Wednesday, April 07, 2010

An interesting night

So Monday night, J and some other deputies respond to a call about a bar fight. They arrive to find the instigator of the fight, bloodied and bruised. Apparently he lost. HA! The other fighter is not around, so technically there's no victim. They have the paramedics check this guy out, whereupon they tell him he will need several stitches. Guy refuses to go to the hospital, so they bandage him up and go on their way. At this point the deputies don't want to fully arrest him and take him to jail, so they issue a citation.

Now, a logical person would at this point realize he's just gotten off easy and go home. Not Senor Froggy though. He starts getting belligerent with the deputies, threatening to call his lawyer-cousin, telling J he remembers him from an arrest in Hamilton (a place J has never worked), on and on. The deputies continue trying to get rid of him. Froggy throws his citation on the ground and refuses to go to his rent-a-home (the motel).

Finally the deputies decide to go ahead and haul him off to jail. They not only will have to book him into the jail but because of the paramedic visit, they will need to take him to the hospital too. Once Froggy realizes he's about to be handcuffed, he bolts. Except in his fully drunken state he isn't getting very far. When J tackles him, his wounds re-open. Suddenly Froggy wants to be very cooperative, tells them he will go straight to his room, won't give them any trouble, etc.

As soon as he is in the back of a cruiser, J realizes his tie is covered in blood. He throws it away. Later, while writing up his report, he discovers his shirt is bloody too. (Ohio deputies wear black shirts so you can imagine that at night you wouldn't see it)
This shirt now goes in the trash, too. On the plus side, I don't need to figure out how to sanitize a black shirt without bleach!

Back to the story...the deputies head up to the jail, only to be told there's no room at the inn. Supervisor calls in, is told the same thing. No space in the jail. After all this trouble, they're going to be forced to set Froggy on his way with the citation. Except suddenly someone realizes this man doesn't even have a green card...


Jackie said...

Since I deal in blood alot (I'm not totally crazy, just a nurse) you can buy products for removal of blood, but the trick is to soak the fabric immedatly and use lemon and salt for dark fabrics and hydrogen peroxide for light ones...

Wash on your hottest setting and it should be fine.

But honestly I don't blame him for tossing the shirt! Never know what bugs people might have!


Tenderfoot said...

Surprise! Surprise!

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow, People are stupid sometimes! I agree with Jackie about the Blood removal products!

MONICA-LnP said...

awww what an ending!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I just happened upon your blog today, and I had to do a double-take when I read your profile, because you sound just like me! I am married, my husband is a Sheriff's deputy, we have a dog, a cat, a goat, a house, and a baby. I'm a smart-ass know-it-all liberal crunchy COUNTRY girl. So, anyway, I just had to stop in and say hello! Thanks for blogging.