The gentleman in the mug shot above seems to be pleased with himself for allegedly pushing a Texas park ranger into a lake. Brandon Hicks, 25, was booked with on felony charge of attempted assault on a public servant and for destroying a park service radio, reports New York Post.
As shown on a video posted to Twitter, the park ranger can be seen standing at the edge of a pond explaining the social distancing rules for park visitors. As he's talking, a man suspected to be Brandon Hicks runs up to the ranger and pushes him in the water. Both the ranger and the assaulter fall into the water. The assaulter climbs out of the pond and runs away.
“Brandon’s intentional and reckless action could have caused the Ranger to strike his head on the dock as he was falling, and render himself unconscious in at least 3 feet of water where he could have drowned to death,” the [arrest] affidavit said.
The person who took the cell phone video of the incident said they were glad the person got in trouble for pushing the park ranger.
“The park ranger was actually being really sweet and understanding before,” they said.
On March 16, 2020, a gentleman named Brandon Hicks, who looks remarkably like the Brandon Hicks accused of pushing the park ranger into the pond, was arrested on charges of public intoxication:
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'The skeleton has not been located.'
"We thought she was sick, turns out she's just a jerk." That's how the Mitchell County Animal Rescue began the brutally honest adoption announcement for an unsavory cat in their care named Perdita.
The Spruce Pine, North Carolina organization continues:
Meet Perdita, not for the faint of heart. LIKES: staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again; the song Cat Scratch Fever, the movie Pet Cemetery (Church is her hero), jump scares (her specialty), lurking in dark corners, being queen of her domicile, fooling shelter staff into thinking she's sick (vet agrees...she's just a jerk) DISLIKES: the color pink, kittens (yuk they are so chipper), dogs, children, the Dixie Chicks, Disney movies, Christmas and last but NOT least...HUGS. She's single and ready to be socially awkward with a socially awkward human who understands personal space. FREE ADOPTION ;)
If interested please go to www.mitchellcountyanimalrescue.org to fill out an application
The News & Observer:
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Shelter Director Amber Lowery says 4-year-old Perdita came to the shelter on Christmas Eve like the Grinch and quickly asserted dominance...
“I’m looking at her right now, and she’s rolling around in her little bed, looking all sweet and cute, but the minute you try to rub her, she slaps you. We thought she was in pain and took her to the vet and he said: ‘No, this cat is just a jerk’.”
Since then, the shelter has had to warn visitors that Perdita’s shy, kitten-like attempts to draw passersby to her cage are, in fact, a ruse that will end badly.
ALMERIA, SPAIN: These idiots dumped a used refrigerator out in nature, and the cops made them go out and get it and dispose of it properly. Read the rest
Over the weekend in St, Petersburg, Kentucky, Cody Lutz, his fiancee, and her sister built a beautiful 9-foot snowman in their yard. When Lutz returned home from work this week though, he noticed tire tracks on his lawn. From WLWT:
There’s now a massive stump now exposed, with a snowy imprint of a bumper stuck to it.
“You reap what you sow,” Lutz said. “Still standing and still smiling, Frosty certainly had the last laugh!”
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This is a good example of how people can mislead by presenting just part of a story. In this video, we see a driver holding out his parking ticket to a tollbooth attendant. The attendant has her hand out, but she isn't reaching far enough to take the ticket. She isn't looking at the driver, either. My first reaction was that both the driver and the tollbooth attendant were jerks, but then I read what really happened, via The Morning News:
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A driver and attendant were locked in prideful stillness for over a minute as both refused to reach any further for the driver's payment. The attendant eventually called for backup; apparently, the driver had been teasing her by yanking the card away whenever she reached for it, leading to the filmed absurdity.
The nicest thing John Oliver could find to say about racist criminal Joe Arpaio was that he's "a man who answers the question, 'What if a decaying rotted potato somehow hated Mexicans?'"
The nicest thing I can find to say about Arpaio is that he's a much better singer than he was a sheriff. Read the rest
The world and everything in it was created for this woman's amusement. Keep a sharp eye out for her. You could be her next victim. Read the rest
Alex Lambert used to be head chef at the Littleover Lodge Hotel in Derby, UK. That was before he posted on Instragram that he enjoys feeding meat to unsuspecting vegans.
From NZ Herald:
The chef and father-of-one has since denied he ever fed meat to anybody against their will. He claimed he only made the comment on Instagram to irritate a vegan woman he'd gotten into an argument with.
In his bitter exchange, he wrote to the woman: "Well you should find a better way to spend your time, my personal favourite is feeding vegans animal products and them not knowing."
The woman replied: "Hope you get caught one day, would love to see that. I know we're a minority and really don't give a sh*t because that has no relevance. Enjoy the heart disease."
After a group of vegans threatened a boycott of the hotel, Lambert was fired. He insists he doesn't really give animal products to unsuspecting vegans, and only claimed that he did to wind the woman up. He issued a statement, saying:
"I have been a chef for nine years. I have never in this time done anything like feeding a vegan animal products or slipped in contaminated food.
"My job has always been my passion and something I have always taken very seriously. It was a stupid comment said out of anger.
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This mom in Port Moody, BC is taking a chance by having her son block a car with his bike so she can swipe a parking spot. A road ragey driver would have bumped the kid out of the way.
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Has this ever happened to you? After circling around endlessly for 20 minutes at a completely PACKED parking lot on a busy Saturday afternoon, I finally saw someone leaving, and patiently waited for the parking spot (blue car) for them to leave. Out of nowhere comes a punk kid and his mom, and I would guess the dad (driving the silver Corolla).
Apparently now you can sweet talk your way and reserve the spot if you just stand there and use a kid to block you with his bike. Your car was not even there. I waited a full minute before you even showed up. My turn signal was indicated at 0.06 of the video.
For what it's worth, the lady of the car leaving said to me, "they have been waiting here for a while, so they can have the spot". She seems clueless that I was there waiting for their spot way before they arrived and sided with them since they chatted moments earlier. SMH...
Remember the cretins who shut down a busy freeway in Los Angeles several years back, forcing stalled drivers to listen to their musical performance? Or the marriage proposal that took place in the middle of the 10 freeway in West Covina in a cloud of pink smoke, stopping traffic for 10 minutes?
The latest chapter in the book of narcissistic assholes who enjoy causing massive gridlock on freeway systems used by ambulances, fire trucks, and people who get their pay docked if they punch in late is Vidal Valladares. He was arrested on Tuesday after he shut down Interstate 45 in Houston to propose to his girlfriend amidst the romantic clamor of honks and angry screams. He faces six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. He was charged with obstructing a roadway, a Class B misdemeanor. Read the rest
Today in 1% villainy: UK property developer Kim Davies broke a bunch of laws when he used children's gravestones from a derelict church he owned to build an illegal patio at a historic home. Read the rest
How can something so fluffy and adorable be such a jerk? [
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[Video Link] A young celebrity lives four houses away from us, and our street is often filled with paparazzi. Two days ago, the cops came twice to deal with these jackasses. Vice made a video about them, called "Stalking the Paparazzi." (NSFW language) Read the rest
Tynt, the company responsible for inserting adverts when you copy text from websites, was bought by another company that specializes in "graphing" brand loyalty. Just imagine how much fun these guys are to hang out with! [TechCrunch via Daring Fireball] Read the rest
Shaun Clayton compiled a collection of scenes from old coffee commercials, which often shared a theme: "men being jerks to their wives about coffee." [via Peter Serafinowicz] Read the rest