February 24, 2012 > Police: Bored men pretend to enforce speeding law
Police: Bored men pretend to enforce speeding law
Submitted By AP Wire Service
ATHENS, Ga. (AP), Feb 09 - Police say two Georgia men tried to fool a motorist into thinking they had a radar gun, then tried to stop the driver near Athens.
The motorist was an off-duty Athens-Clarke County police officer, who pulled them over instead.
Police tell the Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/y99fCj) the two men in a pickup used a rolled-up magazine to appear they were using radar on U.S. Highway 441 in Oconee County Tuesday. Police say the men ``peeled out'' after the off-duty officer with their headlights flashing and were mouthing the words ``pull over.''
The officer called sheriff's officials, who stopped them. Police say one of the men said they got bored, so they decided to try and stop some cars.
The men, ages 25 and 24, were let go with no charges filed.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com