Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ohio Man Illegally Arrested for Open Carry Sparks $3M Lawsuit

The law 'enforcers' don't even know the laws themselves, and now it could end up costing their city more than a pretty penny for their willful disregard and ignorance of the law.
An Ohio man has slapped local government with a $3.6 million lawsuit after policemen allegedly violated his Constitutional rights. Police detained Ray Call and confiscated his weapon because he openly carried his firearm into a store.

According to reports, Call entered a store late one night with his gun openly on display. The authorities were alerted, and fairly soon two policemen arrived on the scene. The police officers held Call in the back of the police car, took his weapon, and demanded that he identify himself.


Call refused to identify himself. According to Ohio Revised Code, an individual is not obligated to identify himself to a police officer unless the officer reasonably suspects that the individual is involved in a crime.

When police didn't get any answers out of Call, they threatened to charge him with reckless inconvenience and noise disturbances. Eventually, the strong-arm tactics intimidated Call into revealing his name, at which point police discovered that he had a CCW permit. Police returned his weapon and sent him on his way.
The rest of the story and dashcam video can be seen here.

Some may say Roy Call was in the wrong for refusing to cooperate. Others will say the cops were wrong for detaining him with no evidence of any wrong doing.

Whatever your opinion is, just remember, a RIGHT not exercised is a right LOST.


  1. if the police that enforce the 'law'...would know the 'law' that they cite to citizens as they require verbal responses...then we would have less police brutality and citizens that are NOT in violation of any laws..can be free of harassment and continue on their way

  2. "Am I under arrest?"
    "Then I am free to go."
    "Not until you identify yourself."
    "OK. My name is... 'I want a lawyer NOW!"


  3. It's Roy Call, not Ray.