The Cheat Sheet 

We almost feel sorry for the burglar who broke into the Shelby Farms Welcome Center and, while trying to hack open the cash box there, somehow managed to cut off the end of his finger. The police discovered it when they investigated the robbery. Which makes us wonder: Is it easier to get fingerprints when you have the actual finger?

Ole Miss barely pulls off a 23-21 victory over the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty Bowl. Since that game is one of only two or three times a year that the stadium draws a near-capacity crowd, would someone explain to us — again — why we need to spend millions and millions on a brand-new facility?

A robbery victim being treated in the emergency room for a gunshot wound spots the man who shot him — in the emergency room, being treated for bites inflicted by his victim. Yes, it's a small world. And yes, it's just another day in the life of Memphis.

In other crime-related news, police are called to a Labor Day gathering in Frayser after a woman slices a man's throat with a box-cutter over a barbecue sandwich. It sounds like it was a pretty rough crowd. The officers arrest the woman, but while interviewing witnesses, also arrest two other party-goers with outstanding warrants.

Officials close the Hernando DeSoto Bridge for eight hours to see why a portion of the long span had settled a few inches. Do we even need to tell you about the headache this causes motorists? And about every few months, it seems, traffic comes to a complete halt because of a wreck. Maybe somebody should just operate a ferry across the river. Seems safer.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Creative Process

      Memphis Brooks Museum of Art leader talks about the decision to consider leaving Overton Park.
    • Fun Money

      Locals, tourists invest in good times here.

Blogs

News Blog

Supreme Court Steps In on Fayette Church Matter

Intermission Impossible

Muhammad Ali Meets Stepin Fetchit at The Hattiloo Theatre

News Blog

Task Force Considers Medical Cannabis

News Blog

Trolleys Return to the Tracks for Testing

Music Blog

Jessi Zazu: In Memoriam

Beyond the Arc

Deflections: The Roster, TV Angst, and The Buy/Sell Clause

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

The Vietnam War

We Saw You

Cooper-Young Fest, Big Bugs, Art of Caring

Music Blog

Linda Heck: Bound to ExCITM tonight

Intermission Impossible

A Memory of Charles Billings

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Michael Finger

  • Memphis' "Summer of Fear"

    Thirty-seven years ago this week, Memphis became a city in fear. In the late summer of 1969, a cold-blooded killer stalked the streets, and over a period of 28 days, police made one grisly discovery after another. In the end, the slayer was captured after a wild chase by a posse of ordinary citizens. After his arrest, George Howard Putt told reporters, “I’d do it all again.” The murder spree began on the afternoon of August 14, 1969 ...
    • Mar 16, 2016
  • Mr. Bingle to Appear at Potters Guild Show

    • Nov 20, 2014
  • Book Notes

    • Oct 20, 2011
  • More »

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation