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2013-05-08 11:52:51 AM
Imagine the officers' surprise, however, when they looked inside the car and discovered that there wasn't anyone there. Police spent a few minutes inspecting the vehicle, but to no avail. They were unable to find anyone inside the car, nor had they seen anyone exit the car during the stop.

"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? " -Sherlock Holmes

No shiat.
 
2013-05-08 12:40:17 PM
Let that guy walk, because THAT is some pretty funny sh*t right there.

Yes, I'm childish. Don't care.
 
2013-05-08 12:44:11 PM
I expected it to be him.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-08 01:10:16 PM
If only he had been more patient. And had a cell phone to call a buddy to watch.
 
2013-05-08 01:30:04 PM
like a ghost driver
 
2013-05-08 01:38:20 PM
But the police always love it when we do Chinese Fire Drill!
 
2013-05-08 01:43:46 PM
In Boston, they'd just peek through teh hundreds of bullet holes.
 
2013-05-08 01:44:57 PM
Like watching a cat chasing a laser dot.
 
2013-05-08 01:45:48 PM
Genius....he should have just stayed there....however, when the tow truck came......
/drive out of impound yard??
 
2013-05-08 01:46:03 PM
schrodinger's driver?
 
2013-05-08 01:46:25 PM

BitwiseShift: In Boston, they'd just peek through teh hundreds of bullet holes.


Don't you mean the 1 or 2 holes from when they actually hit the car after they fire hundreds of rounds?
 
2013-05-08 01:47:27 PM
But was the perp fluffy?
 
2013-05-08 01:47:31 PM

SpdrJay: But the police always love it when we do Chinese Fire Drill!


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-08 01:47:37 PM

Smeggy Smurf: BitwiseShift: In Boston, they'd just peek through teh hundreds of bullet holes.

Don't you mean the 1 or 2 holes from when they actually hit the car after they fire hundreds of rounds?


While wounding one of their own in the process.....
 
2013-05-08 01:48:28 PM

Smeggy Smurf: BitwiseShift: In Boston, they'd just peek through teh hundreds of bullet holes.

Don't you mean the 1 or 2 holes from when they actually hit the car after they fire hundreds of rounds?


In Detroit, the bullet holes would be there from past events, including house parties, New Year's Eve, etc.
 
2013-05-08 01:49:24 PM

SpdrJay: But the police always love it when we do Chinese Fire Drill!


JohnAnnArbor: SpdrJay: But the police always love it when we do Chinese Fire Drill!

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So we're going to call this move the "Underground Railroad?"
 
2013-05-08 01:54:16 PM
I want the dashcam video. Preferably set to Yakkety Sax.
 
2013-05-08 01:59:11 PM
What's the search rule in this situation -- warrant required to open it up or not?
 
2013-05-08 02:03:45 PM

nytmare: What's the search rule in this situation -- warrant required to open it up or not?


I don't know if it matters. If it was an illegal search the judge could throw out any evidence collected in the illegal search. The prosecutor would most likely still have enough evidence to convict for fleeing police because he turned off his lights and sped away.
 
2013-05-08 02:03:55 PM
Sounds like he might have gotten away if he hadn't been a dumbass and started up round 2.
 
2013-05-08 02:04:39 PM
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2013-05-08 02:06:24 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: like a ghost driver


wow.  It's amazing how fast that put a whole song into my head.
 
2013-05-08 02:11:01 PM
negative ghostdriver the pattern is full
 
2013-05-08 02:13:15 PM
I have heard it was the tell-tale heart that did him in at the end.
 
2013-05-08 02:15:48 PM
ROFLMAO.  That was brilliant.  Too bad the cops can't take a joke.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-08 02:27:42 PM
nytmare

If they have an excuse to tow it they can do an inventory search. Towing is not strictly limited to "currently parked illegally" but I don't understand the limits (and they may vary state to state).
 
2013-05-08 02:34:49 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-08 02:37:03 PM
How incredibly STUPID can these pigs be?  We (the taxpayers) pay these pigs money to protect and serve?
Jesus.
 
2013-05-08 02:37:45 PM
Why not?  Cops do it.
 
2013-05-08 02:40:19 PM
It's not SOP to check the trunk?
 
2013-05-08 02:43:15 PM
 
2013-05-08 02:52:17 PM

TinyFist: Let that guy walk, because THAT is some pretty funny sh*t right there.

Yes, I'm childish. Don't care.


It is really hilarious. But how dumb to take off again? He might have gotten away with it if he'd just stayed put. Of course, they could have played the trump card of impounding his car, and then he'd have been really screwed.
 
2013-05-08 02:56:03 PM
theawesomer.com
 
2013-05-08 03:13:35 PM

ChipNASA: Genius....he should have just stayed there....however, when the tow truck came......
/drive out of impound yard??


Pretty much. Just peek out and watch the towtruck driver pull away then bail.
 
2013-05-08 03:21:20 PM
Schroeder had been ducking through his car's fold down back seats and into the trunk every time they had walked up to it.

a.k.a. "the Batts Move".
elysianhunter.files.wordpress.com
/go get your shine box
 
2013-05-08 03:23:53 PM
He should have stayed in the trunk and started yelling and banging on the inside when the cops approached, "Help! Help!"
 
