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You Might be a Redneck if ... Florida editionn   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Dec-8 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 469 views.

If you have ever been arrested for relieving yourself in an ice machine (from a Jeff Foxworthy book)

Life imitates art.

DOCUMENT: Vacationing Cop Puts The "Pee" In Chicago P.D.

DECEMBER 6--A Chicago cop vacationing in Florida was arrested early yesterday after being caught urinating into an ice machine at a beachside bar, according to police who charged the visiting lawman with battery and disorderly conduct.

(mug shot shows him not very happy)

According to police, an employee of the Jimmy B’s Beach Bar in St. Petersburg was “attempting to get ice from the ice machine” around 12:30 AM when he discovered Henry Capouch, 30, “‘pissing’ on the ice in the machine.”

When the worker, Richard Klees, told Capouch to stop, the accused urinator cursed Klees and shoved him “a couple times,” according to an arrest affidavit. Capouch subsequently shoved a security guard, cops allege.

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WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784

Dec-9

ROFLMAO...

I bet that Chicago cop was Pee'ed off that they caught him.

I wonder whether he still has his job or not.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Dec-9

It makes you never want to use a hotel ice machine. Or a hotel.

Showtalk said:

It makes you never want to use a hotel ice machine. Or a hotel.

Get yourself a high intensity LED type ultraviolet flashlight, often sold for automotive leak detection and scorpion hunting. The best emit their light shorter than 390 nanometers (you need a good UV capable spectrograph to really be sure), and put out a fairly high milliwatt per steradian of radiant intensity.

In a hotel room, turn out the lights, put on some special glasses that totally block the excitation wavelength, so you can only see fluorescent emissions. Look over the bed sheets, the chairs, the floor, the bathroom fixtures with only this UV light source, and notice all the suspicious stains you can see.

And then you'll probably just sleep in the car and save a lot of money after that.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Dec-10

Never!  It’s a good reminder not to travel.

Of course you could bring along a good DSLR camera with a UV filter to only pass the fluorescence wavelengths, and block the excitation wavelength. Take a lot of pictures and shoot video of the various stains revealed with the black light, and once you are safely out of the hotel, post your footage to social media and in a yelp review of the place, then sit back and watch the fireworks.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784

Dec-11

Sounds like the inner makings of a new weekly magazine... "The Hotel Review"... (* CHUCKLE *)

Get sponsored by the 3-star or greater hotels to give them raving reviews and while you're in their hotels, drop by the local Holiday Inn, Taverns, etc. and rate them too. Then on to the next 3-star or greater hotel. LOL

FWIW

WALTER784 said:

Get sponsored by the 3-star or greater hotels to give them raving reviews and while you're in their hotels, drop by the local Holiday Inn, Taverns, etc. and rate them too.

Nope, you don't want any sponsoring, as that can bias honest reviews. Sort of like the reason Consumer Reports does not take advertising.

I'd say instead, stay in a hotel for a night, shoot video and such under UV illumination, using the proper filters to make specific stains to appear. Also, contrary to some CSI episodes, you actually have to use a few visible wavelengths to get fluorescence of certain biological materials that might be present. This requires some very special camera filters, similar to those used in astronomy to photograph nebulae.

Essentially you use very narrowband filters, which blackens everything that isn't the specific targeted stain fluorescence. The room may be brightly lit with, say, a blue-aqua light at 488 nanometers, and your filters are looking for a very specific shade of red at 622 nanometers.

Both of these are easily seen by the eyes, so you have to use a red-orange long pass filter on the camera that is like Blu-Blocker sun shades. (citation - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.3109/01485019608987879 )

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8824663/

https://projects.nfstc.org/workshops/resources/literature/Screening/03_Improving%20the%20Effectiveness%20of%20Flourescence%20for%20the%20Detection%20of%20Semen%20Stains%20on%20Fabrics.pdf

https://open.bu.edu/handle/2144/16197

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Dec-11

Hasn’t anyone done that yet?

Showtalk said:

Hasn’t anyone done that yet?

Evidently there's an entire online community that shares photos of such stuff, complete with comments on where it was found, and sometimes other forensic information as to what they found under a microscope or with chemicals that react to specific substances to either confirm the identity of a stain, or identify an unknown one.

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