"Why do you need another form of i.d.? That's me..."
"I just need to verify that it's you. You have anything else in your wallet that has your name and maybe a picture on it?"
The girl closes her wallet, "No, I only carry my i.d. and cash."
"Really? Who's credit cards are those?"
"All four of those are your mothers?"
"Yea, she doesn't want me to ever be in a bind."
"Well, tell your mother that you need to buy a new fake then." I put the i.d. in my pocket.
"You can't take that, my Mom's a lawyer. She told me you can't take away any type of i.d. from anyone."
"Really? Even if your fraudulently impersonating another person or carrying an altered form of government identification?"
"That's what she told me. So you have to give that back or I'll call the police."
"Feel free to call honey, I'm not the one looking at jail time."
She stood there leaning on one leg and the other leg was tapping it's foot as she held her phone up to her ear. It was as if she was waiting for me to cave in to her bluff. Then a squad car drives by and I flag them down with my flashlight. As the car pulls over the girl slowly turns to walk away.
"Hey, don't leave yet. The cops are here now. Don't you want your i.d. back?"
The two officers walk up. "What's the problem?"
"This young lady was just going to call in to the station. She has a few questions about why she can't have her fake i.d. back."
"Let's see it." The officers look at the i.d. and walk over to the girl. I don't really listen in to their conversation because I've heard it all before. Until I hear the one officer say to her, "Listen lady, if you want to make a big deal out of this we can arrest you and prosecute you in a federal court. This is possession of a forged federal document. You could go to prison for five years for this, it's called fraud. So how bout we drop it and you go home."
The girl started crying and the tried to plead with the officer but he wouldn't have anything to do with it. He turned and walked over and handed the i.d. back to me. He rolled his eyes and patted me on the shoulder. In a low voice he commented, "I don't know how you deal with this crap," then walked back to the car.
Before the officers even got into their car, the girl came back up to me. The first officer stopped and yelled over to the girl, "Miss. Don't even bother this man again. We will gladly take you in for this. Start walking away." Then he stood next to his car as the girl turned and started walking down the street.