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A Boston Police officer was arrested this week for pointing a gun at two people and frightening them badly. The officer was apparently drunk at the time.

Sandro Fonseca is a decorated member of the department and a Marine Corps veteran and has a very positive work record until now. This once again proves that people may engage in incredibly stupid behavior when under the influence. Fonseca has been charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and was held on $5000 bail. He has been placed on Administrative Leave by the Police Department.

University of Missouri researchers found alcohol dulls the brain signal that warns people when they are making a mistake, ultimately reducing self-control.

There are regular stories of homeowners finding someone sleeping on their sofa who passed out there drunk. The sleeper usually was confused and thought they had entered their own home. Sometimes the story becomes more interesting when the drinker tries to cook something to eat, before retiring for the evening.

One example of dumb drunken behavior is the Australian man who tried to ride a crocodile and got bitten in the leg. Most people are well aware that crocodiles do not easily take to being ridden.

Here are some other examples:
1. Man pees on chicken: I'm not sure if it makes it worse or better that the chickens weren't alive, but Jerry Patterson, 58, of North Little Rock, was recently arrested for urinating on $500 worth of chicken in a grocery store. Oh, and there was a ham involved too.
2. Man cooks chicken wings: What is it with drunks and chicken recently? In this case, Cory Mogen, 25, broke into a Pizza Hut where he worked after it was closed. He wasn't there to steal money, he was just hungry and police caught him frying up some boneless chicken wings. He also had, inexplicably, decided to throw some marinara sauce on the walls.
3. Man teaches middle school while drunk: A sixth grade science teacher in Virginia may have taught some pretty interesting material when he showed up to school drunk. Someone smelled alcohol on Michael S. Porter's breath, police were called, and he was busted. He's since resigned. Good idea.
4. Former president of M.A.D.D. drives drunk: All drunk driving is dumb, but when you've been at the helm of your local Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter, then it's just doubly dumb. Such is the case for Debra Oberlin of Gainesville, Florida, a former M.A.D.D. president who recently registered a blood alcohol level of 0.239 when she was pulled over for DUI.
5. Students cook television: Two students in the U.K. were recently sentenced to two years in jail for trying to cook a television in the oven of their residence hall. They were, of course, drinking before making the decision to do so. Fortunately no one was hurt in the ensuing fire, because it could have been a lot worse.

Remember: alcohol dulls the brain. It’s not just a good idea, it's science.



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