Maldives: Police issue warning to tourists as FIVE holidaymakers drown in three weeks

Maldives tourism bosses have cautioned holidaymakers in the tropical nation of the perils of drowning. A series of drownings have occurred across the island chain, claiming the lives of five tourists this month. Two of the five were a young couple on their honeymoon. Police are urging holidaymakers to take extra care when swimming, snorkelling […]

Shock as Florence tourist charged £22 for an ice cream – owners fined £1800 by police

Ordering an ice cream as a sweet treat to cool down amid Florence’s stunning architectural delights actually sent the temperature of one visitor soaring as he was handed the bill. A visitor, who headed to the beautiful Italian city from his native Taiwan, was told to fork out £22 for a gelato served in a […]

Facebook-executive swatting sends significant police response to his home

Enlarge (credit: Tony Webster / Flickr) A Facebook executive was the target of a swatting hoax that resulted in armed police briefly detaining him and searching his home as they investigated a false report of an active shooting and hostage situation involving pipe bombs, officials with the Palo Alto, California, Police Department said. The incident […]

‘Why don’t you die?’ Man on spider-slaying quest triggers police operation in Australia

A full-scale police operation was triggered in Australia after neighbors sounded the alarm over a man shouting death threats at his home. Police were a bit surprised, though, when they arrived to tackle the ‘threat’. The bizarre incident unfolded in the suburbs of the western Australian city of Perth on Wednesday morning, when a person […]

Police arrest 4 men trying to snatch over $500,000-worth of tequila on NYE

Police in Hillsborough County, Florida, have crashed what might have become an especially boozy New Year’s Eve bash when they caught four men emptying a stolen truck of some 996 cases of tequila, worth over half-a-million dollars. Four suspects were apprehended by police as they were removing the haul from a semi-trailer they had just […]

A Portland hotel fired 2 employees after they called the police on a black guest

Instagram/Jermaine Massey An Oregon hotel announced Saturday it fired two employees who called the police on a black guest, after spotting him in the lobby and demanding to know his room number. Jermaine Massey said that even though he showed the guard his hotel key, the guard told him to leave and a manager called […]

UK police arrest two over Gatwick airport drones

Drones flying around London’s busy Gatwick airport have disrupted air travel since Wednesday evening, but now the Sussex Police Department has announced two arrests connected to the incidents. The airport reopened for service Friday morning, but the Guardian reports that another drone sighting shut down flights for about an hour around 5 PM. Police Superintendent […]

Police make 2 arrests in connection with Gatwick airport drone shutdown

Police in Sussex, UK, have arrested two individuals believed to be involved in bringing London’s Gatwick airport to a standstill for over 24 hours. Police said that the two alleged perpetrators were arrested as part of an investigation into the criminal use of drones just after 10 pm on Friday, without elaborating on their role […]

Paranormal activity spooks police interrogating mystic accused of hundreds of sexual assaults

A Brazilian medium accused of sexually assaulting over 300 women may or may not have had something to do with some very unusual and spooky activity during his police interrogation. A series of unusual events took place during the two-hour interview, with João Teixeira de Faria, who is known as João de Deus – John […]