Tuesday, April 10, 2012

From The News Desk

This guy really packed a lot into his evening in Nashville! I'm sure that all of this could have been avoided if he'd just spent the evening at Coyote Ugly like most single male visitors to town.

Metro Police Shocked By Man's Wild Crime Spree

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro police say they've never encountered a man quite like William Todd, who they say in just nine hours managed to wreak havoc on Nashville.

"He was just on a terror. I've never seen anything like this before," said Sgt. Tony Blackburn.

Police said Todd traveled to Nashville on a Greyhound bus. During his nine-hour layover, officers said he committed more than 10 felonies.

Officers said Todd broke into the Slaughterhouse and stole a Taser, revolver and shotgun. Then, they said he shot the business up, stole a T-shirt and set the business on fire.

Police said Todd then found four people leaving a local bar. He held them at gunpoint, tased one, pistol whipped another, then took off with their cash and credit cards.

Five minutes later investigators said Todd carjacked a cab at gunpoint, then headed off to commit fraud, and used his newly acquired stolen credit cards to buy food.

"He was able to find the Walmart on Nolensville. He goes there and purchased $199 worth of items," said Blackburn.

Next stop: Hotel Indigo at 6 a.m.

Police said Todd broke into a law office there, ransacked the business then defecated on a desk, smearing feces on some of the framed law degrees.

He then knocked on several hotel room doors pretending to be a female housekeeper.

In one case, police said Todd stole $600 from a Canadian couple at gunpoint, crying the whole time.

Before taking off in his stolen cab once again, officers said Todd opted for a new look.

"We have him on video leaving the hotel with a shaved head," said Blackburn.

At 9 a.m., police said Todd crashed the stolen cab into a parking garage.

At 11:30 a.m., he hailed a new one and headed to Opryland, then held the cab driver at knifepoint.

Police finally caught up with Todd at noon. They said he was hiding on top of Opryland, submerged in a water-cooling vat with water up to his nose.

It was just a quick nine-hour pit stop in Nashville, but now Todd won't be headed home any time soon.

"He rode the Greyhound bus and had a layover, then left in blue lights. There definitely could be more charges. We hope that there are no more victims," said Blackburn.

Todd is now facing 11 felony charges. Officers said he's also wanted out of Kentucky.


Laura said...

And to think most of the time, we're talking about "poo flinging" in the metaphorical sense.....for pete's sake let's keep it that way! Clearly mama didn't raise that boy right.

Georgie Horn said...

Lordy, lordy. But, Laura, his momma would say he was a good boy.....

Lisa said...

"Police finally caught up with Todd at noon. They said he was hiding on top of Opryland, submerged in a water-cooling vat with water up to his nose." I don't know why this is the funniest part of the story to me. "QUICK! THE WATER COOLING VAT! They'll never think to look here!"

Stay gold, William Todd. Stay gold.

Eartha Kitsch said...

Laura: Ha! It was a flight of fancy, that poo flinging part.

Georgie: Oh yes, William was framed!

Lisa: I know! I can't help picturing him in that vat like the girls from the opening of Petticoat Junction!

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

oh my god! i can't stop laughing about the vat!!! i'm imagining him shirtless and crying in there.

Sparkleneely said...

WOW. Just... WOW. I'll be in Nashville (with Carrie!) on May 16th... Think we could do at least one of those things? ;)

Vivian said...

Wow. We were in Nashville last week and nothing thank goodness like that happened to us! He had to be on something, no? The cooling vat is just too weird. I guess he thought scent dogs could not find him in there! Crazy!

sarajean said...

Now I've only been to Nashvegas once and that was primarily to loiter at Patterson House, but is it sad that I'm more disgusted that there's a weapons store called, "The Slaughterhouse"...? Ugh.

Unknown said...

note to self never drink the water at Opryland - I think it's legal to poo on a lawyers desk or anywhere in a lawyers office. and I bet at his hometown they are singing Thank God and Greyhound he's gone .