs from police. A K-9 unit foiled her plans.
Michael Van Houte, 25, had been released from county jail only two days earlier. This isn’t the only recent case of crooks keeping crime “all in the family.”
On Friday, a mother and her son were arrested after allegedly abducting a child from a Pennsylvania home. The pair were apprehended after an Amber Alert was issued.
Earlier this month, an Arkansas mother was arrested after helping her son escape from jail. Police said the mother and son planned the escape during phone calls, and that she distracted guards while he “squeezed through a window in the booking room and ran out the door.”
Then there were the Men Who Tried To Pass Off Box Filled With Ice As iPads
Two conmen couldn’t scam their way out of a wet box if they tried. And try they did.
British mastermind Nathan Meunch, 29, and friend Nigel Bennett, 39, filled a box with ice cubes and told a Wellington Post Office the box contained $4,000 worth of iPads back in 2012 in a bid to file a bogus insurance claim, the Mirror reported.
The box, which had no return address, began to leak water almost immediately after Meunch dropped it off.
When counter clerk Elaine Sloan asked Meunch why he was wet, he allegedly told her it was because it was raining outside. A quick glance out one of many windows alerted Sloan that it was, in fact, not raining.
After further investigating the quickly disintegrating box, Sloan and her colleagues saw that there were no iPads to be found, only a lot of melting ice. Despite the odd story and ice-filled box, the Wellington Post Office shipped it off anyway, according to Gizmodo.
A few days later, the two men tried to file an insurance claim in the amount of $4,000. To no one’s surprise (except perhaps the culprits), the claim did not go through.
Instead, both men were charged and found guilty Friday of fraud, the Daily Mail reported. Both men received 12 months of community service and 150 hours of unpaid work. They were also ordered to pay £500 towards prosecution costs within six months.
Yes, you have heard it all before: “No, seriously dude, my ex is CRAZY.” And maybe they are right. Just remember that no matter how much he texts you, no matter how much she shows up on your doorstep in the rain at 1 a.m. — your ex STILL isn’t as crazed as these nutters
Elizabeth Segundo McClain
After her boyfriend of three years, Ryan Boyd, broke up with her, this 22-year-old from Austin allegedly didn’t waste any time unleashing her inner crazy. Boyd’s phone records show McClain called him up to 750 times a day and sent between 20 – 100 daily text messages, threatening to make his life miserable.
She also sent him some blank text messages. You know, just to show that she was thinking about him.
It wasn’t until three months after the break-up, though, that police say McClain really took things to the next level. In November 2012, she allegedly drove to the home of Boyd’s mother and ran over the woman — who, thankfully, survived — with her car.
This New Mexico shoe salesman is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home in February and asking to smell her feet, because apparently the foot smell of his clientele was not enough.
The woman said no, but that allegedly didn’t stop Anaya from grabbing her foot and chomping down to the bone, biting off a chunk of her left big toe.
So why had the woman broken up with this guy to begin with? Months earlier, she says, he had tried to bite off her other big toe.
OK, so this Florida lady was technically still married when she walked in on her husband with another woman last January, but we imagine she became an ex rather quickly when she allegedly responded by pooping on the floor, then going an on armed rampage through the house.
After both urinating and defecating on the floor, the 51-year-old grabbed a rifle and began to annihilate the home’s mirror, pictures and Christmas decorations, her husband said.
When questioned about her activities, cops say Schumann posed the question, “I found him in bed with a naked chick; what was I supposed to do?”
Seriously, don’t let your ex drive anywhere near your loved ones. This 26-year-old Houston woman was pregnant when cops say she deliberately smashed her car into her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend — who was also pregnant — pinning her against the wall of a house.
The victim had to have her foot amputated, but her unborn child was OK. The man in the midst of this love triangle seemed pretty nonchalant about the whole thing.
“They just don’t like each other,” he told a local news station in March. “I don’t know if it’s because of me or what. I mean, I am pretty handsome.”
The Man In The Attic
They say that on some level, your loved ones will always be with you.
For a South Carolina woman named “Tracy,” that level is the attic. Last September, Tracy discovered the mysterious noises she heard coming from above her bedroom ceiling were actually caused by her ex-boyfriend.
The pair had split more than 12 years ago, but after his release from jail, he apparently thought it would be a good plan to sneak into Tracy’s home and make camp in the attic.
Oh yeah, he also rigged the ceiling vents so he could watch his former lover from above.
Warning For Men: Skinny dip at the risk of your own testicles.
That’s what Scandinavian authorities were telling swimmers at the Strait of Oresund. Pacu — a piranha-like fish — have been spotted in the waters, and these South African aquatic creatures love munching on nuts. When they can’t find the type that fall from trees, they go for the type that hang from men.
Pacu attacks are rare, though these fish are said to have caused two Papua New Guinea fisherman to die, perhaps in the worst way possible. It’s unclear how this freshwater breed is traveling to cold water locales like Sweden and Denmark, but they also caused a scare last year in an Illinois lake. Some believe tropical fish enthusiasts are to blame.
The good news is that ladies can still skinny dip risk-free. And if you don’t like swimming with the boys, pacu are your friends.
Finally: Sex with Furry friends!!
If you want to indulge in an alternative lifestyle where you dress up like a school mascot, and even have sex with other furry human friends, Good for you, Have at it.
But if you’re a man who dresses up in a dog costume and gets arrested for having sex — multiple times — with a cat, you can go bury your bones at the nearest state penitentiary.
Ryan Havens Tannenholz, a 28-year-old self-described “furry known in the community as “Bubblegum Husky”, is charged with crimes against nature and animal cruelty. Authorities aren’t saying how they allegedly caught him having sex with a cat, and in all honesty I don’t want to know.
Let’s just not mistake Tannenholz alleged actions with other fine people who go to work, raise families, pay taxes, and dress up like puppy dogs and kitty cats in their spare time, sometimes as a sexual indulgence.
Tannenholz was arrested Thursday after police say he sexually penetrated a cat on more than one occasion.Police say the he abused the cat multiple times between January 2012 and January 2013. It’s unclear how they learned about the Tannenholz’s alleged actions, but an arrest warrant was issued for him in late July.
“It just means that at this point was the time when they had probable cause to do the arrest,” Deputy Prosecutor Cathy Guzman told the Statesman.
Online Furry News Magazine Flayrah reports that Tannenholz was a member of the furry fandom community. According to the website, Tannenholz was a “fursuiter” who portrayed himself as a “sparkly” husky, a blue fox named Kismet fox, and another purple canine.
While some commenters on the Flayrah article argue that publicizing rare cases like Tannenholz’s gives furries a bad rap, others that it’s better for the furry community to acknowledge these kinds of incidents.