Florida Again – Road Rage Hillbilly Vasectomy

 

Some years ago when I used to regularly target shoot at a range, I noticed over a period of several months that they had 10-15 used pistols made by a popular manufacturer in the cabinet for sale. The pistols were a compact “carry” model identical to that carried by some police departments, just about 1//2 the size.  when you see a large number of most any product in the “Return bin” it usually means there is a defect or quality problem.

Asked the friendly salesman about that seeming discrepancy, as the manufacturer had a good reputation for producing quality product. Seems that the safety on both the bigger an smaller model were in the same place. Which, it turns out was fine when the gun was carried in a holster like that used by the military or police. When the smaller “carry” model was tucked under the belt though, it seems that the safety was exactly in the wrong place and would flip to the fire position when puled out of a trouser waistband. The result was a fairly prolific series of what I euphemistically all “Hillbilly Vasectomies”  as a result of self emasculation by gun. .. This one kind of makes you wonder …

Man shoots self in road-rage incident on I-4

Where an Interstate-4 motorist shot himself in a road-rage incident today remained in question for hours as police and sheriff’s deputies tried to determine who should investigate.

Orlando police first treated the shooting as their case about 11:30 a.m. when the man pulled off the highway and stopped his white BMW sedan at the Princeton Street exit near College Parkand Florida Hospital, records show.

Within an hour, police turned the case over to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office believing the shooting happened there.

But the investigation was turned over again about 1:15 p.m. to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in the belief the shooting happened south of the Seminole Countyline.

The confusion apparently stemmed from Richard Coles, the wounded motorist who was undergoing treatment for his injury, according to the sheriff’s office.

“He was taken to local hospital where he has declined to prosecute and no longer wishes to speak with investigators,” sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson wrote.

Details remain few but Coles, 36, told Orlando police he had been driving toward Orlando when another motorist brandished a gun over an undisclosed incident, according to police.

Feeling threatened, the man grabbed his own gun and it fired. The bullet struck one of the man’s legs causing a non-life threatening wound, said Orlando police Sgt. Jim Young.

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies have not located witnesses to what precipitated the shooting, according to the sheriff’s office.

 

Mounties Flummoxed By Maple Syrup Hijacking!

Some enterprising thieves have stolen millions of pounds of…

Maple Syrup!

Gettin’ crazy out there y’all!

Police probing Quebec maple syrup heist worth up to $30-million

Quebec police are on the hunt for a sticky-fingered thief after millions of dollars of maple syrup vanished from a Quebec warehouse.

The theft was discovered during a routine inventory check last week at the St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, where the syrup is being held temporarily. The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which is responsible for the global strategic maple syrup reserve, initially kept the news quiet, hoping it would help police solve the crime quickly.

About 10 million pounds of syrup was stored at the site, at a value of more than $30-million.

Anne-Marie Granger Godbout, executive director of the federation, said the organization is still trying to determine how much is missing and declined to offer an estimate. But a spokesman from the Sureté du Québec said the loss was significant.

“We know that it’s millions of dollars that was stolen,” said Sergeant Richard Gagné. “It’s a very large amount.”

All of the maple syrup inventories are fully insured, according to the federation, so there will be no loss to producers.

Ms. Granger Godbout said the theft shouldn’t put the global supply of maple syrup at risk, but warned it could allow the thief to undercut legitimate producers. The federation represents about 10,000 maple syrup producers in Quebec. “Obviously those people stole the maple syrup to sell it somewhere,” she said. “If it’s a big volume, it could be very harmful for the maple syrup industry. The companies that are working in this industry will have to compete with some company that didn’t pay for the maple syrup.”

Smackwater Jack’s Squirt Gun

This one is downright strange.  Seems to me that there is a lot of information on the Internet, including YouTube videos, of what happens when a gun explodes.  While there are plastic guns – they are pretty carefully designed not to explode when fired. One has to assume the unsuccessful designs never made it to market - because many of the unsuccessful designers are no longer with us. That self inflicted Darwin – self elimination from the gene pool thing again…

Man Makes Shotgun Out of Super Soaker

Among the 100 or so guns confiscated in southeast Fresno over the last three months, Sergeant Mark Hudson says one in particular certainly stands out.

