Snack time. (via WPLG)
I couldn't be more proud of Tavish Smith if she were my own mom who slipped out of handcuffs in the back of a police car so that she could eat the sandwich bag full of weed that had been found in the truck she had crashed twice while drunk-driving the wrong way down US-1.
As evidenced by the WPLG report, Florida local Smith was in great spirits for a woman who had been drinking great spirits. Despite facing some serious consequences for the numerous crimes she'd been caught doing, she was laughing and joking with her arresting officer the whole time, even as he catches her out of her cuffs.
"I'm sorry, I'm staying in them!" she laughs.
She wasn't just trying to scratch her nose, though she did that, too. She made a snap decision to destroy some of the evidence, so when the officer stepped away, Smith grabbed what had been referred (reeferred?) to as the "good ol' mary-ja-wanna" from the front seat of the squad car and gobbled it up like it was her first case of the munchies. You gotta hand it to her for making the attempt -- no body, no crime -- but, unfortunately for her, the whole thing was caught on videotape.
"Bags of weed just don't go missing inside a police car," said the trooper.
That's right. They usually stay in place until the cops can get a chance to smoke it themselves.
She was only going to be charged with misdemeanor crimes of minor hit-and-run, DUI, and marijuana possession, but tampering with the evidence bumped things up to the felony level.
Smith posted bond and has been released from jail, though it's doubtful any facility could hold her anyway.
(by Myka Fox)