2013-05-08 03:33:55 PM
static.keptelenseg.hu

"Nobody here but us seats."
 
2013-05-08 03:35:01 PM

SpdrJay: But the police always love it when we do Chinese Fire Drill!


I actually saw one of those about a month ago. I didn't realize that was a thing that still existed, and I was very amused to see it.

/Yes, it was a car full of HS guys.
 
2013-05-08 03:38:36 PM
Meh. Funny visual, but no way it could have worked. They would have ran the license plates even before he pulled over, and gotten his name and address. Even if he had successfully driven off, they'd just show up at his house the next day to ask what the hell.
 
2013-05-08 04:01:00 PM

Wade_Wilson: Meh. Funny visual, but no way it could have worked. They would have ran the license plates even before he pulled over, and gotten his name and address. Even if he had successfully driven off, they'd just show up at his house the next day to ask what the hell.


True, but the legal system prefers to catch a person red-handed.

IF the officers come by and ask "what the hell", IF he is smart enough to fully assert his Right To Remain Silent from the first moment, the evidence is generally insufficient to prosecute.  Who was driving?  Is the court simply going to take the officer at his word that this was the vehicle, and not mistaken when reading the plate, or lying for whatever reason?  Even high-resolution dashcams don't show plate numbers unless fairly close, and don't prove the driver.

Keep in mind that asserting Right To Remain Silent CANNOT be used as admission of guilt.  If he doesn't lie and say "no I lent it to this guy, uh, Rusty Schackleford, no, I don't know where he lives, he's about yay tall..." they'll punch holes in that and the discredited lie IS proof it was you.  But simply declining to respond is not evidence, and without that, there's insufficient evidence to prove guilt, with a GOOD lawyer this could plausibly go away.
 
2013-05-08 04:06:01 PM
Instagram that joint.
 
2013-05-08 04:07:46 PM

Oznog: Wade_Wilson: Meh. Funny visual, but no way it could have worked. They would have ran the license plates even before he pulled over, and gotten his name and address. Even if he had successfully driven off, they'd just show up at his house the next day to ask what the hell.

True, but the legal system prefers to catch a person red-handed.

IF the officers come by and ask "what the hell", IF he is smart enough to fully assert his Right To Remain Silent from the first moment, the evidence is generally insufficient to prosecute.  Who was driving?  Is the court simply going to take the officer at his word that this was the vehicle, and not mistaken when reading the plate, or lying for whatever reason?  Even high-resolution dashcams don't show plate numbers unless fairly close, and don't prove the driver.

Keep in mind that asserting Right To Remain Silent CANNOT be used as admission of guilt.  If he doesn't lie and say "no I lent it to this guy, uh, Rusty Schackleford, no, I don't know where he lives, he's about yay tall..." they'll punch holes in that and the discredited lie IS proof it was you.  But simply declining to respond is not evidence, and without that, there's insufficient evidence to prove guilt, with a GOOD lawyer this could plausibly go away.



Uh...  No.  First of all, you only have the right to remain silent once you're arrested.  That right doesn't come up while you are being questioned in an investigation.  If you refuse to answer or lie, you are actually widtholding evidence and hindering the investigation.  Then you'd be in real trouble.
 
2013-05-08 04:25:17 PM

Wade_Wilson: Meh. Funny visual, but no way it could have worked. They would have ran the license plates even before he pulled over, and gotten his name and address. Even if he had successfully driven off, they'd just show up at his house the next day to ask what the hell.


Abandon car in a parking lot somewhere, wake up early the next morning at home saying Where's my car! and call to report it stolen? They couldn't really prove it was you driving (but if they did you'd be in even more trouble).
 
2013-05-08 04:31:00 PM

durbnpoisn: Oznog: Wade_Wilson: Meh. Funny visual, but no way it could have worked. They would have ran the license plates even before he pulled over, and gotten his name and address. Even if he had successfully driven off, they'd just show up at his house the next day to ask what the hell.

True, but the legal system prefers to catch a person red-handed.

IF the officers come by and ask "what the hell", IF he is smart enough to fully assert his Right To Remain Silent from the first moment, the evidence is generally insufficient to prosecute.  Who was driving?  Is the court simply going to take the officer at his word that this was the vehicle, and not mistaken when reading the plate, or lying for whatever reason?  Even high-resolution dashcams don't show plate numbers unless fairly close, and don't prove the driver.

Keep in mind that asserting Right To Remain Silent CANNOT be used as admission of guilt.  If he doesn't lie and say "no I lent it to this guy, uh, Rusty Schackleford, no, I don't know where he lives, he's about yay tall..." they'll punch holes in that and the discredited lie IS proof it was you.  But simply declining to respond is not evidence, and without that, there's insufficient evidence to prove guilt, with a GOOD lawyer this could plausibly go away.


