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I bet this wildman from Iowa went waaaaaay harder than you did over the 4th of July weekend.
22-year-old Quinnlan R. O’Meara of Des Moines is charged with using fireworks, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct after he stood his ground and simply refused to stop lighting fireworks, an enumerated right in the Constitution. According to KWQC, police received a noise complaint at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning. When they arrived at the Pleasant Street apartments, O’Meara was found to be in possession of fireworks, which are illegal under state law. The cops apparently recognized that O’Meara was just knee-deep in a potential chill situation, and they let him off with a warning.
Ok- it’s 4 a.m. and you just narrowly avoided a trip downtown. It’s probably time to call it. I mean, that’s what most of us would do. But Quinnlan R. O’Meara isn’t most of us.
It wasn’t long after officers left the apartments that more noise complaints were called in, and upon arriving back the complex, O’Meara was found holding a lighter in one hand and a firework in the other. Nice. That’s some major party right there.
A police report says O’Meara told officers he planned to light a roman candle from his front door.
O’Meara also told officers that when he got out of jail he was going to light another firework “with a blunt in his mouth because this is America.”
Police say when they asked O’Meara to take a preliminary breathalyzer test, he responded “that he would take a preliminary go [expletive] yourself test.”
Roman candles, blunts and profanity. That’s what we do in the country. And keep in mind this wasn’t even on the 4th. This was early Sunday morning. My man Quin was just warming up with a little roman candle session. A little appetizer for the Pleasant Street Squad. I need to know what he had planned for the 4th. I bet it involved artillery shells, saturn missiles, Evan Williams, PCP and a crossbow.
O’Meara has been charged with using fireworks, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct. Sounds like classic government overreach to me. Gary Johnson 2016. .
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