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Date in Jail for Drugging Beer


— March 19, 2007

Quick-witted S.F. pair nail man slipping his companion a mickey

It looked for all the world as if the couple on a date — he was darkly handsome and a little older than the pretty, petite blonde with the Russian accent — were having a great time together.

“A really great time,” their waitress, Karri Cormican, recalled thinking. “She was facing him, had one of her legs up on the bench seat.” Good body language.

So it came as a shock that after the woman left the window-side table to visit the restroom, Cormican saw the man shake a white powder into the Hefeweizen beer he had ordered for his date.

“Did I really see that?” Cormican asked herself. “Why would he do that? It seemed like they were having fun.”

All the gory details and two heros’ stories here, from the San Francisco Chronicle. The perp/perv’s name is Joseph Szlamnik. The judge just sentenced him to a year in jail, with six months suspended.

I hope that a worse sentence for Joseph Szlamnik is that any internet search for his name will forever turn up this website and this article. And no, Mr. Szlamnik, I will not delete this post from my archives, so don’t bother asking.


Quick-witted S.F. pair nail man slipping his companion a mickey

It looked for all the world as if the couple on a date — he was darkly handsome and a little older than the pretty, petite blonde with the Russian accent — were having a great time together.

“A really great time,” their waitress, Karri Cormican, recalled thinking. “She was facing him, had one of her legs up on the bench seat.” Good body language.

So it came as a shock that after the woman left the window-side table to visit the restroom, Cormican saw the man shake a white powder into the Hefeweizen beer he had ordered for his date.

“Did I really see that?” Cormican asked herself. “Why would he do that? It seemed like they were having fun.”

All the gory details and two heros’ stories here, from the San Francisco Chronicle. The perp/perv’s name is Joseph Szlamnik. The judge just sentenced him to a year in jail, with six months suspended.

I hope that a worse sentence for Joseph Szlamnik is that any internet search for his name will forever turn up this website and this article. And no, Mr. Szlamnik, I will not delete this post from my archives, so don’t bother asking.

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