Would you be angry if a cop pulled you over (like a traffic stop) and then just

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  1. Brynn Thorssen profile image91
    Brynn Thorssenposted 2 years ago

    Would you be angry if a cop pulled you over (like a traffic stop) and then just gave you ice cream?

    I have been seeing videos of police pulling people over, like a prank, and then giving them ice cream or some other small gift.  I would be stressed out and pretty angry if they did this to me.  What would be your reaction?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Yes, because he is:
    * impeding my travels, whether to the store or work 
    * gets an excuse to stop me, check my vehicle, ask me questions and invade my privacy all while putting a happy face on the intrusion
    * if I am rude or refuse any offer, does he now get to search me and my car? ask my kids questions or threaten us for not complying, such as when I say no, no ice cream, we're lactose intolerant?
    * this readily gets abused; whether I have a cop having fun scaring me about a $300 ticket or idiot pretending to be one before offering some piddling consolation prize, I have an emotional roller coaster so they can have fun

    I donate to Institute for Justice and similar groups that have fought cops pulling out of state drivers over on fake charges of carrying drugs, search the car and take all cash and valuables under civil forfeiture laws. I see this is a possible new way to have an excuse to stop people and search/check, only with better branding.

  3. Alex Hunter profile image73
    Alex Hunterposted 2 years ago

    I do understand that this is not a bad thing but would rather be angry than happy because I generally do not like pranks and react too seriously.

    1. Brynn Thorssen profile image91
      Brynn Thorssenposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a big fan of pranks, either.

    2. gregas profile image80
      gregasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Me either, but I would be so relieved that I wasn't getting a ticket, I wouldn't be mad. A little upset, but not mad. The problem with this world these days is that people are way too sensitive. Just my opinion, Greg.

  4. Old-Empresario profile image80
    Old-Empresarioposted 2 years ago

    I would think, "well, they're trying in their own very weird way".


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