Not drunk, disabled
I'm beginning to think that the Daily Mirror is on some kind of disability crusade. Either that, or it's a very quiet news week. Yesterday we had the one-legged man story, as covered right here on the weblog, while on the same day the paper also chose to report on the now slightly old news that disabled people won't be able to use ID cards because of problems with the biometric technology. And on the day before it had the story of the visually impaired woman who crashed a car after taking the wheel in place of her drunk friend. The headline? Blind drunk, of course!
Today's Mirror story concerns Brian Hood, a British tourist who has Huntington's Disease. When US police at the SeaWorld theme park in Florida found Brian "trembling uncontrollably because of a crippling disorder" (nice language there, thanks) they thought he was drunk. So he was thrown to the floor, handcuffed, arrested, and put in jail for three days.
There's something about theme parks and disabled people, isn't there? Maybe Brian and his wife should have gone to one of the Hillsyville parks instead. Or maybe not.