All the police officer intended on doing was to ensure Chy-Niece knew she had an issue with her lights, but what he didn’t know, was that for Chy-Niece, broken lights had a lot more to them than just being broken.
The officer was trying to look out for her safety and for the safety of other drivers on the road, but he ended up turning Chy-Niece’s day upside down.
Documentation in Hand
Next, Chy-Niece wanted to prepare her driving documents, however, the police officer beat her to it. Before she managed to open the glove compartment, the officer said; "Don't worry about pulling anything out".
If he didn't want to see her driver's license, then what did he want? Didn't he have to verify her name? Didn't he have to check if she had any previous driving offenses? Why did he pull her over?
Every speculation possible went through her head. She was late for her job interview, she was pulled over by a police officer for no reason and on top of that, he didn't bother to check her documents. The police officer then added, “I just want you to know that your brake lights are out".
What?? Chy-Niece thought to herself. All that because of a brake light that might not be working properly? Apparently, the officer had no intention of making any trouble or giving her a ticket, however, Chy-Niece's reaction was anything but calm or peaceful.
She's Already Been There
Chy-Niece was upset, however, more than anything else, she was resentful about the fact that it was only the previous month she got the brake lights changed and fixed.
She shared her frustration in her post, however, there was more to come, and this wasn't the final call. Chy-Niece's day was about to get worse.
At Least There Were No Tickets
So, on one hand, she was at ease that there was no ticket awaiting her, however, being unemployed, buying (again) a new brake light was the last thing she needed. Chy-Niece was not exaggerating with her reaction.
Apparently, she had a bad history with Firestone, the auto store that was supposed to fix the brake light at the time. She shared on her post how the auto store was being unfair with the charges.