Pennsylvania Woman Posed As Doctor To Perform Medical Exams On Truckers

Woman Posed As Doctor To Carry Out Medicals On Men – Bizarre World News

A woman was arrested for posing as a doctor and carrying out physical exams on men in her own home.

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Investigators claim Joann Elizabeth Wingate, 56, advertised her services to truckers who needed to have updated physicals to keep up their commercial driver’s license.

Wingate examined one driver who spotted a sign she posted at a truck wash.

But he got suspicious after being told there was a problem with her forms.

The trucker told cops that “Dr. Wingate” performed a complete exam, and even had him provide her with a urine sample.

Wingate, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was arrested on charges of forgery, fraud and identity theft. She is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

State Police officials report that Wingate, who charged $65 for an exam, displayed a bogus medical certificate that contained information corresponding with the license of Dr. Barbara Wingate, a Philadelphia-area psychiatrist.

The trucker told cops that “Dr. Wingate” picked him up in and old car and drove him to her “office.”

He thought it was odd the office was inside her home but ‘Dr. Wingate’ did “everything that a doctor would normally do during a physical.”

Investigators believe at least 16 drivers had physical exams conducted by the bogus doc this year.

During a search of Wingate’s home, police seized items used to conduct physical exams and urine tests and a large quantity of medical documents and advertising brochures.

They also found marijuana and narcotics paraphernalia in her home Wingate is scheduled for a July 16 preliminary hearing.

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Woman Eats Pet Food For A Month To Prove It’s Just As Nutritious As People Food (Videos)

Woman Eats Dog Food For A Month To Prove It Is Just As Nutritious As Human Food – Oddity Central

A pet store owner in Richland, Washington, is putting herself in her clients’ shoes (or paws, if you will) for a whole month. Dorothy Hunter has decided to eat nothing but pet food for 30 days; the challenge began on June 19 and so far, she says she’s loving it. Her goal is to prove that food for pets can be just as nutritious and delicious as human food.

“You would be surprised how tasty dog and cat food can be when it’s made right,” said Dorothy, the owner of Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium. “You really are what you eat and it’s the same for your pets. I decided to eat this food for a month just to prove how good it tastes, as well as showcase nutrition.”

The idea for the project came to Hunter rather unexpectedly – she was stocking the shelves at her store one day, when she got hungry. “I didn’t have time to go get a snack, so I grabbed a bag of treats off the counter, and I was like, wow, you know, these read better than the normal people’s treats,” she said. “So I started eating the treats and I was like, you know, I could do this for 30 days.”

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She is now a few weeks into the challenge, and she’s stuck to her word, eating nothing but cat and dog food – flakes of salmon and freeze dried chicken. “I’ve also been doing our oven baked blueberry treats, as well as freeze dried green beans, carrots,” she said. “I’m even doing some canned food, one is a succulent chicken, and it actually tastes really good. So I’m really happy with that one.”

“I don’t do raw bones or meat products like that, or the frozen because I’m just not into raw.”

Throughout the month, Hunter will only be eating pet food that’s sold at her store – free of corn, wheat, soy, by-products, fillers, corn gluten, BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin and propylene glycol. Some of the brands in her store are imported from as far as Italy; everything is carefully selected for its nutritional value. “You won’t find empty food in this store,” she claimed.

“I believe in our products and how good they are that I actually believe our pets are eating better than us.” In fact, she believes in her products so much that she’s willing to feed the stuff to her family and employees. Amanda Kempf, who has worked for Hunter for about nine months, said: “My kids love the dog treats as well, and I don’t mind them eating those because they are nutritious. Everything is labeled here so you know what you’re buying, and you’re buying nutrition.”

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The experiment, Hunter said, isn’t about taste – she’s trying to spread a bigger message. “Learn about what you’re eating and what you’re feeding your pets. I think if we can get the awareness out of reading the ingredients, and really understanding what is in the pet food, that will eventually carry over. If you’re feeding your pet healthy, maybe you’ll start reading the ingredients of your own foods, and maybe you can start eating healthy too.”

