NOBLESVILLE, IN - The teen who helped save two children after they fell into an icy reservoir in 2010 was killed after one of her friends carelessly pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger.
Some of you may remember 16-year-old Aubrey Peters. In 2011, the Red Cross honored Peters and her grandparents as a Red Cross Hall of Famers after they helped save two little girls that had fallen through the ice at the Morse Reservoir.
Unfortunately, the teen died after a total idiot pointed a gun at her chest and pulled the trigger. What makes the entire situation more tragic is the person who pulled the trigger was one of her friends who thought the gun was unloaded.
According to court documents, Peters was with friends in a home when 20-year-old Jacob McDaniel grabbed a handgun and asked Peters if she wanted to hold it. When she said she didn’t, witnesses say McDaniel “dropped the magazine from the gun, pointed it at Aubrey, took the safety off, and pulled the trigger.”
Immediately after being shot, witnesses say Peters clutched her chest and asked, “What just happened?” before collapsing.…Continue Reading
MILWAUKEE, WI — A man accidentally electrocuted himself while on the roof of a building, possibly while trying to steal copper.
Police believe 38-year-old Devon Williams was on a roof attempting to cut power lines to a business in an attempt to disable their security system, or to remove the copper from the cables. If he knew it or not, the wires were hot and he was probably protected by the rubber soles of his shoes and the rubber handle of the bolt cutters he was using.
He had successfully cut some segments of cable without killing himself, but ended up leaning over and making contact with the aluminum siding of the building. For those of you unfamiliar with electricity, this is bad. For those unfamiliar with electrocution, and going by the size of those cables, it’s likely all the muscles in Williams’ body instantly contracted and caused his heart and lungs to stop immediately.
So while it was as stupid death, it was a relatively painless one. Investigators believe that someone was holding a ladder for Williams, but took off when the shit in Williams’ bowels began to boil.…Continue Reading
Vancouver, WA - A police scanner enthusiast in Vancouver unwittingly live-tweeted the fatal crash that killed her husband Wednesday afternoon.
It all started after The Columbian started reporting the crash on Twitter based on emergency scanner traffic. Caran Johnson, known as @scancouver on Twitter, has been listening to police scanners since college and also began tweeting about the crash. This isn’t out of the ordinary, as Johnson seems to be known to local news outlets and has more than 13,000 community-related tweets.
Over the next four hours, Johnson tweeted about the crash. She first began commenting on how horrible it was that someone had died, and how much she hated Highway 205. These tweets soon turned to worry about her husband, Craig Johnson, who had left work feeling ill and had not made it home yet. Even worse, he used that same stretch of highway and he wasn’t answering his phone.
After some back and forth between her and police as she tries to get more information regarding the vehicles involved in the crash, her worst fears are realized when she is notified her husband was in one of the vehicles, and he had died at the scene.…Continue Reading
WINTER HAVEN, FL — A woman is facing murder charges after police say she accidentally shot and killed her daughter, thinking it was her boyfriend.
According to police, 52-year-old Adele Bing got into an altercation with her boyfriend on Monday. The boyfriend left the home and went to the hospital to treat injuries he says he received after Adele hit him in the head with a gun.
Police responded after being notified by hospital staff, and were interviewing the boyfriend at the hospital when they received a call about a shooting at Adele’s address. When they arrived at the home, they found Adele’s daughter, 22-year-old Ruby Bing, lying dead on the ground in front of her mother’s home.
Turns out that Ruby picked the absolute worst time to pay her mother a surprise visit her 4-month-old daughter. Adele was inside, but said she was afraid the “banging” and “kicking” she heard at the front door was her boyfriend returning to kill her.
Armed with a baseball bat and a .22 caliber handgun, Adele opened the door.…Continue Reading
ARLINGTON, TX – Back in July we reported on Rosa Esparza, the 54-year-old grandmother who was killed after being thrown from a Six Flags roller coaster.
The family eventually sued Six Flags, the suit revealing some gruesome details regarding Esparza’s death. Now a 20-page police report by the Arlington Police Department reveals that the ride operator didn’t think that Esparza’s safety bar was secured correctly.
On July 19, Esparza was at Six Flags over Texas with her daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. It was her first time at the theme park, and her first time riding one the park’s signature attractions – the Texas Giant. This wooden coaster has one of the steepest drops in the world for a wooden roller coaster, yet didn’t include seat belts or shoulder harnesses for the rider.
