Late Evening/Early Morning Open Thread: Floriduh Man Brunch in Unusual Places Edition

So this happened.

ABC 10 News has the details.

LAKELAND, Fla. – A man’s desire to eat pancakes in the middle of the road got him in trouble with the police.

On Monday, Lakeland Police Department received a call that a man was sitting in the middle of a crosswalk eating pancakes on a small TV table. He was disrupting the flow of traffic by causing an obstruction.

Police came to the area, yet the man had left prior to their arrival. A video of the incident was posted on Facebook and the police were able to track down 21-year-old Kiaron Thomas as the flapjack-eating man.

Thomas admitted he ate the pancakes in the middle of the road as a prank.

Thomas was charged with obstruction in the roadway and disrupting the free flow of traffic. He will appear in court for the pancake prank in April.

Mmmmm pancakes!

 






39 replies
  1. 1
    philpm says:

    I don’t think this can count as a Floriduh Man post unless they prove he was on PCP and the pancakes were made from human flesh.

  2. 2
    ArchTeryx says:

    And now I finally can continue my job hunt without a gun to my head, which will actually make it a whole lot easier, since every rejection doesn’t have a possible ‘time’s up, you’re dead’ added to it. Amazing what health care can do to a man’s outlook.

  3. 3
    amk says:

    Reminds me of rethugs’ shitsammich stunt fail today.

  4. 4
    chopper says:

    makes sense.

  5. 5
    hovercraft says:

    He will appear in court for the pancake prank in April.

    Would that be April 1st?

  6. 6
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @ArchTeryx: Go fucking get ’em.

  7. 7
    Mike J says:

    The answer to the riddle is cakes on the griddle

  8. 8
    amk says:

    @ArchTeryx: All the best in your job hunt. Hope you get the job you deserve.

  9. 9
    Felonius Monk says:

    Really? I wonder how many actual crimes were committed in Lakeland while the police were investigating this heinous criminal act?

  10. 10

    So, who’s more incompetent: congressional Republicans, or USA Hockey?

  11. 11
    amk says:

    Hopefully chuck can hold his caucus together, just like nancy smash did, on the smarmy usurper gorsuch nom.

  12. 12
    efgoldman says:

    Hey Adam, you were speculating in an earlier thread about why the three Trumpsketeers would go before Nunes’ committee.
    How about this for a speculative scenario: Nunes has already agreed to grant them immunity. They testify to criminal activity. They then invoke their hero, the convicted felon Ollie North, who got off because the senate committee had granted him immunity. Bingo, no jail time, no prosecutions, they’d probably have to testify against the president and his boss, Bannonazi, but none of them is know for his concern for anybody else, ever.

    ETA: Nunes is certainly skeezy enough to pull a stunt like that, and Stone certainly remembers Ollie and Iran/Contra.

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  14. 14
    amk says:

    Adam, any truth to the flynn’s let’s kidnap a turk story?

  15. 15
    rikyrah says:

    @ArchTeryx:
    I hope that you enjoy your dinner.

  16. 16
    Debbie1 says:

    @amk: Nope. Alleged democrat Manchin is already publically stating that he disagrees w/ the filibuster of Gorsuch. I guess whoever had hogtied him during the House of Representative’s terrific fail this week released him.

  17. 17
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @ArchTeryx:

    Am very happy for you, ArchTeryx! Was thinking about you earlier today when we thought we were awaiting a Vote, and then again when it became clear there was to be No Vote.

    Has anyone heard from or about Gin and Tonic, BTW?

  18. 18
    Lizzy L says:

    @efgoldman: Ollie North was spared jail time by the judge, not because the Senate committee granted him immunity. From the UPI archives:

    A federal judge sentenced Oliver North to work in an inner-city anti-drug program and pay $150,150 in fines Wednesday but said it would do no good to send him to prison for his Iran-Contra felony convictions. Instead, U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell gave the former White House aide a three-year suspended sentence and two years probation for his criminal role in the worst scandal of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. North, a 45-year-old retired Marine lieutenant colonel and Vietnam veteran, appealed for leniency and, during a one-hour hearing, told the judge, ‘I have made many mistakes.’ Gesell, who presided over the Pentagon Papers and Watergate trials, told North that he would not go to prison. ‘In fact and in your mind, you came up with the scheme that reflected a total distrust of some constitutional values,’ the judge said in handing down his sentence. ‘I believe you lack full understanding of how the public service has been tarnished. Jail would only harden your misconceptions.’

