“There’s a guy passed out in the drive-thru in his truck,” the 911 caller reported. “His truck is running as well.” In fact, Republican Ohio State Representative Wes Retherford’s pickup truck was running better than its owner.
The elected official (above) was three sheets to the wind. Drunk as a skunk. Trousered. Top-heavy. Plastered. GLOCKed? Yeah, that too. But first . . .
According to qsrmagazine.com‘s Drive-Thru Performance Study (which no longer names names), “overall speed of service across 23 [fast food] brands studied was 203.29 seconds.”
McDonald’s drive-thru is the worst of the worst. I once gave in to hunger and waited fifteen minutes to assault my arteries with a Royale with cheese.
If I’d been the operator receiving the 911 call, I would’ve guessed the drive-thru customer in question had passed out from hunger. Or boredom.
Now, back to guns, via dispatch.com:
The sheriff’s office says a loaded handgun was found on a vehicle seat . . .
The incident report states Retherford had a Glock model 23 with 15 40-caliber rounds in a magazine and one round in the chamber in his vehicle. The weapon was holstered inside a compartment underneath the center armrest.
Retherford has a concealed-carry license, according to the sheriff’s office.
Good thing the NRA A-rated Buckeye State rep didn’t have two rounds in the chamber of his 23.
I’m sure the discrepancy in reporting where the gun was discovered — which led to hysterical headlines like Ohio House Rep. Retherford found passed out in car, with loaded firearm — was a simple mistake.
I mean the sheriff didn’t purposely try and focus the media on the untouched, holstered, properly secured handgun being transported by the soused holder of a concealed carry permit, right?
Clearly, the dangerous weapon over which Mr. Retherford had control — until he didn’t — was his truck. Which makes Mr. Retherford an irresponsible drinker/driver/drink-driver who just happened to also be a gun owner. Still, I reckon he qualifies. Agreed?