View Full Version : Sum Poosie Gets Guy Arrested

10-02-2003, 05:58 PM
And some would say this product shouldn't offend anyone!

:D LMAO!!!!

Here's a link to the story so you won't think I'm making this up........
web page (http://www.wcjb.com/news.asp?id=8205)
Drink Name Controversy

By Kevin Wuzzardo/WCJB TV 20 News
Is it free speech or disturbing the peace? That's the question promoters of a new energy drink are asking after being arrested for simply saying the product's name this weekend.

"(Seth Garrett) says in a megaphone, 'Come get Sum Poosie, the nation's hottest new energy drink,'" Sum Poosie's Gainesville sales rep Jarret Rosenberg says. "And the next minute you know, they guy comes up and arrests him."

But Gainesville Police say Garrett wasn't saying the name of the drink. Instead, he used only the second part. And that, police say, is what got him arrested for disorderly conduct.

"When you're dropping out some letters on the drink, and you're doing things that by state statute could be against public morals, we gave a notice to appear," says Sgt. Keith Kameg.

Rosenberg says he and several other people were promoting the drink across from the UF campus Saturday.

"Nobody complained," he says. "Everybody was laughing."

But not everyone thought it was funny. A mother with her 10-year-old daughter asked police to do something about the graphic language.

"You have to look at what the families were looking at, and actually how it was said," says Kameg. "And you weren't talking about the brand name at this point, because the brand name and what was said were two very, very different things."

But beverage promoters still think police overreacted.

"Who gets arrested for selling an energy drink?" says Rosenberg.

Rosenberg says Garrett has to go to court in a couple of weeks on the charge. Kameg says this minor charge very well could come down to a major issue of First Amendment free speech.

10-02-2003, 06:33 PM
I say they had it coming to them. I wouldn't want kids hearing that stuff either. I don't feel bad for them at all. It's kind of funny! HA! HA! HA! :D

10-02-2003, 09:39 PM
Oh yea.......but they will be the hottest thing and take over the catagory. What a crock. Maybe these fools will find something better to sell now since they haved received their warm welcome into the mainstream market that they thought they would so easily take over. Fools

10-08-2003, 05:47 PM
I know a couple of guys who were dumb enough to get financially involved with this product and they are hitting themselves in the head right now.

If you are going to have a product with a name like this then at least have the brains to advertise it as tastefully as possible (if that even IS possible with this junk)

But to hire a bunch of punks who just want to go around and be able to yell "Get some poosie" through a f**kin megaphone"

I say to all you guys who are either working for or investing in SUM POOSIE - grow the f**k up already - it's time to stop acting like a bunch of 15 year olds who havn't gotten laid yet and are foaming at the mouth cause they just saw their first set of t**s.

[ 10-08-2003, 05:54 PM: Message edited by: johnnyrockets ]

10-08-2003, 06:13 PM
this is TOO funny!! look what you come up with when doing a simple search for SUM POOSIE - this stuff is priceless!!!

These guys must feel like the biggest fools in the beverage industry right about now!!

IDLE CHATTER ABOUT SUM POOSIE (http://suicidegirls.com/girls/Bettina/155654/)

Ron Swedelson
10-12-2003, 07:37 PM
That is to funny. Yeah, I am against the person who is always out looking for trouble. The mom who thinks the world needs to change in order to protect her children from all the wrong doings and all the words out there. But, if this guy is screaming into a crowd "Come and get your *****", then yeah, that is just wrong. I love how one min. this company is telling everyone, no, its just a play on words, we have nothing to do with that. Then next min. they are yelling to get your *****. That is just to funny and shows this company is full of crap. I still have yet to see it anywere.

10-25-2003, 01:05 AM
You guys need to grow up! Pimpjuice, energy 69, sex Kola.... give me a break SumPoosie is somehow over the top? I can walk into any bar and order sex on the beach, a buttery nipple, and I can even order a blow job..... and some how SumPoosie is too much.... The cop that made the arrest later said he was sorry and that is on tape. The day someone can't say Poosie without fear of arrest is the day I leave America. Free speech is free speech, the officer was wrong and admitted it. SumPoosie continues to grow face the facts. tongue.gif

10-25-2003, 01:06 AM
Hey Ron get a job and shut up! :D

10-25-2003, 11:12 AM
Hey congratulations to Sum Poosie for coming up with a really cool bottle cap! Just added that to my collection... smile.gif

Ron Swedelson
10-25-2003, 07:23 PM
What, get a job? Got one already. Difference here is that people are not out on the streets with a bullhorn shouting out for blowjobs or purple nipples or anything like that. Hey, in a bar or a strip club, no problem. But when your company wants to defend itself by saying "No way, we are not advertising ourselves as *****, we advertise our cat "poosie"'. Then you have someone representing you saying get your ***** right there. It doesnt work both ways. Listen, I don't really care about your drink in terms of a threat. I don't sell an energy drink, and I have never seen your drink, ANYWERE. But I do have a problem with people just not saying it how things really are. Sum Poosie is obviously a strip club bar drink, and that is why you came out with Think Pink. Just admit what you are doing and you will be cut some slack. If not, then we will all continue to think that you have zero credability.

