Sunday, September 18, 2011

Well, Hello Officer...

It has been a very long since I have been stopped or spoken to lectured by the Police (not including military police, last week we were stopped for a "random anti terror check" on base, don't even get me started on that!) I am pretty sure I was in high school the last time I was in trouble with the po'. I snuck out of my friends house and we were caught out past curfew with some boys. I was 16 and stupid haha. This weekend T and I had a lovely encounter with Carlsbad's finest. T had an assignment for film school where he had to go out and film his surroundings using different settings on his camera. Since my husband is OBSESSED with trains his first instinct was to hit up the train tracks. 

So we went to a railroad crossing in Carlsbad. Walked all over the tracks, hung off the light towers, T did some climbing....

About 20 minutes into our railroad extravaganza the Carlsbad Police shows up. Someone reported suspicious people on the railroad tracks. Yes that's right, suspicious...

And APPARENTLY being on the railroad tracks is a misdemeanor. Thats right, like a handcuffs and go to jail misdemeanor. Luckily the cop was a pretty cool guy and basically told us that he will run our info and if nothing came back on us he was just going to let us go. But he did want us to know that we were trespassing on government property and that if a train is going through there fast enough we can get sucked in and die.

Morbid. But I guess it was a good point. 

Anyway, since my husband and I are outstanding citizens our checks turned out clean and the officer told us that he was sorry to stop us from filming but we had to get off the tracks. Then he left

After we left we were amazed that someone called the cops on us! It was so weird but made for a good memory...


2 comments:

Lauren said...

That is nuts! Lol... my husband just graduated from the police academy so he'll be a cop soon! I told him he needs to be a cool cop and not lame haha!

kelseykat said...

I knew a nine year old boy that died because he was walking near train tracks. So, he has a good point, it can be dangerous!
But yes, there is some dumb people who enforce dumb rules.