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(CF News 13)   Man celebrating birthday gets drunk, flees police, is subsequently beaten with a baton, pepper sprayed in the face and tasered. Or as they call it in Florida, "hitting for the cycle"   (cfnews13.com) divider line 19
    More: Florida, Universal Orlando, Pat O'Brien, pepper sprays, celebrations, Matthew Hutcherson  
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2012-03-13 10:57:31 AM
Sounds like somebodies never seen that Chris Rock sketch.
 
2012-03-13 11:03:24 AM
Hell, why not go ahead and call it a trifecta too.

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2012-03-13 11:06:43 AM
Wait a minute... FTFA: "Hutcherson was eventually taken to Orange County Jail and charged with battery on an law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting officer without violence."

Well, which one is it???
 
2012-03-13 11:07:33 AM
What is it called if they end up getting shot, a grandslam?
 
2012-03-13 11:09:44 AM
I wish there was video of the taserin.
 
2012-03-13 11:11:06 AM
scottywotty

What is it called if they end up getting shot, a grandslam?

A shooting.
 
2012-03-13 11:12:39 AM
Do off-duty officers in that town always walk around with their batons, pepper spray and tazers?
 
2012-03-13 11:17:26 AM

FTA he was charged with

battery on an law enforcement officer

and
resisting officer without violence.


Only in america.

...or any other turd-world police state.
 
2012-03-13 11:21:17 AM

OnlyM3: FTA he was charged with
battery on an law enforcement officer
and
resisting officer without violence.

Only in america.

...or any other turd-world police state.


Maybe there was more than one officer.
 
2012-03-13 11:37:30 AM
Snargi:
Do off-duty officers in that town always walk around with their batons, pepper spray and tazers?

They do when they're being paid to be security at places like Citywalk or in downtown Orlando at the clubs.

Orlando police officers can work "off duty" in uniforms - they're basically privately-paid city cops at that point, but can still arrest people.

On the "resisting arrest without violence" versus assaulting an officer - there were multiple officers and multiple chances for doing stupid things. When he ran away the first time, it was the "without violence" part - he just managed to "assault" an officer later.

That's part of the problem with the "plea bargain" court system now - since a lot of prosecution/defense maneuvering is about strategy instead of actual justice, piling up a large number of criminal charges for one event just makes it easier for the prosecutor to get the defense to settle for the "real" charge - resisting arrest. Especially since there's not a real charge for "being a drunk dumbass in public."
 
2012-03-13 11:57:28 AM
You should see what they did to him after the got him to the station...
 
2012-03-13 12:11:16 PM

cirby: They do when they're being paid to be security at places like Citywalk or in downtown Orlando at the clubs.

Orlando police officers can work "off duty" in uniforms - they're basically privately-paid city cops at that point, but can still arrest people.


Then TFA should have said security guards but of course that doesn't get people up in arms as much as saying two off-duty cops put the beatdown on a drunk a-hole at a club.
 
2012-03-13 12:28:23 PM
It's amazing how accident prone people get once the cops come around, always running into walls or falling down stairs. It's quite the phenomenon
 
2012-03-13 01:53:23 PM

rezin8:

Wait a minute... FTFA: "Hutcherson was eventually taken to Orange County Jail and charged with battery on an law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting officer without violence."

Well, which one is it???


My guess is whichever the public defender convinces him to plead to. My understanding of Florida leads me to infer it'd be pretty hard to get Not Guilty on charges like that, regardless of the actual facts: in that swampy armpit even recent immigrants' kids grow up to be crackers.


cirby: [T]here's not a real charge for "being a drunk dumbass in public."


There isn't? In Baltimore, MD I was once charged with Disorderly Intoxication, and I've heard of plenty of other places with similar charges: Public Intoxication, Drunk And Disorderly, etc.

Of course I'm thinking that the issue in those cases is being drunk in a way that bothers people, regardless of how intelligent you might be; should an intoxicated genius be punished more or less than your average beery redneck?


MadMonk: It's amazing how accident prone people get once the cops come around, always running into walls or falling down stairs. It's quite the phenomenon


Yeah, there'd better be witnesses around to verify that he resisted, because playing on a roof is a bit much to get the shiat beaten out of you for. For one thing the article doesn't say he hurt or even really fought the cops, just that he refused to give up easily.

Anyway. The idiot could have seriously hurt himself attempting a drunken back flip off the damn roof, or at least he could have simply shrugged and let himself get arrested for a very minor charge (whatever playing on a roof uninvited amounts to), so it's hard to feel too sorry for him for having his birthday ruined.

I just hope that doesn't ruin his whole life. Getting drunk and doing crazy shiat on your birthday sounds like a mitigating circumstance to me, especially for what would have been a minor offense if he'd just gone quietly (in the cops' version anyway), and I'm usually pretty hard on drunken idiots.
 
2012-03-13 03:17:23 PM
He "ran into a wall, causing a cut on his forehead". Uh-huh.
 
2012-03-13 03:25:36 PM
He was drinking at Pat O'Brien's? That's the name of a bar? How incredibly appropriate: Link (new window) (NSFW)
 
2012-03-13 03:38:30 PM
sonofagunn:
He "ran into a wall, causing a cut on his forehead". Uh-huh.

Probably.

It's a cause-and-effect thing. If you're drunk enough and annoying enough to get the attention of a cop, and you're dumb enough to try and run away, it's a better than 50/50 chance that you're going to run into something solid in the first fifty yards or so (or trip and fall flat on your face at a full run).

Best one: the guy who was extremely drunk and leaning on a wall, puking, when a couple of cops walked up. He turned, saw the cops, argued for a minute or so, then turned and ran straight into the same wall, hard, from about six feet out. The cops were laughing so hard it took them three or four tries to cuff him. They ended up taking him straight to the hospital because he hit his head so hard they were worried about a concussion.
 
2012-03-13 05:14:25 PM

caddisfly: He was drinking at Pat O'Brien's? That's the name of a bar? How incredibly appropriate: Link (new window) (NSFW)


Pat O'Brien's is the tourist trap bar in New Orleans French Quarter. Link (new window) Been around since 1933. I guess they've branched out.
 
2012-03-13 07:04:24 PM
cirby,Especially since there's not a real charge for "being a drunk dumbass in public."

I thought that was called 'disorderly conduct'.
 
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