Police have arrested a man who allegedly performed a botched castration on a willing subject who he met on the internet. Officers were dispatched to 74-year-old Gary Van Ryswyk's home in Florida after someone at the property phoned 911 and hung up, BuzzFeed News reports.
Three unmarried adults in a polyamorous relationship have been legally recognised as the parents of a child. The mother of the child did not know which of the two men was the biological father, a court in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador was told.
A prominent lawyer has admitted his career is over after pleading guilty to bigamy and forgery of divorce documents. James Morton, 59, faked a divorce certificate in order to marry an employee of his firm – while secretly carrying on a relationship with both women.
Beach authorities have revised public nudity rules to allow the display of "buttocks" after a concerned resident complained about lifeguard uniforms. The resident wrote to the local authorities to complain that the female lifeguard bathing suits were "too skimpy and revealing".
A woman who was sacked on the day her dog died has launched a campaign to provide bereavement leave for pet owners. Emma McNulty, 18, lost her part-time job at a sandwich shop after telling her manager that she was too upset to come in for her shift.
Actor Steve Coogan, who plays the famous TV character Alan Partridge, convinced a court to spare him from a lengthy driving ban because of the impact it would have on his show. Mr Coogan, 53, told Crawley Magistrates' Court that a six-month driving ban would force him to cancel a new series because
Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Edinburgh Fringe authorities to allow a giant inflatable vagina to fly over the famous festival. The 19-foot blimp named "Fanny" has allegedly been blocked by Fringe organisers and the local authority from taking to the skies over the largest art
Police have warned they may take action against Facebook users commenting on the headshot of a convicted drug dealer to make fun of his receding hairline. More than 89,000 comments have been posted on a photo of Jermaine Taylor, 21, who is wanted by police for breach of his license conditions.
A teenager who broke into an airport and took two planes for a ride has been invited to train there as a pilot. The 13-year-old sneaked into the local airport and gave the planes a whirl, crashing the first into a guardrail and abandoning the other after taking it round in circles on the runway.
Proposals to hike meat taxes in Germany – adding around 30 cents to the price of bratwurst – have been met with public outcry. Earlier this week, MPs from the Green Party and Social Democratic Party proposed raising the seven per cent rate of VAT on meat to 19 per cent.
A convicted murderer who botched removing his ankle tag will likely need to have his leg amputated, prison authorities have said. The man was tracked down nearly two weeks after removing his ankle tag while on parole.
A man has successfully sued magicians who failed to make his estranged wife return using "magic knowledge". The man, whose name has not been made public, hired the company after it promised in a TV advert that it could "return your wife or loved woman".
A man who filmed himself throwing a fridge down a cliff while joking about "recycling" was ordered by police to drag it back up – by hand. Police made their own follow-up video of his Sisyphean effort and published it on Twitter, as well as slapping him with a €45,000 fine.
A drug dealer who inadvertently incriminated himself by dealing in front of his own car's dashboard camera has been jailed. Scott Curtis, 45, has been jailed for two years and six months after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and producing cannabis.
A man charged with car theft was arrested again after allegedly showing up to court in another stolen car. The 34-year-old was arrested just after attending court in a town near Adelaide, Australia on a charge of illegally using a motor vehicle.