To conceal an arrest warrant for auto theft, Amos Ashley, 62, told traffic-stop officers in Lawrenceburg, Ind., that he was — as he wrote on a paper for them — “Rorth Taylor.”
“Pronounce it,” ordered a trooper.
“Spell it once more, please.”
“R-e-r-e-r-t,” wrote Ashley.
Several more attempts followed, until Ashley finally admitted his name and was arrested.
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Christopher Soon won an acquittal for his client Alan Patton, who had been charged with violating a law that had been passed primarily to stop Alan Patton.
That law makes it illegal to collect urine from public restrooms.
Patton, of Dublin, Ohio, was convicted in 1993 and 2008, and charged again in October, 2010, with waiting in restrooms and, when young boys finished using the urinal (after Patton had obstructed the flushing mechanism) rushing to gather the contents, which he admitted excited him.
After Patton’s 2008 conviction, the Ohio legislature made that specific act a felony, and Patton’s arrest in October was supposed to lead to a premiere conviction.
The judge did find Patton guilty of “criminal mischief,” a misdemeanor.
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