I stopped a woman for an expired tag. I soon arrested her for Driving While Suspended/Revoked as her history of poor driving makes it a felony for her to operate a motor vehicle. So, I am sitting there waiting for a tow truck to show up for the car, when a subject (here-after referred to as ‘dude’) walks up.
Dude asks “Do you work around here?” I point to the flashing lights on my patrol car and say “Yep. It’s not just a hobby.” Dude says “Good. My girlfriend, Donna, has a warrant. She won’t turn herself in. Would you arrest her?”
Now I’m thinking “That’s love.” So I say, “Sure where is she?” Dude points vaguely toward a nearby trailer park that is in the county’s jurisdiction. I explain to Dude that the trailer park is in the county, but I can have a deputy meet him at their abode.
Dude gets quiet as he appears to mull over my offer. After several minutes, he looks up at me and says he will be right back. Dude leaves and I figure he’s had enough interaction with the police for one night.
About five minutes later, I am typing away on my computer terminal and I see this woman walking past my patrol car. I am thinking “No…It can’t be.” On the other side of the parking lot I see Dude making some not-so-sly head movements toward her in an obvious attempt to get me to stop her.
I ask the woman “Are you Donna?” The woman stops and says “Yeah, why?” I say “I heard you have a warrant.” Donna, who is nervous, gives me her information. Much to my disappointment, Donna was not wanted. Donna wanders off.
Once Donna is out of sight, Dude slides up to my car wanting to know why I didn’t arrest her. I say “Well, she’s not wanted. By the way, do YOU have any ID?”
Dude was wanted. Ah…irony.
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