Some of you may remember the story I posted back in February about 29 year old GunPal CEO Benjamin Phillip Cannon who was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer.
Well I’m glad to report today that the case was dismissed, and here are some words from the man himself:
I was arrested and my house raided for allegedly pulling someone over with a red light and badge somewhere in or near Santa Rosa. None of what was found at the scene of the alleged crime was found in my possession – yet prosecution commenced.
Trouble is I was 100 miles away in Sacramento that entire day with multiple witnesses, Cellphone GPS records, phone calls, and text messages, and signed credit charge receipts to prove it.
Source – Calguns.net
It will be interesting to hear more about this story. I’m still curious as to why he was on the sheriff’s violent crimes unit radar in the first place.
By the sounds of it, Ben is going to be bringing a lawsuit of his own to those that tried to smear his good name.
Thanks to Kestryll and DavidC from Calguns for letting me know.
To Quote DavidC, when I asked about solid proof the case was dismissed:
Journalists seldom report when someone’s name is cleared, but they sure are quick to drag someone through the mud when they are accused.
I think that really rings true in mainstream media. I try to “make right” whenever possible on my blog when it comes to situations like this. I can think of nothing worse then being proven innocent, or having the charges dropped, and a majority of people still thinking you were guilty just because they were not informed. Hopefully we will see some coverage from the big news stations that reported on the original arrest, but I’m definitely not holding my breath.