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MAN PLANS TO SUE AMAZON FOR $23M AFTER ALEXA REVEALED TO HIS WIFE HE WAS HAVING AN EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR

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A North Carolina businessman is planning to sue the multinational technology company Amazon for an impressive $23 million after its virtual assistant Alexa revealed to his wife that he was having an extramarital affair.

Ralph Siemens, 47, a successful Raleigh software entrepreneur, came back from work last September to an empty house after his wife had filed for a divorce and left with all of their belongings.

The wife’s attorney, Jeffrey Smiths, claims that his client learned of her husband’s extramarital affair after Alexa, the virtual assistant AI technology developed by Amazon, had told her so.

“My client has had several in-depth conversations with Alexa in which she revealed to my client that her husband was entertaining an affair with their housemaid Eduardo,” attorney Jeffrey Smiths told the press.

Ralph Siemens’s attorney, Ron Cassidy, denied the accusations that his client was entertaining a “homosexual affair” with their domestic and announced that his client would sue the multinational technology company for ruining his client’s marriage.

“I am a God-fearing Christian. I am not a homosexual nor a Satan-worshipping sodomite and if I was, I would probably choose to have anal sex with someone better looking than my 65-year-old housemaid Eduardo,” Siemens told the press, visibly frustrated by the accusations.

Eduardo Ramirez, 65, the family domestic, contradicted the defendant’s version during his testimony and added that he was shocked by the precision of the descriptions given by Alexa of his affair with the plaintiff’s husband.

“Alexa knew about everything. The sex games we played with bananas, cucumbers, and even the neighbor’s dog. It’s like she had been spying on us the whole time. I am so ashamed,” Ramirez told the judge in court, visibly embarrassed.

A similar lawsuit was filed against Amazon in 2016 when a woman was allegedly warned by Alexa that her husband was having sexual relations with several of their kitchen appliances but was eventually dismissed by the judge who explained that sexual relations with home appliances could not be treated the same as adultery.

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Man facing assault charges for attack in George Washington University campus parking garage

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to an attempted sexual assault in a D.C. parking garage that left a woman severely injured earlier this month, police said.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to an attempted sexual assault in a D.C. parking garage that left a woman severely injured earlier this month, police said.

On Oct. 4, a woman was assaulted while walking in a George Washington University parking garage, police said. The suspect attempted to force the woman into a sexual act during the assault.

On Wednesday, D.C. and George Washington University police announced that Omar Williams, of no fixed address, had been arrested and charged with assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse while armed, and aggravated assault while armed.

Police said the woman was seriously injured in the assault, and that her injuries required hospitalization.

During the investigation into Williams, police said they connected him to two other violent crimes in Northwest D.C.

On Sept. 25, a woman reported being knocked down and robbed of her purse. The victim then ran from the scene.

The other assault happened on Aug. 30, when a suspect walked into a business on the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, grabbed some merchandise and attempted to leave. A person tried to intervene, and the suspect assaulted them, police said.

George Washington University Police Chief James Tate thanked D.C. police for their help in locating a suspect in the case.

“I also want to thank the GW community for its support during this investigation, and for his patience and allowing us to do our work behind the scenes — thank you,” Tate said.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report.

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Charges filed against owner of escaped zebras in Prince George’s County

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Charges have been filed against the owner of several zebras that have been running around loose in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for almost two months, and another zebra that belonged to him has been found dead.

Charges have been filed against the owner of several zebras that have been running around loose in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for almost two months, and another zebra that belonged to him has been found dead.

Three animal cruelty charges were filed Tuesday in Prince George’s County District Court against Jerry Holly, 76, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, who has a herd of nearly 40 zebras on his property along Duley Station Road. Prince George’s County Animal Services Chief Rodney Taylor said the herd was moved to Maryland from Florida in late summer, The Associated Press reported.

The charges are animals at large, cruelty and neglect and manner of keeping/nuisance. All relate to the three zebras that escaped from the farm on Aug. 26.



The charging documents say the zebras have not received the care they require during the more than 50 days they have been on the loose.

It was revealed last week that one of the escaped zebras got caught in a snare trap and died in September.

According to charging documents, the trap was just 2 feet away from the fenced zebra enclosure. Snare traps are illegal in Prince George’s County, and an investigation into who set it is ongoing.

The documents go on to say that an investigating officer from Maryland Natural Resources Police thinks the animal most likely died from dehydration after several days of struggling in the trap. The officer said, in his opinion, the animal should have been seen or heard while it was dying if the caretaker had attended to his animals.

By the time natural resources police responded on Sept. 16, the animal was completely decomposed and the cause of its death could not be determined.

Another zebra that was not one of the escapees, was found dead Tuesday on Holly’s property. The charging documents say that animal had been dead long enough for rigor mortis to set in.

Efforts to capture the two zebras that are still running free continue, and the Department of the Environment (DoE) for Prince George’s County says it has inspected the property every two to three business days since they first escaped.

As the DoE investigates, it has chosen not to impound the surviving zebra herd. But it is exploring the possibility of getting help from animal sanctuaries if the decision is made to remove the zebras from the farm.

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Police: Boy stabbed elementary school classmate

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Petersburg police say a boy took a knife to his elementary school and stabbed a 6-year-old classmate during recess.

PETERSBURG, Va. — Petersburg police say a boy took a knife to his elementary school and stabbed a 6-year-old classmate during recess.

WWBT-TV reports that police said the attack happened Tuesday at Walnut Hill Elementary School and the school notified parents on Wednesday.

The student used a pocketknife, injuring another 6-year-old boy from his earlobe to his face.

The injured student is expected to be OK and police say it was an isolated incident between those two students. No one else was hurt.

After consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, police say the child who brought the knife is not expected to face criminal charges.

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