Crime

Pamela Tolbert urinates on herself while robbing bartender, beating him with pool cue

When a man and a woman are convicted of committing a crime together, the dude typically gets the higher sentence. But not in the case of Alfonzo Portugal and Pamela Tolbert. Yesterday, Portugal was handed twelve years for the robbery and beating of a bartender -- but Tolbert had already received a 27 year jolt for an incident that involved a knife, a pool cue and ill-timed urination.
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