Friday, June 15, 2012

Life in the Slow Lane

This week has been incredibly slow in the area of weird or unusual news.  Let's assume for the sake of argument that it isn't that I have gotten so jaded that nothing is striking me as weird.  Yet, that might be the case.

There were a couple of stories that I thought had some potential to report to you, but the media is being a little less than forthright in giving details.

For example:  There has been a video on You Tube of a car pulling into a parking garage.  So far that doesn't seem too far out of the ordinary, right???  Keep your eye on the guy looking from a least for a while.

I have tried to found out the specifics of where this came from and who the frighteningly bad driver is but there seems to be no details given ANYWHERE.  (if any of my readers have the pertinents, be sure to share)

 A Stunning Zombie

A Pennsylvania woman who allegedly zapped a man with a stun gun as she tried to flee the scene of a hit-and-run accident was subsequently apprehended thanks to her distinctive "ZOMBIE" vanity license plate, according to a criminal complaint.

Yardley Joy Frantz struck a man and a boy when she drove her 2008 Honda Civic into a crowd on an Allentown street Saturday evening. When a bystander confronted her as she sought to depart, Frantz removed a stun gun from the car’s glove compartment and zapped him in the chest.

Witnesses told police that the motorist, dressed in pajamas, was driving a car with "ZOMBIE" license plates. Cops quickly traced the vehicle to Frantz, who claimed she could not recall who was behind the wheel when the pedestrians were hit. A passenger in Frantz's Honda told investigators that she "carries a stun gun in the glove box of her car."

Frantz was arrested on a variety of charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, and illegal use of an electronic incapacitation device. She was freed from custody after posting $20,000 bail.

I guess you never know when you might need to use a stun gun as you drive around town. It is a real shame she can't remember who was behind the wheel.

Do You Need A Wake Up Call?

Sold out for the summer
A room with a view isn’t hard to find, but a room with a view and a giant 100-year-old clock dominating the floor plan may exist in only one place on the planet.

You’ll have to travel to Ghent, Belgium, this summer to see the unusual rental perched 75 feet above ground and constructed around the top of the clock tower of the city’s Sint-Pieters train station – part inn, part art exhibit.
Welcome to the one-room Hotel Gent, open for business from only until September.
The temporary lodging is the creation of Japanese artist Tazu Rous who has made it his mission to transform public objects into something much more intimate by enclosing them in private settings.
The  summer rental was built around the clock that stands 75 feet above Ghent, Belgium.
Room comes with a clock for your convenience.
So much fascination, in fact, that overnight stays at Hotel Gent – at around $130 per night – sold out in 23 minutes. For that price, you get a studio apartment with hardwood floors, a spacious bed, a comfortable sitting area and a bath with a view of Ghent.
Ghent Mayor Daniël Termont was the first guest to spend the night and he told organizers that it was a very special experience. He’s used to putting his watch next to his bed to check the time, he told them, but it wasn’t necessary.

No reservation? No problem. Visitors who want to experience Hotel Gent can stop in from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until it closes permanently on Sept. 16.

I know you all must be disappointed that there are no vacancies, but the upside is that the room is closed if the wind blows more than 37 miles an hour.  Evidently art-hotels aren't as sturdy as real hotels.

Robs same store three times in two days

Latasha Singletary is charged with robbing the same liquor store three times in less than twenty-four hours.  She was arrested at her home in Fall River, Mass after police received tips that led them to her.

Suggest reading for
Ms. Singletary
Singletary was already on probation from a robbery charge that was pending from April of 2011. That charge is also for a robbery of the same store.   Anna's Liquors seems to be the place of choice for Singletary's crime spree. 

Investigators say that Singletary went inside Anna's Liquors at 4 p.m. Tuesday with a knife and T-shirt pulled over her head and demanded that the 52-year-old clerk give her money. After that robbery, she did manage to escape and police were unable to find her.
Singletary then returned the next day at 10 a.m. to rob the store again, police said. This time in addition to money, cigarettes, lottery tickets and liquor bottles were also taken. While police were typing up the incident report for the morning robbery, they received a call at 2 p.m. that Singletary was robbing the store again.
She was being held on $25,000 bail before her arraignment Thursday.

Either Latasha really loves Anna's Liquor store or she really hates it. 


Rita McGregor said...

That woman should not have a license!!
What aFriday hoot! :)

L.C. Griffith said...

This was a good selection of idiots. Where do these people come from? Mars? Really!! I just don't get the idiot factor involved in pulling some of the crap they pull. Cheryl, I love coming here. It makes me feel smart;)

Cheryl P. said...

I wonder if she is licensed...surely she couldn't have passed a driving test. How awful!!!! So glad you found a hoot somewhere in the mix of these oddities.

Cheryl P. said...

I am telling you Leah, the idiots are mulitplying at an alarming rate. You should feel smart because you ARE SMART.

Jayne said...

Robs the same place again? Well, why not? It was so easy the first time. I'm with you about maybe becoming too jaded for stuff to strike me weird anymore. That's why I haven't written a Sunday Recap recently. Plus I've lost my taste for political bullshit.

Chubby Chatterbox said...

The woman in that video should not be allowed on the road. She definitely shouldn't be allowed in parking buildings.

Cheryl P. said...

I have all but ingnored the national news of late. Talk about me becoming jaded!!! All of this political "blame game" crap is is driving me insane.
I am nearly thankful for the occassional moron that does something remarkably stupid that gives me something to talk about that doesn't directly impact me, personally in any way.

Cheryl P. said...

Not on the road, not in a car, Or as Dr. Suess said, not here, not there, not anywhere.

momto8blog said...

oh my gosh! suddenly I feel so smart!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

That parking video was well funny! What a dozy git ;-)

And seriously, that woman tried to rob the SAME place three times. No accounting for stupidity eh?!

meleahrebeccah said...

Is it wrong that I am SERIOUSLY laughing at this:

"Witnesses told police that the motorist, dressed in pajamas, was driving a car with "ZOMBIE" license plates."

And the woman who keeps robbing the SAME liquor store is just as funny to me!

Linda Medrano said...

Cheryl, thanks so much for this. And here I thought I was having a bad day! LOL!

Cheryl P. said...

She did rob the place three times before she was caught. She is a total loon but the cops there are napping on the job, I think.

Cheryl P. said...

I know I sent you a reply a couple of days ago but it is MIA, so just to be sure...I sent you a message, you should feel smart because you are smart!!!

Cheryl P. said...

Doesn't she sound like an interesting character? When I googled her she sounds like an absolute nut bag but interesting none the less.
I think the 3 time thief just has OCD and can't break her patterns. I wonder if the prison system is equipped to work with compulsive disorders.

Cheryl P. said...

I know you are as I read your post.I wish I could help. I totally get that. My husband has been out 9 weeks with 3 to go. I always get blue when he first leaves but then I kind of get into my groove.
I can relate for sure.

meleahrebeccah said...

Ahahhahaah! The 3rd time thief having OCD = HILARIOUS.