WARNING! Cops on Rock Ridge RD Lakeland, FLORIDA

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by ZnsaneRyder, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    WARNING to any MBC members or anyone else traveling in Polk County in Lakeland on Rock Ridge Rd!!! There's a Van-Fleet state bike trail out here on Deen Still Rd (connected to Rock Ridge) shared by many bikers so I feel the need to warn fellow bikers!

    I got pulled last night about 11PM ENTERING my own private subdevelopment less than a mile from home, for no reason. It was a pure white Chevy Impala undercover cop.

    Cops of many kinds, but a LOT of undercover stuff going on out here. Late nights out here I've noticed that the ONLY cars out here on the road are some type of police vehicle!

    Well it's time I blow their cover and tell everyone!!!!

    I live in a subdevelopment on Rock Ridge, so I have no choice but to take this rural road on the way home! There IS NO DETOUR!

    I have encountered now FIVE Police incidents all on this SAME ROAD in smaller than a 5 mile stretch!!!! I have driven HUNDREDS of miles elsewhere all over my town, and in Florida, and even up HWY 301 through Hernando and Sumter county to Bushnell, and also Plant City and Zephyrhills with NO problems with police, but I'm always weary when I have to ride back home!!!

    The last THREE encounters happened within less than half a mile from my subdevelopment.

  2. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    So far out of FIVE Rock Ridge road incidents...........

    1st encounter on July 4th - Red Undercover Chevy Impala; Brutally Arrested and thrown on ground and skinned on Black Top because the cop thought I was stealing a pressure washer, (my bike trailer) and now fighting a Resisting an Officer charge!

    2nd encounter - Florida Wildlife F350 (game warden) pulled me over in the rain and tried to say I need a tag

    3rd encounter - Cop saw me PEDALING at 5-10mph with an idling engine entering the corner of US Hwy98 and Rock Ridge Rd and did a U-turn and pulled me over and asked what I was pulling assuming it was stolen

    4th encounter - F350 Polk County Sheriff truck driven by a female stopped to check me out, and I was on the side of the road to let any traffic pass. She said she was wondering if I was pulling something (assuming something stolen), and I said YES, I'm pulling a bicycle trailer! She rudely shined her light in my face, and so I shined my light back in her vehicle to see her and she got mad, lol

    5th encounter - white undercover impala cop pulled me over on Ranchland (private rd) while I was exiting from Rock Ridge, and said I need to keep it under 20 even though he had no real indicators of my exact speed, I maybe got his attention because my headlight batteries are nearly dead, but he was behind me, and my blinking bicycle taillight works, so it could have been any reason. I mentioned to him internet sources that say 30mph in FL, he still says it's only 20, although I got no ticket.

    OTHER: On my way home from my long trip to Bushnell (Sumter co) on Rockridge rd about 1000 feet from Ranchland, during the day on Sunday, two Sheriff cars driving together saw me riding, pulled over and turned around in an attempt to pursue me, but I went full throttle and got away on Ranchland Rd before they had a chance to catch up. LOL ROFL HAHAHA Even though my whole trip was cop problem free, go figure when I got to Rock Ridge this would happen.

    After being harrassed this many times ON THE SAME ROAD NEAR HOME, I'm considering an Attorney from out of Polk county to sue the Polk County Sheriff Dept for all this unnecessary harrasment!
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  3. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Were all the pigs wearing swastika armbands?
  4. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    Probably LOL


    That's OK though, because when I build my gas-powered skates, I'd like to see what they have to say then!

    I REFUSE to be stranded and immobile!!! I will find a way!
  5. MotorMac

    MotorMac Member

    Doing their job

    Sounds like there might have been a lot of stuff stolen from that area, so the police are doing what they are supposed to do, and that is to check your trailer to make sure you have,nt stolen anything.. They are only doing their job. MotorMac
  6. bushido

    bushido Member

    Florida for you...

    it's a police state.
  7. B.K. Hosken

    B.K. Hosken Member

    Oh, do NOT throw FL into the "police state" bucket with California...
  8. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    sorry to hear about all the extra attention your getting but it sounds like these boys are on a mission, espicially since you have outrun them once or twice, what else do you think they have to talk about when they are drinking their starbucks coffee and donkin donuts....
  9. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Member

  10. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Sounds like you are the one causing most of the problems there.
  11. Email

    Email Member

    Yep it sounds like they're doing their job. It may take a few minutes out of your time, but think of it as introducing yourself to the officers out there protecting you. Be polite, make friends, and you may have officers out there protecting you when they see a car barreling down the same road you ride. Also if they know who you are and your bike EVER gets stolen and they pull him/her over, expect a wonderful knock at the door.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    You have mentioned a few things that you have done during these encounters
    with the pooolice
    that may bring you harm ---- WARNING !!!

    note -- any time we run from the pooolice
    no matter how harmless we think it to be
    there are a few pooolice that in this situation
    may beat us if and when we are caught

    bottom line -- sounds like you have been stopped often for no reason
    BUT - your haven't received a ticket or been taken to jail

    PS -- the pooolice may not be #1 on my list
    but - in this crazy world we need some protection..

    Ride That Thing -- Mountainman
  13. mojoruss

    mojoruss Guest

    As far as not filling that Police State bucket with an addition of Fl..... Hmmmm; all I can tell you is that I have lived in Florida for the last 15yrs, and I find it to be a horribly repressive police state.... I've lived in Cal/Ok/Ks/MO/Il/Co/La/, and Florida... At least in most states, the police seems to exhibit a certain amount of intelligence and understanding on the fundamental principals of law, justice, and citizens rights. It's my humble observation that the most blatant backwoods menatlity and repressive actions have come from the Sunshine State Nazis..........
  14. Torques

    Torques Guest

    Throw Arizona in there too......
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 17, 2008
  15. Znsane,did you check if your name is on the Terrorist Watch List?

    All those cops.

    Those are for YOU.

  16. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    It's funny you say that because there have been several legal rulings that say the police are not obligated to protect us. They're here to protect -their- corrupt governments interest and thats it.
    Sure there are lots of nice cops out there but I generally don't trust anybody that works to protect and enforce the blatant unconstitutional new laws in this country. Look at all the signs, we live in some bizarre socialist-fascist empire right now. Quite scary, time to switch into survival mode and make sure you survive the building storm.
  17. JinbaIttai

    JinbaIttai Member

    if I were you I'd either drive the bike & trailer down to the police station and introduce myself,

    or move away from Lakeland altogether.
  18. alex

    alex Guest

    I ride in Englewood/Venice and you should just do what I do. Carry the law sheets that are printed directly from the FL website with you and whip them out whenever you are in trouble with the fuzz.
  19. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    What an illogical and biased comment!

    Causing a problem??? HOW?? By riding my bike home????

    Are you saying everyone here at MBC is causing problems too by riding their bikes??? If so, good way to make enemies with an entire website of motoredbike riders......................
  20. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    I'm in the process of printing them up.

    However, a bad cop will still find a way to get you in court if he's determined enough.