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Two men attempted to burn down a Brooklyn building with illegal tenants inside. Lalbahadour Byjoo, 50, and Jean St. Fleur, 30, planned to set a two-family house ablaze in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Two illegal tenants were occupying Byjoo’s building at 304 Sumpter Street, according to officials. Byjoo met with an undercover cop to discuss ways he could set the building on fire, adding he “liked his steak well done.” The pair face charges, including conspiracy, identity theft, and criminal impersonation, and could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. [GAWKER]

An Indian father tortured and killed a man who he believes raped his daughter. The father, 36-year-old Vinod Kumar, invited the alleged rapist to dinner, burned the man’s genitals with hot tongs, and strangled him to death. The dead man reportedly raped his daughter two months ago, but out of fear it would tarnish his family’s honor, Kumar did not report it at the time. Instead, he invited the man to dinner at his home on Friday, serving him food and drug-laced soft drinks before killing him. Kumar has been charged with murder and is now in jail awaiting trial. [CNN]

A construction worker in Jersey City died after a one-pound tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him in the head. The 50-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was apparently not wearing a hardhat when the tape measure fell. He was knocked unconscious and later died at the hospital. The man was delivering sheet rock to the construction site for two 50-story buildings attached to a hotel. [GAWKER]

An Alabama man was recently arrested for holding up four Subway chain stores because their ‘Jared Diet’ failed to yield him any results. Zachary Raphael Torrance, 18, allegedly held up one shop on Wednesday and is suspected in three other recent robberies, all in the Birmingham area. According to reports, Torrance told detectives the ‘Subway Diet’ had not worked for him and he wanted his money back. Torrance was arrested Thursday in Hueytown on suspicion of armed robbery. [DAILYMAILUK]

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