Lakeysha Beard, likely to be henceforth known as “The Loud Talker”, was arrested for disorderly conduct and removed from an Amtrak train traveling from Oakland, CA to Salem, OR.
The 16-hour trip had been what one commentator called “the fifth circle of hell” because Lakeysha talked on her cell phone the entire time…yes, all 16 hours! Additionally, she talked for 16 hours in her “outside voice.”
To make matters worse, she conducted her 16-hour yell-talk in the quiet car of the train – a compartment specifically set aside for no cell phone usage or loud conversation. When asked to be quiet and observe the rules, Lakeysha became outraged and aggressive, no doubt because she thought the people were being rude. How dare they be so disrespectful!
On a related note, the arresting officers have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
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