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  1. #11
    I live in Daytona, most of the cops here in FL (aside from some of the metro areas) are pretty laid back about stuff like that. Glad it was painless.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    did he not even ask you to try to keep it more concealed?
    No, he didn't mention it at all.

    My guess is that it wasn't printing all that bad. They were just specifically on the lookout for people carrying illegally since he made the comment about "a lot of people carry illegally at bike week".

    This officer's only concern was that I had a permit. He didn't even seem to assume I didn't have one at first. In fact he seemed to assume I was LEO, most likely because my first words to him were "I'm carrying".

    I don't want to imply he was uncautious in any way putting him self at possible risk when he approached me. After all, he did approach from behind on my left side (the side I carry) as to be sure I was at a tactical disadvantage. But he remained polite, professional, and was conscious about not wasting my time.

    He simply asked to see the permit, then went on his way.

  4. #13
    Excellent...Always like to hear the good stories. This happens a good 95 percent of the time. That almost requires a complement letter to the department. Its good to comment when good things happen as much as when bad things happen. Chalk another one up to our friends the good guys!!!
    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    ---Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

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    I'm from FL...most cops here seem to be pretty cool about it overall. Generally speaking, people in the law enforcement community don't tend to vote Democrat.
    Silent Running, by Mike and the Mechanics

  6. #15
    Back in the early 70's I lived in Port Orange, near Daytona, right on rt 1. I had a 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1, and one night had just left a girl friends about midnight or later. It was a gorgeous night, and I had the windows down, the tunes on and there is a stretch of road between New Smyrna and Prt Orange, along Rose Bay where there's just NOTHING there. so as I passed the airport heading into that strip, I put the loud pedal down and unwound the 428. I was well over 100 mph for a while, but knew the road well, and that there was a residential area ahead, for which I slowed down to the 35 MPH limit way ahead of time.

    So as I'm appraoaching the trailer parks and small businesses I see there flashing lights about a mile back. As the cruiser gets close I pull into the right lane to let him go by, and he pulls in behind me with red and blue lights, high beams flashing, yelling on the PA to pull over. It was one of those "Who... ME?" moments.

    So a deputy comes up to my window screaming at me "Why didn't you pull over!" and I answwered that I pulled over as quickly as I could. And he says "I MEAN TEN MILES BACK!"

    I told him I didn't know he was chasing me ten miles back or I would have. He was driving a 390 Ramble Scrambler which I guess the Sheriff was pretty proud of, and he got toasted by a yankee in a Mustang who never knew he was being chased.

    anyway. He was pretty good. He said "I'll write you up for under 100 MPH so I don't have to arrest you. I thanked him and paid the fine.
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

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    Back in the early 70's I lived in Port Orange, near Daytona, right on rt 1. I had a 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1, and one night had just left a girl friends about midnight or later. It was a gorgeous night, and I had the windows down, the tunes on and there is a stretch of road between New Smyrna and Prt Orange, along Rose Bay where there's just NOTHING there. so as I passed the airport heading into that strip, I put the loud pedal down and unwound the 428. I was well over 100 mph for a while, but knew the road well, and that there was a residential area ahead, for which I slowed down to the 35 MPH limit way ahead of time.

    So as I'm approaching the trailer parks and small businesses I see there flashing lights about a mile back. As the cruiser gets close I pull into the right lane to let him go by, and he pulls in behind me with red and blue lights, high beams flashing, yelling on the PA to pull over. It was one of those "Who... ME?" moments.

    So a deputy comes up to my window screaming at me "Why didn't you pull over!" and I answered that I pulled over as quickly as I could. And he says "I MEAN TEN MILES BACK!"

    I told him I didn't know he was chasing me ten miles back or I would have. He was driving a 390 Ramble Scrambler which I guess the Sheriff was pretty proud of, and he got toasted by a hippie gear head yankee in a Mustang who never knew he was being chased.

    anyway. He was pretty good. He said "I'll write you up for under 100 MPH so I don't have to arrest you. I thanked him and paid the fine.
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

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    I don't know what it is about this website but approaching 100% of the time when I submit a post, it returns a message that I have to wait 29 seconds to post again, like for some reason the CMS software stack is interpretting two distinct attempts to post. First time it did that, I assumed a previous post was interfering with a quick post in a different thread, so I waited and resubmitted, only to realize I now had two identical posts, just like OldOwl does here.

    Maybe the admins could look into that. I'm running Slackware 12.1/linux 2.6.24.7-smp/GSB 2.22.1/Firefox 3.0.5

    Edit: Just now, I got this from a single click of the Post Quick Reply button:

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  9. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by LeavingMass View Post
    Theres lots of great cops out there

    Most Florida and New Hampshire cops are excellent, and deserves lots of respect
    sorry I can't say the same about a lot of Mass. cops I encountered
    I can agree to that 1130% with Mass cops. Yes there are good and bad everywhere however in PRMA, I seem to always find the ones who are anti youth and have to show that they are "in charge". Anyways, good story, glad to hear everything worked out!
    "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"

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