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A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:17 pm

Well since Christmas is only about 3 months away it might be time to se who is naughty and who is boring err... nice

Please tell us your favorite personal law enforcement encounters

Mine..

i was driving home from ATL to BUF (straight through with only fuel and pit stops). I exited the lovely New York State Thruway near my home and if the local village fund raiser (officer) was to believed I rolled through the stop sign. I tried to explain that I thought I did stop and added the fact that was about 250' from completing a 950 mile 16 ish hour trip. Sadly I did not convince the officer to let me go so it was off to traffic school for me.

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There was the local officer (not my town) who came into the ER claim he "sat on a Barbie doll after coming out of the shower". I always hated having to "help retrieve lost objects".

BTW, if you are unable to remove an object and need to go to the Er please when you get there do not try to use the "I sat on it while naked bit". Chances are the ER staff has heard the story before and will not believe you

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Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:50 pm

Well, this crime actually happened to me, so I wasn't the one being arrested - and it actually happened onboard a plane.  Wink

The guy was reported in-flight from BKK to LHR, and we (the cabin crew and me) were told that he'd be arrested upon arrival in LHR. And good God were they right! The second we arrived at the gate, all passengers were asked to remain in their seats, and around 5 cops with big-ass guns and vests step in. I was asked to identify the guy, but in order for him not to see me doing so, I was "guarded" in the galley by three officers, while the remaining two went to pick up the guy who was cuffed and dragged off. And as I was leaving, we had to go to the other end of economy to pick up my carry-on (I was assigned another seat in-flight and left most of my carry-on in the overhead compartment of the "old seat").

There were a few people freaking out because they thought there was a bomb onboard or something - but if I hadn't known what was going on, I'm pretty sure I would've been pretty confused too!
Being escorted off an aircraft and through the airport by a police officer was... interesting. I was just grateful I wasn't the one wearing cuffs, really.  Wink

After 12 hours with statements and such, I was able to go on a flight to CPH, and the officer who had been with me throughout the entire day was able to get me an upgrade to business, so it wasn't all awful. Big grin
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Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:50 pm

(1) I was once paid "under the table" by a group of police officers for helping with a conference that they put on.

(2) On my way to my "Behind the wheel" drivers tes to get my driver's license, the day after my 16th birthday I was pulled over. My heat stopped. Turns out it was a Senior Deputy I was friends with who "just wanted to wish me luck". (He also followed me for the first part of my test)

(3) One foggy night, I had a CHP officer run out in front of my car aim his gun at my hood and scream "Stop! Stop! Stop!" on California route 91 near the junction with Interstate 5. He then moved to the next lane over, did the same thing, and repeated until he had all lanes stopped, then dragged a mattress across the road, then the box spring. Then he released us. I made it up to about 100 MPH on an empty road under the assumption that I would never see the 91 with that little traffic again and the one CHP officer in the area was allredy occupied  Smile

(4) The one time I was (legitimately, I'll add) pulled over (doing 45ish on a road with a 45MPH speed limit but turned into a school zone (25 when children are present) downhill. Motorcycle officer came out of the school parking lot, I pulled over. He stayed there for what felt like an eternity (probably only about 5 minutes) then he sped off without ever coming up to my window.

Then I got a lecture from the Sr. Deputy in story #2 about how lucky I was and how motorcycle/traffic officers are not "real cops" and while you can probably talk a "real officer" (his words) out of a ticket because it's not worth the hassle to them, traffic officers have no other purpose in life, so it's usually not worth even trying.

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Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:03 am

I had a failure to stop when it was icey out (should've fought it but hadn't ate for hours and was hungry). I also got picked up with an expired driver's liscense.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:35 am



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 2):
(4) The one time I was (legitimately, I'll add) pulled over (doing 45ish on a road with a 45MPH speed limit but turned into a school zone (25 when children are present) downhill. Motorcycle officer came out of the school parking lot, I pulled over. He stayed there for what felt like an eternity (probably only about 5 minutes) then he sped off without ever coming up to my window.



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 2):
Then I got a lecture from the Sr. Deputy in story #2 about how lucky I was and how motorcycle/traffic officers are not "real cops" and while you can probably talk a "real officer" (his words) out of a ticket because it's not worth the hassle to them, traffic officers have no other purpose in life, so it's usually not worth even trying.

