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2013-08-26 05:57:26 PM
Funny? Why, was he dressed and masked as a clown?
 
2013-08-26 06:00:19 PM
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2013-08-26 06:00:29 PM

Cletus C.: This is a post from the air show's facebook page. I now believe the driver spent the day near this woman and all charges should be dismissed.


Ho-lee carp.  I know the glutenacs can get a little pissy when they can't have their cookie, but THAT WOMAN....


I honestly have no words other than if she's married I wish the husband a sweet painless death.  Soon.
 
2013-08-26 06:02:13 PM

blatz514: 7th Son of a 7th Son: Cletus C.: Stuck in traffic an hour leaving an air show? That seriously is some farked up traffic control.

No kidding. I went to EAA Airventure and traffic wasn't bad at all.

Hey, we Oshkoshians know how to run shiat!


Oshkosh represent!
 
2013-08-26 06:02:38 PM

fusillade762: Had this happen to me once in bumper to bumper traffic once. On a three lane bridge the guy in the truck behind me is honking constantly and flipping me off. Buddy, what the fark do you expect me to do? There's nowhere to go.

I just smiled and waved at him, which had the desired effect of infuriating him even further.



I prefer to blow kisses in addition to the smiling and waving.  Yes, I'm irritated but watching some jackhole in the car behind me completely lose his shiat seems to calm me in a weird way.
 
2013-08-26 06:03:13 PM

ghettodwarf: You Broking My Window!!!


Consequences won't never be the same!!
 
2013-08-26 06:03:31 PM

Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.


If you walk up to a cop, and repeatedly tell him to fark off, he will arrest you.
 
2013-08-26 06:04:21 PM
Was alcohol involved?
 
2013-08-26 06:05:13 PM

ffacker: For everyone clamoring about how the cop was overstepping when he first told the guy he was under arrest, I would guess that the incessant horn honking and blatant belligerence was probable cause to suspect DUI.


If the cop suspected DUI, he should have told the guy to pull off so he could investigate.

Honking is free speech.
Saying "fark you" to a cop is free speech.

The guy broke the law for the first time when instant he moved his car when the cop said he was under arrest. And to make matters worse the cop was relatively near the car. Cops "get injured" every time that happens.

I know I'm coming across as a cop hater, but I'm not. It's episodes like this one that fuels the people that are, though.
 
2013-08-26 06:05:59 PM

John Napkintosh: Yeah, you're right. The honest upstanding citizen is totally getting shafted on this one by a mean-tempered, rule crazy cop.


Perhaps I was being presumptuous. My anecdotal comment was based on my experience with airshows, security, and traffic after. Sure he should have quit laying on the horn and been more "civil". My experience was probably just as frustrating as a MP trying to maintain the actual security of the airfield while these guys want to stop someone for a crack in their windshield for a ticket instead of get hundreds of cars on the road and on the way home safely.
 
2013-08-26 06:07:29 PM
This was not the funniest one I read to day in the Lehigh Valley.  A rat/informant ripped off the cops drug buy money, bought junk and told the police the dealer didn't want to sell because of the police traffic in the area.  The judge released him on ROR.

http://bethlehem.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/nazareth-man-acc us ed-of-stealing-100-from-bethlehem-police

The sickest was a fetus placed in the toilet at a bar that I used to frequent.

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-starters-pub-baby-found-in-toi le t-homicide-20130826,0,1487535.story


Subby can do much better if he lives in the Lehigh Valley
 
2013-08-26 06:09:00 PM

Krieghund: ffacker: For everyone clamoring about how the cop was overstepping when he first told the guy he was under arrest, I would guess that the incessant horn honking and blatant belligerence was probable cause to suspect DUI.

If the cop suspected DUI, he should have told the guy to pull off so he could investigate.

Honking is free speech.
Saying "fark you" to a cop is free speech.

The guy broke the law for the first time when instant he moved his car when the cop said he was under arrest. And to make matters worse the cop was relatively near the car. Cops "get injured" every time that happens.

I know I'm coming across as a cop hater, but I'm not. It's episodes like this one that fuels the people that are, though.


