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Video captures a group of Los Angeles cyclists attacking a man in broad daylight


A video has captured a mob of cyclists pummeling a man in Los Angeles in an attack police described as “shocking.”

The beating unfolded in the city’s downtown Jewelry District, according to KTLA.

“Central Division is aware of a shocking video involving a fight between a group of people on bicycles and an individual in a pick-up truck, “the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted over the weekend. “To date, no one has reported this incident to the police. We are asking the victims to come forward and contact Central Station.

Footage taken by a witness who reportedly was working in a building across the street begins with an unidentified cyclist throwing a shoe at a man standing near a business.

Another cyclist is seen smashing his bike’s handlebars into the driver side window of a pickup parked nearby. The truck’s windshield was already shattered.

The group then starts throwing punches at the man on the sidewalk, drawing shouts from other people standing in the area.

When the man falls to the ground, the mob encircles him and is seen kicking him as he tries to protect himself.

The man later is seen running back to the smashed-up truck and hops into the driver’s seat. 

Two members of the mob open the truck’s door and start throwing more punches before he manages to drive off.

The cyclists are riding around in the middle of the street when the video ends.

“It was horrible,” the witness who filmed the video, identified by KTLA only as Gary, told the station. “When I got to the window, I saw probably about six or seven kids on bicycles. There was a white pickup truck parked out front and I saw somebody smashing in the window with his bike.”

The reason for the attack is not immediately clear. According to a local jeweler who spoke to the local station, the cyclists were swerving around traffic and the victim honked at them after he was cut off.

Indiana man killed two teenagers wounded after grenade found inside grandfather’s belongings explodes


Law enforcement officials in Lake County, Indiana, said a man was killed, and his two teenage children were injured after a live grenade in a grandfather’s belongings detonated.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department said officers responded to reports of an explosion in Lake of the Four Seasons at about 6:30 p.m.

Investigators learned that a family was going through a grandfather’s belongings at a home on Lakeshore Drive when they found a grenade.

Someone then pulled the pin from the grenade, and it exploded.

When police arrived, a 47-year-old man, later identified as Bryan Niedert of Lake of Four Seasons, was found unresponsive and later died.

His two children, an 18-year-old female and 14-year-old male, were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for shrapnel wounds.

Porter County, a neighboring county, sent its bomb squad to the scene to help secure the area and determine whether any additional explosives were inside the home.

The investigation into the incident is being conducted by Lake County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives and crime scene investigation unit.

California first responder saves 1-year-old son from drowning in the pool


A Southern California firefighter rescued his 1-year-old son from drowning in a pool, Ring video shows.

The Hemet Firefighters Association shared the footage on social media, asking parents to take note of how quickly children can drown. The boy in the video, Cole, is too young to know how to swim.

The association told Fox News Digital that the father is Zachary Petite, a fire engineer and paramedic at Hemet Fire Department. Cole is Petite’s youngest son.

The 40-second video shows the 1-year-old boy waddling around the pool and eventually jumping in. As soon as the boy gets in the water, Petite swiftly jumps on the ground and gets his son out, laying him on his back.

“This video is a sobering reminder that a child drowning can happen to anyone at any time in a matter of seconds,” the Hemet Firefighters Association said on Facebook. “Even though both parents took all proper precautions including a gate around the pool and an appropriate PFD [Personal Flotation Device], the boy still managed to get in the water.”

“Remember, children drown without a sound, please watch the video,” the association added.

The Hemet Firefighters Association commended Petite for saving his son.

“Even though young Cole Petite managed to find his way into the water without being noticed, Zack and [his wife] Jessica’s proactive approach to pool safety is the reason their son survived,” the organization told Fox News Digital.

Petite told local news outlet KTLA that his son was sinking to the bottom of the pool before the rescue.

“I look over and I can’t find him and I ended [up] seeing him sinking to the bottom of the pool,” Petite explained. “So that’s when I went over there, scooped him out and got him out of the pool.”

“For parents out there, if you got a pool, make sure it has a gate, a child safety lock, door alarms,” the father warned.

