Monday, June 6, 2011

Rushville Senior Charged With a Felony for Bringing Deflated Blow Up Doll to School As A Prank

I wish I were kidding. How dumb can the Rushville Police Department and Rush County Prosecutor be?  WRTV reports:

Blow Up Doll For Illustration Purposes
Only; Not Actual Doll
RUSHVILLE, Ind. -- A Rushville High School senior faces a felony charge after bringing a blow-up doll to school as part of what he claims was a prank.

School officials called police May 31 after a package was found in a girls' bathroom. A deflated blow-up doll was later found inside the box.

Tyell Morton, 18, was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony criminal mischief after he admitted to bringing the doll to school. He said it was meant to be a senior prank.

I'm facing eight years for a doll, a plastic doll," Morton said Monday. "I didn't put anybody's name on it, nothing. Now I'm a terrorist for a prank gone wrong. It's life-changing. It's traumatizing."

The family's attorney, Robert Turner, said the charge is excessive.

"It's interesting that had he gone to school with a gun, there would've been a lesser charge. It would've been a Class D felony with up to three years," he said.

1 comment:

Downtown Indy said...

This should never have become a police matter. Sheesh!