Monday, July 11, 2011

This City Is Going Nuts...!


I don't know if it is the lack of rain, the over crowding, or just what the cause is...but it seems like the whole town is going bonkers!

I mean, what possible other reason could there be for something like this? As many years as I've been here in this cesspool of a city, I've never known things to be as crazy as they have been here lately! Straight from the pages of the Chronicle, folks!

Authorities seek tips to ID SpongeBob-clad robber

By CAROL CHRISTIAN
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
July 9, 2011, 1:21PM

Crime Stoppers and Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking the public to help identify two suspects who last week robbed a store in the 12900 block of Aldine Westfield.

The suspects, one of whom wore yellow cartoon-character SpongeBob SquarePants pajama pants and held a high-powered assault rifle, demanded that two female employees give them cash from the registers and safe around 9:50 a.m. July 3, according to a Crime Stoppers news release.

The suspects, described as black men in their late teens to early 20s, got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The one holding the assault rifle is also described as about 5-foot-6, weighing 200 to 220 pounds, with short hair and a light complexion. He wore a blue McDonald's work shirt with SpongeBob pants.

The other suspect is described as about 5-foot-4, weighing 140 to 150 pounds, with dreadlocks and dark complexion. He wore a white hooded shirt and black Jordan shorts and shoes.

According to the news release, the women feared they would be sexually assaulted because the suspects made sexual comments and one inappropriately touched one of the women.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the suspects' identification, charging or arrest. Call 713-222-8477 (TIPS), visit www.crime-stoppers.org or text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous.

carol.christian@chron.com

I just gotta get my old fat butt out of this city and back out to the safety of the country, or at least to the sanity of a small community!

Let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside on the patio. I don't think the crazies can see us out here, but you just never know!

17 comments:

linda m said...

This world sure is going crazy! Maybe it is a combination of things; overpopulation, high unemployment, lack of "parenting", and the "me" attitude of today's generation. I would love to move out of the city and into a small community or the country. Enjoy your coffee!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

I must admit that I was happier in the country. Cities are crazy places.

AV

Momlady said...

Hang in there, Mr. Hermit. The time will come when you can get away. I know I will never willingly live in a city anywhere!

Anonymous said...

Yea, here in Athens all we get is drive by shootings, meth labs and people burning down churches.

Ben in Texas said...

Well Sir Hermit, you are more than welcome to come here and chill out in the country. Got the RV set up and plugged in if you don't want to bunk down here in the house. Shade you can sit under, NO drug gangs in the area, no loud trucks down the street ( most of the time)..

come on up!!

IanH said...

Life on an Acreage is the only way to go! Of course we do have our problems. The odd coyote shows up, plus we have to use the motion detecting water cannon to scare off the deer out of the garden. Coffee sounds great! Think I'll wander off to town and have a Timmie's. Why not join us for a change?

Kyddryn said...

We have a spare room, Mister Hermit, sir...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

JoJo said...

Yes things are getting crazy. If the houseing market would change I would sell my place and find something more suited for the winter here. Oh well wishfull thinking I guess. I really hate going home in the fall.
And Sponge Bob square pants huh,real grown up person isn't he. Some one has to know this fool.
Nice morning to sit outside and drink coffee.:)

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I´ve never regretted moving out to the countryside but we do have our share of nut heads here too :-) :-)

I do hope You´ll get the chance of moving to a smaller community soon!

Have a great day!

sel said...

I love Texas with the fervor of a lifetime native, but wow Houston is pretty crazy. I would love to go north of houston and live in the sticks somewhere, near a beautiful lake, but like everyone else, I cant see how to get there.

Watch out for those cartoon pajamas now!

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
When the bad guys wear their PJ bottoms to a robbery, you know they are lazy!

I'm too old to deal with this much longer!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey AV...
That they are, my friend! That they are!

I thank you for coming by today!


Hey Anon 7:17...
Do they wear their pajamas? I guess that all places have their share of crazies, huh?

I appreciate you coming by today!


Hey Ben...
I may just have to do that one of these days, buddy!

Have to get someone to check on mom everyday first!

Certainly appreciate the offer!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Ian...
4 legged critters I can handle! It's those 2 legged ones that scare me!

I just can't believe this fool would wear pajamas to do a robbery!

Many thanks for coming by today!


Hey K...
That's all you need, to have another person underfoot there at Casa de Crazy!

I certainly appreciate the offer, though!

Thanks for stopping by this morning!

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
It would be nice, but remember you don't like the snow! Could you learn to live with that again?

Maybe you could rent your place out during the Summer!

Hey, thanks, sweetie, for coming by this morning!


Hey Christer...
I guess the crazy folks are just about everywhere!

At least you have some puppies to help keep them at bay!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!


Hey Sel...
Is it just me, or does it seem that things are getting worse every day?

I really appreciate you coming by today!

Bob Mc said...

That pair must be real hard to ID! LMAO.

I haven't lived in a city in 35 years and refuse to ever again. Sometimes it even gets to crowded out here for me. I'm pulling out for a camp in the mountains. See ya in a couple of weeks, more or less.

russell1200 said...

5'6" and 220 pounds. Maybe his Mom told him to get his big f-- a-- of the couch and get some exercise. This is probably not what she meant though.

The trend of (usually very amateurish) criminals apparently continues.

http://reflexionesfinales.blogspot.com/2010/11/strange-times-masked-robbers.html

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
Sounds like a very workable plan to me! Camping in the mountains is always a good thing, I think!

Have a good one and thanks for coming by today!


Hey Russell...
You would think this bozo would be too embarrassed to wear something like that outside!

No pride in anything, it seems!

I appreciate the visit today!

tffnguy said...

I don't miss Houston or any other big city I've lived in at all!!!

HermitJim said...

Hey tffnguy...
I certainly can't fault you for that at all!

I wouldn't still be here if it weren't for feeling the need to be here for Mom!

Take care and thanks for the visit today!