Mom Left Kids Inside Truck While At Strip Club

A mother is facing child neglect charges after allegedly leaving her two children, ages 3 and 5, inside a car night while she went into a popular Tampa strip club. Had it not been for the Mons Venus managers and a regular customer, Tampa Police said it could have been much worse for Brandi Jo Roman, 28, and her two children. Mons Venus’ manager Jean Burns said Roman tried to get into the club a first time, but she didn’t have any money and went back to her car. She said Roman wound up slumped over the wheel. A short time later “she came back in the club, she had gathered up quarters and dollars to pay the cover charge, and [the staff] took her in to get her in there so she didn’t leave with the children.” A customer, identified as ‘John,’ watched the incident unfold and realized Roman’s condition was not good. He ran across a busy Dale Mabry Highway and flagged down two Tampa police officers in the area. When they made it to the club, Roman was still inside. Burns said “door was unlocked, open container of alcohol, truck was running. [The] kids could have got out, ran along Dale Mabry or threw the truck into gear — drank the alcohol.” When the officers approached the vehicle, they found the children unattended and the 3-year-old was crying. Officers said a can of malt liquor was in plain view inside the truck.” w/ photo

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Disney World Tells Santa Look-Alike To Tone It Down

With his roly-poly body and bleached-white hair, mustache and beard, 52-year old Thomas Tolbert of Roswell, Ga., is a spitting image of Santa Claus. In June, during a weekend trip to Disney World with relatives, theme-park officials pulled Tolbert aside and ordered him to stop signing autographs, posing for photographs, and dressing to look like Santa. ‘I wasn’t wearing a red suit, a hat or black boots,’ Tolbert told NBC News, ‘just khaki pants, red high-top sneakers with green laces and a billowy, specially-made shirt decorated with a collage of Santa Claus heads and sayings from ‘The Night before Christmas… Tolbert is not the first to be asked to change his outfit at a Disney theme park. Citing the theme park’s dress policy, park recently officials asked April Spielman and her boyfriend to change out of their Tinker Bell and Peter Pan costumes.” w/ photos + video

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Homeless Chalk

“In Los Angeles, 50,000 people call the streets home. To help, the Weingart Center and David & Goliath created a non-traditional campaign for the homeless. With the help of artist John Stevens, we sketched around homeless volunteers throughout the city. As people walked by, they saw what was possible. We gave people a glimpse at a better tomorrow. A look at what a different they can make if they simply changed their perspective.” — weingartcenter1

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Up Yours Umbrella

“Whether you’re living in London, staying in Seattle or just chilling in Cherrapunji there’s one naturally occurring phenomenon that’s almost always messing up your day. Because, unless you’re a tree, a dried-up riverbed or some kind of obscure, hibernating, desert frog; water falling from the sky is a real hassle. No matter whether it’s a cold November rain, some April showers or just the rains down in Africa; we’re sick of all this water raining on our parade. Which is why we’re showing the heavens who’s boss with the all new Up Yours Umbrella.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Best Chest Exercises For Men

“Men spend hours in gym trying to get a big, pumped up chest. They lift heavy weights, do lots of bench presses and as a result get a pumped chest… for a short time period. As soon as they leave the gym, the pumped chest returns to normal and all that effort that goes in lifting heavy weights seems to be wasted. The main reason for this is that most men tend to perform chest exercises without knowing what part of the chest they want to work on. They don’t usually know the technical aspect of the chest exercises they are performing. Therefore I decided to make a list of the top ten best chest exercises for men, with 1 being the best and most efficient chest exercise and so on. Here is the list of the top 10 best chest exercises for men.” w/ photos

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