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“I blow the whistle. I turn to report my foul and I’ve got some guy standing on the edge of the gym floor grabbing a coach by the arm, trying to pull her off the court,” said Andy Love, who was refereeing a basketball game for 9-year-old girls in Burleson, Texas. The coach was Jessica Curs, 31. The guy was Gary Melson. He said that he was an off-duty police captain from Alvarado, and that he would hold her for the local police. Apparently he thought she had said a naughty word. Love says one of the Burleson officers “had a problem keeping a straight face,” and the police report says Melson wanted “this issue to be resolved” without even a ticket. But two months later, Curs found an arrest warrant in her mailbox. The charge: “evading arrest.” It was dropped after journalists investigated — but not before Curs had spent six hours in jail and had her mug shot taken. “I saw and heard nothing that would warrant a police officer even coming onto the court,” Love said. (AC/KTVT Fort Worth) ...So where’s Melson’s mug shot?
Original Publication Date: 04 October 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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