Thursday, October 28, 2010

Man Accused Of Corn Dog Attack By Mustard-Coated Woman

A man accused of throwing a mustard-covered corn dog that hit his live-in girlfriend during a weekend fracas faces misdemeanor charges, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

Fort Pierce police arrested Tommie Lee Mckeliver, 48, on Saturday after his girlfriend told investigators he "got mad at her and threw a paper plate that contained a mustard covered State Fair corn dog on it." The corn dog crashed into her chest area, leaving her "coated" in mustard.

"(The girlfriend) stunned by the situation then found herself being pushed out of the room, and (the) door locked behind her," the affidavit states.

The alleged corn dog attack happened shortly before 2 p.m. at an apparent hotel in the 500 block of North Second Street.

Generally speaking, corn dogs are hot dogs coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried. They are served on a wooden stick with some corn dog connoisseurs preferring to dip their dogs in ketchup, mustard or other condiments. The affidavit didn't specify what type of mustard coated the corn dog Mckeliver is accused of throwing. 

Police knocked on the door of the room but got no response. The girlfriend said she could get a spare key from the hotel manager and opened the room. Mckeliver was seated and listening to headphones.
Police asked the accused corn dog chucker for his name.

"(Expletive) you you fat white (expletive) ies ant gunna tell you my name," Mckeliver is quoted as saying.
Mckeliver never supplied police with his name, but an intake deputy at the St. Lucie County jail recognized him.

Mckeliver, of the 500 block of North Second Street, was arrested on misdemeanor charges including domestic battery and resisting without violence.

Honestly now, why did the police take this seriously?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Man Calls Police To Check His "Nasty" Marijuana Purchase

A Uniontown man Wednesday called police because what he believed was marijuana that he bought on the street tasted "nasty."

Now, investigators said, the 21-year-old man could be charged with possession of a look-a-like drug. He was not immediately arrested, and police declined to release his name.

Police were summoned at 9:59 p.m. to the man's apartment on Millview Street.

He reported that he had just bought a small amount of what he thought was marijuana. The taste turned him off, so he called police to check it for him, said police Det. Donald Gmitter.

Officers arrived and found the green, leafy substance laid out on a paper on a table.

Police said a field test kit used on the material was negative, Det. Gmitter said.

Officers still confiscated the substance, which may be a kitchen spice instead of intoxicating weed.

As dumb as the complaint sounds, Det. Gmitter said it's not nearly the first time someone has called to report being ripped off during the commission of illegal activity.

"We've had people call about prostitutes who, after they give them the money, they run away," Det. Gmitter said. "That's happened quite a few times."

The investigation is simmering.


Help, police! I think my pot is oregano!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Great Wheeled Jewel Thief

Two people are in police custody following an unbelievable attempted jewelry store heist in El Paso, Texas.

Security camera footage shows 44-year-old Noemi Duchene and 45-year-old Luis Del Castillo arrive outside of Estate & New Jewelry late Tuesday morning with Del Castillo pushing Duchene in her wheelchair.

Duchene then gets out of her chair, covers her head and upper body with a large black trash bag and enters the jewelry store while Del Castillo waits with the chair.

Once inside Duchene pulls a kitchen knife and demands "everything".

Store owner Linda Bradely decided not to comply and drew a stun gun in response.

"We're chasing each other around like keystone cops," Bradely recalls. "I knew I could outrun her because she was obviously not very quick."

A store customer eventually tackled Duchene and held her until police arrived.

Del Castillo was still waiting outside with the wheelchair and was also arrested.

Investigators say the pair live in an apartment across the street from the jewelry store.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poor fishies.

Strangest thing happened over the course of five days. Last week (Week before? Don't remember) when I took a bunch of kids to a Pumpkin Festival two of them had won two little goldfish. Well when we returned home I put the goldfish in my fish tank with my Koi and Fancy Tailed Goldfish, you know give them a nice big home with some other fish. Well until five days ago everything was fine, sure the new goldfish seemed scared by the bigger fish but nothing new there. Any who, as I said everything was fine until one day I noticed one of my Koi was acting funny (my biggest one at that) his fins seemed to be dissolving almost and his eyes started to turn white and he acted like he was blind. It was very odd, I put some medicine in the tank to kill anything that might be ailing him and went to bed for the night. Well I woke up the next day and noticed that my poor fish was dead, which was a real bummer, but to make matters worse I noticed that another Koi and a Fancy Tailed Goldfish were acting the same, I had no clue what was going on.

