MIDDLETOWN, OH – Authorities say 16-year-old Christian Faith Benge had a pre-existing health condition when she collapsed and died partway through a haunted house attraction.
Benge only had one lung after being born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a birth defect that prevents the lungs from developing normally.
Despite her condition and operating on one lung, she and around 100 friends and family decided to visit the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park.
The popular Halloween attraction has four haunted houses and one haunted trail with “live spooks, lunatics and chainsaw-wielding madmen.”
Benge had made it halfway through the attraction when she suddenly collapsed. Her mother immediately performed CPR but the teen would be pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.
Medical officials say part of the girl’s heart was enlarged four times its normal size. “They said she was like a time bomb,” her grandmother said.
“I trust God. He has the ultimate plan,” said Benge’s mother. “She’s better off than we are … because of her faith in Christ I know she’s home.”
This family puts a lot of faith in God, believing he’s the reason why their daughter survived a birth defect with a 40-62% mortality rate, but I don’t think I would’ve pushed my luck by taking her to a place where people try to scare the shit out of you.…
CAPE CORAL, FL – A man dining at a Golden Corral says he took a bite of his chili and quickly realized he was chewing on the head of a dead rat.
Billy Wilson said he was a weekly patron of the restaurant until Wednesday night. That’s when he noticed something crunchy in his chili, and it wasn’t one of those hard-shelled peppercorns.
“The first bite I took out of it was a crunch, and at the time I was like, maybe you know sometimes you get a hard bean inside of chili,” he said.
To his horror, it wasn’t a hard bean he spat out, but rather the head of a rat; complete with ears, eyes and a snaggletooth.
“When I saw it, I just went into the bathroom and threw up,” Wilson said. “I was like ‘ugh.’ I just couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth.”
I’m not sure if he meant the Golden Corral chili or the rat head, but he immediately notified the manager who came over to inspect the rat head.…
THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Firefighters had to rescue 28-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa after she got herself stuck in a chimney while breaking into the home of a man she met online.
Police were called to the home after neighbors reported hearing a woman crying inside the chimney at around 5:45 a.m. Deputies found Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa trapped inside the chimney. The man who lives in the home was not there at the time.
Ventura County Fire Department and Urban Search and Rescue had to dismantle the chimney and lube Nunez-Figueroa up with some dish soap before pulling her out.
She was taken to the hospital for an evaluation and later charged with illegal entry and providing false information to a peace officer.
The man who lives in the home told reporters that this is the second time Nunez-Figueroa has been found on his roof. He said he met her online recently, but had broken off the relationship after only a few dates.
He said there weren’t any red flags to alert him to any possible craziness that lurks within all females in varying degrees, until two weeks ago.…
Zhang was at the zoo with his grandfather when he climbed over a safety rail and reached inside a bear’s cage to try and give it food. The bear ended up grabbing the boy’s right arm, instead.
As Chien screamed, people tried beating the bear of the boy for 10 minutes until the bear finally ripped off Chien’s arm. It would take zoo official another 20 minutes to retrieve the arm from inside the bear’s cage.
Pictures of the poor kid are now online, showing him standing alone, in shock, with a bone protruding from his shoulder where is arm used to be. He was taken to the hospital but doctors were unable to save the arm.
I think parents in China are required by law to throw one-armed children in the trash, so Chien’s parents are understandably upset and are blaming the zoo.…
The 28-year-old has been arrested after allegedly driving around town tossing dildos at young girls, then sitting in his car to watch their reactions.
Last month, two 14-year-old girls told police that a male driver stopped his vehicle about 100 feet in front of them as they walked home from a park. The man opened his door and placed an unknown object on the ground before driving past them.
The girls said the man “was sitting there staring at them from his car with the driver’s side widow rolled down” watching their reactions as they discovered the object was a giant purple dildo.
A second report was made by a 15-year-old girl who had a similar experience as she walked home from a bus stop. She said a man threw an item out of the driver’s side window of his vehicle, which rolled slightly underneath the car.…
SAINT CHARLES, MO — Police have accused 18-year-old Desiree Cozzoni of giving her child away to a known heroin user so she could live the life of “a normal teenager,” then later called police to falsely claim her child had been kidnapped.
According to reports, Cozzoni and her 16-month-old son moved from place to place, sometimes staying with a heroin user who already lost custody of her two children and lived in motels because she was homeless.
Despite buying heroin daily and using the drug in front of Cozzoni and her her son, Cozzoni signed over custody of her son to the woman on nonlegal documents that I can only imagined looked something like this.
Then, according to court documents, Cozzoni changed her phone number to prevent the woman from being able to contact her. But for some reason, Cozzoni recently had a change of heart. For reasons unknown, she called police to report that her son had been kidnapped by the woman.
After police investigated her claims and found out the whole story, Cozzoni admitted she’d given her son to the woman so that she could go on living the life of “a normal teenager.”
