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Teen busted for yelling 'bingo' as prank
WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 20, 2013 | staff writer

Posted on 03/20/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by wesagain

Edited on 03/20/2013 10:17:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

That’s the message a Kentucky teen was given after a prank in which he “falsely yelled ‘bingo’ last month,” and ended up being cited for disorderly conduct.

“Just like you can’t run into a theater and yell ‘fire’ when it’s not on fire, you can’t run into a crowded bingo hall and yell ‘bingo’ when there isn’t one,” Park Hills, Ky., Police Sgt. Richard Webster said after citing 19-year-old Austin Whaley.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: chitchat

1 posted on 03/20/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by wesagain
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To: wesagain

Am I the only person who finds the fact that this young jerk got busted for disorderly conduct funny?


2 posted on 03/20/2013 10:11:03 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: wesagain
The owner has the right to ban anyone from their private property. Why not just do that instead of getting an order from a judge to “not say bingo”?

“Fire” in a crowded room is one thing but when we start giving orders denying people free speech over a frickin game, that is a very slippery slope...

3 posted on 03/20/2013 10:15:54 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: wesagain
"When Whaley got to Kenton District Court, Gannett reported, he was ordered not to say the word “bingo” for six months.

He could have faced 90 days in jail and a $250 fine on the disorderly conduct charge, a misdemeanor."

A ridiculous reaction to a harmless prank! Pathetic, insignificant little tyrants. If ever there is a revolution in this country, I hope the backlash is severe.

4 posted on 03/20/2013 10:16:24 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: wesagain

Lets hope they keep this menace off the street. Good grief.

Y’know ... law enforcement might not get the bad rap it does if officers weren’t expected to spend so much time enforcing stupid laws against non-criminals. Its a prank. Not funny. Not a crime. Let it go.

SnakeDoc


5 posted on 03/20/2013 10:18:35 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’m surprised they didn’t stop by his house to shoot his dog.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 10:20:10 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: TexasRepublic

PERHAPS HE COULD S-I-N-G IT!........

B-I-N-G-O

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o.


7 posted on 03/20/2013 10:20:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: wesagain

Q: How do you make a room full of old ladies say the F-word?
A: Yell “BINGO!!”


8 posted on 03/20/2013 10:20:47 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: wesagain

9 posted on 03/20/2013 10:21:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wesagain; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Bing, Oh!


10 posted on 03/20/2013 10:23:46 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: wesagain

Oh, the humanity!


11 posted on 03/20/2013 10:24:02 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: wesagain

I would have been arrested many times when I was his age.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 10:30:15 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Jeff Winston

No its hilarious. i go down the street to the local pub on wednes. nights just to watch the living dead play bingo.
just amazing to me how you can get so involved in an ignorant game like bingo, where you might take home a profit of $40. They actually have a plastic pig that goes to the big winner of the night. Thank God for Hockey on the tv.More than one of those old birds can really pack away the cocktails.This kids lucky he wasdn’t disembowled


13 posted on 03/20/2013 10:30:25 AM PDT by vikzilla
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To: Jeff Winston

Am I the only person who finds the fact that this young jerk got busted for disorderly conduct funny?”

Nope - there would now be at least two of us.

I had played Bingo before but only with one card and kernels of corn to be placed on the square of a called number. Texas Bingo is something like nothing else.

When I first came to Houston in 1985 one of my friends asked me if I wanted to join them at their regular Saturday night Bingo outing. I had played Bingo before but only with one card and we used kernels of corn which we placed on the square of a called number. Texas Bingo is something like nothing else I had never seen.

Huge room which could easily hold several hundred people.
Sat down at the nearest table and was quickly told I couldn’t sit there because it was “so and so’s” chair, although I certainly didn’t see any names on any chairs. The room quickly became filled with various and sundry people including many women with - yes, the famous pink sponge curlers. New arrivals would buy a huge stack of cards, make their way to “their” chair, placed a pillow on it and then plop down.

They painstakingly arranged their cards in front of them - most had at least ten they played all at once - they spent the next period of time arranging all their own special self-inking dobbers in some special sequence and then sat very quietly waiting for the play to begin. Other than the word “Bingo” always followed by an assortment of exclamations depending on whether one won or lost, nary a word was spoken.

Funniest and strangest evening of my early time in Texas. When they say “Don’t Mess with Texas”, that also includes Bingo. Had this jerk walked into that hall that night and yelled Bingo, I suspect someone would have shot him.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: I want the USA back

I used to announce blue light specials at K-Mart as a yute on their PA when there was no special and I didn’t work there.

