Now I know that Nickelback has received a LOT of chastising and fueled many people's hatred (and honestly I'm not entirely sure why), but what just happened in Idaho brings things to a whole new level. A ridiculous one, if you ask me.
Here is what happened. At an Idaho gas station a motorist was blaring a song by Nickelback at top volume from his vehicle. 23-year-old Dylan Swinford along with 22-year-old Riker Morrow made a complaint about it, but by the time their questioning was over Swinford was in handcuffs while Morrow was taken off for further questioning.
However, the two gentlemen filmed this encounter with the police for about five minutes and then put it up on YouTube for the entire world to see. The two deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office were under the impression that they either had or were trying to get weed.
One of the officers in the video is quoted saying:
“I watched him get out of your car. He walks away, and he says, ‘Yeah, nickel sack, for sure.’”
Morrow (behind the wheel), protests:
“No, Nickelback; that guy was blaring Nickelback” Unfortunately for Morrow though the officers weren't buying the story. “He’s not talking about Nickelback,” the same officer said later. “We weren’t born yesterday. That’s a bull— story.”
If you ask me, it sounds like another case of police just hearing what they want to hear so that they can fill their quota or because they want to feel like they are all high and mighty. Fortunately, the matter is being looked into according to a statement from Lieutenant Stu Miller of the sheriff's department.
“It’s a personnel issue,” Lieutenant Stu Miller says. “We take this type of thing very seriously and we tell our people all the time to do their job as though someone is always watching, and they are always watching.”
I guess the moral of this story is not to say the word 'Nickelback' in public. It seems to be as taboo as speaking the real name of He Who Must Not Be Named.