Armchair pitcherbacking

As you can imagine, when we’re not working on our technological geegaws, our office sports a fair amount of armchair quarterbacking re: how we’d cover the stories of the day.

Here’s a piece we might have run this afternoon:

Authorities silent on delay in arrest of local millionaire

ARLINGTON — A local millionaire who was filmed in an unprovoked June 29 public assault on two separate journalists was arrested today, after a 2 1/2 week delay. During that delay, he left the state to receive an industry award.

The man’s attorneys arranged for him to turn himself in after Arlington police issued a warrant for his arrest in the first assault. Authorities offered no explanation as to why the incident, which has been widely shown on television, took so long to spur a warrant. A subsequent warrant for the second attack is expected.

Although the man made a public apology last week, during today’s booking procedure, he apparently had a change of heart, as he took time out from his fingerprinting to taunt a colleague of the men he assaulted.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.