An Iowa woman Ziyuan Zhong, 22 has been charged with DUI and possession of nitrous oxide after she was pulled over in a luxury car littered with hundreds of empty Whip-Its canisters.

She was arrested by police on Monday evening after they noticed she was behind the wheel of the 2014 Maserati coupe that had a ‘driving status of barred’.

When talking with Zhong, officers noticed she appeared under the influence and had ‘bloodshot, watery eyes, dilated pupils, impaired speech, and impaired balance.’

She later admitted to police that she inhaled 50 to 75 cans of nitrous oxide between 3pm and 7pm that evening.

Zhong further confessed to inhaling upwards of 200 canisters per week because they ‘make her feel good’.

Dr Gowun Park, 41, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of her husband, Sung Nam, also 41, West Des Moines police said.

Park, was formally accused of killing her husband, Sung Woo Nam, in their West Des Moines home. She faces charges of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in Nam’s death.

Students learned about the arrests Wednesday from the campus newspaper and an email message from Simpson interim President Bob Lane.

Simpson junior Thomas Mussig, an economics major who had Park as an academic adviser, said his classmates were making jokes about Park’s arrest, but he was near tears when he learned about it.

“She was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known,” he said. “This is really tough.”

Mussig said he has had five classes with Park and worked with her on a research project. In all that time, Park never mentioned she was married: She would repeatedly say she was single and that all of her family was in South Korea.

“I had her in class for three years; she was saying that for three years,” he said. “She would talk about how she’s single.”


A yoga instructor in Iowa was arrested for allegedly beating up a man using his cellphone and ‘ruining’ a showing of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood on Friday.

Nicholas Glasgow, 34, was taken into police custody for assault causing bodily injury after an incident at the Marcus Sycamore Cinema in Iowa City, in September.

According to a police report obtained by Smoking Gun, Glasgow became annoyed with a fellow moviegoer before the film began and demanded staff to speak with the victim about his phone usage.

Employees at Marcus Sycamore Cinema reported Glasgow saying, ‘to take care of it or he would,’ but no altercations were reported during the film’s screening.

However, Glasgow approached the victim and his friend after the movie to demand an apology for ‘ruining the film for him.’

Before the victim could respond, Glasgow, who’s six-feet-tall and 230 pounds, unleashed a thrashing on the man.

‘Before he could reaction, [Glasgow] began striking him in the face with a closed-hand fist. The victim and [Glasgow] began to fighting, the victim ended up on the ground, and [Glasgow] starting kicking the victim,’ the police report says.


Authorities say a woman has been arrested for claiming to have cancer and was asking people for money to pay for cancer treatments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says Jennifer Hope Mikesell was arrested on Friday on charges of felony fraudulent practices, forgery, and theft. Mikesell’s claim to cancer is not true.

Mikesell received multiple donations of money, food, and other supplies. She even became the recipient of a bedroom makeover from My Happy Haven in October last year. My Happy Haven is an organization that helps those who are diagnosed with cancer.

Investigators from the Albert Lea, Minnesota and Osage, Iowa Police Departments were part of the case. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is also helping with the investigation.

She is being held on $55,000 bond.


An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence says he should be a free man after he became ill, momentarily died, and had to be revived at the hospital. But the courts are having none of it. Benjamin Schreiber was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 after being convicted of first-degree murder. Because his sentence has been fulfilled, he argues, he is imprisoned illegally and should be immediately released.