Concealed Weapon: Prisoner Turns in Shank and Demands Surgery

It is rare for an inmate to volunteer to turn over a shank, but Rance Johnson, 19, was ready to come clean with the Merced County jail in California.

Johnson had hidden the 5-inch long plastic shank in his rectum for three weeks and desperately needed it removed. It took a surgery, but he was able to lose the shank and to pick up a new charge for the ultimate concealed weapon.

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23 thoughts on “Concealed Weapon: Prisoner Turns in Shank and Demands Surgery”

  1. BIL, I’m happy you addressed the matter. Thank you very much. I think it’s important to have the balance between new, loony visitors and new, cool visitors balanced. If it gets unbalanced it stops being fun to visit a blawg. Unfortunately, we see new visitors in large numbers when certain topics come up and many of those new visitors seemed to want nothing more than a platform for scripted talking points instead of a reasonable dialog. There has been much of that lately.

    Using a Gavatar to sow confusion because people check the Gavatars (in the Recent Postings column) to see who’s been around lately is actually an evolutionary touch that I had not considered seriously (but I was checking the images on Google under “Buddha” just to see what I could find). You have some reason to think about something like that though. Context is everything and it’s not like we are without the context. you’re right that we’ve had problems with shape-shifters causing a serious problem before. We don’t need that again. As I recall you got some blame for things that you weren’t doing.

    BIL: “It took way less than an hour to make every permutation I tried before finding the jade color I liked.”

    I just hate that. Like it isn’t obvious from some of my postings, I’m kinda’ anal retentive and a bit OCD. LottaOCD could be my screen name as easily as Lottakatz. When someone on this blawg told us to go to Gavatar after they received a compliment on theirs it became a personal mission to play with that new toy and make a good Gavatar.

    After finally settling on Sweeney Todd as a POV graphic embodying my philosophy of the multi-faceted dynamic between law and justice I had to find the right image and then (to compensate for the large reduction factor) crop it. Crop it, lighten it, correct the color saturation, selectively lighten and darken various parts of it, re-crop it, alter the color balance, change its format and repeat, repeat, etc. LOL. And it’s still not perfect. That bothers me even now. Srly. OCD.

    🙂 Less than an hour huh? You just had to say that 🙂

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