“It’s dangerous for those officers being out on the street to see something like this obviously,” Hudson said.

Fresno Police say 54-year-old Randy Smith was walking in the area of Barton and Nevada on Saturday night.

He had a “Super Soaker” water gun hanging around his neck from a sling.

Normally, officers might not think much of it.

But police say they were just briefed about people turning toys into shotguns.

So they stopped Smith, and sure enough, instead of water inside his gun, he had a real shotgun shell.

“He took the Super Soaker apart, was able to fashion a barrel to where he was able to make what’s considered a zip gun, where you can fire one round through it. In this case it was a 20 gauge shotgun shell,” Hudson said.

“The guy that made that gun, he probably got maybe $30 worth of parts,” Bill Mayfield, who works at Gilmay Guns in Fresno, said.

Mayfield says it doesn’t take a gunsmith to make something like this.

But it’s definitely not a smart move.

“The firearms cartridge with the gun powder is an explosive. The device they’re building has to be able to contain the pressure of that explosion,” Mayfield said. “So they’re just relying on, maybe this will hold up. Well, you could be putting a gun next to your head, or you could be putting a hand grenade next to your head.”

Smith faces a laundry list of charges, including being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, a felon in possession of a firearm, manufacture of an illegal weapon and a misdemeanor warrant.

An Insurance Guy’s Nightmare

Wow… a $500,000 Ferrari…

So what sort of deductible do you get on that?

This one apparently involved eight Ferraris, three Mercedes Benzes,  a Lamborghini Diablo, and a rare Nissan GTR Skyline… And talk about being on the road at the wrong time and place…A Toyota Prius!

Astonishing accident involving eight Ferraris ‘world’s most expensive car crash’

A fleet of high-performance cars, including eight Ferraris, has been involved in one of the most expensive accidents in history after an astonishing multi-car pile-up in Japan.

Police said three Mercedes Benz cars and a Lamborghini Diablo were also involved in the massive crash at the weekend on the Chugoku Expressway, in the country’s south-west.

Witnesses reported hearing a “tremendous noise” just a few moments before the accident on the Yamaguchi prefecture highway amid terrible driving conditions.

While the majority of the 14 vehicles – which also included a Japanese supercar Nissan GT-R Skyline and a Toyota Prius – were travelling along the Osaka Prefecture-bound bended lane at least one Mercedes CL600 was driving in the opposite direction.

Miraculously, none of drivers – the majority of whom are reported to be foreign car enthusiasts – were seriously hurt in the wreckage but the bill is still bound to be painful nonetheless.

Such was the severity of the damage, several of the luxury cars have been written off, leaving their owners with the nightmare scenario of seeing their prized possessions turned into expensive scrap metal.

The total damage bill is expected to hit several million pounds. A new Ferrari 355 retails for several hundred thousand pounds.

The other Ferrari models understood to have been involved in the pile-up include a F512, F355, F430 and a F360.

Occupy Wall-Mart? Black Friday Shopper Pepper Sprays Other Shoppers

Inspired by UC Davis Police, apparently a shopper in Wal-Mart figured out a way to beat the crowds…

Customers hit by pepper spray at Wal-Mart describe scene of chaos

Matthew Lopez went to the Wal-Mart in Porter Ranch on Thursday night for the Black Friday sale but instead was caught in a pepper-spray attack by a woman who authorities said was “competitive shopping.”

Lopez described a chaotic scene in the San Fernando Valley store among shoppers looking for video games soon after the sale began.

“I heard screaming and I heard yelling,” said Lopez, 18. “Moments later, my throat stung. I was coughing really bad and watering up.”

Lopez said customers were already in the store when a whistle signaled the start of the Black Friday sale at 10 p.m., sending shoppers hurtling in search of deeply discounted items.

