By Anonymous - 26/06/2012 03:26 - United States - Metamora

Today, a cop turned his lights and siren on to pull me over. I pulled into a parking lot and got a ticket. It wasn't until the cop pulled away that I realized that I'd pulled into, and interrupted, an on-going funeral visitation. FML
I agree, your life sucks 24 648
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Not your fault op. Who pays attention to where they park when a cop pulls them over? All you'd be doing is praying you don't get a ticket.

It's not your fault OP, when a cop tells you to stop, you stop.

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Not your fault op. Who pays attention to where they park when a cop pulls them over? All you'd be doing is praying you don't get a ticket.

Everytime I read my comment I realise how stupid it sounds, and how it seems sarcastic. I'll go away now.

Everytime I read my comment I realize how stupid and sarcastic it sounds. I'll go away now.

Look on the bright side.... Wait there is no bright side. You got a ticket as well as ruined a funeral

I agree it's not your fault. I feel like the cop should have noticed this though.

Yeah, it's the cops fault, he should have waited to pull you over until you passed the funeral!

Is that supposed to be sarcastic? I'm just saying that since the cop could get out of his car walk around and see what's going on, he probably should've told the guy to find a different spot and that he'll follow him. Is that a completely irrational thought?

Am i the only one who thinks it's wierd that there was a funeral visitation in a parking lot?

What i would have done is go into that park lot, get out of the car fast, walk over to the police car and say i'm sorry speeding or whatever i did wrong and say you were in a rush to the funeral because your family member died, cop would probally let you off if he had a heart.

As soon as you get out of the car you'de probably be screamed at with guns drawn. Of course depending on location and type of cop he is.

Its okay OP, its not like you knew what was going on in that parking lot. Don't blame yourself, blame the bad timing.

I work at a Funeral Home. I see this happen a lot. The cops seem to really target this area, so def not OP's fault. You just had to respond ASAP

you could've pulled into somewhere you felt more comfortable at.

I think that's the point...OP didn't realize it until after the cop left...FYL op--tickets suck.

I realized that. I just feel like someone would notice a funeral procession with everyone gathered around and dressed up nicely. but that's just me. cops make some people very nervous

When I get pulled over I drive all the way home then get my ticket.

#23 wouldn't that result in a high speed chase? I mean, when a cop is following you with their sirens on, you pull over right away. Not where ever or whenever you feel like it. Just sayinn.

33: I shall pull over, officer, after I'm finished with my investigation on invisible drivers and aliens from Nantucket! *strokes mustache* Yes, yes . . .

My body is ready

33- I'm sure they were being sarcastic.

33- From what I understand if you don't feel like it's safe, you may drive with your hazards on to where you feel safe.

Even when we try and do right we do wrong! The law is against us!

Technically OP wasn't doing right if he/she got pulled over.

It's not your fault OP, when a cop tells you to stop, you stop.

that's not true. I believe you have the right to stop somewhere you feel comfortable. obviously you wouldn't stop in the middle of the street or pull over into the ditch

You do have the right. A parking lot would seem like a comfortable place, in my opinion. I don't have my license, but if I ever got pulled over (heavens forbid), I would go somewhere like a parking lot. It isn't like the cop told OP to stop RIGHT there or die. It was OP's decision.

In my 4 cylinder Buick, making a run for it wouldn't be an option :(

9- There are plenty of people that believe you need to pull over the exact second the lights go on. There has been more then one case where I have seen someone block traffic because they stopped right in the middle of the road instead of driving another 100 feet into a parking lot. Every time I have gotten pulled over, I always drove until the first chance I could pull off the road or into a parking lot. I have never been sited for running from an officer.

I believe you do have a right to pull over to a spot that you feel more comfortable. However, I did that once and had the cop follow me just an extra block. He was so annoyed that it took me a while to pull over and asked me-- why I was running? I wasn't sited for running from an officer but it did seem to get him in a bad mood. Cops in a bad mood give out extra tickets. ):

It's not so much as where you feel comfortable but more where it's safe. Example: Don't pull over at the top of a hill. As long as you don't just keep going and going, they shouldn't cite you for a chase.

Ydi for getting a ticket in the first place. On top of that you ruined someones funeral, Gj.

Wow, way to be a pompous douche. Shit happens, no need to make OP feel worse than they already do.

I agree with your profile. Not so much with the comment.

FYL, OP. But I almost want to say YDI for needing to be pulled over. But, hey, it could have been something like a broken tail light, I don't know. No one is perfect. And at least you pulled over and didn't lead the cop into a high speed chase.

Maybe you should drive more safely / keep your car maintained, then the cop wouldn't have had reason to pull you over and you would have never pulled into the parking lot. Sorry, you deserved it.

That's right, kids, always look at the negative side of situations. And even when it's not someone's fault, it's their fault! ... Make sense?

Walk around your vehicle befote driving it, wear your seatbelt and obey traffic laws. Three simple things and you won't get pulled over. When did this become so hard to understand that people started thinking tickets were random and not their fault?

53- Who walks around their car before driving it? I know you can't drive with broken lights but is there really a need to walk around it every time? I agree with the other two. But even the best drivers make mistakes while driving. FYL OP.

You don't even check for flat tires? Maybe it's just because I'm a trucker, but I make sure everything is intact and working before I leave the house.

Really? There are so many different reasons why someone can get pulled over. He might not have signaled the way the cop wanted. Don't be so ignorant, like you're a perfect driver. Get out.

It's been over 3 million km since my last ticket. I'm far from perfect, but driving well enough to avoid tickets isn't hard.

The first time I was ever pulled over, it was because my car happened to match the description of a car that had just left the scene of a robbery. I was hit with every ticket possible while the cop waited for the proof that I didn't do it. Did I deserve that? I guess where I'm going with this is you can't always plan ahead. Shit happens.

Well hey, at least you visited. That's something, right?

And you sat there and prayed, too. Might not have been for the deceased, but if the prayer didn't get you out of the ticket, then it's helping that anonymous dead person, so you did good

That was your luck dying for the next three days, it will rise from the dead though don't worry.

Awwww, that's so sad. :(

I know this is unrelated, but you are pretty