Bad Santa (2003)
Friday, December 25, 4:26 a.m. Officers were called out to the 1400 block of Montana Avenue in order to investigate a assault with a deadly weapon. When they arrived they spoke to the victim, who told them that the suspect, who was known to him, drove his vehicle up to the rear of the business premise that he was in and informed him that he himself was “the son of the devil.” The suspect, who happened to be a security guard for ADT (and therefore not the son of the devil?), devilishly pulled out his handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim, resisting the temptation to tell this guy to “go to hell,” and fearing that some evil deed was about to occur, fled. Officers were able to locate “the son of the devil,” and found that he was not in possession of the gun. They investigated further, and discovered that the “son of the devil,” had placed his weapon in his vehicle. The “son of the devil,” on this occasion a male Hispanic, aged 22, of Hawthorne, was arrested, and booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail: $50,000.
The Grinch (2000)
Friday, December 25, 2:42 p.m. Some officers of The Santa Monica Police Department were spending their Christmas day patrolling the area of the 1300 block of Third Street Promenade when they saw, and heard a man yelling obscenities at some bystanders. This man had a cup of Christmas cheer (alcohol) in his hand (and perhaps a lot more in his system?). He was also inviting people to have a fight with him (oh, come on, it’s Christmas!). The officers deduced that this man was intoxicated, and that his behavior was not in the spirit of the season (or the law), and thus arrested him. This Grinch, a White, 24-year-old male, was charged with public intoxication. Bail: $250.00.
I’ll (Not) Be Home For Christmas (1998)
Friday, December 25, 5:11 p.m. Officers received a report of someone being un-seasonal (disturbing the peace) in 7-11 at the 1800 block of Lincoln Boulevard, and so went to check it out. When they arrived they discovered that the suspect was a parolee at large, and so arrested this White, 39-year-old male for parole violation. He was not eligible for bail, and so spent the rest of Christmas day in jail.
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Friday, December 25, 3:45 p.m. Officers went to the 700 block of Wilshire Boulevard (Christine Reed Park) in response to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival they discovered that the “deadly weapon” in question was the guy’s tongue, because the altercation had apparently been verbal in nature. They then noticed that this suspect was very, very drunk at the time, and so arrested him for public intoxication. Bail: $1,000.00.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Friday, December 25, 8:07 p.m. Officers received a report of a person sleeping, this time in an alley at the 1600 block of Euclid Street, and so went there to wake him up. The sleeping suspect, after some encouragement by the police, eventually awoke, and displayed behavior that led the cops to suspect that he was intoxicated. This behavior included an inability to follow officers’ instructions. The police decided that this man was so incredibly drunk that he needed to be taken to jail, and so did exactly that. The suspect, a Black male transient of Santa Monica, was booked for public intoxication. His bail is $1,000.00.
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