Georgia mother crashes vehicle into pole to prove ‘God is real,’ police say

A Georgia woman was arrested last week after deliberately driving her SUV into a telephone pole — with her two children in the car — to prove God would protect them, police said.

Bakari Shaquille Warren, 25, told Norcross police she veered into oncoming traffic and hit a concrete pole on purpose, WSB-TV reported.
No one, including Warren’s 5- and 7-year-old children, were hurt in the accident.

One daughter was asked whether her mother crashed on purpose and explained to the officer what happened, according to the station.

“Yeah, because she turned. Her eyes was closed and she was saying, ‘blah, blah, blah, I love God,’” the daughter said. “She didn’t want us to just have a car accident. She wanted us to know that God is real.”

Police said Warren told her children to buckle up before hitting the gas pedal and driving directly into the police.

“It could have been a lot worse. It could have been heavier traffic at the time, she could have hit the pole at such an angle that she did more damage to the car,” Sgt. Eric Butynski said.


Two stowaways hid in a plane’s landing gear — and fell to their death during takeoff

On Monday, three objects tumbled from a plane leaving Ecuador for New York, falling nearly 1,000 feet shortly after takeoff and landing with a thud on the runway.

Airport personnel rushed to the site, fearing LATAM Airlines flight XL1438 lost vital parts before leaving the port city of Guayaquil.

They arrived to find one person dead from the fall and another badly injured but alive. He would die minutes later, local media outlets reported. A suitcase with clothes and about $20 also was found.

The two men appear to have crawled into the landing gear section of the plane, said Gen. Marcelo Tobar, Guayaquil’s police chief. He speculated they were either forced out by the mechanics of the gears or they had second thoughts and jumped in the hope they would survive, according to Ecuador-based El Comercio. The men, between the ages of 25 and 30, did not have identification.

Officials suggested the men were Peruvian because the flight originated in Lima with a stop in Guayaquil, but they later determined the stowaways likely climbed aboard in Ecuador, El Comercio reported.