Monthly Archives: February 2015

Afroman Arrested: It’s a Bad Week for One-Hit Wonders

Screen Capture of Afroman Swinging at Fan

Screen Capture of Afroman Swinging at Fan

Afroman Mug shot

Afroman Mug shot

Joseph Foreman, best known as Afroman for his his “Because I Got High” was arrested in Biloxi, Mississippi this week for slugging a fan who climbed on stage. The young lady danced up behind him, and when she tried to rub on him, he abruptly turned and took a swing, as you can see on the video. He was later arrested for assault. He has apologized for his actions, saying he needs help for anxiety. And just yesterday, Vanilla Ice got arrested for Burglary.

CNN screencap

CNN screencap

Who’s next? Lou Bega gonna find the Mambo No. Five-Oh? Fiona Apple to be come a real Criminal? I hope Rico Suave doesn’t mess up his show! (Is that still on?) The edge on one-hit success here goes to Vanilla, who actually got his name in the headline. Poor Afroman is just referred to as “one-hit wonder” on Cnn.com. Oh look, CNN also wants to remind us again it is legal to film cops.

The Afroman video:

Vanilla Ice Arrested for Burglary

  • It sounds like a bad rap to me…
Robert Van Winkle, Vanilla Ice mug shot

Robert Van Winkle, Vanilla Ice mug shot

“Police were on the scene…” Robert Van Winkle, best known as a rapper who went by Vanilla Ice, and had a hit with “Ice Ice Baby” in the 90’s, was arrested yesterday in Lantana, Florida. It appears TMZ broke the story. He is accused of taking items from an unoccupied home next door to a home he is renovating for his DIY Network show “The Vanilla Ice Project”. Apparently the police found the items in home that he “controls” and believe he took some part in the taking. Florida has a very broad Principle Theory, which holds anyone involved accountable, even if they play a very minor role.

Ice says the charge is a misunderstanding, and is blown out of proportion. I hope it is for his sake, as burglary of a dwelling is a second degree felony in Florida, which scores out to a presumptive prison sentence. Unfortunately for him, the police didn’t pass him up this time. Full disclosure, I kind of like the “Vanilla Ice Project” show.

UPDATE:

This is part of the front page of the Vanilla Ice Project website. I scrolled through, but there don’t seem to be any photos or arrestable hijinx…

ON DIY Network

ON DIY Network

Moron Punches Self in Face, Tries to Blame Cops

Aleksander Tomaszewski Mug Shot

Aleksander Tomaszewski Mug Shot

Aleksander Tomaszewski of Eugene, Oregon thought he’d get himself out of jail if he claimed that the cops beat him up (incorrect). To bolster his lie, he punched himself in the face repeatedly, generating the bruises you can see in his mug shot. Unbeknownst to him, he was being recorded by a jail video camera the whole time. Needless to say, that did not aid in his efforts to be released from custody. As the NYDY points out– very “Fight Club”!

Crimcourts has long been an advocate of more cameras for law enforcement use. The cameras in this jail proved this criminal’s allegations to be false. They are a great tool, and it would really only take some cursory training to make sure that officers don’t try to game the system like these cops recently in St. Louis.

Be sure to watch the video, available on the NBC-2 link.

 

2 Drunks Pass Out in a Dumpster: Wake up in Garbage Truck

Only in Florida! The Tampa Bay Times already trumped me with the best possible headling to this story: “They must have been trashed.” Then, “When you wake up trapped in the back of a garbage truck, it’s a good time to review some of your life decisions.” Hope they had a good time!

Dumpster Couple, via TBT

Dumpster Couple, via TBT

Thanks @ErinOnTV for pointing this one out!

Florida Man Lists “Drug Dealer” as his Occupation on Booking Sheet

Robert Phillips Mug Shot

Robert Phillips Mug Shot

Robert Phillips was booked in on an array of 13 different charges a couple days ago in Palm Beach County. He’s no stranger to the law, having been arrested several times before. He’s also no stranger to a life of crime, as he actually listed “drug dealer” as his occupation on his arrest report. No surprise, as deputies indicate they saw him perform a hand-to-hand transaction. He then fled at a high rate of speed, ran into a Michael’s craft store, dropped a loaded handgun, and was apprehended with the help of a police dog when he ran out the back door! Deputies found 22 grams of heroin on him, and several more grams of cocaine in his vehicle.

Robert Phillips Prison Photo

Robert Phillips Prison Photo

He’s in deep trouble, not just because he has so many charges. If he is convicted of trafficking as charged: that is possessing more than 14 grams of heroin, he is facing a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years, and up to 30 on that charge alone. Looks like he is going to be forced into a career change. He’s been to prison before on drug and weapons offenses. Some people just aren’t cut out for a life of crime.

via Palm Beach Post

Jockey Arrested for Shocking His Horse During Race

  • Jockey Roman Chapa caught using a “Buzzer” during a horse race
  • It’s an electronic stimulator to illegally encourage the horse
  • He’s been in trouble for cheating multiple times, including similar use of an electronic device

Jockey Roman Chapa rode Quiet Acceleration to a photo-finish win in the Sam Houston stakes a few weeks ago. Now that photo may become his downfall. The picture clearly shows something in his hand: an electronic stimulator that he was probably using to shock the horse. They are known in the industry as a buzzer, battery or machine. And it turns out, Chapa has twice been suspended for cheating, and one of those incidents also involved a similar device.

Chapa is now facing felony charges for unlawful influence on racing. Texas considers it a serious offense to mess with the outcome of similar sporting events. Chapa also has a previous conviction for cruelty to animals. How was this guy still working? I suspect this will be the end of his career.

Thanks Beth for pointing this out!

DUI on a Zamboni : North Dakota Zamobni Operator Arrested

Steven Anderson Mug Shot

Steven Anderson Mug Shot

Oh, for Pete’s sake. Steven Anderson, the Zamboni driver at a girls’ high school hockey match in Fargo, was driving so badly that some girls’ parents called him in. Anderson was placed under arrest for DUI, dontcha know? Apparently, he wasn’t able to finish the job before the third period, and the players had to finish on rough ice. Heck, no word on whether he took a breathalyzer.

Regular readers of this blog know that you can get a DUI on any kind of vehicle in most states, including Florida. Zamboni’s are big dangerous machines, as any astute viewers of Cheers will remember.  There were reports of another Zamboni DUI just a few years ago...