By Anonymous - 25/01/2011 21:15 - United States
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I'm sure you're aware than every FML has at least one person calling for a lawsuit, regardless of how trivial the offense was. However, OP, if there was ever an FML that called for a lawsuit, it is this one. I mean, even if you had been a serial molester and had a trenchcoat full of candy and dongs, you hadn't done anything at that point that could have justified being shot with a taser, and then detained. Since you said you got out of jail, that means that you were also charged and arrested by the police. I'm curious what the mall ninjas' report to the police was. Even if the charges are dropped, you still need to get your record expunged, unless you want "arrested but not convicted for fiddling toddlers in the mall" to show up on every background check you get from now until the day you die.
I agree - this is a completely legitimate reason to sue. Presumably this was in OP's home town in plain sight of people they would know. Being arrested as a child molester would be an insanely big deal, especially in a small town. People who saw the arrest aren't there to see the release and apology. I'm not a big fan of 'my pizza was delivered cold, so I'm gonna SUE!!11!!', but if ever there was a time to lawyer up, this would be it.