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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

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

1) Question: I am working the night shift at a convenience store. Some loser just went into the restroom with a jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso Medium Cheese and spread the cheese all over the floor and walls. Welcome to my world. Is this, hopefully, a crime of some kind that I get him charged with?

Answer: Yes, that is the crime of a "criminal mischief with cheese." (IowaCityPatchCoralville Man Arrested at Grocery Store for "Criminal Mischief With The Cheese")

2) Question: The sheriff believed that I was illegally keeping chickens on my property. Maybe I was, maybe I wasn't, I'm not sayin'. But then the sheriff conducted a dawn raid of my home that began with a real tank knocking down my block wall while a Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office SWAT team in full riot gear (plus a bomb robot) stormed in to my home. Then it got weird, when actor Steven Seagal showed up dressed in camouflage and sunglasses and hoisting a rifle. Is this legit conduct by a sheriff? 

Answer: According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the use of a tank, a bomb robot and 40 deputies is part of its normal course of duties in these type of cases. Not sure about the Steven Seagal part. (The Republic, MCSO, actor Seagal sued over 2011 arrest)

3) Question: I was arrested for driving while using a cellphone. I did not have a cellphone on me, nor do I own a cellphone. Please explain. 

Answer: If the police say that you have a cellphone then, by golly, you have a cellphone. (Consumerist, Man Without Cellphone Ticketed For Talking On Cellphone While Driving)

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 8, 2012 at 04:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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