Hey, if you don’t like the service, tip accordingly. These three ladies, dining at a Red Lobster in Fairview Heights, Illinois, decided on a different approach. Big mistake. As reported by The Bellevue News-Democrat:
Three Red Lobster customers were charged Saturday in connection with aggravated battery at the Fairview Heights restaurant.
The three women, all from Belleville, were accused of throwing water on an employee Friday and striking her several times with their hands and a menu, according to Detective Tim Mueller with the Fairview Heights Police Department.
A waitress beat down? Not cool at all, ladies.
The following suspects each were charged with mob action and aggravated battery in a public place: Sharrell A. Evans, 21, of 5819 Bret Michael Drive;Britley L. Green, 22, of 7003 Gary Drive; and Geneen L. Green, 44, of 7003 Gary Drive.
Bail for each suspect was set at $50,000. They remain in custody at the Fairview Heights Police Department until arraignment.
As for the “why?”
Police have not been determined what prompted the dispute.
Here’s the source that, sadly, has no mug shots.
Girls wanted to get their manicure on. Totally fine. Not paying for it, and worse? (you’ll have to read below) – totally uncool. As reported by The Orlando Sentinel
Ty Nguyen called police around 2:45 p.m. Thursday after the three teens ran from MD Nails on Claracona Ocoee Road after having their nails done. The girls arrived at the nail salon and asked to have sets of acrylic nails applied, Nguyen told the Orlando Sentinel.
When the $60 manicures were finished, the teens — a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds who the Sentinel is not naming because they are minors — refused to pay, according to police.
Not cool, but check this out:
Nguyen said he chased after the teens and that’s when the 15-year-old girl pulled out a pink Taser and shocked him.
Since they weren’t named, you’ve probably figured out that these little ladies got busted. How?
Nguyen, who photographed the teens as they ran and even as one pulled out the Taser, jumped in his car, followed them to a nearby apartment complex and called 911 to report the attack and the $180 theft.
A property manager at the Waterstone Apartments, in the 5200 block of Long Road, was shown a picture of the three girls and immediately recognized them. Officers were shown the apartment where at least one teen lived.
You do NOT mess with Mr. Nguyen!
As officers approached the unit they hear what sounded like “several juveniles yelling,” reports show. But when officers knocked on the door and announced their presence, the noise stopped.
The teens refused to open the door for at least 20 minutes when an adult resident arrived at the home with a key. Officers found the three teen suspects and several other juveniles inside the apartment, reports show.
Think they came clean?
The 15-year-old told officers she “did not pay for her manicure because someone else was supposed to pay,” and shouted, “I didn’t tase anyone!” reports show.
Officers arrested the trio and charged them with aggravated battery with a weapon, resisting a merchant and petty theft. They were booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center and the Taser was confiscated.
You had the Taser! Aaargh. Here’s the source.
How can you entice men to go to something, like say, church? In a word – strippers. There’s some crazy stuff going on in Warsaw, Ohio… From The Columbus Dispatch:
Every weekend for the last four years, [Pastor Bill] Dunfee and members of his ministry have stood watch over [strip-club owner Tommy] George’s joint, taking up residence in the right of way with signs, video cameras and bullhorns in hand. They videotape customers’ license plates and post them online, and they try to save the souls of anyone who comes and goes.
Can they do that?
George … sued the church in federal court several years ago, claiming a violation of his constitutional rights, but he lost.
Okay, Plan B ….
Now, the dancers have turned the tables, so to speak. Fed up with the tactics of Dunfee and his flock, they say they have finally accepted his constant invitation to come to church.
It’s just that they’ve come wearing see-through shorts and toting Super Soakers.
They bring lawn chairs and – yesterday, anyway – grilled hamburgers, Monster energy drinks and corn on the cob.
How do the parties view this battle of wills?
[Dunfee] said their presence has united his church members and reinvigorated their mission to shut down the club.
“They have now seen the evil firsthand,” Dunfee said. “This has just made us stronger.”
George laughed at that notion.
“They’re just mad,” he said, “because their wives won’t let them come to my club.”
You can read a lot more about the dueling protests (and see photos) here.
So maybe it’s not 100% certain that he was drinking with the monkeys, but he let them out of their cages, he was drunk, and … as reported by The August Chronicle (Georgia):
According to a GHSU Police Bureau incident report, a co-worker discovered Coley Mitchell, 32, partially unclothed in the Laboratory Animal Services technician locker room at the Sanders Research and Education Building about 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Campus police said Mitchell, a Lab Animal Services technician, was highly intoxicated and sitting in a chair with his pants half-down.
Partially clothed, highly intoxicated – what about the monkeys?
The spokeswoman said two monkeys were found outside their cages in the lab but were confined to the room. There is no indication the monkeys had been harmed.
