This is why I don't go to the gym. Well, not really, but if I needed a good excuse this would be the one I'd use.
Since August there have been at least 12 instances where gym patrons — whether they were devoted workout enthusiasts or people who felt obligated to actually use the yearlong membership they paid for but didn't really want and cannot cancel no matter how hard they try — have had credit cards or keys stolen from their lockers. The credit cards were then used almost immediately at nearby stores, or items were taken from the victims' cars.
Both men and women have been targeted by the thief or thieves at two different L.A. Fitness locations, two separate Platinum Fitness spots and the Desert Fitness near Tanque Verde and Pantano, according to TPD.
I think we can all agree that baby showers are terrible events that no one should be forced to suffer through (leave your gifts at the door and move on, people), but being forced to look at melted candy bars in diapers is far better than a baby-related event that ends up dragging out until 3 a.m. and involves stilettos used as a weapon:
According to the Lincoln Police Department, Bol and Rebeca Boss, 41, got into an argument around 3 AM yesterday after attending a baby shower. The sidewalk dispute escalated when Bol grabbed one of Boss’s shoes (which she was holding in her hands) and “stabbed her in the face with it.”
Armed with the stiletto, Bol used the shoe to strike Boss in the face with such force that the heel pierced the victim’s cheek. “The stiletto heel punctured the victim’s cheek and had to be pulled out of her face,” according to a police summary.
After clobbering Boss with the shoe, Bol also allegedly “knocked the victim to the ground and began choking her,” police allege. Boss “suffered redness and bruising to her neck, as well as a through and through puncture wound to her left cheek.” Boss was treated at a local hospital.
The post-baby shower beef, cops reported, stemmed from Bol’s “relationship with the father of the victim’s child.”
No white Broncos this time. No ill-fitting gloves, fame-seeking judges or Kardashian-producing attorneys. Just a simple ruling for OJ Simpson, one that grants the infamous football player/ham sandwich actor/alleged murderer parole on a handful of the charges he was convicted of five years ago.
But since he still has to stay in prison, what the heck does it matter?
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissions granted Simpson, 66, parole for good behavior during his stint at Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada. But the parole only applied to two kidnapping, two robbery and one for burglary with a firearm conviction.
The rest of his convictions, all of which were part of a 33-year sentence for his involvement in a 2007 memorabilia robbery gone bad in Las Vegas, do not offer the chance for parole until nine years have been served. That's four years from now, so in the meantime OJ should probably continue to work on his whittling and toilet wine skills.
There had been talk that, had Simpson won a complete parole that would have let him out of prison now, he would almost immediately return to his acting career. Naturally, that meant picking up a guest spot on Charlie Sheen's train wreck of a sitcom, Anger Management.
Since no new glimpses of Nordberg (his eponymous character from the Naked Gun movies) will be coming around anytime soon, it's best to end this blog with some classic OJ work. With Polish subtitles, naturally.
University of Arizona defensive back Patrick Onwuasor was arraigned Monday on felony drug and weapons charges, Tucson police announced Tuesday.
Onwuasor, 20, was set to be a junior on the UA football team this season. His name is no longer on the team's online roster, a move that in the past has been associated with players who have left or were kicked off the team. He played in 12 games in 2012 as a safety and special teams player, recording 36 tackles.
Onwuasor faces charges of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphenalia and possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony drug offense. A TPD news release says a gun and drugs were found in Onwuasor's apartment near Wetmore and First Avenue in late June.
Strangely, the search of his apartment came in connection with a home invasion on Tucson's west side from April. That investigation had gone cold until TPD was contacted by police in Beverly Hills, who said they discovered information from a separate incident that was connected to the home invasion near Pima College's Main Campus.
TPD says the home invasion case remains open, and at this time have not implicated Onwuasor in it.
That smoke you saw early this morning on your commute along Interstate 10 to work? That was a generation's worth of plans and hard work wafting into the Tucson sky.
Fire gutted an 8,000-square foot custom home on West Green Street, northwest of I-10 and 22nd, on Monday morning, turning black the clock on a construction project that has been ongoing since 1995.
The love child of local small business owner Jose Herrera, the three-story 'Green House' as it came to be known caught fire just after 6 a.m. When firefighters arrived not long after, the flames were so bad the approach quickly became a defensive one that was meant mostly to stop the fire from spreading to other properties.
The Green House, which could easily be seen rising up from above its one-story neighbors in Barrio Kroeger as you drove along I-10, was finally starting to show some progress in the last few months after years of almost laying dormant as Herrera struggled to finance and get proper permits for the project.
Tucson Fire has not determined the cause of the fire, which caused no injuries to either area residents or the 23 firefighters from 10 units that were called out to battle the blaze.
I had a chance to speak with Herrera about four years ago when working on a story about his dream home for another (ahem) publication, and despite all of the hurdles he'd faced to build the structure he still seemed optimistic. Who knows if that'll be the case now.
As anyone who has the ability to discern between hot and cold can tell you, it's hot out there. Ridiculously hot. Almost like the sun is bearing down on you, asking you for change. It's that hot and uncomfortable.
With that in mind, there's absolutely no good damn reason for you to leave anyone or anything you love or care about in the car — not even for few minutes — and Dr. Ernie Ward will show you why by sitting in a car for 30 minutes, windows cracked, with no air conditioning.
The CliffsNotes version: It gets f—king hot. The temperature outside the car was a fairly warm 95 degrees at the outset. Within half an hour, the temp jumped up to 117 in the car.
Don't leave your kids, pets, or anything that you even remotely give a damn about in the car.
The Tucson city prosecutor's office announced today it was dropping domestic violence charges against University of Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey. With less than a month before Carey was set to go to trial, the move seems incredibly curious.
The press release provided by the city, explaining why the charges were dropped, only made things appear a bit murkier. The release said a key witness was “unavailable” and that, even if they were available, “there is no substantial likelihood that a judge would convict Mr. Carey.”
Translation: without someone actually saying Ka'Deem did what he's being charged with, how are we to expect to win?
The release said no re-filing of the charges will happen, though that didn't stop Greene from still getting in a veiled dig in against Carey, noting that “on occasion, there is simply not enough evidence to proceed to trial against the accused despite the best efforts of the police and the prosecution.”
For those not familiar with Carey's case, in December he was accused of shoving his ex-girlfriend to the ground and later slamming her hand in a door during an altercation at her house. The two supposedly had an argument over a lighter that Carey allegedly wanted to use to smoke an illegal substance, though Farhang said Carey has never failed a drug test administered by UA athletic officials.
A few weeks later Carey, a junior-to-be from Canyon del Oro High School who led the nation in rushing in 2012 and was expected to be a Heisman Trophy candidate this fall, got into further hot water when he apparently pulled the 'don't you know who I am card' on a McKale Center employee who approached him during a UA basketball game because he was sitting on the back of a seat and was in the arena without a ticket.
With the criminal charges behind him, hopefully Carey can focus on keeping his NFL draft stock still stays strong. He's currently considered the top running back available in the 2014 draft if he were to go pro after this season, and with the UA breaking in a new starting quarterback he's expected to remain a primary focus in the Wildcats' offense.
He'll also probably be kept at arms length from the mainstream media for the foreseeable future, starting with the Pac-12 Conference's Media Day next month. UA currently is scheduled to bring wide receiver Terrence Miller and linebacker Jake Fischer to the event, along with head coach Rich Rodriguez.
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