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Man Fined After Express Lane Harassment
AP ^ | 8/19/10 | Staff

Posted on 08/19/2010 1:07:52 PM PDT by MissTed

It sure can be aggravating when someone in the express check out line has more than 10 items.

But calling a woman fat and ugly is taking things too far.

Police report a man who berated a woman in a Washington state grocery store is now charged with disorderly conduct.

The Port Washington woman said she asked the express lane clerk if she could check out.

There was no one else in line.

But while the cashier was ringing up her items, a male customer started making ugly comments.

The woman called 911.

The responding officer gave the angry male customer a $429 ticket.

The woman tells a local TV station (WISN) the man deserves it.

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Guy sounds like a jerk, but would like to know what he was ticketed for.
1 posted on 08/19/2010 1:07:53 PM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

“... is now charged with disorderly conduct.”


2 posted on 08/19/2010 1:09:33 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: MissTed

She must have had more than seven items. I would arrest her.


3 posted on 08/19/2010 1:09:47 PM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: MissTed
"but would like to know what he was ticketed for."

Animal abuse! lol

4 posted on 08/19/2010 1:10:22 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: MissTed

“Guy sounds like a jerk, but would like to know what he was ticketed for.”

Police report a man who berated a woman in a Washington state grocery store is now charged with disorderly conduct.


5 posted on 08/19/2010 1:11:02 PM PDT by jessduntno (Is Barack the Kenyan word for barracks? You know, a place where many men are lodged?)
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To: MissTed

Should be thrown out and the office punished for violating his first amendment rights.


6 posted on 08/19/2010 1:11:31 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: absalom01
Whoops! Reading comprehension = zero!
7 posted on 08/19/2010 1:11:38 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: MissTed

So we call 911 when someone insults us now? LOL! She should have just kicked him in the nuts and walked off. People need to start thinking out of the box.


8 posted on 08/19/2010 1:12:01 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Genoa

“She must have had more than seven items. I would arrest her.”

Sharia law would come in handy ... he could have had her killed. Plus, they are in WA ... not impossible that could still happen, if they were Moose Limbs.


9 posted on 08/19/2010 1:12:35 PM PDT by jessduntno (Is Barack the Kenyan word for barracks? You know, a place where many men are lodged?)
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To: MissTed

We’ve all been there.


10 posted on 08/19/2010 1:12:44 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: MissTed

I’ve had that happen to me. I’d be in line of a normal checkout lane with a basket full of stuff, and the express lane is wide open. The express lane checker waives me over to check out in her lane, and while I’m unloading this huge basket of stuff onto the belt, some guy with a loaf of bread and a 6-pack comes in behind me and starts giving me dirty looks.

He never called me fat and ugly, though. So I guess this really didn’t happen to me after all...


11 posted on 08/19/2010 1:12:50 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: MissTed

who calls 911 for something like this???


12 posted on 08/19/2010 1:13:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MissTed
The woman tells a local TV station (WISN) the man deserves it.

He may well have deserved it, but she also deserves a ticket for calling 911 to report a non-emergency.

13 posted on 08/19/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: MissTed

“The responding officer gave the angry male customer a $429 ticket.”

The repsonding officer took the call, stopped for coffee, and did a lirtle shopping before arriving at the scene. The
suspect and accuser were still in the ‘express’ lane.


14 posted on 08/19/2010 1:14:13 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (They shall not pass!)
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To: jessduntno
Sharia law would come in handy ... he could have had her killed.

Would she get ten stones or less?.....;)

15 posted on 08/19/2010 1:14:24 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: MissTed

Guy sounds like a jerk, but would like to know what he was ticketed for.

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Can’t you read? It says he was ticketed for $429.00

(Sorry. Just me being a smartass today)

lol


16 posted on 08/19/2010 1:14:45 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: nuconvert
who calls 911 for something like this???

Apparently fat and ugly people.

17 posted on 08/19/2010 1:15:36 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: MissTed

Indication that the crime rate in this town is very low or they have too many police on duty at one time.


18 posted on 08/19/2010 1:16:35 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: MissTed

Why is it that when something like this happens the cops seem to always respond almost instantly, but when someone is having his/her house broken into, or is being raped, assaulted or murdered, cops always seem to arrive much later?


19 posted on 08/19/2010 1:17:03 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: MissTed

“Guy sounds like a jerk, but would like to know what he was ticketed for.”

Being honest.


20 posted on 08/19/2010 1:18:21 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: MissTed; Slings and Arrows
But calling a woman fat and ugly is taking things too far.

The ugly already know who they are.

21 posted on 08/19/2010 1:18:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: MissTed
'"The female subject, the complainant, then turned back toward the man (and said) 'I got permission here. Is there a problem?' That's when the person said to her, 'Yeah, the problem is that you're ugly and fat,'" officer Barry Effinger said.'

Dam, $429, for being honest.

22 posted on 08/19/2010 1:18:56 PM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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To: MissTed

He got fined $1 for every pound the woman weighed.


23 posted on 08/19/2010 1:19:02 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Responsibility2nd
*sigh*


24 posted on 08/19/2010 1:19:23 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: MissTed
The woman called 911. The responding officer gave the angry male customer a $429 ticket.

A false call to 911 can result in jail time.

25 posted on 08/19/2010 1:19:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: nuconvert

Why did he hang around until the 911 response team showed up?


26 posted on 08/19/2010 1:20:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: absalom01

disorderly conduct

That's a vague catch-all terminology if I ever heard one, if it can be applied to simply berating someone.

Couldn't a recruit bring charges against his drill sgt for something like this? How about a football coach after a missed assignment or an NBA coach screaming at a referee?

Can you dial 911 if someone gives you the evil eye?

