Thursday, May 26, 2005

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch

The Grinch is either a criminal, or the arresting cop is.
WHEELING, W.Va. - City and county attorneys are defending Wheeling police who arrested a man for wearing a Grinch mask while walking along a city street.
Officers saw Gray about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, told him to take the mask off and not put it on again. Gray removed it and asked why he could not wear it, according to Wheeling police reports. Officers told him wearing masks in public is illegal.

Gray said he felt he had a right to wear it and said it was not illegal. He put the mask back on and was arrested. The mask was confiscated.
Now I have heard a lot of the anti-mask laws were because of the infamous Klan masks but is this a little overboard. The next statement says something strange
masks as well as dark window tinting in vehicles can pose a safety hazard to law enforcement officers and hinder efforts to identify criminal suspects.
Simply having a mask may be strange and worth checking out, but to arrest seems overboard. Will say this was a bad call based on a bad law.

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