Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"Amputee of the Year" Award

Man throws prosthetics at trooper
CHEMULT, Ore. – An Oregon man was arrested during a traffic stop this weekend after hurling his prosthetic legs at a state trooper, the authorities said.
Joel Kackstetter, 53, of Chemult was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by a trooper for driving the wrong direction on Highway 97.
According to an Oregon State Police report, trooper Don Newcomb asked the driver, Adam Kackstetter, 26, to leave the sport utility vehicle after smelling alcohol on his breath. The driver refused, but a shouting Joel Kackstetter got out and told Newcomb that he would rip his head off.
Adam Kackstetter left the SUV and approached Newcomb from behind. Newcomb handcuffed him, but Joel Kackstetter continued to threaten the trooper.
Newcomb took the driver to the patrol car and then chased Joel Kackstetter.
After falling to the ground, Joel Kackstetter threw both of his legs at Newcomb, the report states. One hit the trooper in the chest and the other missed him.
Joel Kackstetter was booked Saturday in the Klamath County Jail on suspicion of menacing, assaulting an officer, interference with an officer, criminal conspiracy and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $45,000. Adam Kackstetter also was taken to the county jail. He was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, resisting arrest and attempted assault of an officer. His blood-alcohol level was 0.10 percent four hours after the incident, according to the report.
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Two thoughts come immediately to mind:
1. Did the trooper confiscate the legs and book them into evidence (as the assault weapons)?
2. When he goes to court and attempts to defend himself, he won't have a leg to stand on (I crack myself up at times)

Note: I was going to title this post: I thought you might get a "kick" out of this
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