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At Least He Wasn’t Drunk-Driving

Three 17-year-old teens were driving in Altadena, Calif., when they saw one of their teachers. It was past dark, so they stopped. “The teacher then asked for a ride, to which the driver agreed,” says a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, even though the teacher seemed to be intoxicated. The teens became afraid of the teacher, and stopped and got out of the car. The teacher, John Edward Maust, 34, “said he wanted to go to Jack in the Box, and ordered the juveniles back into the car,” the spokesman said.“Fearing for their well-being, the juveniles re-entered the car.” At some point, they say Maust pulled a knife. They took him to the fast food restaurant, but one of the students called 911 on his cell phone. When Maust saw a police helicopter he fled, but was arrested the next day and charged with three counts of kidnaping. (RC/KTLA Los Angeles) ...And that’s how addictive Jack in the Box tacos are.
Original Publication Date: 06 July 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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