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re: I need the OB's opinion - was I wrong here? (Posted on 4/3/13 at 8:56 pm to AHouseDivided)
I went out and confronted this guy sitting in front of my mom's house just yesterday. First things I did were look at his plate and everything in his back and then front seats. He kept answering like the questions were none of my business, so I told him to gtfo or I would call the cops. He then proceeded to whip out his badge and explain that he was just cruising the neighborhood and took a pit stop. My bad
So no you weren't in the wrong
Eta: I stopped a car in the middle of the street one night that had been cruising her block and gave them a stern talking to. Turns out they were looking to buy a house around the corner and wanted to check out the neighborhood at night. They actually moved in too
re: I need the OB's opinion - was I wrong here? (Posted on 4/3/13 at 9:11 pm to AHouseDivided)
You are good to go. I run plates for guys like this in my neighborhood. An individual has NO expectation if privacy in regards to a license plate on a public street.
"[A] motorist has no privacy interest in her license plate number." Olabisiomotosho v. City of Houston, 185 F.3d 521, 529 (5th Cir. 1999); accord United States v. Sparks, 37 Fed. Appx. 826, 829 (8th Cir. 2002); Hallstein v. City of Hermosa Beach, 87 Fed. Appx. 17, 19 (9th Cir. 2003).