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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 02:59 PM
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SF cop faces felony charge for taking registration sticker from motorist, putting it on his car
S.F. police officer arrested on theft charges
Jill Tucker, Chronicle Staff Writer

San Francisco Chronicle February 3, 2011

San Francisco police officer was arrested Wednesday and faces two felony charges related to the theft of a vehicle registration sticker that the district attorney's office says he stole from a motorist during a traffic stop.

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Hui was reportedly on patrol in the Richmond District in January 2010 when he pulled over a motorist for having a broken brake light, District Attorney George Gascn said in a news release.

During the traffic stop, Hui cited the driver for an improper registration sticker, according to the district attorney's office.

The officer, who has been on the police force for seven years, then confiscated the tag and put it on a car he co-owns, which had an expired tag, Gascn said.



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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:02 PM
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1. I don't get it. Cops do this all the time.
This is the first time I ever heard of a cop being arrested for such a common practice.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:03 PM
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2. i didn't know they did it all the time.
this is a new one for me.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:06 PM
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3. He must have stolen the whole license plate? When I was there the stickers were
Edited on Thu Feb-03-11 03:12 PM by RKP5637
attached to the license plate and self-destructed upon removal. He must not have put his stickers on his license plate yet ...
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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:19 PM
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5. I think it is the later.
Most of time new license plate stickers come on registration card.

He likely asked for license and registration. If the guy hadn't put new stickers on his license plate yet they would be attached to registration card. The cop decided to steal the stickers and put them on his car.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:15 PM
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4. serious?
cops don't steal registration stickers and put them on their own cars all the time.
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May Hamm Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:30 PM
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6. What a dumbass. *sigh*

I don't care much tags cost, it couldn't possibly be so high that it's worth risking his job over. Yet that's exactly what he did.

I don't understand people.

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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:34 PM
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7. Well there is an unusual way to flame out.
At least it was non-violent. Hope he finds satisfaction in his next career.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 03:40 PM
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8. Yeah. That dude don't need to be a cop anyways. (n/t)
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