Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Memphis teen shot in behind over sagging pants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say a 45-year-old Memphis man angry over two teens' sagging pants shot one in the buttocks during an argument. He faces aggravated assault charges. The boys were walking through a southeast Memphis neighborhood when Kenneth E. Bonds yelled at them to pull up their pants, according to an arrest document.
Police Sgt. Ron Perry said the teens refused and the three began arguing in the street. Bonds then brandished a semi-automatic pistol and threatened to shoot the teens.
Perry said Bonds fired several shots and hit one of the teens as the pair ran away. The teen's wound wasn't critical. The other wasn't injured in the Sept. 25 shooting first reported by The Commercial Appeal in Memphis.
A court clerk says it's not clear if Bonds had a lawyer.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Bad Ass

A couple from Montana were out riding on the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera. Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he wanted to stalk the dogs (you'll see the dogs in the background watching).  Very, very bad decision...

The hunter got off the mule with his rifle and decided to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off a shot the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs. With that, the mule took off and decided he wanted a piece of that lion. That's when all hell broke loose...  for the lion.

As the lion approached the dogs the mule snatched him up by the tail and started whirling him around. Banging its head on the ground on every pass. Then he dropped it, stomped on it and held it to the ground by the throat.  The mule then got down on his knees and bit the thing all over a couple of dozen times to make sure it was dead, than whipped it into the air again, walked back over to the couple (that were stunned in silence) and stood there ready to continue his ride...  as if nothing had just happened.

Fortunately even though the hunter didn't get off a shot, his wife got off these 4... 

The cat is still alive here and trying to fight back.

The mule stomped the cat, pinned it to the ground, and bit the neck out several times.

The cat was dead by now. For good measure the mule picked up the cat, whipped it into the air and then stomped it again for good measure

Note the dog audience

Sunday, October 3, 2010

No busts yet in Victoria's Secret bra thefts

Monday it was tank tops. Thursday, brassieres were stolen.

Forty brassieres, worth nearly $2,000, were stolen from Victoria's Secret in Paddock Mall in Ocala, Fl on Thursday, according to police.
On Monday, someone stole 101 tank tops worth nearly $1,800 from American Eagle Outfitters.
An employee at Victoria's Secret told an officer she was assisting and observing customers Thursday when a man and woman asked for help. She said the woman stood in front of her holding a pink robe, while the man stood behind the woman holding a pair of yoga pants.
While helping them, the employee heard drawers opening and closing, but could not see anyone.
The employee said she recognized the man and woman as having been in the store a couple of weeks ago when there was a theft, according to the report.
The employee alerted another employee that a theft was in progress. At the same time, the man and woman, joined by a third person who had a large bag, fled the store.
Employees said two drawers that contained Bio-Fit brassieres sizes 36B and 36D were missing. Each drawer contained 20 brassieres. The loss was valued at $1,920.
The suspects are described as a man in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with black curly hair, of medium build and wearing a green shirt and blue jeans; a man believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s, with straight black hair, of medium build, 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans; and a woman, also in her late 30s to early 40s, standing 5 feet 4 inches tall, with long brown/reddish hair with red highlights. 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pet alligator seized from liquor store in NY

A pet alligator has been seized from a liquor store on New York's Long Island.
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the 3-foot-long, illegally kept alligator was removed Wednesday from Alpine Wines and Liquors in Wading River.
Authorities say two employees of the store were issued tickets for possession of an illegal animal. The American alligator will be sent to a sanctuary out of state.
The store's proprietor told Newsday that an employee had asked her to take care of it while he was apartment hunting and that she believed the animal was a monitor lizard, not an alligator.


Bid by BBC presenters to sail boat made of ice fails after ship melts

When ideas are left on the drawing board, it is often with good reason.
But that didn’t stop the BBC testing out one of the craziest proposals of the Second World War...a boat made from ice and wood pulp.
Maverick inventor Geoffrey Pyke claimed his  five and a half ton craft would both save on steel and be impossible to sink.
Yet a mock-up of his brainchild took on water and melted within minutes of its launch in Portsmouth harbour yesterday.
Experts said that the experiment for science show Bang Goes The Theory probably failed because the boat was too small, and so less resistant to melting, and because the water they tested in was far warmer than the Atlantic - where the invention was designed to be used.

In the event of steel stocks running out in the 1940s inventor Geoffrey Pyke suggested it was possible to make an unsinkable aircraft carrier using a material called Pykrete, made of both ice and wood pulp.
The bizarre mixture could be moulded into any shape and, with a slow melting rate, it was thought perfect for seafaring vessels.
The BBC decided to put Pyke's theory to the test by mixing 5,000 litres of water with the hefty material hemp and freezing it in a 20 feet-long boat-shaped mould.
It took three weeks to freeze it in one of the UK's largest ice warehouses, in Tilbury, Essex, before it was ready for launch in Gosport, Hants.
The team made it in to Portsmouth Harbour where they were saluted by members of the navy stationed on destroyer HMS Diamond.
But shortly after that, after just over an hour in the water, it began to take on water and capsized.
Four BBC presenters, who had hoped to make it all the way to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, had to abandon ship and swim to rescue craft.
Lynette Slight, of the BBC science show, said: ‘They had just got out of the marina when it began to sink.

