Thursday, November 16, 2006

Three valley cabbies robbed

Two nights ago three different cabs were robbed at gunpoint within a four hour stretch. The drivers were held at gunpoint and then struck in the head with the pistol. Thankfully that was all that happened. It sucked leaving the yard knowing that they were still on the loose. Luckily two of the cabs had cameras in them, and thanks to some keen police work the fuckers were caught later that night. Less than 24hrs after committing the crimes. Apparently they were planning a second string of robberies to take place that night. I think the worst part about it was the fact that they were picked up at hotels. The Luxor, Terribles and the Emerald Suites on Trop. All places I pick and drop often. This also gives you a clue as to the mental capacity of our average cracked out criminal.

Three valley cabbies robbed

Two suspects arrested in cab robberies

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

*XXVI Update*

Shortly after posting the newlywed story XXVI I got an email from the lovely bride Beth. I had given them my card when they were in the cab....I think I already had it in my mind that their story would end up on the blog at some point. It was awesome to hear from them and I'm glad everything is well. I thought you guys might like to read it, hopefully Beth doesn't mind me posting it. If you do then please drop me a line and I'll remove it. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Mike & Beth... this me "calling you out" for some pictures. Do it for the fans! ;)

From: "Beth"
Subject: XXVI

Hey Andy!

Glad to see you put our story up! Well, just wanted to let you know that everything is all good here in newlywed land. Everyone really did flip out when we got back. Apparently they also figured that since we got married in Vegas that they'd bet on us.....6 months is the going bet now I believe. We'll go 6 months & 2 weeks just to spite 'em.....even if we're ready to kill each other! But for real, everything's all good and I wouldn't have done it any other way.

Oh yeah, and the pics.....There's a black bar through the middle of ALL of them but like 3. The negatives too!! Ain't that some shit! Talk about an omen, if I didn't know any better I would have went straight from Walgreens to an attorney to file for divorce! Oh well, we got what we went to Vegas to get right? I'll have to e-mail you a few of the pics, that would be the finishing touch to the story.

Just perfect.

We got back to Milwaukee from Midway at 3:30 a.m. Milwaukee time (after being up at 6:30 that morning), didn't even get our freak on then got up and actually went to work that morning. Talk about a couple of nutcases.

This weekend we're going for a short honeymoon (5 days) to Florida and we've decided that we'll be back in Vegas for a REAL vacay within the next 6 months. We'll make sure to use your card and if nothin' else, we'll have to take you out for a cocktail to thank you for our wedded bliss, cuz after all, it wouldn't have happened without you! (and that's what it will say on the divorce papers too! Don't'll be called as a witness during the trial.) j/k.

Well, keep the stories coming, I've read them all. They're great and it's good to see that ours stands up to them. Talk soon!

Beth & Mike

Friday, November 03, 2006

Moral Dilemma

**Moral dilemma shall be a ongoing series in which good (karma) and evil (usually in the form of money in my pocket) do battle in my brain. Evil is batting a thousand so far.**

I was clearing at the south door at Wynn. My single passenger was drunk and after I told him the fare amount he begin fingering through his loaf of money. As he was doing that I watched a hundred fall out of the disorganized pile of cash and land on the seat 6 inches right next to him. He didn't see it, I had the eagle eye and watched it fall before the event even occured. He paid me for the ride and as he was exiting I reached back, grabbed the bill and held it up. I said as he's shutting the door:

Hey Buddy!

He didn't hear me. I rolled the back window down and gave it a good holla as he was now 15ft or so away.



I suppose I could have yelled a little louder. Perhaps I could have starting honking the horn or better yet parked it and ran after the guy.

Fuck that.