COEUR d'ALENE - Dylan Swinford turns 23 today, and it's safe to say Nickelback won't be on any birthday party playlists.
Swinford and 22-year-old Riker Morrow, both of Coeur d'Alene, were detained last Friday by Kootenai County sheriff's deputies over a potential misunderstanding between the words "nickel sack" and "Nickelback." A YouTube video of the incident, recorded by Morrow, has had more than 26,000 views. (See the video on cdapress.com: Was that 'nickel sack' or Nickelback,' boys?)
In text messages with The Press on Wednesday, Swinford said the two aren't quite ready to talk to anyone about the incident yet. But one woman who called herself an "extra mom" to the duo was quick to rush to their defense.
Nancy Taylor, a widowed parent who raised her son in Rathdrum from 2003 to 2009, said her home was open to any of her son's friends. Taylor added that her late husband and her brother-in-law both worked in law enforcement.
"A deep respect for law enforcement was always taught in our home," Taylor said. "Over the years, as all the kids got older and started to drive, I began hearing stories about how they were bugged by police. I still maintained that respect was due to law enforcement."
Swinford and Morrow, Taylor pointed out, both have full-time jobs, pay their taxes and aren't "dependent on their parents or the government."
"I'm sad that this happened at all. I'm sad that this happened to Dylan and Riker," said Taylor, who now resides in Arizona. "The one question I really want answered the most is, how are our young people supposed to respect law enforcement when they don't respect our young people?"