hey lawyers

Dateline, Cleveland: What happened to this guy is right out of the worst dream you ever had after staying up too late studying con law.

“I am interested in living my life on strong principles and standing up for my rights as a consumer, a U.S. citizen and a human being. Allowing stores to inspect our bags at will might seem like a trivial matter, but it creates an atmosphere of obedience which is a dangerous thing. Allowing police officers to see our papers at will might seem like a trivial matter, but it creates a fear-of-authority atmosphere which can be all too easily abused.”

He refused to let Circuit City inspect his bag and receipt, then he called the cops when store personnel physically stopped him from leaving. He hadn’t stolen anything, and did prove it, but was arrested for refusing to show a drivers license. Not a crime, since he wasn’t driving. Holy crap.