I have a similar story as well. I was pulled over for going 35 in a 45 (Azalea Road in Mobile, enroute from Davidson High School to Providence Hospital), also by a motorcycle cop. (Traffic Enforcement, Mobile Police Department) As he pulled me over I got a call from the hospital where my mom was in the ICU at, and in the hassle (and nervousness) I hit the reject button on my phone. When he came to my window, I politely explained that I was enroute to the hospital and asked if I could quickly return a call that I had just missed, and explained the circumstance. He wouldn't allow it, and proceeded to ask for my license, insurance, and registration. I gave him my license and insurance card, and I looked for my current registration. I had a copy of the title from every year since we bought the car new till last year. I realized that my mom likely had the current one in her things, given she had to produce many documents in the ongoing divorce. Soo.... I ended up with $280 in tickets ($140 each for speeding and no registration).....

But since it was my first time, I can go to traffic school for $105, waive the speeding ticket cost, and with-hold the reporting of the ticket to my insurance company. And the judge is supposed to toss the registration out once I present it in court.

This really frustrated me, because most officers on a hilly five lane road that should have a speed limit of 50, would give you 10 miles over. More than that, he denied me the chance to check on an ill family member.(AND - I was the only person on her emergency call list) Most of my friends have been pulled over for far worse, and have gotten warnings.
 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:42 am



Quoting MOBflyer (Reply 4):
I was pulled over for going 35 in a 45

I think that should be "I was pulled over for going 45 in a 35" !  Smile
 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:55 am

At the airport dog park at MSP while my dad was walking our dog I was standing near the runway (12R/30L) with binoculars. A airport police car drives up the hill right in front of me. The officer comes out of the car and thank god my dad came and the officer asked "are you with your dad?" i said nervously "yes". after a few minutes he just said people sometimes call when they see people with binoculars and cameras. then a nice talk about how fun it is to see 747s, A330s, and other large jets at the airport.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:00 am

Mine ates back to High School and senior scavenger hunt...two incidents

First with the real police. They broke up our event by pulling around and shining their bright lights on us...since I was familiar with the parking lot we were in, I knew the back way out and directed my friend that way.

Then later on, we were pulled over by our assitant principal, into the county jail parking lot no less. Threatened us. Mind you, we were the good kids in HS. When I asked him the next day, he told me he selected us becuase he knew we would spread the word and get the message across.

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I've also gone on 5 ride-alongs with Washington's Metropolitan Police and Montgomery County (Md.) Police...all great experiences. On one of the Maryland ones, the cop pulled a gun on the suspect and I went running...hahaa.

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Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:32 am

I was once pulled over while doing 75 mph in a 75 mph zone.

Confused? So was I when NMSP Crown Vic with a few thousand dollars worth of flashing LEDs appeared in my rearview mirror.

So the officer walks up to the window and informs me that she has clocked me doing 89 mph! She was traveling the opposite direction when the alleged offense occurred, and reversed course to apprehend yours truly. After obtaining the usual documentation, she proceeds back to her patrol car. At this time, an officer with the NM Motor Transportation Division stops by to see what's going on. They chat for a bit, and the officer returns and informs me that she has reason to believe the radar indication was erroneous because 1) she noted that it didn't take long for her to catch up to me and 2) the numerous radio transmission towers in the area sometimes interfere with police radar. I was let off with a verbal warning. She didn't say, but the complete puzzled look on my face when she first approached me probably clued her in that perhaps wasn't quite the speed racer her radar said I was.

Just remembered this one:
A few years ago, I asked a local cop out on a date. She laughed at me.  crying 

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Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:31 am

On not one, but TWO separate occasions in my life I have had to run away from the cops.

While naked.

I got away both times.

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Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:38 am



Quoting MOBflyer (Reply 4):
I was pulled over for going 35 in a 45

Maybe there is a minimum too!
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:58 am



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 9):
On not one, but TWO separate occasions in my life I have had to run away from the cops.

While naked.

I got away both times.

(But you wouldn't all want to be bored by such stories...)

