Baby born in moving car survives as panicking dad flips vehicle

Dad panicked as his wife gave birth to the couple's third child in the family car causing car to roll over four times

A Swedish father panicked as his wife gave birth to the couple's third child in the family car en route to the hospital, causing the car to roll over four times, he said Monday.

Mokhles Raheema said his wife was in the passenger seat on Sunday as he was rushing her to a maternity ward in the eastern city of Gavle when she began giving birth.

"She told me, 'she's coming out, she's coming out!'" Raheema told public television. "I saw my daughter come out and fall headfirst onto the floor" of the car, he added.

His eyes left the road, and the car veered into a ditch before rolling over four times, he said.

When the car came to rest, Raheema said his wife was beside him and their other two children, aged one and eight, were in the backseat and conscious, but he could not see the baby.

Finally he spotted her under the passenger seat, "under her mum."

"I fetched her and held her against me. She was crying," Raheema said.

"I feel better. But I hurt all over," said the mother, Samaher Mezban.

Emergency workers, alerted by a passing motorist, drove the family to the hospital, all in good condition.

Raheema said he was sorry that he had totalled the car, which belonged to a friend.

Heat wave brings 'dead' man back to life

Having the dead guy jump up for a drink probably wasn't part of the script.

A staged protest claiming that city officials had beaten a sidewalk vendor to death in central China went awry when the man playing dead under a white sheet was overcome by the region's heat wave and sprang up to quaff a bottle of water, state media reported Monday.

"It's too hot. I can't bear it anymore," the man was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua News Agency.

More than 10 men had gathered Saturday with a gurney that purportedly carried the vendor's body, covered by a sheet, in the Hubei provincial capital Wuhan.

They were demanding tens of thousands of yuan (thousands of dollars) in compensation for the alleged death, Xinhua said.

The incident drew 300 onlookers and about 80 police officers.

It was not immediately clear how the group intended to press their claims without submitting the body for an investigation and autopsy. In any case, the game was up when the man - as Xinhua reported - jumped up after two hours under the sheet.

The man on the gurney was identified only by his surname Han, and he has been detained for disturbing social order, said a district administration official in Wuhan contacted by telephone. She refused to give her name.

Han told the police that urban management workers - known as “chengguan" - clashed with the group of vendors earlier Saturday after telling them that their drinks stands were blocking traffic, Xinhua said.

Many members of China's public have long resented the heavy-handed tactics of the country's chengguan.

Though they have no legal authority to use force, they are often accused of beating people who commit minor infractions in shows of power that have fueled social tension, triggered riots and aggravated public discontent against the government.

Man uses dying man's ATM card before calling 911

Police in Florida say a maintenance man used a man's ATM card before calling 911 after finding him dead or dying in a Gainesville apartment.

The Gainesville Sun reports police learned about the theft three weeks after J.W. White died on July 1. The man's brother called authorities after finding an ATM transaction on White's Bank of America account minutes before paramedics arrived at the apartment.

Police arrested 52-year-old Clarence Davis on Monday. He was jailed on $5,000 bail.

Video footage shows Davis checking the balance and making two withdrawals from White's account for $611.90. Davis told police he had permission to withdraw the money to pay rent and other bills for White.

Police say Davis admitted to using the money to restore the apartment to re-rent it.

Husband shoots 2 bank robbers that abducted him, his wife

Authorities say a Houston-area man turned the tables on two bank robbery suspects who had abducted him and his wife by pulling a gun on the unsuspecting duo and shooting them both, killing one of them.

The suspects apparently knew that the woman worked at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus, and they abducted her and her husband at gunpoint at their residence north of the city on Thursday and drove them back to the bank, Columbus County Sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Weido told Houston television station KHOU.

The suspects forced the woman to taken an undisclosed amount of money from the bank, then forced the husband to drive them in his truck down Highway 71, Weido said. It was then that the husband grabbed a gun that was in the truck and fired at the suspects, he said.

Officers who responded to a 911 call found both suspects lying on the ground near the truck suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to different hospitals, where one of them was pronounced dead. The other suspect remained hospitalised in critical condition Friday. Columbus County authorities didn't respond to calls for comment Saturday.

Investigators didn't disclose the couple's names or say how much money the woman was forced to take from the bank. Investigators have not released the name of the couple or how much money they were forced to take out.

Those who know the couple said that the community has their back.

"I'm sure that they're both going to be upset for a while," resident Brenda Buehler said. "It's a frightening thing to have happen, but I think everybody's going to tell them good job."

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