Ever since she started eating pet food, Dorothy has noticed a few improvements in her health. “My feet aren’t swelling as much as they usually do after I’ve been on a 10-hour day,” she said. “I have lost 2.5 pounds, which I’m not going to complain about, but I’m not doing this to promote dog food, or to lose weight. But at the same time, I want to show that I believe in our products. I know people think this is crazy, but I can’t stress enough how important it is to read labels and see what’s in the food you eat – whether it’s pet food or human food. If this month of eating pet food enlightens people to the importance of that, then I’ll be happy.”

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“If I can’t eat it, I won’t sell it because animals are important to me,” Hunter insisted.

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Brigitte Gabriel Sets Whiny, Muslim Woman Straight During ‘Benghazi Accountability Coalition’ Event (Videos)

Brigitte Gabriel Gives Fantastic Answer To Muslim Woman Claiming All Muslims Are Portrayed Badly – Right Scoop

This Heritage event on Benghazi has gotten a lot of press over the last day or two, with the left claiming the event turned ‘ugly‘ and that the Muslim woman was ‘pounced on’ and ‘bullied’ by members of the panel.

But after watching it myself, that characterization couldn’t be more wrong. In fact Brigitte Gabriel’s answer to this Muslim woman is perhaps the best answer I’ve ever heard to the ‘peaceful Muslims’ question.

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Drunk Woman Arrested After Showing Up Naked To Visit Husband In Jail

Drunk Woman Shows Up Naked To Visit Husband In Jail – Bizarre World News

A 26-year-old Reston woman was arrested Saturday night after allegedly showing up naked at the Arlington Magistrate’s Office.

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Police say Maura Fussell arrived at the magistrate’s office around 11:00 p.m. seeking to visit her husband, who had been arrested in Clarendon earlier that day. She was drunk, completely naked and refused to get dressed or leave in a cab, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Sternbeck was unable to say whether Fussell arrived at the office wearing clothes and subsequently removed them, or whether she arrived there naked.

Fussell was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and drunk in public. She was held in jail until sober, police said.

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Pure Evil: Teenage Nursing Assistants Filmed Themselves Laughing As They Beat Up 98-Year-Old Woman

Two Teenage Nursing Assistants ‘Filmed Themselves Laughing As They Beat Up 98-Year-Old Woman In Care Home They Worked At’ – Daily Mail

Two teenage girls have been charged with abuse after filming themselves laughing as they hit an elderly resident at the Illinois care home they worked in.

Chemyra Barnett and Jacqueline Santos, who are both 18, were charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping in court on Friday.

The teenagers have also been banned from the Rosewood Care Center, where they were alleged to have hit a 98-year-old woman.

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Police were called to the care home on Thursday, after another employee contacted them to report the alleged abuse.

Barnett and Santon, who had both worked at the home for less than a year, could be seen laughing as they struck the elderly woman, who has dementia, according to court documents.

The young nursing assistants are also accused of sharing the video with friends.

Their alleged victim, who has not been named, was not injured in the attack.

‘It’s just a sad situation all around,’ police spokeswoman Lisa Blackwell told the Chicago Tribune.

Bail has been set at $15,000 each for the pair, who are due to appear in court again on March 27.

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As part of their bail conditions, Barnett and Santon were banned from going to the care center or contacting the victim or her family.

They have also been banned from having a cell phone or sharing the video.

Ivy Gleeson, the nursing home administrator, confirmed that the nursing assistants had been fired, adding: ‘In our facility, resident safety is our utmost concern.’

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*AUDIO* Yes, There Actually Are People THIS DUMB! …I’m Betting She Voted For Obama


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Woman Gets 300 Days In Jail For Contempt Of Court Because She Refuses To Just Shut Up (Video)

Dumbest Woman Ever Mouths Off To Judge, Gets 300 Days In Jail – Larry Brown Sports

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This video is actually from last summer, but I saw it for the first time this week and thought it was too awesome not to share here.

According to The Chronicle-Telegram’s story from August, the woman in the video is 32-year-old Ebony Burks, and she was being arraigned on domestic violence charges. Burks was appearing via video from Lorain County Jail and actually was pretty composed when she pleaded not guilty. But things took a turn for the worst when she realized that terms of the restraining order imposed by Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett included her avoiding all contact with the two alleged victims, meaning she couldn’t go to the home she shared with her grandfather.

