Usually golfers are pretty calm and non-violent. But apparently not Rudolph Hermstadt, a Connecticut amateur golf champion. Seems that he and his caddie got into it after a round last week and the cause wasn’t poor club selection. It appears to be over a woman. More from WTNH:
The Republican-American newspaper reports 37-year-old Rudolph Hermstadt, is scheduled to appear in Superior Court next week on charges of third-degree assault and breach of peace. Police say Hermstadt was captured on a surveillance video choking and punching 41-year-old Jeremy Eterginio of Prospect inside the 19th Hole Cafe at the East Mountain Golf Course on July 22.
Hermstadt told the newspaper the fight stemmed from an argument over Eterginio’s relationship with Hermstadt’s fiancee. He says Eterginio is no longer his caddie or his friend.
Not a lot of details yet on this story, but the mind does race, doesn’t it? What would compel two women in their 40s–who don’t appear to have stripper names–to expose their breasts at a public golf course in the middle of the day? Maybe it just got so hot today they took their shirts off and just forgot they weren’t at home? Maybe they both got hit on the head with the same errant tee shot and they went topless crazy?
About all we know is that the Madison County, Missouri Sheriff’s Department was called about 2 pm on Monday after receive reports of women exposing their breasts at Woodlands Golf Club. When officers arrived they observed Alicia L. Binford, 43, and Shelly L. Lewis, 45, both of O’Fallon, Mo, “lewdly exposing their breasts on the golf course property.”What’s not clear from the original police report is how LONG the cops observed this behavior before they made their arrest. We’re guessing three to four hours.
They were both arrested and taken to the Madison County Jail where they were charged with a misdemeanor charge of Public Indecency.
It doesn’t say if there was a special golf tournament going on that day, of anyone had been drinking or if this was just a dare that went WAY too far. There are supposed to be more details coming out on Tuesday, so stay tuned. This might turn out to be very interesting. At right, Binford and Lewis’ mug shots. Not bad, not bad.
Arrested for just playing golf? Probably not going to happen.
Arrested for playing golf drunk? We suppose it could happen, but the numbers are small compared to the actual number of drunk golfers each weekend.
But if you’re a drunk golfer AND teeing off in the middle of a busy street in Cologne, Germany then, maybe you might get arrested. That happened to a man this week after a taxi driver let a passenger out and heard a loud thud on his car. He spotted some damage, a golf ball nearby and then the drunken linkster not far away. Of course, the cabbie chased down the guy, but when confronted, this golfer pulled out his knife instead of his 9 iron and that’s when police where called.
According to police reports, Ronald E. Richardson and Donald E. Nieto (both 71) were enjoying a leisurely round of golf at the Shalimar Pointe Country Club (FLA) Saturday afternoon when a group of local teens decided to play a prank on them.
And videotape it.(below)
The boys hid just outside the course near the ninth hole and waited until just the right time to set off an air horn. Richardson and Nieto didn’t think the joke was funny and chased the boys away, but one returned to get a jacket he had left behind. Even though he was behind a fence, the geezer golfers went after him with several long aluminum golf ball retrievers. As you can see in the video below they whacked a kid identified as Cody numerous times.
Both men have been arrested and face child abuse charges. No word if the teens will be charged with anything.
Here’s more from the YouTube description (as of Sunday night, the video had received more than 100,000 views):
Patrick, Cody, and Franklin messing with golfers with airhorns at shalimar point….it got outta hand. We were not on golf course property so we didnt think anything bad could happen to us, i guess that wasn’t true…..yeah it was a stupid prank and we should’ve thought more about it before we did it, but beating cody with golfball retrievers hard enough to break them wasnt right.
You know, usually our BadJocks “Tasered by Cops” stories feature rather large, young male athletes (typically football or basketball players) who have had a little too much to drink. And the generally smaller–and smarter–officers responding to an incident do the smart thing and just zap their asses into submission. But not this time.
No, this time the crazed athlete was a middle-aged Ohio mother of two who was hugging and kissing other players on the golf course. Because of her erratic behavior, officers were called to talk to her, but instead of offering kisses, she told them bluntly, “(Screw) you. I am going to play through and no one will stop me,” while attempting a difficult shot out of a bunker.
When cops insisted she put the club down, she then acted in what they described as a threatening manner and even offered to “wrap a club around the neck” of an officer if not allowed to finish her round. Not a good move for a golfer, even if you’re Tiger Woods.
At that point, officers had heard enough and used a Taser to subdue and apprehend the wayward golfer, 48. No word on how many strokes under (or over par) she was a the time.
Mark Hacket apparently has not seen the movie “Caddyshack” or does not remember seeing it before he bought his him next to Lago Vista Golf Course. Otherwise, he probably would NOT have bought a home next to the course because he seems surprised that golfers get drunk, swear, and then relieve themselves in his backyard when they can’t make it to the clubhouse bathroom.
Think he’s got a legitimate complaint against the city or should he either ignore it or learn to live with it?