Wednesday, December 05, 2007

You Must Pay For Those Chips My Good Man!

The last thing you want to do when engaging in an argument with a "sandwich engineer" is to throw your freshly completed sandwich at them. They just spent their valuable(well, as valuable as $6.79/hr can be) time contructing that fine piece of sustenance, and having it hurled back towards them is the ultimate insult. Obviously, former Gators linebacker Jon Demps was never taught this lesson.

Sophomore defensive end Jermaine Cunningham and Jon Demps, a former Gator teammate, were arrested Wednesday morning on misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident in and around a West University Avenue deli, according to Alachua County law enforcement documents.

Cunningham and Demps, a linebacker who played for Florida in 2005, were charged with misdemeanor battery after getting into an argument with a clerk at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop. Acording to the report, Cunningham threw empty soda cups and Demps threw a sandwich at the clerk when informed they needed to pay for a bag of chips.

Tossing empty cups and a sandwich? In a fine establishment like Jimmy John's no less! For shame!

However, that might not be the best part of the story. It seems that a third man had accompanied them to the sub shop, and when asked to stop he hauled ass. And he probably did it very fast because the man in question has run the second fastest 200 meters of all time.
Both men were arrested by Gainesville Police on campus at 2:49 a.m., about 30 minutes after the incident. When police approached the men, Xavier Carter, who was walking with them, began running away and continued despite police requests to stop. Police later apprehended Carter, who sprinted and played football at LSU after starring at Palm Bay High School in Brevard County, at 3:10 a.m. and charged him with resisting arrest without violence.

Carter had come to Gainesville last week to start training with UF track and field coach Mike Holloway, according to an entry on Carter's Web site, Carter, who has run the second-fastest 200 meters of all time (19.63 seconds), is a 2008 Olympic hopeful.

That's right, you can most likely outrun Gainesville's finest, but you can't outrun their radios. Though, it appears that he was able to elude police for almost an hour. That type of practice will surely come in handy should Carter make the Olympics, and have to flee the Chinese police on foot.

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