Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gift horse, mouth, etc.

I'm pretty sure this is probably some kind of first:
Officials with the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights said they had to call the police after a released prisoner refused to leave prison grounds.

The officials said an officer from the Oak Park Heights Police Department was called to the facility Nov. 13 after King Phillip Veiga, 23, refused to leave the prison, saying he wasn't due to be released until May 2009, the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press reported Thursday.
Um, what were the cops supposed to do? Arrest him for trespassing and cart him off to jail? I mean, I guess they could have tazed him and dragged him out of the prison's gates, but that sounds a little excessive.
The police report said Veiga "would not sign any paperwork stating his release date was today because he felt he would be rearrested and brought back to prison."
Right, because state corrections officials have nothing better to do than play elaborate practical jokes on you. Just accept the fact that they're letting you out of prison early. I mean, if you miss the institutional-grade meat and forcible sodomy that much, you could probably just commit another crime and get caught. Just try not to rape or murder anybody in the process, m'kay?

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