Thursday, September 11, 2008

Karaoke and Spilled Beer

by Joyce

I love this line from an article written by Jason Cato in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: "A Beaver County woman claims a Monaca police officer assaulted her last year following a barroom brawl that erupted when a manager hit her with his best shot following a karaoke dispute."

The woman who was allegedly assaulted by the officer, claims he tried to "beat her to death." She was already handcuffed in the back seat of a police car when she dialed 911 on her cell phone. She states when she refused to hand her phone over to the officer, he pulled her out of the car and beat her. She was subsequently arrested for assaulting a police officer.

From years of reading police reports, I have a feeling there's a little more to the story than that. Police officers don't usually charge a suspect with assault if they're the ones doing the assaulting. Sure, it could happen, but I kind of doubt it in this case.

By the way, the woman was hit by the manager after she poured a beer over his head. Enough said.

Speaking of spilled beer, a man in Albuquerque was arrested for his sixth DUI recently. When state police officers asked why he was weaving all over the road, he matter of factly said it was because his passenger spilled his beer. At first, the officer thought he was joking, but when he found four open containers of beer he realized he was serious. The man was too drunk to even perform field sobriety tests.

On a serious note, today is the seventh anniversary of the terroristic attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. Please say a prayer for the families of the victims, whose lives will never be the same. If anyone ever has a chance, go and visit the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA. It is an experience you will never forget.


Wilfred Bereswill said...


Thanks for the reminder of 9/11. I think it's sad that America seems to be forgetting. I remember that week like it was yesterday.

In regards to the Karaoke Beer Lady, there are (almost) ALWAYS to sides to every story. Some are easier to sort out than others.

Jennie Bentley said...

The Good Girls are talking about the Flight 93 Memorial today, too. There's a link with pictures. Very nice.

Annette said...

She's IN a police car and she calls 911. Who exactly does she think she's calling? THE POLICE. Duh.

Kristine said...

Very funny, Joyce! Sometimes you've just got to laugh at the antics of some people.

And thank you for remembering 9/11. This is always such an emotional day. I get tears in my eyes every time I watch the memorial coverage.