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Vietnam vet dies after being bitten by ants at nursing home




  • A man who fought in the Vietnam War was found in his nursing home bed to have died from being bitten by ants over 100 times.
  • Days before his death, Joel Marrable, who was staying at a nursing home in Atlanta, was found to have swollen bumps all over his body.
  • Hospital staff told his daughter that it was due to an ant infestation, where his father was found by staff covered with ants.

8WSB-TV reported that a Vietnam War veteran died of ant bites a few days after being found covered with ants at a nursing home.

Joel Marrable was reportedly found having swollen, red bumps all over his body and his hands. Marrable, who served in the Air Force and was sick with cancer, was staying at a nursing home for veterans at the Eagle’s Nest Community Living Center, located on the Atlanta VA Medical Center campus in Georgia.

His daughter, Laquana Ross told the news station that when she visited him, she became “worried and confused because that wasn’t how he looked when I saw him the last time.”

After asking for an explanation, Ross said hospital staff told her that the bumps were caused by his dad being bitten over 100 times by ants.

Ross recalled that his father’s room had ants everywhere-the ceiling, walls, and the beds. She also said that the staff member told her this: “When we walked in here, we thought Mr. Marrable was dead. We thought he wasn’t even alive, because the ants were all over him.”

While workers claimed to have bathed Marrable and cleaned his room, another ant infestation occurred the next day. Although the veteran had been transferred to a different room, he died days later.

The Atlanta VA Medical Center apologized in a statement for the nursing home’s filthy and dismal conditions, saying that it had taken steps to tackle the “ant issue”. Additional steps that they pledged to carry out also included bedroom inspections for ants as well as employing a private pest control company to undertake an independent evaluation.

Further, the statement said: “We would like to express our heartfelt remorse and apology to the Veterans’ families and have reached out to them to offer appropriate assistance.”

Despite the apology, Ross said she is still waiting for answers.

“He served his country in the Air Force, and I think that he deserved better,” said Ross, of her father.






  1. kathleen decicco

    September 14, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    It’s really nice how Vietnam vets are treated. They get bitten to death in nursing homes, while gutless coward draft dodgers play golf at Mar-A-Lago. Nice.

    • Nook

      September 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      Go to hell you stupid JURK. If you cant says n n etching nice, then ear you know what.

  2. Sue elder

    September 14, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Amen! Pathetic!!!

    • Susan

      September 14, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      Instead of blaming someone else, blame the people who were at the facility, they were supposed to care for the sick. When they saw those critters they should of moved him out of the building.!!!!!! Family should sue that facility, also the workers..

  3. Laurielynne

    September 14, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Reading this article makes my blood boil. My dad was a WWII Veteran also and I had to ALWAYS be on top of those workers all the time day and night for the care they gave. It basically sucked and my dad also got robbed by some of them. They were quite lucky I never found out who they were as none of them would be on this earth plane anymore. What a total disgrace for this poor woman’s dad a Veteran for his country to be left to die with ants all over his body. Fire every staff member who supposedly took care of him, realign the care and caregivers, clean up their act and I hope and pray this poor woman hires an attorney and sues the you know what out of them and wins a bundle and shows presidence for others !

  4. BlueDotNAL

    September 15, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Let’s waste some more money on a wall we don’t need but greatly underfund the VA. Grrrrr

  5. Devine

    September 15, 2019 at 8:02 am

    I honestly think that some people treat animals better than humans. This man survived the war in terrible conditions only to die from ant bites. ONE bite would be enough to move a patient get exterminator to treat area.

    I work in South Florida , the hospital that I work in responded to the nursing home after a hurricane when patients were left in the heat to die. This was a horrible. Patients where given room fans and ice water to cool off. What are the healthcare administrators thinking…

    Protect the elderly they are unable to protect themselves!

    • Diana

      September 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      In MY opinion…if the conditions weren’t up to snuff BEFORE he was bitten by all of those ants, the FAMILY should have moved him out of there and into a DECENT nursing home, and if they were visiting him as they said…they lived in close enough proximity to keep better tabs on the dad that they “care so much” about. Can’t believe that the staff in this place checked on their resident very often at all for the ants to have taken over so badly. Sad story all around.

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10-Year-Old Boy Drives Stolen SUV on Highway to Meet Mom [Video]



In a Nutshell:

  • A 10-year-old boy in Michigan stole a 2017 Buick Encore in an attempt to drive to his mother in Detroit, leading to a brief interstate chase that was stopped with the help of OnStar, a vehicle security service.
  • The young driver, who is less than 5 feet tall, evaded police attempts to pull him over, and drove erratically across multiple lanes before the vehicle was disabled by OnStar.
  • After exiting the car, the boy tried to run but was eventually apprehended and taken to the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center.

Cue the “Baby Driver” jokes, folks.

It appears we have a junior speed demon on our hands, one who is all revved up and ready for a new type of playdate.

A 10-year-old Michigan lad decided that stealing a car was the best way to meet up with his mom, sparking a highway chase that had more twists than a Hollywood action flick.

On the fateful day of May 27th, our mini motorist, measuring in at less than 5 feet tall, nicked a 2017 Buick Encore from Buena Vista, a township just about 35 miles north of Flint, according to a series of tweets from Michigan State Police.

His destination?


His mother, waiting some 100 miles away in Detroit.

Apparently, the allure of the family reunion was stronger than a potentially unattended Xbox.

Following a call from OnStar, the high-tech babysitter hidden within the Buick, Saginaw County Central Dispatch was tipped off that the Buick was zipping southbound on Interstate 75.

When troopers located the vehicle near the Birch Run exit and tried to pull it over, our little driver proved he wasn’t ready for nap time, refusing to hit the brakes.

