Pembroke, FL: Matthew Murphy was already in trouble for allegedly lying to a 911 operator about an angry roommate with a machine gun. Things didn’t get better for Murphy when he mockingly asked the responding Broward Sheriff’s deputies if he had interrupted their doughnut break.
Murphy, 46, of Pembroke Park, who was released from prison last month, ended up behind bars again early Sunday morning after an apparent drunken bender at his trailer in the Lake Shore Mobile Home Park.
An arrest report details how Murphy allegedly threatened to kill his roommate, challenged a female deputy into fist fight, repeatedly called her by a racial slur, threatened to kill a different deputy and then said he was going blow up a sheriff sub-station.
Later inside the station’s holding cell, Murphy urinated on the floor, according to his arrest report.
Wellington, FL: David Belson, 50, is accused of grabbing a teenage girl and slamming her head against a door several times after an argument about hard-boiled eggs.
University of Iowa: Samantha Goudie goes by @vodka_samm on Twitter. That name seems to make sense when you hear about what she pulled during the first college football Saturday of the season. She was arrested at Iowa’s game against Northern Illinois while trying to jump on the field. She was given a breathalyzer and proceeded to blow a .341. Full story at BroBible.com.
Marionville, MO: This would-be robber picked the wrong clerk. How wrong? A 30-year military veteran with four tours of Iraq. A former prison guard, private investigator, professional extraditor of federal prisoners and — perhaps most important on this particular Sunday night — owner of a Walther PPX 9 mm handgun.
Jon Lewis Alexander, 54, of Marionville, thwarted a robbery about 9 p.m. Sunday at Beer 30 on East Logan Street in Marionville — after the would-be robber pulled his weapon first. As a store security video shows, Alexander used his left hand to push the robber’s handgun back while pulling and swinging his 9 mm into the robber’s face. The man’s mouth, to be exact, as the robber haplessly holds his own weapon at his side.
When asked for comment, Alexander said he didn’t fire because the man never got his weapon pointed at him. “If I had seen the actual barrel of the gun, I would have pulled the trigger. My life wasn’t threatened.”
Police swabbed the end of Alexander’s gun for DNA since it was in the robber’s mouth. When asked for his thoughts on people who attempt robberies: “I think they all ought to be put away — permanently.”