Reporting Tony Zazza
There’s always some sort of shenanigans around St Patrick’s Day. Some take celebrating the holiday honoring the patron saint of Ireland a little too far. Out of over 100,000 people who flocked to Greenville Ave on Saturday for the parade, Snoop Dogg concert, and subsequent pub crawl, only 40 people were arrested.
Here are some of the stories worthy of 50 Shades of Cray:
- A DPD officer working traffic control for the parade brought a stool to sit on so he could rest his feet when he wasn’t busy. He left it beside a fence near Vanderbilt Ave, but when he came back to it around 3:45PM, he found it was gone. Not long after, a colleague spotted the AWOL stool being carried down a street a few blocks away. When asked why he took it, the stool snatcher replied, “I just took it because … no reason really.”
- Dallas police pulled over a car for failing to use the turn signal. When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver appeared to be choking. An ambulance was called and the officer began administering the heimlich maneuver. The result was the man coughing up a baggy of weed. He was arrested on the spot.
- A man set up on a street corner trying to sell some pit bull puppies for $250 each. A man in his 20s absconded with two of the puppies and hopped in a waiting Scion. The puppy seller gave chase and ended up getting his arms stuck in the car window and being dragged by the car for almost 300 feet.