News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

November 24, 2003

Protestor detained in Miami after picking up a coconut

There's a story in the November 19th edition of the Palm Beach Post of police, protestors, and a coconut:

Jared Lodge had never seen a coconut in his life.

The 20-year-old from St. Paul, Minn., was walking downtown Wednesday along East Flagler Street when he spotted his coconut. He picked it up and started walking as he showed his friends.

For about 20 minutes, Lodge and his friends were searched and patted down by police.

"They said it was a missile that I could throw at them," Lodge said. "They told me I was causing a ruckus."

Across the street, a chant of "let them go" could be heard coming from a group of steelworkers and other AFL-CIO members waiting to go into a rally at the Gusman Theater.

Posted by brian at November 24, 2003 03:06 PM

oh man, i definitely went to highschool with jared.

Posted by: colin at December 10, 2003 08:30 PM