Monday, January 18, 2010

this made me late

If you know me, you know I'm a pretty passive bicyclist. So imagine my surprise when I got pulled over by a police car today.

I was stopped at a red light, coming down 6, crossing Chestnut. When cars stopped coming, I got on my bike, continued my ride. I stopped near Sansom to let this guy (the police car) get by me (because obviously he's got someplace to be) and find out it's me he's pulling over. We're on Sansom, where the loading docks are, and people are watching and so confused. He ran my license, asked if I had any warrants out. So then I'm just standing there over my bike, while he's in his car running my digits. Lots of onlookers (and what can I do besides shrug at them?)
Few minutes, he comes back and expresses that he's annoyed about current bike situation as much as the rest of us, so he will give me a warning this time, and told me to *try* not to cross red lights in front of cop cars again.



Megan Rye said...

Don't they have drug dealers to bust or something? Sheesh.

pinchefresco said...

I'm not going to stop blowing red lights. They can fuck themselves.

r___anderson said...

i would have just turned the wrong way down a one way street, what are they going to do, really. unless they the cops are on horses.

BESSYCLE (that's almost like bicycle!)

Amber Reeves said...

you need a fairy godmother or something.

marilyn said...

can't you just not have a license next time?

also, shouldn't cops be more focused on drivers of big trucks that hit girls on bikes?