Anybody ever heard of this?

Brett Dikeman brett at
Thu Jan 23 21:13:38 EST 2003

At 3:58 PM -0800 1/23/03, Neil Vonhof wrote:
>[The #77 is one of the messages in this email, the other is the fact
>that you are not required to pull over immediately, as long as you
>signal the police or phone them to let them know you will pull over in a
>"safe zone".
>Every body needs to read & pass this on.
>Cell Phone Feature #77 on your cell phone.

Amazing what five seconds with turns up :-)

Note that in some places, unmarked vehicles are not permitted to
engage in traffic stops and such, for precisely the impersonation

It's amazing how quickly impersonators are caught.  Many years ago in
high school, two classmates decided to have a little fun with a
flashing blue light- they'd pull someone over, then zoom by them.
They scored a big hit with the local hoodlum, but then made the
mistake of trying the same trick on(unbeknownst to them) an off-duty
town cop, who promptly called in to dispatch and had them arrested
within a few minutes.  The funniest part was that one of 'em was the
boyfriend of a friend of ours, and she stopped seeing him on account
of "sheer stupidity".

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

More information about the 200q20v mailing list