At the time, the only thing holding your ass in the seat was a T-bar mechanism that locks over your lap. Despite her size and shape, Esparza met all the qualifications needed to ride the coaster as evident by the ride operators letting her on in the first place.…Continue Reading
WALTON COUNTY, GA - A 2-year-old girl suffered burns to 30 percent of her body after she caught on fire while sliding down a slide that had been lubricated with gasoline.
Investigators say the girl was playing on a swing set at her father’s home when her 4-year-old sister got her hands on a gas can and poured gasoline down the plastic slide to make it more slippery.
When the younger girl went down the slide, it is believed static electricity ignited the gas and set the girl on fire. The girls’ father had just stepped inside when the accident happened, but heard her screams and doused her with water.
She was rushed to a nearby fire station for help, then later transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she was placed in a medically induced coma. Sheriff Joe Chapman said that no charges are pending as it appears to be nothing more than a tragic accident.
Russellville, AR - Police responding to a call of a possible shooting in a Wal-Mart parking lot found a man who’d been shot in the back with a shotgun. The suspect? The man’s toddler.
It’s being reported that the child was climbing into his father’s truck with the help of an older child, and grabbed on to an unsecured, loaded shotgun in the process. The toddler accidentally pulled the shotgun’s trigger, shooting his father, identified as Monty Wheeler, in the back. Wheeler was taken to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center by EMS and has since been released in stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, but I hope to at least see a charge of child endangerment. Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons said they will decide what charges, if any, will be filed once they have all the facts.
Wheeler lists his employer as the Dardanelle Police Department, so you’d expect he’d know how to better store and protect his weapons around children. On Oct. 31st, Wheeler shared a photo on Facebook that shows a child saying “Thank you daddy for Loving me enough to carry a gun.”
I am by no means against ownership of guns for protection or concealed carry, but if you are going to carry or even own a weapon of any kind, please learn and practice safe storage.…Continue Reading
CLARKSVILLE, GA – A man in Georgia will face criminal charges after he accidentally set his wife on fire at a gas station while refueling his pickup truck.
Security footage from a Clarksville gas station shows 37-year-old Austin Dawkins pumping gas while talking to his 30-year-old wife, Jessica Dawkins. For some inexplicable reason, Austin ignites a cigarette lighter and then lowers his hand towards his truck’s gas tank.
No surprise to anyone with a functioning brain, the gas fumes immediately ignited and set the truck on fire. Jessica might have walked away from this unharmed, but her idiot husband made matters worse by removing the flaming gas nozzle from his truck.
As you can see in the following video, Jessica is hauling ass away from the truck when Austin decides to point the flame-spewing nozzle in his wife’s direction, dousing her with a hefty dose of Liquid Hell. Jessica is last seen running out of the camera’s view, clearly on fire. She did not die, but did suffer second- and third-degree burns to her legs, arms, back and head.…Continue Reading
PALM BAY, FL — We have yet another story of a man accidentally setting himself on fire, but at least this time it didn’t have anything to do with a cigarette. This one involves a man accidentally setting himself on fire while lighting a gasoline soaked cross in his yard for Halloween.
Police say 50-year-old Ron Neilson was putting out some Halloween decorations Tuesday night at his home, including a set-piece that consisted of a small burning cross surrounded by some lit candles. After Neilson had arranged the candles around the gasoline-soaked cross, he attempted to light one of the candles.
Although he didn’t get gas on himself, when Neilson tried lighting the candle the surrounding gas fumes ignited and created a small explosion that set Nielson’s clothes on fire. Neilson immediately began screaming for help as he rolled on the ground in an attempt to put out the flames that witnesses say reached as high as six feet. Lucky for him, his wife and neighbors heard his screams.…Continue Reading
Toledo, OH - A man who died after accidentally setting himself on fire was seen moments earlier smoking a cigarette while carrying a gas mower.
Jamar Allen, 41, was seen smoking while carrying a gasoline-powered lawnmower into the basement of an apartment building where he lived and worked as a maintenance worker. Witnesses said they heard a crash, then watched as a screaming Allen came running out of the basement engulfed in flames.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find Allen in the street. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. As for the building, it suffered minimal damage as the blaze was confined to a concrete block room in the basement.
