Football fans would call Cleveland Browns enthusiast Mike Meredith a genius.
One Cleveland policeman thinks he’s a law-breaking delinquent.
I’ll let you decide.
Prior to home games, Meredith drives his “Go-Kouch” around the stadium parking lots visiting different tailgate parties.
According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Meredith converted a riding mower into a mobile couch in 2005 because, “I was wasting time walking around when I could be sitting here eating hot dogs and drinking beer.”
It seems harmless enough. Well, on Nov. 23 when the Browns played host to the Houston Texans, Meredith took the “Go-Kouch” on a bit of a detour.
From the P-D:
On Nov. 23, he joked around to the officers at the entrance to the Muny Lot that he was driving his buddy to the stadium (he didn’t have tickets himself.)
“They laughed and waved me through,” he said. “We were like, ‘Really? You’re going to let us go?’ ” So he kept driving, past several other cops who laughed, until he was stopped on East Ninth Street by an officer who didn’t find it funny.
He got slapped with two tickets and, of course, a Browns loss. The following week, he rode around the Muny Lot with a coffee can and a poster board displaying the citations. Tailgaters gave him nearly $500 to cover the fines.
Meredith pleaded not guilty to a citation for driving an unregistered vehicle and having expired plates.
Meredith states his case with the Cleveland Municipal Court today.
I wonder if Meredith wears a Tim Couch jersey when he’s cruising around. Perhaps that’s the reason the cop stopped the mobile chaise longue (its French). No self-respecting protector of Cleveland Browns Stadium should ever let anything resembling Tim Couch near the structure.
Not sure if Meredith will resort to a mobile recliner instead. But if he does, here’s a nice prototype.
Photo courtesy of Busted Coverage