Official "Whacker" or "Screwed Up Install" Thread

Is this the worst spotlight install you have ever seen?

  • Yes

    Votes: 7 15.9%
  • No

    Votes: 37 84.1%

  • Total voters
    44

SeattleSAR

Senior Member
anybody in california?


Just had a chance to sit and watch this, and my brain kept saying, "Next on KTLA News, whacker found burned to a crisp, STL's suspected of causing wildfire."
 

Jarred J.

Archive Expert
Silver Supporter
911 stickers maybe a lil excessive does the guy work for a company named that...
 

SeattleSAR

Senior Member
Now I want to open by saying, definite whackerdom. And with that said, unless there's some law prohibiting having any lights without valid reason, just based on the video the sheriff's grounds for the traffic stop seems kind of shaky. Unless of course I'm missing something, which I'm totally open to.
 

FEVER

Platinum Supporter
meh... there is enough PC for a stop... but depending on their laws they don't have much else. In florida you have to use that equipment in some manner that would make a reasonable person think you are taking law enforcement actions... doesn't even matter there are amber lights
 

Tony P

Moderator
Support Staff
Michigan SS 257.698(5) A-L covers their extensive list of authorized uses for warning lights.
 

Evtech161

Established Member
Just had a chance to sit and watch this, and my brain kept saying, "Next on KTLA News, whacker found burned to a crisp, STL's suspected of causing wildfire."
That PA Mic mounted in the air bag deployment area may help knock some sense into who ever else is stupid enough to ride around with this certifiable nut job .......
 

1863650

Established Member
meh... there is enough PC for a stop... but depending on their laws they don't have much else. In florida you have to use that equipment in some manner that would make a reasonable person think you are taking law enforcement actions... doesn't even matter there are amber lights
Is there, though? Did the "impersonator" break any traffic laws at all? I'm not sure that thinking a vehicle might look sketchy is adequate cause for a stop. Guess it depends on the state, and I think most only require "reasonable suspicion" for traffic stops (lower bar than PC).

There are two types of security outfits...those who buy cheap cars with cheap setups that nobody is going to confuse for law enforcement, and those who play dress-up like the "funeral escort" lunatic service provider a few posts up who rebuilt retired police vehicles and used a confusingly similar style of decal to law enforcement, complete with acting like they have authority to run code 3 (very recklessly at that) and initiate traffic stops.

It's a waste of everyone's time to pull over vehicles that are legit, but I guess I'd rather see dozens of pointless stops to catch one legit impersonator. Security guys can always avoid the headache if they just make it more obvious they're rent-a-cops in private vehicles rather than sworn officers.
 

Nolines

Silver Supporter
Please don't call us rent a cops, sure there are idiots out there who shouldn't be doing what I've been doing for 31 years legitimately, even if I prefer crown Vic interceptors and use large enough and clear enough graphics so people know I'm security I still get confused with law enforcement and create traffic backups wherever I went in my B/W crown Vic with my legal green and Amber lights. In my case it can be a benefit cause it scares the hell out of the criminals cause they can't read English anyway!
 

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