The Man With the Iron-On Badge

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The driver of the van that hit me must have been an illegal alien or a wanted criminal or something, because he didn’t stick around to accuse me of running the red light and causing the accident.
   
... That wasn’t the only break I got.
    The witnesses were totally unreliable. Because the driver of the van fled, in their minds that made him the bad guy, even though they must have seen me run the red light. They resolved the conflict between what they saw and what really happened by simply changing what they saw.
    I helped things along by looking as pitiful and pained as I possibly could, hoping to appeal to their compassion and gullibility.
    It worked.
    To the police, I was the poor victim of a hit-and-run driver and he became the asshole who hit me. Obviously, I didn’t say anything that would change their minds, but now I know what eyewitness testimony is really worth.
    I also made sure to describe the Hispanic driver as black, and say, with absolute certainty, that his Chevy van was a Ford.
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