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    http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...-952%2C00.html

    A YOUNG driver has demanded an apology from police after being arrested and handcuffed because an officer believed his steering wheel lock was a gun.

    Chad Hastings, 18, of Zillmere on Brisbane's northside, was on his way to work early on Thursday morning when he was pulled over by police on Milton Rd in the innercity.

    While a female officer breath-tested Mr Hastings, another officer checked his Nissan Skyline with a torch.

    He was then ordered to get out of the car and sit on the footpath while the officer demanded to know why there was a gun in the vehicle.

    "I said, 'What the hell? I have no idea what you're talking about'," Mr Hastings said.

    The policeman repeated the question before handcuffing the teenager and telling him he was under arrest.

    Mr Hastings tried to explain he had only recently moved to Brisbane from Coffs Harbour to play for the Redcliffe Dolphins' Colts rugby league team.

    "I said 'maybe someone put a gun in my car. It's an easy car to get into and I often don't lock it up and I stayed at a friend's place last night'," he said.

    Mr Hastings said the policeman then called for backup while he sat shaking on the footpath, wondering how a gun could be in his car.

    When two senior police arrived in an unmarked vehicle the situation was quickly resolved and the handcuffs removed from Mr Hastings.

    "As the officer walked away he said 'get a new steering wheel lock, it looks like a bloody gun'," he said.

    "I was absolutely gobsmacked. I said 'are you serious? All that for a steering lock?'," he said.

    Mr Hastings said the officer then replied he was "a lucky boy".

    "He told me 'any other cop would have had you at gunpoint'."

    The part-time labourer said he was shaken and dazed by the incident but he had no plans to get a new steering wheel lock.

    "If they'd opened the car and examined it more closely this whole thing could've been avoided," he said.

    "An apology would've been nice. He could've said 'sorry mate but we have to take extreme precautions'. It doesn't leave you with a very good impression."

    Police yesterday released a brief statement to The Courier-Mail about the incident.

    "A police officer has the power to detain a person suspected of being involved in illegal activities until the necessary inquiries are made to ascertain the situation and ensure the safety of the community and police," the statement read.

    "This includes situations where there is suspicion a person is in possession of a firearm."

    The Queensland Police Union declined to comment.

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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...-952%2C00.html

    A YOUNG driver has demanded an apology from police after being arrested and handcuffed because an officer believed his steering wheel lock was a gun.

    Chad Hastings, 18, of Zillmere on Brisbane's northside, was on his way to work early on Thursday morning when he was pulled over by police on Milton Rd in the innercity.

    While a female officer breath-tested Mr Hastings, another officer checked his Nissan Skyline with a torch.

    wat

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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...-952%2C00.html

    A YOUNG driver has demanded an apology from police after being arrested and handcuffed because an officer believed his steering wheel lock was a gun.

    Chad Hastings, 18, of Zillmere on Brisbane's northside, was on his way to work early on Thursday morning when he was pulled over by police on Milton Rd in the innercity.

    While a female officer breath-tested Mr Hastings, another officer checked his Nissan Skyline with a torch.

    wat
    Skylines arent exactly exotic over there. Some can be had for about $4000. They're common like civics are here. Not a hot commodity like they are here.

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    14 seconds? Wow my GTI does better than that!

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    When I read the title of this thread I thought a guy was busted for having one of these:



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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    14 seconds? Wow my GTI does better than that!


    Downhill maybe.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    When I read the title of this thread I thought a guy was busted for having one of these:

    Me, too!

    Brings back memories of the good ol' days, doesn't it? Drilling with the pikemen and musketeers?

    Winding the things up was such a chore. We had one guy in our squad--lost his key pretty much every other exercise. The captain sent him to the artillery. Figured he couldn't lose a whole cannon.


    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

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    MousePrifeII wrote:
    yea sure it does.
    AWDstylez wrote:
    Downhill maybe.
    LOL I knew I'd get challenged. Especially by someone who worships AWD!

