- A sobbing 65-year-old man sought the help of police officers after he could not find his cell phone, which contains over 200 pictures of his wife who passed away six months ago.
- CCTV footage shows the man, identified as Wang, speaking with the officers, saying, “There are photos of my dead wife on the phone, now I don’t know what to do? The phone isn’t worth a lot, but the photos in it are very special to me.”
- The officers accompanied the man as he retraced his steps and learned that he had lost the phone inside his home after returning from a fruit shop.
- After a one-day search, Wang’s phone was found inside a plastic bag of fruits.
The story of a man tearfully asking the police for help after misplacing his cell phone containing over 200 pictures of his deceased wife has struck the hearts of countless Chinese social media users.
CCTV footage circulating on Chinese social media shows the 65-year-old man, identified as Wang from Zhejiang province, sobbing as he enters a police station and asks police officers on duty for help.
- Xu Guizhen and Cao Zhenwei, a Chinese couple who have known each other since they were 16 years old, finally got married in 2020 after spending almost 70 years apart.
- Xu and Cao, both 96, grew up together as their fathers owned a photo studio together in Weihai, a city in eastern China’s Shandong province.
- The two families eventually moved to Shanghai, bringing along their business with them, amid the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937.
- Xu and her family moved to another province years later, and they kept on moving to other places around China after that.
- Xu and Cao finally reunited for good after Cao met Xu’s younger brother at a retired workers’ party in Shanghai in 2019.
A Chinese couple who have known each other since they were 16 years old have finally tied the knot after being apart for nearly 70 years.
Xu Guizhen and Cao Zhenwei, both 96 years old, were born on the exact same day in 1926. Their fates were intertwined due to the close friendship of their fathers, who started and operated a photo studio together in Weihai, a city in eastern China’s Shandong province.
- A man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Wednesday for fatally stabbing his 30-year-old wife Rhona Fantone in their Lemon Grove, California, home in April 2021.
- Jay Barcelon faces 16 years to life in state prison and is expected to be sentenced in December.
- Fantone, who was one of four sisters and a fraternal twin, was a certified nursing assistant at Sharp Coronado. She also became the mother of two young children after her family moved to the U.S. from the Philippines in the early 2000s.
A man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his wife in their Lemon Grove, California, home in April 2021.
On April 16, 2021, deputies responded to a report of “a domestic incident with a male and female reportedly arguing” at a home on Dain Court at about 7:30 p.m. Deputies forced their way inside the home after hearing screams.
- Japanese authorities in Kanagawa Prefecture have arrested an 81-year-old man who confessed to killing his wheelchair-bound wife by pushing her into the sea.
- Hiroshi Fujiwara told investigators that he had grown tired of taking care of his 79-year-old wife, Teruko, who lost the ability to move her legs over four decades ago.
- Fujiwara reportedly brought Teruko to a local port by car on Nov. 2 under the pretense of taking her out for a walk before pushing her into the sea.
- Teruko’s body was later discovered floating in the water by a fisherman, who reported it to a local government official.
An 81-year-old man in Japan has confessed to killing his wheelchair-bound wife by pushing her into the sea.
Local authorities at the Kanagawa Prefecture apprehended Hiroshi Fujiwara in his home in the town of Oiso on Thursday.
- A Thai man named Prab Laoharojanaphan shared his successful weight loss on Facebook after his wife promised him a PlayStation 5 if he lost 10kg (approximately 22 lbs).
- In his Facebook post, Laoharojanaphan shared his strategy for those looking to emulate his achievement.
- His post garnered likes and praises from Facebook users, many of whom congratulated him.
A Thai man shared his successful weight loss journey on Facebook after his wife promised him a PlayStation 5 if he lost 10kg (approximately 22 lbs).
On Oct. 18, Prab Laoharojanaphan took to Facebook to share a “before” and “after” photo of his weight loss.
Singaporean man accused of smothering his ‘nagging’ wife to death in UK says he can’t remember killing her
- Fong Soong Hert, 51, allegedly murdered his wife Pek Ying Ling, 51, by suffocating her to stop her from “nagging him” at the County Aparthotel in England on Dec. 6, 2021.
- Fong pleaded guilty to manslaughter on March 18.
- Although he accepted killing his wife, he told the Newcastle Crown Court on Monday that he has no recollection of the incident.
- “I don’t remember, I really want to, I cannot explain,” he said. “I’m really desperate to understand what happened and what went wrong.”
- The trial is still ongoing. In Britain, the maximum penalty for murder or manslaughter is life imprisonment.
A Singaporean man accused of smothering his wife to death while on vacation said he has no recollection of the incident last year.
Fong Soong Hert, 51, allegedly murdered his wife Pek Ying Ling, 51, by suffocating her with a pillow to stop her from “nagging him” at the County Aparthotel in Newcastle, England, on Dec. 6, 2021.
