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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Also Starts With an S

It's been pointed out to me that so many of my postings lately have been sad. Since I just posted yet another sad one tonight, I thought I should lighten the mood a little.

I know it's not Saturday, but will you forgive me for a Stupid Criminal Sunday?

(This story is from I edited a little to take out details I don't care about. You can read the whole article here.)

James Stewart arrested in Florida

Two-time AMA Supercross champion James Stewart Jr. was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer Monday near his home in central Florida.

A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol said Stewart, 25, who is known as "Bubba," was driving a black 2008 Toyota Tundra on State Road 417 in Osceola County when he approached a car containing two off-duty Florida state troopers and an off-duty Osceola County sheriff's deputy.

Police said Stewart turned on red-and-blue flashing lights on his dashboard and the off-duty officers pulled to the side of the road. When the truck pulled alongside their vehicle, one of the troopers in the car identified himself as law enforcement, and Stewart sped off, police said.

The off-duty trooper phoned 911, and a short time later an Orange County Sheriff's deputy and Orlando Police officer pulled over the truck driven by Stewart at Orlando International Airport. Stewart and his passenger, 44-year-old Quinalt Thames Jehrrod of Los Angeles, were arrested. Police said they found the lights in Jehrrod's luggage.

Sergeant Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol said Stewart told officers he bought the lights at a flea market.

Stewart was charged with impersonating a police officer and Jehrrod was charged with tampering with evidence. Both charges are felonies.

Stewart's truck was seized.

Dude! I just went to the flea market and spent my TV money on this cool thing at the flea market!
(Seriously, the guy has his own TV show!)
Police lights! Man, that's awesome!
Let's go drive around and pull random people over just for fun!
Great idea! There's no way THAT can go wrong!