Tuesday, April 9, 2013
When the light turned yellow, the driver could have sped through the intersection and beaten the red light, but he did the right thing; he stopped and waited at the crosswalk. The woman driver behind him, who had been tailgating him for the last half mile, was furious and began to honk on her horn.
Repeatedly the woman honked and then rolled down her window and began to yell out a tirade of filthy obscenities at the driver in front of her. It was obvious she was furious because she missed the opportunity to make it through this intersection.
As she began to scream out another volley of choice cuss words, a young but serious looking police officer approached her vehicle. The officer ordered her to exit her vehicle and place her hands up over her head. After cuffing the woman, he put her in the squad car and took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed and placed in a holding cell.
Almost an hour passed before the Chief of Police personally walked down to her cell, opened the door and then escorted her back to the booking area. There waiting near the entrance was the young officer who brought her in holding a bag with all the personal effects he had confiscated from her.
The police chief said, "Council Member Smith, this is Officer Johnson. He is new to our department and I believe he has something he would like to tell you."
"Council Member Smith, I am very sorry for this terrible mistake and sincerely hope you will forgive me. You see, when I pulled up behind your vehicle and you were blowing your horn, flipping off the driver in front of you, and cussing out your window, I could not help but notice the "What Would Jesus Do?" rear window sticker, the "Choose Life" license plate holder, the "Follow Me to Sunday School" bump sticker, and the chrome-plated "Christian fish" emblem on the trunk of your car as I approached? I just assumed you had a stolen vehicle. Will you please forgive me?"
Posted by Gabe Gabrielsen at 4:59 PM