Crazy Eyes Jesse James?

SacBeeA man was arrested after he jumped on the hood of a police car and shouted his name. Sacramento police said an officer was sitting in a patrol car in the 2600 block of Fairfield Street in the Noralto neighborhood about 1 a.m. this morning when a man walked up and leaped upon the hood of the vehicle. He then yelled his own name, jumped down and ran away. The jumper was easy to search for because he was described as wearing a dark puffy jacket, a sombrero and a boxing glove on one hand. Jesse James Thomas, 55, was found nearby, lying in the street. Thomas was arrested for suspicion of being drunk in public.

This is one of those stories that doesn’t require any interesting perspective or creative prose or anything like that.  All you have to do is paint the picture — tell the people what happened so they can see it in their mind.

A crazy old black man wearing a sombrero and a single boxing glove jumped on the hood of a cop car — WITH A COP INSIDE — then proceeded to yell at the cop: “JESSE JAMES THOMAS!”  Which, after he was later arrested found passed out in the middle of the street, turned out to be his name.

Crazy guy.  Sombrero.  One boxing glove.  Police car.  Cop inside.  “JESSE JAMES THOMAS!”  Run away. ???  Passed out in street.  Arrested.  This picture.

Mugshot for the ages.


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