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2010-01-17 03:32:05 PM
OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.
 
2010-01-17 03:42:34 PM
fusedfilm.com
 
2010-01-17 04:07:31 PM
stopped or detained 12 times, sometimes after a routine check of his license.

Stopped or detained 12 times? If I knew I had a warrant problem like that I'd be driving like a little old lady from Pasadena. And I'd think there has to be more to the hotel issue. If he's coming out of the bathroom with an intent to pay his bill I'd imagine the guard wouldn't have felt the need to detain him for the police.
 
2010-01-17 05:37:42 PM
Doing a search for my name, I found someone with the exact same one who passed away last year summer. Hopefully he had a SSN that was wildly different, because I don't wanna go to buy another car and find out I'm dead.
 
2010-01-17 06:43:08 PM
le mew: OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.

They didn't find a beer in his car; that was in the warrant out for the other Micheal Ainsworth.
 
2010-01-17 06:43:12 PM
Odds are not recorded in measures of time.
 
2010-01-17 06:44:51 PM
Wouldn't it be awesome if they picked the same alias and this went full circle...
 
2010-01-17 06:45:05 PM
"To whom it may concern: This is to certify that a comparison of fingerprints has been made and the above listed individual is NOT the individual arrested by this agency in the name of Michael Ray Ainsworth."

Ainsworth carried it around like a "get out of jail" card. He put a copy in his briefcase and another in his glove box.

He reached for it often.


All right, at some point, wouldn't you change your name? If I were getting falsely arrested every month because of some spectacular computer glitch, I would think I'd legally change my name by a letter to clear it up.
 
2010-01-17 06:48:13 PM
I often get mistaken for a 500 foot tall lizard.
 
2010-01-17 06:49:23 PM
Just use the middle name. His family and friends can still call him Michael, but all his official paperwork will say M. Lee Ainsworth.

Almost my whole family goes by our middle names. We learned this trick years ago.
 
2010-01-17 06:49:56 PM
Sim Tree: le mew: OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.

They didn't find a beer in his car; that was in the warrant out for the other Micheal Ainsworth.

Nope, the day of the incident there was a half full, cool, open beer can in his car (along with his daughter).
 
2010-01-17 06:52:29 PM
classic mix up.
 
2010-01-17 06:55:08 PM
It's the USA, all perps are guilty until proven innocent. The computer says you have a warrant from 1991, so your ass is going to jail. Nothing to see here, move along.
 
2010-01-17 06:55:43 PM
damageddude: stopped or detained 12 times, sometimes after a routine check of his license.

Stopped or detained 12 times? If I knew I had a warrant problem like that I'd be driving like a little old lady from Pasadena. And I'd think there has to be more to the hotel issue. If he's coming out of the bathroom with an intent to pay his bill I'd imagine the guard wouldn't have felt the need to detain him for the police.


This.

Here is how the conversation goes with rational people:

Guard: Sir, you forgot to pay your bill.
Guy: Shiat. I'm sorry. Here's my Visa.
Guard: No worries, these things happen.
 
2010-01-17 06:57:54 PM
stories like this make me thankful that my last name is insanely unique/odd
 
2010-01-17 06:58:29 PM
Sim Tree: le mew: OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.

They didn't find a beer in his car; that was in the warrant out for the other Micheal Ainsworth.


Norris said Ainsworth made belligerent statements and smelled of alcohol.

A cool, half-full Michelob Light was found in a car cup holder, the police report said.
/FTFA
 
2010-01-17 06:59:26 PM
Sim Tree:
All right, at some point, wouldn't you change your name? If I were getting falsely arrested every month because of some spectacular computer glitch, I would think I'd legally change my name by a letter to clear it up.


That was my first thought. And I probably would have done it 10 years ago at least.
 
2010-01-17 07:01:25 PM
FTA:
Michael Lee Ainsworth, 48, became a mortgage broker, married with three kids, two dogs and a Temple Terrace house with beige carpeting.

Michael Ray Ainsworth, 48, got a tattoo of the grim reaper, acquired a minor arrest record and has eluded authorities for more than a decade.


juxtaposition made me LOL
 
2010-01-17 07:03:15 PM
Sim Tree: "To whom it may concern: This is to certify that a comparison of fingerprints has been made and the above listed individual is NOT the individual arrested by this agency in the name of Michael Ray Ainsworth."

Ainsworth carried it around like a "get out of jail" card. He put a copy in his briefcase and another in his glove box.

He reached for it often.

All right, at some point, wouldn't you change your name? If I were getting falsely arrested every month because of some spectacular computer glitch, I would think I'd legally change my name by a letter to clear it up.


It costs money to change your name & you have to involve a lawyer. I briefly looked into changing my last name back to my maiden name because most of my in-laws are either in rehab or jail at any given moment. The 2 times I've gotten pulled over in Toms River, NJ (where most of them live), the cops immediately ask me if I'm related to So-and-so or whatshername Fitch.

