A server at a St. Louis Applebee's served a large party, which caused the restaurant's point-of-sale system to kick in an automated 18 percent tip.This didn't sit well with Pastor Alois Bell of Truth in the World Deliverance Ministries Church (what is it about certain churches that makes them string ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on Disney canceling a 2013 Suzy Favor Hamilton appearance in Anaheim.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 20, 1:08 P.M.: Suzy Favor Hamilton, a three-time U.S. Olympic runner who appeared in a Nike commercial, reportedly spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour escort for ... More >>
Lenny Kyle Dykstra, the Garden Grove phenom who went on to an All-Star Major League Baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, has copped in federal court to being a thief, a fence and a fraud. Coupled with a previous conviction for being a perv, that makes "Nails" the ultimat ... More >>
Taco Bell customers aren't the only fast-food restaurant patrons that get on the news for behaving badly. The Smoking Gun obtained a police report that a 26-year-old man in Massachusetts has been arrested for "assault and battery with a dangerous weapon." The weapon? McDonald's fries.After going thr ... More >>
The latest installment of Assault With a Deadly Condiment comes from Massachusetts, where a college student is facing criminal charges for attacking his girlfriend with a pair of jeans covered in wasabi sauce. His reason for the spicy throwdown? "Some guy she slept with in school was texting her." B ... More >>
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge today sentenced Garden Grove phenom-turned-Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra to three years in state prison for a scheme to steal or lease cars using someone else's paperwork.Dkystra, known in his playing days for the New York Mets and Philadelphia ... More >>
FEB. 25: I think my house turns up in Mox's "Horrible Homes for Sale." I didn't even know it was for sale. Uh-oh.FEB. 26: A homeless man fights with two Fullerton police officers, but before muttering "don't like where this is going," understand that transient Mark Charbonneaux was later booked i ... More >>
sgs_1019/FlickrNintendo was founded as a multinational corporation in Japan 122 year go. Today the company is one of the most powerful in the gaming industry--well recognized both in and out of gaming circles. And the hip hop industry--with its proclivity to name-drop brands -- has been dicing N ... More >>
Drive-thru workers take a lot of crap from peabrain customers, but usually, their lives aren't at stake. Not this time. Last weekend in Missouri, Jeremy Combs, a 30-year-old convicted felon, was about scarf down his meal from Taco Bell only to discover--gasp--they forgot the hot sauce. That ... More >>
The Smoking Gun reports a 53-year old white male was arrested for watching cartoon porn on a laptop computer in view of children at a Natchez, Mississippi McDonald's. Usually, we dedicate this blotter to arrest reports from the nation's Taco Bells, but with only one Taco Bell location in Natchez ... More >>
Every week brings a slew of weird crimes committed at Taco Bells across the country, but we must always pay respect to the granddaddy of weird crime reports: The Smoking Gun. So when they report on a food crime, we give them a shameless plug--especially when it involves the Bell.
Final proof that the bacon phenomenon has finally jumped the shark: you have family members assaulting each other because one ate more bacon than anyone else. Scratch that: you have GRANDMOTHERS assaulting GRANDSONS for eating too much bacon.Of course, this could only happen in Pennsylvania.
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 11 A.M.: The lawyer for Lenny Dykstra is denying rampant media reports that Charlie Sheen bailed the embattled former Major League Baseball star out of jail. Meanwhile, the hits keep coming against the former New York Met and Philadelphia Philly facing federal fraud and loc ... More >>
Flickr user grantlairdjrFights involving grievous injury or even death--like what happened last month in SanTana, where two groups at a Mexican restaurant fought over which Mexican state was the best only to result in the murder of an innocent bystander--are a depressing reminder of man's inhuman ... More >>
Unacceptable sperm usageYou may recall Michael Kevin Lallana, the 31-year-old Newport Beach financial-services employee who was arrested last year for secretly spiking a female co-worker's water bottle with his sperm.Orange County prosecutors charged Lallana with six misdemeanor counts including ... More >>
The news that Charles Manson had a cell phone under the mattress of his Corcoran State prison cell probably doesn't surprise the mother of a young Anaheim woman who, as a teen, donned a "Free Manson" T-shirt, shaved her head, carved an "X" into the flesh between her eyebrows, and told friends ... More >>
A weekend of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Richard Nixon's library--or "The Dick," as the hepcats call it--kicked off this morning with the laying of wreaths at the graves of the 37th president and his wife Pat.However, before we get to the other fun-filled festivities that are in s ... More >>
This one is worthy of The Smoking Gun. Simply put: if you're driving a stolen vehicle, DO NOT GO THROUGH DRIVE-THRU.
No doubt next week's installment of this column will pull something from the Labor Day weekend, with God-knows-how-many pendejos of all races visiting Taco Bell to soak up booze. If we find enough, maybe a roundup ala The Smoking Gun. But for this week, something more serious: Taco Bell settled a ... More >>
Lenny Dykstra, the pride of Santa Ana known as "Nails" during an illustrious Major League Baseball career with the New York Mets in the 1980s and Philadelphia Phillies in the 1990s, details his post-career, financial free-fall in bankruptcy documents just posted by The Smoking Gun, which notes th ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
The Smoking Gun Web site exposed Akon earlier this year, unearthing police documents that show he's greatly exaggerated his arrest record and incarceration time. And so on his third album, Freedom, he downgrades himself from Konvicted (the title of his last CD) to "Troublemaker." Even this descripti ... More >>
Getting stiffed by a porn star took on a whole new meaning Monday when Huntington Beach's Janine Lindemulder was arraigned in federal court for allegedly failing to pay about $80,000 in income taxes, The Smoking Gun reports today. The racktacular 39-year-old entered a not guilty plea and was releas ... More >>
Okay, I'm not trying to pile on Chuck Philips or the Los Angeles Times over the now-retracted story about Sean "Diddy" Combs' alleged involvement in a 1994 attack on Tupac Shakur. Ever since The Smoking Gun ran a withering dissection of the documents on which the whole story depended and the Times w ... More >>
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