Ashes Spilled When Mistaken For Drugs During Illinois Traffic Stop
The remains of a man's deceased daughter were dumped out when they were mistaken for drugs during a traffic stop just outside of Chicago.
I know it's never fun to get pulled over by the police because it's going to end up costing you a lot of money.
A man in Romeoville was pulled over for not having a front license plate. He knew it was his fault, so he was prepared to get the ticket and go on his way.
Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way.
According to clickondetroit.com,
"A father says the remains of his late daughter were handled inappropriately during a traffic stop. The vial of his daughter's ashes was mistaken for drugs and spilled after he was pulled over."
The man had a pendant urn containing his daughter's remains hanging from his rearview mirror.
He allowed the police to search his car. At that time, the officer found the ashes which were a white powdery substance. It was suspected to be narcotics.
A field test was done and came back negative, so the man was allowed to go.
"When the father found the vial in his vehicle, the inner cap was missing and the outer cap was not secured. When he picked it up, the remains scattered."
The dad was able to scrape up the rest of the ashes.
"The deputy chief said the officer used "extreme caution" when handling the vial. The body camera footage shows the deputy apologizing for the mix-up and he did not act maliciously."
What a horrible event this man had to go through but you really do have to be careful how and what you are transporting these days.
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