Just in front of him the traffic light at the intersection turned yellow. He did the right thing, using caution and bringing his car to a stop just behind the crosswalk line markers; even though he might have beaten the red light if he had accelerated through the intersection.

The tailgating woman behind him was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration; she missed her chance to get through the intersection because of the goody-goody guy in front of her. She was so mad she dropped her cell phone and makeup. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands on her head. He cuffed her and took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, cussing a blue streak at him and acting like you were drunk or on drugs. Then, I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally…I assumed you had stolen the car.”

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