Are The Legal Authorities Coherent? How Can They Charge A Diabetic Bodybuilder In Insulin Shock With Assaulting Police & Resisting Arrest?

Filed under: In The News — @ April 9, 2007

Diabetics and hypoglycemics, beware! Ignorant legal officials can make your life rough for you! Just learn about this incident with the police involving the reigning Mr. Natural Universe, Doug Burns, a type 1 diabetic, who’s been active with Children With Diabetes, where he’s seen below, reportedly impressing tweens with “his strength and character.”

The diabetic body-builder — who often speaks publicly about his disease and sits on the board member of the Silicon Valley American Diabetes Association — was formally charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest in skirmish last Sunday outside a movie theater, despite assertions by the athlete that he was in insulin shock.

Let me explain. According to this revealing account and another from Michelle Durand of the San Mateo Daily Journal, last Sunday, Burns, 43, of Redwood City, drew the suspicions of a security guard at a local movie theater.

The guard first wrongly assumed that Burns was intoxicated (when he was going into insulin shock and was barely making it over to the snack bar); then when the guard asked Burns to leave and the almost-in-shock athlete refused, the guard called police.

Find out what happened to Doug Burns here.

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