They should have pled the fifth
The Case of The Twins
I had pulled over a guy for some minor traffic offense who I knew had a twin brother. He gave me his name, let’s say Jeff. I decided to check the other twin’s name as well, boom, warrant. I knew he was lying to me, but I couldn’t prove it.
I chit chatted casually for a few minutes and then asked him “what’s Jeff up to these days?” He answered and started telling me, and I said “but I thought you were Jeff?!” He didn’t even try to get out of it at that point. Admitted he wasn’t Jeff and went to jail.
The annoying thing is that I later fell for this with another set of brothers and had to go back and arrest the kid the next day after he totally got the better of me! (Niborator)
I pulled over a woman for speeding one night. 45ish MPH in a 30 MPH zone on a gorgeous spring night with pedestrians everywhere. When I asked her if she knew she was speeding she said that she did – she was having brake problems and was rushing to get the car to her friend’s shop.
The regret was obvious when I pointed out that if her brakes didn’t work correctly perhaps slower would have been the better option. (Qui-Gon_Jim)
Cracking the Case
I had someone drunkenly confess to me that they witnessed a murder and knew where the murder weapon was ditched… I passed the info along to the investigating detectives. They already had a suspect, but the new witness helped to secure a confession. (Kibitzer12)