Anyway, unless I get divorced, I have to pay a lawyer to write up & present all the paperwork to have it done, plus pay a fee. Not worth it.
 
2010-01-17 07:03:52 PM
fanbladesaresharp: Sim Tree:
All right, at some point, wouldn't you change your name? If I were getting falsely arrested every month because of some spectacular computer glitch, I would think I'd legally change my name by a letter to clear it up.

That was my first thought. And I probably would have done it 10 years ago at least.


Or just move.
 
2010-01-17 07:06:33 PM
People! We're losing sight of the real issue here:

How how is Cheryl Ainsworth?
 
2010-01-17 07:11:33 PM
Today's my birthday!
cat .gifs please!!
 
2010-01-17 07:12:54 PM
sharetv.org

First thing I thought of, especially when the article said that he was arrested for the same charges that had followed himf for the last 12 years.
 
2010-01-17 07:15:21 PM
Sim Tree: le mew: OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.

They didn't find a beer in his car; that was in the warrant out for the other Micheal Ainsworth.


No
A cool, half-full Michelob Light was found in a car cup holder, the police report said.

Ainsworth said the beer was left by his wife after a concert tailgate party the night before.

He was charged with resisting arrest without violence and an open container violation - the same charge that had haunted him all these years.
 
2010-01-17 07:20:10 PM
KillAllHumans: stories like this make me thankful that my last name is insanely unique/odd

Titanius Anglesmith?
 
2010-01-17 07:21:22 PM
brigid_fitch: Sim Tree: "To whom it may concern: This is to certify that a comparison of fingerprints has been made and the above listed individual is NOT the individual arrested by this agency in the name of Michael Ray Ainsworth."

Ainsworth carried it around like a "get out of jail" card. He put a copy in his briefcase and another in his glove box.

He reached for it often.

All right, at some point, wouldn't you change your name? If I were getting falsely arrested every month because of some spectacular computer glitch, I would think I'd legally change my name by a letter to clear it up.

It costs money to change your name & you have to involve a lawyer. I briefly looked into changing my last name back to my maiden name because most of my in-laws are either in rehab or jail at any given moment. The 2 times I've gotten pulled over in Toms River, NJ (where most of them live), the cops immediately ask me if I'm related to So-and-so or whatshername Fitch.

Anyway, unless I get divorced, I have to pay a lawyer to write up & present all the paperwork to have it done, plus pay a fee. Not worth it.


Not in Washington state. It costs $70 and you have to fill out a form and maybe explain to a judge why you want to change your name, but if it makes sense on the form, they don't even ask you to do that.

Where do you live that it requires a lawyer for a simple name change?
 
2010-01-17 07:23:05 PM
A friend of mine has the same name and birthday as a mass murderer, and it's caused him no end of trouble.
 
2010-01-17 07:25:12 PM
Dances-With-Lobster: Odds are not recorded in measures of time.

::facepalm::
 
2010-01-17 07:27:33 PM
KillAllHumans: stories like this make me thankful that my last name is insanely unique/odd

Both my first and last are, but that's by heritage spellings, not from parents that wanted to give me a name that'd just get my ass kicked in school. I found one other guy in Maryland on a pub search. He best have a clean record.
 
2010-01-17 07:29:03 PM
Beokitten: Today's my birthday!
cat .gifs please!!


Ask and ye shall receive.
 
2010-01-17 07:29:46 PM
www.thelocclan.com
 
2010-01-17 07:30:55 PM
le mew: OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.

It took that long? I lost sympathy after this:

Ainsworth never thought twice about his name until March 2002 when he surprised his wife by taking her to see the Goo Goo Dolls in Daytona Beach.
 
2010-01-17 07:30:55 PM
KillAllHumans: stories like this make me thankful that my last name is insanely unique/odd

My first name is fairly rare in Canada, and combined with my 2 middle names and last name(the last name is somewhat common) its almost impossile for anyone else to have the same full name, location and birthdate. Same first and last, not so much.
 
2010-01-17 07:31:58 PM
gorgor: I often get mistaken for a 500 foot tall lizard.

I lol'd!!!
 
2010-01-17 07:33:30 PM
brigid_fitch: Sim Tree: "To whom it may concern: This is to certify that a comparison of fingerprints has been made and the above listed individual is NOT the individual arrested by this agency in the name of Michael Ray Ainsworth."

Ainsworth carried it around like a "get out of jail" card. He put a copy in his briefcase and another in his glove box.

He reached for it often.

All right, at some point, wouldn't you change your name? If I were getting falsely arrested every month because of some spectacular computer glitch, I would think I'd legally change my name by a letter to clear it up.

It costs money to change your name & you have to involve a lawyer. I briefly looked into changing my last name back to my maiden name because most of my in-laws are either in rehab or jail at any given moment. The 2 times I've gotten pulled over in Toms River, NJ (where most of them live), the cops immediately ask me if I'm related to So-and-so or whatshername Fitch.

Anyway, unless I get divorced, I have to pay a lawyer to write up & present all the paperwork to have it done, plus pay a fee. Not worth it.


