Mindless Yobs In The News Vo. 13 (Local Edition)
A couple of local news items for today. First from the News Leader, we have a mysterious tale of a naked man standoff.
The 21-year-old was inside the house when police arrived, the release said, but jumped out a window and fled from officers.
Attempts to Taser the naked man were unsuccessful, the release said, and the man was able to barricade himself in his own home next door.
Christian County sheriff’s deputies helped Nixa police surround the home while the tactical team was summoned. Officers and family members then tried for several hours to get the man to surrender, the release said.
The man reportedly had access to weapons in the home, so the tactical team used non-lethal gas in an attempt to flush him out.
The man remained barricaded in the house, however. Officers eventually located him hiding in the attic and pulled him out, the release said.
“The suspect continued to resist the officers, but he was taken into custody without further incident,” the release said.
Next, again from the News Leader, a story about a guy who hired a hooker then, asked for a refund and that’s when the trouble started.
Dissatisfied with the services of a local prostitute, police say, Springfield resident Anthony E. Mello decided Sunday he wanted some of his money back.
He got pushy, the prostitute would later say, so she called her husband, who was waiting outside.
Wanted some of his money back not all of it. Her husband was waiting outside!!??
Things started civilly enough, with Mello paying the woman $200 upfront “for one hour of companionship,” the statement says.
But after allegedly having sex with the woman, Mello became upset when she wouldn’t fulfill a request, police say.
“(The woman) said Mello became physical with her by pushing her around and demanded his money back,” the statement says. “(She) called her husband … who was waiting for her downstairs.”
The husband entered the apartment and said he and his wife were leaving, but Mello blocked the exit. The man tried to push by him, and Mello allegedly threw him on the floor and punched him in the head “at least six times.”
The prostitute told police a man who was with Mello tried to pull him off. He was apparently unsuccessful, because police say Mello commenced to dragging the husband down a flight of stairs by his ankles.
“(The woman) said she saw (her husband’s) head hit each step on the way down,” the probable cause document says. “(She) said she attempted to call 911 from her cell phone at that time, but Mello took her phone from her and threw it.”
Saw his head hit each step on they way down the stairs. I’m pretty sure I saw that in a Tom and Jerry cartoon.
Who says nothing exciting ever happens in Springfield?