Stupid Arrest of the Week

by TChris

Further proof that no good deed goes unpunished:

A San Marcos man was arrested after rescuing a swimmer from the swirling waters near a restaurant on the San Marcos River over the weekend. Police say Dave Newman, 48, disobeyed repeated orders by emergency personnel to leave the water. The police report does not mention Newman's rescue of 35-year-old Abed Duamni of Houston on Sunday afternoon.

"I was amazed," Newman said after getting out of Hays County Law Enforcement Center on $2,000 bail Monday morning. "I had a very uncomfortable night after saving that guy's life. He thanked me for it in front of the police, and then they took me to jail."

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  • Re: Stupid Arrest of the Week (none / 0) (#1)
    by Johnny on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:53 PM EST
    hahaha Shoulda let the man drown I guess... Wow. I was arrested for breking up a bar fight one night (and no, I did not use excessive force, I held each "combatant" at arms length when the cops showed up it must have looked like I was ready to bash their skulls together. I thought that was a stupid arrest...

    Re: Stupid Arrest of the Week (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00:55 PM EST
    My favorite was the lady arrested for putting quarters in other people's parking meters. How ridiculous and greedy can you get...and I heard that she was a nun too...nice way to offend EVERYBODY, cops.