SUIT: BREASTS BURNED AT PHILADELPHIA HOOKAH LOUNGE: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman says her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.
Katelyn Sobon outlined her allegations in a lawsuit against Trilogy Nightclub and Hookah Lounge and its owner, Mohamed El Laisy.
Sobon says she and a friend were sitting in a booth in May when someone knocked into the rickety table holding their hookah pipe, sending the coals hurtling toward her cleavage.
She says she’s suffering severe pain and humiliation and may need surgery to correct scars. She’s seeking more than $50,000 in damages.
The lounge’s owner said Wednesday that his lawyer advised him not to comment after the Philadelphia Daily News quoted him as saying Sobon was “trying to make a quick buck.”
SURPRISING TESTIMONY AT SF CITY COLLEGE TRIAL: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president of an accrediting commission says she edited language favorable to City College of San Francisco out of a report and also didn’t give the school a chance to defend itself.
The San Francisco Chronicle says Barbara Beno made the surprising admissions Tuesday during a trial that challenges a decision by the commission to revoke accreditation for City College.
Losing accreditation could shut down the college, which has 79,000 students.
Lawyers for the city of San Francisco are trying to prove that the commission had political motives for denying accreditation, engaged in unfair practices and illegally denied the school due process when citing it for deficiencies.
The commission denies wrongdoing.
SERVICES SET FOR 2 SLAIN CALIFORNIA DEPUTIES: ROSEVILLE (AP) — Memorial services have been scheduled for two Northern California sheriff’s deputies who were killed last week during a shooting rampage.
Sacramento County sheriff’s officials say Deputy Danny Oliver will be remembered Monday at a service at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville. The service is open to the public, and people are advised to arrive by 10 a.m.
KCRA-TV reports the service for Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis Jr. is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the same church.
Prosecutors filed murder charges this week against two Utah residents in the deaths of Davis and Oliver. The two deputies were killed during Friday’s shooting rampage, which also left a motorist and a third deputy wounded.
COACH ACCUSED OF SEXUAL BATTERY, FILMING STUDENTS: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Los Angeles basketball coach who ran a program for aspiring collegiate athletes has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and secretly making video recordings of young men in the bathroom of his home.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, 50-year-old Michael Miller denied the allegations.
Miller was a coach at Los Angeles City College for 17 years before launching his own basketball school.
Detective Daniel Aguirre tells the Times that Miller is suspected of secretly recording at least four male students, but that there may be other victims. A warrant states that students discovered a camera hidden in a clock facing the toilet and bathtub.
INMATE DIES IN APPARENT DRUG OVERDOSE: SALINAS (AP) — Authorities say a jail inmate in Monterey County died when a bag filled with drugs apparently burst in his stomach.
The Monterey County Herald reports that 34-year-old Eddie Fuentes fell ill Saturday night. He was treated, but died around 10:30 p.m.
Though a toxicology report is pending, Chief Assistant District Attorney Berkley Brannon says it appears Fuentes died of a drug overdose. He says a plastic bag was found in Fuentes’ stomach.
An investigation is now underway to determine how the drugs got into the jail.
Fuentes was booked about four months ago for alleged drug crimes.
POLICE CHASE NAKED SUSPECT, CAPTURE HIM IN PANTS: SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police trying to arrest a man in Oregon found him in nothing but underwear, and then he ended up in his birthday suit before he was arrested in some pants he apparently found while being chased.
Salem police say the man fled out the back door of a house in his undies when they found him Tuesday.
Officers following him through yards and bushes soon realized he was no longer wearing anything at all.
When officers finally caught up with him, he had pants on.
Lt. Dave Okada told the Salem Statesman Journal the suspect apparently lost the underwear scrambling over a fence and then grabbed the pants somewhere.
Police say 49-year-old James E. Bufford was wanted on a warrant alleging failure to register as a sex offender. He now also faces burglary, theft, escape and other charges.
TELETUBBY BREAK-IN SUSPECT FACES CHARGES: BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A student accused of breaking into a friend’s Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges.
Police say the Lehigh University student was dressed as the Laa-Laa character from the BBC children’s series when he damaged a door early Sunday in Bethlehem. They say he went into the friend’s refrigerator and dumped Chinese food into a “man purse” before leaving.
DiLuzio says a disorderly conduct and criminal mischief summons will be sent to the 20-year-old suspect — and the unusual nature of the case isn’t lost on him.
He says: “Not that many Teletubbies get arrested. You can’t make it up.”
YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO DISCOVERED IN SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO (AP) — A mosquito that can carry yellow fever has turned up in San Diego.
County officials on Tuesday said the black-and-white striped Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, was recently found in offices at the 32nd Street Naval Station.
It’s uncertain how the tropical species got there but it’s previously shown up in Central California and in two Los Angeles County cities.
Experts say the mosquito is aggressive and bites during the day. It’s capable of spreading yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya.