1. They were not happy with the service.

Police arrested two men who shot at an Alexandria man Wednesday morning after they discovered that the victim, who was dressed as a woman and had just performed sexual acts on both men, is a man, police said.

The victim told police the shooters became angry when they discovered he is a man, not a woman. The victim was not injured.

Jeffery Ray Allen, 21, of 2511 Webster St., Alexandria, and Troherro Keith Batiste, 25, of 35 Louisiana Ave., Alexandria, were charged with assault by drive-by shooting.


According to the police report:

A 29-year-old Alexandria man told police that he was walking east on Magnolia Street to his home around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday when two or three men in a greenish-colored van with a white graphic on the side started shooting at him. He said the vehicle was on 14th Street, and that the shots came from the passenger side of the van.

Police found two spent shell casings from a .22-caliber handgun on the road at the corner of 14th and Magnolia streets.

While officers were investigating the drive-by shooting, another officer spotted a van matching the description at Bolton Avenue and Jackson Street. The officer stopped the van at Jackson and 16th streets.

The victim of the shooting identified the van’s driver – Allen – and passenger – Batiste – as the shooting suspects, police reported. The victim also told police that he had performed sexual acts on the two men as a prostitute and that they became angry when they discovered that he is a male and not a female as he had portrayed himself, the police report said.

Allen and Batiste were taken to the Rapides Parish Jail for booking.

2. Flooper Dooper has a brain

Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame is in trouble again.

After a string of incidents involving guns, once with him on the barrel end, he is in jail in Houston County just south of Macon.

Sheriff's records indicate the performer, whose real name is Juaqin James Malphurs, was arrested just before 5 p.m. Tuesday for probation violation.

Malphurs, who has a recent mix tape entitled "Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 2," was shot in the arm at the Bubble Bath Car Wash on Old National Highway in January. The shooting occurred after a scuffle broke out when an armed man approached him demanding jewelry, police said at the time.

Earlier this month, a man whom police said was his security guard was detained after a fight at Walter's Clothing in downtown Atlanta. Shots were fired, but no one was hit though a witness said Malphurs got a swollen eye out of the ordeal.

Malphurs, whose pseudonym alludes to the sound of cocking a semi-automatic pistol, is a member of local rapper Gucci Mane's 1017 Brick Squad. And the altercation allegedly was between groups affiliated with Gucci Mane and musical artist Young Jeezy.

The next day, eight teenage boys were shot after Malphurs performed at a concert in Indiana. The shooting was in the parking lot of World of Skates in Gary. Police said the victims ranged in age from 14 to 18, with wounds in the legs, wrist, stomach or back. The injuries weren't believed to be life-threatening.

Malphurs, 23, was nearly at the end of his probation term when he landed in jail back in Houston County. He pleaded guilty in November 2006 to possession of a sawed-off shotgun and got four years probation, according to the Houston County Superior Court Clerk's office.

3. He joins the saints at last (not the football team yall.)

It's safe to say that once Baltimore's police commissioner publicly names you as a "catalyst for violence" and says his officers will "try to keep very good track" of you, you're going to attract some attention from law enforcement. For nearly two years, Donatello Fenner attracted that kind of attention.

But what police saw as keeping close watch on a man they call a ranking member of the Young Gorilla Family - a gang that in 2007 helped pile 10 bodies in East Baltimore's Barclay neighborhood - his family saw as nothing more than preventing the father of three from escaping his troubled past.

So when Fenner, 22, was fatally shot Friday afternoon in an alley behind an elementary school in Charles Village, the aunt who raised him complained that police had prevented his redemption.

"He had hoped to turn his life around, and the police never gave him a chance," said the aunt, Shroyal Moore, speaking by phone from her rowhouse near Guilford Avenue and 22nd Street.

She described frequent police raids, car stops and arrests, all of which, she said, were designed to harass. Police said it was their way of keeping watch on a potentially violent young man.

Moore did say something that would probably get no disagreement: "His past caught up with him."