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Today's chicken-or-the-egg question: Does being involved in politics make one arrogant, or are arrogant people drawn to politics? Case in point, the Terre Haute city councilman who decided to take the law into his own hands:

Jury selection for 74-year-old Ramon "Turk" Roman is set for March 29 in Greencastle before a special Putnam County judge because a Vigo County judge has recused himself from the case.

Roman allegedly approached a man in a fast-food restaurant on Dec. 18, 2008, after their cars nearly collided along a Terre Haute street.

Prosecutors say he showed the man his city councilman's badge, told him he was a police officer, threatened him with arrest and induced him to show him his driver's license.

Anything strike you about that? The man is 74 years old and trying to pass himself off as a cop. Granted, things got a little strange for me when all the cops I saw looked like they were in junior high. But I was never so young that the cops looked like my grandfather.


Bob G.
Tue, 03/23/2010 - 10:49am

He probably couldn't have even passed as a reserve officer...(nice try, though).