1. Brisbane teen’s foul-mouthed rant at taxi driver caught on Snapchat.
— 7News Yahoo7 (@Y7News) February 19, 2017
A 19-year-old Brisbane woman filmed herself unleashing a foul-mouthed tirade against her taxi driver and posted it on social media.
According to 7 News, Tamika Dudley verbally attacked her driver when he became unsure of her destination.
“I put in the GPS…so follow the GPS, what’s so hard…what’s so f***ing hard about following the GPS,” she said.
“You picked me up and you’re a cab driver and you’re telling me to get out because you don’t know where you’re going?”
She also posted a series of photos on Snapchat with comments saying she was going to “flog” her driver. Other posts show Tamika screaming that someone was going to “kick [her driver’s] head in”.
The taxi council says Tamika’s obscene behavoiur is an example of what drivers are forced to put up with on a regular basis.
The 19-year-old has since thanked the media for increasing her social media notoriety.
“Before the news I had 92k viewers on snap chat thanks news for making that number so much higher, I love hate,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Cab driver wants to start on me, I’ll show him my crazy side haha!”
2. Elderly woman found ‘moulded’ to chair she had been sitting in since July.
— FOX6 News (@fox6now) February 19, 2017
Rescuers were forced to wear hazmat suits when they rescued a 75-year-old woman who had been ‘moulded’ to a chair for seven months, Fox6 News reports.
Barbara Foster, who weighs over 220 kilograms, had been sitting in the same chair since July 2016.
Assistant Fire Chief Rick Helminski said rescue workers were required to wear protective suits because of the unsanitary conditions inside the 75-year-old’s home.
Reports also suggest that Barbara was so physically weak that the bones in her body began to break when emergency services attempted to carry her out of her home.
A volunteer who had food delivered to Barbara’s home for the past 10 years told investigators he called the police when he believed she was not “acting herself”.
Neighbours told police they had not seen her outside “in years”.
3. Woman allegedly stabbed to death by her husband after he accused her of having an affair.
Accused murderer suspected affair and trawled wife’s phone before fatal stabbing https://t.co/uhYQ7oPWAd
— smh.com.au (@smh) February 19, 2017
Police believe a 33-year-old man accused of stabbing his wife to death in Parramatta over the weekend was convinced his partner was being unfaithful, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Bangladeshi national Shahab Ahmed is accused of stabbing his 29-year-old wife, Khondkar Fahi Elahi, in the chest with a kitchen knife on Saturday night.
Police believe he confronted her about a suspected affair, before demanding to see her phone to look through her text messages.
Mr Ahmed called 000 to report what had happened as his wife lay dying. Police arrived at the scene just before 10pm and arrested the man.
Elahi died from her injuries at Westmead Hospital.
It’s believed the pair had been married for five years, moving to Australia from Bangladesh shortly after their wedding.
He is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court later today.
4. Humble ‘workmen’s café’ overwhelmed with customers after accidentally being awarded a Michelin star.
Workmen’s cafe overwhelmed with customers after it was accidentally given a Michelin starhttps://t.co/eBBCfmujS0
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 18, 2017
A café in central France – frequented by workmen wearing high-visibility vests every lunch hour – has been bombarded with reservation requests after it was accidentally awarded a Michelin star.
The Telegraph reports Bouche à Oreille was overwhelmed by phone calls from diners wanting to book a table at the ‘exclusive’ establishment.
The diner is decorated with red and white polka dot plastic tablecloths and serves up specials of homemade lasagna and beef bourguignon.
“Suddenly, we were rushed off our feet. Reporters were coming in and then my son phoned me from Paris, where he lives. He almost died laughing. I had regulars and friends phoning up and asking why I hadn’t told them we’d won a Michelin star,” café owner Véronique Jacquet said.
It turns out the Michelin Guide had confused the humble café with a more upscale restaurant of the same name near Paris. The listing on the Michelin website was changed two days later.
Along with the added publicity, the staff of the café were invited to dine at the genuine Michelin-starred restaurant.
“We had a good laugh about it and I invited her to come to the restaurant to sample what we do,” the chef of the real Michelin restaurant, Aymeric Dreux, said of phoning the café’s owner.
“If I’m in her neck of the woods, I’ll pop in for lunch and a beer at her place.”
5. A Sydney mum of seven has been charged with owning a homemade machine gun.
— Breaking News Sydney (@SydneyBrk) February 19, 2017
A mum of seven from Penrith has been granted bail after she was charged with possessing a homemade sub-machine gun, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Amy Patricia Jenkins, 28, was charged with possessing an unauthorised sub-machine gun on Saturday. She was also charged with making a false statement to police.
“I’m intrigued by what the market is for homemade sub-machine guns?” Magistrate George asked Parramatta Bail Court yesterday.
The court also head that Jenkins had bipolar mental health issues and that her partner was currently in hospital.
Police are still conducting ballistics tests on the weapon.
6. Two 14-year-old boys accused of deliberately lighting a Sydney bushfire.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) February 19, 2017
Two teenage boys have been accused of deliberately lighting a bushfire in Sydney’s south-west, 9 News reports.
The two 14-year-olds were arrested on Sunday afternoon after they allegedly set a couch on fire in an area subject to a fire ban.
The blaze spread to bushland in Fairfax Reserve at Harrington Park, with local residents dousing the flames.
The boys have been charged with intentionally causing fire and being reckless as to its spread, and are due to appear in children’s court on March 14.
The charges come after bushfires destroyed dozens of New South Wales homes last week.
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