Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just what was the "hand gesture"?

According to a press release from the Office of the McHenry County State's Attorney, Michael Rohn, 24, is going to have up to three years to think about his reaction to a "hand gesture" by Jeremy Sojka, 21.

Looking back, Rohn should have laughed it off or found another outlet for his anger. Instead, he gave Sojka a painful and expensive lesson. You can read the press release on or the article in the Northwest Herald.

Neither addresses whether Sojka flipped off Michael Rohn. What kind of "hand gesture" would provoke the response that Sojka got? Think maybe Sojka was spoiling for a fight when he got out of the vehicle he was in and approached Rohn's vehicle? Was Sojka the instigator?

That's the way it reads to me.

I don't know either one, but one certainly ought to think twice before giving someone the finger, if that's what he did. Sojka is learning a painful lesson, as he recovers from being run over.

And Rohn will have some time to ponder his response, while he serves his three-year sentence in IDOC. Could he be thinking, "It was worth it. I showed him!"

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