As soon as Burks puts it together that she can’t go home, the fireworks begin. I mean she just brings out the A+ attitude. She tells the judge “I bet I do” go home as if she’s the boss, and then she just can’t shut up as the judge continues to hit her with 30-day contempt of court charges. It starts off at 30 and escalates all the way up to 300, which was a record for Bennett, thanks to a couple of hearty F-bombs at the end. She was just like that kid trying to be cool in elementary school while the teacher is threatening with detention. Only this was real life, and jail is much worse than detention.

Well done, Burks, well done. I guess if you’re going to go hard, might as well go all the way.

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Pregnant Woman Under Arrest For Shoplifting Asks Cops If She Can Do Some Heroin

Police: Woman Under Arrest Asks Cops If She Can Do Heroin – Chicago Tribune

A 33-year-old Minnesota woman stopped for shoplifting Monday night at a West Side Walmart found herself in bigger trouble after she asked arresting police officers if she could do some heroin, police said.

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Edith Hancock, of the 3000 block of Riverwood Drive in Hastings, Minn., was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor retail theft, police said.

Hancock, who told police she was three months pregnant, was seen going into a changing room at the Walmart at 4650 W. North Ave. with a pair of jeans, leggings, and a black shirt and then leave the changing area wearing those items, according to police.

After taking some cosmetics and placing them in her purse, she tried to leave the store without paying and was stopped by security, according to police. Chicago police were called and she was taken to the Grand Central District station where she was arrested at 7 p.m., according to police.

While she was being processed, she “continually asked” officers for “just one blow,” a street name for heroin, from her purse because she was “getting dopesick,” according to a police report.

Officers found multiple bags of heroin in her purse, and she continued saying that she “only wanted one” of the bags “because she had ten of them and she thought they might be more than a gram although a couple were very light because she had already used from a least a couple,” the report said.

Hancock was released on a signature bond during a hearing today before Judge Donald Panarese at the Leighton Criminal Court building. She is scheduled to appear in court next on Feb. 18.

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Assistant Principal Caught On Video Admitting To Woman That She Sexually Abused Her As A Child

California Teacher That Allegedly Abused Girl Exposed In YouTube Video – New York Daily News

A California woman – who says she was sexually abused for years by her basketball coach – confronts her attacker in a damning YouTube video that quickly led to the educator’s resignation.

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“Everything was stolen from me,” Jaime Carrillo, now a mother of two, told KTLA5 as she choked back tears. “I want her to be in jail and to pay for what she’s done.”

Carrillo, 28, has come forward to expose a relationship Andrea Cardosa allegedly started when the girl was just 12 – and stretched throughout her teenage years, according to reports.

Carrillo recorded her phone confrontation with Cardosa – who had since risen to the ranks of assistant principal at Alhambra High School – in a video that was sent to school officials.

Cardosa resigned from her post Friday – the same day the video was posted – and has gone into relative hiding since she was exposed online. Carrillo’s lawyers are exploring the possibility of a criminal or civil suit.

“The matter was handed over to the Alhambra Police Department who immediately began their investigation,” the school said in a statement.

Cardosa was reportedly allowed to quietly resign from her previous position at the middle school and continue her career, her lawyer said.

“That’s typically called passing the trash. If that is in fact true, everyone would agree that’s absolutely outrageous conduct,” her lawyer David Ring said during a news conference on Monday.

The alleged abuse began while Cardosa was working at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside. Carrillo says she was an impressionable girl when Cardosa began ensnaring her in a web of self-pity, Carillo told KLTA.

Cardosa cornered Carrillo one day at school – her advances grew from kissing to X-rated groping, the girl said.

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“She was kissing me, and then it turned into putting her hands down my pants,” she told KTLA. “She just completely manipulated me into thinking that I needed her and I wanted it.”

The two carried on the torrid tryst until Carrillo was 20, she said. Cardosa can barely muster a full sentence in the video as Carrillo repeatedly slammed her alleged abuser for the entire world to hear.

“You should be so ashamed and disgusted with yourself,” Carrillo yells into the phone.

The educator could only eke out an “I am” on the other line.

“How f—–g dare you,” the distraught woman says, shaking as she holds the phone.

