Blog: Driving drunk while 'inside' Walmart?

9:31 PM, Apr 7, 2013   |    comments
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Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. The 'People of Walmart' may have just been trumped.

I've heard of driving drunk on the streets, in parking lots, on a bicycle, on a lawnmower and even in amusement parks but inside a store? Really? Is that even enforceable? Apparently, in Florida, it is enforceable and they call it disorderly intoxication.

Oh, and this guy was also charged with felony retail theft. What? As opposed to felony "wholesale" theft?

Anyway, Brooksville Florida police reported that Timothy Carr, of Brooksville, is facing charges of disorderly intoxication and felony retail theft.

Police say that about 9 p.m. March 31, they were called to the Walmart store and found Carr highly intoxicated and driving around the store on a motorized shopping cart.

Police say he had removed an alcoholic beverage from a shelf and was drinking it, while knocking other items off the shelves as he sped around in his motorized shopping cart.

Police say Carr told them right away he did not have the money to pay for the alcohol he was drinking.

Carr had two previous arrests for retail theft, which made the current arrest a felony.

And you know I usually stick to one topic in my blog but I just have to mention two other things.

I am not making light of what is going on with North Korea but do you realize that Kim Jong-un is the third member of his dynasty to rule North Korea and he is only 30 years old?

He took over in December 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, who staged confrontations with South Korea and the United States throughout his 17-year rule.

A 30-year-old is threatening us with a missile strike? Really?

And my last subject, know that last week a St. Johnsbury, Vermont judge refused to arraign a domestic violence suspect until he changed his shirt, which had the words: "I bust mine to kick yours."

Caledonia Superior Court Judge Mary Miles Teachout told Christopher Bryant on Wednesday she wasn't going ahead with the arraignment until he changed the shirt. She then left the courtroom.

Public defender Doug Willey then took of his suit jacket and put it on his client backward to cover the shirt. Bryant, who is 28 and from St. Johnsbury, remained covered by Willey's coat for the arraignment in which he pleaded not guilty.

He was charged with unlawful restraint, domestic assault and other charges stemming from a confrontation with his girlfriend.

I like the way this judge this judge thinks.


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