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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.

Entries by Simon McCormack

Penis-Shapped Cloud Erupts Over Welsh Town

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 5:04 PM

These pictures couldn't come soon enough.

An "unexpected" discharge from a factory in Port Talbot in Wales formed a phallic cloud, according to Wales Online.

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Ex-Stanford Swimmer Allegedly Rapes Woman In Public

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 4:07 PM

Two bikers allegedly caught an ex-Stanford University student raping an unconscious woman on the university's Palo Alto, California campus.

Brock Allen Turner, 19, is accused of raping a woman during the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 18, according to the Stanford Daily.

He's charged with raping an intoxicated...

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Warren Hill Faces Execution Despite Numerous Claims He's Intellectually Disabled (UPDATED)

(135) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 4:11 PM

His lawyer said every doctor who's ever examined him has determined Warren Hill is intellectually disabled, but tonight, unless the Supreme Court intervenes, the Georgia death row inmate will be executed.

UPDATE 1-27-2015: Warren Hill was executed Monday evening, according to the Associated Press.


On Tuesday morning,...

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Transgender Woman, Ty Lee Underwood, Killed In Possible Hate Crime

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 1:09 PM

A transgender woman was killed in what one of her friends said was a hate crime.

Ty Lee Underwood, 24, was found dead on Monday morning on 24th Street in North Tyler, Texas, according to KYTX.

“This has to be a hate crime, this has to be a...

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SpongeBob SquarePants Discovered Inside Child (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 11:48 AM

Bet the baby wishes they had swallowed a krabby patty.

A doctor in Saudi Arabia was stunned to discover a SpongeBob pendent lodged inside a toddler's trachea.

Dr. Ghofran Ageely, a radiology resident at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, in Jeddah shared these photos of x-rays that revealed the...

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California Mom Had Sex With Daughter's 16-Year-Old Ex: Cops

(80) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 4:11 PM

A Southern California mom is accused of having sex with her daughter's underage ex-boyfriend.

Last week, NBC San Diego reported that Fereshta Angel Williams, 38 of Deer Springs was charged with having sex with a minor more than three years younger than herself, two counts of oral copulation...

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Police Release Age-Progressed Photo Of Missing Woman Jennifer Kesse

(6) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 2:32 PM

Police have released age-progressed photos of an Orlando woman who has been missing since 2006.

The photos of Jennifer Kesse were released nearly nine years to the day that Kesse, then 24, disappeared from her southern Orlando apartment on January 24, 2006, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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Teacher Suspended After Defending Co-Workers Accused Of Sex With Students

(69) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 9:40 AM

An art teacher is in trouble after he reportedly published a Facebook status defending teachers accused of having sex with students, claiming that the victims should have kept their "mouths shut."

Sean Patrick, who teaches at South Hills High School in West Covina, California, has been placed on paid leave...

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Woman Who Had Sex With Boys Said "Age Is Just A Number': Cops

(25) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 4:18 PM

A Florida woman is accused of drugging two boys and having sex with them on separate occasions.

Barbara Kirby, 36, of Leesburg was arrested on Tuesday and charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a victim older than 12 and younger than 16 and tampering with a victim,

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Los animales son lo que comen (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 11:36 AM

Si somos lo que comemos, entonces estamos principalmente hechos de queso. ¡Mmmm!

Estos animales, que son creación de la artista Sarah DeRemer, también son lo que comen.

Hay un mitad-león/mitad-ñú, un mitad-puma/mitad-venado, un colibrí mezclado con una flor, y un caracol con un caparazón de fresa.


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NYPD Union Chief Under Fire From His Own Membership

(70) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 7:24 PM

The head of the NYPD's largest union is deeply unpopular amongst New Yorkers, but now he faces discontent from his own ranks.

Patrick Lynch, who has been the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for 16 years, now faces a challenge from a slate of candidates who want...

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Police Can Basically 'See' Inside Your Home With Radar

(43) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 6:19 PM

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have quietly acquired technology that allows them to essentially "see" inside people's houses, and they're deploying it "with little notice to the courts," USA Today reports.

From USA Today:

The radars work like finely tuned motion detectors, using radio waves to...
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Animals Are What They Eat (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 1:23 PM

If we are what we eat, then we are mostly string cheese. Mmmm!

These animals, who are the creation of artist Sarah DeRemer, are also what they eat.

There's a half-lion/half-wildebeest, a half-cougar/half-deer, a humming bird mixed with flower nectar and a snail with a strawberry shell.

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Les chirurgies ratées d'une Miss BumBum 2012 ont failli lui coûter la vie (PHOTOS)

(13) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:53 PM

La mannequin du concours Miss BumBum en 2012 dit que son obsession de la chirurgie plastique a failli la tuer.

Andressa Urach s'est méritée la deuxième place du concours de beauté brésilien en ligne cette année-là. Le but? Vous l'aurez deviné: choisir la candidate qui a le plus beau popotin.

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Chilling Video Shows Moments Before Cop Is Shot And Killed (GRAPHIC)

(68) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 10:22 AM

Newly released footage from an Arizona cop's body camera shows the final moments before he was shot and killed by a man who committed suicide shortly afterwards.

GRAPHIC and disturbing footage bellow shows the last minute recorded by 24-year-old Flagstaff police officer Tyler Jacob Stewart's body cam. It ends with...

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Courtesy Is Dead

(92) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Humankind is capable of incredible kindness.

We have also shown the capacity to be mercilessly callous. For evidence of this,
look at this gif, which was posted to Reddit on Wednesday:

While most of your judgment should be reserved for the...

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Another Uber Driver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Passenger

(33) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 5:22 PM

An Uber driver in Villa Park, Illinois has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his passengers.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Adnan Nafasat, 46, who drives for UberX, was charged on Wednesday with criminal sexual assault, unlawful restraint and kidnapping.

The alleged assault took place on July...

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'Estoy siendo castigada por mi estúpida vanidad': Andressa Urach, exconcursante Miss BumBum

(4) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 1:52 PM

La obsesión por las cirugías plásticas casi le costó la vida a la subcampeona del concurso Miss Bum Bum.

Andressa Urach ganó en 2012 el segundo lugar del concurso Miss BumBum, una competencia en la que por votaciones online se elige a la mujer con el...

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Mom Accused In Rape Of Son's 12-Year-Old Friend

(119) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 10:49 AM

A Missouri mom is accused of raping a 12-year-old boy while her son was in her basement.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nicole Marie Smith, 30, of St. Charles City was charged on Tuesday with statutory rape and statutory sodomy.

From the Post-Dispatch:

According to court documents,...
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Miss BumBum Contestant: 'I'm Being Punished For Stupid Vanity' (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

(106) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 4:26 PM

A Miss BumBum runner-up said her obsession with plastic surgery backfired and almost ended her life.

Andressa Urach won second place in the 2012 Miss BumBum competition, a beauty contest in which online voters pick the woman with the country's top bottom.

To accentuate her figure, Urach

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