Does This Look Like The Face Of An Inmate Who Smuggled In Methamphetamine Into Prison Via “Drizzled Drawings of the Sun”

PANAMA CITY — An inmate now faces additional charges after he allegedly was caught smuggling narcotics into the Bay County Jail via methamphetamine-drizzled drawings of the sun, according to arrest records. Two other people also have been arrested in connection with the scheme. BayCounty inmate Robert Daniel Eanes, 27, on Monday was the latest to be charged with smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Officers discovered through jailhouse phone calls and recorded visitations that Eanes allegedly had been getting “ice” methamphetamine delivered to him on a series of drawings sent through the jail mail service, court records indicated. Heather Kristine Buehler, 29, and Christopher Charles Inns, 35, also have been charged in the case as senders of the letters. Eanes faces an additional $20,000 bond for the charge but already was being held without bond after he failed a urinalysis during his release on narcotics-related charges.According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Eanes devised a plan to have the two co-defendants send him narcotics through the mail system. He allegedly was receiving hand-drawn pictures of the sun, which had been saturated with a methamphetamine solution and then dried. Once the picture arrived in the mail, Eanes could eat the picture and experience the effects of the drug while incarcerated, BCSO reported.Eanes had been in jail since June, and officers got word of the mail scheme Aug. 10. Investigators reviewed videos of visitations between Eanes and Buehler, where Eanes would coach her on melting down a substance and putting it in the center of the sun on a hand-drawn picture, officers reported. In one recorded phone call from Eanes, Inns said Buehler left a batch of letters at his house and that he had put them in his mailbox destined for the jail. BCSO reported that by doing so, Inns facilitated the contraband being delivered to Eanes. Officers intercepted one of the packages, which contained three letters addressed to Eanes. Two of the envelopes contained greeting cards and photographs. The third had two notes that appeared to have been written by Eanes’ children and a hand-colored picture of the sun, which directly matched the instructions from the recorded conversations. A sample taken from the center of the drawn sun tested positive for methamphetamine, BCSO reported. Eanes already had been facing methamphetamine-related charges. He posted bond after an April traffic stop and discovery of meth, only to be arrested the next day during another traffic stop led to the discovery of meth, court records stated. The arrests also violated probation for Eanes’ two co-defendants. Days before his arrest, Inns had pleaded no contest to drug-related charges and sentenced to three years of drug offender probation. Buehler was sentenced to three years of probation in 2014 for felony retail theft for stealing about $81 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart.

PANAMA CITYAn inmate now faces additional charges after he allegedly was caught smuggling narcotics into the Bay County Jail via methamphetamine-drizzled drawings of the sun, according to arrest records.
Two other people also have been arrested in connection with the scheme.
BayCounty inmate Robert Daniel Eanes, 27, on Monday was the latest to be charged with smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Officers discovered through jailhouse phone calls and recorded visitations that Eanes allegedly had been getting “ice” methamphetamine delivered to him on a series of drawings sent through the jail mail service, court records indicated.
Heather Kristine Buehler, 29, and Christopher Charles Inns, 35, also have been charged in the case as senders of the letters. Eanes faces an additional $20,000 bond for the charge but already was being held without bond after he failed a urinalysis during his release on narcotics-related charges.According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Eanes devised a plan to have the two co-defendants send him narcotics through the mail system. He allegedly was receiving hand-drawn pictures of the sun, which had been saturated with a methamphetamine solution and then dried. Once the picture arrived in the mail, Eanes could eat the picture and experience the effects of the drug while incarcerated, BCSO reported.Eanes had been in jail since June, and officers got word of the mail scheme Aug. 10. Investigators reviewed videos of visitations between Eanes and Buehler, where Eanes would coach her on melting down a substance and putting it in the center of the sun on a hand-drawn picture, officers reported.
In one recorded phone call from Eanes, Inns said Buehler left a batch of letters at his house and that he had put them in his mailbox destined for the jail. BCSO reported that by doing so, Inns facilitated the contraband being delivered to Eanes.
Officers intercepted one of the packages, which contained three letters addressed to Eanes. Two of the envelopes contained greeting cards and photographs. The third had two notes that appeared to have been written by Eanes’ children and a hand-colored picture of the sun, which directly matched the instructions from the recorded conversations.
A sample taken from the center of the drawn sun tested positive for methamphetamine, BCSO reported.
Eanes already had been facing methamphetamine-related charges. He posted bond after an April traffic stop and discovery of meth, only to be arrested the next day during another traffic stop led to the discovery of meth, court records stated.
The arrests also violated probation for Eanes’ two co-defendants. Days before his arrest, Inns had pleaded no contest to drug-related charges and sentenced to three years of drug offender probation. Buehler was sentenced to three years of probation in 2014 for felony retail theft for stealing about $81 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart.

