Yuletide Mayhem Round-Up: Bank Robbing Santas, Spouse-Throttling 'Round The Xmas Tree, And Wal-Mart Parking Lot Catfights
'Twas the season to be jolly. Too bad these people didn't get the memo...
First, there's this 60-year-old Missouri City woman who was charged with assault after a fight over a parking spot outside a Fort Bend County Wal-Mart. Fort Bend Now picks up the tale...
According to reports, the victim was driving the correct direction down a lane in the parking lot when she saw a space open up. She pulled into the space, and got out of her car. According to reports, Linda Beal was traveling the wrong way down the lane and was apparently planning on backing into the same space.
When the victim got out of her car, Beal allegedly got out of her car and began yelling racial slurs and profanity at the victim and threatening to hurt her. The victim tried to get back inside her car, but police say Beal walked up and punched her in the side of the face.
At which point bystanders intervened and detained Beal until police arrived. She was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault.
Then there's Kenneth Robinson of Houston. This allegedly violent Scrooge was accused by his wife of choking her after the two of them allegedly got into an argument on December 23 over how much his wife spent on presents for their children. He now stands charged with aggravated assault and his wife has taken out an emergency protection order. Ah yes, nothing says Merry Christmas (or I love you) quite like an emergency protection order...
And finally, we have another Bad Santa, but unlike the Clear Lake one we spotlighted earlier in the season, this Missouri City version -- what is it about Misery City this time of year? -- is not accused of having a fondness for little girls. Instead, he's all about other people's money.
Once again, Fort Bend Now picks up the tale:
Missouri City police are looking for a man who robbed the Chase Bank at 5623 Hwy. 6 on Christmas Eve. Police say the man entered the bank around 2 p.m. wearing a Santa Claus hat, a red jacket, red gloves and blue jeans. He approached a teller and demanded money, alluding that he had a weapon. The teller gave him money and he left.
This Jolly Saint Nefarious is described as a freckle-faced black man with red, possibly tinted, hair, so he shouldn't be too hard to find, even at the North Pole
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