We already know at least one of them...  Wink


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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:38 am

Let's see about 6 years ago when I was in year 8. About 2 weeks after starting at a new school I was reported to the deputy principal by this girl allegedly I wen't through her bag and took her purse. Anyway I was referred to the school based constable who questioned me for a good hour or two went through my bag, made me empty my pockets etc. Despite the constable's attempts to get an admission and let we off with a warning I maintained my innocence the whole time. I was put in detention for the entire day while the investigation was underway. I got home that afternoon told mum everything she was hopping mad and promptly called the school back. The following morning I went to school and I was told by the administration staff that there was no evidence on the surveillance footage of me going anywhere near anyone else's bag and I was free to go back into classes. That was it no apology no nothing. Great way to start at a new school.

A couple of years ago had first car which was an old commodore which at the time was still registered in my mothers name. I lent the car to my cousin who was pulled over in the same vehicle with her ex boyf. who was a known criminal. Anyway a few weeks later I was driving with my friend between our houses. We were followed by a patrol car for a good 5 kilometres . I was making sure I was driving everything right as you do when your getting followed by a patrol car. In the meantime my friend who was a bit of an idiot was singing "first drink of the day" really loud with open windows. After a while I got pulled over suspected of driving a stolen vehicle (2 young boys in a car registered to a middle aged woman). Anyway my surname matched up with mum's surname so they let us go. latter that week I was driving alone to work I was followed by an unmarked patrol car for god knows how long I arrived at work parked my car the officer parked beside me approached me presenting his badge wanting to see my licence so I showed him then he left after that.




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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:56 am

Many years ago, looking through the fence at Savannah airport with my camera (forgot my binoculars) I was "asked" by passing ANG base security to go and see the base intelligence officer where I was politely asked to volunteer to hand over the film in my camera. I hadn't actually taken any photos of planes, just pics in and around Savannah. This was summer 1993 when things were falling apart in what was Yugoslavia and some of the planes on the base were being deployed over there. So, people were a bit twitchy it seemed.

On the same trip I was caught in Bluffton (SC) for doing maybe 35 in a 30 zone and got a $90 on the spot fine. One of those places where you really have to keep an eye out for the signs.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:30 am

Drink driving limit in Australia is 0.5 ...

1) I was pulled over once and blew 0.4 and was sent on my way

2) Another time I was pulled over and blew 0.5 and was sent on my way (though legally they could have taken me in to see if I was going down or up in level - I was going down as I'd waited ages drinking water before I left the party). That time they sat behind my car for a good 10 minutes with the high beams on blinding my face while they checked all of my license details. I was lucky that time  Smile

3) When I was in my teens I called the Police to my house as some old man arrived on our doorstep with a young kid in tow, saying he had run away from home and that he was taking him back to his parents. I remember it was a hot summers day, and the kid had tears all down his face and this man was -v-e-r-y- old. Don't know how it turned out either!

I think that's the limit of my experience with the law. My brother is a totally different story  Smile
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:24 am

One Day I got a call from work in my early days in Aviation,About needing to borrow an Aircraft spare & send it on a flight to reach our main base within an hour as one aircraft was AOG [Aircraft on ground].

So I decided to opt out of the car & took the helmet & Bike,zooming on the road.Since I was getting late I took a left at a signal though it was not green & ahead was a ponchy old officer.

He said to me "Sonny what the hurry?"... I told him I had to get to the airport as I need to send some spares on the first available flight....He asked me if I thought these roads were the Runway  Smile

I told him apoligitically that I regretted it.....The old guy started telling me How as a youngster We should be carefull about driving on the roads...I listened to him paitently thinking of the lost time....And finally he said I could go with no fine,but make sure I drove below 40kmph.

I agreed & after 15 meters was back zooming  Smile

Luckily I made it in time & got the spares despatched,saving a lot of cash for the company by avoiding a delay......The cop was right,But I just had to go fast.

It was a funny day.

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Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:42 am

I had been pulled over 9 times for speeding before I got my first ticket...in the Ted Williams Tunnel!

Interestingly, those 9 times were all by local officers and the 10...well that was the Staties...

