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(Cliffview Pilot)   Don't let the black-and-white marked cars fool you: The Roofing Police are not an actual government agency   (cliffviewpilot.com) divider line 48
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2012-10-24 09:20:12 AM  
Just another example of draconian government regulation and oversight, putting a small business owner and job creator out of the market. Does anyone think of the jobs that will be lost? Here you go, N0bama - here's your example of job-killing regulation.
 
2012-10-24 10:52:37 AM  
A-1 American Masonry;
A-1 American Masonry Services;
A-1 American Chimney Service;
A-1 American Contracting;
A-1 American Roofing;
A-1 American Gutters;
A-1 American Siding;
A-1 Affordable Construction;


He really wanted to be first in the phone book.
Now if only people still used phone books.
 
2012-10-24 10:54:05 AM  

Diogenes: Just another example of draconian government regulation and oversight, putting a small business owner and job creator out of the market. Does anyone think of the jobs that will be lost? Here you go, N0bama - here's your example of job-killing regulation.


I did snicker, but no way anyone is stupid enough to bite on that.

/hyperbole troll
 
2012-10-24 10:54:28 AM  
Next you'll tell us that the Wallet Inspector isn't a real Inspector.
 
2012-10-24 10:55:53 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Next you'll tell us that the Wallet Inspector isn't a real Inspector.


Hey, I just wanna know if the condom I keep in there is still good.
 
2012-10-24 10:56:21 AM  

Walker: A-1 American Masonry;
A-1 American Masonry Services;
A-1 American Chimney Service;
A-1 American Contracting;
A-1 American Roofing;
A-1 American Gutters;
A-1 American Siding;
A-1 Affordable Construction;

He really wanted to be first in the phone book.
Now if only people still used phone books.


Are you the men from A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A Plumbing?
 
2012-10-24 10:57:12 AM  

themanuf: Diogenes: Just another example of draconian government regulation and oversight, putting a small business owner and job creator out of the market. Does anyone think of the jobs that will be lost? Here you go, N0bama - here's your example of job-killing regulation.

I did snicker, but no way anyone is stupid enough to bite on that.

/hyperbole troll


You sure about that? I think there are people stupid enough to believe that's correct.
 
2012-10-24 10:57:19 AM  
Chiesa said the judgment holds John Kot, Roofing Police, Inc. and his other companies accountable, permanently barring them from home improvement work - and placing a lifetime ban on Kot from owning or managing another business in New Jersey.

1. Bankruptcy.
2. Dissolve LLC.
3. Re-incorporate.
4. Continue to profit.

/Why even bother suing anyone these days?
 
2012-10-24 10:57:50 AM  

Flakeloaf: Walker: A-1 American Masonry;
A-1 American Masonry Services;
A-1 American Chimney Service;
A-1 American Contracting;
A-1 American Roofing;
A-1 American Gutters;
A-1 American Siding;
A-1 Affordable Construction;

He really wanted to be first in the phone book.
Now if only people still used phone books.

Are you the men from A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A Plumbing?


Um, oops. I meant A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-1Plu mbing
 
2012-10-24 10:58:10 AM  

Diogenes: themanuf: Diogenes: Just another example of draconian government regulation and oversight, putting a small business owner and job creator out of the market. Does anyone think of the jobs that will be lost? Here you go, N0bama - here's your example of job-killing regulation.

I did snicker, but no way anyone is stupid enough to bite on that.

/hyperbole troll

You sure about that? I think there are people stupid enough to believe that's correct.


Never underestimate the stupidity of people on the internet.
 
2012-10-24 10:59:42 AM  
I like the big disclaimer on the pic, "Not for reuse without permission".

Either they think they have a really big scoop getting a photo of the car and can charge other papers for it, or they know the internet...
 
2012-10-24 11:00:36 AM  

blatz514: Englebert Slaptyback: Next you'll tell us that the Wallet Inspector isn't a real Inspector.

Hey, I just wanna know if the condom I keep in there is still good.


Give it to me. I'll test it for you.
 
2012-10-24 11:01:25 AM  
Seems like the kind of thing that could be a successful advertising gimmick if not for the shoddy work and shadiness. It'd be a way to stand out from the crowd of contractors.
 
2012-10-24 11:01:54 AM  
lifetime ban on Kot from owning or managing another business in New Jersey

Why don't you have a Kot right over there.
 
2012-10-24 11:02:52 AM  
Did that guy really expect to not get caught?

farking around and even remotely impersonating law enforcement is a recipe for disaster.

Not only is he a scumbag, he's an idiot.
 
2012-10-24 11:04:05 AM  
But he was from the Ministry of Housinge. That's how it was spelt on the van.
 
GBB
2012-10-24 11:09:38 AM  
That would have been a great marketing idea if the guy actually did good work and wasn't preditory.
 
2012-10-24 11:14:03 AM  
they better make sure than it wasn't frank rizzo they crossed
 
2012-10-24 11:15:35 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJgLmFED0Og

In Missouri, they are.

