All Donald May wanted was fresh breath. Instead, he got three months in the slammer. When an officer in Kissimmee, Florida pulled May over for expired plates, he saw a white mint in his mouth. The officer said it looked like crack cocaine and had him spit it out. He then claimed that he field tested the mint, which showed it was crack cocaine. It took three months for the test results to be completed on the breath mints and to clear him as having candy rather than cocaine in his mouth.
There is no report of any discipline ordered for an officer who reportedly said that he field tested a candy that tested positive as crack cocaine. I
The officer said later that May confessed to buying crack cocaine, an assertion that both May and his attorney insist is ridiculous and untrue. During his incarceration, May lost his apartment and his car was auctioned off by the police.
I can only imagine what May told the hardcore cons on the cellblock as to why he is in the slammer: felonious use of breath mints. One would think that officers in Kissimmee would be more appreciative of fresh breath. As all, Certs asks customers “If he kissed you once, will he kiss you again?”
He is now wisely suing the city for false arrest and false imprisonment.
It turns out the the mints were not even Frisk mints, which advertise “Don’t Be Afraid to Open Your Mouth.” Just tell that to Donald May.
I am still hoping that they were Irony Mints.
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