I’m not sure I’ve read a better story in a long time…
Turns out locals in Brandon, Mississippi appear to have conspired to keep the Westboro (insert derogatory cuss words here) types from protesting outside of the funeral of USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers… and succeeded.
There was a scuffle in a bar, which allowed the police to detain some of them, and the cars that these folks were going to drive to the funeral all had cars parked behind them for the duration of the funeral… and the tow trucks, aww shucks, just couldn’t make it until after the funeral was over to move them.
Explaining what happened, someone on a message board had this to say:
A couple of days before, one of them ran his mouth at a Brandon gas station and got his ass waxed. Police were called and the beaten man could not give much of a description of who beat him. When they canvassed the station and spoke to the large crowd that had gathered around, no one seemed to remember anything about what had happened.
Rankin County handled this thing perfectly. There were many things that were put into place that most will never know about and at great expense to the county.
Most of the morons never made it out of their hotel parking lot. It seems that certain Rankin county pickup trucks were parked directly behind any car that had Kansas plates in the hotel parking lot and the drivers mysteriously disappeared until after the funeral was over. Police were called but their wrecker service was running behind and it was going to be a few hours before they could tow the trucks so the Kansas plated cars could get out.
A few made it to the funeral but were ushered away to be questioned about a crime they might have possibly been involved in. Turns out, after a few hours of questioning, that they were not involved and they were allowed to go on about their business.
Ranking deserves a hand in how they handled this situation.
I think giving them a hand isn’t nearly enough… how about a medal from the President?