At least they weren't listening to it. The cops might have shot them.
An incident in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last week is sure to bring out the Nickelback jokes en masse. According to The Washington Post, two men were detained by police for merely mentioning the band’s name. Were they cited for (Nickel)back talk?
Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies stopped two men, 23-year-old Eric Swinford and 22-year-old Riker Morrow, at a gas station after officers thought they overheard the pair discussing marijuana.
While the two men claimed to be talking about another car “blasting Nickelback,” officers instead heard “nickel sack,” as in “Excuse me, gentlemen, I would like to buy the pot drug. Does it come in a nickel sack?”
Of course, the officers were probably thinking of a “nickel bag”, which is approximately $5 worth of marijuana — still illegal to possess within Idaho.