Cleveland browns fans deserve some sympathy after this season. So it was a case of adding insult to injury when a police officer pulled over one fan for driving his couch without a license.
In a muni lot full of creative pre-game partiers the go-kouch crew stands out. It's a vinyl-covered brown and orange beauty on a converted riding mower.
A few weeks ago, one of the creators, Mike Meredith, was taking his buddy to the end of the lot so he could walk to the game.
"Joking around with the officers right there we're like, we're going to drive to the stadium and they were like, 'go right ahead,' and take off. And we're like, 'all right.'
He was rolling down ninth street when an officer told him to turn around, so he did. But then he was stopped again.
"He comes back with two tickets, and he's like 'you know.' I'm like, I really didn't understand, and said 'are you kidding?' And he said 'no, I'm not kidding at all. Here's your two tickets.'
He was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, so to speak.
As soon as Meredith got the tickets, he knew he wasn't going to take this sitting down. He wanted his day in court.
"Twelve other officers said it was okay is where the conflict came in.
Meredith couched around the muni lot looking for donations to pay his ticket, and raised over $400. He now says he'll donate that to