Lopez said that by the time he arrived at the video games, the display had been torn down. Employees attempted to hold back the scrum of shoppers and pick up merchandise even as customers trampled the video games and DVDs strewn on the floor.

“It was absolutely crazy,” he said.

Another customer said screams erupted after about 100 people waiting in line to snag Xbox gaming consoles and Wii video games got into a shoving match.

Alejandra Seminario, 24, said she was waiting in line to grab some toys at the store around 9:55 p.m. when people the next aisle over started shouting and ripping at the plastic wrap encasing gaming consoles, which was supposed to be opened at 10 p.m.

“People started screaming, pulling and pushing each other, and then the whole area filled up with pepper spray,” the Sylmar resident said. “I guess what triggered it was people started pulling the plastic off the pallets and then shoving and bombarding the display of games. It started with people pushing and screaming because they were getting shoved onto the boxes.”

The pepper spray wafted through the air, Seminario said, and she breathed some in and started coughing. Her face also started itching.

“I did not want to get involved. I was too scared. I just stayed in the toy aisle,” she said.

By the time she and her husband, 27-year-old Cesar Seminario, got to the cash register 20 minutes later with a Wii gaming console and some Barbie dolls, the air was still smelling of pepper spray, she said.

Wal-Mart employees were taking statements near the front of the store from about eight customers who had been pepper-sprayed, Seminario said. “After we paid, we saw five that were in really bad shape,” she said. “They had been sprayed in the face, it looked like, and they had swelling of the face, really extreme swelling of face, redness, coughing.”

Nakeasha Contreras, 20, of North Hollywood, said she arrived at midnight and hadn’t heard what happened. Even if she had, she said, she wouldn’t have minded: “I don’t care. I’m still getting my TV. I’ve never seen Wal-Mart so crazy, but I guess it could have been worse.”

Joseph Poulose, who said he was hit with the spray near the DVD and video games display, criticized the store for failing to control the crowds.

“There were way too many people in a building that size. Every aisle was full,” he said. Customers were stomping on photo frames and other items on the floor, said Poulose, who tried to protect his pregnant wife from the throng of shoppers inside.

“It was definitely the worst Black Friday I’ve ever experienced,” he said.

More of That “Booty Will Make You Stupid”

Fresh from scietific studies that “Booty Will Affect Your Mind – And Hers” comes world class evidence of Booty Stoopidity…

Tire inflator/sealer? I mean – if she runs off with the Michelin Man… You now know why.

Police arrest man accused in botched cosmetic procedure

 A south Florida resident was arrested this week after police allege he practiced medicine without a license, injecting a patient’s buttocks with a “cocktail of chemicals” for cosmetic purposes.

The so-called cocktail consisted of cement, tire sealant, super glue and mineral oil, according to a police statement.

Police say the incision was later sealed with super glue.

“They agreed on a price of $700 … to enhance her buttocks,” Miami Gardens Police Sgt. Bill Bamford told CNN affiliate WPLG.

Soon after the May procedure, the patient “had serious complications” and suffered from “very serious pains in her abdomen and her body,” likely stemming from the procedure, he added.

The patient was then hospitalized at a nearby medical center and listed in serious condition, the statement said. Police did not disclose the current condition of the patient.

The police statement identified the suspect only by his last name, Morris, though CNN affiliate WPLG disclosed his full name, citing police, as Oneal Ron Morris, 30.

“We might have additional victims in our community that could be afraid to come forward with their report fearing to be penalized,” Capt. Ralph Suarez said. “We urge those victims to come forward if they have been the victim of this subject. Those victims have not done anything illegal and they should not be afraid to come forward.”

WPLG reported Morris has been released on $15,500 bond.

 

Women Threatens to Blow Up Airplanes – Because Husband is Working!

Damn… And here half the world is getting ready to blow up because folks don’t have jobs!

This woman definitely slept though a few of those “Wife School” classes. You know the one where thy go through the “no job, no rent…no hmmmmmm” training…

In America today, somebody better sit this stupid woman down and explain how she better be happy her man…

Has a job.

