Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hey at least the whip* matched the outfit

Playa, playa. We enjoyed this article that we found on the Chicago Sun-Times website today. It is about 31-year old David B. Johnson getting arrested outside of the Markham Courthouse right after a judge ordered him not to drive his car. The Sun-Times reports that Mr. Johnson, who drives a purple 1998 Cadillac with a dashboard placard that reads "Pimp Plaza" and a spare tire cover that has "Mister Oldskool" stenciled on it, was wearing a purple fedora and and full-length fur coat when he was arrested.

*Click here for a definition of "whip."

Why was he driving -- and why was he driving that?
MARKHAM | Cops nab 'Mister Oldskool' for motoring away from court despite warning

February 3, 2009

BY FRANK MAIN Crime Reporter/fmain@suntimes.com

Decked out in a purple suit coat and purple shoes, David B. Johnson appeared before a judge in the Markham courthouse last month on his 13th charge of driving on a suspended license.

At that Jan. 23 hearing, Judge Christopher Donnelly sentenced Johnson to 10 days in jail beginning Feb. 6. The judge also sternly warned him not to drive his car before then.

Johnson donned his purple fedora and full-length fur coat and walked out of the courthouse to his purple 1988 Cadillac. The dashboard of the immaculate four-door sedan had a placard that said "PIMP PLAZA" and the rear spare-tire cover was stenciled "Mister Oldskool."

Johnson pulled out a feather duster -- purple, of course -- and cleaned off his car for about five minutes.

Then he drove away -- with a bevy of female onlookers hooting and hollering to him, said Steve Patterson, a spokesman for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. When Johnson pulled onto a street outside the Markham courthouse, Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Frank Czerwinski stopped Johnson's car and arrested him.

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