Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Drug Dealer?

While in Arizona, we ended up having problems with our van and got a great deal on this Yukon XL because no one really wants a gas guzzler right now... except for us. Anyway, my family and I have had a running joke about how this car kinda looks like a drug dealer car. I mean, whoever had this before us totally pimped it out. It has super dark windows and they even took of the GMC/Yukon XL logos. It's kind of a scary truck I have to admit. But we love it. Unfortunately, I have found out the hard way that we're not the only ones who think it looks like a drug dealer's car. Apparently most law enforcement officers do too. Have you heard of profiling? Well, apparently there's such a thing as auto profiling. Here's how I found out. The day after we bought this, we got pulled over in Kanab. Apparently the tint is too dark and is illegal. Never knew you could have illegal tint. The worst came last week when I was driving back from my friend Mary Berry's house in Mississippi. I was cruising down the highway, chatting on the phone when all of the sudden I saw blue lights in my mirror. I was kind of afraid to pull over because it was an unmarked sheriff's car. Luckily, I saw another sheriff's car on the right side a little ways up and pulled over in front of him. I explained to the sheriff's deputy that I was nervous to pull over and began chatting with him. We were having a pretty good time talking while he was checking out my license/insurance and asking me a bazillion questions when all of the sudden I realized I had four sheriff's cars behind me and lots of deputies standing behind my truck. Next thing I know, I had a K9 dog with a deputy sniffing around my truck for drugs! The deputy talking to me said my truck fit the profile of a drug dealer and since I bought it in Arizona, they just wanted to make sure! WHAT? Holy Cow! I never in a million years would have guessed that to happen. THEN, he told me the dog got a hit on the truck for drugs and they continued to search through it and had the dog in the back and everything. I told the officer that that was the funniest thing I had seen as I had 4 cars, several officers and a very angry dog surrounding me on the side of the road. Do I look like a drug dealer? I told them I would really love to take a picture of the whole thing for my blog, but he said I couldn't because they were in the middle of trying to catch men selling firearms to children and didn't want them to know where they were. But he did say I had a good story to share with my friends. I'd say. He then told me I was lucky for not being pulled over in Memphis because since the dog smelled drugs, they had the legal right to tear my truck a part. Fortunately, Regan was a sleep in the back seat and they were super nice and let me go telling me to get it checked out further when I got back to Collierville where I live. The K9 unit here in Collierville is on desk duty right now because the officer's shoulder is hurt, so I still don't know where the drugs are but was told to try to find them myself. Yeah, good luck with that one. Haven't quite had the time to look for them yet, but I'll keep you posted. It was crazy!!! This picture is actually after we got the tint on the side/back windows fixed. Moral of this story, when buying a car, if you think it looks like a drug dealer's car... it actually could be. BE WARE!

11 comments:

Liz said...

That is super funny! I witnessed a drug bust in southern utah once.. tons of packages hidden behind the plates.. pretty cool to see but not very cool to live. Good luck.

Sam and Kat said...

omg long time no see!!! i saw you had commented on someone elses blog and was excited to see that it was the sis. danielson i remembered from fwood! your fam is soo cute! and you look so great! i was actually thinking of yall the other day wonderin "whatever happened to them?" lol.. nice to get caught up! sam and i ended up getting married, been married for over a year now. and life has been good! hope everything is goin great for yall out in the memphis area! love your blog! and love the story bout you bein a drug dealer... it does kinda look like that kinda car haha.

Cheri said...

Drug Dealer Kristen! And you want to start a playgroup with our kids? Is it safe?!

Reeses Pieces said...

This is great story that you'll laugh about for years. The thing I don't understand is you have SOCCER MOM written all over you....hello cops, Duh!

laura said...

Sorry I wasn't the best person to help pick out a car with. Or maybe I was... see if you can find those drugs and we'll make some money to go on a trip together. Okay, maybe not. Next time we'll have to bring the men!

The Williamson's said...

That is such a funny story! I love it!

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Chelle said...

What a step up from poster family of the Pearland Leisure magazine to the police-stop-and-seize-your drug mobile! Too funny!! We laughed and wondered whether or not to contact your bishop! Ha! Keep rollin' on your 22s. Ya'll are buck! Word to yo mutha! Peace out.

diane said...

In regards to Laura's comments about bringing the men with you to buy a car - the men would have bought that car for sure!!!. It had all the toys on it! Besides you need adventures in life to blog about. Pretty funny!!. I think that Collierville must be Mayberry in disquise. Where else would the police tell you to look for the drugs yourself when you are the suspect. I love that!

Tom and Corinne Bradshaw Family said...

Talk about a crazy day.

Melissa said...

What a story!!! So did you find the drugs yet?