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Funny Cop story


It was late afternoon on Friday and I was headed into town to begin my weekend cruising. At nineteen years old, cruising in a small Indiana town was just the thing to do. I came to a stop sign on Blue Creek road and kind of slowed my way through it like I had done a hundred times before. About a half mile down the road, I noticed blue flashing lights behind me. The lights were in the grill of a green car. In all of my three years of driving experience, I had never seen flashing lights in the grill of a car. I thought that Police and emergency vehicles only had lights on the top. To me, this was either a joke or someone was trying to rob me.

My teenage wisdom and instinct told me not to stop. I just kept driving the speed limit and the green car kept getting closer. I chuckled to myself, "jees is this like the tree police or what?" The green car driver soon began honking his horn and turning his headlights on and off. I was now, only about a mile from town so I just kept driving and the green car just kept honking! As both cars were going over the Whitewater River bridge, I could hear the green car driver screaming obscenities which made me more determined to keep going. I knew that the Franklin County jail house was only a quarter mile further and that was my determined destination.

While going up the hill, just before the jail house, I looked in my rear view mirror and saw that the man's arm and head were out the window and his face was extremely red with anger. I braked and whipped into the jail house parking lot, without using my turn signal and the green car squealed to a halt behind me. Lucky for me, Deputy Lee Davidson was in the lot watching an inmate wash his car. I had known Lee for years and I nicknamed him Barney while he in turn called me Goober. As the green car guy got out in his green uniform, he was screaming more obscenities and Deputy Davidson stopped him just before he reached me.

Deputy Davidson told Mr. Green Guy," calm down now, just calm down and tell me what is wrong." It turned out, the guy was a Game Warden. The Game Warden loudly told the Deputy that I had ran a stop sign and refused to pull over. Between the blubbering of more obscenities, I think there was about ten more offenses. When Deputy Davidson got him calmed down, he looked at me and said "well Goober, what is your story"? I nervously told them that I had no idea that he was any kind of law because I thought all cops had lights on the tops of their cars. I went on and told them that I just drove to the jail house where it would be safe.

Deputy Davidson walked the Game Warden to his green car that still had the lights flashing and talked to him for quite a while. The Deputy came walking back with a grin on his face while the Game Warden got in his car, still mumbling obscenities and drove away. Deputy Lee Davidson put his hand on my shoulder and said, " Goober, under the circumstances you did the right thing by coming here but you surely have to understand why that guy was so mad."

He went on saying," that guy followed you for three miles, past the grocery store, past the feed mill, past the gas station and past the car dealership and you could have stopped at any one of those." I kind of hung my head and said, " he looked and yelled like he wanted to kill me so I just drove here." Deputy Davidson chuckled out, "he did want to kill you!" My lesson of the day was to stop at stop signs and if you're not sure about who is pulling you over, just go to the nearest populated place.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Funny story, I can just see him chasing you! I would have loved to have been one of the people at grocery store or gas station watching you two go by :)


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

Oooh! Me too, k@ri!!

The mental image is pretty good, though.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Thanks k@ri! and Proud Mom. To this day,I can still see the red face of the Game Warden sticking out of his car window. We probably were the entertainment for the day as we went past the businesses.

Thanks again to you both! :)


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Cliff111 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

good lesson!


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Thanks Cliff111! :)


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

That cop car calls for a kodak moment!


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Yes....I wish I had a pic of his face....it was sooooo red! :)


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Barney and Goober. Too good. LOL. I think I would have done the same thing you did, bypassed the businesses and headed straight for the jail house. In my case, that would have been to the local police station. Let Chief Bart, my best friend's father, deal with the red-faced guy in the green car. And he would have, just like Barney did. Very enjoyable read, full of "color".


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Thank's Sally.....I always grin when I think of that day! :)


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Pete Maida 7 years ago

That is a funny story and you did exactly the right thing. In the Washington, DC area there have been cases of fake cops pulling people over; you were perfectly justified in your actions.


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DEQ 7 years ago from Buffalo,NY

lol.....that was great laughs! I wonder how many beers the game warden must have had that following evening...hehehe


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Oh yeah....you can bet he got smashed! LOL :)


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

You certainly had the right instincts. Good lesson there for everyone to heed if ever followed by an unknown type of car whether it has flashing lights or not.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

I would still be leary of just lights in a grill....Thanks Peggy! :)


Esther Selman 7 years ago

This is such a good story, it makes me appreciate Indiana.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Thanks Esther.....Indiana can be a funny place. :)


Mister G 7 years ago

Game wardens can write up traffic infractions? Every day, new information. Thanks, Tom.


