Westbound Manifest and I Got Reported as a Terrorist by a Citizen  Contributor's Pick!       
The Conrail led eastbound met this westbound manifest about a mile east of here. I got a call from the cops the next day because some stupid bitch drove by and thought I was a terrorist and called the police. Turns out they were supposed to let Homeland Security handle it but the local police department figured it was a non-issue after they ran our plates.
Date: 3/26/2005 Location: Greenville, IL   Map Show Greenville on a rail map Views: 1039 Collection Of:   Zach Pumphery
Locomotives: CSX 8626(SD50) UP 9847(SD50) CSX 8254(SD40-2) CSX 7852(C40-8W)    Author:  Zach Pumphery
Westbound Manifest and I Got Reported as a Terrorist by a Citizen
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Pat Scott General Some people need to mind their own business. At least the cop had common sense, which is not the way everyone deals with the situation. To whomever called you in..... way to be, you unAmerican A-hole. 3/31/2005 10:44:13 PM
Virgil Fitzpatrick General I agree with Scott, I've had police officials come up to me after someone said the same thing, but in my home town many officers already knew me. The drove up to me and asked if I was alone and had seen anyone else. After about 5 mins of conversation....a shake of the hands and they are gone again. Too many people are too scared due to 9/11 and just need to wake the hell up. 4/1/2005 12:49:22 AM
Sam Davey General i've had this happen many times. i've been kicked out of mills b*tched at for standing on the street and taking pics and yelled at for walking down the MOW roads. what damage are you gonna do with a camera as long as you stay out of their way. 4/2/2005 10:15:40 PM
Christopher Bodkin General I would find the loser that reported you and leave a nice steaming dog turd on their front porch...idiot. 10/2/2005 12:41:42 AM
CJ Rusk General Just out of curiosity, what exactly does a terrorist look like? Just think, we get paid $10 an hour to investigate reports of suspicious persons just so we can be treated like crap by citizens who have no clue what policing is really like! Good deal, huh? Nope, it's just a job and I'd rather be railfanning myself. 7/24/2006 8:34:03 PM
Ron Moraca General WELL SAID, PUMP!!!!!! DOMESTIC TERRORISTS ARE THOSE PEOPLE LIKE THE DUDE WHO BLEW UP THE FEDERAL BUILDING IN OKC, NOT PEOPLE LIKE YOU OUT ENJOYING YOUR HOBBY. SOME PEOPLE THOUGH FATE SAID TRAINS, WHEN SHE ACTUALLY SAID BRAINS, AND HAD THEMSELVES A MAJOR DERAILMENT. TALK ABOUT BLEEDING AS....!!!!!! 12/4/2010 1:44:34 AM
Jim Bruce General I've had the same thing happen to me in Duluth,GA back in 2008 and I agree its not pleasant. However there are things you can do get around these situations. For example you can always try breaking bread with the cops by slagging off the real terrorists ie: islam/muslims, as I have been amazed sometimes even shocked by just how much I have been able to get away with regarding this. I once regaled a US cop with horror stories of what its like to live in England with British muslims, who after about 10 minuets felt kinda sorry for me… And to think, in front of British cops I would be threatened with arrest after just a few words… Sad huh… 10/11/2011 6:59:25 PM

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