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You know your burglary has gone bad when your only option is to call in a GETAWAY TOW TRUCK to help you out.
Last week, a man from
But when he tried to get away, his truck got stuck in some MUD. He tried a bunch of things to free it . . . including dumping rock salt under his tires, sliding planks of wood underneath, and even jamming a throw rug down there. But nothing worked.
So finally, he called a tow truck. He told the dispatcher he was helping his aunt move . . . which is why he had all the stuff in his truck . . . and got stuck.
The tow truck driver got his pickup free, but thought it seemed suspicious. He got even MORE suspicious after he unhooked his tow truck and the guy peeled out ACROSS THE LAWN instead of taking the driveway. So he called the cops.
They tracked the pickup back to its owners . . . who turned out to be the burglar's parents. They told the cops their son just got out of jail a few days earlier. The police are still looking for him.
You may have noticed BRANTLEY GILBERT is always wearing chains and dog tags and brass knuckles. It's a lot of heavy metal . . . and it must be tough to get through airport security, right?
Apparently not, because Brantley has been CHEATING THE SYSTEM. First of all, he doesn't take it all onto the plane. He tosses it into his luggage at the airport and then checks his bags just like everyone else.
But he also knows how to disguise certain items so they don't look menacing.
He says, quote, "I got a pair of brass knuckles that has a knob on it, like, you can use it for a belt buckle, and I hook it to a belt, and that's how I get my brass knuckles everywhere."
A movie about the life of GEORGE JONES is in development . . . with George's wife
The script doesn't gloss things over either. It covers George's brilliant music career as well as his "descent into alcohol and drug abuse" . . . and then his eventual recovery. No word yet when production will start. (Billboard)
DARIUS RUCKER is in the middle of his "True Believers" Tour . . . but he's already talking to SHERYL CROW about co-headlining together in the future.
Darius says, quote, "I said 'yeah,' and I think she said 'yeah' too. So now it's in the hands of all the booking agents, but I hope it happens." (Taste of Country)
MINDY MCCREADY is dead at the age of 37. A local sheriff issued a statement saying she died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at her Heber Springs,
The sheriff said officers arrived at her house at . . . where they found Mindy's body on the front porch. Mindy's brother confirmed her death to the "New York Daily News".
Mindy's rep told E!, quote, "I have no statement or information to provide until I get verification from the authorities in
"I have not spoken to any officials that were on the scene. I am asking the media for sensitivity in this regard. At this time, any family member coming forward to confirm this is completely inappropriate."
Mindy's life was tragic on so many levels that this doesn't come as a surprise, but it's heartbreaking nonetheless. She had two young sons, six-year-old Zander . . . and nine-month-old Zayne.
We may never know why Mindy decided to take her life now . . . but everything points to last month's shooting death of her boyfriend David Wilson. That started out as a possible suicide . . . and then turned into Mindy being a suspect.
Mindy's body was taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy. There's no indication yet that she was under the influence when she died . . . but considering her history of substance abuse, that's not out of the question.
Mindy attempted suicide twice in 2005 by drug overdose . . . and once in 2008 after she cut her wrists.
One last note: If you would like to make your thoughts known . . . people have been leaving messages on Twitter at #RIP Mindy.
It's hard to remember that Mindy had a bright future back in the '90s. She had a #1 hit with "Guys Do It All The Time" . . . and was engaged to DEAN "SUPERMAN" CAIN in 1997. They broke up in '98.
Her downward spiral included an arrest in 2004 for trying to pass off a fraudulent OxyContin prescription. In 2005 her then-boyfriend Billy McKnight tried to MURDER HER. McKnight is the father of her son Zander.
Mindy also claimed she had a longtime affair with ROGER CLEMENS that supposedly began when she was a teenager. Clemens insists they were just friends.