A cat has been hailed as a hero after saving a four-year-old boy from a dog attack in California.
Surveillance footage posted on YouTube,
shows the moment that Supercat (not the singer), comes to the toddler's rescue after a neighbor's dog attacked him in their driveway in Southwest Bakersfield.
The attack on four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo was captured on video by the family's surveillance cameras and posted on YouTube on Wednesday by his father Roger. In it, the toddler is shown playing on his tricycle in the family driveway, when the dog runs at him and grabs his leg with his teeth.
Within seconds, Supercat, bolts to his owner's rescue and chases the dog away. Jeremy's mother Erica, who was also bitten, is seen chasing the dog away.
In an interview with the local media, she said: "He was just playing outside and I was watering the plants. Next thing I know the dog was just there and it was shaking him.
"Before I could even get there, my cat clobbered him. She saved the day, chased him away and then came back to him after the dog was gone.
"It was truly amazing, she's my hero."
By Thursday, the video had amassed more than four million views and has been featured on news websites worldwide.
Following the attack, Jeremy was taken to hospital where he had 10-stitches to his leg. According to reports, neighbors voluntarily quarantined their dog after the attack. Police in California said the dog would be quarantined for 10 days and then put down.
Charity Johnson claimed she was a 15-year-old girl and attended classes at a Texas high school for nearly the entire year.
Johnson claimed that she was abused by her biological father who passed away when her mother died, Lincoln said.
Lincoln, who maintained relationships with the Charite’s teachers, said she recently became curious of the 10th-grader’s identity and called police.
Investigators soon determined that Johnson used a fake name and birthday to enroll at the school. The woman even had a bogus Facebook account, Lincoln said.
Johnson was ordered held at Gregg County Jail in lieu of $500 bond after she was arraigned on several charges that included giving false, fictitious information, authorities said.
School officials told the news station that they would be sending a notice about the arrest to parents.
Lincoln said teachers and students at the school, located about 140 miles east of Dallas, were stunned.
“Teachers were crying and students were crying,” she said." And her best friend just couldn’t believe it.”
It was not immediately clear why Johnson conned Lincoln or the school. Or how school officials could have been stupid enough to let a grown woman enroll in High School.
“I just don’t know why she did it," Lincoln said. “Why put yourself and others at risk to do something like this?”
Investigators say physical education teacher, and thief, Rodney Barnes stole $950 from students in the boy's locker room at New Smyrna Beach High School in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Authorities first began investigating the locker room thefts in April when students reported cash missing from their wallets.
Volusia County deputies were unable to put surveillance cameras in the locker room, so they stashed $141 worthof decoy money, covered with an invisible ultralight powder in a students wallet.
Although "Operation Sticky Fingers" was run numerous times in April, Monday was the first time that a student helping with the sting finally noticed missing money. That same day, deputies checked the hands of students and faculty using an ultraviolet light. But the powder only showed up on Barnes' hands.
Upon questioning, Barnes admitted to taking a $50 bill from the student’s wallet and admitted to several other thefts totaling $170, cops say.
Deputies said Barnes told them he would check lockers for any that were unsecured and go through the wallets, looking for cash. He stated that he would never take all of the money.
Barnes said, "I made a mistake." He also said that he wouldn't teach again at the school even if he were allowed because he realizes staff and students have lost respect for him.
Barnes has been accused of mishandling student money in the money in the past.
According to employment records obtained by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Barnes was reprimanded in September, 2012, for collecting $1,200 from students for P.E. uniforms without turning in the money.
Barnes was charged with grand theft and burglary, and released on $3,000 bail on Tuesday. He resigned from his job Wednesday, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
Whether Barnes loses his teacher certification is up to the Florida Department of Education, BayNews9.com reports.