“I regret it every day,” Cardosa says glumly.

The YouTube video has collected more than 289,000 views as of Tuesday morning. Many of the commenters commended Carrillo for her bravery. Formal charges have yet to be brought against Cardosa.

Carrillo, who admits to still being emotionally damaged by the relationship, said Monday that she was shocked that Cardosa never apologized during the heated confrontation.

“It took a lot for me to come forward, but I kept thinking about my own kids and how I didn’t wouldn’t want anything happening to them,” Carrillo said.

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Here’s the chilling confrontation between Carrillo and Cardosa, blow-by-blow:

Carrillo: Is this Ms. Cardosa?

Cardosa: Yes.

Carrillo: Um, the Ms. Cardosa that used to work in Moreno Valley?

Cardosa: Well, it depends on what part of Moreno Valley. Um, what, you know, um, yes.

Carrillo: Is it Val Verde school district?

Cardosa: Yes.

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Carrillo: [inaudible] used to work at Chemawa?

Cardosa: Yes.

Carrillo: OK. This is Jamie. Um. You’re an assistant principal, huh?

Cardosa: [sigh] Yes.

Carrillo: So what happens when a student comes in and says that they’re having a sexual relationship with a teacher?

Cardosa: Then I would involve law enforcement.

Carrillo: So how is that any different from what you did when I was at Chemawa middle?

Cardosa: It’s not.

Carrillo: So why are you excluded from the law? Why did you do that? I was only 12-years-old when I met you. You realize you brainwashed me and you manipulated me? And that what you did was wrong?

Cardosa: Yes. And I regret it.

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Carrillo: You know that I am completely messed up? That I have so many issues because of you?

Cardosa: I just wanted to help you.

Carrillo: How is having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old student helping?

Cardosa: That wasn’t anything that I intended. I don’t even know what happened.

Carrillo: It’s completely shocking to me that you are an assistant principal. Are you doing this with other students too?

Cardosa: No.

Carrillo: Is that how you help them?

Cardosa: No. Not at all.

Carrillo: You ruined my life. You ruined my childhood. You realize that?

Cardosa: No.

Carrillo: You sicken me. You sicken me. Every day when I think about what you did you sicken me. I have kids of my own and I’m the age now that I pretty much met you at and I could never think about doing the things that you did. You should be so ashamed and so disgusted with yourself.

Cardosa: I am. I am.

Carrillo: How F—–g dare you.

Cardosa: I regret it every day. Every day.

Carrillo: You’re disgusting. Bye.

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Woman Beats Man With Ceramic Squirrel Because He Returned Home Without Beer On Christmas Day

Helen Williams Charged With Beating Man With Ceramic Squirrel Because He Returned Home Without Beer Christmas Day – Weekly Vice

Helen Williams, a 44-year-old South Carolina woman, was jailed on Christmas after she allegedly beat and stabbed a man with a ceramic squirrel after he returned home without beer.

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According to police, officers found a man covered with blood after they had been dispatched to Williams’ home Wednesday morning.

Williams told officers that the man fell and cut himself, however she couldn’t explain why her hands and clothes were also covered in blood.

After the man was stabilized, he told police that Williams became furious when he returned home without beer. He noted in the report that he was unable to find a store that would sell beer on Christmas morning.

In retaliation, Williams grabbed a ceramic squirrel and beat him in the head with it. She then allegedly stabbed the victim in the shoulder and chest.

She was booked into jail and charged with criminal domestic violence.

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‘Knockout Game’ Update: Scumbag Get’s The Crap Beat Out Of Him After Sucker-Punching Woman (Video)

Knockout Game Backfires When Woman Defends Herself Against Attacker – Opposing Views

In an apparent case of the “Knockout Game” gone wrong, new video shows a man attempting to hit a girl and knock her down as part of the game, but his plan backfires when the woman hits him back.

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The incident, which happened in a Las Vegas shopping mall, shows the woman retaliate as soon as she is hit by the man. She starts to beat him on the head when another man, who is reported to be her boyfriend, runs back to try to break it up when he realizes that the guy hit her.

“You hit a girl?” the apparent boyfriend asks before springing into defense mode and helping the woman beat the man. People are watching the incident unfold, asking what happened, before the woman and her boyfriend angrily walk away.

