When I was a teacher, I stood with Officer S, the school police officer, in the morning out near the bus lanes to greet students. One morning, a mom drove up to drop her child off, rolled down the passenger side window, and called out to Officer S, “If you get a call about a break-in on Smith Street, don’t worry about it, it was just me.” Then proceeded to roll up the window and try to drive away while he ran after her shouting “Excuse me, ma’am, I need to talk to you” and I laughed my ass off.
I had someone drunkenly confess to me that they witnessed a murder and knew where the murder weapon was ditched…
Late to the party but here’s one of many…
I pulled over a woman for speeding one night. 45ish MPH in a 30 MPH zone on a gorgeous spring night with pedestrians everywhere. When I asked her if she knew she was speeding she said that she did – she was having brake problems and was rushing to get the car to her friend’s shop.
The regret was obvious when I pointed out that if her brakes didn’t work correctly perhaps slower would have been the better option.