Author Topic: Arbys in Lapeer, Positive LEO encounter  (Read 2772 times)

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Arbys in Lapeer, Positive LEO encounter
« on: April 18, 2010, 12:13:18 AM »
After I went to the pit today with my daughter, we went to Arbys. Well, as I got my pistol out and loaded it outside like the law wants, the obvious happened. Someone called. As I was standing in line, I noticed a Mi state cop walk in, so I gave him a nod, and turned back around. After about a minute, he came up and asked if the festiva was mine, (he pointed at it) I said yes, so he called me over. I told Eko to wait in line for dinner, and I went over to him. At this time, an OCSD car pulled up, and a Lapeer car. The other officers  waited outside. He said to me that someone saw me get out, load my gun, and then holster it. I said, yes thats right, he asked for my ID, so I gave it to him. I know I diddnt have to, but he was being cool, and it makes things go smoother. I knew I was within the law. He asked where the gun was, I raised my leg a bit, and gestured in that direction being sure not to raise concern. I was not disarmed. He asked for my CPL, I said I diddnt have one, he asked if I was doing the OC thing, I said yes. he went outside with my DL, and let me go sit down to eat. The place was full, and with 3 police cars, the interveiw, and the leg drop XD rig, well, we had everyones attension. Eko and I got about half way through lunch, and the state cop walked in with my license, I stood to meet him out of respect, and he handed it back, saying I was clean and everything checked out. I shook his hand, and thanked him, saying to be careful out there. he thanked me, then went to the manager and told her I was ok, then left. Eko and I finished our dinner amongst conversation and glances, then left. I did ring the bell on the way out.

Oh yeah, they had cannons and the bowling ball mortar at the pit!! Id was bad @$$


A gerat day, with a positive LEO experience with a bunch of newly educated general public on OC.

When we were done, I spotted this little gun store and stopped in. The owner? asked after a few minutes if I were exercising my right to OC, and that got a conversation started with everyone there. That went well. I gave him a MOC card, and was able to gain some more OC exposure there. This time, without the cops.

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Arby's encounter by Stainless
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 07:17:06 AM »
Your encounter painted quite a visual in my mind! I was wondering what your daughter thought about the encounter? You are doing all of us, and the public a service by exercising your right. Very impressive stance! Working with the Leo's does also desensitize them, and these runs will be an harassment to them someday. Keep your powder dry..


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Re: Arbys in Lapeer, Positive LEO encounter
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 11:53:00 AM »
She was a little nervous. She was there once when a very irresponsible OCSD put me in cuffs in front of her.