I fought the tunnel ticket and won, then got pulled over a year later on 495 and got a ticket for speeding on Thanksgiving. Didnt fight that one...I was the only one on the road so it was kind of a no-brainer. Couldnt come up with a legit excuse for that one  Embarrassment
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:04 pm



Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 16):
I had been pulled over 9 times for speeding before I got my first ticket...in the Ted Williams Tunnel!

 rotfl  I have yet to see anyone pulled over in the tunnel. And who really does the speed limit in there, isnt it like 45?
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:22 pm



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 1):
Well, this crime actually happened to me, so I wasn't the one being arrested - and it actually happened onboard a plane. Wink

I had the same thing onboard a plane too. Flying from HNL to MSP on NW back in 2004. A women who had way to much to drink was making a ruckus on the plane. I was traveling with a group of 50 people, so we were in the aisles talking and such. The women walks through the aisle and for no apparent reasons pushes me pretty hard.

Later, I was taking with a FA and just mentioned what happened. Well we landed in Minneapolis and told to remain in our seats. Tons of cops board and escort the women off.

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Then personally...I was caught in DC by a camera doing 9 mph over in a 25. It was first day in DC with my car and I found out I could of fought it, but just paid it to ignore the hassle. I now know where the speed cameras are.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:36 pm

Fortunately I haven't yet been caught for that murder. Likewise Cornish hasn't yet been caught for molesting that rabbit.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:12 pm



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 17):
I have yet to see anyone pulled over in the tunnel. And who really does the speed limit in there, isnt it like 45?

No one does the speed limit in there you are right. 45 is nothing at all!

But the part I left out, which is funny, is that I was pulled over with another car who was being driven by my coworker! Her father is a cop, but that did her no favors. She also got the ticket dropped in court.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:20 pm



Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 20):
No one does the speed limit in there you are right. 45 is nothing at all!

Keeping up with traffic I easily have to do anywhere between 55-65, Hell I did 70 in there once to get over two lanes because I was going to miss my exit  laughing 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:11 pm

My girlfriend and I were fooling around in a vacant parking lot when flashing lights came on. Cop didn't even get out of the car, he made me come to his window. He ran both of our ID's.......made us wait there for 15 minutes with his brights shining on us. He then called me back to the window and I am thinking that he can't charge me with anything since we didn't do anything.........I was wrong. It seems I was in the park, after dark...$125 later


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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:25 pm



Quoting JFK69 (Reply 22):
Screw the cop

Wow, it only took 22 replies  sarcastic 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:33 pm



Quoting Lincoln (Reply 2):
(1) I was once paid "under the table" by a group of police officers for helping with a conference that they put on.

Bow-chika-bow-wow!

Let's see... in the past year, I've been:

1. Pulled over for going 65 in a 55 MPH zone in Everglades National Park (who knew that park rangers had radar guns?!?!). Anyways, written warning and a stern lecture on how the speed limits are "for the animals."  Silly

2. Pulled over- as I was dropping off my brother at his school!!!- for going 26 in a 15 MPH school zone. There was one of those radar boxes that has the posted speed limit (30 MPH in this case) and I was somewhat fixated on keeping it under 30 rather than 15. I was let off with a verbal warning after describing my driving record as being "spotless."

3. Pulled over for going 117 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. License suspended...
 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:36 pm

Well, earlier this year me and a friend went off roading on the hills near me. We got to the top of this 'road' (turned out it was a bridleway) and a police officer turned us around... on the way back down we were stopped by 3 cops on off road motorcycles. They issued me and my friend Section 59 warnings and seized the Land Rover. We got it back, only after paying £105!!! To anybody who doesn't know, a Section 59 is issued when somebody is 'driving anti-socially or where they're not supposed to' - We were the latter, driving a motor vehicle on a bridleway (Horse road basically). Turns out that the day we chose to go up there, the Police were doing a crackdown on illegal off roaders... typical!

