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Why was UFC fighter Dave Herman arrested Sunday night in northern Indiana? That depends on who you ask.
If you ask Dave Herman’s wife, Madeleine Herman, Dave got arrested for absolutely no reason at all. He’s just another freedom-loving American wrongfully abused by the man.
If you ask almost anybody else, Dave got arrested for being a jackass.
According to police, at 1:13 a.m. on January 20, they observed a vehicle with its lights off travelling along I-69 at a high rate of speed. They signalled for the driver to pull over, but he did not. Instead, he led police on a 2½-3 mile pursuit. Not a high-speed pursuit. Just a pursuit.
Anyway, the car finally pulled off the highway and into a gas station. This is how the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department described what happened next:
David exited his vehicle and approached Officers in an aggressive manner.David was given multiple warnings to get on the ground and failed to comply. David had to be tased in order to be taken into custody.
You can read the official incident report on the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Facebook page. What it leaves out are the specifics of what went down at the gas station. Luckily, Herman’s wife filmed the whole encounter and gave it to Libertarian radio host Adam Kokesh, who put it on the internet.
Hilariously, Madeleine Herman seems to think the video exonerates her husband. What it actually shows is that David Herman was a huge tool who totally brought this on himself.
Take a look:
You see, Dave and Madeleine, your first problem was not stopping your car. When the police tell you to pull over, you pull over. You don’t keep going for two miles until you find a spot that you find suitable. That makes you look suspicious.
Your second, third, and fourth problems? Asking for three forms of ID, saying you don’t know who the police are when they’re obviously the police, and acting as though the police are common criminals whom you fear might carjack you. A paranoid libertarian may have told you that police are “required” to show three forms of ID, but no matter how official that sounds, it is not true. In every court in the land, a badge, a police car, and other officers are sufficient police identification. (Here are a bunch of lawyers who say so.)
Did the police need to tase you? Well, you were being ridiculous, and they probably suspected you were high on meth. So don’t expect other pro athletes to stage protests on your behalf.
Thanks for putting the video online, though. It was a hoot.
Hat Tip – [mixedmartialarts.com]