Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Best Cop EVER!

So yesterday on the way home from work I was heading east on Truman when I decided to turn left on Van Brunt.  I was about halfway through the turn, to far to stop, when I saw the sign that said "No Left Turn 4pm - 6pm".

As I approach 12th Street, sure enough there are a couple of KCPD motor cycle cops with someone pulled over.  One of the cops steps out into traffic and flags me over.

FUCK!

He approaches me and says "The reason I pulled you over is because there's no left turn back there from 4 to 6 and there are a couple of signs.  Also I notice you're not wearing your seat belt.  So I just need to see your license and proof of insurance please."

I hand them over and wait while he runs my license and registration.  He's using one of the new digital hand-held units so that part went pretty quick.

He comes back and says "You need to get a new insurance card, this one expired in May.  Also, did you know you're plates expired like 5 days ago?"

"Yeah", I said.  I'm tallying up the damage in my head.  Illegal left turn, no seat belt, expired proof of insurance and expired tags.  I'm still reeling from a series of recent financial blows (which is why my tags are expired...can't afford to pay my personal property taxes) and now this.  I'm gonna come away with a fistful of tickets adding up to hundreds of dollars.  Fuck me running!

So imagine my surprise when the cop says, "Well, fix those plates and wear your seat belt."  He hands me back my license and says "Have a nice day!"

Best cop ever!  Thank you!

7 comments:

Well Hell Michelle said...

Wow, nice cop. You must have looked extra purty that day.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Holy cow. Lucky day? Best cop? I think it's time for religion ... lol

Noble Rot said...

You left out the part where you gave him a handie…

Nick said...

Should have at least linked the Chief's blog with a 'thank you'; friend of mine's son was just featured on the blog last week and it totally makes their day.

Ducky's here said...
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Ducky's here said...

Get his name and send him a freaking gift basket.

sue hanes said...

XO - Weren't you lucky.

When I didn't have my seat belt on it cost me $55. But I learned an important lesson. One that I never forgot.

Good for you.