Las Vegas police shooting: Shocking video shows state troopers shooting unarmed man hitchhiker


Dramatic footage posted online shows state troopers shooting and killing an unarmed hitchhiker on a lonely Nevada highway 20 miles outside of Las Vegas, last Friday.

The bystander video obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal shows police attempting to detain D’Andre Berghart, who was reportedly harassing passing bicyclists and vehicles.

Having stopped traffic and standing in the middle of the road, the officers appear to be speaking with the 20-year-old for much of the seven minute-long clip.

Rather than quickly detaining him, though, the officers appear to allow the erratically-behaving Berghart to wander around.

At one point an officer is seen angrily kicking Berghart, who responds by attempting to punch him back.

Soon after, the incredibly odd standoff, quickly became deadly.

Berghart is seen making a beeline for one of the responding officer’s vehicles and reportedly grabbed for the officer’s AR-15 assault rifle, which was locked in a gun rack.
The officers, fearing for their life, unloaded their weapons, firing roughly 10 rounds into Berghart.

Suspicious death: woman’s body found in Las Vegas hotel laundry chute – TomoNews


LAS VEGAS — A California woman was found dead on Sunday night in a laundry chute at the D hotel-casino in Las Vegas, an incident the police have defined as a suspicious death, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

Kalli Medina-Brown was in Las Vegas with her husband and a small group of friends to celebrate her 27th birthday when, on Sunday at about 2.30 a.m., she was found unresponsive by staff at the D hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas.

It is still unclear how she fell down the laundry chute, but Tony Fratis, the woman’s grandfather, said in an interview to 13 Action News that he excludes a suicide.

“Everybody goes to Vegas to have fun. There’s no way it was suicide. There’s no way in the world,” Fratis said.

Detectives told Medina-Brown’s mother that a video from the hotel showed her daughter separating from her husband, walking in the opposite directions and then entering the maid’s closet. That’s when the video went dark, 13 Action News reported.

Las Vegas Fire Department crews arrived at the scene, but nothing could be done to save the woman.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that homicide detectives ruled the nature of her death as not criminal. The coroner will rule whether it was a suicide or an accident.

 

Top 10 selfie deaths compilation: Best of TomoNews’ tragic selfie fails – TomoNews


We’ve compiled the best—no, worst selfie shots into one compelling compilation video. The video starts with the top 10 selfie deaths, followed up by other selfie-takers who survived their selfies gone wrong.

Here are a couple safe selfies tips: Cliffs, bridges, planes, and polar bears are all things that do not mix well with taking a selfie—the same goes for Pharrell’s hit song “Happy.” If you’re about to take a selfie, have a look around to make sure there isn’t a corpse or body part in the shot.

We here at TomoNews did our best to warn you of the dangers of narcissistic photography—what you do with that information is on you.

 

15 Most Bizarre Men


These bizarre men have qualities that seem almost unbelievable from missing body parts to strongest eyelids. You won’t believe these strange men actually exist.

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10. Man with No Lips

This unfortunate fellow lost his lips when he was attacked by a wolf. The attack occurred when he was a little boy and at the age of 65, he is undergoing a facial transplant using some muscles from his legs. He lived with this facial deformity for 57 years and was ecstatic to learn that it was finally possible to receive a facial transplant. It took technology a long time to advance enough to accommodate this poor guy.

9. Man with the Longest Hair

Though it has not been measured since 2004, when the Guinness World Records put it in the book, his hair is believed to be the longest in the world. It is estimated to be 6.5 to 7 meters long. This herbalist spent his entire life growing his hair and letting it grow in its natural state. He never washed or combed it, which is why it is just one long dreadlock.

8. Man with No Face

This man lost his face to an accidental electric shock. He apparently accidentally touched his forehead to a live power line and the electricity burned his face off completely. The 25-year-old cherry picker received a full facial transplant. Though he will not get his sight back, his quality of life is drastically improved by the transplant.

