A Southbridge man with a loaded gun in his pants was arrested the other day, which begs the question – why do people still live in Southbridge?
Southbridge Police Department Facebook Page: On Monday October 5, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm an officer from our department was travelling on Paige Hill. At this time an officer observed a motor vehicle operating erratically in the area of the cemetery. The officer was able to stop the motor vehicle as it attempted to enter the cemetery.
The officer approached the vehicle during which time it was determined that the vehicle had matched the description of a vehicle wanted in connection with several breaks into motor vehicles that occurred earlier in the day in Southbridge and Sturbridge.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 19 year old David GUZMAN of 46 Glenwood Ave in Southbridge, MA. During further investigation GUZMAN was asked to exit his vehicle at which time a .22 caliber handgun was observed in his front waistband. As GUZMAN stepped from his vehicle he placed his hand on the butt of the firearm. A brief struggle ensued between GUZMAN and the officers on scene and GUZMAN was subsequently placed into custody and transported to police headquarters to be booked.
It was later determined that the handgun GUZMAN had in his possession was loaded with six (6) live rounds of ammunition with one (1) round in the firing chamber. The hammer of the gun was also in the firing position ready to be fired.
GUZMAN was charged with being in possession of a firearm without a license to carry, being in possession of ammunition without a license to carry and with numerous motor vehicle violations. GUZMAN was held at police headquarters on $10,040 cash bail.
Sweet baby Jesus, that is the most Southbridge mugshot I’ve ever seen. The hair, the pube-stache, the bewildered look of confusion. It’s one of the most amazing mugshots I’ve ever seen and I cannot stop staring at it.
But seriously, this kid had a loaded gun in his waist band and the hammer was in the firing position. The fact that the cops caught him was the best thing that ever happened to him, because it was really only a matter of time until he accidentally shot his own nuts off. I mean, just look at that face. That is the face of everyone in the history of time who has ever shot themselves in the nuts.
And these comments couldn’t possibly be more Southbridge:
You know you live in a shithole when the second someone gets arrested for breaking into cars and having an unregistered gun aimed at their own nuts, the first thing people do is start with the “free my boi” song and dance. Because clearly we all don’t “know” this guy. And if we did we would realize that he’s actually breaking into cars so he can save up money for medical school.
My question is, why do people continue to live in Southbridge? I get that it was actually a nice town 20 or 30 years ago. But then this thing opened up in the early 90’s:
Game over. Yea, the thing about welfare in Southbridge is that it’s hardly ever “transitional.” More like Southbridge Department of Perpetual Assistance. Because Southbridge hasn’t gotten any better since that place opened up. It’s actually gotten a million times worse.
If you’re not trying to get a job and you just wanna chill out all day make some babies, then I get why Southbridge is for you. You’re away from the city, so you feel like you made it in life, unlike the cousins you left behind in Worcester or Webster.
But I really don’t get what the appeal is for any normal person. What is there to like about living in Southbridge? It’s a pain in the ass to get to. You have to buy your groceries at the Bunny Mart. There’s people with loaded guns in their crotch all over the place. And the junky parade makes the whole town look like some remote village in Kosovo.
Oh yea, and if you have kids in Southbridge, what’s your move? Because you can’t honestly say that anyone feels good about sending their kid to Southbridge High School. I’d take ANY Worcester Public School over Southbridge. Hell, I’d take WARE over Southbridge. And Ware is the most post-apocalyptic town I’ve ever seen.
And have you ever seen Southbridge in sports? They’re the red team that’s losing 15-0 to your daughter’s soccer team…..in the fist half. Seriously, ask anyone who has ever played sports for a SWCL school – Southbridge is the bye week.
When you factor in the fact that Southbridge High School is basically North High on steroids, you come to the conclusion that your kid is gonna get robbed of a normal high school experience if he stays at SHS.
Look, I’m sure there’s some wonderful people that are stuck in Southbridge. But there’s a reason that Quaboag, Tantasqua, and Shepherd Hill are overloaded with school choice kids from the Bridge. Because anyone who wants their kids to have a normal high school experience either moves or sends their kids to one of the normal school districts that Southbridge is lucky to be surrounded by.