Well I wasn't about to let more of my fish die so I took a spare tank I had, cleaned it up real good, filled it up, and transfered my surviving fish except for my infected Koi since he seemed to be on the brink of death and I didn't want to risk the others. Well as I emptied out the old tank, including my now dead Koi (second one) I found that the two tiny goldfish (which I could find prior, turns out they were under this little fake cave) were dead also. Well after all that and a day later my Fancy Tailed Goldfish that looked liked he too was going to die got better and his fins returned to normal. Another day later and all my remaining fish are fine and healthy looking.

I'm still not sure what happened, maybe the goldfish from the festival were diseased and gave it to my other fish or something? Who knows, I'm just glad I was able to save some of them. Now there...anyone up for a fish fry?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wife attacks husband who comes home without vodka

A 33-year-old woman who called her husband and demanded he bring home vodka was charged with battery, according to her Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Her husband did not bring home any vodka.
The woman called her husband on Sept. 8 to say she was home alone and had drunk all the vodka. She told him to bring her more or she would drive herself to the store.
He came home and took her keys away from her, at which point she took him to the ground and tried to get her keys, the report said.
He told deputies she also struck him, scratched him and kicked him in the groin.
She was charged with domestic battery.


Damn, must have been some pretty good vodka to want it that bad.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Something, something, blog post.

So I've been reading up on Action Script 3 a lot lately, kind of confusing to tell the truth. I've been reading many different guides and tutorials but I really haven't gotten too far with it. I sort of understand the general concept but that's about it. I really would like to learn AS3 (AS2?) though, maybe get to the point of being able to make flash games or something, who knows. Just messing with Flash has been a hobby for me this past month at least, it's just been slow learning. Wish I could find a decent guide, introduction, whatever. One that didn't assume you knew things prior to reading the guide.

Any who, other than Flash and all that jazz I've been working my way through the Dark Tower series by Stephen King like I said I would when I bought the whole set years back. I've owned these books for two years and I'm only on the second book (out of seven). I'm such a slacker I know, I like the story so far though, I'm just forgetful at times when I get caught up in other things.

Oh, and here is another tip. Not only do cats bite but so do geese. I swear, the geese at my local park are like little gangsters. I was feeding bread to the swans and here come this group of three geese that chase the swans into the water and then proceed to eat all the bread, even snatching the bread in my hand away and nipping my finger. Those damn birds.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Enter the Spider Slayer

A person trying to exterminate black widows with a homemade open-flame torch ignited a fire Friday afternoon that damaged a home's garage in central Fresno, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.
No one was injured in the fire, reported at 3:28 p.m., on the 2400 block of West Fountain Way.
The torch ignited a combustible material, causing the fire. No damage estimate was available.
The fire displaced five adults.

An exterminator? What's that? Now if you will excuse me I have a garage to light ablaze.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wanted woman flags down police: Am I wanted?

LOCKLAND, Ohio (AP) - Police in suburban Cincinnati arrested a woman after she flagged an officer down and asked if there were any warrants out for her arrest. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that after Lockland police officer Dan Lyons informed 44-year-old Selma Elmore she did have an outstanding warrant, the woman ran off. The chase ended when Elmore pushed Lyons into a building, injuring his elbow.

Other officers responding to a call for backup later apprehended the woman.

Elmore, wanted for allegedly failing to pay a fine as a result of a drug conviction, now faces a charge of resisting arrest.

Hamilton County Jail records did not list an attorney for Elmore.


People are just plain stupid at times, I mean honestly. "Hey mister copper man, am I wanted?" "Yep." "F- you!" *Mad dash*

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Busy Weekend

Phew, been having a busy weekend already. Had family come into town from out of state for the weekend, their kids are staying with us for the weekend while they visit friends in town. Already I've been swamped with work, be it making sure the kids get their medicine, the dogs behave around them (they get excited), cooking dinner, cooking breakfast, the list goes on and on. I must have made more bacon than an IHOP this morning, even though it still wasn't enough. I went to bed last night at 2 am and woke up this morning at 6:30 am, how I'm awake and going I will never know. Hopefully I can get some good sleep tonight, though I doubt it with all the activity going on.

Though there is one good thing coming out of this weekend, going to a Pumpkin Festival they have going on down town. There will be rides, little random booth games, food (gotta love festival food, my favorite has to be funnel cake, awesome.), it should prove to be a good time, I just hope I don't get lost in the corn maze. Only downside is I will have to be watching all the kids, which isn't too bad as long as they behave, though that might be wishful thinking, wish me luck.

