Had a bizzaro incident happen to me on the way to work this morning...
I decided to drive this morning, and as I was getting ready to get onto the interstate I passed a Caddi SUV. This person was in the right lane not signalling, and driving slow on the interstate approach. So I hit my directional, and passed him in the lane on the left. Which there was, and I was in complete right to do so.
Well, this must have pissed off this guy because he began driving not more that 12" from my bumper..we were traveling at about 50 mph. I looked back at him in my rear-view mirror raising hell and telling this joker to get off my bumper. In doing this, I veered off the road and onto the shoulder. I suppose it *may* have kicked rocks up but I don't know if it did or not. I went back onto the road, and then the blue lights come on in the grill and he pulls me over.
He approaches my window, clearly angry and identifies himself as a federal officer, and I had just damaged federal property. He ordered me out of my vehicle to come see what I had allegedly done to his windshield. There was a very small ding in it. (I don't know If I did that or not..) I asked him if he had any kind of proof that I had done this and he became even more upset.
I asked him for a badge, and for a badge number. When I did he flashed it quickly in my face and then covered it to where I couldn't see the jurisdiction etc. I told him that we were going to stop right there and I called 911.
The cops showed up and I explained the situation to them, and they heard his side of the story.
Turns out he was from another jurisdiction. Not a federal officer. So I asked the police officer if that's the way it worked now, that a cop from another jurisdiction can intimidate and pull over citizens of our county....and the officer politely covered for him and told me I was free to go.
I'm not paying for his darn windshield. I called my ins company, and notified them of this incident.
I never got HIS name or HIS badge number. The officer who came to the scene said he would not write up a report for what he thought to be a road hazard.
I have full respect for the police and the job they do. But guys like this should never be allowed to have authority like this.
That's okay though. He rips through the neighborhood driving 70 in a 40 all the time. Guess I need to catch him doing it on my camera for safe-keeping.