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Maryland Man Discovered Dead Within his Home, Surrounded by 100+ Snakes

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In what is shaping up to be one of the weirdest stories of the year, authorities have revealed a Maryland man has been found dead in his home with 100+ snakes surrounding him.  Making the story even more gruesome is the fact that some of the snakes are venomous.  Local police responded to the man’s home after a concerned neighbor reached out to authorities after seeing the man lying unconscious on the floor following a welfare check.

Details of the Death

The man, 49, had not been seen for several days prior to his neighbor checking in on him.  The Charles County Sheriff’s Department released a statement detailing how the man was found, including details pertaining to the snakes in his home.  Fire department and Emergency Medical Services had to force their way through the home’s front door.  They found the man lying on the floor surrounded by more than 100 snakes.  The man was immediately declared dead after responders discovered he had no pulse.  

Police who responded to the scene indicate there is no evidence of foul play though it is possible one, or several, of the snakes bit him.  His body was subsequently transported to Baltimore’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.  However, we do not yet know the identity of the man.

It is quite concerning that the emergency personnel who responded to the neighbor’s call for assistance found a variety of different snakes inside the dead man’s home.  Making the matter even more odd is the fact that the neighbors had no knowledge of the man’s love of snakes.  In fact, neighbors indicate they did not know he owned a single snake.  The police reached out to the Charles County Animal Control to rescue the snakes with assistance from snake experts from both Virginia and North Carolina.  

Jennifer Harris, a public relations specialist with Charles County Animal Control, contacted WUSA9, stating that the department spent the day tagging and bagging in excess of 125 snakes.  Harris made it clear to the man’s neighbors that they should not be worried since the rescue crew tagged and bagged every snake.

Harris stated, “I do want to assure the community, [and] anybody living in this neighborhood, we have not seen that any of the snakes were not properly secured or could have escaped.  I know people were worried that there could be some danger to people living nearby, but at this point, we have not uncovered or determined that any of the snakes actually were not secured after this gentleman’s death.”

An Inside Look at the Snake Haul

The snakes tagged and bagged from the property included a 14-foot Burmese python.  An animal control representative states the python was by far the largest snake within the house.  In fact, Harris revealed the snakes hauled away from the dead man’s house constitute the largest collection of snakes the rescue crew has removed from any property in more than three decades.  The snake collection included cobras, rattlesnakes, and black mambas.

Though the house had several cages for the snakes, the reptiles found their way out of their cages.  Police who responded to the call for assistance reported the snakes were crawling along the floors, walls, ceilings and even the dead man’s body when they arrived.  

It is worth noting Harris’s comments to NBC Washington reveal the owner of the snakes supposedly cared for them in a meticulous manner, stacking the cages in an orderly fashion throughout his home, feeding the animals and providing them with sufficient water.

Harris went on to state the following to NBC Washington: “We don’t anticipate that there was any security issue with any of the snakes escaping.  He was well-known by his neighbors in the community, but nobody had just basically ever been inside his home to know that this part of the home life was going on.” 

A Snake-Lover Worthy of Respect

Snake owners get a bad rap for allegedly being infatuated with the animal kingdom’s symbol of evil and cruelly feeding mice and other rodents to their pets for sustenance.  Owning a snake is somewhat odd, but there are some benevolent snake owners worthy of respect and cordiality.  The man described above appears to have been one such individual.  

The Charles County Chief of Animal Control told Harris he had not seen any suspicious activity in the home,  nor had the man received any complaints pertaining to snakes or animal abuse in the home.  The discovery of the property owner’s body surrounded by nearly 150 snakes came as a complete surprise.  Neighbors indicate the man was “quiet, nice, and pleasant”.

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UFC Fighter Mark Munoz placed on admin leave from school for letting kids box

UFC Fighter Mark Munoz placed on admin leave from school for letting kids box

Mark Munoz is no stranger to combat sports. When he took on a job as a high school wrestling coach, it wasn’t long until the decision to hire him came under scrutiny. He was placed under administrative leave after reports that he told kids to box each other to settle their issues.

It seems like an unconventional thing to do, even for a wrestling coach. He may come from a background where he deals with grappling and martial arts. However, the school system and even the parents didn’t seem to take this lightly.

