Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hell on wheels

People sometimes feel sorry for people in wheelchairs simply because they're disabled. But as this guy demonstrates, they're often just like the rest of us. You know, assholes:
A 45-year-old paraplegic is accused of assaulting a Cincinnati police officer by ramming his wheelchair into her and then dousing her patrol car with urine from his catheter bag.

Ralph Evegan was arrested Sunday on charges of assaulting a police officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct stemming from the Aug. 30 attack.

Court records say that when officers tried to arrest Evegan at his Westwood apartment on a 2005 disorderly conduct charge, Evegan refused to cooperate, intentionally ramming officer Stephanie Glueck with his wheelchair. Evegan then spit at Glueck, screaming that he had hepatitis C.

Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Betsy Sundermann added that Evegan also tossed the urine and told officers that he would "never be locked up because of his disability."
Now, his attorney claims that this was all just a "misunderstanding" and that his client was just trying "to break his fall" as the officers pushed him to the ground. Right. Because most of us fling bodily fluids and threaten people with disease when trying to break a fall.

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