Beware If You Let Someone Borrow Your Vehicle

United States
May 13, 2007 12:59pm CST
I was in a routine traffic stop. I had everything to be legal and I'm thinking it's all good. Boy was I wrong. I gave the Cop my info you know the usual license, registration and insurance. He then ran my stuff and it came back with 10 warrants for my arrest on 10 parking tickets from 1996. I was in shock and naturally he couldn't let me go with that many warrants, so I was arrested and I had to pay those tickets with interest which came to $505.00. I couldn't believe it. The worst part was I wasn't the one who got the parking tickets. My ex got the tickets and never told me.How crazy is this the streets are full of real criminals but the law is going after people with parking tickets. Does this make sense to you?
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@smacksman (6074)
13 May 07
Well that is a bitter pill to swallow but you can't blame the law for them just doing their job that you voted them in to do. You can't prove it was your ex and nor can they. It's enough to make you scream!! Oh yes, and welcome to myLot. It's a good place to let off some steam!! haha
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
13 May 07
Sorry smacksman,while they are just doing their job as told,but we did not put them there to make the laws,this is done by the lawyers and rotten politicians we had no choice but to put into office.Most of the people we would like to see as our leaders do not have the money to run. while I have found one or two honest polititions( they were not lawyers to begin with)They only make more laws to steal our money.I do approve of your outlook on mylot,a great place,for any type of discussion. Blessed Be.
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@smacksman (6074)
13 May 07
So if you don't live in a democracy where your vote counts for something, your only recourse is anarchy and vigilante action. No I think that is a bad path to follow. Better to clean up your politics if it needs it.
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• United States
13 May 07
I do believe that voting is a way to let your voice be heard, however it seems that atleast from these past presidential elections that our votes don't count but only the electoral college votes count. So with this in mind why should we vote. How do I know or how can I be sure my vote counts or even matters?
• United States
13 May 07
First off, that must have been very difficult for you and very upsetting. Being arrested for something that you had not even done. Second, I do agree that for the most part it seems that police officers pick on people that do little wrong. In this case though with warrants out for your arrest even though they were not your tickets he had no choice. Parking tickets are still breaking the law if they are not paid. I have actually had my car towed for parking tickets someone else got drinving it. Then I had to pay their tickets and the $90 fee to get the car back from the impound lot. Very frustrating.
• United States
14 May 07
The police officer was very nice and ironically the same hting happened to him, so he let me park my car and he didn't tow it. I was very lucky.