Matt Ferris is a Republican financial planner who is running for Columbus City Council. Matt recently decided that attacking Council President Hearcel Craig for an incident involving a handicapped parking permit could be his ticket to success.

Matt has been out talking to the press about the Craig, recently telling the Dispatch that he was “disgusted” that Craig was breaking the law.

Funny story about Matt Ferris: he was once arrested for peeing off a balcony.

Talk about disgusting?

According to police reports, Ferris was observed creating “a condition which was physically offensive to others” after which he ran from the officers and “had to be stopped”. Once stopped, he was “very uncooperative and disrespectful to officers”.

And two years later Ferris was cited again, this time for a bar fight (at a Godfather’s Pizza!) in which he continued punching people in the face even while officers were breaking up the fight.

Sure, Craig parked in a spot that he should not have used. And he was certainly wrong in doing that. But he never pissed off a balcony, or ran from the cops, or punched anyone in the face while the police were trying to break up a fight he was involved in.

It seems to me Ferris really hasn’t earned the right to be ‘disgusted’ or to lecture others on their behavior.

You might consider keeping this in mind when you hit the voting booth tomorrow.

 
  • Anonymous

    So Ferris was 21 when he peed in public and 23 when he got in a drunken brawl almost a decade ago?

    Hearcel Craig is in his 50’s and was illegally using his dead mothers handicapped parking pass last week.¬†

    I sort of expect politicians to have been dickwads when they were in college. But I’d like that behavior to stop once they’re in office.

  • Anonymous

    He did more than just “pee in public”- he ran from the police and hid like a little girl, then was uncooperative and rude when they caught him. True that such youthful discretions are not wholly unexpected. But you shouldn’t be out there running your yap like you are the picture of purity when you have several arrests of your own to hide.

  • Anonymous

    He did more than just “pee in public”- he ran from the police and hid like a little girl, then was uncooperative and rude when they caught him. True that such youthful discretions are not wholly unexpected. But you shouldn’t be out there running your yap like you are the picture of purity when you have several arrests of your own to hide.

  • Anonymous

    …oh yeah, he’s lucky they didn’t charge him with public indecency too for exposing himself while urinating- that ¬†gets you a low level sex offender label.

    Maybe it wasn’t visible.

  • Ohioana

    I agree with budgetwatcher. I am the biggest liberal you will find, but these two situations are of no comparison. Ferris indiscretions in his youth are nothing compared to a current sitting politician knowingly breaking the law for a year and a half and not making it right until he is caught redhanded. Those of us who have family and friends with handicaps understand the importance of these parking privileges and I find it disgusting that Councilman Craig would hide behind a campaign managers statement instead of speaking personally to the press on this issue. He lost my vote tomorrow.

    Now, to make me feel better tomorrow, I’ll finish with… Vote NO on Issue 2!

  • i pee in the shower.

  • As Bon Qui Qui says, “Rude!”

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