How ... 'Strange'
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- A supposedly bad sandwich turned into a definitely bad day for this guy.
A man with the last name "Strange" was arrested July 4 following an outburst at a Storm Lake bar that began with him demanding his money back for a disappointing sandwich and ended with him shoving drinks off a table.
After the incident, 32-year-old Douglas Strange, of Storm Lake, faced several charges, including a pair of felonies.
A Storm Lake Police news release said police were called to Puff's Bar on East Lakeshore Drive shortly before 2 p.m., where staff said Strange had entered the establishment after eating a sandwich, complained about the sandwich and demanded his money back. After more demands, he shoved drinks from a table and was escorted out.
Police later located Strange inside Malarky's Night Club and escorted him out. Strange resisted officers but was subdued and placed into a police vehicle.
Police seized approximately 9 grams of meth and a butterfly knife from Strange upon his arrest.
Strange was then taken for a medical evaluation, released to police and booked into Buena Vista County Jail on several charges. Police found he was wanted in an unrelated investigation for possession of a firearm by a felon.
Shirt squabble turned shovel showdown
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- It better have been a really, really nice shirt.
Two men were taken into police custody the evening of July 4 after police say they got into an argument over a shirt, and one of them -- naturally -- armed himself with a shovel and started swinging it at the other.
Marquis Taylor, 31, and Gary Thomas, 53, both of Storm Lake, were taken into custody on disorderly conduct charges.
The shovel-wielding Thomas was additionally charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
No injuries were reported.