One nasty bird almost ruined Georgia Southern’s star quarterback.
Shai Werts was pulled over for speeding on July 31. As officers approached his vehicle, they noticed a white substance on the hood of his car. Before writing Werts a ticket, the diligent officers used a roadside test to see if the white substance was cocaine. Relying exclusively on a positive test result, officers charged Werts with possession of cocaine.
The dashcam footage reveals the calm conversation Werts had with the officers.
“That’s bird shit. I swear to God. Can I tell you something? That’s bird shit.” The officer responded: “Unless the bird inhaled cocaine.”
Werts explained that he tried to use a gas station squeegee to remove the pile of poop from his hood earlier in the day. Instead of cleaning of the mess, it spread it all across the front of his car.
Once a sample was collected and received further tests by law enforcement officials, charges were dropped. The All-Sun Belt quarterback simply has to pay a fine for the speeding ticket.
As a punitive measure, the cops should take care of the speeding ticket too. Police officers should be thorough, but more importantly, they need to have common sense. Cocaine is a powder. Unless Werts threw it in water and spread it all over the hood of his car to advertise his drug dealing business, it would fly high into the sky faster than LeBron James can be introduced into the starting lineup.
Let this be a lesson to all — stay away from bird poop. You could end up with histoplasmosis, or worse, in jail.