• Man arrested for deserting the army, even though he was never enlisted.
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[quote]A local man returning from a trip to Central America was dumbfounded when military officials had him arrested for being a deserter - even though he was never in the military. "To one day just be arrested, and like - here you go, you're detained, and not have any idea why ..." says Chris Parks of Seattle, his voice trailing off. For Parks, 27, the incredible headache began a few weeks ago as he and some friends were coming back to the United States after a trip to Mexico and Central America. As he went through customs at the Charlotte airport in North Carolina, his name caught the attention of Homeland Security personnel. Parks' name was flagged as being a deserter from the military. "I've been in the Army for 10 years, and didn't even know it," he says. "Just seems kind of odd." He was tossed into the county jail in Charlotte and locked up for one week. When told he was a fugitive, he was floored. Parks was then ordered to report to Fort Knox in Kentucky - where he sat and waited and waited some more with actual military deserters. His head was shaved, he was issued fatigues. He was afraid he would be court-martialed. "I was at Fort Knox for one week - and I almost didn't get out," says Parks. Parks says when he was 18, he nearly joined the Army. But at the last minute, he backed out. Apparently, that message never got through military's system. "How paperwork could have gotten messed up enough to say that I was actually in the military and made it there - and it actually says that I was in there for two years before they finally figured out that I wasn't - and started counting me as a deserter," says Parks. Army records showed that Parks had gone through basic training in South Carolina, then went AWOL from a base in Georgia. He insists that never happened, and wonders if his military recruiter from 10 years ago hung him out to dry by never processing his paperwork to "de-enlist." Says Parks: "I think it's probably something they don't want a lot of people to know about. And I don't really blame them." Parks says he now carries documents to prove to authorities he's not a deserter. But he still hasn't received a full explanation from the Army about how this all happened. He says being detained cost him about $1,500 - plus lost time at work.[/quote] [url]http://www.komonews.com/news/local/51747592.html[/url]
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Hahahaha sucks for that guy.
Umm, from what I heard you can't just join up then say "Fuck you guys, I'm going home", unless someone wants to prove to me that you can choose to leave the army after entering boot camp.
Shit, that would suck
How the hell does that happen. I hope they gave him money or something. [editline]11:13PM[/editline] [QUOTE=RichardNixon;16343946]Umm, from what I heard you can't just join up then say "Fuck you guys, I'm going home", unless someone wants to prove to me that you can choose to leave the army after entering boot camp.[/QUOTE] The article said he was just about to join but then got cold feet. Or so I read or something.
[QUOTE=RichardNixon;16343946]Umm, from what I heard you can't just join up then say "Fuck you guys, I'm going home", unless someone wants to prove to me that you can choose to leave the army after entering boot camp.[/QUOTE] He never entered boot camp, he backed out at the last minute when signing paperwork to join.
[QUOTE=SnakeHead;16343981]He never entered boot camp, he backed out at the last minute when signing paperwork to join.[/QUOTE] [quote]if his military recruiter from 10 years ago hung him out to dry by never processing his paperwork to [b]"de-enlist."[/b][/quote] Sounds like he signed it.
He should demand pay for all of the time he was in the "military".
[QUOTE=RichardNixon;16344025]Sounds like he signed it.[/QUOTE] Hey may have originally signed it, but he was never shipped to boot camp afterwards. he backed out before ever being sent out.
[QUOTE=Zeke129;16344201]He should demand pay for all of the time he was in the "military".[/QUOTE] That would also mean he gets the court martial for deserting for 8 years.
On the bright side he's got a free haircut and some fatigues.
:lol:
[QUOTE=Shugo589;16344242]That would also mean he gets the court martial for deserting for 8 years.[/QUOTE] Do the time, come out rich. But now I am afraid for my hair. Who knew it could come under attack like this at any time?!
[QUOTE=markg06;16344374]On the bright side he's got a free haircut and some fatigues.[/QUOTE] Hell I'd do it
[QUOTE=greasemonekt;16343932]rofl [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/Imagehosting/pics/028c96d832d5b658d46ff5491e86ea2b.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Jesus, fuck off already.
[QUOTE=Malumbre;16344466]Jesus, fuck off already.[/QUOTE] Jesus will not fuck off! He must save more souls. On the topic of the thread, that guy got royally fucked over. He could get some money from a lawsuit, I bet :p
[QUOTE=Malumbre;16344466]Jesus, fuck off already.[/QUOTE] u mad
[QUOTE=bobst;16344607]u mad[/QUOTE] I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!
[QUOTE=greasemonekt;16343932]rofl [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/Imagehosting/pics/028c96d832d5b658d46ff5491e86ea2b.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Isn't that malcom in the middle?
He should sue.
Poor bastard.[QUOTE=POLOPOZOZO;16348261]He should sue.[/QUOTE] yeah.
he got roflpwnd
Poor guy, not only did he get arrested but put through a sort of "reenlistment", he must have been going insane the whole time.
[QUOTE=Zeke129;16344418]Do the time, come out rich. But now I am afraid for my hair. Who knew it could come under attack like this at any time?![/QUOTE] Im pretty sure they dont continue to pay you after you desert.
[QUOTE=POLOPOZOZO;16348261]He should sue.[/QUOTE] Hahahaha. Every heard of Government Immunity?
[QUOTE=Zombii;16364429]Hahahaha. Every heard of Government Immunity?[/QUOTE] Yeah, if you could sue the government, it would have been constantly sued on a daily basis by angry fat women.
[QUOTE=Apocalypsox;16344233]Hey may have originally signed it, but he was never shipped to boot camp afterwards. he backed out before ever being sent out.[/QUOTE] then that would make him AWOL, if he signed on the dotted line he's government property, as far as I know there is no "OH GOD I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE" form you can sign, that's whole point of signing on the dotted line to begin with.
Poor guy, I didn't know you could get arrested for leaving the army though.
[QUOTE=Sasoreh;16380398]Poor guy, I didn't know you could get arrested for leaving the army though.[/QUOTE] You use to be executed for doing so. I think you still can be.
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