I'm not sure if this was their Super Bowl commercial.
 
2012-10-24 11:17:54 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-24 11:18:04 AM  
These guys may be fake, but I am a real Female Body Inspecting agent. Here's my badge ladies...now assume the position.
 
2012-10-24 11:19:27 AM  
The total amount ordered by the judge includes $150,000 in consumer restitution, $7.5 million in civil penalties, $38,000 for the state's attorney's fees, and $30,000 for the state's investigative costs.

Well that seems fair. 150k for you, 38k for you, 30k for you.. and 7.5 mil for the gov.
 
2012-10-24 11:20:18 AM  
cliffviewpilot.com

Their slogan is Get Nailed by the Roofing Police. Seriously?
 
2012-10-24 11:21:31 AM  

Flakeloaf: Flakeloaf: Walker: A-1 American Masonry;
A-1 American Masonry Services;
A-1 American Chimney Service;
A-1 American Contracting;
A-1 American Roofing;
A-1 American Gutters;
A-1 American Siding;
A-1 Affordable Construction;

He really wanted to be first in the phone book.
Now if only people still used phone books.

Are you the men from A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A Plumbing?

Um, oops. I meant A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-1Plu mbing


President and CEO of AAAA Painting.

blogs.southtownstar.com
 
2012-10-24 11:21:59 AM  
i244.photobucket.com

"Are you the police?"

"No, ma'am, we're roofers."
 
2012-10-24 11:22:52 AM  
Silly contractor.

Don't you know that if you want to sell utter malarkey, shoddy crap and implied authority to steal from people, you have to have a federal government job?

I hear the TSA is still hiring.

*snort*
 
2012-10-24 11:23:25 AM  
What? A roofing company taking advantage of its' customers? I'm shocked!

/former roofing company employee
 
2012-10-24 11:26:46 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Next you'll tell us that the Wallet Inspector isn't a real Inspector.


Funny you should mention that. I was just involved in litigation. You see, I'm the local Boobie Inspector and apparently there was a wallet inspector using credentials and a badge similar to my own trying to bilk people out of their money. I had to go to court and everything.
 
2012-10-24 11:27:14 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: [cliffviewpilot.com image 580x433]

Their slogan is Get Nailed by the Roofing Police. Seriously?


moar liek getting raped by the rape police
 
2012-10-24 11:27:19 AM  
The roofing police have nicer cars than the real police.
 
2012-10-24 11:35:29 AM  
I question what quantity of roofing supplies they can fit into one of those cars.
 
2012-10-24 11:36:12 AM  
I like how the county tried to extort $7.5M out of this company.
 
2012-10-24 11:39:05 AM  
Ah, slightly misleading for ppl who don't actually RTFA...I had assumed they had to pay $7.7 million because their cars look like police vehicles.

But actually...they're paying $7.7 million because they ripped people off and did shoddy work...
 
2012-10-24 11:39:54 AM  

ggecko: I like how the county tried to extort $7.5M out of this company.


For some reason I'm imagining the guy they sent sounding like the tax collector from the Popeye movie. "that'll be 5 million looking like a police car tax, one million not filing for permission to have a car that looks like a police car tax..."
 
2012-10-24 11:40:55 AM  

CruiserTwelve: The roofing police have nicer cars than the real police.


Except for the rims, that looks exactly like the Hemi Chargers richer departments use around here.

Are there any crappy police cars left now that Chevy's replacing the Impala with the new Caprice?
 
2012-10-24 11:47:33 AM  

Fano: ggecko: I like how the county tried to extort $7.5M out of this company.

For some reason I'm imagining the guy they sent sounding like the tax collector from the Popeye movie. "that'll be 5 million looking like a police car tax, one million not filing for permission to have a car that looks like a police car tax..."


Short troll successful but Diogenes has style, probably better taste in shoes and Broadway shows as well.
 
2012-10-24 11:48:44 AM  
It was Tuesday afternoon on a Wednesday morning. I was working Gutters with my partner, Joe Gannon. We had just cleared a downspout on the north side and were doing the paperwork when the telephone rang.

Joe got to it first. I heard my partner say in to the phone: "You don't say, you don't say, you don't say" and then he hung up the phone.

"Who was that" I asked.

"Yu Don Seigh, the captain" my partner replied. "Looks like The Squirrel is loose again."

"Oh great," I reply. "Is it too late for me to transfer to Fascia/Aluminum Trim?"

"Gutters can't loose you to FAT right now. We have to roll."

The Squirrel. We have a history. I personally drove him in to a Have-a-Heart cage and drove him 50 miles out of town. I took the back roads and crossed several bridges. How could the wily beast find his way back so soon? Why wasn't he road kill on Highway 45?

"Well, maybe this time, I won't be so nice." I picked a bb gun pistol out of the desk drawer.

"Easy, partner" Gannon said. "We still have rules that we have to follow."

