Trudging Through Thursday
I don't have much for you this morning, but saw this story and thought I needed to share:
A Maine State Trooper was baffled by the behavior of a man who displayed amorous intentions as she was arresting him."What did he think I was going to do? Go out on a date with him?" said Jennifer Fiske, who arrested Peter Murray on Sunday.
When Fiske arrived at the scene, Murray had a cut on his head and had also urinated on himself.
Murray, 42, who had gotten into a car accident and failed 3 sobriety tests, began behaving inappropriately while seated beside Fiske in the front passenger seat of her cruiser. "Then he said, 'You have beautiful green eyes,' and he started touching my arm," Fiske said. "I'd had enough of that."
Fiske got out of the car and went around to the passenger seat to handcuff Murray. She had one of his hands cuffed and was working to apply the other handcuff when he wrestled with her and tried to cuff her to him, saying, "I just want us to be tied together." Fiske responded by giving a sudden short twist to the handcuff on his wrist and rapping him on the thigh with her police baton. He yelped with pain and cursed as Fiske cuffed him.
Murray was charged with drunk driving, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and refusing to sign or give a name.
Murray was friendly and cooperative during the sobriety tests, Fiske said, and it wasn't until he was in the cruiser that he refused to take a written intoxication test and started making sexual comments.
During the ride to the police department, Fiske alleged, Murray touched her and tried to grab for the steering wheel, forcing her to give him a few sharp smacks. Murray was placed in leg restraints and another trooper came along in the cruiser as the suspect was transported to the jail in Bangor.
Damn right he was trying to Bangor
(the 9:00 pm show is completely different than the 7:00...) And if she did decide to go on that date, I'm guessing she'd have to drive.
I give the gentleman credit, but it's not exactly a power-move after failing three sobriety tests. And a written sobriety test? That's both cruel and baffling. What, the fact that he pissed himself wasn't a clue? It's like when Cincinnati's Bob Huggins got pulled over last summer and the police saw that he barfed all over the passenger seat. I think you can skip the paperwork and move immediately to Central Booking, Dan-o.
Ok, that's it for now. If I catch some inspiration, I will let you know. One.