Of get in the way and cause more congestion in the area of an incident.Shortwavewave said:cstockmyer, that was a funny picture!!!
Actually if you still have the scanner manual, it "should" say not to go to the scene of an incident. Becuase alot of people can "get" hurt.
http://codebloo.net/stuff/picard-headesk.jpgJRay1670 said:Does anybody on here, other than me, chase Police with their scanner(s)? If so, what's the most exciting thing you have ever seen? Me personally, I've seen someone get tackled in a foot chase. I'm sure someone reading this has seen more than me!
DanTSX said:This my friends, is the first step to whackerdom.
He is going to get his answer, yet legitimze what he is doing, then find out that he can create a semi-legitimate reason to put flashing lights on his car and wear EMT pocket-pants all the time.
6 months from now, we will see him posting his droopy and faded 93 CVPI on some "Northeast Florida Sandstorm and Windy Day Rapid Response Unit" web site with more lights than an entire metro PD has on all their cars stating that he only assists when "requested"
And if that's not enough to convince someone to not "chase" the cops, I don't know what is.car2back said:*takes a drink from my glass of millk* Got Obstruction?
You still should not be doing this.JRay1670 said:*Going to a public place (mall, Wal-Mart) when the Police get called their for shoplifters, disturbances, etc... where my physical description could NOT be a part of a suspect's description
Really, what is the point? Are you obsessed with being partially involved? Call that person after they are done with the cops. If they tell you to mind your own business, then you should also follow the advice with the scanner chasing.JRay1670 said:*Riding by a house in my neighborhood if someone that lives here wants to be adivsed about identity theft, civil matters, etc... where no actual on-scene "crime" is being committed.
Over time these self induced boundaries will erode away. With the need to "respond" to calls in public places, it's bound to happen.JRay1670 said:I'm not going to any "Narcotic Activity" calls,"Shots Fired," or "Foot Pursuits." I know my limits.
With police business, I've learned to mind my own business and watch for the action on the news. I can do both from the comfort of my own home and not getting in their way.JRay1670 said:Come on, you guys can't honestly tell me that if you have been in the area when something like that goes out, you aren't at least a little curious?
I wouldn't want some wannabe chasing me down and staring at me when I do my job. Scanner chasers are generally hated in the public safety field. The general view is most times they aren't right in the head and tend to overstep the bounds of a common citizen when the line blurs between reality and getting mentally caught up in the scanner traffic. I've seen it myself on fire grounds.JRay1670 said:Also, why do you guys get so bent out of shape when someone does this kind of thing? It only makes them look bad, not yourselves.