Q: I got arrested, I don’t get it, and no one can answer my question. I am 17 years old and last week I was cut off by a woman in a SUV. I admit I was mad so I began to follow her. She would not pull over so I continued until we ended up in Walmart’s parking lot. The police pulled up at the same time and they ended up arresting me for stalking!
A: Since I was not there, nor did I conduct the investigation, I cannot answer as to why, but I suspect it might have something to do with your statement, “and I began to follow her.” Road rage and getting angry about some perceived error in driving and then chasing the woman was likely the source of your problem.
Q. I watch a lot of videos on YouTube that are recordings of police officers who are trying to do their jobs. Apparently, this is legal to do but doesn’t it make you uncomfortable having a phone in your face?
A: Unfortunately, there are several schools of thought on this subject, but most officers do not care if they are being recorded as long as the person is not interfering with the situation. I have seen numerous police videos myself and what upsets me the most is the videos of a police officer needing assistance as the “cell phone video superstar” is just watching or attempting to egg on the situation.
Q: I am from Florida and I hate it up here in Indiana. I want to go back but my mom doesn’t have any money to send me. Do you know of a source that can help me?
A: OK. I hope you are not looking for someone to hand you a wad of money because you want something. That is not how life works. Try that crazy idea of getting a job?
Q. I watch a lot of “Dateline” and was wondering when cops do “stings” do they always make an arrest on the spot or is this just TV?
A: Police officers are not required to arrest someone at the time of the crime. People can be arrested afterwards by the issuance of a warrant.
Q: Just curious, but after a suspect is questioned and released from the police station, how does the suspect get back home? Do you make it their problem or do you give them a ride?
A: It could be anything that is reasonable. Sometimes a suspect will not want to be seen in a police car (looks like a snitch) and prefers to walk or get their own ride.
The winner of the $30 gas card sponsored by our friends at the Beacher in Michigan City was Meredith Payne of Michigan City. Let’s answer last column’s riddle of why did the tired man push his car up to a hotel, pay the owner and then push his car away? It was because he was playing Monopoly. He was using the car token and landed on the other players property with a hotel!
The sponsor for this week’s riddle is Dr. Robert Angelo DDS in Michigan City. This week’s winner receives a $30 gas card.
Here is a fun riddle. You walk into a well-lit room and see a bed. On the bed there are two dogs, four cats, a giraffe, five cows and a duck. There are also three chickens flying above the bed. How many legs are on the floor?
The 8th correct answer by phone or email at exactly 1 p.m. today wins.
To answer a question or ask one, contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at 873-1461, Ext #1020, or email ASKACOP@emichigancity.com.