This February, Daniel Wright-Fresco, the homeless man who serves as the unofficial security guard of downtown DIY venue the Smell, was arrested1. He was charged with the crime of making “criminal threats” after allegedly threatening Ignacio Nava, an employee at a used car dealership nearby. Nava had claimed Wright-Fresco flashed a knife held in the waistband of his pants after verbally assaulting him.
He pled guilty to possession of a knife, but not guilty to the charge of criminal threats a non-strike offense. He was sentenced to serve 486 days in prison. As of October 10, however, Wright-Fresco is a free man.
He was released early, partially due to time served while waiting for his trial.
And, in predictable Daniel fashion, he is already back at his post, dutifully guarding the Smell. This time, he’s traded in his baggy clothes for a snazzy purple silk shirt.
“He looks good,” says Jim Smith, owner of the Smell. It’s true: One look at the before and after photos shown here and the difference is clear.
An event to celebrate Wright-Fresco’s return is currently being planned around his birthday on December 22. There are also plans to stage a play about the 44-year-old’s life, his mysterious history, and how he came to be a symbol of the Smell, and in turn, the Los Angeles DIY community. But you don’t have to wait until December to welcome him back he’ll be outside the Smell every night, just like he has been for the last 13 years.
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - There may no longer be an active crime scene outside the Bruton Food and Deli convenience store in the Pleasant Grove section of Dallas but it is still a very sad scene.
Jessica Alvarado mourns for Rodney Rone, the 46-year-old security guard shot and killed here. He was a great guy. He died doing what he did for us he protected us.
Alavarado is the store clerk who says Rone sprang into action when three men came to rob them as they locked up for the night.
I just heard the guy say drop it, and I saw all the guns, and when they were coming towards me, he lunged at one of then, that s when he shot him with a semi-automatic.
Shot him a whole bunch of times.
Alvarado says she was surprised she wasn t hit by flying bullets.
I m grateful for him, but I m so sorry that his life was lost.
The money, it s not worth it, I mean really?
To drive that point home, a sign hanging on the front door says the clerk doesn t have access to the safe.Dallas police haven t made any arrests just yet.
Posted: 5:53 pm Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
By Jim Galloway
President Barack Obama speaks as he meets with Emory University doctors and healthcare professionals at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept.
Hyosub Shin, [email protected]
A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept.
16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident.
The incident occurred as Obama appeared at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the U.S.
response to the Ebola crisis.
The contractor did not comply when Secret Service agents asked him to stop using a phone camera to videotape the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident.
Agents questioned him, and used a database check to learn of his criminal history.
When a supervisor from the private security firm approached and learned of the agents concern, the contractor was fired on the spot and agreed to turn over his gun surprising agents, who had not realized he was armed during his encounter with Obama.