Showing up for work early isn't advisable for some
On a residential street in the Town of North Castle, Westchester County, NY two men sat in a white Honda waiting to start work as flagmen for Consolidated Edison. After a few minutes, an unmarked and then a marked police car arrived with lights flashing. The men were asked to step out of the vehicle with their legs spread and their hands on the trunk. One officer asked to search the vehicle, while the other “guarded” the two men by resting his hand on his service revolver. A third police car arrived with flights flashing. The men were asked to step back, so the trunk could be searched.
As the officers were completing their search, a large ConEd truck came over the hill and parked. At that very moment the police officer found two stop and go signs and two neon colored vests in the trunk. The officer closed the trunk, spoke briefly to the two men, and then the three police officers got in their cars and drove away.
The two men, a Latino and an African American donned their vests grabbed their signs and went to work. I spoke briefly to each of them: this wasn’t their first stop.