So this happened.
Florida man charged for eating pancakes in the middle of the road because Florida https://t.co/wp817xMK40 pic.twitter.com/Qy51aEWLoj
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) March 25, 2017
LAKELAND, Fla. – A man’s desire to eat pancakes in the middle of the road got him in trouble with the police.
On Monday, Lakeland Police Department received a call that a man was sitting in the middle of a crosswalk eating pancakes on a small TV table. He was disrupting the flow of traffic by causing an obstruction.
Police came to the area, yet the man had left prior to their arrival. A video of the incident was posted on Facebook and the police were able to track down 21-year-old Kiaron Thomas as the flapjack-eating man.
Thomas admitted he ate the pancakes in the middle of the road as a prank.
Thomas was charged with obstruction in the roadway and disrupting the free flow of traffic. He will appear in court for the pancake prank in April.
I don’t think this can count as a Floriduh Man post unless they prove he was on PCP and the pancakes were made from human flesh.
And now I finally can continue my job hunt without a gun to my head, which will actually make it a whole lot easier, since every rejection doesn’t have a possible ‘time’s up, you’re dead’ added to it. Amazing what health care can do to a man’s outlook.
Reminds me of rethugs’ shitsammich stunt fail today.
Would that be April 1st?
@ArchTeryx: Go fucking get ’em.
The answer to the riddle is cakes on the griddle
@ArchTeryx: All the best in your job hunt. Hope you get the job you deserve.
Really? I wonder how many actual crimes were committed in Lakeland while the police were investigating this heinous criminal act?
Tissue Thin Pseudonym
So, who’s more incompetent: congressional Republicans, or USA Hockey?
Hopefully chuck can hold his caucus together, just like nancy smash did, on the smarmy usurper gorsuch nom.
Hey Adam, you were speculating in an earlier thread about why the three Trumpsketeers would go before Nunes’ committee.
How about this for a speculative scenario: Nunes has already agreed to grant them immunity. They testify to criminal activity. They then invoke their hero, the convicted felon Ollie North, who got off because the senate committee had granted him immunity. Bingo, no jail time, no prosecutions, they’d probably have to testify against the president and his boss, Bannonazi, but none of them is know for his concern for anybody else, ever.
ETA: Nunes is certainly skeezy enough to pull a stunt like that, and Stone certainly remembers Ollie and Iran/Contra.
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym: It’s a draw.
Adam, any truth to the flynn’s let’s kidnap a turk story?
I hope that you enjoy your dinner.
@amk: Nope. Alleged democrat Manchin is already publically stating that he disagrees w/ the filibuster of Gorsuch. I guess whoever had hogtied him during the House of Representative’s terrific fail this week released him.
Am very happy for you, ArchTeryx! Was thinking about you earlier today when we thought we were awaiting a Vote, and then again when it became clear there was to be No Vote.
Has anyone heard from or about Gin and Tonic, BTW?
@efgoldman: Ollie North was spared jail time by the judge, not because the Senate committee granted him immunity. From the UPI archives:
I’d be curious if Nunes would be able to unilaterally grant immunity without a vote by the committee. I doubt former prosecutor Schiff would let him slide it past.
Or with blood instead of maple syrup.
Adam L Silverman
@efgoldman: I doubt Schiff would allow it to happen. I also, suspect, it would end Nunes career in Congress.
@SiubhanDuinne: Yes, G&T checked in on one of the prior threads. Surgery over, it went well, everything immobilized, some discomfort but nothing that modern drugs can’t manage.
Adam L Silverman
@amk: I just know what was reported in the Wall Street Journal.
@Mnemosyne: How does the Schiff stop him?
That’s why I asked if Nunes can unilaterally grant immunity without a committee vote. I don’t see Schiff and the other Democrats sitting on their hands if there’s a vote.
He doesn’t need the whole committee, just a majority. Schiff can scream all he wants; if the Republiklowns all vote for it, there it is.
Anyway, this is pure speculation on my part, but it’s one plausible answer to Adam’s question.
His conviction was reversed on appeal.
Of course, sleaze that he is, he crowed that he was “vindicated.” This was at the same time that the Reaganauts were outraged, outraged, I say by common criminals getting off “on a technicality.”
@Adam L Silverman:
Wingnut welfare might provide him with a prosperous future, then again there’s no guarantee. Also too, where is good old Scooter these days?
@Adam L Silverman:
Schiff will properly be outraged, but as I said to Mnem, if a majority of the committee (all the Republiklowns) vote for it, it doesn’t matter.
@efgoldman: If you noticed today, not all repubs are marching lockstep to save / kiss donnie dick’s ass.
What happens in the caucus as a whole and what happens in committee aren’t necessarily the same things. So far, at least, Nunes has the majority pretty much under control.
ETA: The committee isn’t trying to pass any legislation.
@efgoldman: ‘Moderate’ peter king comes to mind.
That’s Peter King (R – IRA) right?
@efgoldman: But he was also a nevertrumper before caving in. He might grow back his balls.
as a lifelong pancake fan, i’m thinkin’ i need to up my game now …
A pancake moment not to be forgotten.
While on the subject, classic pancake recipe.
Damn, those pancakes must have been good!
@Lizzy L: No, North’s conviction was overturned because of the Senate immunity, which was granted to force him to testify so that he could not invoke the Fifth. The more technical reason is that in order to prosecute someone who is being forced to speak based on immunity, you have to demonstrate that no aspect of your case makes use of that compelled testimony. Then GOP judges invented a new rule for the North case that the prosecution also has to show that no witness gave testimony that was influenced by North’s compelled testimony. His conviction was reversed and he was not retried because the rule is impossible to satisfy.
I cannot believe they wasted time to track down and arrest someone for a pancake eating stunt.