My other run in with the Police was at MAN. Me and 2 friends were spotting southside of 23R when I heard sirens, close and not moving. I instantly thought they were for me, so I started running back to the car and a Police officer was waiting for me. He told me I couldn't park where I had and that they were ready for moving it! I apologised and they just told me not to park there again. They also took all my details and stuff.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:36 pm

When I was 11 my friend's house was raided by the Omaha SWAT team. There were about 6 of us kids sitting in the living room watching the Disney Channel when all-of-a-sudden men in black with AR-15s barged into the house yelling and screaming. It turns out they had confused my friend's dad from their trouble cousin who had the same first and last name.
 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:38 pm

It seems I'm a terrorist. Big grin





My dad used to be a police officer, so I knew half the local PD by first name. Never had to call in any favours though.
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:41 pm



Quoting PlateMan (Reply 18):
I had the same thing onboard a plane too. Flying from HNL to MSP on NW back in 2004. A women who had way to much to drink was making a ruckus on the plane. I was traveling with a group of 50 people, so we were in the aisles talking and such. The women walks through the aisle and for no apparent reasons pushes me pretty hard.

Later, I was taking with a FA and just mentioned what happened. Well we landed in Minneapolis and told to remain in our seats. Tons of cops board and escort the women off.

Ah yes. Ignorant drunks are fun - this guy didn't even have the drunk excuse.  Wink

I was surprised at the number of cops too - 5 cops to 1 person! And all the guns and what looked like bulletproof vests (I don't know if they WERE, or they were just regular vests) - they were friendly and did their best to calm people down though, so I guess it's okay... but still - those guns were huge.  eek 

I know it's kind of mean...  blush  but seeing a woman freak because she thought it was a bomb even after the police had told her that they were just there to escort a guy off the plane and that she wasn't in any kind of danger was kind of funny - of course, being scared isn't fun - but she was overreacting and it took like 3 people to calm her down!  crazy 
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Quoting USAirways737 (Reply 27):
When I was 11 my friend's house was raided by the Omaha SWAT team. There were about 6 of us kids sitting in the living room watching the Disney Channel when all-of-a-sudden men in black with AR-15s barged into the house yelling and screaming. It turns out they had confused my friend's dad from their trouble cousin who had the same first and last name.

 rotfl  Classic!
 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:27 pm

Do you really want me to compile a list of how many traffic offenses ive had?

Ive been to traffic school at least 10 times, put on hack 3x by the Circuit Court of Cook County in Rolling Meadows. Christ, has it been that many?
 
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:12 pm



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 29):
Ah yes. Ignorant drunks are fun - this guy didn't even have the drunk excuse.

I was riding in the flight attendant seat one time on a YX 717 BOS-MKE when I witnessed an assault from an intoxicated passenger. Up until then, I had never had any problems on a flight...basically I watched a guy grop a womans breasts right there in the aisle!

Her husband wanted to beat the living tar out of him but kept his cool. We too had to remain seated while the airport sheriffs escorted him off the plane. I had to stay afterwards and give my account to the flight attendants so they could submit their reports. Turns out the woman filed charges on him two days later...and my boss back in BOS (at the time) called me to his office to tell me this.

Interesting situation to say the least.
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:21 am



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 23):
Wow, it only took 22 replies sarcastic

Get over it....not all cops are so super. Deal with it.
 
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:55 am



Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 31):
I was riding in the flight attendant seat one time on a YX 717 BOS-MKE when I witnessed an assault from an intoxicated passenger. Up until then, I had never had any problems on a flight...basically I watched a guy grop a womans breasts right there in the aisle!

Her husband wanted to beat the living tar out of him but kept his cool. We too had to remain seated while the airport sheriffs escorted him off the plane. I had to stay afterwards and give my account to the flight attendants so they could submit their reports. Turns out the woman filed charges on him two days later...and my boss back in BOS (at the time) called me to his office to tell me this.

Interesting situation to say the least.

Is sexual assault a common occurance on planes? I know you hadn't experienced many up until then, but maybe people have heard about them - I've never actually heard of that many.  Smile
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:53 am



Quoting JFK69 (Reply 22):
$125 later

Jeez the local no tell motel is probably got a 3 hour rate that is a third of that!  biggrin 
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Cadet57
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:59 am



Quoting JFK69 (Reply 32):
Get over it....not all cops are so super. Deal with it.

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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:09 am



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 33):
Is sexual assault a common occurance on planes?

