December 14, 2007

Ojibwe ticketed for borrowing shovel

Minneapolis cop dug a hole for himself in shovel dustupLisa took the shovel and returned with her mother to the bus, where Lisa's partner, Stanley Looking Horse Jr., was trying to help the driver rock the bus free from the drift. Looking Horse grabbed the shovel and started digging at the back of the bus, removing snow from under the wheels. After about 15 minutes, the bus began to move. That's when the cop showed up.

He asked Bellanger for her ID. Then wrote her a citation: "Failure to Obey," a violation of Statute 169.02, which makes it a misdemeanor "to willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic."

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