Not The Best Question To Ask A Police Officer
I doubt a beat cop ever goes an entire shift without being flagged down by a citizen in need. How often, though, do you think a cop is flagged down by a citizen who wants to know if there are any warrants for her arrest? At least once. It happened in Ohio, as reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer.
... in Lockland when 44-year-old Selma Elmore stopped Officer Dan Lyons on South Wayne Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Friday, police said.
Elmore asked the officer: Is there a curfew for adults in Lockland?
No curfew, Lyons responded.
Second question: Is there a warrant for my arrest?
Yes, in fact there is a warrant, the officer told her after a quick check.Here's another question: WHY WOULD YOU ASK THAT?
Lyons had discovered Elmore was wanted for allegedly failing to pay a fine as a result of a drug-related conviction, said Sgt. Patrick Sublet.Ms. Elmore didn't take the news very well. Not only did she bolt, but when Sgt. Sublet caught her, she shoved him into a building. Brilliant! And now ...
She faces a new charge of resisting arrest.Doh! Here's the source, including a photo of Ms. Elmore.