Haha. This is all too coincidental. I got pulled over back in November....at night....in the rain. I was having a bad day anyway because I gotten caught in the rain in my W116. Got pulled over, got three tickets. No registration (didn't have title yet), no insurance (I knew that, but i had to drive the car that day), and incorrect tags on vehicle.(I knew that, too. I was just trying to blend in as best as I could)
Spent 45 minutes with two cops. They couldn't find the VIN in their system. (the car had not been registered on 15 years, so it had been purged). They thought the car was stolen, and they were looking everywhere to make sure all the VIN's matched. They even thought the VIN was on the engine block haha. I said no, there is just an engine number on there.
Here is where and why I cannot stand just plain stupid people. Remember I had the incorrect tag on my car? Well, it was a tag for a 2005 BMW M-3 that I have. They BOTH agreed that they had not seen that new of a Mercedes look so boxy. WTF?!?!?! I said what?! This is a 1976 Mercedes, not a 2005. They say, "oh...."
They threatened that they could take me to jail because I tampered with state property, (the license plate) but said they wouldn't since I had been honest with them.
During all of this time, I had my parking lights on, and my battery had run down to the point that the engine would not start. I asked the two cops for a jump start, and the said they couldn't and drove off......leaving me in the dark cold rain. Again, WTF?!?!
I got the charges against me dropped, but I still owe over $200 in court costs. I just can't win for loosing. What is wrong with this picture? The good guy always gets the short end of the stick, huh? Grrrr!