I did last night though end up messing around with Flash some more, probably my own fault for staying up so late on it, it's just my mojo was high and I was on a roll. I got a little game in the works, right now it's just a map and a little person able to walk around, though I thought it was cool as crap, simple things amuse me I guess. The only thing I'm kind of confused about is how to go about making an AI for like monsters and the like. Putting music in confused me too but last night I figured it out so that's one thing down. Once I get the mechanics down for the game I can start working on actual ideas, plot, moves, etc. Right now it's just a dull map and a little stick person, I'm not going to worry too much about graphics until I get the core down pat.

PS. Never try to pet a stray cat from behind, apparently they don't like that. Lesson learned the hard way, obviously.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

N.C. Republican calls gays 'fruitloops' in e-mail

A gay rights group is asking people to flood a North Carolina state representative's office with cereal after the Republican referred to gays as "queers" and "fruitloops" in an e-mail to other lawmakers.

Rep. Larry Brown, a Republican, was replying to an e-mail that state House Minority Leader Paul Stam sent to members of his caucus. That message, dated September 27, discussed Democratic House Speaker Joe Hackney receiving an award from Equality NC, according to Hackney spokesman Bill Holmes.

The e-mail string, which Holmes provided to CNN, had about 60 recipients. Brown's response consisted of two sentences: "I hope all the queers are thrilled to see him [Hackney]. I'm sure there will be a couple of legislative fruitloops there in the audience."

Messages left at Brown's legislative office were not returned Thursday morning. The cell number listed on his official state page is not working, and a message sent to Brown's e-mail address was not returned.
Brown is running unopposed for re-election this year.

The e-mail was made public recently when Equality NC Executive Director Ian Palmquist received a copy of it. "I was pretty shocked to see a legislator using that language," Palmquist said.

"Rep. Brown needs to apologize, but we haven't received any contact from him, not a word. It's offensive, but I really don't think he reflects what most North Carolinians think about gay people."

Stam told News 14 North Carolina that Brown's language was inappropriate but that he was not "the speech police."


So all I have to do is call a group of people a certain food and I get flooded with that food? Hate ends world hunger!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Grandma In DUI Offered Sandwich

OCALA, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A police officer in Florida says a grandmother tried to avoid a drunken driving arrest by offering to make him a grilled cheese sandwich.

If Elsie Wright O'Conner, 65, tried the ploy, it did not work. She was arrested Thursday night and charged with driving under the influence, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

In his report, Marion County Deputy Calvin Batts said he responded to a call about an erratic driver and pulled O'Conner over. He said he smelled alcohol on her breath and found two Skyy vodka bottles in her Cadillac sport utility vehicle, one empty and one half-full.

O'Conner failed a field sobriety test, Batts said. At the county jail, her blood-alcohol level tested at more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.

"Come on now, I'm a grandma, can't you do something for me since I'm not that bad," Batts said O'Conner told him. "I could have brought you back to my house and made you a grilled cheese sandwich."


Maybe she should have bribed him with a delicious cake instead.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The World of Flash

So I have continued on my adventure through the World of Flash and I think I'm getting pretty decent now. All the tools that looked so alien to me weeks ago are now my best friends. Animating isn't as hard as I originally thought it to be, runs along pretty smooth now. Actually in speaking of animation I'm working on a little something right now and I'm kind of proud of it. Granted it's not the most amazing piece of work in the world but hey, I made it myself off of the little knowledge I've gained through my own practicing through out a few days so to me it's an accomplishment. Maybe I'll post it here or something to get some critique on it, who knows. I would like to maybe figure out how to make a little Flash game one day, I got some ideas for one but right now I think I need to master the basics before I try to move into anything more advance, cause I will fail, I know this to be true. I guess it's like the old saying, you got to learn to crawl before you can walk, and you got to walk before you can run, and you got to run before you can fly!

Note to self: Learn to fly.

Liquor Laws

Colorado Springs: A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, the robber saw a bottle of scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but he refused and said "Because I don't believe you are over 21." The robber said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because he didn't believe him. At this point the robber took his drivers license out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk. The clerk looked it over, and agreed that the man was in fact over 21 and he put the scotch in the bag. The robber then ran from the store with his loot. The cashier promptly called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that he got off the license. They arrested the robber two hours later.

You have a gun in your hand and you still feel the need to prove you're over twenty-one, okay then.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Man Says Cocaine In His Buttocks Isn't His

MANATEE — A search of a 25-year-old man following a traffic stop Wednesday morning revealed one bag of marijuana and one bag of cocaine in the driver’s buttocks, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The driver said only the marijuana belonged to him.