The man who had originally hit the woman is seen, at the end of the video, lying on the ground in the fetal position with a bloody nose. Since being posted to World Star Hip Hop yesterday, the video has already garnered over a million views and about 4,300 comments.

The “Knockout Game” is a new trend that involves kicking or hitting a random person so that they fall down. There have been reported incidences all over the country, and many of the victims have included children and elderly people. Most recognize the game as a growing trend, but others insist that the media is making it into something bigger. Still, many people have been seriously injured by knockout, and it doesn’t seem to be dying down just yet.

Check out video of the incident below.

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76-Year-Old New York Woman Latest Victim Of ‘Knockout Game’ (Video)

Horrible: Brooklyn Elderly Woman The Latest Victim In “Knockout Game” – Right Scoop

It is unbelievable to me that someone could walk up to a 76-year-old elderly woman and knock her in the head so hard she must go to the hospital… and all for fun. I just don’t get it. But apparently that’s exactly what happened in New York yesterday:

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Your Daley Gator Feel-Good Story O’ The Day (Video)

Purse Snatcher Gets Surprise Of His Life… Woman Delivers Beatdown (Video) – Gateway Pundit

A purse snatched picked the wrong woman to mess with.

This woman beat knocked him down with a knee to the chest – Then started pounding.

Via Before It’s News:

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In Malaysia, where we think this happened, thieves are extremely brazen and apparently very careless. Todays target was a woman that they expected would not put up any kind of a fight. They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

Well, this girl is about to serve it up hot.

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Crazy Chick Boards Chicago Train Naked, Declares Herself “Goddess Of The Train”

Chicago Woman Boards Train Naked, Declares Herself “Goddess Of The Train” – Weekly Vice

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An unidentified 31-year-old Chicago woman was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after she allegedly stripped naked, boarded a Chicago commuter train and declared herself the “Goddess of the train.”

According to police, officers were dispatched to Chicago’s Red Line station in Granville Saturday afternoon after several witnesses reported that a naked woman had boarded the train and was causing a delay in services.

Investigators say the woman jumped a turnstile, boarded the train naked and declared herself the “Goddess of the train.”

She then reportedly slapped and yelled at several witnesses, demanding that they get off her train.

At one point during the ordeal the woman stormed off towards the motorman’s cabin, declaring that she was going to drive the train. Police arrived on the scene a few moments later and escorted the woman from the premises. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for evaluation.

Police believe the woman suffers from a mental illness. No charges have been announced in the case.

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Your Daley Gator Feel-Good Story O’ The Day

92-Year-Old Texas Woman Fights Off Home Invader – KHOU

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A 92-year-old woman gave a thief a run for his money when he decided to break into her home.

Opal Phelps was awakened Monday by a man in her bedroom with a mask over his face. She wasn’t scared.

“He tried to make me shut up, but he didn’t have no luck at it,” Phelps said.

The senior citizen did not give in to the thief’s demands. When he asked for $20, she informed him she didn’t have any money and was unaware of what she did with her purse.

He then instructed her to put on her shoes.

“He had a hold of my leg trying to put them shoes on, and they hard to get on, and I just took my other foot and kicked him right in the face,” Phelps said.

She had a Life Alert monitor on her nightstand and when the intruder grabbed it, she hit the button. The man took off, but he did get away with a gun she had near her bed.

She was defiant to the end.

“I’m going to stay here. I told that cop I was getting me another gun,” Phelps said. “He says get it. I’m going to use it next time I think.”

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Woman Repeatedly Calls 911 To Report “Drunk People Inside Bar”

Woman Repeatedly Calls 911 To Report “Drunk People Inside Bar” – Weekly Vice

Mary Jaggers of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has been jailed after she allegedly called 911 to report that there were drunk people inside the bar she was visiting.

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According to police, Jaggers called 911 six different times to complain that there were drunk people inside Artie’s Sportsman Lounge.

Arriving officers spoke with Jaggers, who demanded the arrest of everyone inside the bar. A pat down search, however, revealed that she was in possession of hydrocodone without a prescription.

Jaggers was taken into custody and no other arrests were made.

At her arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Jagger told the judge that she repeatedly called police to prevent anyone from driving home drunk.

