WTF: Woman Takes Selfie With Suicidal Man on Brooklyn Bridge in Background

The Brooklyn Bridge in chiller times. (Photo: Getty)

Betabeat’s twisted sense of humor is rivaled only by our love of selfies, and even we wouldn’t do this.

Yesterday, a crowd gathered in view of the Brooklyn Bridge when an apparently suicidal man was being coaxed by police into stepping away from the edge. A New York Post photog was on the scene when he caught a woman whipping out her iPhone and getting her selfie on, with the cops and the distraught man in the background (click through for a pic of the selfie enthusiast). Read More


Hacker Breaks Into Baby Monitor and Says Creepy Things to a 2-Year-Old

Hacked. (Photo: KTRK-TV)

Courtesy of a hacker, Marc Gilbert and his wife may have already experienced the scariest moment of their child’s life–and she’s only two.

Last weekend, Mr. Gilbert and his wife heard creepily sexual messages being whispered–including “Wake up Allyson, you little (expletive)”–through their baby monitoring system, which contains an Internet-connected camera used to keep tabs from other rooms in the house. He pulled the plug on the camera, and they’ve concluded that the system was hacked. Read More