An Annapolis woman was robbed while in labor — how’s that for a baby story? According to the AP the woman and her boyfriend were making her way to the hospital when they got held up by three men. Get this — the woman’s boyfriend fled. She is in labor, they’re getting robbed and he runs away. Let that sink in for a minute.
The robbers tried to make her let him into the apartment, but she didn’t have a key. Instead, they stole her car. Thankfully, police busted them shortly thereafter. (Had they instead noticed she was in labor and taken her in a car to the hospital, we would have the plot of a rom-com on our hands.) No word on how this poor woman is doing, but she deserves all the gold stars. And all the epidurals. It turns out that giving birth on the New York City sidewalk and a nearby local news crew catching it on tape is not the #1 Crap Terrible Horrible Way To Give Birth. [AP] [Image of pregnant belly via Shutterstock]
After all the crap that’s happened this week, we need a little positivity. Thankfully, we’ve got a double dose for you! First, there’s the story of radio personality Tom Joyner. He’d been impressed with the way witness Rachel Jeantel comported herself throughout the Trayvon Martin trial. On Wednesday, he invited Jeantel to his morning show, where he offered her a full college scholarship.
“Here’s my offer to you, if you want to graduate from high school and go to a HBCU [historically black college or university], even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida, like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters, Bethune Cookman or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you’d like.”
Jeantel, who’s endured public scorn and criticism for everything from the way she talks (her first language is Creole) to the way she looks, hopes to one day pursue a career in law enforcement. Joyner will fund the scholarship via his Tom Joyner Foundation, and also funds several other ventures, including REACH Media and BlackAmericaWeb.com. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1998.
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Tennessee’s got a modern Bonnie and Clyde on their hands! At around 3 p.m. on Saturday, in Crossville, Tennessee, a man and women approached the 52-year-old man outside his home; soon after, the woman asked her accomplice to fetch her cigarettes from their own house nearby. The male accomplice pretended to leave the premises while the woman asked the homeowner if she could take a nude dip in his backyard pool. Obviously, he granted her request. After swimming naked for 20 minutes (the homeowner watching her poolside the whole time), the woman hopped out and the homeowner gallantly handed her a towel. What a good neighbor! The only thing is, after she got dressed and left, the homeowner walked back inside to find he’d been robbed. Okay, so he’s missing $1,195 worth of jewelry, medications and a handgun. But he did get a free show. And some people would say that is priceless. [CNHI News Service] [Image of nude woman via Shuttershock]
I’m almost positive I’ve seen at least one episode of “CSI: Miami” that goes exactly as follows: A few women team up to seduce some unsuspecting men in sleazy clubs. The men are incapacitated in some way and then robbed. Oddly enough, this is actually happening in real life.
That is, of course, if you consider what goes on in southern Florida to be real life. Keep reading »
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Lisa Vanderpump and her constant four-legged companion, Gigolo, were robbed while staying at the Soho Grand Hotel in Manhattan. Here’s what Lisa had to say about the violation:
“I had four purses valued at just over $8,000 including two Christian Louboutins, one Louis Vuitton and one Chanel. Those were my signature bags. Boy do I feel violated. They told me I should have put my purses in the room’s safe. Come on, the safe wasn’t big enough to fit a wallet inside. The room is suppose to be safe.”
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Where is Batman when you need him? Because New York City has a Catwoman on its hands. This past week, a Manhattan shoe store reported a midday robbery after being held up by a woman wearing a feline mask. A security camera in the store shows that a woman came into the store sans disguise, waiting until later to pounce on the clerk. According to a source, the robber put on her mask and then passed a note to one of the workers demanding, “Give me the money. I have a gun.” The employee complied, giving the woman $83 dollars. Which—lame! But it seems that a feline is not this thief’s only disguise. Police believe the same woman robbed a Body Shop in Queens the following day, this time wearing a large burqa. This theatrical thief has yet to be found, which is understandable when all cops have is a wanted poster that looks like it was drawn up at a costume party. I wonder what costume she will wear next? [Fark.com]
Robbery aside, what disguise would you don if you wanted to do something naughty without getting caught? Keep reading »