Tough times create stress, and stress creates, well, bad decision-making. By split decision, the winner is Jonathon Anderson, because hiding under the bed generally doesn’t work after the age of five … and didn’t work here.
READY OR NOT: Jonathon Anderson, 24, of Mammoth Lakes was arrested in early October and charged with attempted murder.
Anderson had been involved in a domestic dispute and had passed himself off as his brother Donald when the police first arrived – presumably because he had an active warrant for his own arrest.
When officers responded to the home after a second noise complaint, they found a now-battered girlfriend who acknowledged that Donald wasn’t Donald.
A search of the residence revealed Anderson hiding under his girlfriend’s bed … where she had just been sleeping.
I’VE FALLEN … ASLEEP, AND I CAN’T GET OUT OF THE TAP: The phone rings at Sheet headquarters on Thursday morning. Deadline morning. A voice on the other end asks for Andy Geisel.
A few minutes later, Andy hangs up. I ask him what it was about. The call had been from Town Council candidate Allen Blumer. He was locked inside The Tap.
Apparently, the night before, Allen told Geisel he had decided to take a catnap on the stage and when the bartender closed, he or she forgot to check for any extra bodies lying around before locking up.
When Blumer woke up this morning, he discovered he was locked in and called THE NEWSPAPER in the hopes we could locate someone with a key to let him out.
Blumer did report to Geisel that because he’s running for office and wants to keep his Council bid unsullied, he had not helped himself behind the bar.
He did, however, admit to shooting a few free games of pool.
“I’ve done time in worse places I haven’t been able to get out of,” said Blumer. “This is easy, hard time.”
OLYMPIC HOPEFUL CRASHES ATV … AND OLYMPIC DREAMS: Amid an unprecedented season plagued with a slew of bad luck for Olympic Snowboard team hopefuls, Danny Davis is yet another Olympic hopeful who has seen his dreams dashed … and he has no one to blame but himself.
Davis was admitted to a Utah Hospital at 3:30 in the morning after injuring his back in an accident involving an ATV, according to an Associated Press report.
The 21-year old snowboarder was celebrating a win from a Dew Tour event at Snowbasin with friends at a housing development in Park City. He was later found unconscious by friends after he crashed his four-wheeler into a closed parking lot gate.
According to an update on Davis’s Facebook page, “Doctors remain positive Danny will make a full recovery. He will undergo surgery today in Utah to repair a L3 spine fracture.”
Davis had recently won a Grand Prix halfpipe event two weeks ago here in Mammoth, strongly enhancing his chances for an Olympic roster spot.
YOU LOOKING FOR SOME MEDIES?:
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, three plainclothes members of the Mono Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET) were traveling in an unmarked car on the Frontage Rd. in Mammoth when they observed a Mammoth Lakes man walking past A-Frame Liquor with a large backpack.
The two Sheriff’s deputies in the vehicle pulled up to the man, later identified as James Carlson, and asked, “Hey bro’, do you know where the dispensary is?”
“You looking for some Medies? I got some right here, bro’,” replied Carlson.
Carlson stated that he had some killer Humboldt weed and a scale in his backpack.
One deputy stated that he had $70.
Carlson then asked if he could weigh it out in the undercover MONET vehicle.
The deputy literally had to move some equipment marked ‘SHERIFF’ into the trunk to make room while Carlson waited.
Carlson got into the vehicle and made the transaction.
Deputies let Carlson exit the vehicle before they gave him the bad news that he was under arrest.
Carlson stated that he had a suspicion they were cops but he went through with it because he needed the money.
Carlson was then arrested and booked into the Mono County Jail for the illegal sale of marijuana.