William Shakespeare once said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Not many can withstand the swift hand of justice; however one man in Pottawatomie County stands out from the rest. This mantle of excellence should be given to the man who unintentionally disregarded police action for the sake of a cheeseburger.
Fast food and good police work saved the day when a standoff ended with the suspect surrendering for a cheeseburger.
It happened when Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office deputies said McLoud Police went to pull over Robert Scott for an illegal turn. Instead of stopping, he allegedly drove home and disappeared into a travel trailer on the property.
That’s when other agencies were called into assist, surrounding the trailer with guns drawn.
Relax, Barney Fife. Why the guns? The man probably wasn’t going down the road at 100 miles per hour. He was probably cruising in his beat-up Ford listening to Hank Williams Jr. Yes, allegedly the man in the trailer had a gun but so does everyone out here. This is the land of the gun-totin’ free!
They tried to call to Scott over the loud speaker to get him to come out safely but didn’t reach him until they tried him on his cell phone.
That’s when he told Sheriff Mike Booth he was driving to get a burger from Curtis Watson’s when he realized he left his phone at home and went back to get it. He told the sheriff he didn’t know police were trying to pull him over.
Look, I get it. We’ve all done stupid shit when we’re hungry. Hell, I’ve thrown half a rotting watermelon at one of my friend’s old trucks because he wouldn’t move from the drive-thru line after getting his food. The guy didn’t even know he was getting pulled over. What did the cops do? It’s not like the police are known for their ninja-like skills.
On the other hand, how far off in the clouds was this man’s head? He didn’t notice police cars chasing after his and a bullhorn asking for him to surrender? Listen, I daydream way more than I should but even I would notice the law coming to kick my ass.
One only hopes that the man got his burger. At least he has a good story to tell later.