"Maybe he'll resist" I replied chambering a bb in to the chamber. I'll feel very threatened if he doesn't drop his nuts."

We rolled out to the location. It all looked too familiar. That dark night, the shaky ladder. It all came back to me like a popcorn fart in an elevator. The Squirrel wasn't going to give up his nest without a fight. I was a young officer - two weeks younger than I am now. I believed the badge would protect me. Oh, how young and stupid I was two Wednesday ago.

The Squirrel got a drop on me. The cage slid to the edge of the roof. The ladder fell and got muddy. My partner had to retreat to find a hose to wash it down. It was just me and the little fur bearin' varmit. We tussled on the roof. He tried to throw me from the edge but I hung on. There was no way I could survive a ten foot drop without getting a twisted ankle. The Squirrel grinned at me. He pushed my thumb off the edge. Then the pointer finger, then the cussing finger, then the ring finger. The pinky went next. It was only my abnormal sixth finger keeping me from dropping to my hurt.

Summoning my strength, I flung myself up and behind him. In a moment, I had him by the scruff of his neck. I pirouetted to the edge of the roof and using a violin someone had left behind, I recovered the cage and neatly deposited The squirrel in to the cage.

And now we stood at the same house. I saw him first. Then he saw me. The anger in my eyes must have scared him because he retreated to the other side of the roof. I could have jumped up there if I had my spring loaded shoes but I took the ladder instead. I cornered him. One hand on the cage. On hand on the bb gun. I would be his decision but I hoped that he would go for the nuts.

Instead, he raised his scary little hands and walked in to the cage without incident. I was puzzled but I told Gannon I fought him twice as much but not as noisily as before. We drove out to the place where we dropped him off before. And when we got there, it all made sense.

When I opened the cage, The Squirrel ran in to the field. There was a chattering in the trees and another squirrel appeared. They met in I realized that I had made a mistake two weeks ago. Always check the nest. The squirrel I just caught was the child of the other squirrel. I just realized that. I also realized that a girl squirrel nearly tossed me off a roof.

The two squirrels, united, ran back to the trees happily. I took my bb pistol and I threw it in to the river. When I got back to the office I dropped my badge on the Commissioner's Desk and walked out without saying a word.

It was his turn to polish all the badges.
 
2012-10-24 11:48:51 AM  
err....ignore that last post.
 
2012-10-24 11:51:35 AM  

Odd Bird: Fano: ggecko: I like how the county tried to extort $7.5M out of this company.

For some reason I'm imagining the guy they sent sounding like the tax collector from the Popeye movie. "that'll be 5 million looking like a police car tax, one million not filing for permission to have a car that looks like a police car tax..."

Short troll successful but Diogenes has style, probably better taste in shoes and Broadway shows as well.


LOL. Fashionable troll is fashionable.
 
2012-10-24 12:05:58 PM  

Fano: ggecko: I like how the county tried to extort $7.5M out of this company.

For some reason I'm imagining the guy they sent sounding like the tax collector from the Popeye movie. "that'll be 5 million looking like a police car tax, one million not filing for permission to have a car that looks like a police car tax..."


uh there's a $1000 leaving town tax 

www.channel4.com
 
2012-10-24 12:14:17 PM  
The Sandwich Police, OTOH, are the real deal ...

yafh.com
 
2012-10-24 12:29:06 PM  

Walker: A-1 American Masonry;
A-1 American Masonry Services;
A-1 American Chimney Service;
A-1 American Contracting;
A-1 American Roofing;
A-1 American Gutters;
A-1 American Siding;
A-1 Affordable Construction;

He really wanted to be first in the phone book.
Now if only people still used phone books.


Pro-tip: Online directories are also in alphabetical order, and get a lot of traffic.
 
2012-10-24 01:11:13 PM  

noazark: The Sandwich Police, OTOH, are the real deal ...

[yafh.com image 800x480]


i149.photobucket.com

FTFY
 
2012-10-24 01:22:37 PM  
i296.photobucket.com

Right Bleeding Bastard: Right, where's this telly. Ah-hah! So you do have it! You little runt! The old trick, eh? Eat the telly before I get a chance to nick you!
Vyvyan Basterd: It's a toaster.
 
2012-10-24 01:41:53 PM  
Well obviously the Karma Police are real.
blogs.riverfronttimes.com
As evidenced by the above dash cam as they chase down a perp.
 
2012-10-24 02:44:46 PM  
"These defendants allegedly left consumers with shoddy work, broken promises, and warranties that were ignored - often while using business names or language on their websites that implied they had some connection to government or police work,"

Shoddy work
Broken promises
Ignored warranties
Government or police work

... yeah that sounds about right!

/waiting for the pink slip to come in my email any second now...
 
2012-10-24 03:20:21 PM  
I know the roofing police aren't real.

The man in the cat detector van told me. I've never seen so many bleeding aerials.

He said his equipment could pinpoint a purr at fifty paces, and Eric being such a happy cat was a piece of cake.
 
2012-10-25 04:00:04 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
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