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1964human 7 years ago from Smallville Kansas

Great story and excellent thinking for a kid. It is always wise to not stop for someone you are unsure about. There are many stories in which this has saved a life. One girl did this as someone with flashing lights tried to get her to pull over in a remote area. She had the benifit of a cell phone and called it in. The real cops came and got the guy, he had been involved in several rape murders using fake lights and uniform!

THANKS FOR SHARING! Bo


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Mister G...that one thought he could. Thanks! :)

Thanks 1964human.....She was a smart girl! :)


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I'd love to see the ticket "Green Man" would've written up if you *had* stopped!  And the judge laughing himself silly that a game warden "bagged a live one". lololol!

Seriously, you did the right thing. I happened to park across from a sedan yesterday that had a strip of flashing lights along the front of the dash...*very similar* to those now used by our state's highway patrol instead of bubble gum lights on top of the car.  I shudder to think why the owner has that light strip in the first place, and what could happen if he pulled up behind a car on a rural highway after dark.  Some auto "accessories" should *not* be for sale to civilians.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Good point JamaGenee....That would have been funny...I knew the judge personally...he would have asked me what kind of animal I was...LOL! ........The police lights should be in marked police cars only and mounted on top. Thanks! :)


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Rob Lattin 7 years ago from Born in Chicago, now I'm in Mostly Michigan

Tom, it must be the way things are in Indiana. I was driving one night through St. John or some town and saw a speed sign for 20. I drove 20 MPH for about 3 miles with an Indiana Trooper driving next to me at the same speed. Odd. I kept that pace for another 4 minutes and then he pulled me over. Apparently I didn't see the sign change to 45. Oh well. It must be Indiana.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Rob......thanks....grins...yes, I think it is Indiana...it can be a strange place to drive. The Trooper probably thought you were high....there's a lot of that in Indiana. :)


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

That was so cute. But useful also, especially for women. Thanks for sharing.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

fastfreta...thanks much...I still wouldn't stop for an unmarked car until I got to a populated area. Better to be safe. :)


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juliarg 7 years ago

my sister once infuriated a smalltown fire police chief in our hometown on christmas morning. great story, reminded me of that christmas :)


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

juliarg....thanks much...maybe you should do a hub on the story about your sister? :)


jop 7 years ago

It's a good job that you knew someone because i could imagine an unmarked car chasing you then it calls for backup and they manage to stop you and then you just say "i didn't want to stop because it wa unmarked" and they would say "well that's a load of BS"


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio Author

jop....yes...but better safe than sorry. :)


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Lgali 6 years ago

very funny story thanks


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio Author

Lgali...thanks much! :)


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jenblacksheep 6 years ago from England

Thats a great and interesting story. I'd never ever stop for any car that wasn't obviously a police car, you'd think there'd be some law against it! My friend's boyfriend is being taken to court because he didnt stop for a policeman on a motorbike because it was unmarked ... and presumably the policeman was wearing regular clothes. I think he has learnt a similar lesson ... he shouldnt have been speeding in the first place!


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio Author

jenblacksheep...thanks much for stopping by...I still won't stop unless I see it is a real police car...anybody can put strobes on their car. Yip...he shouldn't have been speeding...no way out of that one. :)


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TINA V 6 years ago

This is another funny story with a moral lesson. Your readers can learn from it. I have fun reading your hubs.

Have a great week! :-D


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio Author

Thanks Tina...it does have it's lesson..funny one but a lesson. :)


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butters12345 6 years ago from England

Great Hub, ;)


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio Author

butters....thanks much! :)


fthepo 5 years ago

Awesome story man! There are many more stories here, If you'd like to share!


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Totally hilarious!


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Thank you poetvix.....fact is funnier than fiction. :)


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Ryan-Palmsy 4 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

Ha Ha! Working as a Constable in England I can honestly say I have never heard of anything like this happening before!


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Tom Cornett 4 years ago from Ohio Author

Ryan...thanks for stopping by. Here in the U.S., comedy happens with the authorities frequently. :o)


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Emilyfed 4 years ago from A world of my own

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Tom Cornett 4 years ago from Ohio Author

Emily...thanks for stopping by. :o)


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Emilyfed 4 years ago from A world of my own

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