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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I got into a squabble with another driver as we are both trying to exit the county fair. She got out of her car and smeared my back windshield with some nasty substance! That's got to be a crime, right? Did I mention the substance was brown and came straight from a dirty diaper?

Answer: In Pennsylvania, at least, they charge people who assault cars with dirty diapers with "harassment." (Associated Press, Dirty Diaper Deployed by Angry Mother in Driving Dispute, Vehicle Gets Smeared Say Pa. Cops)

2) Question: I'm a police officer. We just pulled over a car that has a live cat in the trunk marinating in a "mixture of oil, crushed red peppers, chili pepper and salt." Where do I even begin?

Answer: A count of cruelty to animals would seem to be in order, plus a quick trip to the SPCA. (Buffalo News, Traffic stop saves cat from owner’s plate)

3) Question: Why is the mayor of my town secretly putting bumper stickers on my car that support my political opponent?

Answer: Sometimes mayors like to do that to "break the ice'' between political officials who are at odds with each other. (Miami Herald, Miami Lakes mayor's political prank caught on camera)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 11, 2010 at 02:40 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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