Look out for undercover cops. Although, you don't know where they are because they are usually out of uniform and in regular looking cars. I guess what I'm saying is, be aware that an undercover cop could be well...anywhere.
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Learning All The Facts
Long story short, I end up cuffing him and waiting for the local smokies to show up and transport him to jail because I don’t have a caged car.
Turns out he was driving down the street drinking out of a Grey Goose bottle and orange juice bottle making little mouth-sized screwdrivers with his freaking 4-year-old in the car.
The upshot for the little 4-year-old was that one of the responding officers that showed up had a thick Liverpool accent. The little girl legit thought that she was speaking to the cop from Mary Poppins. Super cute.”
“Mind you I was not speeding, but I accelerated quickly and got in front of the SUV beside me who proceeded to tailgate me. He was driving aggressively and I thought road raging, so I got over, sped around a car in front of him and got over again. I made my turn and the guy was on my tail again. Suddenly he lights me over and my stomach drops. I pull over and a plainclothes officer gets out and approaches. He says, ‘Sir, why were you driving like that? I am not a traffic officer but your erratic driving gave me no choice but to pull you.’ I shrugged my shoulders and responded, ‘You were tailgating me and looked angry I thought you were raging and tried to get some distance from you.’ He responded, ‘That’s fair,’ and walked back to his car and drove off.”
Easiest Arrest They Ever Made
“In college, my buddies and I lived in an… especially affordable neighborhood. We all went to the bar one night but soon received a call that there was a break-in. Got home and the cop told us he and his partner were driving by our house in an unmarked car when they saw an individual struggling to carry digital cameras, a t-shirt full of spare change, and an Xbox plus controllers and games out of our house. The cops stop to observe what appears to be a robbery in progress, but then the individual actually approached the unmarked car and attempted to sell the stolen Xbox to the cops on the sidewalk in front of our house that he had just robbed. They said it was the easiest arrest they ever made.”
Expect The Unexpected
“I’m a cop in Ohio, and I was driving a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The police paid for it, so it was nice inside, leather, extra speakers, etc. One day when I was out on patrol listening to some cop rap, a guy drove past me with speakers so loud that I could hear the song (Reba McEntire) over the cop rap, so I blooped him with the siren and pulled him over. I walked up to the car and asked him what he was doing, and the tinted window rolled down, and it was Reba McEntire. I was stunned, and I said ‘I’m sorry, but a ticket’s a ticket.’
She grinned sheepishly and said ‘That’s fine. You’re just doing your job.’ It was one of the highlights of my career before I retired.”
Let It Go While Driving
“My family member is a detective who drives an unmarked car, a crap-box actually to blend.
He has seen deals, crimes in progress, but this incident stands out best.
My cousin is a lousy driver by nature. One particular night he was being tailgated and high beamed by an unhappy motorist behind him. He pulled into a gas station to let him pass, but the unsuspecting jerk followed him.
‘You got a problem, buddy?!’ He yelled at my cousin with a thick accent. My cousin got out, and the punk looked nervous while my cousin replied ‘nope, but it looks like you do now’ and flashes his badge.
The guy was arrested for driving a car with a revoked registration and driving without a license, possession of substance paraphernalia, along with citations for his actions before the confrontation.
Lifehack: just let it go when driving.”
The Woman Who Cried Assault
“My dad was a detective in an unmarked car, coming back from a hearing. He was not in his jurisdiction and going 35 to 40 in a 35 zone. There was a woman behind him riding his tail, which he mostly ignored because he wasn’t going painfully slow, in fact, a bit over the speed limit. She started beeping her horn and waving her arms, swerving side to side like she was trying to find a way to zoom around him.
He was also approaching the township line, putting him within his jurisdiction. Five seconds after he crossed the township line, the woman sped around him. Funny enough, at this township line the speed limit also dropped from 35 to 25. He clocks her going 55, put on his removable police light and pulled her over.
Now, this is where things get funky.