10-26-2003, 12:51 PM
Thanks Soda... Everyone really likes the new bottle caps. They are going to be adding a few other cool things on the new labels. The 2004 bottle models are coming out next month and that should be really cool. Ron what can I say .... you have know idea what you are talking about ... it seems like you rarely do. Our guy was on a blow horn outside a campus bar right after the Florida game shouting "Want Sum Need Sum? Get SumPoosie here!! There is nothing criminal about what he did whatsoever. The officer was wrong and admitted he over reacted. Free speech is free speech whether you are in a bar or not. Think Pink is a sugar free carb free drink being put out by another company. You have DICKEN Cider, Energy 69, and a copy cat called Sex Kola with girls on the bottle in Pin up art style...hmmmm sound familiar. Enjoy the new caps Poosie the Cat rocks!!!! ;)

10-26-2003, 04:11 PM
You are a ****ing idiot.

10-26-2003, 04:44 PM
my friend is still dusting off the sum poosie bottles he's had since June in his upscale Italian restaurant. I told him if he wants to make money off of sum poosie, he needs to change his restaurant to a strip club instead. Then those things will go flying out the door....at least that's what "energydoode" would have us believe.

I think all the energy drinks with overtly sexual names are going to be narrowing their own marketing & placement avenues. Unless it's PimpJuice - cause everyone knows it's cool now to be a pimp.....50 Cent said so himslef on the MTV Video Music Awards :D

10-26-2003, 10:47 PM
I just keep selling more and more SumPoosie Energy drink. Say what you want people love it. :D :D :D

10-27-2003, 07:08 AM
I have seen Sum Poosie in two different stores out of about 500 I go into every few weeks and I'm here to tell ya that the five cases that are in the cooler at each of these stores are the same five cases that have been there since they were delivered.

Say what you want people hate it LMAO!

I would like to see the new bottle that's been talked about now for like six months on this message board but I don't guess I ever will since the TWO stores that have it can't order more cause they can't sale one bottle out of the five cases they have collecting dust.

Ron Swedelson
10-27-2003, 07:35 PM
Well, maybe I rarely know what I am talking about, or maybe I do. Difference between me and you is, my company can sell our drink in almost all markets. You my friend are limited to strip clubs and bars. Thats your nitch, fine, no problem here. Just stop talking like you have the best drink in the world and everbody loves it and it is flying off of shelves everywere. Only a couple dist. that I know have carried it, and they have both droped it since. The only time I have seen it is in the playboy mag, and on your website. Untill you actualy get some product placement and dist., stop all the sales pitches. No one here is buying.

11-05-2003, 09:00 PM
No I am with you Ron.... I am not buying it anymore either I found this new stuff "Sex Kola"
Screaming Orange with a hot pin up girl on the bottle............................................ ............................................ :confused:

11-05-2003, 09:47 PM
WOW - What a concept!!! :eek:

Hey ya gotta admit - they outdid SUM POOSIE on the label design though....better colors too. :D

Oh well - when you're one of the innovators of the Anatomically Correct Strip Club Drink Set, you have to know there will be imitators :cool:

11-06-2003, 10:51 PM
Hey POPNUTS how come you didn't post the article in the Gainsville Paper where they admitted they were wrong in arresting Seth and had every right to say what he said. Get SumPoosie Here!!!!!!! tongue.gif

11-07-2003, 05:45 PM
Why don't you post a link Energydude? I haven't seen the story you speak of and I did do a search on it the first time you posted about it and couldn't find anything. So I'll ask again, why don't you post a link to the article? If there really is one!

11-07-2003, 07:08 PM
Get your facts straight. The police did not admit they were wrong. The charges were dismissed by the State Attorney's Office.

