My wife called me one night here in Knoxville, Tn. area to tell me she was stopped at one of these stop and search sites while coming home from visiting friends about 11 o’clock at night. She flat out refused to give the officer her license and registration, and told him he had no business stopping her while she was driving home and not breaking any laws. I fully expected her to be calling me to come pick her up at the jail after she had been detained; but she said the officer let her go on her way. I couldn’t believe it! True Story
In 99 when I lived in Vegas, I had a 79 F150 4x4 that I had pretty well kitted out. It came with a rear window gun rack when I got it from the original owner.
Just outside the Spaghetti Bowl I got pulled over for no reason I could imagine. I usually drive at or just under the speed limit and am not prone to highway stunt driving.
Sitting in the cruiser I was grilled extensively as to all sorts of things. And being on the clock, I also had the benefit of the company’s legal services...so I played along.
“Why is there a gun rack in your truck?”
Because Officer, as you can probably tell by the chewing tobacco, 4x4 and tattoo, I are a redneck. At home is a 60 pound Basset Hound and a blond daughter. There is no gun in that rack or truck....And what if there were?
Perhaps you’d like to explain when any of those things became probable cause to pull me over since we both know I wasn’t speeding and Gun Racks are not an illegal item in Nevada.
“Uh...Have a nice day.”
They do it because it’s the closest they can get to fishing on a lake.