TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
As the pole-dancing exercise trend of recent years taught the rest of us, exotic dancing takes some muscle. Police say a stripper in Florida showed her strength, and fearlessness, in a different way this week, by ripping an entire electrical meter off the wall of the club.
According to local station WFLA, police say Christie Caratini-Mendoza, a stripper at Desire Gentleman’s Club in New Port Richey, Florida, got into a fight with a co-worker. She reportedly punched the other woman, knocked her down, and kicked her.
Police say she then took her anger out on the Progress Energy meter bolted to the wall of the club, dismantling the meter, and hiding it. Body camera footage from Caratini-Mendoza’s arrest that night reportedly shows a police officer locating the meter tag tangled in a wig she had in her purse.
She has been charged with battery and grand theft. Caratini-Mendoza has had past run-ins with the law and was in the news two years ago when she was suspected of stabbing a female victim outside another club.
AND THEN THERE’S……
A Florida Woman is facing a domestic battery charge after allegedly clobbering her boyfriend in the face with a frozen pork chop during a dispute last Friday night in their residence.
Cops allege that 48-year-old Jennifer Brassard and her beau were “engaged in a verbal argument” around 9:45 p.m. when Brassard “threw a frozen pork chop at the victim.” The pork chop struck the man below the left eye, causing a half-inch laceration.
After getting hit with the pork chop, the victim fled the couple’s home. Police arrested Brassard after determining that she was the “primary aggressor” during the domestic confrontation.
Brassard was booked into the county jail on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. She was released from custody yesterday afternoon upon posting $250 bond. A judge has ordered Brassard to have no contact with her boyfriend.
OR HOW ABOUT……
A well-dressed man in a suit was caught on a restaurant’s surveillance camera wrapping a pricey steak in a cloth napkin at a California restaurant, then casually walking out with it — and skipping out on the bill.
In a twist on a typical dine-and-dash, the clean-cut crook is shown taking a bite or two from the juicy, 20-ounce porterhouse with sides and looking around nervously at the House of Beef in Oakdale.
Then he grabs the linen napkin from a basket of rolls, wraps the dripping steak in it, gets up, walks to the front door and leaves. One of the servers interviewed expressed her shock and dismay, even going so far as to call the thief a “slime-ball.”
Adding insult to injury, the man first chowed down on a lobster tail and drank a 20-ounce beer before skipping out on the $56 bill with steak in hand, workers told the station. Restaurant owner Steve Medlen urged viewers to help catch the jerk responsible for the theft.
OKAY, ONE MORE……
Authorities say a Florida man was arrested for misuse of 9-1-1 and calling the emergency line at least 200 times because he “wanted someone to talk to.” According to a police report, an officer responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up complaint on January 30th at around 1:00 a.m.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they met with 38-year-old Michael Reston, who told officials he had accidentally dialed 9-1-1 and did not have an emergency.
Reston also told officers his phone had run out of minutes and he just wanted someone to talk to. When authorities searched further into Reston’s history, they learned he reportedly called 9-1-1 approximately 200 times in two months. Reston was arrested and received a first-degree misdemeanor charge for misuse of 9-1-1.