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: Ladies like to make sure their nails (and their Tasers) look good.

(photo @ sodahead.com)

Orlando, Florida

On August 16, 2012, three young ladies (one 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds) took a trip to to have get their nails done at M D Nails. They each got $60 manicures and acrylic nails, which without a doubt made them irresistable to the boys at their high school.

Unfortunately, once the job was done, the trio of newly fashionable girls refused to pay and fled the salon. That's when the owner, Ty Nguyen, sprang into action and chased the group into the parking lot. He managed to get some pictures of them, but not before the 15-year-old turned around a shocked Ngyuen with a pink Taser.

Okay, I know that at this point I should be more concerned about the business owner's welfare, but seriously...you can buy a pink Taser?

Yep...and they're available now at Amazon.com

Or there's the leopard print C2 model 
(with optional MP3 player equipped holster) if that's more your style

Unfortunately, the cuddly pink seal model 
looks like it's not being produced anymore.

I'm all for women having a means to defend themselves against attackers (although that's not at all what happened here), but why the emphasis on fashion, as well? 

If other people are seeing your Taser so much that you feel the need to make sure it can be accessorised, than you probably need to worry more about survival/moving to another area...or your anger management and threat perception abilities.

Anyway, the pink Taser must also be pretty weak (or Nyguen is a total badass), because the salon owner hopped in his car and followed the girls to their apartment complex. He then called the police, who arrived and sat through 20 minutes of the girls screaming and refusing to let them into the house. An adult finally arrived and allowed the officers to enter and make the arrest.

Embedded below is a local news report, complete with the anchor making a bad pun about "shocking," an on the scene report from the nail salon, and an interview with a random guy who lives in the apartment complex...which isn't too bad this time since he was a witness (and seems pretty confident in his knowledge about Taser voltage).

The three teens were arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a (cute) weapon, resisting a merchant (?), and petty theft. They were booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center. This was definitely not a good way to start off the new school year, but at least these girls (who are not being identified due to their status as minors) are most likely very confident in the assumption that they look good.

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