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.…
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.…
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.…
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.…
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – An online troll hiding behind online anonymity to send hateful messages to the parents of Madeleine McCann, has been found dead in a hotel room shortly after her identity was exposed.
Brenda Leyland, 63, was allegedly among a handful of people who feel the need to continually harass Madeleine’s parents by sending them abusive messages online.
Anyone who’s in the crime scene in any capacity is aware of the Madeleine McAnn disappearance and the campaign of hatred directed towards the McAnns from people who believe they have something to do with it — even though there isn’t a shred of proof to support that belief.
On Twitter, Facebook and even forums like ours, people state they want the McAnns killed or to suffer a variety of different fates. Leyland, using the Twitter handle sweepyface, once posted she wanted the couple to “suffer for the rest of their miserable lives.”
Some people were rightfully concerned with these messages and started gathering as much information as they could, eventually handing over seven years worth of info on the accounts making these comments to Scotland Yard.…
KENNER, LA – Police say two Destrehan High School English teachers decided to throw away their careers, relationships, reputations and possible freedom all so they could take turns sitting on some 16-year-old dick.
Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says the two teachers, 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess, met with the student after a football game on September 12th, then drove to Respess’ home where they participated in a threesome that lasted until the early morning hours.
Regular readers of DD know we’ve reported on a slew of women having sex with their students, to the point that I get sick of writing them up. The obvious difference with this particular story is that it involves two teachers at the same time.
You are probably wondering, like I was, how in the hell does a scenario like this happen? How do two teachers at the same school end up having sex with the same student at the same time? It’s simple, really; word of mouth combined with a severe lack of judgement.…
FULTON COUNTY, GA – Janna Thompson has been indicted on second-degree murder and child cruelty charges after a 3-year-old boy in her daycare accidentally hanged himself while playing on a slide.
On July 9, Thomas Stephens was being watched at Janna’s Daycare, a daycare Thompson ran out of her home. According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Thompson took Stephens and two other toddlers outside to play, leaving two infants and another toddler inside her home.
At some point Janna went back inside to discipline another child.
“While the children were playing, one toddler began misbehaving,” court documents stated. “The Provider took this child inside leaving three children unsupervised on the playground. While inside, the Provider used the restroom, received a phone call and made a phone call.”
After an “undetermined amount of time,” Thompson went back outside and found Stephens laying flat on a slide with a piece of twine wrapped around his neck. The boy wasn’t breathing, so Thompson called 911 and attempted CPR. Unfortunately, Stephens would die in his mother’s arms at the hospital the following day.…
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Vicente Ridon and his wife, Dorma, have been sentenced to life behind bars after being found guilty of crimes related to the production of animal cruelty videos.
Two years ago, someone stumbled across videos of young girls torturing animals. For those of you who are unaware of these types of videos, let me ruin your morning a bit.
The videos this person found are called crush videos, and are created for people who get aroused by watching women crush things with their feet.
The videos often include women simply stepping on food or insects, but can also include women stepping on live animals like kittens, puppies, mice, reptiles, etc.
The videos the Ridons manufactured included crush-type scenes, but they also ramped up the animal abuse to horrific levels while forcing a 12-year-old girl to participate.
Their videos featured:
- a dog getting skinned alive
- rabbits flailing and screaming as their ears were cut off and as they were set on fire
- a dog getting burned with a flat iron
- a monkey and several dogs getting hit in the eyes with the sharp end of a stiletto heel
- puppies getting crushed until they vomited their own internal organs
If you want to get a taste of just how heinous these videos are, then watch the following news report.…
DALLAS, TX – Dallas police say Angel Sanches-Zenteno, 17, raped his 5-year-old cousin in an abandoned apartment before he strangled her to death then hanged her inside a closet.
Katherina Gonzalez was staying with her uncle at the Lake Highlands apartments earlier this month while her parents were at work. Police were called after the girl was reported missing, and would find her body hanging by a shirt in the closet of a vacant apartment.
Sanches-Zenteno would tell police that a man named “Carlos” forced him and Gonzales into the abandoned apartment. He said that Carlos stuffed him inside a closet for more than a half hour while his cousin was killed.
He would tell another investigator that he sexually assaulted the girl for “less than a minute” because Carlos forced him to do so at gunpoint. DNA samples collected from Gonzales would later be tested and matched DNA taken from Sanches-Zenteno.
Police have yet to find Carlos, because he doesn’t exist. A witness told police he watched Sanches-Zenteno lure Gonzalez into the abandoned apartment, telling the girl “Come on, come on.”
Sanches-Zenteno is being held in Dallas County jail on charges of capital murder and aggravated sexual assault.…