Friday, January 29, 2016

The D.A. Of The Day - 1/29/16



A Pennsylvania man was arrested for theft and assault, and police didn't have to ask him why he did it, because his answer was already written on his shirt.

Michael Emrick was caught stealing items from a convenience store and then led police on a chase for 15 minutes before crashing into a shed on a residential property. He was wearing a shirt that read, "Really good at making really bad decisions." He's certainly right about that. He also made the really bad decision to have heroin needles and other drug paraphernalia on him when he was arrested.

During the chase, an officer tried to reach into the window of Emrick's vehicle to stop him but was thrown to the ground. He was not badly hurt. Emrick faces a number of charges, including retail theft and aggravated assault.


If you thought that Santa Claus made his deliveries on Christmas and then headed right back to the North Pole, you are sorely mistaken. Santa was recently in Idaho where he was arrested for drunk driving.

A 67-year-old man, whose name is legally Santa Claus, was pulled over by police for driving on the wrong side of the street. The white-bearded man told the officer that he had consumed four beers at a local bar and wasn't familiar with the streets because he's not from the area. That doesn't change the fact that he was still driving on the wrong side of the road and the officer booked him on one count of DUI.  

Police noted that Mr. Claus was very cooperative and they ultimately decided to reduce the charge to reckless driving. Santa pleaded guilty and paid a $700 fine.


A British police helicopter crew dispatched to investigate reports of someone screaming in distress in a remote gorge ended up returning home feeling sheepish -- because they found the source of the sound was a wild goat.

The chopper was dispatched Sunday to the Avon Gorge after someone called the 999 emergency number and described hearing someone making "repeated" wailing sounds. After a few passes and no sign of anyone in danger, a member of the crew noticed the animal standing on an outcropping of rocks and bleating with gusto.

A department spokesman said the critter was likely part of a herd of goats that was released in the gorge to control the growth of vegetation that poses a threat to rare wild flowers found in the area.

The HOTLIST - 1/29/16



In case Celebrity Apprentice is on your mind --
America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks is replacing Ivanka Trump as a Celebrity Apprentice adviser when the NBC competition series returns with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the 2016-17 season. Joining Banks will be former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, actress Jessica Alba, entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger and business magnate/philanthropist Warren Buffett.
The show's upcoming Season 8 cast has been announced - 
Laila Ali, 
Brooke Burke-Charvet, 
Boy George, 
American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman, 
VH1 personality Carrie Keagan, 
Carson Kressley, 
Former WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie, 
Jon Lovitz, 
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, 
Jersey Shore's Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 
Real Housewives Kyle Richards and Porsha Williams, 
Mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen, 
Retired NFL running backs Ricky Williams and Eric Dickerson, 
and Carnie Wilson. 

A premiere date has yet to be set.


Kim Basinger will portray Elena Lincoln in the upcoming “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” according to E.W.

Lincoln was introduced in the second book in E.L. James’ popular series. She is the business partner and former lover of Christian Grey, reprised by Jami eDornan. She becomes the antagonist for Ana Steele, played again by Dakota Johnson.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” grossed more than $560 million worldwide after its release last February. “Fifty Shades Darker” is slated for a February 2017 release.


Taryn Manning has gotten into her share of brawls on Orange Is the New Black, but the actress has allegedly brought the fight to her real life. 

Taryn is accused of assaulting her longtime makeup artist and even daring the woman to stab her to death.

Holly Hartman claims Taryn has attacked her on several occasions, with the most recent coming in November. She says Taryn headbutted her in the face, whipped her with a wet towel, sprayed Windex in her eyes and mouth and put her in a headlock. At one point, the star allegedly yelled, "Pick a knife. I'm wearing a white shirt there will be a lot of blood. You will be famous for killing Taryn Manning."

The brawling goes back several years. Taryn was arrested in 2012 for allegedly assaulting Holly. The charges, however, were dropped.