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Actor Drake Bell pleaded guilty to one count of attempted child endangerment involving a minor girl in Ohio.

The former child actor and singer appeared via Zoom at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in Cleveland on Wednesday.

Fox 8 News previously reported that the victim, now 15, accused Bell of inappropriate conduct that took place in Cleveland on Dec. 1, 2017. The victim filed a police report in December 2018.

Fox 8 Cleveland reports that Bell engaged the minor girl in an inappropriate chat that "at times, was sexual in nature."

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Bell, real name Jared Drake Bell, pleaded guilty to one count of disseminating material harmful to juveniles, a 4th degree felony. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 6 to 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Judge Timothy McCormick informed Bell that prison time is not mandatory but if he is sentenced to prison time he'd be subjected to three years of probation.

The Nickelodeon star was arrested on June 3 in Cleveland. He posted a $2,500 bond and was released from the Cuyahoga County Jail.

"All facts will be revealed in a courtroom," Bell's attorney Ian Friedman said on June 4 -- which likely explains why Bell copped a plea to avoid a trial.

Child molestation victims took to social media to complain that Bell was being handled with kid gloves (no pun intended) because he is a celebrity.

Bell's sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 12.

Bell, left, is pictured with actor/comedian Josh Peck, right, at Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids Choice Awards in 2005.

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Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the victim was a boy.

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A boy who is seen being abused in a viral video on social media has been placed in the custody of the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS).

In the video, the boy is verbally and physically abused by family members, including his own mother, because he has feminine tendencies.

The video shows the word "gay" shaved into the side of the child's head.

Atlanta police said the video was shared thousands of times on social media before someone notified the authorities.

A number of Atlanta residents helped police locate the boy, named Tyler.

"The behavior in this social media post was difficult to watch and is absolutely unacceptable," a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department said.

A GoFundMe account was created by Hope Giselle, a local LGBT rights activist, and Devin Barrington-Ward, who is running for Atlanta City Council.

"Tyler is now free from the traumatic experience of dealing and engaging with his biological family and is in the hands of the Atlanta DFACS," a statement on the GFM page reads.

"We've all had the chance to witness the story of Tyler. A boy whose viral video of public humiliation based on his sexuality inflicted by his family has rocks both the LGBT and the black community via social media for the last two days. Community activist, celebrities, and organizers of all kinds have gathered together to ensure that Tyler is no longer is an occupant of the violent home featured in the video however, the story does not stop there."

 

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Chris Brown is under investigation for battery after allegedly smacking a woman so hard that he dislodged part of her hair weave.

Police responded to an assault call at the singer's San Fernando Valley home over the weekend after a woman's allegation that he hit her.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ.com the woman claimed Brown smacked her on the back of the head so hard that part of her hair weave fell off.

However, police evaluated the woman and determined she had no injuries, and no arrests were made.

Police took a battery report following the alleged incident, which may result in a misdemeanor charge against Brown.

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Brown and his representatives have yet to comment on the allegations.

It's the second time in as many months that police have been called to Brown's house - the first was in May when the Los Angeles Police Department responded to noise disturbance calls at a huge birthday bash. Police broke up the party in the early hours of the morning, and no arrests were made.

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A waitress was abducted and assaulted after she chased 5 diners who skipped out on a $70 dinner bill over the weekend.

The three Black males and two Caucasian females are seen on surveillance video leaving the Nifty Fifty's restaurant in Turnersville, New Jersey on Saturday night.

The 5 masked suspects got into a white Dodge Durango and drove off when the 20-year-old waitress chased after the vehicle, WPVI reports.

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One male suspect jumped out of the car and fled while the others pulled the waitress into the SUV and drove off.

The waitress was assaulted inside the vehicle before she was dumped by the side of a highway. She ran back to the restaurant and immediately called police.

She suffered bruises to her head, face and neck and was transported to a hospital where she was treated for head and neck injuries and a possible concussion.