Police said Mitchell became combative and uncooperative with officers while being escorted from the locker room.
He was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on charges of public intoxication.
A spokeswoman said Mitchell was still employed by Georgia Health Sciences University on Friday.
That’ll probably change. Here’s the source, including a mug shot.
There are some records you just don’t want to set. It looks like this Iowan may hold this record for a while. As reported by the Iowa City, Iowa Patch:
Justin A. Clark, 24, of North Liberty, was arrested July 29 after North Liberty police received reports of a driver colliding with curbs and attempting to rev up his engine.
Clark was sitting in the driver’s seat and was unable to answer any of the officer’s questions, police said. He also was unable to get out of the vehicle, walk or perform field sobriety tests, police said.
Police said when they asked Clark where he thought he was, he said he was at home, and when they asked him what day it was, he replied, “Three, but now it is four.”
See where this is headed?
Initially, tests showed his blood alcohol level at .486. When tested at the hospital later, Clark’s alcohol content level in his blood was rated at twice the lethal amount of .3, and almost eight times the legal drinking and driving limit. At that time it was .627.
Michael Takacs, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and an emergency room doctor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, said 0.627 percent is higher than any level he’s seen during his eight years in the field.
“That’s astronomically high, and the highest I’ve ever heard of,” Takacs said. “For even the most seasoned alcoholic, 0.627 would be a lethal dose possibly.”
Officials in several branches of law enforcement, health care and the county prosecutor are among those who say it is the highest blood alcohol level they’ve ever seen.
Like The Juice said, it’s not a record you want to set.
Being forgetful is not a crime … or, is it? It depends on the nature of the forgetfulness. In this case, it’s a definite “yes.” As reported by tcpalm.com (Florida):
The crying of a 3-year-old boy sitting alone in a store aisle at night finally attracted a clerk’s attention.
The toddler was so upset, he could only ask “where was his mommy,” according to a police report. He couldn’t remember his mother’s last name and a call over the store’s public address system drew no response. A search outside the Deal’s Dollar Tree, in the 400 block of Georgia Avenue, also was unsuccessful.
Finally an hour later, at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, a gold-colored minivan drove up with the mother and grandmother as police were at the store. The mother “seemed confused when approached about the whereabouts of her child,” according to the police report. “She said she thought he was in the vehicle at the time she left the store.
HOW CAN YOU FORGET YOUR CHILD? FOR AN HOUR?
“But [she] couldn’t find him when they got home,” the report states.
BECAUSE YOU LEFT HIM IN THE STORE!
Yet no one called 911, police said, and she allegedly couldn’t explain hourlong absence.
The child was turned over to the grandmother. The mother, Philleana Peak, 30, of 1200 block of Wyoming Drive, Fort Pierce, was arrested on charges of child neglect and possession of marijuana. She was in the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of a $6,250 bail.
Now it’s starting to make sense. Here’s the source.
It’s been a long, hot summer. People everywhere are routinely disrobing and … wait, they’re not? As reported by lancasteronline.com:
A naked couple showed up in a hotel lobby in Manheim Township early Sunday.
The couple jumped a hotel’s fence to swim in its pool and then showed up in its lobby — clothing-free — looking for snacks, police said.
Now it makes sense?
Manheim Township Police filed open lewdness [retail theft, and defiant trespassing] charges against Joshua D. Wimer, 19, of Colonial Drive, Akron, and Arielle M. Strosser, 19, of Kingsgate Drive, after the incident.
Police said the naked couple tried to take items from a snack area in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn, 250 Granite Run Drive, at about 4:30 a.m., after swimming in the pool there.
A couple 19-year-olds at 4:30 a.m. – now it makes much more sense.
Even if you thought this would allow you to avoid a DUI, you probably wouldn’t do it … unless, maybe, you were drunk? As reported by kpel965.com (Lafayette, Louisiana):
Police Chief Scott Silverii says 53-year-old Wayne Benoit was pulled over Tuesday afternoon after police saw his truck swerving down the road, at one point almost hitting someone riding a bicycle.
Almost hit a bicycle? Now The Juice is really pissed!
Silverii says Benoit reeked of alcohol, and he failed a sobriety test. Once it became apparent police were going to slap handcuffs on him, that’s when Benoit’s mind went into creative overdrive, Silverii says.
And … “Action!”
“Officers said that Benoit began straining really hard,” Silverii says. “Eventually, the straining gave way to Benoit purposely defecating himself.”
Apparently, Benoit thought he would be released after “his little episode,” Silverii says. But no, police arrested him anyway, and he was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.
Benoit had a blood alcohol content level of 0.20 percent.
Yikes. Here’s the source, with a mug shot.