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Once when visiting home in the Middle East, my brothers, my older sister and I went for a drive. A cop pulled us over for speeding, then saw that there were two males and two females in the car. He decided my sister and I were prostitutes. We showed him our English IDs, but he said it was "mumbo jumbo" and that we'd all have to go to jail until legitimate documents could be sent with all of our names and addresses. It seemed like we had at least a bad night ahead of us. Then my brother gave him eight dollars and he let us go.
Some friends and I set off a bunch of illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July. We'd gotten them in Wyoming. We had just lit one when a cop pulled up and demanded one of us come speak to him. I went over and started to apologize when he interrupted me and said, "Nah, I don't give a sh*t. But apparently there are some communist mother****ers in Boulder who hate America and were complaining. Just lay off the fireworks for a while, while I go catch someone for an actual crime and then you can go back to shooting these off."