Police released video footage of the abduction and asked for the public's help to identify the suspects who remained at large as of Monday morning.

"The vehicle headed north on Route 42, made a U-turn and was heading south towards Monroe Township, and [they] pushed her out of the vehicle," Washington Township Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik said.

Gurcsik urged restaurant employees not to chase diners who skip out on their bill. They should try to take down the license plate of their vehicle and report it to police.
 

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The first official Juneteenth National Independence Day weekend in America was marred by gunfire and bloodshed over the weekend.

The new federal holiday, which celebrates the end of slavery in Texas, became effective immediately after the bill was signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden last week.

However, holiday celebrations ended in shootings in Atlanta, Oakland, Aurora, Baton Rouge, Clover, South Carolina; and Flint, Michigan over the weekend.

One man was killed in a shooting in Old Fourth Ward and three separate shootings wounded three men in three hours in Atlanta over the weekend, the Atlanta Police Department said.

The multiple shootings marred Juneteenth and Father's Day celebrations in Atlanta.

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Elsewhere, one man was shot multiple times as he cowered behind two children in the Bronx Borough of New York City.

A man wearing red stumbled over the children as they walked to a store to buy a loaf of bread. Surveillance video captured another man wearing all black chase the victim and open fire as he tried to hide behind the two children, a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, who were both strangers to him.

Video shows the girl shielding her little brother from the gunfire. The gunman escaped on the back of a scooter driven by another man.

The victim took himself to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition with gunshot wounds to his back and both legs.

The two children were not injured. Their horrified parents watched the violence unfold from their apartment window.
 
"They saw the gunman running down the block shooting and they thought they were shooting their children," Mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said. "That little boy won't leave his dad's lap. When he hears a fire cracker, he thinks it's a shooting."

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The children, their parents, and 2-year-old sister were honored at a NY Yankees game on Sunday.

In other violent shootings over the Juneteenth weekend, at least 5 people died, and 44 were injured in shootings in Chicago (read here).

One person was killed and 6 wounded during shootings near a Juneteenth event in Oakland, CA.

One woman was fatally shot after she opened fire on a police officer at a Juneteenth parade in Flint, Michigan.

Police say a triple shooting killed 2 men and wounded a 3-year-old boy in Philadelphia on Saturday.

At least 1 man was killed and 4 others wounded in a possible gang-related shooting at a Juneteenth celebration in Aurora, Colorado early Sunday.

And at least 3 people were shot at a Juneteenth celebration in Clover, SC on Saturday.
 

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Federal agents arrested NBA Youngboy's older brother OG 3Three (left) who was hiding under a house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

A video circulating online shows officers with a K9 service dog dragging OG 3Three out from under the house where he was hiding.

OG's brother, NBA Youngboy is in federal custody, being held without bail for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. A judge recently denied Youngboy's second request for bail.

It is unclear if his brother was arrested on the same charges.

NBA OG 3Three's attorney allege that the rapper is being targeted by police and that his arrest came as a sting operation that police called "Never Free Again."

Both OG 3Three, 23, and NBA Youngboy, 21, are affiliated with a street gang.

NBA Youngboy, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, has six sons and two daughters to support while he sits in jail awaiting trial.

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The son of former Patriots player Vince Wilfork was arrested and charged with the theft of his father's Super Bowl rings.

D'Aundre Holmes-Wilfork, 23, is charged with selling the two Super Bowl rings and other jewelry worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Holmes-Wilfork was arrested on May 22 and charged with theft of property greater than $300,000 after Vince Wilfork reported he was missing the expensive jewelry.

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The jewels included two Super Bowl rings, two AFC championship rings and a college football championship ring Wilfork won while playing for the Miami Hurricanes.

The Galveston County District Attorney's Office complaint also listed the theft of expensive necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

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Wilfork discovered the items were missing in May 2020 while moving to a new home, according to the complaint. Wilfork didn't immediately report the items as stolen, because he thought they were in storage at his second home in Florida.

