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Ron Cummings accused of putting a dead rat in Misty’s brother’s mailbox

August 12, 2009

Hank Croslin, Jr., filed a report Saturday when  deputies were called to his house to investigate a complaint of a headless mutilated rat in his mailbox.   Hank Croslin Jr., Misty Cummings brother, told deputies that one of his neighbors saw Ron Cummings put something in his mailbox around midnight. The neighbor signed a written statement saying that she had been watching tv when she heard Cummings’ truck coming up the road.  She saw him slow down in front of Croslin’s house and he appeared to be putting something in the mailbox.

Croslin said he found the rodent and suspected it was Ron because of their earlier dispute.  Cummings allegedly told him that he would “get back” at him.  He said that Ron owned guns and he feared the dead rat was a sign that Cummings was going to kill him.  Croslin told the deputies that he wanted charges filed.

Surprise! Surprise! Cummings says it wasn’t him. He voluntarily provided a written statement as well.

Good grief.  Were there any REAL adults in little Haleigh’s life, or were they all just a bunch of overgrown kids raising kids?

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. Spacely permalink
    August 13, 2009 8:30 am

    No comment I make can be as funny as the true facts in this story…

    My only question is if Ron wasted their rat on a mailbox prank, what did Misty fix them for dinner?!?!

  2. ostella permalink
    August 13, 2009 10:14 am

    Let’s consider the possible “symbolism” :

    Dead rat : I’ll kill you if you snitch on me (‘rat me out’)

    There is SOOOOOO much more to all this…….

    Spacely, Misty’s specialty is possum gizzards…. 🙂

  3. niecey456 permalink
    August 13, 2009 10:36 am

    I just can’t believe it. I can, but it’s unreal. Note To Self: Places not to visit: Afghanistan, Satsuma Florida, Aruba, Iraq…….I think the Hatfields and McCoys were nicer people, at least they cared for their own. I agree with Ostella, there is more to this. I’m beginning to think that Mand has really been calling it with the corruption. I did see corruption before, but how many people would get away with selling drugs and not getting adjudicated, and with LE saying they knew he carried a gun and so they cuffed him to start with to protect themselves? Last time I checked you have to have a permit to carry a gun. The fees on these things just went up in Florida too, so figure the odds that Ron is legally carrying a gun. None of these people make any sense, and LE lets them get away with an awful lot. Like Crystals search. How many LE officials would make an appointment a week in advance to search? None of these people make any sense.

  4. niecey456 permalink
    August 13, 2009 10:49 am

    Spacely and Ostella, Don’t forget that prized bat guano dressing she makes at the holidays, she’s famous for it.

  5. Spacely permalink
    August 13, 2009 12:34 pm


    I was thinking about the symbolism too. Only I was thinking Ron watched The Godfather and was imitating that bit with the horse’s head in bed when the guy woke up so he knew the mob was coming to get him. But Ron got confused, he kept the rat’s head and put it under his pillow. I cannot describe the emotional distress and despair he experienced the next morning when he lifted his pillow and did not find the money he was expecting in exchange for the head. Then Misty sat him down and explained the facts of life. The Easter Bunny only leaves money under your pillow for rotten eggs, Santa Clause drops the fireworks down your chimney for the 3rd of July, and the Tooth Fairy makes fairy mushroom rings from the teeth you leave on the ground after a fight.

  6. Spacely permalink
    August 13, 2009 12:37 pm

    And about the speciality cooking, Misty started a new home learning program and is only fixing items she can spell.

    So, Ron and Misty have been eating a lot of C-A-T lately, but not much else, especially not a brain teaser like P-O-S-S-U-M (which she thinks is a dirty word for a portion of the female anatomy).

  7. ostella permalink
    August 13, 2009 3:28 pm

    Maybe it was actually Zanny the One Armed Nanny disguised as Ron. And it was really a squirrel disguised as a rat. She stole his car and went out for a little midnight mischief. And made sure a neighbor saw the whole thing. She’s a real detail-oriented supervillain, that Zanny….

  8. MAND permalink
    August 13, 2009 4:53 pm

    LE has once again shown Ron Cummings is the favorite son…they have been investigating the altercation since last week???I have heard things move slow in the South…but this is a simple FIGHT…if there is no proof who started it then CHARGE BOTH…that is the usual course of action…this Sheriff’s Dept needs help…someone on that Dept should have some knowledge of the law and how to use it. That being said…could it be Ron Cummings has IMMUNITY from any unlawful actions he commits…sure looks that way.
    I think Croslin should be concerned and watch his back!!! Accidents have a way of happening…

    The FBI HAS TO BE AWARE OF THIS SHERIFF’S DEPT. they are outright blatantly avoiding imposing the law…there has to be a reason??? I have said it before and will continue to say it…THIS TOWN IS DIRTY!!!

