Mercedes-Benz CL Owner Accuses Cops of Taking a Joy Ride in His Car

The police forces of countries around the world usually have catchy and reassuring mottos, such as “To Protect and Serve”, or “Semper Aequus (Always Just)”, or “Honor, Integrity, Service”. However, they generally seem to not be fully capable of achieving them to the letter - we’re sure you’ve heard lots of ‘bad cop’ stories.
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This is just another example of jsut such a story. So there’s this 25-year old junior at Berkley College, Rashad Lewis, who was recently pulled over for two traffic violations. He was arrested not because of the traffic violations per se, but because the police found 13 fake credit cards in his car - slightly more serious than a simple traffic violation, we say.

Now, this is where it all gets weird. While he was in jail, with his car supposedly impounded and held at the Springfield Gardens Auto Pound, in Queens, the car received a ticket for running a red light. Lewis said “My first reaction was, ‘Are you guys serious?’ I had a whole bunch of emotions running through my mind. I felt violated. I don’t know if they could have committed a crime in my vehicle. I was really shocked. I was mad [. . .] My back window was broken, my driver’s-side door was keyed, and my bumper was scratched up [. . .] They were driving my car with the windows down and having a ball joy riding my vehicle."

The NYPD (New York Police Department) refused to make any comments on the matter, and did not disclose the identity of the person who was clearly driving the car at the time. Furthermore, the NYPD reported that Lewis made no complaints when he came to pick up the car from the impound lot.

Story via NY Post


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