TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
For the second time in as many weeks, a Florida Man has been arrested for battering a woman with a burrito. Police charge that 41-year-old Peter Elacqua got into an argument with his girlfriend Friday in their Port Richey residence.
After Elacqua allegedly shoved the woman into a chair in their bedroom, he “threw his burrito at the Victim,” striking her in the face with the food item. When a sheriff’s deputy arrived at the home in response to a 9-1-1 call, the woman had “the contents of the burrito dispersed across her face, neck, and left chest/shoulder area.”
Elacqua fled the area before cops arrived and refused to return home when contacted on his cell phone. He subsequently “turned his phone off and no further contact was made.”
Police eventually caught up with Elacqua yesterday afternoon and arrested him on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was booked into the county jail in advance of a court hearing today.
AND THEN THERE’S……
An A&W Restaurant in Canada was completely destroyed after a fire ripped through it Sunday night. Customers, however, weren’t deterred — with some continuing to wait in the drive-thru for their fast-food fix.
The Global News reported that cars could be seen queuing up at the chain as the blaze raged on. The fire began just after 5:00 p.m. and officials were working to contain it until 2:30 a.m. Monday, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service told the Daily News.
Firefighters were unable to enter the restaurant because it was considered too dangerous due to high heat and heavy smoke. No civilians were injured, but a firefighter suffered minor injuries, the department said. He was not taken to the hospital. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
OR HOW ABOUT……
Test driving a car is perfectly legal. Not returning that car to the dealership is a crime. Now the Winter Haven Police Department in Florida is asking for help finding the man accused of doing just that on Feb. 2nd.
Officers identified the suspected car thief as 29-year-old J’Briel Scurry. They said he and another man went to a dealership inquiring about buying a car. Scurry found a vehicle to test drive and even ended up filling out paperwork to purchase it.
A sales associate became busy with another customer, so Scurry and the other man went back outside on the lot. That’s when they saw a white 2015 Buick Verano. Police said they got the key from the employee after saying they only wanted to look at it. The dealership later noticed the Buick was gone.
They used the cell phone number listed on Scurry’s paperwork to contact him. Investigators said he told them he was just test driving it and he would return it to the lot before the dealership closed for the day. He didn’t. Nine days later, a warrant was issued for his arrest for grand theft auto.
OKAY, ONE MORE……
A Maine man who is accused of being married to three different women in three different states is behind bars in Ohio. A warrant was issued when 43-year-old Michael Middleton missed a court appearance Thursday in New Hampshire.
A day later, he was arrested in Ohio. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department tweeted that the “Cupid of Chaos” was awaiting extradition. Charges were brought in New Hampshire because Middleton married a woman there while also being married to women in Alabama and Georgia.
The New Hampshire wife said Middleton made her feel like he cared about her but eventually scammed her out of $20,000. Investigators say there could be more wives. Middleton was held Monday evening in the Franklin County Corrections Center. It was not known if he had attorney.