We’ve got a WEIRD story here, and there’s really only one lesson to take away from it: If you want a shot at getting out of a ticket, maybe you should put some processed meat on your bumper.
A cop in Brown County, in central Texas, pulled over someone in a Chevy Silverado pickup truck a few weeks ago. We don’t know the exact reason, just that it was something minor.
And when he went to get a closer look at the guy’s license plate, he noticed something he’d never seen before: There was a HOT DOG on the guy’s back bumper, and a note taped above it that said “Free hot dog!”
The cop asked the guy about it, and the guy started laughing. Apparently he’d put the hot dog there when he was having lunch and forgotten about it while he ran errands. Then when people asked him about it, he added the “Free hot dog” sign.
But . . . he’d driven 120 miles on the highway between then and when the cop pulled him over. And the hot dog wasn’t glued down or anything . . . somehow, it just stayed in place.
The cop figured that was a sign the guy was a careful driver, so he let him off with just a warning.