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Being a former mascot for South Carolina - I can say first hand that these mascot costumes are very expensive (5k+). That would probably explain why this is being tried as a felony
I know who you are....
Any more news on Joe? This story, like his legend, must LIVE ON!
It looks like he hasn't changed. Still taking money from people and doing nothing for them.
Typical embarrassment CLT has become. Sad to see that we have decided the dollar is the thing to worship more than ANY OTHER THING in the World. The middle class dies while $1500 800 sq ft apartments rent on South Blvd. How is that possible? How is it possible that this happened to the hood?
Forgive them for they know not what they do.
Great to see some serious writing and critical thinking from CL again!!! It has been a long time since we've seen such. Keep it up!!
I wish there was still a place like this open and available. :( No options left besides the hospital :/ and they never listen.
I'm not a thief I stole the suit but I'm not a thief !!
Real live Joe dirtt her e lmao
Gee, I hope those of you who live around there and support the team pressure them to drop charges. What a story. He's a moron, but even morons do stuff that makes the rest of the world get a gigglesnort now and then.
Yea I think they should hire this guy for pr. Cool story and good luck bro. And for the one negative comment I see on here, lighten up. He WAS charged so yes he will face the penal system but hopefully the jury will have some commen sense and acquit. The world needs more joeys
I really wish I could add this guy on facebook. He made my bachelor party epic. I have the best pics of this dude. This story is going strong in Charleston.
I wanna thank Ryan Pitkin and Creative Loafing for treating Mr. Gillespie, and his fantastic story, with dignity. Most modern internet rags would fall over themselves laughing at the guy; instead, you seem to recognize how fantastic it is that someone in this buttoned down/locked down country still has the cojones to do something so totally outrageous and out of the norm, even if he might not quite realize the repercussions of his actions. While Joe deserves the proverbial "slap on the wrist", he also deserves a bit of our admiration. If Joe Gillespie is convicted of a felony because of this, then The American Dream is truly dead...
Let he/she among us who hasn't--on a serious bender--Pushed over a cow; Hid from police in a KFC bucket suspended 50' off the ground or...YES, played the part of a team mascot to get free drinks and entry into a club cast the first stone. Technically, YES! A crime was committed. But someone served this guy enough booze to put him in that state. Where is the ownership for that? Besides...Look at the bright side: He could have gone to a petting zoo!
What's the harm ? They left Joe in the park and it seems like its their responsibility if someone gets too drunk ! Joe had a blast he made other people happy and he made headlines that made a whole lot of people laugh ! He has earned his riverbend occupy camp credentials . let Joe go !
I would be honored to represent Mr. Gillespie pro bono if he needs legal counsel. I live 2 hours from Charlotte but thats no biggie. I have handled many criminal cases in NC courts and even though I've seen and heard of some of the craziest frivolous charges one could imagine, this here is complete BS. I currently spend most of my time working as an NFL certified agent so in my opinion Joe just started himself a great resume for a future professional team mascot position. #LIGHTEN_UP_CMPD
Heck. We got drunk in college at a hogs game. Beat Tennessee and tore down the goal post walked it 2 miles to Dickson street and set it on a brew pubs foundational wall. This is no worse than that.
Please, for all that is Holy, tell me someone has footage of him on the dance floor!
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