July 9th, 2008 21:12 EST
Idiot Gives LSD-laced Cookies To Cops
"A teenager is suspected of delivering baskets of drug-laced treats to about a dozen police departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to police who charged him Tuesday with LSD possession. At least three officers have gotten sick.
The 18-year-old man was arrested after taking cookies to the Lake Worth police station, said Brett McGuire, the suburb`s police chief. Officers there had been tipped off that someone was falsely claiming to deliver treats on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
`Our officers took a good whiff and thought they smelled like marijuana,` McGuire said, adding that preliminary tests instead detected traces of LSD."
Quotation from the Associated Press
I find this story disturbing because police officers perform a vital and thankless job, they rarely receive any positive feedback from the public.
We should show cops that we appreciate their public service, but perhaps they would feel more at ease with a smile instead of a batch of cookies.
I`ve heard of kids giving marijuana-laced brownies to teachers and other authority figures, but this is a sick joke. The last thing we need is a cop high on LSD responding to an emergency situation.
The young man`s foolish deed should be treated like a criminal action that endangered the lives of cops and the public, and not as a harmless prank.
Not to make light of a serious subject but I would prefer confronting a cop who`s high on weed than one who`s tripping on LSD.
Cop high on weed: Do you know why I pulled you over?
Citizen: Yes, I`m real sorry I was going 50 miles over the speed limit.
Cop high on weed: Dude chill out, ain`t no big thing. I pulled you over cause I love your pimped-out ride? Who tricked out your Celica?
Cop high on LSD: Put your hands on the steering wheel
Citizen: Bro, I got both my hands on the steering wheel
Cop high on LSD: I can see that you fool, but it`s your third hand reaching for the glove compartment that I`m worried about.
I wish the afflicted officers a speedy recovery, and I hope the guy who performed the foul deed receives a stiff sentence.