Friday, June 16, 2006

A Really Bad Head On Crash

I read the CNN website coverage of a terrible accident ( linked via title bar) in Idaho.

“A man transporting his wife's severed head in a pickup truck collided with an oncoming car, killing a woman and her 4-year-old daughter, police said. The impact sent the head flying onto the road.”

According to the article a Boise police officer was following the suspect's vehicle and noticed “erratic driving” prior to the wreck. Maybe the suspect was having an argument with the severed wife’s head, maybe little voices were going off in his own head or he was on his way to go bowling and realized, “Hey, that’s not my bowling ball!”

Retired cops have a damaged sense of humor, not much different than when they were working the streets. It comes out as irreverent and cold hearted to an unsuspecting public. Off color jokes are part of the defensive mechanism that makes it possible for cops, regular human beings subjected to some horrendously ugly situations, to get past the ugliness long enough to get the job done.

The suspect, Alofa Time, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of second degree murder for the deaths in that accident; heads up police work and a job well done. An autopsy will be performed on the decapitated body of the suspect’s wife, Theresa Time, found at their residence inside the garage and sitting in her car.

Wouldn’t it have been something if Alfoa was on his way to Scarborough Fair to enter the Herbal Seasonings competition, a tray with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Time on the front seat of his vehicle; “She once was a true love of mine…”

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