Kansas City rookie cop Jose Molina thought he had been given a defective radar gun last Sunday after the first car he pointed the device at appeared to be travelling at an astonishing 183 miles per hour.
Officer Molina examined and tapped the machine a few times and was about to give up on it as a lost cause when lo and behold the same multi colored car came screaming around the corner again, obviously coming back to taunt him.
Officer Molina wasted no time stepping out on the street and signalling to the driver to pull over. It is not often a driver complies with a police officer's request in this part of the world but this time the car came to a screeching halt about a quarter of a mile down the road.
"Not only was the driver breaking every rule of the road he was not able to produce a drivers license or proof of insurance either", Officer Molina is quoted as saying. "The driver gave his name as Mr Jeffery Gordon and he was initially very abusive and seemed to be under the impression that he owned the road".
Officer Molina said that when Mr. Gordon admitted he was racing he, Molina, mirandised him and advised him to keep his mouth shut as exhibition driving is a very serious crime in Kansas.
It appears Mr Gordon has left Kansas but faces instant arrest upon his return to that State. Meanwhile, Jose Molina has been appointed assistant to the Chief with special responsibility for road safety.