July 10, 2016

In the News - Walmart brawl

Filed under: Clean, In the News — Bad Jim @ 2:51 pm

A 30-Person Brawl Broke Out in Walmart After Some Teens Laughed at a Woman’s Dress
By: VICE Staff
July 6, 2016

Last weekend, some last-minute Fourth of July hot dog shopping at a Walmart in New York erupted into a 30-person fistfight complete with flying trash cans and baseball bats, WHEC in Rochester reports.

According to WHEC, the whole thing started when a few teenage girls started snapping cellphone photos of people in the store and making fun of a woman’s dress. When the woman’s family members caught on, a fight broke out and quickly escalated into an all-out brawl with other shoppers.

According to Police Chief Jim VanBrederode, the brawlers even grabbed baseball bats from the sporting goods section to fight with.

“The adults jumped right in with the kids, and this is what it turned into,” Chief VanBrederode told WHEC.

One of the fighters, 17-year-old Nykia Brooks, allegedly split a 52-year-old guy’s head open with a can of food. She was arrested along with three others and was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, as well as two violations.

Walmart is planning to step up its security following the incident, and Chief VanBrederode says the police are still reviewing security footage and plan to make more arrests.

“If you’re in that video, you ought to be looking over your shoulder,” he told WHEC. “It’s just a matter of time before we come knocking on some doors.”

October 29, 2015

In the News - McGruff

Filed under: Clean, In the News — Bad Jim @ 10:41 am

GALVESTON, Texas - John Morales, the actor who played the crime-fighting cartoon character ‘McGruff the Crime Dog’ was sentenced to 16 years in prison stemming from a 2011 arrest in which police seized 1, 000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons - including a grenade launcher - and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home, reports CBS Houston.
The sentence was handed down Thursday, just three days after the 41-year-old former actor pleaded guilty. Morales insisted during the sentencing hearing that he was nonviolent, but U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore said, “Everything I read about you makes you seem like a scary person,” reports the station.
McGruff the Crime Dog is a cartoon bloodhound that was created by global advertising company Saatchi and Saatchi and the Ad Council in the early 1980s for the National Crime Prevention Council. The cartoon figure was used by U.S. police in spreading crime awareness, and is perhaps best known for the tagline “take a bite out of crime.”

January 25, 2015

In the News - Bigamist

Filed under: In the News — Bad Jim @ 11:41 am

Compliments of MBlack:

ORLANDO, Florida - A trial to determine whether U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson’s wife committed bigamy when she wed the congressman has been delayed because she required emergency surgery to remove breast implants.

December 10, 2014

Obit of the Year

Filed under: Clean, Groaners, In the News — Bad Jim @ 7:25 am

Thank Quayside Bob in Conroe, TX

Die-hard Redskins fan puts ‘final wish’ in obituary

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) - A Washington Redskins fan who passed away Monday was able to make one last dig at the team. John Ray Bartgis died on Monday, November 10 at age 52 after battling lung cancer. In his obituary, he asked the Redskins to grant one of his
“final wishes.”

John was also a diehard Washington Redskins fan, and one of his final wishes was that the team members would be his pallbearers so they can let him down one last time, the obituary reads.

December 9, 2014

In the News - 30 minutes of freedom

Filed under: In the News — Bad Jim @ 12:38 am

Car Thief Gets Out Of Jail, Steals another Vehicle

A Bad Jim’s “Dis Guy is gettin’ Brains fer Chrissmiss” Award winner!

DECEMBER 5 After spending five months locked up for auto theft, a Washington state man was released from custody Wednesday afternoon and then promptly stole another vehicle from a supermarket parking lot two blocks from the jail, police allege.

Upon his release from the Whitman County jail, Kyle Matthews, 21, made his way on foot to Rosauer’s supermarket in Colfax, a city in the state’s southeast corner.

According to cops, Matthews hopped into a running 1972 Volvo and took off in the car. Responding to a stolen vehicle report, officers quickly intercepted the auto and initiated a traffic stop, according to probable cause affidavits.

Matthews bolted from the vehicle, but was eventually chased down by state trooper and arrested. He was returned to the county jail, where he is being held without bail for auto theft, possession of stolen property, attempting to elude, and other charges.

All told, Matthews enjoyed about 30 minutes of freedom.

December 3, 2014

Banana Man

Filed under: Clean, In the News, Jim's Bad Law — Bad Jim @ 8:13 am

From Injun Joe in AZ.
Bad Jim’s “Dis guy is Gettin’ Brains fer Chrissmiss” Award nominee.

Man arrested; deputies say he aimed banana at them
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.(AP) - A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff’s deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports 27-year-old Nathan Rolf Channing, of Fruitvale, was arrested Sunday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Mesa County deputies Joshua Bunch and Donald Love said they feared for their lives even though they saw that the object was yellow. Bunch wrote in the affidavit that he has seen handguns in many shapes and colors.

He wrote that Love was drawing his service weapon when Channing yelled, “It’s a banana!”

The deputies say Channing told them he was doing a trial run for a planned YouTube video and he thought it would “lighten the holiday spirit.”

October 1, 2014

. . . . or are you just just happy to see me?

Filed under: Clean, In the News — Bad Jim @ 7:08 am

From Quayside Bob in Conroe:

Windsor man charged with smuggling 51 turtles in his sweatpants
Kai Xu faces charges in a U.S. federal court for trying to bring 51 live turtles across the Detroit-Windsor border

Kai Xu was not happy to see the border guard. Those were turtles in his pants.

Fifty-one of them. Mostly taped to his legs. Others hidden in his crotch.

The scene is described in a criminal complaint that was filed in U.S. federal court on Tuesday, alleging that Xu, a Windsor resident, tried to sneak the amphibious reptiles across the Detroit-Windsor border in August.

His bulging sweatpants gave him away and he is charged with smuggling, trading in protected species, and illegally exporting fish or wildlife. His bond hearing in a Detroit court is scheduled for Friday.

He faces up to 10 years in a federal prison if convicted.

Xu was also charged by the Canada Border Services Agency with smuggling and failing to present an animal for inspection that he was bringing into the country.

Xu’s cargo included a range of North American species: eastern box turtles, red*eared sliders, diamondback terrapins, and others. He was likely hoping to sell them - David Mifsud, a Michigan herpetologist, said some species are valued as pets in Southeast Asia and can sell for up to $800 a pop.

The sting that foiled Xu’s alleged plan was set in motion on August 5 when a UPS employee found a suspicious package at one of the company*s parcel pickup depots in Detroit. The brown cardboard box had been sent by air from Alabama; it was inscribed in red lettering with the message “LIVE FISH KEEP COOL.”

The employee called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which promptly sent three investigators to stake out the UPS depot. In the afternoon, Xu arrived, picked up package, and appeared to empty its contents into baggies, which he placed in a grocery bag, the affidavit states.

After disappearing between two UPS trailers, he emerged with no grocery bag, and visible lumps under both of his sweatpant legs, the criminal complaint says.

The Fish and Wildlife agents stopped tailing Xu before he entered the Windsor*Detroit tunnel, but CBSA agents in Canada flagged him for an inspection, which revealed 41 live turtles taped to his legs and 10 “hidden between his legs.”

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