Police Mistake Buckeye Sticker For Pot Leaf, Pull Over Couple

 by lucy

Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni and her husband were pulled over by Tennessee police after a Buckeye sticker on their car– placed to show support for Ohio State– was mistaken for a marijuana leaf.

This is the offending sticker, which is a buckeye plant. Police mistook the sticker for a marijuana leaf.

Jonas-Boggioni was pulled over, but was confused because she knew she hadn’t been speeding.  When the police officer came up to the driver’s side of her car, they asked, “What are you doing with a marijuana leaf on your bumper?”

The 65 year old, who was driving home to Plano, Texas after attending her mother in law’s funeral, explained to police that it was a buckeye sticker, similar to the ones Ohio State football players wear on their helmets.

The officer asked her to remove the sticker from her car to avoid any future confusion.  Jonas-Boggioni did not remove the sticker.  She later explained, “I didn’t take it off.  This little old lady is no drug dealer.”

According to the Columbus Dispatch, neither the Tennessee Highway Patrol nor the Shelby County sheriff’s office in Memphis had information about the traffic stop. According to a spokeswoman for the West Tennessee Drug Task Force, a marijuana sticker would not be a sufficient reason to stop a car.

 

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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 1

    Mike-420 said on Feb 16, 2013

    Yeah smells like bullshit

  2. 3

    3mmylee said on Feb 16, 2013

    To bad she didn't ask for his information so she could report him, he could of easily not called it in.

  3. 4

    said on Feb 16, 2013

    When I was in high school I had hippy friends pulled over for Fish and Greatful dead stickers! Easy target I guess lol. What the law says and what the cops actually do is completely a different story.

  4. 1

    SamsonSimpson said on Feb 16, 2013

    WTF isn't that profiling?

  5. 2

    CRONICelt said on Feb 16, 2013

    Profiling happens all the time regardless of laws… and arresting Nonviolent DrugDealers is Big Money for County and State Police. That Fucking Pig was probably high off his asshole and saw the buckeye sticker as a payday… dumb fucker should have paced him self puling over an elderly southern lady.

  6. 5

    MACVISHION said on Feb 17, 2013

    Get that badge #

  7. 1

    chilclick said on Feb 17, 2013

    Are they really THAT twitchy in Tennesseeeee?
    That's worse than the UK.

  8. 1

    Quizy said on Feb 17, 2013

    Chicken Shit Tickets by chicken shit police officers who are just trying to fill a QUOTA.. to pay for the broke economies in our states….. Just like Adam Corolla said.. FUCK OFF

  9. 1

    GGLynzee said on Feb 17, 2013

    What a bunch of Bullshit!!! That idiot should reprimanded for that… It's called FREEDOM OF SPEECH asshole. Even if it WAS a pot leaf. Smdh

  10. 1

    Elvers said on Feb 17, 2013

    cops should not have the right to tell you what you can have on you personal property that 's part of our freedom and our free right of speech .!! what happen'd to that. she should have gotten his badge no. and told his superiors about this .!!!

  11. 1

    BlazinAlberts said on Feb 18, 2013

    Know your rights.

  12. 1

    redlaser said on Feb 24, 2013

    Good job on not taking off the sticker Bonnie,
    Fuck the police.

  13. 1

    potheadsrunthis said on Mar 1, 2013

    Bullshit!! Really, pulled over bc of a fucking sticker! Wow! It's just a plant!

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