- A Filipino man determined to have his wife by his side on vacation decided to carry around a pillow of her face after she was unable to join at the last minute.
- He first uploaded a video of the pillow on a luggage conveyor belt on July 7.
- While exploring Coron, Palawan, the man posted several photos of himself and his “wife” on different parts of the island where locals even posed with the pillow.
- The man said he thought of the idea as he is “used to being with my wife.”
After his wife was unable to join their trip at the last minute, a Filipino man decided to carry around a pillow of his wife’s face while exploring the island of Coron in the Palawan province of the Philippines.
Raymond Fortunado, a fitness trainer, and his wife Joanne, a freelance model, initially planned to go on vacation together, however, she was unable to join at the last minute due to work, reported Philippine news outlet Kami. Determined to be with his wife, Fortunado decided to bring a pillow bearing a humorous image of his wife’s face while on vacation.
- Dorothy Hirsch, the wife of alleged “Duck Sauce Killer” Glenn Hirsch, was arrested on June 3 for weapons possession, records show.
- Police who raided her Briarwood home on 84th Road in Queens, New York, recovered eight firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition.
- The weapons were wrapped in “sealed plastic bags,” which were then stored in large boxes and large “kitchen-style trash bags,” according to her lawyer Mark Bederow.
- In turn, those boxes and trash bags were “crammed into one cluttered closet, consistent with the storage method” allegedly used by her husband.
- The couple had a relationship but reportedly lived separately, partly due to Glenn’s hoarding behaviors.
- Bederow suggested that Glenn stashed the weapons in Dorothy’s home without her knowledge.
The wife of the Queens, New York, man accused of the murder of Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan was arrested earlier this month for weapons possession, records show.
Dorothy Hirsch, 62, was apprehended at her Briarwood residence on 84th Road in Queens on June 3, three days after her husband Glenn Hirsch was taken into custody for the fatal shooting of Yan on April 30. The couple reportedly lived separately.
- A Chinese father reportedly gifted his son with 20 properties in a bid to help him find a wife.
- The anonymous father met with a matchmaker who filmed the meeting and brought a pink bag containing 20 deeds for the properties he bought his son.
- The father described his son as a “decent man” with “a very promising job,” and the matchmaker, Zhang, promised to find the man’s son a good wife.
- Zhang’s video, which was posted across various Chinese social media platforms, sparked an online debate in which some praised the father for helping his son, while others questioned the son’s ability to find his own partner.
To help his son find a wife, a father from Hebei Province in northern China gifted his 24-year-old son with 20 properties.
After seeing his son participate in a matchmaking corner, a public area where matchmakers hold meetings with parents and their single children, the anonymous father was motivated to find a prospective daughter-in-law.
Vietnamese man spends 18 nights at sea paddling an inflatable boat to India to reunite with his wife
- Thai fishermen reportedly rescued a Vietnamese man who they found paddling an inflatable boat around 80 kilometers (49.71 miles) off the southern Thai province of Phang-nga and about 14 kilometers (8.70 miles) from the Similan Islands at 11.50 a.m. on Wednesday.
- The man, identified as Ho Hoang Hung, 37, was taken by the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to the Mu Ko Similan National Park in Phang-nga to receive further assistance.
- He told the RTN through an interpreter that he wanted to be reunited with his wife in India, which is around 2,000 kilometers (1,242.74 miles) away from Thailand.
- After arriving in Bangkok from Ho Chi Minh City on March 2, he hoped to catch a flight to Mumbai, India, but his journey was purportedly cut short after he failed to obtain a visa.
- He then traveled by bus to Phuket, where he purchased a 2.5-meter-long (8.20-feet-long) inflatable boat. He claimed to have set sail on March 5 and spent 18 nights paddling alone.
- The Thai fishermen reportedly found a nearly empty bottle of water, around 10 packs of instant noodles and a suitcase in his boat.
Thai fishermen reportedly rescued a Vietnamese man they found paddling in an inflatable boat to India in an attempt to reunite with his wife.
The man, identified as Ho Hoang Hung, 37, was found by the fishermen around 80 kilometers (49.71 miles) off the southern Thai province of Phang-nga and about 14 kilometers (8.70 miles) from the Similan Islands at 11.50 a.m. on Wednesday.
A man in Kansas is hoping to settle a dispute with his ex-wife by challenging her to a “trial by combat” using Japanese swords.
David Ostrom, 40, has made an official request to the Iowa District Court in Shelby County to allow his motion for trial by combat, reports the Des Moines Register.
A member of the U.S. Army stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado is wanted for allegedly murdering his wife Khuang Par during the holidays last year.
Investigators have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Peter Van Bawi Lian, who flew from Colorado to Indianapolis on December 22 while still on active duty, BuzzFeed reported.