7. Man with Giant Dent in his Head

As you can see, this is a mugshot. This guy has been arrested for solicitation, possession of marijuana, and burglary. He gained quite a bit of Internet notoriety when his first mugshot surfaced because many believe that it wasn’t real. Apparently, he got in injury from driving will intoxicated with alcohol and drugs. This is the result of him landing on his head after being thrown from the vehicle. He recently made a video on YouTube urging young people to refrain from drinking, drugging, and driving. It is amazing that he even lived through that accident.

6. Guiness World Record Largest Earlobes

This Hawaiian man has more interesting features than his earlobes, but they are pretty impressive. His earlobes are gaged at 109 mm. Big enough to put your fist through. He is a tattoo and body modification artist and recently was award the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Earlobes.

5. The Leopard Man

This man is covered from head to toes in leopard print tattoos. Tom Leppard not only looks like a leopard, he prefers to live like one in a little hut by a stream in Scotland. He does not have water or electricity and has to row his boat to the nearest village every two weeks to pick up necessities. By the way, this is his idea of “living easy”. Before he settled near the stream he lived a much more primitive life.

4. Man with Missing Eyes and Nose

In his battle with cancer, this man lost his eyes and nose. Many times, people will be forced to give up essential body parts in order to prevent the spread of cancer. This man would have difficulty benefiting from facial reconstructive surgery because he has such a deep hole in his face. Even if he did get cosmetic reconstructive surgery, he would never get his sight or smell back, unfortunately.

3. Man with Extreme Excess Skin

This man was formerly the world’s heaviest man. He lost 672 pounds and was left with extremely saggy excess skin that weighed almost 100 pounds. Removal of the extra skin allowed him to start learning how to walk again after so long of being wheelchair bound. This man’s extreme weight loss and recovery is an inspiration to overweight people all over the world. 672 pounds is triple the size of the average man and he managed to lose it all with proper diet management. After his skin removal, he practiced walking every day and plans to begin exercising regularly once his body fully heals.

2.Man with Nose Growing out of Forehead

This 22-year-old man had a terrible infection in his nose, acquired after a car accident that was not repairable. This was when his doctor decided to grow a replacement out of the man’s forehead. When the replacement nose is healthy enough for a transplant, the old nose will be removed.

1. Man without a Nose

Another unfortunate case of facial cancer, this man has a hole in his face after the removal of his nose. The hole in his face causes him discomfort, due to the openness of the area. The rare cancer was extremely aggressive and described as being Pacman like in that it would continue eating away at his face unless they removed all the affected area.

Head injury compilation: inch-wide hole in man’s head; hit in the head with a slab & more


Full video of maggot infection in man’s head: http://bit.ly/1Dmm5xb

1. A Brisbane, Australia man was left with a massive inch-wide hole burned into his cranium after applying black salve ointment to treat skin cancer.

2. Police are looking for a man who had a concrete slab smashed on the back of his head in Manchester city’s downtown.

3. Ryan Cross, a Nampa resident, was struck directly in the head by lightning during a camping trip with his friends on May 24 in Boise, Idaho. Prior to the accident, the group was caught in a sudden hailstorm and scrambled for shelter. Cross chose to sit under a tree and turned on his cellphone. The lightning bolt then struck him, tearing the clothes from his upper body and knocking him unconscious.

4. Christina Kurylo was on board an Air Canada flight from Calgary to Grande Prairie when the pilot was forced to make a crash landing in Edmonton due to malfunctioning landing gear. As the plane touched down, Kurylo got hit on the head by a propeller from the plane.

5. Ms. Lin was dining with her mother, her younger sister, and her 7 month old baby at a local hotpot restaurant in Wenzhou, China, when their server poured a pot of boiling soup over her head.

Check back with TomoNews for more compilations.

Woman’s leg snaps while using leg press machine and crazy sporting injuries compilation


TomoNews present to you a selection of stories about the worst sporting injuries and accidents.

Full video of goal celebration death: http://bit.ly/1ZRSMu7

1. An unidentified woman whose leg snapped like a twig while using a leg press machine has become the star of a gruesome viral video.

2. Watch the video on the TomoNewsUS website: http://bit.ly/1tHy1GV
A 23-year-old Indian soccer player is dead after a goal celebration failed when he attempted a somersault that ended up breaking his back.

