A friend emailed these stories this morning. I don’t know how true they are, but her brother is a policeman and she does drive through Central Otago a lot.
A New Plymouth Traffic Patrol Cop was watching for speeders with a mobile radar gun, but wasn’t getting many. Then he discovered the problem. A 12-year-old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign, which read “RADAR TRAP AHEAD”. The officer then found a young accomplice down the road with a sign reading “TIPS” and a bucket full of money.
A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through a pole mounted Speed camera in Otago with a fine of $160 included. Being cute, he sent the police department a picture of $160. The police responded with another mailed photo of handcuffs.
A young woman was pulled over for speeding. As a Central Otago Cop walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book, she said, “I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the Central Otago Police Ball“. He replied, “Central Otago Police don’t have balls.” There was a moment of silence while she smiled, and he realised what he’s just said. He then closed his book, got back in his patrol car and left. She was laughing too hard to start her car.