posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 06:47 AM
You are not alone. While not as great a story as yours, mine does show that the coppers make mistakes also.
Over the recent Holiday Weekend, on Sunday evening, 7/6/08 around 8:00 pm or so, I was traveling home thru some side streets in my neighborhood.
On the other side of the road traveling towards me was a copper with his windows open. I observed the copper speaking with a few teenagers that were
walking on the street. I slowly passed the copper and the kids and continued on my way. (I didn't want to hit anyone.)
I got about 3 blocks down, when in my rearview mirror I see two coppers turn their cars around, lights came on, full speed blowing past 3 stop signs,
coming in my direction. I knew they were on to me.
I came to a stop sign, and moved to my right in the hopes that they would just pass me by. Nope. They pulled up behind and in front of me, came out of
their cars, with guns drawn, and approached my car.
I opened the door, and with my hands in the air, I slowly got out, asking "what's up fella's"?
One copper asked if I was throwing fireworks out my car window. I said no. Their guns were still pointed at me. I was asked to step away from the car
towards the sidewalk, and one copper looked thru my windows to see what he could see/find. They did not care what I had to say, they were too
concerned with my car contents.
While one copper was looking, and the other one was watching me with his gun pointed at me, we all heard the police radio say that they had a vehicle
description.... a small silver foreign car was observed going in the opposite direction still tossing fireworks out the car window. They were
traveling in a different car and direction than I was. (I am driving a gold/tan colored mid-size Dodge Intrepid.) The coppers hear this, and quickly
put their guns away, ran back to their cars and screeched their tires while turning around in pursuit of the perpetrator. No explanation. No "I'm
sorry". No words after "step away from the car."
I was stopped because they didn't have a description of the car that was tossing fireworks, and I was the only observable car at that moment. So they
figured it had to be me. Deplorable!
I resent that! Guns drawn!!! Really....Why? It's too much I tell you!
I live in a middle-class residential neighborhood in Long Island, NY.