A man who wrapped himself in a box and mailed himself to his girlfriend nearly died after the parcel was lost in the post.
According to The Sun, Hu Seng, from southern China, nearly suffocated after mailing himself to his girlfriend's office in a sealed box as a birthday surprise.
When the box finally arrived after a three-hour delay, shocked girlfriend Li Wang unwrapped the parcel to find her man unconscious.
A friend of Seng, waiting nearby, photographed the surprise.
After being revived by paramedics Seng said he didn't realise the stunt would take so long.
"I tried to make a hole in the cardboard but it was too thick and I didn't want to spoil the surprise by shouting," he told The Sun.
Paramedics said the cardboard had been too thick for an air hole, The Sun reports.
Boy threatens sitter over homework with knife
Authorities in North Carolina say a 13-year-old boy threatened his live-in baby sitter with a steak knife when she asked him about his homework.
The Salisbury Post reports that the Rowan County Sheriff's Office said the 31-year-old baby sitter made an after-school snack for the boy Tuesday and asked him about his homework.
Investigators say the boy didn't respond, and the baby sitter picked up the boy's backpack. She then walked into another room. They say the boy became upset, and when the baby sitter turned around, the boy was holding a steak knife. The woman then called 911.
The boy was taken into custody and later released to his mother
Couple arrested for cancer fundraiser fraud
A south-central Idaho couple is charged with raising money to pay for what they said was their daughter's leukemia treatment, when the husband acknowledged they were trying to raise money to pay for an attorney to try to regain custody of the 14-year-old girl.
Police in Buhl arrested Michael and Lisa Holley on Saturday at the site of a planned car wash and raffle fundraiser after undercover detectives with the Idaho State Police offered the couple $1,200. The detectives told the woman several times they wanted to make sure the donation would go to the girl's cancer treatment, the police report said.
Both parents said the money would go to cover their daughter's medical costs, the report said, and they were arrested.
Michael and Lisa Holley are each charged with grand theft by deception, The Times-News (http://bit.ly/UaUmHs) reported Wednesday. Michael Holley's bail was set at $50,000 while his wife's was $5,000.
Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said the Holleys were appointed public defenders, but efforts by The Associated Press to contact that office Wednesday weren't immediately successful.
Police learned about the case when a neighbor who saw a newspaper story about the weekend fundraiser called Thursday to report the Holleys told her in July that they wanted to raise money to hire an attorney to regain custody of their daughter, who was living with relatives in Seattle, police Chief Eric Foster said.
Officers contacted the relatives and learned the girl is not ill and that the she was removed from Lisa Holley's care by Health and Welfare in Yakima County, Wash. Holley was not allowed to have contact with the girl, even by telephone.
Once in custody, Michael Holley told police the money was going to help pay an attorney fee of $750 for the custody fight.
Several local businesses donated raffle prizes and other money.
Officers recovered donated items and gift certificates worth $310.
"We don't know how far reaching this goes," Foster said. "Right now, both officers from our department and Idaho State Police are doing follow-up interviews."
The Idaho Charitable Solicitation Act states that it is illegal to use unfair, false, deceptive, misleading or unconscionable acts in planning or conducting charitable solicitation.
Teacher busted possessing child pornography and sharing it over the Internet
Police on Long Island say a math teacher at a junior high school has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography and sharing it over the Internet.
Suffolk County police say 34-year-old Christopher Teague, of Coram, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possessing a sexual performance by a child and promoting a sexual performance by a child.
Police say Teague is employed as a math teacher at Longwood Junior High School in Middle Island.
Police say Internet service providers tipped off State Police who contacted detectives from the Computer Crimes Unit.
Teague is being held at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
Escaped inmate changes mind, climbs back in
New Mexico corrections officers say an inmate escaped his jail cell by breaking a window bar with a razor blade and a Popsicle stick but changed his mind once he got outside.
Carlos Garcia told police it took about five months to break the bar on his cell window at the Lea County jail with those materials. He also used plastic, newspaper and more Popsicle sticks to fashion a fake window.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports that Garcia changed his mind and climbed back into his second-story cell using a bedsheet.
Garcia has been moved to a maximum-security ward at the state penitentiary. He is serving time for two murder convictions and other crimes.
A state Corrections Department spokeswoman says the Aug. 20 escape attempt is under investigation.
Men rob victim but make sure he has bus fare
Police say robbers who held up an Ohio man at gunpoint gave him back enough money for bus fare before running away.
It happened at a Dayton bus stop on Tuesday morning. The Dayton Daily News reports that two men walked up, and one of them put a gun to the victim's forehead and ordered him to hand over everything in his pockets.
The victim gave them $40 and his cellphone.
Before fleeing on foot, one of the men asked the victim if he had enough money for the bus. When he said no, one handed him back $2.
The suspects are still being sought.