Some people just can’t stay out of the news. The Hiltons and Lohans of the world, though, tend to pop up in the TMZ-driven celebrity media due to things like excessive debauchery or the occasional DUI. What they don’t do is position themselves as incarceration-aspirants. Alas, we cannot say the same about local rapscallion Shon Pernice, who you may recall is still something like the lead suspect in the January disappearance of Renee Pernice (still the area’s most famous current desaparecido). First he kept himself in the news with that pesky firearm theft — never a good idea for a man being watched by la policia. And now? Well, it seems he celebrated our nation’s birthday by gettin’ soused and makin’ a scene.
By the time Shon returned to his northland home, neighbors detailed a ruckus (sic; we assume they mean “raucous”) night.
“It was very obvious he had too much to drink because he was having trouble walking,” said a woman who asked not to be identified.
She attended a Fourth of July party at a northland neighborhood park near 64th and Jarboe. She said Shon showed up with his 9 and 7-year-old sons. Witnesses say Shon grew belligerent.
Police arrested him for screaming at a neighbor, the same neighbor who accused Shon of stealing his gun. Shon appeared in Clay County court this week on felony theft charges. He was arrested in February on a gun theft charge unrelated to the disappearance of his wife, 35-year-old Renee Pernice.
Sigh. There’s obviously something weighing Shon down, and perhaps it’s more than the bastardization of the fine Irish name he sports. Regardless of his guilt in the case of his wife, shouldn’t this guy be keeping a low profile? Perhaps he should, say, focus on the suddenly motherless children? At least cut back on the firewater, my man.