Maybe...theres always the fact that people either dont report it or dont care (dont want to deal with it)
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:54 pm



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 35):

Oh my...is that one funny pic. I hope a family member that you care about is in the back....

dude. I didn't say screw all cops, I said screw that cop.

Like I said before, They aren't all the greatest thing since sliced bread. Some are good, some suck...just like posters on A.NET. Some are good....some suck.
 
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:51 pm

Last year I got a summons for peeing in public.
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:01 pm



Quoting TWFirst (Reply 38):
Last year I got a summons for peeing in public.

Not something you'd expect from someone ...

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 38):
From Vatican City State (Holy See)

 Wink
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:42 pm



Quoting ManuCH (Reply 39):
Not something you'd expect from someone ...

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 38):
From Vatican City State (Holy See)

The Swiss Guards didn't do their job and shield me from view of the cops  Wink
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:56 pm

Many many years ago I kicked a policeofficer in his face as he was beating a friend of mine who was unconcious laying on the street after a football game. I got arrested but was released as the whole thing was filmed by someone and a judge decided that it was just to help my friend. Without the film I could have gotten some months in jail....

Only a year later we luckily escaped the police after some riots broke out after an ( again) football game.

The 2nd best thing was in 2002 when I was so drunk that I used much of the pavement and the street and was stopped by a police car. The younger of the two officers asked me some questions ( I believe) but the other one ( much older and wiser) told him to let me go. The younger one said no and grapped me hard and I just puke on his trousers and shoes. The old guy was laughing so hard but I had to pay the cleaning.

The ultimate number one was 2 years ago when I was so drunk at my birthday that I thought the poilce-woman at the door was the stripper. I had to pay a fine for the loud music. Big grin


That were my most memorable encounters with the police. Big grin
 
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:17 pm

Picture it: Portland 1993...

Seriously, I was hanging out with a guy in 1993 (my summer of love *wink*). He told me he had never been to Sauvie Island, location of a clothing optional beach in the Portland area. "Okay, why not?" I thought. I was young and innocent. We drove 10 miles across the island to the clothing optional part. We laughed, we talked, we ate, we.... well... you get the idea. Anyway, it was getting late. We went back to the car only to find Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife warden writing a ticket. I asked what it was for and he tells me it is for not having a parking permit. I swear to this day I never saw any signs anywhere about any parking permit. They are there now, but I swear they were not there then.

I kinda forgot about the ticket.

Six months later, I was back in Pendletion (200 miles east of Portland) visiting my brother. He and his friend wanted doughnuts at 2AM. So, we walked across town to the 24 hour doughnut shop. Half way there, two cops stopped us. Youth in a gang like that is suspicious. But, the main officer went to my church and the other officer was a year ahead of me in school. They wrote all our information and let us on our way. They showed up at the doughnut shop just as we were placing our order and cuffed me. Failure to appear was the charge. While I was being booked, I was chatting with the booking officers: I went to either college or high school with all of them, too.

My brother paid the $75 bail and I was again a free man.
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:49 pm

I got a speeding ticket on Disney World property this year.  Sad
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:11 pm

I had a officer from my local CID around a month a go for watching planes at my local airport. It was on a Sunday Morning at a location where I had no problems before. Fortunately I had my log book with me and she was satisfied with my explanation.
 
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:49 pm

Oh I'm such a good boy! Big grin

I can only think of two run-ins with the "filth"...the first being back in the early 90s. I pulled out of a side road on the way to my mum's house, and as I pulled out I was aware of a passing motorcycle cop paying special attention to my Ford Escort Estate (I inherited it from my Dad...leave me alone!!). He followed me the mile to my mum's, and eventually pulled me over to the side of the road just before I reached her place. His first question was "I'm assuming you know why I've pulled you over?". I gave him my best gormless look, as I really had no idea. It turns out that he'd been unable to see my tax disc, which I did in fact have in place (in the UK you have to display it clearly in the windscreen), but didn't have it in a "holder", so may have been a bit difficult to see. When I pointed out that I did in fact have a valid tax disc, but that he just couldn't see it, he at least had the decency to blush!

