A man was being closely tailgated by a woman on Foothill Boulevard in Salt Lake City. Suddenly the light turned yellow just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the intersection crosswalk even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman slammed on her brakes and then really leaned on the horn. She opened her window, stuck out her hand and proceeded to let the driver know that “he was number one” with the all too familiar gesture, screaming in frustration at her missed chance to get through the intersection before the light had turned red.
As she was still in mid-rant, she hear a tapping on her door and looked up into the very serious face of a SLC police officer. He ordered her to exit the vehicle with her hands in plain sight, which she did, whereupon she was taken to the police station to be searched, fingerprinted, photographed and placed in a cell. After several hours another policeman came and took her out of the cell and escorted her to the front desk, where the arresting officer was waiting with all of her personal effects. He said, “I’m very sorry for the mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping the other driver off and cussing up a blue streak. I also noticed the “Choose The Right” bumper sticker, the Families are Forever license plate holder, the “Follow Me to Sunday School” bumper sticker, the “RULDS2” bumper sticker and the chrome-plated Angel Moroni emblem on the trunk.
‘Naturally, I assumed the car was stolen’.