I was watching Cops the other night, and just wondered why pretty much
everybody doesn't Freeze when the cops say so, and more so why the
cops even bother saying it... So that brought up my idea of a
question... Guilty or not, most people will get the genius idea to run
(Including me) like the cops have absolutely no idea what the local
terrain is like or where the neighborhood hideouts are etc...
"Why were you told to Freeze by someone with a badge and flashing
lights, and what was the result of your experience"???
I was 17 once, and was at a party after we beat our cross town rival
for one of the 3 victories in my 3 year High School Football career...
So we were going wild... Not like a bonfire in BFE, it was in a well
populated neighborhood, and apparently people there liked to sleep...
Add a bunch of alcohol from wherever it came from, the fact you are
very important and loud when drunk, and cops that decided to be covert
and just show up without the lights to warn us... I remember it like
it was yesterday, as I was trying to finish a beer and concentrating
on seeing straight-er
I was looking down at the ground, probably trying to figure out if any
puke was in my chosen sleeping space, and someone asked me to get him
a beer... I looked up, saw the badge and said, "Sure, nice costume,
right over here", thinking I was a genius... I started to run, and
didn't freeze until I hit the 3 foot tall chain link fence that nearly
removed my boys...
It did puncture my gym warm up pants on the fence, which dragged them
down to my ankles, exposing my tighty whities... I heard laughing, but
cannot confirm if it was aimed at me or not... Out of fear of constant
teasing, I switched to boxers... And who has a 3 foot chain link fence
anyway??? Someone that owns Taco Bell dogs...
The cops didn't get me themselves though, as I struggled to continue
running, I wasn't going far with the pants around my ankles, and I did
a slip and slide so to speak... Behind that party house was a Farm...
With cows, and the things they leave behind... I found out they can
leave a lot of droppings in a very small space...
In a very odd twist, my running got me out of trouble, as I am sure
the cops didn't want me in the back of their car, and were too busy
laughing to do anything... I got a warning about what an MIP was, and
Moral of the Story... If under age, when drinking a lot, do some recon
for Taco Bell Dog fences... You only have 2 boys, and barring some
freakish transplant surgery and an appearance on Jerry Springer, I
would veto the removal of them if I was you....