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: Parking lot impatience

(photo @ corporategreen)


Tampa Bay, Florida

Richard Anthony Owen's weekend was off to a rough start. On the evening of August 17, 2012, he was arrested and charged with trespassing by the Tampa police. After spending less than an hour of his Friday night in jail, Richard was released at 1:00 AM on Saturday morning.

Since the night was still young, Richard decided to try and salvage the evening. But first, he needed some wheels. Instead of going home or calling a friend, however, Richard looked around and realized that he was surrounded by cars that he could potentially use...in the jail's parking lot.

 To be fair, I must admit to having the same thought
process when I need to go to the bathroom in Home Depot


Meanwhile, a deputy was walking through the lot when he noticed Richard attempting to open the locked door of a Pontiac GTO. When he asked what was going on, Richard explained that the car belonged to a friend of his...and that he was breaking into it for him.

Unfortunately for Richard, his airtight alibi was completely deflated when the deputy revealed that the car actually belonged to another police officer.

Richard Owens was arrested (again) and charged with auto burglary. He is currently being held on $5,000 bond.

 But at least if they gave him the same cell
 he was just in, his bed would still be warm.


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