Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Woman loses trying to wake boyfriend

A 36-year-old woman lost two fingers and a thumb when she tried to wake up her boyfriend with fireworks.
The woman and her boyfriend told the Gainesville Police Department that they had been drinking before the incident at the Georgetown apartments.  The woman said she was holding a fireworks novelty item in her hand when she lit the fuse. She had been planning to toss the device out the front door, thinking it would make enough noise to wake her boyfriend.
Instead, the device exploded in her hand, tearing off her thumb, middle and ring fingers. The blast was so powerful that police said they found one bone remnant embedded in the ceiling.
The woman was taken to Shands at the University of Florida. Her boyfriend told police he did not realize that the couple had any fireworks left over from the Fourth of July. He also said the woman’s actions were out of character.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Bat causes plane to turn around
It sounds like the plot to a sequel of Samuel L Jackson's action film, Snakes on a Plane, but during a flight in America a bat caused panic among the passengers on-board.
The animal was filmed flying through the cabin during a Delta Airways flight causing so much distress that the pilot was forced to return to the departure airport in Madison, Wisconsin.
Passenger Mike Schmidt filmed the bat flying over passenger’s heads as they ducked and screamed. The animal was finally contained when it flew into the onboard toilet and a passenger shut the door.
Rescuers end up being rescued
Authorities in Massachusetts said three rescuers searching for a lost woman in the forest ended up lost themselves when they found the woman.
Fall River police said two officers and an environmental officer began searching in the Freetown State Forest when a 25-year-old woman was reported lost in the forest.
The officers found the woman safe, but the group soon discovered they did not know the way out of the woods.
The group was found by a Massachusetts State Police helicopter and they were guided to safety.
Woman awakes to strange teenager in bed
A Des Moines Iowa woman woke up to find a drunken teenager in her bed, police say.
Carla Kraninger, 47, of Des Moines woke up Monday to find someone in her bed with her, and initially thought it was her son. She quickly realized it was not her son and called police. Kraninger and her son tried to wake up the trespasser, but the teen was too intoxicated to respond.
Police said the youth, a Southeast Polk High School student, said he had a beer with some friends earlier and they dropped him off at what he believed to be his mother's house.
The teen, which had a blood-alcohol content of 0.115 at the time, was released to his mother and received a delayed referral on charges of trespass and public intoxication.
Police retrieve ring from stomach
A home repairman working in Cicero, Ill., stole a diamond ring and swallowed it but its owner got it back anyway, law enforcement officials said.
Wilfredo Gonzalez, 30, of Chicago has been charged with felony theft.
Gonzalez was doing remodeling work in the victim's home when he asked to use the bathroom, the Cook County state's attorney's office said.
Prosecutors said when he finished; the homeowner noticed her diamond ring was missing. She told her husband. Gonzalez denied the theft and began struggling with the husband, prosecutors said.
Police took Gonzalez to a nearby hospital, where the ring showed up in an X-ray of his stomach.
Cicero police recovered the ring -- but didn't say how they did it.
Who gets the $150,000 payout?
Shortly after a young inmate killed her prison guard husband, Julia Ann Hesson filed for survivor's benefits.
But the Ohio woman didn't expect the response from the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Office, a national program that dispenses death benefits to families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
The office denied Hesson's claim, saying another woman deserved the benefit award of more than $150,000.
That woman's name is Julie Keady Hesson. She's 41 and lives in St. Petersburg. She had been married to William Hesson, too. In fact, officials said, the two never divorced.
The Ohio woman, 29, is appealing the board's decision, and the intriguing case is now making its way through civil court in Pinellas County.
Pictures of the day
Want to make your eyes really sparkle? A company is offering contact lenses fitted with real diamonds and gold. Dubbed 'eye jewelry', the bling eyewear sees 18 diamonds studded onto an 18-carat gold plate on a special lens. Created by Shekhar Eye Research in Mumbai, the 'La SER' brand lenses can be custom-made at a cost of $15,000 a pair in four designs of diamonds on white gold, diamonds on yellow gold or just gold or yellow gold.
Woman let 6-year-old niece drive car
Police say a Pennsylvania woman endangered her 6-year-old niece by having the girl back the woman's car out of a tight parking spot, wrecking two other cars in the process.
Police charged 55-year-old Rebecca Beatty, of Aliquippa. Beatty picked up her niece from a dance program at Ambridge Area High School.
When Beatty found another car parked so close that she couldn't get in her vehicle. Police say that's when she had her niece back the car out.
Police say the child hit a parked car, pushing it over a curb until it hit another car parked on the street.
Arizona man shoots penis
A suburban Phoenix man is recovering after police say he accidentally shot himself in the penis while putting his girlfriend's gun in the waistband of his pants.
Chandler police say 27-year-old Joshua Seto and his fiancee, Cara Christopher, were walking toward a grocery store when the shooting happened last week. The gun fired, striking Seto's penis and continuing through his left thigh.
The 911 operator told Christopher to apply direct pressure to the wound with a dry towel or T-shirt.
Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler says it's unclear if Seto has been released from the hospital or suffered any permanent damage
In the wake of the shooting, Tyler warned residents to use holsters, not waistbands, if they're going to carry a handgun.

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