Portland Police Concerned About Drivers With Out-Of-State Plates
WBLM's legendary Tommy C was just telling me a story about stopping for gas on the way to his airshift this morning. He got out of his car and saw a sign that said, "Only one customer in the store at a time".
This was a sign of course put up for obviously very good social distancing reasons. Yes, it's inconvenient to have to wait. However Tommy C being the excellent human being that he is, found his patience. You see, there was a woman already inside the store at the cash register.
So Tommy's waiting outside by his car and along comes another customer who sneaks right past him and goes in as soon as the woman leaves the store. What a friggin' jerk, right?
Unfortunately, there are a few d-bags out there who never learned to wait there turn in kindergarten. I just needed to vent. I'm hoping all our neighbors will get the message that this is not the time to be an entitled a-hole.
I believe deep down inside, we're all better than that. It's up to us all to access the self-discipline to be our best right now.
The Portland Police Department has a similar message of the importance of being kind and courteous during this crisis we all face, specifically the the rush to judgment when we see out-of-state plates. There have been reports of those drivers being "yelled at and even threatened."
Here's this morning's important reminder for us all from their Facebook page. Thank you officers for spreading the positivity. We need it every day.
"Good morning, The men and women of the Portland Police Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of remaining courteous and kind to others during these uncertain times. We have had several reports from concerned citizens who have been berated, yelled at and even threatened for simply driving down the road in their vehicles that happen to have out of state license plates. This behavior will not be tolerated.
There are many reasons someone may be in our state with registrations from another state. For example, many military personnel are traveling to Maine to provide relief and additional support during this pandemic. Let's not be quick to judge and be kind to one another. Thank you"