A student at the University of Georgia was late for a test so they parked illegally, leaving a note on their for the parking enforcement officer, pleading with them to just this once, give them a break.
Well not only did the ticket writer not help the student out, they left a pretty nasty note on the ticket that read, “Hope you failed.”
No word on if it is real, but if it is, ouch!
Story by Dave Basner
Photo Credit: Reddit
Two cops recently came up with a list of ways to get out of a ticket if you’re pulled over. And some we’d seen some before, like don’t argue, and know where your registration is. But here are a few you might not think about . . .
- Put your turn signal on as soon as possible, even if there’s nowhere to pull over. That way they know you’re at least trying to. But if they turn their lights AND their siren on, it means they think it’s a good place to stop, so pull over right away.
- Kiss up to them BEFORE they go to their car to run your info. That’s usually when they decide whether or not to give you a ticket. And once they write one, they can’t take it back. Writing a ticket and then ripping it up only happens in movies.
- Don’t be short with them, but don’t talk too much either. They might get suspicious if you give a one-word answer to every question. But they might just get annoying if you start rambling too much.
- Try to make them laugh. Which sounds a little risky, but apparently it works. We’re assuming a bad joke has the opposite effect though. So don’t force it.
- Mentioning that you know a cop DOES work sometimes. So if you can work it into the conversation, go for it. Or if you were in the military or someone in your family is, that might work too.
A guy in Yekaterinburg, Russia was driving last week with a small BEAR in his backseat. People even took photos of it with its head hanging out of the window.
Yekaterinburg is above Kazakhstan, which is kind of appropriate. Because if you remember, in the movie “Borat”, he drove around with a bear in his ice cream truck.
Anyway, the cops pulled the guy over, but he avoided a ticket . . . because he was in accordance with RUSSIAN BEAR LAW.
It turns out that in Russia, you can drive with a bear in the car as long as it wears a seat belt. And this bear was, in fact, wearing his.
Also, apparently it’s common enough in Russia for people to put BEARS in their cars, that they have nuanced laws regulating it?
It’s not clear where the guy got the bear from or where he was going with it.
Pic shows: bear riding in the back passenger seat of a car.
Motorists had to do a double take when they saw a bear riding in the back passenger seat of a car.
The brown bear even stuck it’s head out of the rear window of the Volga car to catch a treat offered by a passenger.
The strange incident happened in the city of Yekateriburg in Central Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast and was recorded on video by the driver who was following behind.
The footage shows the bear’s head poking out of the window and then a man’s hand offering him a treat to keep the bear amused and happy.
At the time of the incident the Filatov circus from Moscow, famous for its performances with bears, was on tour in Yekaterinburg.
But the head of the circus Julia Filatova said the bear was nothing to do with them.
She said the bear in the car was a young animal and that is why it was put in a car.
“Our bears are much bigger. Normally little bears are kind and friendly. If it was more than a year old it wouldn’t fit in such a car.”
The Yekaterinburg Zoo also denied any knowledge about the animal and it is not illegal to transport bears in that way – as long as they wear a seatbelt apparently according to the laws of the Russian Federation.
If you’re going to put something in your passenger seat to get away with driving in the carpool lane, might as well go with something interesting. This guy definitely did . . . in the most literal way possible.
A Washington state trooper posted a photo on Twitter yesterday afternoon . . . he caught a guy driving in the carpool lane with a cardboard cutout in the passenger seat.
And the cutout was . . . The Most Interesting Man in the World, from those Dos Equis commercials.
It seems like they both got a laugh out of it . . . because of the Twitter post, and because it looks like the driver is LAUGHING in the photo . . . but he still got a $124 ticket.