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Photograph some french fries, be arrested as Terrorist?
« on: May 25, 2007, 10:36:32 AM »
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    Photograph some french fries, be arrested as Terrorist?
    « Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 12:10:04 PM »
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  • We keep hearing more and more of these stories...

    It reminds me of something that I saw going on two days ago, but I sadly don't have quite as much details as this article.  I still really think I should post it somewhere though:

    I was driving over to a local strip mall (Blockbuster, hallmark, etc.), and it was mid-to-late afternoon, probably around 3ish.  As I was pulling up to stoplight, I noticed a policeman with one of those orange construction worker vests on, standing off to side, watching the traffic.  As I pulled into the right turn lane, he grabbed at his shoulder (at a radio, I'd guess) and began talking.

    When I finally pulled into the complex and over the hill, I noticed a squad car and several civilian cars pulled over to the side.  One officer was standing on the sidewalk watching the whole affair, and a second was talking to a driver in a van (non-police).  As I waited to pass by (not much room with the pulled over cars), the second (or is it the third now =P) officer walked to the back of the van and took down the license plate info.  It didn't appear that the handful of cars that had been pulled over were in any sort of accident.

    Finally, I was able to pass them, and the policeman writing down license plates numbers gave me a dirty glare.  I went about my business, dreading the fact that I'd have to pass them again.

    When I drove back that way, several new cars were pulled over, and the police were doing the same routine as before.  Luckily, coming from the other direction, I was able to squeeze by quite quickly.  I stopped at one other store in the shopping complex and then left through a different exit, not wanting to pass the scene a third time.

    While waiting for the cross traffic, I watched the policeman standing at the intersection.  Every n-th car that passed him, he'd make them stop and would bend over to talk to them.  He motioned to where the other vehicles had been pulled over, and the new people (new victims?) would drive that way to be hassled by the police.

    I couldn't tell any particular pattern as far as the vehicles are concerned.  It wasn't as if they were all the same brand and model.  Trying to consider the facts, the only recognisable pattern is that all of the cars were "dark" in colour.  Several were black, and I think the van may have been dark green.

    Glad to escape that one...

    Can anyone think of what the police could have been doing?

    Pinoy Monk
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    Photograph some french fries, be arrested as Terrorist?
    « Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 12:42:43 PM »
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  • After sending my story to some other people, I thought I'd clarify a few points.  Sorry to be writing so soon again.  -_-

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    Maybe a vehicle involved in a crime?


    This is what I had thought originally, but the vehicles weren't really all that similar.  As mentioned in my original text, the only similar trait is that most of the cars seemed to be dark in colour.

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    driving out today i noticed they were conducting a "seat belt check"  so it could have been that


    That is a possibility, but the vast majority of drivers today do wear their seatbelts (at least around here).  Why would they be doing such an inspection at a shopping mall?  I didn't get a chance to look at any of the passengers/drivers, but that just doesn't seem quite right to me.

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    or doing sobriety checks?  


    No passengers/drivers (from what I could see) ever exited their vehicles.  The main officer at the scene asked the drivers some questions, took down their license plates numbers, and then allowed the vehicles to pull away.

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    maybe looking for drugs?


    Possible, but unlikely.  As I said, the officers didn't go through the cars, and nobody exited the vehicles either.

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    were those cops in flak jackets or just ordinary uniforms?


    Minus the guy that was catching the cars originally (the one in the orange vest), the other two policemen were in normal uniform.





    Hopefully that'll give you a bit more info to speculate with?
    "In this difficult time, to be victorious, we must be steadfast using all of our strength and capabilities like brave soldiers fully armed in the battlefield ... Whatever happens, behave in such a way that God will be glorified."

    -Saint Andrew Kim

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