Yep that's what I did this morning. C'mon we've all seen 'em do things wrong and blow it off, because, well because they are cops and they hold a certain amount of immunity in our world. But today this guy went too far and just irritated the heck out of me.
As I am driving South on Central and am in the left turn lane, the officer is driving North and in the right lane, he proceds to turn right onto Doran - with no indicator - ok fine, no big deal (although I do feel very strongly about indicators), then as he made another right turn onto Orange - again with no indicator - there was an older woman crossing the street coming towards him. He continued to inch into the intersection to where he was close enough to her to get her to move a little faster and to look at him with a WTF look. For the uninitiated in So Cal, Glendale is the leader in Pedestrian injuries and deaths, there is much controversy as to when you can pull into an intersection when a pedestrian is crossing, there are weekly stings around the city and it is just a hot-bed issue, so to see this officer violationg this really irked me more. Moving on he decides to go to McDonalds and makes another non -indicated right turn into McD's, I am right behind him as this was my intended destination as well. My thinking now, is that he is probably a busy beat cop trying to get a quick breakfast and I forgave all his wrongdoings. As I see what comes out of the window to him is 4 drinks (Glendale PD rides alone!) I realize he is just on a coffee run and is not in fact working the beat, that makes me a little irked again, why is a patrol car being used for a coffee run? I make notice of the car number on the back of the car, 68, easy to remember that was a great year for the birth of fascinating babies - heh. Anyhoo, as he pulls away from the window and to the edge of the driveway, he sits, waiting. I am at the window thinking what is he waiting for, you can only go right (BIG ASS SIGN SAYS SO). I get my food and pull up behind him. Again with no indicator idiot cop makes a left turn. I couldn't hold it in, I yell out my window "Are you kidding me?". He turns back slightly but continues on. That did it, I immediately called the non-emergency number for Glendael PD (yes I know that number, we used to have some party harty neighbors when the kids were little) and reported him. The officer I spoke to listened to my ranting and said "I assure you I will take this up with that officer". Whether he does or not, I suppose I will never know, but I feel better.
Now, I know that their are rouge cops that do way worse things, but they all have to start somewhere.
Thank you great grandpa!!
7 years ago