Monday, December 20, 2010

Man takes cigarette break, cops take him to psych ward

New York - A pair of blundering cops mistook a downtown man’s cigarette break for a suicide attempt. A lawyer enjoying a puff on the sill of his second-floor apartment window says he was wrestled to the floor by cops who hauled him off to the loony bin. He was shocked when a police car rolled up and two cops jumped out. “Are you about to commit suicide?” one cop asked. The 40-year-old trial lawyer scoffed. “If I jumped from here, I’d just sprain my ankle.”...More

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