Police in Tennessee, in a black SUV and in full body armor, pulled over an elderly couple because they had a marijuana (or so the cops thought) bumper sticker on their car. In fact it was a buckeye leaf – the couple are Ohio State Buckeye fans. The cops then ordered the couple to remove the bumper sticker, even though the woman had already explained it was a buckeye, not marijuana.Ok. First, yes I agree you have to be on drugs to like Ohio State. I was going to have a field day with this news item. It's even better than the cops chasing the donut truck.
Then I realized. I'm not an Ohio State fan. I don't smoke pot. I'm not a prime suspect for being a drug dealer. You know the type, 65 year old white female with an Ohio State Alumni and "Follow me to Bingo" bumper stickers. I don't have anything to worry about right?
Except last summer I was running a little late for church one Sunday morning. I got pulled over for speeding, at least that was what the cop claimed. I was doing 40 in a 45. I got to set by the side of the road while they called for a K9 unit to come and run around my truck. Of course they didn't "find" anything. The dog didn't "alert" so they declined to rip apart my truck by the side of the road.
Just the day before I had one of my female dogs in the truck. She was in heat at the time. I had a large towel on the seat to make sure she didn't leave a mess on the upholstery. The towel was still in the truck. Lucky for me they had a female drug dog. I would have been in a fix if they used an intact male. Because even the most highly trained and dedicated male working dog there is will "alert" or "act suspicious" at the smell of a female in heat. In America today that's all it takes for them to call out the SWAT team and shoot you dead. I guess grandma should be grateful, she didn't get SWATed dead.
That and she learned that there is someone dumber than an Ohio State graduate.