Sometimes there is just too much crazy shit to cover. It all makes me want to free the lines and head to the islands. Which is just what Cedar is going to do for the next several days.
While I'm gone I'll be looking into the following stories:
Suicide Becomes Homicide
A 17 year is killed while driving home last Sunday. Not unheard of, teenagers have a greater percentage of fatal accidents than adults. But in this case the young man was murdered. Traveling late at night along the interstate he came over a gentle crest of a hill. In the center on the road someone who wanted to die. Minutes prior someone had entered the interstate going in the wrong direction, stopped, turned off the lights and waited to die. Both drivers were killed. This is the second time since April this has happened.
Blogger Billy Fehr is "Hooked Up"
I'm not sure I understand the whole story so I'll let Bill tell it as only he can on his blog "Where On Earth is Bill" aka Rock and Roll Stop The Traffic. Just a preview, Bill is a cyclist and a courier uptown so darting in and out of traffic is in his blood. On a day off he went to the aid of a fellow a courier and managed to get himself cuffed by CMPD. I'd guess Bill was issued a summons for being a pain in the butt. Just a civil summons I'm assuming. But the photos are great and I'd suspect the CMPD officer didn't know he was cuffing a celebrity.
Speaking of Celebrities
Lindsay Lohan has a warrant out for her arrest. Got to love a bad girl, but she's just stupid! While the media has a field day with the idea of Lindsay in cuffs, hummmm. The truth is she'll more than likley skip into LA sometime in the next 24 hours and other than being photographed a bizillon times she will not go directly to jail. Darn!
Cedar hears word of a Charlotte cabbie being detained by CMPD officers at the Epicenter.
As the story goes the cabbie who goes by the name of "Steve" is an Eritrean immigrant. On Sunday his fare refused to pay and in front of a crowd at the Epicenter the cabbie got into an argument with the passengers over four dollars. When CMPD showed up they told "Steve" to pound sand and hit the road. Steve objected and continued to press his case with no sympathy from the CMPD officers present.
At some point Steve was pulled out of his cab by CMPD officers and cuffed. In the process his arm was reportedly broken. Cedar doesn't know "Steve" but I'd guess being from Eritrea he is black as coal and speaks English that is not easily understood when he's excited.
Its hard enough being a cab driver, and when jerks try to short you out of 4 dollars and I'm sure he thought the police would come to his aid not break his arm. Sorry Steve Charlotte deserves better and so to you.
CMUD Meter Audit Scam
Much to my surprise my meter was checked out this past week. You are going to love the method the guy used. I still doubt the effectiveness of the 100k audit and even the guy in the truck says its just for show. More about the Meter Audit Scam next week.
That is all folks.... have a great weekend.