You know how they say don’t judge a book by It’s cover? Well shame on me. Here I was willy nilly thinking that these criminals were all just the biggest group of idiots with this guy getting tossed in jail originally for stealing shit from a Wal-Mart. Sure enough seems dumb. But then on the other hand of the same spectrum we have the same guy that knows the chemical process to melt down methamphetamine onto paper and was smart enough to devise a plan to get high in prison. It’s so simple and so genius. Just splatter that shit on some construction paper and say a kid sent him a drawing or some shit that you’re gonna hang up in your cell. C.O. probably wouldn’t even know when he walks across this guy’s cell with the drawings half chewed and the guy on the ground rolling face high as a kite. Probably not the cleanest of highs with a low purity rate and shits been stepped on with food coloring to match the same glow that the happy yellow color the sun produces probably, but for prison standards guy pretty much is getting down on Blue Sky pretty much. When’s the last time I ever came up with a scheme that brilliant? Never in a million years would I know how to make some super chemical drug and paint them Bob Ross style so people in the penitentiary system can get high. They might not be the best people when it comes to responsibilities and may not have the real life acumen to make the best life choices but I’ll never doubt a low life criminals imaginative brain when it comes to finding a way to abuse some sort of recreational drug.

Krystal Burger Employee Gets In Trouble For Showing Up To Work Late, Decides To Throw Frozen Hamburger Patties At Boss In Anger

LAKE CITY, Fla. - Lake City Police said a Krystal employee turned violent on Tuesday after learning he would be written up for showing up to work late. Police said 29-year-old Russell Francis Gomez threw frozen hamburger patties at his boss, then started knocking over equipment and poured cooking oil on the floor when the manager tried to go to the office.Employees got customers out of the store safely while Gomez "flipped the circuit breakers, overturned trash cans, and damaged electronic equipment," according to a release from the Lake City Police Department.Gomez got into his car and tried to leave, but two customers blocked him from leaving, because he was "saying he was going to return and making threats toward the manager," the release detailed. Gomez confronted one of the customers and spat in their face. The two customers "grabbed and restrained Gomez" until police arrived, according to the release. When police arrived, Gomez was bleeding from the mouth. Gomez was told to sit while police obtained statements from witnesses. He then tried to leave on foot, but was able to be apprehended by officers safely. Gomez was booked into the Columbia County Jail and faces three counts of aggravated battery, as well as assault, criminal mischief and resisting an officer without violence. He also faces a charge of driving while license suspended/revoked, as deputies found that he is a habitual traffic offender.

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Lake City Police said a Krystal employee turned violent on Tuesday after learning he would be written up for showing up to work late.
Police said 29-year-old Russell Francis Gomez threw frozen hamburger patties at his boss, then started knocking over equipment and poured cooking oil on the floor when the manager tried to go to the office.Employees got customers out of the store safely while Gomez “flipped the circuit breakers, overturned trash cans, and damaged electronic equipment,” according to a release from the Lake City Police Department.Gomez got into his car and tried to leave, but two customers blocked him from leaving, because he was “saying he was going to return and making threats toward the manager,” the release detailed.
Gomez confronted one of the customers and spat in their face. The two customers “grabbed and restrained Gomez” until police arrived, according to the release.
When police arrived, Gomez was bleeding from the mouth. Gomez was told to sit while police obtained statements from witnesses. He then tried to leave on foot, but was able to be apprehended by officers safely.
Gomez was booked into the Columbia County Jail and faces three counts of aggravated battery, as well as assault, criminal mischief and resisting an officer without violence. He also faces a charge of driving while license suspended/revoked, as deputies found that he is a habitual traffic offender.