I would argue that honking isn't actually free speech, because since honking is INTENDED to warn other cars of an imminent accident, it's more like shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater.
 
2013-08-26 06:10:06 PM

Krieghund: Honking is free speech.
Saying "fark you" to a cop is free speech.


Will you be my internet lawyer?
 
2013-08-26 06:12:17 PM
Maybe the jackwad had an older fleet pickup w/o air conditioning. It doesn't excuse his actions but I can relate to getting grumpy when you are sweating your balls off.

/have no idea what the temps were there yesterday
 
2013-08-26 06:14:17 PM

OregonVet: Yah, weekend warrior cops get a ticket book in their pocket for one day a year, you better believe they'll figure out a way to use it or even better get the opportunity to slap the cuffs on anyone in their way so they can brag about it on Monday.


So, Mr. Miller, when's your preliminary hearing?
 
2013-08-26 06:14:41 PM
Wait, did they really do this at ABE? shiat, they really shut down an international, albeit minor, airport with serious carriers for an airshow. Although there probably aren't too many airports in that area, what with a few centuries head start on buildup and the texture of the land. I'm in Dallas, I can think of 7 airports with 6000 foot or longer runways in the area, and a mess of 12,000 foot runways.

And the comment about cops making traffic worse, probably true. One of the primary problems with crowds of vehicles is that everyone wants to go their specific direction and forget the most important thing: getting away from the event. Lots of people trying to change lanes or make left turns, traffic would go smoother if everyone focused first on getting away. Then navigate to where you want to be. Of course, that takes actual knowledge of roads.
 
2013-08-26 06:17:50 PM

Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.


I agree. This guy was obviously a jerk. But you can't arrest someone because they are being a jerk. My brother was a cop, a good one, mostly because he never took it personal and was not role crazy. He changed professions because he was sick of role crazy cops. As a teacher
I find it interesting. Usually a bad teacher will take it personal when a kid is being difficult or defiant. Then it's a power struggle. It should never be an ego thing. A lot of cops just can't handle the ego thing. Therefor they should not be cops. They need a better psychological screening process to weed out the people that should not have that power.
 
2013-08-26 06:21:02 PM

Headso: Next thread about US incarceration rates


He's free on $10k bail - so they didn't lock him up without bail for 'assault on a police officer' or some over blown BS. Made him put up enough money to show up to court and sent him home to be an asshole somewhere else. Sounds about right. He'll do his few months of community service, pay up court costs and promise to be less of an asshole for a while. No jail time needed.
 
2013-08-26 06:26:58 PM

Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.


In most jurisdictions honking your horn when there isn't an emergency or immediate need to get another driver's attention is cause for a citation.  The cop told the guy to knock it off, essentially giving him a warning.  The guy didn't take it.

The only thing the cop may have done wrong here is skipping to arrest instead of saying "turn off your vehicle and show me your license and registration" so the cop could write the ticket for excessive honking.  When the dbag refused to do that, and I think it's likely he would have refused, then the rest of what the cop did would have been fully justified.
 
2013-08-26 06:28:30 PM

Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.


Failure to obey the order to stop disturbing the peace with the horn.  Shortened to "Failure to obey"
disorderly conduct
asshat in public

The third one makes enforcement of the 1st two obligatory.
 
2013-08-26 06:29:05 PM

fusillade762: Had this happen to me once in bumper to bumper traffic once. On a three lane bridge the guy in the truck behind me is honking constantly and flipping me off. Buddy, what the fark do you expect me to do? There's nowhere to go.

I just smiled and waved at him, which had the desired effect of infuriating him even further.


I had that happen to me too. It was a woman in an escalade. She was trying to get ahead of everyone and had a yappy little dog on her lap. All of uswaved at her and smiled. Set her off too. We just laughed. Later when she was trying to be queen of the highway she almost hit a 18 wheeler hauling pipes.
 
2013-08-26 06:34:00 PM

LeroyBourne: Not full on blowing the horn in dead lock traffic, that's just farking stupid.


