Man Arrested for Patching Flat Tires with Band-Aids
Now here’s something you don’t see every day: a 26-year old man patching the holes on his Mercedes-Benz SUV’s tires with gauze and band-aids.
Of course, we should give the man the benefit of doubt. For one, he might be drunk. Or might be stoned to spectacular heights.
Apparently, the Mission Viejo Police Services confirmed that the man was indeed drunk AND under the influence of drugs.
“He was arrested for being under the influence of drugs and taken to jail,” according to its Instagram post.
They police posted three images of the man’s broken-down vehicle, which showed a tire puncture stuffed with gauze, together with empty band-aid wrappers on the side of the road.
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At about 6 a.m. this morning, an alert citizen noticed a suspicious man next to a parked vehicle near Felipe / Barbadanes and called dispatch at (949)-770-6011. When deputies arrived, they noticed both of the driver’s side tires were flat and the 26 year old man was trying to use gauze and Band-Aids to repair his tires. He was arrested for being under the influence of drugs and taken to jail. This is another great example of the teamwork between our alert community and your deputies! Keep calling in suspicious activity to keep our city safe!
At about 6 a.m. this morning, an alert citizen noticed a suspicious man next to a parked vehicle near Felipe /…
According to Left Lane, witnesses called the police after they saw the man sitting on the ground with no shoes as he tried to fix the tires.
“He had leaves and branches in his front bumper and both driver side tires looked like he hit the curb and must have jumped up in the landscaping area,” the witness said.
Daily Mail reported that California’s penalties for driving under the influence of drugs carries a penalty of up to six months in jail. There will also be a minimum USD390 fine and a six-month driver’s license suspension for a first offender. This extends to a 90-day to one year jail sentence for a second offense with a minimum USD390 fine, a two-year driver’s license suspension, and completion of a ‘driving under the influence’ program.
The suspect’s identity has not been released to the public.