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Deputies' Wii Bowling During Drug Raid Doesn't Please Sheriff

Professor Jonathan Turley's Res Ipsa Loquitur blog has a priceless video (below) showing the execution of a search warrant for drugs carried out by deputies in Lakeland, Fla. The officers of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force did, in fact, find marijuana, meth, weapons, drug paraphernalia and over $30,000-worth of stolen property. Unbeknownst to the deputies, however, the person whose home they raided had a wireless camera connected to his computer, which captured the deputies on video as they made another discovery in the home: a Nintendo Wii bowling game.

Over the course of the nine-hour raid, the deputies searching the home battled it out on the virtual bowling lanes, celebrated strikes and well-executed spares, and danced for joy -- all of it caught on tape.

The video also includes an interview with a somber Sheriff Grady Judd, who was asked to comment on his deputies' pin action execution of the search warrant. The bewildered sheriff stated that "my deputies know that they shouldn't have been playing Wii while executing a search warrant.... that doesn't please me."

Res ipsa loquitor, indeed:

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 24, 2009 at 01:39 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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