Club Busted For Exchanging Food Stamps For Drugs & Sex
Mumbai, IN- An airplane was forced to make an emergency landing last week.
The Jet Airways flight, carrying 166 passengers, had to turn around and deplane after crew members forgot to press a button to pressurize the cabin. Oxygen masks were deployed because of the loss of pressure, and several passengers suffered bleeding from their ears and noses.
Multiple passengers tweeted from the plane describing the nightmarish flight Wednesday.
Jet Airways said the flight's cockpit crew "has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation." [CNN]
Brooklyn, NY- A man was arrested after setting fire to a parking garage.
Investigators say 23-year-old Evon Stephens initially lit one car on fire, but the flames spread and damaged more than 130 vehicles.
Stephens told police he believed that people were using the parking structure for "sexual activity."
Hundreds of New York City firefighters were summoned to battle the blaze. According to city officials, six civilians and 22 firefighters suffered minor injuries in connection with the fire.
Stephens faces a charge of felony arson. [The Smoking Gun]
Dayton, OH- A gentlemen's club had it's liquor license revoked.
Police found that the staff at Sharky's Lounge had been letting customers use FOOD STAMPS to pay for lap dances.
Throughout the five-month investigation, undercover agents exchanged about $2,400 in food stamps for the dancers' "services," along with drugs such as fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines.
Charges were filed against the club's patrons and employees, including drug trafficking, food stamp trafficking, and illegal sexual activity. Sharky's will remain open but will be unable to serve alcohol.
Sharky's is the SECOND strip club in Dayton to get punished for accepting food stamps this year. [Dayton Daily News]
Yeah, that's probably not what you want your tax money paying for...