Archive for the 'Assault' Category


Woman under probation for groping Santa

Apparently these things do happen. I mean, if a woman finds Santa “hot”, what will she do?

In December, Lamy was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and breach of peace for allegedly touching Santa inappropriately while sitting on his lap at the mall.

Read more at TOI


Venezuelan politician assaults reporter on live TV

An on-air confrontation, in which a Venezuelan politician slapped a journalist, has sparked debate about issues of free speech.

Congresswoman Iris Varela stormed onto the set of Gustavo Azocar’s morning programme on Tuesday in the southwestern state of Tachira, shouting: “I’m demanding a right of reply from this man who has offended me all the time on this programme.”

Mrs Varela slapped Mr Azocar in the face several times – breaking his glasses – and then hit him with the microphone, accusing him of slander after he wrote about the death of her infant son years ago.

Video at Nothing to do with Arbroath 


Double glazing salesman ‘punched customer for getting quote from a rival firm’

A double glazing salesman launched a violent assault on a customer moments after discovering they had spoken to a rival company, a court was told yesterday.

Carl Birkenshaw, 42, allegedly threw a series of punches at George Dixon after accusing him and his wife of wasting his time during a meeting at the couple’s home.

He erupted with rage when Mr Dixon informed him that they had already sought a quote from another firm for new windows to be fitted into their luxury conservatory.



Man accused of hammer assault on dad

A man allegedly hit his 81-year-old father in the head with a hammer because he wanted him to live in a nursing home, authorities said Monday.Jayantibhai Patel, 57, who lived with his father in Foster City, attacked his dad on the erroneous belief that he needed to be hospitalized before he could be admitted into a nursing home, San Mateo prosecutors said. Patel wanted to place his father in a facility so he would be free to move to India, prosecutors said.

“He was under a belief, we don’t know why, that you can’t go straight into a nursing home without being in the hospital,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. “He thought, ‘I can overcome that problem. I’ll put him in the hospital.'”