Moving back to Franklin has brought many memories back to my mind. Unfortunately many of those memories are of my numerous cop encounters. The funny thing is that I was never a "party" kid, but I was always loved to live a little on the crazy side. I have kept a mental tab in my mind of how many encounters I have had and I am pretty sure that I am up to 28 interactions. 90% of those being in my good old high school days. Here are some true confessions of an itinerant as I go public with some of my most memorable cop encounters...
* Lighting a vacant garage on fire in third grade
* Chasing a stranger around town while flashing our lights at him
* Shooting a cop in the rear end with a super soaker on the last day of school
* Whipping donuts on Main street
* Whipping donuts in the school parking lot
* Purposely Peeling out near main street to try to get a cop to chase me
* Running a stop sign in attempt to lose some one in a game of cat-and-mouse. Unfortantly the oncoming car that I ran the stop sign in front of was a cop
* Switching places with a girl who was driving my car over the speed limit on the Highway (Yes we switched places while the cop was chasing us)
* Trying to quickly drive in reverse up an on ramp on an interstate because I missed my exit(this was actually a few months ago....my bad)
* Driving an unlicensed motorcycle on the highway
* Driving a dirtbike that was too loud
* Driving with out a front license plate
* Hitting black ice in Michigan while passing a semi (that was a scary one)
* Rear ending someone in Mishawaka on a Bridge near "Monkey Island"
* Running a stop sign at my high school
* Getting pulled over by 6 cop cars on Valentines day night and getting frisked for parking my car in an area known for drugs deals
* Getting pulled over on New Years for an alcohol check (we were obviously clean and on our way to a church event)
* Speeding around an S-curve with a propane trailer and causing it to come unhitched ,roll, and explode propane gas everywhere. Luckily nothing sparked or I would have been a dead man. This scew up got the whole police force and fire department's attention. Needless to say I made the front page news in Franklin.
* Crossing the center line while having a dispute with my lovely wife Jess (my bad)
Amazingly I have had numerous warnings and only had a few tickets.