Upset wife threatens to blow up planes

LEE COUNTY, FL -

The Lee County Port Authority has released a recording of a phone call between the LCPA communications center and a woman who is accused of threatening to blow up planes because she was upset her husband was working overnight.

Port Authority Police allege Soraya Billinge threatened to blow up planes because she was unhappy with her husband’s work schedule.

Billinge was arrested and charged with making a bomb threat.

Here is a transcript of the call:

Operator: Airport Communications Sabine how may I help you?
Caller: Yes, actually my husband is in the building, he’s British and he was told to work there from like 9 o’clock to 2 o’clock in the morning and I don’t want him working over there and I can’t get in contact with people over there at the Delta Airline area.
Operator: What exactly do you want me to do, ma’am?
Caller: I want them to let go of my husband.
Operator: Okay, who is ‘them’?
Caller: Who?  Delta Airlines.
Operator: You need to get in touch with them…
Caller: That is Delta Airlines at the airport.
Operator: Okay, you’re not speaking to Delta Airlines, ma’am you’re speaking to Lee County Port Authority Communications Center.  If you have a question in regards to Delta Airlines, you need to call them.
Caller: I called them, and, what is their number, though?  Cause, I thought, you know, I’ll just get (unintelligible) to deport my husband if this is just a trick, you know.
Operator: Ma’am, you can’t go through the (unintelligible), there is nothing I can do for you at this point.
Caller: Okay, but I don’t want my husband working at the airport.
Operator: You need to discuss that with him, not with me.
Caller: Okay, I’ll (unintelligible) blow up a plane, then.
Operator: Okay, okay.
Caller: I’ll blow it because ten planes..

In Riverside, Ca – Not Only do you Go To Jail… You have to Rent Your Own Cell.

Damn – now the prisoners have to rent their cells!

No Pool, No Pets, $140 a Night...

Riverside Charges Inmates for Stays In ‘Prison Hotels’

Should inmates have to pay the county back for taxpayer money spent on their jail time? This week, Riverside County supervisors unanimously voted yes.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, Supervisor Jeff Stone called jails “prison hotels,” costing an average of $142.42 a day.

According to the Press-Enterprise, he said “I think we’re blazing a new trail here. In these very challenging economic times, I believe this can be a source of revenue. I believe this can return 3 to 5 million (dollars) a year during these very challenging economic times.”

Supervisor Stone told the Huffington Post, “Inmates will be charged $140 for each day in jail and for drug testing, medical care and parol costs.” He explained that a defendent who uses a public defender will also be charged for the attorney fees if he is found to have equity, such as a property. “If the parolee does not have liquid funds to pay, the County will put a lien against the property to receive payment when the property is sold. The County will do the same on the parolee’s parents’ property if that’s the only way to get the money.”

County Counsel Pamela Walls, however, wrote in a memo to the supervisors that it will be hard to collect reimbursements because “those defendants who are convicted of crimes and incarcerated typically have limited funds.” Furthermore, she argues that because defendants will have to pay victim restitution, fines and penalties first, few will have money left to cover jail time costs.

And yet, Riverside County Superior Court Executive Officer Sherri Carter said the county has already successfully increased collections in 2009-2010 by $1 million. In a letter to the supervisors, Carter wrote, “I am confident this trend will continue, and look forward to future positive reports to the county.”…

You know things are screwed up in this country…

When you have to have money even to go to jail.

What Not to Choose as a Getaway Vehicle

Grand Theft Auto…

For a Forklift?

This republican didn’t even order a cheesesteak!

Man uses stolen forklift for getaway after stealing sandwich

A Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing a sandwich and then hopping on a stolen forklift to make his getaway.

On Sunday, 38-year-old Sean Faulkner walked into Sieb’s Pub, ordered a Reuben sandwich, and then ran out without paying. He jumped into the forklift he had pilfered from a construction site earlier that day.

Kelly Donatelli, who served him at Seib’s said, “He said he was gonna go eat in the corner and he ended up running out of the front door, down the parking lot with the sandwich. Just very bizarre. It was weird.”

