Is a meatball sub REALLY worth armed robbery charges for?
Apparently these four idiots thought it was.
[via Philly] Four ostensibly po’boys were arrested by Yeadon police Saturday for robbing a shorti of his meatball sub at gun point.
Police said the 13-year-old victim had just left Nick’s Deli on Church Lane around 7 p.m. when he was approached by two men who got out of a Ford Expedition at Myra Avenue near Bonsall.
The first man, Rashawn Mallory [Otherwise known as Loser #1], 21, of Philadelphia, pointed a black handgun at the boy and said “Whatever you do, don’t move” and “If you do anything, I’ll cap you,” according to court documents.
At the same time, the second man, Ernest Barnett [Otherwise known as Loser #2], 22, also of Philadelphia, allegedly went through the victim’s pockets.
Police said that when the men realized the boy had nothing of value, Mallory grabbed the boy’s $5.50 meatball sandwich and both men ran back to the car.
The robbers didn’t even take the boy’s cell phone, which he used to call the cops immediately after the incident.
Police quickly found the vehicle and arrested Mallory, Barnett and two other men in the car – Rainey Smith [Otherwise known as Loser #3], 21, and Antray Graves Jr. [Otherwise known as Loser #4], 20, both of whom are from Philadelphia.
Inside of the car, which was registered to Mallory’s mom, police said they found a .38 caliber revolver. [Read More]
Sadly, thanks to news like the article above…
It makes news like THIS (below) almost welcome.
[via Gizmodo] This Asteroid Is Getting Way too Close to Earth
This pixelated grayscale image was taken by the Arecibo Planetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico on April 2010. It shows an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier on direct interception course with Earth’s orbit.
The arrival day: November 8. This is its trajectory.
[Check the animated GIF below]
Pretty damn close. In fact, The 1300-foot-wide (400-meter) asteroid called 2005 YU55 will get closer to our home planet than the Moon itself: 201,700 miles (324,600 kilometers). That’s 0.85 the distance from our silver satellite. So no, it will not kill us. But it will get close enough to get uncomfortable.
According to NASA, the “trajectory of asteroid 2005 YU55 is well understood,” so there’s no dangers whatsoever. Its gravitational influence will not affect anything in our planet, so don’t expect volcanos to go off, tectonic plates to sink into melting magma or tides getting New York under the Atlantic ocean. It will just pass by as scientists observe it using the Goldstone and Arecibo antennas, so expect some asteroid porn in the coming days.
Hit us, Asteroid, why don’t you? Especially if the four losers above are any hints at what we, as a society, are becoming.
Just put us out of our misery already.