#RizzNews: Mich. woman fired over laxative-laced brownies. 4 arrested after cupcakes tainted with bodily fluids. Woman maced pregnant woman.
Proposal to end alcohol sales past 11 pm on Main Street in St. Charles faces pushback
via KMOV: A proposal by the St. Charles City council to force bars on historic Main Street to stop selling alcohol past 11pm could have a major impact on the area.
Diana Neigel took over Llyod and Harry’s on Main Street two years. She said if this went into effect, it would devastate her business.
“I never would have come here,” said Neigel.
It was a sentiment echoed by owners of Big A’s, Llewellyn’s, Quintessential and others.
“We’ve never had problems of any kind in 29 years. This is an extreme measure,” said Tom Lloyd, owner of Big A’s.
The proposal, introduced by Dave Beckering, would prohibit alcohol sales from 11 pm to 6 am, Monday- Sunday. But it would only apply to bars in the Historic Downtown District from Clark Street to Jefferson.
Mayor Sally Faith said it’s important to protect the destination that Main Street has become.
“It’s important people say, ‘I want to go down to Main Street, I want to have dinner there, I want to bring my kids there,” said Faith...
Woman storms into BP station, threatens clerk with large machete
via KMOV: A 54-year-old woman is in custody Tuesday after storming into a BP gas station and threatening the clerk with a machete.
Police say the woman, identified only as a Festus resident, entered the gas station at 8th Street and Truman Boulevard around 5:40 a.m. Tuesday.
After standing in front of the desk for a moment, she pulled out a large machete and held it over her head while screaming at the clerk.
The woman yelled about looking for a woman from Mississippi, was wielding the blade and knocking over merchandise in the store.
David Zaitz walked into the store shortly after the ordeal and spoke with the clerk behind the counter.
"Oh, I asked him if he'd been robbed and he said no a woman came in and tried to kill me with a machete. And I said, like a machete? And he said, a machete," said Zaitz.
Eventually, a customer distracted the woman by knocking on the window, which prompted her to lay down the machete. She continued to verbally threaten the 66-year-old male clerk and threw a beer bottle at the customer...
Police investigating stabbing in St. Peters neighborhood
via FOX2Now: One person is in surgery after being stabbed in a St. Peters neighborhood, according to St. Peters Police Department.
Police and EMS were called to Four Winds Drive, but say the victim received help in O’Fallon.
Witnesses say they saw an altercation between a group of young people and that’s when someone ended up being stabbed.
A witness told Fox 2 he heard what sounded like a boy saying quote “you stabbed me”.
That’s when he says the car the victim was in sped away.
St. Peter’s police say the victim ended up at a home on Willow Valley Drive in O’Fallon where he received help.
Three men wounded in south St. Louis shooting
via STLToday: Three men were shot in the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue at around 6:23 p.m., according to police.
Two were shot in the arm and one was shot in the leg and police reported all of the men to be conscious and breathing.
Police on scene said the shooters pulled up in a car from an alley. They reported that two victims were standing and talking after the incident occurred.
Police said they do not have suspect information at this time.
Resident James Lindsey said he heard around 30 shots...
Woman maces pregnant woman, toddler in Old Navy parking lot
via KMOV: A woman is being charged with pepper spraying a mother and her 2-year-old child in an Fairview Heights, Illinois Old Navy parking lot.
Fairview Heights Police were called to the Old Navy parking lot at 6015 North Illinois St. for a report about a disturbance. Officers learned that a pregnant 21-year-old woman and her 2-year-old child had been pepper sprayed by another woman on the parking lot.
The victim and witnesses told police that the suspect, identified as Janae Killion, 20, confronted the mother and used pepper spray. Officers found the victim and her child in distress from being sprayed. They were treated and released from a local hospital...
4 arrested after cupcakes tainted with bodily fluids brought to CT school
via WFSB: Police have charged four juveniles linked to the case of tainted cupcakes having been brought to the Gilbert School in Winchester last year.
On Monday, police said they arrested two males and two females who are connected to the case.
Last June, police said they were investigating after it was believedcupcakes brought to school were tainted with bodily fluids.
