|Randy L. Curmin|
I used to think actor Nick Nolte would forever hold the record for the scariest arrest photo ever taken. But it looks like we have a new champ--and I don't think he's going to lose the title any time soon.
Yep, I'm starting to think that Randy L. Curmin, of Johnson City, Tennessee, has left our guy Nick in the dust. Check out Curmin above, and you will immediately be impressed by the Don King/finger-in-the-light-socket thing he's got going on with his hair. Adds to the dramatic effect, doesn't it?
How would you like to wake up to that mug in the morning? Wow!
How did Mr. Curmin earn his spot on the police blotter? It took some effort. Reports the Johnson City Press:
Police charged a man with aggravated assault Wednesday morning after he allegedly waved around a butcher knife at people and made a threat that someone needed to die, according to a police report.
Johnson City police were called to 103 S. Beech St. just before 8 a.m. Wednesday where they were told that Randy L. Curmin, 30, of that address, had been in an argument with Sherry Young over his treatment of their dog that had become sick in the house, according to a police report.
I would have guessed that Curmin was too busy styling his hair--applying gel, mousse, and other "product"--to get upset at a dog. But looks like I was way off target.
Here's more from the Johnson City Press:
Young was trying to calm down her two-year-old daughter when Curmin reportedly retrieved a butcher knife from the kitchen. According to the report, he looked at Young and her daughter and said “somebody has to die today.”
Curmin then went into the bedroom where the dog was. The dog reportedly yelped and then was quiet.
Young got scared that he had killed the dog, so she left the house with her daughter and called police.
Police found the knife on top of the TV in the bedroom.
The guy in the photo above was waving a butcher knife and saying "somebody has to die today"? I can see how that might cause alarm.
There is one happy note to this story. The dog, it appears, will be OK:
Curmin told police he did not recall what happened, according to the report.
The dog was not killed, according to police.
There's more good news:
Curmin was charged with two counts of aggravated domestic assault.
He was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was being held on $50,000 bond.
I hate to deprive Nick Nolte of an honor he has held with distinction for so many years. But Randy Curmin has turned the "scary arrest photo" into an art form. I don't see anyone taking the award from him in our lifetimes. Nick will just have to step aside.
Sort of gives you that warm holiday feeling, doesn't it?