Skip to comments.Video Goes Viral After Garden City Cop Threatens To Ticket Man Washing Car In Own Driveway
Posted on 12/21/2013 8:18:15 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) A video has gone viral after a Long Island man recorded a police officer who threatened to ticket him if he washed his car in the driveway. As WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported Friday, the incident happened on Hawthorne Road in Garden City. The 24-year-old said he was washing his 1997 Volkswagen in his driveway when a police officer told him he wasnt allowed to do that.
The officer said although the car wasnt going to be washed in the street, which is illegal, washing it in the driveway would still be in the publics view, Hall reported. No one received a ticket during the ordeal and The Garden City Police Department had no comment about the incident.
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Wow, a real one man crime wave!
>>Wow, a real one man crime wave!
Yep. Find one more white guy trying to wash a car in Garden City NJ and the media can declare that the “Knockout Game” is not racist because white people are doing the “Car Wash Game” and it all balances out.
Can’t wash your car in public view? People become offended if you do? Sounds like the goofiness of people on a Fox story who said people shouldn’t be allowed to decorate their lawns and houses at Christmastime because the decorations would offend atheists and people of other religions.
"Oh, Officer, I was walking along the sidewalk, when suddenly and completely unexpectedly I witnessed the most horrible sight I've ever seen in my life! A MAN WASHING HIS CAR!"
"The problem is your neighbor doesn't like you."
I truly feel like I am living in a nightmare. What has happened to America???
It’s been taken over by smug socialists.
This is exactly the type of arrogant, oppressive behavior the first few amendments were designed to prohibit.
America no longer exists in the Northeast and is fading fast elsewhere.
The Police man was just doing his job. When the man asked what the problem was he told the truth. “You have a neighbor that does not like you”
That is the problem, having an a-hole for a neighbor.
Like the Officer said “I don’t make this sh*t up, it’s the law.
This man needs to find out which neighbor doesn’t like him if he doesn’t already know, and tell the neighbor how much he appreciates that neighbors community interest, in a nice way, like using round-up on the neighbors bush’s to keep the grass from choking them out. LOL Just kiddin-—I think.
It seems that no one is willing to stand up for what is right. The cop was wrong. He tried to be a lawyer. He read the ordinance. It stated 'public place'. Not public view.
I would have proceeded to wash the car after the cop left so he did not see it and thus could not testify. The neighbor would have called again. When the cop showed up I would have asked to be arrested. That way the nosy a-hole (and yet to be identified) neighbor would have to testify.
It would be a fun project to get the local media involved and make the neighbor and the cops look like fools.
I can sympathize!!
Now Lucy washing her car in front of the hands, why that's an entirely different kettle of fish...
Should have stopped the officer at the sidewalk and asked for search warrant before he got any closer.
This is why law enforcement is too busy to go after illegal aliens. Americans all over the country are washing their cars in their driveways.
The neighbor called the cops on these guys and the police had to respond.
The fact that it is against the law to wash your car in your driveway says how far America has declined. Is there anything worth saving?
When the cop read it he said:"Public place", then said in response the young man correcting him: "it is still in public view".
But that is not what the law says. Sorry officer, you lose.
Being a cop is an easy job now. All they have to do is just go around ticketing all those criminals washing their cars, and enforcing any other liberal PC bull.
I think there should be some way to bring charges against the person who called the cops on this car washing guy.
“It would be a fun project to get the local media involved and make the neighbor and the cops look like fools.”
If you have that amount of time to spare on it.
:: The neighbor called the cops on these guys and the police had to respond. ::
Well, no the beat-officer didn’t ^have to respopnd^. Neither did his “lieutenant” if he would have asked one simple question: “Is the vehicle being washed in the street or in the driveway?”
Municipal code violations do not supercede the 4th Amendment. Tell the officer, “Please exit my property and return with a proper ^felony^ warrant.”
Say nothing else and do not let the officer gain access to your property past the sidewalk. (Note that, as the bus passed by, the officer’s car was parked in the middle of the street, blocking ^legal^ egress from the driveway - - - an indication of a felony investigation).
Washing your car in the driveway is as American as apple pie!
What guy hasn’t devoted an afternoon to something like this at least once?
When I was young, I would wash my Camaro in our driveway every Saturday morning. But that was before America turned into a police state.
But that is not a fact at all. Not in this case.
Writing on what is thought of the neighbor thinks of the complainer in FERTILIZER on the front lawn is far more effective, as it stays for a long time
Where’s he supposed to wash his car? In his bedroom?
Stake out the cop’s house and have him give a ticket to himself if he washes his car.
How about washing your car windows? That sounds like a REALLY big crime!
Costs a small fortune to pay property taxes in Nassau County (Long Island). What if he was washing window panels on his driveway? Effin Lieberal tyrants are also irrational do-gooders of their god named ‘equality’. Anyone should be able to wash anything in their driveway unless its highly toxic which washing a car ain’t.
No, they didn't. They only need to respond if the neighbor claims that a crime is being committed.
The cops have a duty to verify that some reasonable suspicion exists that a crime is being committed before accusing someone of committing a crime.
Obviously, a person's driveway is not a "public place". The cops have a duty to question the neighbor regarding the elements of a purported crime.
Your statement is the same thinking that causes police to harass people legally carrying firearms. The cops have a duty to question anyone reporting a "man with a gun" in order to determine whether any cause exists to suspect that a crime is being committed. The alternative is to treat the exercise of a right as suspicion of a crime.
