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walmart

It’s unclear if this guy is a member of the first group of folks. He’s definitely someone who sucks at Walmart. As reported by The Independent Tribune (Concord, North Carolina):

Michael Anthony Brown, of 207 Lincoln St. SW, Concord, was arrested and charged with assault on a female in March after police say he approached a woman in a Lincolnton Walmart, told her he was a podiatry student and sucked on her toes.

Very credible story. Can you believe she didn’t buy it? He has tried less subtle approaches.

He is a registered sex offender with a history of similar crimes, including multiple incidents of touching women’s feet in Concord.

In September 2000, he approached a woman who was sitting on her porch, showed a knife and told the woman to let him see her shoe, according to an investigation report attached to a Cabarrus court file. Police accused Brown of sucking on the woman’s toes and committing a sexual act involving her feet.

So Mr. Brown pleaded guilty. The sentence?

WSOC-TV reported Brown’s victim in the Lincolnton incident left the courtroom in tears after the judge pronounced the 60-day sentence, and Brown seemed pleased with what happened in court.

Seems light to The Juice too. A repeat crime by a registered sex offender, and only 60 days? Here’s the source, including a mug shot.

 

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police chase

Of course it’s believable that a car being chased by one police car escaped, right? Absolutely. What about two? Three? Keep going. As reported by The Hamilton Spectator:

Two video game thieves in a stolen car evaded a helicopter and officers from five police services in an incredible 90-kilometre [55.9 mile] chase from north Toronto to downtown Hamilton.

That’s five police services and a helicopter! And check this out.

The duo criss-crossed the 400 highway system at speeds of up to 180 km/h, even stopping for gas — which they did not pay for — in Oakville en route to the Hamilton apartment building where they dropped the car and ran.

They stopped for gas! And if you think they were eventually caught, think again!  You can read a lot more here.

 

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how many

The answer to that question is “it depends.” It depends on state law. It also gets complicated when several states are involved. You’re not going to believe how many convictions it took to get this guy off the road. As reported by The Bradenton Herald:

A Tennessee man was found guilty Wednesday of his 13th DUI and will now have his license permanently revoked.

13!

Bob Ray Towry also faces up to 21 years in prison.  “I don’t think he is going to learn his lesson, but at least we got him off the streets,” Assistant State Attorney Ashley Dusnik said.

You can read more, and see Mr. Towry’s mug shot, here.

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laundromat

It’s a helluva lot better than cleaning the bathroom, but nobody likes doing laundry. That’s why some people, even if they have a washing machine, take their clothes to a laundromat to have them washed and folded. For very particular folks, this is a bad idea. That brings us to today’s story, as reported by The South Jersey Times (via nj.com):

Unhappy with the wash and fold service, a disgruntled customer attacked the attendant at a local laundromat early Thursday morning, police said.

Yup. This jerk physically attacked her.

When [the police] arrived the officers were told an unidentified man had paid for a wash and fold service but when he came to pick up the clothing he was unhappy with the work which cost him $48, authorities said.

The female attendant told officers that the customer was upset and demanded his money back. The man allegedly made several threats and as the attendant attempted to retreat to an office to call police, the suspect forced the door open and struck the woman in the abdomen, authorities said.

What kind of man would punch someone in the stomach over some laundry? Hopefully we’ll find out …

The suspect then picked up his money he had placed on the counter and fled from the laundromat.

You’ll find the source here.

 

 

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finger wag wagging

If it’s a “he said/she said” occurrence, the party who has the burden of proof is usually going to lose, even more so in a criminal case because of the higher burden of proof. So if a person alleges that another person threatened him, that will be a tough case to prosecute, right? Generally, yes. But what if, oh, say the threat was made to a police officer? Doh! As reported by The Times And Democrat (Orangeburg, South Carolina):

“On Wednesday, March 26, a deputy sheriff responded to Gregory Complete Auto where Randall Dale Gregory indicated batteries and tires had been stolen from vehicles at his auto shop. While the deputy sheriff was taking the report, Gregory began making statements that ‘the OCSO is going to catch hell from him’ and that ‘he is going to drive a tank up the Sheriff (sic) Office and blow it up,’” Williams said. “Gregory continued making threats including against Chief Kinsey and saying that he would go to his home and steal all of his things. Gregory told the responding deputy sheriff ‘that if he observes any deputy sheriff or Sheriff Leroy Ravenell on his property if he is there ‘he will shoot them,’” Williams said.

Talk about stepping on your, er, that is, shooting yourself in the foot.

Gregory, 54, of 2045 Indigo Drive, was arrested Friday without incident and charged with threatening a public official and threatening public property.

You can find the source, and a mug shot, here.

 

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cigarette butt

If you’re thinking this story is about a smoker who did something with a cigarette butt that caused a HUGE amount of damage, you would be right. Per The Star-Ledger (via nj.com):

Middlesex County acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said investigators believe that [school custodian] Jerome C. Higgins, 48, of East Brunswick, tossed an unfinished portion of a cigarette into a trash can inside the school before he left the building sometime Saturday.

Uh-oh.

Carey said the contents of the trash can, located in a custodian’s office, caught fire and the blaze spread throughout the building at about 7:45 p.m.

The result was an inferno that consumed the 50-year-old building that held 450 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Poof. Just like that, the building was gone. There must be some serious consequences for that, right? Well …

Higgins is charged with a petty disorderly persons offense for smoking inside the school.