Nowdays I’d be in GITMO.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Jeff Winston
Am I the only person who finds the fact that this young jerk got busted for disorderly conduct funny?

No, not at all.

My husband works in a nursing home and the one thing you do not do is screw with Bingo. lol

16 posted on 03/20/2013 10:34:24 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Jeff Winston

The teen could have been charged with ‘Tortious interference of a lawful business and it’s customers’

http://www.grumerlaw.com/Articles/Tortious-interference-law-in-Florida.shtml


17 posted on 03/20/2013 10:34:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Jeff Winston

“Am I the only person who finds the fact that this young jerk got busted for disorderly conduct funny?”

I couldn’t stop laughing while reading the article.

I wonder how much trouble I could get into if I went into Congress and yelled, “Bullsh*t”!


18 posted on 03/20/2013 10:34:52 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: wesagain

I’ll bet many folks don’t realize there’s something called a Bingo machine...not for picking the numbers but rather for each user so they don’t have to put kernels of corn (or blot out the number) on pieces of paper. It is all automated. The players sit there and as the numbers come up and are called the lights on these machines at each person’s place are illuminated. The machines automatically tell the players when they have a Bingo.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 10:36:54 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: wesagain; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Nobody ever said Germans were known for their sense of humor.


20 posted on 03/20/2013 10:40:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: wesagain

He’s lucky he wasn’t dobbered to death!


21 posted on 03/20/2013 10:43:14 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Jeff Winston

You don’ mess wid de beeng-go.

People would clear their cards and everything.

I mean sheesh...

Somebody coulda got hurt ....


22 posted on 03/20/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Stormdog

Joe Wilson tried it with “YOU LIE” and he got a rasher of crap...but no arrest...


23 posted on 03/20/2013 10:56:10 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Adder

“Joe Wilson tried it with “YOU LIE” and he got a rasher of crap...but no arrest...”

I forgot about that. But he WAS telling the truth.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 10:59:10 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: wesagain
My grandmother took me to South Florida bingo with her one time back in the 1970's. Believe me, you DON'T mess with professional senior bingo players!

These people can't vote on a butterfly ballot, but they can manage 10 bingo cards at one time.

Somebody might get a heart attack at a false call of "bingo!"

-PJ

25 posted on 03/20/2013 10:59:26 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Jeff Winston

Nope. I find it completely hilarious. I hope it taught him a lesson. I’m not fond of pranks of any type.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT by Hildred Castaigne
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
How do you make a room full of old ladies say the F-word?

Actually, the expletive is usually "sh*t!"

When 200 people mutter it under their breath simultaneously, it is actually pretty loud.

27 posted on 03/20/2013 11:29:15 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: vikzilla
You missed the higher dollar circuit. $100.00 on a single game is not uncommon, and I have seen $10,000 pots for a blackout and new pickup trucks given away.

It can get really intense, and some of the prizes aren't penny-ante at all. It depends on where you play, and some places are drop-dead serious about it.

28 posted on 03/20/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Stormdog
I wonder how much trouble I could get into if I went into Congress and yelled, “Bullsh*t”!

None, until they found out they'd been waiting in line for a refill for nothing...

29 posted on 03/20/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Jeff Winston

How do you get a bunch of sweet little old ladies to drop the F bomb?

Have another sweet little old lady yell “bingo”.


30 posted on 03/20/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Stormdog
I wonder how much trouble I could get into if I went into Congress and yelled, “Bullsh*t”!

You should, lol. I double dog dare ya!

31 posted on 03/20/2013 11:48:18 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Smokin' Joe

How silly of me to forget the first item of the Congessional Code of Conduct:

1) If it’s free it’s for me. If it’s not it shall be.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 12:01:44 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

“Congessional”
Congressional (sorry, brain flatulence)


33 posted on 03/20/2013 12:05:53 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Jeff Winston

>>>Am I the only person who finds the fact that this young jerk got busted for disorderly conduct funny?>>>

He’s a teenager, for crying out loud. He and his friends no doubt thought that it would be funny. I’m glad he only got a slap on the wrist.

Also, bingo players do NOT immediately clear their cards of the called numbers because someone could have made a mistake and called bingo when there still wasn’t a winner. The card of the bingo caller is checked against the numbers called before a winner is announced.

This whole thing is ridiculous.


34 posted on 03/20/2013 12:43:13 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: kitkat
Also, bingo players do NOT immediately clear their cards

No one clears any cards until the claimed Bingo is confirmed, period. Except maybe morons.

35 posted on 03/20/2013 4:14:33 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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