Forgive me for stepping outside the world of sports, but every once in a while I come across a story about my beloved home state of Florida that I can’t help but share with pride. Today’s tale involves Roger Dean Whitt, who was simply trying to do a good deed on Monday morning in the parking lot of Steak N Shake. Instead he was arrested.
And based on this report, it sounds a lot like he was profiled, if you ask me.
Whitt, 59, was wearing makeup that made him look like a masked robber when he approached the trooper at about 4 a.m. Monday outside the Merritt Island restaurant.
Whitt also had an image of a rabbit painted on his cheek.
The Merritt Island man spontaneously insisted the trooper should inspect his bag on his right arm and was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia after the trooper found the pipe, a report said.
It had marijuana residue on it, the report said.
The trooper also found “assorted makeup and other personal products normally used by females.” (Via the Orlando Sentinel)
Excuse me, but if getting a rabbit painted on my face while wearing a vest with no shirt and smoking fake weed is a crime, then I don’t want to be innocent. What has happened to my America?