I was in San Francisco last week and stopped by Lombard Street to watch the tourists drive down that twisty little block. One asshole in particular was honking at the guy in front of him the whole way down. What did he want the guy to do, go faster? It's a bumper-to-bumper crawl.
 
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2013-08-26 06:34:04 PM
"Miller said "You can't (expletive) arrest me," records say "


This reminds me of the ass clowns who jump to the front of the line then proclaim " you can't do anything, there's no law against it".
 
2013-08-26 06:34:23 PM

wildcardjack: Wait, did they really do this at ABE? shiat, they really shut down an international, albeit minor, airport with serious carriers for an airshow. Although there probably aren't too many airports in that area, what with a few centuries head start on buildup and the texture of the land. I'm in Dallas, I can think of 7 airports with 6000 foot or longer runways in the area, and a mess of 12,000 foot runways.

And the comment about cops making traffic worse, probably true. One of the primary problems with crowds of vehicles is that everyone wants to go their specific direction and forget the most important thing: getting away from the event. Lots of people trying to change lanes or make left turns, traffic would go smoother if everyone focused first on getting away. Then navigate to where you want to be. Of course, that takes actual knowledge of roads.


I believe it was sponsored by the new Sands Casino if that answers any of your questions. That area is terrible for traffic as well. There are smaller airports in the area that probably could have accommodated this event better than ABE/LVIA.  Sands money?  I believe they pushed to get two nightclubs closed because it was their competition already.
 
2013-08-26 06:34:37 PM

Cletus C.: This is a post from the air show's facebook page. I now believe the driver spent the day near this woman and all charges should be dismissed.


Candace Weiss: Shame on you, ABE, for not offering gluten-free foods. Thanks to you, I starved most of the day since there wasn't anything I could safely eat except lemonade. I didn't even buy the popcorn because I wasn't sure if it had any seasonings on it that weren't gluten-free. I am actually grateful for Jim Fiore (one of the K9 officers at the airport) got me a soda so I wouldn't have any problems driving to Red Robin on Airport where they bent over backwards for me to make sure my order was gluten-free. Oh, how I wish that ABE would have done the same for me and for others who have to be on a special diet. If I had the choice, I'd sure as hell would have bought the deep-fried Oreos and a hamburger with a regular bun. Thanks to wheat allergies, I can no longer enjoy them. Your horrible hospitality when it comes to vending got a poor review on my food blog! Next time you do something like this, get it right!


This self entitled coont deserves a peanut butter, egg and strawberry on whole wheat.
 
2013-08-26 06:36:10 PM

Cletus C.: This is a post from the air show's facebook page. I now believe the driver spent the day near this woman and all charges should be dismissed.


[50x50 from https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-prn2/1117657_13114982 01_1666799648_q.jpg image 50x50]Candace Weiss: Shame on you, ABE, for not offering gluten-free foods. Thanks to you, I starved most of the day since there wasn't anything I could safely eat except lemonade. I didn't even buy the popcorn because I wasn't sure if it had any seasonings on it that weren't gluten-free. I am actually grateful for Jim Fiore (one of the K9 officers at the airport) got me a soda so I wouldn't have any problems driving to Red Robin on Airport where they bent over backwards for me to make sure my order was gluten-free. Oh, how I wish that ABE would have done the same for me and for others who have to be on a special diet. If I had the choice, I'd sure as hell would have bought the deep-fried Oreos and a hamburger with a regular bun. Thanks to wheat allergies, I can no longer enjoy them. Your horrible hospitality when it comes to vending got a poor review on my food blog! Next time you do something like this, get it right!


Wow. I hope that woman eats wheat gluten for years and nothing bad happens, only to later find out that she doesn't have an allergy (because she doesn't) and has been an uptight Baitach for all those years.
 
2013-08-26 06:37:44 PM

jeffowl: Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.

In most jurisdictions honking your horn when there isn't an emergency or immediate need to get another driver's attention is cause for a citation.  The cop told the guy to knock it off, essentially giving him a warning.  The guy didn't take it.

The only thing the cop may have done wrong here is skipping to arrest instead of saying "turn off your vehicle and show me your license and registration" so the cop could write the ticket for excessive honking.  When the dbag refused to do that, and I think it's likely he would have refused, then the rest of what the cop did would have been fully justified.