3. Half of Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr.’s face swelled up like a balloon after he was hit with a 90 mph fastball on Friday during a game for the Corpus Christi Hooks.

4. Pedro Aguayo Ramirez was performing during a tag-team wrestling match when he was apparently caught off-guard by an opponent’s flying kick.

5. A 25-year-old Taiwanese man temporarily paralyzed himself by holding his breath while doing an extremely high number of sit-ups.

6. Harrowing moments as a 9-year-old boy dangles precariously 20 feet above a ski slope after falling out of the ski lift.

7. Erik Roner, an extreme sports athlete and star of MTV’s Nitro Circus, died in a skydiving accident in Squaw Valley, California.

8. Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a Kevin Ware-like right leg fracture in the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage in Las Vegas.

9. Former Australian National Rugby League hooker Anthony Watts has been accused of biting another player’s penis during a local-level rugby league match on the Gold Coast.

10. A 35-year-old Saudi tourist died in Penang, Malaysia on Wednesday afternoon in a parasailing accident.

11. Famous French daredevil Tancrede Melet, a world expert in extreme sports, died after he fell from a hot air balloon as he prepared for a new performance.

12. A fellow BASE jumper told local media he heard the victim had performed the burning parachute stunt once before, but while skydiving.

13. A 17-year-old high school football player died on Monday morning in Washington state from injuries suffered during a football game.

14. A bat boy for a Kansas amateur baseball team died after being struck by a player in a tragic accident.

15. A 4-year-old Florida boy is recovering in the hospital after being struck in the head by a speeding baseball at a Jacksonville Suns game.

Be sure to subscribe to TomoNews for more of the craziest news stories from around the world.

Police body cam: video shows moments before Las Vegas cops fatally shoot man – TomoNews


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Footage from a police officer’s body cam shows the moments before the fatal shooting of Las Vegas man Thomas McEniry on the evening of November 24, 2015. According to police, McEniry was pulled over for what was described as a routine traffic stop related to the driver’s license plate before he reportedly ran away from his vehicle and into a nearby apartment complex.

A security guard at the complex briefly apprehended the suspect before McEniry broke free and fled again, eventually exiting a back door where responding police officers were waiting. Officers tasered McEniry after he refused orders to show hands.

McEniry can be heard pleading on the video with officers, saying, “I haven’t done anything.” At the same time he refuses to heed numerous instructions to show officers his hands and appears to reach into his pocket or waistband area.

Las Vegas police say McEniry reached for what appeared to be a gun, prompting three officers to fire eight rounds at the suspect, killing him. It was later discovered the apparent gun was actually an Airsoft Pistol, not a actual firearm.

At a December 1 press conference, assistant Sheriff Kirk Primas said the shooting was necessary, while also noting the suspect’s long criminal history and apparent mental health and substance abuse issues.

It’s still unknown why McEniry may have chosen to flee a traffic stop or why he refused to follow police instructions.

Las Vegas man ousted from casino, shoots self at buffet


A disturbed Las Vegas man fatally shot himself Sunday at a casino buffet that had revoked his lifetime of free meals, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

John Noble, 53, mailed the newspaper an obsessive testimonial against the M Resort Spa Casino in nearby Henderson, where the man claimed officials had wrongfully banned him from the premises after female employees accused him of giving them unwanted attention.

Noble turned over 270 pages of documents relating to his case and a two-hour DVD detailing his struggles in a package that arrived the day after his suicide, the Review-Journal reported.

Authorities in the area received word of a car on fire in the casino’s parking garage at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Henderson Police Department. But just as the M’s security staff extinguished the small blaze, gunshots were reported in the casino’s buffet restaurant, police said.

Cops discovered Noble dead with a single self-inflicted wound. Two people, including one who was hospitalized, sustained minor injuries in the incident, cops said.

It was the tragic culmination of Noble’s failed struggle to regain his standing at the casino, which awarded him free food privileges in 2010 for being an M “biggest winner” but exiled him three years later, the newspaper reported.

“Nobody will help me,” Noble says in a portion of the DVD that the newspaper posted. “You’ve got to fight for what you believe in, and I believe I was unjustifiably kicked out.”

