Right. She just came from a pain management clinic, was in possession of a large stash of pain pills in the Athens Gardens parking lot, and happened to get randomly robbed? Uh huh. Nothing suspicious here.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 17:23
"He told the officer that he was currently medicated, and walked the officer to his home to show five different types of drugs he’d taken that day, according to police."
Totally normal. I know the first thing I'd do after being suspected of DUI is walk the officer over to my home and show off my eclectic stash of drugs.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 17:19
first off, i've got nothing against the death penalty. that said, there are some crimes where death is too easy of a way out. this is one of them. call it petty of me but i'd like to see this man suffer for the rest of his natural life.posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 22:50
Uh, why would the person who called it in assume the three were homeless?posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 14:18
This will definitely work. Most folks--especially the homeless--take barring very seriously.posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 14:15
"A 1995 Toyota Camry valued at $4,000..."
There must be $3000 in cash in the glove box.posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 14:13
He may have only received six months, but--as an ex-cop--it's gonna feel like six years.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 21:59
@E.J.: I'm not sure. I've been out of town and just got back--i missed his response.
But if you read his posts apparently he was locked up with both male and female cellmates. Too bad he got banned, I was just getting to know him.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 21:09
"She also gave the officer a fake name."
Probably because she couldn't remember her real one: Lalita Lequan?
"...and was barred from Bethel Midtown Village for two years, police said. The officer noted in the incident report that Gold had already been barred from Rolling Ridge Apartments."
Barred from two. Twelve more to go.posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 19:25
"...and after the victim got back in the other pulled him out a second time and reached into his back pocket, saying, “I’m gonna shoot you,”"
Probably because whatever he was looking for was no longer in that back pocket.posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 19:18
Your comments are becoming more senseless by the day. Ease up on the pruno my friend or you'll find yourself in ADX Florence Supermax. (Strike that, you've probably already been there as well.)posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 11:08
"She told the officer her boyfriend was a cop and said she wanted to call a lawyer."
The old cop in the family trick--never works.
"Oh, your boyfriend's a cop? Sorry for the disturbance ma'am, have a safe evening and watch out for that pesky median!"
Hahahahahahaha.posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 18:38
[quote][b]2dollar[/b] - I can tell just by the picture that he's having trouble breathing.[/quote]
Now that's funny! What I find difficult to believe is that he entertained--even for a moment--that he may make a clean getaway. Unless we're in a Scandinavian country he's a fairly conspicuous fellow.posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 18:33
"On April 30, a resident of Lea Haven Way reported that someone entered her unlocked pickup and stole five CDs, jumper cables, a flashlight and $42 in change."
Wow, $42 in change? Seems like a lot of change to keep a running mental tally.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 18:32
Domestic dispute or drug deal? Why were they "behind a business" and what is their relation to each other?
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 18:26
"The man who knocked on the door, Tavis Renero Barrow, said he went to the apartment to get his money back, and Eberhart explained that he was trying to buy fraudulent drug prescriptions from her in exchange for marijuana according to police. The woman told officer that she rebuffed Barrow because she wanted cash, not pot, police said."
"But Eberhart denied she was selling prescriptions..."
This is hilarious. She previously stated that she wanted cash and not pot for the illegal scripts and then goes on to deny she is dealing in illegal scripts. Pure genius.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 18:22
"The alleged victim operated an illegal shot house at her apartment at Bethel Midtown Village and she allowed a 68-year-old neighbor to buy liquor and other items on credit."
Hmmm. I wonder what other items were purchased with credit?posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 18:13
@THX1138: I gave you +3 for the amazing comeback!posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 15:30
@bredsouthern: Nope. Under no such assumption. I'm fully aware of MJ's history and the roots of its cultivation in the US. Further, it would be very naive of anyone to believe that MJ is growing wild near a homeless encampment. I think you may be missing the point of my post.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:35
@THX1138: Hahahahahaha. I have an advanced degree in philosophy my friend. Although I have many weaknesses (just ask my girlfriend), the ability to objectively synthesize and analyze societal problems is not one of them. That said, please save your sympathy for someone else--I neither need it nor want it.posted @ Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 22:09
[quote][b]THX1138[/b] - Pits get a bad rap because a lot of pit owners are ignorant thugs who abuse these sweet animals and turn them mean.[/quote]
Pits get a bad rap because they maul and kill folks.
Further, I'm pretty sure that if a Golden Retriever mauled a young girl to death the media would cover it.posted @ Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 16:59
[quote][b]bredsouthern[/b] - Marijuana plants are not native to America, please read up on indigenous plant species before you consider any plant to be native.[/quote]
Uh, where in my post did I make any claims about MJ being native to NA?
To paraphrase you, please read my post before you comment on something I haven't said.posted @ Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 16:37
If you call the police after someone calls you a crack head, you most definitely are one.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 18:23
"The victim was told to “let the streets handle it” and not testify when the case comes to trial, according to police."
Going out on a limb here, but if he was robbed last year shouldn't the streets have "handled it" by now?posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 18:21
It's truly sad when I can look at a headline and know the offending breed even before I read the story.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 18:19
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