Anther time in the state capitol of Illinois, Springfield, I was "surrounded" by two Secretary of State police cruisers after I "scared" the parking lot attendant across the street from the state capitol by asking if he knew where a building was. He didn't know. Said he wasn't from in town. After the officers ask me what I was doing, checked out my license, my story and even looked up the place I was trying to find on the geocaching.com page, they said my story checked out and let me go. I knew that. Could have told them 15 minutes earlier that my story would check out. Oh, they weren't from in town either and had also never heard of the building. I wonder if anyone who works in Springfield lives there. Maybe they commute from Chicago with the governor. He doesn't live there either....
Saturday, January 12, 2008
My first two encounters with the police and benchmark hunting
I had encounters with the police and hunting for benchmarks last winter. Once, on a country road I could never find again - have no idea where it was - I was pulled all the way off the road and had my blinkers on and had just gotten back in the car from finding a benchmark and was taking notes and lining up the next one on the GPSr. A cruiser pulled up behind me and told me I was blocking the road and should move on. Not a lot of cars around to block, but, heck, he's the one with the sidearm and the badge.