Breakfast reading from the True Crime Report archives: Perhaps there was some confusion on the part of Nicholas Lorenzo, 25. After all, he worked behind a meat counter at a Safeway — so he might have thought beating his own meat was part of the job. Unfortunately for him, he was arrested after asking if he could help a female customer with something while allegedly stroking himself behind the counter. That was extra service she could have done without. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the True Crime Reports archive: The Robert Wallace case has all the trademarks of a justice-gone-awry tale. When Wallace, 81, saw two men trying to steal his trailer, he opened fire, hitting one of the men in the head. But the person busted in the shooting’s immediate aftermath was Wallace, for attempted murder, while the two suspects in the theft attempt remained free for months. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Two years after we told you about Melvin Lewis’s arrest for punching his girlfriend amid an argument in which she killed a dog, he’s back in the news again. This time, he’s accused of stealing from bags at the airport where he worked, and his specific focus is said to have been guns. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Shawn Geerdes has been ordered to spend 144 years in prison for murder and arson in the death of Jason Dosa, his partner in a cannabis business. The length of the sentence speaks to the brutality of the crime, Geerdes’s hefty previous criminal history and the determination of the 18th Judicial District DA’s office, headed by a gubernatorial candidate who definitely doesn’t feel a need for weed. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: One of the many stinging jokes in season one of the excellent Netflix series Dear White People Involves college journalist Lionel Higgins, played by DeRon Horton, discovering that he can use a fake ID with a photo that looks nothing like him because Caucasians can’t tell black men apart. But Mervin Cabe wasn’t so lucky. He was recently busted in Aspen, Colorado, one of the whitest places on the planet even when there’s no snow on the ground, after unsuccessfully impersonating former NFL player Chad Johnson, whom he doesn’t resemble in the slightest. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A court victory by two Colorado landowners who complained that the smell from a nearby marijuana grow made horse-riding on their property less pleasant advances a strategy, based on federal racketeering laws, that anti-marijuana forces hope will help them destroy the marijuana industry throughout the country. Westword has the story.
The bounty hunters had been staking out their prey for several hours at the Nissan dealership just off Interstate 30 in Greenville. Dressed casually, they claimed when they first arrived Tuesday afternoon that they were plainclothes federal agents trying to apprehend a suspect. They never presented badges.