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    Bad: stopped for unmarked vehicle.

    Happened Sunday night and they are still looking,

    Wayne County deputies search for kidnapping victim, six suspects :: WRAL.com

    Unmarked vehicle at night, masks instead of uniforms, six occupants instead of 2 max, later, catch me if you can because I will beat you to the cavalry where I will gladly point you out.

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    Not good, and with the knowledge of this happening...keep driving slowly with flashers going while calling 911.OMO
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    The yellow flashing lights should have tipped it off right away.

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    Yep. No police in Texas use yellow lights. Usually only a combination of red, white and blue.

    If you are not sure that it is a cop behind you on a deserted road, or in dangerous area, continue to drive slowly, turn on the flashers, call 911 on the cellphone, give them your car description and location. They can tell you if it a police officer or not, because if the cop did not call out on traffic when they hit the overheads, they sure are going to put out a vehicle pursuit, even a very slow one.

    In a city, look for a very well lit and populated store parking lot to pull over in and get as close to the front as possible before stopping.

    Another good tactic if you are stopping and are really not sure if it is a cop is to keep it in gear and just use the foot brake to stop. If you see they are wearing masks or are most certainly not police, just jam it to the floor and take off and call 911. Most criminals are not going to draw attention to themselves by chasing at that point. They want a nice cooperative victim.

    Austin and many cities do use "blackout" Highway Enforcement vehicles to catch "road rage" and dangerous drivers on freeways. They have the police/sheriff emblems on the cars or SUVs, but the stickers blend in with the vehicle color until they reflect light. They DO however have red flashing lights, and the officers should be a little more forgiving of people being wary of stopping in unpopulated areas, and they do wear uniforms, or should. Since the Ford Crown Victoria is being terminated, you will see a broad new range of what police will be using, from Fast pursuit vehicles to SUVs, so it will be confusing to people use to seeing the standard police style vehicles.

    I personally detest the tactic of LEOs wearing Blackout BDU's and trying to looking like a ninja, because this does lead to people getting confused on whether or not they are dealing with real police. Very few criminals are going to don a full uniform with duty belt and badges. I don't even like it when undercover officers just wear their "Raid Jacket" with Police, or ATF, etc. and a badge around the neck or on the belt during raids. They need uniformed officers to conduct the original raid or stop so people will know what they are dealing with. We are cops, not ninjas, and society should know by the uniform exactly who we are. We are not out there to "look cool." We are out there to serve and protect (at least in my opinion).
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    We run UMV's,and if the vehicle does'nt stop after being "Lit-Up",we'll buzz them,most perps want have access to the siren equip,but if it doesn't look,right,911 and stay on the phone,if approached leave the phone on and stick it in a pocket,shoe,or even suitcase it,911 can pinpoint your position,and get the real "Good Guy's" on the way.
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    Usually down here by the Border it usually involves drugs and or drug money,But there are times that the Cartels will target wealthy people and kidnap them,then they take them into Mexico,family is contacted and told how much money to get them back,paying a ransom still doesn't guarantee they will get them back alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchsox View Post
    The yellow flashing lights should have tipped it off right away.
    Unfortunately in NC they do throw a little amber in the mix facing rearward for visibility, with today's LED lighting technology they shouldn't but they do.

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    I guess Israil doesn't have a clue why this happened of where they took him and his friend, or why he alone was released. Hopefully the cops were able to figure all this out.
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