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Share some of your stories about getting tickets and/or close calls. I have a few but will try to stick to the good ones

1. As said in another thread, my 1st ticket, I ran out of gas and had to ask for a ride home. I was pulled over doing 62 in a 35. I was glad that was all cause I was slowing from 100 mph-no cross streets and no traffic
2. Me and 2 friends were on our way to Galveston Mardi Gras (17 yrs old). I am in the 68 Camaro with the beer (unopened), 2 friends are in the 87 Iroc next to me asking which way to turn ahead. Cop pulls him over for try to invoke in a race
3. I was having trouble with my 68 not running right. Left my girlfriends house one night and pulled onto a street and just stomped on it out of anger, with the car problems not the girl. Got pulled over and the first thing the cop said was "what you got in here, a BIG BLOCK?!?!"
4. Was sitting at a red light on Westheimer ( a street known for weekend drag racing) on a friday or saturday night with 4 people in the car. Then a 79 or 80 Trans Am that was tubbed pulls next to me. Of course I get ready, put it in 1st (turbo 350) look in my rearview and see a cop behind me. Light turns green and we both drive off normally but he gets pulled over anyway :confused: Oh well, at least it wasnt me.
5. The worst one was I was attending some street races, after they were done and all of us were in a parking lot, probably 20 - 30 cars. I decided to leave. My friends were staying but told me to "show off" as I left. So I did...gave it all it had, burned them through 1st, 2nd and chirped 3rd. A car pulls out behind me and yup, it was a cop. No ticket, just went straight to jail on a Suturday night. He was well hidden in all the other cars.
 

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Oh so many!

1. - Most recent. Pulling through an intersection that is 3 lanes each side with a median and specific turn lanes. I get to the middle of the median, infront of the turn lanes and I hear an ambulance. I yield to the ambulance and my light turns red. My first thought is to clear the intersection so as to not get a grid lock ticket. As I hammer the gas, I hear this HUGE roar and the firetruck (you know, the one that usually follows an ambulance) just misses me. I immediately pull to the right, and a cop come smoking around the corner and almost hits me. He assumes that I have blown the signal because I am in a hurry. He tells me he expects to see me at least 100 yards down the road. I explain that I never heard the firetruck. He then starts the "were you on the phone or was the radio to loud", to which I tell him there is no phone (as I had left it on my desk at work) and the radio was not attached to the head unit. After searching my car (with my permission and disclosure that the was a firearm in a locked container), the cop found no phone and let me off. He did suggest that I bake the firefighters some cookies though!

2. - Driving a 95 4Runner. Just hooked up my radar detector. Took a running start at the on ramp (6 banger with 150 hp) and was up to about 80 once I got on the freeway. Got pulled immediately, and the cop asked "Radar dectector? How's that workin for you?" Thank goodness for traffic school.

3. - Long stretch of road from the base of my college campus to the west entrance. About 6 pm. Decided to let the 69 Camaro breath a little bit. After cycling the gears, I passed a cop going the other direction at about
90. He braked and U-turned. I got to the front gate, parked, killed the motor, exited the car and placed my keys on the roof and hands on the front of the hood. Cop arrives, suprised that I am there. My comment was, they new I lived on campus, it would not be hard to find me. His comment was, thanks for pulling over, try speeding at night when you lights have more effect and you can see me comming. No ticket!
 

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I have three that I will never forget.

I am heading out of the city of Chicago on the Ontario feeder ramp to the Eisenhower Expressway when a Chicago cop pulls me over. Mind you, I am 18 or 19 at the time, and from the suburbs. He asks for my license and asks if my record is clean. I reply by saying, "Define clean". He looks at me and goes back to his crusier to check my record I suppose. When he returns, he hands me my license and says, :""Buy me lunch, and be on your way". I have no idea what he is asking, and it is obvious it shows on my face. I must have looked like a deer in the headlights to him. Suddenly it dawns on me and with my wallet in my hands, I pull out a $10.00 bill. I go to hand it to him - He says in anger, "What the hell are you doing?" I am totally confused now. He looks at this naive kid from the 'burbs and says, "Drop it on the ground, and drive away". To which I did.

Another time I am on the 405 Freeway heading to Los Angeles Int'l Airport from Newport Beach at roughly 6:00 am on a weekday. I am cruising in the fast lane when I come up on a VW Bug doing about 65 mph. Yeah I rode his ass hoping he would get out of my way when suddenly I hear a loud tapping on the passenger side rear window- Startled, I look over to see a California Highway Patrol Motor cop (on a motorcycle) ridng alongside me - He motions with his nightstick for me to get off that guys rear, so I slow to proper distance while at the same time the CHP Officer weaves his way across two lanes to continue on his way. It wasn't until afterwards when I thought how stupid that was of him to do - I could have swerved and killed him. I guess it was both his and my lucky day.