Police in tough spot after case dismissed (http://www.gainesvillesun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?SearchID=73152668740163&Avis=GS&Dato=20031105&Kategori=LOCAL&Lopenr=211050328&Ref=AR)

[ 11-07-2003, 07:09 PM: Message edited by: fusion ]

11-07-2003, 11:00 PM
Hey thanks for the link but what article were you reading. They admitted they were dead wrong and from what I understand, the company is looking at all their legal options. We live in a country that offers us all free speech and unfortunately one officer in Gainsville forgot that. You have not heard the last of this case. They still have not apologized to the young man they arrested for no reason. smile.gif

11-07-2003, 11:01 PM
Once again Popnuts you don't know what you are talking about!!!! Imagine that! :D

11-08-2003, 08:26 AM
I posted facts energydud so where and when have I ever not known what I was talking about? You are just upset because no one here is running out to buy your worthless drink!

Here are a few quotes from the article in the Gainesville Sun......

Now that the disorderly conduct case against a Tallahassee man arrested in September for uttering a vulgarity outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has been thrown out, police said they have been put in a difficult position when it comes to dealing with obscenities and angry parents.

Gainesville Police Officer Shawn Barnes was patrolling the 1600 block of W. University Avenue on a football game day in September when he heard a man yelling through a megaphone "Get your (obscenity) here," according to the arrest report. The man yelled the vulgarity three times to a group of adults and children leaving the football game, the report stated.
So show me where I was wrong there energydud!

Funny though when I do a search on your non-energy drink all I get is a bunch of porn sites listed LMAO!

11-08-2003, 04:41 PM
Well Popnuts first you said there was no article... show me show me show me!!! You were shown and then you don't get the whole theme of the article. The officer was wrong dead wrong and that is why they dropped the case and tucked their tails. We have a thing called free speech and yelling "hey get SumPoosie here" is not a violation of any kind.....at least not in this country! By the way SumPoosie starts in NY and NJ next week.............. :D
From what I am told the Bottle Models for 2004 will be posted Thanksgiving Day on www.sumpoosie.com (http://www.sumpoosie.com)

11-08-2003, 05:19 PM
If I had a little child - especially a daughter - and I was walking with her and this punk yelled an obscenity, he would have that megaphone stuffed down his throat - so the cops wouldn't have any dilemma at all.

If you're in a bar - fine. If you're at spring break where there are no kids - fine. But NOT in public where kids are or moms are present. This just proves how NON mainstream this product is and always will be. So if they want to go the NON conventional route - keep it out of view of the general public - period!!

11-08-2003, 05:36 PM
Great!..........someone else who does not know the facts. The facts are that this was in front of a bar. It was right after the Florida game right on bar row in Gainsville. Little children were not mulling about. If they were the question would be why are they within 50 feet of a bar? What you all seem to be missing is a Police officer grabbed Seth and slapped cuffs on him without so much as a explanation. Meanwhile, other officers were drinking SumPoosie and getting T-Shirts. Know the facts and quit slamming a great drink for no reason. For 20 years people have been ordering Sex on the Beach, Screaming Orgasms, and Blowjobs at the bar. Surely ordering SumPoosie with a Poosie Cat on it is not the end of the world.

Ron Swedelson
11-08-2003, 06:29 PM
But like he said, in a bar or strip club then fine. Since that is the only place your product will move. But the cop, if he felt the guy was screaming something that would incite a riot or cause a fight or something to break out, he did the right thing. You say the cop appologized afterwards. OK, that doesnt mean that the cop was wrong in what he did. It just means that the situation might have ended and he felt no need to press the law any further. I have never been to that part of town in Florida, I do not know if there are not other busneses other than bars. Maybe children should have been there, and maybe not. But noise polution is a crime, don't forget that.

11-08-2003, 11:25 PM
Energydud, you're the one reading into the article. The cop did not admit he was wrong. The cop did not drop the case. The state attorney's office did. Big difference. I'm sure the cop and the parents who complained would have loved to see the case go to trial.

Free speech is not absolute.

11-09-2003, 01:39 AM
The cop is on video tape saying he was sorry over and over again....stay tuned the whole thing is on tape. They dropped the charges you idiot because no law was broken duhhhhh!!!! Argue all you want it was dropped because no law was actually broken none at all. You people want to argue even when the case is dropped because no law was broken. Are we going to start arresting people because they say something we don't like? Get SumPoosie here is not hate speech and is not standing up in a theatre yelling fire. A lot of you need SumPoosie for sure...... :D

11-09-2003, 09:30 PM
Energydude, I think people here would lay off your product if you would just quit coming on here and shilling it. I would never have given Sumpoosie a second thought, but your cramming the stuff down our throats every time you post makes me want to hate it. Buy an ad or go away.