Why would you need a lawyer to file a form? You go to to the court house or online, fill the form out submit the form. The cost is not much.
 
2010-01-17 07:35:24 PM
If that department thought he was the same guy even ONCE after it was straightened out the first time, everyone in charge of the department and their paperwork people should be fired, forced to pay him restitution the rest of their lives, and they should probably be locked up for their stupidity/ignorance/maliciousness/sloppiness/whatever caused this to happen.
 
2010-01-17 07:36:04 PM
And something tells me he's trying to blame more things than his criminal matters on the name issue.

Foreclosure??

Yeah, right.
 
2010-01-17 07:37:11 PM
There is a guy with the same name and B-day as me. Born just a 100 miles away. Our SS numbers are just a few off. He has multiple felony warrants out for his arrest. It does make life interesting when going through checkpoints or if I get pulled over. Anywhere with security I try to avoid. Things usually get cleared up before I'm taken in. I do get to sit in a patrol car in handcuffs for 10 to 30 minutes usually. Longest was 4 hours

/I know
//cool story bro
 
2010-01-17 07:38:22 PM
He Who Shall Not Be Named: There is a guy with the same name and B-day as me. Born just a 100 miles away. Our SS numbers are just a few off. He has multiple felony warrants out for his arrest. It does make life interesting when going through checkpoints or if I get pulled over. Anywhere with security I try to avoid. Things usually get cleared up before I'm taken in. I do get to sit in a patrol car in handcuffs for 10 to 30 minutes usually. Longest was 4 hours

/I know
//cool story bro


That's nothing. I have the same name as my father.
 
2010-01-17 07:48:21 PM
"One miserable day has turned our lives upside down," Cheryl Ainsworth, 42, said.

Moving usually solves that problem.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-01-17 07:48:42 PM
Werehamster: A friend of mine has the same name and birthday as a mass murderer, and it's caused him no end of trouble.

Did you know there already is a Joseph Stalin? Apparently he was this Russian dictator who slaughtered all these people. You'd think you would've known that!
 
2010-01-17 07:55:13 PM
The Angry Hand of God: That's nothing. I have the same name as my father.

Ditto, keep getting offers for senior discounts and hearing aids. AARP also very intrested in me.
 
2010-01-17 07:56:37 PM
Sim Tree: All right, at some point, wouldn't you change your name? If I were getting falsely arrested every month because of some spectacular computer glitch, I would think I'd legally change my name by a letter to clear it up.

There's no concept in the US of changing your name. What most people refer to is really a legal alias... you never loose your original name... hence it would make no difference.

atheist1295: If that department thought he was the same guy even ONCE after it was straightened out the first time, everyone in charge of the department and their paperwork people should be fired, forced to pay him restitution the rest of their lives, and they should probably be locked up for their stupidity/ignorance/maliciousness/sloppiness/whatever caused this to happen.

I doubt it's that simple.

Most police dept's have quotas that need to be met (despite denials). I doubt the PBA would let this no count towards their quota, hence this is an easy one.
 
2010-01-17 08:04:20 PM
The Angry Hand of God: He Who Shall Not Be Named: There is a guy with the same name and B-day as me. Born just a 100 miles away. Our SS numbers are just a few off. He has multiple felony warrants out for his arrest. It does make life interesting when going through checkpoints or if I get pulled over. Anywhere with security I try to avoid. Things usually get cleared up before I'm taken in. I do get to sit in a patrol car in handcuffs for 10 to 30 minutes usually. Longest was 4 hours

/I know
//cool story bro

That's nothing. I have the same name as my father.


Which wouldn't be so bad if his name wasn't Adolf Hitler.

/Godwin FTW!
 
2010-01-17 08:06:00 PM
le mew: OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.

THIS
 
2010-01-17 08:07:42 PM
This guy smells full of shiat.
I doubt a hotel security guard would have detained him unless something else happened or was said. And only really sloppy, stupid people drive around with cans of beer in their car. Particularly if the can was from the night before. Which I doubt.
 
2010-01-17 08:16:49 PM
Nobody's mentioned that this guy is/was a mortgage broker and is going through foreclosue? Bwahahahah. hahaha. ha. Schadenfreude feels so good right about now.

/actually, it's the gin
 
2010-01-17 08:20:53 PM
le mew: OK, I cared about this until the part where they found an open beer in his car.

Right, because having an open container in the car instantly makes it OK for the police to leave him with a separated collarbone, crushed shoulder, fractured vertebrae, degenerative nerve damage.
 
2010-01-17 08:26:36 PM
stiletto_the_wise: Right, because having an open container in the car instantly makes it OK for the police to leave him with a separated collarbone, crushed shoulder, fractured vertebrae, degenerative nerve damage.

Right, because we automatically believe his version of events since he's such a fine, upstanding citizen.
 
2010-01-17 08:26:43 PM
jimi32: A cool, half-full Michelob Light was found in a car cup holder, the police report said.
/FTFA


Michelob Light isn't cool, is it?
 
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