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(Orlando Sentinel)   Woman arrested for her own beating   ( divider line
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13741 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 May 2003 at 9:02 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-05-02 09:06:08 AM  
Serves her right for lettin' herself get beat.
2003-05-02 09:06:22 AM  
just so everyone knows, i actually typed "Boobies", not Boobies

/dam i had to get up WAAAYYYY too early this morning
2003-05-02 09:06:39 AM  
I beat myself constantly, should I be worried?
2003-05-02 09:06:56 AM  
Quote from COPS - Orlando (responding to domestic abuse) "I swear officer, I never meant to hurt me. Don't take me away, I love me"
2003-05-02 09:08:13 AM  
GIS for Witness Tampering

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Even freakier than cold_brains... brrr
2003-05-02 09:10:10 AM  
Does anyone else smell lawsuit?
2003-05-02 09:10:11 AM  
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2003-05-02 09:10:37 AM  
This is my hometown .. now can you imagine how those of us who actually commit crimes feel?
2003-05-02 09:10:47 AM  
probably safer there
2003-05-02 09:13:04 AM  
Anyone surprised that this happened in Florida?
2003-05-02 09:13:43 AM  
at least we don't light concert-goers on fire
2003-05-02 09:14:48 AM  
Like my grandfather used to say, Never hit a woman, with your rings on.
2003-05-02 09:15:48 AM  
"she'd like to see the person responsible for the mistake lose a day's worth of wages, just as she did"
I think the person responsible would only have to miss one hour of work to lose the same amount in wages this woman lost not working at McDs for the day...
2003-05-02 09:15:53 AM  

2003-05-02 09:15:54 AM  
They computer operator was probably on FARK.

Anyway, she probably walked into the door anyway and is trying to frame her husband.
2003-05-02 09:16:59 AM  
Mikemir wrote: at least we don't light concert-goers on fire

Man, you really burned him with that one!

/it's all I got...

2003-05-02 09:17:15 AM  
I'm jetlagged...

*the computer...*
*anyway x2*

forgive me
2003-05-02 09:18:30 AM  
Oh wow .. is florida a PC way of saying red neck ?

I always skip these articles.. well who gives a fark about florida...

I am gonna start reading them from now on - more tales from the trailor park.. yay !
2003-05-02 09:18:37 AM  
Greatest part of that story:

"I'm just amazed that we don't have more problems like this..."

Now that's what I call taking pride in your work.
2003-05-02 09:19:41 AM  
Did anyone besides me find it odd that she wanted him arrested for beating her, yet when the whole unfortunate incident happened, she was standing right next to him? If someone had beaten me and I had filed a police report, I would not be hanging around the person.
2003-05-02 09:23:29 AM  
Thats what she gets for not listening.

Justice has been served!
2003-05-02 09:23:31 AM  
OK, whoever the arresting officer is, he has to be the biggest idiot on the planet. Why would she be beating herself? Even if she was, why then would she call the police? Argh, and these people are breeding.
2003-05-02 09:24:54 AM  
You can't say
without fark!
2003-05-02 09:25:06 AM  
"That was messed up what they did to me".

Is that Florida-speak?
2003-05-02 09:25:54 AM  
only in florida
2003-05-02 09:27:36 AM  
That's the problem I have with this story too. WHY IS SHE STILL WITH HIM? If the guy had actually gotten arrested as intended, he probably would've beaten the crap out of her when he got out.

Call the shelter lady, no money for you.
2003-05-02 09:27:53 AM  
Means would not name the individual responsible. A formal reprimand could come later.

Formal reprimand? How about termination.
2003-05-02 09:28:36 AM  
That's because someone in Lamar's office incorrectly entered data into the state attorney's computer system that mistakenly described Dawn Marie as the suspect while correctly naming her husband, Ronnie Gentry.

The warrant included Dawn Gentry's description, date of birth, sex and race.

The 37-year-old woman is white with blonde hair; Ronnie Gentry, 34, is black and eight or nine inches taller.

Gonna go out on a limb here, gonna take wild guess that "someone in Lamar's office" is a three hundred pound gelded O.J. juror-negress with an attitude about old white trash ho-bags using up all the black males.
2003-05-02 09:30:17 AM  
""I'm just amazed that we don't have more problems like this," said Means"

/'nuff said.
2003-05-02 09:30:55 AM  
This is the same problem that gets dogs put on voter's and jury duty lists.

