Witnessed something curious last night....

Witnessed something curious last night....

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    Witnessed something curious last night....

    I had to make a stop at the local supermarket after church. Got out later than usual because a married couple from my study group is heading to Asia as missionaries. I got to the store about 9:30 picked up what I needed, paid and exited the store. I start to load my supplies into my car(a 1997 Crown Victoria). As I am loading my car, I hear a thumping bass coming from a Hummer H-2 at the other end other of the parking lot. The vehicle is parked under the light pole, very visible. This thing is tricked out, including dark tinted windows. I stare for a few seconds and then go back to loading my car. The odd thing is after my brief stare the vehicle leaves the parking lot quickly. After I return home and unload my groceries, I remember seeing that exact same vehicle sitting in that same spot several times over the past few weeks at about the same time. Am I the only one who finds this just a bit odd?


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    Nope , a hard stare and a crown vic says PoPo to some segments of our population . For them leaving is as natural as breathing with the attention .
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    Could be a BG looking for a victim, but more likely it is somebody waiting for their girlfriend to get off work.

    I would guess a BG wouldn't be parked under a light in an easily identifiable vehicle, playing their stereo loudly and drawing attention.
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    Depends on the area... Could be a kid with a tricked-out truck courtesy of Daddy's money or a BG that doesn't care who sees what they're doing. That would be a better undercover LEO vehicle. Seems every H2 I see has big rims and chrome everywhere...

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    I am not saying its a " BG" in fact most likely not . I am saying that most likely given the circumstances the folks in the " hummer " would choose not to so much as talk to officer friendly much less have said " hummer " searched . Might and likely as innocent as knowing there is a pot pipe with residue or what in CO would be a " personal amount ( under 1 oz ) " of green leafy substance was on board . None the less a crown vic and a hard look is the same anywhere you go lol . Like music some things trancend either language or culture .
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    Drug dealer? Gang banger? Somebody picking up their friend/girlfriend from work? Bored kid with daddys money?

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    Hmmmm......I need a Crown Vic now LOL


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    i would say drug dealer

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    You have to get the black steel wheels with the tiny little hubcaps to really look undercover. And Radio Shack has those little 3" antennas, add several to your trunk.
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    We (UC) dont drive Vics or Hummers...Wouldnt be caught dead in one.
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    But that would be the perfect cover. Counter-counter tactics!

    Or maybe you prefer a taxi? See but not be seen...
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    Personally,
    I always thought the 1986 Monte Carlo SS would make a good undercover vehicle

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    I drive a white Crown Vic Police Interceptor. I got a great deal on it. (thats why i bought it... not to mention it is FAST! ha) I thought it'd be kinda cool but after a couple a weeks you get REAL tired of everyone going just a bit under the speed limit in front of you.

    It almost got me killed too. I work as an Loss Prevention Detective at a Dept. Store and on my lunch break I went across the street to Taco Bell. I was wearing a White Polo with black slacks and I had my radio and cuffs hanging off my belt.

    It turns out T-Bell was being robbed at the time and the cashier had just called 911. When I pulled into the parking lot the BGs back was turned to the door so he didn't see me drive up. I parked right in front of the door and walked in. The Cashier saw me and assumed.... COP.

    So when I open the door and walk in I get about 5 steps and she points and yells, "HE'S RIGHT THERE HES TRYING TO ROB US!!!!" and then dives under the counter.

    At this point my mind is spinning with possibilities and I go into alert mode. Young male in a hoodie is standing at the counter and spins around at her comment. They guy sees me. Then looks past me at my car. And just lunges at me. Fortunately I deal in hand to hand all the time. I was able to plant a nice round house to the center of his chest and he went down and since I had the cuffs I cuffed him.The police arrived a couple seconds later. I knew the officers because they picked up our shoplifters on a regular basis, so I wasn't in any trouble or anything they actually thought it was funny. Turns out the guy said he had a gun. He didn't though just used the old finger in the hoodie trick.

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    The very few time I did any UC work, I was afraid to turn off the POS I had to drive!

    Seriously, I'd bet the H-2 was a bad lease and boyfriend was waiting for girlfriend to get off work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    We (UC) dont drive Vics or Hummers...Wouldnt be caught dead in one.
    What do you drive? Confiscated Corvettes? Mustangs? Viper's? or Kia's?

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