The Donnie Report
(Stupid News Stories)
Donnie Sommers is an investigative monkey here at the TK Radio Network. You can find him on Facebook as ‘Donnie Sommers’. Donnie reports on some of the most stupid news stories that can be found in the internet today.
Disclaimer: We collect these ‘Stupid News Stories’ stories from the internet and local news sources and we vet them to the best of our ability, but keep in mind that one or two of them might not actually have occurred.
The Headlines are almost always the best part… and we may have a theme going this week with Food, Poor Service, Poor Judgement and just general mayhem, but I guess that last one goes for just about every week.
There really was more stupid this past week than we have time to report on.
2 arrested after fight over crab legs turns violent, police say
Published April 04, 2016
Dispute over crab legs turns violent, two arrested
A man and a woman were arrested on Saturday after a dispute over crab legs at a Connecticut restaurant turned physical.
Fox 61 reported police were called to Royal Buffet in Manchester at around 8 p.m. Saturday after a 21-year-old man was punched in the face.
Police said the victim’s mother used pepper spray on his assailants, but not before her son suffered a cut lip and a broken front tooth. It was not immediately clear what exactly caused the dispute.
Police arrested Clifford Knight, 45, and Latoya Knight, 38. Clifford Knight was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct and released on $5,000 bail. Latoya Knight was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening and was released on $2,500 bail. Both are due in court April 14.
Neither the victim nor the victim’s mother will face charges over the incident. Investigators determined the mother used pepper spray in self-defense.
The restaurant was closed for the rest of Saturday night while the fire department vented out the building and the health department checked the air quality. The restaurant opened at its normal time Saturday.
Photo Credit: Getty Images
In what might possibly the most German thing to have ever happened ever, two Daimler shareholders got into a fight over free sausages at a company meeting today.
The shareholder meeting had a buffet, one dude started heaping free sausage onto his plate, a lady came up to rebuke him, and they got into some kind of “verbal altercation” that led to the cops getting called, as Bloomberg reports. Company chairman Manfred Bischoff was clearly amused at the scene, stating “either we need more sausages, or we’ll have to get rid of the sausages entirely.”
Bloomberg notes that the cost of a share in Daimler ($3.25) could buy you a couple plates of good sausage, but ignores the second key element of this story: pride. It’s what drives companies like Daimler to innovate, and I guess it’s also what leads to sausage fights.
Okla. woman accused of using bare hands at restaurant salad bar, punching off-duty deputy in the face
BY DAN GOOD
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 2:42 PM
Maybe next time she should use the salad scoop.
An Oklahoma woman who violated salad bar etiquette by shoveling salad with her bare hand was jailed after punching an off-duty deputy who complained in the face, police said.
The extra helping of trouble occurred Friday at a Mazzio’s Pizza restaurant in Oklahoma City.
Lindsay Tenae Williams, 29, was charged with assault and battery following the incident.
Adebola Atoka, an off-duty county deputy, was at the restaurant with her two children when she noticed Lindsay Tenae Williams, 29, using her bare hands to grab salad at the salad bar, police said.
Atoka informed the staff of the faux pas, and employees swapped out the compromised salad.
But after fresh salad was added, Atoka noticed Williams back at the salad bar, again reaching into the bowl with her hand, authorities say.
The run-in occurred at a Mazzio’s Pizza restaurant in Oklahoma City.
Atoka complained to Williams — and Williams punched Atoka “with a clenched fist on the face,” police said. The punch reportedly knocked Atoka’s glasses off her face.
Williams was charged with assault and battery, and she has since been released from custody, jail records show.
Dayton man punches officer at Waffle House
A Dayton man punched a Vandalia police officer in the face during an incident at the Waffle House on East National Road earlier this month.
Police said Deontaye Trammell, 20, was asked to leave the restaurant on March 1 and when officers arrived he was standing in the front doorway of the business, according to an incident report.
Officers asked Trammell to move from the restaurant entrance, however police said when they grabbed Trammell’s arm he resisted arrest and eventually punched one officer and injured a second officer.
The two officers were transported to the hospital for treatment, but are expected to be OK.
