Gotta Watch: Butter creche, fired boss, hitman, hostage
December 1st, 2010
11:54 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Butter creche, fired boss, hitman, hostage

Spreading the joy of Christmas

People have reported seeing the face of Jesus on a piece of toast, so that may explain a Nativity scene carved entirely of butter. The artist says she wants people to feel something when they look at it. Maybe that something is hunger.

I've been a valuable asset to this company, but it's time to let me go

A Florida boss couldn't bear the thought of firing any of her employees, but she knew she had to do something to save her business. So she took stock of everyone's contributions and realized the best fat to trim was her own six-figure salary.

Will alleged Juarez hitman face justice?

The Mexican government says Arturos Gallegos Castrellon is responsible for 80 percent of the murders in Juarez, Mexico, since August 2009. That's more than 2,000 people. Among them were a pregnant employee at the U.S. Consulate and her husband, who were gunned down last year.  Police said Gallegos confessed to ordering those killings. The alleged cartel hitman is now in police custody, but as CNN's Ed Lavandera reports, some fear Gallegos will never be convicted of murder.

Shackled teen's pleas for help caught on tape

Every now and then a story comes in that is truly stranger than fiction. Last December a California teenager was discovered roaming through his suburban neighborhood, bruised and battered and wearing nothing but boxer shorts and broken shackles. The boy claimed he had been chained up and tortured for more than a year. New surveillance video shows the boy pleading for help with employees at a local gym minutes after he reportedly used a trampoline to jump over his captor's backyard fence. Four people have been charged with torture, false imprisonment and child abuse in the case.

For more on this story, read this article in our archives.

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  1. Ty

    This world is getting worse. Our crime rate has increased by 70% since the 80's And now its increasing because of some freakin calendar.
    (2012) mayan calendar. That was probably one of them getting tired of writing in stone. get a grip criminals! your going to end the world. it wont end just like that!

    December 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kim

    That poor kid it awful when prevert like those are not stopped before there able to hold a child hostage its sick. It just sad and wrong!

    December 1, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |