Run In Part 1
We were on our way home headed towards, (insert location here)
from (insert road here)
, We turned left at the intersection onto
(insert road here)
and came to a stop at the stop sign, It was around 12AM, We saw three, individuals across the road standing it was hard to
tell who or what they were as it was dark and they were a pretty good distance from us, At the same time I was about to make my turn as all was clear
when the three individuals started walking towards our vehicle and shinning lights, They yelled at us to stop at this point we were a bit confused and
not exactly comfortable all things considered, When they got a bit closer it was clear they were Cops, so we stopped.
Two of them were State Troopers, The other was a City Police Officer, One of the Troopers we shall refer to him as (Trooper W)
drivers side I rolled down my window slightly and asked what was going on, he did not answer and requested my license, registration ect, I flipped on
my cabin light and retrieved both and handed them to him, At this point all seemed fine and everything checked out as expected, He then handed both
items back to me, and asked both myself and my friend if we had been drinking ect, and if we had drugs or illegal substances in the vehicle, I
answered no to all, which was the truth, I don't do such things nor have I ever tried them.
After answering his question he responded and requested to search my vehicle, I refused and stated that thought I have nothing to hide, I will not
allow him to search my vehicle as I have done nothing wrong, (If I did or he has reason to believe I did he wouldn't have needed to ask
He then asked me If I had nothing to hide why won't I allow him to search my vehicle I responded again with the statement above, At this point both
himself and the other trooper who was talking to my friend on the passenger side, (I have no idea what happened to the City Cop)
their hands on their holsters as if they are prepared to draw on us and tell me to pull off of the road into a small parking area just a few yards
away, I do so,
He then orders both my friend and myself to step out of the vehicle, We do so, He ad the other Trooper pat myself down and my friend, The trooper
that was patting me down went into all
of my pockets, I informed him that I did not consent to this, he continued, After determining that I did
not in fact have anything on me nor did my friend he tell us to take a seat, We did so, he then begins asking us numerous question, what are we doing
out, where are we going, where have we been ect, my friend answered the other troopers questions regarding such things i stayed silent as quite
frankly its none of his business, I then asked again as I did during the initial contact, what the problem was and what was I being at this point
detained for, I again received no answer, up to this point the Trooper seemed very aggressive including with his pat down and attitude, He again asked
me why I wouldn't allow him to search my vehicle, This time I just didn't bother answering because I'm going to be honest he was starting to piss
me off, He then requests my License again this time going back to his vehicle and running the info i would presume, During all of this the other
Trooper seemed very calm he was much older then the Trooper I was dealing with and seemed to be treating my friend with respect, (good cop bad cop,
or just a good cop?)
I don't know, But minuted later the Trooper who I was dealing with returns to my vehicle and hands me my license, back, and
again, asks why I won't allow him to search my vehicle, This time I respond again with the previous answer, He then ask if my father, Who at the time
the vehicle was in his name would allow the search if he were to contact him, I responded no he probably would not, He then asks me and I quote,
(Oh really is he an asshole like you?)
I didn't respond to this as again he was starting to piss me off and at this point I know he was trying to get me to do something to give him an
A moment later I requested if I was free to go as I had done nothing wrong, and needed to get home, We had been detained for about 30min thus far, and
by the time we got out of there it was about 45min.
He then responded in a sarcastic aggressive attitude,
(Oh you didn't do anything wrong did you? we shall see.)
He then literally like you see in the movies when there pissed, started walking quickly back and fourth around my vehicle looking for something,
anything to get me on, He did this several times, he crouched and looked under my car check every little detail to find something, of course he finds
nothing, He then comes back to my window and in a loud voice said
I responded, whats what? He then points to and I kid
you not, a small necklace that was hanging from my rear view mirror that belonged to my mother...
goes back to his vehicle then returns 5 minutes later with a ticket for (Obstruction of Drivers View) which is
Drivers Views AND Control to be unobstructed by load or persons =
(a)No Person shall drive a vehicle when its so loaded as to obstruct view of the drivers to the front or sides of the vehicle or as to interfere with
the drivers control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
(b)No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in such a possition as to interfere with the drivers view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with his
control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
Now at no point did I do anything wrong nor illegal, I was minding my own business and was given the run around by a cop on a power trip, Asserting my
rights is not a presumption of guilt, nor is it grounds for an officer of the law to verbally assault both myself and my father nor harass me,
He conducted himself in a completely unprofessional manner...
Come court date I won, and paid nothing for obvious reasons...
This is the end of Part 1, Part 2 starts off about 6 months later with the same Trooper around the same time, but at a different location when I got
off of work and was taking the same friend who I work with, to my house.
Run In Part 2
We were headed to my house after we got off work he was staying the night, as we had plans the next morning.
So we were headed south on (insert road here) towards my home its roughly 7 miles away, No one else was on the road at the time, a few
minutes later a vehicle comes speeding up behind us, o it is n our tail for about a mile, The speed limit is 55 however at this time of night its not
the safest speed to be going as deer run across there quite often, I've come quite close to hitting several, I usually at this time travel at about
45mph, Continuing on, The car finally decided to pass us and does so, we quickly lose sight of them, they had to be going about 60-70, About 3 or so
miles up the road we see them pulled over in a restaurant parking lot just off the side of the road window to window with you guessed it, (Trooper
As soon as we go by (Trooper W) pulls out and starts folloing us, hes right on our tail with his bright lights on, Why he did this will become
clear in a bit, Now he continues to follow us all the way down this road and when we get to the intersection which leads onto my road he turns off and
goes back in the direction we had come from, All is fine it seems, we get into my house and are there for abotu 5 min when my friend rmebers he needed
soemthign at his house, he lives about a mile up the road we just came from, so we head back out to go get whatever it was he needed, We continue up
the road again, (north), and about 1/2 up (Trooper W) is on our tail again and this time starts flashing his lights, So I pull off to
the side of the road, Flip on my cabin lights and wait for him to come to the window, When he gets there I rolled it down and he requests my License
and registration, Now I have no Idea if he remebered me, But I remebered him, Anyway I hand him both I also hand him what I didnt have on our past
encounter my Concealed weaposn Permit, I don't have to per State laws but its a courtesy to do so, a courtesy which from now on I wont show...
But after this, he asks where the weapon is and i tell him he then yells at me to keep my hands on the wheel, whcih they were and never moved, we were
told to do this regardles in CCW class, he then opened my door and asks me to slowly step out of the vehicle, I tell him I have to unbuckle my seat
belt and he tell me to do it but slowly, Which I did, I then step out of the vehicle, mind you having a gun drawn on me the whole time, He then pats
me down and removed my firearm, He tels me to continue facing my car with hands up against it, and he walks back to his car and puts my weapon inside,
He then returns and starts badgering me as to why I am carrying a firearm, I didn't respond, The mere fact he disarmed me and treated me in such a
manner was completely offensive, any gun owner can tell you its a matter of compelete disrespect we feel to be disarmed let alone be treated in such a
way... So again I remained calm and quite as this incident had pissed me off well beyond that of our last run in...
He then after realizing im not talking to him period, goes back to his vehicle and then returns a few minutes later with yay! A ticket, Guess what its
No seat belt...
He asks me to sign it multiple times, And Yes I refuse, I know the consequnces of this prior to the event, Its arrest and a night in jail, Yes I know
signing a ticket is not an admission of guilt but, It does in my opinion recognize an event, which i know is complete bs, and I refuse to recognize
said event by signing his ticket,
[edit on 3-4-2008 by C0le]