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05-07-11, 12:30 PM #1
Steelers' Ward gracious despite being handcuffed at gunpoint by police in LAFor a brief time Thursday, Ward was detained at gunpoint in what was apparently a case of mistaken identity; car identity. Ward and a female friend were pulled over in her vehicle around 1:30 a.m. in North Hollywood after the woman driving the car had reported it stolen. Fortunately, Ward's experience went from a possible disaster to an opportunity for the Steelers wide receiver.
According to Los Angeles Police Sergeant Maria Morrison, Ward was removed from the car and handcuffed because the responding officers had no initial way of knowing who was driving or riding in the car they were informed was stolen. The female, her name unreleased, had reported the vehicle stolen on April 19 after she was unable to ascertain where a valet had parked it. After finding it, the woman never called the police department to cancel her report. While the police verified that the woman was indeed the owner of the car, Ward remained cooperative and in secure custody. Once the story was verified, Ward was released and allowed to once again enter the vehicle and leave the scene.
Ward, the usually hard-hitting player on the field, yet smiling teddy bear off of it, took the incident fairly well; insisiting to his fans via Facebook that he had no ill will towards the Los Angeles Police Department. His brief note to fans read:To my fans,
The incident in the news that involved me getting pulled over. I want everyone to know that this was a complete misunderstanding. The police were just doing their job. Apologies were made and it's now in the past. Moving forward...Hines.
05-07-11, 02:17 PM #2
Well that doesn't happen everyday. Good for him.
05-08-11, 10:15 AM #3After finding it, the woman never called the police department to cancel her report.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
05-09-11, 12:13 AM #4
Can't fault the police for doing their job.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
05-09-11, 12:57 PM #5
His response to the incident is refreshing to say the least.
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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