Kansas City bar shooting leaves 3 dead 2 wounded


Gunfire erupted at a bar in Kansas City, Missouri, killing at least three people and leaving two others wounded, authorities said.

Officers responded at 1:25 a.m. to the Klymax Lounge on Indiana Avenue and found multiple victims at the scene, Kansas City Police Officer Donna Drake told Fox News Digital in an email.

One of the deceased victims was found inside the lounge, while the second was outside the building, Drake said.

A third victim died after being rushed to a hospital.

Two other victims wounded in the shooting were also rushed to a hospital, Drake said. One of the victims was in critical condition, while the other was in stable condition.

The victims were all believed to be adults, according to police, but their ages and identities were not immediately available.

Police did not immediately release any information about a suspect or what circumstances led to the deadly shooting.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators were processing the scene and speaking to potential witnesses early Sunday, police said.

No additional details were immediately available.

Tennessee man charged with felony reckless endangerment after returning fire on armed auto thieves


A Tennessee man found himself behind bars this week after returning fire at thieves who were trying to steal a van outside his home.

A Shelby County man was notified by his surveillance system at around 2 a.m. that several people were outside his home and using burglary tools in an effort to break into a van, Fox 13 Memphis reported.

After the man walked outside, the thieves fired shots at him as he stood beneath the porch light of his home, according to the outlet.

Security video shows the homeowner and the suspects shooting at each other several times.

The thieves fled the scene and the man went back into his house, but when police arrived, the man’s wife said they began interrogating him.

“When they were talking to him, from what I saw, it was like they were trying to find ways to charge him,” the homeowner’s wife told Fox 13 Memphis. “That doesn’t sound right. Why would you put pressure on the victim when you should put pressure for the suspects to be found.”

Deputies say the man told them that he couldn’t clearly see what he was targeting and admitted to firing shots with his eyes closed due to being scared and shooting at the suspects as they fled, the outlet noted.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, was eventually arrested and charged with reckless endangerment but later released, and his family hopes the charge will be dropped, according to Fox 13 Memphis.

“The suspects, they are out there,” the man’s wife told the outlet. “They were probably sleeping or partying [while] my husband was in jail trying to get released for something where he was innocent.”

News of the incident drew criticism on social media, including from Heritage Foundation senior fellow Amy Swearer, who disagreed with the explanation given by police as to why the man was arrested.

“I’m floored that the home owner here is being charged with ‘reckless endangerment,’” Swearer said in a Twitter thread. “The arguments from police seem absurd on their face to me. The only people he endangered were…the ones shooting at him. And he’s 100% entitled to ‘endanger’ them.”

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Child accidentally hangs herself in amusement park inflatable while staff stared at phones


A child in Ukraine died after she accidentally strangled herself inside an inflatable trampoline
The incident happened when the child, just 4-years-old, was playing on an inflatable trampoline at a kids’ amusement park in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, and “became entangled” in the loops of the inflatable object, police said.
Serhii Shaikhet, chief of the regional police, said that the child died as a result of suffocation.
The 45-year-old owner of the inflatable trampoline was detained in connection with the incident.
Natalia Kuchynska, who was about to become the godmother of the 4-year-old girl, told Ukrainian news outlet TSN that three employees were on their phones when the incident happened.
There were three girls (employees) near the trampoline who were supposed to watch over the children. But instead they sat with their backs to the trampoline, looking at something on their phones,” Kuchynska said.
Kuchynska said that people tried to save the child, but was later pronounced dead.
Police are still investigating the incident.

South Carolina husband recalls the moment he learned his bride was dead


The South Carolina groom who lost his bride on their wedding night after an alleged drunken driver slammed into their golf cart tearfully recounted the moment he learned his new wife was dead.

“I remember waking up just kind of foggy, out of sorts,” Aric Hutchinson, 36, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” of opening his eyes in a hospital after the crash.

