Monday, May 01, 2006
Police aren't perfect, but this cop comes close to winning the ingenuity award.
A driver did the right thing, stopping at the school crosswalk even though he could have beaten the redlight by accelerating through the intersection. Thetailgating woman behind him went ballistic, poundingon her horn and screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to drive through the intersection with him.Still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious policeofficer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed andplaced in a cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.He said, "I'm awfully sorry for this mistake. You see, as I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping the guy off in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him, I noticed the "What Would Jesus Do" license plate holder, the "Follow meto Sunday School"bumper sticker, the chrome plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk and the "My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter" decal on your back window.......Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."