So Saturday was quite the day. We went out and did a little shopping, and got some Chinese take out, and all was good til the ride home. There’s a looong stretch of road on our drive to and from town, and just as we were got on this long two lane stretch of road this 4×4 truck came up beside our van, and the dude in the passenger seat starts clicking away taking pictures of our children in the back seat of our van! We came up on traffic, so they whipped in behind us, and then came whipping around us, and when they got in front of us Troy snapped pictures of their license plate, and then they saw us taking pictures of them, so they hopped out of line and started jumping cars running from us! We chased them for a ways, and they finally turned down a side road and we cruised on by that road niiiice and slow. They had gone back a couple of roads, and slid in behind a barn. We just trucked it on home after that figuring we probably scared them as much as they scared our children. Why the hell would you come up along side a family like that and start taking pictures of children??? At first I thought well, maybe we were wrong and they were just maybe snapping pictures of the scenery, but all the kiddo’s were adamant and insisting they were aiming right in our car windows. Dh too. I just saw some flash by the time I turned around to the commotion.
So when we got home dh calls the police, and they say that we have a reasonable right to privacy even in public, and even in our own car. So they took the tag number and had an officer investigate and called us back. Apparently the sister of this guy was driving. She said we cut them off, which we totally did NOT! And she said her brother was just taking a picture of us to post to Snapchat because they thought we were assholes for not letting them in. Which never happened. The officer said that when coming around another vehicle on a two lane road it was up to HER to make sure she could make the maneuver safely, and not up to us to speed up or slow down to let them in. At the time the officer visited the brother was not at the house, and neither was the truck or the phone he took the pictures on, so he couldn’t do anything more.:-/
So we are all a little weirded out, because for one, none of the stuff they said that happened was true. And for two, they pulled up beside us and hung steady with us for a minute or two just taking pictures of our children!!! Which I find more than creepy as hell, and would love for them to check this dudes background for any perve related crap. And even if there isn’t any, hopefully they keep a check on him in case he goes around snapping pics of other peoples children. Total creep! Ugghh!