Career-limiting utterances

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Career-limiting utterances

Desk clerk Henry Karim at the Budget Host East End (née Best Western) at the Riverside Traffic Circle, shot from the lip without con­sidering the ramifications of his words.

In Laura Cooper's 27East report on the ap­parent homicide discovered Thursday at the motel, Mr. Karim is quoted as saying:

"...Riverhead is not safe. This is downtown Riverhead. Walk through town—it's not safe."

He added that "the hotel{sic} often plays host to homeless guests."

"Homeless?" Did you consider the distinct pos­sibility of being "jobless," Henry?

Douglas Rico, arrestee

And furthermore...

Yesterday Suffolk County Homi­cide detectives arrested Douglas Rico, 44, of no known address, and charged him with second degree manslaughter in connection with the death of victim Henri­etta Sholl, 53.


1. Rob F. said...

Karim should have stuck with the classics and uttered, "Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"

Want another classic quote? "Oh, Rob!"

2. Hampton West said...

Downtown Riverhead still perplexes me. A place of great potential that never seems to rise to that higher level.

It would almost seem that they should turn everything inside-out and have all the commerce facing the River rather than Route 25.

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