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Woman arrested on train for talking loudly on phone for 16 HOURS! (And she was in the quiet carriage
dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 17, 2011 8:02 pm

Posted on 05/17/2011 8:13:41 PM PDT by rawhide

As if it isn't hard enough to get to sleep on overnight journeys, one group of unlucky passengers shared a carriage with a woman who talked loudly on her mobile phone for 16 hours. In the end she was arrested.

Lakeysha Beard of Tigard, Oregon, was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called by Amtrak staff following continued complaints from passengers.

Police said the 39-year-old became aggressive and was involved in a 'verbal altercation' when asked to be quiet during the journey from Oakland, California to Salem, Oregon.

Fellow travellers said Ms Beard refused to put the phone down even after staff made repeated announcements for passengers to not use mobile phones.

Ms Beard told Portland's KATU News that she felt 'disrespected' by the incident.

The train pulled out of the station in Oakland at 10pm on Saturday night and came to a halt at a crossing about two miles from Salem station at 2pm on Sunday

The train was stopped for about 20 minutes before it continued on to Portland.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: amtrak; phone; train
And to think, some people are in favor of people talking on their cell phones while flying?
1 posted on 05/17/2011 8:13:48 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Yup - and a lot of them are here on this site!

But wow - I love how she shows no respect for her fellow passengers, yet claims that SHE feels disrespected. Really, it’s all about her!

Hope she spent a few days locked up, WITHOUT HER PHONE!


2 posted on 05/17/2011 8:16:47 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Joann37

'Verbal altercation': Lakeysha Beard was arrested after continued complaints from fellow passengers.

3 posted on 05/17/2011 8:17:50 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Joann37

Amtrak does have a policy that riders can’t use cell phones in designated “quiet cars,” like the one in which Beard was riding.


4 posted on 05/17/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

I need to find out who makes her battery.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 8:23:29 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: rawhide

“Lakeysha”...
even before I saw the picture that told me all I needed to know.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 8:24:05 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: rawhide

All I can say ... one hell of a battery in that phone, I want one.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 8:24:05 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: rawhide

I really like it when somebody calls 911 ‘cuz they didn’t like their cheeseburger.


8 posted on 05/17/2011 8:25:21 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: rawhide

The most surprising thing about this article is that there were enough people to disturb riding on an Amtrack train.


9 posted on 05/17/2011 8:29:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Artemis Webb
even before I saw the picture that told me all I needed to know.

I somehow skipped over her first name.

This:

that she felt 'disrespected' by the incident.

Provided me with all I needed to know.

10 posted on 05/17/2011 8:30:37 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 845 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: rawhide

She must be of the “privileged class”, those that can ignore all laws and regulations. Next page ... she was singled out because she was black ... nothing to do with the fact that she was being an ass.


11 posted on 05/17/2011 8:31:42 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“I need to find out who makes her battery.”

That could make a great commercial couldn’t it?!!

“You want long battery life; you now have it. One of our trusted customers used a 16 hour train ride to connect with her 42 cousins, drug dealer, and parole officer, all on one charge. If you need this type of rock solid reliability, get on down to your local cell phone retailer and pick up one up. We accept all forms of public assistance payment forms”


12 posted on 05/17/2011 8:32:50 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Those who endured Valley Forge didn't make their sacrifice to give us free health care)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The most surprising thing about this article is that there were enough people to disturb riding on an Amtrack train.

Trains on the east coast are the “property” of the black community and many many blacks ride long trips on trains.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 8:35:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: Artemis Webb

I thought the same thing...


14 posted on 05/17/2011 8:40:45 PM PDT by CT Little Tiger (Even when I was young and stupid I voted smart - aka - Republican ( Palin/West 2012))
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To: Artemis Webb

I was in the know the moment I read “disrespected”.

You know, I was onto Obama very early, but I really decided I DID NOT LIKE him when he came out complaining about being “disrespected”.

It’s a common term people use when they are trampling on YOUR rights, when you start to object.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 8:43:28 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Like Michael Steele!


16 posted on 05/17/2011 8:44:30 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Chickensoup
Trains on the east coast are the “property” of the black community and many many blacks ride long trips on trains.

Sounds like going to a Tyler Perry movie downtown.

17 posted on 05/17/2011 8:47:57 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rawhide

Just how long does a mobile batter last anyway?


18 posted on 05/17/2011 8:48:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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To: rawhide

Just how long does a mobile battery last anyway?


19 posted on 05/17/2011 8:48:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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To: rawhide

What make and model of phone did she have? Sixteen hours without recharging is amazing!


20 posted on 05/17/2011 8:51:18 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Chickensoup
Not as surprising is that a trip from Oakland to Salem takes 16 hours by train. It is a 10 hour drive.
21 posted on 05/17/2011 9:03:10 PM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: rawhide
There is ample proof the picture has been photo-shopped. In the picture her mouth is shut.
22 posted on 05/17/2011 10:02:47 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Trains have regular 110v outlets. She probably just kept the phone charger plugged in.


23 posted on 05/17/2011 10:39:57 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Artemis Webb

“Lakeysha”...
“even before I saw the picture that told me all I needed to know.”

I’m glad its not just me. LOL!!


24 posted on 05/17/2011 10:41:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

That’s what I’d like to know. If I talk to Texas for an hour my phone is dead.


25 posted on 05/18/2011 4:49:47 AM PDT by Vor Lady
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To: ThirdMate

I’d like to know how you go from Oakland California to Salem Oregon in 10 hours by car. It used to take me 10 hours to drive to Salem from Sacramento. Plus, have you seen I-5 south of Sacto lately? It is one giant pothole after another as far south as Monterey(Sep 2010).


26 posted on 05/18/2011 4:55:46 AM PDT by Vor Lady
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To: rawhide

“Ms Beard told Portland’s KATU News that she felt ‘disrespected’ by the incident.”

Was she black? Seems that’s the buzz word for black racists to pull out of their asses when they have no legitimate complaint.


27 posted on 05/18/2011 5:08:47 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: doc1019

“one hell of a battery in that phone”

We used to ride Amtrak in California for sightseeing. There are electrical outlets in many/most of the rows.


28 posted on 05/18/2011 5:10:30 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Lazlo in PA

That is why I wont ride trains on the east coast.
Loud, rude and disgusting. And a white person risks a beatdown if they dare to voice their disapproval.
And I dont care if it sounds racist.


29 posted on 05/18/2011 6:35:49 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Vor Lady; Sgt_Schultze; reg45; rawhide; SkyDancer; Chode

30 posted on 05/18/2011 2:24:22 PM PDT by Morgana (I speak no more)
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To: Morgana

LOL


31 posted on 05/18/2011 2:45:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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To: Morgana

;-)


32 posted on 05/18/2011 5:03:25 PM PDT by Vor Lady
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To: rawhide

“Verbal altercation”? It looks like she ate a couple of the passengers!

On a more serious note...it’s fine that this selfish brat of a woman was arrested, but you know, it shouldn’t have taken 16 hours for something to have been done. No cell phones in the “quiet car” means NO FRICKIN’ CELL PHONES IN THE QUIET CAR.

Have the railcar staff give ‘em one warning, and then route the train to the nearest stop to meet Officer (not so) Friendly if they refuse to abide by whatever rule is being violated. Throw in a nice, hefty $200 fine for the offense, too.

OTOH, it might have just been easier to upgrade this woman to the Ho-Ho and Twinkie car. I figure that would have shut her cakehole for a while, too.


33 posted on 05/18/2011 10:17:31 PM PDT by DemforBush
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