Actually, the order to stop honking is not a traffic warning, it's a lawful order.  Failure to obey that order is a criminal offense, not a traffic offense.
 
2013-08-26 06:38:21 PM

santadog: Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.

If you walk up to a cop, and repeatedly tell him to fark off, he will arrest you.


I have no doubt of that.  But on what charge?

First, I have a rule.  Do what the cop says, because he has a gun and might use it to make you.

Second, Sue the ever loving shiat out of him, the department, and the mayor (important, include at least one elected person)

Third, Have something remotely resembling respect for people who's job it is to deal with the general public all day.  Have you met  people ?  I'd farking shoot one a day to just shut the rest of them up.  Yes, even when the officer in question has proven he isn't deserving of that respect.  If you can't respect that man, then respect the uniform, because despite all the bad cops and bad departments and bad shiat these people do, they are in fact providing an absolutely vital function and your life without them would be A LOT worse.

Fourth, There are plenty of bad cops.  I've had a few run ins with some bad ones.  I've also had a few run ins with some good ones.  The bad ones really do give all the rest a bad name.  In either case, I assume they are the good guys until they prove otherwise.  That being said, I carry a recording device on my person and in my car.  I will record you, I will document your actions and I will sue you.  This applies to business partners as much as cops and the general public.
(note: in my state, my recording of any conversation I'm a party to is not illegal)
 
2013-08-26 06:39:44 PM
Krieghund:
Honking is free speech.

Reading Das Kapital/Atlas Shrugged through a bullhorn at 3 AM is also free speech, but as it happens, it turns out that "You're not allowed to be a completely self-centered a-hole even when exercising your rights" has been codified in case law.
 
2013-08-26 06:43:11 PM
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2013-08-26 06:48:24 PM

jeffowl: Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.

In most jurisdictions honking your horn when there isn't an emergency or immediate need to get another driver's attention is cause for a citation.  The cop told the guy to knock it off, essentially giving him a warning.  The guy didn't take it.

The only thing the cop may have done wrong here is skipping to arrest instead of saying "turn off your vehicle and show me your license and registration" so the cop could write the ticket for excessive honking.  When the dbag refused to do that, and I think it's likely he would have refused, then the rest of what the cop did would have been fully justified.


Would have been, in your entirely fictional series of events.  Given that those events did not take place, they are not relevant to the story at hand.

Is it perfectly reasonable to assume as you did?  Sure.  Is it reasonable for a cop to do the same?  NOPE.  In fact, it's a violation of the law, and the constitution.
 
2013-08-26 06:49:28 PM

tbeatty: Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.

Failure to obey the order to stop disturbing the peace with the horn.  Shortened to "Failure to obey"
disorderly conduct
asshat in public

The third one makes enforcement of the 1st two obligatory.


Except he wasn't charged with any of those things.

And my question was specific, on what charge was he arrested for in the FIRST place.
 
2013-08-26 06:52:28 PM
If the cop tells you to lay off the horn LAY OFF THE HORN.

Yes honking is free speech -- but laying on the horn when traffic cant move is kinda disturbing the peace isnt it? Like i believe in free speech but that doesnt mean i can go scream AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH in peoples faces as they walk down the street.

Know and stick up for your rights -- but if a cop politely asks you to knock it the fark off then its time to knock it off. Partys over. Move on.
 
2013-08-26 06:53:51 PM
fusillade762: I just smiled and waved at him, which had the desired effect of infuriating him even further.

I had the same thing happen (WTF is it with people being angry on the road? We're obviously all in this mess together) and I gave the sassiest dismissive hand wave. I thought he was going to rip his steering wheel off and then maybe my head.
 
2013-08-26 06:54:03 PM

Cletus C.: This is a post from the air show's facebook page. I now believe the driver spent the day near this woman and all charges should be dismissed.


