This video will cheer you up!
A guy gets pulled over for no real reason; the “hero” claims “someone called about a vehicle driving around” and that this is “suspicious.” The driver asks what crime or offense he is suspected of committing. Points out that “suspicious” isn’t a crime and absent some suggestion that a person appears to have committed or is about to commit a crime, “heroes” have no lawful authority to “detain” them and force the victim to identify himself.
The driver trips the “hero” up several times, even getting him to concede he can’t think up a crime he thinks the driver has committed or is about to commit – hence no probable cause for detaining the driver.
Luckily for the driver, this “hero” is not the usual steroid-jacked Officer 82nd Airborne type. He eventually leaves the guy alone and free to go about his business. But while it’s great to see a citizen get the best of a “hero” abusing his authority, the fact remains we have a fundamental problem with “heroes” who abuse their authority.
It’s outrageous that some random/asserted phone call or anonymous tip or a “heroe’s” mere feelings that a person is “suspicious” can result in a citizen being forcibly detained for even 10 seconds. If no crime has been committed and there is no specific reason to suggest one is about to be committed then a person should always be free to go – and “heroes” powerless to impede them in any way.
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