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Police: Pregnant, drunk woman with hammer asked for 'soft shell' during holdup of La Crosse taco joint

By Anne Jungen

La Crosse Tribune

Updated: 08/05/2010

A pregnant La Crosse woman on probation is accused of trying to rob a South Side restaurant for drug money late Tuesday only to fail when she could not pull her weapon — a hammer — from her shorts.

"I want a soft shell and this is a stickup. Give me all your money," the woman reportedly told the cashier about 10:40 p.m. at Taco John's at 1211 Jackson St.

The woman then tugged on the handle of a hammer in her pocket but could not work it free, according to La Crosse police reports. The cashier pressed the restaurant's panic button and called 911 as the woman fled.

Julie Bailey, 38, was arrested within minutes on 10th Street, a wooden hammer in her hand. Officers also recovered Bailey's pink and white slippers believed worn during the crime near 10th and Jackson streets.

She is jailed on a $10,000 cash bond and faces charges of attempted armed robbery and obstructing officers when she returns Wednesday to La Crosse County Circuit Court.

Bailey, who had a 0.21 blood-alcohol content when arrested, told police her roommate threatened to evict her if she didn't come up with money for crack cocaine. She tried to sell her engagement ring back to Kmart for $150, then decided against robbing Mr. Stix tavern and the Walgreens store because both were too crowded, reports stated.

Her roommate also supplied the hammer used in the attempted robbery, Bailey told police. Bruce Collins, 51, is expected to be charged with being party to the crime of attempted armed robbery and bail jumping Wednesday. He is jailed on a $5,000 cash bond.

Boy, 4, caught with beer, wearing dress

 Mom says he got drunk, stole girl's dress because he 'wants to go to jail'

The Associated Press

updated 12:26 p.m. CT, Thurs., Dec . 17, 2009

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Tennessee investigators say a 4-year-old boy was found roaming his neighborhood in the night, drinking beer and wearing a little girl's dress taken from under a neighbor's Christmas tree.

The child's mother, 21-year-old April Wright, told WTVC-TV that the boy "wants to go to jail because that's where his daddy is."

Wright said she and the boy's father are going though a divorce.

The boy, found outside his house in Chattanooga on Tuesday, was taken to a hospital and treated for alcohol consumption.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Janice Atkinson said the incident is being investigated but the department declined to release the report.

The boy's mother said she met with child protective services and was told she will get to keep custody of her son.

Comment: I Can Hardly Wait to Meet His Dad!

What's crazier than one drunk operating a horse? How about two drunks operating a horse?

Police received several reports from a local Christmas parade of a woman on a white horse slumped in her saddle, but officers were unable to locate the woman or the horse in the parade.

Police eventually found 46-year-old Patti Lynn Moore, still slumped forward on her horse outside of a motel. The responding officer described her as "extremely intoxicated."

Unlike the intoxicated Amish man, Moore only received a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. I guess that because technically, the horse was the designated driver.

KSTP Radio talk show host Jay Kolls returned to the air after a long absence for alcohol treatment.

Kolls, who turned 49 last week, told AM 1500 listeners that he spent 28 days at the Hazelden treatment center in Minnesota, which he described as a humbling experience.

While up at "Camp Hazelden," Kolls said, "Not only do you talk about what a jackass you are, but you write down what a jackass you are. ... Then you have people write to you and tell you what a jackass you are.".......

Note to Mr. Kolls: It a not because of your alcoholism that Hazelden focused on

your jackass-ism - it's because you are a jackass, you work for the jackass

'Talk 1500 Station'and you also happen to have alcohol dependence. . . . . . . .

Duluth Man Found Guilty of Driving Motorized La-Z-Boy

With BAC of .29

Driver rode motorized chair away from bar and hit parked car

The Associated Press

DULUTH, Minn. - A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk.

A criminal complaint said 62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police he left a bar in the northern Minnesota town of Proctor on his chair after drinking eight or nine beers.

Prosecutors say Anderson's blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit, when he crashed into a parked vehicle in August 2008. He was not seriously injured.

Police said the chair was powered by a converted lawnmower and had a stereo and cup holders.

Sixth Judicial District Judge Heather Sweetland stayed 180 days of jail time Monday and ordered two years of probation for Anderson. His attorney, David Keegan, did not immediately return a call for comment.

Eagan man arrested after two run-ins with

University of Minnesota police

Police arrested an Eagan man over the weekend after he allegedly assaulted a fellow sports fan at TCF Bank Stadium and then tussled with authorities when they tried to put his drunken fiancee in an ambulance, according to incident and media reports.

Out came a Taser, which gave the man repeated shocks until he could be handcuffed, according to two University of Minnesota police reports.

The reports indicate alcohol was more than likely a contributing factor.

Things got off to a rocky start for Joseph Allen Chapman, 24, on Saturday when he allegedly punched another fan in the head during the Gophers football game in Minneapolis. Chapman was ejected from the stadium, according to a police report filed by officer David Wilske. The victim, a 42-year-old man, declined to press charges.

Less than two hours later, paramedics flagged down two university police officers and told them a man was interfering with their efforts to transport an inebriated woman to Hennepin County Medical Center for medical attention, according to the Minnesota Daily newspaper and a report filed on the incident.

Officers Jamie Yunker and Aaron Collins arrived on the scene, the report states, and found Chapman pulling on his fiancee's gurney, yelling, "They aren't taking her anywhere. She's coming with me."

When Collins attempted to restrain him, Chapman allegedly spit in his eye and tried to punch him. Collins reported he struck Chapman in the head with his fist "six or seven times," and Yunker deployed the Taser soon after.

The report states that Chapman continued to resist and Yunker redeployed the Taser. Collins put his knee between Chapman's shoulder blades to pin him and handcuff him. Chapman later declined medical treatment and was transported to the precinct for booking on probable cause of gross misdemeanor assault on a police officer.

He was released Sunday from the Hennepin County jail after posting $3,000 bail. The report indicates the incident would be referred to the Minneapolis city attorney's office for possible charges.

Efforts to reach Chapman for comment Wednesday were not immediately successful.

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