Sunday, January 20, 2008

Peanut & Hot Pants

I definitely live in a smaller town now. I feel like Hawkeye on M*A*S*H reading the Crabapple Cove Journal when I read the daily newspaper...

In this week's police blotter in the newspaper:

Guests robbed at local hotel

A Pollock woman and a Cordova, Tenn., man were robbed late Sunday night while guests at the Alexandria Inn, 1212 MacArthur Drive, according to Alexandria police. No arrests have been reported.

A 49-year-old Pollock woman told police that earlier Sunday she was invited to a room by a female friend. Around 11 p.m., Sunday, she drove to a store and returned to find another woman she only knows as "Hot Pants" in the room, who stated the victim owed her money, according to police. An argument ensued in which "Hot Pants" hit the victim in the back of the head with the room's telephone, the report states.

The victim picked up an alarm clock and held it up to keep "Hot Pants" off her, and the suspect then picked up the victim's purse off the dresser and left, the report states.

The victim then sought refuge in another room with a male acquaintance, and about 12:25 a.m. two men she knows as "Peanut" and "Fisher" came to the door with her purse and forced their way into the room, the report states.

"Peanut" grabbed the 41-year-old Cordova, Tenn., man's wallet off the night stand, and both suspects ran to a getaway car driven by "Hot Pants," the report states. The Tennessee victim gave chase, and while running across the parking lot one of the thieves turned around and punched him in the nose, police reported.


Yup. You just can't make this stuff up.

Christee, David, the pets ... and somewhere out there, "Hot Pants" and "Peanut"


Shauna Roberts said...

Soon after we moved to New Orleans after living near Washington, DC, the Times-Picayune had a long and prominently placed story on how the closing of a particular department story that carried women's shoes in very large sizes made it very difficult for men to find fancy pumps to go with their ballgowns. It was a little disconcerting after the weighty stuff we were accustomed to seeing in the Washington Post every day, but then I thought, Cool. This city has a lot fewer problems than D.C. if this is what qualifies as major news.

Unknown said...

Oh, that's 'rich'!

Hard to believe you didn't recognize what a major problem that was in N.O.!!?? Even with the crime rate and Katrina, the traumatic pump problem is probably still the main concern for a large portion of the population...

From DC to NO -- you don't exactly go to the tiny towns, do you?

Hope CA is less problematic... and has fun news stories too!