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Brain Damage

I love these news stories that always end with “… but other than that he was a model citizen.” As you travel down the road of life, you just never know where the next freak is going to come at you from. It could be that strange guy at your local restaurent who looks at you funny when you place your order. It could be that strange woman with the weird hairdo behind the counter at the post office. It could even be that freaky jerk working in the cubicle next to you. Then again, it could be that mild-mannered school teacher who looks and acts absolutely normal ... 99% of the time.

Pa. Teacher Found Nude Faces Charges
December 29, 2005, 5:04 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)

A high school teacher faces charges of assaulting a police officer and possession of illegal drugs after being arrested earlier this month while standing naked in the snow, police said. Curtis Lofton, 23, was arrested Dec. 10 after police found him nude outside his home. When asked where he lived and why he was naked, Lofton said that he was Jesus Christ and that the officer must be God, according to court papers.

A scuffle broke out between the two men during which Lofton is alleged to have hit the officer over the head with a plastic toy trumpet he found nearby. Lofton was charged with aggravated assault involving a police officer, resisting arrest, open lewdness, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of the prescription drug oxycodone.

The Central Dauphin School District would not comment on Lofton, a second-year French teacher. Lofton’s attorney, Terrence J. McGowan, said that Lofton’s performance reviews have been excellent and that he had an impeccable record as a teacher.

tune  tune
The lunatic is on the grass.
The lunatic is on the grass.
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs.
Got to keep the loonies on the path.

The lunatic is in the hall.
The lunatics are in my hall.
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more.

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.

-- “Brain Damage” (Pink Floyd)


Court Is In Session: What do you think caused this man’s bizarre behavior: (1) the marijuana, (2) the oxycodone, (3) the voices coming from the toy trumpet, (4) the fact that he was a French teacher? Submit your answer, with credible arguments for the defense, in the comments. The prosecution rests, your honor.


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