Stooge Robbers, Clueless Mothers, Bigoted Wackos: Who Is This Week's Ass Clown?


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...

1. Devin Mosley -- The suspect in the Maggie O'Brien's robbery who police say accidentally shot and killed his accomplice, Derrick Bell, during the botched robbery June 1 that also left bartender Michael Dolan dead.

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.

3. Makeela King -- The 15-year-old Madison, Illinois, mother who left her baby son, Cortez, with a transient felon this week who kidnapped the child and took him to Indiana. On Wednesday law authorities reunited Cortez with his mother -- who refers to her infant son as "Lil' Pimp" and makes him smile by dangling dollar bills in front of his face.

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.


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