Breaking the Law

Police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Detain Men for Saying “Nickelback,” Establish Selves as World’s Preeminent Law Enforcement Agency

  • Axl Rosenberg

nickelback arrestAlthough your first reaction to hearing that police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho detained two young men simply for saying the name of the band Nickelback aloud is something along the lines of “AWESOME! I am moving to Coeur d’Alene immediately!!!”, you shouldn’t start contacting area real estate agents just yet — ’cause the story actually has a tragic conclusion which will probably make you wanna stay away from Coeur d’Alene (or, if you’re like me and you’ve never even heard of Coeur d’Alene before, just forget about the city altogether).

See, what happened was this: two dudes, Dylan Swinford and Riker Morrow, stopped at a gas station, where they heard someone blasting the infernal Canadian pox upon society from another vehicle. One of them made a comment about it, and some nearby cops thought they heard him say “nickel sack,” and assumed this meant they were purchasing or already in possession of weed. And then this happened:

Swinford and Morrow were, of course, eventually let go without being arrested, but the moral of the story remains: the word “Nickelback,” much like “Voldemort,” should never be said aloud under any circumstances, ever.

[via Metal Insider]

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