The guy with the 1970s Playmate bush taped to his chin is Joseph Dean Houk. Last week, he was arrested for crashing his mobile meth lab into another car while tasing his girlfriend, or as they call it in Tulsa, a typical Thursday.
Tulsa police say a meth lab was found in the vehicle of a homeless man who crashed while repeatedly using a Taser on his girlfriend Wednesday evening.
Joseph Dean Houk, 33, was reportedly driving near 21st Street and Memorial Drive about 5:40 p.m. when he began arguing with his girlfriend, who was riding in the passenger’s seat. The woman told officers he used a Taser on her five to six times while driving, causing the vehicle to cross the median just north of the intersection and crash into a southbound vehicle, an arrest report states.
The woman was taken to a hospital for minor injuries, police said, and the driver of the other vehicle also suffered a slight injury.
A witness said he saw Houk throw a pistol into a trash can at a nearby QuikTrip store. Police recovered a firearm, and Houk said it belonged to him, the report indicates.
A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine and components of a clandestine laboratory in the trunk, police said.
Say what you want about Oklahoma's second city, but the people of Tulsa are pretty damn innovative when it comes to thinking up new, brilliant ways to make meth. First they're making it in the aisles of Walmart, now they're rolling around town with "clandestine" meth labs in the trunks of their cars. I say we use this innovation and brilliance to our advantage. That's why I call for Mary Fallin to create a task force of Tulsa-area junkies and gang members to figure out how to convert injection well wastewater into meth. With their expertise, maybe our earthquake crisis will finally be solved.