Monday, October 3, 2016

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (10-1-2016)

When Jamie Barnes returned to her house in South Memphis, Tennessee, last Sunday after being gone for a few days, she was shocked by what she found.

Not only was her place ransacked, she says, but she saw a man and woman having sex on her couch.
“It’s horrible in there. It’s absolutely horrible in there. "It's just like they had a big old nasty party". Barnes said. “Walk in and they’re having sex on my couch. I pick up my broom, I wanted to hit that man so bad.”
Barnes said when she chased the man out of her house, he kept saying, “I don’t know nothing,” over and over.
The woman, later identified as 44-year-old Tonka Barnes, grabbed one of the victim’s dresses to cover up.
“She tried to grab one of my dresses and put it on and I snatched it from her. ‘What are you trying to do?’” Jamie Barnes told local media sources.
It is not known whether the victim is related to the female suspect.
According to Memphis police, jewelry, appliances, shoes and clothing were stolen from the house. Barnes, who estimates the value of the stolen items at $2,200, had been away from the house since Friday.
A witness told investigators that the male suspect, who is still at large, tried to sell a silver ring that belonged to the victim.
Tonka Barnes was charged with aggravated burglary and is being held on $30,000 bond at the Shelby County Jail, according to WREG TV.
Jamie Barnes is now looking for a new home.
“I don’t feel comfortable at this house, so in my eyes, I’m homeless,” she said. And just like every other victim of all crimes both big and small, Barnes has created a GoFund Me account in order to get money to replace the stolen items.
As of this week, she has raised $65 toward her $2,200 goal.

Election season is in full swing, and now MAD magazine is taking a swing at Hillary Clinton.
The venerable humor magazine skewers Clinton in its latest issue with a My Little Pony spoof called “My Little Phony.”
The spread points out a few of the times when the former secretary of state was caught fibbing, but in cartoon horsy form.

A Florida woman had to fight for a refund after she was erroneously charged for more than 27,000 gallons of gas.

Susan Gower's husband stopped at a Valero gas station in North Fort Myers, Florida on May 5th, like he's done many times before.
"He filled his car up, maybe $20 worth or something like that. He used his credit card," she said.

When they tried to use the card the next day, the card was over its credit limit.

Gower then checked her account, noticing a charge for $9949.36 from this Valero gas station.

Looking at the receipt from Valero, she saw the pump charged her for more than 27,000 gallons of gas.

Gower immediately went to the bank, canceling her card.

"The bank just said, 'Get with Valero, have them reverse the charges.' Very simple," she remembers.

The gas station manager, however, told her it wasn't possible.

Two weeks later, after getting Valero customer service involved, Gower's account was credited back the money.

She was relieved -- but frustrated with the owner of that station's lack of customer service.

"It stemmed from the glitch in his gas pump. He just wouldn't ever own up to the fact that he was wrong," she says.

While her account was frozen, Gower was unable to use her Visa reward points to rent two cars, paying out of pocket.

She was hoping the owner would pay back that money for the hassle but hasn't been able to reach him -- so local reporter Lisa Greenberg reached out herself.

When Greenberg asked the station manager how he was going to make it up to Gower, he hung up on her.

"I'm a teacher, and 10-year-olds know they need to own up to their mistakes, and try to make it right and apologize. That's what makes me mad," says Gower.


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