Good Samaritan Thrown In Jail For Warning Drivers About Speed Trap
No good deed goes unpunished as they say.
In one particular case, a pedestrian wound up in jail for using a sign to warn drivers of an impending speed trap.
Good Samaritan Natalie Plummer was riding her bike when she passed a Houston, TX police squad car, “randomly” pulling cars over to issue speeding tickets according to her account.
So Plummer used some paper in her backpack to hastily create a warning sign to keep other drivers from getting dinged.
This didn’t go on very long as she was quickly approached by police and then told she was being arrested for obstructing justice–a charge that could land her in prison for three to five years. The charge got changed to walking in the roadway (jay walking) even though Plummer says she was on the sidewalk the entire time.
Here’s to Ms. Plummer for doing the right thing.
As far as the Houston Police Department, we hope the media coverage will shame them into dropping the charges.
Here’s the UK Daily Mail’s full report, “Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about police speed trap.