Archive for September, 2011

Man Decapitates Self After Domestic Dispute

Posted in News, Sad with tags on September 14, 2011 by punauni



YORKTOWN, Va. — A Chicago man who quickly accelerated in a sport utility vehicle with a cable around his neck decapitated himself after a domestic dispute.  A sheriff’s deputy responding to a call of a domestic disturbance Tuesday was taking a statement from the man’s ex-wife when another deputy driving by noticed an SUV pulling a utility trailer that was on fire, York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs told The Associated Press.Authorities said the man started the trailer fire.  A firefighter noticed a cable around the man’s neck that was attached to a tree.   When deputies tried to get the man to exit the SUV, he accelerated and was pulled from the vehicle and decapitated, authorities told the AP.   The SUV kept going for about 150 yards.  Diggs said the man and his ex-wife had quarreled over the man’s living arrangements.  “He was looking to relocate from Chicago to this area, and he wanted her to do more than she was willing to do,” Diggs said.


Drunk Moose Found Stuck In Apple Tree

Posted in News on September 9, 2011 by punauni


It was a dark, windy and rainy night when Per Johansson returned from work to his home in Saro just south of Gothenburg, Sweden.”It was raining really bad. In the wind I heard something screaming with a very dark voice,” Johansson told CNN.   “At first I wondered if it was the crazy neighbors, but then I heard it again and went and checked.   I saw something really big up in a tree in my neighbors’ yard and it was a moose.   It must have been drunk after eating fermented apples and as it was reaching out for more fruit it must have slipped and fallen into the tree.  “Johansson called the local fire and rescue department, which responded with a fire engine and a jeep with a winch.  “We got the alarm at 9.59 p.m. on September 6 that a moose was stuck in a tree,” said Anders Gardhagen, spokesman at the Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Services.”When we arrived we used the winch to bend down the apple tree so the moose could get himself out of the tree.   Once free, the moose collapsed on the ground and fell asleep.   So we let him sleep it off and went back home” Gardhagen told CNN.”Moose are attracted by the apple trees, and in the autumn when the apples have fallen off the trees we normally have at least one of these cases of intoxication.   These apples, which ferment in their bellies, aren’t part of their natural food, so they can get quite angry from this drunkenness,” Gardhagen said.Johansson’s son, Gustav, who is about to turn 11, made sure to take lots of pictures of the ordeal.  “He is saving up to buy a PlayStation so he thought he would take pictures that he could sell,” Johansson said.CNN purchased three of Gustav’s pictures.  When dawn came the day after it was freed from the tree, the moose had not yet left.  “When I went out for the newspaper it was still laying there on the ground, sleeping.   By the time I left for work it was walking around the neighbor’s yard on very shaky legs.” Johansson said.  “Today the moose came back and walked around the yard,” he added. “I think it likes it here.”

Woman Accused Of Dog Abuse Wants Evidence Tossed

Posted in Animal Cruelty, News, People Behaving Badly, Sad with tags , on September 9, 2011 by punauni



BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A Plaistow woman accused of abusing two dogs by forcing objects including a cigarette lighter, a shower head and a 4-inch bolt down their throats is asking a judge to throw out some evidence prior to trial.   One of the dogs died.   Jamie Labbe has pleaded not guilty to cruelty to animals and criminal mischief. Her trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 14.   The Eagle-Tribune reports that Labbe recently filed a request with the court to have her statements to police suppressed.   In her motion, she says she was coerced into speaking with police and was taking prescription painkillers for a broken tailbone.   Authorities say she abused the German shepherds that belonged to her boyfriend in April in Sandown. Police did not say what led to the abuse.