After four years as a hostage in an Orange County, New York motel, 86-year-old Marine Corps veteran David McClellan was rescued by police on July 19.
According to authorities, McClellan spent those years in a shabby motel room full of smashed flower pots and stacked furniture, as he was held captive by Perry Cogliano, a 35-year-old who occupied the room next door.
Cogliano was reportedly using McClellan to steal his social security, food stamps, and pension checks. He did not bathe or clothe him, and allegedly beat him.
"We believe [McClellan] is the recipient of a tremendous amount of money on a monthly basis," Chief Jack Quinn of the Highland Police Department told ABC 7 News.
Because McClellan has an advanced form of dementia, he thought he had only been hostage a few days, not years. After being checked out at a hospital, New York adult services will provide him with a new, safe home.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."