Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cops Mistake Man's Window-ledge Cigarette Break as a Suicide Attempt, Lawsuit Says

A pair of blundering cops mistook a downtown man's cigarette break for a suicide attempt, a lawsuit claims. A lawyer enjoying a puff on the sill of his second-floor apartment window says he was wrestled to the floor by cops who hauled him off to the loony bin.

Mark Moody said he was taking his usual nicotine break on the window ledge of his Peck Slip home on a hot August day with a cigarette in one hand and a cellphone in the other, a scant 12 feet off the ground.
He was shocked when a police car rolled up and two cops jumped out.

Mark Moody enjoys his usual smoke at his window, where he says cops nabbed him as a suicidal lunatic and carted him off to a psych ward.'


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