Juggling A Ticket
An Alexander County Deputy pulled a car over on I-57 about
2 miles north of the Missouri state line. When the Deputy asked
the driver why he was speeding, the driver answered that he was
a magician and a juggler and he was on his way to Branson to do
a show that night and didn’t want to be late.
The deputy told the driver he was fascinated by juggling, and
if the driver would do a little juggling for him that he wouldn’t give
him a ticket.
The driver told the deputy that he had sent all of his equipment
on ahead and didn’t have anything to juggle. The deputy told him
that he had some flares in the trunk of his squad car and asked
if he could juggle them. The juggler stated that he could, so the
deputy got three flares, lit them and handed them to the juggler.
While the man was doing his juggling act, a car pulled in behind
the squad car, a drunk got out and watched the performance briefly,
he then went over to the squad car, opened the rear door and got in.
The deputy observed him doing this and went over to his squad car,
opened the door and asked the drunk what he thought he was doing.
The drunk replied, “Might as well take myself to jail, there’s no way
I can pass that test.”