14 June 2007

Live and don't learn

Ah yes... crime and punishment, rural style... you can run, but you can't hide.

One of the disadvantages of not living in the big city... if you're a repeat dickhead... chances are the local cops will be only too happy to fill your dance card.

-- Belleville, ON -- After being convicted of impaired driving and having his licence suspended, police say a 39-year-old Gilmour man decided to drive home from the courthouse earlier this week.

However, shortly after his appearance and sentencing before the judge, the man was observed by officers driving away from the courthouse.

He was stopped a short distance away and charged with driving while prohibited. The vehicle he was driving was impounded for 45 days, police report.
I've previously touched on the dynamics of living in a smaller community. Unlike say, Toronto, where you may not know the people next door... the neighbours in smaller venues all know a surprising amount of everybody else's business, especially the, uh... human failings.

And that includes the local constabulary.

If you're foolin' around on your spouse, if you have a problem with booze or drugs... trust me, it's out there somewhere.

This dope got what he deserved.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
This story reminds me of Brent Butt's old joke about small town crime. He says there's actually almost as much crime in small towns as in the city, but the difference is that there's much less unsolved crime in a small town.

The typical small town crime investigation goes, "Can you describe the man who did this?"

"Yes, he was Wayne."
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RELATED: Not so sure about this brainwave
Those partial to low-slung jean are no longer welcome in Delcambre, a Louisiana shrimping town west of New Orleans and the latest place to try to criminalize an old standard of hip-hop fashion.

For exposing their underwear as they waddle around town, they could face six months in jail and a $500 fine.
It's not like there's a shortage of actual criminals... why go after the idiots who just wanna look like thugs?

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4 comments:

TonyGuitar said...

Does this mean it could be a while before Mary J is legalized in this shrimping town? = TG

Anonymous said...

This story reminds me of Brent Butt's old joke about small town crime. He says there's actually almost as much crime in small towns as in the city, but the difference is that there's much less unsolved crime in a small town. The typical small town crime investigation goes, "Can you describe the man who did this?" "Yes, he was Wayne."

Anonymous said...

People driving away from the court right after their license has been suspended is actually very common!

I used to work at a court house and it was quite common for the cops to watch the parking lots. At least one guy a month got caught that way.

One time a couple of idiots were even caught lighting up a joint in their car!

Neo Conservative said...

"Cool Blue said... One time a couple of idiots were even caught lighting up a joint in their car!"

that's what made those old cheech & chong records so hilarious... everybody knew somebody who was that stoner stupid.

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