It’s not just the coronavirus. State Troopers just don’t want to be kissed, especially by drunk men.
Yet as WTAJ-TV reports, a drunk man has apparently tried to take his love of the police a little too far.
This happened in Punxsutawney, where state police were called to the home of a woman who said a man was trying to enter.
The man, later identified as Michael Alan Shaffer, 41, of Punxsutawney, had left by the time state police arrived, but soldiers tracked him down from a license plate number.
By this time, Shaffer was back at his residence, where his father told state police that his son was in his “sick” room.
The soldiers entered the house to interrogate Shaffer, who police said had dilated pupils, strange speech, involuntary body movements – and a smell of alcohol.
At this point, the soldiers handcuffed Shaffer and drove him to the patrol car for questioning. It was then that they saw blood on his hands and socks. They asked Shaffer what his injuries were. In response, Shaffer started shouting a single word, over and over again: “Methamphetamine!
Transported to an emergency room at a local hospital, Shaffer became loud and uncooperative with the soldiers. Police said he would not sit still and keep yelling “I love you guys” at the two soldiers in the hospital room with him.
It was at this point that Shaffer reportedly attempted to kiss the soldiers several times before being forcibly placed in the hospital bed. But he still struggled with the soldiers, hitting one in the shoulder, until the soldiers managed to shackle Shaffer’s legs.
Blood was drawn and a breathalyzer showed Shaffer had been drinking alcohol, police said.
Shaffer has since been charged with aggravated assault, impaired driving, common assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, public drunkenness and other related charges in the March 2 incident.
Next time, he might try to show his affection for the cops with a simple donation to the Fraternal Order of Police.