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Fla. Deputy Pepper Sprays 12-Year-Old Jaywalker

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by OMARNYCAKASW1, May 4, 2003.


    OMARNYCAKASW1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2000 Messages: 1,385 Likes Received: 1


    Fla. Deputy Pepper Sprays 12-Year-Old Jaywalker
    Posted: 3:15 a.m. EDT May 3, 2003
    Updated: 3:20 a.m. EDT May 3, 2003

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A deputy used pepper spray on a 12-year-old girl and wrestled her to the ground when she ignored repeated orders to stop jaywalking, the sheriff's office said Friday.
    Broward County sheriff's deputy Michael Roberto was issuing jaywalking tickets to students crossing a busy highway Thursday when he asked the girl to stand next to his motorcycle so he could give her a citation, the deputy's report said.

    But the girl, who was not immediately identified, became upset and began to curse, Roberto said in the report. The girl also walked away and ignored four more orders to stop and put her hands behind her back, he said.

    The girl, who is 5 feet 1 inch and 134 pounds, threatened to hit Roberto and rolled her hand in a fist, the report said. The deputy repeatedly warned her that he would use pepper spray if she didn't listen.

    "After the last warning and order, it became apparent that I had to choose between a physical fight and using the pepper spray," Roberto wrote. "I sprayed her in the face."

    The girl then knocked the spray can out of Roberto's hand, so the deputy wrestled the girl to the ground and handcuffed her, the report said. The girl, who was not injured, was charged with failure to use a crosswalk and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors. She was released to her mother.

    The girl likely won't face any jail time on the charges, sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedahl said.

    Leljedahl said there is no age policy for the use of pepper spray. The police report and witness accounts suggest Roberto acted within the sheriff's office's rules, Leljedahl said.

    "Pepper spray is an appropriate response when we meet with defensive resistance," Leljedahl said Friday. "In this case, she was belligerent and aggressive, even."

    The sheriff's office was reviewing the arrest, though most pepper spray incidents are not investigated, Leljedahl said. A formal investigation would be launched if the girl's family files a complaint, he said.

    Deputies seeking to stop accidents along busy Federal Highway have been ticketing Olsen Middle School students for the past several weeks.

    Roberto, a 22-year veteran of the force, was at work Friday, Leljedahl said.
  2. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,128 Likes Received: 76
    That's really great.
  3. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    Do you suppose she'll ever threaten to hit a cop again? Doubt it.
  4. Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 6, 2000 Messages: 2,388 Likes Received: 1
    That's really fucked up. Regardless of whatever the girl did to provoke him, he was a grown man, she was a 12 year old girl.

    Pretty sad/disturbing/repulsive/ when an officer can't handle himself with children. Good thing it wasn't a 14 year old male, he might have had to shoot him, then.
  5. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Disturbingly true.
  6. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    Re: Re: Fla. Deputy Pepper Sprays 12-Year-Old Jaywalker

    that means hes been in the force for 22 years, not that hes 22 years old you dumbass.
  7. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    Tha is so fucking ridiculous. Pussy ass Piglet couldn't handle a TWELVE year old? Better take that fuckers gun away because he might start shooting teenagers for skateboarding.
  8. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Re: Re: Fla. Deputy Pepper Sprays 12-Year-Old Jaywalker

    i originally slapped my hand on my forehead when i read that but i see what you are sayin mr tease. hahaha


    Joined: Apr 30, 2002 Messages: 711 Likes Received: 0
    "22-year veteran". how can a 22 year old be a veteran in the first place? at least you admitted you were wrong. that's one step in the right direction. that deserves a golf clap.
  10. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    at least florida is on the map now. :rolleyes:
  11. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    big ups to everyone reading beyond an 8th grade level.
  12. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 4,936 Likes Received: 0
    good thing it wasn't an 11 year old black male. the officer would obviously have had to physically subdue the 'aggressor' and shoot him when the sunglasses he was carrying suddenly looked like a .45
  13. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  14. Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 6, 2000 Messages: 2,388 Likes Received: 1
    Have you forgotten about the election back in 2000? Or maybe the refugees we hear about on the news all the time? Or maybe the fact that this really popular video game called "Vice City" is based in Florida?

    Everyone knows about America's penis.
  15. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    for real though, as kabar said, that bratty little bitch knows what's up now.