McGruff, Chuck Take It on the Chin

March 5 | 3 Comments

Mcgruff is the one on the rightThe world is coming to an end. I know it, you know it.

I’m not basing this on the financial woes of the world, although I have to admit my 401K treat jar has only half the number of Milkbones in it than it did in September. No, I’m basing my observation on the strange happenings in the world…like people beating up a mouse.

Granted it’s a big mouse, and quite finanically successful to boot, but still that’s no reason to assault it.

If that wasn’t bad enough, I hear of a crime fighting dog getting beat up too! Eye witnesses reported that this dog wore a trench coat and was above average in size too. Coincidence? I don’t know, but still, that’s no reason to pummel him with fists of fury.

If you think I’m making this up, read for yourselves about the mouse and the dog.

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) – A Fairhaven man who assaulted a Chuck E. Cheese mascot at a Dartmouth restaurant isn’t going to jail. However, he will have to pay a $500 fine after pleading guilty to assault charges.

Trahan Pires, 34, said he thought the mouse had pinned his 11-year-old son against a video game. That is when Pires ripped off the mascot’s head piece, pointed a finger at him, and began to yell.

The mascot, 19-year-old Jessie Carvalho, said he never grabbed anyone. Instead, he said he put his arms out to get through a crowd of children trying to knock him over.

An eyewitness agreed with Carvalho’s take on the incident.

Ripping a mouse’s head off…that’s disgusting. I thought only cats were capable of that vicious act.

McGruff The Crime Dog, who ordinarily takes a bite out of crime, became a victim of crime recently in Washington, DC.

According to “The Examiner” newspaper, McGruff was passing out crime-fighting leaflets to children over the weekend when a local transit bus drove by.

The driver stopped, got out and delivered a well-aimed punch to McGruff’s face.

The kids screamed and scattered while the assailant hopped back on the bus and drove away.

Police caught up with 38-year-old Shawn Brim a short time later. He’s being tested for drugs and alcohol abuse, while police have charged him with simple assault.

Brim was quoted as saying he was trying to be funny, but his bosses failed to see the humor and say his employment is under review.

It’s funny, until someone loses a milkbone in a financial meltdown.


3 Responses to “McGruff, Chuck Take It on the Chin”

  1. El Todd on March 6th, 2009 12:07 pm

    The mouse, I get, but McGruff?! Say it ain’t so!

  2. Bo on March 6th, 2009 4:39 pm

    El Todd…I tend to agree with your assessment.

    Of course there are those that say McGruff is a sellout. Ask any hard working K-9 officedog and chances are he’ll point out that McGruff never sniffed out a bag of weed in his life, never took a bullet for his officer-owner or chased down a ‘perp’ in a fat suit.

    They’ll tell ya, just because he’s pretty doesn’t mean he shouldn’t get a newspaper over the snout every once in a while.

  3. Kiwi on March 12th, 2009 9:06 am

    Y YYYYYYYYYYYYY McGruff is supposed to take a bite out of crime

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