So I was driving to the bank this morning around 8am to get 20 bucks out of the ATM machine. On my way there, which is only a mile or two from my
house, I saw at least 3 or 4 different police cruisers just going different directions, to and fro, patrolling I guess.
I get to the food mart up the road from my house and stop for a couple of minutes before exiting the vehicle to write a text message. Then I go in
and buy what I wanted to buy, and left. I drove down the main blvd to get to the turn for the street before my street, and a cop pulls out and starts
following me. Then I correctly stop and take my right turn, and proceed down the street. I'm about to turn onto my street, I hit my blinker, and as I
expected, flashing blue lights in the rearview.
So I immediately pull over, hit emergencies, and roll down windows. It's a young, short, short haired blonde female officer. She greets me, I greet
her back, and she asks if this is my truck, etc. Then she tells me that she pulled me over because my stock oem tow hitch, which has been attached to
the back of the ford explorer since it was made about 20 years ago, is 'blocking the view of part of my license plate'.
Wow, really, alright, I'm sorry, I have never heard of that. By then, a male cop is at the driver side window, she had approached the passenger side
window. He's also excessively short, as short as her, and asks me if I have a gun?! Lol. Of course not, I say, I've never owned a gun. They ask, well,
do you have anything on you? I guess that means weapons and drugs, so I said no I don't, and they're free to check. I explained why I was out and
where I went when they asked. Somewhere early on there, the male asks me why I am shaking, lol!
Gee, maybe because you pulled me for no true reason, there's now THREE
of you, and you all have guns. I didn't say any of that of course, lol.
So I told him that I had little sleep that night and was stressed due to moving soon, and that normally I'd be asleep at this time, which was now
8:15am or so.
So they tell me to stand behind the truck, the female cop is going through stuff in the truck, while the short dude is talking to me. He asks if I
knew why I was pulled, and I said it kind of loud so she could hear it and said apparently the tow hitch is blocking 1 letter of the license plate.
Before all of that when they took me behind the truck I said, what, do I look like a bad person or something? and took my hat off for them.
So blah blah blah, I'm telling them i live down the street and my step father who works for the department of defense is waiting for the truck and the
money he sent me to get at the ATM. Then they lightly patted me down for 'weapons' lol and then handed me my I.D. and told me that I was "free to go",
lol. I said thank you maam and y'all have a good day, got into the truck, and drove home.
I'm still mad that I got profiled. I have a short beard and moustache, I had a green fidel castro looking hat on, and I'm a relatively young white
male, maybe look a little younger than I am. These cops had been stalking me most likely since whenever the first one of the three noticed me going by
the bank, and had the # all set up and ready. Pathetic.
edit on 8/19/2015 by r0xor because: (no reason given)