[50x50 from https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-prn2/1117657_13114982 01_1666799648_q.jpg image 50x50]Candace Weiss: Shame on you, ABE, for not offering gluten-free foods. Thanks to you, I starved most of the day since there wasn't anything I could safely eat except lemonade. I didn't even buy the popcorn because I wasn't sure if it had any seasonings on it that weren't gluten-free. I am actually grateful for Jim Fiore (one of the K9 officers at the airport) got me a soda so I wouldn't have any problems driving to Red Robin on Airport where they bent over backwards for me to make sure my order was gluten-free. Oh, how I wish that ABE would have done the same for me and for others who have to be on a special diet. If I had the choice, I'd sure as hell would have bought the deep-fried Oreos and a hamburger with a regular bun. Thanks to wheat allergies, I can no longer enjoy them. Your horrible hospitality when it comes to vending got a poor review on my food blog! Next time you do something like this, get it right!


See? Everybody starts offering gluten-free crap, and they start to feel entitled to it.
 
2013-08-26 06:55:25 PM

Kahabut: santadog: Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.

If you walk up to a cop, and repeatedly tell him to fark off, he will arrest you.

I have no doubt of that.  But on what charge?

First, I have a rule.  Do what the cop says, because he has a gun and might use it to make you.

Second, Sue the ever loving shiat out of him, the department, and the mayor (important, include at least one elected person)

Third, Have something remotely resembling respect for people who's job it is to deal with the general public all day.  Have you met  people ?  I'd farking shoot one a day to just shut the rest of them up.  Yes, even when the officer in question has proven he isn't deserving of that respect.  If you can't respect that man, then respect the uniform, because despite all the bad cops and bad departments and bad shiat these people do, they are in fact providing an absolutely vital function and your life without them would be A LOT worse.

Fourth, There are plenty of bad cops.  I've had a few run ins with some bad ones.  I've also had a few run ins with some good ones.  The bad ones really do give all the rest a bad name.  In either case, I assume they are the good guys until they prove otherwise.  That being said, I carry a recording device on my person and in my car.  I will record you, I will document your actions and I will sue you.  This applies to business partners as much as cops and the general public.
(note: in my state, my recording of any conversation I'm a party to is not illegal)


Swearing is not illegal to do, but, from what is described the article the law draws the line at interfering with a police officer in the course of their job or if the verbal assault was threatening.
 
2013-08-26 06:55:57 PM
According to records, records say . . .
 
2013-08-26 06:57:47 PM
tbeatty:
Actually, the order to stop honking is not a traffic warning, it's a lawful order.  Failure to obey that order is a criminal offense, not a traffic offense.

Not everything a cop tells you to do is a lawful order. "Lawful order" generally has a pretty narrow scope in most jurisdictions. Much more narrow than most cops think it is.
 
2013-08-26 06:59:05 PM

farkingismybusiness: LesserEvil: [276x151 from http://img2u.info/ckgni/i/gfda888c7.jpg image 276x151]
Officer in question?

Nah.
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He was too busy jumping the shark for Autism.





I want that show back so bad... They used to shoot in my neighborhood for most of the outdoor stuff...
 
2013-08-26 07:00:52 PM

KrustyKitten: fusillade762: Had this happen to me once in bumper to bumper traffic once. On a three lane bridge the guy in the truck behind me is honking constantly and flipping me off. Buddy, what the fark do you expect me to do? There's nowhere to go.

I just smiled and waved at him, which had the desired effect of infuriating him even further.


I prefer to blow kisses in addition to the smiling and waving.  Yes, I'm irritated but watching some jackhole in the car behind me completely lose his shiat seems to calm me in a weird way.


I had a sudden mysterious engine malady once. I think the honking must have caused it because it cleared up just as soon as the guy stopped honking.
 
2013-08-26 07:02:28 PM
Why do I get the feeling that this guy's truck has one or more of the following;

- Truck nuts
- Giant tires
- Smoke stacks
- A gun rack, sans guns
- An american flag/crying eagle painted on the back window
- A confederate flag bumper sticker
- A bumper sticker stating that their kid beat up your honor student
 
2013-08-26 07:07:54 PM

OregonVet: Yah, weekend warrior cops get a ticket book in their pocket for one day a year, you better believe they'll figure out a way to use it or even better get the opportunity to slap the cuffs on anyone in their way so they can brag about it on Monday.


