Saturday, November 15, 2008

Witnessed in the Police Station This Morning

... where WH and I were filling out a report about a car break-in.

The gentleman in line in front of us was, apparently, visiting the police station to see how he could have his samurai swords returned to him. The swords had been taken from him two years ago by the police in an incident that also involved a tasering.

Police Officer: Did you get tasered because you were carrying the swords?
Guy: No, I got tasered because they asked me to put down my weapons, and I told them that they weren't weapons, they were educational tools.
Police Officer: Actually, they're weapons.
Guy: With all due respect, they're not weapons.
Police Officer: With all due respect, get the hell out of my police station.

Then there was a lot of yelling. The police officer was a lot louder at the yelling, so the guy left. But not before leaving a multi-page hand-written manifesto about his right to have his swords back.

Ah, Saturday morning in the community station.


Crimson Rambler said...

"with all due respect" -- I love it! The word verification is "boxygort" BTW. Words to live by, I say.

Chunklets said...

I would love to be able to read the guy's manifesto! I'm sure it is even now delighting and amusing the officers down at the station!

Sorry to hear that your car was broken into, though. Did you lose anything?

Sue said...

I love the police officer's response. Clearly, he's experienced this sort of thing before.

Julie said...

That's hilarious...I wonder how many times the guy has been there to request "with all due respect" his swords be returned?!

Sorry about your car. Hope there wasn't too much damage.

ccw said...

What an entertaining conversation to witness. Since it has been two years I wonder how many times he has tried to get them back.