We are not allowed to wash our vehicles even in our driveways in Boise. City is concerned about chemicals going in the drains making it to the river.
I live on a corner and wash my truck on the side and halfway in the street. None of my neighbors have ever complained and if they did then flux em.
None of their business and what’s a little water left on the street any harm? Dries fast where I live and I use very little of it as I’m conscious not to waste. I’m a ‘conservationalist conservative’, eheheheheh.
WTH — is the cop a shill for the local carwash?????
And he reads from the ordinance that says that you can’t wash your car in a public place — a public place.
The guy’s driveway is NOT a public place.
His house can be seen by the public. It’s in the public view. Just because the public can see it doesn’t make it a public place.
On the upkside — atleast they didn’t shoot his dog.
Why be nice about it?
When I was putting my fifty foot tower up for my amateur radio antenna's -- ON MY OWN PROPERTY -- the neighbor who lived west of me complained vehemently to the local village constantly while trying to stop me.
Problem for her was, written in the Village ordinances and by-laws was the fact that while other radio tower structures were severely limited, amateur radio was not. (That exclusion was by design, to comply with FCC Part 95.)
So when she realized she was getting nowhere with the village - who had no option other than to approve my structure - she started openly complaining to neighbors, then my wife, then me.
One day while we're putting the antenna's on top of the tower, she crossed over onto my property and said very loudly "I don't want to have to look at that thing every time I look out my kitchen window!" So I told her "then keep you kitchen window blinds closed, problem solved" followed by an abrupt "get off my property now."
Her constant nagging and complaining went on for about a year and I kept ignoring it. One day she called the police because I was "interfering with her computer speakers." The officer visited her house, then came over to attempt to tell me to stop what I was doing. I told him I'm federally licensed to do what I'm doing and he wasn't legally authorized to tell me anything pertaining to my radio communications.
Officer departed, coming back about an hour later with the same complaint, informing me if he had to come back again, he'd arrest me for "disturbing the peace." I informed him should he come back he'd best bring his watch commander, whom I know personally.
Sure enough, another hour goes by and Sheriff' Deputy is at my door, this time with the watch commander. So I opened my door, looked the watch commander in the eye and said "So, what's up Robb? What brings you here? Arresting me?"
He responded "No" followed by ordering the Sheriff's Deputy to apologize for saying he'd arrest me on a trumped up bullshit charge. They then had to go to the complaining neighbor's house and inform her there was nothing they could do, "it's out of their jurisdiction."
That was about a year ago. Shortly after that incident I painted a satellite dish bright pink and mounted it on my tower, pointing straight at her kitchen window.
Now, there was nothing connected to that satellite dish at all. Yet somehow, "everything" in her house was now getting interference.
I left that dish on my tower pointed straight at her window until the day she moved out about a month ago now.
That dish was up for about a year. It had the intended effect and my new neighbors are much nicer. Zero complaints about interference and frankly the husband thinks my hobby is "cool."
The citizens stopped using tar and feathers on tyrants like this Jack booted thug.
Garden City is unique entity. The police have two functions- one is to keep the border safe from the Hempstead inhabitants and the other is raise revenue by stopping landscaping trucks passing thru.
I guess the Mob will install hidden underground carwashes now and make a killing cleaning cars.
The police could have responded by telling the neighbor that the car washing was legal but making frivolous phone calls to the police is not.
Spray the neighbor’s lawn with a concentrated solution of Atrazine 80W.Can’t grow grass on that dirt for 5 years.
Had a busybody neighbor down the street where we used to live. Few years back. Drove everyone on the street crazy. Guy was a mega Oklahoma State fan. Someone, (not saying who) wrote on his drive way with “Son-of-a-gun” OSU Sucks. Couldn’t see it when the concrete was dry. Everytime it rained his driveway said “OSU Sucks”. For 3 or 4 years... :)
Dude, you should have referenced the FCC required “interference disclamer” on her speakers.
Interesting. So now it’s unlawful to do anything your jerk neighbor wants to complain about?
Then the police become personal harassment agents for *anyone* that finds *anything* offensive? Poor judgement on the part of the police, not simply the officer involved.
Seems to me that the police should have told the complainer tough beans, the man’s not doing anything illegal. Then simply driven by, saying nothing while noting that there was no illegal activity taking place.
How about, your fat, ugly wife picks up the newspaper in her robe and I find that to be an offensive sight which is not allowed in public view.
Sure he was..
When they told the cop This is private property the cop stated:
Thats what you say
Between the lines:
the brothers buy and sell alot of cars, they work on them in the drive way, they wash them, they probably got the neighbor twerked off because the neighbor views it as them operating a business in the driveway because it is all the time.
Its not about washing the car, its about a business.
I not only referenced it, I printed it and put it in her mailbox for her. She was just one of those "special women" if you know what I mean.
In Wichita, Kansas, it’s illegal to bathe your donkey in a bathtub on the front lawn, on Sundays.
Young men were polite. I held my breath when one said to go ahead & write ticket if they would get one, but it did not go any further than that.
As for a ticket, if one was written I would take it, go to court & have cop explain to the judge why he why he ticketed someone for washing car in own driveway. I would hope the judge would ask how many tickets he has issued to those washing cars in own driveway. :)