Thanks to OnStar’s ingenuity, the authorities managed to disable the SUV, and what followed would have been perfect for a high-octane Pixar movie.

Witnesses reportedly saw the silver SUV swerving across three lanes, wobbling onto the shoulder, and kissing a guardrail hello before the police, with their sirens wailing, caught up.


But our pint-sized protagonist didn’t go quietly into that good night.

The boy bolted from the car before finally being caught, thus ending his daring adventure on a less than victorious note.

And where does a would-be underage wheelman wind up after such escapades?

The Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the police.


Let’s just hope he doesn’t get any ideas about hot-wiring any more cars in the meantime.

For now, we’ll chalk this up as one of the strangest episodes of “Kids Say (and Do) the Darndest Things” we’ve ever heard of.


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Man Sues Girlfriend Over Family Heirloom



In a Nutshell:

  • A man from Illinois, known as John, is suing his ex-girlfriend after she sold his family’s prized 1972 Ford F100 pickup truck to a junkyard in an act of revenge following a disagreement.
  • After learning about the incident, John instantly broke up with her, filed a police report, and managed to retrieve his truck from the junkyard. The truck was sold for $400, significantly less than its estimated worth of $9,500.
  • Jasmin Hughes, an attorney specializing in administrative law and consumer protection, explained that John’s ex-girlfriend could face serious legal consequences, as she committed the tort of conversion by knowingly depriving John of his property. John could potentially recover damages including loss of wages and the cost to repair any damage to the truck.

A furious man named John from Illinois is literally taking his ex-girlfriend to the cleaners (or should we say the junkyard) for selling his family’s prized pickup truck to a scrapyard.

According to him, this wasn’t just a road rage incident, but a premeditated attempt to “hurt” him after an argument over their pet cats.

Yes, ladies and gents, we’re dealing with a cat-astrophic breakup here.

You see, this wasn’t just any old pickup truck.

This was a 1972 Ford F100, handed down through his family and kept in pristine condition.

John’s tale of car woe first appeared in a Reddit post titled “My girlfriend sold my car because of a petty argument. I am now suing her,” where he laid out the gritty details of the whole fiasco.

He recalls coming home from the bar one night to find the truck missing and his girlfriend confessing to her auto-atrocity.

The offending girlfriend had sold the truck to a junkyard for a measly 400 dollars, a far cry from its estimated worth of $9,500.


“When I got back home from the bar, I noticed the pickup wasn’t there. I asked her and she told me what she did. I instantly packed up my things, my cat, told her we were done and left,” John explained.

John, like many of us would, quickly broke up with her and has not spoken to her since.

He subsequently filed a police report, tracked down the truck at a local junkyard, and is now ready to gear up for legal action.

Jasmin Hughes, an attorney specializing in administrative law and consumer protection, clarified to Newsweek that John’s ex could be in some serious trouble.

“When someone knowingly takes property with the intention of depriving the owner, they have committed the tort of conversion,” she explained.

Even though the truck was returned, John may still be entitled to damages, potentially covering any loss of wages due to the incident, along with compensation for the damage to the truck, which now sports some unwanted scratch art.

Since this gasoline-infused saga hit Reddit, the post has garnered over 8,800 votes and hundreds of supportive comments cheering John on.

Moral of the story: don’t mess with a man, his cats, or his 1972 Ford F100, especially if you’re not ready for the legal road trip that could follow.



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For Sale: High School Listed as Single-Family Home in Oklahoma



In a Nutshell:

  • An old high school in Burbank, Oklahoma, originally built in 1924, is listed for sale as a single-family home for a remarkably low price of $60,000.
  • The 17,408-square-foot property boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and even features an indoor basketball court, preserving its athletic heritage.
  • Prospective buyers have the opportunity to unleash their imagination and transform this historic building into their dream home or explore its potential as a unique commercial space.

In the realm of unusual real estate listings, a peculiar gem has emerged in the form of an old high school in Burbank, Oklahoma.

This historic 17,408-square-foot building, originally known as Burbank High School, has hit the market as a single-family home, listed for the surprisingly modest price of $60,000.

If you’ve ever dreamt of living in a quirky space with a rich history, this might just be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Constructed way back in 1924, this former educational institution has since transformed into a potentially unconventional living space.

The listing on Zillow proudly boasts of the property’s five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and, most intriguingly, an indoor basketball court.

Yes, you read that right—an indoor basketball court!

It seems the spirit of athleticism has lingered long after the school’s closure in 1968.

According to the real estate listing, the old high school presents a myriad of possibilities for its future owners.


“There is plenty of opportunity to make this property your own,” the listing gushes.

“The large lot size and open floor plan provide endless opportunities. With some imagination, this could be the perfect home for you.”

Imagine the creativity that could be unleashed within those spacious walls—a home theater, an artist’s studio, or perhaps even an eccentric museum of oddities.

Not limited to residential use, the realty firm behind the listing suggests that the versatile structure could easily be converted into a commercial space.

So, for those entrepreneurs out there seeking a distinctive building to house their business, this peculiar property might just be the answer to your offbeat aspirations.

Situated at 450 McCorkle Ave. in Burbank, OK, this extraordinary residence has been on the market since May 19, beckoning curious buyers to explore its unconventional charm.

The listing emphasizes that the property remains active on multiple listing services, ensuring its continued presence in the real estate spotlight.

If you’re looking for a conversation starter or a home that breaks the mold, this old high school turned single-family home is a rare find.


With its intriguing history, spacious rooms, and the potential for imaginative transformations, it holds the promise of a truly one-of-a-kind living experience.

So, if you’re in the market for a dash of quirkiness blended with an affordable price tag, this Oklahoma oddity might just be your dream come true.


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