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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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refused service...cops called

Tonight when I was out riding, I stopped by a Chevron station to get a drink...

As most of us do, I walked in with my gloves and helmet on.

I walked to the cooler and pulled a 69 cent can of diet coke out, and walked to the cashier with a dollar bill in my hand...

As I approached the counter, the woman behind the counter started yelling at me, " you have to get rid of all that stuff!" and she was pointing at my helmet.

I walked up and said I just wanted a soda...

She started screaming at me..."If you don't take that stuff off for the camera, I'm gonna call the police."

I told her I just wanted a soda and put the dollar on the counter for a 69 cent can of diet coke and walked out.

Before I could pull out of the parking lot...3 Tallahassee PD cars showed up...

She had called 911...

Of course, they treated me like a shoplifter, and got aggressive...I found myself in handcuffs...

less than 2 minutes later, the on duty sargent showed up...his wife works with my wife...he immediately told them to release me...

he went into the store and asked what was up...

The clerk had called 911 because I hadn't pulled my helmet off so their video camera could take my picture...

The sargent let me go, while the clerk was yelling at him because she didn't have my picture...

I'm like WTF...???

Has anyone had anything like this happened to them???
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-14-2006, 11:56 PM
 
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That is just wrong I can't believe someone would care about something as asinine as that. Maybe you should have just stuck a gun in her face and said
I'm paying for my drink and you better like it.
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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 12:27 AM
 
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Apparently, common sense is not common. I could understand if you had done something wrong, but you didn't. What a joke.
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I had entered a stand alone ATM in a parkinglot and when i went up to go in someone was in there and looking over their shoulder at me. I had my helmet still on wanting to stop quick to make it to meet my friends in time to gas up for a ride... the lady in the ATM hit the panic buton... she thought that i was going to rob her... she told the cops that she thought i was wearing a ski mask..

some convenience stores and banks in my area have signs stating that you need to remove helmets, hats, and sunglasses when entering...

my question is did she ask you as you were walking in... or as you were in line waiting to buy... or as you walked up to her at an empty counter..
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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 01:51 AM
 
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i always wondered if that would happen to me or someone...i guess it happens
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post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 03:26 AM
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i always wondered if that would happen to me or someone...i guess it happens


But I would be damn sure not spend anymore of my $$ at that place bee!

What did the cops tell the b**ch?




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arent you glad the sargent on duty was a friend? sucks to hear that the clerk freaked out over a simple thing like that. probably thought you were going to rob her or something like that.
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arent you glad the sargent on duty was a friend? sucks to hear that the clerk freaked out over a simple thing like that. probably thought you were going to rob her or something like that.
That is some serious What if You didn't know the Sarg? Then what?



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Tonight when I was out riding, I stopped by a Chevron station to get a drink...

As most of us do, I walked in with my gloves and helmet on.

I walked to the cooler and pulled a 69 cent can of diet coke out, and walked to the cashier with a dollar bill in my hand...

As I approached the counter, the woman behind the counter started yelling at me, " you have to get rid of all that stuff!" and she was pointing at my helmet.

I walked up and said I just wanted a soda...

She started screaming at me..."If you don't take that stuff off for the camera, I'm gonna call the police."

I told her I just wanted a soda and put the dollar on the counter for a 69 cent can of diet coke and walked out.

Before I could pull out of the parking lot...3 Tallahassee PD cars showed up...

She had called 911...

Of course, they treated me like a shoplifter, and got aggressive...I found myself in handcuffs...

less than 2 minutes later, the on duty sargent showed up...his wife works with my wife...he immediately told them to release me...

he went into the store and asked what was up...

The clerk had called 911 because I hadn't pulled my helmet off so their video camera could take my picture...

The sargent let me go, while the clerk was yelling at him because she didn't have my picture...

I'm like WTF...???

Has anyone had anything like this happened to them???


Dude, are you serious? Which Chevron? I know not to go to that one. r maybe I should to mess with that lady.

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post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 06:57 AM
 
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I get told to take my helmet off all the time in certain stores. I just don't go there any more. Crazy story though.

"Sir!! Put down the Diet Coke and put your hands on your head!"

"He's resisting! Cuff 'em!!"
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i've never even come close to experiencing anything like this. it's time consuming to remove the helmet and gloves just to pay for gas. i wanna get it and and go! what if you were to pay for your gas at the pump via credit? would you still hafta remove the helmet for that?
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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 07:34 AM
 
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That is some crazy [email protected]e the gas station has been robbed before and she was just a little nervous If not then she was just being a azzhole!
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post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 07:41 AM
 
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i've never even come close to experiencing anything like this. it's time consuming to remove the helmet and gloves just to pay for gas. i wanna get it and and go! what if you were to pay for your gas at the pump via credit? would you still hafta remove the helmet for that?
I dont bother to go in places. I've heard of this kind of stuff happening. So I pay at the pump.



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Sorry to be the voice of dissent here, but it's common sense to remove your helmet when entering a conveinence store. They're very common targets for robbery, so it's perfectly reasonable they attampt to capture every patron's image on camera. Did they (the police) go overboard? Yes. But it all could have been easily avoided if you'd just taken off your helmet.

I have ONE gas station I always use right by the house, for the simple fact that they know me (and Chris) by now, and I CAN go in there, grab a red bull, etc... without taking off my helmet.
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post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2006, 08:01 AM
 
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with the logic behind removing your helmet, but if you were gonna rob the place would you really stop to fill your tank up first?

if i am getting a drink, i'll remove it because i obviously need to anyways to drink it. but just to pay for gas i usually don't. i would if they requested it though.
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with the logic behind removing your helmet, but if you were gonna rob the place would you really stop to fill your tank up first?
I wouldn't think so, but then again, I've never robbed anyone, so I can't say for sure!
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As former law enforcement I can understand how leaving your gear on might appear suspicious or even frightening to some. For all we know that clerk could have been robbed before and the helmet/glove combo sent her over the edge.

I'm not going so far as to say she was way out of line; there are other circumstances none of us know.

However, her calling 911 after paying and walking out does seem alarmist, assuming that's how it happened.

And regardless of your personal relationships, no crime was committed so they had no reason to hold you once determining that.
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I dont bother to go in places. I've heard of this kind of stuff happening. So I pay at the pump.
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I dont bother to go in places. I've heard of this kind of stuff happening. So I pay at the pump.
They sell soda at the pump?
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I go into stores with my gear on all the time. Here in Arkansas they are just proud to see your not shirtless or barefoot!!!

I pay at the pump all the time, but if their station doesn't have the pumps to do it, I go in however I am dressed, flip up the lid and pay out. I suppose no one here argues with that 'cause it would be a 25 minute wait for the cops to arrive
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