There are some basic rules to incarceration prevention that we feel some young stoners may be missing. Like, when holding weed, it's a good idea to avoid committing acts of sheer lunacy that may draw attention from those recruiters for the American prison system known as “the cops.”
And, as much fun as it seems, driving a car backward through a Taco Bell drive-thru probably ranks pretty high on the list of dumbass shit a pothead can do while in possession of weed.
Unfortunately, 18-year-old Donovin Espenshade is finding out the hard way.
Earlier this month, police in central Pennsylvania spotted a vehicle moving in reverse through the drive-thru of a Cumberland County Taco Bell. Being the astute individuals we all know law enforcement officials to be, officers suspected that the person behind the wheel might be up to no good, or at least some late-night tomfoolery.
When the boys in blue made the decision to pursue the back asswards rebel, they pulled him over after he sped out of the parking lot -- we assume moving forward.
Of course, this is where we suspect officers used every available shakedown tactics: strip search, rubber glove, roadside waterboarding, whatever it took to eventually discover the kid was only holding a “small amount” of marijuana.
The weed was enough to warrant a chauffeured trip to the county jail to face charges of marijuana possession and disorderly conduct.
Sounds like now may be a very-appropriate time for Espenshade to run for the border. If he does, our only hope is that he is smart enough, this time around, to do it with forward propulsion.
Mike Adams writes for Playboy's The Smoking Jacket, BroBible and Hustler Magazine. Follow him: @adamssoup; facebook.com/mikeadams73.