MENOMONIE, Wis. – Officers hear the craziest excuses during traffic stops. Apparently the one made by a college student in Wisconsin worked well.
A dash cam video from the Nov. 30 incident was just released. It showed Officer Martin Folczyk stopping a young man for speeding as he pulls into a parking lot. The student told Officer Folczyk he was late for giving a presentation in class, and was trying to find a friend that could tie his necktie.
Officer Folczyk asked for the necktie and proceeds to tie it properly while the young man retrieved his driver’s license and proof of insurance. Folczyk returned the tie and verified driver status. Once he was satisfied, his benevolence continued by helping the student adjust the tie. After a few tries, they got it right.
The video can be seen here:
The student was released with a warning and a well-adjusted tie.
ABC News spoke with the young man, Trevor Keeney, who said the Menomonie police chief invited him to the police station for a lesson on how to tie neckties. They met for about 30 minutes.
Keeney said he got a 92 out of 100 on his presentation, which was for an outside sales class. Overall that was not a bad day for him. He avoided a ticket, received assistance with his necktie, and received an “A” on his class presentation.