Typical fast food worker going about the daily grind just trying to make a paycheck and live so he can make a paycheck next week and live. Probably had a little hiccup, life got in the way, sometimes people fuck up. Who knows his reason. To err is to be human after all. Now I don’t know about Russell’s work ethic here. Maybe he fucked up too many times for his boss to forgive. What I do know is out of any burger chain, if you decide to throw an angry fit at your boss by ransacking the place and threaten your manager, Krystal Burger might be the worst option. I love little White Castle/ Krystal Burger’s sliders but that’s not gonna do any sort of damage with those thin little tiny frozen patties. You’re just not getting the appropriate fulfillment considering you’re gonna lose your job and go to jail anyways. If you worked at a McDonalds, you can just go ham on the ice cream machine. Wendy’s, take those fresh never frozen patties out of the freezer and chuck those meaty patties around. Bk? Throw those massive sesame seed buns in one hand, the massive patties in another. You throw a fit with little Krystal sliders you’re just gonna make a tiny mess. Probably clean it up in 15 minutes. If you want to tell your boss off, you’re gonna need a place that offers more.

I’ll Never Rule Out The Possibility That The Rock And Vin Diesel Feud Might Be A WWE Hoax

The feud between Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel not only rages on, but is getting even more heated as filming for the upcoming Fast 8 film comes to a close. Previous reports claim that Johnson, who called his fellow male actors "candy asses", and Diesel were arguing over decisions the latter made that didn't sit well with 'The Rock.' Earlier this month, anonymous sources claimed the two had met to squash their beef, putting an end to their quarreling. The latest tidbit of news, though, muddles the waters even more – the actors were likely never really fighting. According to Life & Style Magazine, the feud between Johnson, who plays Luke Hobbs, and Diesel, who will reprise his role as Dominic Toretto, was a hoax. An anonymous source told the outlet that the feud between the two was a stunt to get people aroused for a WWE wrestling match and to promote the Fast 8 film. The source claims the stunt was Johnson's idea. After all, the star first got his start in wrestling. While the report sounds like it's coming out of left field – partly because it is – it sort of makes sense. Johnson's movie career involves numerous films with other actors that were probably difficult to work with and the actor has never voiced any negative words towards another actor. At least not in the way he did towards Diesel. On the other hand, if the fake feud is being used to garner attention, the actors aren't taking it far enough. Wouldn't there be more rants aimed at one another? Something doesn't add up and, if you ask us, we think the hatred between the two is real. The anonymous source may be trying to cover up the real conflict between the actors. Either way, a wrestling match between 'The Rock' and Diesel would be huge for both the film and WWE. Only time will tell if Johnson and Diesel really settle their anger in the ring, but if they do, our money's on 'The Rock.'

AutoBlog The feud between Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel not only rages on, but is getting even more heated as filming for the upcoming Fast 8 film comes to a close. Previous reports claim that Johnson, who called his fellow male actors “candy asses”, and Diesel were arguing over decisions the latter made that didn’t sit well with ‘The Rock.’ Earlier this month, anonymous sources claimed the two had met to squash their beef, putting an end to their quarreling. The latest tidbit of news, though, muddles the waters even more – the actors were likely never really fighting.
According to Life & Style Magazine, the feud between Johnson, who plays Luke Hobbs, and Diesel, who will reprise his role as Dominic Toretto, was a hoax. An anonymous source told the outlet that the feud between the two was a stunt to get people aroused for a WWE wrestling match and to promote the Fast 8 film. The source claims the stunt was Johnson’s idea. After all, the star first got his start in wrestling.
While the report sounds like it’s coming out of left field – partly because it is – it sort of makes sense. Johnson’s movie career involves numerous films with other actors that were probably difficult to work with and the actor has never voiced any negative words towards another actor. At least not in the way he did towards Diesel.
On the other hand, if the fake feud is being used to garner attention, the actors aren’t taking it far enough. Wouldn’t there be more rants aimed at one another? Something doesn’t add up and, if you ask us, we think the hatred between the two is real. The anonymous source may be trying to cover up the real conflict between the actors.
Either way, a wrestling match between ‘The Rock’ and Diesel would be huge for both the film and WWE. Only time will tell if Johnson and Diesel really settle their anger in the ring, but if they do, our money’s on ‘The Rock.’

