Monday, December 20, 2010

Vandalism! I'm Naming Names!

Ole Boy and I like to visit the “Peanut Gallery” a.k.a. Logan’s Roadhouse on the weekends.    Ahh, those yeast rolls…those things are diet breakers, for sure!  I like to sit in a booth with a window when we go.   Last weekend when we visited, the table we chose in the first-come-first-serve bar area (for the TVs and the quick seating!) had been defaced.    For some reason, it irritated me.

I mentioned it to the server, and she told me that management was quite upset.   Considering how it irritated me, I can only imagine how management feels.   According to her, they have already had to replace the corner booth due to graffiti and vandalism (my description, not hers), to the tune of $800.   These are nice solid oak tables, the corner booth is a bit larger with a bit of an odd cut to it.   I can only guesstimate the 4 person tabletop would be $400-$600 each.

The definition of vandalism includes the modification, defacement and willful destruction of public or private property without the owner's knowledge and consent.   Most likely, according to the police officer I asked, the vandals would be charged with Criminal Mischief. 

The names on the table where I sat include the following:

Dee Peters, who is a War Eagle fan, apparently.
The chinky and exotic twins Morgan Livesak and Brittany Whitman.
Tyler Moore…who is loved so much by Shelby McFall that she wrote his name on the table a few times.  He wrote it at least once. 
SSG Aaron DuBose, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, who, when told he couldn’t write on the tables by his server, allegedly informed her that he served his country; therefore, he could now do as he pleased.
Dawn Chambers
Tammy Butler…and someone loves her a lot.    

UPDATED ADDITIONS TO LIST:
Elijah Abbott
Rusty Foshee 
Marc and Rachel Motes, because they love each other.
Joe-Jack Ricks
“Ur boy” Joe Hardy,
Yackie aka Jackie Davison


In my humble opinion, defacing a table top could be an expensive way to pimp your chinkiness and self-proclaimed exoticness, or to tout your love...fines up to $2000.00.
  
If Logan’s chose to press charges against the perpetrators (which is doubtful), this is what the criminally mischievous could face:

 

Section 13A-7-22 - Criminal mischief in the second degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of criminal mischief in the second degree if, with intent to damage property, and having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such a right, he or she inflicts damages to property in an amount which exceeds five hundred dollars ($500) but does not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500).
(b) Criminal mischief in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
Class A Misdemeanor
Maximum jail time: Up to one year in jail (either a county or city jail)
Maximum fine: Up to $2,000

Section 13A-7-23 - Criminal mischief in the third degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of criminal mischief in the third degree if, with intent to damage property, and having no right to do so or any reasonable ground to believe that he or she has such a right, he or she inflicts damages to property in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500).
(b) Criminal mischief in the third degree is a Class B misdemeanor.
Class B Misdemeanor
Maximum jail time: Up to six months in jail (either a county or city jail)
Maximum fine: Up to $1,000
(The above information is found Here and Here.)

6 comments:

  1. and if they make an example of a couple of these delinquents, it would sure serve to deter others from following in their footsteps. however...such a shame that it's even an issue. :(

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  2. that is a shame! And then the establishment has to consider raising their rates to fix repairs like this. Here in California, vandalism and graffiti is so abundant they also take away people's driving licenses for a year to try to deter them. Interesting thing is when one wanted to find out how much the damage was that one's child caused by vandalism, one could never find out that information despite multiple attempts and one never got billed for it either. So what is up with that?

    betty

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  3. Wow! I think they should prosecute them as a lesson.

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  4. Logan's should start posting their pictures in the crime of the week on a wall somewhere and how much the damage cost to repair and how much time and/or fine they could get if prosecuted.

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  5. Merry Christmas Margaret! Blessings to you and your precious family!
    Janeen

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