Woman Busted for Possession of SpaghettiO’s Sauce May Sue

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    steve knight macrumors 68020

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    This is just pathetic arresting someone for a spoon? hopefully she gets a lot of money out of them.
    http://news.kron4.com/news/woman-busted-for-possession-of-spaghettios-sauce-may-sue/
     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    How do you get spaghetti sauce confused with meth residue?
     
  3. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well it is florida.
     
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    Ha.... no need to explain any further.

    All I can picture is Tony Montana, burying his face in a bowl of spaghetti O's!
     
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    The NYPD once arrested 3 men for posession of Jolly Ranchers, which they thought were crystal meth. NYC settled for $33,000.
     
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    so true but it seems Drug paraphernalia would not get you thrown behind bars. seems extreme even if it was a coke spoon. But Florida.
     
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    And people still claim we don't live in a police state?
     
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    Were they blue Jolly Ranchers? ;)
     
  10. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    The same way people confuse the chemical nastiness that is SpaghettiOs for food.
     
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    Useless trivia

    Like the Colonel, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was a real person.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ettore_Boiardi
     
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    You've obviously never had Spaghetti-Os... :)
     
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    I can say it has been awhile, probably 30 years! hahahahaha....... :D
     
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    As always in these cases, there's more to the story.

    Apparently the woman in question messed up a couple of times: Firstly by consenting to a search of her vehicle (which had been stopped for having a license plate bulb out), and secondly by not only giving a false name, but also missing a pretrial hearing.

    None of which excuses the cops arresting her on such flimsy evidence as a dirty spoon. But still.

    Lesson: Never, ever give police consent to search. Nothing good can ever come out of it. Do you think the cops are going to magically find a winning lottery ticket in your glove box? Never, never, never give consent to a search. Ever.

    Even if you are innocent? Especially if you are innocent.
     
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    How to Behave During Cop Encounters

    1. Tell the cops: "I do not consent to a search."
    2. Always ask, "Am I under arrest or am I free to go."
    3. Otherwise, politely keep quiet; assert your right to remain silent.
     
  16. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Actually #2 should be corrected to 'detained'.

    If you want to live by those strict rules you can easily die by them too. Probable cause to arrest you could exist but a search or explanation by you could eliminate it. But your strict rule of say nothing or cooperate removes it from the table so you find yourself with the inconvenience of being in custody and possibly booked as things work themself out.

    I recommend people use common sense and let your decision to a consent search or answering simple questions (that may lead the investigation in a different direction) be based on the specific circumstances of your interaction with LE. Internet lawyering can get you burnt.

    Of course if you have rocks or bindles in your pocket or hidden in your car it might be smart not to consent. Again use your best judgement.
     
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    Naturally, the operating assumption is you know you are innocent of any crimes or infractions. If you are innocent, the cops will almost never take you into custody or book you (for what?) and if they do, you better call Saul because you hit the lawsuit jackpot.
     
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    i don't think I follow you. If you don't cooperate because you know you're "innocent" and cops "will almost never take you into custody or book you (for what?)" then why wouldn't you just answer their questions?

    If they have pc to arrest and you don't want to cooperate to help exonerate yourself then you do stand a very good chance of being arrested and booked. And you're throwing your money away with Saul 'cuz there's no civil case for you in that example.

    Most people who have something to worry about aren't people like you and me. I still think my advice is use good judgement and don't play sidewalk attorney. You'll likely lose. If you don't know what to do then silence is probably best. But I refer you back to the first sentence of this paragraph.
     
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    I would probably politely answer their questions, too. I was being hypothetical in the case you were being harassed, or were in an area with untrustworthy police.
     
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    I once had a UHP trooper insist a plastic bag used for a spork, napkin and condiments resembled drug paraphernalia, and because it was half out my pocket, he could detain me and search my vehicle.

    I told him good luck because he was about to detain and harass someone who did part time counter drug SIGINT for the state, and I would love discussing it with his supe.

    Needless to say, it went nowhere...
     
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    35 n?
     
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    Papa LLVI
     
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    Rgr.
     
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    Well there your problem
     

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