posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:48 PM
I don't often come into contact with police. But when I do, I've noticed that as long as I'm nice, they are the same to me.
I mean, I've come across police with short tempers before... but they probably had a long day.
I remember coming out of the bar after a few drinks with friends and noticing that a cop car with all the lights flashing was blocking my car from
pulling out of the parking space. He was dealing with some drunk people and just randomly happened to park his car behind mine. At first, I panicked.
I had to go up to him and ask him to move his car, but I didn't want to seem like I was rushing him, nor did I want him to jump on the fact
that I had just walked out of a bar.
But my friends needed to get home, so I had to go up to him. I walked up to my car and standing a few feet from the cop, I said, "Excuse me, officer.
I'm so sorry... but this is my car and I have to drive my friends home." Of course, I'm a rambler, so I kept going, "It's okay, I see you're
busy. So whenever you have a chance." Then I smiled and we all filed into my car.
Of course my friends advised me to not put the keys in the ignition, just in case. But... after less than a minute... The flashing lights were
turned off and the cop moved his car a few feet to allow me to get out. And I was incredibly surprised. (If anything, I was surprised that I was
surprised... haha) But I came to the conclusion: He had better things to do than to harass me for coming out of a bar and driving home.
The one instance I've had where a police officer was mildly rude (and that is literally it... just mildly rude)... was when they failed to
catch a man who threatened the lives of my friends and I. This is a rather interesting story:
I was over a friends house with a few other people. My friend's neighbor (who occasionally comes by to hang out with us) came into the door looking
slightly disturbed. Literally 2 minutes later there is a knock at the door. We all look at each other confused because we are not expecting anyone. My
friend gets up to check the door, and there is a strange guy there who asks, "Who owns the black Honda civic?"
My friend was confused, since none of us own a black Honda civic (except his neighbor... who would have parked his car in his own driveway). So my
friend's first response is, "I don't know... none of us do."
Ridiculously... the neighbor had parked his car in my friend's driveway. But we had no way of knowing that. The neighbor (who's 36) should
have stood up and said, "That's my car" But he didn't.
Anyway, the guy at the front door starts kicking the door down and screaming that he's going to kill every one of us when he gets in. We all flock to
the back door, ready to bolt if the guy breaks down the front door (while my boyfriend, who was the biggest one of us, dealt with the crazy guy at the
front). All of a sudden, the guy gets into the house. By this time we had been on the phone with the police for the past 3 minutes. The dispatcher can
hear us screaming and this guy pounding down the door. And yet the cops still hadn't arrived. This is a very small town... it takes 8 minutes
maximum to cross town, and the police station was less than 1 minute away. We were starting to get a little disturbed that the police hadn't arrived
yet. The guy was in the house and pushed my boyfriend into the wall.... he made it all the way into the kitchen before we heard the sirens. When he
realized the cops were almost here, he told us he'd be coming back later, then he bolted from the house... and got away. Yes. This guy got away, and
my friend lives on a dead-end cul-de-sac. *sigh*
The problem was that one of the officers was irritated with us. We just had our lives threatened, and this officer was pissed off that we wasted his
time since the perp had already bolted from the scene. Luckily he wasn't the only officer on the scene and one of the other ones told us that he
would be patrolling the area for the rest of the night in case the guy returned like he said he would. After all, we didn't feel safe after what had
happened. And this one rude officer was annoyed with us for it. Luckily the other officer helped to put our worries at ease. Either way, my friend
still had to end up staying up all night guarding his house.
For those who are curious about what on earth this guy wanted with the neighbor... apparently, the neighbor (the owner of the black Honda civic) had
cut this guy off on the main road after exiting the highway. The guy followed him home... which was why the neighbor parked his car in my friends
driveway instead of his. Incredibly lame on the neighbor's part.
Lucky for us, or rather, lucky for my friend, the guy never returned. But... he sure as hell scared the crap out of us. It's just interesting that my
friend's 36-year-old neighbor couldn't behave like an adult, and us (at the time, I was 21, and my friend was 25) had to call the police and guard
the door and handle the situation.
But yeah... in conclusion: I hear tons of stories of police being bad... but I haven't met a "bad" police officer. I'm still on my guard though,
because who knows when I will run into a bad one. But I would rather assume that they are all good people.
Just as a side note... I don't agree with the initial "rule" set up by the OP... I mean, since this thread is about good police stories and we
aren't allowed to post anything else because it would be off topic... Does that mean that I could also post a thread strictly about how all religious
people are evil and anyone who says otherwise would be chastised? Or how about a thread about how all the world leaders are reptiles and anyone who
says otherwise gets censored? Maybe I'm missing the appropriateness of this... but it seems a little bit... ridiculous and against freedom of speech.
But that's all I'll say on that.