However, a Patriots fan contacted Wilfork, claiming to have acquired Wilfork's championship rings.

The fan told Wilfork he paid $62,000 for two championship rings. The rings were turned over to the Friendswood Police Department after they were reported stolen.

Wilfork is a former NFL linebacker who played 13 seasons in the NFL. He played for the New England Patriots in two Super Bowls. He announced his retirement in 2017 after signing a one-day contract with the Patriots.

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A CBS anchor went viral for excusing a shoplifter who rode his bike into a San Francisco Walgreens and cleaned the store out.

"CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil went viral on Wednesday morning after he excused a man for stealing a trash bag full of goods and fleeing the store on a bicycle.

"So crime is never justified of course," said Dokoupil. He was interrupted by co-host Anthony Mason, saying, "I will say that I think they could have made a little better effort to stop that bicycle. I mean you could have disrupted that bike."

"Well, I mean, I don't know," Dokoupil said. "You don't need to be a hero over some toothbrushes or whatever it is."

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Dokoupil implied that the Black male shoplifter was "desperate" and probably needed essential items, such as a toothbrush and hair products.

"That reads also as an act of desperation. I mean, you're not getting rich off what you take from a Walgreens, you're getting probably something you need. I don't know the details of that particular case."

The incident happened at the Walgreens on the corner of Gough and Fell Streets in very liberal San Francisco.

The police stopped answering shoplifting calls after a 2014 ballot referendum downgraded property theft of less than $950 to a misdemeanor.

Now shoplifting is so routine in San Francisco, that shoplifters often sell their stolen merchandise on the sidewalk around the corner from the store they stole from.

ABC7 reporter Lyanne Melendez tweeted a video of the shoplifting incident on Monday, and her video went viral.

Pop singer Aubrey O'Day was also criticized for saying shoplifting is justified because Walgreens' CEO earns millions of dollars in bonuses.

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An Ohio woman allegedly assaulted McDonald's employees because they refused to mix three flavors of a frozen beverage.

However, the employees turned the tables on the aggressive customer and snatched her wig back.

The incident took place on Monday, June 14, in Ravenna, Ohio. Viral cellphone video shows Cherysse Helena Cleveland assaulting two McDonald's employees who declined her request to mix three flavors into one Slushie drink.

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Cleveland, 44, is seen shoving and punching two female employees when they tried to stop her from going behind the counter to mix the drink herself at a slushie machine.

The employees repeatedly asked Cleveland to leave but she ignored their requests and continued to hit them and scream verbal abuse.

At one point, Cleveland snatched the mask off one employee and threw a cup of ice in her face.

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Forced to defend herself, one employee grabbed a handful of Cleveland's hairweave and punched her repeatedly, as a customer yelled, "Worldstar."

Police arrived minutes later and placed the agitated customer under arrest around 9:40 a.m.

Her bond was set at $1,000 and she was ordered to stay away from the McDonald's employees.

CAUTION: This video contains profanity and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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The brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles was nearly attacked in an Ohio courtroom after a judge acquitted him of triple murder on Wednesday.

Tevin Biles-Thomas was accused of a New Year's Eve 2018 shooting at a Airbnb house that killed three people, Johnson, 19, Toshaun Banks, 21, and Devaughn Gibson, 23.

The courtroom erupted after Judge Joan Synenberg issued her ruling at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland.

A woman rushed toward Biles-Thomas and yelled, "I'm going to kill you."

"You have to be f----ng kidding me... "He killed my baby! You know he killed my baby!"

Three sheriff’s deputies tackled the woman before she could reach the defendant.

"We get it, she's angry. She was led to believe Mr. Biles was guilty, when he wasn't, and she reacted like a mother. We don't fault her for that," Joseph Patituce, the defense attorney representing Biles-Thomas, told Fox 8 Cleveland.