Bob Ingersoll

By day Bob Ingersoll was an attorney in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office, Appellate Division in Cleveland, Ohio, until he retired in 2009. But in the “Real World” he has also been a freelance writer since 1975, when he sold his first comic-book story to the late, lamented Charlton Comics. He’s still at it and, in addition to his long-running column “The Law Is a Ass” has sold stories to DC, Marvel, Innovation, Now Comics, Comico, Kitchen Sink and others; as well as co-authoring the novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. Bob is married with children, which is about as close to Al Bundy as he cares to get.

2 Responses

  1. Jerry Smith says:

    Bob, love the column, always have. Question: Isn’t there another way Inspector Moron could have searched their clothes, house and vehicle? And that would be to ask their permission? Granted, they probably would have refused and asked him to get a warrant, but perhaps the innocent relatives would have granted him permission, leading to suspicion on the one who refused. Is that legal/logical?

    • Michael says:

      Yes, legally they could permit a search, but you can’t hold a suspect’s refusal to be voluntarily searched against them.