Police charged Cozzoni with two misdemeanor charges of making a false report and endangering the welfare of a child.…
According to police, Sean Johnson was captured acting all suspicious and stuff on surveillance video Tuesday afternoon. In said video, Johnson is apparently seen approaching the innocent plush toy in the clearance section somewhere near the garden department. He was then seen carrying his new found love to the bedding department.
It was there, police say, that Johnson got busy.
In the surveillance video, Johnson is seen exposing his Johnson and humping the horse — utilizing short, fast movements. When finished, Johnson reportedly shot his load on the horse’s chest. Sated, Johnson placed the stuffed animal on top of a comforter set and exited the store.
I have to assume security personnel were rolling on the floor laughing, while vomiting, maybe, and that’s why they failed to apprehend the plushie fucker before he was able to make it out of the store.…
CONWAY, PA – Brittany Ruck, 25, is facing some serious charges after she allegedly pulled her 6-year-old daughter’s hair so hard that she separated the girl’s scalp from her skull.
Police were first alerted to the incident back in August after hospital officials contacted them to report they were treating a young girl for a head injury consistent with violent hair pulling.
“The head injury was described in medical terms as traction,” said Michael Priolo, of the Conway Police Department. “It is a separation between the scalp and skull which creates a void that fills with blood. The blood ended up pulling around the eyes, giving her raccoon eyes.”
When interviewed, the girl said that when she had difficulty counting to 12, her mother “pulled her out of a chair by her hair.” She said that the next day her mother pulled her into a corner by her hair.
Ruck admitted to police that she’d pulled her daughter’s hair on multiple occasions because that’s what her mother used to do to her when she was a young girl.…
DAMASCUS TWP, PA – Tristen Kurilla, 10, has been charged as an adult after admitting he beat a 90-year-old woman to death in his grandfather’s house.
Kurilla was visiting his grandfather on Saturday when he walked into the room of 90-year-old Helen Novak, whom his grandfather was caring for, and asked her a question. Novak got angry at the boy and told him to leave her room.
In response, Kurilla admitted to using a cane to hook around Novak’s neck and used the shaft to pull her back on to a bed. He then pressed the cane against Novak’s neck and punched her repeatedly in the head and stomach.
After he was finished, Kurilla told his grandfather that Novak was in her room bleeding from her mouth but didn’t admit he was the cause. His grandfather went to check on Novak and found her “breathing heavy and looking terrified.” He called 911 but found her unresponsive when he checked on her a short time later.
Novak would be taken to the hospital where she would be pronounced dead.…
CZECH REPUBLIC – This may be the very first story we’ve ever had out of the Czech Republic, where a 15-year-old girl has been accused of using an ax to chop off her friend’s fingers so she could make a sacrifice to Satan.
Authorities say it happened in the city of Brno after Alena Skrivankova went to the home of 10-year-old Jitka Svehlova and told the little girl’s parents that they were going out to play.
Once inside the woods, Skrivankova allegedly tied the younger girl to a tree and then used an axe she’d hidden in her backpack to chop off the girl’s fingers.
“Somehow the younger girl managed to escape, and her horrified parents called the police,” said a police spokesman. “When officers arrived at the scene they found the older girl sitting on the ground with the ax in one hand and the severed fingers in the other.”
Skrivankova allegedly said she cut off the girl’s fingers because she wanted to make a sacrifice to Satan. She was arrested and is now expected to undergo psychiatric assessment.…
HAUSER, ID – Jeremy McSpadden was an 18-year-old zombie actor at an Idaho corn maze who was killed Saturday night after being ran over by the Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus.
McSpadden was working at the Incredible Corn Maze where people can pay $15 to ride a modified school bus equipped with mounted paintball guns to shoot at attacking zombies.
Multiple witnesses state that as McSpadden emerged from his hiding spot and ran toward the bus, he stumbled and fell directly in front of the rear tires of the bus.
Although the bus was moving so slow that a speed didn’t register on the speedometer, the teen was unable to get out of the way and was crushed to death. Because of the bumpy terrain, most people didn’t even realize anything had happened.
It wasn’t until after the bus had traveled away, and the zombie actors were resetting for the next bus to pass by, that anyone realized McSpadden had been run over. Emergency services were called, but there really wasn’t anything they could do for the kid.…
ONEONTA, AL – A 10-year-old Boy Scout accidentally hanged himself with the rope he was using to earn a merit badge for knot tying.
A.J. Underwood was found by his mother hanging from the practice rope in his bedroom Friday night. She got him down and carried him outside screaming for help.
A neighbor performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but A.J. would be pronounced dead at St. Vincent’s Blount hospital a short time later. Investigators believe the boy’s death was a freak accident.
“We had been learning how to tie rope, tie knots in ropes in Boy Scouts,” said A.J.’s aunt, Dana Wiesman. “He came into the house and had unpacked his Boy Scout bag, and he went in his room and was apparently playing with the rope and slipped and got caught in it.”
