Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Car crashes into house

Well, really it's a bar. But there's no denying the loads of strangeness contained within this story.
A woman crashed a pickup into a bar this morning, then ran away in high heels, police and witnesses said.

She was headed south in the 1800 block of Quintana Road about 7 a.m. when she veered into oncoming traffic, clipping a Hyundai Accent before barreling through a parking lot and into Dayzee Dukes Saloon, police said.

George Valdez, who lives next to Dayzee Dukes, peered out a window after hearing the impact and saw a large dust cloud at the bar.

Dazed, the driver emerged from the building and appeared to have difficulty getting her balance, Valdez said.

“She looked kind of wobbly, but I don't know if it was from the crash or the heels,” Valdez said.

Then, she sprinted away, chased by a beer truck driver.
(from the Express-News)

Now read that again. And tell me you didn't chuckle just a little.

A truck.
In a bar.
Named Dayzee Dukes.
A cloud of dust!
A wobbly woman emerges.
In heels.
She sprints!
Chased by a beer truck driver.

It's all there, telling a story in a way that I don't mind reading over once or twice. Good writing, Ms. Ana Ley. Good writing.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Slippery thieves stealing used grease from S.A. restaurants"

At first glance, I wonder why restaurant owners would be upset about this situation.
Big’z burgers and fries aren’t the only things popular at this award-winning restaurant — so is the used cooking oil.

“The more people you serve, the more grease you go through (and) the more full that grease trap is out there,” manager Matthew Coker said.

But lately, the grease trap has appeared empty. The fry cooks noticed it first. Then, the restaurant turned to its surveillance cameras.

“There’s been what looks like a company truck backing up and stealing it. It has happened to us several times already.”
(from KENS-5)

I'm clueless about this. Do restaurants sell their used grease? I was always under the impression they had to pay someone to haul it away, like trash, in which case the theft wouldn't really be that big of a deal. Of course, if the restaurants do make money selling the old oil I can see why they'd be irked if someone stole it.

Does anyone know more about this? Is it standard practice for eateries to sell cooking grease? I am genuinely curious.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Not making the cops go too far

You know, if you're going to crash into another vehicle, you might as well make it easy for the police to respond.
It was wrong place, wrong time and definitely wrong vehicle for a driver who crashed into a PD wagon right in front of the new downtown police station.

Police say that driver slammed his car into the police wagon just after midnight Saturday.

The wagon was on a mail delivery run and parked outside the new station in the 300 block of S. San Saba.
(from KSAT-12)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"3 deadly pedestrian crashes on San Antonio streets have others alert"

Geez, is a certain race in town, or what?
An especially deadly day for pedestrians on San Antonio streets has other people on alert. Three people were hit and killed Tuesday while crossing busy roadways.

San Antonio police said the triple tragedies began with the death of Erna Zwicke, 90, who was hit while crossing Fredericksburg Road near W. Agarita Avenue in a wheelchair around 7:30 a.m.

Twelve hours later, a man who friends said was homeless died after being hit by a pickup as he crossed Walzem Road near Montgomery Drive. The driver sped away from the scene, according to police.


Shortly after 8 p.m., San Antonio officers were called to the scene of a third fatal crash.

An accident report stated that a 47-year-old woman was struck by an 18-wheeler on the Interstate 35 North access road near Fisher Road.
(from KSAT-12)

Run fast, if you're on foot. Slow down a bit, if you're not.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Not thinking long enough about a good place to nap

Sometimes the criminals just kind of catch themselves, don't they?
San Antonio police made two big arrests Wednesday, detaining two suspects they believe are linked to numerous burglaries with theft in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Officers said one of the suspects who is in his 20s was found sleeping in a car full of electronics at an apartment complex located off of Vance Jackson and Orsinger.

Police said the suspect in the car told police the property belonged to someone inside an apartment.

After going into the apartment they found a stolen gun and another suspect, also in his 20s, hiding in a closet, detectives said.
(from KENS-5)

And they like to smile for the cameras, too.

I love you, mija. I'll see y'all later!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

"Neighborly feud ends in south-side street brawl"

Well, that makes it sound like everyone was getting along just peachy as they were exchanging fightin' words. You know, before it got all western on the South Side.
An argument between two south-side neighbors turned into an all-out street brawl late Tuesday night.

The brawl, which involved nearly a dozen people, started as an argument between two women at the intersection of Linda Lou and Hackberry, San Antonio police said.

Each of the women called more family members outside to help, police said. It didn't take long for the two families to start exchanging punches.

Police said everyone scrambled into a home when officers arrived at the intersection.
(from KENS-5)

And on National Night Out, no less.