Thursday, April 30, 2009


Another Friday Night Bum Fight and Other Things ...

It wasn't the first drink to be snatched from the Yuca Bar window . L.E.S. Jewels has been pictured here several times snagging and absconding with other folks' Booze . According to a witness this Friday night's drink thief had made at least 4 previous snatches and had become drunk and a little sloppy . This green limed mixed drink flying down the street with the latest drink thief was not to be guzzled by this thirsty drunk though .
The incensed bar patron who had paid for this drink exited the bar , ran down the street , grabbed the drink thief and took back his drink . The thief's efforts produced nothing . There was more to come though for our drink thief .
Police came to the scene looking for a reported EDP (emotionally disturbed person ) but arriving too late found no one to arrest
Most of the regulars were busy on the avenue guzzling beers . The Avenue A Groper was knockin' back a "Cobra" and Jewels was lookin' for the spare change to buy a "Sparks" of his own . Most seemed a little edgy but remained functional : all could still stand upright . Our most recent drink thief was at the center of it all staggering from one side of the avenue A sidewalk to the other as well as wandering drunkenly and innocently into the avenue A traffic .
A drunken tumble evolved between this Friday's drink thief and former drink thief Jewels on the sidewalk . Folks gathered out side Odessa bar to watch and comment . For a while Jewels ,with his recently broken jaw , held his own but after a few minutes of rolling around on the sidewalk the drink thief manged to flip Jewels into the air landing him on his head thus directing the momentum of the sidewalk tussle in the drink thief's favor . The fight ended and both walked off to drink some more .
The drinking continued for all but Jewels who , even though his Amy was working and earning money right next door at Ray's Candy Store , hadn't sufficient change for a favorite "Sparks" . Jewels sat down and leaning his back against the wall of the now closed Yuca Bar buried his face between his knees . A drunken stranger walked up to this subdued Jewels and slapped him on the top of his head apparently trying to start another fight . Nothing happened .
The drinking and partying went on for some time . Most involved spent the night in various states of inebriation and wake fullness . The drink thief passed out in the doorway next to Ray's , again following Jewels' example by later publicly exposing himself and producing a gushing fountain of urine for all to see and avoid .
The next day , Saturday , the drink thief spent the day snatching drinks , drinking and raising hell in Tompkins Square Park . Some time around midnight Saturday evening the drink thief was found unconscious in the gutter at the corner of 7th street and avenue A . He was taken to detox by ambulance . Sunday he was to be seen , well stewed, wandering about the chess tables in TSP wearing clean clothes with a mixed drink--in a restaurant style glass with ice cubes--in his hand .

So Jewels feels safe walking around the neighborhood again? Has he forgotten the Biker Bill incident already? I'm sure others have not and will not.

And WHY does Amy stay with him? I've been wondering this for a long time now...
hey bob -

jay gave me your blog URL - wow, its great! I'm impressed! - jennifer blowdryer
Haven't read anything about Jewels in a while... is he still around town?
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