Genius. Fucking brilliant. Ask me a week ago if I thought this was a PR stunt perpetrated by the Hollywood studios and I would’ve told you by next week I wouldn’t care one bit. But things have changed. I remembered that Vince McMahon is still alive. Not that I ever thought he wasn’t alive but I forgot how much of a manipulator he is. How the man blurs the line between real life and Monday Night RAW. Can never tell if he’s Vince McMahon the Wrestler/ The Owner/ The Founder of the Kiss My Ass Club/ or just the real Vince McMahon that strolls through town. The reason being is because they’re all the same. Guy is really a villain in real life. That’s why It wouldn’t be completely out of bounds to say that this is all his doing. Frankly if I get into an argument with my friend I wouldn’t discount the idea that it was a ploy by Vince. If he has that much of a hold on my brain, a guy who hasn’t watched wrestling since the days of RVD, how much control do you think he has over The Rock who grew up in the greatest era of wrestling. Yea The Rock has appearances here and there on Wrestlemania. The guy generates a buzz like no other.

Listen, I don’t know what the plot is to Fast 8. What I do know from extensively analyzing all 8 films repeatedly is that the relationship between Hobbs and Toretto was born from a rocky start aiming to beat the shit out of one another. One is against the law and one is the law. Sure they’ve put aside differences in order to protect people from terrorist and other harmful criminals, but Just like Iron Man and Captain America, I could picture those two going at each others throat. If you were to tell me that they finished Captain America Civil War with RDJ storming off set mad at Chris Evans, I would scratch my head about it since they’ve had chemistry working with each other on the previous other marvel movies. Then if you told me Wrestlemania’s headline event was going to be Steve Rodgers verses Iron Man I would fly to what ever city to see it go down.  It’s taking movies to a live action level. Not to mention The Rock calling someone out over instagram for being unprofessional is a bit unprofessional itself. Never could picture The Rock just beefing with someone in real life anyways. That is of course, if it’s one big ploy perpetrated by Vince McMahon……

Local Dog, Duke, Wins Third Term As Mayor

CORMORANT, Minn. —Nine-year-old Duke, a Great Pyrenees, handily won another one-year term as mayor of the small northwestern Minnesota town of Cormorant, Detroit Lakes Online reports."I don't know who would run against him because he's done such great things for the community," Cormorant resident Karen Nelson told Detroit Lakes Online. The locals say Duke has one of the highest approval ratings in the country. "Everybody voted for Duke, except for one vote for his girlfriend, Lassie," Duke's owner David Rick said. Detroit Lakes Online reports the dog was unavailable for an interview, but his media people said he's more than ready for a third term. Duke was elected in 2014, when he defeated Richard Sherbrook, the owner of a local store, ABC News reported in 2014.

CORMORANT, Minn. —Nine-year-old Duke, a Great Pyrenees, handily won another one-year term as mayor of the small northwestern Minnesota town of Cormorant, Detroit Lakes Online reports.”I don’t know who would run against him because he’s done such great things for the community,” Cormorant resident Karen Nelson told Detroit Lakes Online.
The locals say Duke has one of the highest approval ratings in the country.
“Everybody voted for Duke, except for one vote for his girlfriend, Lassie,” Duke’s owner David Rick said.
Detroit Lakes Online reports the dog was unavailable for an interview, but his media people said he’s more than ready for a third term.
Duke was elected in 2014, when he defeated Richard Sherbrook, the owner of a local store, ABC News reported in 2014.

Hey Longville, you guy’s just let Duke and all of Cormorant’s citizens drag their nuts all over your face.  Do the right thing and make Bruno mayor already.

