Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come for You?

  1. Kimberly says:

    So Funny!!!  What a weird cop.  Maybe he thought you were someone else?  Maybe a women who looks just like you robbed a string of banks in the area?  😉

  2. Jlong says:

    That is funny!!  I always think the same thing.

  3. Cooperone says:

    Lindsay, I think the officer recognized you from Suburban Turmoil and Cafe Mom, and wanted to say “Hi”, but was too bedazzled by your beauty.

  4. Katherine says:

    I think it’s a leftover police detail from when you went to the White House! You and Ted Nugent, baby!!

  5. Anna says:

    I am so so so curious about why he was in there and following you and acting weird!!!! I hope his wife reads this blog and comments so we can all find out. lol

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      Ha! I am, too! I actually thought about calling the department and complaining about it because it seemed so weird and unnecessarily frightening, but I figured they’d probably blwo me off.

      • bereccah5 says:

        Honestly my first thought was that he was a creeper, not that you are a criminal! I have had that children going into foster care because I rolled a stop sign “day-mare” before too though!

  6. OMGosh, Lindsay! That is the thing about reading blogs…most of the time you never know the ending! I’m dying over here wanting to know what that weirdo wanted! I think you need to go find him first and demand some answers 🙂

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       The question I have now is– is he going to turn up again? Every time I see a cop car now, I cower!

  7. Barbara says:

    Some areas have laws against cutting through parking lots to avoid traffic.  You mentioned going through three different strip malls, so maybe he thought you were avoiding traffic?  He may have thought you were ducking into the store to avoid him . . .  then when he saw you were shopping he decided to drop it. 

    Sounds weird, even as I type it, but maybe it was a slow day?

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       This particular cut-through was designed to connect the three malls, so I doubt it was that, but I’m sure I came to a rolling stop a couple of times! I’m wondering if I somehow cut him off without realizing it- I’m usually really observant when I’m driving, though, especially with the kids in the car. I’m just mystified…

  8. Miss B says:

    I’ve always thought that there is nothing more suspicious than a woman shopping with two kids in a toy store. You just never know what they could be up to, right? Seriously, that guy was just flat out creepy. If it were anyone other than a cop, you could call the cops for help. What do you do when the cop is the perp?!?!?! Obviously, you blog about it, but then what?

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       I know- I’m sure we looked HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS. I’m actually glad he didn’t say anything, because he was obviously ticked about something and if he’d told me off in front of my children, they would have been traumatized.

  9. Leah says:

    I probably would have asked him if everything was ok, but I am used to being followed when I go back to my hometown (I am not doing anything wrong but the cops there are notorious for following people and pulling them over without cause) so I am used to it. But I understand your fear I get the same way.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       I was debating it while he stood next to us at the Skylander display, but he left before I could say anything.

  10. rubberbacon says:

    I’m told they can’t arrest you while you are stopped and out of the car.  This worked out for my boss on a return business trip from Orlando, he was speeding on the turnpike and took the gas stop where a cop followed us in and waited so we out-waited him and he eventually left.  If our case is correct and similar to yours, he likely got tired of waiting for you to get done in the store.  From what I understand they can only pull you over once you’ve gotten back in the car.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       Ooooh, good to know! That could definitely have been it– But then I’m still very curious about what I could possibly have done to make him angry… I was in an area where it’s impossible to speed and I can’t think of anything else I did wrong while driving.

  11. Tori Taff says:

    I am notorious for letting my car registration lapse… by like, MONTHS. I have absolutely no excuse, it’s like a mental block or something, AND it’s a $200 ticket (ask me how I know.) Got pulled over this year for the same dang thing, confessed before she (a rare female officer) even had a chance and thankfully, she let me off for a warning. A few nights ago, coming home from a birthday party, there were suddenly blue flashing lights behind me and I felt the familiar clutch of fear– until I remembered I HAD the right sticker!! I was so happy and relaxed, I didn’t even worry about blowing my 2-glasses-of-wine-over-a-5-hr-period breath in his face as I flashed a big smile… Apparently I had a headlight out. Dodged the big house yet again.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      You were one of the lucky ones. But if ever you find yourself face to face with a cop in a Toys R Us, BEWARE!

  12. […] lots of opinions on the subject. I gave my two cents on the Mommy Wars and birth plans, and then I almost got arrested at the Toys R Us.  I wrote one of my best posts of the year, I think, about finding myself now in […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.