Stopped by an off duty cop

Stopped by an off duty cop

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    Stopped by an off duty cop

    So here is the deal. Your driving home taking back roads just to avoid traffic. You pull up to a stop sign and stop and all of the sudden a regular sedan pulls out from behind you and parks across in front of you. In the car is a man in his thirties to forties, a woman of the same age in the passenger seat, and a teenage girl in the back seat. The driver gets out and walkers back to your door, it's warm out so your windows already down. When he gets to your door he reaches into the car and shuts down the engine leaving the keys in the ignition. At this point he hasn't said anything yet but is walking back to his car you startup your car again and drive around him and continue on your way. As you drive off he is yelling at you to stop. When you get home there two squad cars waiting for you and it turns out that the guy that stopped you was an off duty cop and the other people in the car was his family. Now you are being charged with a various assault charges, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest. The cop is claiming you dragged him for fifty feet with your car and busted up his knee. My question is when the guy approached your car and stuck his hands in your car without so much as a badge or a "I'm a cop" would you have drew on him. Or what would you have done. Yes the cop was way out of line trying to pull you over in that fashion without identifying himself while he was off duty in his civilian car and cloths and with his family in the car to boot because he thought you were drunk which was proven you weren't by the cops at your house. I'm just curious how you guys would have reacted to this situation.

    No this didn't happen to me but a friend of mine. They are trumped up charges and the other cops gave the impression that the one who pulled him over is known for these kind of antics. His lawyer thinks he will probably get cleared of all charges.


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    I'm afraid I'd have to call Bravo Sierra on your friend's story...JMO
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    People tend to remember stories that tend to make them look like angels and the other person as the BG,If the off duty Cop pulled the stunt he did then he is a dumb ass and needs to have his badge jerked, IMHO he put his entire family at risk.If I pulled that stunt when I was an LEO , I would have been kicking rocks on the way home after being fired
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    If these stories are true, and if the off duty officer reached in my car window... it would be a bad mistake on his part. Honestly even a lot of LEOs lack common sense nowadays.
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    You are kidding right?

    Yep got to agree with First Sgt. on this one but then again there was that one time at band camp when my brothers, first cousins, sisters niece.............
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    I'm going to go with Ist Sgt on this one also... Sounds like as steaming pile of Boy-Sam ( we have a different phonetic alphabet). If there was an incident I tend to think were getting a way distorted version.

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    Sometimes I see what I beleive is just a 'story' or a well embellished rendition of the true story but in those cases, whether fictitious or not, they have some learning value and the discussions bring up good points. I just have a hard time seeing anything in this at all. IMO
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    If the story is true as reported, the cop is just 1 event away from widowing his wife. If others in the guy's department are aware of these antics and don't do what is necessary to stop them, then they are complicit in fraudulent activities and should be fired as well.

    If there was room to maneuver, I would have gone around the jerk (even if on the grass) when he pulled in front of me to begin with. I would then have called 911 to report a road rage incident and gotten the uniforms in cruisers to sort it all out. If I could not get around, all windows go up, doors confirmed locked and call 911 immediately - prepare for self defense as the situation requires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    I'm going to go with Ist Sgt on this one also... Sounds like as steaming pile of Boy-Sam ( we have a different phonetic alphabet). If there was an incident I tend to think were getting a way distorted version.
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    I'm also call BS on this story. However if it were true, not only might he of been suffering the injuries claimed, he would probably have some 45 caliber perforations to go along with it.
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    While reading this story, I was wondering what the driver was doing to have an off duty LEO with his family in the car. act in this manner?

    I would think you would have to be doing something pretty bad to have a cop act like this.
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    Yeah..... If it's not a load of crap, it's a lawsuit waiting to happen. And one that should. Anyone tried to pull that on me and they'd be in a world of hurt.
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    The it-was-warm-out-so-my-window-was-open sounds like a crock. I almost always drive with windows open if the weather permits. If someone approaches my car - even with a friendly wave - I ALWAYS immediately roll up all the windows and double check the door locks. Nobody is just going to stroll up and reach in my car. I'll talk to strangers through the glass.

    That said, this story sounds like a lot of fabrication. "Gee, Mr DA, I was just walking down the street on the way to visit my dying mother in the hospital, and these three cops jumped me, cuffed me, and dragged me to jail. I swear, I wasn't doing anything...."
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    Really? He used his wife and daughter as a road block and never said a word, just reached in and turned off the ignition and your friend just sat there?
    If this is true, I guess it's just what happens when 2 morons meet on the road.
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