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My latest police experience...

Posted 07-07-2008 at 03:44 PM by Chameleon
Updated 07-15-2008 at 10:59 AM by Chameleon (Categorize, wife corrected my account)

I got pulled over in my hopped-up "sleeper" Neon by a Tacoma PD officer on July 4th around 11pm.

My wife & I were heading from N Tacoma to the Port of Tacoma area to check out some other fireworks that my friend, Kevin, was telling me about after the main show at the Tacoma waterfront was done.

I was heading East on S 12th and took off from the light at S Stevens St, accelerated hard and got up to a pretty good clip. I honestly don't know how fast I was going because my speedometer hasn't worked since I converted the car from an automatic to a manual a few years ago.
Suddenly there was this white car on my ass... I leveled out the accelerator and saw the LED light bar on his roof, then I saw them turn bright blue and red.

I slowed down and pulled into the Pizza Time parking lot just before Proctor, a few driveways after he hit the lights, which I felt was a safe place for both of us...
I rolled down the window the rest of the way, turned off the car and put my hands on the top of the steering wheel.

He seemed angry and said something like "going kind of fast, what's your hurry?" I told him that I was heading to the docks to watch some more fireworks that my friend told me about.
At that very moment, Kevin rang my cell and I held it up and said "here he is now, probably wondering where I am." Then I dismissed the call.
The officer then said "the fireworks are over." and I told him that my friend had said that they were still going on at the old Emerald Queen on tribal land.

He asked for my 'papers' and I gave him my license and registration and had to dig for the insurance card. He went and ran my info and I had found the insurance card when he returned. He looked at it and pointed out that it was expired. As soon as my wife heard that, she piped up and said she probably has an updated copy in her purse. While she was looking, I commented to the officer on how busy he must be tonight to which he smirked. My wife found the insurance paper and the officer looked over the it and gave me the papers back and told me to slow down and said something like "next time you might not get a warning" then headed back to his car.

He backed out of the driveway and took off like a bat out of hell, not even chasing anybody. Damn hypocrite.

I called Kevin and let him know I was on my way after being detained.
Then I did a burn-out while leaving the Pizza Time driveway, through the intersection (it was green), about 225 feet according to Google Maps...
My wife says "you're so bad!"

I thought to myself "Yeah, Bad to the Bone "

I don't understand why most cops seem so pissed off when they stop people for speeding... It's a victim-less crime.
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    Posted 07-08-2008 at 09:46 AM by beansbaxter beansbaxter is offline
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    Re: speeding

    Chameleon: I asked my wife to look in her purse for the updated info, which she produced.
    Correction: As soon as I heard the LEO say the insurance card was expired I piped up and said something to the effect: Here, I have an updated copy and produced it. ;->
    Posted 07-15-2008 at 10:54 AM by LadyGladiator LadyGladiator is offline

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