A Letter to My Dog, Half Pint

This last year may have been the worst one of my life, but at least I've got the world's two greatest dogs by my side to help me stagger into 2018. Today's post features a letter to Half Pint. Benjamin will be getting a letter later this week--he'd never let me hear the end of it, otherwise. Also, this posts features a lot of short video clips of Half Pint being silly. Since I apparently can't do anything right these days, they are exclusively shot in vertical mode. Please accept my apologies (and cut me some friggin' slack).

Weird Crime Wednesday: Right after a car accident is the wrong time for ice cream (or getting naked)

(photo @ sodahead.com)

Houston, Texas

On Friday, June 15 of 2012, Stephanie Dillard was driving around Houston with her 3 children (ages 5, 12, and 16).  At some point during her trip, she collided with a city bus.  No one was seriously hurt in the accident, but the three children suffered minor injuries, including the 5-year-old getting a huge gash over one of his eyes.

Stephanie Dillard, however, was struck with something apparently much more powerful: The sudden urge for ice cream.

We've all been there.

Dillard promptly left her children in the car in the middle of the intersection.  She then walked over to her friendly neighborhood CVS, went straight to the frozen food section, picked up a pint of frozen goodness, and began eating it in the store.  

The ice cream apparently wasn't doing enough to cool Dillard down on that hot Houston afternoon, so she began taking her clothes off while continuing scoop it into her mouth.  After some poor CVS employee had to make a very awkward call to the local police, they arrived and were able to arrest Dillard after a brief struggle.

Police have so far not released a reason as to why Dillard was acting so bizarre/reckless. No drugs (or the fad culprit of the year, Bath Salts) have been reported as being involved, but I'm not sure there's any ice cream good enough to make you leave your children in a wrecked car, take off your clothes, and fight the police.

Ben & Jerry's New Flavor: Summer of Samnation

Embedded below is a local news report on about Dillard's insane snack attack.  This one has the good sense not to interview random people for their opinion on Dillard's actions, but they do make sure to have a reporter "on the scene" at the CVS pharmacy the incident occurred (because you just have to have someone reporting from a parking lot for this type of story).

Stephanie Dillard is currently being held in the Harris County jail on $2,000 bond on charges of child endangerment. There are currently no charges on file for Dillard regarding her ice cream theft or public nudity.

              Mug shot of Stephanie Dillard @ digitaltexan.net
                  But if the Harris County jail has an 
                    ice cream day, they better bring in more guards.


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