It always amazes me – what a crazy world we live in now.
There was a story in the paper this week about a cop who had pulled over a girl and given her a ticket. 2 days later, he left a note on her windshield at home.
“its…that ugly bald … cop that gave you a ticket…”
It goes on to say that he has not stopped thinking about her, and that he doubts that a pretty girl like her would ever to for a guy like him, but he is gving it a shot anyway.
Now, in my day, that would have been considered romantic. Even if we weren’t interested, it certainly would have been flattering, and something to laugh about with our girlfriends for days. Talk about making our friends jealous! If we weren’t interested, we just wouldn’t respond.
She filed a lawsuit claiming that this is an invasion of her privacy and that this has caused her great fear and anxiety. That he used his access to her personal information to stalk her.
Now you’re thinking, well, what if he’s a creep?
That is possible, but most creeps would have tried to use this as a get out of the ticket tactic. He did his job and gave her the ticket. Maybe thats why she’s so pissed. But a lawsuit?
He could have gone to her door, or called her. Instead, he simply left a note on her car.
Does a guy now have to worry about the politically correct way to ask someone out?
What do you think? Was this romantic or stalking?
Does it justify a lawsuit?
- Stalking: Know it, Name it, Stop it (preventviolence.wordpress.com)
- Great…Someone Finally Killed Romance (badlandsbadley.wordpress.com)
- Lessons from a Beta Cop Who Scares Woman (bothwell.typepad.com)
- Lawsuit: Illinois cop issues ticket, asks for date (seattletimes.nwsource.com)