No driver wants to be pulled over by police. To make matters worse, there’s a chance you will be questioned by police when you did nothing wrong. You could just have an officer that has a “hunch” that you are up to something. Perhaps you were driving a sports car that attracts a lot of unwanted attention.
Nevertheless, there are many reasons to end up on the police radar, and not all of them are legitimate. We took a look at some stories of people who were pulled over by police for no reason. Read on below to check out these unfortunate instances involving strange police stops.
30: Mysterious Arrest Warrant
In theory, police can pull you over for any reason that they want. Reddit user 11oldcivic_17 told the story of an arrest warrant that was taken care of the year prior that caused police to still pull her over. “Just as I was pulling into my driveway in the lovely college town of San Marcos Texas I had a cop turn his lights on. Seeing as how I was in my driveway, I parked my car and waited for him to come up to the window.
“The police officer proceeds to inform me that my license plate illumination lights were out, which I thought was odd, but told him ok as he moved along with my ID and insurance. He comes back just a second later, ‘Actually, your lights aren’t out! They just looked like it.’ Um ok cool, I guess. The police officer proceeds to run my information like normal and informs me I have a warrant out for my arrest because I failed to pay a ticket for expired registration. I’ll avoid the tangent that involves me having paid said ticket a year prior.”