I was at the store yesterday. My wife likes to diddle doddle and I have learned long ago not to try and push the wife down the isle and out the store
so I just sit in my jeep and read a book.
So yesterday it was sunny. I decided to park next to the side of the building that blocked the sun. I pulled out my book (Flight of the Intruder -
Good book) and read while I waited.
About 30 minutes later a cop rolls up and asks in a very rude tone what I was doing. I told him I was reading a book waiting for my wife. He then
asked if I had ID. I asked him why he was asking. I was at a store waiting for my wife reading a book. It is uncommon for a man to wait in his car for
his wife I asked?
He asked me if I was getting smart with him. I then asked him what he meant by that? I told him I was asking why he needed to see my ID and if he did
why he was not getting out of his car to get it?
He then said he was going to run my plate. I said whatever makes you feel better and I rolled up my window.
I sat there for another 10 minutes and so did he. I had no idea it took that long to run a plate. The wife called so I started my jeep and went around
the corner to pick up my wife. I get out to put the bags in the car and the cop comes speeding around the corner and threw on his lights.
He jumps out and yells at me and asks me why I left. At that point I told my wife to go inside and get the manager of the store. I then told the cop
he didn't tell me not to move and didn't have his lights on. He was just sitting behind me. I told him he was being foolish and provoking a
situation where there should be none.
I then got back in my car and refused to answer anymore questions. He then ordered me out of the car and demanded my ID. At that point the manager
came out with my wife. I told my wife to gather witnesses as I was standing there getting my ID ran through the computer. I then asked the cop if he
ran my plate and if so why did he need my ID?
The manager then asked me what was going on. I then told the manager I was waiting for my wife and we spend money at his store at least two times a
week. If this is how we are treated we will go somewhere else. By this time my wife gathered a few people to witness the confrontation.
The manager asked the cop what I did. The cop told him I looked suspicious sitting on the side of the store. The manager told him I didn't look
suspicious now. "Even if he did you he can see now that he was just there waiting for his wife." He then asked the cop to end the situation as it
was causing a scene and kind of embarrassing a loyal customer. The manager was actually trying to be really nice to the cop.
The cop refused to back down. I just shook my .. I then told the cop he was being very foolish now. He then screamed at me and asked if I wanted to
be arrested for disorderly conduct. The few witnesses were shocked at his abusive attitude and one told him to calm down. The manager then stepped
between us and told the cop to knock it off. The cop asked him who he thought he was. The manager said he was the manager of the property the cop was
standing on and he wanted him to leave. I kind of smirked at that one.
So he got in his car and left with my ID...
I am like what the hell? So today I go down to the police station and ask for my ID and they have no
idea what I am talking about. So I call the store manager and ask him to explain the situation to the cop in charge.
They then call the cop and ask him where my ID is. He told the cop in charge that it was in his cop car he used the night before. He was never asked
why it was not given back and I had to wait another 20 minutes for them to run down my ID.
Now I live in this city. The cop ran my plate and knew I was just blocks from my home. I am 40 and look like a book worm and I still get hassled by
This leads me to believe we are living in a police state or close to one…