Munoz noticed two students arguing on the playground. He was not sure what the two were arguing about. He suggested that the two duke it out using boxing gloves.

Munoz stated that the boxing match was more of a jovial fight than one of absolute violence. One of the boys’ parents learned about this and the administration caught wind of it. A spokesperson for the school said that Munoz was placed on administrative leave and his contract will expire.

The school will not renew Munoz’s contract and has taken measures so that he cannot return to campus. At first, they were happy to add him to their staff as a member of the athletic staff. However, they might be thinking twice before hiring former UFC fighters for such jobs after this incident.

Munoz was in the UFC from 2009 to 2015. He was known for fighting Damien Maia in 2011. His other fights included Lyoto Machica and Chris Weidman.

Munoz retired from the sport and had lived in California since his retirement. His job as a wrestling coach may have ended prematurely. However, it may serve as a teaching lesson for Munoz on how things should, and should not, be settled in a school setting.

Schools are always preaching about zero tolerance for violence and bullying. Of course, the parents were concerned about the safety of their children. Reporting the incident to the staff may have been the right thing to do.

As for Munoz, it’s unclear where he’ll go from here. One thing may be for sure, he may have a tough time getting hired as a wrestling coach at some point in the near future. While an impromptu boxing match may work outside of school, inside a school can raise questions about how kids are being treated during school hours.

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Alec Baldwin ironically slams ex-NFL player for “workplace safety” after airport brawl

Alec Baldwin ironically slams ex-NFL player for "workplace safety" after airport brawl

A former football player was caught on camera beating down an employee of United Airlines. Brendan Langley was arrested for assaulting the person with a right hook at Newark International Airport. The employee was also fighting Langley and was soon terminated from his position.

According to the video, the airline employee appeared to make the first move on Langley (which may justify his firing). However, actor Alec Baldwin saw the videos for himself and shared his thoughts on the matter. He says that the employee was the victim and was just doing his job.

He also added that Langley was being a guy with a big mouth and is guilty of workplace abuse. Baldwin said that Langley should be placed on the no-fly list for his behavior. As he was speaking out about workplace abuse, people weren’t forgetting about the incident involving Baldwin on the set of the film ‘Rust’.

Baldwin was filming a scene that involved a prop firearm going off. However, tragedy occured when the prop gun went off and Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer was shot and killed. As of right now, criminal investigations are still ongoing and no charges have been filed.

However, civil suits on the matter are being filed against Baldwin. While Baldwin, himself, may be facing issues regarding workplace violence (even though it was unintentional), he may be in the wrong for his stance on what happened between Langley and the airline employee.

No matter where you stand on the issue, the altercation could have been prevented. You may agree that Langley should be punished for his actions, and you might also think that the employee was right to be fired even if he had to defend himself.

One thing is for sure, it’s important to respect those who are working hard to help others. If that isn’t something that you can do, then there is something definitely wrong with you. If you are someone that works with a lot of people, it’s important to learn that it’s key to keep your cool when dealing with difficult people.

In a world where we are always on the go and people think they are entitled to the world, it’s hard to keep themselves together. People are trying to be professional when in reality they want to do something that may be against company policy, but violence is never the idea.

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Texas school shooter sent disturbing messages to unknown woman before massacre

Texas school shooter sent disturbing messages to unknown woman before massacre

The Texas school shooter that was responsible for killing 21 people including 19 students and two teachers sent disturbing messages to an unknown woman before carrying out the massacre. Salvador Ramos, 18, was shot dead by authorities at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas after beginning his killing spree.

Prior to this, he shot his own grandmother. Even before the events took place, he was in contact with a woman who he never met in person. An Instagram account that was linked to Ramos contained disturbing photos and messages.

One of the photos was a high-capacity magazine that was used in the attack. Ramos apparently messaged the woman on May 12 asking ‘You gonna repost my gun pic?’ The woman was also tagged in the posts. 

The woman continued to message Ramos, not knowing who he was personally. She replied asking what the guns had to do with her. The reply was ‘I just wanted to tag you’.

Whatever the motive was, it’s disturbing for someone to say they wanted to tag a person in a post about guns for no reason. Having a common hobby such as the outdoors is one thing (and tagging each other in posts is normal). It seemed like Ramos was looking for some kind of validation from a woman he never even met face to face.

