Not me or anyone I know personally, thank goodness. No indeed.
So I'm heading off to the TGI Friday lunchtime chomp with friends, go park at my usual spot - a cul-de-sac where the car can be left for an hour and a half before the idiot parking wardens go nuts with the tickets.
Parked there - cockeyed illegally, across two parking zones - is some dipshit in a ute, with two cops. And the fucktard is arguing with the cops.
Some people are just too fucking stupid to get it.
So I wander off to go chomp down some lunch. Don't bother to listen to whatever lame excuses the fucktard is coming out with. Totally not relevant. When I come back, the ute is still there but no sign of the driver and cops.
Betcha the dipshit got himself arrested.
Some people you just can't help. Always keep in mind: these days, the cops are *not* your friends. As those who've been chucked in jail with a false rape or domestic violence allegation can testify. At best they're neutral, somewhat sympathetic perhaps.
Stick with a plain and simple "officer" (they're not in the army) and don't argue or give them any lip. No jokes, no crap, no nothing. Or you'll end up in worse strife than you already are - you never know who is having a bad day and you don't want to become his target.
I should do a review of "Being Invisible", the author has much better advice for dealing with cops. Mostly it's about being relaxed and telling the truth (not the *whole* truth perhaps, but generally the truth - or saying nothing at all). You see, these guys deal with liars all the time and can pretty-much pick up bullshit instantly.
'Cause you can be the most innocent guy out there but if you fuck it up through nervousness and idiocy...well, like in Beavis and Butthead Do America...
"I want a full body-cavity search - I'm talking rotary router!"
And *kersnap* as the rubber-gloves go on.