Thursday, January 29, 2009

Buy first class airline ticket, get money stolen by the police

From the reason.com site:

Over at the poker forum Two Plus Two, pro poker player David Peat writes that he was essentially mugged by DEA agents at an airport in Toledo, Ohio Detroit, Michigan.

According to Peat, he and his girlfriend had originally planned to fly back to Las Vegas together after visiting her family. But after purchasing their tickets, Peat decided to fly to L.A. to play in a poker game. He bought a last minute, first-class ticket, and paid in cash. That apparently was enough to set off red flags.

Peat says he was accosted by several DEA agents, who asked him questions about who he was and where he was going. He told them he was a poker player, and had $15,000 in cash in his pocket. They first let him go, but then chased him down, and told him he'd need to come with them for questioning. Peat says the agents then confiscated all of his money, as well as his $50,000 Rolex watch. He says they gave him a receipt, and told him to expect more information in the mail.


Ahh, the land of the free.

Smell the freedom.

2 comments:

Greg Bacon said...

A person is guilty until proven guilty, in the land of the "free."

Bet he never gets his money or watch back.

They'll find "traces" of cocaine on the money and that will be the excuse used to keep what they stole.

Except that most dollars have traces of some kind of drug on them.

But little details like the rule of law matter not to American Goon Squads.

Paid for with OUR tax dollars. We buy the rope to hang ourselves with.

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