Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Brief Interlude ~ With A Katana

Congratulations to Rel of Under The Microscope! He won the latest point in the Wandering Games! There will be a new location up this afternoon... come back and play!

In the interim, here's a head turner for your entertainment:

A Sword Wielder Robs Walgreens In Glendale (as published in the Denver Post) ~

GLENDALE — A 19-year-old man held up a Walgreens in Glendale with a sword Tuesday evening.
He ran off with a cache of the painkiller Oxycontin, but he was chased down by police about a hundred yards away, according to authorities.
The man's name wasn't released pending his booking, said Glendale police Sgt. Joe Silla.
The red-haired teen, dressed in black jeans and a black T-shirt, wielded a Samurai-style sword during the 6:30 p.m. holdup, Silla said.

You know times are rough when a kid resorts to holding up a Walgreens with a sword for painkillers.

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

4 comments:

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Just. Wow. Can you imagine being the clerk/pharmacist?!

Pearl said...

peculiar. he must have had quite the stabbing pain.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

You can dress 'em up but you can't take 'em out.

At first I assumed it was Glendale, California, but Colorado -- now that's unusual.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Michelle,

I thought about that... would you take it seriously and be scared or would you hand the guy the bottle of pills and try not to snicker while doing it?


Pearl!

You're such a cut up! HA HA HA... love your humor!
;o)


Hearts,

So unusual! In particular for Glendale; Glendale is about -thisbig- and nothing ever, ever happens there. So crazy!
Now they'll have something to talk about for ages to come!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore