Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bad for Business

Another Friday has come and the I have been noticing a number of stories of the "lesser reported" variety that has to do with how people are trying to make money.  Unfortunately, there seems to be a trend this week of entrepreneurs that really have no business, what-so-ever...being in business.  Our stories this week, show that not all roads lead to riches. In fact, some lead to the local jailhouse.

Here a Tip, Don't Rob a Bank

A firefighter has been arrested after allegedly robbing a Dallas bank, then giving $20 of the stolen funds back to the teller as a tip.

Jesus Ventura, has been charged with robbing a Chase Bank on April 10, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana.
Last Friday, Ventura entered the bank and reportedly said, "Give me all the money," multiple times to the teller before the teller gave Ventura the money. After receiving the funds, Ventura took a $20 bill and slid it back under the glass to the teller, saying, "Here is a tip for you."

Dallas police later arrested Ventura when he allegedly attempted to rob a second business. Officers recovered the black backpack containing the money from the Chase Bank robbery.

Ventura was already on administrative leave from his job for allegedly bringing a  loaded, semi-automatic rifle into the fire station. 

For all it's worth, it is never a good idea to rob a bank but it is a good idea to tip for good customer service.  I did find it interesting though, the article said he had to ask numerous time for the money before the teller gave it to him AND she still got a tip???? What's up with that???

Being the Butt of the Joke

call me crazy, but does this bode well for the results one
might expect from Oneals injections?  Holy Buckets!!!
  Seriously, I am talking about the BUTT of the joke.  I have heard the story several times this week about the woman that was arrested for setting up a business to inject friends, acquaintances, idiots, and anyone with no self-respect but has a little cash, with "substances" to enhance their behinds.  These substances consisted of flat-tire sealant, glue, caulk and cement. As these injections don't set well with the AMA or local law enforcement,  Oneal Ron Morris was arrested on numerous charges including practicing medicine without a license.

Oneal is a man that identifies himself as a woman and has a history of related charges in other counties in Florida. Thursday, he/she entered a plea of not guilty in Broward County.

Considering, I don't let someone cut my hear if their hair looks bad, I don't think I am up to get my butt enhanced by Oneal.  I think this dude really knows how to turn the phrase "Junk in the trunk" into reality.

You Kept the Doctor Waiting

You are probably thinking I typed that incorrectly.  No...for a change, it is not the patient being kept waiting by the doctor. 
A Russian doctor, disgruntled by a 20 minute inconvenience at a car dealership, went on a rampage destroying several cars and demolishing a showroom floor, police said.

A 35-year-old obstetrician initially waited calmly in a reception area but after a 20 minute wait, he became increasingly angry until his temper reached a boiling point. Rather than seek out an employee for assistance, the man went outside and got into the dealership's loaner car.

Video surveillance cameras inside the dealership captured the Grand Vitara burst through a showroom window and smash into several vehicles on display. The car, which looked more like a motorized battering ram, repeatedly smashed the cars, a structural support pillar and miscellaneous showroom items. This destruction continued until the vehicle became wedged in an office at the back of the showroom. At that point security guards pulled the man from the vehicle and restrained him until police arrived on the scene.

The doctor faces a variety of criminal charges and is currently on house arrest.

One of the best parts to this story, is when the employee knocks on the raging doc's window...what do you think he is saying????  Maybe " How may I help you?  Are you looking to buy or lease?"

Here Comes the Ice Cream Truck

Police stopped the ice cream truck at Bayswater Court and Sheffield Circle in Waldorf, MD. They found the marijuana and cash in the driver's  underwear. (Hopefully, that wasn't the first place they looked.)

He apparently had been dealing from the truck for some time, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

"We wish we got that call just a bit sooner so we could have found more drugs, but what we did find was significant enough to show that he had been dealing it, and for us, we’re removing a drug dealer off the streets," Richardson said.
Hoskins was selling to teens and young adults through word of mouth, authorities said.
He was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Hoskins is out on bond and out of business, authorities said. He won’t be selling ice cream again anytime soon.

So, my bloggee friends, have you had any dealings with "bad business" practices this week that caused you to drive through buildings or seek the services of daffy docs?


Thechubbychatterbox said...

That's one heck of a fanny. Can't imagine why anyone would want this.

Cheryl P. said...

I am with you on that. I can't believe that someone wanting a butt enhancement saying "I want what you've got." Oneal really knows how to make the best of the phrase, JUNK in the trunk.

meleahrebeccah said...

Jesus Ventura = holy insane!

