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Couple Buys Car at Auction, Discovers it Was Stolen & Turns it in to Police…Gets arrested.

You buy a car at auction and have it towed home. When it arrives the Tow Truck Driver tells you the car is stolen because of the VIN Number. Being a good citizen, you call the Police, and turn the car over to the Police…For which they arrest you for car theft!

Clayton County, Georgia police officer  Grant Kidd (WSB-TV)

BUSTED: Georgia cop caught extorting couple wrongfully arrested after turning in stolen car

Clayton County, Georgia police officer was fired and placed under investigation after he was caught on an audio recording telling a local couple he could make their arrest “go away,” WSB-TV reported.

The recording by Michael and Michelle Pierce captures former Officer Grant Kidd telling the couple he knew someone in the local district attorney’s office that could help them with their case. For $1,500, he said — $1,000 up front — Kidd would act as a go-between to get the charges against them dismissed.

“You’ll never see him,” Kidd said of his unidentified contact. “You ain’t never going to talk to him.”

The Pierces were arrested and charged with stealing a car they had already turned in to police. According to WSB, the couple originally bought the Toyota Corolla for $1,700 at an auction. After paying for the car, however, a tow truck driver informed them that the vehicle’s identification number showed that it had been stolen.

The couple then notified police and turned the car in, only to get it back three days later when officials returned it. However, police once again impounded the car — with the Pierces’ consent — after a detective said it was wrongfully released to them.

A day later, however, they were arrested inside their thrift store and accused of stealing the car.

“They just threw the cuffs on me and put me in the back of the car,” Michelle Pierce said. “That was the worst thing.”

Shortly after their arrest, Kidd approached the couple and offered his help — for a price. The charges against the Pierces were later dismissed, while their attorney contacted District Attorney Tracy Lawson. Lawson then turned the investigation against Kidd over to federal officials.

Kidd’s former police chief, Michael Register, told WSB the recording captured “a conversation from my standpoint that just turns your stomach.”

Meanwhile, the couple is planning a civil suit.

“Instances such as this undermine public trust and confidence in our judicial system,” said Darryl Scott, who will represent them in the matter. “Their sense of security has been violated, and they did exactly what they were supposed to do by contacting law enforcement and it backfired.”

 

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in American Greed, BlackLivesMatter

 

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Instant Karma for Tailgater

The most aggravating drivers are those that tailgate in a situation where there is no possibility of going faster. Right lane full of slower cars – left lane full of cars passing, and despite 15 cars in front of you –  you have a clown behind you riding your bumper. Had something similar happen some years ago when a clown in a big old Dodge Ram pickup truck decided to tailgate me on a 4 lane rural highway. Guy in front of me was in a pickup carrying a washer and dryer, which he had not secured properly and flew out in the middle of the road. Had just enough time to avoid the hurling appliances because there was a long left turn lane I could dodge into and go around.The “Guts and Glory” moron behind me couldn’t see what was going on because he was so close to my SUV’s rear bumper. That big, supposedly intimidating grill wound up eating the washer…and dryer.

Sometimes…There is justice.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2016 in You Know It's Bad When...

 

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Illegal Parking

This one from from Brampton, Ontario – where a dad rushing his kids to school decided to take an illegal detour through a parking lot to avoid a light… And wound up atop the safety poles!

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Nawwwwww!

 

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Mercedes vs 9 Iron

This guy was reportedly so pissed off at Mercedes S63 AMG breaking down…

He took a 9 iron to the car!

Apparently right in front of the dealership!

Guess he won’t be needing that Extended Warranty…

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2015 in You Know It's Bad When...

 

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NASCAR Bans “The Flag”

Original “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Daytona

NASCAR Chairman: Ban Confederate Flag At Races

Calling the Confederate flag an “insensitive symbol” he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events.

“We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of that flag,” France told The Associated Press on Saturday. “I personally find it an offensive symbol, so there is no daylight how we feel about it and our sensitivity to others who feel the same way.

“We’re working with the industry to see how far we can go to get that flag to be disassociated entirely from our events.”…

My…My…My…Put that in your “Daisy Dukes”

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2015 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Redefining “Stuck on Stupid”

I watched this one in horror and amazement. The ultimate dummy in the ultimate driving machine…Indeed.

 

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Nawwwwww!

 

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“Nekkid” Carjacking Alert!

You think the politics in Arizona is weird, and the politicians there are certifiable nut cases…

Wait until you hear about this republican!

Naked Carjacking!

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Nawwwwww!

 

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An Insurance Guy’s Nightmare

Wow… a $500,000 Ferrari…

So what sort of deductible do you get on that?

This one apparently involved eight Ferraris, three Mercedes Benzes,  a Lamborghini Diablo, and a rare Nissan GTR Skyline… And talk about being on the road at the wrong time and place…A Toyota Prius!

Astonishing accident involving eight Ferraris ‘world’s most expensive car crash’

A fleet of high-performance cars, including eight Ferraris, has been involved in one of the most expensive accidents in history after an astonishing multi-car pile-up in Japan.

Police said three Mercedes Benz cars and a Lamborghini Diablo were also involved in the massive crash at the weekend on the Chugoku Expressway, in the country’s south-west.

Witnesses reported hearing a “tremendous noise” just a few moments before the accident on the Yamaguchi prefecture highway amid terrible driving conditions.

While the majority of the 14 vehicles – which also included a Japanese supercar Nissan GT-R Skyline and a Toyota Prius – were travelling along the Osaka Prefecture-bound bended lane at least one Mercedes CL600 was driving in the opposite direction.

Miraculously, none of drivers – the majority of whom are reported to be foreign car enthusiasts – were seriously hurt in the wreckage but the bill is still bound to be painful nonetheless.

Such was the severity of the damage, several of the luxury cars have been written off, leaving their owners with the nightmare scenario of seeing their prized possessions turned into expensive scrap metal.

The total damage bill is expected to hit several million pounds. A new Ferrari 355 retails for several hundred thousand pounds.

The other Ferrari models understood to have been involved in the pile-up include a F512, F355, F430 and a F360.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Nawwwwww!, The Post-Racial Life

 

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103 And Still Cruising

This lady is 103 Years old … Goin’ on 104.

And still driving!

SAFELY!

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Gotta do a little ReRe after that!

more about “103 And Still Cruising“, posted with vodpod

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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