posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 08:13 AM
This is my first thread and I am sorry if I do anything wrong. My daughter is 23 & the father of my two grandstands, is also 23. We live just outside
city limits, one street away. Up the street is a small machine rental place, fork lifts, generators, things like that. The place across the street
has been a couple things. An international trucking company, they reworked on semis, school buses and other big vehicle s. There is a gas station 2
mins away My daughter and the bf walk to that gas station, where the bf works. (These two have been together since 8th grade) Neither one of them have
EVER been in trouble or even had run ins with the law.
They get stopped on a regular bases for WALKING down the road. Once when they were 16 and just walking the dog a state cop almost hit them because he
drove his car straight at them and fast. I think really he was seeing if they would run from him. The bf was stopped in a car with a law abiding
friend leaving our road onto the main road( again just going for taco bell and a stop at his job) two nights in a row the boy friend was stopped.
The excuse given is" there are break ins. Where I do not know. Both my daughter and the bf smoke and not in the house. They both are night owls and
the bf works nights. When he is off he stays up all night to keep his sleep straight for work. They are outside all hours of the night and even in the
cold they sit out there with their computers. They have a clear eye shot to the building across the street. The other business is less than a 1/4 of
a mile away with two houses in between us. So for the past 8 years my kid and the boyfriend have been stopped on a regular bases for just walking to
the store or walking the dog.
My brother in law has taken offense to my post on Facebook, I just gave the basic story and said I would think EVERY State Highway Patrolman would
know my kid by now and know she is just going to the store. I also said if break ins were still going on after all this time, I would think they would
have been caught by now or have gotten what they were after. He said "they were doing their job and if they were not people would say they were lazy,
Damned if you do, damned if you don't."
Am I wrong for being mad that they keep stopping my law abiding child? They are walking, nothing they have done gives anyone reason to suspect they
are up to no good. Also, these State cops ALL get their gas at this gas station late at night when my might as well be son in law works. So they see
him sometimes twice a week. Please tell me if I am wrong for being mad. I also want to post under my status on this. If you don't see an issue with
law abiding people being stopped for WALKING down at street at any hour, well you must be a cop!!
My brother in law is a great guy and a good cop and these guys stopping my kid have been nice. Oh, they have more than once made recently their
pockets too! Sorry, this is long and thanks to anyone who reads this.