ABC10- A regular day at the Costco in Modesto quickly turned into one of panic and chaos, when a 61-year-old man started pacing up and down the aisles with a large knife. “There were kids and families. Costco did a really good job rushing everybody outside,” said George Kunkel, a demo vendor at the wholesale club. “It was intense. He’s roaming around. What is he going to do?” The man was caught on camera roaming around the clothes section. Witnesses say he started charging at people, Costco employees specifically. “He didn’t proceed to do jabbing until people were out of his way and nothing but employees in front of him,” said Seth Watson, who works at Costco and witnessed the whole thing. Watson also said he saw employees trying to defend themselves with chairs and other objects. That’s when someone stepped in. An off-duty officer with the California Department of Corrections just happened to be one of the hundreds of people in the Costco at the time. “I didn’t even know that was an armed officer,” Watson said. “Glad he was there.” Kunkel said the officer told the man to put the knife down, but he refused. “Finally [the man] kind of charges at him,” Kunkel said. “That’s when the officer takes a shot to his stomach. One shot and he went down.” After the shooting, Costco closed down for the rest of the day. Modesto Police spent several hours gathering evidence. The officer was not injured. The man is in the hospital in critical but stable condition. The investigation will be treated as an officer-involved shooting. Many people are just thankful that an officer was in the right place at the right time.
Scoreboard: Gun-1, Knife-0
Look, guns are a super hot button issue that I don’t want to press here. There are pro’s and con’s and people that have their foot firmly planted on one side will never hear the other. All I will say is the gun won that one. It’s one of those things where theory meets practice. I don’t even think I would have the balls to shoot the guy just cause I don’t like getting involved in stuff, if I can run and every ones safe, so be it. But that guy was inching closer and closer to shiving some dude and the C.O. wasn’t having that. Had to pull the trigger. And I don’t really want to hear about people saying he’s mentally unstable and needs mental help and didn’t need to be shot. Uhhhh yea, we know. He’s a guy running around a Modesto Costco with a hunting knife, of course he’s unstable. But we’re not gonna wait for cops to arrive so they can taze him while he swings his knife around at people. Guy lived from a gun shot to the gut, he’s hospitalized, he can get help there on afterwards.
NYDN– A jilted bride put her wedding feast to good use by feeding Sacramento’s homeless, according to a local report. A salmon and tri-tip smorgasbord coordinated by Quinn Duane and her unidentified would-be husband would have fed 120 of the bride’s friends and family Saturday afternoon, but the pricy $35,000 wedding was scrapped at the last minute when the groom got cold feet just five days before the reception. The new guests, including a slew of less fortunate families with children from local shelters, took advantage of the Duane family’s kindness, matriarch Kari Duane told KCRA-TV. “When I found out on Monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed, like, of course this would be something that we would do to give back,” Duane told the TV station. The reception was catered by the posh restaurant at the Citizen Hotel, where on Saturday underserved Sacramento residents snaked around tables while in line for the buffet. Erika Craycraft, her husband Rashad Abdullah and their five children, were among those filling their stomachs. “I think it’s really generous to lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving,” Craycraft told the TV station. The bride stayed home instead of attending Saturday’s dinner, but will be getting a vacation out of her situation. Before tackling mounting bills tied to the wedding, mother and daughter will take off to Belize with the non-refundable honeymoon tickets and reservations.
Ahhhh weddings. Love a good wedding. Some food, some dancing, some alcohol. Get dressed to the 9s all stylish hoping to find a lady for the night. Everything looks classy on the surface, bet thats what the Venue and Bride both wanted out of this lovely event. What they were not hoping for was 120 homeless people all gathered in a “posh” restaurant inside whats suppose to be a lovely hotel. Sure its a nice gesture I guess if you’re the Moral Police, but the fact is, the bride was probably at home contemplating ending it all while a recovering drug addict was sitting where her friends and family were suppose to sit eating her expensive ass “Salmon and Tri-tip smorgasbord” because her fiance said fuck it and bailed.
