It all started when I got off work. It was a little after 2 am and I had just cleaned up and was ready to head home. I was driving. As I pulled out of the parking lot I noticed a police car was pulling into the same parking lot to turn around. I drove down one long road but I could see the police car had not pulled out of the parking lot yet. I took a left and went up a hill, but the police car was not in sight behind me.
I live no more than five minutes away from where I work. I had just turned onto my street when all of a sudden the same policeman was right behind me. When he approached the door of the car, he asked for my license and registration. I asked him why he had pulled me over, but he just kept repeating, “license and registration”.
He took my license and didn’t mention the curfew until he saw the age on the license. He told me the car would be towed, even though I pointed out my house, which was no more than 1 kilometer away. He would not let me roll the car to my house.
A few minutes later another cruiser pulled up and flashed the inside of my car with his flashlight, presumably looking for something to bust me with. When the tow truck finally arrived, the first policeman said it was going to cost me $50 to tow it to my house, and that I would have to pay him in cash right then. I didn’t have the money so they towed the car away and I walked to my house. I had planned on picking up my car the next day, but the lot was closed and I was forced to pay additional storage charges.
I never had any problems with the police before and I do not understand why they stopped me. I can only guess that it was because I am teenagers, and because all teenagers are seen as trouble-makers. To this day I was never told why I was pulled over. If I had been adults, the police would never have stopped me that night.