Toddler caught after 10-floor fall
Published 04/07/2011 | 05:00
A two-year-old Chinese girl fell 10 floors from her family's apartment window and survived after being caught by a woman passing by yesterday.
The toddler is in critical condition while the woman suffered a broken arm.
Gay pride peck on cheek an assault
A woman has been charged with assault after she kissed a Bible-waving preacher at a gay pride parade.
Joan Parker (74), of Colfax, North Carolina, admits she kissed a man on the cheek. She says he was yelling and waving his Bible and she just thought he needed a hug. James Edward Belcher (49) says she should not have approached him. Police said an unwanted touch is considered an assault.
Burglar offers to repair damage
A burglar offered to repair a screen he damaged breaking into a New Jersey home after he was confronted by the homeowner and told her he meant to break into a neighbour's home.
The homeowner said the man was "really polite" but she just wanted him to leave.
Handbag traps man in air vent
A 28-year-old Colorado man was rescued after being trapped in an air-conditioning vent for nearly 15 hours. Firefighters had to cut open the vent to pull the man out.
The man told police he had stolen a friend's handbag and thrown it on to the roof of an elementary school. When he climbed up to retrieve it, he fell 30ft into the vent.
Mobile charging leads to charge
A homeless man in Maine has been charged by police after helping himself to an outdoor electrical outlet to charge a pair of mobile phones.
Shaun Fawster (23) was charged with theft of services, as well as carrying a concealed weapon after police found a folding knife tucked underneath his shirt.
Four missing in river suicide pact
Four South Koreans were missing and one was in hospital yesterday after they jumped into a rain-swollen river in an apparent group suicide attempt first conceived online, police said.
The group -- three men and two women -- jumped off a bridge in Gapyeong, about 40 miles north-east of Seoul. A 24-year-old woman was rescued by a boat operator. The five drugged themselves with sleeping pills before jumping off the bridge.