Evansville Police Incident: Melted Ice Cream Cake Leads to 911 Call


A birthday party turned into chaos at an east side McDonalds Tuesday night. According to a police report, a woman came into the store a little after 9 for a birthday party and asked the store if the ice cream cake she was bringing could be put it in the restaurant freezer.

Employees did so but when it came time for the tasty treat, the party-giver became enraged over its condition and accused a store employee of dropping it.  The restaurant employee, who indicated the cake was already melting when it was brought in, says she tried to reason with the patron, but things quickly escalated.

The employee told police the woman  threw the cake at her and other workers standing behind the counter.  According to the employee, when the angry customer saw her on the phone dialing 911, she left, followed by the worker who was trying to get a license plate number.

As she was talking to dispatch, the employee says the enraged customer came after her, knocking the phone out of her hand and slapping her.

The employee says she wasn’t hurt but needed a report for her manager and said she was hoping there may be video showing the suspect throwing the cake at her. The victim was given a case number and advised to call 911 if the suspect returned.


Kids Caught on Tape Stealing Ice Cream in Midnight Raid


ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson business owner said that four children broke into his ice cream truck about midnight Sunday. How does he know? It was all caught on video.

Mark Bragg, owner of Circus Time Ice Cream, said video captured by his security system shows the children approaching the truck near the intersection of 29th and Pearl streets on bicycles. Based on his observation of the video, Bragg said the children did not appear to be much older than 10 years old.

Bragg said he lost about $100 to $150 worth of ice cream, but his ice cream truck was not damaged. “How they were able to pry open the doors to the truck without damaging them, I don’t know,” said Bragg.

Bragg said his insurance doesn’t cover losses, but said he was more concerned about the fact that there were children out on the street unattended at midnight. Anderson’s juvenile curfew is 11 p.m.; ages 15, 16 and 17 have 1 a.m. curfew on Friday and Saturday nights. “Parents have got to rein in their kids. This is getting ridiculous,” said Bragg.

Further distressing for Bragg was the preparedness of the children during the robbery. Bragg said the video shows one of the children riding his bike up and down the street as a lookout. “For 10-year-olds, this was well planned out,” said Bragg.

Bragg said he notified police at about 10 a.m. Monday, but police did not appear to be interested in following up on the case. “The officer told me he was late for lunch,” said Bragg.

He said he even told them he had 15 minutes of video that captured the whole thing, but still no interest.

Anderson police Detective Mitch Carroll said Bragg’s police report is on file at the station, but said there was probably a miscommunication between Bragg and the officer who responded.

Carroll said that with temperatures well into the 90s Monday, officers had their hands full. Since it was reported that the incident was caught on video, Carroll said the case wasn’t necessary for an immediate response.

Regardless of what actions are taken by police, Bragg said he plans on passing out fliers around his neighborhood to alert others, and hopefully the children’s parents. “This should be a concern for the parents. Kids are out there breaking laws,” said Bragg.

Cheeseburger-Craving Cop At Center Of Collision Controversy

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. –Two angry drivers believe a cheeseburger is to blame for a chain-reaction, injury wreck involving a reserve captain with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department.

The three car crash happened at the James Campbell Blvd. and Hatcher Lane intersection, one of the busiest intersections in Columbia. Drivers Jodi Turnbull and Douglas Hopkins said a reserve captain running his blue lights cut them off leading to the wreck.

Police Sgt. Tony Gray identified the reserve as Charles Oliver Mann, Jr. and said he was not responding to an emergency. “His statement said he was en route to the By-Pass Deli to get a cheeseburger,” said Gray.

“Well you need emergency lights for a cheeseburger?” Hopkins asked. His wife was injured in the wreck.

Mann could not be reached for comment.  But police said Mann told them he did not turn on his lights until after entering the intersection in hopes of navigating the turn safely.

The two drivers said Mann had them on well before that and they believe he used them to get around the heavy traffic en route to his lunch. With two conflicting stories and no traffic cameras catching the incident, police did not file any charges or write any citations.

Maury County sheriff Enoch George called the incident a highly-questionable used of emergency lights. He said he has spoken to Mann and that Mann will remove the lights from his car. Mann remains as a reserve volunteer.