*Man in Holding Cell Succumbs to Cookies *
The Associated Press
Friday, March 5, 2004; 10:26 AM
CHESTER, Vt. - A New Hampshire man paid a little more than he bargained for when he began snacking on a handful of Girl Scout cookies.
Dawson Frock, 36, of Boston was driving home with his brother after skiiing at Okemo Mountain Wednesday when he was stopped by police, according to court documents.
Police discovered that Frock had been drinking and was driving with a suspended license. When he refused an alcohol test, police took Frock into custody.
While investigating the car police found that Frock's brother, 30-year-old Ethan of Keene, N.H., was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Ethan Frock was taken to a storage area at the Vermont State Police barracks in Rockingham, where he was held while being processed.
Because the barracks lack a holding cell, prisoners are frequently kept in the storage room until they can be taken to another facility.
Unluckily for Frock, the storage room also contained several boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
Court documents state that police specifically told Frock to leave the cookies alone.
But when his stomach started rumbling, Frock couldn't help himself and started snacking on the cookies. When police caught Frock munching on the treats they charged him with petit larceny.
At Vermont District Court in Brattleboro Dawson Frock pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence.
A judge sentenced him to 18 to 24 months of probation, 40 hours of community service and a $750 fine.
Ethan Frock, too, paid a price - for succumbing to hunger.
He pleaded guilty to marijuana possession and petit larceny, receiving a combined fine of $500.
After his release Frock said he looked forward to heading home and eating his own box of Girl Scout cookies.
Looks like the link only works for registered users.. but sneh....
seriously... almost seems like entrapment.. to put a pothead in a storage room full of cookies... and then fine him for eating said cookies...
and you know that fine money is going right back into the cops' cookie fund.