Raymond Stanley Roberts was pulled over at 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of 63rd Avenue East. Approaching the Hyundai, deputies said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the report.

After writing a speeding ticket, one of the deputies asked Roberts if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. According to the arrest report, Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He then told the two deputies to search the car.
While searching Roberts’ person, deputies felt a soft object in his buttocks. The report said Roberts then said, “Let me get it,” and pulled out a clear plastic bag of marijuana weighing 4.5 grams.

He was then asked if he was holding anything else, and Roberts said no.
Deputies then felt another soft object in the same area and pulled it out through the exterior of Roberts’ shorts. The object was a bag with 27 pieces of rock cocaine weighing 3.5 grams, the report stated.

When the bag fell to the ground, Roberts immediately said, according to the report, “The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is.” He then stated that his friend had borrowed the vehicle before and he saw the cocaine on the passenger seat when he was pulled over.

Roberts has been charged with possession of rock cocaine and marijuana. He was released Wednesday from Manatee County jail after posting a $1,120 bond.


The man craps cocaine, he'll make millions! Or maybe he just got a little too freaky at the club...

Sudden inspiration.

So today while I was messing around in Flash some more, learning new things and working out kinks in stuff I'm getting familiar with, I had an idea, though I'm not sure how far I will go with it but it's an idea nonetheless. What I was thinking of was maybe start writing a story, a small book sized one. Don't know why but I suddenly had the urge to write and as I did characters started popping up into my head and a few bits and pieces of a plot. I don't have anything concrete in the least, just random ideas floating in my head. Who knows, maybe I'll go through with it, I'll humor the idea for now and see how it developes.

In other news, as I was messing with Flash I figured out a few more things, I can animate now, go me! Don't know what I'll exactly do with this new found knowledge but hey, I'm learning so that's something right? Well I better go finish putting wood down on my floors, sounds like fun doesn't it?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thieves leave trail of snack wrappers

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Now that's taking the cake.
Wichita police say whoever stole a Little Debbie delivery truck left a trail of empty boxes and snack cake wrappers after abandoning the vehicle.
The truck was taken around 4 a.m. Monday from outside a Walmart store. KFDI-AM reports the vehicle was driven into a shallow canal - but not before the thieves apparently pulled out some of the thousands of dollars worth of snacks.
Police are still looking for the thieves.
Three wreckers pulled the truck from the canal. It's been returned to its owner.


I'm surprised a Snorlax can actually drive.

Colorado man says he thought officer was a zombie

BOULDER, Colo. — A man accused of shooting at a Longmont police officer trying to arrest him says he did so because he thought he was being chased by a zombie.
Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Duke was in court Friday and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the charge of attempted first-degree murder and other charges. Authorities say an officer ran after Duke and was trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant in May.
The Longmont Times Call reports that Duke told investigators he thought the officer was a zombie and he shot at him because he was trying to protect himself. The officer shot Duke, striking him in the torso and arm.
Duke will undergo a mental health evaluation and is scheduled in court again Dec. 3.


 Quick, someone call the Umbrella Corporation! Another one got loose!

Adobe Flash Professional CS5

So I got Adobe Flash Professional CS5, and I got to say, I have absolutely no idea what half of this stuff does (Total culture shock I tell you). You see, I'm not new to Flash in the least, years ago (back in high school so about...three years ago?) I used to mess around with what I think was Macromedia Flash MX (Or was it MX 2004?) which at that time was even an older program. I wouldn't say I got great with it but I knew pretty much what everything was at least, but now that I've taken the jump to CS5, plus the years in between (which I kinda stopped playing around with MX years ago), I just have no clue where to start, they really added and updated a lot since the MX days.

So far I've remembered a few simple functions (very simple) such as making buttons, music clips, and so on and so forth. Though as I was playing around with the program and reading a few tutorials online I noticed a real neat tool that wasn't around in the MX days, and that's the Bone Tool, I think it's called. It's a real awesome tool that makes animating a thousand times easier. What it basically does is connects your graphics together in order to form a (invisible when the animation is played) skeleton which you can bend at your will for various animation poses down the time line, which is a godsend if you ask me. Though of course if you want to make like say a person moving and walking or what have you would have to make each limb separate from the main body, anything you want to have move must be separate.

So yeah, I thought the bone tool was pretty cool, I'm still playing around with it and learning all that it is capable of, no better way to learn new things than to try them yourself huh? Still a lot more to figure out in this massive program, don't know if I will use half the stuff. All I know is I would really like to try and get good with Flash, maybe make some short animated movies or games or something. Really I'm just looking for a hobby so we will see where this goes.