Have you ever played the role of Fake Cop?
In 1977 I drove down the highway in my Dad’s Chevy Blazer. It was a tall vehicle and I could see down into the cars I passed.
My Dad pushed snow with the Blazer and it had a big yellow hazard light on top of the truck as well as on the front of the snow plow equipment.
The light was one of those that spun around inside a plastic dome. If it was red or blue, it could be mistaken for an emergency or police light.
I pulled up alongside a guy in a little car who was rolling a joint.
I slowed down, pulled up behind the guy and turned on all of the hazard lights. Here we go as I play Fake Cop
He looked up in the rearview mirror as I waved him off to the side of the road.
He immediately started stuffing his weed into his mouth, chewing and drinking from a coke bottle (big glass bottles back then).
It took about 30 seconds for him to eat his weed, then he slowed down and pulled off the side of the road.
I pulled up alongside his car, waved, laughed and drove off as quickly as I could.
To this day I feel bad for the guy as I played Fake Cop.
I would have hated to have to tell my buddies why I did not bring the marijuana to the party.
This is yet another story from Teddy Burriss – maybe, just maybe you will laugh with me