Officers found Trammell to be in possession of suspected marijuana in addition to $475 in cash, police said.
Trammell was convicted on a single count of assault and resisting arrest.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6.
Have you ever been so mad at questionable service that you… You may have wanted to, but…
Man accused of robbing auto shop workers after car was not ready
By Jesse VarnerPublished: April 6, 2016, 8:00 pm Updated: April 7, 2016, 10:04 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The suspect involved in a robbery of auto repair shop workers is behind bars.
Police say that on Tuesday, Thomas Earl Lewis Jr. left his vehicle at the shop located in the 11000 block of Jefferson Avenue for repairs. Lewis came back to the shop and asked for his vehicle, which was still being worked on. When told his vehicle was not ready, Lewis reportedly became angry and pulled out a handgun.
Lewis then robbed two shop workers of their cell phones, car keys and other items. Lewis then left the scene in a silver colored vehicle. The shop workers then called 911.
Police located Lewis after noticing the vehicle in the victim’s description at a traffic light.
Lewis was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Wisconsin Stripper, 29, Arrested For Biting Customer’s Crotch During Lap Dance
The perils of strip clubs have been exhaustively chronicled in these pages, from lap dance disputes and stiletto assaults to genital crushing and the tale of how a dancer named Chocolate Chambers once robbed a patron outside Club Boom Boom.
So, in that vein, meet Wisconsinite Mesheokia White.
According to a Rock County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were dispatched early Thursday to the Diamond Jim’s strip club in response to a battery complaint. Specifically, a customer reported that he was “bitten in the crotch by a dancer.”
Derick Roth, 24, told investigators that he had “given a dancer a few dollars to do her thing.” The dancer, Roth added, “placed her head into his crotch and was moving it around.” In this case, “it” appears to have been the dancer’s head. I repeat. The DANCER’S head.
But the 1:45 AM performance would grind to a halt when the dancer, later identified as the 29-year-old White, allegedly bit Roth in the crotch.
When questioned by deputies, White appeared intoxicated and “didn’t remember anything I was talking about,” a deputy reported. A subsequent review of security footage “confirmed Derick’s story,”according to the report. As a result, White was arrested for battery and booked into the county jail.
The report does not disclose the extent of any injuries suffered by Roth (pictured at left) as a result of the alleged biting at Diamond Jim’s, a gentlemen’s club that features fully nude dancers and recently installed “Nearly $1k of new dynamic lighting systems.” Additionally, during snowy months, Diamond Jim’s offers free admission to any patron who rides their snowmobile to the club (though you must show your snowmobile keys).
Man uses blowtorch to kill weeds; sets 120-year-old house on fire
The house in Everson, Wash., is heavily damaged after a fire April 3. Randy Velthuizen, the home’s occupant, was using a blowtorch to get rid of weeds in a flowerbed shortly before the fire started. Kyle Mittan firstname.lastname@example.org
BY KYLE MITTAN
A man using a blowtorch to weed a flowerbed accidentally set fire to the century-old home where he was living.
Crews responded to the blaze at about 11 a.m., said Randy VanderHeiden, assistant chief for Whatcom County, Wash., Fire District 1. They later learned the fire started shortly after the occupant, Randy Velthuizen, had used a propane torch to burn away weeds near the northeast corner of the two-story house.
Velthuizen, 53, standing outside the home late Monday morning, said it was wet outside when he started burning weeds at about 10 a.m. Sunday.
He’s lived at the house for about 20 years, and the home is about 120 years old, he said. He’s burned weeds the same way before.
“SOME OF IT WAS SENTIMENTAL, BUT WHATEVER. IT JUST MADE DOWNSIZING A HELL OF A LOT EASIER”, said Randy Velthuizen, house occupant
“It kills it better,” Velthuizen said of using a blowtorch to get rid of the weeds. “They don’t come back for a long time.”
Velthuizen said he was working on the back patio when he smelled smoke about 30 to 45 minutes after finishing killing weeds in the flowerbed. He called 911.
Because of the old-fashioned construction methods used to build the house, the fire spread quickly, making it harder for crews to put out, said Whatcom County Fire Marshal Mitch Nolze.