As of this writing, the death toll stands at 21, and there is no certainty if it will stay the same. Yet, the fact remains that it is a tragedy beyond anyone’s comprehension. As expected, people on both sides of the gun issue began to reinforce their positions on what they believed in.

On one end, you have people wanting guns to be banned, the Second Amendment to be done away with, and everything else. They seem like they want the gun violence to end now rather than later.

On the other side, you have the argument of arming teachers, increasing security, and more. No matter where you stand on the issue, it will be really hard to come up with a concrete solution that will prevent tragedies like this. This tragedy occurred just over a week after 10 people were killed in a grocery store in Buffalo by a shooter that was the same age.

With the gun issue debate quickly heating up once again, what will come out of it this time around?

Texas school shooter sent disturbing messages to unknown woman before massacre Texas school shooter sent disturbing messages to unknown woman before massacre

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Meet the world’s most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

Meet the world's most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

The story of a horrifying family has unfolded, where the parents of 14 children are related to each other. More than a family, this is an incestuous cult. 

The family’s inbreeding habits were revealed during the two-day trial of Frank Colt (a pseudonym). 

Frank was arrested for rape in 2018 and found guilty of sexually assaulting his niece )who is also his sister).

The sister/niece, who goes by the fake name Petra Colt, came to officials to report Frank who had taken advantage of her in the back seat of his car during a visit to their family farm in New South Wales. 

She also revealed that she was living in a cult where “all my aunts, uncles and cousins have been sleeping together”. 

She also said she had never been to school and was physically abused by various family members. 

She later withdrew her claims but spoke to officials several times citing rape incidents. Her statements gave them enough evidence to put Frank in jail. He was found guilty on May 10 and is in custody as he awaits sentencing. 

His brother Charlie and nephew Cliff are facing allegations of sexual assault as well. 

The family lives in a complicated web. Petra is the daughter of Frank Colt’s father Tim and his sister Betty. Therefore, both Petra and her alleged rapist Frank, share the same father. 

Tim, the family patriarch who died in 2009, fathered seven children with his wife June who was also his sister. 

He also fathered 12 children with his daughter Betty and had five children with his eldest daughter Rhonda. 

Tim’s youngest daughter had children with her brother Charlie. 

At one time, four generations of the family were living together in a bush camp made of an uninsulated shed, old caravans, and tents. 11 of the 12 children living there were found to be the product of parents that were closely related to each other. 

Most of the kids were malnourished and living in tents without running water, toilets, and electricity. Some could not speak intelligible English. 

One child died when she was just two months old. 

All the women in the family are denying a familial connection and dispute genetic evidence of the paternity of the children in question. 

The family managed to keep their cult going for so long by moving from state to state. They were finally caught by local authorities who realized the children were not attending school.

Meet the world's most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

Meet the world's most inbred family where the parents of 14 children all related

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14 students and 1 teacher dead after mass shooting at Texas elementary school

14 students and 1 teacher dead after mass shooting at Texas elementary school

Just a mere ten days after a mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y, another has unfolded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Making a sad story even more harrowing is the fact that the shooter murdered his grandmother in cold blood before embarking on the mass shooting at the elementary school. This shooting carried out by an 18-year-old man saw more than a dozen murdered and even more wounded. A 10-year-old girl and a 66-year-old woman were listed in critical condition according to authorities. 

Reports also indicate that two law enforcement officers were shot, but they’re expected to survive. In a Facebook post shared around 2 pm. CST, the UCISD said students had been evacuated into the nearby Willie DeLeon Civic Center, where parents were allowed to pick up their children. The shooter was reportedly identified as a current or former student of Robb Elementary School. 

Governor Abbott was quick to offer his sympathies to the families and loved ones of the wounded and deceased. “Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of the senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde,” he said. He continued by saying, “Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Rob Elementary School. I have instructed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime.” The local hospital is reportedly treating numerous students in the emergency room. The shooter was murdered at the scene of the crime. According to CNN, the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) are working with local law enforcement on the investigation.

14 students and 1 teacher dead after mass shooting at Texas elementary school

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