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Episode 194.5 — Sklarbro County 99

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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

Hilarious stand-up comedian & The Pete Holmes Show writer Jamie Lee brings some much needed lady energy to this week’s Sklarbro County! Jamie talks about the one time she was make out rejected during Spring Break, her thoughts on having kids, and how working for Comedy Central after college inspired her to start doing stand-up. Daniel Van Kirk brings in some crazy stories as always such as a Florida woman who vandalized a McDonald’s in nothing but a thong, a front desk clerk in Florida who thought he was a victim of an April Fool’s Day prank, and Philadelphia police who are investigating a love triangle rat attack. Later, in honor of baseball season, friend of the show Gar Ryness aka the Batting Stance Guy returns to tell us about some amazing stories from his many MLB misadventures including recently hanging out with the New York Yankees.
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:50 AM

Reporting from Florida:
The stories from Pinellas Park (the woman trashing McD's) and the mannequin that was actually a deceased woman, both occurred in Pinellas County.

The story of the suicide, which was originally thought to be an April Fools prank. Well there is more to the story.
Apparently the building is close to downtown St Pete, and they do see lots of things once the bars close for the evening. The man who disposed of the body is distraught, and the residents of the building are trying to get him his job back, and there are no charges pending.

Benjamin, 61, looked onto the patio and saw a shape on the ground. It looked to him like a mannequin. An April Fools' Day joke, he concluded, and went back to work.

Two hours later, another employee of the senior housing complex at 440 Fourth Ave. N told Benjamin about the shape on the patio. It was just a prank, Benjamin assured her.

When a woman and her teen son came by to deliver the Tampa Bay Times, Benjamin asked the boy to help him move the mannequin into a Dumpster.

He grabbed the shoes and the teen clasped a handful of clothes, which was topped with a ball of whitish-gray hair. It weighed almost nothing, Benjamin noted, as they heaved it into the trash.

Benjamin saw what looked like blood, but he thought it was fake.

Hours later, other workers at the complex discovered that the shape in the Dumpster was not a mannequin, but a 96-year-old resident of the complex who had jumped 16 stories to her death sometime during the night.

They called Benjamin, whose shift had ended by then, and told him to come back. He was stunned when he was told that it was a person.

"It's all I've thought about all day," Benjamin told a Times reporter at his home Wednesday evening. "I haven't slept all day."

Benjamin said the woman's face looked rubbery and formless, like a Halloween mask discarded on the ground. The bars had let out only an hour or so prior and he figured someone out for April Fools' Day had tossed it onto the property.

"I'm telling you, I swear to God, the face looked like a rubber mask," he said as he sat on his couch stroking his aging Yorkshire terrier on his lap. "If I thought for one instant it was a real person I would have called the police, my manager, everyone I could think of."
Police said they believe Benjamin honestly thought he saw a mannequin. They plan no criminal charges.

"Because of the height the woman fell it actually might have caused her features to be distorted, and possibly not look human to the unsuspecting eye," said St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz.

However, the complex fired Benjamin.

"Now I have to go to the unemployment office," he said.

Police said the woman had left a suicide note. She then placed a step stool beside a 16th-floor window and jumped. The woman's name was not released, as authorities were trying to locate family members.

Residents at the complex said she was from England. She left there after World War II, but her accent remained intact, they said. She was a bright woman who read a lot, they said, and had the mental acuity of a 50 year old.
The complex's volunteer librarian, Nancy Sanborn, 74, called the woman "refined," and added that "the last time I was with her in the library she was upbeat."

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

Remember when Counties were supposed to be 30 minutes haha. Good times.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

First of all, Jamie Lee was funny and charming on the County. I can't wait to see her on Pete Holmes' show.

Also, thanks for using my story, guys! And yes, "Arminio" is my last name and I am not Armenian. You did pronounce it correctly though, so kudos on that.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

 Elitist Prick, on 18 April 2014 - 02:44 PM, said:

First of all, Jamie Lee was funny and charming on the County. I can't wait to see her on Pete Holmes' show.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:27 PM

A full minute of dog-fucking jokes while performing on national television: I am a fan.
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