The station of choice for Chinquapin Parish.

Some cops are idiots, some are assholes, and some are both.

On Monday afternoon, I was wandering around town before a meeting and decided to go to get a snack. I had to turn right on to a five lane street. I was behind an un-marked police car (which isn’t that un-marked since you can see the blue lights in the rear window and the “Police Interceptor” badge that Ford put on it). We both turned into the outside lane like the traffic test book said we should.

I immediately signaled and changed into the inside lane because I had to make a left turn in a few lights so I wanted to be closer to the turn lane. As I was in the middle of the two lanes, the cop decided to change lanes, too. He basically cut me off and didn’t use his signal to boot. I got rather close to him because I wasn’t expecting that a cop would be so stupid as to do something like that without there being an actual emergency.

The cop immediately got back into the right lane and slowed down. I passed him. He again changed lanes without signaling and turned on his lights. He “pulled me over” in the middle of the lane to lecture me that I was following too closely to him.

“Do you know why I pulled you over?”
“You were so close to me that I couldn’t see your hood.”
“Was this when I was trying to change lanes?”
evading the question “Did you know that there is a minimum distance that you’re supposed to keep?”

Imagine the audacity! The only reason I was too close to him was because he fucking cut me off!


Written by Jeff

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 4:52 pm

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