Authorities are seeking four young people today in connection to their suspected role in suspicious activity reported early this morning by the preacher at the Legacy Church of Christ. Sometime between 12:00 midnight and 12:40 am, certain suspects transported and unloaded a full set of living room furniture onto the front lawn of the North Richland Hills home belonging to Allan Stanglin. The items, orderly arranged on the lawn in meticulous fashion, included a love seat and cushions, a swivel arm-chair and pillows, a decorative floor rug, a wicker book shelf, a coffee table, and a color television. The perpetrators also hung a chandelier from one of the trees.
The suspects are:
Payton Giacomarro, Landon Brightwell, Jenna Brightwell, and Bethany Fleming.
At least one and possibly two or three other adults, who are all much older and should know better, are also sought for questioning as persons of interest in this case.
All four of the named suspects have been involved in the planning and executing of various and sundry other crimes against Stanglin, including, but not limited to, the placing of dozens of live gold fish in the back of Stanglin’s truck, the scattering of hundreds of glow sticks in his front yard, and the overnight hurling of raw biscuit dough at the windows of his vehicle. All four of the area teens are still at-large and are to be considered armed with cameras and dangerous. They are believed to be driving a large red pickup truck and some type of white vehicle. Descriptions of the get-away cars are vague as Stanglin and his wife, Carrie-Anne, remained in a fuzzy haze of semi-consciousness for two or three minutes after being awakened by the flash bulbs at about 12:40am.
The cold-blooded nature of these criminals is legendary. In fact, two of the suspects, Fleming and J. Brightwell, are believed to have already crossed state lines into Arkansas this morning, leaving the other two members of their gang to fend for themselves against authorities. They are planning to begin a new life together there, undoubtedly a life that will include the recruiting of new subjects to join the gang in the terrorizing of innocent ministers and church staff. A Bible professor at Harding University has already agreed to extradite the pair should they be located in Searcy.
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of these suspects, please contact Mr. Stanglin. If any of the furniture looks like it may belong to you, please get it out of the front yard yourself. After 12:00 noon today, the owners will have to purchase the furniture from the Goodwill store at Rufe Snow and Hightower.
Authorities are considering charges of suspicious activity, disturbing the peace, reckless endangerment of grass and antbeds, and carousing.
25 days until the Cowboys kick off their NFL season against the Bucs. And the second-best #25 to ever play for Dallas is — you’re not going to believe this — defensive back Scott Case. I know. I know. Case played eleven of his 12 seasons in Atlanta before Dallas signed him as a backup on their 1995 Super Bowl team. He only recorded 14 total tackles in his only year with the Cowboys. But he brought decent credentials with him: 30 career interceptions, a 1988 Pro Bowl, and all kinds of honors from OU.
Give me a break. It was either Case or two colossal draft busts. There’s no way I could put Rod Hill or Derrick Lassic on this list.
WOW!!Impressive. I am glad Shelby has a curfew…hahahaha
What a great prank. Too funny!
Hey Allan…did you know Pudge is back?? 😀
It was great to see video of Pudge and his 13-Gold Gloves walking around the tunnels under the Ballpark last night. A win-win move for the Rangers. He’ll probably barely bat over .200, he’ll strike out a bunch, and he won’t pick anybody off first base. But he’s a veteran of many playoff runs, a regular season and World Series MVP, and a hero to lots of young guys in that clubhouse. For six weeks, he’ll help out in valuable ways that won’t be noticed until long after the season is done.
I just hope Josh Lewin didn’t jinx this thing last night. With all the attention on Rodriguez’s return, the Rangers were on top 5-0 in the third when the Rangers TV announcer said, “It feels 1999-ish!” And they went on to blow the lead and lose the game.
UPDATE ON THE GREAT FURNITURE CAPER:
Authorities have announced this afternoon that Payton Giacomarro is no longer considered a prime suspect, although he is still wanted for questioning in the case.
Detectives are in the process now of compiling eyewitness verbal and written accounts of the incident, including nearly a dozen photos that are being circulated all over the internet. The evidence is said to prove without doubt that Bethany Fleming, Jenna Brightwell, and Landon Brightwell are the main actors in this crime. At least one adult, possibly two, are also now believed to have been at the scene between 12:00 midnight and 12:40 this morning.
Officials do not believe that Giacomarro participated in the early morning stunt. But his previous connection to similar crimes makes him a person of interest.
The furniturial evidence has been removed from the scene and taken by authorities to the Rosemont Church of Christ in downtown Fort Worth where it will be donated to needy families in the name of our King, Christ Jesus.
cough CHECK FACEBOOK cough cough
thank you for taking me off of your wanted list.
peace to the preacher.
Hey. Can I have the blue chair?
Wait. That’s not a chair, it’s a love seat! I’ll give you 10 bucks if you’ll deliver.
That’s hysterical!! You have to give them an A+ for imagination.
Once again, something I wish I’d been involved with.
This is awesome! I’m with Byrnes…I so would have loved to help with this.
OH, we went to meet the teacher last night here in new town and Susannah’s Kindergarten teacher is the wife of Warrick Holdman…Didn’t know if you have ever heard of him or not. Hasn’t played in the NFL for a few years but was a pretty great linebacker when he was at A&M. I, of course, thought, “HOW COOL!!”….Miss ya’ll.
Don’t you wish you had thought of something like that?
loved every minute of this. collecting furniture all summer, going to endless garage sales and dark alleys to find it all was sooo worth it:)
love ya Allan and see you in October.
That’s pretty chicken, Jenna, to attack me and then leave town. I know that’s not the way you were raised.
You can’t believe how disoriented Carrie-Anne and I were, standing in the middle of all that furniture in the middle of our yard in the middle of the night. It was so crazy. We laughed so hard we couldn’t hardly go back to sleep.
October, huh? You’d better ride back home in somebody else’s car.
I pray that y’all have a fabulous start to your first semester. Love y’all, too.
Oh my word – that is hilarious!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! It’s mornings like that I’m glad we don’t live close to you guys! Miss everyone!