Man Fined $400 For Impersonating A Moron

from the no,-seriously dept

Okay, here's a quick one that I'm posting because it's amusing. Apparently a guy in Canada has been fined $400 for telling the cops his name was Andrew Moron after he was caught drinking beer at a beach. What's illegal about that? Well there's a ban on alcohol at the location and, the guy's name is actually Alan Henry, and so the police charged him with "impersonation to avoid arrest." So, basically, he was charged with impersonating a moron. Of course, one might argue that it's not impersonation if it's true...


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 5:00am

    the test

    was he in a hurry?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 5:06am

    TAM had to bail him out I'm sure.

     

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    Shuryno, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 5:39am

    Of course, we all thought about Moron in a hurry! Maybe he's a techdirt reader?

    Of course, you have to be a real Moron to think that an cop would be dumb enough to not notice the last name...

     

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      Griff, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 6:20am

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      -- Of course, you have to be a real Moron to think that an cop would be dumb enough to not notice the last name... --

      Unless you assumed the cop was
      a) a moron
      b) in a hurry
      c) both

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 5:42am

    Thankfully it's quite legal to impersonate some morons, right TAM? Not only quite legal, but obligatory I would say!

     

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    Artful Dodger, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 5:54am

    EPIC

    LMAO what a dumb cop, impersonating a moron? How did he become a cop? LMAO

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Jul 14th, 2010 @ 6:13am

    Question:

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Jul 14th, 2010 @ 6:15am

    Question:

    "Apparently a guy in Canada has been fined $400 for telling the cops his name was Andrew Moron"

    Did he actually say "Andrew", or did he use what the police thought was his first initial, the way you have it in the title: A Moron.

    Because I'm thinking this might all be a misunderstanding. Perhaps the mounties asked him to toss his can of Labatt Blue in the trash, he couldn't quite hear them, and asked, "Eh, moron?"....

     

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    Richard (profile), Jul 14th, 2010 @ 6:23am

    Welsh

    Or was he actually impersonating carrots...??

     

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    bob, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 6:29am

    BS Charge

    The charge is BS as he was arrested.

     

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    Chris-Mouse (profile), Jul 14th, 2010 @ 7:14am

    "A. Moron" is someone's name

    A quick search of the online phone book turns up an entry for 'A. Moron' living in a beach community about three hours drive away from where this incident occurred. Given some of the names I've seen over the years, I'd have to say that no matter how stupid a name may sound, there's a good chance that someone, somewhere has that name.

     

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    Pickle Monger (profile), Jul 14th, 2010 @ 7:34am

    Yay!

    Yay for Canada! We're on the news!

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 8:09am

    A. Moron

    LOL

     

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    darryl, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 9:13am

    Well someone is A Moron !!

    cops cant even tell the difference between a taser and a hand gun... or they just dont care..

    He would not have been charged for being a moron, he would have IF anything been charged for providing a false identity.

    Im quite sure if your name was "A. Moron" you would not be arrested for having that name..

    Or may be the cop was not too bright Eh,,

    and when the guy was pulled over he said

    "sorry officer, im a moron..... for speeding....."

    Police man,, "Derrrrrr ok, your name is A moron ?? "

    Allen, NO, I said im A Moron "for" being pulled over...

    So you ARE a moron,, ok,, can I see your license ? Mr Moron ?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 9:44am

    Impersonating to avoid arrest

    Ok... I'm confused (maybe I'm a moron...) but how does saying your name is Andrew Moron avoid arrest? Do the police not arrest people named Moron? Or perhaps they're not allowed to arrest morons at all...

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 10:32am

    @22

    no no anytime "moron" is used in a sentence the police MUST arrest or detain you.....

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 10:33am

    heres an idea

    get phone book
    open it to "m"
    look up A. Moron
    give him a call or her and ask there opinion on all this...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 10:35am

    cops says
    WHats your name son

    man says
    sorry i am "a moron" i was going to fast..."

    Cop says
    out of the car your under arrest , as i know A. Moron, and your not him....that is impersonation you're coming with us to jail.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 10:48am

    I'm betting that when the officer asked him his name again it went something like this:

    Officer: "What's your name, son?"
    Andrew: "Andy."
    Officer: "Your whole name."
    Andrew: "It's Andrew, moron".

    Now does that make the cop the moron for taking it as an actual name?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 11:06am

    The Famous Moron in a Hurry

    If he had been pulled over for speeding.

     

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    Nastybutler77 (profile), Jul 14th, 2010 @ 11:28am

    I had a buddy of mine get arrested because when a cop asked him for his name he said, "I'm Rick James, bitch." True story. He was charged with providing false ID to law enforcement. He was of course quite intoxicated at the time, but he's the type of guy who might do that sober as well.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 15th, 2010 @ 8:36am

    punctuation is your friend

    When asked for his name he replied "Andrew, moron".

     

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    LINDSAY Steel, Feb 10th, 2011 @ 9:13am

    Moron is a legit name!

    FRENCH- ITALIAN-Moron is a legit name ....Just because names interwoven in our society for we have a lack of imagaination .. The Name Moron is a nickname type surname derived from the Old French word for " More" meaning " Dark Skinned" which in turn derives from the Phoenician.. " Mauharim" meaning " eastern" This name was applied to the Moors and people with dark complexions. Surnames evolved during the middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to futher identify themselves. Surnames derived from nicknames wer quite common; they reflected physical characteristics or other attributes of the first person. The Moors followed the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, The Visgoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visgothic legacy to Spanish Civilzation. Ever sang the song ' And they made you change your name?" You never knew who to turn too? Marlyn Monroe.. Whenyou got off the boat from Ellie Island you name was butchered ..so maybe you too are a Moron? Senfield had a skit on this remember the bubble boy? and Dr 's must have coined the name .. Moron to undermine this family heritage? for it is now assiocated with an imbecille ..opps can't spell sowwy.

     

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