'Crap' Comment Lands Man In Jail
It's been a bad week for Tony Murray of Summerville, SC. You may even call it a crappie week, just not to Charleston County Magistrate Linda Lombardi. Murray appeared before the judge on Thursday on charges related to bizarre incident at a Wachovia bank branch in Charleston that prompted police to shut down several Charleston streets and call in the bomb squad. Lombardi set Murray's bond at $25,000. That prompted Murray to say "That's crap," as he walked out of the room, according to the Post and Courier. "You have just won yourself five days in jail for cursing in front of me," Lombardi said. Murray said he didn't know that "crap" was a curse word. Murray was before judge on a charge of filing a false police report. Police say he walked into the bank branch with another man whom Murray claimed kidnapped him. He told the bank teller that the man was forcing him at gunpoint to withdraw money. Not true, according to a police warrant. Murray just owed him for crack cocaine. Police couldn't find a gun or evidence of a kidnapping. "They came to the bank to withdraw money so one guy could pay the other. But the guy didn't have any money in his account, so he made up this story," Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis told the Post and Courier.