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How to not avoid getting arrested for pot by kicking a cop in the balls

Laketta Ransom, 38, was charged with assaulting a public servant and possession of marijuana.
Laketta Ransom, 38, was charged with assaulting a public servant and possession of marijuana.

An entertaining news piece over at the Dallas Observer tells a tale of how not to avoid getting arrested for pot.

As it turns out, hot-boxing your car while driving past a pair of officers at 3 a.m. in the morning who are outside of their vehicle is not a good idea. Further, it’s especially not a good idea to get aggressive with the cops after they pull you over.

In this case, two people were driving around Pleasant Grove with smoke billowing out of their windows. When they drove past two police officers who were working a traffic stop, the cops immediately looked at one another and remarked about the strong smell of cannabis in the air.

The police then pulled the car over and asked both the driver and the passenger to exit the vehicle. The male driver was compliant, but the female passenger, Laketta Ransom, wasn’t so easy going.

After asking her to get out, she refused and went digging through her purse. This is obviously frowned upon since the police don’t know if you’re reaching for a weapon.

When the officer saw her reach into the purse, he immediately tried to pull her out of the car. Upon trying to remove her, she kicked him in the balls, not once, but twice. To top it all off she threw her bag of weed at him.

She was ultimately arrested for assaulting a public servant and marijuana possession.

The male driver, having shown good judgement in handling the situation, was allowed to leave.

Picking a fight with the cops is always a losing proposition. It’s best to remain calm and as respectful as possible. More often than not you’ll get a far more favorable turnout.

By: Stephen Carter
Contact Stephen via email at TXCann@gmail.com

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Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas and serves as Deputy Director for NORML of Waco. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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