Authorities said Faulker was still in the forklift in the parking lot when officers arrived. His escape was reportedly thwarted because he could not put the forklift in reverse.

“Apparently he was tired of walking and he saw the forklift with the keys in it and seemed like a good idea at the time,” Detective Brian Kohlheep told CBS affiliate KDKA.

Maybe he should have gone for a Chevy.

 

Was it the Aurora? Man Stuck In Baby Seat Overnight

Or… With Friends like those…

Something in the air off the bay in the Bay Region this week. Maybe it is the Aurora making it’s southernmost appearance in at least a generation?

Anyway, on this one I’d have to bet that large amounts of alcohol or other brain numbing substance were involved. Nobody is this stupid sober…Right?

As to the guys “friends” who left him…Literally…Hanging…

That is cold blooded. Think our boy had better consider a complete rework of his Facebook “friends” list…

If not a reboot.

Man has to get cut out of kiddie swing

Vallejo authorities had to cut the world’s biggest — and oldest — baby out of a child’s swing at a local park this weekend.

An unidentified 21-year-old man allegedly made a $100 bet with his friends that he could fit in a child’s swing at Blue Rock Springs Park, police said.

After lubing himself with liquid laundry detergent, he shimmied into the swing and its two leg holes at about 9 p.m. Friday, said Mark Libby, spokesman for the Vallejo Fire Department

He promptly became stuck, and further swelling and circulation issues made it impossible for him to get out on his own, said Vallejo police Sgt. Jeff Bassett.

And then his friends left him.

It wasn’t until a groundskeeper heard him screaming for help at about 6 a.m. the next morning — nine hours later — that authorities came to free him.

But to add insult to injury, Vallejo firefighters decided the best tactic to go about freeing him was to cut the chains and then transport him to the nearest hospital still in the swing.

So the 21-year-old man who spent the night rocking in a child’s swing arrived at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, still wrapped in the diaper-like seat.

Firefighters used a cast cutter to finally get the makeshift diaper off of him.

The man sustained non-life threatening injuries to his body, but there’s no word yet on the condition of his ego.

Thieves Steal 2.7 Ton Church Bell

The Missing St. Mary's Bell

You KNOW things are bad in America when folks are stealing entire bridges

And now the Church bell.

Thieves in San Francisco recently “walked away” with a 2.7 ton copper bell that once sat in the Cathedral – but had been replaced by an electronic chime.

Anybody checked recently to see if the Statue of Liberty is still there?

Seems that the only crooks in America aren’t just the ones in Congress, the Banks and on Wall Street.

St. Mary’s Cathedral bell stolen in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO – The bell at St. Mary’s Cathedral rang through the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It survived when an arsonist torched the old cathedral in 1962. And although it was replaced with an electronic chime in the 1970s, for decades it stood strong on a wooden platform outside the rebuilt church.

But sometime in the last month, metal thieves made off with the 122-year-old, 2.7-ton bell.

“It is a very historic and valuable item, it is a memory of the Catholic Church in San Francisco,” said George Wesolek, communications director for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. “It is kind of an ignoble end for the bell if they succeed.”

Nobody realized the bell was missing until Sunday morning. A parishioner mentioned that it wasn’t where it was supposed to be, a secluded outside corner of the cathedral on Geary Boulevard and Gough Street. Then everyone realized that they couldn’t remember seeing the bell for the last month.

Police assume the bell was taken more recently, but can’t be sure.

“Nobody can swear on a Bible and say the last time they saw the bell,” said police Inspector Brian Danker.

Heavy equipment

The bell, which at 5,300 pounds and 5 feet across is bigger than the Liberty Bell, must have been lifted by a crane and carted away by more than an average truck, Danker said. No security cameras are pointed at the area.

In 1889, the bell was commissioned to hang in the original St. Mary’s Cathedral at Van Ness Avenue and O’Farrell Street. A steam train hauled it across the country from a Baltimore bell foundry.

It hung in the church until 1962, when an arsonist destroyed the old cathedral. The bell was hoisted out of the crumbled tower and moved to a secluded corner of the cathedral’s new grounds, near the corner of Gough Street and Geary Boulevard.

