(YouTube) – A University of Wisconsin student pulled over for speeding near campus was rushing to give a presentation and didn’t know how to tie his necktie.
According to the Menomonie Police Department, Officer Martin Folczyk spotted the student’s BMW speeding down 8th Street at 8:55 a.m. on the morning and initiated the stop.
“I have to get a tie tied,” the driver said. “I have a presentation and I thought my buddy was home but he’s not, and I’m running behind.”
Before asking for his license and insurance, the officer asked the student for his tie, then loosely tied it around his own neck before handing it back. The student thanked the officer before heading to his presentation.
The officer gave the student a verbal warning.
*After seeing the video of the traffic stop, the police chief invited the driver back to the police station and taught him to properly tie his own tie. Continue Reading
This is about as heartwarming as it gets.
The student was off to a rough start, frantically trying to make it to a presentation while also trying to find someone to help him with his tie.
(How a twenty-something-year-old college student doesn’t know how to tie a tie is beyond me, but that beside the point.)
Luckily/unluckily for him, the student is pulled over for speeding while on his way to class. Most people would have probably placed their forehead against the steering wheel and given up for the day at this point. Clearly this just wasn’t his day.
Fortunately the officer was understanding and lended a helping hand to the young man by not only tying his tie, but also letting him go to class with only a verbal warning.
Hopefully his good luck rolled over into his presentation as well.
How about that? A kid’s bad day turned into a nice little story showing that not all cops are bad (although I’m sure someone will turn this into a, ‘It would have been different if the driver was _____’) .