The problem isn't the computers, it's the ditzbags who enter the data. Remember GIGO (Garbagein=Gargageout)

The problem is it's soooo hard for cops (who think they are the most perfect and powerful creatures in the universe) to admit a mistake is made, they then blindly steamroller ahead with no thought that this stupidity irreversably damages what respect the public has for them.
2003-05-02 09:31:21 AM  
"The real Ronnie Gentry was standing right there, but I went to jail," said Dawn Gentry, who said she is eight weeks pregnant. "He's not happy about them putting me in jail for something he's done."

It sounds like she's on the abusers side.
2003-05-02 09:32:22 AM  
Somehow I'm reminded of my first fight with Tyler
2003-05-02 09:34:32 AM  
That's why the tag should be Flori-Duh
2003-05-02 09:34:47 AM  
too many stereotypes to handle. works at mcdonald's... "that was messed up what they did to me..." stupid cops... black guy beating wife...

*head explodes*
2003-05-02 09:34:52 AM  
"He's not happy about them putting me in jail for something he's done."

Someone should tell Dawn Gentry that it's unlikely that this creep will take out his unhappiness on the police. He will likely take it out on her.

If your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or whatever smacks you around....LEAVE THEM!!!!!
2003-05-02 09:35:26 AM  
Officials apologized and explained to Dawn Gentry's employer what happened. She works as a cashier at a McDonald's off Orange Blossom Trail.

I'm sure they're used to that sort of thing there.
2003-05-02 09:37:15 AM  
I blame the little Microsoft Office assistant. "You appear to be writing an arrest warrant. Would you like some help"?
2003-05-02 09:38:36 AM  
Candypants: I used to work across the street from a McDonalds on OBT. It's about the seediest McDonalds in the seediest road. Regular robberies, murders in the hotel next door, etc. Fun place.
2003-05-02 09:40:33 AM  
InternetSecurityGuard, good stuff ;)
2003-05-02 09:41:02 AM  
ok-he beat her up but she was still with him later. He was going to turn himself in TH night. yeah, right. Sounds like charges would have been dropped.
My momma told me "if a man lays a hand on you ONCE you may forgive him. But if there is a 2nd, there will NOT be a 3rd. Take responsibility and GET OUT!"
2003-05-02 09:41:41 AM  
2003-05-02 09:42:32 AM  
It must be something in the water. Everyone involved is dumber than a stump.

/apologies to stumps everywhere
2003-05-02 09:47:12 AM  
Trader_of_shots, not redneck... Orlando trash is notably multi-cultured :)
2003-05-02 09:47:14 AM  
Anyone else notice this beating happened way back in November I think it said? November?! It takes the police department *gets out the fingers...1..2...3...* 6months (?!) to separate and arrest someone for a beating?! What the hell?
2003-05-02 09:47:38 AM  
Mikemir: I feel your pain brother... I'm here in town too. Isn't the OBT McDonalds code for the she-male hooker block? Seems I heard that once on LOCAL6.
2003-05-02 09:48:03 AM  
...and to still get it wrong. A friend of mine, whose still in prison, got arrested nearly a year and a half after said offense
2003-05-02 09:48:33 AM  
I lived on Conway and had to cross South OBT at 3 in the morning to get to work. I can say that it's one of the worst places in that town to be at 3am. Transvestites, broken bottles, people hiding in the shadows, it all adds up to another great vacation in the "Sunshine State."
2003-05-02 09:48:37 AM  
Like my dad used to say, I believe women deserve equal rights. And lefts.
2003-05-02 09:49:49 AM  
Ponchothesane, didn't they clean up OBT some though? Now with 30% real women!

See you at Bar-B-Q bar... ;)

2003-05-02 09:52:29 AM  
RedfordRenegade: the first time I came here to visit I somehow wound up in the Day's Inn parking lot on OBT near I-4... that was this midwestern boys first time EVER seeing that sort of thing. Pretty crazy when you are looking at your map trying to find JY Parkway and a 6'5" "chick" with a weiner & an Adam's apple comes up to your window. I don't think I've burned rubber that fast in my life! My little Cavalier was smoking out of that lot.
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