Elderly Couple Steals Child’s Toy

In Queensbury, New York, an elderly couple was arrested by sheriffs deputies after they allegedly stole a stuffed animal from a child at the Great Escape Theme Park.  Crazy you say?  But it gets even better: when confronted about their theft, police say they responded by assaulting the child’s family.  I guess they really, really wanted that stuffed animal. … Continue reading →

Choking Children

In Nanticoke, New York, a 20-year-old woman was arrested earlier in the week after allegedly punching, slapping, and choking a 10-year-old. She was charged with “criminal obstruction of breathing” and endangering the welfare of a child. Is there such a thing as “non-criminal” obstructions of breathing? (Jan. 30, 2015)   … Continue reading →

The Last Voice Mail

In Bronx, New York, 7-year-old Ethan left a voice message on his mother’s phone “Mama, we’re waiting for you to eat icecream.” A few moments later Ethan would be dead — crushed by a run-away Mersadues SUV that backed into Kennedy’s Chicken & Sandwitches, the restaurant they were eating at.  Natasha Villavecencio, Ethan’s mother, says that at least she’l always have that tiny piece of her son — the voicemail he left moments before he died — to remember him … Continue reading →

Bus Driver Saves Family

In Buffalo, New York, a bus driver tending to his route on an early Monday morning noticed smoke coming from the back of a house. So Richard Lucas stopped the bus, ran to the house and banged on the front door, waking the sleeping family. Thanks to his quick actions, 10 people (including seven children) were able to escape the two-family home. July 15, 2010 … Continue reading →