“I have a feeling that the mixture between Artie’s Bar and the hydrocodone probably led to count two, the calling of 911,” said Judge Hurley during the hearing.

Jaggers was booked into jail and charged with misuse of 911 and possession of hyrocodone without a prescription.

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Some People Are Just Plain Vile… And Here’s One Now! (Video)

VIDEO: Woman Snatches Ball Lobbed To Little Girl At Arizona Diamondbacks Game: ‘That Is Beyond Wrong’ – New York Daily News

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Juan Miranda tossed the ball to the child at Houston’s Minute Maid field when the overzealous older fan grabbed it from her and then high-fived her friends. The ‘Evil woman steals ball from little girl’ clip has gone viral.

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A shameless adult fan at an Arizona Diamondbacks game rips a foul ball from a little girl’s grasp.

Have a heart!

A grown woman sparked online outrage after being caught on camera snatching a foul ball from a little girl.

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The video has amassed more than 1.6 million views.

The small fan was tossed the globe by generous Arizona Diamondbacks’ Juan Miranda at Houston’s Minute Maid field.

As the girl stretched her arms and prepared to receive the ball, her older neighbor grabbed it from her and ran off.

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The big bully celebrates her dubious achievement.

The devastated girl turned around and walked back up the bleachers to her seat.

To make matters worse, the ball snatcher high-fived her pals to celebrate her catch.

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The announcer at the game said, ‘She took it right from her! That is beyond wrong.’

“She took it right from her! That is beyond wrong,” the announcer said.

The clip, called “Evil woman steals ball from little girl,” was first posted online last year from a game in 2011 but has gone viral this week, with more than 1.6 million views.

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Your Daley Gator Feel-Good Story O’ The Day

Woman With Concealed Carry Handgun Stops Six Robbers At Houston Denny’s – Downtrend

A woman whose husband was being accosted by six men in a Houston area Denny’s pulled her concealed carry handgun from her purse and opened fire on the robbers.

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According to Click2Houston.com, the wife was in the restroom, and when she came out she saw her husband lying on the floor, the group of robbers nearby. Police say she then “pulled her gun and shot at them.”

It appears the robbers shot back and police say there was a shootout. The robbers were apparently running as they shot.

“No bystanders or customers” in the restaurant were injured, and the robbers “fled the scene.”

The brother of the robbery victim praised the woman for doing what she did and said, “Self-defense saved my brothers’ life.”

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Sometimes headlines just write themselves

A perfect example is to be found at Truth-Out.org where you will find this line

Not Everyone Who Has an Abortion Is a Woman

Got that?

The “War on Women” isn’t just a war on women. Trans men and gender-non-conforming people are losing their rights too, and we need to rework how we frame these “women’s issues.”

Trans Men have abortions? Not if they are still men. And whether or not someone chooses to “conform” to gender is irrelevant. Men do not get pregnant, but who am I to rain on the Gender Dysfunctional “I am a Victim Too” parade of self-pity. What a Cisexxist I am!

Abortion is so often framed as a women’s issue by both those who advocate for abortion rights and those who seek to dismiss abortion as frivolous. And for abortion rights, a movement that took root in the late 1960s and early 1970s, this makes sense. Prior to a deeper understanding and problematizing of gender and the way that it works, in our social construction, only women had abortions because only women could get pregnant. But in 2013, we should know better, and we need to do better.

At this crucial moment for reproductive freedom and abortion access, the abortion rights movement stands at yet another crossroads: How do we adequately address and include those who have abortions but are not women?

We must acknowledge and come to terms with the implicit cissexism in assuming that only women have abortions. Trans men have abortions. People who do not identify as women have abortions. They deserve to be represented in our advocacy and activist framework. Honestly, I am guilty of perpetuating that harmful myth, both in my rhetoric and framing. I often frame abortion restrictions as misogynistic attacks meant to control women’s reproductive lives, and that is true. But abortion restrictions also affect the lives of people who aren’t women, and they hinder trans men and gender-non-conforming people and others who were Designated Female at Birth (DFAB) from accessing abortion care, as well.

Oh great now I will get angry emails from the anti-Cissexism crowd, and, I suppose the DFAB community as well.