OMFG! Who would let an unlicensed person inject ANYTHING into their body? WTF.

And I am a HORRIBLE person, because I am CRACKING up over the Russian Doctor freaking the fuck out!

I wonder if they got the idea to sell weed/drugs from the ice cream truck from the TV show Shameless or if it's the other way around?

Cheryl P. said...

Jesus Ventura nuts...agreed..I was tempted to title that one WWJD but backed off. All the people with those bumper stickers would hate me huh?

My reaction on the butt thing as well insane are people?

Well, if you are horrible so am I...I thought it was hysterical that the person working there even wanted to knock on the window to discuss this guy was in the mood to talk. HHHHAAAAA

What???? I am not familiar with Shameless....was this on a TV show?????

meleahrebeccah said...

"the person working there even wanted to knock on the window to discuss this guy was in the mood to talk"

I KNOW! I cannot STOP laughing over that. And that's NOT just my painkillers talking.

meleahrebeccah said...

PS: Shameless is a TV show on Showtime. Season 2 just ended. It's pretty awesome.

"Meet the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad's a drunk, Mom split long ago, eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip (Lip) trades his physics tutoring skills for sexual favors from neighborhood girls. Middle son Ian is gay. Youngest daughter Debbie is stealing money from her UNICEF collection. Ten-year-old Carl is a budding sociopath and an arsonist, and toddler Liam is - well, he might actually be black, but nobody has a clue how."

It's funny, it's sad. It's heartwarming & heartbreaking.

One of my favorites.

Cheryl P. said...

That sounds like a show I would love. I can't believe I was unaware of it. Showtime does the best job on their original series.

Margaret (nannygoats) said...

Don't people know that drug dealing out of ice cream trucks is soooo 1972. :D

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Margaret, You are probably right about that but in all honesty, I have forgotten most of 1972. I was pregnant that year, throwing up continually and still naive enough to think that we would never, ever have a problem and live happily ever after on love...who needs money. I wasn't even high, just incredably young. Luckily most of the happily ever after worked out but turns out that cash came in handy as well.

Nicky said...

Well now. I would have to say that tipping the teller a $20 may actually have been an indication of the poor service she provided. Depends on how much he stole. Could have been the equivalent of leaving a penny for a terrible waitress.

"...tire sealant, glue, caulk and cement..." Doesn't sound very medicinal to me! Sounds like Oneal raided a construction site. Talk about building a better body!

I can just imagine the carsalesman's conversation with the doctor... "Did I lie about those safety features? Hunh, hunh? Of course, the warranty is no longer valid but c'mon... what a deal! Tell you what, I'll even throw in our $2500 cash back offer. Could come in handy. You know. For heated seats or bail. You choose."

Wow. Suddenly I have an overpowering craving for... ice cream.

Cheryl P. said...

You are always so perfect with these stories, I swear, I am over here beating my head into my desk for not thinking of some of these. Percentage of tip to amount stolen and could I have not thought of "body building". You are HILARIOUSLY clever.

Nicky said...

Aw, shucks, ma'am... tweren't nuthin' :-) By the way, I realized I forgot to mention that I like your new digs.

Cheryl P. said...

I am playing around with making some changes...don't know exactly what I will settle on but I am getting board with the old page.

Susan, Super Earthling said...

I just love these bizarre stories you dig up, Cheryl! I think I'm going to have a tough time getting that butt joke story—and accompanying photos—off my mind. Holy cow! LOL And then to read that it's a guy, not a woman. Yup…truly memorable. :D

Your new blog design looks great, BTW. :)

Cheryl P. said...

Why thank you, Super Earthling, ( I know I could call you Susan but Super Earthling is just so fun to say in my head) OHHH, I feel bad that I planted visual garbage in your brain. Hope it decomposes. There just shouldn't be a he/she with a butt bigger than a smart car. EWWW

I am working on some changes on my blog but it is a work in progress. There will be some changes soon.

meleahrebeccah said...

It's great!

momto8blog said...

wow..they seem to have some serious problems!

Cheryl P. said...

It is crazy all the crazy that is out there. I have been doing these stupid news stories for more than a year and never have a shortage of picking some out. What are people thinking when they act like idiots??????

Bodaciousboomer said...

Only in the South would a bank robber stop to tip the teller he'd just robbed. What a gentleman.

Cheryl P. said...

Those Texas boys are true gentlemen. But I was surprised a bit. Usually the really stupid criminals come from Florida. (Note: for all you Floridians, don't be know that's true)