Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol

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Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Saturday, February 16, 2013 9:28 AM (permalink)
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A 65-year-old woman was pulled over by police officers while driving through Tennessee after the officers mistook her car's Buckeye stickers — those commonly seen on the helmets of Ohio State football players — for a marijuana symbol.

"It's just amazing they would be that dumb," said Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni, which pretty much sums up this entire story.

Jonas-Boggioni and her husband, Giorgio Boggioni, 66, of Plano, Texas, were driving home through Tennessee from Columbus, Ohio, where they had attended a funeral for Jonas-Boggioni's mother.

The two were pulled over a few miles east of Memphis, along I-40, and were greeted by a pair of black SUVs containing officers wearing "body armor and guns," Jonas-Boggioni told Joe Blundo of The Columbus Dispatch.

"What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?" one of the officers asked.

That led Jonas-Boggioni and her husband to explain the meaning of the Ohio State sticker, which is given as a reward to OSU players. To help the puzzled officers connect the dots, Boggioni stepped out of the car to show his 2002 national-championship sweatshirt, one "complete with a Buckeye leaf," Blundo wrote.

Chagrined, the officers excused the unwarranted stop by explaining that an officer in another jurisdiction had called in a report of the Boggionis' sticker — believing the older couple to be at the forefront of some sort of massive marijuana ring, it seems.


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Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:27 AM (permalink)
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Since when can you get pulled over for a bumper sticker?
 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:31 AM (permalink)
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Maize927


Since when can you get pulled over for a bumper sticker?


Exactly.  But it's Tennessee.  What more do you need to know?

 
 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:11 AM (permalink)
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Not quite the same level, but a few years ago, I got pulled over by an Ohio State Trooper because my plate cover was covering up my registration sticker on my license  plate.  Oh, my license plate cover was a UofM plate cover btw.  And then he proceeded to tell me that he with no legit explanation that he had to give me a ticket for it and couldn't let me off with a warning.  Being the smart a$$ that I am, I wanted to say something about the fact that the Michigan plate cover is the reason he pulled me over, but better judgement got the best of me as I didn't want to make the situation worse with some power hungry pig so I took my ticket and went on my way...

 

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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:14 AM (permalink)
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Southerners gonna southern.
 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:42 PM (permalink)
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I took UM decals and vanity plates off my car after having it keyed.  And that was in the 90's when we dominated them.

 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Sunday, February 17, 2013 8:15 AM (permalink)
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Its a hemp leaf , there's the difference.
Hardcore Michigan Fan. Always have been always will be.
 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:42 PM (permalink)
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And Northerners gonna hate! Enjoy your 2nd amend rights being stripped NY!! Hahahaa
 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:57 AM (permalink)
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In the words of Stephen Pearcy "what comes around, goes around". 
 
I think it's quite refreshing to see Buckeye fans getting a taste of their own medicine.
See you in another life, brother.
 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:11 AM (permalink)
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Medicine as in "medical marijuana?"  LULZ

 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:23 AM (permalink)
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WolvyMike


Medicine as in "medical marijuana?"  LULZ

LOL.  It worked for Bam Morris... Uh wait, no it didn't. 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:46 PM (permalink)
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It's not legal to be stopped for a sticker. Once weed becomes legal in most states, TN will probably be the last state to join the movement. I'm working here, and wouldn't drive with it on me. Especially with a Michigan license plate. That's just asking to get probed.
 
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Re:Woman pulled over after Ohio St. sticker confused for drug symbol Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:11 AM (permalink)
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I think this is too funny. I always asked my ohio co-workers who were buckeye fans, "Why does osu put marijuana leafs on their helmet's?" I always got the 5 vs 7 leaf speech, then the next time I saw them I'd asked the same question again. HA HA Now an official in law enforcement asked basically the same thing. HA HA It may not be right, but it's damn funny HA HA
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