The Flavor of a Favor
Barbie Cummings doesn't see what all the fuss is about.
Trooper James Randy Moss of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) was just doing his job when he observed a pink Honda Accord speeding outside of Nashville on May 7th. He clocked her doing 92 mph in a 70 mph zone near Lebanon, so doing his duty, he pulled her over.
Since she was speeding, Trooper Moss felt it necessary to search her vehicle, and asked her if she had drugs in the car. She admitted to having some "happy pills," otherwise known in the real world as painkillers. He told her that a drug charge would mean she couldn't leave the state.
Trooper Moss then found out that Barbie Cummings is a porn star (and I didn't make this up, that's her stage name). The 21-year-old buxom blonde informed him of her occupation, explaining that if she was arrested she wouldn't be able to leave the state, etc, etc.
So what did the resourceful trooper to do? He threw the "happy pills" in the brush and decided to get happy the good old-fashioned way. Cummings says the trooper led her to the cruiser where the two watched some of her finest work from her Web site using a laptop computer in his patrol car. That must have really gotten him going, because they moved to a secluded area where he used a hand-held camera to make his own oral-based porno.
One might say that Trooper was just being resourceful, but he was so proud of his performance that he supposedly bragged about it to his cop buddies. Then like some high-school locker room stud, he e-mailed the photos and video to her, to share them with her.
Now get this: Trooper Moss still gave her a ticket!
The officer's citation did not mention finding any illegal narcotics in the car, but he still charged her with speeding.
Now Ms. Cummings is no stranger to the 'Net, with exposure on MySpace, various adult sites, and her own blog.
So she Ms Cummings wrote about it, and posted the visual evidence on her blog. And in her blog she also commented in so many words that if anyone was speeding, he was.
The contents of that May 7th blog entry may be found here: NSFW - Explicit Details! Do not view if you might be offended by explicit language and details!
The story has, of course, made international headlines, and she said she’s enjoyed the attention it’s brought her. She’s evidently gotten hundreds of e-mails from fans as far away as Pakistan since the story broke. Her blog was taken down temporarily and moved after the site netted 205,000 hits during the last week of May, she said, but her popularity on the 'Net remains.
"This police officer went ahead and told (all) of his co-workers, other police officers, and was bragging about it," she wrote. "He isn’t in trouble because of the act itself, but that he chose to let it happen while he was on duty. There was no bribing, no (coercing) or convincing."
"I didn't get out of anything. It was not a trade. Just like a guy - he got his, and I still got the speeding ticket."
But why in the world would the trooper be so incredibly stupid as to not only allow someone to take pictures and videos, but to give them copies?
A fourth grader would have more sense than that. And now we find out that Trooper Moss has been fired. One can only wonder if he was fired for throwing the pills away, receiving oral favors while on duty, or stupid conduct unbecoming a law enforcement officer.
Barbie met with THP investigators and said she turned over the photos and video. They evidently saw enough evidence, and have fired Trooper Moss, who may still be facing further charges.
And Barbie Cummings she may see James Randy Moss again, as she a good citizen, and plans to show up in court in Lebanon, TN on June 29th to answer the charge of speeding.
Will try to get the outcome of her court appearance.
New traffic advisory sign seen in the Nashville area.
“Lick it or Ticket - a law whose time has come.”
~ Barbie Cummings
This one is my nomination for the 2007 Darwin Awards.