My buddy's scooter got impounded. Lol. This weekend a bunch of us headed to a friend's lake house. In order to avoid being bullied into making the long drive, I took the ped. I met one of my buddy's that has a scooter for the ride to the meeting place. It was about 8 am. We stopped in a Blockbuster parking lot for a bit to wait for people. A cop pulled up and hassled him for having his girl on the back of the scoot. He told him it was illegal. His scooter has a more than large enough seat with back pegs. They were both wearing a helmet. BS. So the cop told her to walk. We continued to wait for friends. The cop pulled into a parking place to make sure we left.
5 minutes later he gets out of the squad car and asks in a rude voice for us to show him our registrations and proof of ownership. First, MA doesn't require plates, licenses, or titles. I pointed out I had the little DMV sticker on the back which makes me legal. My scooter buddy on the other hand did not have one. Long story short, my buddy was a dick to the cop and refused to give him his license. The cop the proceeded to impound the scooter and write him a ticket for operating unregistered.
The tow company came and were huge dicks. They ended up breaking the tail light on him scooter and being huge ass wiped. My buddy flipped when they broke it and whipped out his camcorder, which as you can guess pissed off the tow guys more.
The moral of the story is, register your ped is required and play dumb/go along with the cop. He probably could have gotten away with it if he were cool about it.
The cop never asked me for a license, or anything because I kept the mouth shut. BTW, I had a 30 rack strapped the luggage rack of the LX. lol. It was wrapped in a beach towel but was clearly visible. He never even asked how old I was. Hilarious.