Wednesday, January 25, 2012

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here

That's what they tell you when it's closing time at the bar (and, probably, public libraries in the seedier part of town) but there's one kind of establishment where it's not quite that simple:
Coconino County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerry Blair says 44-year-old Martin Batieni Kombate was arrested in Flagstaff last week for trespassing and was scheduled for release Monday on his own recognizance on the charge.

But when detention officers from the sheriff's office showed up to escort him out, Kombate allegedly said he wasn't leaving and was staying because he couldn't find his wallet.
So they called the police (there weren't any cops there?) who then arrested him and charged him with trespassing again. Blair said that Kombate "remains in jail," but there's no word on whether or not they simply left him where he was or took him to another, less pleasant jail. Maybe one with a rodent problem or a really unpleasant odor. I mean, that's what I would do.

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