“I could see my mom’s face, and you could just tell something was wrong, and I asked her, ‘Where’s Sam? Where’s Sam?’ And that’s when she told me there was an incident, and Sam didn’t make it,” he recalled.

Hutchinson said he had no memory of Jamie Komoroski, 25, rear-ending their golf cart

Hutchinson and his new wife, Samantha Miller, 34, had just left their Folly Beach wedding reception under a canopy of sparklers on one of the most joyous days of their lives.

Miller, still in her wedding dress, died instantly in the collision, and Hutchinson was seriously injured.

“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it,” Hutchinson said. “That night going from an all-time high to an all-time low, it’s pretty rough to try to comprehend.”

Although he doesn’t remember the collision, he does recall his bride’s last words to him.

“I remember her saying she wanted the night to never end,” he said, dabbing his eyes with a white tissue. “That was the last thing she said to me.”

Hutchison suffered broken bones in his back, legs, and face as well as bleeding in his brain.

After spending more than a week in a hospital, he returned to the couple’s Folly Beach apartment to continue healing.

The “Good Morning America” clip shows Hutchinson holding his deceased wife’s wedding band and engagement ring.

“It’s hard, but it’s also nice,” he said of being in the apartment the couple once shared. “It’s got Sam written all over the house.”

The interviewer asked Hutchison if he had anything to say to Komoroski.

“No, I can’t right now,” he responded, wiping away tears. “She stole an amazing human being that should not have been taken.”

Komoroski had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit and was driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to police.

Danny Dalton, a lawyer for Hutchinson, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Komoroski and four bars where she allegedly drank “copious amounts of alcohol” the night of the wreck.

The taverns continued to serve Komoroski, even though she was “grossly and dangerously intoxicated” and “slurred and staggered her way through each of these bars,” the suit alleges.

Komoroski is jailed without bond on three counts of felony DUI and one count of reckless homicide.

Her attorneys didn’t immediately return a request for comment but previously cautioned the public not to “rush to judgment.”

Tourist shot to death in popular Mexican resort town days after another tourist killed in machete attack


A Canadian tourist has been shot and killed in a Mexican beach town just days after a tourist from Argentina was hacked to death in a machete attack in the same Pacific coast resort area.

Prosecutors in the Mexican state of Oaxaca say the Canadian man was found dead in a car with a bullet wound in the town of Puerto Escondido, a relaxed beach town popular with surfers.

No details were revealed regarding the specific circumstances of the man’s death, but he was identified as 27-year-old Víctor Masson.

Masson’s death comes three days after a tourist from Argentina was killed in a machete attack in the state of Oaxaca, generally considered one of the safer states in Mexico, roughly 60 miles west of Puerto Escondido in the hamlet of La Isla.

The Argentine was identified as Benjamin Gamond and Mexican police say he was one of three tourists from Argentina attacked by a man wielding a machete on Friday and that he died in the hospital after the attack. His two travel companions suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The current State Department travel advisory urges Americans to “Exercise Increased Caution When Traveling” to Oaxaca.

Several tourists have been victimized by crime so far in 2023 including a Mexican tourist who was shot to death in the Caribbean coast resort of Tulum in a dramatic robbery at a U.S. chain coffee shop in April.

In March, an American tourist was shot in the leg by unknown assailants in the town of Puerto Morelos outside of Cancun during spring break. The individual survived his injuries.

Andy Rourke, bass guitarist for The Smiths dies at 59


Andy Rourke, the bass guitarist for influential British band The Smiths, has died following a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer, his former bandmate Johnny Marr announced.

In a tribute post on Instagram, Marr said he first met the 59-year-old Rourke when they were schoolboys in 1975.

“We were best friends, going everywhere together,” he recalled. “When we were 15, I moved into his house with him and his three brothers, and I soon came to realize that my mate was one of those rare people that absolutely no one doesn’t like.”

He said that he and Rourke spent their time then “studying music, having fun, and working on becoming the best musicians we could possibly be.” He added that although the late musician started off playing guitar, “it was when he picked up the bass that he would find his true calling and his singular talent would flourish.”

