Friday, October 19, 2012

Way Down Upon De Cape Fear Ribber...

Did you know that police in Wilmington, North Carolina, can arrest you for swimming in the Cape Fear River?


That’s when Mercer ran onto the dock at the foot of Market Street, Smith said. As a New Hanover County deputy approached him, Mercer jumped into the river.

When he reached the other side he surrendered to officers in the marsh near the Battleship North Carolina.

“Mercer, lucky to be alive, was taken into custody without further incident,” Smith said in a release.

Mercer was booked on charges of obtain/attempt to obtain alcohol with a drivers license of another, obstructing police, consuming alcohol under 21 and swimming in the river.

Dumbass. He worked himself from a simple ticket to a night in jail.


Murphy's Law said...

I have seen good-sized alligators in that marsh around the North Carolina. Lucky for him it's getting chilly.

Old NFO said...

Um... swimming is illegal???

Murphy's Law said...

Old NFO has apparently never tried swimming in the Potomac. "Entering the Potomac" is a specific charge in the DC/NOVA area.

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