Welcome To Georgia! CDN Tourist Jailed For $75 Ticket
Things are not so peachy
in the Peach State. Not only is their baseball team struggling to draw fans,
they’re not very nice to the ones that make a huge effort to visit the state.
After travelling all the
way from Saskatchewan with his nephew to watch the Blue Jays play the Braves,
Canadian tourist Randy Kanuick got into a minor fender-bender on the way to the
What happened next has
likely ensured that Kanuick won’t be venturing anywhere close to Atlanta
Police arrived at the
scene, handcuffed Kanuick and took him off to jail, leaving his nephew behind.
He was jailed for 6 hr. before receiving a USD75 ticket for “failing to
maintain lane” after he tried to get around a delivery truck.
When Kanuck asked the
police officer why he was being taken to jail, the officer told him it was
because he is a foreigner and may leave the state without paying the fine.
To get out of jail,
Kanuck posted a USD158 bond and paid the ticket as well.
According to the Atlanta
Police Department, the rules state: “The purpose of arresting and requiring the
posting of a bond by the traffic violator is to ensure an appearance of the
violator in court when an officer has reason to believe an offender will not
appear for his or her scheduled court date.”
Kanuck now says he may
never return to Atlanta. It’s tough to blame him and we wonder how many other
visitors have experienced similar incidents.
Responding to a story on
the incident, one commenter wrote: “The guy’s watching TWO Braves games. Isn’t
he suffering enough?”