Not surprisingly, seeing as we now have over 8000 articles, this isn’t the first story we’ve reported on in which a man burned to death because he was smoking a cigarette. Last year we told you about 43-year-old Gary Banning. He was the North Carolina man who took a drink from a friend’s mason jar, not realizing it was gasoline.…Continue Reading
San Francisco, CA - A woman who went missing from her hospital room was found dead 17 days later in one of the hospital’s stairwells.
On September 19th, 57-year-old Lynne Spaulding was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital, apparently for complications from a bladder infection. Her family says she was frail and thin when admitted, and were worried about her condition. Hospital staff were supposedly checking on Spaulding every 15 minutes due to her “frail condition and confused mental state,” which sounds a bit more serious than a simple bladder infection. Although, some sources are saying the medication the hospital had her on was making her disoriented.
The hospital said they last saw Spaulding in her fifth floor room at 10:15 am on September 21st, and that her condition had improved. A nurse checked on her fifteen minutes later and she was gone. When her boyfriend and two friends came to visit Spaulding shortly after, they were told she’d gone missing. Her family filed a missing persons report after the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and hospital staff conducted, what they believed to be, a thorough search of the hospital.…Continue Reading
CORONA, CA - A 34-year-old man died an unbelievably horrible death earlier this month after he became entangled in a conveyor belt and was pulled into a machine that crushes asphalt.
Rolando Anaya was working at an asphalt production plant when the poor guy got caught up in the conveyor belt of a mobile asphalt crusher, a machine that makes crushed aggregate used in road construction.
“The laborer was working near a conveyor belt underneath an asphalt grinder and got caught on the conveyor belt and pulled into the grinder,” said Kathleen Hennessey of Cal-OSHA.
OSHA inspectors went out to the plant to check things out, then later closed it down until certain conditions are fixed. “I don’t know the specific conditions, but it appears there are more than one,” said Hennessey.
It’s been a while since we’ve posted a workplace death, but now we can add being crushed in a mobile asphalt grinder to horrifying ways to die while on the job, including being cooked to death in an industrial tuna steamer, dying from an exploding beer keg, falling into a wood chipper, dying in a manure pit, being pressed in an industrial paper rolling machine, cooking in an industrial dryer, suffocating in a pile of pinto beans, drowning in a vat of boiling chocolate, and falling into an industrial meat grinder.…Continue Reading
Douglasville, GA - A senior at a Georgia high school is being treated for burns to 25 percent of her body after a science experiment went wrong during her school’s open house, and she was caught on fire.
On Thursday, Chapel Hill High School was hosting an Advanced Placement Open House where groups of students conduct presentations throughout the building. One group was showing how you can identify chemicals by the color of their flame when burning.
Surveillance video captured the moment a flammable liquid came out of its container too quicklyand ignited. The resulting fireball set a 12th grade female student on fire, and people nearby learned how to identify a human by the color of their flame when burning. (Hint: Bright yellow and screaming).
One of the student’s teachers who’d been monitoring the experiment took her down to the ground in an effort to extinguish the flames, but was having some trouble. Another teacher handed 17-year-old Will Wheeler a fire blanket that he was able to use to finally put out the fire.…Continue Reading
Ravenna, OH – A 15-year-old girl learning to drive was killed on Sunday after the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train.
Sierra Thornton had recently received her temporary driver’s permit and was driving on an access road with her father and four younger sisters. At around 6 p.m. they approached a railroad crossing near her home that doesn’t have a crossing gate.
The girl didn’t see or hear the approaching train, but her father did. When he alerted her, she panicked and ended up stopping in the middle of the tracks. “She got into a panic and didn’t know what to do and was not able to get out of the way of the train,” Portage County Sheriff David Doak said. “We think she was trying to get the vehicle into another gear or trying to back up.”
Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to get out off the tracks, and a Norfolk Southern train struck the driver’s side of the SUV, killing Thornton. Her father was conscious after the crash, and he and his other daughters were taken to the hospital.…Continue Reading
PHOENIX, AZ - A 24-year-old woman died while hugging her boyfriend after he accidentally fired a gun he was removing from his waistband.
Police say Amanda Mosley and her 18-year-old boyfriend were hugging Tuesday morning when she informed him that the gun he had in his waistband was causing some discomfort.
When the unidentified teen removed the gun, it accidentally discharged, and a bullet struck Mosley. She would die after being rushed to the hospital. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the shooting appeared to be accidental but they will continue to investigate.
