Did you throw out the leftover turkey and get the Christmas tree up? If not, you better get on it, doggone it! The jolly old fat man will be here before you know it. And then a week later this god-forsaken year will finally be over and done with!
But until it is in the rearview mirror, I have some scoops for you to keep your wandering mind off things.
Spotted in BaCo
Two Baldwin county spies filed reports with me this week. First, Apple CEO and Robertsdale native Tim Cook picked up takeout at a restaurant on the Eastern Shore sometime over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. And another spy saw a runaway horse galloping down the highway in Spanish Fort. How are these things related? I don’t know. They both happened in BaCo, and horses do like apples. So you do the math.
Riding Lawnmower Bandit
According to a Facebook post by the Cedar Point Fishing Pier in Coden, someone broke into their office and equipment room on Thanksgiving Day and stole a bunch of rods and reels and a riding lawnmower. A man fitting the description of the subject was then spotted several places still riding the stolen lawnmower, including near Jemison’s Bait Shop, down DIP and near the Fowl River Bridge.
Cedar Point has had a rough year as they were heavily damaged by the hurricanes. They are asking for help identifying the person (pictured below), as authorities would like to speak with him in connection. Nice belt! Please call the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office or Cedar Point Pier if you have any information.
Strange tales from the MPD Blotter
A collection of some of the stranger police reports from the Mobile Police Department in the past week. As always, presented without names or comment ….
On Tuesday, Nov. 24 at approximately 7:12 a.m., police responded to Dollar General, 5475 Moffett Road, in reference to a possible commercial robbery. The subject used a large block of concrete to force open the front doors of the business. He entered and took a drink and a bag of chips. Officers were able to catch the subject as he was leaving the parking lot on foot.
On Wednesday, Nov. 25 at approximately 2:01 a.m., police responded to the Circle K, 10 North University Blvd., in reference to a customer advising dispatch that the front door of the business was shattered. Upon arrival, officers located the subject behind the clerk’s counter smoking a cigarette. Officers determined the subject unlawfully entered the business by breaking the front glass door and had been inside the store for an hour drinking milk and eating a protein bar.
On Thursday, Nov. 26 at approximately 7 p.m., police responded to the Bama Motel, 4012 Government Blvd., in reference to one shot. The victim stated that the subject was arguing with a female and shot him as he walked by for no reason. The victim was transported to the hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.
On Monday, Nov. 30 at approximately 9:20 p.m., police responded to Sai Quickmart, 2306 Airport Blvd., for a report of a robbery and shots fired. Upon arrival, the store clerk informed officers that an unknown male entered the convenience store and attempted to conceal candy in his pants. The store clerk witnessed the theft and activated the magnetic door lock securing the suspect inside the store. When the suspect realized the door was locked, the suspect produced a handgun and fired one bullet through the glass door. When the glass door did not shatter, the suspect then turned the gun on the employees demanding they allow him to leave. The suspect fled the building through the attached liquor store.
Well, kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ horse/Tim Cook-sighting lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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