Saturday, October 11, 2014

Do All Frisbee Golf Players Smoke Pot?

Do all frisbee golf players smoke marijuana? That's the question a police officer from Ankeny, IA, recently asked in an attempt to justify a general search of a vehicle. He gave the motorist a warning about driving without his headlights and then initiated the following exchange, which was captured on video:
Officer -"You play frisbee golf?" 
Driver - "I do actually." 
Officer - "OK. I need you to answer me a question. Why is it that everybody that plays frisbee golf smokes weed?"
Driver - "No, it's not everybody."
Officer - "It's everybody, man. You can't tell me you never smoked weed?" 
Driver - "I'm not going to tell you one way or another."
Officer - "See, there you go. How much weed do you have in the car today?"
The driver then says he doesn't have pot in the car.
Officer - "You understand you're free to go and everything, but you wouldn't have a problem with me looking through your car?"
Driver - "I actually would. Just because I have a disc golf bag doesn't mean that every disc golfer does have weed."
Officer - "So you have weed in the car then is what you're saying?"
Driver - "No I would say I have a problem with you searching my car because you're profiling me based on being a disc golfer."
The motorist was eventually allowed to leave without getting his car searched and must have complained to the Ankeny Police Department, because they issued the following statement:
The Ankeny Police Dept. was made aware of a video of a vehicle stop that occurred earlier this month that was unfortunately handled poorly by the officer. In the video taken by an occupant in the vehicle, the officer engages the driver in a line of questioning that is foolish and not representative of the Ankeny Police Dept.'s training or interactions with the public. This verbal exchange did not meet the level of professionalism expected of Ankeny police officers. Ankeny Police Chief Gary Mikulec respectfully apologizes for the officer's demeaning statement and assures that the video has been preserved for an internal investigation.
What do you think? Do all frisbee golf players smoke pot? And if so, why do so many summer camps set up their frisbee golf baskets on their campuses?

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