You might be a law-abiding citizen and think you will never wind up in jail. Good for you. But you just never know what surprises life has in store for us. Believe it or not, people have actually gone to jail for committing extremely minor offenses like jaywalking. No kidding. So even if you walk the straight and narrow, you could still wind up behind bars. And if you do, give your bail bondsman in Ottawa County a call, we will get you out as quick as possible. By the way, here are a few unbelievable things people have actually been arrested for.
Possession of Spaghetti
A young woman from Georgia was arrested after police mistook sauce from spaghetti for methamphetamines. She was a passenger in a car that was pulled over when the officer noticed something on her spoon that was in her bag. She said it was just spaghetti sauce, but a field test showed otherwise, so she was arrested and booked. Field tests are not always that reliable it appears.
Unable to post bail, she sat in jail until lab results corrected the mistake. She said that while in jail, she considered taking a plea agreement just to get out of jail.
No Seatbelt? Jail For You!
In 1997, a woman in Texas was pulled over and police noticed her kids were not in seat belts. Instead of a warning or ticket, she was arrested and thrown in jail. So make sure you wear your seatbelt at all times.
It was discovered that police in Albuquerque, New Mexico had a habit of arresting people for littering, some merely flicking a cigarette butt in the street. A report by the local media discovered many of those who were arrested suffered mental health problems.
An Oregan man was crossing a street when an officer noticed he wasn’t using the crosswalk. There was a confrontation, the man was taken to the ground and arrested. He was held for about a half an hour, issued a ticket for jaywalking and released. A lawsuit was filed and it was found that the officer had no authority under state law to arrest someone for jaywalking. Yet, it happens.
A couple in Pennsylvania was arrested and booked on charges of trafficking cocaine when the police didn’t believe that bars of soap in their possession were not cocaine. After being pulled over, officers claimed they smelled marijuana and a subsequent search found the soap in the car and the field test came back positive. Unable to post bail, the couple spent a month in jail until charges were dropped when the state lab found no traces of illegal substances in the soap.
You had best watch what you say in North Carolina. A man was arrested for spewing a vulgar term in public, released without bond and sentenced to 10 days on his court date.
As you can see, even when you are minding your own business and abiding the law, you can still get arrested.