Today's Doofus comes to us courtesy of a blog I read frequently, the Johnny Law Chronicles. In a post today, Johnny (a policeman) writes about a series of traffic stops. After an introduction, he continues:
On the night in question we were going back and forth when we heard a loud car stereo blaring. When I say loud I mean the bass was so heavy it was making the glass shake on all the other cars in the street. We quickly narrowed this down to a big shiny H2 Hummer going down the road. An officer rode up to the driver and knocked on the window to get his attention. The driver looked over and his eyes popped out of his head.
The Hummer cut to the left and the driver punched the gas. This tank came within inches of slamming into the officer. The car tried to get up on the shoulder and go around traffic but due to some huge pillars blocking off a nearby bus station (empty) the car had nowhere to go. Within seconds he had several red laser dots dancing on his face while other officers pulled him out of the car by his ears.
We ended up finding several pounds of weed, a few thousand dollars, and digital scales. The driver was also out on bond for another drug case that was pending.
My question is if you are carrying around a felony amount of drugs and are out on bond, why the hell are you blasting your music and driving one of the most conspicuous vehicle around? You might as well have a "take me to jail" sign on your door.
Ahh sweet sweet job security.
There's more at the link.
Johnny writes very well and very convincingly about police work. If you haven't taken a look at his blog before, you might like to try it. Recommended.