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Man Arrested For Blocking Traffic While Waiting For A Parking Spot
Yahoo! ^ | March 5, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda

Posted on 03/07/2014 1:32:17 PM PST by Altariel

The Lee County deputy approached the parked van and told Torockio he was under arrest, but the upset driver simply said, "I am not! Don't you have anything better to do?" The septuagenarian continued to resist arrest while yelling and screaming, "What are you going to do, beat up a 72-year-old man?" When another officer arrived, Torockio was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence, failure to obey police and violation of county park rules. His van was later towed.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: confrontationwatch; donutwatch; feos; florida; floriduh; lawenforcement
Waiting for a parking spot? Worthy of arrest, Comrade.

"Failure to obey police". It's all about making sure we OBEY--- not about defending the constitution, folks.

1 posted on 03/07/2014 1:32:17 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Stoopit

The cop didn’t ask him to move along first?


2 posted on 03/07/2014 1:38:45 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Altariel
"What are you going to do, beat up a 72-year-old man?"

Well Yeah. Duh!

3 posted on 03/07/2014 1:40:41 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Vendome

“A uniformed Lee County deputy spotted the traffic snarl and approached Torockio to get him to move, but the driver refused.”


4 posted on 03/07/2014 1:41:21 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Vendome

No the cop did ask him to move along twice, the first time he said no and the second time he rolled up his window.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 1:41:26 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Altariel

this must happen a lot in most downtowns,often the ones with only two lanes.A car pulls out of a very tight spot,and the next car decides to hold up 20-30 cars to back into it.this goes on here quite frequently on naples infamous 5ft ave.and why would anyone with an expensive car risk getting a dent?


6 posted on 03/07/2014 1:43:33 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Altariel

Sorry but you don’t get to PARK while waiting on a parking spot. Just because he has nowhere to be doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t.

Flame away.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 1:44:50 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: Vendome

Simple solution. Direct traffic so that the person in the parked car gets out, the old man gets in, and everyone goes about their business.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 1:45:05 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
A uniformed Lee County deputy spotted the traffic snarl and approached Torockio to get him to move, but the driver refused.

Life is tough. Sometimes there's not always a parking spot. Backing up traffic is not safe. I think being arrested is a bit much but in many cases a compromise can be found. Find another parking lot. Have a friend drop you off. Take a taxi.

9 posted on 03/07/2014 1:47:40 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Altariel

Simpler solution: don’t block traffic waiting for a parking space. I hate those lurkers, they jam up traffic, volunteer people behind them to get rear ended, and half the time they’re in too close and make it difficult for the person they’re waiting for to get out.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 1:49:02 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Altariel

Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid. Pretty much sums up Torockio.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 1:51:45 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: discostu

must be demorats that always pull this stunt on busy streets.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 1:56:47 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Altariel

I want to be on a jury for a guy charged with resisting an officer without violence and failure to obey police. I want it so bad.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 2:00:20 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Altariel

14 posted on 03/07/2014 2:00:43 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: autumnraine

No flames here. I agree with you.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 2:03:25 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The perp

16 posted on 03/07/2014 2:07:33 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Altariel

and can you imagine what would happen if sharpton or jesse was in this predicament with a very white cracker policeman?


17 posted on 03/07/2014 2:11:06 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Normally on a bicycle.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 2:15:24 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Altariel
"What are you going to do, beat up a 72-year-old man?"

No, that's what Tasers and Glocks are for...

19 posted on 03/07/2014 2:15:44 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Obadiah

Good one.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 2:16:08 PM PST by dainbramaged
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To: Altariel

Farce Enlawment...


21 posted on 03/07/2014 2:21:30 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Altariel
Torockio was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence...

This is an interesting and open-ended sounding charge. Is there a, "Yackety-Yack, Don't Talk Back," act?
22 posted on 03/07/2014 2:24:26 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Altariel

I thought the title of the original post read differently.

Now that I read the article, his arrest is appropriate.

He was holding everyone else up for his precious parking spot.

He was asked by and officer to move along.

He was bound and determined to get his way, with no regard for the effects of his asinine and obstinant decision .

He dissed a cop and then used his age as a foil to evade arrest?

FK him and every other Jack wagon like him.

I hate lurkers.

Go find a friggin parking spot already and get some exercise.

I roll into a parking lot and take the first one I find, on the far side of the wparking lot.

Hell, I drive to the top of parking garages and call it a day.

I save more time just parking and getting it out of the way.

That old man is a self serving jerk, with Jo regard for anyone else’s time.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 2:38:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Yeah. Disorderly Conduct. When they can’t figure out what to arrest you for, it’s a DisCon for you and you’re in cuffs. Doesn’t matter what you were actually doing, but it allows the cop to be judge and jury all at once, and he loves the power.

Oh, you get a record. They get prints and DNA. And a good laugh at your expense, you silly little person (and they wonder why we’re coming to hate them?).


