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Old 06-09-2011
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Ford Ranger mistaken as F-150

Was On my way to college one morning and got pulled over by a campus cop for "avoiding traffic control device" and got a citation, the citation itself was interesting. The cop had gotten the year model of my truck right, but wrote my Ranger down as an F150. I thought it was pretty humorous (especially since it says "RANGER" on both sides of the truck and size difference to). I got more details provided in the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oymd2j4dxDQ

What do you guys think? I know the Ranger acts as a mini Fseries, but how many people have mistaken a Ranger for an F150? Do cops have something that helps them identify a vehicle?, or is it that it is left to the officer alone to know the vehicle? which would be my guess. EDIT: BTW just thought I would note cop had an explorer.

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Cop once tried to tell me my "chevy ranger" was involved in a hit and run accident that's over 4 hours away from where I live lol.
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take it too court lol. you dont own a 150.
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Is that a TV in the bed of your truck?
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Ive had people think mine was an f150 before too, its not that big...
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take it too court lol. you dont own a 150.
and do what? try to get it thrown out because its not a f150? Good luck with that.
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Your off the hook! If they mess one thing up when writing down your info on a citation, itll get dropped on the spot. Fight it
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Is that a TV in the bed of your truck?
Yeah what is that?
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Your off the hook! If they mess one thing up when writing down your info on a citation, itll get dropped on the spot. Fight it
somewhat agreed, but highly doubtful in his situation.
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somewhat agreed, but highly doubtful in his situation.
Whys that? All you have to say is "I dont own a F-150."
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Cop once tried to tell me my "chevy ranger" was involved in a hit and run accident that's over 4 hours away from where I live lol.
lol now that is more ridiculous than my story. If I were you I would be most offended of the fact that he identified my truck as a chevy. How far did the situation progress from there?


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I would but 1. its only $10, I would waste more than $10 in time and money trying to get that specific 10 back, 2. cop wasn't to much of a douche except when he accused me of drug possession, 3. This is at my college campus, I want to keep it in the cops mentality that I have an F150 so he can fear me all the more, lol.


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lolz, no that would be interesting though to have a plasma tv in the bed. Its a license plate embedded in the bed liner. It fit right in with the help of double sided sticky tape.


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I have never of heard of it before until now, what was your situation when you got accused of having an F150?


@ every1 telling me to fight it.

Look at my response to 04RangerDave, that and yes it would be fun to fight it but its not worth it. Also this is at a college campus,if I **** this cop off, I **** them all off ending up not being good for me.

@hurley . That is a most frighting comment, lol.
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lol now that is more ridiculous than my story. If I were you I would be most offended of the fact that he identified my truck as a chevy. How far did the situation progress from there?
I told him that I owned a ford ranger and that I haven't been in that city in over 6 years lol. He just said yeah thats what he thought and hung up the phone lol.
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$10? Heck thats not worth fighting then lol. If it was a real cop in Illinois it woulda been a $120 ticket lol
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haha, people say i have a big truck a lot, its funn because i'm taller than it, lol.
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and do what? try to get it thrown out because its not a f150? Good luck with that.
thats exactly what will happen. my ex got a ticket thrown out cos they marked it as an 08 cavi and she had an 02. improper car = false ticket = garbage
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thats exactly what will happen. my ex got a ticket thrown out cos they marked it as an 08 cavi and she had an 02. improper car = false ticket = garbage
That's hilarious considering they stopped making cavaliers after 05.
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i got a speeding ticket in my red ranger a while back and the cop wrote on the ticket that it was purple. I never did take it to court but i always wondered if that could get me out of it
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I haul a lot of scrap metal with my buddy on the side when I'm not too busy with other things. His dad one day goes "Hey, that's a Ranger? I thought it was an F150 with all the stuff you've hauled with it."
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I am now dumber for reading/watching this.
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i got a speeding ticket in my red ranger a while back and the cop wrote on the ticket that it was purple. I never did take it to court but i always wondered if that could get me out of it
You probably could have, how much was the speeding ticket? if it was over $100 I would of fought it.


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How's that? Is it that this thread doesn't relate to you and since you consider yourself better than every1 else, you pass it off with a bad jab of a comment.?
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