Friday, September 26, 2008

Uh oh, I may be in big trouble someday

A battery charge has been dropped against a West Virginia man who had been accused of passing gas and fanning it toward a South Charleston patrolman. The Kanawha County prosecutor's office requested that the charge be dropped against 34-year-old Jose Cruz of Clarksburg. Mary Frampton, an assistant to Magistrate Jack Pauley, said Thursday the magistrate signed a motion to dismiss the charge. Cruz, who was arrested Tuesday, still faces driving under the influence and other charges.

9 comments:

Susan said...

There's a charge for passing gas? Learn something new every day.

Tammy said...

I beleive this was a complete waste of the courts time and did nothing more than to give Mr. Cruz his 15 minutes of fame, and to again allow the american people to laugh at the great state of West Virginia, making us look like a bunch of idiots.

NoRegrets said...

Susan, depends on the nastiness of the fart.

Tammy, sorry, I guess I should have deleted the state to not piss off WV. Welcome btw...!

OG, The Original Glamazon said...

Too funny! Have a good weekend NoR!

-OG

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I didn't realize it was almost illegal to pass gas.. good thing they had the sense to drop the insane charges of farting..

Not Fainthearted said...

I am SO printing that story and putting it on the refrigerator for my boys......

The CEO said...

Who says that the courts are burdened with frivolous law suits? The Republicans?

Churlita said...

He wasn't just passing gas, he was farting in someone's general direction. He was aggresively passing gas. I guess it's all about intent.

heather said...

just saw one about some drunk guy who walked up to a cop and gave him a hug. the charge? physical assault, the guys defense? he (the cop) looked like he needed a hug.

i don't think it was the gas itself that got the first guy in trouble, it was that he was fanning the stink in the cops direction.

still, what bullshit charges and a waste of taxpayers money.