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Police Officers Share The Stupidest Laws They've Enforced Cause Someone Was An A-Hole

Someone on AskReddit asked for cops to share the stupidest laws they've ever enforced as result of someone just being a stupid asshole. The resulting stories are filled to the brim with people being rude morons. These are the same kinds of people that try to lie and spew BS all over social media, before getting called out by people ready to defend the truth. 

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    stupid law - Text - Johnlovesyou 7h S 1 Award Excessive noise from a vehicle. I never give that ticket because it's kind of a waste of time compared to what I could be doing, but also most people have the common sense not to be blasting their shit at 150 decibels around the fuzz just finished a call at Walmart. It's Walmart so the parking lot is PACKED. people, kids, families everywhere. This truck starts rolling through super slow. Dude had the fucking power stone hooked up to his sound system.
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    stupid law - Text - Guac_is_extra_ 7h I've got a few: We have a small children's garden/park in our city. I was walking through one day and saw a guy picking cherry tomatoes off the plant and eating them. They're for looks and not eating and there's a sign at the entrance that says that. I politely told him to stop eating the tomatoes and pointed out the sign to him, explaining that the fruiting plants were there for the kids to see and that any food that comes from them will he picked and given
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    stupid law - Text - bellfarmgirl17 9h Once saw a fellow officer write a ticket for "bald tires" (among several other things) because the driver decided to use his First Amendment right to call the officer a slang racial slur.
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    stupid law - Text - bauertastic 8h Former police officer here. there was a law where I worked that banned spitting in public. I only wrote two or three people for it, and it was because the people were huge assholes. Even the prosecutors were like "Really? Expectorating in public? How petty are you?"
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    stupid law - Text - scpdkeckler 6h I work in a town of 4000 roughly. We have two main Streets that run the entire length of town. One is in the middle of town and is small businesses and residential. The other is main traffic and the road you take if you need to pass through fairly quickly. Well in ten years I have only written one jaywalking ticket. Just strutted out into traffic without even looking. Car 4 up from me locked them up to avoid hitting her. Chick that jaywalked flipped her the bir
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    stupid law - Text - McFeely_Smackup 7h State law requires a "reconstruction permit" for extremely minor modifications done to a vehicle, like raised or lowered suspension, but nobody ever obtained these permits...nobody. Hell, most people didn't even know they existed. But if you were a big enough dick, it was a really handy ticket to stick someone with. The other, possibly lamest and yet most satisfying was to write someone up for a burned out license plate light
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    stupid law - Text - Extattic Jon 1 Award Canadian cop here. I currently police a very rural, very poor First Nation reserve. A lot of the "frequent fliers" in my community are regularly placed on conditions to not drink alcohol. Problem is, alcoholism goes hand in hand with poverty so it's pretty rare to find any of those people sober. Technically I can arrest/charge any of these people anytime I encounter them and they've been drinking (So basically whenever I want) If l encounter one of these
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    stupid law - Text - Robo_Scorpions 9h Used to be an MP. Garrison decided pitbulls couldn't be on treadmills, because someone somewhere along the line made that a problem to address. People were feeding pitbulls whey protein and throwing them on treadmills to beef them up for aesthetics. Suffice to say I've never had to actually enforce that law, but had I seen someone with a pitbull on a treadmill l'd have to enforce it.
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    stupid law - Text - Kimbersdad26 7h Cop here I've given Aholes tickets for no tag lights and not having the proper decal sticker on the license plate. Now here's something you may not know about cops. It turns out we're people. Some of us are jerks and some of us are super nice people. I'm the cop you wanna get pulled over by or called on because I can promise you, if you have a good attitude, you're not getting a ticket. I don't wanna go to court and I don't wanna add any financial burdens to y
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    stupid law - Text - Btgood52 5h How about a cop getting a ticket for being an ahole? We had one of our safety officers ( they work for the province and enforce safety rules in the workplace) He was driving to a construction site about an hour out of town when a cop pulled him over for doing about 10kmh over the limit He tried to state he had only been going 10 over the limit but the cop was being a dick and said something like rules are the rules. Cop goes back to the car writes up his ticket an
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    stupid law - Text - muttlogic 6h Cop here. was at the end of my night shift, about to head home when i heard a crash near the detachment. Went to investigate and saw a couple of guys walking away from a local homeless feeding shelter, and a shopping cart that was thrown at the building nearly breaking the window. Went to go have what was supposed to be a 5 minute chat about not breaking stuff on your way home from the bar, but one of the guys kept walking away from me. Just said "nope" and "i do
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    stupid law - Text - MediumSizeMoose 4h Nothing specific, but still want to contribute. I was always taught that citations are meant to deter violations, not necessarily "punish" those who commit them. So if someone is apologetic, understanding, or just plain honest about their behavior I can reasonably say a warning will deter them from doing the same thing in the future, so a warning is likely what I will issue (depending on the actual offense, of course) If, on the other hand, the person is an
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    stupid law - Text - DeterminedLogic99 9h Cop here. I call it the asshole test. I treat everyone the way would like to be treated, with respect and courtesy. There was one time l stopped someone for completely disregarding a stop sign in a high pedestrian area. When I walked up to the persons car, he was immediately angry and frustrated with me. Called me a few choice words and his conduct was overall negative. I tend to give people warnings unless the offense was very reckless. This guy definite
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    stupid law - Text - Lalalalanay 2h I'm not a police officer, I got pulled over for a tag light that was out. I had just got off from work had one of the shittiest days. So I caught an attitude and said "if it's behind me, how am I suppose to know it's out?" Looking back I said it pretty rudely. Normally they just give warnings for these things but he gave me a ticket. 100% positive it was because I had an attitude. I don't blame him though! I would have gave me a ticket too lol
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    stupid law - Text - DramaticCake 30m I am not the police officer, but the a-hole. Driving on interstate and there is a cop doing the speed limit. So everyone has to. Got to a point where we entered a new city and are now out of his jurisdiction. I decide to floor it and pass him. Well, a couple curves and mile or two later, I see we are entering his city again. Of courseI slow back down to the speed limit. We enter his jurisdiction and lights go on. Now I'm thinking WTF? He walks up to passenger
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    stupid law - Text - dramboxf 1h Oblig not a cop, but my best friend is. He's a local municipal cop in the town I grew up in in upstate NYC. He tells of the New York State Police troopers, when faced with an irate driver who is acting assholish (especially the "Do you know who l am?" types) writing them fixit tickets for every single thing they can find on the car. The rumor is they'd nickle your tires for a low tread-ticket if they couldn't find anything else. (Stick a nickle in the tread; if yo
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