No jeep, no funny sheriff's, and I did nothing funny, my brother in-law, however, did something I still find amusing. I had been in Idaho for a few months and my California registration expired while I was there, well Idaho allowed me
two 30 day temporary registrations, I returned to CA a few days before the second expired, and on the afternoon of the last day (Halloween) I went to the DMV to renew my plates, when I finished I realized all my screwdrivers were in
storage, and the DMV kept my Idaho papers, so I decided I could wait until the next morning to put on my plates, after all, the plates were behind the seat, and the new paperwork and tags were in the center consul.
That evening my wife asks me if we could pick-up her brother from a party about 10 minutes away. about five minutes after we pick him up he starts to get mad at one of his friends from the party for stealing his recently
purchased bag of (non-tobacco) smoke-able vegetation, as we near his driveway (still flaming mad) he asks me to stop at the 7-11 maybe 300yards up the road, so I do, he and my wife get out to get a soda, but I don't want
anything so I stay in the truck, about the time the sheriffs pull up across the street, I realize I'm sitting in the drivers seat of a running vehicle, without license plates, at 10:00pm, on halloween , while my passengers entered a convenience store.
Well they get back in the truck, and as soon as I pull out the sheriffs follow, and as soon as I hit my turn signal, the red and blue lights come on, no surprise.
The sheriff asks what I expected him to ask, I hand him my paperwork, and tell him the plates are behind the seat, he asks us all to step out of the vehicle and sit on the curb with our knees locked, while he looks for my plates.
My wife and I were happy to comply I Knew my registration was valid and this stop wouldn't take long to sort out, however my disgruntled brother in-law somehow felt unjustly persecuted, and he just would not shut his mouth despite
numerous warnings from my wife, myself, and the female officer keeping an eye on us, he just kept running off at the mouth to her,
until finally she had had enough and bent him over the hood and frisked him, guess what she found in his sock,
his missing contraband, sitting 100 feet from his front door he found and promptly got arrested for his "stolen" bag of weed, five minutes later, the first sheriff handed me his leatherman, asked me to install my plates, and then
sent my wife and I on our way, no harm no foul, if he had just kept his mouth shut he would have spent the weekend enjoying his stash, rather than downtown