Who hates this the most though, isn’t the bride, it’s the hotel. Now apparently this was suppose to be a nice ritzy venue?
Apparently so. Except looking back at the picture above, it looks like they stripped it down to the bare bones knowing that the parent’s decided to use it to pedal exquisite food to bums. That place looks like you’re average senior citizen bingo hall now and I don’t blame em. You don’t know what kinda smells linger because of the homeless’ lack of hygiene. If they kept the open bar who knows what kind of catastrophe you’re in for with recovering addicts. A Hotel’s suppose to be where people go away to physically and mentally. I don’t want to leave my 500 dollar a night hotel room and potentially get stabbed on the way to the concierge desk because some nice white folks decided to feed the mass of homeless. If i were the Hotel id just tell them its off. Not worth the degradation of class. Yea you and the bride might be emotionally wrecked and want to do some good out of a shitty event, but you’re gonna be jet setting to Ibiza from you’re non-refundable honeymoon tickets while we have to steam clean the entire conference hall because you wanted to let bums eat there. Hope they didn’t use the fancy silverware or fine china either. Feed em in the broom closet with paper plates and plastic utensils cause you know if not they’ll steal that shit to pawn off later.
P.s- FMD Medina has a pretty strong stance on Marriage. #Score1ForTheHomeTeam
(NEWSER) – A couple’s first date in California’s San Bernardino National Forest turned out to be anything but romantic yesterday as the remains of Hurricane Linda sent a storm of heavy rain and hail over the area. While hiking in Forest Falls, east of Los Angeles, the pair became trapped in a flash flood and attempted to cross a waist-deep river runoff hand in hand, a fire official tells NBC Los Angeles. The current soon pulled both underwater and the frantic woman watched as her date was swept away. An off-duty police officer heard her screams and was able to pull her from the water, while another hiker also ran to help. “We just found her in a state of shock,” he says. Police called off the search for the Rancho Cucamonga man, 29, when a body was found about a mile from where he vanished, report KABC and CBS Los Angeles. A hiker’s backpack was also found. Also in San Bernardino County yesterday, fire officials say they had to rescue an individual whose vehicle was swept away in a flash flood, per the AP. NBC Los Angeles reports a man—it’s not clear if he’s the same person—exited his vehicle and was swept into a storm drain. He was found alive, though his current condition is unknown. A flash flood warning is still in effect for the area; trees have been uprooted and streets are still filled with water. (This first date also ended badly.)
RIP Guy. But sometimes nature just forces us to change and as we all know, conventional dating has gone by the way side. Netflix and chill is what dating is all about now a days. I mean im cool with that. Get use and learning about one another over maybe a few episodes of The Office. Picking and choosing what shows to watch and what to laugh at tells a lot more about a person than people lying to each other on a normal date. Its more honest that way and this is natures way of telling these two just that. And off the bat rule number 1, go to a dinner or some place public. Don’t go on a first date with a guy in the middle of a forest, that has a major rapey vibe. What happened to just a nice restaurant or a bar where food brings out the honesty in people. 2, how about checking the weather app next time before you go out period? I mean here in SoFla we kinda expect rain most of the times but we still check when it’ll supposedly rain. Well maybe if you’re going through a tropical storm or hurricane brewing in your backyard, maybe dont make plans fucking hiking that entirely takes place outdoors in a large as fuck remote national forest. You kinda deserve get the that flash flood for that.
(NEWSER) – A 51-year-old California woman who climbed up a steep slope behind her house to rescue one of her cats ended up needing to be airlifted off the cliff, CBS Los Angeles reports. The cat, meanwhile, made it down safely on its own. While attempting to retrieve the cat yesterday, Sara Beebe slid about 50 feet and twisted her ankle, according to the Orange County Register. Too hurt to climb the rest of the way down, Beebe started yelling for help, and eventually a neighbor called 911. Firefighters used a helicopter to airlift Beebe to safety, and she appeared to have learned her lesson. “I am going to have to start letting the cat be a little more independent,” Beebe tells CBS.
