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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

And Now for Some Good News

posted by on March 20 at 15:49 PM

Two badass San Francisco bartenders foiled a creepy would-be date rapist as he slipped drugs into his companion’s drink.

It looked for all the world as if the couple on a date — he was darkly handsome and a little older than the pretty, petite blonde with the Russian accent — were having a great time together.

“A really great time,” their waitress, Karri Cormican, recalled thinking. “She was facing him, had one of her legs up on the bench seat.” Good body language.

So it came as a shock when after the woman left the window-side table to visit the restroom, Cormican saw the man shake a white powder into the Hefeweizen beer he had ordered for his date.

“Did I really see that?” Cormican asked herself. “Why would he do that? It seemed like they were having fun.”

The waitress took the woman’s beer away, claiming it had come from a fermented keg. Then, when the woman got up to take a phone call, the waitress rushed outside to tell her what she had seen. While the two were outside, the bartender saw the man do it again.

He said to Tatiana, “Let’s go.”

“Your date’s over, mister,” the bartender told him. “She’s staying with us.”

After offering to buy everybody a shot of whiskey, Szlamnik fled while Bridgeman-Oxley was calling the police, who arrived quickly and took possession of the two beers.

Szlamnik was sentenced to six months in jail on narcotics charges.

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Your editor already slogged that story today.

Posted by Daily Reader | March 20, 2007 3:52 PM

Do you ever read this blog?

Posted by elswinger | March 20, 2007 3:58 PM

No, but it was twice as shocking the second time ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 20, 2007 4:49 PM

Erica...while I appreciate this story, and agree that it is, in fact, a good outcome, I wonder if you can or ever have posted any story that paints men in a positive light?

There are a few of us out here, wouldn't you agree?

Your cynicism wears me out.

Posted by Just Wondering... | March 20, 2007 4:49 PM

She just did. The Bartenders probably had good fathers who taught them the virtue of looking out for other people.
Oh and the police officers who responded were most likely men. Maybe those are some good men also.

Posted by Beatnik | March 20, 2007 5:01 PM

In the link in the morning news the woman on the date got up to have a cigarette, not make a phone call:

Their chance came when Tatiana went outside to smoke a cigarette.

But Erica changes it to making a phone call! Is that because she doesn't think its "PC" to have the woman associated with smoking! Hmmmmm....

Posted by raindrop | March 20, 2007 5:05 PM

Wow, six whole months for attempted rape.

That's not even a prison beef. This guy's going to do his time in fucking county.

That's awesome.

Posted by John Lilburne | March 20, 2007 5:14 PM

1. Already blogged, ECB!! Sheesh!
2. Excellent catch, raindrop. What's with the editorial liberty?
3. It is an awesome story. That loser gets his first spiked drink taken away and actually has more back-up drugs in case the first ones didn't work!
4. Joe Szlamnik. Sounds similar to Moe Szyslak. And this sounds like something Moe would do.

Posted by him | March 20, 2007 5:21 PM

the prosecutors may have used their better judgement and sought the certain conviction as opposed to the correct but more difficult conviction.

but still, a message should be sent that this sort of behavior is not acceptable if we want it to stop. this is hardly that message.

Posted by infrequent | March 20, 2007 5:23 PM

No. 1: D'oh! No, sometimes I don't have time to keep up with Slog.

No. 6: I have no problem with smoking! I smoke sometimes myself! It was just a deadline-day fuckup, I swear!

Posted by ECB | March 20, 2007 6:12 PM

I was hoping that when the bartender returned with a new beer, that she actually served him the one in which he put the drugs. Then, it would have been excellent for everyone to have beat the shit out of him while he was unconscious. Much more fitting than 6 months, IMO.

Posted by SB | March 20, 2007 6:22 PM

Unfortunately, intent matters. It would've been impossible to prove in a court of law why that asshole spiked his date's drink, even though any idiot knows the reason.

Posted by keshmeshi | March 20, 2007 6:22 PM

"I have no problem with smoking! I smoke sometimes myself"

Your hotness level just went down in my eyes. I'd rather have you stick another one of those beer-battered wieners in your mouth than a cigarette. I thought you were smarter than that.

Posted by Samson | March 21, 2007 8:15 AM

Well, there you have it, folks. Don't smoke, because it will upset your blog stalkers.

Posted by Fnarf | March 21, 2007 9:13 AM

You don't miss many posts do you, Fnarf. Talk about stalking.

Posted by Samson | March 21, 2007 9:22 AM

stalker war. excellent article by the way, definitely worthy having been posted to slog twice.

Posted by josh | March 21, 2007 9:35 AM

oh, STFU, josh, you're stalking us again.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 21, 2007 11:24 AM

Samson, if you deep fried your wiener maybe ECB would put it in her mouth.

Posted by elswinger | March 21, 2007 4:47 PM

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