Uh...  No.  First of all, you only have the right to remain silent once you're arrested.  That right doesn't come up while you are being questioned in an investigation.  If you refuse to answer or lie, you are actually widtholding evidence and hindering the investigation.  Then you'd be in real trouble.


Supreme Court just heard a case about this exact issue (Salinas v Texas, argued in mid-April).   From the Oral Arguments, it appears that the Right to Remain Silent will attach any time people talk to the police.   It exists, whether or not you have been arrested.  It is an extension of your 5th Amendment right to not be a witness against yourself.
 
2013-05-08 04:31:56 PM

TinyFist: Let that guy walk, because THAT is some pretty funny sh*t right there.

Yes, I'm childish. Don't care.


Was laughing halfway through the article, too!!  Really wishing a video of this would pop up on YouTube, complete with close-ups of the cops' faces!
 
2013-05-08 04:38:56 PM
I was half expecting a Gabriel Iglesias joke but I kind of like this dude's version even better.
 
2013-05-08 04:40:15 PM
Is it sad that the first thing I thought when I was reading the article was to look in the trunk? How dumb can these guys be?
 
2013-05-08 04:41:04 PM

iheartscotch: schrodinger's driver?


I lol'd.
 
2013-05-08 04:43:36 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Smeggy Smurf: BitwiseShift: In Boston, they'd just peek through teh hundreds of bullet holes.

Don't you mean the 1 or 2 holes from when they actually hit the car after they fire hundreds of rounds?

In Detroit, the bullet holes would be there from past events, including house parties, New Year's Eve, etc.


Cinco de Mayo was kind of
shooty...sowas the 6th....and the 7th...

But the bullet holes keep my room extremely well-ventilated.

So that's nice.
 
2013-05-08 04:47:45 PM

durbnpoisn: Oznog: Wade_Wilson:

Uh...  No.  First of all, you only have the right to remain silent once you're arrested.  That right doesn't come up while you are being questioned in an investigation.  If you refuse to answer or lie, you are actually widtholding evidence and hindering the investigation.  Then you'd be in real trouble.


I'm no legal expert, but I'm pretty sure that this part of the Miranda rights are an extension of the 5th Amendment of the Constitution, which state you have the right (regardless of being arrested or detained for questioning) to not be a witness against yourself. The Miranda rights must be READ at time of arrest, but they are valid at all times in a person's life.

If what you said were true, then no suspects would ever be arrested until after their guilt was already determined.
 
2013-05-08 05:01:19 PM
There's ghost cars all over these highways
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-08 05:12:05 PM
Dammit Wheeljack
 
2013-05-08 06:09:22 PM

durbnpoisn: Uh... No. First of all, you only have the right to remain silent once you're arrested.


In the US you always have the right to remain silent unless compelled to by a court, and even then you have the right to non-self incrimination
 
2013-05-08 06:19:02 PM

Oznog: no I lent it to this guy, uh, Rusty Schackleford,


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Dale Rusty Shackleford approves.
 
2013-05-08 06:31:30 PM
horsepocket: durbnpoisn: Oznog: Wade_Wilson:

Uh... No. First of all, you only have the right to remain silent once you're arrested. That right doesn't come up while you are being questioned in an investigation. If you refuse to answer or lie, you are actually widtholding evidence and hindering the investigation. Then you'd be in real trouble.

I'm no legal expert, but I'm pretty sure that this part of the Miranda rights are an extension of the 5th Amendment of the Constitution, which state you have the right (regardless of being arrested or detained for questioning) to not be a witness against yourself. The Miranda rights must be READ at time of arrest, but they are valid at all times in a person's life.

If what you said were true, then no suspects would ever be arrested until after their guilt was already determined.


1) Your privilege against self-incrimination is active any time you're questioned by police.

2) But the privilege against self-incrimination is not a privilege to lie. Lying to investigators, whether you're guilty of an independent crime or not, can constitute any number of crimes. Federally, two such crimes are false statements, (18 USC 1001) and obstruction of justice, (18 USC 1505).

3) Hence, the Miranda warning states only you have a "right to remain silent."

4) Also, the privilege is only against self-incrimination. Unless you reasonably believe what the government is asking you to say tends to incriminate you, then even remaining silent can constitute obstruction of justice.

5) That "reasonably believe what the government is asking you to say incriminates you" is pretty broad, but not limitless. So it shouldn't be invoked frivolously. And it can be overcome by, for example, an offer of immunity. Thus, if you exercise your right to remain silent, but the government offers you immunity for what you say, you have to testify, or risk prosecution.
 
2013-05-08 07:06:36 PM

runescorpio: ChipNASA: Genius....he should have just stayed there....however, when the tow truck came......
/drive out of impound yard??

Pretty much. Just peek out and watch the towtruck driver pull away then bail.


Nah. They'd have your plates and you'd get nabbed for grand theft or something later when it's your car missing from impound.
/Unless you report it stolen and ditch it somewhere after you steal it....
 
2013-05-08 08:38:57 PM

moothemagiccow: There's ghost cars all over these highways
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splitsider.com
 
2013-05-09 07:36:42 PM
I'd hit that in jail. I ain't afraid of no ghost.
 
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