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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    Default I got out the car

    After bragging that I had not been pulled over by the Police for almost twenty years (four here in the US), I got pulled last night for a faulty "tail light" (brake light).

    This turned out to be quite strange because I had checked my tail lights moments earlier (I check them each time I fill up with gas) and, indeed, they turned out to be working just fine when I checked them again when I got home.

    Anyway, I remembered our chat and decided to risk getting out the car (to look at the tail light).

    It was quite funny because the cop's buddy jumps out when he sees me. He then asked me to get back in the car, because of danger from oncoming traffic. I did as he asked. Nevertheless I have some pride in giving the chap some exercise.

    So, today I have to go to a police station to show another cop that my tail light that was never broken is in fact fixed. I'm playing the game because it seems to be the easiest thing to do (there is no fine with this). Although my neighbor says I should write a letter to complain.

    Weird country eh?

    Let's reclaim the streets. Next time you get pulled, get outta the car!

    It's what we English call "freedom".
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    No, my friend it is what is called, stupid. Don't get out of the car Ian.

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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    But I did get out of the car to have a look at the light!

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    Don't get out of the car until they tell you to. Ian, they are not playing a game. They will hurt you. They could care less if you got hit by a mac truck going by, they are looking out for them not you.
    Last edited by Cookie; 11-23-2009 at 09:40 AM.

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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    He did not tell me not to get out of the car, and it was being videoed.

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    He didn't need to, it is common knowledge not to get out of the car. I don't want to see an Englishman friend bleeding on utube.

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    Did you get stopped near where you live or always drive through? If you did, pay the ticket and leave it go.

    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...cle-30186.html
    Last edited by Cookie; 11-23-2009 at 02:25 PM.

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    Problem is they may be looking for a bad guy in a car that matches your car
    Happened to me, a car was stolen that looked like mine
    Not a good thing when 2 officers have their hands on their guns & don't look happy
    I kept my hand son the steering wheel
    Once they checked my plate & info it was fine
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    Well, I just got the repair order signed off. So I guess this matter is over now.

    I doubt they were looking for a bad guy in a car like mine.

    I mean, how many bad guys drive black SUVs? They all drive red Ford 150s.

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    Actuallly I was driving a Redish 1966 Ford Mustang at the time
    After that I made sure my Mustang would never be mixed up with another car
    (dirt/discolaration is on the scanned pic)

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    If THIS cop tells you to do something....DO IT! And oh by the way, ask for his autograph!>>> http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/09/10/st...-for-20-years/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    He did not tell me not to get out of the car, and it was being videoed.
    Yeah? So was this:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fae_1195587967


    Don't get out unless / until you're asked to, Ian.

    If you do get out... whatever you do... DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS.
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    I used to drive a cab, and an extremely drunk and angry passenger who thought I was cheating him once asked me to call the police. I was extremely happy to do so since that man sitting directly behind me was bigger than me and telling me what he was going to do with my head after ripping it from my shoulders. When he saw the squad car pull up after about another five minutes of his screaming at me, he immediately got out of the car and the officers immediately told him to get back inside.

    So much for "To Serve and To Protect", eh?! Both of those guys had guns and I had none.

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    Ian...your numbers in the vote are soaring...don't risk it all getting out of the car...

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    This is not the freedom you guys fought for.

    We should never have left.

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