And there it sat on wooden blocks for 40 years as part of an exhibit on San Francisco history.

The bell is made of a mix of 80 percent copper and 20 percent tin, records show. If melted down, the bell is worth roughly $75,000. It originally cost the church $17,000, Wesolek said…(more)

 

RyanAir… Duct Tape Without a Prayer

Considering the extremes in temperature outside of an aircraft, and 600 mph winds whipping past the cockpit – seems a little strange that anyone would duct tape a window in place on an aircraft. Duct tape is amazing stuff…

But not that amazing.

Ryanair Flight Aborted After Tape On Window Comes Loose

The latest of European budget airline Ryanair’s fails falls under the “oh dear God” category.

A Ryanair flight from London’s Stansted airport to Riga, Latvia was aborted 20 minutes after takeoff after a tape on a window came loose and started making “alarming noises.”

The tape was fastened around the edges of a windscreen in the cockpit, which had been put on by ground crew before take off, the Telegraph reports, which was being used as a precaution to secure a new window seal.

Anthony Neal, a passenger from Kent, told The Sun: “We were kept in the dark, and were terrified. I could see guys taping in the windscreen with what looked like duct tape or gaffer tape. We were in the sky, then the pilot said due to damage on the windscreen, we were going to have to turn back.”

The flight, which was carrying 200 people, was forced to turn around. Ryanair insists passengers and crew were in no danger during the incident. A spokesman told the Telegraph: “We do not comment on routine technical issues. All Ryanair flights operate in accordance with approved safety standards.”

The Irish Aviation Authority told the Daily Mail that they were satisfied with the ground crew’s decision to add tape to the window, adding that it should last up to seven days. A spokesman said: “All the maintenance was carried out in line with the correct procedures. The pilot took the correct action by returning to base.”

World’s Ugliest “Yacht” Sinks on Launching

Somebody actually paid $2.5 million for this piece of garbage…

90' of Ugly

As a “personal yacht”.

This has to go into the Guinness Book as the world’s ugliest Yacht… Not to mention dumbest design and yacht builder. Having it sink is actually a mercy.

This thing is an oversized, and exceedingly ugly houseboat with a shallow hull suitable only for lake and rivers where the largest wave you may ever encounter is made by the kiddies on Jet Skis passing by. The two big steel rails ending at the bow are to keep it from breaking in half in a windstorm. I’ve seen this exact thing happen to a houseboat which was beached by its Captain at high tide for the night – resulting in the incoming tide after the low washing over the stern, sinking the boat. There is a reason you don’t see this style of boat in tidal waters.

Considering that some of the best boat builders in the world are in China, including Cheoy Lee – one of the top 3 or 4 Yacht and Boat builders – you have to wonder whether the purchaser of this one thought he was getting a deal. I’ve never seen anyone try to launch a boat, anywhere near this size off a beach like this.

My favorite boat built by them (Cheoy Lee) in days past in collaboration with a designer named Tom Fexas, was the “Midnight Lace” line which took it’s design cues from 1930′s rumrunners…

52' Midnight Lace

These were by no means either the biggest or “baddest” boats built by Cheoy Lee, but with the incredible mahogany decks and trim, fast displacement hulls, and swept back style – they looked like you should have two guys dressed in pin striped suits and hats holding Tommy Guns on the bow, and a load of Canadian Whiskey in boxes  sitting on the aft deck. They aren’t built in China anymore, and the new ones have lost the expensive mahogany decks and trim… But they are still a beautiful boat.

What’s the difference between a Yacht and a Boat when at the Boat Show checking out the floating eye candy?

You can (maybe) afford a Boat if you ignore the maintenance, docking, and fuel costs.

Chinese Yacht Fail: $2.5 Million Yacht Sinks On Maiden Voyage

The “SS Jiugang” isn’t a submarine, but it may have been better off built that way.

