I was going to college in 1978 in Albany, New
York. I was driving under a Colorado driver's license at the
time. One fine Spring day, I was ferrying a very large group of
friends in my truck and they were a bit rambunctious. The local
police pulled me over and radioed in the information from my
driver's license. "Kevin Kelly, male, Caucasian, six foot tall,
brown hair, blue eyes" and the birthdate.
Imagine my surprise when the dispatcher's voice came back over
the radio, "Yes, Kevin Kelly, male, Caucasian, six foot, brown
hair, blue eyes, same birthdate, has been wanted by the New York
State Police since 1976--please be advised, suspect has assault
Needless to say, I had never worn handcuffs before that moment
and definitely do not recommend them.
Later, I learned that there was a gentleman from a notorious
gang in New York City called "The Westies" also with the name of
Kevin Kelly. It seems that he is perhaps generously titled, "A
Wiseguy" whose profession seems to be hitman for the Westies
Gang. I have never found out if this was the same Kevin Kelly
who caused the confusion.
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