Reminder of Why I'm Getting a CHP
I'm in the process of getting my CHP here in VA (4th week of what'll probably be a 6 week wait) and today I had a small reminder why I started this process in the first place.
One of my friends went to the bank today and cashed a decent size check. As he was driving out of town, he noticed a car with a couple male occupants seemed to be following him. So, he made a couple of turns off his intended route to be sure he wasn't just being paranoid. After a couple of those, the "tail" was still there. He continued on and pulled into the parking lot of a business. The suspicious car drove past and everything seemed to be ok. However, as he pulled out, the car reappeared (apparently it had driven up the street and turned around). Obviously fully alarmed at this point, my friend proceeded onto the interstate back toward his house (about a 20 min ride on the interstate) with the same suspicious car in-tow. At this point, he decided to call the police who met him on the interstate and fell in behind. Seeing the police, the other car went its own way.
Sorry...not a very exciting conclusion, but still a good reality check. Hearing him tell the story, he certainly felt like the "suspects" had spotted him inside or leaving the bank and were planning to rob him if they had been able to follow him to a semi-secluded location.
While I'm certainly no expert, I think he did the best he could and I don't suppose there would have been much the police could do since no crime had really been committed.