Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fake cop stops real cop.

Have you ever had someone cut you off in traffic... and wished you could teach that idiot a lesson by giving him a ticket?

If you ever are inclined to do that, take this advice from Robert Lane:

1. Don't do it.

2. If you are stupid enough to try, don't pull over a cop.

This summer, Robert Lane, 25, said that he was "cut off" by another driver on a Long Island expressway.

He wanted to teach the guy a lesson... so, he turned on some blue flashers he had installed on the front of his car, pulled up alongside the other driver and flashed his "badge."

The man was an off duty detective who immediately recognized that Lane's badge was fake. So, he flashed his real badge back at Mr. Lane and motioned him to pull over.

Mr. Lane did not immediately comply, but when he was tracked down and caught, he was arrested for impersonating an officer.

story: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=56979&in_page_id=2

lesson for us all to learn: if you go to the trouble of installing blue lights on your car, at least pony-up for a decent looking badge. :)

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