...I am in an MP Company, have been in the same company for the past 2 years. I am a dinosaur here. Everyone knows me and doesn't mess with me.
I am in a 1151 and I just come on post after driving from the dmz all the way back down south....12+ hour drive with on 15 minute stop to fuel and water the grass. So I'm kinda tired. I was in the field for the past month and a half and out of smokes, I was in no mood for stupid people..
Anyways, just pulled on post and I am driving to turn in the weapons, we had a 2 squads worth of weapons in the thing. Multiple 249's, 240's, M2's, mk19's, m4's, m9's and a ammo trailer with some left over. Why we didn't finish it all I don't know.
Just seconds after leaving the gate I hear a faint sound of sirens, its a MP pulling me over. I think to myself, why are they messing with me, they know my truck numbers, this is my truck they know me and I wasn't doing anything wrong.
I pull over but have to back into a small spot to avoid blocking traffic. The MP in the vehicle starts screaming over the PA as to why my passenger got out and went to the back of my vehicle. All the while he was only going to ground guide my into this spot. At the same time this MP is throwing a absolute hissy fit. Finally get the vehicle parked.
MP walks up and starts screaming in my tiny opened up-armored 1151, looking like a total idiot cause I can't hear a word (still wearing my headset lol) and he wouldn't let me open the door. He then opens my door and my m9 was sitting there...holstered. He flips out and thinks im going to kill the guy so he orders me to remove it...I comply.
He then proceeds to search my 1151, from there interrogates me as to why I have so many weapons and ammunition. All the while thinking I am a terrorist/impostor because I don't have a hair cut and am dirty beyond belief. The guy tries to write me a ticket....and CONFISCATE my weapons!!!! I tell him he can have them once I sign them over to him. He flips yet again....
Proceeds to call back up, back up arrives running code. The guy didn't specify that it was a military vehicle in question with soldiers...so backup is thinking armageddon is here. Back up simple says on the PA for the kiddo to do push ups....and to give me his duty belt while he does.
Turns out he was a brand new private that was more gung ho then ghengis khan on steroids, and the idiot didn't know who he just pissed off. He was one of those..."my uncle is a SGM, Im better then you" privates.
He learned his lesson when I asked patrol supp. to make sure he "learns how to conduct patrol duties". He went from days one day, to mids the next then to swings....for about 2 weeks straight. He learned quick!!
Who pulls over a hmmwv!! Let alone for no reason, he never gave me one!!
Not so much something stupid a cop told me, kinda long and drawn out. But it just shows, some people are stupid!!!
My favorite MP line is, "Sergeant, your rank does not supercede my authority".
Do they teach you guys that in AIT? I've heard it a bunch of times, especially when I was at 10th SFG(A) at Carson (MP's didn't like Group guys for some reason).
My answer is, "It may not supercede your authority, but you damn well better give my rank the respect it deserves, Private". Air Force Security Forces do the same thing where I'm stationed at now. I've had a discussion with the Desk Sergeant about it, and the one little punk who got lippy with me one day pulled gate duty for a while. I guess it pays to be the Battalion S2 NCOIC and friends with right people.
I respect the authority, but disrespecting the rank is uncalled for; there's no reason to be a peckerhead.