Man accidentally shoots and kills himself while taking selfie

Oscar Aguilar accidentally shot and killed himself while trying to take a selfie.
Oscar Aguilar accidentally shot and killed himself while trying to take a selfie.

His love of selfies led directly to his death.

Oscar Aguilar, 21, from Mexico City often posted photos of himself posing with luxury cars and beautiful women.

But his latest attempt at taking an impressive selfie failed tragically.

He had borrowed a gun, unaware that it was loaded, and posed for a selfie.

It then accidentally went off and fatally wounded him.

According to the local media, Aguilar's neighbour Manfredo Paez had heard the shot.

He said: "I heard somebody screaming and realised somebody  had been hurt. I called the police straight away and when they arrived they found that he was still alive."

Aguilar died on his way to the hospital. 

Sources: Metro, Telegraph

Tags: selfie

Shocking video: Man swings leashed chihuahua in the air

A man was caught on camera swinging a leashed chihuahua in the air.
A man was caught on camera swinging a leashed chihuahua in the air.

The video begins normally. A group of friends are walking three dogs. But just a few seconds in, the man is seen swinging a leashed chihuahua around in the air.

He does this at least four more times in the span of the 80-second video.

The shocking video was first posted on Facebook, which subsequently led to the arrest of Alfie Loft, 19, in Hertfordshire, UK.​

The Hatfield Magistrates' Court heard on Aug 4  that the dog wasn't his.

The chihuahua's owner had asked Loft to take the dog for a walk after they had a few drinks at a pub.

Loft expressed his remorse as he said: "I want everyone to know that I'm really sorry and it will never happen again. I was under the influence of alcohol and I don't really remember any of it.

"I feel sickened at myself. I am absolutely disgusted."

Loft was spared jail time but was ordered to pay £250 (S$525) compensation to the owner of the dog, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.

He was also banned from keeping animals for two years.

Sources: Mirror Online, Telegraph

Man almost loses genitals in pitbull attack

Stitches, bit an eight-year-old girl in the face puncturing the child's cheek.
Stitches, bit an eight-year-old girl in the face, puncturing the child's cheek, and then attacked her father in the groin when he tried to defend the little girl.

A New Mexico man almost lost his genitals to a dog bite defending his eight-year-old daughter from an attack by his late grandfather's 40kg mixed breed pitbull on Saturday.

The dog, named Stitches, bit the girl in the face, puncturing the child's cheek, police said on Sunday. 

Her 35-year-old father, who was not named, moved quickly to save her, and the dog then attacked him, latching onto his groin, police said.

"When we got on the scene the man was bleeding severely and holding his groin," said Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Simon Drobik, who was among the officers that responded.

"It was really bad."

He said fire department paramedics rushed the man to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where his wounds were listed as severe lacerations and partial detachment of the genitals.

The eight-year-old was treated at the scene and released to her mother. The family told police they recently inherited the house and Stitches from the man's grandfather, who had died. They said they had only moved in three days before the attack.

Animal Control officials removed the dog from the property. They said it will be held for 10 days during which the family can reclaim it, otherwise it will be put up for adoption. - Reuters

They put wrong body in his mum's grave

A grieving Texas man is planning a second burial service for his mother after a mortuary mistakenly placed the wrong body in a grave on top of his father.

Mabrie Memorial Mortuary ignored warnings from Bruce Lawson that the body being buried on top of his father in the Houston National Cemetery on July 26 did not appear to be that of his mother, Edna, Lawson told a CBS affiliate in Houston on Friday.

"I said: 'It doesn't look like my mom. Do you think maybe you have the wrong body? Maybe it's someone else back there?' And she said we don't make those kind of mistakes,” Lawson told KHOU 11 News, relaying a conversation he had with a mortuary official.

Lawson said he received a call days after the burial from a mortuary employee, who told him of the mistake. Lawson went to the mortuary, where he identified his mother's body.

“I said, 'Now that’s my mother,'” Lawson said.


Bruce Lawson has to plan a second burial service for his mother after a mortuary mistakenly placed the wrong body in a grave. Screengrab: YouTube

The mortuary confirmed in a statement it had inadvertently mistaken the body of Lawson for that of another person also left in its care, according to KHOU.

"We deeply regret that the Lawson family had to endure this temporary delay in properly transitioning their loved one," it said.

Lawson's family now faces another burial process.

“You don’t want to send the loved ones through that all over again. So what do you do?” Lawson said.

Neither Lawson nor the mortuary was immediately available for comment on Saturday.

- Reuters

Ouch! Stuntman captures roof jump on camera

Stuntman Ethan Swanson leaps off a roof in an online viral video.
Stuntman Ethan Swanson leaps off a roof in an online viral video.

That's. Gotta. Hurt.

Stuntman Ethan Swanson was commissioned by camera-maker GoPro to perform a roof jump in Chicago, Illinois.

And of course, record the process, which you can watch from the gallery above.

While Swanson is no stranger to a jump like this, it doesn't change the fact that the part where he lands and slides off the lower roof must have hurt loads.

Anything for a viral video, eh?

Source: YouTube

Man in New York hospital being tested for Ebola

Mount Sinai Hospital officials Jeremy Boal and David Reich said that doctors at the New York hospital are testing a man for the Ebola virus.
Mount Sinai Hospital officials Jeremy Boal and David Reich said that doctors at the New York hospital are testing a man for the Ebola virus.

A man, who had recently travelled to a West African country, appeared to be suffering from symptoms similar to those of Ebola in New York .

The patient is at a New York City hospital and was being tested to see if he was infected, said hospital officials.

"In the early morning hours of Monday, August 4, 2014, a male patient with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms presented at The Mount Sinai Hospital's Emergency Department in New York City," said the hospital statement.

 “Odds are it is not Ebola,” said Dr Jeremy Boal, the hospital’s chief medical officer.

Still, the patient was rushed into strict isolation within seven minutes of his arrival at the hospital.

“I want to stress there is absolutely no risk from ... being in the emergency room,” said Dr Boal, noting Ebola is not spread through casual contact.

The hospital also added that the patient has been placed in strict isolation and reminded the public that "all necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff".

At least 887 people have died from Ebola since February, after the virus spread across the West African countries like Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Source: AFP

 

Tags: Ebola

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