Bright & Early: Joy Riding Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Some tourists were in for a treat yesterday when a drunk homeless guy hopped into the driver’s seat of their trolley near Hard Rock Cafe around 4pm. There were only 6 people aboard at the time and it took them a little while to realize something was wrong. He dropped everyone off around 19th Ave. and swerved the hijacked vehicle a few more miles down the street before smashing into an SUV. Thankfully no one was hurt. It does seem like he was trying to steal a page out of this guy’s book, though.

  • Church shooting in Knoxville. A kids’ play at a Knoxville ended in tragedy yesterday after a gunman sprayed bullets into the congregation, killing one and injuring seven other adults. 60-year old Greg McKendry, the only fatality, reportedly stood in the way of the shooter while other members of the church tackled him to the ground.
  • Football fever. The Titans’ training camp is finally underway with the late arrivals of Jevon Kearse and David Thornton.The first pre-season game happens in less than two weeks on Saturday, August 9th.
  • Bits & pieces. Two Rivers Baptist Church has approved a pretty hefty retirement package for Rev. Jerry Sutton, who’s been accused of “mishandling” church funds … If you’re dying to help secure the borders and all that, the US Border Patrol is recruiting in Nashville … As promised there were protesters outside the closed-to-media Statesman’s dinner featuring MC Rove … Starting August 11th, Metro schools will be changing up their opening times.

Photo by StevenM_61.