I was headed to a firearms training today, and on my way there I stopped at Starbucks to grab a cup of Joe in Azusa.¬* Walked in with a lieutenant from Azusa police department, and he immeidately asked me to step out.
I was instructed to interlace my fingers over my head and drop on my knees.¬* He patted me down and found my voice recorder, and conveniently turned it off.. :?
Backup arrived, and I was handcuffed, wallet taken away.¬* Another officer drew his pistol, while the lieutenant struggled to get my Sig out of my serpa holster.¬* Lieutenant also ran my drivers license although I informed that they do not have the right to do that.¬* He said "Of course I have, what law school did you go to".¬* I asked one of the female officer there if they have got these calls before, and she just turned away.¬* Another officer asked why do I do this, what if some bad guy tries to grab my pistol.¬* I laughed and said, "well you lieutenant took a good 20 seconds to get my gun when I'm not resisting.¬* Now what do you think".
After a minute or so lieutenant came back and said I'm all clear, uncuffed me, and gave me the whole lecture of how I should apply common sense and not do this.¬* I didn't respond, and they instructed me not to touch my gun (which was on the ground)¬* until they all left the parking lot.
I did so, carried on and went to get my coffee.¬* Funny thing came in.¬* The cashier took my order and said "e check eh??"¬* Good conversation with him for a bit afterward.
So there it goes, my e-check cherry popped.¬* I just wish he didn't find my voice recorder and I actually have proof of what he did wrong.¬* Not too bad an experience, took about 10 minutes.