Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum D L T B G Y D

2Sep/070

I need to illegally search and seize your bag please

I HATE those store exit illegal bag searches at every electronics store everywhere these days. I was just linked this story about a guy who denied to have his bag searched, as I always do as well, and then was physically prevented from driving away at a Circuit City store. When the store manager refused to allow him to leave and also refused to call the police, he called the police himself. When the police arrived they told him he had to allow his bag to be searched, and asked for the guy's driver's license. He was not driving a car at the time, and provided his name, but refused to give up his driver's license. The cop arrested him for refusing to give him his driver's license. He is now being charged with

ORD:525.07: Obstructing Official Business (M-2)
(a) No person, without privilege to do so and with purpose to prevent, obstruct or delay the performance by a public official of any authorized act within the public official’s offical capacity shall do any act that hampers or impedes a public official in the performance of the public official’s lawful duties.

You should read the whole thing, this guy is much less angry and confrontational than me and sounds like he handled it exactly the way you should. I hate this kind of crap. I look forward to hearing about this guy getting all charges dropped and I hope to hear in addition that Circuit City settles on his case as well. Go read the whole thing. Worth the read.

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