Ryan Lochte Still Has A Sponsorship Opportunity From The Makers Of The AutoBlow 2, The Simulated Blowjob Robot Sex Toy.

Fallen Olympic star Ryan Lochte may have been cast adrift by sponsors like Speedo and Ralph Lauren, but he has been thrown a lifeline by a sex toy company. The 32-year-old gold medal winning star has been at the centre of a storm since over exaggerating being ‘held at gunpoint’ and forced to hand over his wallet while out partying in notorious crime capital Rio de Janeiro in Brazil during the 2016 Games. In the fallout he has seen his lucrative contract with Speedo cut, and his deals with Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Gentle Hair Removal come to an abrupt end.But the makers of the ‘crowdfunded blowjob robot everyone is talking about’ – the Autoblow2+ – have made him a tempting offer to become the face of their products. ‘It takes years of dedication and practice to win one Olympic Medal let alone 12, so I see in him a man with qualities our brand stands for,’ brand inventor Brian Sloan says. ‘I forgive him for his mistake and want to put him in front of an audience of men who admire him as the champion he is to help us promote the champion of masturbation devices: the Autoblow 2,’ he continues.‘The Autoblow 2’s tireless motor exemplifies the Olympic spirit much as Lochte did while winning his medals,’ he added. As part of the deal, Autoblow will pay Ry $10,000 USD (£7,500 GBP) to pose with one of the robotic devices while smiling and pointing at it along with the caption ‘the masturbation device Olympic champions chose’. Easy work if you can get it.

Metro– Fallen Olympic star Ryan Lochte may have been cast adrift by sponsors like Speedo and Ralph Lauren, but he has been thrown a lifeline by a sex toy company.
The 32-year-old gold medal winning star has been at the centre of a storm since over exaggerating being ‘held at gunpoint’ and forced to hand over his wallet while out partying in notorious crime capital Rio de Janeiro in Brazil during the 2016 Games.
In the fallout he has seen his lucrative contract with Speedo cut, and his deals with Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Gentle Hair Removal come to an abrupt end.But the makers of the ‘crowdfunded blowjob robot everyone is talking about’ – the Autoblow2+ – have made him a tempting offer to become the face of their products.
‘It takes years of dedication and practice to win one Olympic Medal let alone 12, so I see in him a man with qualities our brand stands for,’ brand inventor Brian Sloan says.
‘I forgive him for his mistake and want to put him in front of an audience of men who admire him as the champion he is to help us promote the champion of masturbation devices: the Autoblow 2,’ he continues.‘The Autoblow 2’s tireless motor exemplifies the Olympic spirit much as Lochte did while winning his medals,’ he added.
As part of the deal, Autoblow will pay Ry $10,000 USD (£7,500 GBP) to pose with one of the robotic devices while smiling and pointing at it along with the caption ‘the masturbation device Olympic champions chose’.
Easy work if you can get it.

Steal of the century right? Easy 10k for a picture of cock stroker robot. Gotta take it. Look, It’s hard to be the face of something that’s on the fore front of technology because everyone’s to scared to be the face of an unproven brand. I’m sure Lochte would love to be sponsored by Sony or something but the fact of the matter is those opportunities are gone and he’s not getting younger. Are there chances that he’s gonna make it back to the Olympics? Probably not. Your career is essentially down the tubes as far as swimming goes. So maybe it’s time to make a business change and go in a different direction. And for someone that doesn’t have a known sex tape out yet, Ryan Lochte is the perfect person to have promote your deviant sex toy products. It’s a strong enough of a name so that it’s recognized nationally and the guy is still a gold medal winner and in good shape. The only problem is 10 grand for a photo seems kinda low for a decent promotion opportunity. Must be what the managerial team and agents of Lochte are waiting to pull the trigger on. 10k with an Olympian is horse shit. Try a million. Rapid cut shots of the Autoblow 2 in motion and Ryan Lochte swimming competing the hair color right out of his head. Fade to black and just the Autoblow 2. All you hear in the background. “…ooooooohhhhhhh Jeeeaaahhhhhhhh.” You don’t need to be Don Draper to come up with advertising thats that easy.

