To Protect & Serve?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by jvanvliet, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I did, I was told only the manager had access and they refuded to call the manager. I will try again today now that it's Monday.

    BTW, we can track the police report via computer. It has yet to be in the database.

    Another criminal ignored by the system. Another tax payer screwed by the system. "It's a low priority crime", sure standing at the bottom of an overpass clocking drivers going down hill at 5 over the limit is the supreme priority. Random stops "Verrr Arrrr your PAPERS? Give me a break.
     
  2. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Always seems to be the ones without insurance cause all the accidents. A similar thing happened to me and the guy offered me $200 right there and I took it. I knew that was all I was gonna get. Hate that sht.
     
  3. Yes because usually they are the stupid irresponsible ones that don't have a clue on how to take care of things in life. Let alone buy insurance. They would rather buy a case of beer and some weed every other day. So they are stupid in driving and thinking ahead on everything in life. Or thinking ahead to pull a pump nozzle out after checking for oil or something. Those are the type of people I hate. I don't mind accidents. An accident is an accident. I hate irresponsible stupidity though.
     
  4. Yep you make a lot of sense. $200-300 in damage for a $500 or $1000 deductible and insurance rate hikes. You obviously must not have insurance to know this and defending the moron that did it. Good job. :clapping:
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2012

  5. Cops make a paycheck and sometimes care. But some don't care. They get paid either way. Good socialism at its best. Just like doctors and politicians. And we wonder why the country is going to crap. If they get paid regardless what gives them incentive to produce anything? Nothing.
     
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    My prediction. You will have to call the police several times to ever get in contact with the cop. My guess is you will be told: a) He's on vacation, and he will return your call when he gets back. b) He's out sick and he will return your call when he gets back. c) He's at a meeting out of town and will return your call when he gets back.

    Meanwhile the surveillance tape has been erased. The manager probably knows nothing about it. Been there, done it. I guess at least you have a tag number.
     
  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I know you're probably right...

    Got a tag number from a plate that belongs on a trailer in Pam Bay, about 150 miles up the coast. You think its still on his car? ;)
     
  8. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hit & Run is not a felony in any state.

    That said, the officer should have requested another unit take over the investigation or requested a supervisor authorize OT until his investigation was completed.

    That said, this incident, unfortunately falls under the lowest of the low priority property type crimes that overwhelmes, ties up and constipates police activities.

    Municipal budgets are tighter than a clams as$ with lockjaw.

    Sorry pal- these are the times we live in.

    Call the shift Sgt or lieutenant & ask if this is standard procedure, if something can be done about it.
     
  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hit and run aggravated by driving without a license, insurance or a properly registered vehicle apparently results in a hand slap & a fine.

    I was just blowing steam, I know I'm screwed.
     
  10. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    In any event, my wife spoke with the officer who told her he spoke with the station manager. They uploaded the surveillance video to corporate and as it stands, the manager said BP is very likely to cover the damages.

    The guy cruising around in the unregistered vehicle with stolen plates... well you know, low priority until he runs somebody over and kills them.
     

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