Customs officials in Saudi Arabia say they've cracked a case, and then some. They caught smugglers trying to bring illicit cans of beer through the kingdom by disguising them as Pepsi.
In a statement, customs officials say they intercepted 48,000 cans of beer moving through the al-Batha border crossing with the United Arab Emirates.
In video posted Wednesday on Twitter, the customs officials show an officer using a box cutter to open a wrapped 24-pack of the fake Pepsi only to find the green-and-white Heineken cans beneath it.
Drinking or possessing alcohol is a criminal offense in the ultra-conservative Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The incident happened Oct. 7 around 4 p.m. at a store on the 1700 block of New York Avenue.
Surveillance video shows a man talking on the phone while getting money from an ATM.
In the footage, two African-American women in short dresses come into the store. One of the women, wearing a silver dress, rubs her butt against the front of the man while purchasing something.
When the victim backs away, her friend, in a short red dress makes several attempts to cozy up to the man, including trying to touch his pants inseam.
It appears the man did not know the women and had no interest in getting better acquainted.
The two women left the store, but police are now trying to find them.
The twerking might seem like fun and games to some, but DC police believe the two women should be charged withthird degree sexual assault.
That charge includes inappropriate touching and “involves actual force, threats putting the person in fear of death, bodily injury or kidnapping, or rendering the person unconscious,” according to WTVR.com.
Anyone who recognizes either of the two persons of interest is asked to contact DC police.
Yeah......because twerking is the worse thing happening in "chocolate city" right now!
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Arianna hails from Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. She graduated with a 5.1 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
She was accepted to 26 universities, including six Ivy League schools. Her scholarship offers total more than $3 million.
"I feel like it means I can afford college and I don't have to worry about it. I feel like that's an issue for a lot of people my age," Arianna said.
Her father encouraged her, after another Kenwood student was offered more than $1 million in scholarships a few years ago.
"I planted the seed in Arianna's mind that you can do the same thing. So when the process got started and a million was achieved, let's go for two. I said let's go for three and she did it," said Pierre Alexander, Arianna's father.
Arianna is the baby of the family. She has three older siblings.
"It was a big blessing, because I've already put three through college. Now I don't have to worry too much about her," Pierre said.
Arianna has also picked a school, thanks to Paul Brush, one of her teachers. She plans to attend University of Pennsylvania.
"He said, 'Do you know about the Wharton School of Business?' I said, 'I have no idea what you're talking about,'" Arianna said.
"As teachers, we have a big moment to play with the lives that we have in our classrooms," Brush said.
Her family has also influenced her. Arianna recounted her dad's words: "Work hard, pray on it, and don't give up. No matter what happens, you did your best."
"My wife and I have always stressed to her, if you do your best, you will be the best. So we try to make sure she upholds to that," Pierre said.
"So as long as you work hard, I feel like there is always a way for you," Arianna said.
After all, there is still more to achieve besides high school.
"When she graduates from Penn, that will be a second goal. We expect bigger and better things for her," he said.
Arianna said she wants to be an entrepreneur and plans to own four restaurants. She's already working on the menus.