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Man accused of dragging police officer behind car misplaces his shoe, leaving reporters baffled

A bloody but supposedly uninjured man appeared in court yesterday in a wheelchair and with only one shoe after allegedly dragging a police officer behind his car for 75 metres. As the story goes, Stephan Cummings reversed while an officer was leaning into his open driver’s-side door and dragged the officer behind him (the incident sounds surprisingly similar incident to a fatal one in June, so we’re relieved to learn the officer’s injuries, although serious, are not life threatening). According to a police statement, Cummings escaped uninjured, but the blood, the wheelchair and the missing shoe seem to suggest otherwise. That said, with the basic details of this case confirmed and a man in custody, we request that the Star turn its reportorial attention to the fate of that missing footwear in hopes that it contains some crucial evidence and fodder for excellent headlines. Until then, we’ll be waiting for, uh, the other shoe to drop. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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