Where Did The Week Go
Mayor Urging Residents to Stop Leaping out Their Windows
When you’re a kid, snow days might just be the best thing going. I mean who didn’t wake up one random February morning one year, look out the window and jump for joy knowing you didn’t have to take that biology test you were dreading.
Of course, that all changes when you’re an adult. Now you have to shovel out the driveway, scrape the snow and ice off the windows to your car, try your best not to slip and fall while doing it and then attempt to not kill someone on the road which is also equally if not more worse than your driveway. FREAKING SNOW!
But every now and then even the adults get to have some fun in the snow when there’s too much of it to move. Bostonians have certainly been enjoying their extended snow days and they’ve taken to filming themselves jumping out windows or off of second-story decks into huge piles of snow.
Sounds fun, but the mayor of Boston is urging residents not to do that. “It’s a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself,” said Mayor Marty Walsh.
“This isn’t Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston, where we’re trying to remove snow off of the street and it becomes very dangerous,” said Walsh.
It certainly can be dangerous what with the hidden patches of ice beneath the pillowy snow so be careful. Even if you can’t take three days of “Let it Go” please, remain calm and wait it out.
Man Punches Himself in the Face
I’ve never been in a jail cell, but I can imagine a few people get roughed up from time to time. But such an occurrence usually requires two people. Not if you’re Aleksander Robin Tomaszewski.
Authorities in Lane County brought Tomaszewski in for questioning Jan. 9 in a case that is under investigation. While sitting in a jail cell, Tomaszewski thought to himself, ‘How can I get out of here? I know, I’ll punch myself and make it look like police brutality.’
The Lucerne, California man punched himself in the face 45 times and then signed an assault complaint against the detectives who brought him in. Unfortunately for him, they got the whole thing on video.
Besides a pair of black eyes, he was charged with initiating a false report and attempted coercion. He was ultimately found guilty and sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined $500.
I’m surprised this happened in Eugene. Sounds like a story right out of Florida. Clearly the man is a fan of Liar Liar and Fight Club, but why 45 times? All that and he didn’t think the police would monitor the people they keep in their jail cells.
He does have one thing going for him on the inside. If anyone challenges him, he’ll just point to his own face and say, “Do I look like a guy you want to mess with?” They’ll either think he’s a terrible fighter or just insane. Best to stay away from those types of folks.
Man Arrested After Getting Angry Over a $50 Haircut
A couple of weeks ago I got a long overdue hair cut. It was $20 which seemed a little steep but hey I got to watch sports during it so I can’t complain. Long are the days when I could get my hair cut for $10 at the local Supercuts. Or maybe you still can and I’m just too lazy to find one. Either way, I’m happy with the way my hair looks.
You know who’s not happy? Alan Becker. The 47-year-old walked into a Connecticut salon looking for a trim. When it was finished, he learned that it had cost him $50. This displeased him greatly and he decided to kick a hole in a wall at the salon. He also became hostile toward staff and customers and he threw a candle display and other items for good measure before leaving.
He then returned and demanded his hair be “fixed,” but the salon refused. Becker was later arrested on breach of peace and criminal mischief.
$50 for a haircut is ridiculous, but did he not see the prices when he walked in? Did he not notice the no doubt high-end quality of the salon thus determining that it would probably be more than a simple haircut at the local Perfect Look?
And how is the salon supposed to magically fix his hair after cutting it off? So many questions! That’s one expensive and embarrassing haircut for Mr. Becker.