Our Enterprising Youth.
This is a discussion on Our Enterprising Youth. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; In Richardson, Texas, a State Trooper was running radar. He had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but wasn't getting any. Then he discovered ...
January 24th, 2007 04:07 PM
Our Enterprising Youth.
In Richardson, Texas, a State Trooper was running radar. He had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but wasn't getting any. Then he discovered the problem. A 12 year old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign which read "RADAR TRAP AHEAD!"
The officer later found a young accomplice down the road with a sign reading, "TIPS" and a bucket full of money. (And we used to just sell lemonade!)
January 24th, 2007 04:20 PM
Well ya gotta make money somehow when you aren't old enough to work in most states. Here's another story for ya:
I have a friend who got caught going a fair bit over the speed limit on a country road. He got blue-lighted and when the cop walked up to his window he said "Boy, I have been waiting for you all day."
My friends reply "Well officer, I got here as fast as I could."
He recieved a written warning.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
January 24th, 2007 10:11 PM
BWAHAHAHA he is cutting into the profits of the police department, after all what other reason would you give a ticket for 1 MPH over for (yes the city does just that). I wonder what would happen if they followed the officer around doing that on a regular basis, arrest them for interfering with a police officer doing his duty?
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
January 24th, 2007 11:49 PM
Free speach and free enterprise. The kids are doing a great thing, keeping the speed down.
January 25th, 2007 04:13 AM
I'm pretty sure the "free speech" angle wouldn't fly, as the net effect of slowing those folks down (laudable!) is reduction of revenue for the PD. Interesting how some folks will tip a kid for the intel, but lie through their teeth to a cop. Cake-and-eat-it syndrome. Poor LEO must have been a bit surprised to get the big goose egg for an entire shift.
Originally Posted by raevan
January 25th, 2007 04:51 AM
I deserved my last ticket. 74 in a 60. There was a middle age man in the defensive driver class that got one for 2mph over. Instructer asked if it was a school zone. No, 47 in a 45. Farm to market rd speed reduction section approaching city limit w/ a 40mph speed inside the city limit. Tiny town in Texas. I did not know where it was.
Originally Posted by Sheldon J
There are some speed traps out there. Good job kids.
Carry 24-7 or guess right.
NRA Life Member/TSRA Life Member
Texas CHL Instructor. www.pdtraining.us
January 26th, 2007 12:04 AM
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
Certified Glock Armorer
NRA Life Member
By SIGP250 in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
Last Post: January 20th, 2011, 12:50 AM
By jwhite75 in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
Last Post: November 17th, 2010, 09:06 PM
By JohnKelly in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
Last Post: March 14th, 2010, 05:11 PM
By Siafu in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
Last Post: August 10th, 2009, 09:19 PM
By TonyW in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
Last Post: June 28th, 2006, 10:28 PM