Salem man’s attempt to skip court (probation hearing) foiled by poorly written letter

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WKBN27 on June 24, 2015 by WKBN Staff

SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – A Salem man tried to get out of a probation hearing by using a doctor’s excuse that police said he wrote himself.

This is what was written in the letter:

My name is Dr wong . I have Troy Hightland in Akron general . He was Brot up here because his throat was a size of a golf Ball. he can’t talk we have him on an I.V.. we are Keeping hin untill June 24th. He will be out we hope. He is sleeping most of the time. Sorry I did not have time to tipe this out I have a lot of pasients today

Thank you
Dr wong

Troy Hightland, 30, of West Wilson Avenue, faxed the handwritten letter to the Columbiana County Municipal Court on June 10. The letter came from a Dr. Wong and had several spelling errors, including “patients” and “type,” according to our print partner, the Lisbon Morning Journal.