OT: woman pulled over because OHIO sticker looks like drug symbol

Submitted by team126 on February 15th, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Jonas-Boggioni and her husband, Giorgio Boggioni, 66, of Plano, Texas, were driving home through Tennessee from Columbus, Ohio, where they had attended a funeral for Jonas-Boggioni's mother.

The two were pulled over a few miles east of Memphis, along I-40, and were greeted by a pair of black SUVs containing officers wearing "body armor and guns," Jonas-Boggioni told Joe Blundo of The Columbus Dispatch.

"What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?" one of the officers asked.

 

Link:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/02/15/ohio-state-fan-pulled-over-sticker-confused-for-marijuana/1923475/

 

Comments

Blazefire

February 15th, 2013 at 9:25 PM ^

Since when is it illegal in ANY state to display a picture of a leaf of marijuana with no other associated paraphenalia? I'm pretty sure many of my gradeschool science textbooks had photos of various drug plants like marijuana and poppies. #DrugsInOurSchools?

For what it's worth, at least this mixup is funny. WHen people mix up a wolverine with a badger, I get pissed.

no joke its hoke

February 15th, 2013 at 9:29 PM ^

who cares if they did have a weed sticker? hell if the rednecks here in southern ohio can have plastic balls hanging off their trucks whats the big deal about weed stickers? those cops are fools lol

gmoney41

February 16th, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

Yeah, it's a complete joke to watch our rights evaporate, and watch those that are there to protect and serve the people, only protect and serve the system.I see too much of this nonsense , from the LAPD shooting up cars with no provocation to catch a cop killer, to citizens in Illinois that film police officers are being charged with eavesdropping charges.  Police officers were never intended to be revenue generators, but now, I think that is their main purpose.  Policestate is exactly right.

aratman

February 15th, 2013 at 10:05 PM ^

The police would have pulled him over for something completely legal.  They search the car and find a fat  sack of Humbolts finest.  Isn't that Uncontitutional?  I guess the fourth amendment does count as much as the second. 

ChopBlock

February 15th, 2013 at 11:57 PM ^

Guilty as charged. This was a fairly easy shop job though; the "color picker" tool on gimp made it easy enough to match the background red and the outline yellow, and then it's just a question of finding the right font on Powerpoint. Also a question of finding my freaking Heineken glass so I don't have to drink out of the dang can.

kevin holt

February 16th, 2013 at 1:13 AM ^

Seriously, as a future lawyer, I would have a field day with that shit. It's like when I went to bonnaroo and people were getting their cars searched on the highway if they had BONNAROO OR BUST on the window. Probable cause my ass. I was so pissed when I saw that, and relieved when I remembered we skipped the soap window drawings

Don

February 16th, 2013 at 8:51 AM ^

are pulling over old ladies with buckeye stickers instead of those law-abiding pill pushers traveling along I-75, aka the Oxycontin Highway.

M-Dog

February 16th, 2013 at 10:48 AM ^

I guess I can see how the mixup could happen.  When I was a kid, I rooted for Ohio State because I thought it was cool that they had marijuana stickers on their helmets.  

Of course, I was 10 and was not a professional law enforcement officer.  

 

 

  

quiverfull

February 16th, 2013 at 12:55 PM ^

with the story, otherwise the officer just opened himself and his department up to a 42 USC 1983 suit, albeit for small damages.   i do think it's rather unusual that a 66 yr old lady was apparently able to so specifically cite the MJ leaf characteristics.   i'm guessing there's some paul harvey 'rest of the story' info out there somewhere.