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    the tall guy. crayonsemble's Avatar
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    one more reason to loathe the nypd

    so i was riding home around 3:30 am last night and with no
    warning my seatpost bolt breaks and i flip the bike. the seat apparently
    when it broke fell on the back well causing me to go flying forward.
    however there were two cops standing there dealing with a taxi
    and instead of coming over to help me off the pavement stood
    there just looking at me. I walked over to them and they
    were like "are you ok?" thats it. so i had a extra seatpost bolt
    with me randomnly and started to put it back together. there was
    a randomn beat up white car so i placed all my tools and what not on it
    and started to work. then this undercover taxi pulls over and this cop
    gets out and starts screaming at me to "get my sh** off his car". iam like
    what ?? and yells again and threatans to arrest me!!%%%
    so i move the things and he starts like saying to his cop friends like
    "can you believe this mf putting his wrench on my car.
    so i finally got it working and made it home in time for the sunrise
    and to discover a huge knot on my kneecap.
    i guess it would have been worse had it happened while i was
    riding over the queensbridge on the car side with cars zooming
    by at 70mph. oh well gotta go get the bike checked out now,
    ride safe.

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    the tall guy. crayonsemble's Avatar
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    i know i should proofread and iam a horrible speller but you get the idea.

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    That is totally lame.

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    sux dude. sorry about that. sounds crappy.

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    Don't put your tools and $hit on someone else's car. Simple.
    Last edited by michaelnel; 06-11-06 at 12:49 PM.
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    Wow, glad to hear you are okay and not incarcerated.

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    Typical NYPD behavior.

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    Not that I think his reaction was justified, but I couldn't imagine putting my **** on someone else's car. Granted, I could give a crap about his car, but that doesn't mean I'm going to use it as a workbench.
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    oh come on. cut crayon a little slack. it was 3:30 in the morning.

    sometimes keeping those random things in your bag or around the house payoff. i wanted to do a massive purge today of misc. junk ... just may have to wait on that.

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    Don't put your tools and $hit on someone else's car. Simple.
    Sorry, I have to agree. He was a total jerk about it, but you have to respect other people's property, even if is a 'random beat up white car'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crayonsemble
    i know i should proofread and iam a horrible speller but you get the idea.
    Was not to bad, I got the idea and my brain did not hurt trying to figure it out. You did well Gashhopper!

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    ive been hurt, more than helped by the police.
    'gimme a fix' ~sid viscious

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    a knot on your kneecap?

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    **** the police!

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    I think the irony here, and the reason why this is yet anothe example of NYC cops being pigs, is that they didn;t give a damn about a cyclist potentially being injured, but they are all up in arms about a possible dent to a car.

    Most cops are stupid. They think that CAR = HIGHSTATUS and BIKE = LOWSTATUS. Of course, they serve and protect those with high status.

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    and of course big pieces of metal are more important than people

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee
    Sorry, I have to agree. He was a total jerk about it, but you have to respect other people's property, even if is a 'random beat up white car'.
    Oh, please. Touching someone's car is not disrespecting their property! If he was just throwing his tools on top of it and scratching it all up, that would be disrespect, but there's no indication that he did that. As long as he was careful about it, he didn't ****ing do anything wrong!

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    Yeah, that's, yeah... Just put your tools under the car next time. And have a recorder there so you can complain to his *sup. It's one thing to ask, but if he's "undercover", and complains about stuff on his car to his visibibly police friends, that's just stupid.

    Otoh, I don't know if there's anything explicitly illegal about putting your stuff on someone elses stuff on public property so long as you don't damage it, iirc private property isn't as well protected in the public realm.

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    Ftnypd
    Culture? Art? Making a difference? Hey, go **** yourself. We're too busy drinking, doing drugs, trying to **** random people and you want us to make money on top of all that? Really?

    Well, ****. I don't give a ****.

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    am i the only one who thinks that the craziest part of this story is that OP had an extra seatpost binder bolt in his pocket. that is the largest stroke of luck anyone could have. WTF?

    oh, and cops suck blue whale, yada yada yada

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    How would you like it if someone put tools on your bike while fixing their car?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    How would you like it if someone put tools on your bike while fixing their car?
    who gives a crap. good luck getting a tool to rest effortlessly on a toptube.

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    The cop was a dick.
    The OP shouldn't have put his tools on a random car but it's not the biggest of infractions and certainly did not warrent the cop's reaction.
    Next time, use the sidewalk.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    thanks for the responses, my knee is a tad sore but not a big deal i hope.
    it was a big stroke of luck that i had the bolt with me. i have another
    one on order in case this ever happens again. personally i was just a little shaken
    up from flipping the bike and i saw a place to put my tools while i was
    trying to figure out how to put the clamp back together.it was probably wrong
    to put them on someones car but it was dark and late and it seemed like a good idea.
    it sucked the most having to profously apologize to undercover cop driving a undercover taxi
    so i wouldnt go to jail for vandalizing or whatever stupid charge they would make up.
    however i made it home and live to fight another fight.

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    Being shaken up after the crash I'm sure had a lot to do with you not thinking and just putting your tools on the car.
    Your adrenaline is flowing and you really usually aren't 100% sound.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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