Kirill Tereshin, 21, from Pyatigorsk in southwestern Russia, concocts a dangerous muscle-enhancing solution of olive oil, lidocaine and benzyl alcohol and injects it into his arm muscles. This gives him “bazooka” arms that doctors say may become paralyzed or even have to be amputated eventually. Tereshin has so far used 6 liters of the fluid. His biceps measure 23 inches, but he plans to continue injecting until they reach 27 inches. “I would like to get more than 1 million subscribers on Instagram and to stop working,” Tereshin told the Daily Mail. He’s considering an offer to become a porn star.
Channeling Mike Tyson
British model Chloe Hammond, 27, also known as Chloe Rebelle, succumbed to a fit of road rage on March 19 when Julie Holloway, 56, tapped on her car window to ask her to stop using her phone while driving in traffic in London. Metro News reports that Hammond responded by parking her Audi TT and then “came out of nowhere” toward Holloway, kicking her in the stomach, grabbing Holloway’s hair and biting off a piece of her ear. Holloway, bloodied and disturbed, didn’t realize part of her ear was missing until someone “picked it up off the floor.” Hammond was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent in Southwark Crown Court, and a judge sentenced her to five years in jail.
One Man Versus The Lizard People
In Parkland, Wash., state troopers and Pierce County Sheriff’s officers responded to a call about a man who had stopped his SUV in the middle of an intersection and was waving around an AK-47 and screaming about “lizard people.” The 54-year-old Eatonville man obeyed when officers ordered him to lie on the ground. But when he resisted being handcuffed, officers Tased him. He told them he had “snorted methamphetamine to lose weight” and that President Donald Trump had called his home to warn him that the lizard people were coming and his family members were already being held hostage by the “Alpha Dragon,” according to The News Tribune. “The lizard people are real,” he told police. He said he wanted to attract attention so that his “story could be documented for history.”
When People Take Drugs To Court
— Arielle Bonnici, 26, of Huntington, N.Y., arrived at the Northport Police Department and Village Justice Court to answer a summons for possession of marijuana. But before she could park her car, Bonnici, who was on her cell phone, attracted the attention of officers by cutting off an unmarked police vehicle and wheeling into the spot reserved for the chief of police. The Long-Islander News reported that when officers approached the car and Bonnici rolled down her window, a cloud of marijuana smoke poured out, and she was promptly arrested for possession again. She also got a ticket for using her cell phone while driving.
— Meanwhile, in Newberry, S.C., 31-year-old Franklin Dell Hayes of Midlands appeared on Dec. 6 at his trial for his third charge of possession of methamphetamines. As the first day of the trial came to a close, The State reports, Hayes was ordered into custody. But when Newberry County sheriff’s deputies searched him before locking him up, they found … 4 grams of meth in his pants pocket. Without knowledge of the new meth discovery, the jury sentenced Hayes to nine years in prison.
Stacy Scott of Anchorage, Alaska, arrived home to find thousands of dollars’ worth of clothing and jewelry missing, along with a signature item, George the mounted zebra head, which was a gift from a friend. The thief was bold enough to call a taxi to use as the getaway car. He loaded the zebra head into its trunk. All of this was caught on surveillance cameras at Scott’s home. Anchorage police tracked down and arrested Desiree Fuller, 38, for felony burglary and theft, and recovered most of Scott’s items. But George remained at large until the cab driver saw a story on KTVA-TV and contacted the station. He had been holding the zebra head hostage because Fuller hadn’t paid her cab fare.
No Longer Weird
Firefighters in North Philadelphia burrowed through trash for hours to free a man who was trapped in the back of a garbage truck on Nov. 27. Philadelphia Police were not sure how the 33-year-old unnamed man had landed in the truck, but speculated he may have been sleeping in a dumpster when it was emptied into the truck. WCAU News reported that the man went to the hospital with abdomen, hip and leg injuries.
Two American tourists, Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, of San Diego, were arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, and detained in an immigration detention center after they posted a “butt-selfie” on Instagram. It was taken in front of the Buddhist temple Wat Arun, or Temple of the Dawn. The pair’s Instagram account, “traveling butts,” showcased their hindquarters at tourist sites around the world, but it was deleted shortly after the arrests. District police chief Jaruphat Thongkomol told Reuters that the two would also be fined for a similar photo at a different temple.
No Writing On Livers
In Birmingham, England, renowned 53-year-old surgeon Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty to branding his initials onto human livers using an argon beam during transplant surgeries. A colleague first noticed the initials “S.B.” in 2013 on an organ during a follow-up surgery, which sparked an investigation. Bramhall resigned in 2014. He acknowledged that marking his patients’ livers had been a mistake. But former patient Tracy Scriven of Dyrham, Wiltshire, told the Birmingham Mail that he should be reinstated. “Is it really that bad? I wouldn’t have cared if he did it to me. The man saved my life.”
Inept Santa Moves
Jesse Berube, 32, of Rocklin, Calif., tried using a favorite trick of Old St. Nick. But he got stuck in the chimney of a Citrus Heights business he was trying to rob and had to call police for help. ABC News reported that Sacramento firefighters responded and used special equipment to free Berube, who now faces one count of burglary. Citrus Heights police said Berube “does not have the same skills as the real deal.”
More Bad News For The Mail
— Lorette Taylor of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, was responsible for meting out her family’s inheritance after her father’s death. She sent a bank draft last February to her brother, Louis Paul Hebert, for $846,648. Hebert waited at his local UPS store for the check to arrive, but nothing came in. “I came back in the evening. Nothing shows up,” he told the CBC. UPS could trace the package only to its distribution center north of Toronto. So, along with sending an apology for Hebert’s inconvenience, UPS refunded the $32 shipping fee. Taylor’s bank, TD Canada Trust, initially assured her the check would be canceled. But two days later, the bank refused to issue a new draft until Taylor signed an indemnity agreement making her and her heirs liable for life should the original check be cashed. Not only that, the bank then asked her to put up collateral against the new bank draft, but that request was later recalled. Finally, 10 months after the whole ordeal began, the bank released the money, and Hebert, at press time in December, was making the 273-mile drive to pick up the check in person.
— An employee at a TCBY yogurt shop in Matthews, N.C., got a surprise while opening three packages that had been delivered to the store. They were filled with $220,000 worth of marijuana. It turned out the packages had been delivered to the wrong address and were meant for a P.O. Box at the postal store next door. While the origin of the packages is still unknown, the drugs and the recipient’s information have been turned over to police, who report that no arrests have been made.
A Hole Is Not A Home
An unnamed man in Catherine Way, Batheaston, England, started digging a “very deep” hole in his yard. He then caused a neighborhood disruption when he climbed into the hole and refused to come out. Neighbor Dominic Denny told the Bath Chronicle that “it started at about 4 am … when there was a lot of shouting and screaming coming from the house opposite me. The young man’s family was outside trying to get him back in the house.” Emergency responders from a variety of services converged on the scene, even bringing a crane to lower into the hole to retrieve the man. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police later reported that the incident was resolved and “the man got out of the hole of his own accord.”