An Englewood, California co-ed, Sally Mander was shocked to find out that a tattoo of a dragon she paid $300 for washed off, after she jumped into the family swimming pool. Mander said she paid tattoo artist Victor Bloomquist the money with the understanding the tattoo was permanent. Much to her shock and dismay, the teen came to find that the ink was water soluble and she had been duped by Bloomquist. Mander reported the fraud to local authorities who picked up the artist for further questioning. Mander told police she went to Bloomquist’s office where they agreed on a price for what she believed to be a permanent tattoo of a dragon to be inked on her back. According to her testimony to police Bloomquist worked on the picture for nearly five hours, after which she paid him $300 in cash and left. She stated that a few hours later when she arrived at home, she decided to take a dip in her family’s swimming pool and shortly after she exited, she realize the dragon had washed off. According to her story, she returned to Bloomquist’s office to question him, at which point he refused to discuss the tattoo with her. It is at this time she went to the police station to report the incident Bloomquist had no comment and refused numerous opportunities to tell his side of the story.
Helene Merriman of Crystal Springs, was able to hold off her ex-boyfriend as he attempted to attack her outside her home, using a copy of the PSA Order she had just picked up from the local magistrate’s office. According to witnesses, Merriman had just exited her car and was walking toward her home, when her former boyfriend, Justin Landersberg, allegedly jumped from behind the bushes, and attempted to attack her. Fortunately, Merriman had her recently granted Protection From Abuse order in her hands, and was able to beat back her attacker by striking him repeatedly in the head with the document. According to one neighbor, who asked not to be identified, stated that Landersberg approached the victim around 4 PM, and proceeded to attempt to put his hands around her neck a number of times, as the victim was repeatedly striking back at her attacker, with the document she was carrying into the house.
Neighbors called police and as they arrived, they found Landersberg laying on the ground covering his face with his hands, as Merriman continued to pummel him. “I saw him lying on the ground covering himself and I also noticed numerous paper cuts on his face,” said neighbor Marquis Johnson. “I ain’t ever seen a guy take such a beating from a woman.” “Hopefully, he learned his lesson,” he added.
Crystal Springs police arrested Landersberg and charged him with violating the PFA, as well as, numerous other charges.
When asked about here ordeal, Merriman would only say, “that Jackass got what he deserved.” “Hopefully he will wise up and leave me alone.”