Excuse Me, Can I Bum A Dollar?

The timeline onthe story of Nicholas Ryan Harrisleaves me with a question, which I’ll get to in a moment. But first, the story.

Harris was picked up by police and being booked into jail on charges of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. As part of the booking process, he was searched. He was asked if there was anything that officers were going to find on him that maybe they shouldn’t, a query to which Harris responded no. No, as it turned out, was the wrong answer as Harris soon began doing his best ATM impression, dropping a total of $45 worth of dollar bills to the ground by way of the place where you would expect to find $2’s. He was subsequently charged with introducing contraband into a county facility.

Now with that out of the way, here’s what I’m wondering about.

The story doesn’t specifically say so, but this sounds a lot like one of those cases where the cops discover the wrongdoing, pick you up off the street and take you directly to jail and not one where he was sentenced and then had a period of time before he had to turn himself in. If I’m right, that means this fellow was doing whatever he does which I guess in this case is getting himself arrested, and then had no private time between the initial stop and his custody processing. So am I crazy, or do the facts as best I can piece them together suggest that before he left for the evening, Nicholas Ryan Harris thought it would be a good idea to make sure he had some hidden walking around money and rather than hiding it in a different section of his wallet or a pocket or even a shoe like most of us do when we’re going out and figure we’ll need a way home, he decided to deposit it through the back door?

Well, if nothing else that explains all those studies where scientists have found unspeakable things on cash.

Remind me never to ask this guy for a loan.

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