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That's one way to pay a fine...

That's one way to pay a fine...
« on: October 08, 2004, 12:59:31 PM »
BURLINGTON, Iowa -- A psychiatrist who police say smeared excrement on dollar bills used to pay a parking ticket has been charged with harassment of a public official.

Ronald Preston McPike, 52, was arrested Sept. 30 at his office in Burlington.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge, a misdemeanor, and was released on $125 bond pending a Dec. 8 court appearance.

Officers received an envelope in July labeled "Foreign brown substance on bills." The envelope contained several dollar bills and a parking ticket made out to a vehicle registered to McPike, police said.

Tests indicated the brown substance was fecal matter and indicated that the stain patterns resulted from the matter being smeared on the bills.

"All personnel that dealt with the bills were offended by what the defendant did," an affidavit said.

McPike told police the money fell into a toilet and was retrieved to pay the parking ticket, police said.

If convicted, McPike could face up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.

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Re: That's one way to pay a fine...
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2004, 01:01:53 PM »
That's a bad thing to do.  :D

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- A psychiatrist who police say smeared excrement on dollar bills used to pay a parking ticket has been charged with harassment of a public official.

Ronald Preston McPike, 52, was arrested Sept. 30 at his office in Burlington.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge, a misdemeanor, and was released on $125 bond pending a Dec. 8 court appearance.

Officers received an envelope in July labeled "Foreign brown substance on bills." The envelope contained several dollar bills and a parking ticket made out to a vehicle registered to McPike, police said.

Tests indicated the brown substance was fecal matter and indicated that the stain patterns resulted from the matter being smeared on the bills.

"All personnel that dealt with the bills were offended by what the defendant did," an affidavit said.

McPike told police the money fell into a toilet and was retrieved to pay the parking ticket, police said.

If convicted, McPike could face up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Re: That's one way to pay a fine...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2004, 01:05:48 PM »
Touche!

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Re: That's one way to pay a fine...
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2004, 01:09:33 PM »
 :D :D :D

quote author=buster link=topic=10763.msg163348#msg163348 date=1097262113]
That's a bad thing to do. :D

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- A psychiatrist who police say smeared excrement on dollar bills used to pay a parking ticket has been charged with harassment of a public official.

Ronald Preston McPike, 52, was arrested Sept. 30 at his office in Burlington.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge, a misdemeanor, and was released on $125 bond pending a Dec. 8 court appearance.

Officers received an envelope in July labeled "Foreign brown substance on bills." The envelope contained several dollar bills and a parking ticket made out to a vehicle registered to McPike, police said.

Tests indicated the brown substance was fecal matter and indicated that the stain patterns resulted from the matter being smeared on the bills.

"All personnel that dealt with the bills were offended by what the defendant did," an affidavit said.

McPike told police the money fell into a toilet and was retrieved to pay the parking ticket, police said.

If convicted, McPike could face up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
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Re: That's one way to pay a fine...
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2004, 01:11:35 PM »
Tests indicated the brown substance was fecal matter and indicated that the stain patterns resulted from the matter being smeared on the bills.

Operating the feces detector at the crime lab HAS to be the worst job in all of science.

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Re: That's one way to pay a fine...
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2004, 01:13:59 PM »
No, they have bio suits and gloves to protect them. 

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Re: That's one way to pay a fine...
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2004, 01:18:28 PM »
Sure, but it's still the bottom job.

So to speak.

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Re: That's one way to pay a fine...
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2004, 04:32:27 PM »
I'm thinking he's gonna lose a few patients... smearing poo on money (or anything else, for that matter) seems a bit unprofessional.