You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you?
 
2013-08-26 07:10:02 PM
A farking douche who hates cops. What is his fark handle?
 
2013-08-26 07:11:44 PM
Fact: cops are trained to put themselves in the way of on coming vehicles so they can claim attempted murder.
 
2013-08-26 07:11:49 PM
taoistlumberjak: Why do I get the feeling that this guy's truck has one or more of the following;

most definitely a Gadsden flag license plate and/or sticker somewhere on the vehicle.
 
2013-08-26 07:11:57 PM

Cletus C.: This is a post from the air show's facebook page. I now believe the driver spent the day near this woman and all charges should be dismissed.


[50x50 from https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-prn2/1117657_13114982 01_1666799648_q.jpg image 50x50]Candace Weiss: Shame on you, ABE, for not offering gluten-free foods. Thanks to you, I starved most of the day since there wasn't anything I could safely eat except lemonade. I didn't even buy the popcorn because I wasn't sure if it had any seasonings on it that weren't gluten-free. I am actually grateful for Jim Fiore (one of the K9 officers at the airport) got me a soda so I wouldn't have any problems driving to Red Robin on Airport where they bent over backwards for me to make sure my order was gluten-free. Oh, how I wish that ABE would have done the same for me and for others who have to be on a special diet. If I had the choice, I'd sure as hell would have bought the deep-fried Oreos and a hamburger with a regular bun. Thanks to wheat allergies, I can no longer enjoy them. Your horrible hospitality when it comes to vending got a poor review on my food blog! Next time you do something like this, get it right!


I'm half tempted to sign up for Facebook just so I can reply to that.
 
2013-08-26 07:13:58 PM

Kahabut: When the officer first told him he was under arrest.. what was it for?

I have a problem with this, not because the asshole got his just deserts, but because the cop was over stepping himself.

Personally, I'd handle it differently, but then, I'm not a redneck with a self entitlement problem.  And I can afford an attorney.


Most states have statutes that say you can only use your horn as a warning device.  I.e. it's ok to honk it if somebody is about to change lanes without looking and turn right into you, but it's not ok to honk at a guy who you think drives like a jerk.  Nor can you honk to alert somebody in a residence that you're there and they should come outside.  These laws are rarely enforced, though.  In Pennsylvania it doesn't look like they have any such law, but they do have this:

"§ 5503. Disorderly conduct. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he: (1) engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; (2) makes unreasonable noise; (3) uses obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or (4) creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor."

Which means the officer was well within his rights to request him to stop, and when he refused and continued to honk his horn the officer was once again well within his rights to place him under arrest for refusing a lawful order.
 
2013-08-26 07:17:43 PM

ultraholland: taoistlumberjak: Why do I get the feeling that this guy's truck has one or more of the following;

most definitely a Gadsden flag license plate and/or sticker somewhere on the vehicle.


See, I wasn't trying to go political, but I saw that in my head as well.
 
2013-08-26 07:18:28 PM
Appears there's nothing in the PA vehicle code about use of horn, but...

Title 18
§ 5503. Disorderly conduct.
(a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of disorderly
conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance
or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
(1) engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or
tumultuous behavior;
(2) makes unreasonable noise;
(3) uses obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture;
or
(4) creates a hazardous or physically offensive
condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of
the actor.
(b) Grading.--An offense under this section is a misdemeanor
of the third degree if the intent of the actor is to cause
substantial harm or serious inconvenience, or if he persists in
disorderly conduct after reasonable warning or request to
desist. Otherwise disorderly conduct is a summary offense.
(c) Definition.--As used in this section the word "public"
means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which
the public or a substantial group has access; among the places
included are highways, transport facilities, schools, prisons,
apartment houses, places of business or amusement, any
neighborhood, or any premises which are open to the public.


We have unreasonable noise in public and a reasonable request to desist. fark the guy with the horn fetish.
 
2013-08-26 07:19:44 PM
<shakes tiny fist at Rezurok>
 
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