Sometimes there’s a story that I “have” to publish, even though I know it just won’t make it past the spam filters, so I “can’t” put it in the email newsletter.
This is one such story, even though there’s nothing truly “dirty” about it.
But even if I can’t get it through spam filters, I can certainly post it on my web site, so this is an “extra” story (with the accompanying headline that brought my attention to the story in the first place), from the week of 5 September 2010:
This is Serious!
There has been a development in a year-old murder case in Potter Township, Pa. The victim: Samuel S. Boob, 29. The alleged getaway driver has been arrested, Kermit Butts, 26. Police say Butts helped plan the Boob killing, and drove the gunman, Ronald Heichel, to and from the scene at Boob’s house, where Boob was murdered in the garage of his Tusseyville Road home with his own shotgun. Investigators say Boob’s wife, Mirinda Boob, wanted her husband killed because, she says, he “abuses her.” Police say the motive was Boob’s life insurance proceeds. “There is a gag order in the case,” the local newspaper notes, “preventing any of the parties involved from speaking publicly.” (Centre Daily Times) …Mainly because none of them can do so without giggling.
A local TV station reported the developments with:
Butts Arrested in Boob Murder Case
WTAJ Altoona headline
There are actually two places called Potter Township in Pennsylvania. One is in Beaver County (yes, really) — but this is the one in Centre County.
Mug Shots? Why Certainly!
The best photo I could find of Samuel Boob.
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