A man was being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy
boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him.
He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he
could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the
The tailgating woman hit the roof--and the horn--screaming in
frustration as she missed her chance to get through the
intersection. As she was still in mid-rant and fully using
obscenities, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the
face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to
exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station
where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in
a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened
the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the
arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up
behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the
guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed
the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'What Would Jesus Do'
bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday School' bumper sticker,
and the chrome-plated 'Christian Fish' emblem on the trunk.
Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."