Shock Waves rippled across Santa Monica this morning on reports that the fugitive known as The Jittery Nutcase -- wanted by authorities for Assault with a Deadly Beverage -- has friends in high places. Aware that the authorities are on his tail, "Mr. Jittery" has employed a new strategy: He hovers around Goose Egg Park, asking Influential Passersby to bring him coffee. His ploy almost worked yesterday with City Councilman Bobby Shriver, who not only offered to buy the Controversial Panhandler a coffee, but invited him into Our Favorite Starbucks, as well. According to sources on-the-scene, Manager Gabe refused to serve the Nutcase and threatened to call the police on the spot. "It's unbelievable," said Ace Photographer Kovar, "We should put a sign out front to warn people: 'Don't Feed the Psychopaths!'"