A quick word before we begin this week's Ass Clown voting.
For those of you scratching your heads as to why Christopher Coleman has not yet appeared in our weekly Ass Clown showdown, the answer is simple: It wouldn't be fair to the other contestants.
That's because each week we learn something new about Coleman that would make the accused murderer a shoo-in to win every poll.
Still, Coleman may have met his match this week. That's because our Ass Clown statisticians have compiled a bumper crop of local nominees this week. Good luck choosing among the following exceptional candidates...
2. James von Brunn -- The anti-Semitic nut job who -- at 88 years old -- stormed into the National Holocust Museum in Washington D.C. this week and killed a security guard. Von Brunn, it turns out, was born in St. Louis and attended Washington University where he was his president of his fraternity and played on the school's football team.
4. Cop Robbers -- The two teenagers who attempted to rob an off-duty St. Louis police officer on Thursday and ran down the street discarding their clothes and weapons when the cop drew his gun and returned fire. One of the suspects later went to the hospital with a bullet wound to the buttocks.