In a past interview, a then-senior told Channel 3 that two batches of cupcakes were served to a few students before the opening bell.
That student said word spread that one of the batches was tainted and students and a teacher were targeted to be the recipients...
Mich. woman fired for bringing laxative-laced brownies to co-worker's farewell
via USAToday: A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague’s send-off.
Saline police Chief Jerrod Hart says officers confiscated the tainted confections May 3 after another employee tipped off management. No one ate the brownies.
The Ann Arbor News reports that Hart says the 47-year-old woman initially denied putting laxatives in the brownies, but after learning investigators would test them she admitted she had. Her name hasn’t been released.
Other employees told police there may have been tension between the woman and the departing employee, but specifics haven’t been released...
A Guy Got Shot During an Argument About Peach Cobbler
via WREG: It sure is hard to be the good guy these days . . .
Logan Novascone was buying a Coke at a gas station in Red Banks, Mississippi last Wednesday. (He looks like he's in his 20s or early 30s.) And another customer was yelling at the employees about some peach cobbler he bought.
The guy was angry because his peach cobbler didn't have enough peaches in it. And he was swearing at the female employees and being pretty nasty.
So Logan stepped in and told him not to talk to them like that. And the guy responded by grabbing a GUN out of his car, and firing SEVEN SHOTS at him.
One of the bullets hit Logan in the back. But it must have just grazed him, because he was back at the gas station talking to a reporter the next day.
He says he can't believe someone would go THAT FAR over some peaches. But if he had to do it all over again, he'd still stand up for the women who were being yelled at.
The guy who shot him is named Stanley Woodson, and looks like he's in his 50s. He's in custody, facing charges for attempted murder.
A Drunk Guy's Roommates Drew on His Face, So He Retaliated by Setting the Garage on Fire
via AspenTimes: Good tip for any kids headed off to college this year. If you pass out drunk in the middle of a party, this is gonna happen 100% of the time . . .
Back in January, a 25-year-old guy named Stephen Elmore passed out in his living room in Snowmass Village, Colorado, near Aspen. So his roommates used it as an opportunity to draw a bunch of PHALLIC SYMBOLS all over his face.
Apparently he passed out pretty early. Because he woke up around midnight, saw his face, and stormed off. Then a few minutes later, he decided to retaliate . . . by setting the GARAGE ON FIRE.
One of the people who drew on him was the 37-year-old owner of the place. So he was trying to get back at HER specifically.
Luckily, they smelled smoke and got the fire out before it spread. So it only charred the ceiling, and no one got hurt.
At his trial last Monday, the judge described his retaliation as, quote, "significantly out of proportion." And Stephen pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson.
He got a reduced sentence of two years' probation, and also said he's decided to quit drinking.
Ahwatukee 'laundry sniffer' has families on edge
It’s one thing to be concerned about somebody lurking around your backyard, but how about trespassing just to smell your laundry?
That’s what’s happening in one Ahwatukee neighborhood, and it’s all caught on camera.
At around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a homeowner’s motion detection alarm went off. She has asked to stay anonymous.
“There was a body back there so I knew there was somebody in the yard,” she said.
And she jumped out of bed.
“I called 911. I was scared,” she said.
She thought this man caught on camera was going to break into her house. But then he does something bizarre and unexpected.
He picks up her laundry, smells it several times, and then walks away...
Iowa Creep Cuts Plea Deal In Ruler Case
via theSmokingGun: A man who was arrested for measuring his penis with a ruler while at a urinal inside a University of Iowa bathroom has struck a plea deal that will spare him jail time but whichrequires completion of a sex offender treatment program, according to court records.
Thomas Morgan, 44, was arrested on multiple indecent exposure counts following a bizarre incident inside the school’s Main Library in Iowa City.
Police reported that Morgan “partially turned his body towards the victim/witness,” who was using a urinal at the time. Morgan, seen at righ, then “measured his penis against a cardboard ruler,”according to a criminal complaint.
The victim told cops that Morgan “made a comment regarding his size,” adding that he “felt weird and uncomfortable” seeing Morgan’s “semi-erect penis.” The man added that atop two of the urinals were cardboard rulers with “dark sharpie markings regarding penis size.”...