Last week former boxing heavyweight champion, Leon Spinks, departed the planet. Spinks was a product of the St. Louis projects and boxing phenom who beat Muhammad Ali in 1978.
Leon had a number of run-ins with the SLMPD. These would usually include him being intoxicated and obnoxious.
One such incident involved Leon being himself at one of the more exclusive downtown hotels. Since he was causing such a ruckus the cops were summoned and asked to remove him from the bar.
The 2 cops approached him and asked him to leave or be arrested. Leon straightened up, clenched his fists and asked the cops if they knew who he was. One of the Officers replied and said we know who you are and respect your boxing abilities. We will not trade punches with you we will merely shoot you. After a short deliberation Mr. Spinks picked up his coat and calmly left the bar. Passing the cops he said…”Thanks fellas.”
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST AND TURN ON YOUR CAMERA!