Freeman once jailed for police cheek

Freeman once jailed for police cheek

Actor Morgan Freeman once spent four days behind bars for "smart mouthing" a police officer who stopped to ask why he was hitchhiking on the Santa Ana freeway in California.

The Last Vegas star was on leave from the Air Force in his youth and he decided to save money by thumbing a lift when he was accosted by a cop.

He recalled: "He thought I was a bit of a smart mouth... so he put me in jail... I got four days in the brink.

"You're not supposed to hitchhike on the Santa Ana, even if you're in a uniform."


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