You have the right to remain silent!
Anyone who has ever dealt with police knows that it’s usually better to mind your manners when you know you’ve done something wrong. Usually, by keeping your composure and being respectful, officers will be more inclined to let you off with a warning, especially during traffic stops and other small offenses.
As always however, there are some people out there that just don’t know when to keep their mouth shut!
We’ve put the following gallery together featuring stories where real people wound up in more trouble than they were in to begin with, all for opening up their big mouths. Hasn’t anyone ever heard of the right to remain silent!?
The Bad Gambler
Pulled a guy over for registration sticker being out. Several months out. I ask him why this hasn’t been taken care of and he states he has a bet with a friend that he can go 2 years without a ticket. I said, ‘Well, you just lost that bet.” (bendu)
There’s a guy, call him Larry. He’s known to the local PD as “the usual redneck with a drinking problem stuff.”
One night, Larry backed into a utility pole while drunk and lost his license for two years. He would have his wife or kids drive him places.
A few months into Larry’s suspension, my brother was sitting in his squad car one night and sees Larry’s truck go by. It’s easy to pick out because it was never fixed after hitting the pole. There are two people in it, but he doesn’t know who is driving.
The truck was doing about 10 over so my brother decided to pull him over. By the time he gets out onto the road and finds the truck, it’s already parked in a gas station.
He waited by the car, thinking he would just give the driver a warning.
Larry and his wife walk out of the gas station and see my brother.
“Larry! You gotta tell your wife to slow down.”
“Well, my wife wasn’t driving, I was.”
“Larry! You know you can’t be driving. But since I can’t prove it was you, just have her drive home and we’ll call this a warning. If I catch you driving, you know it’s your a**.”
Larry then proceeded to get in the driver’s seat and drive off, while my brother was still parked next to him.
Bro pulled him over before he was even out of the parking lot and took him to jail. (trrwilson)
Should Have Taken That Cab…
A guy I know is a police officer. He is on patrol late on a Friday night and gets the call that a cabbie has a drunk woman in his cab. She puked all over the cab, refuses to pay, refuses to get out. My friend goes to the scene and the cab driver says he doesn’t even give a damn if he gets paid at this point, just get this woman out of my cab.
My friend decides to be lenient and calls the drunk woman another cab. He explains to her that she has to get out of this cab and another one will take her home. New cab shows up. He tells the woman it is time to go. She gets up, walks back to the patrol car and gets in the back seat.
My friend goes over and says, “This car doesn’t go to your house. This car goes to jail. If you get in that other car, you can go home.” The drunk lady tells him to go f*** himself and she isn’t getting out. He tries again, “This car doesn’t go home, that car does. This car goes to jail. Are you sure this is where you want to be?” She tells him to f*** off and he says “good enough” and hauled her off to jail. (RunsWithPremise)