Assault with a deadly squirrel

A vending machine selling brassieres in Osaka, Japan, attracted a lot of attention but few customers. Une Nana Cool Corp. said seven bras had been bought via the machine as of Dec. 20.  A company official said a lot of women had examined the machine but they declined to purchase bras at a cost of 3,000 yen (about $29). “It must be something that takes time to get used to, but I would like women to see how it feels to buy a bra from a vending machine,” the official said.

ceramic squirrelHelen Ann Williams of South Carolina was waiting for her husband to bring home some suds late Christmas Eve but he returned empty handed, saying all the stores were all closed. That apparently made Williams go off the deep end. While the victim was making himself a sandwich, Williams allegedly grabbed the ceramic squirrel and smashed it over his head. Then she stabbed him in the chest with it, police said. The man fled to a neighbor’s house, where he called police. Officers arrived to find the man with a “large, deep” gash from his left shoulder to his chest, , according to FOX Carolina.  Williams reportedly claimed that he fell and cut himself.  But she had blood on her hands.  She was held in the Charleston County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Officers located the victim, Robert Svenson, lying on the floor with a stab wound on Christmas Eve. Turns out he was stabbed by his daughter, 22-year-old Nadja Svenson. The two of them had stepped outside to look at the night sky and talk about the constellations.  Nadja apparently didn’t like what dad had to say and stabbed him.   Nadja indicated, “he accidentally ran into the knife,” officials said. They’re not buying it and a charge of second-degree assault is punishable by up to seven years in state prison and Nadja is due back in the 10th Circuit Court on Jan. 2.

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