N.C. man charged with 'coughing' assault

Sep 27, 2007 Read more: Asheville Citizen-Times 29
Morrisville police have charged a man with assault on a government official after an officer said the man coughed into his face during a traffic stop. Read more
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Jer

United States

#1 Sep 27, 2007
Computer says "No."

(Obscure?)
Blake

Bailey, NC

#2 Sep 27, 2007
Prob pissed the cop off and he needed something to write a ticket for, really cant believe he picked something so stupid as coughing.
Fed Up

Goldsboro, NC

#3 Sep 27, 2007
Blake, let me, someone who you don't know and don't know what I have, come and cough in your face and see how you react.

That was a boneheaded move by this individual and he deserves to be punished for it.

What would have been individual's response if the police officer returned the favor and coughed in his face?

Let me guess.....police brutality....that police officer is out of control....abuse of power....we live in a police state.

Think about it.
FIRED UP

Waynesville, NC

#4 Sep 27, 2007
This cop should have his badge taken away for good, is this is the type of officers we are turning out onto the streets to protect us? There are plenty of BAD GUYS to arrest.Next thing we will here that a citizen was arrested for farting.
FIRED UP

Waynesville, NC

#5 Sep 27, 2007
This police office made a bad call here sounds like a little more personal training is needed. I hope Joe Citizen takes that department for all they have
Liberals Sux

Casar, NC

#6 Sep 27, 2007
FIRED UP wrote:
I hope Joe Citizen takes that department for all they have
All they have is tax payer money. Still want him to take everything?
moreimportantthi ngs

United States

#7 Sep 27, 2007
The police officer had obviously been chewed out by his superiors for not having enough arrests. To redeem himself and to get back at his bosses he arrested an innocent person for coughing. Hoping his bosses would see the sarcasm in this he had hoped he made his point that the quality of an officer is not judged by the amount of arrests but it is the quality of the arrest. The whole plan backfired and this poor sap is facing charges for coughing while other haneous crimes are being committed. "Whoa is me!" says the officer. "I've been coughed on". I hope this guy gets off.
gary marion nc

Sanford, NC

#9 Sep 27, 2007
what a fool!what if someone had done the same to his mother in the ck out line.arrest more week minds.
How Silly

Boiling Springs, SC

#10 Sep 27, 2007
Just how close does an officer need to be to my mouth while checking my license?

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#12 Sep 27, 2007
Lol...I think its hilarious. And FYI- officers dont have a quota on arrests. Thats just silly.

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#13 Sep 27, 2007
What if this dude was irresponsible like the TB guy and coughed in his face in hopes of infecting this guy?

You really dont have any idea WHO is out to hurt you or HOW

Wise up

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#14 Sep 27, 2007
Transplanted wrote:
What if this dude was irresponsible like the TB guy and coughed in his face in hopes of infecting this guy?
You really dont have any idea WHO is out to hurt you or HOW
Wise up
Go Trans...Go Trans....Its ur birthday...Go Trans..

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#15 Sep 28, 2007
WNCNATIVE wrote:
<quoted text> Go Trans...Go Trans....Its ur birthday...Go Trans..
LOL....you made me jump and do my birthday dance LOL
Adam

Candler, NC

#16 Sep 28, 2007
First he gets pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, then arrested for coughing. He probably didn't have the right permits. Next he'll get hit for crapping without a license and not having the proper permits to flush it down. People are constantly complaining about the federal government, yet local government is more controlling and intrusive than the feds will ever be.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#17 Sep 28, 2007
Transplanted wrote:
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LOL....you made me jump and do my birthday dance LOL
LOL!!! Were you in your birthday suit??

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#18 Sep 28, 2007
Adam wrote:
First he gets pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, then arrested for coughing. He probably didn't have the right permits. Next he'll get hit for crapping without a license and not having the proper permits to flush it down. People are constantly complaining about the federal government, yet local government is more controlling and intrusive than the feds will ever be.
If he crapped in a cops face then yes...he should be arrested.

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#19 Sep 28, 2007
WNCNATIVE wrote:
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LOL!!! Were you in your birthday suit??
I always post nekked !
fun

Hickory, NC

#20 Sep 28, 2007
Transplanted wrote:
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I always post nekked !
While you look at dudes..........
Fed Up

Goldsboro, NC

#21 Sep 29, 2007
fun wrote:
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While you look at dudes..........
Nice insecurity, Fun

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#22 Sep 29, 2007
fun wrote:
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While you look at dudes..........
Jealous he isnt looking at you???

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