|typical dump site found on wildlife areas|
|Notice the Public Hunting sign-littering is my biggest pet peave|
"I was at the wildlife area," he replied.
"Ok...can you tell me why you dumped a bag of garbage at the end of the dead end road?" I asked.
"I don't know what you are talking about," he said.
This was obviously going to go nowhere, so I cut to the chase, "The worker had a good description of your truck and he witnessed the bag in the back of your truck when you drove into the area and noticed the bag was gone when you left the area. I'm going to give you a citation for littering on public lands."
He stared at me blankly.
"So, did you dump a bag of garbage?"
"No," he said. And shrugged.
"Are you sure?" I asked (notice my superb interrogation skills).
"I can't prove anything," he said shrugging, "but how much would it be if I pled guilty?"
Hint: If you want the Fish-Cop to believe that you did nothing wrong, don't shrug and then ask how much the fine would be if you were to just happen to plead guilty to something you didn't do.