WWII Vet Who Would Regularly Visit USS Iowa, Couldn’t Make The Trip, So Chief Selects Visit Him To Sing The Navy’s March Song

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Emotional video of a World War II veteran "having one of the best days of his life" after being honored by chief selects in front of his Gardena home recently has touched many people after being widely viewed and shared online. The veteran in the video, Ernest Thompson, served on the USS Missouri during the second world war, according to Jonathan Williams, the CEO of the Battleship Iowa Museum and the man's grandson. Williams recalled in a Facebook comment under the viral video that Thompson regularly visited the USS Iowa, which is the sister-ship to the USS Missouri and located approximately 15 minutes from the veteran's house. Due to health reasons, however, Thompson -- now in his 90s -- has been unable to visit the ship, according to the Battleship Iowa news release. With the help of volunteer coordinators, the chief selects from the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center visited Thompson's home and sang the Navy's march song, "Anchors Aweigh" in the middle of his residential street. While the singing went on, Thompson stood and saluted, "inspiring those around him," the release stated. The remarkable thing, according to a spokesman for the museum, is that Thompson had a fall earlier this year and had not been able to walk or stand since then. After the singing concluded, the chief selects walked one-by-one up to Thompson on the veteran's porch to shake his hand. "My grandfather told me that it was one of the best days of his life," Williams wrote on Facebook. The video, posted by Williams on Aug. 13, has gone viral, with more than 95,000 shares and over 4.3 million views as of Tuesday morning. “I am so surprised and overwhelmed at the attention that it has received. I was so incredibly impacted by this that I felt other veterans should be able to experience this too," Williams said in the release. Thompson was aboard the USS Tennessee when Pearl Harbor was attacked and later witnessed Japan surrender when he was on the USS Missouri, according to the release.

Emotional video of a World War II veteran “having one of the best days of his life” after being honored by chief selects in front of his Gardena home recently has touched many people after being widely viewed and shared online.
The veteran in the video, Ernest Thompson, served on the USS Missouri during the second world war, according to Jonathan Williams, the CEO of the Battleship Iowa Museum and the man’s grandson.
Williams recalled in a Facebook comment under the viral video that Thompson regularly visited the USS Iowa, which is the sister-ship to the USS Missouri and located approximately 15 minutes from the veteran’s house.
Due to health reasons, however, Thompson — now in his 90s — has been unable to visit the ship, according to the Battleship Iowa news release.
With the help of volunteer coordinators, the chief selects from the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center visited Thompson’s home and sang the Navy’s march song, “Anchors Aweigh” in the middle of his residential street.
While the singing went on, Thompson stood and saluted, “inspiring those around him,” the release stated.
The remarkable thing, according to a spokesman for the museum, is that Thompson had a fall earlier this year and had not been able to walk or stand since then.
After the singing concluded, the chief selects walked one-by-one up to Thompson on the veteran’s porch to shake his hand.
“My grandfather told me that it was one of the best days of his life,” Williams wrote on Facebook.
The video, posted by Williams on Aug. 13, has gone viral, with more than 95,000 shares and over 4.3 million views as of Tuesday morning.
“I am so surprised and overwhelmed at the attention that it has received. I was so incredibly impacted by this that I felt other veterans should be able to experience this too,” Williams said in the release.
Thompson was aboard the USS Tennessee when Pearl Harbor was attacked and later witnessed Japan surrender when he was on the USS Missouri, according to the release.

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Man this shit breaks me down into pieces. Joining a gang because you want to fit in with a bunch of outcast misfits is one thing. Joining a football team to learn about team work is another thing. Joining apart of the United States Armed Forces because a global war is happening and it’s your duty to serve knowing you can die and leave behind your family to protect the lives of the innocent is a whole other thing entirely. On the surface if you looked out your window and see a bunch of dudes singing to a guy, you would think that it’s weird and embarrassing for the guy. Well not when its the Navy Marching Song being sung to a Navy War Vet. And when I say War Vet, I mean War Vet. Guy lived through the start of Pearl Harbor all the way through till the day America made Japan kowtow to us. Incredible. Its the pinnacle of a fraternity that I know I could never be apart of and if given the opportunity, I wouldn’t last. Just don’t have the stuff Ernest Thompson has. So hopefully all I can do is use this blog post as a salute to him and all that Vets do and did for us.

