when i still skateboarded...
we had a group of about 8 people seshing this bank and a ledge outside of a asian supermarket place. i was filming and stuff and this crazy old lady walked out of the shop and started watching us. it should have been a dead givaway what she was doing because she had a phone in her hand but none of us had any idea what she was saying.
well, a cop rolls up and the oldest guys in our group, they were like 20ish at the time, started yelling cops dip, dip. now, we never run from cops because skating isnt a big deal... but umm we all fucking ran jsut because the older guys said so. well, the 2 older guys hopped into their parked car a block away (we skated to the spot and met them there) and they told us to keep skating at meet them back at some thai restaurant or something (we were on eat street in minneapolis so theres a million ethnic establishments all over).
so we booked it down and alleyway that looped right around the back entrance the alley thing we were skating in. it was where the sneaky cop drove in from and we ran out from the front of the alley so we figured we did a loop and shook him off. well we started slowing down and walking so the sounds of our boards didnt give us away. well, we got effed, because the cop showed up right in front of us. if we turned left out of the alley/parking log and did a loop, he went right and did a loop.
so we were like, fuck, we're dead, we got caught running, that wasnt supposed to happen. he goes on the megaphone, "DROP YOUR FUCKING BOARDS AND GET ON THE FUCKING WALL" he gets out, and of course its an asian cop thats tight with all the asian shop owners. this guy is big, probably vietnamese, and ripped. we all dropped our boards, i dropped my camera, all 6 or 7 of us were lined up against the wall hands up. 2 more cars roll up and it was 2 white cops. they hung back and just looked at all our boards. they were young, and clearly used to skate those ghetto 80s and 90s boards.
so the entire time, this guy is railing into us, freaking out because we dont have id, saying hes gonna call our parents, confiscate and break our boards, and hand out misdemeanors. then he starts making up shit while he runs our names, like how come it says i got a warrant for your arrest? you just told me you were clean? then he goes, oh man, this board looks new, sucks for you, its mine now.
we're scared shitless, and to add insult to injury, the 2 older guys who ran in the car walked up and and started talking to the other cops. they dont get hassled for i dont even know why. so after all 6 of us on the wall have soiled ourselves from this angry and potentially abusive cop, he gets in his car and drives away, telling us to never skate in minneapolis again. white cops drive away, laughing.
i think we got away because there were only 2 white kids in our group.