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Aesop Cop: iPhone Phollies

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Aesop Cop is a collaboration between Franklin Crawford, who scans police logs around the world and writes an Aesop-style morality poem about notable crimes, and Rigel Stuhmiller, who illustrates the poems.  The original crime news story is below, and the Aesop Cop comic follows.

Today's Aesop Cop comes to you from the Palo Alto, CA police blotter.

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September 18, 2012
TUESDAY
8:13 pm -- Thief grabs four iPhones and runs out of a store with them, Stanford Shopping Center.

Aesop Cop

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:43
 

Aesop Cop's Biggest Bust Ever! At the 2012 LA Comics Convention

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Aesop's Biggest Bust Ever!

Tiny Town, USA – This startling image is straight from the LA Comics Convention last week! No wonder our site down for a while. (Sorry, we do not as a rule do "hooter" jokes).

But the woman pictured in the middle is a famous YouTube character who poses at such conventions holding copyrighted materials athwart her thorax. Our fact checkers are seeking her name as we write.

The important point to note is she's posing with tinytowntimes.com's publication of Aesop Cop Vol. 1, still available at Buffalo Street Books. The Berkeley Library recently purchased a copy of the book and we're ... umm ... pleased to see it making the rounds of national conventions. There was a copy at the RNC, found in the men's bathroom and another copy at the DNC, found in the women's bathroom. You tell us what that means.

Aesop Cop is a collaboration between Franklin Crawford, tinytowntimes.com administrator, who scans police logs around the world (mostly in his hometown of Ithaca, N.Y.) and writes Aesop-inspired morality poems ranging from simple rhymes to complicated vers libra about notable and ignoble crimes alike. Rigel Stuhmiller, a Berkeley, CA-based artist, illustrates the poems.

Duly recorded, these oddball transgressions are handled with a charmingly light touch. The verse are as absurd as many of the police reports.

The illustrations take the whole business into a mythical but real-time world where jealous men wearing dead weasels deliver frontier justice to their bewildered foes, fathers and sons seek revenge upon assailants in community ERs and Russian hairdressers turn armed robbers into sex slaves.

Aesop Cop has been in the thick of it before.

But you might say our protagonist got himself between a rack and a hard place this time!

Hyuck-hycuk. More outtakes from the LA Comics Convention and Aesop coming soon.

– C. Penbroke Handy, live from the dens of iniquity

Photo Credit: Belinda Cho

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 09:36
 

Aesop Cop: The Book!

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Now you can own 17 of TinyTownTimes' treasures in one lovely paperback book.  Aesop Cop, Volume One includes such favorites as "The Russian Hairdresser's Boy Toy", "Don Vito Cortisone", and "It's Simply Assault", each paired with its original crime report.  

BUY NOW and support your TinyTown community!  Click here to flip through some sample pages of the book.

Aesop Cop: The book!  Now for sale

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 13:41
 

Aesop Cop in: It's Simply Assault

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 This special edition of Aesop Cop is brought to you by Berkeley, California.

Aesop Cop is a collaboration between Franklin Crawford, who scans police logs around the world and writes an Aesop-style morality poem about notable crimes, and Rigel Stuhmiller, who illustrates the poems.  The original crime news story is below, and the Aesop Cop comic follows.    

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UCPD Case Number 11-02875


Sexual Battery & Simple Assault

Rochdale Village Complex


On Sunday, July 31, 2011, at approximately 1:04 a.m. a sexual battery and simple assaults occurred at 2424 Haste Street.  

 

Four Hispanic victims, one male and one female student, and two non-affiliated females, were attending a party at an apartment in the Rochdale Village Co-op complex. The male victim was standing in a hallway on the second floor when he was pinned to the wall by a male resident who groped him inappropriately.  The victim managed to get away from the suspect and rejoined his companions downstairs.  The suspect followed the male victim and threw drinks on the three female victims.  The suspect began punching the female victims around the face.  

 

The four victims fled the party but were followed by the suspect who continued to assault them.  The suspect was detained by his roommate and the four victims left the scene.  UCPD was contacted and arrested the suspect for sexual battery and simple assault.  The female victims sustained minor facial injuries during the incident.

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Aesop Cop in: Those Darned Andersons!

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This special edition of Aesop Cop is brought to you by Oakland, California.

Aesop Cop is a collaboration between Franklin Crawford, who scans police logs around the world and writes an Aesop-style morality poem about notable crimes, and Rigel Stuhmiller, who illustrates the poems.  The original crime news story is below, and the Aesop Cop comic follows.    

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Anderson, Allen - (M/K) Age: 57
Reported: 07/28/2011 by Crime Reporter: 7246
Crime Report #: 6226276
Source: Oakland PD
M PC415(1) Disturbing The Peace By Fighting
Residing in Crime Beat Zone: Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley & San Leandro


Oakland Arrest Information - Criminal Statistics

Over the course of three hundred and sixty five days (1 year) in the city of Oakland there have been 10 people arrested with the same first name and 43 people arrested with the same last name (matching the arrest record information above). During the same time period in Oakland we have recorded 15379 total arrest records. Out of all of these arrest reports in Oakland there have been 0 that match zip code 94619-2901. On the same day this person was arrested there was 39 other people arrested Oakland for allegedly committing a crime.

 

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