Some people think that if they throw drugs out the window, when being chased by police, that they will somehow evade being charged for it. Time after time, they are proven as stupid as they are wrong and guilty.
Trying to throw drugs out the window doesn’t work in movies, real life
Anybody ever see the movie “Super Troopers?” In the movie’s opening scene, a trio of druggie teenagers, being followed by the jocular policemen, decide to throw drugs out the window so if they get pulled over, they can’t be busted on drug possession charges.
It doesn’t work out. They get busted for littering and “smoking the reefer.” Hilarity then ensues.
It turns out that life does imitate art, because it doesn’t work in real life either.
Man filmed trying to ditch drugs through closed window
According to the Daily Mail, one Marquese Anglin was pulled over by police in Fairview, Tenn., on the evening of Jan. 8. He didn’t initially comply, as he led police on a brief chase at 60 miles per hour. Officers pulled up alongside and noticed he repeatedly tried flinging an object at the window, which repeatedly bounced off because the window was rolled up. Eventually he pulled over and it was discovered he was trying to throw drugs out the window.
He was arrested and booked. Besides drug possession, he was charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to obey an order to stop by officers.
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Not the only one
Anglin isn’t the only one. Numerous examples in the peanut gallery of dum-dums are out there.
For instance, on Feb 3. 2012, according to WSOCTV.com, a Charlotte, N.C. ABC affiliate, in Albemarle, N.C., one Darold Turner and two accomplices were involved in a short chase with police, on a wrong way street, tossing 20 baggies of drugs out the window. Turner was arrested for possession, driving the wrong way and evading police.
On Dec. 31, 2012, according to The Eagle of Bryan and College Station, Texas, two men in a car were noticed by a Texas state trooper driving at 90 miles per hour down the freeway. As he began to give chase, passenger Ronnie Renault Thomas threw a baggie out the passenger window. It contained a pipe and methamphetamine. Thomas had a gun on him. He was charged with tampering of evidence and illegal possession of a firearm. He and the driver were both charged with possession of an illegal substance.
Sometimes it also goes awry. According to WBTW, a Myrtle Beach CBS affiliate, in Aug. 2012, a woman was chased by police on Interstate 85, near Spartanburg, S.C. Her 7-year-old niece was told to throw drugs out the window. She unbuckled her seatbelt to do it. Her aunt lost control and rolled the vehicle, resulting in the child being ejected from the vehicle. The driver also suffered injuries and was taken to hospital. The Spartanburg Country Sheriff remarked it was the “the stupidest thing this woman could have done” and that the woman would be charged with “everything you can think of.”
Look, criminals are idiots. Instead of running, just pull over and admit when it’s a fair cop. They will likely go easier on you.
Watch the dummy in action