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i have personally benefited from being honest with cops so your theory is not 100%.
Ellicott 2 in 08
Being honest or being a bitch?
For Bethesda's situation-- is that legal? Can a cop stand outside a liquor store and demand identification from anyone who just purchased alcohol? Can't imagine that's very good for business.
My son is a senior there. I still remember orientation when they had campus cop and Virginia Tech administrator tell students (and parents) that there is no second chance. Thought it was a bit extreme.
Not so sure about that. I do agree that you are ridiculously stupid it you offer up self-criminating evidence, but being cordial to the police can go a long way. I have met cops who told me that guys who act like complete jackasses suddenly find all kinds of goofy little civil, traffic or criminal charges.
This post was edited by fletchterpz 17 months ago
That is what I'm talking about. I am super polite and even jovial with police interactions. But consenting to a search or admitting any wrongdoing is absolutely, positively the dumbest thing you can do. There is 0 reason to ever cooperate with police - even if you're 100% in the right and have done nothing legally wrong.
The policeman's job is to fill jails. You are the customer. If you think of them in any other fashion, you are putting your freedom at risk.
Using some one elses ID is a felony.
Does he date any sorority gals?
At University of Delaware, cops hang out in the liquor stores. Several times I would walk into the back fridge and a cop would be sitting in there waiting for kids. At bars pretty much anywhere though you won't have any issue.
And I spent that same summer performing that trick at Anthony's. As a store, we were much more strict, and the managers watched us closely. I remember one guy with a classic contact paper layover version. He was confident, gave me attitude when I turned him down. I suggested I could pull the contact paper off, ruin his ID, or he could try down the street. He tried down the street.
Bonus: cleaning out my Sandy-decimated storage unit last week I found my old Seacret's local's pass with my old fake ID name on it.
mostly little stuff like answering honestly to "do you know why i pulled you over" but the more kind of serious situation was where i got pulled over after drinking too much. cop asked how much i had to drink and i said "around 6 or so". he wound up only giving me a ticket for speeding and said if i had tried to b.s. him he would have given me a sobriety test(i would have failed).
I found that kind of funny. Do you think the liquor store will be upset because the cops are driving away their underage sales? Obviously someone legal will be a little annoyed but it's not that big of a deal showing them your drivers license. Usually you go to a specific liquor store because of price and/or location. Taking 2 minutes to pull out a license is not to big a price to pay if you are saving bucks or not driving an extra 15 minutes.
you got lucky as hell. under no circumstance should anyone else ever do this.
Nerds become million-billionaires, and smart girls know this. My daughter knows this cause her uncle was "once" a nerd, and it worked out so well for him that he was able to shed his nerdiness, so now he spends his time jetting all over the world to catch the rock concerts that he missed in his nerd years..
Wow. Please consider yourself to be the luckiest person in the world and don't ever ever ever ever ever do that again.
You should also never answer the question of do you know why I pulled you over. Nope-- not a clue...please inform me. Why incriminate yourself?
I seriously can't get over your story. That is like a cop's dream come true. Someone who admits to having drank more than is legally permitted.
I don't mean to be a dick, but you really should not ever do this. Cops are not out to help you or cut you breaks.
Why wouldn't the store be upset that cops are driving away sales? Their job is to sell. Most don't really care whether or not you're 21 as long as you present something that identifies yourself as such. If word gets around that cops are hanging out by the door, they will sell less.
I need a legal expert up in this bitch. Can a cop demand that I show identification simply because I look young and I'm carrying alcohol? That seems ridiculous. If they really wanted to prevent, why wouldn't they just card everyone BEFORE they enter the store? Oh, right, no money in that.
In conclusion, I hate police.
yeah i wouldnt try that again with something serious but if im doing 70 in a 55 and get pulled over and the cop asks if i know why i still think the best move is to say i was going a little too fast. cops seem to appreciate that more than the "gee officer i have no idea why you pulled me over".
but i am white so maybe thats the only factor that matters lol. ive had my registration suspended for not getting an emissions check when being pulled over for no headlight and the cop said he could tow me but instead told me to just get it taken care of asap.
i guess ive just been lucky with gettng the good cops.
Liquor stores can be fined or shut down in many states if they sell to underaged people, even underaged people who present [fake] ID. One of my local liquor stores won't sell to anyone under 25 because they've been burned by so many fakes and keep getting cited (their logic being that most fake IDs say the person is 21 or 22). So while the cop might deter some underaged people from coming in and spending money, it might also save them money in fines from the state liquor board.
That can't be legal.
At Santa Fe we had hundreds of them. They were used to train staff how to spot fakes. The bouncers will just confiscate them. Sometimes you'll see cops moonlighting as extra security in addition to the bouncers. PG County cops wouldn't do anything because it's not worth the hassle. But if your daughter goes to school at a place where the crime fighters are looking for business, it might be different.
wow fletch, we are almost exactly the same age - i missed the cut in '82 by ~6-7 weeks (IIRC it was July 1?)..i'm in august. But i wasn't really going out to bars back then - and like you had plenty of friends who made the cut...so no problems for them buying beer
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