“Throughout our teens we played in various bands around south Manchester before making our reputations with The Smiths from 1982 to 1987, and it was on those Smiths records that Andy reinvented what it is to be a bass guitar player,” Marr said.

The British band was created in Manchester in 1982. Though much of the attention focused on the songwriting partnership of Marr and frontman Steven Patrick Morrissey, better known as Morrissey, the sound of The Smiths owed much to Rourke’s bass and his rhythm section partner, drummer Mike Joyce.

The Smiths decided to split up in 1987.

During their short time together as a four-piece band, The Smiths deliberately stayed away from the mainstream of popular music, garnering a cult following on the independent music scene.

As their popularity swelled, the band released some of the most enduring British music of the 1980s, including “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” and “Girlfriend In A Coma.”

Although The Smiths’ songs were known to be darkly humorous and depressing, uplifting guitar melodies were often included in their music.

“I was present at every one of Andy’s bass takes on every Smiths session,” Marr said.

“Sometimes I was there as the producer and sometimes just as his proud mate and cheerleader. Watching him play those dazzling baselines was an absolute privilege and genuinely something to behold.”

Later in his career, Rourke collaborated with other musicians including Sinéad O’Connor, The Pretenders, Ian Brown and Badly Drawn Boy.

The band Badly Drawn Boy paid tribute to Rourke on Twitter after his devastating death.

“The Smiths were easily the most important band of my teens. I was beyond honoured when Andy played bass with me on tour for 2 years. He was the coolest, kindest funniest person, a joy to tour with. Probably the best natural musician I’ve ever seen. Loved him. Gutted”

He recalled that Rourke played in his band at Madison Square Garden as recently as September 2022.

“It was a special moment that we shared with my family and his wife and soul mate Francesca,” Marr said. “Andy will always be remembered, as a kind and beautiful soul by everyone who knew him, and as a supremely gifted musician by people who love music. Well done Andy. We’ll miss you brother.”

Army officer away on active duty speaks out after squatter moved into Georgia home Quite alarming


An Army officer is speaking out after a squatter moved into her Georgia home while she was away on active duty.

Lt. Col. Dahlia Daure told Atlanta-based ABC affiliate WSB-TV last week that she is part of the U.S. Army Reserves and is stationed in Chicago but was in the process of selling her home when a squatter moved in.

Daure told the outlet that the squatter, Vincent Simon, said he had a lease and paid $19,000 upfront for six months.

“That was quite alarming to find out that someone else had moved into my home,” she said Thursday on “Fox News Tonight.”

WSB-TV reported Simon was served with eviction papers and that Daure would have to wait for the process to play out in order to get him removed from the home.

However, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said its Uniform Unit and the DeKalb Marshals served an intruder affidavit requiring Simon to “immediately vacate an Ellenwood home in DeKalb County owned by a military officer.”

“Mr. Simon had been accused of illegally occupying the residence, which had been for sale by the owner while she was deployed with the U.S. Army Reserves in Chicago, Illinois. The civil service process was accomplished without incident and Mr. Simon vacated the residence, but a weapon was found inside the home and drugs were found on the suspect before he left the premises,” read an update from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page. “Mr. Simon was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was taken into custody and transported to the DeKalb County Jail.”

Duare told host Will Cain the whole ordeal was “very aggravating.”

“It’s kind of unjust to find out that someone can literally move into your home with a fictitious lease with a company that doesn’t exist,” she explained. “My house was not on the market for rent. It was on the market for sale. I had a contract on the house. And to find out that this person moved into my home right after I got done renovating– it was very aggravating and I was angry.”

The lieutenant colonel shared that she was forced to terminate a contract with a buyer because of the squatter situation. “The buyer got spooked, too. I had to terminate that contract,” she added.

“I used the Georgia 44…title 44 1130 to get him out. A lot of people really don’t know about that. It has to do with the sheriff’s office, though. The police can’t get them out because it’s a civil matter,” she continued. “But had I not gone to the media, I would not have had the opportunity to get my home back today.”

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