Jaywalking by itself does not lead to a search of a person. But if when you are stopped and start to run and throw a punch at an officer then you got troubles. Also tip for would be bad-guys: try not to run from the cops with a shirt over your head. Also if you wear your pants down low even the slowest officer can out run you because your jeans will slide to your knees and you trip. The police call this catching a penguin.
Here is an excerpt form a recent bust in Warren, Ohio from the Tribune Chronicle:
McKeithen fled on foot, throwing the box to the ground, where the officer was able to see a large sum of money and suspected narcotics as he grabbed McKeithen’s shirt and McKeithen tried to pull his shirt over his head in an attempt to get away, also throwing a…
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