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Old 09-28-2009
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unexected encounter with an explorer

so i was driving to work this morning about 615am, i'm going a pretty good clip, i remember seeing a white ford explorer in the rear view window coming screaming up behind me, figured he wanted to pass, so i moved into the middle lane, let off the gas a little, he didn't pass... stayed in the left lane, speed matching me, think this is a little odd, and sure i know what this is, i look down at my spedo, and it reads 140km/h (about 88mph) speed limit is 100 (63ish) and then the red and blue turn on...

i pull over, to the right, and up onto the grass, as the shoulder is small, and i wait, shut the truck off and think to myself, this isn't good, i'm getting a very large ticket... passenger gets out, walks up to my passenger window, i roll it down, he asks me "you in a little bit of a rush?" i notice that his uniform is a little different than the rest of the police in this area (they are dark blue, almost black, red stripe on leg, black shoulder crest with red stitching, seen here http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/...8d06569cd2.jpg or here http://images.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNew...ice_080529.jpg ) his is all dark bluish green, not as dark, including his crest, which is still readable, but blacked out, almost like someone took a sharpie to it... looks like this http://www.calgary911truth.org/my_we...on3_080813.jpg this is a tac member... i reply to him, "yeah, a little" he says "we were following a guy for a while, but the speed you blew past us, we couldn't ignore it..." i reply "sorry sir" he then says "you need to slow down on these roads" and proceeds back to his truck... he sits for maybe 10 seconds, and the red and blues on the front of the truck turn off, the rears stay on, he sits there for about a minute or 2, what feels like an hour, and he takes off, pulling around me and disappears

do i have horseshoes up my *** or what?
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wow....lucky bugger
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sounds like someone was screwing with you
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what is a tac member? tactical, ie SWAT?
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Should have asked him for his id.
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Sound like you are lucky or being screwed with
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If you asked for id he would probably have given you a ticket. Now, if he was giving you a ticket definitely should ask for id. Anyone can get an official looking uniform and badges made up. Couple red and blues for the dash or grill and bam! We take cash.
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You should have gotten the plate number called it in. Sounds like someone was impersonating a police officer to me...
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i hear what you all are saying, but the guy who pulled me over looked like a cop, his uniform was perfect (i work with the police) and honestly, the tac team has better things to do than to write speeding tickets to someone who is being polite and apologetic to them. i won't go into detail, the only other saving grace i think i had, was i was wearing my uniform...

and yes tac, is similar to SWAT, but our swat team, we call ERT (emergency response team) and there is TAC in addition to that, they are technically different teams and there is both for the local police i do believe... i'm not too sure what the difference is, i think ERT is like the swat, storm the doors crash the windows take people down hard, and tac is the sneak around, sniper almost like a mercinary, i would think the 2 teams are a lot of the same guys
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I would call the local police station tomorrow and just ask to make sure.
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i talked to some people at work, and that is for sure what they drive
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White undercover explorers? I wouldn't doubt it but that's still weird that they took off without saying something to you first...
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yea i think your getting messed with here
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they did say something to me... i figure they were just busy heading to somewhere really important, because when they took off, they TOOK OFF

lights still on in the back for a little ways...
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you know why you didn't get a ticket? because it was a fake cop and he didn't have a ticket book
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SWAT FTW.
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i dunno... sounds to me like you were getting played with... did you know this person?? i have a friend that drives a grand marquis 4 door, white with black rims chrome center caps, and the siren... but he's not a cop.. he used to be security in toronto. all his car needs is the lights...just for fun he sits on the side of the road and everyone near him slows down because they think he is a cop... haha its funny!!
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Lol all you guys should really stop saying it wasn't a cop. the OP was there and said for sure it was a cop, therefore guess what, he's right.

By the way, In Alaska some of our cop force is explorers, they're great in the winter.
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we have a ranger police truch here :)
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I'd be dam happy I didnt get a ticket.
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We have about 20 brand spankin new expiditions round my "hood" dono why. The closest thing we will ever get to "off road" is a big front yard round here.
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we have a ranger police truch here :)
theres a couple ive seen down in costa mesa. one of em was an STX i did a double take when i saw it lol
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stx eh? that's ****ing sweet, i want picxz


i should add, again, this is at like 6 am... who is going to waste their time, driving around in a police uniform and a fake cop car at that time of the day?
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They just don't have time to write tickets...it's not the little fish they are after. There are motormen and uniform officers to write speeding tickets. It's kinda like a plastic surgeon putting a bandaid on someone...

Down here they use everything from mustangs to corvettes and rangers/explorers/f150's...just about everything...
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BINGO, someone who gets it!
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