Cops have heard all kind of excuses during traffic stops. Broken speedometer. Sun blocked the traffic light. Yadda, yadda.
But one Florida officer heard this one last week: “A fly or something flew into my mouth and that’s why I didn’t stop.”
The intersection insect wasn’t the only problem. The driver, stopped for running a stop sign in Fort Walton Beach, gave the officer a fake name, according to nwfdailynews.com.
Marquise Tishawn Mercer, 33, was taken into custody. Officers discovered he has an active warrant and is a habitual traffic offender, according to the report.