Monday, June 23, 2008

I REALLY wish I had a picture for you....

Elkhart man arrested for nude mowing

Tribune Staff Report

ELKHART — The recent summer heat apparently was too much for an Elkhart man who needed to mow his lawn.

A 31-year-old man was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Friday for mowing his front lawn in the nude, according to Elkhart city police.

Officers were called to a home in the 2300 block of Cassopolis Street on complaints about the nude mower.

Police arrested the man on a charge of public indecency.

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I thought this story was funny enough, but it got even better after watching the local news. They reported that the man was wearing nothing but--get this--"a dog collar and sandals."

<snort!>

I'm having this mental image of him riding along on his mower (no word if it was a push mower or a riding one, but in my imagination, it's a riding one) wearing nothing but a smile, a dog collar, and his sandals, and singing, "Greeeeeen acres is the place to be!" Gee...I wonder if alcohol could have been involved in this incident?

Another big story from last night, and still being reported on today, was an apartment fire caused by a lightning strike. I believe the numbers were 4 apartments destroyed by fire, and the 8 apartments beneath them with severe water damage. The news tonight reported that, if I recall correctly, 70% of renters don't have renters' insurance. Could that be true? I don't mean to sound...incredulous, I guess is the best word, but everyone does know that it's important to have insurance to protect your personal belongings, even as a renter, right? Maybe it's a lot more expensive in other states, but in Indiana, it's very reasonable. From the very first apartment I ever had, I always had renters' insurance. Especially after I got divorced and was on my own, I knew that having to replace everything I had would have put me in the poorhouse, and I certainly wouldn't have been able to replace the nice things I had, like my Bose 901 speakers (still got 'em, too). If you live in an apartment, don't take the chance of losing everything you have and everything you've accumulated over the years. PLEASE get renters' insurance and protect yourself! This local apartment fire wasn't the fault of anyone--no one was smoking in bed, no one set the fire, it was a lightning strike that ignited it. It definitely happens, and don't risk seeing all your hard work go up in flames!

Last week, I made some baked pasta, and there is plenty left, so we're having that tonight, along with roasted garlic and bread and a salad. I'm getting hungry! Oh, and I got a call from Mom this afternoon, and she said they'd just had one of my brownies and they were really good--she said they were very much like Aunt Margaret's, except she made hers a little thinner and she also put nuts in them. I said that the recipe called for nuts, but I've never liked nuts in my brownies. What is your brownie preference?

 

15 comments:

deshelestraci said...

no nuts in my brownies.  If I'm feeling really decadent ~ frosting!
Traci

buckoclown said...

Alcohol involvement was what I thought of immediately.

Hold the Nuts is my choice :o)

madcobug said...

Guess that man was hot LOL. I can't have sweets now but I used to put nuts in mine.

jimsulliv3 said...

It's illegal to mow your grass naked? Damned commies!  I couldn't stop ;aughing long enough to vote on the "nuts" deal. I was thinking what the two police officer's discusion when the arrested the nude man. First officer: 'The man's nuts!" Second officer: " I know, I can see 'em."

Jimmy

dbdacoba said...

I'm amused at the charge "public indecency" as opposed to private indecency?  Maybe he's a really decent man, privately.  And what is public decency, and do they give awards for that?  The snooper who called the police must have somethng to answer for. "public intrusion"?  Or maybe the neighbor called the cops just to stop the noise the mower was making.  Besides, he wasn't nude, he had his sandels and his dog collar.  Maybe that's how he gets his jollies.  The poor man.

eml625 said...

I always had renters insurance. You gotta !
Hold the nuts please!!

Ellen

frankandmary said...

Ha Ha  How can you POSSIBLY do any spin control on mowing the lawn naked with a dog collar on! I can imagine someone trying to have that discussion with an errant neighbor: Bob, you've just got to stop mowing the lawn naked with that dog collar on ;-0, sooner or later it will lead to charges.....

howiseeit101 said...

Just stopped by...catching up on your journal entries over the week.  George Carlin will be missed!  The favorite childhood toy is in my memory now.  It was a doll with a wooden head (remember them?).  And the lawn mowing gig?  Too funny!  Catch you next week when I return from Shenandoah Valley.
Karen

carouselqueen70 said...

Someone is a card short of a deck!! Even drunk this would be about insane especially with the dog collar. lol what a nut!! As far as insurance, right now I cant say much because I dont have any insurance on my trailor due to the fact that we just cant afford it right now. I am always pacing the floor about it. I am hoping to get back in track soon. I hope those people are ok in the apartment complex. I will say a prayer from them. It mush be horrible to lose everything like that. ...love, Christine

shrbrisc said...

I could actually invision my neighbor doing that a can of bear in one had and driving around singing that song omg I am still laughing .. I love nuts in my brownies
hugs
Sherry

markonit said...

... uh, I have had opportunity to see it happen in my time ... weird ... which is why I like 'nuts' only in brownies ..!

rdautumnsage said...

I like nuts...in the brownies that is (winks). I never had much to worry about renters insurance. Since I've got my home with Doc now, definitely have insurance. The Kia was a no go. We thought it was a different model as it was that particuliar model is not a good choice according to Consumer reports. Sigh...so back to the grind tomorrow and looking for something that appeals to us both.

I don't think there is anyway to save face after mowing the lawn naked with a dog collar...the neighbors won't ever let you live that one down. (Hugs)Indigo

blossomcat said...

I would be afraid of sunburning places that had never seen the sun; or maybe, he has done this before so the son exposure was not a problem.  

Claudia

jmoqueen said...

I have insurance and I'm renting :)  Mind you I don't live in the US but your right people are stupid if they don't have insurance LOL @ the bloke mowing ;)

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

aimer said...

As usual, I'm two steps behind. I was checking out your entry for today and followed the link back to this entry. What is it with these guys and lawn mowers! I'm not going to say why or how I know this, but the guy was wearing a dog collar, and I just wonder if perhaps he wasn't following orders to mow the lawn naked? There is a whole little or maybe not so little B&D subculture that involves wearing collars, dominance and submission, and following orders. Wonder if there was a woman in the house wearing thigh high leather boots? Just a thought.--Sheria