‘It was all a little bit strange. I don’t think they realised what would happen. In the end it just tipped upside down. It was taking on too much water at the back and the engine became too low.’
Jon Edwards at the Royal Society of Chemistry said 'It’s hardly a surprise that the boat sank – the temperature in the Solent is probably a fair bit higher than the middle of the Atlantic, where Pyke designed his material to be used.
'He also used enormous cooling units to keep the pykrete in his tests below zero degrees centigrade. If they didn’t use those refrigerators, the intrepid ice-sailors from Bang never stood a chance.'
He added: 'The size of the boat may have added to their problems, too. A huge aircraft carrier, as Pyke envisioned, would have been more resistant to melting – a larger surface area of ice requires a lot more energy to start melting, so the non-surface ice stays cooler for longer.
'A 1000-ton test boat, built out of normal ice on a lake in the Rockies, lasted a whole summer.'
And an Institute of Physics spokesperson said: 'The surface to volume ratio will have been the key to success.
'If too much of the surface of the ice was exposed directly to the water, or if the volume of ice set to melt was not calculated accurately enough, then unfortunately it was always doomed to failure.'
The plan was to sail the boat, complete with outboard, to Cowes in the Isle of Wight with the show's presenters, Jem Stansfield, Liz Bonnin, Dallas Campbell and Dr Yan Wong, on board.

All four presenters had to be rescued from the water and the boat, which seemed to melt beyond recognition in no time at all, had to be towed to shore.
Lynette Slight, production coordinator of the show, said: 'They had just got out of the marina when it began to sink.
'It was all a little bit strange. I don't think they realised what was going to happen. In the end it just tipped upside down.
'It was taking on too much water at the back and the engine became too low. They thought they could get it to Cowes - they couldn't, but you never know until you try it.' 
Giles Harrison, director of the show, blamed the failure on a fault, which meant water poured into the vessel sooner than expected.
He said: 'There are a couple of reasons why we did it. There was the proposal in the Second World War, when they were running low on steel to use ice with wood pulp in it.
'It was an idea taken quite seriously, until the war ended and it was forgotten. We were essentially using that concept to see how composite materials work.
'We did anticipate that something would go wrong but we hoped to get further out than we did.
'I think we've proved that Pykrete works but it is unstable.' 


Friday, October 1, 2010

Southfield man blocks gunshot with hand after confronting home invasion suspects

A 24-year-old Southfield man is lucky to be alive after blocking a gunshot aimed at his face with his left hand.

The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 18000 block of George Washington in Southfield, where the victim and his brother scheduled a meeting with two Southfield teenagers.

The victim and his brother were already victims of a home invasion at their residence in the area of 8 Mile and Inkster on Tuesday. The following day, they noticed the shooting suspect wearing a pair of shoes they believed had been taken in the robbery, Southfield Police Department Lt. Nick Loussia said.

“They spoke to him and got his cell phone number in order to set up a meeting to buy some merchandise from him,” Loussia said.

The victims, who saw the teen wearing their shoes in the area of 10 Mile and Evergreen, did not tell the suspect that they believed he had their stolen merchandise.

The victims met the suspect and another teen later that day on George Washington.

“While talking about buying things from them, they did notice another pair of shoes that the individual was carrying also appeared to be ones stolen from the same home invasion,” Loussia said.

“One of the victims confronted both suspects with the shoes about having his stolen property. One of the subjects brandished a silver and chrome semiautomatic pistol, pointed it at him and pull the trigger.”

When the victim saw the gun, he moved quickly to his right and covered his face with his left hand.

“That’s when he was shot in the hand,” Loussia said. “The hand that covered his face blocked a round from hitting him in the face. Several shots were fired.”

The victim’s 22-year-old brother pulled out a handgun and returned fire, firing several shots at the initial shooter. He has a valid concealed pistol license, according to Loussia.

Police investigated and found the initial shooter, along with the man he was with. The 17 and 18-year-old Southfield residents were arrested without incident, and the handgun that was used in the crime was recovered.

The man that was shot was transported to Beaumont Hospital. The bullet went through his hand and the injury requires surgery, but it is not a life-threatening injury.


Red Bull gives you wings. Chicken wings in your pants give you an arrest

A Louisville man is facing theft charges after police said he stuffed a box of chicken wings down his pants.
According to arrest records, Carlos N. Key, 24, was seen by a Sav-A-Lot store employee putting a box of chicken wings into his waistband.
He then attempted to leave the store, police said.
According to arrest records, an off-duty corrections officer detained Key until police arrived.
Key told police that he was just trying to feed his son, according to arrest reports.
Key is charged with theft by unlawful taking and shoplifting.