Half of the home, Velthuizen said, is “totally totaled,” with the other half is damaged from smoke.
The three other buildings on the property were not damaged, officials said.
A fifth-wheel mobile home sat parked near the driveway Monday morning. Velthuizen said he was living there temporarily until he found a new home.
He salvaged a few items from the house, he said, before officials told him to leave the rest while they investigate the scene. Velthuizen did not have renter’s insurance.
“It’s just stuff from the house — it can be replaced, most of it,” Velthuizen said. “Some of it was sentimental, but whatever. It just made downsizing a hell of a lot easier.”
Though common, using a blowtorch to get rid of weeds can be considered a crime if doing so puts property at risk of burning, Nolze said. First-degree reckless burning, under state law, is a felony.
Nolze said he would not refer this case for charges, however, because it was an accident.
Police post Facebook wanted ad and suspects responds with thoughtful reply
Facebook brings us all closer together — criminals and cops.
Most suspects might run away from their wanted ads, but 31-year-old Roderick Hill feels differently. On Sunday morning, police in Linden, Alabama posted on Facebook that Hill was wanted, and that anyone caught abetting his escape would be subsequently charged with “hindering prosecution.” So, Hill did what no one else in his situation would do — he responded.
Roderick Hill of Linden and Mobile is wanted for Attempting to Elude, cosidered armed . Anyone caught helping him will be charged with Hindering Prosecution.
“Wtf?? man y’all doing too much,” Hill posted. “It’s murderers out here and y’all worried bout lil ol me? wow…sad.”
Commentators applauded Hill’s seemingly self-destructive bravery. And Hill even took time to respond to his fans, too.
Hill is wanted for attempting to elude officers in Marengo County, Alabama. He has a rap sheet in nearby Mobile county, comprised of mostly of non-violent offenses, according to AL.com.
One commenter summed up every reader’s reaction.
Robber in pyjamas failed to spot police in bookmakers
A man in pyjamas who failed to notice police inside a bookmakers he tried to rob has been jailed for five years.
Duncan Haldane, 41, from Glasgow, Scotland, was caught within seconds of entering the William Hill store in the city’s Saracen Street on 14 December 2015.
He admitted the robbery bid and using a knife to rob £700 from Q Save Grocers, in the same street.
Haldane has previous convictions for theft, violence, drugs and firearms offences going back to 1991.
Jailing him at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Bannatyne told Haldane: “These are matters which are terrifying for people in shops and the court have to protect shop workers.”
Haldane was told that but for his early guilty plea he would have been jailed for seven and a half years.
The court heard that Haldane was wearing a mask when he walked into the William Hill bookmakers.
He did not notice police officers in hi-visibility yellow vests who were carrying out a licensed premises check at the time.
The court was shown CCTV of Haldane walking up to the counter.
He placed plastic bags under the screen and shouted at the employees working there: “Fill them up…or I pull this out”.
The court was told that Haldane gestured towards his right hand which was still in the pocket of his hoodie, indicating that he had a weapon.
At that point, the police officers emerged from behind the counter, grabbed Haldane, put him on the ground and handcuffed him.
A search revealed he had no weapon.
The court was also told that Haldane was known to all the staff in the grocery shop he robbed.
His defence lawyer said the offences “occurred because of his involvement with drugs”.
Monroe father arrested for letting two year old drive car, high speed chase
Updated: Sun 7:08 PM, Apr 03, 2016
Arrested: Chester Allen (Courtesy: KNOE)
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man for child endangerment, after they say he allowed his two year old child to drive his car, with him and another five year old child inside.
Around 10:30 Saturday night, sheriff’s deputies arrested 25-year old Chester Allen. They say they attempted to pull Allen’s car over on Blanks Street in Monroe for a broken tail-light, at the same time Allen’s two year old son was driving the car. Allen admitted when he saw deputies try to pull him over, he put the child on the car’s center console and accelerated the vehicle, leading deputies on a high speed chase to his home.
Allen was arrested, and is facing four charges, including aggravated flight from an officer.
His bond is $650.