06 May 2005

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (12)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Associated Press (from Wednesday, May 4; link good at time of posting):
It wasn't Laurie Ralston's resume that got the attention of police. It was her record. Ralston applied Thursday for a job as a dispatcher with the Amherst police department. When they did a background check, police quickly found out she has 17 traffic convictions, including seven speeding tickets and two citations for driving without a license.

Ralston was called in Friday for what she was told would be an interview. Instead, she was arrested and charged with failing to appear in court and driving without a license. Ralston said she had no idea police were after her.

"It was just a little excessive to have that type of background and try to get a shot at this type of job," Lt. Joseph Kucirek said.

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