Friday, July 18, 2014

'Sailor Arrested For Vagrancy'




This sailor was on Liberty in San Diego and got picked up by the Police for being drunk and for vagrancy. The Cop took him off to the Night Court Judge.

The judge reviewed the case and said to the sailor…

"I can understand you getting arrested for being drunk but for vagrancy, I find that hard to believe. I know that your Commanding Officer would have made sure you had money before you left the ship. Would you like to explain to me just what you had done with your money?"

The sailor fidgets for a moment then says…

"Well you see your Honor, I spent most of it on Wine, Women and Music…

… The judge nods his head …

“Then I just wasted the rest of it."


8 comments:

  1. Ahhh, my youth in wonderful San Diego. Saw my first Burlesque show there, my first visit to a small local restaurant(Taco bell), and my first WEST-PAC on the USS CHICAGO CG-11. Retired as MMCS(SW).

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    1. Did all that, First Burlesque show, first time to a Taco Bell and KFC and 4 WEST-PAC deployments on USS SAINT PAUL CA 73, didn't retire but ended up SFM2 after four. Wouldn't change a thing.

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  2. Only time I ever was thrown in the drunk tank. Went to boot camp there. Homeported on my 4th ship there.

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  3. Joined at 17, home base San Diego.

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  4. (The name of the ship is redacted as per the promise myself and the CMC made to the gent in trouble) I remember myself and the CMC found a sailor drunk in a bar in a bad way. We asked him the name of his ship and he told us. We helped him by walking him back down the pier to his ship. We had no idea who he was until we were near the brow of the USS ________. We then hear, ding ding ding ding _________ arriving. ding - we turned him over delicately and quietly to the CDO and went about night - we both decided not to reveal what happened - heck everyone makes a mistake now and then.

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    1. Old or Recent? I once passed the CMC and Bull nuke each supporting one side of the CHENG on the road back to piers in Panama. A rare sight even then.

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  6. The C.O. mentioned above was a "Man ahead of his time"; Or, so one would tend to believe, given the wholesale Relief from Duty" reports that Splashed across the front pages of Navy Times over the past few years! IT WAS LIKE THEY DECLARED"Pen SEASON" ON EVERY ONE THAT HAD ANY POSITION OF LEADERSHIP, Regardless of Rank, gender, race,creed, or religion. I'm kind of glad I gor out before I 'pinned on' E4

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