A.J. was a student at Oneonta Elementary School and leaves behind three sisters and his mother. Wiseman said the family isn’t doing well, but that the outpouring of community support is helping them get through it minute by minute.…
Kevin Davis reportedly admitted to police back in March that he first attempted to kill his mother, Kimberly Hill, by strangling her with a power cord from a video game console. She didn’t die, though, just kept screaming and stuff, so he struck her upside the head with a hammer 20-some times. That probably did the trick, but Kevin wanted to be sure sure, so he reached inside her broken head, he told police, and moved her brain around a bit to ensure she was dead.
Once the woman was dead dead, Kevin told police he raped her “dead corpse.”
When officers asked if that was his first time, Kevin responded that yes, it was. “Guess I lost my virginity to a dead corpse,” he confessed.
Kevin had initially planned on killing his younger sister, too, but decided he’d had enough killing for one day….…
HARDWICK, VT – Second degree murder charges have been filed against a disabled teen’s mother and her boyfriend after police say they killed the boy by intentionally putting alcohol in his IV.
On Aug. 22, police responded to the home of Melissa Robitille and Walter Richter after first responders found 13-year-old Isaac Robitille dead inside.
Isaac had multiple medical issues that required caretakers, feeding tubes and IVs just to keep him alive. Robitille wrote on her blog that Isaac had a nervous system disorder and Holoprosencephaly – an anomaly in which the brain doesn’t fully divide into two hemispheres.
According to a comment made by Richter’s on his Facebook page just the other day, Isaac was well cared for and it was just his time to go.
Police disagreed with that assessment, especially after the teen’s autopsy revealed he had a BAC of 0.146, almost twice the legal limit to drive. The medical examiner’s office has ruled the boy’s death a homicide, citing alcohol as the contributing cause.
So how did the alcohol get in the boy?…
TOLEDO, OH – Markeese Cummings, 24, has been charged with punching a one-year-old in the face because she wouldn’t stop crying for her mother.
According to police, Cummings and 20-year-old Simone Day have a relationship that is purely sexual. On Monday, Cummings visited Day at her apartment where she lives with her one-year-old daughter.
Before the two had sex, Day moved her little girl to the child’s own room. After having sex, Cummings took the crying girl from her room while Day took a shower.
Cummings then took the child downstairs with him to get something to drink. When she would not stop crying for her mother, Cummings lost his temper and punched the child in the face with a closed fist “causing serious harm.”
The exact details of the child’s injuries are not being reported, but Cummings was arrested on a charge of felony battery. He was booked into the Lucas County jail where he’s being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.
This latest charge will be a nice addition to Cummings’ collection.…
SOMEWHERE – Stephen Collins, the actor who played the pastor dad in that horrible show 7th Heaven, admitted during a therapy session that he’d molested an underage girl and exposed himself to two others.
The New York Police Department has launched an investigation after a recording of the 67-year-old confessing to these crimes was made public. These recordings were made during a 2012 therapy session with his now ex-wife, Faye Grant. Grant secretly recorded the sessions and somehow TMZ recently got their hands on them.
Anyway, in the recording (listen to it here), Collins admits that he exposed himself several times to an underage relative of his first wife when the girl was 11, 12 and 13. He also admits that he had the girl place her hand on his dick.
Grant can be heard asking him if he had an erection when he exposed himself, to which he replies, “No, I mean, no. Partial, maybe, I think.”
He goes on to admit that he exposed himself to a California girl who lived in his Los Angeles neighborhood, and a 12- or 13-year-old in New York.…
SELBYVILLE, DE – Police in Delaware have arrested 30-year-old Ashley Tull after her 4-year-old girl went to daycare and started passing out bags of heroin to other children.
Workers at Hickory Tree Child Care Center called police Monday morning after they observed some of the kids with small bags of an unknown substance. The substance was later determined to be heroin.
An investigation would reveal a 4-year-old girl found 249 small bags in the backpack her mother, Ashley Tull, had given her to use after her own backpack was ruined by the family pet that night. The girl believed the small bags contained candy and began distributing them to her friends.
Although the teachers at the center were able to confiscate the bags before any of the children opened them, some were taken to the hospital for precautionary measures.
Police interviewed Tull and then took her into custody. She’s currently charged with maintaining a drug property and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Tull was released after posting $6,000 secured bond.…
SAN DIEGO, CA – Michael Lutts, a 50-year-old pediatric nurse, has been accused of sexually abusing his 6-week-old foster child, then sending photos of the abuse to another man.
According to court documents, Lutts brought the baby boy home on Aug. 4 and almost immediately began texting images of the infant to 34-year-old Stephen Schaffner of Greensboro, Maryland.
Over the next several hours, investigators say Schaffner directed Lutts to perform various sex acts on the infant and send him videos of the abuse.
Lutts honored Schaffner’s requests and sent him multiple images and videos of the sexual abuse, including images of him performing oral sex on the baby and a video of him masturbating while he fondled the infant’s genitals
Investigators say the baby can be heard crying throughout most of the videos, and can be seen still wearing a hospital tag around his leg.
Lutts is currently in custody at the San Diego Metropolitan Correctional Center. Full charges have yet to be filed against him, as more sexual abuse allegations are pending.…