    This isn't my timeslip, but note the 1/4 mile time: 14.486 / 96.51 MPH



    The mods on the above GTI:intake,rear engine mount

    My GTI isis chipped and makes +53HP and +103TQ over the GTI in this timeslip. My GTI will also slowly walk away from an STI from a roll, just ask Unrequited on this board. We didn't try anything from a dig.

    Every stock GTI I've seenproduces a mid to high 14 second trap on a good launch.

    See: http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20159


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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    My GTI isis chipped and makes +53HP and +103TQ over the GTI in this timeslip. My GTI will also slowly walk away from an STI from a roll, just ask Unrequited on this board. We didn't try anything from a dig.

    Every stock GTI I've seenproduces a mid to high 14 second trap on a good launch.
    What year GTI are you talking about? I've raced full bolt-on and chipped1.8TGTI'sin my friend's Ion RL (consistant 14.0 @ 99) and that thing walked them like no tomorrow, yet it wouldn't pull any year STi from any speed roll.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    When I read the title of this thread I thought a guy was busted for having one of these:

    Me too.

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    You are referring to the MkIV GTI 1.8t. I drive a 2008 MkV GTI 2.0t, chipped it makes 252HP and 303TQ.

    http://goapr.com/VW/products/ecu_upgrade_mkvgti.html

    Doubt me if you will, doesn't matter one iota to me. The thing will pull on an STI due to the massive drive losses experienced by AWD.

    Here is a stock '08 GTI against a stock '08 WRX (not the STI), the WRX was 2 seconds slower!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BurwgWNXi-Q

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    That's not my timeslip, that slip is for a unchipped GTI. The GTI is the time on the RIGHT, 14.486 NOT 13.XXX

    I'm done discussing cars on a gun forum. Everyone has their bias and I know I have mine. If someone doubts what my car can do and they are local to NoVA, they are invited to PM me and we'll line them up for bragging rights.

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    MousePrifeII wrote:
    my hemi ram runs that stock. congrats.

    for the record no one brags about mid 14 second modified kraut @#$% boxes

    even awdstylez sweet diamond star contraption will blow that away
    Who cares.

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    If I carelessly swing my arm while walking and make contact with a fellow pedestrian, I owe them an apology.

    If I fail to fix a client's computer, take too long to fix it, or lose their data while trying to fix it, I owe them an apology.

    If I pass by a construction site, and a careless crane operator drops a load that falls on my head, that operating engineer owes me an apology.

    Why are police the only profession that are somehow exempt from having to apologize for doing their job incorrectly?

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    Citizen wrote:
    Tomahawk wrote:
    When I read the title of this thread I thought a guy was busted for having one of these:

    Me, too!

    Brings back memories of the good ol' days, doesn't it? Drilling with the pikemen and musketeers?

    Winding the things up was such a chore. We had one guy in our squad--lost his key pretty much every other exercise. The captain sent him to the artillery. Figured he couldn't lose a whole cannon.




    You haven't by any chance seen the Last Valley with Michael Caine and Omar Sharif? Awesome film about the Thirty Years' War... I believe that Caine's (playing a German mercenary captain!) character wielded a wheelock pistol.

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    Overtaxed wrote:
    Why are police the only profession that are somehow exempt from having to apologize for doing their job incorrectly?
    Because the PO-lice are never wrong. That's why.

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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    You are referring to the MkIV GTI 1.8t. I drive a 2008 MkV GTI 2.0t, chipped it makes 252HP and 303TQ.
    Ah that makes more sense. Those actually get out of their own way. My friend has a GLI and it was pretty surprised how well it went given the usual spool and go no where of the 1.8T.

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    Overtaxed wrote:
    Why are police the only profession that are somehow exempt from having to apologize for doing their job incorrectly?
    Because Leviathan backs them up, along with Leviathan's bootlicking cheerleaders.

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