In today’s DISCOUNT NEWS we chat about a couple local stories. We have a horse jacking, and a 15 year old takes the wheel…and another TURD changes his name to something RETARDED!
Police have arrested a man they say attacked the driver of a horse-drawn carriage then took the reins in downtown St. Louis Tuesday night. Police said the victim was steering a horse-drawn carriage southbound on 8th Street between Chestnut and Market around 8:25 p.m. when he saw the suspect running toward him. Authorities said Johnny Medina, 40, jumped into the side of the carriage and hit the victim in the head with a cane. Medina then took control of the reins and the victim jumped out of the carriage. He then jumped out and started beating the driver AND the horse! He was arrested and charged with robbery, assault, and animal abuse.
Prosecutors may seek child endangerment charges against the parents of a 15-year-old girl who was allowed to drive from Jefferson City to the St. Louis area, while they drove separately in another vehicle. The trip ended tragically late Tuesday night when the car driven by Chassiddy Allen of St. Louis ran off Interstate 70 in Warren County, struck the median cable barrier and overturned. “We had a family that drove to Jefferson City to pick up another vehicle there,” Cops said, “The problem arose that the parents allowed the 15-year-old daughter to drive one of the vehicles back to the St. Louis area.” While Chassiddy Allen had a driver’s permit, she did not have a driver’s license and would not have been allowed to drive any further had she been pulled over during the trip back from Jefferson City. While she escaped with minor injuries, there were three other children in the car and it was unclear whether any of them were wearing seatbelts. 5-year-old Aubrey Yates suffered serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene to St. Louis Children’s hospital.
A Nebraska man has changed his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. Why? Because it’s “cooler” than his birth name. Tyler Gold, 23, of York, Neb., appeared in district court Monday morning. In his filing, he wrote he wanted the name change because it’s “cooler” and more appealing than his birth name. “Also, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable.” What a dick!