Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Cops say suspect offers cheesy bribe (guy offers McD's cheeseburgers as a bribe to cop)
keynoter.com ^ | 2/23/05 | Kevin Wadlow

Posted on 02/24/2005 5:34:51 AM PST by lowbridge

Cops say suspect offers cheesy bribe

Trying to burger his way out of trouble only led to more legal woes for a Marathon man Friday, sheriff's deputies said.

Steven T. Denton, 32, was charged with a felony count of attempting to bribe a law officer after he allegedly offered to spring for McDonald's cheeseburgers in exchange for his release.

Denton was taken into custody following a fracas at the Dockside Lounge on Sombrero Boulevard.

"Denton told me that if I would drive him to McDonald's, he would buy me two cheeseburgers if I let him go and did not take him to jail," reported Deputy Mark Eastty of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The officer added, "He also stated that if I did not like cheeseburgers, he would buy me some chicken instead."

The deputy declined, and added a count of bribery to charges against Denton.

The incident began when Dockside staff told Denton that he would not be served any more liquor. The suspect reportedly became irate.

When another patron, David Snoad, attempted to call lawmen, Denton reportedly threatened him, knocked a cell phone from Snoad's hand and struck Snoad several times.

Other customers separated the men, and Denton fled on foot.

Easttly found him hiding in bushes near the scene. Denton admitted having been in a fight at the bar, the deputy said.

Denton faces charges of battery, a misdemeanor, and felony counts of bribery and threatening a witness.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bribery; cheeseburger; leo; mcdonalds; retard
He ought to have tried donuts, or better still, McDonalds fries. No one can resist McDonalds fries.
1 posted on 02/24/2005 5:34:54 AM PST by lowbridge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

For some reason, I wish I had a picture of "Chief Wiggam" from the Simpsons to post right now.


2 posted on 02/24/2005 5:38:16 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines (Ann Coulter for Cornell Trustee:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1344035/posts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
LOL Maybe establishing his insanity defense? Consider, though, that the battery on Snoad is only a misdemeanor while the cop filed felony charges for the offer of a couple of items off the dollar menu. There is something upside down about that.
3 posted on 02/24/2005 5:38:35 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

They're easier to stuff behind your DL, too.


4 posted on 02/24/2005 5:39:12 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Long live the Scourge!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Drunk and stupid is a classic combination.


5 posted on 02/24/2005 5:40:24 AM PST by Wolfie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

6 posted on 02/24/2005 5:40:47 AM PST by Guillermo ("Now how can a Puerto Rican lose a fly ball in the sun?' - Harry Caray)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
I hope the "food police" don't hear about this because they will want him charged with attempted murder! McDonald's cheeseburgers are a deadly weapon! :-)
7 posted on 02/24/2005 5:41:36 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (My quaker parrot can talk, can Your honor student fly?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

8 posted on 02/24/2005 5:45:37 AM PST by kingattax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

He should have tried dunkin donuts.


9 posted on 02/24/2005 5:48:17 AM PST by zek157
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
"Denton told me that if I would drive him to McDonald's, he would buy me two cheeseburgers if I let him go and did not take him to jail,"

I've been berated by homeless squeegee guys who have a better line of reasoning. He's obviously a liberal.
10 posted on 02/24/2005 5:49:34 AM PST by Jaysun (Itís a lot easier to apologize than to ask permission.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
No one can resist McDonalds fries.

I had some yesterday and they were terrible. I haven't had any in years and I was looking forward to it, but they were incredibly dry and tasteless.

11 posted on 02/24/2005 5:52:46 AM PST by SilentServiceCPOWife (Romeo&Juliet, Troilus&Crisedye, Bogey&Bacall, Gable&Lombard, Brigitte&Flav)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

In other albeit Fake news...Mayor McCheese faces recall http://www.shtick.org/FakeNews/news83.htm


12 posted on 02/24/2005 5:59:03 AM PST by xp38
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

A couple of Big Macs maybe but a cheeseburger? Get real dude.


13 posted on 02/24/2005 6:01:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Reading is fundamental. Comprehension is optional.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded
" Consider, though, that the battery on Snoad is only a misdemeanor while the cop filed felony charges for the offer of a couple of items off the dollar menu."

The legal system is the wrong place to look for logic. It was designed by lawyers and politicians.
14 posted on 02/24/2005 6:15:51 AM PST by monday
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

>> The incident began when Dockside staff told Denton that he would not be served any more liquor. <<

Sooo many "incidents" start that way.


15 posted on 02/24/2005 6:20:01 AM PST by sd-joe ("if a tree falls in the forest, it's George W Bush's fault")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Conspiracy Guy

How about a fish sandwich?


16 posted on 02/24/2005 6:25:35 AM PST by CSM ("I just started shooting," said Gloria Doster, 56. "I was trying to blow his brains out ....")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded

He was already charged with a felony for threatening a witness, before the bribery charge got tacked on. So he was not just charged with only the misdemeanor before the bribery charge was added on. The guy mucked up and then mucked up some more.


17 posted on 02/24/2005 6:54:59 AM PST by Robert DeLong
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CSM


That's a fishwish.. Just so you know...


18 posted on 02/24/2005 7:00:45 AM PST by tje
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
He ought to have tried donuts

The best lines are always taken before I get to a thread.

19 posted on 02/24/2005 7:04:06 AM PST by Freebird Forever (Support your local gunsmith.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Were they still warm?

I mean, if they are still warm, it could've been a real tempation.

Or so I've heard.


20 posted on 02/24/2005 7:08:54 AM PST by najida (The older I get, the more I hate gravity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tje

"That's a fishwish.. Just so you know..."

Wow, what does a fish wish for? ;-)


21 posted on 02/24/2005 7:27:51 AM PST by CSM ("I just started shooting," said Gloria Doster, 56. "I was trying to blow his brains out ....")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: CSM

Nooooooooooo!


22 posted on 02/24/2005 9:32:58 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Reading is fundamental. Comprehension is optional.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

I can resist. Mickey D's fries are teh suk. Burger King has some right tasty taters to nosh on though.


23 posted on 02/24/2005 2:53:13 PM PST by Dead Corpse (The neighborhood is pretty dead at night, and I'm the one to blame....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge
I don't think the Prosecutor is gonna go for this,seems weak.
24 posted on 02/24/2005 2:55:11 PM PST by cmsgop (No Moleste Por Favor !!!!!!!!! No Moleste, Por Favor !!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge; Indie
McDonald's?? THAT'S not a bribe. Now, THIS is a bribe!


25 posted on 02/24/2005 4:23:31 PM PST by Larry Lucido
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson