This is a discussion on I really hope someone does not run across this guy and base their opinion on him within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Who knows if the guy is a cop or not. But, the others are right... my brain has a Rolodex of smartass comebacks. Sometimes they ...
Who knows if the guy is a cop or not. But, the others are right... my brain has a Rolodex of smartass comebacks. Sometimes they get fired off without me meaning to do so. I think most cops who have been doing the job longer than a few years do.
Even though I'm very much a gun guy, I absolutely despise talking guns with strangers, especially in odd venues.
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Cop or not he left a sour taste in your mouth, his comment, serious or not left a reflection on himself, not you; so I really wouldn't worry about it. The world is full of people that are narcissistic if he's not actually doing anything wrong then there is no duty to report it to the police shrug him off and move on with life.
And +1 on yanking your chain half hartedly, and if he caught your reaction to it then he knows you're not out playing cowboy, and not one that he is likely to worry about, so he took his order and left as planned.
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Just curious, you said you were in uniform and OCing; what uniform were you wearing?
Were you in a position to see a badge near his holster or anywhere else; can you be positive he did not have a badge displayed somewhere?
I've never been mistaken for an LEO, probably my Hitchcock profile is out of style, even for southern fat-bellied sheriffs. Still I probably won't argue with a fry clerk if my total seems a bit less than I was expecting, heck I may not even notice.
There have been several stories around here about OCers mistaken for LEOs, and when an LEO approaches an OCer often the first question is, "Are you an LEO?"
I assume this is because most people associate a sidearm with LEOs, and that most people have a fascination with firearms and LEOs.
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You did the right thing by not saying anything more to him, whether he was a wannabe or an actual LEO. Best to just mind your own business at that point.
And you comment you were in uniform too...lol....
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While I too I a gun guy, I gravitate towards them but I don't engage in conversation with strangers, none of my business. People I know, different story. Maybe you did get a jerk on your chain.
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I have a friend/co-worker, well 2 that are part time armed security, very basic security work. And they both often wear their badges on their belts with their guns, and sometimes cuffs.
They have absolutely no power of arrest when not working. Even when they are its shaky.
One of them has a white crown vic with a cage, a radio, wig wags, siren, the whole bit, the other uses state seal stickers on his vehicles in order to look more important.
They worked the voting polls a few times and were dubbed special constables and the one took that WAY overboard. I have heard him tell people that "while out serving papers..." total BS.
Their patch is vague and sometimes it just has a state seal in it. They are much like the guy in the opening post. One wears a hat with a state seal on it just to get the free coffee. And talks about being out doing things with the other guys.
In fact the one with the vic wears his duty belt to his main security job, then takes it off. We are not allowed to be armed in the security job we do full time.
We belive that he ^ tried to punk a State AG Agent once on the highway by swinging out behind him and picking up his mic as if he were talking to someone. The description of the car and the uniform, guy, and location were very very close to him. The Agent is a firearms instructor that I have classes with.
( I am a part time LEO )
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To answer what uniform i was wearing, I was in my security uniform, about a block away from my site, i tend to stop in that mickey d's two to three times a shift for coffee, unless i am on duty, i try not to go in there too much when i am in uniform, but the employees know i am a security guard so they don't give me any special discounts, the only free anything i have taken was every 7th fountain drink because i am a member of the speedway drink club
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Personally, if you see the guy in the Mikky Ds again, just say nothing, use your observation skills. Usually a LEO will also have his Badge on him , usually worn on his belt area. If he has nothing on him, just chuckle to yourself.
Just my own opinion here.
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