Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
If you get pulled over for speeding, you’ll probably try to get out of it with some good old-fashioned lies. “Sorry, officer, I must’ve missed the speed limit sign…my father was a policeman, by the way, and my love for him extends to all those who wear the badge.”
That never works, though, so you might as well keep your dignity and accept the ticket like a man. Not like 28-year-old Maximilian Andrew Schroeder of West Boca, Florida, whom police accuse of playing hide-and-seek after they pulled him over at 3 a.m. for going about 20 mph over in a 35.
When police approached the red Mitsubishi, however, they couldn’t find anyone inside. Mystified that “there was no one in the vehicle,” they walked around it…at which point Schroeder allegedly jumped out of the trunk and drove away with “rapid evasive maneuvers.” When authorities caught up to him 20 minutes later, they say, he hid inside the trunk again.
Yeah, the element of surprise only works once. Police arrested Schroeder for fleeing and marijuana possession. (Appropriately at 4:20 a.m.) Just stick with “I’m sorry, officer, it’ll never happen again.” Another lie.