Scratching ear is a crime in Hoboken!

7/10/2008:

In Hoboken, car windows are smashed, GPS units stolen, and burglaries are on the rise. One Hoboken411 reader details how they got a ticket for doing nothing!

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Cops are ticketing the wrong people

“I was driving on Newark Street, heading out of Hoboken when I was pulled over by the police. Two officers approached my car and told me that I was pulled over because I was talking on the phone. I looked at them as if they had 3 heads and replied that I had been scratching my ear and that my phone was in my knapsack. I offered to show them my phone with the call logs (the last call had been made 3 hours prior), but they didn’t listen and wrote me a summons.

Clearly I am going to go to court over this, along with my cell phone records, but I am LIVID that I was issued a ticket for scratching my ear! When did that become a crime? I returned to Hoboken several hours later and went to the police station, where three or four officers were at or around the desk. When I asked them about it, they told me they could not help me and I had to go to court. This is insane.

What do you think about their complaint?

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47 Comments on "Scratching ear is a crime in Hoboken!"

justaview
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justaview

did you scratch your ass on the way out of the court room? 😳

Kermit
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Kermit

An apology? Ha ha- you’re funny.

sullyx
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[quote comment=”111423″]As the original author of this story, I am happy to let you all know that I went to court on this issue. The ticket was dismissed. I had my cell phone records to show the prosecutor and the police officer.[/quote]

but did you get an apology from the officer for wasting your time?

Kermit
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Kermit

As the original author of this story, I am happy to let you all know that I went to court on this issue. The ticket was dismissed. I had my cell phone records to show the prosecutor and the police officer.

matt_72
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[quote comment=”92716″]That is crazy that the cops can’t tell the difference between scratching your ear and holding a phone. And since the phone was in your knapsack they should have realized you couldn’t have been making a call. I assume they came over to you immediately and they would have seen you put the phone away if that’s what you did. If you didn’t move from looking straight ahead then it should have been clear to them they made a mistake. Plus, they should have looked at your call log because how would you have cleared your last call that fast, or thought to do so in the time it took the cops to come over? At least you can fight it in court with the official call log from your phone company, but I’m sorry you have to waste your time.

To the Hoboken police: Spend your time finding the real criminals.[/quote]

Real criminals COST the city/county/state money, but yuppies who pay their fines are profitable!

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