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Thursday, November 12, 2009

East TN Man Found Asleep With Rifle, Moonshine

Why Does This Not Surprise Me?

East TN man found asleep in ditch with rifle, moonshine

ATHENS, Tenn. — When Ricky Butler went to sleep on a rural, East Tennessee roadside, he didn't have to worry about comfort but apparently he was feeling insecure.

McMinn County deputies found the 31-year-old Decatur man sleeping on his back in a roadside ditch, with a loaded rifle on his chest and an almost empty jar of moonshine in the bib of his overalls.

Butler told deputies who woke him up Sunday that he didn't know where he was. He also told them the jar had been full.

Deputies said Butler also had a machete and hand-rolled cigarettes believed to be marijuana.

Well, they DO know how to throw a party in McMinn County, I'll have to admit...

Hey, Eric! The guy said he had a FULL jar of 'shine! Know anything about that??

Also, unfiltered Camels look a lot like joints if they get squooshed in a pocket...