“We understand that she wanted to hug the 18-year-old. He had a gun in his waistband. It caused some discomfort while they were hugging. They started to remove the handgun and that’s when it accidentally went off is what we have obtained at this point from this 18-year-old,” said Sgt. Steve Martos.
The underlined part was by me. I thought the use of the word “they” was interesting. Although, the story was told to him by the teen who had just killed his girlfriend, so who knows what really happened.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, KY - A 16-year-old died on Sunday after trying to pull a Halloween prank and accidentally hanged himself in his front yard.
Jordan Morlan had spent all day Sunday hanging up Halloween decorations, when he decided to scare his little sister by pretending to be hanging from a noose he’d put in a tree in the front yard. His stunt worked a little too well.
According to the coroner, Morlan became disoriented after the noose cut off oxygen to his brain within 20 to 30 seconds and, as he’d planned, his little sister found him hanging from the tree. She alerted their mother, who was rushed outside but was unable to cut her son down. What a friggin’ nightmare.
Morlan was rushed to the hospital in a coma and placed on a ventilator until his organs began failing. He died 12 hours later. LMPD homicide detectives have determined Morlan’s death was a tragic accident.
Morlan’s mother said her son, a sophomore honor student at Fern Creek High School, loved to play pranks and loved Halloween.…Continue Reading
A 32-year-old American woman arrived at the Alicante-Elche airport late Wednesday on a flight from London’s Gatwick airport with her baby and another young child. Her husband, a Canadian, was waiting for her in another part of the airport.
The woman made her way to the baggage area where she was retrieving items from a baggage carousel that holds over-sized bags and items like car seats, strollers, etc. The carousel only moves in one direction and is only activated when items are placed on top of it.
According to sources, the woman placed or dropped her baby on the conveyor belt when she climbed up to retrieve a pushchair that had become stuck. The belt started moving after the sensors detected something had been placed on top of it, and within seconds, the baby’s head was crushed in a 10cm gap where two baggage belts converged.
To help better form that horrific mental image going on in your head, here’s a picture of the gap between the two belts.…Continue Reading
Gonzales, LA - A three-year-old boy died on Sunday after he wandered away from his home and got his head trapped inside a partially open car window.
The boy’s family told investigators that the toddler wandered out of the house without any of the adults in the house knowing. After just a few minutes, the adults realized he was missing and started looking for him.
He was found hanging by the neck from the partially opened window of a Chevy Lumina parked outside. When responders arrived, the boy had already been removed from the window. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m.
The boy wasn’t tall enough to put his head through the opening and would have needed to climb on something to reach the window, deputies said. Sheriff’s Office detectives are still investigating the death.…Continue Reading
Brooklyn, NY -Law-enforcement officials say 19-year-old Roman Pirozek Jr. was partially-decapitated by his own remote-controlled helicopter at a Brooklyn park Thursday afternoon.
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. at Calvert Vaux Park while Pirozek, a remote-controlled helicopter enthusiast known for his aggressive flying, was with his father performing a trick with his model helicopter.
The $2000 helicopter (the one pictured) ended up striking Pirozek, cutting off the top of his head, slashing his throat, and shearing off part of his shoulder. He was killed instantly.
Pirozek was an avid model helicopter enthusiast and the vice-president of the Seaview Rotary Wings, a Brooklyn-based model helicopter flying club. His Facebook page and Youtube channel feature several videos of himself flying helicopters.
In one of his Youtube clips, Roman Pirozek shows his skill piloting his Trex 700 helicopter, ending with a trick that may have been a lot like the one that killed him. The trick involves Pirozek dropping the helicopter from the sky, then restarting inches from his head.
Feel real bad for the dad, but at least his son didn’t partially decapitate himself with piano wire he was using to protect some pot plants.…Continue Reading
A woman was hospitalized last week after stealing $5,000 from her boyfriend and then trying to use a toilet brush to remove the stolen money from her ass.
Police were called to a home where a man said his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, 43-year-old Christie Black, had stolen $5000 dollars. The man told police he’d suspected Black had been stealing from him so he set a trap for Black by placing two envelopes containing $5,000 in $100 bills in an old medicine bag that he then placed on a foosball table.
The man went to bed, only to wake up later to find Black was still awake and the medicine bag was missing. When he confronted Black about the missing money, Black reportedly became ill and puked up a baggy containing partially dissolved pills.
When he asked if his missing money would be coming up next, she explained that it might, just not from that end.…Continue Reading