I dont know about the rest of you but personally I LOVE stupid criminal stories. Kinda gives me that warm gooey feeling of sweet justice raining on everone's parade.
this article appeared in USA Today
VIERA, Fla. — A 24-year-old man who has peanuts to blame for leading police to him pleaded guilty Monday to a robbery charge.
Michael Maloy was sentenced to three years in prison and five years probation by Brevard Circuit Court Judge David Dugan.
Maloy was captured on video Sept. 9, 2009, walking into the Walgreens store while snacking on seasoned peanuts.
He approached a female clerk and told her to give him money from the cash register, officials said.
Maloy, who was unarmed, tossed his head back and put a handful of nuts into his mouth, allowing the store's surveillance cameras to capture his face, officials said.
He then ran out of the store, spilling some of the munchies on the floor before fleeing, officials said.
Police later collected the peanuts for potential DNA evidence linking the incident to Maloy, and when Maloy was caught, he still had peanuts in his pocket.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during the robbery, officials said.
"Here's someone who over the last year or two has shown a propensity for criminal behavior up to the point where he progressed to robbery, a violent crime," said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department.
Martinez said that Maloy told the court he was sorry and admitted he had been drinking before the robbery.
Maloy could have faced up to 15 years for the robbery.
AWESOME!! Hope everyone finds this as heart warming as I do on a chilly Saturday morning in Louisville.
My most recent supervisor at work has decided to give lottery tickets away as prizes for meeting sales goals. My requests to just KEEP the dollar instead of throwing it away have fallen on deaf ears. In some strange, Bizarro World turn of events, I have found myself the office wet blanket. It’s a very different feeling I must say.
Today, I also won “Cocktails for Dummies”, a booklet title which instantly brought forth giggles from me at the irony of it all. Fortunately, I was able to trade with someone else for “iPhone for Dummies” despite not owning an iPhone, nor having any intention to. What makes matters even more ridiculous is that I have expressed my distaste for drinking on a weekly basis. I have expressed everything from religious concerns, to family history (my grandfather took a tumble into a cement mixer from being inebriated. He survived but I never met him), even trying hereditary health concerns (history of diabetics and alcoholism) to NO AVAIL! I am considering making a sign for my desk and just holding it up so as to spare myself the drudgery of repetition to people who all suffer from short term memory loss.
On the plus side, I read the CJ’s review of the Bok of Eli and am watering at the mouth to see it.
Oh yeah and if anyone cares I am set to be married August 21, 2010. Jennie has a ring and everything.
*shock and awe settles in as the audience stares forward, stuck dumb by the reality-bending news that was just imparted*
2 cool points for anyone who remembers the above reference
So apparently I like come back posts so much, I regularly leave Pleonast just for the chance to do another one. I see many of the familiar faces that used to be on here have since left for Facebook. This actually explains my return to this site once more. Facebook is terrible and wretched in everyway. It irks me on an extra-dimensional level that I can not quite explain. Now, anyone that knows me at all knows that I root for the underdog pretty much all of the time except for a few notable exceptions. It has come to my attention that Pleonast is definitely the underdog these days and that it may be time for me to pledge my allegiance to this particular URL. Also on a related note I found out recently that I can access Pleonast from work unlike Facebook making the former even more interesting.
Thus I announce my new efforts to see if I can get some of our fallen Pleonastians to come back where we can share interesting thoughts with each other once again. I find myself yearning for those old familiar funny posts and the occasional spiritual anecdote. I miss seeing Jordan’s ridiculous posts, and Nathan’s ramblings, and updates from Johnny and Sam. I love the idea of keeping up with my old comrades who now live so far away. I am saddened when I think about WHY it is that so many people are no longer on here including myself. It is a shame that a few bad apples (ie posts) can seemingly ruin a whole orchard. Let us come together and agree that if a bad apple comes along, rather than run from it, it is within our power to simply pluck the sucker and fling it away.
Now, on to the aforementioned spiritual anecdote. I’ll start the ball rolling.
Today I was checking up on NCAA basketball news. Turns out the Tennessee basketball team is under quite a bit of scrutiny. Four of their players were caught driving on New Years Day with two handguns, marijuana and alcohol on them. One of the players has already been dismissed from the team and the other three are indefinitely suspended. What is so encouraging to me about this was the comments posted by the teams fans. Where I was reading the article, the comments from the fans suggested that they go ahead and let the other players go as well. They rallied together encouraging the athletic director to follow through with his zero tolerance policies saying that they would continue coming to games knowing they were going to be severely handicapped due to lack of players and or new comers so as to not support the illegal actions of players. Quite impressive to me in a “win at all cost” environment that is NCAA basketball.
Question: Can a Christian be an undercover cop? Is it ethical to pretend to be part of the underworld in order to vanquish evil?
This has been going through my head for a while after an interesting documentary I watched about the Hell's Angels and I thought it would make for a good "comeback post". But seriously the thought does intrigue me and I am interested in hearing a variety of thoughts so lets break out the soapboxes and dust off our mudslingers.
Comment: Upon one leaving pleonast, it is COMPLETELY lame for them to delete all of their posts and comments that others left in response. What's done is done and can't be undone. Quit being a wuss.
Final Thought: After the terrorist attacks, Scott Ian of of the band Anthrax commented that his band were seriously considering changing their name in light of the tragedy that had occurred. A few months later, the 5 piece band assembled onstage, each wearing a shirt emblazoned with one word apiece.
"We're" "Not" "Changing" "Our" "Name"
Ian later explained that in order for them to feel right changing their name and skewing their legacy, they would have to admit that it had never been appropriate to adorn themselves with such a title. They held that chose that name plate to represent the rebellion they felt towards societies regulation and that no matter what some maniacs did and no matter what a few crazed right wing political groups would say about them, they were going to hold true to their beliefs and convictions.
I found this tale more then a little inspiring when I first read about it several years ago and I felt compelled to end this on a similar note;
I'm Not Changing My Name.
Now and Forever,
The Sexy Mosher
Ever write a long, detailed blog only to realize you should just can it and keep it between you and God?
I'll be praying for everyone I can think of tonight. Please, pray for me in return.