SALEM, Ore. - Salem Police stopped an Amtrak train on Sunday afternoon after reports a woman threatened other passengers when they complained she was speaking too loudly on her cell phone.
Lakeysha Beard of Tigard was charged with disorderly conduct after police said she got into a “verbal altercation” with passengers on the train. The other passengers complained she refused to put down her cell phone, even after train staff made repeated announcements for passengers to not use cell phones, according to police.
When a passenger confronted her about her loud talking, police said Beard got aggressive. She had reportedly been talking non-stop on the phone since getting on the train in Oakland, Calif.
Beard was taken into custody until a family member could come and pick her up.
Since it's virtually inevitable that Beard will get an attorney, cry "racism" and hope for a big payday, my suggestion is she contact Delaware's own Juana Fuentes-Bowles, who's an "expert" at finding "racism" in such situations as these.Posted by Hube at May 16, 2011 03:35 PM | TrackBack