LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – An Ohio State logo was mistaken for pot by Tennessee cops this weekend. An Ohio State logo sticker was on the bumper of an elderly couple’s car while they were driving through Tennessee. But when two Tennessee police saw the sticker, the cops wanted to arrest the senior citizens on possessions charges.
Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni and Giorgio Boggioni this weekend had a startling surprise. The two are from Columbus Ohio. But Bonnie’s mother had died. So they had to attend her funeral out of town.
But as they returned home, they drove though Tennessee. There, the 65 year old couple had the surprise of a lifetime. Police pulled them over and sought to arrest them on possessions charges.
“What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?” one of the cops told the couple. The story gets more absurd when Giorgio got out of the car, only tor reveal that he was wearing the 2002 national-championship sweatshirt, one “complete with a Buckeye leaf”. That enraged the cop even more.
The officer told the couple that there were free to proceed. He didn’t arrest them. But according to Joe Blundo of The Columbus Dispatch, the cop actually told the couple to remove all Ohio state logos from the bumpers of their car when driving through Tennessee. He even said to get rid of the sweater as well. The couple did not comply with the requests.