Lux, the 22-pound Himalayan feline (L) and Teresa Barker, owner, with 7-month-old baby.
*OK, your first response to a story like this might be laughter, but your second would be like: What would I do?
A real call to 911 came from a man who is obviously a little embarrassed and a lot terrified.
Because the 22-pound cat who has lived with his family for years (and has a violent past) is very mad, and holding him and his family hostage on the other side of the bedroom door.
What could they possibly have done to make a cat behave this way, you might ask?
Ebony Wilkerson, accused of driving minivan with kids into the ocean, takes oath in Volusia County court in Florida
*Boy, its hard for a logical person to even fathom where one’s mind would have to be to do what Ebony Wilkerson, 32, did to her own children. The mother of three (now pregnant with a fourth!) appeared in a Volusia County courtroom in Florida recently to face charges after driving her three screaming children into the ocean waves.
Charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder and child abuse with great harm, Wilkerson is currently in custody with her bail set at $1.2 million.
Prior to placing the full weight of her foot on the accelerator and driving the terrified children into the ocean, this mother had told them to close their eyes and go to sleep, authorities said.
Wilkerson had been stopped two hours prior and questioned for 30-minutes by police, but according to chief Mike Chitwood, she couldn’t be held because she seemed lucid and her children were not in distress. Continue reading
*A University of Maryland East Shore beauty queen has been forced to relinquish her crown. Porsha Simone Harvey was an honor student who studied dance, acrobatics, piano and violin when she first gained recognition in 2012 as a contestant in the Miss Delaware USA pageant, a precursor to the Miss USA contest.
Now, she has been charged with disruptive behavior in an exchange with a campus police officer, and, in a separate incident, cited for possessing marijuana in a Somerset County courthouse.
But as Harvey resigned Wednesday as Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and tells university officials that recent events devalued her role as a student leader, it appears that the choice to step down may not necessarily have been all hers. Continue reading
*In a horrific turn of events, Chris Elvis, a man of Nigerian descent, has been arrested for the alleged murder of his son, Godrich, (pictured).
The 4-year-old was apparently beaten to death by his father, who had padlocked his mouth to prevent him from screaming as the ‘evil’ was being beaten out of him, according to the International Business Times. Continue reading
*His football coach says 28 colleges were trying to sign him, but now, instead of choosing which team to play for, 17-year-old Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad, a senior at Ft. Pierce Central High, is under arrest for lewd and lascivious behavior with a 14-year-old girl.
Though he has already committed to play his college ball at the University of Louisville on a full scholarship, this dude’s career could very well be over before it even gets started.
Dumb move, if he’s guilty, right? Continue reading
Joseph Earl Jackson claims he was fired because he wouldn’t comply with advances made by his white female boss and a co-worker.
*Sexual harassment stinks, no matter who its aimed at, as one African American man found out.
For seven months Joseph Earl Jackson alleged that he endured vulgar advances and sexual innuendos from two white female bosses who treated him like a “piece of meat” and when he didn’t reciprocate, he was fired.
Jackson says his supervisors at Open Communications Omnimedia in Chelsea, where he worked in public relations, flirted with him, fondled him and even asked him to take part in a salacious “bang sesh.”
Now he’s taking them to court. Continue reading
Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin was arrested last week after filming officers. KENS 5 screenshot
Where is the justice, you may ask? Even when you are attempting to compliment police officers, your actions can be mistaken.
Just ask Nigerian-born, San Antonio resident Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin, who was sitting at a bus stop with her bike parked nearby. As a former intern at the Bexar County district attorney’s office, she was spending her time filming speed traps – police officers stopping drivers for going too fast.
But this was no attempt to shame the officers. According to KENS 5, she actually posted positive officer news to her friends on Facebook that read:
“This is where our funding is going, straight into hard police work.”
Which makes what happened next so incredibly hard to believe.
*Uh boy. You have to wonder sometimes: What is it going to take for some of us to get it through our heads that if we don’t want to live with the threat of our intimate photos and videos being put on blast, there’s only one solution: stop posing for them.
Or at least make sure we have personally erased them from the phone before we trade it in!
Too bad one Los Angeles woman neglected to do this. Now she has put her humiliation aside long enough to file a lawsuit; in which she claims a Sprint employee found two pictures of her engaged in sex and used the Facebook app on her phone to upload them; making them visible to her family, friends and co-workers.
Oh man! Continue reading