Finally, I am on the 55 Freeway heading home into Newport Beach (California) in weekday morning trafific when I decide to enter the Diamond Lane (car pool lane) - I travel about a 1/2 mile I guess when suddenly traffic is stopped due to a crash up ahead. I have nowhere to go - As I proceed futher, I can see a CHP Officer standing next to his cruiser staring at me coming towards him. I am forced to stop. He approaches my car and says, "What the hell are you doing in my Diamond Lane?!" He was pissed, rightfully so. I told him a pickup truck swerved at me and I had to enter the lane to avoid being side swept. He didn't buy it, and said so. He then told me never to let him catch me in the Diamond Lane again driving solo, and made a car yield to me so as I could get into the stopped traffic lanes.

Oh yeah there were others like drag racing, speeding, and such, but those three experiences I will never forget.
 

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jkidd -

You left Newport Beach for Chicago ... I hope she was worth it. :D
 

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Have many, but this was my favorite.

In high school, my dad had a 78 Datsun 280z, silver. A friend of mine had a beat up 260z, but silver. I lived away from school, and had to drive on a parkway to get there. My friend's girlfriend lived near me, and he picked her up on the way. So... my car broke, and my dad was out of town, so I had to take his car to school. Got on the parkway, and flew. Saw my friend in his "matching" Z going the other way.

Later, I got to school, and my friend caught up with me, and said "Dude! Right after I saw you, there was a cop flying up with his lights on, and he saw me, and hit the brakes and tried to turn around and come after me! He thought I was you!"

Luckily, my friend took a quick exit and some quick turns and lost the cop before he could get back on him. But I thought it was hilarious! I Was oblivious to the cop, never saw him, but my buddy tanked him for me! :D
 

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turn the TV on now. Im the one in the front on the helicopters' videos. Im the guy waving. I post back in a minute, I think they just laid the strip down and posting on my MotoQ is hard going over 100. Ill let you guys know.








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Actually, she came with me when the current job brought me back home to Chicago. ;)
She must be a keeper! Good for both of you!!:cool:
 

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turn the TV on now. Im the one in the front on the helicopters' videos. Im the guy waving. I post back in a minute, I think they just laid the strip down and posting on my MotoQ is hard going over 100. Ill let you guys know.








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Jinx,

Did shunt ever make his way home to you (or did he drink the bottle of Blue Label I sent with him for you)? I only ask as it pertains to the poor souls who approach your car after the spike strip. I will be staying up all night looking for the video feed. :roxor::rotflmao:
 

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Gunpoint

It was mothers day and my friends and I were putting in one of the plastic ponds for my mom. We got bored pretty quick and started throwing smoke bombs at one another. Eventually i ran inside and got my airsoft gun,"its kinda like a pellet gun" so i got mine and started shooting them with my buddy, he had grabbed my other gun. Obviously my friends didn't enjoy being shot so they got into my buddys car and went to get theirs. So we got in my truck and followed them. Eventually it turned into a full fledged gun battle between racing cars on the back roads. Some people saw us and thought that our guns were real, so they called the cops, unknowingly we continued on are pursuit and eventually t escalated alot. We got pulled over on a mian highway. They pulled us out at gunpoint, and gave us a good talking over. Apparently someone had told them we were shooting at their house, we didnt. So they thought we were like gang members or something and there were like ten cop cars there. Freaked my **** out.
 

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I got off with a warning. They didnt want to **** with the serious cat in the Stig helmet.
 

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Imagine if you had Shunt. They'd have run away screaming!
 

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about 14 years ago I was pulling out of a gas station. Either I could turn right and wait at the light to U turn or go up the wrong side of the road for about 100 to 200 yards and cut through the median. It was night and there was a car coming but, being I was a teenager and driving a 68 camaro "I could make it" So I did, only thing was the car coming was a cop. He pulled me over, asked if the car was a "wolf mobile" I was like :confused::confused: He said that wolf mobile stands for a drug car. Ya, a primer grey 68 camaro drug/getaway car. He quickly searched and let me go. No ticket.

Before I had a car, I took my moms 83 cougar to work to pick up my immense paycheck for the week ($47). At Randalls, a grocery store, did a right U turn around a light pole pretty close to the entrance spinning the drive tire. The cop hired by the store runs out with his gun pointed at the windshield of the car. Of course he couldnt do anything about it, it is not a public road
 

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Well i have many stories but my most recent is Just Last Week I had just Had my PFADT Coils Overs installed and Alighnment I was Feeling Cocky it was like 75 Degrees Sunny Awesome Day.....Well i Get on the On ramp Just South Of town Rural area But Newly Resurfaced Highway 131 for Everyone who knows West Michigan.

Anywho First thing i see is a Laguna Blue M3 lol its really not competition But all Bimmer Guys Think There fast So i hop on and im Behind him Instantly.Playing with him a little Then its Time To show his G/f that He Owns just a Toy.I get next to him We are Doing About 65 I open My cutouts and He did a Double Take Then rolled up his Windows Lol 2nd Gear with the Cutouts Open sounds Amazing.....Think 24 hours of lemans Corvettes Pretty close to the Same sound....Anywho three Honks and we are off i pulled from him all the way up to about 160 where i finaly backed off and got off the highway.Well i pull in the gas station just off the highway Get out and Low and Behold theres a Boy in Blue Parked right Behind Me....In my mind in thinking Where the hell Did he come from theres No way He could Keep up.....Well He Ask For License Registration Then says You know Why i Stopped You....I smile getting ready to make somthing up to why im Driving 160....And then He Says Cause i didnt use my turning signal pulling In the gas station HAHAHAHAHA No WAY How freaking Lucky am i....I thought maybe my V1 wasnt working....So there you go.
 