The Jiugang Group surely suffered a bit of buyer’s remorse as the massive yacht slowly sank in the Yellow River during its maiden voyage. The demise of the “SS Jiugang” was apparently the result of “improper handling from the builders who mistakenly estimated the water level causing the water level to exceed the limit,” a Lanzhou city Ministry of Transportation official said, according to iFeng.

The 17 million RMB ($2.5 million) ship was eventually dragged out of the water, and is now being refitted for sea-worthiness. No one was killed or injured in the mishap.

According to USA Today, there are about 1,300 private yachts in China, and the government hopes the fledgling yachting industry will expand.

Worse than Waterboarding!

Think the International Court should step in on this one and try this scumbag cop at the Hague!

Worse than Waterboarding - Forced to Listen to Drugbo!

Texas woman sues PD for forcing her to listen to Rush Limbaugh

Talk about your Monday from hell. Not only did Bridgett Nickerson Boyd’s car break down on her way to work, but when she pulled over to the side of the freeway, a sheriff’s deputy named Mark Goad pulled behind her, wrote her a ticket for driving on the shoulder, decided to arrest her, followed her to the hospital when her suddenly racing heart prompted a call to paramedics, then took her into custody again after she was treated by doctors and finally drove her to jail.

To make matters worse, Boyd claims in a lawsuit that the handcuffs were put on her wrists painfully tight – she claims she explained to the officer she had just had surgery on her hand – and that she was forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh “make derogatory comments about black people” all the way to the jail. Boyd is African-American.

Because of the incident, which occurred on Oct. 4, 2010, Boyd filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Goad and Harris County alleging defamation, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

”Deputy Goad was aware that Boyd had not committed a crime and her arrest was without probable cause,” according to the lawsuit filed in Houston.

The magistrate who saw her while jailed apparently agreed and dismissed all charges.

A spokesman for Sheriff Adrian Garcia declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Boyd’s attorney, Troy Pradia, said she had never been in legal trouble and thought the deputy had pulled up behind her car to help her. She had moved to the shoulder along Beltway 8 near U.S. 288 after her engine started smoking.

Pradia added that he and Boyd, who works in a bank, had hoped the matter would be settled by the sheriff’s department after she filed a complaint about Goad’s actions.

”They finally said the complaint was not sustained, meaning that it was not disproved but that nothing was proved to have happened,” Pradia said. “I don’t know why. We’re not privy to that.”

Pradia said that Boyd had signed the ticket and pointed as much out to the deputy, but that he chose to arrest her regardless.

”The taxpayers pay money for crime prevention,” Pradia said. “I don’t think she was committing any crime.”

Driver to Police – ‘There’s nothing to discuss. I’m going home.’ Worlds Slowest Police Chase…

A police “Chase” slow enough for an officer to walk beside the fleeing miscreant?

I think this one beats the OJ slow motion chase!

Low-velocity: Caroline Turner's Ford Fiesta, which she used for the 'chase'

The Getaway Car - a Ford Fiesta

Farce of 76-year-old who led police on 27-mile car chase at 10mph… which only ended when officer ran up and tapped on the window

A grandmother led traffic police on a surreal 17-mile chase – at speeds of less than 10mph.

Caroline Turner was finally stopped after more than an hour when patrol cars formed a rolling road block and an officer got out and ran alongside her, telling her to pull over.

The 76-year-old had been spotted driving the wrong way around a roundabout.

She then entered a dual carriageway but refused to pull over even though a following police car had switched on its flashing blue lights.

Officers say that even at its fastest, the pursuit never went above 20mph.

When the policeman jogging alongside shouted at the pensioner to pull over, she initially refused, saying: ‘There’s nothing to discuss. I’m going home.’

She was finally brought to a halt on the hard shoulder, however, where she was arrested and put in a cell overnight as officers feared she might cause a fatal accident if allowed to go free.

Turner appeared before magistrates in Colchester, Essex, the following day and was banned from driving for a year.

She was also fined £100 after admitting driving without due care and attention and failing to stop for police…

The pensioner insisted her experience had not put her off driving. ‘I am planning for my re-test already,’ she said. ‘But for the next year I am going to be catching buses.

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