    Looks like Haleigh has been all but forgotten…this is the ways of a grieving father???
    Haleigh will never be found…not by this group…they don’t want her found…but forgotten and they so far are winning…at least that’s what it appears to be on the surface…again JMO…..

  9. Hilde permalink
    August 13, 2009 8:11 pm

    I am just shaking my Head about the latest News.
    Ron Cummins accused of putting a dead Rat in Misty’s Brother’s mail box.
    Naturally he would deny that he did that just like he denied everything else.
    This family is all messed up. I am just really concerned about Haleigh’s little Brother, it seems like this Family is not a save Place for that little Boy to be.
    I just don’t understand why there still isn’t any Progress about finding Haleigh,
    she has been missing now for at least 6 month and no one knows what happened
    to her, I stand corrected, Misty and Ron most likely know what happened, but they won’t talk.
    It sure looks like little Haleigh is put on the Back Burner and became a cold Case.
    Meanwhile Ron Cummins Temper is getting out of Hand time after time and for some Reason he gets away with everything and doesn’t have to take any Consequences for his Actions. Something is wrong with this Picture.
    I said it from the Beginning when Haleigh was reported missing, she won’t be found alive if she is found at all. I was so hoping I would be wrong, but it doesn’t look like it. Misty and Ron in my Opinion don’t seem to be too distraught about
    Haleigh still not being found, I guess they have their Reasons.
    May God be with Haleigh and take care of her wherever she might be, nobody else in her Family seems to have done that, they all let that little Girl down.

  10. August 13, 2009 11:15 pm

    Hi Mystery! Just wanted to stop by and say hi and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRECIOUS PRAYERS MY SWEET FRIEND!!! For some reason I’ve been having trouble getting to your site, grrrrr… I don’t know maybe a glitch with wordpress, who knows! I am taking every day one day at a time and sometimes one minute at a time. Some days are harder than others but it is much easier knowing I have sweet friends like you and Niecey and Mand. Thank you again for everything and for taking the time to email me and keep me in your prayers.

    God Bless you!!!

  11. August 13, 2009 11:23 pm

    BTW, ewwwwww about the rat incident! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more weird, they pull these stunts. How Haleigh and Caylee had to be around such crazy families is beyond me.

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 14, 2009 4:02 pm

    You guys all crack me up!

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 14, 2009 4:05 pm


    I’m thinking you are so right about this case. There is something more than rotten in Satsuma, but I don’t think their gonna clean it up. Short of one of the people responsible coming forward and spilling their guts, (highly unlikely at this point) I really think Haleigh Cummings will never be heard from again and I’m starting to think no one will pay for her disappearance.

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 14, 2009 4:06 pm


    I’m so glad to see you back! I hope things are getting a little more bearable for you and your family. You are all still in my prayers.

  15. MAND permalink
    August 14, 2009 4:26 pm

    Hi Mystery…The only chance this place has is that the FBI is in there undercover…and that will take a lot of time.
    The other is that Misty gets tired of old Ronnie Boy and goes to the FBI for help and tells what she knows…she would not dare go to the local authorities…I just hope she’s smart enough to know she can get help from the FBI.

    Both she and her brother should watch their backs and most of all watch what they say…accidents have a way of happening and they could also go missing.

    With all this going on where the Hell is Children’s Services??? Remember there is a little boy in this mans care?? Should he be subjected to all this family fighting…and is this a safe environment???

    Sad but true…Haliegh is gone and most likely will never be heard of again…these guys are pros and they are the law…JMO..

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 14, 2009 4:53 pm

    Hey Mand!

    I think Junior, Ron, and Misty are living with Ron’s Granny? I’m surprised child service’s has not been monitoring them.

    Just posted that some members of Haleigh’s family contacted Mark Nejame and Tim Miller and they’re going to do some sort of search. That must mean they think she is dead, but I doubt she’ll be found. Lots of swamp land and gators there.

    I hope the FBI is there undercover…..

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 14, 2009 4:56 pm

    Hilde–You are so right. Everyone has let that little girl down.

  18. MAND permalink
    August 14, 2009 6:10 pm

    Mystery…it should not matter with whom they are living…the altercation took place on Granny’s property…there was nothing Granny could do about it…Ron would not listen to her or Misty…I think Ron went after Hank Jr. 3 times before LE arrived. This child should not be privy to this sort of behaviour by his Father…this is going to be one confused little boy….these years are very impressionable ones for children his age.

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