Three Ohio women who were snatched off the same Cleveland block about 10 years ago were found alive in the home of a Cleveland school bus driver on Monday.
The driver, Ariel Castro, 52, was taken into custody Monday along with his 2 brothers. Castro kept the women hidden in a basement for 10 years, according to police. At least one of the women gave birth to a daughter, now 6, while in captivity.
Charles Ramsey, a neighbor who rescued Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, said he was at McDonald’s when he heard a woman screaming hysterically inside a nearby house.
“This girl is kicking the door and screaming,” he told local NBC affiliate WKYC-TV.
Ramsey said the woman screamed, “Help me get out! I’m Amanda Berry… I’ve been missing for 10 years!” Ramsey said he believed the woman was involved in a domestic violence dispute.
Berry was snatched at age 16 in 2003, as she left her job at McDonald’s. DeJesus was 14 when she was taken while walking home from school in 2004. Knight was kidnapped in 2002.
Ramsey and another man broke down the door so Berry could escape. “We had to kick open the bottom,” Ramsey told WEWS-TV. “Lucky on that door it was aluminum. It was cheap. She climbed out with her daughter.”
“I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” Ramsey told the station. “Either she homeless or she’s got problems. That’s the only reason she’d run to a black man!”
Lately it seems troubled pop singer Justin Bieber’s name has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Bieber, 19, caused a commotion when he showed up 2 hours late for a concert at London’s 02 Arena in March. Then he feigned breathing problems to gain sympathy from his fans and the press.
He followed those antics up by leaving an insulting message in the visitor’s log at Holocaust victim Anne Frank’s memorial center. Now comes word that Swedish police found pot and a stun gun on Bieber’s tour bus on Wednesday. His 15 minutes aren’t up yet?
According to the Huffington Post, two U.S. officials confirmed to the Associated Press that 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unarmed when he was found hiding in a boat on Friday, April 19. No gun was found in the boat, according to the AP.
This contradicts the blatant lies told by Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who said his officers and SWAT team members “exchanged gunfire” with the suspect. Davis’ exact words were:
“Over the course of the next hour or so we exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was inside the boat, and ultimately the hostage rescue team of the F.B.I. made an entry into the boat and removed the suspect, who was still alive.”
He was wrong on both counts; there was no gunfire exchanged and the FBI did not enter the boat or remove the suspect.
A photo taken by a CBS cameraman during the standoff clearly shows Tsarnaev exiting the boat under his own power.
Former rapper Trina Laverne Taylor broke down in tears after being informed of the death of her younger brother in Miami on Tuesday (April 23).
According to Miami police, Wilbrent Bain, 19, was shot multiple times by a friend outside his home in unincorporated North Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade County police said Bain was on a bicycle at NW 91st Street and 24th Avenue when Ron Dobson, 27, produced a gun from his waistband and shot Bain who was unarmed. Bain was transported to a local Miami hospital, where he died.
300,000 protesters took to the streets in Paris, France to demonstrate against the gay marriage law which was approved by the lower house of the French Parliament last month. The ‘marriage for everyone’ bill comes up for a vote in the Senate next.
France becomes the fourteenth country in the world to legalize same sex marriage. The law was not put to a vote by the people, which angered many French citizens.
The French protesters believe the gay marriage law was passed due to the majority of homosexual politicians in the French parliament.
According to an unsealed federal indictment, a Baltimore jail inmate has sired 5 babies with 4 female guards at the Baltimore City Detention Center, The Baltimore Sun reports. Those guards were named in the indictment, along with 9 of their co-workers, for enabling a prison gang’s drug trafficking and money laundering enterprise behind bars. Baltimore was the backdrop for the critically-acclaimed HBO TV series The Wire.
Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband James Toth were arrested and Toth was charged with DUI during a traffic stop in Atlanta early Friday morning.
The petite 37-year-old star is seen hanging her head in shame in her mugshot which has been transmitted around the world. The mother-of 3 dyed her blond locks brunette for her role in her new movie “The Good Lie,” which is being shot in Atlanta.
Toth was driving a leased Ford Fusion with Witherspoon in the passenger seat when a Georgia State trooper pulled them over.
As the trooper administered a breathalyzer test on Toth, Witherspoon kept getting out of the car.
“Do you know my name?” Witherspoon asked the trooper, according to the report. “You are going to be on national news.”