Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

A five-day-old baby girl died…, Man refuses to leave jail…, Comedian finds a stranger.., Florida man kills door-to-door…, For the last 100 years…,  Nickelback…,  shoplifting a book on ethics…,  Arizona Wall Street…, Man Stabbed At Silver Spring…, Woman arrested for sending…1. A five-day-old baby girl died at the government-run Civil Hospital in India as the staff stopped treatment when her father could not pay Rs. 200 charged for use of an incubator.

A five-day-old baby girl died at the government-run Civil Hospital at Jalandhar as the staff stopped treatment when her father could not pay Rs. 200 charged for use of an incubator. The incident came to light when Sanjeev Kumar, a daily wage painter, and his wife Anita accused the staff of “killing” the baby born prematurely in the hospital on July 20. The child required extra medical assistance as it developed complications, including jaundice, immediately after birth.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

2. Man refuses to leave jail; cited for trespassing and sent back to prison

Rodney Dwayne Valentine had just been granted his freedom from the Rockingham County jail in northern North Carolina on Saturday morning. But when Valentine refused to leave the prison, police arrested him for trespassing and sent him back to his cell.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

3. Comedian finds a stranger with the same name doing a sponsored trek to Machu Picchu for charity. Uses the internet and gets him to 91% of his £3000 target in under two days.

I have two days off from the show and Edinburgh ahead of me, so I decided to take it easy and treat today like a mini-holiday. Alas my wife was not so lucky and was gigging in Norwich, so with time to myself and Mrs Herring out of town I could return to my old single ways – wandering around in a daze on my own, watching Challenge TV and crying.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

4. Florida man kills door-to-door salesman: I’ll kill anybody that steps on my property

A man in Cape Coral, Florida on Wednesday was arrested for shooting and killing an unarmed door-to-door salesman on his property. Kenneth Bailey Roop, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder for killing 30-year-old Nicholas Rainey.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012



5. For the last 100 years, the Olympic spirit has come with an asterisk for the United States, it will be the only country that refuses to dip its flag when passing the host country. It’s just a big F-you to

For the last 100 years, the Olympic spirit has come with an asterisk for the United States. It’s not doping. It’s not underage gymnasts. In fact, if you’re not looking closely, you’ll miss it at the Opening Ceremonies: the United States will be the only country that refuses to dip its flag when passing the host country.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

6. Man saved from seeing Nickelback concert by falling 40 feet into a gorge.

An upstate New York man had to be rescued by firefighters after falling 40-feet down a gorge while attempting to sneak inside the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to see Nickelback in concert. 22-year-old Kevin Beaudette of Tupper Lake is fine, if slightly embarrassed, after taking a serious tumble into Geyser Brook Gorge Tuesday night.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

7. Man arrested for shoplifting a book on ethics

University of Louisville Police are accusing a Prospect man of stealing a textbook called “Resolving Ethical Issues” and trying to sell it at a bookstore, according to an arrest report. Terry J. Davis, of the 14200 block of Harbor Place, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft by unlawful taking by shoplifting, a Class A misdemeanor.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

8. Convicted Arizona Wall Street trader and arsonist died by taking cyanide in court

An Arizona man who collapsed in court and died shortly after being convicted of deliberately burning down his mansion committed suicide by taking cyanide, a medical examiner reported on Friday. Michael Marin, 53, was found with quick-acting toxin in his system that he ingested just after a jury found him guilty last month on a charge of arson of an occupied structure, said Kevin Horn, Maricopa County medical examiner.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

 9. Man Stabbed At Silver Spring Post Office After Another Man Mistakenly Thought He Cut In Line

A 58-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed by another patron at a Silver Spring post office Thursday afternoon. Police believe the incident occurred following a confrontation between the two shortly after 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at the post office located in the 13200 block of New Hampshire Ave.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012

10. Woman arrested for sending threatening voice mails/text messages…to herself.

On July 9, 2012, 52 -year-old Barbara Mott Bordelon contacted her local police to report that she and another man (most likely her boyfriend) had been receiving threatening calls and text messages. One of the messages, which originated from a prepaid cell phone, warned that the pair would bephysically harmed if they went to the police.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 28th, 2012