Cop Instructs Woman To Pop Open Trunk Because Brake Light Out, Has No Idea She's Filming Him
LifeAspire Staff 9/12/2017
Whether you are a seasoned professional switching jobs, or a newbie getting your first one ever, a job interview is never to be taken lightly. Truth be told though, no matter how prepared you are, there is no way to shake off the jitters that come with having to present your best self and hoping to land the job.
Needless to say, no one in their right mind, would choose to add other things that would make an already anxious event, even more so. Unfortunately, life is not always fair and like Murphy's Law says, "whatever can go wrong, will go wrong."
Learning this first hand is Chy-Niece Thacker who is a psychology student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Her academic path might mean she is well-versed in understanding human mind and behavior, still, even with that, she wasn't above the nervous energy that comes with the prospect of a new opportunity.
Chy-Niece was on her way to the interview when blue lights and sirens forced her to pull over on the side of the road. Was she speeding and didn't even realize it? She pulled over and anticipating the cop's demand, started getting her driver's license and registration out. But the officer wasn't interested in that.
As Chy-Niece later posted on her Facebook page, the officer said:
"Don't worry about pulling anything out. I just want you to know that your brake lights are out."
Chy-Niece knew this but explained to the officer how the local mechanic was asking for $600 just to run a test before fixing the problem. What the cop did next was a rather big surprise!
Instead of writing a ticket as one would expect, he decided to help her figure out the problem with the brake lights. As Chy-Niece later recalled:
"He looked at me like ... and told me to pop the trunk. He checked the lights in the trunk and tapped them, but they didn't come on. So he told me to pop the hood to check the relay box then asked me to get out to check the other one."
He kept tinkering with the wires and lights and helped Chy-Niece figure out just what could be wrong and how it might be fixed. While Chy-Niece didn't say whether or not the officer was able to fix the problem, she did say just how surprised and thankful she was for his behavior.
Chy-Niece was very grateful for the officer who understood her already anxious morning with the upcoming interview, and instead of making it worse with a ticket, tried to help solve the problem. She said:
"He could've easily given me a ticket, but Officer Jenkins stepped out of officer role and into mechanic role to make sure I was straight."
Looks like it wasn't just Chy-Niece who was surprised with this out of the ordinary cop behavior, because as soon as she shared her post on Facebook, it went viral with over 75,000 shares and over 300,000 reactions!