1. Police investigating whether a California mum was kidnapped and tortured for weeks as a result of a racist blog post.
The mysterious case of Sherri Papini, the jogger who was dumped on the side of a road by two female captors in California, keeps on getting stranger as police investigate whether she was abducted, tortured and nearly starved to death over an “anti-Latino blog post written by school pal in her name as a joke.”
Sherri Papini was kidnapped on November 2 while out for a jog in her town of Mountain Gate by what she claimed were two ‘Hispanic’ women.
It has been reported that police are looking into the possibility Papini’s kidnapping may have been racially motivated.
Detectives have been looking at a racist blog post, which is said to have been posted by someone saying they are Sherri.
It was written by someone called Sherri Graeff, which is Papini’s maiden name.
The post has been circulated online since she first disappeared. It was originally on a pro-white website called skinheadz.com.
Part of the blog reads: “Is it worth it? Is being white and standing up for myself and my beliefs worth all this pain I’m having to put up with?’
“Being white is more than just being aware of my skin, but of standing behind Skinheads — who are always around, in spirit, as well — and having pride for my country.
“Being white is my family, my roots, my way of life. It’s always there. There’s no denying it. It’s nobility. It’s strength. It will be there to lift me up when I really need my pride, when I need to ‘keep walking’.”
According to Sherri’s ex-husband, she did not ever write the post, it was a prank by someone who didn’t like her at school.
David Dreyfus, who divorced her in 2007, told The Daily Mail his former partner “wasn’t racist” and added: ‘That post isn’t true, it was a prank by someone at high school, she never found out who did it.”
2. Australian schoolie breaks leg and shatters teeth in fall at nightclub.
An Australian teenager in Bali on schoolies has fallen down a flight of stairs at a nightclub breaking his leg and shattering his teeth.
The 17-year-old was at the Sky Garden club in Kuta on Tuesday when he fell down an internal staircase from the fourth to third floor around 11pm.
Kuta Police Chief, Commissioner Wayan Sumara, said the teenager was “goofing around” before he fell, Fairfax Media reports.
“[He was] holding on to stairway rail, swinging his body and then he was thrown. He fell to the third floor face-down. His face hit the floor,” Mr Sumara said