Monday, September 12, 2011

'Headline o' the Century'

That's what Brian at SnappedShot calls this gem:

Corpse Found in Tub with TV Weatherman


Police are trying to figure out what happened to an Arkansas man who was discovered dead in a bathtub with a sleeping television meteorologist.

Homeowner Christopher Barbour, who says he is a friend of 33-year-old KARK weatherman Brett Cummins, told police that he woke up Monday morning and found his friend asleep in his bathtub with a dead man wearing a dog collar lying next to him.

Barbour told investigators Cummins had brought a friend that Barbour knew only as "Dexter" over the night before and the three were drinking and snorting drugs.

Barbour said he later went to sleep on his couch, and woke up around 8 a.m. the next morning.

He heard snoring from the bathroom and saw the two men in the tub, which had no water in it. He shook Cummins awake, and the two tried to wake "Dexter."

Barbour told police that Cummins screamed when he saw the discolored face of the man later identified as 24-year-old Dexter Paul Williams, then bolted from the bathroom and vomited in the living room.

Cummins then left the house and promised to return later, Barbour told police. Officers are investigating the death and the medical examiner is awaiting toxicology results to see how Williams died... In a brief story reporting the death on Monday, KARK reported, "[Cummins] will not be on the air, as he is mourning the loss of his friend."

I can think of only a few less probable headlines:

• Homeless man discovers gold mine in New York subway

• John Madden fitness video is #1 rental on Netflix

• Arabs embrace concept of Israel's right to exist


3 comments:

J.P. Travis said...

"Police are trying to figure out what happened to an Arkansas man who was discovered dead in a bathtub with a sleeping television meteorologist."

Global Warming?

Ten Mile Island said...

The nice thing is, I just sent off an e-mail to my sons to inform them that I've now set the bar on my expectations for them.
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bacontime said...

There must be one heck of a party story behind this !!