Dumb prank went bad

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Comedian (Unsurprisingly) Regrets Pranking Cops with iPhone-Shaped Cookies



Most drivers aren't looking to draw the attention of police when they're behind the wheel. But Randy Liedtke isn't most people. The stand-up comic purposely got himself pulled over this week in a prank that ultimately backfired, baking cookies in the shape of iPhones and "talked" while he drove around Los Angeles, inviting cops to go after him.



Made iPhone Cookies to trick cops into pulling me over, I'll just take a bite and ask if cookies are against the law.

On Wednesday, Liedtke tweeted that he drove around, iPhone cookie in hand, and it didn't take long for a cop car to pass by.

Just saw a police car going the other way. Gonna turn around and see if I can catch up and drive by it. #iphonecookie

Took a bite out of the cookie. He was so confused and angry. Told me to hold tight, he is back in his car now.



Says I have a warrant for unpaid parking tickets? Making me go with him. Letting me text gf but Im tweeting this.



Wasn't worth it. I'm an idiot... No more iPhone Cookies

Yahoo Shine couldn't reach Liedtke for comment, but we hope he learned his lesson!
 

jef

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So not only is he dumb by trying to antagonize police, he has a bench warrant and tries to antagonize police? I smell "bit".
 

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He seemed surprised by the warrant. I'm wondering if there really was a warrant or if it was just the cop saying, "There's a warrant.. I need to take you in..," just to hassle the guy.

It does showcase the stupidity of the law, though. I'm not saying you should be on your mobile phone while driving. I'm saying that you really don't need a law to tell you every little thing you should or shouldn't do. This guy was pulled over to talking and holding a cookie.
 

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I agree that it showcases the stupidity of the law but for a different reason. If only driving with one hand is such an issue then you should not be allowed to eat, drink, or smoke while driving.
 

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I don't see anything stupid about a law against using phones while driving. We don't have any laws like that here and I wish we did. I'm paying attention, but I need the rest of you to pay attention, too.

And I still don't know what all of you could be talking about for that long.
 

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I don't see anything stupid about a law against using phones while driving. We don't have any laws like that here and I wish we did. I'm paying attention, but I need the rest of you to pay attention, too.

And I still don't know what all of you could be talking about for that long.

Porn. Here in Virginia, we have "no texting and driving" laws, for which they can pull you as a primary offense (no need to claim the busted taillight). But in my wife's communist home state of Delaware, it's hands-free only. (So you can talk porn and use your hands for whatever purpose you see fit)
 

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You know how you see someone breaking a law and you say I wish a cop was around. It's dip shits like this that waste their time when they can be doing something important. Glad he got what he deserved.

Sent from my Galaxy S4
 

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You know how you see someone breaking a law and you say I wish a cop was around. It's dip shits like this that waste their time when they can be doing something important. Glad he got what he deserved.

Sent from my Galaxy S4

Amen. Meanwhile, across town, someone's car just got stolen because this dumbass thought he was all cutesy pootsy.
 

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Amen. Meanwhile, across town, someone's car just got stolen because this dumbass thought he was all cutesy pootsy.

Cops don't really stop crime, except for traffic infringements such as speeding, they really just report it.

I've had stuff stolen and they would take the report and I'd even found evidence and they just didn't care. The report was done - call the insurance company.
 

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Cops don't really stop crime, except for traffic infringements such as speeding, they really just report it.

I've had stuff stolen and they would take the report and I'd even found evidence and they just didn't care. The report was done - call the insurance company.

If they weren't wasting time with jack wagons like this guy, they just might have the time to deal with situations like yours. I know several cops, and they would rather help people like you than deal with morons. Most of them become cops to help people, not be babysitters.
 
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Cops don't really stop crime, except for traffic infringements such as speeding, they really just report it.

I've had stuff stolen and they would take the report and I'd even found evidence and they just didn't care. The report was done - call the insurance company.

You're like a guy who watches the Olympics once every 4 years. You have one dealing with something and you're an expert.

Pfft, curling, he sure shanked that stone.

Regarding your assessment with "police don't really stop crime", I had a pretty big blowout with a sergeant I worked with about that. He couldn't wrap his head around the idea that there's no way to measure prevention.... only a decrease in crime that does occur. There's no formula that states for every "X" of patrolling = "Y" of prevented crime.
 

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I know some cops and recognize there are some good ones and some bad ones.

When I see a cop on the side of the road I don't think, "Oh, look, a cop! This must be a safe area!" Instead I think of him as an adversary just looking to hassle random people and collect revenue for the local municipality. I'm not a criminal nor do I have a criminal record. If anything, I should be the guy thinking, "Oh, look, there's a cop. The officer is a friend of the people," but that's just not the case.

Now, I recognize, too, that local and state governments put cops out there to specifically raise revenue and the cop is just doing his job and, really, just wants to go home at the end of the day. That, to me, is the problem. The local governments, see cops as revenue generators instead of seeing them as a necessary use of force to protect and serve the people. There's no money to be made in actually going out and solving crime but there is money to be made sitting on the side of the road harassing people as they drive to and from work.

That's a really bad tear in society, as I see it. When your average guy sees the cop as an adversary instead of a friend of the people then something bad is happening with the legal system.

I see cops as, "To protect and serve.. the government.." and that's not good.

And, no, I'm not looking for a lawless society or for children to die as they go to and from school as people do 100MPH in a residential neighborhood. It would be nice to see cops in a light where I actually think of them as a friend of the people, instead of a friend of the state.

All that being said, I don't wish any ill will to them and, again, understand they're just doing what they're told and want to go home at the end of the day.
 

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It sounds like you think all cops are traffic cops. And they never harass you if obey the rules of the road. When I see traffic cops I understand they may be generating revenue for our government, but I also know they are reminding everyone to follow the traffic regulations. They only raise revenue from people endangering others. What's not to like?
 

Brad Bishop

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It sounds like you think all cops are traffic cops. And they never harass you if obey the rules of the road. When I see traffic cops I understand they may be generating revenue for our government, but I also know they are reminding everyone to follow the traffic regulations. They only raise revenue from people endangering others. What's not to like?

I've been pulled over for window tint. Cop pulls me over, asks the typical, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" I answered, "Well, I was going the speed limit (people passing me by) so that's not it.." "It's your window tint.."

That's not solving crime. That's not protecting the public. That's hassling people.

I haven't had a ticket in 10 years and that last ticket I deserved. I'm not griping about that. I'm just saying that, generally speaking, I see them as people who will likely hassle me, not protect me, and I don't think that's all that uncommon. You may think, "More cops the better! They're our friends!" and that's fine. Half a century ago I think that was the norm. I don't think that's the norm now and I think that's a general societal problem.

Like I said, I'm not looking for lawlessness or people just doing whatever they like on the road. If the speed limit sign says, "55MPH," and people, each and every day, are doing 70MPH then all of those people aren't wrong, the sign is.

As I said, I also recognize that the cops are doing what they're told and all of that. The public face of cops is out on the highways fishing for revenue - not that they don't catch the odd dolt doing 100MPH+, but generally speaking, they're picking one out of the crowd all doing about the same speed and traveling safely. That's just fishing.