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Man Fined for Allegedly Using Foul Bills
AP via Excite News ^ | Dec 9, 5:06 PM (ET)

Posted on 12/09/2004 7:09:19 PM PST by leadpencil1

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A psychiatrist who police say smeared excrement on dollars bills used to pay a parking ticket has been fined $250.

Ronald Preston McPike, 52, of Bonaparte, was charged with harassment of a public official after officials received an envelop in July labeled "Foreign brown substance on bills." The envelope contained several dollar bills and a parking ticket made up to McPike, police said.

Tests indicated the brown substance was fecal matter that had been smeared on the bills.

McPike told police the money fell into a toilet and was retrieved to pay the $5 parking ticket, police said.

Assistant Des Moines County Attorney Heidi Van Winkle had sought the maximum $500 fine and 30 days in jail for McPike.

"Something this disgusting requires more from the court than a minimum fine. This was a snub at law enforcement officers who are just doing their job," Van Winkle said.

McPike's lawyer, Bryan Schulte, said his client had a "serious error in judgment."

"He was vexed at getting parking tickets left and right and didn't consider what he did a criminal act," Schulte said.

Associate Judge Gary Snyder said McPike demonstrated "immature behavior unbecoming a professional person."

"It's hard to put this case into perspective because people seem to get more riled up about parking tickets than anything else," Snyder said. "This is a public heath issue which shouldn't have happened."

McPike declined to comment.


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McPike told police the money fell into a toilet and was retrieved to pay the $5 parking ticket, police said.

Nice try.

1 posted on 12/09/2004 7:09:19 PM PST by leadpencil1
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To: leadpencil1

That is sooooo nasty.


2 posted on 12/09/2004 7:12:43 PM PST by exnavychick (Just my two cents, as usual.)
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To: leadpencil1

"McPike told police the money fell into a toilet and was retrieved to pay the $5 parking ticket, police said."

Where'd he pull that excuse out of? His... er... nevermind....


3 posted on 12/09/2004 7:13:27 PM PST by agooga
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To: leadpencil1

Well, when I lived in Iowa, the farmers said the pig $hit smelled like money to them, so maybe he was confused (or conflicted, as pshrinks would say--LOL).


4 posted on 12/09/2004 7:14:04 PM PST by The Loan Arranger (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: leadpencil1


Pretty anal behavior from a doc for a lousy 5 dollar fine.


5 posted on 12/09/2004 7:14:04 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: leadpencil1

That stinks. What a crappy thing to do.


6 posted on 12/09/2004 7:14:04 PM PST by nhoward14 (Freedom costs a buck-o-five.)
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To: exnavychick

Somebody cut him a break. He could have been charged with bioterrorism, assault, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, ..., etc.


7 posted on 12/09/2004 7:15:17 PM PST by patton (Changing culture is like moving a cemetary. You don't get much help from the residents.)
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To: leadpencil1
how's that saying go???

Oh yea, physician heal thyself! nasty ba$tard
8 posted on 12/09/2004 7:15:37 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: leadpencil1

"A psychiatrist who police say smeared excrement on dollars bills used to pay a parking ticket has been fined $250."

Physician...heal thyself.


9 posted on 12/09/2004 7:18:06 PM PST by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

ya beat me toit!


10 posted on 12/09/2004 7:18:41 PM PST by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: leadpencil1

That is actually kinda funny :-)


11 posted on 12/09/2004 7:20:06 PM PST by AM2000 (I am not responsible for the contents of this post.)
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To: patton

LOL, true. But it's still disgusting, repellent and juvenile behavior. :)


12 posted on 12/09/2004 7:21:10 PM PST by exnavychick (Just my two cents, as usual.)
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psychiatrist

This guy, along with McDermitt is reinforcing certain stereotypes about folks who gravitate to this profession.

They tend to be loons.

13 posted on 12/09/2004 7:22:27 PM PST by Torie
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To: leadpencil1

My my my. What a basty nastard. Yeccchhh!


14 posted on 12/09/2004 7:26:19 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (FR: Will be mature & independent when we can "Freep" either a GOP or Dem White House on any issue.)
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To: leadpencil1

I would have given him some jail time. I hope his psychiatric practice is ruined because of this. He's in no position to be helpful to anyone in dealing with ordinary problems.


15 posted on 12/09/2004 7:26:55 PM PST by Dog Gone
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He's in no position to be helpful to anyone in dealing with ordinary problems.

I was thinking the same thing. He needs anger management and impulse control training. It's scary to think that he has influence over the emotional health of patients.

16 posted on 12/09/2004 7:32:05 PM PST by technochick99
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The fine probably barely covered the lab tests to prove what he had done. And it probably was about equivalent to the cost of a two hour session with this guy.

He got off light unless there's an impact on his business.

17 posted on 12/09/2004 7:36:37 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
This stinks to high heaven.
18 posted on 12/09/2004 7:44:07 PM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: leadpencil1

Doesn't hold a candle to the case of Gerald B. Finneran, a Connecticut investment banker and one of the leading authorities on Latin American debt. Remember that one?

On a flight from Buenos Aires, four hours from New York, in the First Class cabin, he got steamed when the cabin crew cut off his booze ... Read the rest here:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/altitude/monday1.html

He got fined around $50K, if memory serves.


19 posted on 12/09/2004 8:17:38 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: leadpencil1
The doctor must be stuck in what Freud described as the anal stage.

Psychiatrists are loonier than their patients quite often.

20 posted on 12/09/2004 8:52:50 PM PST by Dec31,1999 (www.protestwarrior.com)
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To: cynwoody

Psychiatrists and investment bankers smearing their own fecal matter around like apes ... sick, sad world.


21 posted on 12/09/2004 8:57:03 PM PST by GenXFreedomFighter (So he smirks. So do I. What of it?)
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To: leadpencil1
The doctor must be stuck in what Freud described as the anal stage.

Psychiatrists are loonier than their patients quite often.

22 posted on 12/09/2004 8:59:07 PM PST by Dec31,1999 (www.protestwarrior.com)
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To: leadpencil1

Bonaparte?? Nice town name for a head-shrinker. As far as the poop-money, I'd say 30 days was getting off light. They could probably charge him with terrorism if they really wanted.


23 posted on 12/09/2004 9:00:00 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: technochick99
"He needs anger management and impulse control training."

Sounds like he still needs potty training.

24 posted on 12/09/2004 9:41:57 PM PST by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
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