Monday, October 27, 2008

"This Ticket Saved Your Life, Son."

So, it seems that most things you do normally is illegal. I was pulled over (just the cop lights - no sirens) on my bike by new york's finest.

Why you ask? Because i 'ran a red light'. I also didnt have a helmet (i told them i forgot it at home), my front and rear reflectors were 'missing' and i was also rocking headphones while operating a bicycle.
I leaned against my bike for bout 20mins as they ran my ID. Of course, they had a good time repeating my last name.

One of them (the obvious Bad Cop of the couple) burped like a frat boy in between his repremanding. Real nice. Reckless Operation of Bicycle. reeeeeaally?


Im going to follow this summons' instructions and be sure not to miss my Jan 14, 2009 court date.

- jelsen


Anonymous said...

whaaaa!! haha, you broke, like, all the rules of biking safety. yeah, i think ALL of them. wow, i didn't know they could do that! meeting the end of month quota i'm sure.

Nia said...

LMAO what are they gonna arrest you for next drunk riding ???

aimless said...

I just got the ticket you described above last night, out on Bedford and Monroe in the stuy. Ticket was given at 12:35am. I was on my way home from a friends house (wine with dinner). Same court date as you. Are you really gonna go? I had no ID so they spelled name plus address information wrong on my ticket but were able to check my shit via SS#. WTF. our stories are almost exact, concerning the helmet and lights/reflectors, they almost booked me.