Unless this guy was verbally threatening, no way this rises to a civil misdemeanor and a fine.

27 posted on 08/19/2010 1:21:02 PM PDT by downtownconservative (Emperor Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It says he was ticketed for $429.00

A daily special, down from $429.99!

28 posted on 08/19/2010 1:21:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: MissTed

She should have gotten the ticket. What part of “10 items or less” doesn’t she understand? And the cashier should not have let her check out in the express land if she was in obvious violation.

The real solution is to rig the register so that it won’t ring more than 10 items in a sale in that lane.


29 posted on 08/19/2010 1:22:30 PM PDT by meyer (Our own government has become our enemy,...)
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To: downtownconservative

I wonder if coaches can make a disorderly conduct call against a cheerleader who is out of formation.


30 posted on 08/19/2010 1:23:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: MissTed
The woman called 911.

Is that what this country is coming to?

31 posted on 08/19/2010 1:23:17 PM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: MissTed

“This thread is nothing without pictures”. :)


32 posted on 08/19/2010 1:24:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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I wonder if coaches can make a disorderly conduct call against a cheerleader who is out of formation.

Makes a lot more sense. :-]

33 posted on 08/19/2010 1:24:48 PM PDT by downtownconservative (Emperor Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: pnh102
“Why is it that when something like this happens the cops seem to always respond almost instantly, but when someone is having his/her house broken into, or is being raped, assaulted or murdered, cops always seem to arrive much later?”

Which call would you rather respond to?

My uncle pointed out to me that even in San Francisco, probably the gay prostitution capital of the USA, the cops still seem to prefer hassling the ladies of the night.

Who would YOU rather deal with for a couple hours during arrest, driving, booking, etc?

34 posted on 08/19/2010 1:28:41 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: trisham
Video of the suspected 'fat and ugly' person.
35 posted on 08/19/2010 1:29:38 PM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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To: whence911
Indication that the crime rate in this town is very low or they have too many police on duty at one time.

Alternate conclusion, the city needs more revenue tickets and this was a call that added $429 to the city budget.

36 posted on 08/19/2010 1:31:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: MissTed

I’ve called worse names than that. But ever my beard and hair turned gray I pretty much quick making scenes. Especially after a young girl said “You’re making a scene”.


37 posted on 08/19/2010 1:33:10 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: pnh102
Why is it that when something like this happens the cops seem to always respond almost instantly, but when someone is having his/her house broken into, or is being raped, assaulted or murdered, cops always seem to arrive much later?

From the article:

The responding officer gave the angry male customer a $429 ticket.

That's why.

38 posted on 08/19/2010 1:37:02 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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Guy sounds like a jerk, but would like to know what he was ticketed for.

Cops have carte blanche with the Disorderly Conduct charge. If they can't get you for ANYTHING, they can ALWAYS tag you for D.C.

39 posted on 08/19/2010 1:37:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: MissTed

So the guy starts making nasty comments to the woman. The woman calls 911 over it. Then the police fine the guy. Nastiness and over-reaction by everyone involved. A good reason never to visit Saukville, Wisconsin.


40 posted on 08/19/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: MissTed

But...if she is actually fat then how could he be fined for just stating the obvious?


41 posted on 08/19/2010 1:39:53 PM PDT by MissyMack66
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To: Palter

I wonder if his cheap shot was worth 429 dollars.


42 posted on 08/19/2010 1:40:17 PM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: whence911

We are a town of 10K. Disorderly conduct tickets are given out easily. Revenue.
That said, this is the store I shop at. The cashiers are wonderful and helpful. So, if there is no one in line, they will ask if you want to check out even if you have more than the designated number of items. Especially in the liquor dept. You cannot buy booze in except in there and there is a limit of 6 grocery items. But, they are generous with that! lol Plus, remember we are in Wisconsin; the guy could have been blasted and got really nasty. lol
I would not have called 911, but intimidating and berating a customer, not a good idea. She may have felt threatened. There are some big ole boys here.


43 posted on 08/19/2010 1:40:34 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: MissTed; Palter

This was Port Washington, WISCONSIN, not Washington state.

Second, she was neither that fat or that ugly, we know thanks to Palter.

Geez, that guy needs to see some of the “ladies” at Walmart in Houston. Whew !


44 posted on 08/19/2010 1:43:12 PM PDT by jimt
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To: Palter

The guy was an ass. Evidently he has anger issues because this is his second offense. I don’t think she is either fat or ugly.


45 posted on 08/19/2010 1:45:47 PM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yes, you are right. Treating people with respect is never a good idea. lol j/k It is not a bad town, really.
The cops do love to issue tickets. And, disorderly conduct is the preferred charge.


46 posted on 08/19/2010 1:50:21 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: mylife

Saukville/Port ping


47 posted on 08/19/2010 1:52:34 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: nuconvert
who calls 911 for something like this???

I would feel intimidated and threatened if someone started ranting on me. My sister was in a fender-bender accident (her fault) and admitted it. The other driver, another woman, kept calling her a "stupid, f___ing $itch" over and over. She warned the lady to stop yelling at her and calling her that name, but the woman woudn't, so my sis called the cops and the woman got the ticket. Not many cities in Texas give tickets for minor accidents, nor do they show up normally. I think her ticket was for "disturbing the peace."

People need to learn to have some patience.

48 posted on 08/19/2010 1:52:40 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: libertarian27

A regular rock concert...


49 posted on 08/19/2010 1:55:28 PM PDT by jessduntno (Is Barack the Kenyan word for barracks? You know, a place where many men are lodged?)
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To: MissTed

No bias there: she’s a woman, but he’s a male.

Sounds like his rights were violated for exercising his 1st amendment rights. 911? Seriously?


50 posted on 08/19/2010 1:57:31 PM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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