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My three closest calls to this point in my life are:

Sleeping on the Job
70 in a 30
Gun to back of head

Sleeping on the job:

My co-wokers laid down to nap and I was left to watchout for anyone. Sure enough, our boss walked up on us and caught us red handed. We were sent home and told to show up the next day, but if we ever did it again we were gone.

70 in a 30

Got pulled over one night after a football game a mile from my house for doing 70 in a 30 on a country road. How I managed to find the only county Sheriff on duty that night I'll never know. Thankfully I was in my sisters Jeep and only got a verbal warning.

Gun to back of head

This happened at my first job when I was 15. The guy I worked for was a compulsive alcoholic (never saw him sober). 2nd day on the job I clean a set of wheels the way he told me to. He looks at them after I get done and loses his temper and tells me I have to pay him $3200 to fix that set of wheels ( they were in perfect shape). Next day, some guy brings his truck in to get cleaned. As my boss is pulling stuff out of the truck, he finds the owners handgun. He puts it to the back of my head and tells me if I ever screw up another job he'd shoot me. My mom and I go to the Sheriff and file charges. He goes to jail, then the charges get dropped. When my mom asked why, the prosecutor said "Conflict of Interest". It then came out that the gun belonged to the Prosecutors dad who was also a Detective. That coupled with the fact that the guy who threatened to shoot me was a tenant for his lawyer, was why he got off scot free.
 

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I used to go for a drive whenever I needed to clear my head. In 2006, lab results from a biopsy I had done got mixed up and I was told I had very advanced cancer with a few months to live. That night, I drove aimlessly around in my '04 GTO, planning my bank robbery.

Let me back up a bit.

My brother and I have a 'terminal illness' pact. If either of us finds out we have months to live, we have to videotape our escapades while we steal a Ferrari, off people on our Lists (that is capitalized for a reason), and commit some crazy robbery and hide the money before getting caught (so our mom can buy a house/new car/whatever she needs). We usually discuss this when we are three sheets to the wind, always laughing but totally serious. So here I was, 22, very unhappy at this new development, and now having to seriously consider how I was going to pull the pact off.

Before this, and after this, I never ran red lights. I'll speed, but my brother was almost killed three times by some jackhole running a red, so its always been a big no-no for me. This night, I figured "who cares?". I blow through quite a few red lights (no cameras, luckily) and managed to go through one at around 80 in a 45 right in front of a cop. Being a huge fan of Cannonball Run, Vanishing Point, Smokey and the Bandit, Days of Thunder, etc etc etc, I decide "I'M GONNA LOSE 'EM!"

I never realized how fast those cop cars were! And.... I never realized how fast my GTO was.... until then ;) Before I know it, I'm screaming through stupid cookie cutter subdivisions sideways, plowing through intersections and turning down streets I prayed weren't dead ends. I could faintly see his headlights coming around each corner, and finally I remembered my very best car trick (learned when a creepy guy in a pickup truck followed me home from the grocery store): I found a house with a for sale sign and an empty driveway, pulled the e brake, threw it into reverse, shut off the lights and ducked.

I heard his crown vic go screaming down the street, and I snickered for days after that. He must not have gotten my plates, as I never heard about it. A week later I got a call from my doctor saying I didn't have cancer after all. Good thing I didn't die, that would've sucked. :)

Other than that, I've never even been pulled over *KNOCK ON WOOD*.
 

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I'll throw mine in here..

Friends and I were drag racing. I had my black Mustang GT, longtubes, no cats, CAI, tune and all that jaz, HID lights. We were drag racing on a thing we called "Twin Bridges", essentially a long, straight road on a bridge over what used to be a river. WAY back in the country, no one around. We kept our police scanner on. Well, apparently, they had seen us before, and we had a traitor in our midst (About 35 people.). Friend and I, he in his Trans Am, finish a run. We kept even the whole way, and turned around at the end. Low and behold, from the other end of the T-shaped road (The strip making the |, the two roads to either side making the -), about six little piggies came running. And these weren't just cops. Oh no. These were the feds. SWAT vans and all. So, not wanting to stick around for the ticket, we got up and left.

Now here's the interesting thing. Of the 35 of us, we split in to two groups, one on the highway, one on the country roads. I was on the highway. SOMEHOW, I was one of four people who didn't get caught. This is possibly because I punched it around everyone else, pulled to the sides, and killed all my lights. Not safe on a crowded highway, but less dangerous than dealing with the cops. In retrospect, it was a bit daft of me to pull a move like that, but so was the racing. But even as I think of that, I think how nice it is to not have that ticket\jail time. :p
 
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