Saturday, January 20, 2007

Charged with Stealing Handcuffs?

Montgomery Advertiser

Woman escapes officer's arrest

A woman escaped during her arrest Wednesday, pushing a police officer in the side of the head and fleeing on foot, still wearing handcuffs on one of her wrists.

According to police, Channell Morrell, 24, is accused of giving a false name to a police officer in the 500 block of Auburn Street about 7 p.m. Wednesday. The officer, Cpl. F. Farrin, had placed one handcuff on Morrell's wrist when she pushed him and ran.

In his report, Farrin said he tried to chase Morrell, but she escaped.

If apprehended, Morrell will be charged with one count of escape and one count of theft for the handcuffs, which were valued at $45.

You know....I don't think it is stealing if you are physically unable to detach yourself from the object in question. Besides, who is gonna stand there after pushing a cop in the side of the head during an escape attempt and ask him to please remove the cuffs? I wonder....if you are running away and they shoot you do you get charged with stealing a bullet?

1 comment:

Andie said...


It's always about money with them.