Well, never one to be outdone at least sometimes, I’ve found another case of somebody doing the same thing, but apparently with more success.
John H. fordwasn’t more successful in the sense that he got away without charge, but unlike Harvey his note wasn’t recovered,and how he managed to get it down is pretty funny.
According to police andthis here dash cam video,Ford managed to gobble down the note while handcuffed and having his pockets searched.
”As we’re searching him, officers are removing items and throwing them on the cruiser [hood],” Biada said. ”We’re searching him for weapons. We’re not looking at his head.”
The whereabouts of the note demanding money came into question after Biada was taken into custody and Streetsboro investigators asked whether officers had found the piece of paper.
Twinsburg police reviewed the images captured on camera and said they observed Ford leaning over to eat something off the hood of the cruiser.
”He grabbed it in his mouth, just like Pacman,” Biada said. ”He just ate it right there.”
Note: Where it says Biada was taken into custody, they meant to write Ford. That error isn’t mine. Thought I’d better clear that up before somebody said something.