Jacksonville man arrested after trip to help Sandy victims

(FCN)   A Jacksonville man who went to help with security in New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy ended up in court Sunday after spending a night behind bars.

His wife says he should have never been arrested.

“I’m angry. I am so angry that they can treat someone like this,” said Leah Doyal.

Her husband, Robert Doyal, drove to New York the day after Sandy hit with an emergency response team to help provide security in areas that lost power.

Robert was flying back home Saturday night from LaGuardia Airport due to a family emergency, and that’s when his wife says the nightmare began.

“His grandma called me about seven to inform me he was detained and arrested at LaGuardia for having a baton…I freaked out. I was in shock. I didn’t know what to do,” Leah said.

He was booked on a misdemeanor weapons charge.

While nightsticks and billy clubs are allowed in checked luggage, the Transportation Security Administation  bans them from being in carried-on baggage.

The agency according to Leah called Port Authority Police who made the arrest in New York, a state with strict weapons laws.

“I don’t understand how after he showed them his credentials, I was told security officers and police officers were allowed to have batons, but he had every credential he needed and they still took him to jail,” she explained.

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5 Responses to Jacksonville man arrested after trip to help Sandy victims

  • That’s bc NY is made up of an asshole for a mayor and a liberal police chief…End of story…

  • How in the world is a man carrying a baton depicted as somone who is helping?????He came to new York to beat the shit out of whomever opposed his presence doing"his duty"……when you think you are protecting thr rich, protecting property over the human being…THIS IS THE ROLE OF SECURITY IN THE USA…ask any honest cop……..he got what he deserved…violence begets violence….why is his family depicting this"security man" as a good guy…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COMMON SENSE VALUE SYSTEM???

  • @ Robert Burns, you sir, are a blind and ignorant douche bag.

  • You sir are an asshat. While it is the duty of the public official "to protect and serve". It is also our duty as Americans to ensure the constitutional rights.
    The next time a storm happens I hope your neighbor does NOT help you. Then you’ll think twice about your comment.

    The constitution is the backbone of America

  • Hmm, yeah. I think he should never have been arrested but he should also never have bothered going to NY in the first place.

    It is the duties of the police to protect your property but it is also your job to make sure the police are not violating other citizen’s rights which they frequently do.

    This individual may not have had bad intentions on his mind but I sympathize with Robert Burns. All the bad cops makes the other 5% look bad. This is just a case of a possible "good" cop getting mixed in with the bad ones.

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