Friday, August 8, 2008

Not His Day. Or, A Modern Day Tale of Billy Goat's Gruff


[Another article from our local paper, with my comments in italics.]


Man's beer taken at gunpoint - twice

A 51-year-old Branch Street man said he was robbed at gunpoint twice within an hour Wednesday night outside a store in East Athens, Athens-Clarke police said. The man bought a six-pack of beer at a store in the vicinity of Dublin and Branch streets at about 9:15 p.m., and as he was walking home, someone dressed all in black and wearing a black cap approached, threatening to shoot him in the foot if he didn't surrender his money, police said. [The foot??] When the victim said he didn't have money, the gunman took the beer and ran to a small dark car, possibly a Honda, according to police. About an hour later, the victim returned to the store and bought another six-pack, and at the same location ran into the gunman, who reportedly said, "I thought you said you had no money" and took the beer, firing two shots into the air before getting into his car, police said.

[Either the guy buying the beer is very determined or a very slow learner. And he's probably walking around with a "Hit Me" sign on his back too. ]

Original story is here.

13 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh my goodness. What a bad day that guy had!

I love the custom in France at April Fool's. Do you know about it? They call it April fish, and all day kids try to pin a picture of a fish to people's backs. Weirdly wonderful!

Becky

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Great column story...always love to read off-beat news.

oxox
Jennifer

kari and kijsa said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are comforted by every comment and thankful for the support found in the blogging community. Your words were a blessings to us during these past few weeks.

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Lori said...

LOL!!! that is quite a colorful town you live in there!!!

Connie said...

Crazy, just nutsy, sweet chick. Trying to catch up on blogs but far behiiiiiiiind!!
Smoochies
Connie

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Hi Cathy....thanks for stopping by to say hello. Your blog always brings a smile to my face.

Barb

p.s. I think that snowman watercolor would make a great card!!!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hey again Cathy!
Just wanted to thank you for your helpful comment on my post about Sarah leaving the nest. That's a great idea! I'm going to have Sarah give me a texting lesson this week. I can't believe I haven't learned how, as much as my kids do it, and I need to know!
Give yourself a hug for me!
Becky

Doreen said...

I love your local paper..what funny stories..and your commentary makes it even better..now..i'm wondering...why did the man leave and come back an hour later..why didn't he just turn around and go directly back in to buy his beer..or perhaps go to a different shop???? Sounds fishy to me....i think he was halucinating!!!!

:)Doreen

Alias Liz Jones said...

It goes to show that when you buy beer, you have to watch your back. With friends like that....
haha. Makes you wonder why he didn't rob a store and get enough money for a case. Who's to judge I guess.

tipper said...

That's a "heres your sign" moment!

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Oh, my! :) I think he had a few before he went out.

I am having a giveaway...stop by and check it out.

thoughts and questions from a deranged mind said...

Well, this certainly restores my faith in mankind. Is there nothing beer can't fix? That's serious question, not being a beer drinker myself.

Jann said...

Crazy story--but funny. Check my blog for an award I have for you--I am catching up on visiting yours--can't wait to browse through your wonderful, funny and warm posts! Take care, Cathy! Smiles, Jann