Welcome back, Elijah Dukes. We missed you. The 27-year-old former Nationals and Rays outfielder was arrested once again early Thursday morning, and he may have outdone himself this time. Dukes has been arrested five times in the past year on various charges such as driving with a suspended license and assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend. This time, Elijah was taken to the clink after he was pulled over and tried to go “Super Troopers” on the police. The Tampa Bay Times has the details:
Police said after they pulled Dukes over (for a traffic violation), they noticed a small bag of marijuana on his lap. He then tried to dispose of the marijuana by sticking it in his mouth as if he was going to ingest it.
Then, after police removed the bag from his mouth and took Dukes into custody, they noticed a marijuana blunt “resting on his right ear,” according to the report. Dukes was booked just after 3:30 a.m. and was still being held at the Hillsborough County Jail Thursday morning.
If you’re going to try to scoff down a bag of weed to hide it from the police, you have to do it before the cop gets to your window. How dumb do you have to be to try it right in their face? Dumb enough to yell something like this at Mets fans and get arrested five times in a year — that’s how dumb.
H/T Hardball Talk