Well, it’s not like anyone will be inconvenienced or anything …

[Edison Board of Education President Gene] Maeroff said the school’s students and staff will not return to school until Wednesday when they will be placed in temporary quarters at Middlesex County College in Edison until more permanent facilities can be found.

All of the children will have to be bused to the college, which is several miles away from the school.

“We’re doing this so they will all stay together,” the board president said. “After a few weeks, they will go to more permanent facility once we find one.”

Um. Sorry? Click here for the source, some photos, a video, and some additional information on this unfortunate event.

 

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zip your lip

There are lots of times in a person’s life when the best course of action is to just keep quiet. This would seem to be among the most obvious example of just such a case, but not to this gent.  As reported by The Star-Ledger (via nj.com):

Thomas Arahill, 55, was arrested and charged first with threatening a man with a crowbar during a dispute Monday afternoon, said Capt. Thomas Dellane.

Officers responded to Gaff Road in reference to a fight call at 2 p.m., where they made contact with a man who said Arahill had attempted to use a metal bar as a weapon, the police said.

Arahill was arrested, charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and taken to police headquarters for processing, authorities said.

All you have to do is just keep quiet and you’ll be out of there in no time…

However, after he was released, Arahill saw two of the officers who had arrested him in the town hall lobby, and began threatening them, Dellane said. Arahill refused to leave the area, the captain added.

Doh!

Arahill was taken back into custody and charged with a disorderly persons offense for the loud and threatening behavior, Dellane said.

No release this time.

Arahill was taken to the Ocean County Jail, where he was held on $1,500 bail, authorities added.

Click here for the source.

 

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taser

If you are wondering how someone could withstand and do all of those things, you’re in good company. The judge was also puzzled. As reported by The Herald Mail (Hagerstown, MD):

A Hagerstown man who broke a set of steel handcuffs and was shocked with stun guns 30 or more times during a struggle last summer with five police officers was acquitted Tuesday during a trial before a judge in Washington County Circuit Court.

Yup. Acquitted of all charges.

“This is, as far as I’m concerned, a medical mystery,” Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer said as he granted the motion for acquittal on all charges against Nicholas Edward Borum, 32, of Outer Drive.

There was no evidence in the two-day trial “to explain the phenomenal strength Mr. Borum exhibited” on the morning of July 10, 2013, Dwyer said.

So what happened that day?

On that morning, Hagerstown police responded to a report of a burglary in progress near Borum’s home, according to the statement of probable cause. When the caller confronted the man, later identified as Borum, “he just stood there and refused to leave,” the charging documents said.

When police arrived, the doors of the caller’s shed “appeared to be pulled from the hinges,” the documents said.

Dressed only in shorts, “Borum had a distant stare, was clenching his fists, breathing heavy and not responding” to commands, the documents said.

Uh-oh.

When an officer tried to place him in custody, Borum began to resist. Officers used electric stun devices on Borum and tried to handcuff him, the documents said.  “Borum displayed immense strength throughout the altercation,” the documents said.

Officers were able to handcuff Borum, but he continued to kick, flail at and try to bite officers, despite being shocked repeatedly.

Ambulance personnel administered a drug to calm him, but “the shot did nothing,” the documents said.

Zoinks. Now what?

Borum then broke the handcuffs before police got him into an ambulance, and he was taken to Meritus Medical near Hagerstown.

Whew. The charges?

Borum was charged with five counts of second-degree assault, as well as resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and two counts of malicious destruction of property, court records said.

And he was not guilty because …

“I’m absolutely convinced … Mr. Borum was not in control of his faculties,” Dwyer said before dismissing the charges.  The judge said he could find no evidence of voluntary intoxication.

You can read more from the source.

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all you can eat buffet

What, you think The Juice is joking? No my friend, this subject is way too serious to joke about. Per the International Business Times:

A Saudi cleric named Saleh al-Fawzan has issued fatwa against all-you-can-eat buffets in Saudi Arabia. He made the statement on a Saudi Quranic TV station.

Fawzan said the value and quantity of the food sold should be predetermined before hand.

“Whoever enters the buffet and eats for 10 or 50 riyals without deciding the quantity they will eat is violating Sharia (Islamic) law,” Fawzan was quoted on al-Atheer channel.

The fatwa attempts to add plate piling eateries to the long list of things outlawed by religious edicts. It has been the subject of condemnation and debate on social media channels.

Noooooo! Click here for the source.

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learner's learners permit

They don’t call it a “learner’s permit” or a “beginner’s permit” for nothing. New drivers have many things to learn. Hell, most “experienced” drivers have plenty to learn.  Anyway, violating his “beginner’s permit” is the least of this gent’s concerns. As reported by wmbfnews.com:

According to Sgt. Bob Beres with the SC Highway Patrol, a trooper pulled over a car around 3 a.m. Sunday morning on US 76 near Bentree Lane because it was weaving.

During the traffic stop, the trooper and the driver struggled and the driver gained the trooper’s taser.

The driver, identified as 28-year-old Vanshawn Sowells, escaped on foot, but was arrested several hours later at a trailer in Timmonsville.

SCHP, Probation, Pardon, and Parole and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office cooperated in that arrest. The trooper’s taser was located.

Sowells was transported to the Florence County Detention Center where he is charged with violation of beginners permit, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, petit larceny involving $2,000 or less, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance.

Shazam! You’ll find the source, including a mug shot, by clicking here.