A man facing arrest in Ogden wound up in more trouble after police said he tried to bribe an officer with $12.
Police responded to a convenience store at 2388 Harrison Blvd. late Wednesday on a report of an intoxicated man. The 21-year-old man had been outside the store for about four hours and, at one point, tried to solicit a woman there, Ogden Police Lt. Marcy Korgenski said.
"When the officer arrived and asked for his identification, he gave him a handful of dollars," she said Friday. "It was about $12."
The officer handed the money back and asked for his ID again, Korgenski said. The man tried to give the officer the money again.
"He said, 'Let's call it good and I'm out of here' and tried to leave," she said.The officer, unswayed by the $12 bribe, placed the man under arrest for a class C misdemeanor intoxication and a third-degree felony charge of bribery of a public official. He was booked into the Weber County Jail and later posted bail.
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