Love This Local Legend, Bruno, Who Just Wanders Around Town All Day

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LONGVILLE, Minn. – The lumbering figure comes into view shortly after sunrise. His pace is steady, his resolve determined on his four mile walk up Highway 84. Bruno, a wandering, wooly, wolf of a dog, is on his way to town. “It's just been his routine as far back as I know,” says Sharon Rouse, who watches Bruno’s arrivals from the picture window of the Hansen Realty office, where she works the reception desk. “Everybody knows Bruno,” Rouse laughs, “may not know the people, but you'll know Bruno.” For most of the past 12 years, Bruno has been taking a daily walk of nearly four miles to Longville, making his rounds around town, then heading back home to his owners, Larry and Debbie LaVallee. “The first time I seen him in town, he almost beat me to town,” laughs Larry LaVallee, who used pick up Longville’s trash. “I was picking garbage on the way, and I get in town, and I wasn’t there five minutes, and there’s Bruno.” Bruno was a wanderer right from the start. “A guy come in my driveway, and Bruno was a little pup,” Larry LaVallee recalls, “and he says, ‘I found your dog at the end of your driveway.’ I says, ‘Well he ain’t my dog.’” LaVallee says he looked at the puppy in the man’s car and decided on the spot to keep the stray, who he believes had been abandoned. “And that was the beginning of it all,” says LaVallee.Bruno’s makes his rounds in Longville, with stops at city hall, the library, the ice cream shop, several real estate offices and Tabaka’s grocery store, where deli workers greet him at the back door with meat scraps they’ve saved. “He’s our buddy, we kind of watch out for him the best way we can,” says Patrick Moran, who owns a real estate office on Bruno’s route. “Last week he came in stayed about an hour and a half or two hours,” says Moran. The LaVallees say they tried, early on, to keep Bruno at home, even chaining him up to keep him from running to town. Larry LaVallee says Bruno “almost hanged himself” he pulled so long and hard on the chain.They’ve grown accustomed to receiving calls from newcomers in town, claiming they’ve found their dog. They’ve also grown used to silence on the other end of the phone when the LaVallees tell the helpful caller to just let Bruno go, he’ll find his way home. Bruno has also entered the world of social media. Someone in town created a Facebook page to follow his comings and goings. Mary Tripp regularly treats Bruno to donuts she buys just for him. “Don’t you buy your best friend treats?” she asks, without a hint of sarcasm.“He’s more friendly that most of the humans in town, and I’m not saying that in a negative way about the humans,” Tripp says. “He’s that lovable.” Tripp is among those known to give Bruno a ride home at the end of his day in Longville. Bruno’s ability to dodge traffic has become almost mythical. “He’s got to have a guardian angel,” Moran says. If there’s one thing Bruno hasn’t been able to dodge, it’s his age. His gait is slower than it once was, and laying down is now a labored process involving several steps and a grunt. Some days he even stays home from town to rest.“He’s getting old so you know he’s not going to be around a lot longer,” Debbie LaVallee says sadly. But Bruno’s legacy is already firmly planted in Longville. Last year, the town dedicated a carved wooden statute in his honor, in a park on Longville’s main street. “Longville’s town dog and ambassador,” the engraving on the accompanying marker reads. Rouse says the honor was well earned. “He is the mascot of Longville,” she says.

