Ohio man banned from having children
ELYRIA, Ohio, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- An Ohio judge ordered an admitted deadbeat dad not to have any more children until he proves he can support the four he already has.
Asim Taylor, 35, of Elyria was ordered not to procreate during the 5-year probation he was given by Lorain County Judge James Walther after pleading guilty to nearly $79,000 in unpaid child support going back to 2009.
The Elyria Morning Journal said Walther wrote his order is in the "interests of doing justice, rehabilitating the offender."
Walther's order can be lifted if Taylor proves he has the wherewithal to support another child in addition to his current brood of four. But Taylor's lawyer said the sentence was overboard because it dings him for being poor and, in effect, bans him from having sex for five years.
Mother of 'bully' punches woman
BRUNSWICK, Ohio, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Police said an Ohio woman, upset that another woman called her son a bully, punched the other woman outside of a middle school.
Brunswick Police said witnesses reported seeing Connie Edmiston, 42, approach the other woman's car outside of Willetts Middle School after school Tuesday with her 13-year-old son in tow, and order the other woman to get out of the vehicle, The Medina (Ohio) Gazette reported Thursday.
The alleged victim rolled down the window and Edmiston reached in and repeatedly punched the other woman in the face, witnesses told police.
The alleged victim told investigators she had lectured Edmiston's son earlier in the school year when she saw him bully other students. Witnesses said Edmiston was yelling during the alleged attack about "calling her son a bully."
Police said the alleged victim was taken to Southwest General Hospital as a precaution because she suffers from multiple sclerosis and a blow to the head could prove fatal.
Edmiston was arrested shortly after the incident when she went to the police station to discuss the incident. She denied hitting the other woman and claimed the alleged victim had spit in her face.
Edmiston was charged with assault.
Police: Woman choked blanket hog
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Police in South Carolina said they arrested a woman accused of choking a man when he attempted to pull more blanket on top of himself.
Myrtle Beach police said they were called to a home around 11 p.m. Wednesday on allegations Tina Berryhill Rucker, 42, had choked a 49-year-old man while they were in bed together and he pulled on the blanket, The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News reported Thursday.
The victim has signs of being choked and was bleeding on his neck from fingernail marks.
Police said Rucker was intoxicated and uncooperative.
Rucker was arrested and charged with domestic violence.
Thieves forced to abandon getaway donkey
JUAN DE ACOSTA, Colombia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Colombian authorities said three men who burgled a convenience store were forced to abandon their loot when the getaway donkey alerted police with his braying.
Police said the men stole the donkey, 10-year-old Xavi, and about 12 hours later attempted to have him carry away the merchandise they took from Fabio Orozco's convenience store in the town of Juan de Acosta, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
Investigators said police officers heard the donkey's "hee haws" around 2 a.m., and the thieves were forced to leave the animal and loot -- which included rum, oil, rice, tuna and sardines -- behind.
Police recovered the donkey and stolen goods, but the thieves were able to escape on foot. The donkey was returned to owner Orlando Olivares, police said.