Friday, April 13, 2007

Sinner In the Hands Of An Angry God

Mug shots are awesome!

Tee-hee! Tra-la-la! Creepy Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild fame is in such deep doo-doo! From
Joe Francis is having a bad week.

Jailed in Florida for criminal contempt on Tuesday and indicted in Reno for tax evasion on Wednesday, the Girls Gone Wild creator has now been charged with bribing a jail guard for a bottle of water and possessing prescription sleeping pills in his cell, the AP reports.

According to court records in Florida, Francis offered the guard $100 for a bottle of water on Wednesday evening. When guard turned him down, Francis showed him $500, investigators said. Jail inmates are not allowed to have cash.

Supervisors then searched Francis's cell and discovered 16 prescription medications, including Lunesta – a sleeping pill – and the anti-anxiety medication lorazepam, court records show.

After learning of the new charges, Francis waived his right to a bond hearing for the contempt of court charge on which he'd been jailed, the AP reports. He wept as his mother blew him a kiss as he was led from a federal court room back to his cell.

"I didn't do anything," Francis told his parents as he was led away, according to the Panama City News Herald.

The new charges include bribing a public servant, three counts of possessing a controlled substance and five counts of introducing contraband into a detention facility.

The AP reports that Francis could face up to five years in prison for the alleged crimes, which are third-degree felonies.

On Thursday, Scott Barbour, the president of Mantra Films Inc., which produces the Girls Gone Wild videos, was arrested for supplying Francis with the pills and cash, Bay County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Ruth Sasser told the AP. He was charged with introduction of contraband into a detention facility and is expected to appear in court on Friday.
On the one hand, my heart is not completely blackened and hardened like a nugget of coal: I do understand the need for anti-anxiety pills and sleep aids (oh, Lordy, do I ever!), especially when one is in jail. On the other hand: Yippee! Joe Francis wept in court as his mother blew him a kiss! Huzzah!

O God, please make Joe Francis go to the big house, the joint, the pen, or whatever the kids are calling it these days, for a long, looooooooooong time! Please let some large, burly inmate make a Joe Francis Is MY Girl Gone Wild videotape and release it on the internets! Pleeeeeease, God! Answer my prayers with your all-knowing wisdom! Make the universe right again!



Anonymous said...

I join you in your prayers. This guys is the douchiest of all douchebags.

Terri R.

Brenna said...

I second that!

Shannon said...

I wholeheartedly third that! I can't stand this douche!

By the way, does he have braces? Sexy!