LONGVILLE, Minn. – The lumbering figure comes into view shortly after sunrise. His pace is steady, his resolve determined on his four mile walk up Highway 84.
Bruno, a wandering, wooly, wolf of a dog, is on his way to town.
“It’s just been his routine as far back as I know,” says Sharon Rouse, who watches Bruno’s arrivals from the picture window of the Hansen Realty office, where she works the reception desk.
“Everybody knows Bruno,” Rouse laughs, “may not know the people, but you’ll know Bruno.”
For most of the past 12 years, Bruno has been taking a daily walk of nearly four miles to Longville, making his rounds around town, then heading back home to his owners, Larry and Debbie LaVallee.
“The first time I seen him in town, he almost beat me to town,” laughs Larry LaVallee, who used pick up Longville’s trash. “I was picking garbage on the way, and I get in town, and I wasn’t there five minutes, and there’s Bruno.”
Bruno was a wanderer right from the start.
“A guy come in my driveway, and Bruno was a little pup,” Larry LaVallee recalls, “and he says, ‘I found your dog at the end of your driveway.’ I says, ‘Well he ain’t my dog.’”
LaVallee says he looked at the puppy in the man’s car and decided on the spot to keep the stray, who he believes had been abandoned. “And that was the beginning of it all,” says LaVallee.Bruno’s makes his rounds in Longville, with stops at city hall, the library, the ice cream shop, several real estate offices and Tabaka’s grocery store, where deli workers greet him at the back door with meat scraps they’ve saved.
“He’s our buddy, we kind of watch out for him the best way we can,” says Patrick Moran, who owns a real estate office on Bruno’s route. “Last week he came in stayed about an hour and a half or two hours,” says Moran.
The LaVallees say they tried, early on, to keep Bruno at home, even chaining him up to keep him from running to town. Larry LaVallee says Bruno “almost hanged himself” he pulled so long and hard on the chain.They’ve grown accustomed to receiving calls from newcomers in town, claiming they’ve found their dog. They’ve also grown used to silence on the other end of the phone when the LaVallees tell the helpful caller to just let Bruno go, he’ll find his way home.
Bruno has also entered the world of social media. Someone in town created a Facebook page to follow his comings and goings.
Mary Tripp regularly treats Bruno to donuts she buys just for him. “Don’t you buy your best friend treats?” she asks, without a hint of sarcasm.“He’s more friendly that most of the humans in town, and I’m not saying that in a negative way about the humans,” Tripp says. “He’s that lovable.”
Tripp is among those known to give Bruno a ride home at the end of his day in Longville.
Bruno’s ability to dodge traffic has become almost mythical. “He’s got to have a guardian angel,” Moran says.
If there’s one thing Bruno hasn’t been able to dodge, it’s his age. His gait is slower than it once was, and laying down is now a labored process involving several steps and a grunt. Some days he even stays home from town to rest.“He’s getting old so you know he’s not going to be around a lot longer,” Debbie LaVallee says sadly.
But Bruno’s legacy is already firmly planted in Longville. Last year, the town dedicated a carved wooden statute in his honor, in a park on Longville’s main street. “Longville’s town dog and ambassador,” the engraving on the accompanying marker reads.
Rouse says the honor was well earned. “He is the mascot of Longville,” she says.

Sometimes I hate growing up where I did. Relatively large population in nice neighborhood homes with one spectrum being retirement center and the other being the Miami nightlife. Local legends aren’t born from places like that. They’re born in places like Longville, Minnesota and that’s what we have with Bruno here. Almost as if he appears out of no where out in the ether he just walks 4 miles all around town. Says hi to the Ice cream man. Stops for some cold cuts from the Deli counter. Says hi to all the folks in town getting gas. Never bothers anyone, no one dares bother Bruno. Just go on about his day. What really bothers me though is how come the school hasn’t adopted him already? How is he not in City Hall in the Mayors office? What’s a better mascot then Bruno? He’s got the heart of an angel yet the tenacity to never be held down. That’s all you need on the playing field. Heart and tenacity. Let all the schools coming in on Friday night in the fall know that this is Bruno’s town and with his spirit, they’re gonna beat the shit out of you. You try to tackle a receiver, the spirit of Bruno guides him past your safety like Bruno dodges traffic on his 4 mile stroll.  They’re begging for mercy to not run the score up? Bruno doesn’t stop. The citizens of Longville, Minnesota don’t stop. Kills me that I grew up in boring ass Cooper City. Probably could’ve done so much more is Bruno was in my life growing up.