The second time was in Dubai in July this year. I had been given use of my cousin's car, and had pulled into a small side road at the Dubai Marina trying to find somewhere to park so that I could take some photos. Finding no suitable space, I tried to rejoin the main road at a junction that wasn't "active", so the traffic lights weren't working. I edged out, but a parked van was preventing me from seeing oncoming traffic until I was quite far out into the road. Seeing an approaching car, I put my foot on the brake, but it appears that the guy behind me didn't see my brake lights, and continued pushing forwards...right into the back of my cousin's Pajero! The Pajero is a sturdy creature, unlike the 4X4 of the guy behind, whose bonnet (hood) was smashed beyond recognition! Dubai law dictates that any road traffic accident MUST be reported to the police, otherwise insurance companies will NOT stump up the cash! I therefore had to wait while the guy that hit me called the police, and for them to arrive. Now don't get me wrong, I generally think of the UAE as a reasonably civilised country, but I don't mind telling you that I was sh*t scared thinking about what to expect when they turned up!! I had visions of being thrown in prison for some completely innocent reason...many cigarettes were smoked while I waited for them to arrive!

Anyway, they eventually turned up...and thankfully the guy that hit me spoke Arabic and English, as it appeared that the cops only spoke Arabic. Fortunately he took full responsibility, not only for having rear-ended me, but for translating too! After about 20 minutes of interrogation and checking of documentation I was told that I could leave...but I'm sure I lost a pound or two in sweat during the process!! Big grin
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:25 am

Speeding...96mph in a 65 driving across the US. Wide open roads, no one except me and the cop that was hiding atop a bridge. Dirty, but deserved. $180 fine.
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:39 am

I was driving from DC to NYC one fine winter weekend and on the NJ Turnpike, I almost caused a multicar pile up. I was driving somewhat to 80mph, keeping along traffic on the left lane, while the cars in front of me all of a sudden slammed on their brakes. I slammed on my brakes and tried to merge to the shoulder to avoid hitting the car in front of me but my car veered to the right, did a 180 and stopped in the middle of the turnpike. A big rig was right behind me but luckily he managed to stop just in time. I quicky started up my car (manual tranny) and off I went. About 1/4 mile down the road, a patrol car pulled me over from the shoulder. I guess someone reported to the cop about my reckless driving. After a bit of a talk with the officer, he told me "that's some fine driving you did" and how well I handled my vehicle becuase I could have easily flipped over my Jeep. He warned me about reckless driving but didn't cite me, but he did cite me with a $60 fine for having an orniment on my rearview mirror for "obstruction while driving." Ok, fair enough. I rather have that then a reckless driving ticket and having to go to court.

Yea, what a fun weekend. I told my (then) girlfriend at the time how I almost got killed.
 
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:50 pm

Got pulled over for doing 108kph in an 80 zone and luckily the officer dropped it down to 15kph over with a $54 fine, otherwise i'd have lost my license seeing as i was on a provisional one at the time.

My other only run in with the law was when the (now ex) wife called the police accusing me of beating her up! I was cuffed without question and put in the back of a cruiser....it was only the statement of a neighbour saying i had done nothing wrong and in fact it was ME that was on the receiving end that got me out the cuffs. Then the officer asked if i'd like to charge the wife! lol What a Sh!tshow!

I have to say i have very little respect for the police here in Kingston....the majority of them are fresh out of academy kids that act like they're god. The older cops however are really nice people and bend over backwards to help.....but they are retiring fast.

Cheers
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RE: A.Net Member's "Run-ins W/ The Law"

Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:53 pm



Quoting Greggarious (Reply 24):
I was let off with a verbal warning after describing my driving record as being "spotless."



Quoting Greggarious (Reply 24):
Pulled over for going 117 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. License suspended...

Ahh yes the all important order, if it happened the other way you could have had trouble.

I got pulled over doing 159 kph in a 110 and got a ticket.
Got caught doing 170 kph in a 100 - warning.
110 kph in a 50 kph - ticket.
95 kph in a 60 - ticket.
73 mph in a 30 mph - ticket. (It was a long straight country road at 6 am)
220 kph in a 100 kph the cop turned on his lights but could not get on the highway (he was just exiting).
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