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Old 15 March 2013, 18:12   #1
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Pulled by the police whilst towing the RIB home.....

Was towing the boat home quite late one night last week when I was pulled by the police. Obviously I was thinking do I have a light out, was I speeding, they want to check I had +E on my license etc.

Anyways, the officer comes to the door of the car and asks me for some photo ID to show I was the owner of the car, they had already run the plates to acertain the plates wern't false.
Then they asked for anything I had to prove it was my boat before sending me on my way.

Turns out they had pulled me just because it was late and they wondered if the boat had been nicked.

1st time I've ever been happy to have been pulled over. Good to see there is some proactive thinking from the police sometimes.

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Old 15 March 2013, 18:14   #2
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That's really good to hear-where were you stopped?

The officer didn't say he owned a Searider did he?
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Old 15 March 2013, 18:35   #3
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I was just coming out of Penryn on my way back from Mylor. He said it was policy to pull over any boats they see being towed at what could be regarded as an odd time/place etc.

I was really chuffed to be honest
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Aye fair play .. they wernt looking for Mollers by any chance ? I notice hes been keeping a low profile
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Old 15 March 2013, 18:42   #5
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They turn a blind eye to Mollers. From what I hear on the streets he has the Penryn law enforcers running scared.
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1st time I've ever been happy to have been pulled over. Good to see there is some proactive thinking from the police sometimes.
So you were towing a boat that had not been reported stolen in a car that was legal and had plates that matched the boat and they pulled you over "in case" you had nicked the boat. That would just wind me up. How can everyone innocent being pulled over for no obvious reason be a good thing?
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Aye fair play .. they wernt looking for Mollers by any chance ?
I'd be going the other way, Mylor to Pen.
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Just out of interest, how did you prove you owned the boat
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So you were towing a boat that had not been reported stolen in a car that was legal and had plates that matched the boat and they pulled you over "in case" you had nicked the boat. That would just wind me up. How can everyone innocent being pulled over for no obvious reason be a good thing?
The poor cops can't win. If it was stollen and towed past them at an odd time of day they'd get "why did they not think it suspicous?"

Provided they don't keep you for hours and aren't all over your car with a micrometer trying to find something thats not quite the right specification and it really is genuinely can we just stop you for two minutes to check you are who you say you are it doesn't sound hugely inconvenient and if you are a robbin swine and know that may happen its presumably a bit of a detterent.

While they prefer photo ID if you can produce a credit card with a name that matches the named owner and the named owner has a suitable licence on the PNC you'd expect it to be a quick couple of questions.

** BUT ** keep it calm and cool and be greatful they stopped you, otherwise they'll make your life hell while they crawl all over everything...
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The poor cops can't win. If it was stollen and towed past them at an odd time of day they'd get "why did they not think it suspicous?"

Provided they don't keep you for hours and aren't all over your car with a micrometer trying to find something thats not quite the right specification and it really is genuinely can we just stop you for two minutes to check you are who you say you are it doesn't sound hugely inconvenient and if you are a robbin swine and know that may happen its presumably a bit of a detterent.

While they prefer photo ID if you can produce a credit card with a name that matches the named owner and the named owner has a suitable licence on the PNC you'd expect it to be a quick couple of questions.

** BUT ** keep it calm and cool and be greatful they stopped you, otherwise they'll make your life hell while they crawl all over everything...
I Agee!!! I'd be delighted to be stopped! I have nothing to hide, and am totally legal.
One very good way to stop the thief's is by denying them easy access to move stuff around. That's easily worth 2/3 mins of my time.

Well done plod! Great job
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