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Posted: 8/25/2004 5:42:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 5:47:13 PM EST by Airwolf]
More from the "we are all criminals in the eyes of the State" files...



news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20040825/ap_on_fe_st/nature_calls_charge

Student Charged With Clogging Toilet

Wed Aug 25, 6:09 PM ET

PORT OF SWEET GRASS, Mont. - Jesse Huffman insists he didn't do it on purpose, but the toilet he left plugged after "nature called" at this border crossing in north-central Montana has him facing criminal charges.

Toole County authorities charged the 19-year-old college student from Great Falls with criminal mischief after a border agent accused him of intentionally clogging the toilet.

Huffman said the clogged piping was completely unintentional, the result of an urgent, but natural bodily function.

"I've never been arrested before or anything like that, and I get arrested for taking a dump," said Huffman, a student at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Huffman was returning to Montana from a trip to Lethbridge, Alberta with four friends Saturday. Port authorities stopped their car for what was apparently a random search. The car's 19-year-old driver was cited for illegally possessing alcohol.

Huffman said he asked to use the bathroom while waiting for the driver.

A short time later, a port inspector discovered the toilet was clogged and threatened charges, Huffman said.

Cory Grayson, one of Huffman's friends, said he couldn't believe it when border agents first threatened charges.

"I didn't think they were serious at first, I was just laughing so hard," he said.

Port Director Larry Overcast said he could not comment on the case.

Huffman said he has hired an attorney and intends to fight the charge.


Edited to fix link. Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:44:30 PM EST
Sound like a shitty situation
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:45:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 5:48:23 PM EST by arowneragain]
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edit:

Now, really, what can you say here?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:46:50 PM EST
I thought people who lived in Montana were cool.
I guess I was wrong?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:47:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 5:49:18 PM EST by Roadhawk]
In that case, I deserve a life sentence!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:48:36 PM EST
Those border guards can be real shit heads sometimes.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:53:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:54:07 PM EST
good lord, according to that article i'm a felon in at least five states.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:56:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
good lord, according to that article i'm a felon in at least five states.



Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:56:55 PM EST
Shit happens I guess. I dont think you charged for it though.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:24:51 PM EST
Sounds like substandard, lowest-bid toilets to me.

Next time, get a Ferguson®!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:36:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 7:37:43 PM EST by jafager]

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
good lord, according to that article i'm a felon in at least five states.



Only five? I have the death sentence on twelve systems!



jafager
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:40:56 PM EST
Here I sit, broken hearted came to shit but only farted...



Man makes me think of one time we had a party up at our cabin and the septic tank got plugged up and flowed into the front yard...when it was snowing out...I've never seen such a big steaming pool of shit in my life.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:43:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Skibane:
Sounds like substandard, lowest-bid toilets to me.

Next time, get a Ferguson®!


ba-WHOOOSH!!!!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:44:27 PM EST
Charging that guy with a crime is a crappy thing to do.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:32:42 AM EST
Sounds like a bunch of crap to me......
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:14:36 AM EST
I'm not buying it. Burdon of proof is on the state. Asshat probubly shoved an entire roll of TP, the garbage can liner, and half a stack of paper towels down the shitter cause he was pissed his friend was getting a ticket. If so, and the Cops can prove it in court. He's guilty of vandalism.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:20:07 AM EST
If its vandalism he should be charged. I would lean torwards this seeing that he wasnt happy about his buddy getting a ticket.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:32:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:35:57 AM EST
he got the shitty end of the deal
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:38:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
I'm not buying it. Burdon of proof is on the state. Asshat probubly shoved an entire roll of TP, the garbage can liner, and half a stack of paper towels down the shitter cause he was pissed his friend was getting a ticket. If so, and the Cops can prove it in court. He's guilty of vandalism.



That's what I'm guessing-he stuck a roll of toilet paper in there on purpose.

"A short time later, a port inspector discovered the toilet was clogged and threatened charges, Huffman said.

Cory Grayson, one of Huffman's friends, said he couldn't believe it when border agents first threatened charges.

"I didn't think they were serious at first, I was just laughing so hard," he said."

that sounds reasonable.

I may be reading too much into it, but that sort of sounds like they were already yucking it up over the overflowing toilet when the border guard came up to them.

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:39:35 AM EST
This whole thing just stinks
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:42:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 3:43:08 AM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:45:36 AM EST
LEO's are trained not to take any crap from no one!
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:47:33 AM EST
He's damn lucky the NYPD cops borrowed the plunger.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:47:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
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edit:

Now, really, what can you say here?

how bout "cut it short and wipe it deep!!" in order to NOT clog the toilet?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:10:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Sounds like they were underage and crossing to buy beer in Canada, guys I knew in college in Buffalo used to do it all the time.

the beer also has more alcohol in it in Canada (well some of it does) and there are brands that you can get there that they don't bother to import



St. Catherines. I used to jump at the St. Catherines Parachute club, the oldest in North America. The radio adds for bars were aimed at the US kids.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:03:53 AM EST
If vandalism, he's busted, no question. But if all that happened is the toilet got clogged because the
guy took a healthy massive?!?! That sounds like somebody's just looking for a bust to make himself
look good.
(Though I can't imagine telling my Lieutenant the next morning, "Yes, sir, the kid took a shit, the
toilet got backed up, I couldn't find the plunger, so I wrote him up.......")
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:11:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:15:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:20:07 AM EST
Must have been a cheap low bid contract for that toilet.

I guess he'll learn to take a dump more than once a week!
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:20:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By jmz5:
he got the shitty end of the deal



+1

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:44:50 AM EST
Judge: "For the crime of clogging the shitter at the border..."

I don't blame him, how could you keep a straight face!?
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