Defensive Carry banner

1 - 20 of 38 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So I want to hear your feeling on this.

My wife and I were headed home from her families house this evening (10:00 pm). We went from Brigham city, UT. to Tremonton, UT which is about a 20 mile drive. Just outside Brigham there is a small town calle Corrinne. A sheriff was parkedat the fuel station there and pulled out behind us, we are in separate vehicles, and followed us the ENTIRE way. As we got closer to our house we were thinking it was weird. Even my wife noticed and she isn't in code yellow all the time like myself.

So we start taking random turns with her following me and the sheriff is still behind us until we take the turn to go past the Tremonton police station. I called dispatch and they hadn't heard anything so its not like he was seeing suspicious activity and he didn't report to Tremonton when we got close so he really had no reason to follow us. I also have a tail light out and he followed us that far with out anything not even running the plates.

Then when we went home finally we saw him at a local fuel station and there are a LOT of better ways to get there than the way we went and he was at a fuel station when he pulled out behind us.

I thought this was very strange and kinda worried my wife and myself. What do you guys and gals think? Anyone in Utah law enforcement have any insight?

Thanks in advance all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15,177 Posts
Get out your timfoil hats there coming,he was probably just on routine patrol and just happened to be going the same way,and then checked the gas station due to them being easy robbery targets,and open at all hours.When I was an LEO I made it a point to check up on all the open businesses on my sector frequently to deter robberies,and the clerks appreciated it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thats kinda what I was thinking but its better to check and be safe. You never know what kind of whack jobs are out there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,244 Posts
Fix your stupid tail light! That's one of the most common PC issues out there.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
10,182 Posts
I had a car problem on the turnpike and was on the side. An LEO in a SUV, lights, County Sheriff on the side, etc. stopped ... talked to us a second, etc.... and then left.

Then a Hwy Patrolman pulls up... as we are talking ... I mention it weird that a County Sheriff's officer was on the turnpike. He lit up like a Christmas tree... and began radioing in, etc. There was NO County Deputy in that area or that had been in that area. He then advised me that someone had been in that area posing as an LEO and robbing people when he pulled them over, and had raped a few woman.

Ya never know for sure, huh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Fix your stupid tail light! That's one of the most common PC issues out there.
Easy buddy I didn't even know that it was out until that night when my wife called me and let me know. was I supposed to rush to the store and get a bulb and fix it right then in the dark? I planned on getting it done today.

Sorry that my light bothers you so much.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,342 Posts
I also have a tail light out and he followed us that far with out anything not even running the plates.

I'm curious, how do you know that he didn't run your plates? That information can be accessed via his laptop, can it not LEO's?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22,908 Posts
I'm curious, how do you know that he didn't run your plates? That information can be accessed via his laptop, can it not LEO's?
Yes, it can be. I'll follow somebody who has my curiosity for as long as it takes for the information to come back on the computer, or until I'm satisfied they are not up to anything sinister. I wouldn't worry about it to much.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,260 Posts
Sounds like undue paranoia. If you are not breaking the law, what difference would it make if he followed you into the next state? Would you have reacted the same if it had been a bald guy in a white Toyota, a blond woman in a green Honda, or a teenage kid in a blue Chevy?

Didn't mean to bust your chops, just don't understand why you would go to the extreme of calling the dispatcher over a situation like this.

I sometime think aliens are following me...but when I turn around they're gone. :blink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22,908 Posts
So were you OCing, or was it just the deputy?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
272 Posts
A few weeks ago an LEO in patrol car came up behind me and then stayed in my blind spot for several blocks, matching my speed exactly, up or down. He even stayed in my blind spot at traffic signals instead of pulling up to the line. It was rather unnerving. Suddenly he turned away. I guess he was running my plates and after I came back clean he lost interest? It was strange though that he clearly made a deliberate effort to stay in my blind spot, as if I wouldn't notice he was following me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
433 Posts
He may have noticed that you were following another car and wanted to make sure nothing was going on such as road rage, etc..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,010 Posts
He may have noticed that you were following another car and wanted to make sure nothing was going on such as road rage, etc..
Just what I was thinking. It may have started with him noticing that you were following 'a woman in her car' (from his point of view).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,198 Posts
When I was an LEO I'd sometimes notice a minor infraction and then follow the vehicle just to make sure the driver was in full control, not drunk, etc. Sometimes after I confirmed their status I would simply let them go or maybe pull them over and cite them.
Actually this has it's advantages. Driver runs red light, gets followed for 3 blocks before being stopped. Officer tells driver he's being stopped for running a red light. Driver say's "I did that 3 blocks back, why are you stopping me now"?
Officer says "now that you've admitted it, will you please sign here.....".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,586 Posts
Very common practice, get the light fixed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
Ok, consider me paranoid, but not all cops are necessarily good guys.

I would have tried to get the plate number/car number from his car, and I'd have reported his activity. If it was legit, then no problem, but from there I'd allow his CO to figure out what he was doing.

And I'd watch for him in the area, just to make sure he didn't follow my wife when she leaves home.

Daryl
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
50,603 Posts
I'm going the speed limit, all my lights work, and a cop starts following me?
Great, I'll enjoy the 'county-paid protection' all the way home.

Not a problem for me...just let it go.:22a:
 
1 - 20 of 38 Posts
Top