Well of course the jackass turns on the road I have to turn on. Still going at least 10 under, we pass a house that is crawling with cops like ants on a picnic. The guy in front of me slows down even more. I see a cop coming down the road and then he turns around and follows us. Keeping in mind that I'm stuck behind this jackass, so I'm probably driving in a suspicious way as well.
Get to the stop sign, relieved that the jackass is turning left, cuz I need to turn right. Knowing that a cop is behind me, I make SURE the vehicle is STOPPED before I move. I turn, he follows. I turn onto the road connecting to my street, he flicks his lights on.
So, I'm driving what looks like a brand new Avalanche - with tinted windows and blingy wheels - through this awful neighborhood and he pulls me over, for, get this... not coming to a complete stop at the sign. When he comes up, he's paying more attention to the truck, checking it out, and my back seat, than he is me. He seemed kind of surprised that I was driving... like maybe he was expecting a younger black male maybe? I give him my info and that's when he tells me he pulls me over for not stopping. I knew that was bull, and I knew by the way he was checking out the truck that he thought I was a drug running or involved in whatever went down in that neighborhood.
So I'm sitting there, stewing, thinking that my first ticket was going to be for something I Know I DID. NOT. DO.
But he comes back out just a few minutes later, hands me back my stuff and tells me to be safe. He was gone long enough to radio to base, asked if I really did live up this road, and got the affirmative. No ticket, but a total waste of time.
And he completely killed my inspiration to work on BT tonight, something I was eagerly looking forward to doing. I am very thankful that he didn't give me a ticket, and I totally understand that he thought I might have been involved given my vehicle's description and the area. But I wish he didn't say I ran the sign. In cases like this, I'd rather the cops say nothing, even though I know they can't. "Routine traffic stop" would have been better.