Friday, July 22, 2011

A Trip To The Dentist Leads To A Trip To Prison

The Indiana Supreme Court Court reduced by half a forty year sentence imposed on a defendant who had fallen asleep in a dentist's office (either drunk or drugged) while waiting for an appointment. The police were called after staff was unable to wake him. A weapon was found along with drug paraphernalia.

He was charged and convicted of felon in possession of a firearm and being a habitual offender.

The court found that twenty years was an "adequate response" to the situation. (Mike Frisch)

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Nice post, dude!

Posted by: Jamille | Sep 9, 2011 10:25:06 AM

That was one way to go to your local dentist one way or the other. Lesson learned, don't go to your dentist when your just looking for a place to sleep if your drunk.

Posted by: dentist melbourne | Dec 14, 2011 10:41:10 PM

Tsk. A moral lesson that can be learned from this case is that we should not leave our valuables unattended. Hehehe. On a serious note, twenty years is enough to teach this guy a lesson. I hope drug addicts learn from him.

Posted by: Bradley Bedell | Dec 27, 2011 9:25:17 AM

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