Thursday, March 20, 2008

Small Bits of News

Woman Goes for Leg Operation, Gets New Anus Instead
A German retiree is taking a hospital to court after she went in for a leg operation and got a new anus instead. The woman woke up to find she had been mixed up with another patient suffering from incontinence that was to have surgery on her sphincter.
The clinic in Hochfranken, Bavaria, has since suspended the surgical team.
Now the woman is planning to sue the hospital. She still needs the leg operation and is searching for another hospital to do it.
Teen pulls down teen girl's pants, faces sex charge
A 15-year-old James City County boy is facing a sexual battery charge for pulling down the pants of a 14-year-old girl over the weekend, James City Police spokesman Mike Spearman said.The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. Saturday on DeHaven Court in the Lafayette Square apartment complex. Spearman said the boy approached the girl from behind while she was talking with a friend and pulled down her pants in front of a group of people. He then fled the scene, but was later turned in after police contacted his mother.
Police took the teenager into custody Saturday evening and he was detained at the Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center.
While it might seem like a harsh reaction to a childish prank, "Any unlawful touching is an assault," Spearman said.Sexual battery is a Class 1 misdemeanor — punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine for adults. However, the 15-year-old's case will be handled in the juvenile justice system.
Boy, 11, marries 10-year-old cousin
A 11-year-old boy has married his 10-year-old cousin in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed al-Rashidi and his unidentified cousin would seal the marriage they contracted under the sharia laws of Islam and move in together after a ceremony to take place later this year, Al-Shams newspaper reported today.
"I invite all my classmates to do like me," the boy said. He wanted to "crown a love story through marriage". The boy's father, Muraizak al-Rashidi, told the newspaper he was busy sending out invitations for a celebration to seal the marriage.
Dahim al-Jaber, the headmaster at Mohammed's school, said marriage at such a young age was "inappropriate" .
Resident Jailed For Sitting On Park Bench After Dark
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orlando man spent nine days in jail for sitting on a park bench at the wrong time of day.
William Alfred, 65, went to jail for sitting in a Parramore park after dark. Orlando police say they're enforcing a zero tolerance policy for the homeless and other violations at Z.L. Riley Park after sunset.
Video: Zero-Tolerance Crackdown Puts Man In Jail For Sitting On Park Bench
Cocaine Found In Fast Food
An Ohio woman says she found crack cocaine as an extra topping on a fast food sandwich she purchased.

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