Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - TV Addiction Hurts

Even in my own home town I am not safe from idiocy...and this wasn't the only story featuring brain cell deprived in my neck of the woods. The story I'm not going to share here is one about the drug dealers who placed "Heroin for sale" fliers around their neighborhood. Needless to say, they got busted and so did this guy.....

Man Breaks into Home to Watch TV

PORTLAND, OR - Police in Oregon say a man broke into a home in Portland to watch television.

The Oregonian reported that 32-year-old Jason Leon Bastrom faces charges of criminal trespass after the homeowner called police.

Police say Bastrom let himself in through an unlocked front door early Sunday and sat down on the couch to watch television. They say the homeowner alerted authorities, and then sent over a family member who lived nearby.

Authorities say the family member confronted Bastrom and struck him in the head, knocking him unconscious. Authorities took Bastrom to the hospital to be treated for injuries before booking him into the Multnomah County Jail.
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What first comes to my attention is this guy broke into a house on Sunday morning....in the fall....during football season....to watch TV.  Me thinks his own TV must have been on the fritz, so he decides to break into a house to catch a little pre-game. Maybe looking for insight before he calls his bookie.

What did he do? Walk from door to door in this neighborhood twisting door knobs until he found one unlocked? He probably has a masters degree. Just sayin'.

My curiosity is piqued by the "nearby family member" who "struck him in the head and knocked him unconscious". "Family Member" either has fists of steel or packs a cast iron skillet and TV addict guy had to be carted off to the local hospital for treatment.  Probably pouring out blood like Chuck Wepner. For those too young to remember, Chuck was a fighter known for three things - nearly beating Muhammad Ali, being the basis for the movie "Rocky" and having the nickname Bayonne Bleeder.

Poor homeowner, so frightened they had to call in reinforcements and no doubt pissed because they couldn't watch the game on their TV. What a shame.

Can you imagine starting to walk into your living room to take in NFL on Fox and seeing a stranger already tuned in? I know I would immediately have to say, "What the Hell?"

7 comments:

Katherine Krige said...

WTH! It kinda sounds like there is more to this story than meets the eye. Hmm. Note to self: Lock front & back door...

Fay's Too said...

And don't you just want to look across a table at that idiot and ask, "Really?"

Brian Miller said...

sunday morning...he wanted to watch church on the tele....sheesh...haha

Ixy said...

Awesome! If he were really desperate, he could have just gone to Future Shop or Best Buy and watched TV there. All you'd have to deal with would be mosquito-like salespeople, rather than blunt force trauma.

Adsila said...

He was probably watching QVC when his TV went out, panicked, and needed to find a TV so he can order the junk he so desperately needed. I'm just guessing.....

Janna said...

I'd definitely be surprised if I found a stranger watching my TV.

Especially since my TV hasn't worked for a few years now.

(!)

Lydia said...

What a weird story. I honestly don't know what I would do if this really happened to me!