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  • So the old coot was impersonating a police officer by showing everyone his radar gun?

    I hope his wife bans him to months of raking leaves and coupon clipping.
  • Don't make the cops look bad!

    Isn't this a rule?
  • I could totally see some of the old fogies in my neighborhood doing this. They retire and get bored, so they appoint themselves busybody neighborhood pocket dictator.
  • tukatz: So the old coot was impersonating a police officer by showing everyone his radar gun?

    I hope his wife bans him to months of raking leaves and coupon clipping.


    Would it be a crime to create a life-size 2d replica (vinyl or wood) of the profile of a cop car and leave it almost-visible on your property? People speed on my street all the time, and my driveway is situated in such a way that I could hide my "cop car" in it and have it be seen from both directions. I feel like this is probably a crime, just because.
  • Not News: 70-year-old man gets bored yelling at people on his lawn. News: Decides to point radar gun at traffic to slow them down. Fark: Finds out radar gun can be mistaken for a real gun

    Only by morons.
  • grinding_journalist: tukatz: So the old coot was impersonating a police officer by showing everyone his radar gun?

    I hope his wife bans him to months of raking leaves and coupon clipping.

    Would it be a crime to create a life-size 2d replica (vinyl or wood) of the profile of a cop car and leave it almost-visible on your property? People speed on my street all the time, and my driveway is situated in such a way that I could hide my "cop car" in it and have it be seen from both directions. I feel like this is probably a crime, just because.


    A few years back, I used to see one outside one of the Maryland State Polic barracks...until some of the locals stole it.
  • Egoy3k: Not News: 70-year-old man gets bored yelling at people on his lawn. News: Decides to point radar gun at traffic to slow them down. Fark: Finds out radar gun can be mistaken for a real gun

    Only by morons.


    Morons or pigs but I repeat myself
  • No gunfire? I'm disappointed.

    Does that make me a bad person?
  • grinding_journalist: tukatz: So the old coot was impersonating a police officer by showing everyone his radar gun?

    I hope his wife bans him to months of raking leaves and coupon clipping.

    Would it be a crime to create a life-size 2d replica (vinyl or wood) of the profile of a cop car and leave it almost-visible on your property? People speed on my street all the time, and my driveway is situated in such a way that I could hide my "cop car" in it and have it be seen from both directions. I feel like this is probably a crime, just because.


    My brother bought a used cop car and put the antennae back on it so that it looked like an unmarked cruiser. He got annoyed with it because people always drove slowly in front of him. People also drove by our house slowly. It's completely legal unless you try to pull some one over.

    I don't know that the image of a cop car would be legal though. Just go blow a couple thousand on a worn out white Impala and stick antennae on the trunk lid and paint the steel rims black. Park it in your driveway. You're good as gold.
  • grinding_journalist: tukatz: So the old coot was impersonating a police officer by showing everyone his radar gun?

    I hope his wife bans him to months of raking leaves and coupon clipping.

    Would it be a crime to create a life-size 2d replica (vinyl or wood) of the profile of a cop car and leave it almost-visible on your property? People speed on my street all the time, and my driveway is situated in such a way that I could hide my "cop car" in it and have it be seen from both directions. I feel like this is probably a crime, just because.


    NO that isn't illegal. DO IT!
  • So these cops don't know what a radar gun looks like? I call BS.
  • My roommates and I used to do this something similar in college once. We filled an inflatable pool, grabbed some cases of beer, and used an old baseball radar gun to entertain ourselves by clocking the cars speeding by. We never got the cops called on us though
  • So Captain cul de sac got a demotion?
  • So when a motor cop points his radar gun at me, I can draw on him?
    Should end well.
  • Smeggy Smurf: Egoy3k: Not News: 70-year-old man gets bored yelling at people on his lawn. News: Decides to point radar gun at traffic to slow them down. Fark: Finds out radar gun can be mistaken for a real gun

    Only by morons.

    Morons or pigs but I repeat myself


    Don't insult pigs like that. They're wonderful animals, with intelligence and character and BACON!
  • Benjimin_Dover: So these cops don't know what a radar gun looks like? I call BS.


    No, the passing motorists that reported it don't know what a radar gun looks like. The cops are simply responding to a call that someone is pointing a gun at people.
  • Fool, there are better ways of doing this.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic le-2027990/Pensioner-ordered-fak e -speed-camera-outside-home--claims-bir d-box.html
  • Egoy3k: Not News: 70-year-old man gets bored yelling at people on his lawn. News: Decides to point radar gun at traffic to slow them down. Fark: Finds out radar gun can be mistaken for a real gun

    Only by morons.



    Some radar units are smaller and could be mistaken for some type of gun by someone cruising by at a reasonable speed. Most were probably just annoyed by the idiot designating himself Speed Nazi.
  • No, no, no.
    They mistook it for a rail-gun or Uzi.

    Unless they mistook it for a real gun. Then they are idiots.
  • grinding_journalist: tukatz: So the old coot was impersonating a police officer by showing everyone his radar gun?

    I hope his wife bans him to months of raking leaves and coupon clipping.

    Would it be a crime to create a life-size 2d replica (vinyl or wood) of the profile of a cop car and leave it almost-visible on your property? People speed on my street all the time, and my driveway is situated in such a way that I could hide my "cop car" in it and have it be seen from both directions. I feel like this is probably a crime, just because.




    Not a crime, but you could get in legal trouble if someone's sleazy lawyer proves that your creation caused an accident by distracting someone. "And then I ran into those 5 parked cars because I was too busy staring at the squad car and putting my cell phone down."
  • cgraves67: grinding_journalist: tukatz: So the old coot was impersonating a police officer by showing everyone his radar gun?

    I hope his wife bans him to months of raking leaves and coupon clipping.

    Would it be a crime to create a life-size 2d replica (vinyl or wood) of the profile of a cop car and leave it almost-visible on your property? People speed on my street all the time, and my driveway is situated in such a way that I could hide my "cop car" in it and have it be seen from both directions. I feel like this is probably a crime, just because.

    My brother bought a used cop car and put the antennae back on it so that it looked like an unmarked cruiser. He got annoyed with it because people always drove slowly in front of him. People also drove by our house slowly. It's completely legal unless you try to pull some one over.

    I don't know that the image of a cop car would be legal though. Just go blow a couple thousand on a worn out white Impala and stick antennae on the trunk lid and paint the steel rims black. Park it in your driveway. You're good as gold.


    you're right. it's true. cop car is a great deterrent. police park outside my house often, i can leave cold beer and cash outside my house and no one will touch it.

    -- Rob Cockerham at cockeyeddotcom has a great little story about using a Hot Wheels radar gun to check on local traffic speed. I swear that boy has more fun that a barrel full of monkeys.
  • "Once the situation was figured out, police said, the citizen was told his mistake was in not notifying police of his traffic monitoring plan."

    Yeah, I don't see that making much of a difference in most cases.
  • Didn't Mythbusters prove that hiding behind your car door during a gun fight is not a good idea?
  • Resident Muslim: No, no, no.
    They mistook it for a rail-gun or Uzi.

    Unless they mistook it for a real gun. Then they are idiots.


    Fully automatic Glock Ak-47
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