>A reason to stay in bed all day
July 13, 2008 § 2 Comments
>I was just biking home over by Astoria Park when an unmarked red van flashed its lights at me and two officers pulled me over. I was issued a citation for biking on the sidewalk and I will have to appear in court in September for my wrongdoing.
The cops explained that there are video cameras everywhere because there have been a lot of shootings lately in the projects (where I was passing through) and since everything was on tape, they had to give me a ticket. I looked up and saw two heavily-armed police officers on top of a building, staring down at me. I felt like I was on the set of The Wire.
As I was waiting for the ticket to be filled out, three kids biked by on the sidewalk. I pointed them out to the cops, but I was told they’re allowed because they’re children.
The officer’s nametag read, ELCOCK. I held myself back from asking if that was his real last name.