Monday, October 6, 2008

Just Another Monday Morning

I just got an interesting phone call from Brian. Apparently he had quite the morning - an experience that only he, because of his luck, would have. He was driving down the road this morning, when he looked in the rear-view mirror and saw a police officer behind him. No big deal, he was going the speed limit. But, since he was being "watched" (I hate that feeling), he was extra cautious as they went through a construction zone.

When he came to a stop light, Brian looked to see if he was still being followed. Yep, still there. The light turned green, Brian crossed the intersection, and that is when the situation took an ugly turn. Suddenly the officer hits the lights and siren. Brian pulled over quite confused.

An officer approached and went through the routine - license and registration please. Then he asked Brian to turn off the car and hand over the keys. Okay, that's new. Meanwhile, another cop car pulls up. After waiting and wondering for several minutes, the officer along with his "back-up" ask Brian to step out of the vehicle. He then was told to put his hands on his head and "spread em". And then, and here's the kicker, he was cuffed!

Brian: Um, can I ask what is going on here?
Officer: You are under arrest for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Now, if you know what Brian drives, then you will now be rolling on the floor laughing like I was. Brian drives "Old Blue", a 1995 dodge neon that I bought after I graduated from high school. I have wanted to get rid of the car for years, but Brian being the responsible one that he is, has insisted that he will drive it till it dies.

Brian: There has got to be some mistake, I have owned this car for 11 years.
Officer: That's what they all say. Why don't you have a seat on the curb.

So Brian sits himself on the curb, wondering how he is going to convince the officer that he is in fact the rightful owner of the car. I mean, if Brian was going to steal a car, you'd think he would have picked out something a little nicer. Ironically, do you know how many times I have wished that the car would be stolen, just so we don't have to wait for it to die?

While Brian is waiting and praying that nobody he knows sees him, two more cop cars show up. That makes four! So at this point, seated on curb with his hands cuffed behind his back, Brian is sure that everyone passing by (this happened right off of State Street) is privately praising the officers for nabbing another sleazy drug dealer.

One of the additional cop cars to arrive on the scene was from another city - the city where the "stolen car" was from. Just as two officers were about to put Brian in the back of the cop car to take him to the police station, the cop from the other city intervened. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that "Old Blue's" plates and the stolen plates were off by one letter. Oops.

So, after being uncuffed and profusely apologized to, Brian was once again a free man.

Officer: You are the first guy that I have ever pulled over for having a stolen vehicle to be genuinely confused.

Well duh.

21 comments:

Deb Nott said...

I just read this out loud to Mark - We both laughed...a lot. BWAAA HAAA HAAA HEEE. So Sorry Brian!

All About M.E.('s) said...

That is hilarious! Poor Brian. It seems like they should have to do more than just apologize. I don't know what, but something.

Melissa said...

What an awesome story. Sounds like Brian handled the whole thing really well. Oh my, that would've got my heart beating a bit faster.

rsheedy said...

You have GOT to be KIDDING!!! That is AWFUL!! I would have been mortified.

The Lund Five said...

That is hiliarious. I can't wait to have Dave read this blog! Poor Brian. I agree with Mindy that those cops should do something more than just apologize to him.

Simmons Family: said...

Poor Brian.... the difference between a man and a woman...U would have been in tears!!

He should get some kind of get out of my next speeding ticket for free card!!

Andrea

Crazy Lifferths said...

Can you get something along the lines of a free pass to drive 10 miles over the speed limit...an apology doesn't seem enough for that!! However...funny funny story!

Mike and Meg said...

That is so funny! I guess not to Brian. I wouldn't have been able to stay quiet.

Ashley Rae said...

Holy crap! That is hilarious. That would be the best April Fool's joke, if it were a joke. Seriously- what an awesome story to tell people. Haha. He handled it like a man, though. Way to go, Brian.

I always suspected you two as felons...

Erica said...

LOL...Holy! I hate cops! They should have treated him with donuts and hot chocolate! Poor guy!

Zachary said...

This was one of the best blog posts I have read in a long time! I was laughing so hard trying to read it out loud. Poor Brian.

Renee said...

That is hilarious! :) What did you use to say all those years ago?
"It's all good n-da hood"

What a day...

The Carter Family: said...

Poor Brian! My mom always has us watch "Cops" when she is here and we always laugh at the people getting pulled over and the stories they tell the cops...only this time he was right!! I guess at least he kept his cool...I would've been a wreck!!

Jamie said...

Dumb cops!!! Poor Brian, maybe that is a sign it is time to get rid of olb blue?

Kaila said...

That's one awesome story! Probably a lot funnier to the reader than to Brian though.

The Wright's said...

HA HA HA!!! So very, very funny. And it could only happen to Brian! I only wish I could have seen him cuffed. I would have stopped and laughed (after, of course, giving the officer my positive evaluation of the suspect.) What a great story!

Mary said...

Oh Wow! Brian you have so evolved!!!! That had to be pretty wild playing out in your mind!
Jamie are you sure you didn't report it stolen??

You guys keep me entertained! LOVE YOU!

Princess said...

I think it is finally Karma coming back to bite him for all of the times he SHOULD have been arrested!

Deb Nott said...

I put the wrong date on my blog! It is Saturday the 25 : )

Heather said...

Only Brian...shot leg, police record. This guy, I tell ya, he is trouble!

Lindsay said...

Hey Jamie! I'm so glad I found your blog! Send me an email to lindsay.driggs.qipc@statefarm.com, and then I can send you an invite to mine! Thanks so much! Your family is so adorable...I look up to you guys so much and I'm glad to have you as neighbors! Thanks Jamie!