24 posted on 03/07/2014 2:42:57 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Altariel
Just another step in this deputy's meteoric rise to the rank of Corporal.
25 posted on 03/07/2014 2:51:42 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Altariel
Simple solution. Direct traffic so that the person in the parked car gets out, the old man gets in, and everyone goes about their business.

There's no revenue generation by using that solution.
26 posted on 03/07/2014 2:55:49 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
must be demorats that always pull this stunt on busy streets.

That's what I usually mutter to myself, because basically it's just a selfish act that inconveniences others. And that's how I picture liberals living their lives.
27 posted on 03/07/2014 3:21:09 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: TomServo

Add one letter and it says “Uninformed officer”.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 3:34:52 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican
Looks like the officer was very informed - and enforcing the law. The old codger however, was uninformed.

Good for the cops. I get damned irritated at thoughtless, selfish drivers who, thinking of nobody but themselves, hinder traffic flow.

29 posted on 03/07/2014 4:06:34 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Altariel

Lot of folks are like this jerk. They don’t care who they inconvenience as long as they get what they want.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 4:08:45 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: TomServo

I hate it when someone lets someone out and he goes across two lanes of traffic. I was in the left turn lane one day and two drivers in the other two lanes waived a guy through and he rammed me.

Another thing that usually happens is I catch the red light. It’s rude to everyone behind them.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 4:26:32 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Altariel
I know I'm biased on this one, but I hate lazy bastards like this. Keep driving around the block until a space opens up, plan your trip better by picking better times, or park down the street and walk. A little exercise is good for you. Don't inconvenience the rest of the world for your parking space. My other pet peeve is the other guy who gets in his car and takes ten minutes to turn the ignition and back out of his space. I mean, how long does it take to turn the key.
32 posted on 03/07/2014 6:54:58 PM PST by gusty
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To: Altariel

Show me the Constitutional right to sit in traffic and block everyone else. Too many people drive like they own the world. I for one am tired of people in parking lots and such just sitting there waiting for that ideal parking spot, and making everyone behind them sit and wait too.

Can’t even be nice to people and let them out any more. Let someone out of a turning lane in front of me today. He thanked me by stopping and waiting in TRAFFIC to shoot three lanes over to turn right.

I’m usually not pro cop, but this guy had his chance to behave right and chose to pretend the world revolved around him.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 9:05:52 PM PST by LevinFan
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To: Altariel

“Simple solution. Direct traffic so that the person in the parked car gets out, the old man gets in, and everyone goes about their business.”

And reward his bad behavior? No. He needs to learn it isn’t about HIM.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 9:07:46 PM PST by LevinFan
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To: thorvaldr

“I want to be on a jury for a guy charged with resisting an officer without violence and failure to obey police. I want it so bad.”

He was given a perfectly lawful order to stop blocking traffic and refused. That is the very definition of resisting an officer without violence.
Usually I’m not pro cop, but this guy acted like a self centered jerk to everyone else. What would you have the cop do? “Pretty please with sugar on top?” Or perhaps the cop should cater to his ego and force someone to get out of this very important person’s way. After all, the world revolves around this old jerk.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 9:12:21 PM PST by LevinFan
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To: Altariel

I’m with the cop on this one. The guy was in the wrong for any number of reasons.


36 posted on 03/07/2014 9:18:56 PM PST by sport
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To: discostu

Lucky he’s still alive!


37 posted on 03/07/2014 9:19:12 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I don’t think you would get a ticket if you were blocking traffic while actively backing into a parking space. That is how they designed the road, and everybody just has to live with it and chill out.

This guy got a ticket because he was sitting there WAITING for a space, blocking traffic, and refused the request to move.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 9:30:37 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

thats nuts! he decided to just stop in a moving lane and wait for someone to leave?,god,if anyone tried to pull that stunt in the tougher neighborhoods of New York,can u just imagine how the pissed off drivers would react?,although it does happen here on our main streets(many our tourist attractions of Naples),there is only 2 lanes and tourists will pull the same stunt here!


39 posted on 03/07/2014 9:37:55 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: LevinFan

I don’t recall making the argument that the old man was 100% in the right, however, “failure to obey” is a charge certain to be misused.

And one day, it will likely be used against Freepers.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 9:55:27 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Amazed he isn’t dead, pepper-sprayed, tazed, beaten to a pulp, and cops sent to his house in a SWAT raid to kill his dog and terrorize his wife and grandkids.


41 posted on 03/07/2014 9:58:07 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Altariel
I hate it when folks w/o handicap stickers hold up traffic waiting for the closest parking space. Not worth getting het-up about though - just another sign that "handicapped" can be a stat of mind too.

What really pisses me off is the fool who keeps jumping lanes to try to squeeze out every possible car length. Then, ending up in the wrong lane when his turn comes up, will cut off anyone in his way instead of just going by and turning around. I've had some very close calls with these idiots and they ought to be neutered w/o anesthesia.

42 posted on 03/08/2014 2:25:20 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Altariel

I’m well aware of contempt of cop charges. But this isn’t one of those instances. The order was reasonable and legal.


43 posted on 03/08/2014 6:36:06 AM PST by LevinFan
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