  19. 19
    Mnemosyne says:

    @efgoldman:

    I’d be curious if Nunes would be able to unilaterally grant immunity without a vote by the committee. I doubt former prosecutor Schiff would let him slide it past.

  20. 20
    danielx says:

    @philpm:

    Or with blood instead of maple syrup.

  21. 21
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @efgoldman: I doubt Schiff would allow it to happen. I also, suspect, it would end Nunes career in Congress.

  22. 22
    Lizzy L says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Yes, G&T checked in on one of the prior threads. Surgery over, it went well, everything immobilized, some discomfort but nothing that modern drugs can’t manage.

  23. 23
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @amk: I just know what was reported in the Wall Street Journal.

  24. 24
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Mnemosyne: How does the Schiff stop him?

  25. 25
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    That’s why I asked if Nunes can unilaterally grant immunity without a committee vote. I don’t see Schiff and the other Democrats sitting on their hands if there’s a vote.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I’d be curious if Nunes would be able to unilaterally grant immunity without a vote by the committee.

    He doesn’t need the whole committee, just a majority. Schiff can scream all he wants; if the Republiklowns all vote for it, there it is.
    Anyway, this is pure speculation on my part, but it’s one plausible answer to Adam’s question.

  27. 27
    efgoldman says:

    @Lizzy L:

    Ollie North was spared jail time by the judge, not because the Senate committee granted him immunity.

    His conviction was reversed on appeal.

    By this action, the court put all three convictions in suspension, or in a ”vacated” status, pending a review by the lower court to see if the evidence used to convict him had been tainted by testimony he had given Congress on the promise that it would not be used against him.

    Of course, sleaze that he is, he crowed that he was “vindicated.” This was at the same time that the Reaganauts were outraged, outraged, I say by common criminals getting off “on a technicality.”

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    hovercraft says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Wingnut welfare might provide him with a prosperous future, then again there’s no guarantee. Also too, where is good old Scooter these days?

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    efgoldman says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    I doubt Schiff would allow it to happen.

    Schiff will properly be outraged, but as I said to Mnem, if a majority of the committee (all the Republiklowns) vote for it, it doesn’t matter.

  30. 30
    amk says:

    @efgoldman: If you noticed today, not all repubs are marching lockstep to save / kiss donnie dick’s ass.

  31. 31
    efgoldman says:

    @amk:

    not all repubs are marching lockstep to save / kiss donnie dick’s ass.

    What happens in the caucus as a whole and what happens in committee aren’t necessarily the same things. So far, at least, Nunes has the majority pretty much under control.

    ETA: The committee isn’t trying to pass any legislation.

  32. 32
    amk says:

    @efgoldman: ‘Moderate’ peter king comes to mind.

    Also. too.

  33. 33
    efgoldman says:

    @amk:

    ‘Moderate’ peter king comes to mind.

    That’s Peter King (R – IRA) right?

  34. 34
    amk says:

    @efgoldman: But he was also a nevertrumper before caving in. He might grow back his balls.

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    aarrgghh says:

    as a lifelong pancake fan, i’m thinkin’ i need to up my game now …

  36. 36
    NotMax says:

    A pancake moment not to be forgotten.

    While on the subject, classic pancake recipe.

  37. 37
    TheronWare says:

    Damn, those pancakes must have been good!

  38. 38
    Dmbeaster says:

    @Lizzy L: No, North’s conviction was overturned because of the Senate immunity, which was granted to force him to testify so that he could not invoke the Fifth. The more technical reason is that in order to prosecute someone who is being forced to speak based on immunity, you have to demonstrate that no aspect of your case makes use of that compelled testimony. Then GOP judges invented a new rule for the North case that the prosecution also has to show that no witness gave testimony that was influenced by North’s compelled testimony. His conviction was reversed and he was not retried because the rule is impossible to satisfy.

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    Dmbeaster says:

    I cannot believe they wasted time to track down and arrest someone for a pancake eating stunt.

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