Noble previously threatened suicide Easter Sunday 2013 and allegedly stalked an M employee, according to documents he sent to the paper. Casino officials had forbidden him from coming to the M three weeks before that incident, and Noble spent three days in a state psychiatric ward afterwards.

Upon his release, Noble continued his crusade, taking to Facebook to share M workers’ personal information and complain about his plight, his still-existing profile shows.

A representative for the M didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment early Tuesday. But the M’s vice president of marketing, Scotty Rutledge, told the Review-Journal that the casino was providing grief counseling to employees. He declined to comment further, citing a police investigation and a casino policy not to speak on incidents involving customers.

To the end, Noble apparently thought he could win over buffet workers to his cause.

“That’s the trouble — people do not get involved,” he says in the video. “That’s why this world is so screwed up. Have a little decency, people. Some people are reaching out for help and they don’t get it.”

Vegas buffet suicide: Man shoot himself in the head after M Resort Las Vegas revokes buffet pass


A disturbed man took his own life on Sunday at a Las Vegas casino after sending a 270-page letter to a local Las Vegas newspaper laying the blame for his death at the feet of employees at the city’s M Resort Spa Casino.

John Noble, 53, sent the voluminous and emotion-filled tome, which contained details of his eventual Easter Sunday suicide, to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“Today, I end my life due to the M Resort Spa Casino and its employees,” read a portion of the letter, according to the paper, Nevada’s largest.

In addition to the hefty letter, Noble reportedly sent over a two hour-long DVD as well as a letter entitled ‘The Curse’ in which, as the name suggested, cursed the female staff members whom he blamed for having him banned from the casino.

At around 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, Noble shot himself in the head in front of stunned hotel guests at the resort’s Studio B Buffet after having set his car on fire in the parking lot minutes before.

Two people suffered minor injuries as a scared crowd fled the casino. A representative for the M Resort said they are providing grief counseling for employees who caught sight of the shocking suicide.

Las Vegas man arrested carrying fake gun, attempting suicide-by-police


LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police released a statement and police body cam video of an officer-involved shooting that led to one man’s arrest, who could have been attempting suicide-by-police.

In a media conference held Thursday, March 3, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill discussed the details of the incident which occurred Feb. 29 and showed footage from both bystanders and a police-worn body cam.

At about 6:30 p.m. a citizen exited the Dotty’s casino near Las Vegas Boulevard. She saw suspect Juan Carlos Lopez-Aguilar, 42, pacing back and forth, and behaving strangely and reported him to be mentally ill.

According to McMahill, the woman approached Lopez-Aguilar and asked if he was okay. He responded with, “F— this. I’m going to shoot some shit, and I’m going to kill something.”

Later that night, residents in the La Padania Avenue and Stivali Street neighborhood block and the Haven Street and Struzzo Avenue block reported seeing Lopez-Aguilar walking down the street screaming in Spanish carrying a firearm.

At around 7:58, Sgt. William Matchko, 34, and three other officers responded to the calls and located Lopez-Aguilar near 134 La Padania Avenue. Matchko reported seeing the handgun and began issuing commands in both English and Spanish to drop the weapon. The suspect was unresponsive to the commands.

One of the officers on scene, wearing a body camera, was told to radio other responding officers to have the area secured. During that time, the suspect then raised his gun and waved it in the direction of Matchko and another officer, the two took cover.

Lopez-Aguiler then pulled what appeared to be a bullet out of his pocket and attempted to load it into the gun and raised the gun towards another officer in the area. Matchko fired, striking Lopez-Aguilar in the right shoulder. Officers took Lopez-Aguilar into custody.

Following the incident, Lopez-Aguilar was taken to the hospital. The “Las Vegas Review-Journal” reported, “police say his intention to get shot may have been real.”

No record of mental illness was found, but Lopez-Aguilar has a minor criminal history. In February, he was arrested for obstructing a public officer and trespassing. From April 2011 to 2014, his record showed a couple of arrests and five misdemeanor arrests in California. He now faces two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of resisting with a weapon.