Summer is the time for refreshing beverages. Also, it’s apparently the time for reprehensible human beings doing astoundingly terrible things. People get thirsty when it’s hot out. This past year, the bar industry sold almost 200 million kegs of beer. Beer may be a lucrative summer beverage, but this North Carolina 9-year-old isn’t quite of age to be slinging pints of lager, so he set up the quintessential summertime lemonade stand.
His sign displaying organic lemonade for 25 cents per cup, young Mark David wanted to save up for a lawnmower. Everything was going alright until a masked teen approached Mark’s stand, put a gun to his stomach, and demanded his lemonade earnings. Not arguing with a mask-wearing gunman, Mark gave up the money and the robber fled the scene.
“In today’s world, people are very bold. Criminals are very bold. This is a new low,” said a Union County spokesperson.
Truly, to go out of your way to rob a 9-year-old at gunpoint really is a new low. The police were called and investigated the scene, then ended up finding the discarded metal box from Mark’s stand and the handgun in question, which ended up being a BB gun. Still. Low. The robber got away with less than $20.
Mark wasn’t hurt but was super bummed out. He’s an ambitious young lad who really wanted to save up for his lawnmower, with which he aimed to start his own lawn mowing business. This hardly deterred him, and the community rallied around him, offering monetary donations that he politely declined.
However, he didn’t decline one surprise. His story caught traction and a local Lowe’s showed up the next day with a little donation for Mark: the brand new lawnmower that he had been saving for. Naturally, he was ecstatic. Slated to increase $10 billion in 2018, Mark is determined to get his share in the home and garden market. Now he’s properly outfitted with just the equipment to do so.
He’s since moved his lemonade stand to a community pool and plans to continue selling refreshments to whoever is interested. The suspect in the robbery was quickly apprehended and arrested.
?I am very proud of the work our deputies and detectives did to identify the suspect in this case. They have worked tirelessly to bring closure for the victim, his family and the St. John?s Forest community,” said the Union County Sherriff.
Mark is a resilient kid and it’s always heartwarming to see a community support each other, restoring faith in humanity one bit of goodness at a time.
*Ryan Cherwinski thought he could just walk by Emelia Holden, grab her butt, and keep it movin’ like it never even happened. Unfortunately he didn’t realize that Emily don’t play that and she instantly made him realize he just effed up.
As you can see in thepic above (and video below), Holden, 21, didn?t hesitate to take matters into her own hands when Cherwinski groped her during her shift at Vinnie Van Go-Go?s in Savannah, Georgia on June 30. Holden immediately turns around and grabs him by his collar and slams him into a counter.
?I looked at him and I said, ?You don?t touch me, motherf??!? ? Holden tells PEOPLE. ?I didn?t even think, I just reacted. I don?t know how I reacted the way I did. I?ve never done that before.?
*Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time! But then you could argue that this person shouldn’t have been in the “wrong place” … in the first place … because she was a cop! If you haven’t heard, Iris Rowe, a police officer in Atlanta resigned on Wednesday, just days after her arrest during a $30,000 drug raid.
?The Atlanta Police Department contacted Officer Rowe and notified her that she would be dismissed from employment with the Department at an emergency hearing with Chief (Erika) Shields on Thursday,? Atlanta police said in a statement. ?Officer Rowe chose instead to tender her resignation.?
In a handwritten resignation letter, Rowe apologized to the department for the ?shameful act.?
*No, an airline worker mishandling our luggage is not a good look for any airline. Especially since we have to pay for the privilege of taking our luggage on the plane with us.
Yes. I’m being facetious.
But one baggage handler at the Honolulu Airport clearly doesn’t like her job; and secondly, doesn’t give a damn about your luggage.
Fox News reports traveler Vanessa Marsh spotted a female staffer throwing hefty suitcases down a metal chute onto a plane bound for Phoenix, and posted a 30-second video clip of the scene to the social network on May 9. Scroll down to see the clip. Continue reading
*A male passenger on Frontier Airlines Flight 864 from Denver to Charleston, SC, was led away in handcuffs shortly after his flight landed. Witnesses say Michael A. Haag, a 45-year-old white man was drinking on flight and first grabbed a woman seated next to him.
Emily, a passenger on the flight, described Haag as ?extremely intoxicated? and ?out of his mind.? She said he apparently groped a woman next to him, and said, ?I hear a woman scream, if this man f?king touches me one more time I?ll f?king kill him,? according to Fox 31 Denver.
The woman alleged that she saw the man drink two double shots of vodka on the flight. Haag also verbally assaulted another woman by asking her personal questions about her sexual habits. Continue reading
*North Carolina police say that Roger Self intentionally rammed his car into the restaurant where his family was sitting. He had brought them to lunch, then when he got up and left the table, the family says they thought he was going to the restroom.
But he went outside to his car instead.
?I saw a white Jeep just fly past my face,? Brandon Wilson, a waiter at the Surf and Turf restaurant where the family was having lunch told the Gazette.?
He was headed back to the table to check on the family when he heard glass shattering.
“It was so unreal. I saw chairs and tables and cups just flying everywhere. It just sounded like a tornado.? Continue reading
*Should I be worried? I’m probably not the only credentialed Black press asking this question. Let’s just hope that calling the cops on workers like me won’t become a trend. After all, credentials didn’t help Arturo Holmes, an African American photojournalist covering the 2018 Preakness Stakes — a horse racing event – in Baltimore last Saturday. Apparently he made a white person nervous and the cops were called.
But before I go any further, hats off to his colleague; photojournalist, J. M. Giordano, a white man, for not only standing up in the face of this racist action, but calling it his last time providing coverage at the event
My last Preakness. Ima finish my assignment, but I just witnessed a young, black photog @ARTugraphiq discriminated against in the press box. He had the proper credentials and was extremely polite asking where he could shoot. His drivers license was demanded and the cops called.
He then continued… Continue reading
This man’s actions go beyond nerve, and surpasses any sense of entitlement. Timothy Manley, who was traveling on a Frontier flight from from Colorado Springs to Orlando with his wife and son on Friday took issue with a service dog who was traveling with its owners; a pregnant, deaf woman and her deaf husband.
So he didn’t just complain about it. When the plane landed, Manley punched the dog, a Great Dane named Zariel; who yelped, shook her head and hid under a seat, according to the Orlando Police Department.
The dog’s owner, Hazel Ramirez, 21, and her 30-year-old partner, Matthew Silvay, also deaf, tried to yell at Manley.
And look at what this entitled piece of you-know-what did then. Continue reading