First a little disclaimer, names have been changed to protect the innocent and those that are about to be charged...... OBTW, there were no innocents. Well maybe one, we will let you decide...
Cast of Characters:
Speed- as if he needs any introduction
Purpdust- A very nice Canadian (Hard to believe but true)
Phobia- Just Phob
Mojave- Think you can fill in the rest
SpeedExtreme-member yet to join
JakeR1-another member yet to join
The man who would become known as CHENG (my apologies, just don't remember your real name)
Rider 1-someone who came with speed and jake (sorry man, forgot yours too)
SLC Cop 1
Hotel Security- I am SO THE MAN ROGER!
And last but never least, Jess....
Figured that was better than...
And our last character--MR. X (to my knowledge is innocent until proven guilty.....)(edit: by request, to my/our knowledge the Mr. X in this story is not the same Mr. X who frequents this board. Having never met the Mr. X on this board or seeing a pic of him, we do not know for sure. )
Let me set the stage:
It is approximately 2100 hrs on Sept 4, 2006. The place may or may not have been pool/jacuzzi side at the Comfort Inn located next to the SLC Airport. Beer is flowin, thanks to none other than our Canadian Brethern who were kind and generous enough to bring it with. Speed and his crew, JakeR1 and rider1 enter the scene after much squawking and whining that they want us to come to their hotel and play in thier "jacuzzi". I don't think so, we have the beer, we set the place. So, enter Speed and Crew stage Right.... Speed has his Burger King crown on and enters the stage with a chorus of "DING FRIES ARE DONE". Good, time to get this cranked up. Conversation ebb and flow from trackday events such as when rrwntr brake checked Speed.
What ya get for sandbaggin Speed. To Jess and Phobe starting up a BMW dealership here in Palmdale and giving me a killer deal on a M-5
Enter from stage left Mr. X. (Mr. X is an unknown to this crew. But, the crew in a happy and giving mood allows Mr. X to enter thier party/world. Oh, little did they know what would traspire over the evening. Muwahahahahhahah). Mr X is invited to partake in the festivities of beer drinking and.... conversation. A decision that all would soon come to regret. Mr X delights the crew with jokes, stories and antics that amuse and yet confuse the crew for several hours. Antics such as DIVING in the to the 5' pool. Oh yes, this is going to be good. (details are being forgone in order to keep this "brief") During this time Speed and merry band of LIGHT WEIGHTS decide to leave the gathering and start their hard treck back to their hotel. The author could of sworn here a faint chorus of "DING FRIES ARE DONE" as they exited stage left.
Cut the scene to approximately 0030 (1230 AM civilian time) 5 Sept, 2006. The crew decides this is enough, with a big drive ahead the next day rest is needed. We are cleaning up when upstage a CRASH is heard by the crew. All action is ceased, only find that MR. X is standing there like he just got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Mr. X, just slammed a coffee cup onto the concrete by the pool. Oh man, this is where the excite get pumpin. The crew requests that Mr. X clean up his mess. We are informed by Mr. X, that is what the staff is for. Somehow Mr. X gets out of cleaning up the coffee cup, for the moment. Mr. X helps himself to two more beers for the room. When confronted by Mojave about him having enjoyed enough hospitality and should leave them for the hosts, Mr. X gets a little violent and smashes one bottle on the ground right there by the cooler. Oh, this is not good for Mr. X or the crew. Mr. X then continues to get beligerent with all the crew and after three attempts to break the third bottle on the hand railing is successful. After this he starts swinging this broken bottle around and nicks our former Marine, seeping Extreme's life fluid onto the concrete. Speedextreme, is not happy about this and addresses Mr. X about this behavior. Mr. X desperately attpempts to get any of the crew to engage in assault. No one plays the game. Mr. X exits down stage and dissappears into the hotel. Hotel security is sent for cause, this is the way this should be handled in order to keep and and all of the crew out of jail. Roger shows up the facts as we know them to be true were given. The crew was lucky in that Mr. X had solicited us to partake in a pharmacuetical exchange. His drugs for our money. We knew about which room was his. We escorted Roger to his room. We knocked, no answer. We thought, "he bailed out the window". Most of the crew was dispatched to ensure he wasn't on the lamb. (Sorry SOB, had to say it). Mojave was left behind to guard the door in case this was a fient by Mr. X. Which it was. Mojave attempted one last time to get Mr. X to do this peacefully before Roger came back to have him do this the hard way. (of note, Mr. X has another beer in his hand. It wasn't one of ours) So, Roger escorts Mr. X back to the pool and attempts to get him to clean up his mess. Mr. X denies all action and responsibility for the mess. Mr. X's story changes from never seeing us before to, we all hate him. Roger never lost focus and has Mr. X do some cleaning. Mr. X is still not cooperating to Roger's like. Roger leaves the pool area to call the front desk to get the police. While Roger is out of the pool area our wiley little Mr. X gingerly and slyly attempts to exit stage right. Mojave yells, "get to the other gate is going to attempt to run for it". Purpdust steps up to the task and with the wings of Mercury is at the back gate in a Flash (hahahahah, that wasn't planned but it works), blocking any attempt of escape by Mr. X. Roger enters the pool from upstage and continues to many attempts to resolve this at a lower level and does inform Mr.X that the cops have been called and are on their way. Roger whose had been long retired and is about 70, give or take, is a brave man. He man handles and orders, Mr. X about. Mr. X makes feeble attempts to sate Roger's demands by performing to minimum standards. Those of us with kids, know what this means. Doing little as possible to get out of whatever situation they are in. Mr. X on the other hand is constantly scanning the area to look for weak spots in our defenses. We have Purpdust, and Mr. I got huge cannons for arms, PHobe, guarding the stage right exit. Mojave and Extreme guarding the upstage exit and the man who would become known as Cheng, ready to assist where needed. Mr. X makes an attempt to appeal to Roger's human side by informing Roger that he is COLD, and NEEDS to call his family. Roger says NO. This goes on for about 30 minutes when who out the blue shows up, OH YEAH BABY, SLC's finest, COP 1 and COP two. (background, when informed that the police were coming, Mr. X removed and item from his pocket, opened it, opened the back and swallowed its contents, then attempted to clean the bag. He was stopped by extreme, who is now in the pool area). Cop 1 asks Mr. X several questions to which he can never answer the same way twice. Cops ask Extreme if he wishes to press charges. Extreme wants too but is it worth coming all the way back to SLC to see this person locked up for 180 days in county???? Then exteme has an ephinany, informs Cops 1&2 that Mr.X has something in his pocket that he swallowed something before the cops showed up. There was silence about the stage while this set in. Mr. X then made partial threatening comment and lunged at exteme in a violent way. Mr. X was immediately detained by SLC's finest and put in a arm bar. Mr. X fully resisted to the point where he was picked up and placed into a deck lounge chair, FACE DOWN while being cuff'ed. He was searched, and read his rights. Names were taken but only one testimony was needed as far as Roger was concerned. Roger called Jess to upstage. She briefly stated all she saw and Mr. X was promptly escorted off stage right.
Epilogue.... it was rumored by unamed personnell that an ambulance showed up as well. My guess, and it is just a guess, Mr. X started to tweak after ingesting whatever it was he ingested and consuming the beers as well. Another rumor was that Mr. X was removed from a flight earlier that day because of similiar activity.
Again, Mr. X is innocent util proven guilty in a court of law.
NO current FBO members were hurt during this enactment.
As I said to my Sailors, "nothing good ever happens after 9 PM."
Good night all. I apologize for any grammatical errors. We have been on the road in 0603 this morning, with 2.5hrs of sleep.