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Posted: 3/27/2009 4:09:18 PM EDT


PORTLAND, Ore. – It is just one more reason not to get into trouble: you may appear in "Busted.”

It's a newspaper that shows hundreds of mug shots of people arrested for everything from speeding to rape.

Busted is new to the Portland area but is already available in six other cities across the country.

The creator says he's just making law breakers more accountable.

The local issue of the paper, which sells for $1, lists mug shots of people who have been arrested recently in Multnomah County.

The publisher, who would only give his name as Ryan due to security concerns, said everything that is in the paper is information you could find for yourself on local law enforcement Web sites.

Ryan says he gets calls from people he puts in the paper.

He says it is his way of making it easier for locals to know who's been breaking the law.

At Peterson’s convenience store, customers like Guido Casey were taking a look through the rows of unsmiling suspects’ mug shots.

“Just to see who I know who's in here,” Casey said.

Casey says it's a practical tool that could let him know who he's talking to.

“I work in an alternative store, there's a lot of people who come in looking for money, other stuff,” Casey adds, “so you never know…”

Publisher Ryan says he is selling about 60,000 copies a month. Even though he's making the faces of criminal suspects more visible, Ryan wants to remain somewhat anonymous, for obvious reasons.

“But you know, I honestly don't feel too bad about somebody who, you know, maybe got a DUI, maybe put my family at risk by driving drunk on the roads, or somebody that has committed a burglary, or maybe a registered sex offender who lives in your neighborhood that you didn't know about,” Ryan told KATU News in a phone interview.”

Some people think some of the suspects don't deserve this kind of exposure and that the paper doesn't tell enough of the story.

“She could have said something mean to somebody downtown and a cop gave her a ticket,” Michael King said as he looked at one mug shot of a woman, “I don't think this is right.”

Publisher Ryan said the people in the paper were picked at random and that right now the paper is a bi-weekly publication.

In a couple of months he says it will come out every week and should include just about everybody that gets arrested in Multnomah County.

Ryan says he is working on an edition for Clackamas County as well.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:24:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 5:33:57 PM EDT
Wonder how he's going to apologize to people that got arrested, put in his paper, shunned by their friends and community... and then found innocent.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:07:15 PM EDT
there is a stop and rob store in tacoma that puts pics from it's surveillance system up of people who have stolen/robbed the store...i always found it amusing....
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 7:26:52 PM EDT
I long for the old days when you used to be able to spot a thief by the fact that he was missing a hand.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 8:12:11 PM EDT
His signature must be " I'll make you famous"
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 9:04:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Wonder how he's going to apologize to people that got arrested, put in his paper, shunned by their friends and community... and then found innocent.


Ever watch cops?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:29:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:02:04 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
<I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct>
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:49:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:02:26 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
<I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct>
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:06:32 AM EDT
That's all kindsa fucked up.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 3:12:51 AM EDT
I'm unemployed. Look for me in an upcoming issue!
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:17:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:02:56 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]

<I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct>
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:07:49 AM EDT
"CANCEL"
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:39:08 AM EDT
WTF is an alternative store?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:04:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
WTF is an alternative store?


IT's somewhere people come in looking for money....and "stuff"
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:07:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Matt45:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
WTF is an alternative store?


IT's somewhere people come in looking for money....and "stuff"

Excellent, because I need some new money...and stuff.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:28:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
WTF is an alternative store?


"tobacco" pipe store. One of those places where all of the dirty hippies spend their time.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:31:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ViniVidivici:
That's all kindsa fucked up.


Yeah, where's the Glock?

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:43:56 AM EDT
To those of you that are into that thing...snake eyes is supposed to be at the upcoming comic convention
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 11:34:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:03:21 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
<I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct>
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:00:04 PM EDT
Wow, all this side hijacking and no mentions of number six?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:12:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:03:32 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
<I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct>
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:27:42 PM EDT
this one went sideways right quick.....

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:32:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:03:44 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
<I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct>
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:43:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:03:56 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
<I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct>
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:04:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:04:59 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:09:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:14:46 PM EDT by mike_0120]
Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
Too subtle?



Not at all. It's how this thread should have looked from the start before somebody trolled it.

Thank you.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:17:42 PM EDT
You guys are makin' Phil work too much, damnit!
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:10:32 PM EDT
I will learn to respect and follow the Code of Conduct. Wait, what?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:40:25 PM EDT
Back on topic...ish.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0327092sham1.html



TV pitchman battered hooker in South Beach hotel room brawl

MARCH 27––Meet Vince Shlomi. He's probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers.

Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. The affidavit, a copy of which you'll find here, notes that during the 4 AM fight Harris sustained facial fractures and lacerations all over her face (she is pictured here in mug shots snapped following busts in 2008 and 2005). After freeing his tongue, a bleeding Shlomi ran to the Setai lobby, where security summoned cops. Harris refused to cooperate with officers, who recovered $930 from her purse. "Both parties had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from their persons," police reported. In a brief telephone interview, Harris declined to answer TSG questions about her run-in with Shlomi, though she did say she is considering a lawsuit against the pitchman. Asked if she worked as a hooker, Harris declined comment. As seen in the below mug shot, Shlomi was also injured during the fracas and, court records show, was treated at Mount Sinai Medical Center. While Shlomi and Harris were both arrested for felony aggravated battery, prosecutors this month declined to file formal charges against the combatants. Police records list Shlomi's occupation as "Marketing," but make no mention of his affiliation with the ShamWow or the Slap Chop, both of which sell for $19.95 (plus shipping and handling).


Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:46:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Back on topic...ish.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0327092sham1.html

http://i.cdn.turner.com/trutv/thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art4/0327092sham1awm.jpg

TV pitchman battered hooker in South Beach hotel room brawl

MARCH 27––Meet Vince Shlomi. He's probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers.

Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. The affidavit, a copy of which you'll find here, notes that during the 4 AM fight Harris sustained facial fractures and lacerations all over her face (she is pictured here in mug shots snapped following busts in 2008 and 2005). After freeing his tongue, a bleeding Shlomi ran to the Setai lobby, where security summoned cops. Harris refused to cooperate with officers, who recovered $930 from her purse. "Both parties had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from their persons," police reported. In a brief telephone interview, Harris declined to answer TSG questions about her run-in with Shlomi, though she did say she is considering a lawsuit against the pitchman. Asked if she worked as a hooker, Harris declined comment. As seen in the below mug shot, Shlomi was also injured during the fracas and, court records show, was treated at Mount Sinai Medical Center. While Shlomi and Harris were both arrested for felony aggravated battery, prosecutors this month declined to file formal charges against the combatants. Police records list Shlomi's occupation as "Marketing," but make no mention of his affiliation with the ShamWow or the Slap Chop, both of which sell for $19.95 (plus shipping and handling).

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee129/farrelljt/shamwow.jpg


WOT THA FOOOOOK?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:47:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Back on topic...ish.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0327092sham1.html

http://i.cdn.turner.com/trutv/thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art4/0327092sham1awm.jpg

TV pitchman battered hooker in South Beach hotel room brawl

MARCH 27––Meet Vince Shlomi. He's probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers.

Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. The affidavit, a copy of which you'll find here, notes that during the 4 AM fight Harris sustained facial fractures and lacerations all over her face (she is pictured here in mug shots snapped following busts in 2008 and 2005). After freeing his tongue, a bleeding Shlomi ran to the Setai lobby, where security summoned cops. Harris refused to cooperate with officers, who recovered $930 from her purse. "Both parties had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from their persons," police reported. In a brief telephone interview, Harris declined to answer TSG questions about her run-in with Shlomi, though she did say she is considering a lawsuit against the pitchman. Asked if she worked as a hooker, Harris declined comment. As seen in the below mug shot, Shlomi was also injured during the fracas and, court records show, was treated at Mount Sinai Medical Center. While Shlomi and Harris were both arrested for felony aggravated battery, prosecutors this month declined to file formal charges against the combatants. Police records list Shlomi's occupation as "Marketing," but make no mention of his affiliation with the ShamWow or the Slap Chop, both of which sell for $19.95 (plus shipping and handling).

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee129/farrelljt/shamwow.jpg


You can't make this shit up..
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:24:01 PM EDT
I will learn to respect and follow the code of conduct.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:47:01 PM EDT
He's looks sham-fuked up!
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:06:29 PM EDT
The hooker said he was like, "SHAM––OOOOOWW!!!"
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:56:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 10:56:50 PM EDT by JS98010]
<Edited by CTD>
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 11:30:11 AM EDT
QUIT FUCKING UP MY FORUM!
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 12:49:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
QUIT FUCKING UP MY FORUM!


Sorry sir, it is in our nature!

"There is no excuse for that we live by killing fucking up 1GR's forum, save that we must."
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 1:03:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ViniVidivici:
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
QUIT FUCKING UP MY FORUM!


Sorry sir, it is in our nature!

"There is no excuse for that we live by killing fucking up 1GR's forum, save that we must."

Overquoting™ for posterity


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