Valentine One Radar Detector Moment of the Month
November 2004: Trunks Up, Aim, Fire!
My V1 and I have witnessed plenty of devious scenarios in the past 130,000
miles, but this incident in Maryland takes the cake.
I was cruising home from the office at, let’s say, express speed in light
traffic when my V1 brapped out two Ka bogeys ahead, then stopped. Maryland
has few Ka false alarms. Ahead was a rise in the highway with a bridge
above. I knew it was time to blend into traffic.
As we all top the hill, I see nothing close. Instead, a mile up, we see
two Crown Vicky troopers with their trunks up, yellow flashers on, helping
a stranded Explorer with her tire. Everybody resumes their 70, but I lag
BRAAAPP! V1 goes full strength as the pack approaches the Vics. But from
where is the signal? As I pass, I spot uniformed troopers in the back
seats of their Crown Vickys, aiming their radar guns out back through
the gap of their raised trunk lids. Whoa!
The "stranded motorist" then immediately hopped into her Explorer
and starts herding various members of the pack over to the side. Only
Call me a reverend in the Church of Mike.