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Fresh Pepper (Spray) for your Machete? September 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, People.
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As I mentioned in Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?, the local crime scene on AMI is covered in Cops Corner and Beach Beat. For the most part, the articles cover vandalism, lost property, disturbances, and the occasional suspicious person.

On July 27th, at 6:14 pm, police responded to a Suspicious Person report:

Someone reported a man holding what appeared to be a knife and a machete walking near Whitney Beach Plaza.  Police secured the man’s weapons.  He told them he was living on Beer Can Island.

When police told him it was illegal for him to live there, he became upset and told them he was living on “God’s Island” and he only listens to the “law of God.”

The man refused a ride to a homeless shelter and told police he would, however, accept a ride to a Holiday Inn and police could foot the tab.

The conversation became heated, and he was sprayed with pepper spray after attempting to charge an officer to [recover] his machete.  He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Beer Can Castaway, The Longboat Observer, August 12, 2010, p. 10  (emphasis added).

This guy sounds like a regular Billy Bob Thornton:  “Some people call it a kaiser blade, I call it a  . . . machete!”

Our cheeky Beer Can Castaway didn’t get a free stay at the Holiday Inn, but the police did put him up for the night at the county jail.  Dinner included.

“Fresh cracked pepper (spray) for your machete?”

Related article:  Sling Blade

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1. cindy - September 6, 2010

Crikey Moses!

nrhatch - September 6, 2010

They. Are. Out. There.


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