Thursday, May 03, 2007

How do you spell stress relief?

Found this story on the 92KQRS web site.

DUI suspect does $1,100 worth of damage with his head
A DUI suspect caused over a $1,000 worth of damage to a Savage police car with his forehead. Police say Joe Cummings, 36, smashed his head repeatedly into the hood of the patrol car after being arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday night.
“He broke free, he bolted and lunged himself head first onto the hood of the squad car and then began to ram his face repeatedly with a great amount of force into the hood,” Capt. David Muelken of the Savage police department said.
Cummings’ wife said her husband had lost his job earlier that day. She said he did the same thing in Chaska when he was pulled over for a DUI there.

I think I've mentioned this before. Back in the heyday of my drinking and partying days, I did some pretty silly, stupid, embarrassing things. (mostly in the company of frat buddies or rugby teammates) I don't, however, recall beating myself senseless, using my head to take on a cop car.

I can understand that this guy was under some stress, having been laid off that day; but, he totally looses my sympathy when his wife said he had done the same thing before. He doesn't really look like he'd be a happy drunk. (He does look like the kind of guy I'd want on my rugby team though. Anybody who would take on a cop car with his head would be a great guy to have next to you in a scrum)

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