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Simon McCormack
Simon McCormack is a Crime and Weird News editor for the Huffington Post. He lives in New York City.

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This Wood Looks Like Breasts (PHOTO)

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 2:42 PM

This story is a bust.

We're knot kidding, see for yourself!

This wood looks like boobs.

Other good puns on this story include these Imgur comments:

"Be nice if there was a pun in the caption,...

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1,400 Children Sexually Exploited In Rotherham, England As Officials Did Nothing: Report

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Between 1997 and 2013, hundreds of children were sexually exploited and abused while police and elected officials in an English town failed to curb the violence, a new report says.

According to the Independent, the report, commissioned by the Rotherham town council found that at least 1,400 children...

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Canadian Man Ronald Stan, Missing For 37 Years, Found In Oklahoma

(116) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 3:36 PM

A routine audit of police cold cases led to the discovery of a Canadian man who's been missing for nearly four decades and has secretly started a new life in the United States.

His American family, including a wife and son in Oklahoma, were unaware that the man they...

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Woman Recounts Story Of Alleged Sexual Assault By Malaysian Airlines Flight Attendant

(17) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 3:51 PM

A passenger has come forward to tell her story of what she says was sexual abuse at the hands of a Malaysian Airlines flight attendant.

Australian Laura Bushney, 26, tells Channel 7's Sunday Night that on a half-full August 4th flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris, chief steward...

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Colombian Beauty Queen Paola Builes Aristizábal Stripped Of Crown For 'Lingerie' Pictures

(17) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:03 PM

A beauty queen who was gunning to be Miss Colombia had her hopes shot down when she was disqualified after pictures of her in underwear emerged.

Story continues below picture of said underwear in question ...

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Why Won't Police Release Michael Brown Incident Report? (UPDATED)

(245) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 1:30 PM

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson told reporters last week that media requests forced him to release an incident report and video that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store and stealing a box of cigars. But he has yet to release another incident report documenting Brown's killing, which various...

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County Won't Pay Medical Expenses For Toddler Hit With Police Grenade

(306) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 10:28 AM

The parents of a toddler who was severely injured when a SWAT team's grenade exploded in his face may be on the hook for all of his medical expenses.

WSBTV reports that Habersham County, Georgia will not pick up the tab for the more than $500,000 worth of...

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Kansas City Cop, Marc Catron, Under Investigation After Racist Michael Brown Facebook Posts

(121) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 5:23 PM

A Kansas City police officer is under scrutiny after he weighed in on the Michael Brown shooting on Facebook.

KCTV reported on Monday that Marc Catron is under internal review after he published two racist Facebook posts, including the one below.

michael brown fb


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Grand Jury To Be Convened In Eric Garner Death Case

(27) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:13 PM

Supporters of a man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a New York City police officer got one step closer to seeing charges brought against the man they say killed the father of six.

The Staten Island Advance reports:

After a "careful" review of the...
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Yasmin Thomas Avoids Prison Despite 18th Assault Conviction

(30) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Some people will spend the rest of their lives in prison for crimes like stealing a pair of socks, But Yasmin Thomas isn't one of them.

Last week, the 21-year-old English real estate agent was given a deferred sentence after she pleaded guilty to assault, her 18th conviction...

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Teen Arrested After Video Of Him Beating Boy With Autism Goes Viral: Cops (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

(614) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 9:23 AM

Two people have been arrested after a vicious beating of a child with autism went viral.

Andrew Wheeler, 18, was arrested last week for allegedly beating 16-year-old Aaron Hill at a party in Okeechobee, Florida last Friday, according to WPTV.

GRAPHIC video of the beating is above. A...

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Dad Dies After Deputies Hit Him With Taser

(197) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 2:04 PM

A father of five died after he was involved in an altercation with deputies who suspected him of burglary.

The Victorville Daily Press reports that Dante Parker, 36, was suspected of attempting to burglarize a Victorville home on Tuesday afternoon.

The person who reported the burglary said the...

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Grandma Puts Baby In Roasting Pan, Gets Visit From Child Services

(651) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 3:04 PM

Just baby this wasn't a great idea.

A Columbus, Ohio grandmother got visits from the local sheriff's office and Child Services after she posted photos of her granddaughter in a roasting pan, surrounded by potatoes, according to WBNS.

Another picture showed the baby with her pacifier duct taped...

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Actriz porno, Christy Mack, narra la terrible golpiza que recibió de un peleador MMA (FOTOS EXPLÍCITAS)

(10) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Una actriz porno asegura fue golpeada por su ex novio, un peleador de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA por sus siglas en inglés) y relató la terrible experiencia que la llevó al hospital.

Christy Mack fue ingresada a un nosocomio de Las Vegas el viernes pasado con severas heridas presuntamente provocadas...

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Christy Mack: Pornostar nach Prügelattacke im Krankenhaus

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 9:46 PM

Die Polizei von Los Angeles sucht nach einem Profi-Käfigkämpfer, der im Verdacht steht, seine Freundin krankenhausreif geschlagen zu haben.

Bei dem Opfer handelt es sich um Christy Mack, ein amerikanischer Pornostar. Bei der Attacke vor einer geplanten Autogrammstunde erlitt sie ernste, aber keine lebensbedrohlichen Verletzungen. Das berichtete...

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Porn Star Christy Mack Describes Savage Attack (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

(688) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 2:24 PM

A porn star who was put in the hospital after she says she was beaten by her MMA fighter ex-boyfriend has released a statement detailing her experience.

Las Vegas police say Christy Mack was left with severe, but not life-threatening, injuries early Friday morning when she was...

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Porn Star Christy Mack Hospitalized After MMA Fighter Attacks, Flees: Cops

(429) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 2:52 PM

Las Vegas police are searching for a mixed martial arts fighter who they believe attacked his girlfriend and then fled.

Jonathan Koppenhaver is accused of beating porn star Christy Mack on Friday evening in an attack that left her with "serious" but not "life-threatening" injuries, cops told the

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The Guy Who Wrote About Buying All Of Burger King's Pies Disappeared

(156) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 11:27 AM

This week, the Internet decided it was very interested in a story about a man who claimed to have purchased all of the pies at a Burger King just to spite a whiny child.

The story was based on a now deleted Reddit post...

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Broken Windows Policing Disproportionately Affects People Of Color: Report

(13) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 1:48 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office promising to curtail the aggressive use of stop and frisk, which he and other critics argue, was being used to unfairly single out minorities.

But de Blasio also put his faith in Bill Braton, his pick to head...

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Crocodile vs. Shark: Only One Emerges Victorious (PHOTOS)

(25) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 3:59 PM

What a croc!

Andrew Paice, a 43-year-old father, snapped these photos of a crocodile getting the best of a bull shark on Aug. 5 in in Kakadu's Adelaide River in Australia.

Story continues after the battle ...

croc vs shark


Getty reports...

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