Naked And Unafraid
And Other Odd News You May Have missed
According to the Miami Herald, a naked woman went on a rampage recently, trashing — and all but destroying — the inside of a popular steak restaurant in Ocala, Fla.
The suspect, a 53-year-old Florida native, was arrested after causing “thousands of dollars” worth a damage to an Outback Steakhouse.
A police officer, the newspaper said, arrived in the parking lot of the popular eatery around lunchtime and was immediately confronted by customers, who told him a woman inside was “breaking everything in the bar.”
As he entered the business, the officer saw broken glass and liquid all over the bar area and a “highly agitated female, who had several bottles of liquor in her hands.”
As the officer identified himself, the woman allegedly began uttering incoherent words, and throwing liquor bottles at him. He was struck on the forearm by a bottle, which literally covered him with alcohol. The officer deployed his taser twice.
The woman was then placed in handcuffs “and taken to a nearby health facility where THC was found in her system.” She was later arrested, charged with aggravated assault and felony criminal mischief, and held on $12,000 bond.
The rampage at Outback, however, was not her first “restaurant assault” of the day. She created havoc at another eatery — Mojo Grill — banging windows and upending tables.
The newspaper reported that the complaint lodged against her in that incident said she told investigators she went to the Mojo Grill because the owner “is not honest.”
It was not clear at the time of her arrest “what beef” she had with Outback, or why she took off her clothes.
You know what they say: Some days, your Mojo just isn’t working …
More Crime While Naked
As reported by the News & Observer, a naked man went on a crime spree in North Carolina earlier this week. He broke into several occupied homes in West Asheville “while wearing no clothes.”
According to the Asheville Police Department, the assailant stole several items and “assaulted residents at each of the homes,” but, fortunately, no one was seriously injured.
Sometime after the incidents, police officers found a man who matched the description of the thief, but “he took off on foot and got away.”
The suspect was described as having brown hair, a short brown beard and a tattoo on his “upper right arm.” He was believed to have been driving a gray, Volkswagen Jetta.
The good news is that, sometime later, a suspect was captured and taken into custody. No word, yet, on whether he was still wearing his birthday suit when apprehended.
If You Think That’s Weird …
The Kansas City Star recently carried a story about a GOP State lawmaker, who was serving as a substitute teacher at a high school outside Kansas City, when he got involved in a strange incident that defies easy explanation.
Local police responded to the incident at the school, which included –among other bizarre acts alleged against the law maker — the accusation that he kicked a male high school student.
The lawmaker/suspect took it upon himself, however, to voluntarily explain to police officers why he kicked the student. According the newspaper account, he told police officers that God told him to do it.
It was also reported that, prior to the kicking incident, he was talking to students in the class he was overseeing about several topics, including suicide, God and sex, then allegedly shoved the male student (victim) against a wall. According to the newspaper report, there are video recordings of the classroom discussion and the activities that followed.
“I could put the wrath of God on you right now,” he told the teenager, who then broke free and ran away.
The lawmaker told a sheriff’s deputy, after he was arrested: “The whole world is telling me not to do it. God said, ‘Yes’ “
An affidavit released after the man’s arrest, said the suspect actually said God told him to do it –“twice.”
The affidavit also alleged that the man said he knew what he did was wrong — and he didn’t want to do it. A deputy added that it seemed clear to him the man believed his actions were a part of “God’s plan.”
One of the charges against the defendant is that he caused “bodily harm” to one of the students, in an incident that was witnessed by 40 people, including at least 15 minors.
The aforementioned videos, the newspaper reported, also showed him asking students: “Who likes making babies? That feels good, doesn’t it? … You haven’t masturbated? Don’t answer that question.”
When students refused to answer, he reportedly told them, “Thank you. I told you not to. God already knows.”
The newspaper said a Franklin County magistrate ordered the lawmaker to undergo a mental health evaluation. His court hearing is set for July 12.
… Makes you wonder how he ever got elected to whatever state office he holds …
Bizarre Drive-by Shooting
As reported in the Miami Herald, a 10-year-old boy — according to police — recently made an unusual request of his 26-year-old father. He asked his dad to take him “to do a drive-by shooting in Opa-locka, with a paint gun.”
His father agreed. The man pulled his van up to a house in the 2300 block of a city street, “and the boy began to shoot paint balls into the crowd, where some other young people were gathering in the front yard. But the resident (of the house) believed he and his family were under attack — and squeezed off one round with a real gun,” where upon the 10-year-old boy was wounded.
The boy’s father has been charged with child neglect with great bodily harm, the news paper reported. The man “acted recklessly by agreeing to conduct a drive-by paint ball shooting,” according an Opa-locka police report.
Making matters worse, the boy was further injured after losing his balance and getting run over –apparently by the van that brought him to the scene. In the chaos surrounding the incident, according to police, the father then got his son, put him in that van and drove home, where the child’s mother called 911.
A Truly Difficult Wedding
A recent report on Insider contained the details of what must have been an extremely difficult wedding in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The report apparently also contains reporting from The Times of India.
Here are some basic facts from the report: “The wedding was between a a man and woman from a village in Nawli (I will not name them here, out of respect for their families.)
“The two,” the news report said, “were exchanging traditional flower garlands during a ceremony called the jaimala when (the bride) collapsed on stage. A doctor rushed to treat her, but declared she had died from a heart attack …
“The day’s festivities continued, however, with a different bride. While the bride’s body lay in another room in the house, the nuptials carried on with her younger sister … replacing her. “
According to the report, a member of the bride’s family told a TV news station: ” We did not know what to do in the situation. Both families sat together and someone suggested that my younger sister … should be married to the groom.”
“It was a tough call for our family,” another family member said. “One daughter lay dead in one room and the wedding of another daughter was being solemnized in the other room.”
The relative added: “We have never witnessed such mixed emotions. The grief over her death and the happiness of the wedding have yet to sink in.”
… What can any of us say?