imageYup when you need investment advice next time, just make sure your broker is not sneaking around with a sling shot in his back pocket:)  So far with surveillance cameras and a witness it looks like they are pretty much sure the police may have their man.  They say there have been more than 50 incidents that he could possibly connected to. 

Evidently there’s no rhyme or reason for where he strikes as it could be a coffee shop, an autism treatment center, (very bad taste on that choice) or a salon.  He’s been arrested after a Beverly Hills cop spotted a “slingshot” in his car during a traffic stop and he also had some brass knuckles in the car along with knives, and slingshot projectiles.  They went to his home and found even more slingshots so this sounds like it’s more than just a passing phase with a love for a single sling shot.  We talk about mental illness and stress today and an article asked yesterday if we are all mentally ill, and you know there’s probably a tiny bit of depression and bipolar in all of us but it does not develop into a mental issue with most of us.  This might possibly be a case of “Asymptomatic Depression” and perhaps that was maybe the untapped market this broker was pursuing <grin>.  This sounds like an adult “Dennis the Menace” story. 

Asymptomatic Depression: Hidden Epidemic and Huge Untapped Market (Reality Check)

I wonder what other brokers are doing to deal with stress today while counting their money?  Stories like this is what got me started on my series called “The Attack of the Killer Algorithms” because in truth that’s a lot of it from the consumer naïve side with mahcines making decisions that we can’t see or get a customer service person to help us with half the time,  and in this case, the algos from the other side bit this broker back.  BD

Attack of the Killer Algorithms–Digest & Links for 35 Chapters–on How Math and Crafty Formulas Today Running on Servers 24/7 Make Life Impacting Decisions About You–Updated 6-24-2012

Luie Velasquez, a detective with the West Valley division of the Los Angeles Police Department, said the police’s top theory is that the suspect sought excitement. “Your guess is as good as mine,” Velasquez said. “For whatever reason, these individuals get some sort of thrill from smashing windows.”

Poret was first arrested on June 3, when a search of his vehicleimage revealed brass knuckles, knives and slingshot projectiles. He was arrested again last week in an early morning raid on his Encino home, where police discovered firearms, bb guns, slingshots and marbles similar to those used in the window-breakings.
Authorities believe that Poret could be connected to more than 20 vandalism incidents in Beverly Hills and more than 50 in Encino, as well as several other reports of vandalism that authorities have received in Van Nuys and Topanga Canyon


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