My manager’s 16 year old daughter and her friend were pulled over by an official looking policemen last week and was given a ticket for speeding and not stopping before a turn at a circle k. She said he looked rushed and gave her the ticket while her daughter was disputing it, and left. My manager immediately spotted problems with this ticket, that not even a block away from the circle k her daughter’c car was at rest at, was recorded speeding above 60mph. The policeman had said he had paced the car and verified this, even though usually when a vehicle is being paced it goes for at least a half a mile. On another note, her daughters car was an old automatic honda, and couldn’t possibly reach that speed during that distance. After my manager saw this she contacted the Mesa and Chandler police immediately to report this officers fault and rude disposition to her daughter. Today, the departments got back to her that the name the officer gave her daughter doesn’t exist, and neither does the ticket. This is so frightening to me, that a 16 year old girl, was put in this position and probably only was able to escape certain problems by having a friend in the vehicle that the false officer didn’t expect.
So please, any young girl or woman in the Chandler/Mesa area be careful around law enforcement, and only stop at public places while a 911 operator is on the phone with you. Take the officers name, department and badge number if you can just to be sure it isn’t a situation similar to this one.