11-09-2003, 10:36 PM
Ok.. hello! What videotape? Does the article mention a videotape? Did you mention this videotape before? Jesus, man.. Get your facts straight. I know nothing about this videotape, or this whole stupid incident, except what I have read on this thread, and in the two news articles. Outside of Gainesville, was this even reported on in other papers?

And yes, I know why they dropped the charges. Why resport to calling me an idiot?

Ok, let's say you were just average Jane walking by and heard a guy yelling that phrase. If you had NO idea what Sum Poosie energy drink was, wouldn't it suprise you? Maybe offend you if you had small children with you? And personally, I think he said it that way to play on the sexual innunendo-ness of the name. And it is the police's duty to serve and protect, so the cop felt like he was doing the right thing. Did the cop know what Sum Poosie was before the incident?

Hell, I've never even seen Sum Poosie anywhere around here. I could give a rat's ass about it.

[ 11-09-2003, 10:40 PM: Message edited by: fusion ]

11-10-2003, 11:41 PM
Fusion.....you live in Delaware do you have running water? You simply do not get it who cares if you are walking around saying hey would you like SumPoosie? You may not like it but that is what free speech is all about protecting speech you do not like. The tape has been sent to the company lawyer so that all of our legal options may be explored. Dr. Pepperman all I do is defend a really cool product. No one freaks out about Hooters its everywhere but SumPoosie and we all wig out? Come on get over it the drink is for places that sell and serve liquor. smile.gif

11-11-2003, 12:04 AM
You don't get it either. Free speech is not about saying what you want.

Obviously concerned parents are the ones who care about people yelling about poosie. Taken out of the context of the energy drink market, it is a vulgar statement. I'm no prude, but I'd be suprised if I heard someone yelling that out.

We all know the name is a not-so-clever play on words. But to the untrained ear, it can be disgusting.

Maybe you should take some time out of your busy schedule and devlop a little bit of decency and concern for your fellow humans.

And yes, we do have running water. Delaware is no different than any other state in the US. It's just the second smallest one, that's all. Most corporations incorporated in this state, and many of the largest banks have chosen to locate their headquarters or a big portion of their staff in this state.

Let's not forget (if you're a race fan, which I am not). .we have Dover International Speedway. Also located nearby is Dover Air Force base, which is the first stopping point for our deceased soldiers and military personnel. It's also a major cargo shipping point for the military.

And we are also smart enough to follow in other states' footsteps and enact a public smoking ban.

And lastly, thankfully we don't have some dude running around yelling about his poosie. I can only speak for myself, but i would never even consider accepting any poosie from a MAN.

11-11-2003, 11:21 AM
Fusion ....... If you get SumPoosie from a man........he is not a man!!! I think yoiu might have to have a refresher course, stop by any 6th grade health class they can help you out. Secondly, free speech is exactly about saying what you want.
Like I said before free speech is about protecting speech we do not like fowl or otherwise. Saying bad words may be distasteful to some but it is not a crime. ;)

11-11-2003, 11:34 AM
And by the way Fusion...."Decency and concern for fellow human beings" Are you F**king kidding me! Hundreds of thousands of people are addicted to alcohol and Hundreds of thousands die each year of alcohol diseases and you want me to have some concern and decency......??????
I sell and energy drink with vitamins and nutrients give me a F**king break. SumPoosie the cat has yet to kill a single person get a grip. tongue.gif

01-04-2004, 09:19 PM
1st nothing sexual about my name...just the saying the dude says before the ultimate fighting championships.....
2nd....why did you guys quit...this whole back and forth is so ammusing!!

01-06-2004, 11:58 AM
why did you guys quit...this whole back and forth is so ammusing!!
It was for awhile, but all the sales pitches got boring. (I'm the guy who will get up and mute the TV if they play too many of the same commercials in a row...)

01-30-2004, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by Energydude:
You guys need to grow up! Pimpjuice, energy 69, sex Kola.... give me a break SumPoosie is somehow over the top? I can walk into any bar and order sex on the beach, a buttery nipple, and I can even order a blow job..... and some how SumPoosie is too much.... The cop that made the arrest later said he was sorry and that is on tape. The day someone can't say Poosie without fear of arrest is the day I leave America. Free speech is free speech, the officer was wrong and admitted it. SumPoosie continues to grow face the facts. tongue.gif

02-02-2004, 12:43 PM
hey, I watched the superbowl halftime show. I didn't know Janet Jackson was one of the sp's girls. Wow, that was really good family entertainment.

02-04-2004, 11:17 AM
I think you all need to get SumPoosie! :D :D :D