v8shoguy wrote:You called the police for official business. Yes, you should have notified.On my way home this morning and saw a deer laying in the middle of the road, still moving. I called the local PD's dispatch. It stood up, so I figured I'd sit in my car and keep it lit up until a LEO arrived. I was able to sit in a parking lot totally off the road and point my headlights onto it. The LEO arrived, pulled up next to me and spotlighted the deer (no other lights on) and then casually walked around to the driver's side of my vehicle. I told him that I hadn't hit the deer, but was concerned that someone else would. He thanked me and said he was going to scare it away from the road. I headed for the house.
Was I supposed to inform him that I was carrying? Honestly, I was more at ease with my chosen course of action; I didn't feel the need to inform because there was no "stop" implied, and to inform without necessity could have complicated matters. Am I thinking the right way, or am I supposed to tell the meter maid if he/she walks by and says hello?