After an argument over cigarettes, James Comstock’s son Tyler stormed out of the house and took his dad’s truck. Dad calls the cops on the son to try and teach him a lesson. An hour later, Des Moines police officers unload six rounds into the truck after stopping it and Tyler is dead. I know sometimes there’s scary shit out there, but seriously cops wtf?
If that headline doesn’t make sense, you probably don’t hang out on Fark too often. I submitted almost that exact headline to Fark and it got redlit, so I’m using it here. With 99% of the counties in, it looks like pretty much a dead head between Rick Santorum and that Mormon guy. No, not that one, the one with the hair.
The arrest pages in any decently sized city are filled with people arrested for prostitution, but 99.9% of these people are women, usually young women. But 83 year old Centerville, Iowa resident and candidate for city council, Ben Dawson may be the oldest male prostitute in America, or the world.
In today’s really sweet and sad news story, an elderly couple in Iowa died just an hour apart, still holding each other’s hand after a head-on collision brought both of them to the emergency room. Be ready, because it’s about to get all sorts of dusty in here.
Sometimes getting one’s employees to stay motivated can be a challenge. Sometimes it’s good to offer incentives, much how William Ernst, owner of the QC Mart chain in Iowa did when he sent a memo to all of his employees with a contest: Guess which cashier will get fired next.
Sgt. James Butler was just cruising around downtown Des Moines when he saw a little kid wandering around on his own, and decided to stop and ask the boy if he knew where his parents were. The kid said he didn’t, and so Sgt. Butler gave him a ride to see if the kid knew where he lived.