Top this for a speeding ticket.
Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding
enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at
Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to
check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill.
The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading
300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it
would not reset and then turned off.
Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had
in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a
low flying exercise near the location.
Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint
to the USMC Base Commander.
The reply came back in true USMC style:
Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this
incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in
the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on
to, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming
signal back to it, which is why it shut down.
Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft
had also automatically locked on to your equipment location.
Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the
situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert
status and was able to override the automated defense system before
the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position.
The pilot also suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them,
since the video systems on these jets are very high tech. Sergeant
Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to
check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap
is broken on his holster.
Thank you for your concern.