TUESDAY'S THAT SUCKS STORIES
FRESHMAN GIRL IMPALED BY GOLF CLUB AT ASU FRATERNITY PARTY
An 18-year-old was just two days into college when she was sent to the hospital in critical condition after getting impaled with a golf club at a fraternity party. Natalie Eaton of Harrisburg, Arkansas awoke on Thursday and was able to move most of her body, but she still doesn't remember the accident that sent her to St Bernard's Hospital in Memphis. According to authorities, Eaton was attending a rush party at Arkansas State University's Kappa Alpha fraternity, having a cookout and playing games around 6pm Tuesday evening. That's when a 19-year-old man threw a football at a 20-year-old man, and the 20-year-old hit it baseball-style with a golf club. But when the club made contact with the football, the shaft snapped and hurled at Eaton, impaling her in the neck. Doctors say the club hit a major artery and her spinal cord and initially told friends and family she may be paralyzed. But the immediate response of the man who caused the accident may have reduced that threat.
MAN HAS MOTH STUCK IN EAR FOR DAYS
A 43-year-old in the UK had doctors remove a live moth from his head three days after it got stuck in his ear. Rob Fielding said that the bug landed on his glasses while he was reading and instead of swatting it away, he accidentally pushed it inside his ear. “The nurses were all very shocked when I told them what had happened,” he said. “One of them used a light to look into my ear and all they could see was a leg wiggling around.” It reportedly took medics 90 minutes to remove the insect.
A GUY POSTED A PHOTO OF A PILE OF CASH ON FACEBOOK...AND SOMEONE BROKE INTO HIS HOUSE AND KILLED HIM
Here's a tragic reminder that not everyone who reads your Facebook posts is actually your "friend." 26-year-old Richard Catalano sold a bunch of collectable sneakers at a convention in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday. Then he got home to his parents' house, and posted a photo on Facebook showing PILES of cash. Within hours, 24-year-old Dari Garcia broke in, demanded the money, and shot and KILLED Richard. He also shot Richard's MOM. She's in critical but stable condition. It's not clear if Garcia got his hands on the cash, but HE'S in the hospital too, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He might have shot himself by mistake, but it sounds like it was on purpose after police showed up. It's also not clear if he was actually Facebook friends with Richard, or if he found out about the photo from someone else. But he has a violent criminal record . . . back in February he assaulted his own mother, got into it with police, and got shot then too. He's charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and six other crimes.
TEEN TRIES TO HELP, ENDS UP DYING TRAGIC DEATH
A family is mourning the loss of a 19-year-old man who died Saturday night. Family members said Joseph, Ianzano, 19, was trying to stop a friend from driving drunk. He apparently was holding onto the car as his drunk friend sped off and into a tree. Joey died instantly.
9-YEAR-OLD STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SITTING ON COUCH
Deandre Connell said he was doing his homework Monday evening when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. He was blown off the couch when the current traveled through the ground. “It was really scary,” “It started raining, and lightning was everywhere and it came through the window and struck my leg and I fell on the ground. Then I threw up everywhere and my leg started to hurt.” His mother, Rhea Connell, explained that she rushed to call 911, but the phone was dead. The electricity was knocked out from the powerful charge. The lightning also fried their television sets. His mother told WGCL that she was standing next to her son when she saw the flash, heard the boom and then witnessed her son thrown off the couch. “The current went right through his leg,” Rhea Connell shared with WGCL. “He was lucky he didn’t get burnt. It hit the couch and bounced off and started going through his leg.” First responders arrived and were able to stabilize her son after she called them. They took the fourth-grader to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston where he was checked out and released. “He will have pain off and on,” his mother told WGCL. He shared that he was excited to get back to school and that he didn’t think the story was something he wanted to tell his friends.
VIOLENT, UNPROVOKED ATTACK INSIDE FRANKFORD BUSINESS
After being refused a light for his cigarette, a suspect snapped and attacked the man who refused him and the entire incident was caught on tape. The frightening incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. on August 12th inside the Lucky Garden Chinese restaurant in the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue. Surveillance cameras were rolling when the suspect entered the store and asked a 51-year-old man inside the store for a light for his cigarette. The victim refused, which caused the suspect to make an aggressive move towards the male before walking out of the store. Moments later, the suspect returned to the store and sucker-punched the victim. As the suspect continued to assault the victim, a second suspect walked into the store and reached into the victim’s pants and stole his wallet, which contained identification and $300 in cash. After taking the victim’s wallet, both suspects ran out of the store. The victim received lumps to his forehead and complained of pain in his ribs, but he did not seek medical treatment. Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 25-30 years-of-age, with a stocky build and a light brown complexion. He was wearing a red Phillies t-shirt with “Werth 28” on the back and black shorts and white shoes.
AN OLD WOMAN GETS HURT INSIDE CORN MAZE...SO PARAMEDICS HAVE TO QUICKLY SOLVE THE MAZE AND RESCUE HER
Ever done a corn maze? They can be surprisingly hard and REALLY frustrating . . . like, once you're a little bit in, you just kinda want to get the hell out of there. Now imagine doing one in a CRITICAL situation. An elderly woman in Braintree, England was doing a corn maze with her family on Tuesday, when she FELL and broke her arm. So her family called 911. The paramedics knew they had to get her to the hospital quickly because of her age. But to make that happen, they had to SOLVE the maze . . . and do it fast. Fortunately, these paramedics turned out to be exceptional at problem solving and spatial reasoning . . . they managed to get to the woman and stretcher her out without TOO many maze-related delays. The woman was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
JET SKI EXPLODES, BREAKING WOMAN'S BACK
A Minnesota woman had a narrow escape when the jet ski she was riding exploded as she was out on a river, breaking her back. It happened Sunday afternoon on the St. Croix River not far from Afton, Wisconsin. Nicole Montez, 20, flew through the air before hitting the water. 'And as soon as I hit the water, I was able to feel it, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't move.' Miss Montez said. She said that while she was airborne, she was able to look down and see the jet ski below her. She and her friends were close to shore and came to help her. She broke two vertebrae and will now have to remain on bed rest for a month. It's not clear why the jet ski exploded. The driver thinks there was a leak in the gas line that ignited the engine.
SEBASTOPOL CLIMBER DIES FROM FALL IN YOSEMITE AFTER PROPOSING
A Bay Area man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal. Brad Parker, a veteran rock climber and Sebastopol resident, was killed after falling from a climb along Matthes Crest. Parker, 36, had completed a climb to the summit of Cathedral Peak where he proposed to his girlfriend Jainee Dial. She accepted his proposal, but the couple separated as Parker went to climb along Matthes Crest by himself. Yosemite Park Ranger Kari Cobb told the Press Democrat that Parker was climbing alone and without ropes on the granite crest when other climbers saw him fall around 5:45 p.m. This was the second climbing death in Yosemite this year. According to the Associated Press, Parker appeared on the cover of California Climber magazine in 2012. He worked as a yoga instructor.