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In the movies, when police come calling, the ordinary citizen has two options: quake or pull out a gun.
In recent time, however, people have realized that they have a third, quite potent option: the cell phone.
They know that if they can film the experience, disbelief will have to be suspended, because the evidence is all too clear.
The latest example of a seemingly innocent man encountering a peculiar visit from a policeman comes from Long Island.
What the filmed evidence seems to show is a policeman wandering onto the man’s private driveway and suggesting that it’s illegal to wash his car there.
This seems a curious development.
Once upon a time, it was almost compulsory to wash your car in your driveway, a rite of community passage.
“This is a private residential home,” one of the car washers explains.
In a classic line that’s been heard many times on television and in real life over the years, the policeman replies: “Well, that’s what you say.”
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