a reply to: whyamIhere
About 10 years ago a buddy of mine and myself went fishing at a local creek. It was actually a big park with a creek running through it and it was
mostly fenced in accept at the entrance of the park which was a long way from where we liked to fish.
On the backside of the park they had a bunch of softball fields and there was gate that was always open while there were games going on, and that was
a lot closer to where we wanted to fish.
So we parked at the softball fields grabbed our gear and walked through the gate to our fishing hole.
We fished for a couple of hours and it started to rain so we grabbed our stuff and booked to the gate and my car, threw the stuff in the trunk and
Got about a mile or 2 down the road and a cop passes me going the other direction I see him hook a U-turn and hit his lights and he pulled me over.
He left us sitting in the car for at least 15 minutes until another cop rolled up on the scene they then make us exit the car and cuff us "for their
They start asking what we were doing over at Mill Creek and we said we were fishing . Well why were you guys running to your car ? Because it was
They asked if I had fishing gear and I said its in the trunk so they look in the trunk and of course we had a lot of fishing gear So they want us to
show them our shoes because if we were fishing they would be muddy.
They took my buddy into their car and started asking us questions separately . This all took at least an hour and I was very civil and cooperative I
actually kind of thought it was funny because all we were doing was fishing.
They took the cuffs off and put us back in my car and made us wait at least another 20 minutes.
One cop leaves and the other one comes up to my car with a speeding ticket for 56 in a 35. that is when I lost it a little because I was not speeding
I asked him to show me the radar and he refused so I refused to sign the ticket and went to have my day in court.
Everything out of that cops mouth was a lie. First he said he was just sitting there radaring when I drove by at 56 in a 35( when he passed me going
the other direction) He said he offered to show me the radar and I did not want to see it and I just refused to sign it.
He said there was no other cop on the scene and he did not pull us out of the car cuff us and question us or search us.
He said he did not ask about us fishing and it was just a routing traffic stop and I refused to sign.
Of course I was just shocked at his lies and did not know what to do or say and not being a lawyer I was just saying Things like "you liar" You did
this and this and the prosecuter is like "sir you have to ask questions ? and Im like but he is lying through his damn teeth.
Long story not so short I lost and had to pay the ticket. All they have to do is lie and they can screw you good because the judge ALWAYS sides with