I live in the NYC area and those who live there are probably familiar with the merge from the Van Wyck Expressway to connect with the Belt Parkway going towards Brooklyn. It's a terrible merge because you have to stop at a light and then merge onto the highway. Adjacent to the highway is a service road with four lanes of traffic known as the Conduit. Anyway, the merge onto the Belt was slow so I decided to stay on the Conduit. In my rear view mirror I saw a police car with lights flashing and I knew it wasn't for me. He was after some older American car. I continued on my way and then at the next light the SAME cop car is blocking all three lanes of traffic except the left lane which is where I am at. He motions to me to go to the right. I had thought that there was some type of incident. Heck, I had no idea it was the same cop that was behind me before. I go to the right and proceed unbeknownst to me that I was the person he wanted to pull over. Anyway, not knowing I was the target I continued on my way. Well..... this cop went wild!!!! I see him in my rear view mirror and on the loudspeaker he says, "PULL THAT F**KING PIECE OF SH*T OVER, YOU F**KING BASTARD". "PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND TURN THAT PIECE OF SH*T OFF". Obviously I obeyed and when he got out he was fuming!!!! He told me that he was initially after the other car (I later learned it was because the guy was on the cell phone and wasn't signaling). I literally calmed the cop down and he claimed I was doing 61 in a 40. Now if that were the case, wouldn't I be the target before he picks on some putz on a cell phone? Secondly, I saw the cop and no way in hell am I going to go 61 with a cop a few hundred feet behind me. Anyway, he said to me " I constantly pull over people in these hybrids for speeding". I further placated him by say I don't give a damn about the environment, I just want something that gets good gas mileage. I also said in thirty years I'll be six feet under so I don't give a sh*t about the planet. He then became really calm and friendly. He gave me the speeding ticket but said he may not show up and I can reschedule up to four times. I got home, took a Xanax and now I'm nice and calm. On another note he asked what my plate stood for. My plate reads SINEP. I will not tell you what it is because you guys are smart and will figure it out. My fast thinking created a reasonable acronym and he was satisfied. NYC cops are an interesting bunch!!!