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TUESDAY'S HEADLINE HOOSHE: Everything AND the kitchen sink
The New York Daily News reports that someone delivering newspapers in the Sneads, Fla. neighborhood heard screaming coming from the house on Monday morning. Police were summoned, and eventually discovered 18-year-old Madison Douglas, 21-year-old Damian Hines, and 30-year-old Matthew McDaniel screaming that they were being held hostage. Convinced they were under attack, the hallucinating trio had hurled everything from the kitchen sink to a toilet out of the home’s window and stockpiled weapons including a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle. Police eventually coaxed the group outside by assuring them that the area was secure, but that’s when they found evidence of a “shake and bake” meth lab and finished product. Douglas, Hines, and McDaniel were hospitalized prior to being jailed and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, attempt to manufacture meth, and criminal mischief.
WEDNESDAY'S HEADLINE HOOSHE: The jailbound groom
A western Pennsylvania groom spent his wedding night in jail after he allegedly got handsy with a pregnant waitress at the reception, tried to force the underage woman to have shots or liquor with him and then resisted arrest after an altercation with her boyfriend. Groom Mark Williams, 33, is accused of touching the waitress several times during his wedding aboard a Gateway Clipper cruise down Pittsburgh's Monongahela River on Sunday, a criminal complaint says. The 19-year-old woman, who is pregnant, said Williams tried to pour liquor down her throat and force her to have shots with him. 'The groom was so drunk,' the waitress, who asked to not be identified, told the station. 'He came over and started rubbing my head and put his hand on my body, just touchy-feely.' The woman got uncomfortable and called her boyfriend, 20-year-old Tyler Smith, to come pick her up at the end of the cruise. When Smith arrived about 1am on Monday, he confronted Williams and they started to trade punches — all while the shocked bride Edyta Williams watched. That's when Williams' brother David and groomsman Brian Taylor jumped into the altercation. David Williams, a 35-year-old Pennsylvania State trooper, ignored police orders to back down and eventually assaulted two Pittsburgh police officers who were called to the scene, authorities said. Taylor, 31, who is a member of the Sto-Rox School Board, punched through a car's window. 'I'm not clear if he was trying to break it up, or if he was trying to participate in the fight, but whatever happened, his hand went through a window of a parked car, which caused blood to go all over the place,' Pittsburgh PD spokeswoman Sonya Tolersaid. 'I do know there was a lot of blood at the scene. It was kind of confusing and loud.' Bizarrely, a bleeding Taylor began to yell that he was HIV positive while he resisted arrest. He later denied ever saying that, according tot he station The groom, his brother and Taylor were all hauled to Allegheny County Jail. Williams faces charges including riot, harassment and resisting arrest. He declined comment to reporters outside court Monday. His brother David faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement, according to KDKA. The Pennsylvania State Police is conducting an internal investigation of his conduct, according to the station. Taylor also faces charges. The bride, meanwhile, just looked on in horror as this all unfolded, said the 19-year-old waitress. 'She was very understanding — she didn't at all argue with anybody." 'She was probably shocked and in tears that this happened on her day.'
THURSDAY'S HEADLINE HOOSHE: ***WINNER***
Deputies arrested a Punta Gorda man last night along US 41 for a DUI on a lawn mower. Kenneth Smith was arrested at the Circle K along south US 41. Deputies charged Smith with a DUI - his fourth, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Arrest reports show Smith had two knives on him in addition to a gun. Pelican Perch RV Park Owner Bill Figel saw Smith on his property moments before his arrest. "He came around the circle here," says Figel, "he was riding the tractor and he had a can of beer on top of the tractor." Smith was additionally charged with making threats against a deputy and violation of driver's license restrictions. He is currently being held on $29,000 bond.