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Saturday, September 27, 2008

But can this screwball hit a screwball?


LOS ANGELES — A man faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing a uniform from Dodger Stadium and posing as one of the team's players.

Ronald Higgins pleaded not guilty to several charges Friday, including burglary and trespassing.

The 47-year-old Higgins was arrested Wednesday morning after a security guard found him walking on the field in a Dodgers uniform and holding a glove with two balls. Higgins allegedly identified himself as a Dodgers player, but the guard recognized him from an earlier incident and called police.

Prosecutors say Higgins' clothes were later found in the bat boys' locker room. It was not immediately clear where he got the uniform.

If convicted, Higgins could spend nearly four years in state prison.

Attempts to locate an attorney for Higgins were not successful Friday night.



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, at first glance, the guy looks like an idiot. But then snatching a uniform and remaining on the field just isn’t the ordinary m.o. of a thief. Maybe the fellow has some mental issues but the penal system is all we bother with.

4 years in prison? That sure sounds off the mark when you have a constant flow of regular street thugs going through the criminal justice system for violent crime, burglary and robbery and assorted and actual threats to the public’s life and limb.

Does anyone know what happens to those individuals that we see on televised car chases that cost hours of officer’s time, accumulate more wear and tear on police vehicles, and a create a physical danger to everyone on the street while depleting the supply of patrol officers for quick response everywhere else?

Do those offenders face 4 years? What happens to their driving privilege? 2,3,4 year suspensions? Revoked? Maybe the justice system would be able to manage those threats to safety in a better way. Try applying the concept of accountability and some consequences that fit the offense. This is just one of many examples of disparity in punishment for crimes that you can find without much searching.

The guy here may have problems but he rates nowhere near the severity of punishment that is mentioned. But for a prosecutor, these are the slam-dunk cases that they can chalk up and can talk about at cocktail parties.

In LA 90041

September 27, 2008 11:37 AM  

Anonymous third floor spinster said:

Haikula better find another topic to post, Higby has to earn more money on this site with his site hits to pay for her Haikula's boob job.

September 28, 2008 4:37 AM  

Blogger haikula said:

Let's see: YOU are reading it at 4:37am.


And you manage to check in on Haikula, and made the effort to share a comment on a post you don't like. I love it. That's awesome.

Thanks for your sleepless dedication. It keeps me going.

September 28, 2008 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

B-Cup, if your only response to a slam is to announce the time of posting as some sort of flaw (there are people who do work graveyard), then it would probably be best just to keep it to yourself. Or come up with a better comeback. Just trying to help here.

September 28, 2008 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just because the maximum penalty for theft and trespassing is 4 years doesnt mean that this invidual will get it, or that the violent offenders the previous posters mentioned, do not. And just because he MAY have mental issues doesnt mean we automatically put him in a safe place ala "one flew over the cookoo's nest."

He goes to jail (where they have rubber rooms if neeeded) and have a competetency hearing to determine if something other than the "penal system" is appropriate.

September 28, 2008 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would anyone from here bother to go read Haikula's blog? Most people come here for the politics. Loved JM's pictures but wouldn't want a blog of them to interfere with my politics. Loved Zuma's rants and predictions about all financial issues, but I wouldn't go read a financial blog (although IF I ever did, ZD's would be just as good as any and definitely more entertaining) and I like her haikus just fine but wouldn't go to her blog. Unless it was a political blog. I don't even mind contributors being politically stupid, but as long as their posts are most political, I'll read them and comment.

And my mom gets up at 4 AM every single day of her life. I'm jealous of that. She goes to bed at midnight and gets up at 4. I don't get why everyone assumes that is what time other bloggers are going to sleep after those posts. I don't get why time is such an issue to some people. If I could do anything I wanted, I would go to bed every night at 2 AM and wake up at noon. But instead I have to go to bed at 11 and wake up at 7.

I heard that John Travolta goes to bed every single morning at 6 or 7 and sleeps until 1 in the afternoon. I've never verified it, but if it's true, does that make him a better or worse actor or dancer?

September 28, 2008 6:50 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hello 6:50pm,

Keep clicking away dum dum, and "Trust Your Haikula." Most people do.

If you know "what time John Travolta goes to sleep," you either subscribe to the National Enquirer, or you have far too much time on your hands.

Ooops, it's 9am. Time for your medicine.


September 29, 2008 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You got up at 9:06 to WRITE THAT?


9:06 A.M.



You CARED SO MUCH that you wrote that at 9:06!

I need an aspirin.

You shoulda stood in bed, Buttercup, I mean, B-Cup.

September 29, 2008 9:11 AM  

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