Categories
Insane

Man who used Covid-19 relief money to buy rare Charizard Pokémon card sentenced to 3 years in prison

A Georgia man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for using Covid-19 relief money to purchase a rare Charizard Pokémon card. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the sentencing in a news release issued Monday. Vinath Oudomsine, 31, was awarded an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for $85,000 after claiming to own a […]

Categories
Insane World

‘Body’ found along national forest trail in Georgia turns out to be a life-sized doll

A “body” found along a trail in Georgia turned out to be just a “case of littering.” Deputies responded Thursday, to a report of what was believed to be a body in Hitchiti National Forest, according to a Facebook post from the Jones County Sheriff’s Office. They arrived to find “what appeared to be the […]

Categories
Insane

The world’s oldest male gorilla Ozzie has died aged 61

Ozzie, the world’s oldest male gorilla and the third-oldest gorilla in the world, died on Tuesday at Zoo Atlanta, the facility announced. He was 61. The 350-pound western lowland gorilla’s cause of death is not yet known, the zoo said in a news release. Ozzie was considered a true legend at the zoo and was […]

Categories
World

Self-styled pastor arrested for keeping disabled people locked in his basement in Georgia

A self-styled pastor was arrested for allegedly keeping eight disabled people locked in the basement of their home in Georgia. Police say Curtis Keith Bankston, 55, and his wife operated an unlicensed care facility at a property in Griffin, near Atlanta. Investigators say the pair controlled the finances of the victims, and sometimes withheld medical […]

Categories
World

Ahmaud Arbery: Three white men who chased and murdered jogger sentenced to life in prison

Three White men who chased and murdered 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in south Georgia were sentenced to life in prison. Travis McMichael, 35, his father, Gregory McMichael, 66, and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan were convicted in November on a raft of charges, including felony murder, for Arbery’s death. Judge Timothy Walmsley sentenced the McMIchaels […]

Categories
Insane

Georgia boss who paid worker with more than 90,000 oil-covered pennies to worker over dispute sued for $36,971

A Georgia auto repair shop owner has been sued after he dumped more than 90,000 oil-covered pennies in a former employee’s driveway last year in a bitter pay dispute after the employee resigned. The US Department of Labour has filed a federal complaint against the auto repair shop A OK Walker Autoworks and its owner, […]

Categories
World

Georgia: 13-year-old brother shoots and kills his 14-year-old sister with gun he made himself

A 13-year-old boy who was manufacturing and selling so-called “ghost guns” has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old sister with one of his own homemade firearms, according to the Douglas County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office. Two people had come to the family’s home in Douglasville, about 20 miles west of Atlanta, on […]

Categories
World

Ahmaud Arbery: Three white men found guilty of murdering black jogger

Three white men have been found guilty of killing a black jogger last year in a case that became a rallying cry to racial justice protesters. Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot on 23 February 2020 in a confrontation with Travis and Gregory McMichael and their neighbour, William Bryan. The defendants said they acted in self-defence […]

Categories
Insane World

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s has been fined $48,000 for refusing to wear masks on the House floor

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has been fined $48,000 for not wearing a mask on the House floor, according to a letter from the House Sergeant at Arms, circulating among US press. Greene has been fined 20 times for not wearing a mask. After receiving an initial warning in May, Greene was fined […]

Categories
Insane

Woman billed $700 for sitting in ER waiting room for 7 hours, leaving without treatment

A woman said she was billed for a trip to the emergency room, even though she didn’t receive any treatment. Taylor Davis said she went to the Emory Decatur Hospital ER in July for a head injury. She sat in the waiting room for hours, but with no end in sight, she decided to leave. […]

Categories
Insane

United States: Man used Covid-19 relief loan to purchase $57,000 Pokemon card

A Georgia man used a pandemic relief loan to buy a $57,000 Pokemon card, authorities say. Authorities arrested and charged Vinath Oudomsine. Court records show the Dublin man is charged with lying on an application for a pandemic economic relief loan about the number of people his business employed and the company’s gross revenue. He […]

Categories
World

Brian Laundrie look-alike held at gunpoint by U.S. Marshals on Appalachian Trail

A New York man was held at gunpoint by federal authorities mistaking him for Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in the Gabby Petito homicide case, according to the New Yorker.Severin Beckwith and his partner Anna Brettmann, from Ithaca, New York, were at their North Carolina hotel when Marshals burst in with guns drawn while […]