Friday, December 21, 2012

It's a Swing and a Miss..I Hope

I hesitate to start yelling "SAFE" as the day isn't over but as I have said in my previous post, I am pretty secure in my belief that we will still be here tomorrow.

So what oddities have happened this week?   Let's recap some of the more creative thinkers among us.

Foul Ball

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that   Christine A. Meyers picked up her boyfriend from a bar on Friday.  However, on the way to their home in Tinley Park, the two got into a heated argument.  This is where the story took an odd turn.  The boyfriend got out of the car and laid down in front of it. (Should we ask the question...was alcohol involved in this choice?)

As you might imagine, this wasn't a wise move on his part.  Christine put the car in drive and purposely ran over him.  The boyfriend suffered severe burns to his chest and back and had the skin torn off his testicles.

The boyfriend was taken to the hospital and Christine was taken to jail.  Her lawyer tried to have her released on a $6000 bond but the judge responded "ARE YOU SERIOUS?'

The judge set bail at $100,000 for aggravated domestic battery. 

OK..was it just me?  At anytime during that story, did any of you say  "That took balls?"

Three Strikes and You're Out

An unknown man attempted to carjack three separate cars in a Target parking lot in Oceanside, CA on Thursday.

According to the police a man approached a woman getting out of her car around 2:50 PM.  He showed her what she believed to be a knife ordering her back into her vehicle. She got back into her car and drove away.  (Strike One)

The the man immediately approached another woman that was exiting her car.  This time he brandished a handgun and told her to get back into her car.  The victim ignored the man and ran into the store to report the incident. (Strike Two)

Then the man approached a third car.  He attempted to steal the car at gunpoint. He asked the car's owner to remove the club device on the steering wheel and leave the keys in the car.  The victim did exactly what she was told. HOWEVER, when she walked away she activated a kill switch that killed the engine and locked him in the car.  (Strike Three)

Unfortunately, he smashed out the window and escaped the scene. He remains at large.

He is a better escape artist than he is a carjacker.

Stealing a Base and Heading Home

Two bank robbers who broke out of a high-rise jail in Chicago hailed a cab for their getaway car.  The two men escaped from the Metropolitan Correction Centre in downtown Chicago early on Tuesday morning.
The pair broke out a window in the cell they shared, squeezed through a 6 inch opening (great reason to remain slim)  and lowered themselves 20 stories.  (Seriously..??)  The escape was noticed the following morning when employees noticed approximately 200 ft. of knotted bedsheets hanging down the side of the building.

The two men, Joseph Jose Banks and Kenneth Conley are being sought by the FBI, U.S. Marshalls Service, and the Chicago Police Department.

Update: After an extensive manhunt in the communities of New Lennox and Tinley Park, Banks was captured.  An ongoing investigation is continuing to figure out how the two inmates got over 200 feet of sheets and dental floss used to make their rope. Conley remains at large.

Seems as if Tinley Park has had a busy week.  Bank Robbers and Mad Girlfriends.  It is curious about all the sheets.  Are extra clean sheets one of the perks of jail?


Elsie said...

These were hysterical. Even I cringed when his nuts got torn and worst carjacker ever!

Riot Kitty said...

Thank you for the laughs! I was wondering about the sheets. WTF?

Cheryl P. said...

Yes, the worst carjacker EVER! As for the boyfriend. According to the article the judge (a man) couldn't even believe the lawyer was asking for such modest bail. I think he too, was appalled at the boyfriends injuries. The girlfiriend is lucky she didn't get life.

Cheryl P. said...

Exactly...WTF! Where did all those sheets come from? And the news reports said the reinforced the rope with Dental Floss. Again WTF! Crazy...just crazy.

Chubby Chatterbox said...

Yes, I admit it: I DID say that took balls! I hate being so darn predictable.

Cheryl P. said...

I don't think you can be accused of being predictable. That story begged us all to say it.

Aleta said...

Lol, the balls one had me cringing and I don't have a set.
The car jacker.... needs a pair too...

Cheryl P. said...

I agree...I seems as if it would be excruciating and we can't really put ourselves in that position.

The carjacker is a total loser. I hope they catch up with him.

lisleman said...

The escapees left with a few sheets to the wind. I read the story in Chicago Tribune. There's a $50,000 reward for info leading to the capture. I wonder if someone is looking to collect now.

Crack You Whip said...

I'm gonna have to get me one of those cars that has a kill switch. I could play bait car all day.

Cheryl P. said...

I don't think the article (which I picked up out of the Chicago Tribune) said how they tracked down Banks. Perhaps someone is going to be 50K richer. Hey, maybe it was Conley that turned him in for the money but then it would be hard to collect the cash.

Cheryl P. said...

Be sure to have a hidden camera so we could all see the foiled carjackers.

I find it interesting that the woman had both the club lock on her steering wheel and a kill switch. She either had a really cool car worth stealing or she has a problem with paranoia. How much would you bet that the thief used the club to break out the window.