I love living in a small town but one of the problems here seems to be that the police may not have enough to keep them busy! Twice now Chad has had an incident that I think borders on harassment. I’m not one of those kinds of parents who always takes the kid’s side. In fact, I probably too often take the side of the teacher, or policeman . . whomever it might be that is conflicting with Chad.
Several months ago Chad was coming home from a night class. It was about 9:30 p.m. The street leading to our house has some dips in it. There was a car behind Chad that was so close and Chad thought he had his bright lights on. Chad said the lights were blinding him and with the dips in the street, he couldn’t tell if the car behind him was flashing his lights. Chad realized it was a police car and he pulled over. The policeman pulled over and asked Chad why he stopped. Chad said “I thought you were flashing your lights at me.” No, he wasn’t and that was the end of that. Didn’t think much about it.
Saturday night Chad was coming home from a friend’s house about 2 a.m. They had been watching a pay per view fight and Chad had permission to stay out til that time. He was coming down the main street and he met a police officer. The policeman turned around and followed Chad down to where there’s a red light. The policeman was caught by the red light and Chad had turned. Then when he got onto our little street and a car is suddenly right on his tail. Chad said he thought about not turning into our driveway in case it was a bad person following him. Then he realized it was the same police car that had turned around on the main street to follow him. Chad turned into our driveway and the policeman went on his way.
Does Chad complain? That would probably cause more problems for him if the police employ these kinds of tactics. If he’s doing something wrong . . stop him, give him a ticket or whatever but this tailing him doesn’t seem very fair or very nice .. if you ask me!
Simple little incidents like this, which I’m sure go on lots of places, make me wish I lived in a larger place.