Fucking cats. I dont want to be one of those people who hates on cats but its so hard not to. Its more that they’re just not awesome like dogs. I dont hate them hate them, just would never really own one. But worst than cats are the cat people that come along with it. Always feel the need to baby them and shit. Always think they’re cute and shit even tho cats never smile or seem joyful. That cat doesnt want to stay with you 24/7 it wants to explore and shit. I mean cats fall outta trees and shit all the time and land on their own feet. But of course you had to be a crazy cat lady and end up stranded on a steep cliff and needing a god damn helicopter to airlift you off off the side of a hill. Honestly think about it. Think about how god damn ridiculous that sounds. Half of me thinks the cat wanted to strand you there just to escape your clutches. Like it was an elaborate plot from the jump
SACRAMENTO — Police in Sacramento say two armed men looking for a man they said they intended to harm broadcast the hunt on live-video app Periscope. The suspects, now in custody, never found the possible victim and they’re now in custody, reports CBS Sacramento. The men reportedly said one of their girlfriends was with another man, and they intended to confront him and “see what we could do.” A viewer sent a link of the broadcast to the station. According to the station, police say the two suspects – identified as 28-year-old Damon Batson and 25-year-old Carlos Gonzalez – broadcast for more than an hour Wednesday while their Periscope followers egged them on, “liking” the broadcast with hearts and some posting gun emoticons. At one point, the station reports, one of the suspects fired a gun after a viewer asked them via the app to prove the weapon they were brandishing was real. Gonzalez appears to fire the gun from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle, reports the Sacramento Bee. The men are shown on the video knocking on the door of an apartment, but apparently, no one was home. “If I didn’t think I would get in trouble with the law, n— I would Periscope everything,” Gonzalez apparently says on the video. One of the men also allegedly showed off what appeared to be marijuana plants in the same broadcast. No one reported the hour-long broadcast to police while it was live, reports the station. It wasn’t until the next day that police were alerted, and they were able to identify the victims and arrest them on Thursday. “We’re very fortunate that it ended this way, that no one got hurt,” Sacramento Police Sgt. Doug Morse told the station. Morse said that the incident was “almost unprecedented” in their area. The disturbing broadcast comes after the shooting deaths Wednesday of WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Virginia, which was seen on live television. The suspect, Vester Flanagan, also apparently recorded the shootings and posted video to social media. Expert Julie Gallaher told the station social media often play’s into people’s desire to feel famous and can easily be used by those with “evil intent” seeking notoriety or recognition in their crimes. “If someone has evil intent, it’s just as easy for them to use the platforms as people that are good,” Gallaher said. Police have still not identified the possible victim. After serving a search warrant, police located the gun believed to be the one shown in the broadcast, reports the Bee. Batson was jailed on gun and drugs charges, and Gonzalez was booked on suspicion of gross negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of a loaded gun in public, the paper reports.
Rap snitches, tellin all their business. Sit in the court and be they own star witness. Honestly idk how hard or tough these dumb mother fuckers think they are but they might be the worst class of criminal on the streets. I mean who wants to get their drugs and be linked to a dealer that puts all his shit out there for the world to know about. Keep shit on the low, homie. Might as well use your name and birth certificate when you ask anyone if they want to buy and eighth of weed. But worst of all was the gun. Like THATS what you’re gonna try to murder someone with? Some 2 shot derringer? I’ve seen girls probably laugh at that little pea shooter. If you’re gonna be your own snitch on social media and blast all your crimes on live broadcast through periscope you gotta come out with something harder than a derringer palm pistol and a failed attempt at murder.
