Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Warning to sloppy publishers:
Misspelling can lead to arrest

  • English-major Brent Sampson, boss of inept vanity publisher Outskirts Press, has misspelled "importantly" online, and the company's name has been misspelled several times in press releases.
  • Bob Young,  boss of financially troubled, misspelled "misspell."
  • They'd better be more careful if stopped by cops.
A driver pulled over for an improper tail light in Fort Walton Beach, Florida was arrested after she gave a sheriff's deputy a name she couldn't spell. As revenge for the arrest, she peed in the police car.

The woman said her name was Coronica Jackson. When the deputy asked her to spell it for him, she said it was C-o-r-i-c-a. When her passenger nudged her, the driver spelled it C-o-r-n-a-i-c-a. Finally her passenger spelled it C-o-r-o-n-i-c-a. When the deputy asked the driver to sign a piece of paper, she wrote Coninani Junise and laughed about not being able to spell her name.

The deputy noted in his report that he "detected deception" and went back to his car to check the name in his computer.

The photo he found did not match the driver's appearance and her signature was not even close to the one in the computer system. The deputy arrested her and searched her purse, where he found an identification card with her real name on it. He also learned that her license had been revoked in 1997.

He placed her in handcuffs in the back of his patrol car where she began to scream obscenities and attempted to kick out the windows of the car. She also threatened to "pee" and "spit" in the car.

When they arrived at the sheriff's station, the deputy discovered that she had pulled her pants down and peed on the floor of his car and had spit on the windows.

She was charged with driving with a revoked license and giving a false name. (info from


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