Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WARNING: Using your hand and voice can get you arrested?

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5 comments:

Scouse in the House said...

Somebody could write a book out of these reports - I attended Mississippi State University where the college newspaper would feature the week's reports every Tuesday I think. Reading them was always a good laugh and people read them for no other reason.

A particular one I remember was obviously the result of either a fraternity practical joke or drunken behaviour the night before and went along the lines of:

"Traffic Cones were discovered distributed across and blocking the highway. Officers attended the scene and were confused."

Classic

jailhouselawyer said...

I had the original song, by Cher, in my mind when I read your post...

I was five and he was six
we rode on horses made of sticks
he wore black and I wore white
he would always win the fight
bang bang, he shot me down
bang bang, I hit the ground
bang bang, that awful sound
bang bang, my baby shot me down.

Bang bang, I shot you down
bang bang, you hit the ground
bang bang, that awful sound
bang bang, I used to shoot you down.

Now he's gone I don't know why
until this day sometimes I cry
he didn't even say goodbye
he didn't take the time to lie
bang bang, he shot me down
bang bang, I hit the ground
bang bang, that awful sound
bang bang, my baby shot me down.

Bang bang, I shot you down
bang bang, you hit the ground
bang bang, that awful sound
bang bang, I used to shoot you down.

Apparently there's another version sung by the "Audio Bullys".

These finger pointing audio bullies are a menace to society!

Gavin Ayling said...

Presumably there was some evidence aside from her say-so?

But there is a slight parallel with shouting "Fire!" in a cinema here...

Anonymous said...

As indeed it could in the UK. The common law offence of assault encompasses threats which cause someone to expect to be subject to immediate physical harm. As it sounds like this lady did.

Thatsnews said...

"He is a person known to local law enforcement."

Well-known bully? Local drunken fool?

Anyone recall the person who used to dress like a cowboy with toy pistols in a holster?

He'd smoke those Clint Eastwood-style cigars and hang around on Tube Stations.

I found him scary and I am a man. But everyone said: "He's only harmless! He's nothing to worry about!"

But they stopped saying that when he suddenly plunged a knife into a woman and killed her.