A drone pilot taking a look at a giant wind turbine was startled to find a man sunbathing on the top of it. Kevin Miller flew the drone all the way up the 200ft turbine to find the mystery man flat on his back catching some rays. Woken from his nap by the noise of the drone, he sits up, gives a wave, and looks rather nonplussed as the drone moves in further for a good look. The bearded adventurer seemed entirely unconcerned about being unbelievably high in the sky without any safety equipment. Kevin, from San Diego, California, took the images when he was on holiday in Rhode Island on the other side of the country. He assumes the man, possibly an engineer, climbed the rung ladder inside the support column to nab the best sunbathing spot in town. Kevin, 49, said: “I thought this was my chance to get up close to capture what is usually tough to access. So I decided to drive up to get a super close video while [the turbine] was not in operation. “When I reached the bottom, I noticed that the maintenance door was open and thought someone was up inside doing repairs. “The guy must have been napping because he did not notice the drone for 5-10 seconds, but once he heard it he sat up to take a look. “At that point I decided to take a closer look by moving closer to say hi. Once I got closer I moved the drone side to side to say hello and he motioned back to the drone. It was a cool interaction between us. “Upon landing he saw me bring the drone down and was leaning over the edge. I looked up and wave to him and he waved back.”
I might’ve said this before on this site but i hate a lot of drone people. People with drones just like to show off drones and the whizzing noise freaks my dog out sometimes when too close. I get they get nice scenery and ill give it that but once you use it to annoy people thats when im off it. This drone just blew up this mans secret hiding spot and its a fucking sweet one too. I mean look at that view. You got the Rhode Island ocean behind you nice views below you. wind breezing, and nice weather. Thats one of those spots where you take a chick to get horny. Now I’ll readily admit I’m afraid of heights so this would terrify me a little bit and I’m sure it would freak girls out too. But you know when its a nice day in the summer and you dont want to be bothered by any one or anything you just want to get a little tan on maybe listen to some tunes, you want to go to your spot where you cant be bothered and for this man its 200ft above on a very dangerous wind turbine. Now that the whole worlds scene his hiding spot he’s probably gonna get in trouble with his boss, other people want to use that spot, etc. All because drone guy just HAD to explore that the top of a wind turbine looks like.
Source- Moviegoers in Newport Beach ran from what they thought was a chainsaw-wielding attacker after a small group burst into a crowded theater and revved the motor of a leaf blower, police said Monday. A few patrons were trampled as panicked viewers fled a showing of “The Gift” at Edwards Big Newport 6 shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. No major injuries were reported, she said. Some in the audience thought the theater was being stormed by a gunman, police said. Investigators believe two or three men in their late teens to early 30s intended to scare moviegoers, Manzella said. “It appears they were trying to lead people to believe there was a weapon,” she said. As the nation reels from mass shootings in theaters across the country, most recently in Lafayette, La., Saturday’s scare is “not something we consider just a minor prank,” Manzella said. Authorities said that at least one of the men was in the theater during the movie and opened an exit door so another person could enter with the leaf blower. That man then hoisted the blower over his head, yelled and revved the motor, police said. “Several seconds later, all of the suspects exited the theater through the same emergency exit door,” Manzella said. Police set up a perimeter around the theater complex, but the men had already fled.
Well thats incredibly annoying. I hate pranks. People trying to scare people or piss of people or throw people off of their normal routine are fucking assholes and i hope they get their life nearly beaten the shit out of them. Like If they did this and some movie goer had a gun and just shot him I wouldn’t feel bad for him at all. All those viral prank videos where some fake imposter killer clown is coming after them, you try that around the south and theres a very very strong chance you get shot and deserve it. Movie Theater shootings happen like once a year now. We’re just closing the chapters on the Colorodo theater shooting and you want to just come in and prank a theater during a horror movie, you deserve life in prison. You got people trampled on and ruined a movie going experience. Fuck you.
That being said, i would’ve 100 percent chance knew it wasnt a chain saw. You could just tel by the look. My eyes adjust in the dark fast. i think everyones does. I get it, this was just a product of mass hysteria, but if everyone knew it was a leaf blower and they just stare at the kid like a comedian who said a joke that wasn’t funny and no one got scared at all, that would be kinda funny. Love it when people bomb on stage and want to poop their pants. These ass holes deserve poop in their pants.
Side note- it feels like a cali move to think it was a leaf blower because no chance people in California mow their own lawns.