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Police aren't perfect, but this cop comes close to winning the ...
January 4th, 2007 06:03 PM
The following story probably is just internet legend, but I DO hope it's true.
Police aren't perfect, but this cop comes close to winning the ingenuity award.
A driver did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman behind him went ballistic, pounding on her horn and screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to drive through the intersection with him.
Still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed and placed in a cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, "I'm awfully sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping the guy off in front of you, and cursing a blue streak at him.
I noticed the "Choose Life" license plate holder, the "What Would Jesus Do?" bumper sticker, the "Follow me to Sunday School" bumper sticker and the chrome plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.
"Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
January 4th, 2007 06:03 PM
January 4th, 2007 06:08 PM
I wish that was true
sadly enough I have ran across a few of my fellow "Christians" who fit that example.
January 4th, 2007 06:28 PM
A tangential true story of my own...
I pulled up behind a gentleman at a red light once driving a small honda with a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker on the back. Being a 16 year old and not thinking any better I beeped my horn twice at him...he got out of his car IRATE and threw a water bottle at my windshield.
"Life exists at a level of complexity almost beyond our ability to comprehend. It's a well known fact that if you try to take apart a cat to see how it works one of the first things you have on your hands is a non-working cat" - Douglas Adams
"All things are governed by law" - Hippocrates
January 4th, 2007 10:38 PM
I wish that story was true. I have known several very Christian people who act very much like that lady in the story.
My wife is related to several of them.......
January 4th, 2007 11:57 PM
That's a great story. Dude would get fired unless he was the Chief in most places....and maybe would even then!!
Of course, most officers have far more serious things to do on their shifts, and not enough time or other resources to get them done- - one more reason why we can ONLY wish the story was true.
January 5th, 2007 12:32 AM
So he baptized your car with you in it, did you feel the spirit?
Originally Posted by robinsonre
seriously though the first post is an old joke that I pulled off the INTERNET over a year ago, so it has to be bogus.
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
January 5th, 2007 01:13 AM
Speaking of not seeing the cops, this story reminded me of something that happened to me in highschool.
A tangential true story of my own...
Back then I drove a 1969 Mustang Fastback and did my share of street racing, but one day I was sitting at a red light when a camaro pulled up next to me (I was in the right lane, he was in the left, both of us were eastbound).
90 degrees to our left, in the turn lane of the south bound traffic were two police officers mounted on KZ1000s.
Camaro boy is intently looking at me, revving his engine and giving me the stink eye.
I look at the cops, look back at him and motion toward the cops with my head, but Camaro boy is just too intently focused on trying to get me to race.
I make eye contact with the cops and shrug. They look at Camaro boy with that "what is this idiot doing?" look on their faces. And its clear that they know I see them.
So I rev the engine back at him a few times and when the light changes he floors the gas, lights up his tires across the entire intersection and takes off like a bat out of hell.
I didn't move. Didn't take the foot off the brake or even touch the gas pedal, I just kept looking at the cops. The one on the left instantly takes off after the other kid and the one on the right looks at me, I shrug and shake my head. Chuckling, he took off after the other kid too.
Then I quietly turned south and idled away from the scene.
January 5th, 2007 04:12 AM
I have a few seeing the cop stories. Including my second speeding ticket, but the best one is where I'm sitting at the light facing north and the cop is facing south a car full of teens coming from the west speed through just after the light changed, the cop holds up his hand as he looks at me and whips a Uie getting the teenagers. Kinda made my day.
Originally Posted by Zundfolge
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
January 5th, 2007 08:13 AM
Thanks for my morning smile!
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January 5th, 2007 09:54 PM
Good stories. Always love it when the officer gets the guy that really ticked you off.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
January 9th, 2007 03:57 AM
What gets me is how true it could be
Originally Posted by ExSoldier
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